Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop

September 11, 2014 - September 12, 2014

 

Nanotechnology Signature Initiative
Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology:
Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment
Room 375, Stafford I, National Science Foundation

 

 

 

 

About the Workshop:
The Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop supports the goals of the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI) Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment (Sensors NSI). This effort builds upon the knowledge gained and progress since the 2009 Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensing Workshop, sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).  As indicted by the title, the workshop will focus on identifying challenges faced by the sensor development community during the fabrication, integration, and commercialization of sensors. Both of the Sensors NSI thrust areas, sensors enabled by nanotechnology and sensors to detect nanoscale materials, will be represented.

The development life cycle detailed in the Sensors NSI white paper and the questions posed in the 2013 Request for Information serve as framing elements for the organization of the workshop. While the primary focus will be to hear from the community, a federal panel is planned to enable attendees to learn of ongoing research, agency needs, and funding opportunities.  The workshop will include case study examples of commercialization success, a small business panel focused on challenges faced in the commercialization of sensors, and breakout sessions to explicitly address the RFI questions regarding standards, testing, manufacturing, and commercialization.  Also planned is a case study focused on navigating the regulatory process.

The workshop will bring together experts from a wide-range of application areas, stages of product development, and manufacturing. The aim of the workshop is to identify key challenges faced by sensor developers and determine the critical needs of the community, especially with respect to necessary standards, testing facilities, and advances in manufacturing.  The outcomes will be captured in a workshop report.

Workshop Agenda and Presentations: Click here to view the agenda. Click on presentation titles below to view available presentations, or speaker names to view bios and abstracts (when available).

Welcome Remarks: Lloyd Whitman –NNCO

Overview of Sensors NSI, Purpose of Workshop: Lisa Friedersdorf –NNCO

Keynote presentation –Case Study on Commercialization Success: Ernie Streicher –John Deere

Keynote presentation –Navigating the Regulatory Process: Kevin Lorick –FDA/CDRH

Small Business Panel: Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Challenges Faced in the Commercialization of Sensors:

Summary of Request for Information: Dorothy Farrell –NIH/NCI

Federal Panel- Programs and Resources to Support Sensor Research and Development:

Bios and Abstracts:


Eddie Chang, NSF

Federal Panelist
 

Hongda Chen, USDA/NIFA

Federal Panelist
 

Ray Chen, Omega Optics
Small Business Panelist
 

Dorothy Farrell, NCI

Federal Panelist

 


Lisa Friedersdorf, NNCO

Moderator
 

 
Stephen Gibbons,
Brewer Science

Small Business Panelist
 

Mark Hoover, NIOSH
Federal Panelist

 

Kevin Lorick, FDA/OIR
Keynote Presentation

 


Abhishek Motayed,
N5Sensors

Small Business Panelist
 

Omowunmi Sadik, 
Binghamton University

Small Business Panelist
 
Kim Sapsford, FDA
Federal Panelist

 


Steve Semancik, NIST

Federal Panelist

 


Paul Shapiro, EPA

Federal Panelist
 
Ernest Streicher,
John Deere

Keynote Presentation
 

Treye Thomas, CPSC

Federal Panelist

 


Sydney Ulvick, In-Q-Tel

Keynote Presentation


Lloyd Whitman, NNCO

Welcome Remarks
 


Ron Williams, EPA
Keynote Presentation

Submitted Posters: Click here to view submitted posters.

Additional Info:
Nanosensors NSI Page
Request for Information: NNI Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology Signature Initiative

Contact:
2014sensorsworkshop@nnco.nano.gov