I am honored and excited to speak at the Nanomanufacturing Conference http://manufacturing.nanoevent.org/ on August 15th in Greensboro, NC. North Carolina’s Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN), the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA), and the North Carolina Aerospace Alliance have joined forces to bring global technology and business leaders together for the Nanomanufacturing Conference.


Room block rate is $93 per night

Nanotechnology is rapidly transforming industries from medicine to energy to manufacturing. Since the passage of the 21st Century Nanotechnology R&D Act, the U.S. has spent $24 billion in the science of nanotechnology. The science is rapidly becoming the business of nanotechnology, creating thousands of new start-ups, bolstering nearly every industry across the globe, and bringing life changing innovations to market that already improve lives around the world.

“North Carolina is a national leader in nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing”, noted Griffith Kundahl, Executive Director of COIN. “We are already seeing its steady impact on the manufacturing sector, creating jobs in clean energy, aerospace, medicine and biotech, materials and other areas.”

Topics to be addressed during the conference sessions include: Nano Particle Manufacturing, Nanomanufacturing for Aerospace Applications, Manufacturing for Nanobiotechnology Applications, Nanomanufacturing for Energy, Materials and Other Applications.

Along with our partners at North Carolina’s Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, we have assembled a tremendous lineup of keynote speakers touching on the topics that are transforming nanotechnology into nanobusiness. I am looking forward to this event because we are listening to technical presentations in regard to nanomanufacturing.

The conference will feature a dynamic lineup of speakers, including:
– Dr. Altaf (Tof) Carim, Assistant Director for Nanotechnology, OSTP, Executive Office of the United States President
– John H. Dorr, Vice President of Business Development, Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
– Joseph Piché, CEO & Founder, Eikos
– Dr. Jeffrey Morse, Managing Director, National Nanomanufacturing Network
– Charles Gause, Founder and President, AxNano, LLC
– James G. Ryan, Ph.D., Founding Dean, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
– Professor David L. Carroll, Ph.D., Director, Center for Nanotechnology & Molecular Materials, Wake Forest University
– Steve Wilcenski, General Manager, Custom Products Business Unit, MEMSCAP Group
– Dr. Ruben Carbonell, Professor of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
– Ajit Kelkar, Ph.D., Professor & Nanoengineering Dept. Chair, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
– Richard Czerw, Ph.D., CEO, NanoTech Labs, Inc.
– John Ting-Yung Wen, Ph.D., Professor, Center for Automation Technologies and Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

For more information on the Nanomanufacturing Conference, go to: http://manufacturing.nanoevent.org. For those interested in speaking at this groundbreaking event, please contact Vincent Caprio at vincent@nanobca.org. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Graeme Ossey at graeme@nanobiotech.org


For all of you who are scientists, this is a wonderful article in Wired Magazine. Please enjoy.
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Enjoy your summer reading. I would like to leave you with this quote of the day.
“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”
– Albert Einstein


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