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Issue 9 November 2010

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Greetings!

Warm greetings from SingNano - Singapore Nanotechnology Network!

Thanks to all your support to SingNano Newsletter, we are pleased to announce the publication of SingNano Newsletter Issue 9, to share the most exciting nanotech events and discoveries in Asia, especially in Singapore. In this issue, you will find:

 

Event Highlights

    • The First CHINANO Forum & Exhibition Themed at Nanotech Application and Industrialization Are Held at Suzhou, China
    • New Nano Ventures in Japan
    • The Brightest Young Minds in NanoTechnology from Across Asia Gather in Singapore to Talk Shop and Shop?

Nanotech Company News

    • NanoBright Has Developed Fluorescent EVA Films for the Efficiency Enhancement of Solar Cells
    • Local Company's Nano-TiO2 Coating Helps Us Build a "Green" Singapore
    • New NUS Spin-off Company with a Nanotechnology Platform Targets Cosmetic and Wound Management Industries

Technical Achievements

    • ALD for Surface Coating on Nanowires
    • Anatase Mesoporous TiO2 Nanofiers with High Surface Area for Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells 

Successful Fund-Raising

    • China' Bionanotechnology Company Suzhou Natong Wins the Silver Prize of the Asian Innovation Awards 2010
    • Finnish Nanotechnology Company Canatu Ltd. Closes 4.7 Million Euro Financing Round 

Upcoming Events


Last but not the least, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the contributors and continous support to our SingNano Network!

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

The First CHINANO Forum & Exhibition Themed at Nanotech Application and Industrialization Are Held at Suzhou, China

(Contributed by: Jing JIANG, NanoGlobe)

China is one of the pioneer countries worldwide developing nanotechnology and had invested 1.2 billion RMB (around 1800 million USD) on nanotechnology during the 10th Five Year Plan. In the 11th Five Year Plan, the investment on nanotechnology has been budgeted over 2 billion RMB (around 3000 million USD). Nanotechnology, as one of the most powerful emerging high-technology, is expected to have a revolutionary impact on life science, new materials, energy, environment, electronics, automotives, aerospace and safety. It is believed to benefit citizens and improve industrial competitiveness within twenty years or beyond. In China, the number of national projects on nanotechnology R&D is increased from 100 to 965 in the past 10 years. Nevertheless, there is a lot of work for China to do in the nanotechnology R&D and industrialization before China can catch up with those leading countries such as US, Germany, Japan and Korea. The first CHINANO Forum & Exhibition held in November 13-15th 2010 at Suzhou International Expo Center, focusing on nanotechnology application and industrialization, is aimed to serve as a sustainable platform bringing together worldwide R&D and industry leaders to share the latest advancement in nanotechnology R&D and commercialization, as well as business opportunities enabled by nanotechnology.

CHINANO-1CHINANO Forum 2010 is organized by Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Jiangsu Provincial People's Government, and hosted by Jiangsu Science and Technology Department and Suzhou Municipal People's Government. In the morning of the first day, Dr Kazumi matsushige from Kyoto University (Japan), Mr Grudev Vasiliy from RUSNANO (Russia), Dr Péter Krüger from Bayer Materials science (Germany) and Dr Markku Lämsä from Tekes, Finland were invited to give plenary presentation on academia/industry/government collaboration in nanotechnology R&D and commercialization in Kyoto and Japan, industrialization of nanotechnology in Russia, chance and challenges of sustainable commercialization of nanotechnology along the value chain, as well as role of novel materials and nanotechnology in industry innovation in Finland. In the following one and half days, over 100 keynote presentations covered five technical sessions: optoelectronic, micro- and nano-manufacturing, nano-medicine and safety, advanced materials, as well as energy and environment.

CHINANO-2In addition, NanoGlobe Pte Ltd (Singapore), as a co-organizer of CHINANO Forum 2010, organized the most popular session in this forum - Nanotechnology Investment: Opportunities and Challenges. Dr Lerwen Liu, managing director of NanoGlobe chaired this session bringing together world leading government and private investors in nanotechnology such as Mr Jim Von Ehr, President & Founder of Zyvex Corporation (USA), Mr. Jianjiang Fei, Executive Vice President of Suzhou Ventures Group, Mr. Russell L. Boltwood, Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Transpacific IP (Singapore), and Dr Gerd Bachmann, Nanotechnology Expert Consultant to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany) to share their experience in nanotechnology investment and exit strategy and to address issues that are relevant to the success of nanotechnology enabled business. During the panel discussion, attendants had a lively discussion with speakers in terms of the status of nanotechnology commercialization in China, IP protection and management, attracting professionals, team building and management especially in China and so on.

