For more information, contact:
Karen McNulty Walsh, 631 344-8350, or
Peter Genzer,  631 344-2347

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February 27, 2002

Electronic newsroom



Nanoscience Workshop at Brookhaven National Laboratory

EVENT: The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory is organizing a workshop to describe Brookhaven's future nanoscience research, to discuss preliminary plans for a major nanoscience research facility at Brookhaven, and to gather input and feedback from potential users of the facility.

WHEN: March 8-9, 2002

WHERE: Brookhaven National Laboratory, located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one and a half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

DETAILS: The proposed BNL nanocenter will be dedicated to the study of materials at the scale of the nanometer -- a billionth of a meter. The aim of the research program will be to tailor the chemical and physical responses of nanoscale functional materials. BNL is developing the center under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

Workshop speakers will include:

Patricia Dehmer,
Associate Director,
DOE's Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Russell Bessette,
Executive Director of New York State’s Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR)

U.S. Representative Felix Grucci

U.S. Representative Sherwood Boehlert,
Chairman of the House Science Committee

Venkatesh Narayanamurti,
Harvard University,
"The Challenge of Nanoscience in the 21st Century"

Randal Isaac,
"Nanofabrication in Industry"

Tom Russell,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
"Nanoscience of Polymer Systems."

In addition, a multidisciplinary group of materials researchers will discuss topics including nanoscience in novel functional materials, catalytic systems, molecular materials, and magnetics.

The complete workshop program, registration information, and lodging and local travel information are available at the Nanocenter website. Media representatives interested in attending should contact Karen McNulty Walsh at or Peter Genzer at


The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists. The Laboratory is managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited liability company founded by Stony Brook University and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.