Singh User Day Keynote Address:

J. Alexander Liddle, Ph.D.
J. Alexander Liddle, Ph.D.

Nanofabrication Research Group
Deputy Director (Acting)
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Alexander Liddle received his B.A. and D. Phil. degrees in Materials Science from the University of Oxford in 1986 and 1989 respectively. He spent the next decade at Bell Laboratories, where his primary efforts were directed towards the research, development and eventual commercialization of a novel electron-beam lithography technology. He subsequently became the leader of an optical telecommunications MEMS group before moving to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. There, he led the nanofabrication group in the Center for X-ray optics, before becoming Lead Scientist of the Molecular Foundry nanofabrication user facility, where he was involved in research ranging from quantum computation to guided self-assembly. In 2006 he moved to NIST, where he is now a Senior Scientist and leader of the Nanofabrication Research Group in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology.  He has been acting Deputy Director of the Center for the past year.  He has published over 250 papers in areas ranging from electron-beam lithography to DNA-controlled nanoparticle assembly and is a fellow of the APS.  His current focus is on nanofabrication and self-assembly for nanomanufacturing.


Nanomedical Day Keynote Address:

Piotr Grodzinski, Ph.D.
Piotr Grodzinski, Ph.D.

Director of the Office of Nanotechnology Research, National Cancer Institute

Dr. Piotr Grodzinski is a Director of NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. He coordinates program and research activities of the Alliance to form interdisciplinary centers as well as fund individual research and training programs targeting nanotechnology solutions for improved prevention, detection, and therapy of cancer.

Dr. Grodzinski graduated from the University of Science and Technology (AGH) in Krakow, Poland and continued his studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he researched novel semiconductor materials used in low threshold lasers. In mid-nineties, Dr. Grodzinski left the world of semiconductor research and got interested in biotechnology. He built a large microfluidics program at Motorola Corporate R&D in Arizona. The group made important contributions to the development of integrated microfluidics for genetic sample preparation with its work being featured in Highlights of Chemical Engineering News and Nature reviews. After his tenure at Motorola, Dr. Grodzinski was with Bioscience Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory where he served as a Group Leader and an interim Chief Scientist for DOE Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). At the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in addition to his programmatic responsibilities, he co-chaired Trans-NIH Nanotechnology Task Force, which is coordinating the nanotechnology efforts across 27 institutes of the agency with the budget over $300M/year.

Dr. Grodzinski received Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1992. He is an inventor on 17 patents and published over 60 peer-reviewed papers and 10 book chapters. Dr. Grodzinski has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2014.



Nanovation Day Keynote Address:

Linh Le

Founder and CEO, Flextrapower