Colloquium Date: Monday, October 16, 2006
The University of Texas at Dallas; The School of
ManagementFor this and all sites
800 West Campbell Rd
TX 75080; 972-883-4568
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A bi-weekly event to present and discuss issues related to developments, applications and commercialization of nanotechnology.
Angle on the Nano World:
Texas Research, Texas Policy, and Texas
Speaker: Larry R. Faulkner,
Houston Endowment Inc.
(VIDEO CONFERENCED FROM THE AUSTIN OFFICE OF WINSTEAD SECHREST
& MINICK P.C.)
Abstract: This presentation will begin with a discussion
of nanoscience and nanotechnology as the natural “next chapter” in
the science and technology of materials and devices and will stress
the futility of any regional or institutional attempt to “capture
the field.” Aspects where early, sizable technological payoffs could
arise will be discussed, then the presentation will turn more
specifically to the scene in Texas. The relative strengths of Texas
science and technology in the nano world will be analyzed, and
policy options for sustaining or enlarging the strategic position
for Texas will be outlined. Finally, some particular comments will
be provided for those interested in business ventures based in this
Bio: Larry R. Faulkner is President of Houston Endowment,
a private philanthropy established by Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones.
He is also President Emeritus of The University of Texas at Austin.
He holds a B.S. degree from Southern Methodist University and a
Ph.D. in chemistry from The University of Texas at
Dr. Faulkner served on the chemistry faculties of
Harvard University, the University of Illinois, and the University
of Texas. At Illinois he was also Head of the Department of
Chemistry, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
In 1998, he
returned to the University of Texas at Austin as the 27th president,
and served into 2006. He oversaw a seven-year capital campaign that
raised over $1.6 billion. He also appointed and supported the work
of the Commission of 125, a citizens’ group that provided guidance
on the future of the University and its relationship to the
In 25 years of scientific research, Dr. Faulkner
contributed in several areas, but a major focus was on the motion of
charge and energy in supermolecular structures, an area that now
would be called nanoscience. He is co-author (with Allen J. Bard) of
the prominent text, Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and
Applications, and is co-inventor (with Peixin He and James Avery) of
the cybernetic potentiostat, which had a lasting impact on the
design of commercial analytical instruments.
He has been
recognized with the Electrochemical Society’s Edward Goodrich
Acheson Medal, the American Chemical Society Award in Analytical
Chemistry, the U.S. Department of Energy Award for Outstanding
Scientific Achievement in Materials Chemistry, and the Charles N.
Reilly Award of the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry. He is a
member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Faulkner is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Internet2 and also
serves on the boards of Temple-Inland, Sandia National Laboratories,
and Guaranty Bank.
VENUE: You may attend the presentation from any
one of these law offices of Winstead Sechrest &
or from UT Dallas
AUSTIN: Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
401 Congress Av., Ste 2100, Austin, TX 78701;
The University of Texas at Dallas,
The School of Management,
800 West Campbell Road, Room SOM1.502 map
Richardson, TX 75080; 972-883-4568
HOUSTON: Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
910 Travis St., Ste 2400
Houston, TX 77002; 713-650-2669
SAN ANTONIO: Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
700 N. St Mary St., Ste 1900
San Antonio, TX 78205; 210-277-6800
THE WOODLANDS: Winstead Sechrest & Minick
600 Town Center One, 1450 Lake Robbins Drive,
The Woodlands, TX 77380; 281-681-5900
Program begins at 11:30am with a complimentary
provided by Winstead. Presentation begins at
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Chairman: Dr. Zvi Yaniv
Registration deadline is Friday, September 22 at
To register, please send an email to Deepika Misra
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Nanomaterials Applications Center
Walter J Trybula, Ph.D.
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
DVDs of selected presentations from previous
speakers are available for a small fee (contact
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