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The New Steel? Enabling the Carbon Nanomaterials Revolution: Markets, Metrology, Safety, and Scale-up


Adding nanostructured forms of carbon to many host materials can dramatically enhance the resulting composite mechanical, thermal, and electronic properties.  While this potential has been recognized for some time, the commercial development of carbon nanomaterial composites has been slow.  Among the reasons for this delay, the most significant are: 1) technical challenges in the cost-effective manufacture and quality control of the raw nanomaterial; 2) difficulties in integrating carbon nanomaterials effectively into composites; and 3) uncertainty over potential environmental health and safety (EH&S) and associated regulatory issues. This two-day workshop is being held under the auspices of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Signature Initiative on Sustainable Nanomanufacturing, and will support NIST’s broad-based effort to identify technical challenges to the commercial development of high-performance, carbon-based nanomaterials. 


Workshop Report




Travis Earles, Assistant Director for Nanotechnology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Charles H. Romine, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs at NIST
David Arthur, CEO, Southwest Nanomaterials
Dr. David Furdek – Boeing
Larry Carlson – Director of Advanced Materials, UCLA
Dr. Tushar Shah – Applied Nanostructured Solutions
Dr. Nolan Nicholas – Matric
Prof. Bingqing Wei – University of Delaware
John Hart - University of Michigan
Michael Valenti – Emerging Technologies Research Analyst - Technical Insights, Frost & Sullivan
Treye Thomas, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. Lee Silverman, DuPont Nanocomposite Technologies, Central Research and Development
Dr. Mark Hoover, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Prof. Robert Hurt, Brown University, Laboratory for Environmental and Health Nanoscience
Ms. Zofia Kosim, Environmental Protection Agency
George Scalise, Director, Cadence Design Systems and former President, Semiconductor Industry Association
Dr. John Ullo, Consultant


Start Date: Monday, February 28, 2011
End Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Workshop




620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 977-8900

Please reference the “NIST-Enabling Carbon Revolution Workshop” when making your reservation

Room Rate:  $149 (* this rate includes a full hot breakfast)

Technical Contact:

J. Alexander Liddle, 301-975-6050, james.liddle@nist.gov

Steering Committee:

Prof. Wade Adams, Director, Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology, Rice University
Dr. William Carter, Manager, Bio and Nanomaterials Technologies, HRL
Dr. Robert Doering, Senior Fellow and Research Manager, Texas Instruments
Prof. John Hart, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Art + Design, University of Michigan
Dr. J. Alexander Liddle, Group Leader, Nanofabrication Research, Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology, NIST
Sha-Chelle Manning, Nanotechnology Consultant
Dr. Brent Segal, Director & Chief Technologist, LOCKHEED MARTIN NANOSYSTEMS
Dr. John Ullo, Consultant