The 2010 Gordon Conference on Composites will present cutting-edge research on “The Development of Sustainable and Nanotechnology-Inspired Multi-Functional Composites.” The conference will bring together a wide range of eminent scientists and engineers to discuss the technical challenges that must be resolved and fundamental knowledge that must be generated to unleash the promise of nanotechnology integration in composite materials in a manner that secures and optimizes new materials development for future generations. The Conference will feature a wide range of topics, such as the physics of nanoparticle dispersion, novel surface treatments that promote exfoliation/functionality, sustainable/biodegradable nanocomposites, the mechanicanical properties of nanocomposites (the Nano-Effect), nanocomposites modeling (How should it really be done!), nanoscale confinement effects and nanocomposite properties, and innovative pathways to multi-functional nanocomposites. In a departure from previous conferences, two graduate student poster presenters will be selected from their submitted abstracts for short talks, with the submission deadline for consideration being December 7, 2009. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.