The success of CHINANO Forum 2010 is a well begun. Suzhou, as one of the leading modern and innovative cities in China, is promoting the adoption of nanotechnology in industries and welcomes the worldwide research institutes and industries to collaborate with Suzhou research institution and industries and setup their R&D centers or manufacturing facilities in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). Headed by SIP, 10 billion RMB (around 1.5 billion USD) will be invested within 5 years to build a new nanotech R&D and industrialization hub in Suzhou.


New Nano Ventures in Japan

(Mr. Mark Foley, NanoGlobe)

NanoGlobe is always looking closely at nano-related business and research in Japan as they have leading edge technologies as well as application expertise. NanoGlobe works with such companies and can help you do business and expand partnerships in Japan. On Nov. 10th, 2010 a Nano Biz-Match event was held in Tokyo, sponsored by the Nanotechnology Business Creation Initiative (NBCI) and the Japanese trade organization JETRO. 7 interesting businesses and technologies were presented:

 

1) Advanced Soft Materials Inc.(ASMI) 

Slide Ring Material that is like a necklace at the molecular level, with chains of poly ethylene glycol, and on the chains are sliding rings of cycledextrin. See animations here. The sliding rings give the materials dramatic elongation properties. First use has been as a durable coating on NEC's mobile phones in Japan. They are also working with car companies for durable coatings. Due to the expansion properties, actuators have also be created using them. Other possible applications are for shock absorbing materials, adhesives, contact lenses etc.

 

2) MTechnique 

A thin film micro reactor based on a totally new approach. Very impressive. The throughput is scalable and provides surprising good controllability of reaction and nano-particle size. Basically a reactor where 2 material are introduced into the micro reactor, and a reaction A+B produces a compound X that is ejected as a thin film. Can be used to create new nano-particles for new materials, new medicines (eg. soluble medicines), bio materials etc.

Using a circular flow (shown here), they can control where the reaction occurs, the ratios of A and B, size of nano-particles, speed of reaction, and gives a sharp distribution of particle size, and gives particles of spherical shape. Instead of the trend of using more and more energy to get smaller and smaller materials, they have introduced a new bottom-up approach to produce small particles that uses little energy.

 

3) ISMAN J

They are creating silicon based alloys that are twice as hard as steel but 40% lighter. So far being used for ball bearings in wind turbines. Other uses likely in automotive etc. where lightness and durability are demanded. A silicon and nitrogen gas are cooled to give a unique crystal structure (also contains some aluminium). Then turned into a powder which can be molded into various forms.

 

4) Bayer Materials Science

Bayer's carbon nanotubes called "Baytubes". Have 3-15 walls (inner diameter~4nm; outer diameter~16nm). Produced in high quality and at volumes of 260 tons per year. Being used in hockey sticks, skis etc. for its flexibility and durability. Possibilities for automotive uses.

 

5) Nagoya University, Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor, Koshi Takenaka

They have developed Manganese Nitride(Mn3XN) based materials with negative thermal expansion coefficients, such that the materials contract with temperature, rather than the usual expansion. The negative expansion can be used directly to create temperature dependent materials.

Or it can be combined with other materials so that thermal expansion is zero. Such zero expansion materials can be used for precision instruments that cannot tolerate temperature expansion such as, semiconductor equipment, optical equipment, precision components etc. And is cheaper than Titanium.

 

6) SIJ Technology

They have created 'Super Ink Jet' machines that 'print' materials at the micron level, with droplets with micron-level size and droplet volumes at the femto-litre level. It is fast drying, and can provide an on-demand patterning of materials. Has been used to print organic transistors. Also useful to pattern digi-gate electrodes, micro bumps, protein patterning. Future uses includes LEDs, printed electronics, solar cells etc.

 

7) YOUTEC

They produce CVD, sputtering, annealing equipment as well as working on materials like diamond-like carbon (DLC). They actually have a high market share in DLC actuators in hard-disk drive heads, and DLC film use in also moving to the discs themselves.

 

If you wish to inquire about, or pursue partnerships, with such companies in Japan, please contact NanoGlobe.


The Brightest Young Minds in Nanotechnology from Across Asia Gather in Singapore to Talk Shop and Shop?

