Small is Beautiful: Everyday Applications and Advances in Nanochemistry

Small is Beautiful: Everyday Applications and Advances in Nanochemistry

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Small is Beautiful: Everyday Applications and Advances in NanochemistryA short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Dr. Paul Weiss of UCLA. This event will be moderated by Andrew Maynard, UMRSC.




Good things come in small packages. Over eight hundred products ranging from food packaging to cosmetics have resulted from nanotechnology research. Yet this is just the beginning. Advances in nanochemistry will continue to create applications that may someday impact global economics and stir debate about environmental and health concerns. Join Dr. Paul Weiss, editor of ACS Nano and Director of California NanoSystems Institute,  as he takes us on a journey to discover the role of these tiny materials in our future.
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What You Will Learn

  • What can we do now at the nanoscale?
  • What would we like to be able to do at the nanoscale?
  • How are we exploring the limits of miniaturization?
  • And much more…


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free



Meet Your Expert

Paul S. Weiss and his interdisciplinary research group focus on the atomic-scale chemical, physical, optical, mechanical and electronic properties of surfaces and supramolecular assemblies.  They have developed new techniques to expand the applicability and chemical specificity of scanning probe microscopies.  They have applied these and other tools to study catalysis, self- and directed assembly, physical models of biological systems, and molecular and nanoscale devices.  They work to advance nanofabrication down to ever smaller scales and greater chemical specificity in order to connect, to operate, and to test functional molecular assemblies, and to connect these to the biological and chemical worlds.


Meet the Moderator

Andrew Maynard is Director of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center and a leading authority on the responsible development and use of emerging technologies. His research interests span identifying, assessing and managing emergent risks, to exploring innovative solutions to establishing and emerging human health and environmental risks. Prof. Maynard is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Challenges of Emerging Technologies, serves on numerous panels world-wide, and has testified many times before U.S. Congressional committees. He appears in print, on television and radio, and writes on science and society at






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5 Responses to “Small is Beautiful: Everyday Applications and Advances in Nanochemistry”

  1. Sarojadevi Muthusamy says:

    Very much impressed about the topic on nanochemistry. This fall 2011 meeting I could not attend. It will be very useful if the slides are sent to me by e mail. I would like to know the recent trends in nano chemistry
    Dr. M.Sarojadevi
    Associate Professor
    Department of Chemistry
    Anna UNiversity

  2. Shawn Garrett says:

    I would make the same request as Dr. Sarojadevi. I also was wondering about scheduling for seminars. Since I teach the times on tuesdays and Thursdays for webinars are right in the middle of lab times. That may be a similar case for a number of faculty. Would there ever be a possibility of early morning or late late afternoon early evening webinars. I greatly appreciate that these are made available for later listening – but I would also like to participate.

    Shawn Garrett (formerly Ellingboe)

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