Nanotech Conference MPA-2010 Invited Plenary Speakers and Short Courses

MPA-2010 Invited Plenary speakers (please see biography at the end of the message)

Tapani Ryhänen

NOKIA Research Centre, Director of NOKIA Research Laboratory – Eurolab (Cambridge and Lausanne)

Sérgio Mascarenhas

Head of IEA-Institute for Advanced Studies at USP, São Carlos, Brasil

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Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce the 4th International Meeting on Developments in Materials, Processes and Applications of Emerging Technologies (MPA 2010) to be held in Braga, Portugal during 28-30 July 2010.

The 4th International Meeting on Developments in Materials, Processes and Applications of Emerging Technologies (MPA) will be held in Braga (Portugal) at University of Minho during 28-30 July 2010. MPA 2010 will be the fourth event of the MPA meeting series. The first meeting (MPA-2007) was in 2007 and held at the University of Ulster (Belfast), which officially launched the Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology to the international community.

The second meeting in 2008 (MPA-2008) was held at the University of Cambridge (UK). Third MPA was held in Manchester (UK) where Chemistry Nobel Laureate Professor Sir H. W. Kroto, Florida State University (USA) delivered the plenary lecture on “Mechanisms of NanoScale Self-Assembly”.

After its success as MPA-2007, MPA-2008 and MPA-2009, MPA.2010 will continue the aim to attract delegates from academia, industry and research institutes involved with applied research and development. In doing so, the event will provide a platform for academics and industrialists to network, exchange ideas and gain new insights relating to the materials, processing and applications of emerging nanotechnologies.

Please do visit the MPA-2010 website http://www.mpa-meeting.com

The topics for MPA 2010 include:
1) Commercialisation of Advanced Technologies (Nanotechnology)
2) Surface Technology (Coatings; Thick & Thin Films; Surface Fabrication, Modification & Characterisation)
3) Nanomaterials for Energy Applications
4) Applied Bio-Nanotechnology
5) Carbon Nanotubes/Wires/Rods & their Applications
6) Advanced Nanometrology and Nanomanufacturing Techniques

The deadline for Abstract Submissions was extended till 30 APRIL 2010 (please note:due to the number of abstracts already received, an oral presentation requested most probably will be changed to poster presentation)

You may submit abstracts to abstracts@mpa-meeting.com

Secure Hotel Booking for MPA Conference

MPA-2010 Invited Plenary speakers (please see biography at the end of the message)

Tapani Ryhänen

NOKIA Research Centre, Director of NOKIA Research Laboratory – Eurolab (Cambridge and Lausanne)

Sérgio Mascarenhas

Head of IEA-Institute for Advanced Studies at USP, São Carlos, Brasil

MPA-2010 Invited speakers include:

1. Ana Bicho, Solarplus S.A. Photovoltaic Technologies, Portugal
2. Auke Talme, AkzoNobel, Netherlands*
3. Brigitte Pecquenard, ICMCB-CNRS, France
4. Riccardo Polini, University of Roma (tor Vergata), Italy
5. Elvira Fortunato, CENIMAT-UNL, Portugal
6. Heiko Fietzek, EADS Deutschland GmbH, Germany*
7. Henrique Alves, Embraer, Brazil
8. Higino Correia, University of Minho, Portugal
9. Jose Lagaron, NanoBioMatters Ltd, Spain
10. Jose Rivas Rey, INL-International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory,Portugal
11. Josep Samitier, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC),Spain
12. Luigi Marras,Genefinity S.r.l., Italy
13. Moritz Graf zu Eulenburg, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, Germany
14. Paulo Freitas, INESC, INL- International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal
15. Steffen B. Petersen, Aalborg University, Denmark
16. Tatiana Lopez, Nanogap Sub-nanopowder S.A. Spain
17. Vladimir Matolin, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
18. Lorenzo Pastrana, University of Vigo, Spain
19. Bin Zhu, KTH, Sweden
20. Tim Harper, Cientifica Ltd, UK
* to be confirmed

