2013 Sessions

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This conference will bring together many of the world’s leading researchers on a wide range of work relating to 
atomically and molecularly precise processes, materials, and devices. The wide variety of topics will stimulate 
interdisciplinary dialog, productive collaboration, and scientific and technical progress towards beneficial 
nanotechnologies.
Atomic Scale Devices

John Randall, Chair, CEO, Zyvex Labs
Atomically Precise Manufacturing   video   Nanodot
Ezra Bussmann, Sandia National Laboratory
Atomic-Precision Fabrication of Qubits for an Adiabatic Quantum Computer
Leonhard Grill, Professor of Physical Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, Germany
Assembly and Manipulation of Molecules at the Atomic Scale: Stitching and Switching   video   Nanodot
Leo Gross, Research Scientist, IBM Zurich Laboratories
Single Molecular and Atomic Switches Investigated with Atomic Resolution and Single Electron Charge Sensitivity
Gerhard Klimeck, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Multi-Million Atom Simulations for Single Atom Transistor Structures   video
Joseph W. Lyding, Professor Beckman Institute
Silicon-Based Nanofabrication: Progress, Challenges and Technology Spin-Offs
Philip Moriarty, Professor of Physics, University of Nottingham
Mechanical Atom Manipulation: Towards a Matter Compiler?   video   Nanodot
Neil Sarkar, President, ICSPI Corp.
CMOS-MEMS SPM’s – Microscopic Microscopes for the Masses
Robert A. Wolkow, iCORE Chair Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta, Nanoelectronics
A Basis for Ultra Low Power, Ultra Fast All-Silicon Electronics.

Molecular Machines and Non-Equillibrium Processes

J. Fraser Stoddart, Chair, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Topic to be announced.
Dean Astumian, Professor of Physics, University of Maine
Microscopic Reversibility: The Organizing Principle for Molecular Machines   video
Ben Feringa, Research Director, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, Center for Systems Chemistry
& Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials
Molecular Rotary Motors
Miguel Garcia-Garibay, Prof. Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univeristy of California, Los Angeles
Amphidynamic Crystals and Artificial Molecular Machines
Josef Michl, Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder
Arrays of Dipolar Molecular Motors.
Mark A. Ratner, Materials Chemist, Northwestern University
Molecular Elongation: Forces, Phase Transitions, Conductance and Cycles
Edie Sevick, Professor, Australian National University College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Entropically Dominated Rotaxanes and Polyrotaxanes

Self Organizing and Adaptive Systems

Lee Cronin, Chair, Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow
Macroscale Control of Nanomolecular Assemblies using 3d Printing and Networked Reaction System Arrays
Neil Champness, Professor of Chemical Nanoscience, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham
Surface Supramolecular Chemistry: Understanding Self-assembly at the Molecular Level
Bartosz A. Grzybowski, Professor of Chemical Systems Engineering, Director of DoE’s Non-equilibrium Energy Research Materials
Dynamic, Non-equilibrium Nanomaterials
Bruno Pignataro, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Palermo
Ordered Surface and Thin Film Nanostructures Via Solution Processes by Dynamic Adaptation
Oliver Steinbock, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Nonequilibrium Materials Synthesis: Reactive Interfaces and Macroscopic Structure
Rein Ulijn, Professor and Vice Dean (Sciences), University of Strathclyde in Glasgow
Adaptive Soft Matter through Molecular Networks

Commercially Implemented Single Molecule Technologies

Steve Turner, Chair, Founder and CTO, Pacific Biosciences
The ZMW as a New Window Into Single-Molecule Biophysics
Mark Akeson, Professor of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz
Nanopore Detectors
George Church, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Regenesis: Bionano   video
Joseph Puglisi, Professor and Chair, Department of Structural Biology Director, Stanford Magnetic Resonance Laboratory
Deciphering the Molecular Choreography of Translation   video

Computation and Molecular Nanotechnolgies

Alexander Wissner-Gross, Chair, Institute Fellow, Harvard University Institute for Applied Computational Science; Research Affiliate, MIT Media Laboratory
Bringing Computational Programmability to Nanostructured Surfaces   video
Alan-Aspuru-Guzik, Associate Professor, Harvard University
Quantum Orreries: Simulating Quantum Mechanics with Quantum Devices
Art Olson, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute
New Methods of Exploring, Analyzing, and Predicting Molecular Interactions   video
James Ellenbogen, Chief Scientist, Nanosystems Group, The MITRE Corporation
Integrated Nanosystems for Ultra-Miniaturized Computers …and More!
Gerhard Klimeck, Prof. Electrical & Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Mythbusting Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms through Science Gateways   video
Ron Dror, Senior Research Scientist at D. E. Shaw Research
How Drugs Bind and Control their Targets: Characterizing GPCR Signaling through Atomic-Level Simulation
William A. Goddard III, Professor of Chemistry and Applied Physics
Nanoscale Materials, Devices, and Processing Predicted From First Principles   video