STATE COLLEGE, Pa., and PADUA, Italy, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ --
NanoHorizons(TM), Inc. today announced that Dr. Stephen J. Fonash, the
company's founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer and one of the world's
leading experts in nanotechnology, will speak at EuroFutureTex 2005.
EuroFutureTex 2005 will be held in Padua, Italy from November 8-9, 2005.
Dr. Fonash's presentation, "Making nanotechnology relevant to the textile
industry: Creating new markets and business in the textile industry" will
explore the pivotal role that nanotechnology plays in the continuous
improvement of textiles. Dr. Fonash will share his observations regarding the
evolution of nanotechnology over the many years of his involvement, his views
on the opportunities for improvements in fibers and fabrics, and will comment
on prevalent abuse of the term "nanotechnology". His discussion will also
include NanoHorizons' nanoscale-engineered additives for fiber and fabric-
based products. NanoHorizons provides the technology that makes ARC Outdoors'
new antimicrobial E47(TM) fabrics possible. ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield(R) (ARC)
is the exclusive distributor of these additives to the textiles industry.
"The caliber of our speakers, which includes representatives from the
largest textile industry associations, to leading research centers, to
influential technology companies such as NanoHorizons, attracts conference
attendees from around the globe," commented Dr. Cristina Roman, of Cientifica.
Roman continued, "I attribute the success of EuroFutureTex to the
participation of industry leaders such as Dr. Fonash."
EuroFutureTex (http://www.eurofuturetex.com) will explore the array of
technologies that enable the textile industry to develop new products and
markets at an unprecedented rate. EuroFutureTex replaces EuroNanoTex, which
was the first European conference to highlight how nanotechnology enables the
textile industry to improve its competitiveness. The conference's focus
continues to be the opportunities provided by nanotechnologies, but has been
expanded to include the impact on the textile industry of microtechnologies
that are evolving to the nanoscale.
About Dr. Stephen Fonash
Dr. Stephen Fonash holds the Bayard D. Kunkle Chair in Engineering
Sciences and is the Director of the Center for Nanotechnology Education and
Utilization at Penn State University (PSU). He is the founding director of
the Penn State Nanofabrication Facility, which is a national R&D user facility
and one of the "charter" institutions of the National Science Foundation's
(NSF) National Nanofabrication Users Network (NNUN). Dr. Fonash is currently
the director of the PSU site of the National Nanofabrication Infrastructure
Network (NNIN), the NSF's successor to NNUN. He is also currently director of
Pennsylvania Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) Partnership and of
its NSF Advanced Technology Education Center in Nanotechnology.
Fonash's education contributions focus on nanotechnology workforce
development and on nanotechnology education at the secondary and post-
secondary level. His research activities encompass the processing and device
physics of micro- and nanostructures. Current research programs include
studies of the effects of nanoparticle plasmon-related enhancement of optical
characterization techniques, electrical sensing based on nanowires, solar
cells exploiting nanotechnology, and nanowire thin film transistors on glass.
Dr. Fonash's industry activities include his founding of the
nanotechnology company NanoHorizons and his serving as a consultant to a
variety of firms. He has published over 250 refereed papers in the areas of
education, nanotechnology, photovoltaics, microelectronics devices and
process, sensors, and TFTs. He has also published one book, contributed to
numerous book chapters, and holds 22 patents in his research areas. Prof.
Fonash received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and of the
About NanoHorizons, Inc.
NanoHorizons, Inc. was founded in 2002 by Dr. Fonash. The Company focuses
on nanotechnology applications in the drug discovery, fiber and textile,
microelectronics and healthcare industries. The company has licensed a
comprehensive portfolio of nanotechnology Intellectual Property from the
Pennsylvania State University, and its research and development team
continuously produces real-life solutions to key problems using applied
NanoHorizons's products and application introductions include:
QuickMass(TM), which addresses the need for more cost-effective pharmaceutical
research and increased drug discovery capacity; the Postflex process for
flexible displays, circuits and sensors on plastic; nano-materials for sensors
for environmental control, respiration monitoring and medical diagnostics;
and, commercially available noble-metal nanoparticle products. To learn more
about NanoHorizons, please visit http://www.nanohorizons.com. For inquiries
related to E47(TM) antimicrobial fibers and fabrics based on nanoscale-
engineered additives from NanoHorizons, please contact ARC Outdoors at
+ 34 66 77 24 345
Dennis I. Schneider
SOURCE NanoHorizons, Inc.