Colloquium Date: Monday, October 15, 2007
A bi-weekly event to present and discuss issues related to developments, applications and commercialization of nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology at GE
Margaret Blohm & Loucas Tsakalakos
(VIDEO CONFERENCED FROM GE GLOBAL RESEARCH CENTER, NISKAYUNA, NY)
Since 2001 GE Global Research has established 6 advanced technology (AT) programs
exploring long term technology spaces of interest to the Company, nanotechnology
being one of these programs. GE views nanotechnology as the ultimate materials
science in that it may enable novel materials properties that can ultimately
impact multiple systems and applications. As such, five materials platforms have
been established to explore common technology themes related to the synthesis,
properties, and performance of nanomaterials based on them. These are: (a) nanoparticles,
(b) nanowires and nanotubes, (c) nanoceramics, (d) metal nanocomposites,
(e) hybrid nanomaterials. A review of these Nanotech AT program platforms will
be provided along with a broader description of GE and activities at GE Global Research.
Bio: Margaret M. Blohm, Ph.D
Dr. Blohm received her PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Minnesota
in 1985. She holds more than 10 U.S. patents, with a specialty in the chemistry
of polymers. She joined GE Global Research in Niskayuna, N.Y., in 1987. In 1997,
she was named Lab Manager of the Weatherables and Special Effects Laboratory,
where she worked on projects in support of GE Plastics. Today she is responsible
for leading GE's nano research programs, one of six advanced technology programs at GE Global Research.
Bio: Loucas Tsakalakos, Ph.D
Dr. Tsakalakos received the B.S. degree (1995) from Rutgers University, and his
M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Materials Science & Engineering (with
minors in Solid State Physics and Microelectromechanical Systems) from the
University of California, Berkeley. His expertise is in the integration of
heterogeneous thin film and nanostructured materials systems for micro and nano
device applications, and also has extensive experience in the characterization
of materials. Since joining GE Global Research in 2000 he has been involved in
several projects, including design and implementation of integrated electronic
and sensor systems, and the study of cathode materials for lighting applications.
He has also been a team member of GE's Nanotechnology Program since its inception.
He currently leads several projects related to the development of nanostructured
materials and devices, primarily using nanowires/tubes.
VENUE: You may attend the presentation from any
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AUSTIN: Winstead PC
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COLLEGE STATION: Texas A&M University
Wisenbaker Building (WERC), Room #049,
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The University of Texas at Dallas,
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Program begins at 11:30am with a complimentary lunch provided by Winstead PC.
Presentation begins at 12:00pm.
Richard Fink 512-339-5020x130 email@example.com
Max Roundhill 512-339-5020x120 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman: Dr. Zvi Yaniv
Registration deadline is Friday, October 12 at 5:00 PM Central.
To register, please send an email to Deepika Misra
email@example.com with your preferred attendance location.
NANOMATERIALS APPLICATION CENTER
Walt Trybula, Ph.D.
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
DVDs of selected presentations from previous
speakers are available for a small fee (contact
Max Roundhill firstname.lastname@example.org)
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