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2008 Events

November 14, 2008 - Second Annual Symposium on Cancer Nanotechnology. The Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence is hosting this event at The Carolina Club, UNC-Chapel Hill. Registration deadline is 10/31/08.

November 5, 2008: NCSU Libraries Fabulous Faculty Series: Joseph DeSimone. Dr. Joseph DeSimone will talk about his recent Lemelson-MIT Prize and research efforts to translate promising drug delivery discoveries into benefits for patients. Event starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room (2nd Floor, East Wing) of NC State’s D. H. Hill Library.

October 28, 2008: NC State to celebrate new 'Internet for Energy' center. NC State will celebrate its new NSF Engineering Research Center dedicated to building an "Internet for energy" and bringing renewable energy into millions of homes and businesses. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Progress Energy Conference Center on the 3rd floor of Engineering Building II on Centennial Campus.

September 22, 2008: Short course training for Fall 08 AFS Conference (Hilton University Place, Charlotte, NC). Short course training will kickoff the American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS) Conference. The conference, scheduled for 9/23/08-9/25/08, will consist of two tracks: Track I is titled Filter Testing; Evaluation, Procedures and Validation, and Track II is titled Infrastructure & Sustainability; Filtration Growth Market. 

August 28-29, 2008: NC State Workshop: Communicating Health & Safety Risks on Emerging Technologies in the 21st Century (McKimmon Center, NC State, Raleigh, NC). This NSF-supported workshop will review findings and develop the ground plan for the "NIRT: Intuitive Toxicology & Public Engagement" award. The workshop presentations will help define variables for the first round of quantitative research funded under the grant. The entire workshop will be webcasted and selected portions will be streamed from the NIRT Intuitive Toxicology web site.

June 15-18, 2008: 82nd ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium (McKimmon Center, NC State, Raleigh, NC). NC State is hosting this major international meeting, which will have a strong focus on nanoscience, including sessions on "Nanoscale Synthesis," "Nanoscale and Microscale Engineering," and a few others. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 2/29/08.

May 30, 2008: A Survey of Semiconductor Devices (Monteith Research Center (MRC) 246, NC State, Raleigh, NC). Dr. Kwok Ng, Director of Devices Sciences at Semiconductor Research Corporation, will present this seminar at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Veena Misra.

May 22, 2008: “Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes: synthesis, characterization & drug delivery" (1217 Textiles, NC State, Raleigh, NC). Biomedical Engineering Seminar by Dr. Andrew R. Barron, Charles W. Duncan, Jr. - Welch Chair of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science, and Associate Dean for Industry Interactions and Technology Transfer at Rice University. To see speaker's slides via Internet, go to this web site. To see and hear the speaker via the Internet, go to this web site (if you get a box for Username and Password, type “guest” in Username, skip Password, click “OK”, and click “Start Streaming”).

May 6, 2008: The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) visit to discuss "Light a Billion Lives Initiative @ NC State" (Monteith Research Center, NC State, Raleigh, NC). This meeting with leaders from TERI will be an opportunity to identify areas of mutual interest and action for a LABL Initiative @ NC State. An intended outcome of this discussion is to document specific potential projects for research, education, and outreach around the LaBL campaign.

April 6-9, 2008: Nanomaterials & Hyperthermia: Nanotechnology Approaches to Medicine (Historic Brookstown Inn, Winston-Salem, NC). Wake Forest University’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials will host a gathering of scientists, engineers and medical researchers at a workshop that will explore the science and emerging business of nanomaterials used in medicine.

April 4, 2008: NC State NanoDays (NC State, Raleigh, NC). Join us for NanoDays 2008 at NC State University. NanoDays is a state-wide event designed to open the world of nanoscale science and nanotechnology to citizens, teachers, and students.

April 3, 2008: Forum on Nanotechnology & Alternative Energy. (Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC). In this forum, participants become the decision makers, weighing the possible environmental benefits of nanotechnology against its potential pitfalls.

March 26-27, 2008: North Carolina Nanotechnology 2008 (Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC). The third annual NC Nanotech Conference comes to Winston-Salem.  Commercializing Nanotechnology in North Carolina: Companies, Customers, Capital and Collaboration.

March 20, 2008: Public Deliberations About Science and Technology: Should the Public Have a Say on the Future of Nanotechnology? (NC State, Raleigh, NC). Dr. Patrick Hamlett, Associate Professor of Political Science, will review the theoretical and practical issues involved in public deliberations about science and technology policy.

February 27, 2008: Physics/Engineering Colloquium: Steven J. Sibener (Engineering Building 1, NC State, Raleigh, NC). Steven J. Sibener, from the James Franck Institute and Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago, will present "Interfacial Dynamics of Polymers and SAMs: Glassy Dynamics, Hierarchical Assembly and the Quest for Perfection" at 4 p.m. in Room 1007 in EB1 on Centennial Campus. Hosts: Thomas Pearl and Jan Genzer.

February 26, 2008: L. H. Thomas Lecture: Sir Harold Kroto ( 301 Riddick Hall, NC State, Raleigh, NC). Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1996), will present "Architecture in NanoSpace" at 4:00 p.m. in Sayers Auditorium, 301 Riddick Hall. Host: Jerzy Bernholc.

February 25, 2008: "Know Your Nano" address by Eric Drexler (UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC). Dr. Eric Drexler, the "godfather" of nanotechnology, presents "Know Your Nano" with Dean Holden Thorp, Dr. Joseph DeSimone, and Dr. Richard Superfine at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center at 5:30 p.m.

February 21, 2008: Nanotechnology Integration Forum (Park Alumni Center, NC State, Raleigh, NC). Dozens of NC State faculty, as well as representatives from state government and industry, shared information on their nanotechnology-related research and education programs to spark new ideas for cross-disciplinary collaborations.

January 15, 2008: NANO@NC STATE Web Site Launch Event (NC State, Raleigh, NC). Dozens of NC State faculty, staff, and students gathered in Engineering Building 1 to celebrate the launch of a new web site: NANO@NC STATE (


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