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Scientists and engineers across many fields and disciplines are united by their work at the nanoscale. Their diverse efforts have helped produce everything from faster microchips to powerful mRNA vaccines. The transformative impact of this work has been spurred by the coordination and focus on U.S. nanotechnology established by the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act in 2003. Celebrating such a broad impact and envisioning the future can be quite challenging, but this event will bring together voices from across the emerging technology landscape. There will be experts who can speak on the importance of nanotechnology in quantum engineering, optics, EHS, plastics, DEIA, microelectronics, medicine, education, manufacturing, and more. We can’t predict what will emerge from this lively discussion between researchers, policymakers, members of industry, educators, and the public, but the conversation can only benefit from including more diverse perspectives - especially yours.

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KEYNOTES

prabhakarArati Prabhakar
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and
Technology Policy
MIRKINChad Mirkin
Northwestern University
rubinsKathleen Rubins
NASA Astronaut
 

The Future of Nanotechnology

arguillaMaxx Arguilla
University of
California, Irvine
dionneJennifer Dionne
Stanford University
eppsThomas Epps, III
University of Delaware
besockAli Beskok
Southern Methodist University
Moderator

POLICY PERSPECTIVES 

laneNeal Lane
Rice University, former Assistant to the President (Clinton) for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and
Technology Policy
wydenRon Wyden
Senior United States
Senator from Oregon
haysSharon Hays
Astrion, Former White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
kozumiKei Koizumi
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

 

PANELS

Responsible Development

edwardsDoyle Edwards
Brewer Science
mirkinReginald Rogers
University of Missouri, Columbia
wetmoreJameson Wetmore
Arizona State University
thomasTreye Thomas
Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission

Moderator

Fundamental Research

kerfeldCheryl Kerfeld
Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory and Michigan
State University
huEvelyn Hu
Harvard University
wirtzDenis Wirtz
Johns Hopkins University
schwartzAndrew Schwartz
Materials Sciences and Engineering Division, Basic Energy Sciences, DOE
Moderator

Workforce Development

bobBob Ehrmann
Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization, Pennsylvania
State University
arguillaMikkel A. Thomas
 
NNCI/Georgia
Institute of Technology
mirkinHannah Zierden
University of Maryland
miaMia Siochi
NASA Langley Research Center
Moderator

Infrastructure

mirkinIlke Arslan
Center for Nanoscale Materials,
Argonne National Laboratory
hillLaMar Hill
NY CREATES
yacamanMiguel José Yacamán
Northern Arizona University
rampullaDavid Rampulla
Division of Discovery Science and Technology, NIBIB, NIH
Moderator

Commercialization

dankovichTheresa Dankovich
Folia Materials/ Folia Water
hatrickDavid Hatrick
Huntsman Advanced Materials
schneiderRick Schneider
Google
burgessJames D. Burgess
Army Research Office DEVCOM ARL
Moderator

NNI LEADERS

anttiAntti Mäkinen
Office of Naval Research,
NSET Co-Chair
roco2Mihail Roco
National Science Foundation
schwartz2Andrew Schwartz
Department of Energy,
NSET Co-Chair

 

 
brough3Branden Brough
National Nanotechnology
Coordination Office
spadola3Quinn Spadola
National Nanotechnology
Coordination Office
   

AGENDA

8:00am-8:45am Registration and Check-in
Coffee and refreshments
9:00am-9:05am Welcome and Introduction Branden Brough
NNCO Director
9:05am-9:35am The Impact of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)
Introductions: Branden Brough, NNCO

Arati Prabhakar
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Neal Lane
Rice University; former Assistant to the President for Science and Technology (Clinton); former Director, White House OSTP (Clinton) Ron Wyden
Senator (D-OR)

9:35am-9:40am The Creation of the NNI Mihail C. Roco
National Science Foundation
9:40am-10:20am Keynote: Foundational Tools, Techniques, and Materials as Outputs for the Modern Age of Nanotechnology
Introduction: Mihail C. Roco,
National Science
Foundation
Chad Mirkin
Northwestern University
10:20am-10:50am Break
Refreshments, Poster Session, and Networking
10:50am-11:35am Panel Discussion: Responsible Development
Moderator: Treye Thomas, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Doyle Edwards
Brewer Science
Reginald Rogers
University of Missouri, Columbia
Jameson Wetmore
Arizona State University
11:35am-12:20pm Panel Discussion: Fundamental Research
Moderator: Andrew Schwartz, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division, Basic Energy Sciences, DOE
Cheryl Kerfeld
Michigan State University; Berkeley Lab 
Evelyn Hu
Harvard University
Denis Wirtz
Johns Hopkins University
12:20pm-1:20pm Break
Lunch, Poster Session, and Networking
1:20pm-1:45pm The NNI in Practice
Introduction: Quinn Spadola, NNCO
Sharon Hays
Astrion; Former White House OSTP (G. W. Bush)
Kei Koizumi
White House OSTP
1:45pm-2:30pm Keynote Panel: The Future of Nanotechnology
Moderator: Ali Beskok, Southern Methodist University
Maxx Arguilla
University of California, Irvine
Jennifer Dionne
Stanford University
Thomas Epps, III
University of Delaware
2:30pm-3:15pm Panel Discussion: Workforce Development
Moderator: Mia Siochi, NASA Langley Research Center
Bob Ehrmann
Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization, Pennsylvania State University
Mikkel A. Thomas
NNCI, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hannah Zierden
University of Maryland
3:15pm-3:45pm Break
Refreshments, Poster Session, and Networking
3:45pm-4:30pm Panel Discussion: Infrastructure
Moderator: David Rampulla, Division of Discovery Science and Technology, NIBIB, NIH
Ilke Arslan
Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory
LaMar Hill
NY CREATES
Miguel José Yacamán
Northern Arizona University
4:30pm-5:15pm Panel Discussion: Commercialization
Moderator: James D. Burgess Army Research Office DEVCOM ARL
Theresa Dankovich
Folia Materials/ Folia Water
David Hatrick
Huntsman Advanced Materials
Rick Schneider
Google
5:15pm-6:00pm Keynote: Title TBD
Introduction: Antti J. Makinen, Office of Naval Research
Kathleen Rubins
NASA Astronaut
6:00pm-7:00pm Reception
(hors d’oeuvres and drinks)
Sponsored by the Kavli Foundation

 

While we encourage participation in-person, there will be a livestream for people who are unable to attend.
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