Program

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Time October 24th – User Day pdf icon
8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast and Registration
8:30 am -9:00 am State of the Union
Mark G. Allen, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Alfred Fitler Moore Professor
Electrical and Systems Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
9:00 am – 9:45 am Keynote Address
J. Alexander Liddle, Group Leader
Nanofabrication Research Group
Deputy Director (Acting)
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
9:45 am – 10:15 am Poster Sessions
Break| Break Out Session
“What is the Singh Center for Nanotechnology”
(Room 313)
10:15 am – 11:00 am Student Research Panel
Moderator: Patrick Watson, University of Pennsylvania
Christine Hatter , Drexel University
Elizabeth “Beattie” Hunter, University of Pennsylvania
Flavia Vitale, University of Pennsylvania
Franklin “Scott” Stinner, University of Pennsylvania
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch and Expo
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Industry Spotlight:
Alexander Feldman, Akoustis Inc.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Faculty Spotlight
David Issadore
University of Pennsylvania
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Poster Sessions
Break | Break Out Session
Singh Building Tour (Room 313)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Chemical Heritage Foundation
Jody Roberts, Director of the Institute for Research
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Industry Spotlight: Solvay
Jean-Yves Delannoy, Laboratory Manager
4:00 pm  – 4:30 pm Historic Preservation – Tools of the Future Restoring the Past
Frank G. Matero
University of Pennsylvania
4:30 pm  – 6:00 pm Cocktail Hour and Expo

 

Time October 25th – Nanomedical Day pdf icon
8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast and Registration
8:30 am – 9:30 am Keynote Address
Nanotechnology in Cancer Treament and Diagnosis
Piotr Grodzinski, Ph.D.
Director of the Office of Nanotechnology Research, National Cancer Institute
9:30 am – 10:00 am Industry Spotlight: Microsoft
Dave Voyles, Tech Evangelist
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break| Break Out Session
“What is the Singh Center for Nanotechnology” (Room 313)
10:30 am – 11:30 am Panel Discussion
Microfluidics: Lab-On-A-Chip and Beyond
Moderator Noah Clay, University of Pennsylvania
Mark Mondrinos, University of Pennsylvania
Christopher Janetopoulos, University of the Sciences
Bojana Gligorijevic, Temple University
Jason Gleghorn, University of Delaware
11:30 am – 1:15 pm Lunch and Health Expo
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Getting New Technology into the Clinical Environment
Jill Lentz
Perlman School of Medicine
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Anthony P. Green, Vice President of the Technology Commercialization Group
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Industry Spotlight: BioBots
Danny Cabrera, CEO
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Controlled Antibiotic Release from Micron-thin Nanoporous Implant Coatings and Nanoparticles: XeroThera (A UPenn Spin-Out)
Paul Ducheyne, University of Pennsylvania
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Break | Break Out Session
Tour of Singh (Room 313)
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Pennovation Center
Mike Borda, Director of Research Initiatives
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Panel Discussion
How Nanotechnology is Changing Medicine
Moderator: Mark G. Allen , University of Pennsylvania
Peter Kim , Children’s National Health System
Hyun (Michel) Koo, University of Pennsylvania
Sameer Sonkusale , Tufts University
Rangaramanujam M. Kannan, Johns Hopkins University
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Greater than Healthcare Initiative
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nanomedical Expo and Cocktail Hour

 

  Time October 26th – NanoDay@Pennpdf icon
10:00 am – 3:30 pm High School Student Outreach Programs
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Graduate Student Talk and NBIC Research Excellence Keynote Address
Gold Nanocrystals: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Ecology (abstract)
Catherine Murphy, University of Illinois
Dr. Murphy’s NBIC talk is a public event and free for all Nano Week participants to attend. No registration necessary.

 

Time October 27th – Nanovation Day pdf icon
8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast and Registration
8:30 am – 9:15 am Keynote Address
Linh Le
Founder and CEO, Flextrapower
9:15 am – 10:00 am Panel Discussion The Right and Wrong with Tech Startups in the Mid Atlanic Region Moderator: Zack Seward, Technical.ly Philly Eamon Gallagher, IC @3401 Science Center Laurie Actman, Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) Slice Capital (A Penn Start UP) Dream It Ventures Brock Weatherup, President Philly Startup Leaders
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break| Break Out Session
“What is the Singh Center for Nanotechnology” (Room 313)
10:30 am – 11:45 am Nanovation Panel Discussion
Yury Gogotsi , Drexel University
Shu Yang, University of Pennsylvania
Cherie R. Kagan, University of Pennsylvania
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch and Innovation Expo
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm How the Government can Help
Archna Sahay
Greater Philadelphia Department of Commerce
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Industry Spotlight: HV3DWorks LLC
Paul Vorbach, Principal Partner
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Industry Spotlight: Lockheed Martin Han Liu, Research Science Manager
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break | Break Out Session
Singh Building Tour (Room 313)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pannel Discussion
Maker’s Spaces and Coworking Resources
Moderator: Anne Stamer, Weiss Tech House
Paul Sehnert, Pennovation Works
Lenny Kravets, IOT MeetUP
Pat Watson, Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Ken Tomlinson, Next Fab
Georgia Guthrie, Hacktory
Marvin Weinberger, Innovation Factory
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Venture Capital Panel Discussion
Moderator: Yuriy Porytko
Brian Gimelson, 123invest
Rittenhouse Ventures
Jennifer Hartt, Benjamin Franklin Partners
John Gosier, Cross Philly
Ira Wallace , Angle Investor
Brett Topche, Mentor Tech Ventures
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Seed Grant Elevator Pitches
Adam Greenspan, University City Science Center
Ira Wallace, SE2P
Joe Hackett, York Angel Investors
6:00 pm – 6:15 pm Closing Remarks
Shannon Migdal
6:15 pm – 8:30 pm Nanovation Expo and Cocktail Hour