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Nano Summit Slated for April 1

Event to Showcase Faculty Research in Nanomanufacturing

Students give poster presentations about their research during the Nano Summit.

By Edwin L. Aguirre

Profs. Joey Mead and Carol Barry, directors of the Nanomanufacturing Center at UMass Lowell, are inviting alumni, business and industry partners and other members of the community to the fourth annual Nano Summit, which will showcase cutting-edge research in nanotechnology.

The summit will take place on Thursday, April 1, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center at 50 Warren St. in Lowell. The event is free and open to the public.

More than 30 faculty members will present their breakthrough research on nanomanufacturing approaches that enable commercialization of nanotechnology products. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear how federal, state and University funds are combining to advance this exciting and critical area.

The program will feature a panel discussion on nanobusiness. Dana Granville of the Army Research laboratory will talk about “Doing Business with the Federal Government,” while keynote speaker Michael McGee of Nypro Inc., will discuss “Doing Business with UML; An Industrial Perspective.”

Afternoon activities include poster presentations and group discussions on nanoelectronics, nanomedicine, nanomaterials, and environmental, health and safety issues of nanomaterials. A new feature at this year’s summit is a nano-networking board, where companies can post their to-hire and for-hire listings, as well as tabletops for company displays.

Please RSVP by March 26. For more information, contact Lois Heath at 978-934-3188 or, or visit