Archive for March, 2017

Save the Date: 16th Annual NanoBusiness Conference – Thurs 6/15 DC

Posted on March 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

16th Annual NanoBusiness Conference
Thursday, June 15, 2017 – Washington DC

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) returns to Washington DC on Thursday, June 15th for our 16th Annual Conference! Join us as we welcome leading experts from private industry who are commercializing nanomaterials; representatives from government agencies and public policy leaders.


NanoBCA Members at 2016 NanoBusiness Conference on June 14th.


K&L Gates
1601 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-1600


How the EPA chief could gut the agency’s climate change regulations
The Hill

Hope to see you on June 15th in DC!

NanoBCA Recommends: Nanotechnology Technician Workforce Training Survey

Posted on March 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

NanoBCA requests your participation with the following survey:

Is there a need for a Philadelphia/Mid-Atlantic-based program? What would this training program look like to best serve your industry’s needs?


The Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Community College of Philadelphia would like to start a workforce training program to provide training and education in nanotechnology processes. We are determining the need for technicians with skills and knowledge in nanotechnology-related processes in industries in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Would a 1-year proficiency certificate or a 2-year Associate’s degree training program help provide a workforce that would meet your technical staffing needs?  Your expert opinion will help shape whether this program goes forward and if so, what the program looks like. All responses collected from this survey will be aggregated anonymously and not published. If you would like to include contact information for future purposes, there is a section for that at the end of the survey.

If you have any questions or prefer to talk about your nanotechnology workforce needs over the phone, rather than complete this survey, please call Linda Gerz at the number listed below. We are not trying to sell or commit you to anything. We simply would like your realistic input as to whether a program like this would be valuable for the region.

We thank you for answering this short survey.

Survey Link:


Linda Gerz, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (, 215-751-8623)
Randy Libros, Professor of Physics, at the Community College of Philadelphia


Kristin Field, Education Programs
Mark Allen, Scientific Director, Singh Center for Nanotechnology


We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become Individual Members of the NanoBCA. Individual Membership includes participation on our monthly conference call. Our next call is on Thursday, March 23rd at 2PM ET. Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member. The annual Individual Membership fee is $150.

Thank you for your participation on the survey.

Water 2.0 Recommends: Unlock the Value of AMI Investments 2/28 11AM PT/2PM ET

Posted on March 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Water 2.0 would like to recommend:

Waterside Chats – Hosted by WaterSmart Software
Unlock the Value of AMI Investments
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
11AM PT / 2PM ET

Transitioning to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is complex, time consuming, and expensive. Utility managers are challenged to integrate AMI with various other utility systems while also creating flexibility for future improvements. Also, utilities often fail to leverage the plethora of AMI data to improve operational efficiency.

This WaterSide Chat brings together two experts that will discuss how to overcome challenges associated with upgrading a metering system to AMI. Joe Ball is the Director of Solutions Marketing at Itron, Inc. Joe brings decades of experience helping utility managers optimize their existing metering systems. Spencer Cashwell is a Program Technician at the City of Bend, Oregon who brings 20 years of experience implementing, deploying and managing water metering systems. He’s been instrumental to the City of Bend’s multi-year transition to AMI.

We hope you can join the conversation on Tuesday, February 28th.