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Washington Metro Region Nanotechnology Partnership Forum (9/2010)

The intent of the forum is to foster collaboration and potential partnerships among federal laboratories, academia, and the private sector in the Washington, DC-Metro area. Topics include nanotechnology biomedical applications, advanced materials and manufacturing, and nanoelectronics; commercializing emerging technologies; and how to connect with regional resources: federal labs, universities, and private sector.


Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
Montgomery County Department of Economic Development
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

8:30-8:45 Opening Remarks

  • Belinda Collins, Director, Technology Services, NIST
  • Mojdeh Bahar, FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator  

8:45-9:10 Keynote: Critical Bridges for Nanotechnology Innovation

Travis Earles, Co-chair, Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology
National Science and Technology Council  

9:15-10:30 Plenary Panel Session on Nanotechnology
Moderator: Marlowe Epstein, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

  • Bruce Kisliuk, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations, U.S. PTO
  • J. Alexander Liddle, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST
  • John Pettit, Pettit Applied Technologies
  • Lawrence Tamarkin, CytImmune Sciences  

10:30-10:45 Break, Poster Session, Nanaotech Breakout  

10:45-12:00 Nanotechnology Concurrent Sessions  

Biomedical Application of Nanotechnology
Moderator: Tom Fekete, Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology

  • Subhas Malghan, Food and Drug Administration
  • Anil Patri, Nanotechnology Characterization Lab
  • Lawrence Tamarkin, CytImmune Sciences

Advanced Materials
Moderator: Lloyd Whitman, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST

  • Jeffrey Fagan, Polymers Division, NIST
  • David Forrest, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
  • John Hagopian, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Tushar Shah, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Moderator: James Ellenbogen, MITRE

  • Shashi Karna, U.S. Army Research Lab
  • John Pettit, Pettit Applied Technologies
  • Eric Snow, Institute for Nanoscience, Naval Research Lab
  • Adrian Southard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center  

12:00- 1:15 Lunch, Networking  

1:15-2:15 Industry Reflections on Nanotechnology
Moderator: John Emond, NASA Headquarters

  • Vincent Caprio, Nanobusiness Alliance
  • Craig Bendes, Pixelligent Technologies  

2:15-2:40 Commercializing Emerging Technologies: How to Establish a Business in Emerging Technologies Such as Nanotechnology

  • Dr. Steven Walsh, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico  

2:40-3:00 How to Connect With Regional Resources: Federal Labs, Universities, Private Sector

  • Ron Kaese, Maryland Technology Development Corporation

3:00-3:30 Next Steps, Upcoming Events, Networking  

3:30-5:00 Tour of NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

Additional presentations are available online via the Federal Laboratory Consortium.

Created August 30, 2010, Updated May 13, 2016