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‘Destination Nano’ Explores Advances in Nanotechnology


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Wednesday, Sept. 22 and Thursday, Sept. 23
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHAT:  Nanotechnology’s promise is to revolutionize everything from how the world “powers up” each day to how cancer is treated. At UMass Lowell’s “Destination Nano” conference, government, business and academic leaders will determine how far nano has come and how far stakeholders must go to get nano-based products out of the laboratory and onto assembly lines.

The conference and workshops ߝ co-sponsored by UMass Lowell and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s John Adams Innovation Institute ߝ will feature the latest information on sensors, nanomaterials, environmental health and safety, nanomedicine and energy. The university’s renowned team of nano experts, including professors Joey Mead and Carol Barry, will participate, along with counterparts from industry, government and academia.

Highlights will include:

Wednesday, Sept. 22

  • 3:30 p.m. ߝ UMass Lowell Prof. Susan Braunhut will explore toxicology in cells
  • 3:30 p.m. ߝ Chuck Geraci, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), looks at responsible development of nanotechnology\
  • 5:15-5:30 p.m. ߝ UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan will announce a new university partnership with NIOSH to continue development of safe nanomanufacturing processes

Thursday, Sept. 23

  • 9:30 a.m. ߝ James Zheng, U.S. Army, will explore body armor and nanotechnology
  •  10 a.m. ߝ Peter Antoinette, Nanocomp Technologies Inc., looks at the promise of carbon nanotubes from an industry perspective

The cost for both days is $150 (free for media covering event). For more information and to register, visit

WHERE:   UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell

For more information, contact or 978-934-3224