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Washington Metro Region Nanotechnology Partnership Forum (9/2010)


The intent of the forum is to foster collaboration and potential partnerships among federal laboratories, academia, and the private sector in the Washington, DC-Metro area. Topics include nanotechnology biomedical applications, advanced materials and manufacturing, and nanoelectronics; commercializing emerging technologies; and how to connect with regional resources: federal labs, universities, and private sector.


8:30-8:45 Opening Remarks

  • Belinda Collins, Director, Technology Services, NIST
  • Mojdeh Bahar, FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator  

8:45-9:10 Keynote: Critical Bridges for Nanotechnology Innovation

Travis Earles, Co-chair, Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology
National Science and Technology Council  

9:15-10:30 Plenary Panel Session on Nanotechnology
Moderator: Marlowe Epstein, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

  • Bruce Kisliuk, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations, U.S. PTO
  • J. Alexander Liddle, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST
  • John Pettit, Pettit Applied Technologies
  • Lawrence Tamarkin, CytImmune Sciences  

10:30-10:45 Break, Poster Session, Nanaotech Breakout  

10:45-12:00 Nanotechnology Concurrent Sessions  

Biomedical Application of Nanotechnology
Moderator: Tom Fekete, Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology

  • Subhas Malghan, Food and Drug Administration
  • Anil Patri, Nanotechnology Characterization Lab
  • Lawrence Tamarkin, CytImmune Sciences

Advanced Materials
Moderator: Lloyd Whitman, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST

  • Jeffrey Fagan, Polymers Division, NIST
  • David Forrest, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
  • John Hagopian, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Tushar Shah, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Moderator: James Ellenbogen, MITRE

  • Shashi Karna, U.S. Army Research Lab
  • John Pettit, Pettit Applied Technologies
  • Eric Snow, Institute for Nanoscience, Naval Research Lab
  • Adrian Southard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center  

12:00- 1:15 Lunch, Networking  

1:15-2:15 Industry Reflections on Nanotechnology
Moderator: John Emond, NASA Headquarters

  • Vincent Caprio, Nanobusiness Alliance
  • Craig Bendes, Pixelligent Technologies  

2:15-2:40 Commercializing Emerging Technologies: How to Establish a Business in Emerging Technologies Such as Nanotechnology

  • Dr. Steven Walsh, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico  

2:40-3:00 How to Connect With Regional Resources: Federal Labs, Universities, Private Sector

  • Ron Kaese, Maryland Technology Development Corporation

3:00-3:30 Next Steps, Upcoming Events, Networking  

3:30-5:00 Tour of NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology


Additional presentations are available online via the Federal Laboratory Consortium.


Start Date: Monday, September 13, 2010
End Date: Monday, September 13, 2010
Location: NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Conference


Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
Montgomery County Department of Economic Development
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


Registration is now closed for this event.

Technical Contact:

Cathleen Cohn, Marketing & Outreach Specialist
NIST/Office of Technology Partnerships
100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2200
Telephone: (301) 975-6691

Fizie Haleem
Montgomery County Department of Economic Development
Telephone: (240) 777-2000