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NNI Winter 2018 Symposium Registration

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Winter Symposium 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Location:  Pappajohn Business Building (PBB), W151 Tippie Auditorium - 21 East Market Street, Iowa City

3:30-4:30 PM   What drives and impedes the development of a sustainable energy policy for the USA? Separating the hope from the hype

          Professor Martin Moskovits, University of California, Santa Barbara

Friday, March 2, 2018

Location:  First floor Iowa Advance Technology Laboratories (IATL) - 205 N Madison, Iowa City

12-1:30 PM      Lunch and Poster Session (Please Register below)

1:30-1:40 PM   Welcome and NNI @UI Overview

          Professor Amanda Haes and Professor Syed Mubeen

1:40-2:40 PM   Single-Nanoparticle Sensors of Nano-bio Interactions

          Professor Teri W. Odom, Northwestern University

2:45-3:20 PM   Combining Electronic Structure Calculations and Thermodynamics Modeling to Predict Nanomaterial Reactivity, Transformation, and Dissolution

          Professor Sara E. Mason, University of Iowa

3:20-3:30 PM   Refreshments Break

3:30-4:30 PM   Plasmon-assisted Artificial Photosynthesis

          Professor Martin Moskovits, University of California, Santa Barbara

4:30 PM           Reception and Posters

About our Speakers

Martin Moskovits is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, surface chemistry, engineering and fabrication of nanomaterials including plasmonic nanoparticles and nanostructures, and solar energy conversion. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the City College of New York, Chief Technology Officer at API Technologies and President of its NanoOpto subsidiary, Dean of Science at UC Santa Barbara, and Chair of the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto. He also co-founded Spectra Fluidics, a startup company dedicating to developing sensors based on microfluidics. He is recipient of several prestigious awards including a Killam Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and Ellis Lippincott Prize of the American Optical Society. Professor Moskovits served as a member of the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Chemical Physics and the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Research Corporation’s Award Program Advisory Committee, and U.S. Department of Energy’s Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Optical Society of America, and the Royal Society of Canada

Teri W. Odom is Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Associate Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) at Northwestern University. She is an expert in designing structured nanoscale materials that exhibit extraordinary size and shape-dependent optical properties. Odom has received numerous honors and awards; select ones include being named a U.S. Department of Defense Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow; a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Harvard University; an NIH Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health; the MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award; an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship; an NSF CAREER Award; and a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. She is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, and Royal Society of Chemistry and is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of ACS Nano, Chemical Physics Letters, Materials Horizons, Annual Reviews of Physical Chemistry, Chemical Society Reviews, and Nano Letters. She serves as founding Executive Editor of the journal ACS Photonics (2013 - ).

Sara E. Mason is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa. Professor Mason's group uses computational chemistry including density functional theory and electronic structure methods to study technologically important nanomaterials, as well as their transformations in and impacts on the environment. Professor Mason is a member of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research and the Iowa Informatics Initiative at the University of Iowa.  She is a Senior Investigator in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN), an NSF Center for Chemical Innovation that partners top researchers from twelve universities.  She is also a Safe Zone Program Facilitator and the Councilor of the local Iowa Section of the American Chemical Society.  Professor Mason is the recipient of several awards and has been recognized nationally as a recipient of an NSF-CAREER award and a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship.