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Facilities for Nanotechnology in Philadelphia

8th Jan 2013

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The Nanotechnology Institute in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to host a workshop on Facilities for Nanotechnology. The workshop will highlight the facilities and expertise in nanofabrication and nanoscale characterization that are available to external users at the University of Pennsylvania. This educational event will help participants identify nanotechnology facilities that they can use to advance their product development. The meeting will also provide a platform to promote the new PA Rapid NanoNet program that is cosponsored by the NTI.

Who should attend?

  • Scientists and engineers from companies engaged in nanotechnology.
  • Researchers from NTI member organizations.


  • University of Pennsylvania, LRSM Auditorium
    3231 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


  • Click here to download the full schedule.

Contact Information:

Contact one of the organizers listed below for more information or to register.

    Karen I. Winey, Ph.D.
    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania;
    Penn Director of the Nanotechnology Institute;

    winey@seas.upenn.edu | (215) 898-0593

    Anthony P. Green, Ph.D.
    Ben Franklin Director, NTI
    Vice President of Technology Commercialization: Life Sciences, BFTP/SEP;

    anthony@sep.benfranklin.org | (215) 972-6700 x3713

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Why Is Small So Big?

Nanotechnology deals with products and processes that are measured in almost unbelievably small increments called “nanometers”—one billionth of a meter.

At the nanoscale, materials differ from larger objects in their physical, chemical and biological properties; therefore, they lend themselves to new and improved materials, systems and devices. Nanotechnology is behind the development of such diverse advancements as:

  1. Drug Delivery
  2. Biofiltration and Separation sciences
  3. Improved coatings for medical devices

Thanks to rapid advances in this exciting new field, we now have the tools and talents to manipulate materials on the molecular scale—a technology literally changing the world as we know it.