CLEVELAND, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nano-App Summit organizing committee today announced a second group of program speakers to present at the first-ever Nano-App Summit: Nanotechnology Applications for Today, to be held at the Wyndham Hotel at Playhouse Square in Downtown Cleveland, October 17-19. The event is being jointly hosted by ASM International, the society for materials engineers and scientists, and by the Nano-Network, the Ohio based nanotechnology educational, networking and advocacy group. The three-day summit will focus on nanotechnology applications in the automotive, aerospace, and consumer products industries. Leading researchers and product development experts from each industry will participate in the summit. Additional speakers announced for the three industry tracks include: Aerospace Track-October 17: Dr. Richard Vaia, Materials and Manufacturing Director of the Air Force Research Laboratory; Russ Maguire, associate technical fellow for Boeing Co.; Dr. Minoo Dastoor, senior advisor to the associate administrator for the Office of Aerospace Technology, NASA; David Lackner, senior analyst for Lux Research Inc.; Jim Wasson, chief technology officer for BAE Systems and Max Lake, president and chief executive officer of Applied Sciences, Inc. Automotive Track-October 18: Jeffrey DiPinto, business development manager for the Nanotechnology Division at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Alan J. Gotcher, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Altair Nanotechnologies; Frank Feher, manager of Polymer Technology for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Mark R. Blitstein, manager of Application Development for Nanofilm, Ltd. and David Schiraldi, Ph.D., associate professor for the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Consumer Products Track-October 19: Keith Grimes, senior vice president of research and development at Procter and Gamble; Dr. Hong Koo Kim, co-director for the Institute of NanoScience and Engineering at University of Pittsburgh; Roger Avakian, chief technology officer at PolyOne Corporation; Frank Armatis, manager Corporate Materials Research Laboratory at 3M Corporation; Dr. Christoph Weder, associate professor for the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University; Dr. Clemens Burda, director of the Center for Chemical Dynamics and Nanomaterials Research in the Chemistry Department at Case Western Reserve University; Sheng Hong, Ph.D., research scientist from the Additives Division at Arkema, Inc.; Gerry Weimann, chief executive officer at Five Star Technologies and Brian Sokol, president of the Idea Institute. Conference attendees will also have access to the following educational programs, university research exhibits, and evening networking receptions: - NanoTech University- Educational seminars taught by top instructors from nanotechnology programs at leading universities. Sessions are offered concurrently, all three days of the Nano-App Summit. - University Research and Commercialization Showcase- A perfect opportunity for corporate executives, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs to meet with top academic experts from major nanotechnology research programs across the country. The Showcase will focus on bringing together the right people, to make the right business connections for nanotechnology commercialization. (Evening networking reception October 17 & 18, 5:00-7:30 p.m.) The Nano-App Summit is designed for: CTOs, CEOs, engineering executives, corporate researchers, product development specialists, venture capitalists, nanotechnology business executives and university researchers. To register for the Nano-App Summit please visit www.nanoappsummit.com. Advance registration ends October 5. The Nano-Network, a consortium of nanotechnology-minded scientists, entrepreneurs and supporting agencies in Northeast Ohio, and NorTech, the Northeast Ohio Technology Coalition, which is leading the development of a technology-driven economy in Northeast Ohio are the driving forces behind NANO Week. For more information on NANO Week visit www.nano-network.org. About ASM International ASM International, The Materials Information Society, is the world's leading society for reliable information and data on metals, engineered materials and processes. The 37,000-member society is headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio. http://www.asminternational.org About the Nano-Network The Nano-Network was formed by scientists, entrepreneurs and financiers to improve and expand nanotechnology research and commercialization activities and capacities in Northeast Ohio, and throughout the nation. More information about the Nano-Network is available at www.nano-network.org.