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2021 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop: Charting the Path Forward

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VIRTUAL EVENT

January 11–13, 2021

 

Over the past 20 years, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has supported nanotechnology discovery, development, and deployment, and has nurtured the strong ecosystem that exists today. Building on this foundation, nanoscience will underpin a wide range of advanced technologies and enable solutions to challenges into the future. Conversations at this workshop identified effective mechanisms to advance research and development, strategies for communication, and priority topics to shape future directions.

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Speaker, panelist, and moderator bios: click here.

Background information on NNI physical and cyber infrastructure networks: click here

Jan. 11

Outlining the Vision

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11:00 a.m. Welcome and Program Overview
Lisa Friedersdorf, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office & NSET Co-Chair
 
11:15 a.m. Panel – World-Class R&D
Moderator: Andrew Schwartz, Department of Energy & NSET Co-Chair
Pedro Alvarez, Rice University
Cherie Kagan, University of Pennsylvania
Kurt Kolasinski, West Chester University
Carmen Gomes, Iowa State University

Q&A Session with Panel
 
12:45 p.m. Break
 
1:15 p.m. Panel – The Nanotechnology Development Pathway
Moderator: Katherine Tyner, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Joe Sprengard Jr., Veelo Technologies 
Michael Goergen, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
Heike E. Riel, IBM Research
Baratunde Cola, Carbice Corporation

Q&A Session with Panel
 
2:50 p.m. Day 1 Wrap-Up
Lisa Friedersdorf, NNCO & NSET Co-Chair
 
3:00 p.m. Day 1 Concludes
   

Jan. 12

Laying the Groundwork

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11:00 a.m. Welcome
Andrew Schwartz, Department of Energy & NSET Co-Chair
 
11:05 a.m. Keynote Presentation
Sangeeta Bhatia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
11:30 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  Research & Development
Moderator: Kristin Persson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Commercialization
Moderator: Landon Mertz, Cerion Nanomaterials            
Physical & Cyber Infrastructure
Moderator: Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University
Education & Workforce Development
Moderator: Jared Ashcroft, Pasadena City College
Responsible Development
Moderator: Gretchen Mahler, Binghamton University
 
1:00 p.m. Break
 
1:30 p.m. Panel – Synthesizing Breakout Discussions
Moderator: Lisa Friedersdorf, NNCO & NSET Co-Chair
Kristin Persson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
Landon Mertz, Cerion Nanomaterials
Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University 
Jared Ashcroft, Pasadena City College 
Gretchen Mahler, Binghamton University

Q&A Session with Panel
 
3:00 p.m. Day 2 Concludes
Andrew Schwartz, Department of Energy & NSET Co-Chair
   

Jan. 13

Ensuring Success

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11:00 a.m. Welcome
Antti Makinen, Office of Naval Research & NSET Co-Chair
 
11:05 a.m. Panel – Measuring Impact
Moderator: Piotr Grodzinski, National Cancer Institute
Paul Weiss, University of California, Los Angeles
John Joannopoulos, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Julia Phillips, National Science Board
Christopher Ober, Cornell University
Michael Russo, SEMI

Q&A Session with Panel
 
1:05 p.m. Break 
 
1:35 p.m. Keynote Presentation
Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University
 
2:00 p.m. Closing Discussion
Moderator: Lisa Friedersdorf, NNCO & NSET Co-Chair
J. Alexander Liddle, National Institute of Standards and Technology 
Anil Patri, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Emilie Siochi, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Workshop Wrap-Up