TAPPI and Alberta Ingenuity
Fund are co-sponsoring the 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for
the Forest Products Industry, scheduled for June 23-26, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta
Canada. The theme of this year's event is "Unlocking the Potential of Nano-Enabled
Dr. Martin Moskovits will make a keynote presentation, "Nanooptics: Illuminating
Nanostructures," on Friday, June 26. He is Chief Technology Officer of
API Nanotronics Corp. (OTCBB:APIA) and President of API's NanoOpto division.
The company is dedicated to designing and manufacturing optical components and
optical sensors based on proprietary nanostructures and nanofabrication technologies.
From 2000 to 2007 Dr. Moskovits was Susan and Bruce Worster Dean of Science
at the University of California Santa Barbara, where he participated in the
establishment of the California Nanosystems Institute and the Institute for
In 1965 he co-founded OHM Distributors and Manufacturers Ltd., an electronics
manufacturing company which was sold in 1968. He has degrees in Physics and
Chemistry from the University of Toronto. He received his PhD in 1971 in Physical
Chemistry and was employed as a materials scientist by Alcan International,
Kingston, Ont. He returned to the University of Toronto in 1973, eventually
attaining the rank of Professor of Chemistry in 1982. From 1993-1999 he was
Chair of the Department of Chemistry at University of Toronto.
He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science,
the Optical Society of America and the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author
or co-author of over 260 technical papers and listed as inventor on 18 patents.
Dr. Moskovits' presentation is part of a technical program including more than
40 presentations. Also conference delegates will tour Canada's National Institute
for Nanotechnology (NINT) on Tuesday, June 23. Located on the University of
Alberta campus in Edmonton, this 20,000 m2 research facility was founded in
2001. NINT is an integrated, multi-disciplinary institution with researchers
in physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, informatics, pharmacy and medicine.
Its objective is to discover design rules for nanotechnology and develop platforms
for building nanosystems and materials that are constructed for specific applications.
Delegates will hear brief presentations from NINT scientists and enjoy a reception
with light refreshments.
This internationally known event brings together leading researchers, industry
experts, government representatives and other stakeholders to share advances,
perspectives and discuss new ideas and breakthrough concepts on nanotechnology-based
advances. More details are available at www.tappi.org/09nano
Registration information is available through TAPPI's Member Connection Center,
1-800-332-8686 (US), 1-800-446-9431 (Canada), +1-770-446-1400, [email protected]