Missouri NanoFrontiers Symposium 2010:
Gateway to Economic Development
Wednesday October 27th, 2010
Check-in 7:45 am, Poster Session 5:30 pm
We cordially invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Missouri NanoFrontiers Symposium
co-hosted by Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Missouri - St. Louis. The symposium provides a platform for nanotechnology researchers
and practitioners to:
The event will be held
on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis in Whitaker Hall on October 27th, 2010.
- Discuss recent advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology
- Identify potential opportunities for commercialization
- Share entrepreneurial experiences
- Connect academia with industries, government agencies, private foundations and ventures
Click here to Register Today!
in St. Louis
Dr. Zhong Lin
Center for Nanostructure
Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology.
This session is designed to provide examples of how Missouri researchers of
both academic institutions and private businesses are applying nanoscience and nanotechnology
to tackle key issues in biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics. The session is
intended to boost discussions and collaborations for Missouri scientists working
in the broad field of nanomedicine.
Alternative clean energy,
affordable healthcare, and a sustainable planet are all monumental challenges that
we will encounter in the 21st century. Breakthroughs in nanoscale materials and
engineering may provide answers to those formidable challenges. This session
will provide a platform for Missouri researchers to discuss progresses in fabricating
nanomaterials and the applications to addressing challenging problems in energy,
healthcare, food, water and the environment.
Better energy generation
and storage technologies as well as efficient utilization of existing energy resources
are critical to sustaining the quality of life, and potentially the survival, of
an expanding world population. This session is designed to explore and showcase
examples of Missouri's leading research and development efforts in energy. It
is expected that this session will promote dialogs and collaborations among Missouri
energy researchers to find new sources of clean energy and to better utilize the
existing energy resources with less negative impact on our environment.
Sensors are used in every
aspects of our daily life. All living organisms rely on their biological
sensors to survive and function properly. Applications of sensing range from detection
of light, motion, sound, vibration, and various kinds of fields to the measurement
of food toxins, toxic molecules, glucose level, disease marker, etc. The advancement
of nanoscale science and engineering will revolutionize the design, fabrication
and applications of sensors. It is expected that this session will bring together
Missouri researchers to explore the recent advancement and important applications
The purpose of this session is to bring together experts
to discuss the challenges to university commercialization and entrepreneurship efforts,
regional infrastructure support to stimulate economic development in Missouri, and
the future prospect of government or private organization facilitated university-industry
collaborations to develop innovative nanotechnology products. A Q&A session
will immediately follow the brief presentations by the expert panelists.