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DOE Nanoscale Centers Meet at NSTI 2007

Representatives of the five U.S. Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Science (DOE-BES) Nanoscale Science Research Centers came together on May 22 and 23, 2007, at the 10th Annual Nanoscience and Technology Institute (NSTI) meeting in Santa Clara, California. An exhibitor booth was staffed by

  • Jim Bustillo of the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
  • Katie Carrado and Carrie Clark of the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory,
  • Tony Haynes of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and
  • Neal Shinn of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia National Laboratories
Representatives of DOE Nanoscience Centers at NSTI 2007

From left to right: Jim Bustillo (Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Katie Carrado (Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Loratory), Neal Shinn (Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Laoratories), Carrie Clark (Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory), and Tony Haynes (Center for Nanonphase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

The Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory celebrated the opening of their building the same week and participated at NSTI 2007 by sending a poster and handouts.

There were 250 exhibitors and more than 3000 attendees at the conference this year, including members of industry, academia, and government agencies from both the United States and abroad. NSTI 2007 is one of the largest assemblies of organizations involved with nanoscale technologies in the world. The DOE-BES Nanoscale Research Science Centers booth at the entrance of the exhibitor hall attracted a constant flow of attention and questions from attendees.

Altaf H. Carim, Program Manger for the BES Division of Scientific User Facilities, visited the booth and was immediately put to work answering questions about the nanoscience user facilities. The team spoke to well over 300 visitors whose questions ranged from, “What is a user facility?” to “How are proprietary projects handled compared with nonproprietary projects?”.

We expect to hear from many of our visitors again and look forward to interesting proposals and research.

The five centers plan to meet again in October at the AVS 54th International Symposium and Exhibition in Seattle, Washington.

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