Nanotechnology Tools - The Picks and Shovels of the Revolution



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    Nanotechnology Tools- The Picks and Shovels of the Revolution

    Nanotech Tools are instruments and software which allow us to see, touch, manipulate, manufacture, model and simulate in the nanoworld. This is the most mature sector of the nanotech world, including many publicly-traded companies. Now it is more important than ever for the tools to take a leap in capability in order to effectively support the explosion in nanotechnology which is anticipated over time. This session will focus on how instruments and software will drive the unfolding of nanotechnology in its many forms.

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    Event Chair

    Scott Mize

    Co-founder, AngstroVision, Inc.

    Chairman of the Advisory Board, Nanotechnology Opportunity Report™



    HP Accelrys


    Key Note: Scott Kahn(bio), Chief Science Officer, Accelrys

    Moderator: Jason S. Holloway (bio),CEO, NanoMatrix

    Tom Cellucci (bio),Ph.D., MBA, President and Chief Operating Officer of Zyvex

    Jeff Chinn (bio), Ph.D., President Applied MicroStructures, Inc

    Joe Fragala (bio), Vice President of Microfabrication NanoInk, Inc.

    Mike Thompson (bio), Business Development Manager FEI Company

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    Speaker Bios


    Tom Cellucci

    Tom Cellucci is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Zyvex Corporation. Zyvex has earned the reputation of a nanotechnology leader by providing nanotechnology solutions for real-world applications with a growing product portfolio - comprised of tools, materials and structures.

    Cellucci is also the Founder, President & CEO of Cellucci Associates, Inc. (Wellesley, Massachusetts), a highly successful international high-technology management consulting firm. He possesses extensive experience in managing and leading hi-tech companies, having served in a variety of senior executive and director positions. Cellucci is the author or co-author of over 95 articles on nanotechnology, laser spectroscopy, environmental disturbance control, MEMS test and measurement, and high-tech sales and marketing.

    He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Rutgers University, and and B.S. in Chemistry from Fordham University.


    Jeff Chinn

    Jeff Chinn was founder and is currently the President and CEO of Applied MicroStructures. Dr. Chinn is a veteran of the semiconductor industry with over 20+ years of experience. Prior to Applied MicroStructures, he was the General Manager of the MEMS Business Group at Applied Materials where he headed a small organization dedicated to developing and supplying specialized processing equipment for the MEMS industry. Dr. Chinn has also held positions as Director of Technology for the Silicon Etch Division of Applied Materials and various managerial and technical positions at IDT, Siliconix, Cypress and Fairchild Camera. Dr. Chinn has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and has over 50 technical publications and co-authored over 45 US patents.


    Joe Fragala

    Mr. Fragala is NanoInk’s Vice President of Microfabrication and MEMS where he brings over 20 years of semiconductor and MEMS experience. He has excelled at delivering innovative products to the market as both an individual contributor and a team leader. Prior to joining NanoInk, Mr. Fragala served as Endevco’s general manager for their Silicon Sensor Production Plant leading both the development of new products and the production of over 60 different MEMS sensors—including pressure sensors, angular rate sensors, and accelerometers. Previously, he worked at JPL/NASA as a member of the Technical Staff designing and fabricating a high-performance tunneling accelerometer. He also worked as Program Manager for Kavlico Corporation (a Solectron Company), Fab Manager for Silicon Detector Corp., and R&D Engineer at Viggo-Spectramed. Mr. Fragala earned his B.A. in Chemistry in 1982 from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.


    Jason Holloway

    Jason brings 12 years of general management experience to NanoMatrix. He joins the company after running an independent investment banking consulting business, serving as an investment banker at Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown and working as a venture capitalist at Triton Ventures. Before spending five years focusing on finance, Jason ran the engineering and development division for IKON Office Solutions, where he managed a team that developed a new suite of computer networking and service products. Prior to joining IKON in 1997, Jason spent seven years managing engineering and scientific programs at Science Applications International Corporation, where he managed large scale system programs, served with board members on the incentives and stock committees, chaired a corporate strategy committee, and received a patent for a medical device that was named a national finalist for the Smithsonian Global Integration Award. Jason has an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where he received honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a BA in applied mathematics from UC Berkeley, where he was a Regent Scholar. Jason also serves on the board of directors of Elixar, Inc., a wireless security company.


    Scott Kahn

    Dr. Kahn provides direction to the extensive scientific research and development program at Accelrys, applying over a decade of experience in the computational chemistry industry. Previously a key figure in product development and marketing at BioCAD Inc. and Molecular Simulations Inc., Dr. Kahn has guided the commercial development of some of the world's most widely-used simulation products. He is a strategist and frequent conference speaker on topics relating to the use of information technology to enhance productivity in the discovery of new therapeutics. Dr. Kahn is himself an experienced software developer. His record includes involvement in the SPARTAN program, in developing analysis tools for medicinal chemistry research, and in the creation of a number of widely-used commercial modeling packages. Dr. Kahn received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, after which he did post-doctoral work at Cambridge University, UK. He is also a former Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


    Mike Thompson

    Mike Thompson is Business Development Manager, Nanotechnology in FEI Company.

    FEI Company is a leading, global supplier of tools which can image, characterize and micro machine materials at the nanoscale. The tools provide solutions in the semiconductor, data storage, industrial, and institutional markets. FEI company has revenues of $360M and employs 1,650 persons.

    Thompson has been actively engaged throughout his career in creating the platform for what we now identify as Nanotechnology. Following university he joined the Electron Optics division of Philips becoming their Product Manager for Transmission Electron Microscopy and subsequently headed the Philips International sales operations. He transferred to the USA as VP Philips Electron Optics of the North American sales and service division. Following the FEI / Philips merger in 1997 he moved to the West coast as VP Marketing, Sales and Service operations and helped lay the foundations of the business processes which have enabled the company's success.

    In his current function he is engaged in promoting and supporting FEI's ventures and strategies to better serve the new opportunities that the Nanotechnology era presents.

    Mike Thompson earned his B.A. in Materials Science at the University of Surrey, and his Ph.D. at Cambridge University, England.


    Event Logistics


    6:00pm-7:00pm Networking and Registration

    7:00pm-7:05pm Introduction to Series/Session - Scott Mize

    7:05pm-7:50pm Keynote - Accelerating Nanotech Development with Software Scott Kahn

    7:50pm-8:00pm Break

    8:00pm-9:00pm Panel Discussion - Tom Cellucci, Jeff Chinn, Joe Fragala, Jason S. Holloway, Mike Thompson



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