Dr. Clayton TeagueDr. Mihail (Mike) Roco, winner of the first SNO award, will again present a plenary at the SNO conference.  Dr. Roco is a “founding father” of nanotechnology research and a visionary in the responsible development of nanotechnology.  His talks are always informative of the present state of nanotechnology research and exciting future directions.

Lynn L. BergesonDr. Robert Hamers is the Steenbock Professor of Physical Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He directs the NSF-funded Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology and is Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Director of Silatronix, Inc. a company commercializing a new class of patented materials based on organosilicon (OS) compounds for use in energy storage devices, especially electrolytes for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

Dr. RocoDr. Yoram Cohen is professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, He was recently named interim director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.  His work focuses on the development of water treatment and production technologies (and their associated economic and policy implications), technology transfer, and environmental impact assessment and protection.

George M. WhitesidesDr. Andre Nel, MD, PhD, a member of UCLA’s  Department  of Medicine and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is founder and Chief of the Division of NanoMedicine. A major mission of this Division is to educate and train physicians in the principles and application of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Medicine. Dr. Nel also directs the University of California's Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN) which works  to ensure the responsible use and safe implementation of nanotechnology in the environment through a multi-disciplinary approach to research, knowledge acquisition, education and outreach.

George M. Whitesides Dr. Paul Westerhoff is a Professor at Arizona State University in the School of Sustainable Engineering and The Built Environment in the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Program. He is also Vice Provost for Academic Research Programming and Director of the EPA Center on LifeCycle of Nanomaterials and Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Dr Westerhoff's work in water treatment and emerging contaminents has led to his leadership in reserach involving nanotechnology as it relates to sustainability and water.

George M. Whitesides Dr. Faye Duchin is a professor of economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she served as dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences from 1996 to 2002. Prior to that she directed the Institute for Economic Analysis at New York University, where her team studied the implications of technological changes surrounding automation. Her recent work extends the conceptual framework for meso-level models of the world economy. Several empirical applications evaluate scenarios for addressing region-specific water scarcities within the global context.

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