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The National Nanomanufacturing Network Volume 1 Issue 2 - October 2008
The NNN Newsletter

Nanomanufacturing Summit 2009

The nanomanufacturing community is represented by multidisciplinary scientists and researchers who face key challenges in bringing advanced and emerging nanotechnology-enabled processes to the forefront of next-generation product manufacturing. In order to realize both the economic and societal benefits offered by integrated nanomanufacturing systems, critical collaborations and information exchange must be fostered within this community and the transformation of information into roadmaps, initiatives, and directives to policymakers, investors, and educators must take place.

With this in mind, the National Nanomanufacturing Network (NNN) is organizing and sponsoring a major conference next year - The Nanomanufacturing Summit 2009 - to be held in Boston on May 26-29. The goal of the Summit is to bring together high-quality technical contributions by experts in the field of nanomanufacturing, as well as from the broader nanomanufacturing community. A second goal is to highlight those topics that stand out from the general nanotechnology and nanoscience discourse with an emphasis on nanomanufacturing approaches, research, and challenges.

Topics for the conference will include:

  • Integrated Nanomanufacturing Processes
  • Metrology, Analytical Tools and Standards for Nanomanufacturing
  • Green Nanomanufacturing
  • Environmental Health and Safety in Nanomanufacturing
  • Emerging Technnologies, including Tip-based Nanomanufacturing, Directed self assembly, 3-D Self assembly, Multiscale Integration, Nano-Imprint Lithogaphy, Plasmonic Patterning Techniques in Nanomanufacturing, Process control/feedback, and Value Chain Management in Nanomanufacturing
  • Industry Sector Topics, including Materials, Energy, Forest Products, Chemicals, Automotive, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Sensors, Separations, and Semiconductors

We look forward to your participation in this timely meeting and to networking with the exciting nanomanufacturing community next Spring in Boston. Further details will be provided in the coming weeks regarding invited and keynote speakers, venue, and program.

Jeff Morse, Managing Director,
National Nanomanufacturing Network

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