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Agenda

Included as part of the conference will be tours of the WKU Center for Research and Development which is home to the new WKU NOVA Center with its $3M Large Chamber Scanning Electron Microscope, Applied Physics Institute (API, ~35,000 ft2, 10 full-time employees), Advanced Materials Institute (AMI) that is a dedicated laboratory center with 3,000 ft2 of available space and equipped with a Class 1000 clean room, and the nationally and internationally recognized - Institute for Combustion and Environmental Science (ICSET) (~40,000 ft2, 25 full-time employees).

Friday, March 30, 2012

Time

Events

7:00 AM Conference Registration and Sign-up for tour   
8:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks.
Dr. Edward Kintzel, NOVA Center, Western Kentucky University
Dr. Gordon Baylis, Western Kentucky University
Dr. Doug Rohrer, Center for Research & Development, Western Kentucky University
Cheryl Stevens, Dean of Ogden College of Science and Engineering, Western Kentucky University
Dr. Kevin M. Walsh, Micro/Nano Technology Center, University of Louisville

8:15 AM Theme I: Core Facilities
Nanoscience at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Neutron Sources
Key Note speaker: 30 minutes and 3 minute question
Kenneth Herwig, Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Session Chairs: Kevin Walsh and Edward Kintzel
8:50 AM Presentation I:
The VINSE Core Laboratories for Nanoscale Science and Engineering at Vanderbilt University
Anthony Hmelo
15 minutes and 2 minutes Questions
9:10 AM Presentation II:
The ElectroOptics Research Institute and Nanotechnology Center's Huson Nanotechnology Core Facility
Stuart Williams
15 minutes and 2 minutes Questions
9:30AM Presentation III: Stuart Williams
Inorganic and Graphitic Nanomaterials for Energy Applications
Adam Rondinone
15 minutes and 2 minutes Questions
9:50 AM Presentation IV:
UofL Micro/Nano Technology Center (MNTC)
Kevin Walsh
15 minutes and 2 minutes Questions
10:10 AM Break
10:25 AM Theme II: Advanced Materials Synthesis and Processing
Electron-Beam Induced Deposition from Liquids:  A New Approach to Nanoscale Rapid Prototyping 
Key Note speaker: 25 minutes and 3 minutes questions
Dr. Todd Hastings, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky
Session Chairs: Adam Rondinone and Martin Klein
10:55 AM Presentation I:
Fabrication and mgnetooptical study of a MnAs-based spin LED

Hong Luo
13 minutes and 2 minutes Questions
11:12 AM Presentation II:
Extrinsic and Intrinsic Piezoelecxtric Response of Lead Zirconate Titanate Nanotubes
Ashley Bernal
13 minutes and 2 minute Questions
11:29 AM Presentation III:
Autocatalytic characteristics of ultra-small ceria: oxygen-mediated tuning in nanocrystals for sensor applications

Jacek Jasinski
13 minutes and 2 minute Questions
11:46 AM Presentation IV:
Synthesis and metal sequestration in nanoporous minerals
Aaron Celestian
13 minutes and 2 minutes Questions
12:06 PM Presentation V:
Dual-purpose Cancer Therapy Using Functionalized Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
Stephanie Mattingly
13 minutes and 2 minutes Questions
12:20 PM Presentation VI:
Novel Π-Conjugated Organic Macromolecules for Organic Field Effect Transistors
Begum Fouzia
13 minutes and 2 minutes Questions
12:35 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Theme III: Metrology and Characterization
Nanotechnology: How atoms and electrons behave differently in nano-world
Key Note speaker: 25 minutes and 3 minute question
Dr. Takeshi Egami, Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee
Session Chairs: Hong Luo and Kenneth Herwig
2:00 PM Presentation I:
Study of water diffusion on single-supported bilayer lipid membranes by neutron scattering

Haskell Taub
13 minutes and 2 minutes Questions
2:18PM Presentation II:
Programmable bandpass active filter using memristive nanodevice
Hadi Owlia
13 minutes and 2 minutes Questions
2:35 PM Presentation III:
Optical Characterization and Structural Optimization of Ordered Nanopore Structures
Chunhua Wang
13 minutes and 2 minute questions
2:52 PM Presentation IV:
Synthesis, Characterization of Green Gold Nanoparticles and Its Applications in Chemistry and Biology
Rajalingam Dakshinamurthy
13 minutes and 2 minutes Questions
3:09 PM Presentation V:
Synthesis and modeling of multifunctional nanomaterials from laser dewetting self-organization: Synthesis, properties, and modeling
Ramki Kalyanaraman
13 minutes and 2 minutes Questions
3:30 PM Flash Poster Session
4:00 PM Poster Session and Vendors
Cocktail and h'orderves
6:15 PM Symposium Dinner

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Time Events
7:00 AM Conference Registration 
8:00 AM Theme IV: Education and Outreach
Nanoscience Education and Outreach Programs in West Virginia
Key Note speaker: 30 minutes and 3 minute questions
Dr. Aniketa Shinde, Education/Outreach Coordinator, WVNano Initiative
Session Chairs: Dayakar Penumadu and Kevin Walsh
8:35 AM Presentation I:
Educational Opportunities for Children and Youth Offered by The Center for Gifted Studies
Julia Roberts
15 minutes and 2 minute questions
8:55 AM Presentation II:
Graduate and Intern Opportunities at the UT Space Institute
Jacqueline A. Johnson
15 minutes and 2 minute questions
9:15 AM Presentation III:
Educational Outreach with the Sample Environment Group at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bruce Hill
15 minutes and 2 minute questions
9:35 AM Presentation IV: 15 minutes and 2 minute questions
9:55 AM Break
10:15 AM Theme V: Devices
Transparent Glass Microfabrication for Optical Spectroscopy Applications in Microfluidics
Key Note speaker: 25 minutes and 3 minute questions
John D. Williams, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Session Chairs: Gang Cao and Edward Kintzel
10:45 AM Presentation I:
Three Dimensional Microstructure of Polymeric Composite Materials Used in Sandwich Structures Using Dual Modality from Combined High Resolution X-Ray and Neutron Tomography
Dayakar Penumadu
13 minutes and 2 minute questions
11:02 AM Presentation II:
Rapid Electrokinetic Self-Assembly and Patterning of Colloids

Vanessa Velasco
13 minutes and 2 minute questions
11:19 AM Presentation III:
Trapping of Nanoparticles with Dielectrophoretic Nanoneedles

Nicholas Wood
13 minutes and 2 minute questions
11:36 AM Presentation IV:
Developments in Knudsen Gas Pumps
Shamus McNamara
13 minutes and 2 minute questions
11:53 AM Presentation V:
Peaklet Analysis: Software for Spectrum Analysis
Bruce Kessler
13 minutes and 2 minute questions
12:10 PM Presentation VI:
Zero stitching error lithography by Raith Fixed Beam Moving Stage (FBMS)
Jason Sanabria
13 minutes and 2 minute questions
12:30 PM Buffet Lunch 
1:30 PM Load Buses and drive to WKU Center for Research and Development
2:00 PM Tour of Facilities starting at the WKU NOVA Center
3:00 PM Load Buses and drive back to Knicely Conference Center
3:30 PM Closing Remarks
Official End of the Symposium
Dr. Edward Kintzel, Western Kentucky University
Dr. Kevin Walsh, host of next years symposium at the University of Louisville