The National Nanomanufacturing Network is pleased to welcome two additional Contributing Editors who will round out the NNN's Editorial Team for 2010. Daniel Herr and Vincent Caprio will bring their expertise to bear on Advanced Processes + Tools and Business + Entrepreneurship focus areas for InterNano.
"InterNano is very pleased to have Dan and Vincent joining our editorial staff," commented Jeff Morse, Managing Director of the NNN. "Dan provides key leadership for the semiconductor industry and the tool manufacturers, and Vincent contributes his wealth of experience with emerging technologies and applications from the broader nanobusiness community."
Dr. Herr is Semiconductor Research Corporation's Director of Nanomanufacturing Sciences research. He leads an international team that provides vision, guidance, and leveraged support for a number of the world class collaborative interdisciplinary university research programs on emerging nanoelectronics related materials and assembly methods, environmentally benign high performance manufacturing, and enabling nano-characterization technology options. He also is exploring emerging research opportunities in bioelectronics, ultra low power systems, and energy harvesting. He held senior engineering positions at Honeywell Corporation, during the VHSIC program, and Shipley Company, in Japan, where he helped bring an R&D facility on-line. He also founded Avatar R&D Corporation, a materials, process, and product design consulting firm. Dr. Herr serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, where he co-develops and co-teaches an interdisciplinary graduate level course on The Materials Science of Nanoelectronics. Dr. Herr provides ongoing technical leadership for the Semiconductor Industry Association's Lithography, Metrology, and ESH International Technology Working Groups. He co-founded and co-chairs the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors [ITRS] International Technology Working Group on Emerging Research Materials and co-chairs several international conferences and workshops. He also serves as Senior Editor for IEEE Transactions in Nanotechnology, Associate Editor for the Journal of Nanoparticle Research, and Reviewer for JVST A. Dr. Herr's technical accomplishments include a suite of optimization software, more robust than Taguchi's methodology, twelve foundational patents and fourteen pending patent applications, in areas such as: Defect tolerant patterning, controlled nanotube synthesis and placement, deterministic semiconductor doping, and ultimate CMOS devices. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering for specific achievements in the design, development, and commercialization of two early families of chemically amplified resists and for addressing critical patterning and control challenges in the deep nano-domain. His 45+ publications cover topics from mechanistic chemistry to strategic industry trends in nanoelectronics. He has given over 100 invited presentations and seminars, globally.
Vincent Caprio is the founder and Executive Director of the New York NanoBusiness Alliance as well as the Vice President of the national NanoBusiness Alliance. Mr. Caprio is one of the foremost advocates for government funding of emerging technologies at both the State and Federal levels. Mr. Caprio has testified before the state legislatures of New York and Connecticut, and has participated in the NanoBusiness Alliance’s public policy tour of Washington, D.C. for the past eight years. Mr. Caprio is the founder and event director of the 8th Annual NanoBusiness Alliance Conference which was held in Chicago, IL September 8-10, 2009. During the past four years (2006-2009), Mr. Caprio was an invited speaker and guest lecturer on Nanotechnology at, NanoBusiness Alliance Conferences, New York State Investors Conference 2007& 2008, University of Pennsylvania, PMI, Chemical Week 2007 & 2009, RPI, Always-On Going Green, IMAPS-New England, New York Photonics & RRPC, Commercialization of NanoMaterials 2007, The Food and Drug Law Institute, The Nanotechnology Institute-Philadelphia 2008 & 2009, Empire State Pension Conference, Pharma MedDevice, Livingston Nanotechnology Conference 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009, Quantum Dots 2006 & 2007, 2008 MAC and The Water Innovations Conference. Mr. Caprio is a 20-year publishing and tradeshow industry veteran with an impressive track record of launching events focusing on emerging technology markets. Mr. Caprio joined the NanoBusiness Alliance Conference as the founder and event director in 2002, to steer the launch of the highly successful NanoBusiness Alliance event series www.nanobusiness2009.com and www.nanoenergysummit.org in 2008 & 2009. In 2003 & 2004, Mr. Caprio served as the event director in the launch of The Emerging Technologies Conference in association with MIT’s Technology Review Magazine. Mr. Caprio has served as a consultant to the leading emerging technology research and advisory firm Lux Research, for its Lux Executive Summit in 2005 & 2006. In 2002, Mr. Caprio served as the Event Director and Program Director of the Forbes/IBM Executive Summit. Prior to joining the NanoBusiness Alliance, Mr. Caprio was event director for Red Herring Conferences, producing the company’s Venture Market conferences and Annual Summit reporting to Red Herring Magazine founder and publisher Tony Perkins.