Additional Speakers Announced for Nano-App Summit

Full agenda for NANO week event

Sep 14, 2005, 01:00 ET from Nano-Network

    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
     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
 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
     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.
     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

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