(Source: Media Release, Institute of Material Research and Engineering)

Starting on October 4th 2010, the next generation of nanotechnology scientists from 35 universities in 13 countries and territories across the Asia-Pacific region (including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) met in Singapore and Malaysia over a period of 12 days. Participants of the camp not only discussed and formed collaborations on nanotechnology, but also experienced the cultures of their host nations.

Participants presented their research on nanostructured materials and devices, as well as discussed the impact of nanoscience and nanotechnology on society. A substantial part of the programme also involved participants in activities to discover more about their host nations, research-wise, economically and culturally.

The participants visited Singapore universities, research organisations and local companies which employ nanotechnology research such as Hyflux. They also participate d in a cultural immersion programme which will introduce them to the sights, sounds, diversity, and tastes of Singapore.

"Just as important as the discussions and exchange of ideas on research are, the camp is unique as it is designed to allow the participants to learn more about R&D, the economy and the way people live in the host countries", explained Prof Andy Hor, Executive Director of A*STAR's IMRE, whose nanotechnology R&D examples include nanostructured materials, nanocomposites, nanopatterning and nanoimprinting. IMRE is one of the hosts of this year's camp and where ANF is headquartered.

Echoing his sentiments, Dr Lim Khiang Wee, Vice-President of ANF said, "The camp is a networking opportunity for these young researchers. This 'peer support group' will be essential to them in the future when they begin take on their roles as principal drivers of research and innovation in their respective countries".

The camp hosted young talented researchers like Dr Davy Cheong from Singapore who is looking to commercialise his new cornstarch-inspired, flexible, lightweight, impact-resistant composite material made for body armour and protective sports padding, and Dr Ratno Nuryadi from Indonesia who built a fully-functional nanoscope from commonly available parts at less than a tenth of SGD400,000 price tag of commercial systems.

"Davy and Ratno are examples of the calibre of the young researchers who are attending the camp. They represent the new ideas, unconventional thinking and can do spirit that we hope this networking will create. Who knows? We could very well have a future Nobel Laureate in our midst!" added Prof Andy Hor.

The annual camp was initiated in Japan two years ago by the Asia Nano Forum (ANF) network, an organisation spanning 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, which was founded in 2004 to promote excellence in research, development and the economic uptake of nanotechnology within the Asian region. This is the first time the camp is co-hosted by two nations, Singapore and Malaysia.

NANOTECH COMPANY NEWS

NanoBright Has Developed Fluorescent EVA Film for The Efficiency Enhancement of Solar Cells

(Contributed by: Anthony Ho, NanoBright Technologies Pte Ltd)

Fluorescent EVA film

Solar cells convert solar radiation into electricity. Solar spectrum broadly spans from the ultraviolet (UV) to the near infrared (NIR) (280nm-2500nm). From Figure 1, for lights with wavelength below 450 nm (UV light and blue light) is poorly converted to electricity by crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, though this part of the solar spectrum is very rich in energy at the surface of the earth. This is because, for short wavelength light, they are high energy photons mainly absorbed on the surface of solar cell. The absorption of this high energy photons generate electron-hole pairs exist on the surface of the solar cells. When the electron-hole pairs diffuse to the P-N junction of the solar cells to generate electricity, many of them are recombined and wasted.

A local company, NanoBright Technologies, has developed fluorescent EVA film for solar cell encapsulation. By adding fluorescent materials inside, our EVA film can absorb light with wavelength < 450 nm and convert into visible light (Figure 2), therefore enhance the solar cell efficiency.

Currently NanoBright has contracted out the manufacturing of the solar EVA film samples to a solar film manufacturer and samples are available now. NanoBright has also sampled global conglomerates including reputable solar cell manufacturers and global materials suppliers worldwide at this moment.  Working closely with their contractor, enhancement of efficiency is observed for the standard EVA film samples in a solar cell manufacturer. NanoBright is open to collaboration with EVA film makers to produce film with the most optimised performance. (Read More about Their Technology Applications)

NanoBright

Local Company's Nano-TiO2 Coating Helps Us Building a "Green" Singapore

(Contributed by:Yih Fenn CHENG, Asia Dynasty Pte Ltd)

A local company, Asia Dynasty Pte Ltd is now supplying the nano-coated titanium dioxide ceramic and glass tiles. They can also apply this kind of hydrophilic and anti-bacteria nano-coating on any tiles which require this "green" coating.

