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Nanostructure Fabrication
July 13-18, 2008
Tilton School
Tilton, NH

The Nanostructure Fabrication Gordon Conference has always focused on the fabrication of small structures and the behavior of small devices. Recently, the conference has broadened beyond to silicon processing to include other chemical and physical fabrication approaches, as well as the physics of devices at small length scales. However, often the concept of large scale integration remains a crucial aspect of fabrication.


SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 11:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmNANO BIOTECHNOLOGY
Discussion Leader: Dawn Bonnell (University of Pennsylvania)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pm Harold Craighead (Cornell University)
"Nanostructures for biomolecular manipulation, detection and analysis"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pm Mark Reed (Yale University)
"Wired for Bio: Plugging into the Biochemical System of Cells"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPROBING NANOMETER SCALE PROPERTIES
Discussion Leader: Paul Weiss (Penn State University)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Kathryn Moler (Stanford University)
"Mesoscopic Magnetic Imaging"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Sergei Kalinin (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
"Electromechanics on the Nanoscale: Principles and Emerging Applications"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Keith Schwab (Cornell University)
"Nanomechanics at the Quantum Limit and the RF STM"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmGroup Photo / Lunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSYNTHESIS, PATTERNING AND ASSEMBLY
Discussion Leader: Theresa Mayer (Penn State University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Jennifer Cha (IBM Almaden Research Center)
"Engineering Biology to Address Nanoelectronic Challenges"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Rahul Sarpeshkar (MIT)
"Bioelectronics"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEXPLOITING PHASE AND SPIN
Discussion Leader: Nety Krishna (Applied Materials)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Ritesh Agarwal (University of Pennsylvania)
"Phase transitions and electronic memory switching in self-assembled nanowires"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Gregory Fuchs (University of California, Santa Barbara)
"Manipulating and engineering single spins in diamond"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Russel Cowburn (Imperial College London)
"Domain walls in magnetic nanowires for digital logic and ultrahigh density data storage"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSELECTED POSTERS
Discussion Leader: Shalom Wind (Columbia University)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmNick Melosh (Stanford University)
"Lateral fusion of lipid membranes to nanoscale functionalized posts"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmMehdi M. Yazdanpanah (University of Louisville)
"Directed Self-Assembled Nanostructures and Their Applicability to Intracellular Probing"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmMoniker Fleischer (University of Tuebingen)
"Fabrication and near-field optical investigation of gold nanocones"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmJiwoong Park (Cornell University)
"Imaging and Electrical Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes with Multi-resolution Microscopy"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmGregg Gallatin (Applied Math Solutions)
"Statistical Limitations of top down and bottom up nanofabrication techniques"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmMarya Lieberman (University of Notre Dame)
"Molecular liftoff of DNA origami"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCARBON BASED AND MOLECULAR NANO ELECTRONICS
Discussion Leader: A.T. Charlie Johnson (University of Pennsylvania)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Michael Fuhrer (University of Maryland)
"Graphene as a Material for Nanoelectronics"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Colin Nuckolls (Columbia University)
"Reaction Chemistry Meets Lithography"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Mark Hersam (Northwestern University)
"High purity carbon-based nanoelectronic materials"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
8:00 pm - 9:30 pmIMAGES OF NANOSCALE OBJECTS: PROBLEMS, PROSPECTS
Discussion Leader: Robert Wolkow (University of Alberta)
8:00 pm - 8:40 pm Davis Baird (University of South Carolina)
"Images of Nanoscale Objects: Problems, Prospects"
8:40 pm - 9:00 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNANO PHOTONICS
Discussion Leader: Lidija Sekaric (IBM)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology)
"Active Plasmonic Nanoresonators for switching components and active metamaterials"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Vladimir Shalaev (Purdue University)
"Optical Metamaterials: Progress and Challenges"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Naomi Halas (Rice University)
"Nanoplasmonics: sensing and actuating at molecular dimensions"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSILICON NANO-ELECTRONICS
Discussion Leader: John Randall (Nanotechnology at Zyvex)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Hank Smith (MIT)
"Optimal Nanopatterning Technology for High-functionality Application of Nanotechnology"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Jason Pitters (NINT)
"Controlled Coupling and Occupation of Silicon Atomic Quantum Dots"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart

 
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