BUFFALO, N.Y. -- World-class researchers from industry,
government and academia will discuss innovations in multifunctional
nanomaterials and nanodevices at University at Buffalo's First
Annual Integrated Nanostructured Systems Workshop to be held May 18
and 19 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst)
Organized by faculty members affiliated with the Integrated
Nanostructured Systems Strategic Strength identified in the UB 2020
strategic planning process, the workshop aims to highlight emerging
areas, such as nanobiophotonics, semiconductor spintronics,
nanofibers, nanomagnetics, hybrid nanomaterials, nanomechanical
computation and nano-piezotronics.
The workshop will feature scientists from Brown, Cornell, Duke
and Georgia Tech universities, as well as researchers from
companies including Greatbatch, Inc., NanoDynamics, Inc. and
Evident Technologies. UB researchers' cutting-edge work in
nanomedicine, nanophotonics and semiconductor spintronics also will
"This workshop includes top researchers exploring a broad range
of topics in nanoscale science and engineering," said Mark T.
Swihart, Ph.D., UB associate professor of chemical and biological
engineering and lead workshop organizer. "It is not narrowly
focused on a particular issue and should therefore be valuable to
researchers from a variety of disciplines and perspectives."
Applications that will be discussed cover a broad spectrum, from
optoelectronics, nanomotors and wireless nanodevices and
nanosystems, to more precise probes for nanomedicine and improved
power sources, such as batteries.
"This workshop not only gives us the opportunity to attract
global leaders in the field, it provides us with the opportunity to
highlight the fact that UB is a leader in nanostructured systems,"
said Alexander N. Cartwright, Ph.D., a workshop organizer and
professor of electrical engineering, chair of the UB2020 Integrated
Nanostructured Systems Initiative and Faculty in Leadership
Federal funding opportunities will be explored in a presentation
on "National Science Foundation Funding Opportunities for
A poster session will showcase a broad range of nanostructured
systems research by scientists and engineers from UB and other
This workshop represents the first in a series that faculty
affiliated with Integrated Nanostructured Systems will host at UB;
next year's workshop will focus on nanotechnology in biomedical
Co-sponsors of the conference with the UB 2020 Strategic
Strength in Integrated Nanostructured Systems are the UB Office of
the Vice President for Research, the departments of Chemistry and
Physics in the UB College of Arts and Sciences and the departments
of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Electrical Engineering
in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as well as
NanoDynamics, Inc. and Evident Technologies.
For registration and information, go to http://www.ubevents.org/regengine/event_page.php
or contact Mark Swihart at (716) 645-2911 ext. 2205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.