2020 Nanotechnology Materials and Devices (NMD) Workshop

Welcome Dinner, Sunday May 17, Workshop Monday May 18 – Tuesday May 19, 2020


Agenda to be Posted

Invited Speakers Name & Affiliation

Lecture Title

Lisa Friedersdorf, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Keynote Lecture, Tentative Title: “The state of nanotechnology in the US – current initiatives at the federal level and the way ahead in nano”

Ray Baughman, UT Dallas

“Sheath-run artificial muscles”

James Tour, Rice University


Wei Fei, Tsinghua University


Ignacio Perez, Office of Naval Research


Jian Nong Wang, East China University of Science and Technology


David Lashmore Team, Boronite Company


Timothy J Haugan, DR-03 USAF AFMC AFRL/RQQM


Suguru Noda, Waseda University


Martine Mayne, CEA – French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission


Michael Jakubinek, Division of Emerging Technologies, National Research Council Canada

Boron nitride nanotube industrialization and application

Mauricio Terrones, Physics, Penn State University


Paul Kladitis, University of Dayton Research Institute


Vesselin Shanov, Nanoworld Laboratories, University of Cincinnati, Alternate Speaker


Benji Maruyama, CIV USAF AFMC, Dayton Ohio TBD


On behalf of the University of Cincinnati, the University of Dayton Research Institute, and the Air Force Research Laboratory, we welcome you to the University of Dayton and the 2020 Nanotechnology Materials and Devices (NMD) Workshop. It is an honor to host this workshop in the evolving field of nanotechnology and its industrialization. We are also very proud to be presenting a lineup of distinguished speakers who will be traveling across the United States and from around the world to describe their latest nanotechnology research. The University of Cincinnati, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the University of Dayton Research Institute welcome you to the 2020 NMD Workshop.

There will be a welcome dinner held Sunday evening, a networking dinner and poster session on Monday after the presentations, and a tour Tuesday afternoon at the conclusion of the workshop. This website contains information about the workshop, the University of Dayton Research Institute and the greater Dayton area attractions. If you have any questions prior to or during the workshop, please feel free to ask one of the staff or student assistants, or contact the organizers via email (info@nmdworkshop.org). It is our goal to make this workshop as enjoyable and educational as possible. Thank you and enjoy the workshop!


This intensive single-track workshop consists of invited talks and laboratory tours. The workshop covers the synthesis, functionalization, characterization, modeling, post-processing, and application of carbon nanostructured materials and devices. The goal of the workshop is to benchmark the current state of the art and develop plans to make breakthroughs in engineering materials and devices based on nanotechnology. The electronic, thermal, and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes and spun threads are of particular interest. Applications of nanotechnology and industry needs will be discussed along with strategies for commercializing nanotechnology.

The workshop will provide opportunities to establish cooperative research and to intersect different ideas in order to break down barriers in nanotechnology. There is no individual registration fee. We ask that no confidential information be presented at the workshop. There is no taping or recording of the presentations. To register for the workshop, please complete the online registration form. The workshop is held this year at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI). The NMD Workshop is internationally attended by the leaders and experts in the nano field and continues to grow.

NMD 2018 photo