Nanotechnology 2011 Conference


NANOMATERIALS AND NANOCHEMISTRY, NANO-ENABLED ENERGY SYSTEMS, NANOMEDICINE AND NANO-BIO CONVERGENCE –  Emphasizing Emerging Science and Technologies, Applications, Commercialization and Business Opportunities


Javits Convention Center, New York, NY


November 1-3, 2011


organized by


Innovative Research and Products, Inc. (iRAP)



in partnership with


American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AChE)


and in conjunction with




Corporate Sponsors



Institutional Sponsors

American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
Clarkson University – NY State Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)

City University – Organic Materials, Bionanotechnology, Green Chemistry, City College NY

Columbia University – NSF Center for Particulate And Surfactant Systems

Nano Business Commercialization Association

University at Albany—College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering

University of Florida – NSF Center for Particulate and Surfactant Systems

University of Maryland – Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Nanotechnology is already transforming our lives with new technologies and products. As nanotechnology tools and devices are developed, nanoparticles and nano-engineered materials and systems will play increasingly important roles in a number of industrial sectors such as: energy, biotechnology, electronics and information technology, healthcare and medicine, and industrial products.

The conference will focus on the synthesis, processing and application of nanoengineered materials with an emphasis on energy generation and storage, biological applications including pharmaceuticals, nanomedicine and nano-enabled devices. Cutting edge research from some of the world’s leading nano scientists, technologists and business leaders will be presented in six conference sessions. The program will provide attendees an unmatched look at the state-of-the-art in these emerging technologies and their path to the market place.

This unique meeting will bridge the gap between science, technology and commercialization and attract an international group of participants that represent the research, business, and investment communities.


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

8:30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. –Workshop I – NANO 101 – BASIC CHEMISTRY OF GREEN/BIO –NANO CONVERGENCE

Instructors:  Prof. George John, Associate Professor, Organic Materials, Bio-Nanotechnology, Green Chemistry, City college of New York, City University New York City, NY and

Prof. Tewodros (Teddy) Asefa, Associate Professor, Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, Rutgers University, NJ

The workshop will start with an overview of green nanotechnology with emphasis on bio-based nanomaterials. The workshop will then cover nanostructured materials with selected applications: (i) Nanomedicine, and (ii) Nanoparticle Films and Applications in Catalysis and Energy Technology. Finally, the workshop will cover the status-quo of nanomaterials and nanotechnology with select examples.


Instructors: Prof. P. SomasundaranLaVon Duddleson Krumb Professor of Mineral Engineering and Director, NSF Center for Particulate and Surfactant Systems, Columbia University, New York, NY; Prof. Stephen O’Brien, Associate Professor of Chemistry, City college of New York, City University New York, New York, NY


The workshop will start with an overview of nanoparticles and their synthesis, characterization, processing and environmental impacts.  The workshop will then cover nanostructured materials with selected applications: (i) In-vivo Imaging and Cancer Therapy, and (ii) Nanoparticle Films and Applications in Energy Technology. Safe handling and utilization of nanostructured materials will also be reviewed with emphasis on nanotoxicity and mitigation of toxicity. An attempt will be made to present selected case studies to illustrate the applications and health & safety related issues of engineered nanoparticulate materials.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

8:30 a.m. Conference Commences

Inaugural Conference Session

Introduction – “Faces and Places”

Dr. Thomas Abraham, Program Chairman and President, iRAP, Inc. (Stamford, CT, USA


Janet Joseph, Vice President for Technology and Strategic Planning, NYSERDA, Albany, NY

8:50 a.m. – 10.20 p.m.

Session I – Nanomaterials – Emerging Applications, Market Trends and Economic Impact


Session Chair and Moderator – Vincent Caprio, Vice President and Events Director, NanoBusiness Alliance, Shelton, CT

Dr. Thomas Abraham, President, iRAP, Inc., Stamford, CT, Nanotechnology – Developments, Applications and Business Opportunities”

  • Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials – Types and Applications
  • Nanotechnology Funding
  • Emerging Business Opportunities

Alton Parrish, Senior Market Analyst, Innovative Research and Products, Durham, NC, “Emerging Markets for Nanotechnology and Hard Nanomaterials”

  • Nanotechnology Market Segments
  • Energy-related – Battery and Fuel Cells, Solar
  • Electronics, Photonics and Magnetics N
  • Nano-enabled Aviation Components
  • Nano Rare Earth Materials

Prof. S.V. Babu, Distinguished University Professor and Director, Center for Advanced Materials Processing, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, “Nanomaterials for Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) , Processing Requirements, Emerging Technologies and the Economic Impact

  • CMP as a Key Enabling Technology for Fabricating ULSI Devices – New Challenges
  • Nanoparticles and Additives in CMP Slurries for Dielectric and Metal Planarization
  • Applications of Various Nanoabrasives in CMP for Other Emerging Technologies
  • Economic Impact of the Nano-enabled Semiconductor Industry

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.  Networking Break

10:40 a.m. – 12.10 p.m.

