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Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Nanotech experts gather for national meeting hosted by UH

Nanoscale conference to identify new technology's top priorities

HOUSTON, March 31, 2005 Internationally renowned nanotechnology leaders from both industry and academia will meet in Houston for the second Nanoscale Devices & System Integration (NDSI'05) conference April 4-6.

Locally sponsored by the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and held at the Warwick Hotel, the NDSI'05 brings together world experts in nanotechnology, offering a high-quality technical program. National sponsors are the National Science Foundation, IEEE Nanotechnology Council, Information Storage Industry Consortium and Nanotechnology Foundation of Texas. Industrial contributors include RHK Technologies and Veeco Instruments, the industry leaders in nanotechnology instrumentation.

"This nationally recognized conference is a chance for UH to step into the spotlight among the world's leading researchers in nanotechnology," said Dmitri Litvinov, UH electrical engineering professor and event co-chair.

NDSI has a single-session format with all the invited talks forming the body of the conference. Contributed work is showcased at the poster sessions. Work presented at the conference will be published in a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology.

The conference will be a highly interactive meeting that will serve as an open forum to identify priorities in today's broad range of nanoscale technologies. Major topics related to device fabrication and synthesis at the nano scale, as well as integration of nanoscale technologies into functional systems, will be covered. Topics include nanoelectronics, nanomagnetics and spintronics, nanophotonics, nano/bio-inspired devices and systems, nanorobotics, materials for nanotechnologies, fabrication for nanoscale and metrology.

Last year's conference in Miami drew more than 160 participants from 14 countries and featured nationally recognized university scholars, as well as scientists and engineers from major corporations such as NEC, IBM, Toshiba, AMD, Samsung, Seagate and Veeco.

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For more information, visit www.nanointernational.org or contact Litvinov at 713-743-4168 or dlitvinov@uh.edu.

About the University of Houston
The University of Houston, Texas' premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.

For more information about UH, visit the university's Newsroom at www.uh.edu/newsroom.

About the Cullen College of Engineering
UH Cullen College of Engineering has produced five U.S. astronauts, ten members of the National Academy of Engineering, and degree programs that have ranked in the top ten nationally. With more than 2,600 students, the college offers accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees in biomedical, chemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering. It also offers specialized programs in aerospace, materials, petroleum engineering and telecommunications.

For more information about the Cullen College of Engineering, visit www.egr.uh.edu.

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