National Nanotechnology Day 2018

National Nanotechnology Day (Nano Day) is a time to celebrate nanoscale engineering, science, and technology, to recognize researchers advancing the field, to applaud innovators translating outcomes into valuable products and services, and to increase understanding for its potential to positively impact lives. This year NIMET has organized a series of stimulating, education, fun, and social events on Nano Day (2018-10-9):

  • Nanotech Innovators Panel
  • Nanotech Facility Open House
  • Nanotech Research Showcase (Poster Session)
  • 100-Billion-Nanometer Dash
  • Nanoscale Image Contest
  • Nanoscale Research Seminars
  • Nano Trivia Contest
  • Awards for Best Posters and Images

UF Nano Day Schedule of Events:

Time UF Nano Day Events in the Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF)
08:00 – 09:00 AM Sign-In, pick-up T-Shirts, and Poster Set Up (NRF Lobby)
09:00 – 09:45 AM Seminar 1: Nanoparticle Characterization for Biomedical Applications
Dr. Ana C. Bohórquez, Postdoctoral Associate, HWCOE RSC (NRF 115)
09:45 – 10:15 AM Coffee Break and Networking (NRF Lobby)
10:15 – 11:00 AM Seminar 2: X-ray Computerized Tomography
Dr. Ed Stanley, Associate Scientist, Florida Museum of Natural History (NRF 115)
11:00 – 11:45 AM Seminar 3: Device Fabrication
Dr. David Hays, Engineer & Scientist, HWCOE Research Service Centers (NRF 115)
11:45 – 01:00 PM Poster Lightning Session and Lunch (NRF 115)
01:00 – 02:30 PM Nanotech Innovators Panel (NRF 115)
Dr. James Talton (founder of Nanotherapeutics )
Dr. Jon Dobson (UF faculty, founder of multiple nanoparticle start-ups)
Dr. Mark Sheplak (UF faculty, founder of ICT, a UF RSC spin out)
02:30 – 04:00 PM Poster Exhibition:
Session 1
(NRF Lobby)
Topics:
– Nanomaterials
– Nanochemical
– Nanoelectronics
– Nanomechanics
– Nanomedicine
– Nanoagriculture
NRF Instrument Labs (every 30 min)
Tool Demonstrations: Sign up at NRF front desk
(a)    X-Ray CT & 3D Printer (open to all)*
(b)    SEM – FEI Nova 430 w/EDS & CL (open to all)*
(c)    SEM – Tescan MIRA 3 (open to all)*
(d)    Cleanroom Tour (only faculty – 1 hour)
03:30 – 04:00 PM 100 Billion Nanometer Dash! (meet at NRF main door)
04:00 – 05:00 PM Poster Exhibition: Session 2 (NRF Lobby) – Topics: same as Session 1
05:00 – 05:30 PM Nano Trivia Game (NRF Lobby)
05:30 – 06:00 PM Awards Reception (NRF Lobby)

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