The German Center for Research and Innovation in collaboration with the Consortium of the Ruhr Universities and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, discussed nanotechnology and its potential uses in energy, electronics, healthcare, and science applications. The event was held on April 13, between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m., at the German House New York.
German and U.S. scientists discussed the technology and its impact on energy, electronics, healthcare, and science. It also focused on business, linking research and development with implementation. Professor Dr. Rolf Kinne, director emeritus of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Germany, moderated the discussion while other panelists included Vincent Caprio, founder and executive director of the New York NanoBusiness Alliance, Axel Lorke, professor of Experimental Physics, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Cherie Kagan, associate professor, Departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Stefan Strauf, assistant professor of Physics and Engineering Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, USA.
The event opened an exhibition titled, ‘NanoArt’, showcasing nano images from labs at the CeNIDE, the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM), the Center for NanoScience, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, the University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr, the Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.