By Gaea Marelle Miranda, M.Sc.May 20 2019
On June 17-19, 2019, the 21st annual Nanotech 2019 Conference & Expo will be taking place in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dubbed as the “world’s largest Nanotech event,” Nanotech 2019 aims to bring together researchers, engineers, technology developers and scientists to present application-focused solutions and research in product development, R&D collaborations, innovative technologies and commercialized products.
This year’s conference is specifically-focused on six key areas, including advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, energy and sustainability, electronics and sensors, biotechnology and medicine, personal and home care, cosmetics and food. By bringing together global experts and a wide array of nanotechnology researchers, the event aims to generate open dialogues and present best practices in expanding the applicability of nanotechnology solutions.
Participants can interact with keynote speakers from the public and private business sectors, mainly focused on discussing more than 30 nanotechnology areas, including the following:
- Nanoparticle synthesis and applications
- Composite materials
- Coatings, surfaces and membranes
- Environmental health and safety of nanomaterials
- Advanced materials for engineering applications
- Photonic materials and devices
- Materials for drug and gene delivery
- Food materials and innovations
- Fuel cells and hydrogen
- Water technologies
Nanotech 2019 is organized by TechConnect and the Nano Science and Technology Institute. It is co-located with the SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference, AI TechConnect Spring Conference & Expo and TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo.
Nanotech 2019 will be presenting a number of symposia on advanced materials research and applications. Various topics of interest under this key area shall be tackled throughout the conference.
Advancing Nanotechnology Applications
Through the symposium on nanoparticle synthesis and applications, Nanotech 2019 delivers current advances in nanotechnology. The keynote speaker for the symposium will be Igor L. Medintz, a research biologist from the United States Naval Research Laboratory. Medintz will be presenting his study “Cell-Free Biocatalysis with Self-Assembled Nanoparticle-Enzyme Clusters” that focuses on recent advancements in the wet and dry synthesis of nanoparticles.
Nanomaterials in Catalysis
This symposium aims to present the commercial applications, novel design and synthesis of nanomaterials for catalysis applications. Chaired by Matthew Kapelewski, an advanced researcher from ExxonMobil, the symposium will present four innovative studies from the following key speakers:
- Mircea Dinca, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Designing Porous Materials for Clean Energy, Fresh Water, and Efficient Catalysis”
- Yatao Hu, PQ Corporation, “Tailoring silica gel porosity for catalysis applications”
- Matteo Cargnello, Stanford University, “Highly tunable platform for biomimetic catalysts from nanocrystal-polymer composites”
- Tracy Lohr, Shell Global Solutions, “Single-site Molybdenum Catalysts for Bio-Available Alcohol Dehydrogenation”
Nanotech 2019 presents a selection of symposia on applied research accelerating the use and development of new material solutions in a variety of applications.
Advanced Manufacturing Innovations
Discoveries in science and technology are made into new products through advanced manufacturing. Enabling innovations in advanced manufacturing allows technologically-complex products to be commercialized and utilized in many applications. This symposium presents challenges and success stories in advanced manufacturing, particularly highlighting best practices in the field.
Printed & Flexible Electronics
Organic, printed and flexible electronic technologies are expected to be applied in a number of areas, including biomedicine, microelectronic systems, logistics and consumer packaging. It is thus imperative to determine the salient mechanisms and solutions involved in current printed and flexible electronics research. The symposium addresses challenges and opportunities in the use of various electronics products in large-scale printing and flexible electronics applications.
Energy and Sustainability
Nanotech 2019 also invites attendees to participate in symposia that are focused on leadership and research development for new energy solutions and environmental sustainability.
Biofuels & Bioproducts
The use of biofuels and bioproducts promotes sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternatives to fossil oil applications. The market presently gives these materials sufficient attention due to their innovative applications in a variety of disciplines. This symposium will focus on the current developments and commercialization practices of biofuel and bioproducts.
Water purification, filtration, manufacturing and disinfection are current areas of research in the water industry. This symposium aims to address emerging issues in water technologies and improvement mechanisms. Keynote speakers from government and academic sectors will present relevant findings and current technologies for addressing water-related issues.
Electronics and Microsystems
Nanotech 2019 also invites attendees to participate in symposia focused on leadership and research development for new energy solutions and environmental sustainability.
Photonic Materials and Devices
The symposium aims to present novel photonic technologies and their industrial applications and will attempt to connect engineers and scientists in an endeavor to collaborate in the field of photonics studies.
The 12th nano-symposium is geared towards presenting various approaches on nanoscale materials, technology and engineering that are adaptive of present industry needs and requirements. The symposium will highlight new designs, materials and devices that could inspire future trends and practices in electronics research.
Biotechnology and Medicine
Nanotech 2019 promotes advances in medical and biotechnological applications of nanotechnology.
The use of nanomedicine attempts to converge science, engineering and medicine into one discipline to provide better health outcomes and solutions related to drug delivery. The symposium provides an overview of current trends in the field, as well as challenges, insights and developments regarding the future of nanotechnology in medicine.
Recent advances in medical sciences saw the utility of nanotechnology in the development and use of medical devices for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment. This symposium is mainly geared at discussing breakthrough innovations in medical technology and the use of advanced nanomaterials in achieving such novel outcomes.
Personal & Home Care, Cosmetics, Foods & Agriculture
Nanotech 2019 also presents innovations and best practices in the area of personal and home care, food and agriculture, and cosmetics.
Food Materials & Innovation
Currently, various innovations are utilized to improve food quality and safety. It has become common practice among food industries to develop mechanisms by which food products can satisfy consumers at the highest level. This symposium presents industry-related practices in ensuring convenience, quality and safety of food products.
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