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Abstract Submission & Registration is now open at http://signup.rice.edu/weekofnano/ .

If you have any questions please contact Valerie Moore at nanoevent@rice.edu.

All symposia are free to the everyone.  Keynote lunches, meals and special events are associated with minimal fees.

Rice Faculty, Staff and Students: While most meals and events are free, YOU MUST REGISTER for the specific events and meal you wish to attend.  A valid Rice ID may be required to verify status.

Buckyball Discovery Conference

 

Monday, October 11, 2010

TT Chao Symposium on Innovation

Shell Auditorium, McNair Hall, Jones Graduate School, Rice University

8:00 - 8:30 am
    
Breakfast & Registration



8:30 - 9:00 am
  Welcoming Remarks
     Wade Adams, Director, Smalley Institute
     President David Leebron, Rice University



9:00 - 10:30 am
 
  Nobel Session: a fireside chat with the buckyball discovery team
     Welcome: Albert Chao, President and CEO, Westlake Chemical
    
Moderator: Thomas Tritton, President, Chemical Heritage Foundation
     Buckyball Research Team
          Robert Curl, University Professor Emeritus, Rice University
          Sir Harold Kroto, Professor of Chemistry, Florida State University
          James Heath, Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
          Sean O'Brien, Senior Member Technical Staff, Texas Instruments




10:30 - 10:50 am
  Networking Break



10:50 - 12:30 pm
  Nobel Session (continued)



12:30 - 2:00 pm
  Keynote Lunch
    
Ray Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation



2:00 - 3:20 pm

Carbon Nanotechnology I
     Donald Huffman, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Arizona
          introduced by Rice University
     Mildred Dresselhaus, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
          introduced by Pulickel Ajayan, Rice University
 



3:20 - 3:40 pm

Networking Break



3:40 - 5:00 pm

Carbon Nanotechnology I (continued)
     Phaedon Avouris, IBM Fellow, Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York
          introduced by Junichiro Kono, Rice University
     Andreas Hirsch, Organic Chemistry Chair, Friedrich-Alexander Universitat
          introduced by Rice University
 
National Historic Chemical Landmark
Discovery of the Buckminsterfullerene
Rice University

Rice University has been awarded a National Historic Chemical Landmark for Space Science Building where the buckyball was discovered in 1985.  The first in Texas!


Monday, October 11
Joe Francisco, President of the American Chemical Society
will present the NHCL plaque to
Mayor Parker, Rice President Leebron, and Nobel Laureate Curl.

Space Science Courtyard, Rice University
5:30-7:30 pm
6:15 pm NHCL Presentation
register at http://buckyball.smalley.rice.edu/registration
food and drink will be served
$20/person accepted through online registration (kids free)

Bring the family and invite friends.  There will be hand-on activities and nano-planetarium shows about the space elevator and gold nanoshells.



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Shell Auditorium, McNair Hall, Jones Graduate School, Rice University

8:00 - 8:45 am
    
Breakfast & Registration



8:45 - 9:00 am
  Welcoming Remarks
     Wade Adams, Director, Smalley Institute



9:00 - 10:20 am
 
  Carbon Nanotechnology II
     Hongjie Dai, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
          introduced by Rice University
     Morinobu Endo, Professor of Electronic & Electrical Engineering,
     Shinshu University
          introduced by Rice University



10:20 - 10:40 am
  Networking Break



10:40 - 12:00 pm
  Carbon Nanotechnology II (continued)
     Marvin Cohen, University Professor, University of California at Berkeley
          introduced by Rice University
     Andre Geim, Professor of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Manchester
          introduced by Rice University



12:00 - 1:30 pm
  Keynote Lunch
    
Malcolm Gillis, Rice University



1:30 - 3:20 pm

Nanotechnology Occupational EH&S
     Kristen Kulinowski, Rice University, Session Chair
     Charles Geraci
     Bruce Libby
     Larry Gibbs
     Dave Hobson
 



3:20 - 3:40 pm

Networking Break



3:40 - 5:00 pm

Nanotechnology Occupational EH&S (continued)
     Pam Rosett
     Charlie Gause
     Walt Trybula



5:00 - 7:00 pm

Poster Session and Dinner


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Shell Auditorium, McNair Hall, Jones Graduate School, Rice University

8:00 - 8:30 am
    
Breakfast & Registration



8:30 - 10:10 am
  Breakout Sessions
     Advanced Materials (Shell Auditorium, Jones School)
          presented by CONTACT & LANCER  
     Biology and Medicine (Room 318, Jones School)
          presented by the Smalley Institute 



10:10 - 10:30 am
  Networking Break



10:30 - 12:00 pm
  Breakout Sessions (continued)



12:00 - 1:00 pm
  Networking Lunch



1:00 - 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions:
     Advanced Materials (Shell Auditorium, Jones School)
          presented by CONTACT & LANCER  
     Corrosion and Energy (Room 318, Jones School)
          presented by the National Corrosion Center 
 



3:00 - 3:20 pm

Networking Break



3:20 - 5:20 pm

Breakout Sessions (continued)



6:00 - 7:30 pm

Civic Scientist Lecture
     presented by Lockheed Martin Corporation 
     co-sponsored by the Baker Institute , Rice University
          Robert Curl, University Professor Emeritus, Rice University
          Sir Harold Kroto, Professor of Chemistry, Florida State University

 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Shell Auditorium, McNair Hall, Jones Graduate School, Rice University

7:30 - 8:00 am
    
Breakfast & Registration



8:00 - 10:20 am
  Advanced Materials (Shell Auditorium, Jones School)
     presented by CONTACT & LANCER 



10:20 - 10:40 am
  Networking Break



10:40 - 1:00 pm
  Advanced Materials (continued)



1:00 - 1:30 pm
  Networking Lunch



1:30 - 5:00 pm

CONTACT Review (closed)
LANCER Review (closed)