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Contact: Dave Guerin
dguerin@latech.edu
318-257-4854
Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University to host 'Nanotechnology for Louisiana' conference

RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech University's College of Engineering and Science will host industry leaders from throughout the region as well as faculty and research experts from Louisiana Tech at the "Nanotechnology for Louisiana" conference, November 9 at the Louisiana Tech Shreveport Center in Shreveport.

The one-day conference will include discussions and presentations on resent research and on topics such the most recent developments in the field of nanotechnology, how Louisiana is leveraging the nanotechnology expertise and innovations of its citizens, how small and large companies are making use of nanotechnology to improve current and future products, and how nanotechnology is impacting the fields of healthcare, construction, defense, and energy.

The conference's morning session will feature Quentin Messer of Louisiana Economic Development, Don Coonrod of Cameron Corporation, Chris Kevil of LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, Patrick Pietrasz of Ford Motor Company, Heath Berry of Radiance Technologies, Joel Martin, American Strategic Initiatives, Chester Wilson of Jupiter Fuels, LLC, and Vijay John of NanoFex, LLC.

The afternoon session will feature Louisiana Tech faculty and researchers who will describe current and planned research and development efforts that impact health care, construction technology, defense, and energy. Two presentations will also address nanotechnology education at Louisiana Tech and workforce development in nanotechnology.

Louisiana Tech has dedicated more than 100,000 square feet of main campus facility space to advancing nanotechnology research and development. Nationally recognized for its nanotechnology programs, Louisiana Tech has also been ranked in the Top Ten in the nation for nanotechnology education by Small Times magazine.

The Nanotechnology for Louisiana conference will begin with on-site registration and continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and includes lunch and refreshments during the morning and afternoon breaks. Early on-line registration for academicians is $25 and $50 for non-academic attendees. After November 5th, the fee will increase to $35 for academicians and $75 for non-academic attendees, after November 5. For more information, visit www.latech.edu/coes/nanotech.

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