- Education & Outreach
- Roll-to-Roll Fabrication and Processing Facility
- Nanoimprint Lithography & Hybrid Coating R2R Coaters
- Conte Nanotechnology Cleanroom Lab
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility
- UMass-Amherst Mass Spectrometry Center
- UMass Amherst Electron Microscopy Center
- Hysitron Triboindenter
- Nanonex Nanoimprinter
ConferenceSunday, March 5, 2017 to Thursday, March 9, 2017Chicago, IL http://pittcon.org/ This dynamic global event offers a unique opportunity to get a hands-on look at the latest innovations and to find solutions to all your laboratory challenges. The robust technical program offers the latest research in more than 2,000 technical presentations covering a diverse selection of methodologies and applications. Pittcon also offers more than 100 skill-building short courses in a wide range of topics and the once-a-year chance to network with colleagues.
ConferenceWednesday, March 1, 2017 to Friday, March 3, 2017Venice, Italy http://www.sra.org/riskgovernanceforum2017 The continued development and growing opportunities for commercialization of key enabling technologies (e.g., nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biomaterials) raises fundamental environmental health and safety (EHS) challenges for regulators in various governments. Even though existing practices for risk assessment and management (RA&M) are applicable to these technologies, their implementation requires information that is difficult to obtain given the limited availability of quantitative data to populate models corresponding to material exposure, hazard, and consequences. To facilitate regulatory decision making for emerging technology research and innovation and account for corresponding EHS risks, a comprehensive risk governance (RG) framework must account for both qualitative and quantitative data under high uncertainty and local/regional requirements for technology governance.
ConferenceMonday, February 27, 2017 to Wednesday, March 1, 2017Porto, Portugal http://www.photoptics.org Optical systems are ubiquitous in modern society, from medical sciences to space exploration, telecommunications, information processing and numerous industrial and military applications of all kinds. This 5th edition of PHOTOPTICS will feature 3 different tracks on Optics, Photonics and Lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects. Researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in any of these fields are welcome to join us in Rome and present their work on new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques, as well as general survey papers indicating future directions. CONFERENCE AREAS Optics Photonics Lasers
ConferenceSunday, February 26, 2017 to Friday, March 3, 2017Ventura, CA https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=15822 Developing sources of sustainable energy is a crucial challenge for the 21st century. Nanotechnology may contribute paradigm-changing approaches to energy technology, because many energy conversion, storage and transport processes occurs with the critical length at nanoscale and at interfaces and surfaces, which are abundant in nanomaterials. While, in principle, the advantages of nanomaterials are believed to hold the potential for higher process efficiencies and lower device manufacturing costs, in practice, such gains have not yet been realized in many areas of energy technology. Reasons for this include the still nascent understanding of fundamental energy conversion, storage, and transport processes, the challenges associated with integrating nanomaterials into macroscopic devices, the difficulties in inexpensively producing large amounts of nanomaterials with well defined properties, and the still not completely assessed potential health and environmental impacts of nanomaterials. Mastering these challenges transcends the fields of physics, chemistry and engineering. This Gordon Research Conference on "Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology" aims at fostering interactions between scientists from different disciplines and stages of their careers, working in academia, national research laboratories, and industry. The focus of this conference is on exploring the fundamental mechanisms involved in energy conversion, storage, and transport with nanomaterials, while also illuminating novel approaches in materials design and synthesis and evaluating materials sustainability issues. The emphasis on new, largely unpublished work will make this conference a premier platform for scientific exchange on the future developments in nanomaterials in energy technology.
ConferenceMonday, February 20, 2017 to Tuesday, February 21, 2017Berlin, Germany http://materialsresearch.conferenceseries.com/
ConferenceSunday, February 19, 2017 to Thursday, February 23, 2017Varanasi, India http://www.nanobiomats.com/ The main theme of ABSMSNW-2017 includes Nanoworld challenges and perspectives for science, technology, health, medicine and industry. Focus of the conference will be to cover the recent advances and future perspective of the nanoworld related to concerned areas. Nanoscience is a novel area that spans over a range of science and engineering discipline. It has applications in most of the research fields in both academia and industry. Therefore, the conference is aimed to bring together the scientific community and industry experts working in the interdisciplinary area of nanoscience and technology with special emphasis to materials science and biological systems. The conference is a forum to look at the recent advances made in the field, identify the key problems. It will provide an opportunity to discuss challenges and perspectives in the research and development of the concerned and related areas. It is our sincere effort to bring the two most significant areas of research and technology on a platform to discuss the cutting edge research and developments related to large number of topics.
ConferenceWednesday, February 15, 2017 to Friday, February 17, 2017Tokyo, Japan http://www.nanotechexpo.jp/
ConferenceSunday, February 12, 2017 to Thursday, February 16, 2017Queenstown, New Zealand http://confer.co.nz/amn8/ AMN8 is the eighth in our biennial series of meetings that focus on the latest research in advanced materials and nanotechnology. The event will continue the very best traditions of previous events, including a range of high-impact plenary presentations, cutting-edge invited and contributed talks, interactive poster presentations and convivial social events. The intimate scale of AMN conferences and the broad interests of fellow delegates offer many opportunities for networking and interdisciplinary discussions. Queenstown sits on the shore of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu and is set against the dramatic Southern Alps. As one of New Zealand’s premiere tourist destinations, Queenstown truly offers something for everyone, from breath-taking scenery to world-renowned vineyards and adventure sports.
