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 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.
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.