2009 Keynote Speakers

Mihail Roco

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

Dr. Roco is the founding chair of the National Science and Technology Council's subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET), and is the Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology at the National Science Foundation. He also coordinated the programs on academic liaison with industry (GOALI). Prior to joining National Science Foundation, he was Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky (1981-1995), and held visiting professorships at the California Institute of Technology (1988-89), Johns Hopkins University (1993-1995), Tohoku University (1989), and Delft University of Technology (1997-98).

John Rogers

Professor John Rogers
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

Professor John A. Rogers obtained BA and BS degrees in chemistry and in physics from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1989. From MIT, he received SM degrees in physics and in chemistry in 1992 and the PhD degree in physical chemistry in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, Rogers was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard University Society of Fellows. He joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff in the Condensed Matter Physics Research Department in 1997, and served as Director of this department from 2000-2002. He currently holds the Flory-Founder Chair in Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign with a primary appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and affiliate appointments with the Beckman Institute, the Materials Research Laboratory as well as the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Science and Engineering and Chemistry. Rogers' research includes fundamental and applied aspects of nano and molecular scale fabrication as well as materials and patterning techniques for unusual format electronics and photonic systems.

Chris Hartshorn

Chris Hartshorn, Ph.D.
Research Director
Lux Research, Inc.

Chris leads the research team for the consulting practice of Lux Research. Since joining the company, he has advised a broad range of entities - multinationals, start-ups, government organizations, investment banks and venture capitalists - on a range of emerging technology projects. These projects have covered a variety of clean technology areas including green buildings, water recycling, alternative fuels, wireless energy systems and photovoltaics, providing guidance on the specific technologies of relevance today to the technologies and adoption landscapes that will shape the future. He was also lead author on Lux's most recent report addressing environmental health and safety issues relating to nanotechnology and has advised multiple clients in the field of nanotechnology adoption and the applications it will impact. Prior to joining Lux Research, Chris worked for General Electric as a global technology manager in its Advanced Materials business, as well as a product developer within the Plastics business. Originally from New Zealand, where he obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Canterbury, Chris then undertook post-doctoral research at the University of North Carolina. This was followed by a position as Senior Scientist contracted to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, after which he joined GE. He is the author of over 25 scientific articles and reviews, and co-inventor of numerous patents in the field of chemical and materials development.

David Narum

David Narum
FEI Corp.

David Narum joined FEI Co . (Hillsboro, Ore.) in August of 2001 as vice president of R&D for the beam technology division, and was promoted to general manager in July 2002. In May 2003, he was appointed CTO. Prior to FEI, he worked as executive director of advanced technology at Applied Epi, a molecular beam epitaxy equipment supplier. From 1990-2000, Narum was with Physical Electronics Inc. (PHI) as R&D director. Previously, he held research positions at Honeywell and Control Data Corporation. Narum has a B.A. in physics from St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.), an MSEE from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. (EE) from Stanford University. FEI Company manufactures focused ion- and e-beam technologies for three-dimensional (3-D) characterization, analysis and modification in the nanoscale arena.

Omkaram Nalamasu

Omkaram Nalamasu
Deputy Corporate CTO
Vice President, Advanced Technologies Group
Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA

Omkaram Nalamasu is currently the Deputy corporate CTO of Applied Materials and Vice President of Advanced Technologies at Applied Materials. In his role at Applied, Dr. Nalamasu leads Applied Material's research and innovation efforts through the funding/incubation of long term R&D/product development activities, spearheads investments into global academia and consortia, and guides Applied Ventures' investments into start-ups. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Research and NYSTAR Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering as well as Professor of Chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Professor Nalamasu was also the founding director of $20 MM Center for Future Energy Systems founded to help meet NY State's goal of attaining 25% of its energy needs by renewable sources by year 2012. Professor Nalamasu conceived and founded CCNI (Center for Computational Nanotechnology Innovations), a $100 MM program established in partnership with NY state, and IBM in creating world's fastest university based supercomputing center at RPI. Prior to RPI, Dr. Nalamasu was the chief technical officer of the New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium, a public/private nonprofit enterprise he co-founded to foster nanotechnology partnerships across academia, industry, and government using Bell Labs' $400 M device fabrication facilities in Murray Hill, NJ. Prior to joining Rensselaer in 2002, Dr. Nalamasu held several key research and development leadership positions in AT&T Bell Laboratories, Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies, and Agere Systems in Murray Hill, N.J. He previously served as Director of Bell Laboratories' Nanofabrication Research Laboratory, MEMS and Waveguides Research, Condensed Matter Physics organizations.

Shaochen Chen

Shaochen Chen
Program Director for Nanomanufacturing
National Science Foundation

Dr. Chen is the Program Director of NanoManufacturing at NSF. He is on leave from the University of Texas at Austin where he is a Henderson Centennial Endowed Faculty Fellow and Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Dr. Chen received a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999. His current research interest includes nanophotonics, nanomanufacturing, biomaterials and nanomedicine, ultrafast science and engineering, thermal / fluid Transport in micro and nano-systems.