As we may already be aware of the various "green" properties of nano-titanium dioxide (in its anatase crystalline form), their products have also exhibited anti-bacteria and hydrophilic properties. Tests had been conducted by both the renowned laboratories in China (where their R&D offices are located) and also by Setsco Services Pte Ltd (Singapore).

Their Nano-TiO2 coated products have been presented to Singapore's Building & Construction Authority (BCA) and were welcomed by them. Asia Dynasty Ptd Ltd is now registered with the Singapore Green Building Council and advertised on the BCA Catalogue for the 2010 Edition. (Read More Details about their Technology)

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New NUS Spin-off Company with a Nanotechnology Platform Targets Cosmetic and Wound Management Industries

(Contributed by: Chan Yiu Lin, NUS Enterprise)

Clearbridge Accelerator and NUS Enterprise announced the setting up of Clearbridge Nanomedics on July 26th, 2010. This is a spin-off company from the National University of Singapore (NUS) that will focus on developing a nanofibre mesh with applications in the cosmetic and wound management industries. Clearbridge Nanomedics is supported by NUS Enterprise and incubated by Clearbridge Accelerator, one of the high-technology incubators backed by the National Research Foundation's Technology Incubation Scheme (NRF TIS).

Clearbridge Nanomedics' underlying technology is based on a nanofibre mesh, which was first developed by Prof Lim Chwee Teck and his team, from the Division of Bioengineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering at NUS. This nanofibre consists of a bio-resorbable and bio-compatible polymer. It has good mechanical, physical and chemical properties, making it suitable for a wide range of medical applications. (Read More about Clearbridge Nanomedics)

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENTS

ALD for Surface Coating on Nanowires

(Contributed by: Dr Fan's group, Nanyang Technological University)

Prof Fan's Group-1

Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is a vapor-phase thin film growth technique allowing atomic-scale thickness and uniformity control. It is based on a sequence of two self-limiting reactions between gas phase precursor molecules and a solid surface. Unlike CVD, ALD keeps the precursors separated from each other in sequenced growth cycles, thus preventing unwanted gas phase reactions. ALD is traditionally of industrial interest for deposition of high-k oxides (HfO2 and Al2O3) and 3-D trench capacitors. Recently ALD starts to be widely used for surface coating of nanostructures. In this application, it is especially advantageous because it is capable of creating conformal coating to very high aspect ratio geometries (for example see the figure) and even porous structures.

Nanowires (NWs), diameter ~10-100 nm, length 1-5 mm, are being regarded as a promising candidate for various applications in optoelectronics, sensors, and energy generation and storage devices. The group lead by Fan Hongjin in School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, is applying ALD for surface coating of inorganic nanowires, both random-oriented and vertical aligned. Their special interest is the application of ALD in nanowire-based energy storage devices with the aim of significantly improving the charge/discharge cycle numbers. In these devices, ALD thin coating can provide surface passivation, preventing the active NW electrode material from mechanical or chemical deterioration. It is known that batteries and supercapacitors based on metal-oxide NWs generally exhibit larger capacity compared to powder electrodes due to the direct current flow in NWs. However, NWs have limited cycling stability: the nanostructure will generally collapse after ~30-50 cycles. A thin coating of the surfaces of the NW electrodes will help to better accommodate the volume expansion, restrict the growth of thick solid electrolyte interface films, and thus benefit the cycle performance.

Fan's group is also using ALD for tuning the luminescence of ZnO nanomaterials, for which a thin dielectric layer not only isolates the sensitive NW surface from air ambient, but also enhances the light emission by eliminating the unwanted quenching process.


Anatase Mesoporous TiO2 Nanofibers with High Surface Area for Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

(Contributed by: Dr Liu's Group, National University of Singapore) 

Dr Liu Bin-small 2010Although great progress has been made for solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells (SDSCs) using organic hole transporting materials (HTMs), the device efficiencies are still far behind the "champion cell" utilizing liquid electrolyte. The major limiting factors include insufficient light harvesting caused by limited TiO2 film thickness (1~2 μm) and the slow charge transport in randomly oriented TiO2 nanoparticle film, which affects charge collection efficiency. To solve these problems, we developed SDSCs using mesoporous TiO2 nanofiber (mesoporous NF) as the photoelectrodes, organic dye D131 as the sensitizer and poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) as the HTM. The mesoporous NFs provide a large surface area (112 m2/g) for dye adsorption which improves light harvesting in thin TiO2 films. Meanwhile, one-dimensional nanostructure could facilitate charge collection in TiO2 photoelectrodes. The micron-size pores formed between TiO2 nanofibers are beneficial for the penetration of P3HT. A photocurrent of 3.979 mA cm−2 is obtained for mesoporous NF-based devices, which is 3-fold higher than that (0.973 mA cm−2) for regular NF-based devices fabricated under the same condition. These results indicate the promise of mesoporous NFs as photoelectrode for low-cost SDSCs. (More Details please refer to Liu, B. et. al. Small 2010, Vol.6, pp.2176-2182)

