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Next Generation Power via Man-Made Nanomotors and Nano-enabled Alternative Energy Technologies

Thursday, January 29, 2009
5:30 - 8:30 pm

New sources of energy are critically important to power our future and our economy. Where will these new sources of alternative energy it come from? The remarkable performance of biomotors is inspiring scientists to create synthetic nano-machines that mimic the function of these amazing natural systems. This presentation will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing artificial nano-motors. While artificial nanomotors pale compared to nature biomotors, recent advances indicate significant improvements in the velocity, motion control, cargo-towing force and lifetime of such catalytic nano-motors. The improved performance of chemically-powered artificial nano-motors could pave the way to exciting and important applications and to sophisticated nanoscale devices performing complex tasks. Join us for this exciting program featuring lead-edge nanotechnologies from world renown nanotech experts.

About Our Speaker(s)

Adriana Vela
President and CEO NanoBioNexus
After many years of tracking leading-edge technologies in the high-tech industry, Adriana entered the Life Sciences arena embarking in projects such as BioAgenda Programs, an independent think-tank focused on addressing the defining issues of the biotech industry through a series of issues and policy forums where she was Development Director. Prior to founding NanoBioNexus, Adriana was at the forefront of the nanobiotechnology sector and was instrumental in building and shaping similar organizations in Silicon Valley from the ground up.

Kenneth Vecchio
Research focuses on structure-property relations in advanced materials with emphasis on applications in dynamic loading events for both civilian and defense-related fields. Central to much of this research is a focus on nanoscale structure control to enhance novel properties and material performance. Design of nanoscale structures to improved bulk metallic glass materials is an active area of research. In addition, Prof. Vecchio has a strong interest in biomimetic research into synthesis processes for structural materials, particularly exploiting the hierarchical structure of marine skeletal materials for biomedical implant applications.

Joseph Wang
The most cited scientist in the world of engineering is a chemist -- Professor Joseph Wang of New Mexico State University -- according to the Institute for Scientific Information.
Wang’s work in the development of sensor and microchip devices landed him at the top of ISI’s list of the world’s most cited scientists in engineering for the past decade, 1991-2001. He will be honored, along with other top scientists in engineering, physics and computer science, June 17 at the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education in Montreal, Canada.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 5:30 - 8:30 pm on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at:

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
    3580 Carmel Mtn Rd.
    San Diego, California 92130

Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

Fish and Richardson
Fish & Richardson P.C. is a national law firm with over 400 lawyers in ten offices: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Delaware, New York, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Twin Cities, and Washington, DC. The firm is one of the largest firms practicing intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law and the only firm with a truly national intellectual property practice. Founded in 1878, the firm represented Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers. For 125 years we have served great innovators, helping to protect countless ideas, nurture discoveries, and bring new concepts to market. The firm prosecuted and litigated many of the fundamental patents of an industrialized America, serving corporations creating the cutting-edge technologies of the day: the telephone, the air-brake, the steam turbine, the automobile, and the radio. Frederick Fish, the firm's founder, was for many years the acknowledged leader of the patent bar of the entire country at a time when patents were more important than they had ever been. Today, the firm continues to represent great innovators working in cutting-edge technologies. In fact, Fish represents 11 of the top 25 World's Most Innovative Companies, as identified in a Spring 2007 Business Week survey.

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Founded in 1933, Mintz Levin has grown into a versatile law firm of nearly 500 highly qualified and dedicated attorneys representing diverse international clients in many industries who turn to us for a wide range of legal services and resources. Our offices are located in Boston, Washington DC, New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Stamford (CT), and London. Our clients include:

* Entrepreneurs, Research Scientists, Investors, Underwriters, Directors and Officers
* Start-Ups and Emerging Growth Companies
* Privately Held and Family Businesses
* Fortune 500 Companies
* Medical and Academic institutions, public agencies and industry associations

About Our Partner(s)

Founded in 2004, NanoBioNexus has grown to be the premier nanobiotechnology industry organization that showcases the latest nanotechnology research with a special interest in life sciences. Headquartered in San Diego, California and with offices in Tucson AZ, San Jose California and Vancouver WA, NanoBioNexus and its affiliate University Chapters provides regular forums that present relevant nanotechnologies and discusses the impact and opportunities for industry professionals, academics, commercial companies and investors. Issues and challenges vital to this emerging field are also examined with scientific experts and industry pundits.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Carey Harrington ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.