Nanotechnology - The New Materials Revolution



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    Nanotechnology - The New Materials Revolution

    This session we will explore the nanomaterials revolution, the core driver of nanotechnology today. The different types of nanomaterials that serve as the building blocks of this revolution will be explored, as well as the market sectors that will be most affected in the short and long terms. How will the emergence of nanomaterials affect the market dominance of the basic materials giants? The session will also provide a snapshot of nanotech activity around the world and let you know who is in the lead. We will also take a look at the "molecular nanotechnology" debate that is raging between those that believe that assemblers and replicator are inevitable and those that think they are not possible.

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    Event Chair

    Scott Mize

    Co-founder, AngstroVision, Inc.

    Chairman of the Advisory Board, Nanotechnology Opportunity Report™



    HP Accelrys


    Key Note: Stan Williams (bio), Hewlett Packard

    Eric Drexler, (bio), Foresight Institute

    Moderator: John Delli Santi (bio), Senior Vice President, Sales and Services, Accelrys

    Wasiq Bokhari (bio), Quantum Insight, Representing ChevronTexaco

    Nobuyuki Kambe,(bio), Founder of Nanogram

    Andrew Wahl (bio), Former CEO of Optiva, Inc., and Managing Director of IG Partners

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    Speaker Bios

    Stan Williams

    R. Stanley Williams is an HP Senior Fellow at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories and founding Director (since 1995) of the HP Quantum Science Research (QSR) group. The QSR was established to prepare HP for the major challenges and opportunities ahead in electronic device technology as features continue to shrink to the nanometer size scale, where quantum mechanics becomes important. He received a B.A. degree in Chemical Physics in 1974 from Rice University and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from U. C. Berkeley in 1978. He was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Labs from 1978-80 and a faculty member (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor) of the Chemistry Department at UCLA from 1980 – 1995. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at UCLA and of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Eric Drexler

    Eric Drexler is an author, researcher, and policy advocate focused on emerging technologies and their consequences for the future. He pioneered the study of nanotechnology, introducing the term in 1986 to describe Richard Feynman's vision of nanomachines building products with atomic precision.

    He has authored three books on this topic, and is co-founder of the Foresight Institute, a non-profit educational organization that aims to help society prepare for emerging technological revolutions.

    John S. Delli Santi

    Mr. Delli Santi combines his scientific, financial, sales, business development, and management experience to lead Accelrys' Worldwide Sales organization. Originally a Chemistry graduate of Fordham University, Mr. Delli Santi spent four years as an industrial medicinal chemist. He has also gained an MBA in Finance from Fordham. From working within the chemicals industries, Mr. Delli Santi moved into management of relationships with these industries while working for a global supplier of analytical instrumentation. He then joined Molecular Simulations Inc., holding a series of senior business development and sales management roles focused on delivering customer satisfaction and sustained business growth. Mr. Delli Santi took up his current post in 2003, concentrating on achieving the exact same goals for Accelrys Materials Science.

    Wasiq Bokhari

    Wasiq received his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was part of the team that discovered the top quark at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He has done post-doctoral research on fundamental physics and has more than 50 scientific publications and presentations to his name. He was also part of a small team that designed next generation particle detectors at Fermilab. As an entrepreneur, he has been part of the founding teams of various ventures including Clickmarks, an enterprise software provider. As the Senior Vice President of Products, he oversaw the creation and successful launch of the company’s award-winning software. He has spoken on various industry forums as an invited speaker. He is cited as a co-inventor on 10 industry patents.

    Nobuyuki (Nobi) Kambe

    Dr. Kambe is Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of NanoGram Corporation. He is a Co-Founder of NanoGram and NeoPhotonics Corporation. He has led technical innovation and market development in nanoparticles, nanocomposites, and their industrial applications at NanoGram. In particular, he has focused on microphotonics, electronics, and new energy generation/storage with some emphasis on miniaturization and emerging functions. Lately he has launched a new NanoGram venture as a knowledge company that leverages its strong IP (intellectual property) and incubation capability, on the basis of partnering in promising product fields. NanoGram has created three spin-outs: NeoPhotonics as a leading optical network component manufacturer, NanoGram Devices as a developer of implantable medical battery devices, and Kainos Energy as a developer and manufacturer of solid-oxide fuel cells. NanoGram is now an open source to nanotechnology and further spins out product-focused nano-application companies. He owns 20 patents and 20 additional patent filings in nanomaterials and applications.

    Prior to founding NanoGram in 1996, he was a founding member and Senior Managing Director of International Center for Materials Research (ICMR), a think-tank venture in Japan, and later founded ICMR US Laboratory. This Lab incubated nanoparticle production technology, and served as the precursor to NanoGram. Before ICMR, he had been a Senior Staff Scientist and Supervisor in the fields of compound semiconductors, ultra-thin-films, and photonics, and later a Senior Manager for strategic corporate business planning at Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT), a telecom giant in Japan. He received a Ph.D. from MIT, and M.S./B.S. from Keio University in Japan. 

    Andrew Wahl

    Drew is a co-founder and Managing Director of IG Partners. Prior to IGP, he had been CEO and President of the nano-tech company, Optiva, Inc. Drew is a senior operating executive with over 20 years of line experience delivering bottom-line results in highly competitive growth companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100. He has managed the explosive growth of the 7th fastest growing company in the U.S. between 1995 and 2000 by consistently applying innovative, profitable solutions to complex problems.

    Drew has started, grown and sold two businesses, and been a senior executive for three $100 million companies and a billion dollar company. He has successfully managed structural and environmental change in start-up, high growth, maturing and declining business environments. He has experienced the complete organizational evolution in-cluding start ups, growth, IPO, acquisition, divestiture and privatization. Drew has been a Board member in numerous public and private companies, and currently sits on audit compensation and corporate governance committees as well as advisory boards.

    Event Logistics


    6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - Networking/Registration

    6:30 p.m. – 6:35 p.m. - Introduction to Series/Session - Scott Mize

    6:35 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. - Keynote: Molecular Electronics: Vision and Status - Stan Williams, Hewlett Packard

    7:20 p.m. – 8:05 p.m. - Molecular Nanotechnology - The Next Steps - Eric Drexler, The Foresight Institute

    8:05 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion


    ~John Delli Santi, SVP, Sales and Services, Accelrys


    ~Wasiq Bokhari, Quantum Insight, Representing ChevronTexaco

    ~Nobuyuki Kambe, Founder of Nanogram

    ~Andrew Wahl, Former CEO of Optiva, Inc., and Managing Director of IG Partners



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