Symposium 2006

2006 MSU Internal Nanotechnology Symposium

Symposium Goals

To strengthen MSU's nanotechnology research enterprise by providing a forum to

  • Survey MSU's diverse expertise and infrastructure related to nanotechnology
  • Facilitate networking that could lead to new research collaborations
  • Identify core MSU strengths that could be leveraged into center-level initiatives
  • Assess needs for new faculty expertise and research infrastructure

Time and Place

Date: Saturday, Sept. 16
Time: From 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Where: MSU Radiology Bldg.

Tentative Schedule

8:00am 8:20am Ian Gray University perspective on MSU nanotechnology development
8:20am 8:40am Jim Potchen Possible topic: MSU's tradition of multidisciplinary collaborations
8:40am 9:30am Session 1 Biology and medicine (Mark Worden and Donna Wang, co-chairs)
9:30am 10:20am Session 2 Materials (Michael Mackay and Phil Duxbury, co-chairs)
10:20am 10:40am Break and poster viewing
10:40am 11:30am Session 3 Fabrication and devices (Vangie Alocilja and Tim Hogan, co-chairs)
11:30am 12:20pm Session 4 Characterization and modeling (Simon Billinge chair)
12:20pm 1:20pm Lunch and poster viewing
1:30pm 2:20pm Session 5 Expertise integration toward application areas (Greg Baker chair)
2:20pm 2:45pm Break-out sessions aligned with Sessions 1-5.
2:45pm Adjourn


Faculty can register online and upload an abstract, poster, or presentation slides by clicking here. Registration is free, but the symposium is open only to MSU faculty.

Faculty are encouraged to submit an abstract and display a poster summarizing their nanotechnology-related interest areas, expertise, research challenges, and needs for both infrastructure and complementary expertise. Chairs of Sessions 1-5 may ask some faculty to submit a few PowerPoint slides to be presented orally. Slides should be sent to the session chair five days in advance, so they may be organized and loaded onto the computer. Time for discussion will be provided at the end of each session and in the breakout sessions.

Register online here.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should be a single page and should not exceed 400 words. A template in Microsoft Word format is available below.

Download the Abstract Template

Additional information

Each of the first five sessions will have an associated break-out session, which will focus on strategic planning, such as assembling synergistic new research teams that could compete for multi-investigator grants, identifying core MSU strengths that could be leveraged into center-level initiatives, and assessing needs for new faculty expertise and research infrastructure. Scribes will summarize the break-out group discussions. The summaries will be posted on the NanoMSU website and used to help develop goals and priorities for a campus-wide Nanotechnology Vision Paper that is under development. A book of poster abstracts will be distributed to facilitate follow-up discussions.