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." About EuroFutureTex 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 Electrochemical Society. 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 nanotechnology. 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 877-974-4353. Contacts: Dexter Johnson EuroFutureTex email@example.com + 34 66 77 24 345 http://www.eurofuturetex.com Perrin McCormick Hart-Boillot, LLC 781-893-0053 firstname.lastname@example.org Dennis I. Schneider NanoHorizons, Inc. 814-689-1578 email@example.com
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