Archive for November, 2018

NanoBCA 2018 Fall News

Posted on November 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Now that the elections are over, changes are on the horizon for our nanotechnology community. Our next NanoBCA monthly conference call will include a comprehensive review based on the shift in leadership in the House of Representatives. Paul Stimers, Partner at K&L Gates and NanoBCA Policy Advisor, will offer insights into how the new political landscape will affect our nanotechnology community. In addition, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. will be discussing EPA and EHS legislation in the new Congress.








Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 2PM ET

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 485-924-077






NanoMech Applauded by Frost & Sullivan for Developing a Proprietary Nanotechnology-Based Platform to Produce High-Performance Coatings and Lubricants

The platform’s unprecedented ability to synthesize, deposit, manipulate and integrate novel materials at a nanoscale level allows it to create durable and customizable products
CISION PR Newswire






ANNOUNCEMENT: Omni Nano Receives Matching Pledge

Great news for nanotech education!  Omni Nano has been challenged to raise $100,000 by the end of the year.  That means every dollar you donate will be doubled (matched dollar-for-dollar) through December 31, 2018.  As always, donations are tax-deductible and proceeds will help inspire 5,000 new scientists and engineers.

Omni Nano’s founder, Dr. Marco Curreli, will be on the NanoBCA conference call on November 29th to personally announce this exciting news.

There has never been a better or more urgent time to support Omni Nano and their important mission.  That’s why I’ve already submitted my donation. Please join me and donate today!

For more information and to donate, visit:


Key Takeaways and Transcript Now Available for Technology Pathways Toward Commercializing Nanotechnology Webinar from September 19, 2018

– Katherine Barton, Laboratory and Production Manager of Nano-C
– Doug Singer, Executive Vice President in Charge of Manufacturing, Development and Commercialization of Cerlon Advanced Materials

A Big New Home for the Ultrasmall: MIT.nano building, the largest of its kind, will usher in a new age of nanoscale advancements
MIT News


On June 14th we completed a successful 17th Annual NanoBusiness Conference which featured experts from private industry, representatives from government agencies, and public policy leaders who explored the opportunities and challenges in the ongoing commercialization of nanotechnology-based products and nanomaterials.

Annual Individual Membership fee $250

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your contribution is tax-deductible.

Features of NanoBCA Individual Membership include:
– Invitation to participate on our monthly NanoBCA conference calls
– Networking Opportunity – access to members who have provided their email addresses for contact from other NanoBCA Members

Our members value the monthly conference calls and annual event.  These are the two major features of NanoBCA membership.

We hope you will be able to join our call on Thursday, November 29th. Wishing you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Final Agenda: Water 2.0 Conference 11/8 Pfeiffer University NC

Posted on November 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.










Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Pfeiffer University, North Carolina










Allison Chinchar, CNN International Weather Team Meteorologist spoke at our Water 2.0 Conference in Charlotte NC last fall on the subject of “Flooding From a Television Perspective.”  We are particularly excited about welcoming Allison back as a Keynote Speaker to our event this year, as she has been on the forefront of reporting on some of the most significant water events affecting our planet in recent history.





Pfeiffer University
Henry Pfeiffer Chapel
48380 US-52
Misenheimer NC 28109







We have a stellar roster of speakers featuring stakeholders who are driving significant change in the water industry.










9:30-10:00  Registration & Continental Breakfast

Opening Remarks and Introductions
– Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Conference Chair; VP Digital Transformation & CIO, Pfeiffer University; Author of Social Knowledge
– Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

10:00-11:30  State of American Water Infrastructure Repair
– Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director
– Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Conference Chair; VP Digital Transformation & CIO, Pfeiffer University; Author of Social Knowledge

11:30-12:30  Lunch

12:30-1:00  Connecting Water: Higher Education’s Role in Driving New Innovation
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Conference Chair; VP Digital Transformation & CIO, Pfeiffer University; Author of Social Knowledge

1:00-1:30 MicroEVAP: Solving Industry’s Wastewater Concentration Needs – 3 Customer Cases
Karen Sorber, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies

1:30-2:00  Payments in Utilities
– George Hochbrueckner, Member of Congress (D-NY01, 1987-95), Member New York State Assembly (1975-85), Electronics Engineer
– Hadi Akkad, Executive Vice President & Co-founder, Electronic Transaction Systems

2:00-2:45  What do we expect?  Flooding in a changing world
Carrie DeJaco, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Pfeiffer University

2:45-3:15  Yadkin Hydroelectric Project – New License, New Ownership
Mark Gross, Vice President Operations, Cube Hydro

3:15-3:45  Telecom Evolution in Water Infrastructure
Bobbi Harris, VP Market Strategy & Development, Utilities Technology Council

3:45-4:15  Water 2.0 – Digitalization of the Water Industry: The Implementation of IIoT
Alan Hinchman, Chief Innovation Officer, GrayMatter Systems

4:15-4:45  Using Nanotechnology for Dealing with Environmental Challenges of Water
Seamus Curran, PhD, Chairman/CEO, Integricote Inc. and Physics Professor, University of Houston

4:45-5:15  Hurricanes: When Water Is A Bad Thing
KEYNOTE: Allison Chinchar, Meteorologist, CNN International Weather Team

5:15-6:30  Post-Conference Networking

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio

Click here to see completed Water 2.0 events.