Online Conference, United States
    15 October 2008
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    Environmental Nanotechnology Conference

    SPIE is hosting an online conference that will illuminate the benefits that nanotechnology and nano photonics promise to bring to the environment.

    This conference is unique in that it will reduce its overall carbon footprint by using an online-only format.

    Environmental Nanotechnology Online Conference:

    Day: 15 October 2008

    Time: 9 am to 3 pm (PST)

    Online at: SPIE.org/EnviroNano

    The recent advances in the following applications will be addressed:

     •Pollution and Energy Reduction: Nanotechnology in photovoltaics, fuel cells, and organic solid state lighting.
     •Environmental Sensing: Highly sensitive nanotube-based biosensors and chemical sensors.

    Call for Papers is now open—submit your abstract today!

    Webcast signup includes:

     •A total of over 6 hours of content delivered by top authorities in environmental nanotechnology.
     •Downloadable PDFs of each PowerPoint presentation.
     •Downloadable PDF manuscripts of selected papers.
     •PowerPoint slides and audio from the original presentations.
     •The audio and PowerPoints are available on demand, with no limit on how often you access them, until DATE.

    Pricing and Registration:

     •Cost: $129 for members; $149 for non-members
     •CD with 16 invited papers will be available for $60
     $129 members
     $149 non-members


     •Save time, money and energy by meeting online.
     •Demonstrate, present, collaborate—right from your desktop.
     •Reduce your carbon footprint.
     •Hear high quality research from top scientists in the field—only 16 papers accepted.
     •Papers are peer reviewed.
     •Proceedings papers published in the SPIE Digital Library.

    System requirements:

     •Current version of Internet Explorer, FireFox, or Safari
     •Adobe Flash Player
     •Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768
     •You may need to temporarily disable your browser's pop-up blocker.

    Submit your abstract today!

    SPIE would like to extand thanks to our conference chairs:


    Loucas Tsakalakos

    Dr. Loucas Tsakalakos is a Senior Scientist and Project Leader at the General Electric – Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York. He received his BS degree (1995) from Rutgers University, and his MS (1998) and PhD (2000) degrees in Materials Science & Engineering (with minors in Solid State Physics and Microelectromechanical Systems) from the University of California, Berkeley. His expertise is in the integration of heterogeneous thin film and nanostructured materials systems for micro and nano device applications, and also has extensive experience in the characterization of materials. Since joining GE Global Research in 2000, Dr. Tsakalakos has designed and implemented integrated electronic and sensor systems for defense applications, studied cathode materials for lighting applications, and is a founding team member of GE’s Nanotechnology Program. He has more than 7 years experience in program management, including as a Principal Investigator for NIST ATP and DARPA-funded programs. His current research is focused on development of nanostructured materials and devices, primarily using nanowires/tubes, working with multi-disciplinary teams both within GE and in collaboration with external partners. In recent years has focused on applying nanostructures to photovoltaics and nanoelectromechanical systems. Dr. Tsakalakos has also performed research in the fields of nanobiotechnology and bio-electronics (unpublished). He is a member of Tau Beta Pi (The National Engineering Honor Society); the author or co-author of 25 journal, conference proceedings, and book chapter publications; and holds five U.S. patents. He has given over 20 invited presentations and sits on the program committee of several nanotechnology and cleantech-related conferences.

    Loucas Tsakalakos, GE Global ResearchLoucas Tsakalakos
    GE Global Research
    Kevin Cleary, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr.

    Kevin Cleary
    Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr.

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    This conference has been cancelled

    SPIE regrets to inform you that while we received a number of fine submissions, we unfortunately didn't reach our minimum number to ensure a thorough peer-review process. The conference is thereby cancelled.

    Holding technical conferences online is a new idea - perhaps too new to generate submissions matching that of traditional conferences. As scientists and engineers in fields that aim to reduce man's impact on the planet, you are well aware of the environmental advantages of reducing travel. As conference organizers, SPIE believes that it is a civic responsibility to seek more environmentally friendly means of disseminating the latest scientific information and will continue to investigate online possibilities. For now, the medium is young, and the conference’s slot in the calendar just after SPIE Optics and Photonics has also likely played a part in dampening submissions.

    Thanks to the authors who submitted papers and for being prepared to trail blaze and present in this new conference model

    Important Dates

    Abstract Due Date Extended to: 29 August 2008
    Author Notification Extended to: 15 September 2008
    Manuscript Due 30 September 2008