Thursday, February 9, 2012
Researchers and business leaders will explore economic development opportunities for nanotechnology Feb. 23 in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom.
The Nanotechnology and Industry Workshop is sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering.
The workshop will focus on the importance of nanoscale science and ways materials can be manipulated at the molecular level.
Nanotechnology allows engineers and researchers to dictate a material’s hardness, weight and durability and allows customization of materials according to their intended usage.
The workshop will highlight industries in the region that are utilizing nanotech and advanced materials. It also will introduce nanotechnology and advanced materials to business leaders not aware of nanotechnology's potential.
Attendees can network with industry members and academics, sharing ideas and opening up collaboration oppoprtunities.
Featured presenters include speakers from companies that are using nanotechnology, as well as St. Cloud State faculty and students who will present research.
St. Cloud State students and employees who wish to attend should contact Russ Lidberg, assistant professor of chemistry and physics, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-university people can register online.
Register by Feb. 16 to receive the early-bird rate. Registration closes Feb. 22. A confirmation letter and map will be emailed following successful registration.
St. Cloud State faculty presenting include Dr. Ahmet Sezen, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Dept., Dr. Kannan Sivaprakasam, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics, Russ Lidberg, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics and Dr. Gary Bohannan, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics.
Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and a dollar per hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.
The workshop is made possible by support from the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association, Central Minnesota Manufacturing Association, MN Nano and the Minnesota High Tech Association.