Session II – Nano-enabled Energy Systems

Session Chair and Moderator – Dr. Pradeep Haldar, Vice President, Clean Energy Programs, Director, E2TAC – Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center,  Professor, College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, Head, NanoEngineering Constellation

Dr. Philip H. Lippel, Consultant, Nanoscience and EmergingTechnologies, Chevy Chase, MD, “Nanomaterialsand Nanoscale Devices in Advanced Energy Technologies”

The role of advanced nanomaterials and nanoscale devices for:

  • Developing renewable energy sources and integratingthem with the grid
  • Improving the efficiency, security, and reliabilityof current electrical infrastructure while reducing the environmental footprintof fossil fuel burning plants
  • Solid state lighting
  • Improving the efficiency of commercial building systemsand industrial machinery

Jamison McLaughlin, Business Development Lead, Advanced Photovoltaics, Albany, NY, Nanotechnology Enabled Innovations in Solar Technology”

  • Overview of current solar PV market
  • Current PV technologies and their limitations
  • Nanotechnology enabled innovations in solar
  • Future outlook of solar PV market

Fernando Gómez-Baquero, Business Development Director, BESS Technologies, Albany, NY, Silicon-based Nanoengineered Materials for High Capacity Anodes”

  • Overview of Li-ion batteries in energy storage applications
  • Challenges and requirements of the Li-ion battery market
  • Si-based nano-engineered materials for improved anodes
  • Future outlook of nano-engineered materials in Li-ion batteries and in other energy storage technologies

12.10 – 1.45 p.m. Lunch Break

1.45 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.

Session III – Nanomedicine – Emerging Technologies and Applications

Session Chair and Moderator – Dr. Dana Durham, Associate, Nanobiz, LLC., Pittstown, NJ

Dr. Anil Diwan, President and Chairman, NanoViricides, Inc., West haven, CT, Nanoviricides – Novel Antiviral Agents Against HIV, Influenza, and Many Other Diseases – Current Developments”

  • What is a nanoviricide : “Find-Encapsulate-Destroy” antiviral strategy
  • FluCide(tm) – Pan-Influenza nanoviricide against pandemic, epidemic influenzas, bird flu, high path viruses
  • HerpeCide(tm) – Anti-HSV-1 (oral herpes) and HSV-2 (genital herpes) skin cream.
  • Anti-Dengue nanoviricide drug is in preclinical development.
  • HivCide(tm) – Anti-HIV nanoviricide was superior to oral HAART cocktail therapy in animal models
  • Broad-spectrum nanoviricides – A low cost approach against Neglected Tropical Diseases

Dr. Lawrence Tamarkin, Co-Founder, President and CEO, CytImmune Sciences, Inc., Rockville, MD, “Changing the Way We Treat Cancer with CYT-6091 (Aurimune®):  A Model Cancer Nanomedicine

  • By design, ideal cancer nanomedicines avoid immediate uptake by the immune system.
  • By design, ideal cancer nanomedicines target tumors passively and actively.
  • By design, solid tumor interstitial fluid pressure broken down to enhance delivery of active anti-cancer agents.
  • By design, ideal cancer nanomedicines manufactured by a robust, reproducible, cost-effective process.
  • Cancer patients treated with nanomedicines prior to surgery to exploit leaky tumor neovasculature for nanomedicine tumor targeting.

Prof. P. SomasundaranLaVon Duddleson Krumb Professor of Mineral Engineering and Director, NSF Center for Particulate and Surfactant Systems, Columbia University, New York City, NY; I. Chernyshova  and S. Ponnurangam, Columbia University, New York City, NY;Physicochemical characterization of nanobiointerfaces for some emerging applications: Problems of nanotoxicity and mitigation strategies”

  • Unique physicochemical attributes of nanoparticles and ranking based on them
  • Some of the important evolving applications of nanoparticles
  • Controlled release and tissue engineering
  • Nanotoxicity and Mitigation strategies

3.15p.m. – 3.30 p.m.  Networking Break

3.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Session IV –Nano-bio Convergence

Session Chair and Moderator – Dr. Charles Brumlik, JD, Principal, Nanobiz, LLC., Branchburg, NJ

Dr. Samuel Brauer, Principal, NanoTech Plus, LLC, Stamford, CT, The Parlous State of Cancer Diagnostics: An Opportunity for Nanotechnology?

  • Cancer and diagnostics today
  • Cancer roadmaps and other advances
  • The lack of a business model for diagnostics
  • The need for better diagnostics- and opportunity for nanotechnology?

Dr. George John, Associate Professor of Chemistry, The City College of the City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY, Biorefinery: A Design Tool for NanoMaterials”

  • Biorefinery-a new concept in materials design
  • Low molecular weight building blocks into nanoscale assemblies
  • Soft materials from agri-sources – simple organic transformations and by enzyme catalysis
  • Molecular gels as delivery vehicles.
  • Oil thickening agents and oil spill recovery materials

Dr. Srinivasa R. Raghavan, Patrick & Marguerite Sung Chair & Associate Professor, and Matthew B. Dowling, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Nano-Velcro: A Self-Assembly Approach to Hemostatic Control

  • Hemostasis – Stopping of bleeding from wounds, critical to the survival of soldiers and victims of accident
  • Hemostatic bandages currently used
  • New self-assembling biopolymer – An effective, yet low-cost alternative for hemostasis

5.00 p.m. – 5.05 p.m.

Concluding Remarks and Announcements

Thursday, November 3, 2011

9.00 a.m. Conference Commences

9.00 –11.12 a.m.

Session V – Emerging Laboratory Technologies Related to Nanoparticles and Nano Engineered Materials in Nano-enabled Energy Generation and Storage

11.12 –11.30 a.m.  Networking Break

11.30 a.m.–1.20 p.m.

Session VI – Emerging Laboratory Technologies Related to Nanoparticles and Nano-Engineered Materials in Nanomedicince and Nano-bio Convergence

1.20 –1.25 p.m.

Concluding Remarks


Abstracts are invited for the last two sessions titled Emerging Laboratory Technologies Related to Nanoparticles and Nano-Engineered Materials in Nano-enabled Energy Generation & Storage, Nanomedicince and Nano-bio Convergence on November 3rd, where presentations will be on new laboratory findings, technologies or products which look promising for commercialization. Abstract should be less than 200 words, should also have author’s (and co-authors) full names, affiliation, address, telephone and e-mail address. Each selected abstract will be allotted 25 minutes for presentation to a larger audience of technologists, business persons and investors. Send abstract to


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