Short courses: Introduction to Bionanosystems and Aplications (duration 4 h), Elisabete Oliveira and Paulo Coutinho

More to be announced soon (please check regularly the conference website)

Publications – Papers presented at MPA-2010 will be considered for publication in special issues of the following journals: 1) Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN); and 2) Journal of Nano Research (JNanoR)

Looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you in Portugal for MPA-2010

Sincerely

MPA 2010 Organising Team
Conference Chair, Prof. Vasco Teixeira, University of Minho, Portugal

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Plenary speakers short biography:

Tapani Ryhänen

NOKIA Research Centre, Director of NOKIA Research Laboratory – Eurolab (Cambridge and Lausanne)

Dr Tapani Ryhänen, who heads global research into nanotechnology for Nokia Research Centre, is author of the new book “Nanotechnologies for Future Mobile Devices”, 
Cambridge University Press, February 2010. He is heading the NOKIA’s research laboratories which are focusing on nanotechnologies and pervasive sensing to be applied in mobile devices and services. He is also responsible for Nokia’s research collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Before his current role he was leading Nokia’s strategic research in the areas of future user interfaces, future device architectures and interfaces, mechanics and miniaturization. His previous work at Nokia also covers sensor technologies and applications, wellness and health applications, ambient intelligence, RF MEMS, microsystems, architectures and interfaces of sensor modules and mass storage solutions. He has authored over 70 publications on ultra-low noise superconducting thin-film magnetometers, noise theory, micromechanical sensors and actuators, biomagnetic measurements, nanotechnologies, and mobile phone technologies and applications. He has fourteen granted patents and several other patent filings related to microsystems, nanotechnologies, sensors and their applications.

Sérgio Mascarenhas

USP-Universidade de São Paulo–São Carlos-Head of IEA-Institut for Advanced Studies at USP, São Carlos, Brazil

Honorary Professor at IEA-University of São Paulo – São Carlos. Director of PIEPAL-Programa Internacional de Estudos Projetos para a América Latina (International Programme of Studies and Projects for Latine America) and Head of IEA-Institut for Advanced Studies at USP, São Carlos. Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Third World Academy of Sciences and Academia Científica da América latina, Fellow from Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1996) and Center for Theoretical Physics (Trieste). He won the Conrado Wessel General Science Award on June 4 1979. This is one of the chief honors granted in Brazil in the field of science and culture. Professor Sérgio Mascarenhas was responsible for the creation of several research centers, such as Embrapa Instrumentação in the late 60s, in São Carlos city, and the creation of the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in the early 70 and being the first rector of UFSCar. He created in Brazil the first licenciature in Materials Engineering. Founder member of the Brazilian Physics Society and Science Academy of São Paulo State.

Professor Mascarenhas worked with respected colleagues from other countries, many of them Nobel Prize winners, in the time he spent at the universities of Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Trieste and London. From a huge list of awards and affiliations it can be outlined the Yamada Foundation Award (Japan), Guggenheim Award, Fullbright Fellow , Member of Ordem Nacional do Mérito Científico (Grã-Cruz), Fellow of American Physical Society, Comenda e Medalha da Ordem do Marquês de Olinda and award Peão de Tecnologia (attributed due to research groups pioneer creation which have resulted on São Carlos High Technology Park (ParqTec and SEBRAE)

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Vasco Teixeira
Editor-in-chief of Journal of Nano Research

University of Minho
Physics Department, GRF Functional Coatings Group
Campus de Azurem
4800-058-Guimaraes
PORTUGAL

Tel: +351-253510465/00
Fax: +351-253510401

email: vasco@fisica.uminho.pt
email2: vasco.teixeira@yahoo.com

http://www.JNanoR.com

http://www.arauto.uminho.pt/pessoas/vteixeira
http://www.nanotechnews.eu

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~ by vascoteixeira on April 18, 2010.

 
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