SUCCESSFUL FUND RAISING

China's Bionanotechnology Company Suzhou Natong Wins the Silver Prize of the Asian Innovation Awards 2010

(Source: Press Release, Suzhou Natong Bionanotechnology)

Suzhou Natong with its US partner Nanomed Devices, Inc. announced on November 3rd 2010 that they won the Silver Prize of the Asian Innovation Awards 2010 at the Biobay Investor Forum. The award was sponsored by The Wall Street Journal Asia in partnership with Credit Suisse AG.

Suzhou Natong Bionanotechnology received the Silver Award for creating a drug-delivery device that uses a set of needles smaller than human hairs for painless injections.

This year the Asian Innovation Awards attracted nearly 300 entries from 13 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific. They were judged on their ability to enrich and improve the quality of life and productivity across the region. 

Speaking at the gala event, Marcel Kreis, head of private banking, Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse, said, "I would like to congratulate this year's winners for their remarkable effort in coming up with an innovative idea and turning it into a reality that helps enrich and improve the quality of life and productivity among communities in Asia Pacific and around the world. We will continue to support the Asian Innovation Awards in the hope of creating inspiration to others in making this world a better place to live in, working for the common good and bringing about lasting change."

"The need to innovate is a crucial part of good business practice. The ability to develop creative ideas and see new opportunities to fruition brings companies renewed growth and investment for the future," said Almar Latour, The Wall Street Journal's editor in chief in Asia. "We received a record number of very high-caliber entries in this year's awards and we're proud to have provided a platform to showcase their creative ideas and innovative concepts."

Dr. Bai Xu, CEO of Suzhou Natong Bionanotechnology, said at the ceremony, "Winning the prize is the recognition of our company's innovation and potentials. It will help us to build up the reputation and good image of the company and is significant to our future."

Finnish Nanotechnology Company Canatu Ltd. Closes 4.7 Million Euro Financing Round

(Source: Press Release, Canatu Ltd.)

Canatu Ltd., a leading edge nanotechnology company commercializing carbon NanoBud™ thin films for the electronics, optics and energy sectors successfully raised a 4.7 Million Euro investment package from Inventure Ltd., Infosto Ltd. and Tekes (the Finnish technology development agency) to fund its production development. Canatu's first products are flexible, robust and environmentally friendly transparent conductor films for user interfaces such as touch screens. Sami Lampinen of Inventure will join former Nokia CTO, Dr. Yrjö Neuvo, Aalto University Professor, Esko Kauppinen and CEO, Dr. David Brown on the Board of Directors. Ari Ahola of Infosto, Canatu's original angel investor, will continue as Chairman.

"We at Canatu are delighted to welcome Inventure to our team and to have Infosto reinvest. Both are proven and well respected investors whose collective experience, energy and focus will be invaluable in driving our final push to market", said David Brown, CEO of Canatu. "Canatu is one of Finland's most promising nanotechnology companies providing disruptive technology to fast growing global touch screen and haptic interface markets. We believe that Canatu will play a significant role in the future display industry", says Sami Lampinen, Managing Director of Inventure. Inventure is a technology investor in early stage companies, actively supporting growth oriented entrepreneurs to internationalize Nordic success stories. Inventure's entrepreneur driven team works actively with the portfolio companies and brings their knowledge and network's support. Founded in 2005, Inventure manages funds with over EUR 53 million in total capital base. Inventure's portfolio companies include Beneq, Conmio, Freespee, Protie, Rightware, Silex Microsystems, and Upstream Engineering.

Mr. Ahola was a fighter pilot for the Finnish Air Force until 1993. He is the owner and CEO of Infosto Group, an investor in early stage companies. In addition to Canatu, Infosto's portfolio companies include, Academica, BioZone Scientific International, Confidex and Qvantel. Successful investments and trade sale exists in Finland have been Infosto Mediat and Suomen Terveystalo.

