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Final Program
Nanoscale Science Research DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers Workshop: Enabling the Nanoscience Revolution
Renaissance Hotel
Washington, D.C.
February 26-28, 2003


Wednesday evening, February 26
6:00-7:30 pm

Reception, Grand Ballroom South

Thursday, February 27
7:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast, exhibit area
8:30-9:45 a.m. Opening session, Grand Ballroom North
"Nanoscience and National Competitiveness," Congresswoman Judy Biggert
"Nanoscience in the DOE Office of Science," Ray Orbach, Director, DOE Office of Science "Nanoscience and the National Research Agenda," John Marburger, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
10:00-12:00 noon Science session, Grand Ballroom North
"What is Nanoscience," George Whitesides, Harvard University
"Nanotech, Nanotubes, and Energy," Richard Smalley, Rice University
"Catalysis and Nanoscience," Gabor Somorjai, University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
"Integrated View of the Nanoscale Science Research Centers," Paul Alivisatos, University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch (Representative Zach Wamp) Grand Ballroom South & Central
1:30-3:00 p.m. Industry session, Grand Ballroom North
"Nanoscience: A Venture Capitalist's View," Larry Bock, Nanosys, Inc.
"Nanoscience and the Future of Information Technology," Thomas Theis, IBM
"Nanotechnology: From Materials Science to Industrial Applications," Scott Donnelly, General Electric
3:30-5:00 p.m. Agency session, Grand Ballroom North
"The National Nanotechnology Initiative: Overview, Current Status, and the DOE Role," Patricia Dehmer, Director, DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Panel Discussion on Research Priorities and Funding Opportunities in Nanoscale Science and Technology

Agency representatives:

  • Patricia Dehmer (DOE)
  • Clifford Lau (DOD)
  • Harry Patridge (NASA)
  • Jeffrey Schloss (NIH)
  • Thomas Weber (NSF)

5:30-6:30 p.m. Reception, Senator Pete Domenici
Nanoscale Science Research Center Student Poster Session, Grand Ballroom Central
6:30 p.m.

Dinner, Grand Ballroom South & Central

Friday, February 28
7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast, outside Grand Ballroom South
8:30-12:00 noon Nanoscale Science Research Center Users Meeting, Grand Ballroom South
(for prospective users of the nanoscale science research centers)
"Jumpstarting the Nanoscale Science User Operations," Patricia Dehmer, Director, DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Nanoscale Science Research Center overviews:

  • Center for Nanoscale Materials, Sam Bader, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Robert Hwang, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Molecular Foundry, Mark Alper, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Terry Michalske, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Doug Lowndes, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Panel Discussion and Town Meeting with the Center Directors

12:00 noon Adjourn

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