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Time October 17th
afternoon Advances from the Singh User Community
Join us as we hear firsthand about some of the cutting edge research taking place at the Singh Center on a daily basis
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm Opening Remarks : Dr. Mark G. Allen – University of Pennsylvania, Singh Center for Nanotechnology
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Industry Spotlight
2:30 pm – 2:50 pm Nanotechnology in Education and Industry

  1. Dr. George “Pat” Watson – University of Pennsylvania, Singh Center for Nanotechnology
2:50 pm – 3:20 pm Young Alumni Panel
3:20 pm – 3:40 pm Break
3:40 pm – 4:40 pm Lightning Talks: Representatives From Across the Singh User Community

  1. Dr. Harman S. Khare – University of Pennsylvania: “Enabling Novel Nanomanufacturing Methods and Advanced Lubricant Additives using In-Situ Atomic Force Microscopy”.
  2. Dr. Jeffrey Hettinger – Rowan University
  3. Dr. Yuping Zeng – University of Delaware
  4. Dr. Randall McEntaffer – Pennsylvania State University (invited)
  5. Dr. Ritesh Agarwal – University of Pennsylvania
  6. Dr. Kevin Hemker – Johns Hopkins University (invited)
4:40 pm – 5:00 pm New Microscope Acquisitions Coming to Singh in 2018: Doug Yates – University of Pennsylvania, Singh Center for Nanotechnology
5:00 pm – 5:00 pm Adjourn Advances from the Singh User Community Program
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm User Appreciation Cocktail Hour


Time October 18th
morning How Nanotechnology is Changing Medicine
From microfluidics to cancer treatment, researchers throughout our area are using nanotechnology to better understand how our bodies work and to help us live healthier lives
9:30 am – 10:15 am Keynote Address: Dr. Ibraheem Badejo , Sr. Director, New Ventures at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center – Johnson & Johnson
Topic: 3D Printed Advanced Skeletal Reconstruction Implants and the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center
10:15 am – 11:00 am Microfluidics Panel

  1. Dr. Haim Bau – University of Pennsylvania
  2. Dr. Jeffry D. Zahn – Rutgers
  3. Dr. David Lai – Glaxo Smith and Kline (GSK)
11:00 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Medical Lighting Talks

  1. Dr. Eric Wickstrom – Thomas Jefferson University: “Antibody-Nanotube Microelectrode Array to Detect and Capture Breast Cancer Cells in Blood”
  2. Dr. Yuan Tang – Temple University
  3. Ms. Daphney Chery – Drexel University
  4. Dr. David Eckmann – University of Pennsylvania : “Accessing the nanomedicine frontier via cytoarchitecture, cell mechanics and bioenergetics”
12:15 pm -12:15 pm Adjourn How Nanotechnology is Changing Medicine Program
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch, with Post and NanoArt Exhibition
afternoon Nanotechnology in Energy and the Environment
With new materials and better batteries, nanotechnology is helping power our future
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Industry Spotlight: Saint-Gobain Corporation
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Batteries and Energy Storage Lighting Talk

  1. Dr. Igor Bargatin – University of Pennsylvania: “Plate mechanical metamaterials: The thinnest plates you can pick up by hand”
  2. Dr. Somenath Mitra – New Jersey Institute of Technology: “Developments in Flexible and Conformal Batteries”
  3. Dr. Eric Detsi – University of Pennsylvania: “3D Nanostructured Materials for Advanced Electrochemical Energy Storage”
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Industry Spotlight: Arkema Corporation
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Academic Research Spotlight
4:45 pm – 4:45 pm Adjourn Energy and the Environment Program
evening Nanovation
A showcase of some of the Mid-Atlantic’s most promising Nanotechnology Startup Companies, along with 2017 Singh NanoArt Exhibit and Competition
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Keynote Address
Dr. John Lettow, President and CEO – Vorbeck Materials
Topic: Graphene Based High Performance Wearable Antennas for Military, Tactical and Commercial use in Apparel
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Seed Grant Pitch Competition ( 3 minutes per group , with 2 minutes setup time built in)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Cocktail Hour: Seed Grant Booths & Nano Art Competition “People’s Choice Award” voting