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Nanotechnology Will Help Secure Our Energy Future. Let's Accelerate this Change and Make U.S. Industry More Energy Efficient and Sustainable.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP - www.eere.energy.gov/industry) will hold a Nanomanufacturing for Energy Efficiency Workshop on June 5-6, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Meeting will be held at the Tremont Grand Conference Center,
225 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201. The ITP's nanomanufacturing initiative aims to accelerate nanotechnology toward practical applications that will lead to major reductions in petroleum and natural gas usage within the next 5 to 10 years. The workshop is an opportunity for industry and scientific personnel to help identify research priorities to meet these goals. Feedback from the workshop will provide the basis for the Nanomaufacturing for Energy Efficiency Roadmap – an important document that will guide DOE/ITP's nanomanufacturing planning and R&D solicitation efforts.

The meeting scope, priority topics, and agenda were developed under the guidance of ITP and the Workshop Steering Committee. Members of the committee include: Bob Doering, Senior Fellow and Silicon Technology - Development Manager (Texas Instruments), Jack Kruper (Dow Corporation), George Maracas, Director Nanotechnology (Motorola), Mohan Manoharan, Manager Coatings and Surface Technologies Laboratory, Ceramics and Metallurgy Technologies (General Electric),Darlene Solomon, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President Agilent Laboratories (Agilent Technologies), Tom Theis, Director Physical Sciences (IBM), Larry Thomas, Business Director, Advanced Materials (Air Products and Chemicals), and Tim Weber, Director of the Advanced Materials and Process Lab (Hewlett Packard).

Nanomanufacturing is leading the next industrial revolution. It will provide our industrial manufacturing base with new, more precise, less expensive, more energy efficient and more flexible ways of making products. Like steam engines, electricity, and transistors, nanotechnology is a powerful enabling technology, with disruptive impacts in many markets, industries and business models worldwide. It can provide our nation's manufacturing base with new production methods and enable products that themselves are more energy efficient than are comparable products of today. Increasing industrial energy efficiency reduces carbon dioxide emissions per unit of output, thereby directly supporting global climate change mitigation.

workshopThe U.S. Government has invested $6.5 billion in nanotechnology research over the past five years. However, the vast benefits of nanotechnology cannot be realized without significant continued investment in applied research to translate scientific discoveries into new manufacturing processes and products.

This workshop provides a unique environment for defining Nanomanufacturing for Energy Efficiency Roadmap activities and for networking among your peers. It will bring together nanomanufacturing stakeholders from various sectors including basic sciences, applied development research, industrial research, end-users, business leaders, financial professionals, and federal agencies. Working together, this group can apply their differing perspectives to identify barriers that inhibit nanomanufacturing's advancement and suggest R&D solutions to surmount those barriers. The workshop's focus is on nanotechnology and application that will result in the more efficient use of energy in industrial manufacturing.

To download printable version of the workshop brochure, click here (PDF, 0.35 MB)
 
 
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