2013 marks a special occasion for our Nanotechnology Community.  December will mark the 10th Anniversary of President Bush’s signing of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.  Many of America’s Nanotechnology leaders will be joining us in Philadelphia.








Our Informatics for Nanomanufacturing and Nanomanufacturing Summit 2013/NanoBusiness Conference is less than 30 days away.  Our 3 day conference, October 15-17th, is located on the historic grounds of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.







REGISTER TODAY – 3 Day Program $500
Please remember to register for the Philadelphia conference ASAP.  Seating is limited.

Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Center City
1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Book your reservation.
Please refer to the “Nano Conference” when making reservations.

A block of rooms have been reserved for October 14-17, 2013.
The special room rate of $165/night will be available until the group block is sold out.

This year’s conference has several new components.  We have 2 events over 3 days and have added new tracks to our Program.
For the first time, we will be hosting Informatics for Nanomanufacturing on Tuesday, October 15th.

Welcome and Introduction to Informatics for Nanomanufacturing
– Mark Tuominen (National Nanomanufacturing Network)

Nanomaterial Database
– Kim Guzan (RTI International)

– Jessica Adamick (National Nanomanufacturing Network)

– Dr. Mihail C. Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation

Materials Genome Initiative
– Linda Horton (U.S. Department of Energy)

National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure
– Lisa Friedersdorf, Senior Policy Analyst & Program Manager NSIs, NNCO

US-EU Communities of Research
– Dr. Jeffrey Morse, Managing Director, National Nanomanufacturing Network
– Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association

ManufacturingHUB and the National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium
– Steven Shade (Purdue University)

Stalking the Materials Genome: A Data-Driven Approach to the Virtual Design of Nanostructured Polymers
– Curt Breneman (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Evening Reception with Nanomanufacturing Summit attendees
Posters available

Another first time presentation will be the inclusion of a Graphene Development & Commercialization track on Thursday, October 17th sponsored by the Graphene Stakeholder’s Association led by Stephen Waite, Co-Founder of the GSA.

Session 1: Developing Graphene: Standards, Tools, Nomenclature
– Moderator: Keith Blakely, Co-founder, Graphene Stakeholders Association
– Dr. Andrew Pollard, Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory
– Dr. Toby Sainsbury, Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory
– Dr. Angela Hight Walker, Senior Scientist, NIST

Session 2: Graphene Production: Recipes for Success
– Moderator: Dr. Alan Rae, Co-founder, Graphene Stakeholders Association
– Dr. Elena Polyakova, Founder and CEO, Graphene Labs
– Ray Gibbs, Commercial Director, Haydale

Session 3: Graphene Roadmap – Innovation and Commercialization Prospects
– Moderator: Stephen Waite, Co-founder, Graphene Stakeholders Association
– Mike Patterson, CEO, Graphene Frontiers
– Jon Myers, CEO, Graphene Technologies

In addition, Our very successful Nanomanufacturing track returns on Wednesday, October 16th.  Speakers include:
– Paul Clayson, President & CEO, HzO Inc.
– David J. Arthur, CEO, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc.
– Joe Piche, CEO, Eikos
– Dan Russell, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Operations, Pixelligent Technologies, LLC
– Scott Jacobs, Vice President Product Development, Treasurer & Director, Quantum Confined

Reality Bites: EPA Withdraws Two Draft Chemical Rules
By Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Bridgelux Ranked Among Inc. 500|5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company For Third Consecutive Year

Remember – Manufacturing Day is October 4, 2013

Intel CEO announces 14-nanometer processors, predicts sub-$100 tablets

Nanotechnology OEHS Boot Camps
Our Professional Development programs are designed to provide attendees with the tools and experience needed to create Nanotechnology OEHS programs.  Upcoming Boot Camps include:
– Oct. 11, 2013 – Kansas City, Missouri (Mini Boot Camp)
– Oct. 28-30, 2013 – Austin, Texas (Full Boot Camp)
– Nov. 11, 2013 – Frederica, Delaware (Mini Boot Camp)
We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become individual members of the NanoBCA.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

Looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia.


Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association