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Session Themes 
Devices & Sensors and nanoMedicine theme: 
Nanotechnology for bio/chemical sensors and personalized medicine. 
Materials Characterization and Energy, Catalysis, & Environment theme: 
Molecular self-assembly, thin films & nanostructured carbon for renewable energy. 

Thursday - October 13, 2011

 Hilton- Grand Ballroom A & B
9:00 a.m. -Poster setup & judging, Exhibition setup
12:00 p.m.
 University of Utah
9:30 a.m.Laboratory Tours- 1280 Merrill Engineering Building
 Utah Nanofabrication Laboratory & Affiliated Labs
 RSVP to Monica (monica@cs.utah.edu)
 Hilton- Grand Ballroom A & B
1:00 p.m.Workshops
 Innovation Idol:
 Panelists with entrepreneurial and technical backgrounds
 will provide expert feedback on several innovative nanotechnology
 business ideas. Topics will include: validating market need, protecting
 your intellectual property, working with university technology
 commercialization offices, choosing a form of business entity,
 seeking startup capital, and practical lessons learned when starting
 a nano business.
 Nanotech Education Workshop:
 A panel of educators from Utah’s research universities, as well as
 current graduate and industry representatives, will talk about
 undergraduate and graduate education in nanoscience and
 nanotechnology, as well as careers in nanotechnology. Q&A and
 general discussion will follow the presentation.
 Hilton- Grand Ballroom A & B
3:00 p.m.Open Registration
4:00 p.m.Welcome
 Rebecca Lockhart
 House Speaker, State of Utah
4:30 p.m.Keynote Speakers
 Jon Sessler
 Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
 The University of Texas at Austin
 Luke Lee
 Distinguished Professor, Bioengineering
 Director, Biomedical Institute of Global Healthcare Research & Technology
 Co-Director, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center
 University of California, Berkeley
6:00 p.m.Dinner- Grand Ballroom C
 Student Poster & Exhibition- Grand Ballroom A & B

Friday - October 14, 2011

  Hilton- Grand Ballroom C
8:00 a.m.Open Registration
8:45 a.m.Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.Invited Speakers
 Manoranjan (Mano) Misra
 USTAR Professor, Metallurgical Engineering
 University of Utah
 Adam Woolley
 Professor and Associate Department Chair
 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
 Brigham Young University
10:20 a.m.Coffee Break
10:30 a.m.Parallel Sessions
 Devices & Sensors- Grand Ballroom C
 Split Session
 Energy, Catalysis, & Environment- Grand Ballroom B
 Medicine- Grand Ballroom B
12:30 p.m.Poster Session & Lunch
1:30 p.m.Invited Speakers
 Randy Lewis
 USTAR Professor, Biology
 Utah State University
 Alexander Kabanov
 Parke-Davis Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
 Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
 Professor, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer
 Director, Center for Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine
 University of Nebraska Medical Center
2:50 p.m.Coffee Break
3:00 p.m.Parallel Sessions
 Medicine- Grand Ballroom C
 Session Speaker:
 Paul Shami
 Professor, Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine
 Huntsman Cancer Institute
 University of Utah
 Materials & Characterization- Grand Ballroom B
5:00 p.m.Student Poster Awards & Closing Remarks- Grand Ballroom C
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