Founded in 2004, Canatu is a spin-off from the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University). Canatu's business is the production and sales of a new class of versatile nanomaterial based films and components. Canatu has developed a novel form of carbon, namely NanoBuds™, and a new way to directly produce high value components on any substrate from this material by Direct Dry Printing™. These components improve the performance and reduce the cost of optical and electrical devices and diminish their environmental footprint. Canatu is currently developing its flexible thin film NanoBud™ components and production processes to supply display, touch, photovoltaic, tracking and haptic customers in the optics, energy and electronics sectors.

Canatu has patents and patents pending covering: NanoBuds™ and their applications in, for instance, displays, electronics, optics, energy storage and drug delivery, novel Carbon Nanotube and NanoBud™ production methods, novel CNT and NanoBud™ separation methods, methods for characterizing nanomaterials, CNT and NanoBud™ thin film and component production methods and a wide array of NanoBud™ based devices. Consequently, Canatu has important IP in the entire value chain from synthesis to products.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Singapore

IMRE Organic and Polymer Electronics Symposium

09 - 10 December 2010, Seminar Room 1 (SR1),Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE)

Website:http://www.imre.a-star.edu.sg/events.php?id=P539F536

IMRE Workshop on "Magnetic Materials and Characterisation"
13 December 2010,
Seminar Room 1 (SR1),Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE)

Website: http://www.imre.a-star.edu.sg/events.php?id=I539J537

IME Technical Seminar on "Hardware Emulation and FPGA Prototyping for Embedded Systems Design" 
 

2:45 - 4:00 PM, 13 December 2010, Institute of Microelectronics (IME)
Website:
http://eastar.eventshub.sg/ems_wb_Details.aspx?CalID=28&EventID=148967


The 3rd Singapore Scanning Probe Microscopy Symposium (SingSPM 2010)

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM, 15 December 2010, Seminar Room 1 (SR1), Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE)
Website: http://www.imre.a-star.edu.sg/events.php?id=P538I535


NUS Seminar on "Biomagnetism and Its Applications in Medicine

10 - 11:30 AM, 15 December 2010, E4-04-03, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Website: http://www.ece.nus.edu.sg/events/seminars/seminar2611new.asp


Molecular Materials Meeting (M3) @ Singapore - An International Conference  on "Big Ideas in Molecular Materials"

10 - 11 January 2011, Biopolis

Website: www.imre.a-star.edu.sg/m3conference


ICMAT 2011 (International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies)

26 June - 01 July, 2011, Suntec, Singapore
Website: http://www.mrs.org.sg/icmat2011


5th Solid State Quantum Information Science Conference

25 - 27 May 2011, Executive Center Singapore

Website: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ias/upcomingevents/SSQISC11/Pages/default.aspx


Worldwide

NNI National Nanotech Summit

08 - 10 December 2010, Washington DC, USA

Website:http://www.nano.gov


Nano 2010 (International Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology)
13 - 16 December 2010, K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Namakkal-637215, India
Website: http://www.nano.ksrct.ac.in


Global Nano Innovation Contest - Prototype on Prototype

31 December 2010 is the deadline to submit your ideas (Top price: 15,000 USD)

Online Registration: http://www.popnano.itri.org.tw/Eng/nanometer/idpcallreg.aspx

Proposal Template Download: http://www.popnano.itri.org.tw/Eng/nanometer/Paper/POP_NANO_Proposal_template.doc

Contact: Dr Tsing-Tang Song (e-mail: ttsong@itri.org.tw)
 

8th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST 2011)
10 - 13 January 2011, Islamabad, Pakistan
Website: http://www.ibcast.org.pk/

MEMSIC Cup, The Second International Contest of Applications in Nano-micro Technology (iCAN'11)
   
2011, Beijing, China
Website: www.iCAN-contest.com

The 5th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
7-11 February, 2011, Wellington, New Zealand
Website: http://www.macdiarmid.ac.nz


nano tech 2011 (10th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference)
16 - 18 February 2011, Tokyo Bigsight, Japan
Website: http://www.nanotechexpo.jp/en/


SPIE Optics + Photonics 2011
21 -25 August 2011, San Diego, USA
Website: http://spie.org/optics-photonics.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-OPW

Intermag 2011 (IEEE International Magnetics Conference 2011)
25 - 29 April 2011, Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), Taiwan
Website: http://intermag.onestep.com.tw/index.asp
Sincerely,
Jing 

JIANG Jing, Technology Analyst
NanoGlobe Pte Ltd
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