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 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.