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UC Hosts Large Number of Experts in Tiny Topics

IEEE Nano 2006, the sixth IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology being held at the Westin hotel in Cincinnati July 17–20, is hosted by UC's Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology.

Date: 7/17/2006 12:00:00 AM
By: Wendy Beckman
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Other Contact: Marc Cahay
Other Contact Phone: (513) 556-4754

UC ingot   World-renowned experts, including some from the University of Cincinnati, meet in downtown Cincinnati this week to discuss matters small. UC is hosting the sixth nano-conference for the IEEE, a non-profit organization, which is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. (The full name of the IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., although the organization is referred to by the letters I-E-E-E and pronounced "Eye-triple-E.")

IEEE Nano 2006 is sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and is a sequel of meetings previously held in Maui (2001), Washington (2002), San Francisco (2003), Munich-Germany (2004) and Nagoya-Japan (2005). The meeting will bring researchers from all over the world to present and discuss their most recent achievements in various fields and applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The focus will be on engineering issues related to nanoelectronics, nanocircuits, nanoarchitectures, sensor systems, integration, reliability and manufacturing, in addition to fundamental issues such as modeling, growth/synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, nanostructures and nanodevices.

Nobel Prize Winner John Fenn from Virginia Commonwealth University gives the keynote address on Tuesday, July 18. Fenn, the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in chemistry, will be delivering a talk called “Electrospray Wings for Nanoscale Elephants.” In addition, there will be presentations by five plenary speakers. The technical meeting will last for three days and will consist of presentations distributed into 27 sessions featuring about 170 oral presentations and a special session with 70 posters.
Prior to the technical meeting, there will be ten short courses on Monday, July 17, taught by various experts in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. In addition, the meeting will conduct a special “rump” session to address government and industry funding in the areas to be covered during the meeting.

The University of Cincinnati's Marc Cahay, from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, is acting as one of the program chairs and the local arrangement chair. As many as 50 faculty and students from the University of Cincinnati are attending the meeting to present the results of their research. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the University of Cincinnati research facilities in nanoscience and nanoengineering on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 19.

The attendees will also be given the opportunity to visit various attractions in the area including the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the Newport Aquarium, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Air Force museum in Dayton. The banquet will feature the Blue Grass Band, one of our most popular local bands.

The event is sponsored by the University of Cincinnati and the Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology. Other national sponsors include the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Office, the Army Research Laboratory, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Institute for Nanoelectronics and Computing (NASA) of Purdue University. Click here for more details about the conference.

For more information about the conference, contact Marc Cahay, Professor of Engineering, ECECS Department, at 513-556-4754.

In recognition for its commitment to nanotechnology, in 2005 UC was ranked #2 in the United States for nanotechnology education by Small Times magazine. UC also leads the pack in offering nano to undergraduates.

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