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Nanomanufacturing: The Next Revolution

Summit Showcases Faculty Research in Nanomanufacturing

Chancellor Marty Meehan, left, views one of the exhibits at last year's Nanomanufacturing Summit.

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UMass Lowell is inviting alumni, business and industry partners and other members of the community to discover how the University is leading the next industrial revolution, one based on expanding knowledge of the nanoscale. More than 30 faculty members, many of whom have already made impressive scientific breakthroughs, will participate in this Nanomanufacturing Summit, a multimedia informational event aimed at explaining to visitors how federal, state and University funds are combining to advance research in this critical area.

The summit will take place on Thursday, April 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Suffolk Conference Center at Wannalancit Mills, 650 Suffolk St.

The directors of the Nanomanufacturing Centers at UMass Lowell ߝ Profs. Joey Mead, Julie Chen and Carol Barry ߝ will host the event, which is free and open to the public. Afternoon activities will include poster and video presentations, group discussions and one-on-one interactions. Topics to be covered include nano sensors; life science; environmental, health and safety of nanomaterials; and nanomanufacturing processes.

A new feature at this year’s summit will be tutorials on technology innovation and commercialization (conducted by Asst. Prof. Steven Tello of the Management Department) and on materials characterization (by Dr. Jun Lee of the Nanomanufacturing Center). The tutorials will be held from 1 to 2 p.m.

Please RSVP by April 10. For more information, contact Lois Heath at 978-934-3188;, or visit

Prof. Sanjeev Manohar discusses the latest research in nano technology during last year's Nanomanufacturing Summit.