ConferenceSaturday, February 4, 2017 to Sunday, February 5, 2017Lucca (Barga), Italy https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=15542 The Gordon Research Seminar on Chemical Reactions at Surfaces is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. The focus of this meeting is on both computational and experimental methods addressing relevant problems involving chemical reactions at surfaces. This includes fundamental and applied studies investigating heterogeneous catalysis, interfaces relevant for environmental applications, interfaces in biotechnology, and energy-related technologies such as solar energy conversion, CO2 capture, or hydrogen production and storage. The meeting will take off with a keynote lecture given by Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai (U. California, Berkeley), followed by three sessions spanning an assorted range of surface science methods and applications and devoted to oral research presentations by attendees. Two poster sessions will further allow the participants to exchange ideas about their research. All participants are strongly encouraged to attend the associated Gordon Research Conference "Chemical Reactions at Surfaces" that takes place immediately following the GRS.
ConferenceSunday, January 29, 2017 to Friday, February 3, 2017Ventura, CA https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=17358 The conference will focus on the design, synthesis, and modeling of dissipative (active) material systems that perform life-like functions. Dissipation is the physical process associated with the irreversible transformation of energy from one form to another. The systems to be considered at this meeting are capable of transducing, storing, and/or harvesting energy and using that energy to self-assemble, perform work, or dynamically respond to changes in the environment. In this sense, the materials are active and adaptive. Through discussions at this conference, we will be attempting to formulate ways of inscribing the vital functions found in biological systems into synthetic materials, and thereby, potentially blurring the lines between living and non-living systems. The meeting will highlight attempts to establish new design rules for achieving specific biologically-inspired functions or behaviors. The emphasis will be not only on designing material systems (i.e., a composite formed from different constituents), but also on creating "systems of materials" that encompass different components interacting across many scales to achieve a function. Technological advances in this field will come from iterative interactions between experimentalists and theorists to correlate the components of the system (organelles, reaction cascades, DNA, etc.) to a function (metabolism, motion, etc.). The outcome of such a multi-disciplinary forum could be a systems-level framework that can enable researchers to create biomimetic materials that exhibit new, useful functionality. The meeting will bring together materials scientists, physicists, engineers, biologists, chemists, and experts in computational modeling. This array of expertise is needed to address fundamental challenges at the core of this research area. Young researchers are especially welcome to present posters; please submit abstracts for posters a month before the meeting. We are attempting to secure funding to help defray the costs for speakers and poster presenters.
ConferenceSunday, January 29, 2017 to Thursday, February 2, 2017Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia https://acis.wildapricot.org/ACIS2017 This international four-day conference (plus Sunday Welcome reception), will provide an excellent opportunity for international and local colloid, surface and interface scientists to meet and discuss recent developments in their areas of research.
ConferenceSaturday, January 21, 2017 to Sunday, January 22, 2017Ventura, CA https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=17536 The Gordon Research Seminar on RNA Nanotechnology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. The 2017 RNA Nanotechnology Gordon Research Seminar will focus on RNA nanotechnology and extracellular RNA with separate sessions specifically devoted to Nanoparticle Folding and Structure, RNA nanotechnology, RNA synthetic biology, and the biological roles of extracellular RNA. The first three sessions will emphasize on the current advances in nanoparticle formation and organization that includes both self organizing RNA nanostructure and small, biological RNA elements. These sessions aim to bridge the RNA information boom to applications within therapeutics and industry. The final session will be on the biological roles of extracellular RNA wherein discussion will be focused on the recent developments in our understanding of the multiple roles of extracellular RNA in various physiological and pathological conditions.
ConferenceWednesday, January 11, 2017 to Friday, January 13, 2017Shanghai, China http://www.pfechina.com/ We set high expectation to bringing together major player from entire value chain to discuss the emerging technology and innovative end user cases for printed and flexible technologies. A wide range of field will be covered in this expo, top experts and industry leaders across the world will share their view about how we can accelerate commercialization of printed and flexible electronics.
ConferenceSunday, January 8, 2017 to Friday, January 13, 2017Galveston, TX https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=16879 This second Gordon Conference (GRC) on "Micro and Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer" will focus on understanding the fundamental mechanisms for heat transfer enhancement during phase change processes. These insights are essential for applications ranging form electronics cooling, water desalination, energy harvesting and conversion, anti-icing, among many others. Recent advancements in experimental tools, predictive modeling capabilities, and fabrication techniques, have enabled opportunities to address some of the pressing questions of phase change processes raised in the community. This GRC will discuss start-of-the-art physical understanding of liquid-vapor-solid phase transitions and how various surface coatings, structures, and materials can be used to manipulate these processes to improve heat transfer performance. Yet, many challenges toward understanding and control of these processes remain, requiring active discussions within a multi-disciplinary community consisting of researchers in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, computational science, physics chemistry, material science, and interfacial science, among others. This GRC will bridge this gap between heat transfer experts with others from important relevant disciplines. In addition, the significant time allotted for discussions within the GRC structure will foster collaborations amongst diverse researchers to rapidly accelerate understanding and provide a unified knowledge base. Young and established researchers in the field alike will be encouraged to participate in the talks and poster sessions, which will enhance the diversity and intellectual capacity.
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