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Joint Workshop on

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Opportunities

for Academia & High Tech Industry

The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) invites representatives from both academia and high tech industry to a joint one-day workshop on Monday, January 7, 2013, to showcase the capabilities, resources, and expertise available at the CFN. Bring ideas for possible proposals to the Workshop! Representatives from the CFN Scientific Staff and the BNL Technology Commercialization & Partnerships Office will be available to conduct discussions with you regarding the feasibility of your nanoscience research ideas, how to become a CFN User, and proprietary research opportunities, among other topics.

To fulfill its mission as a user-oriented research center, the CFN maintains vigorous internal research programs on nanocatalysis, soft and biological nanomaterials, and electronic nanomaterials that focus on our nation’s energy-security challenges and offers a unique environment for synergistic collaborations among CFN scientists and external academic, industrial, and national laboratory users.

Such users investigate diverse research topics like efficient catalysts, fuel cell chemistries and architectures, and photovoltaic components, can conduct research (model and design novel nanomaterials, probe and characterize properties of nanomaterials, or investigate the physical, chemical, and/or biological performance of nanomaterials) using CFN’s seven nanoscale science research facilities: Nanofabrication; Materials Synthesis & Characterization; Proximal Probes; Electron Microscopy; Advanced Optics; Theory & Computation; and X-ray end stations at the National Synchrotron Light Source.

Participants in the workshop will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn about how CFN’s Capabilities, Facilities, Expertise, and Personnel can help solve your nanoscience research questions;
  • Tour the Laboratory’s facilities and learn how to become a CFN User;
  • Meet the CFN Scientific Staff and explore opportunities to work with them to solve your research problems;
  • Find out about other BNL user facilities, such as the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), NSLS-II, and New York Blue;
  • Learn How to Compose an Effective User Proposal;
  • Hear Invited Lectures from Current CFN Users;

Speakers Will Include:

  • James Misewich, Associate Laboratory Director for Basic Energy Sciences
  • Emilio Mendez, Director of CFN
  • James Dickerson, Assistant Director of CFN
  • Kimberly Elcess, Technology Commercialization at BNL
  • Michael Furey, BNL Industrial Partnerships
  • Lars Husebo, Attorney, Intellectual Property Legal Group
  • Frances Ross, IBM
  • Chee Wei Wong, Columbia University
  • Elena Polyakova, Graphene Laboratories

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Last Modified: December 17, 2012