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Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro, N.C. to Host Nanomanufacturing Conference

Published on June 11, 2013 at 4:30 AM

Several hundred people are expected to gather this fall at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) for a conference featuring experts from industry, government and academia who will focus on applications and opportunities for nanomanufacturing.

“NanoManufacturing 2013: Applications and Opportunities,” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, at JSNN on the campus of Gateway University Research Park in Greensboro. Registration is under way and opportunities for sponsorships are available.

Among the speakers will be Dr. Jayesh Doshi, founder, president & CEO of eSpin Technologies Inc., who is leading the effort to commercialize electrospun nanofiber technology. Under Doshi’s leadership, the company has launched four nanofiber-based products: exceed® HVAC air filters, Simwypes® drywipes, Cytoweb® tissue culture media and nWeb® rolled goods. Prior to founding eSpin, he worked as senior chemist at DuPont Company. Doshi earned his PhD in polymer science at the University of Akron, where during his doctoral work he coined the word 'electrospinning' in 1991.

Also slated to speak are:

  • Robert Skillen, CEO and chief engineer of VX Aerospace, who has more than 25 years of experience in commercial and defense manufacturing and construction. A former F-14 carrier aviator, Skillen has broad technical experience in aircraft design and composite aircraft manufacturing and has designed, prototyped and manufactured many aerospace parts and assemblies.

  • Dr. Sumit Gangwal, vice president of research and development at Xanofi Inc. Gangwal leads all scientific and technical aspects of product and process development to commercialize the XanoShear™ closed-loop chemical technology to produce polymeric nanofibers.

  • Dr. James G. Ryan, founding dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering of N.C A&T and UNCG. Ryan’s research interests include thin film deposition, interconnect technology, semiconductor manufacturing technology and radiation hardened nanoelectronics.

Sponsors include Greensboro Partnership, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, World Wide Medical Products Inc. and BD Technologies.

Regular admission costs $195.00 before Sept. 16. Student admission is $40. Click here for more information and to register.

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