Planning Commitee   ||   Agenda   ||   "Beyond Silicon" Nanoelectronics   ||   Medical and health Applications   ||   Societal Dimensions & Impacts   ||   Participants   ||   Location

Session A : « Beyond Silicon » Nanoelectronics



Pr. James Yardley

Director Center for Integrated Science and Engineering (CISE) , Managing Director, Columbia University Nanocenter (NSEC), New York


Dr Jean-Philippe Bourgoin

Head of Molecular Electronics Laboratory at CEA-Saclay, CNRS, Gif Sur Yvette




French Participants

Frank Balestro

Molecular Spintronics

CNRS, Grenoble


Dario Bassani

From self-assembled photoactive architectures to molecular electronics

CNRS, Bordeaux


Xavier Blase

Theory of electronic properties of nanowires and nanotubes

CNRS, Grenoble


Vincent Bouchiat

Towards single molecular magnet detection using carbon-based superconducting quantum interference devices

CNRS, Grenoble


Frederique Cherioux

Self assembly of organic molecules on semi-conductor surfaces at room temperature

CNRS, Besançon


Erik Dujardin

Electrical Characterization of Graphene sheets and ribbons: Charge injection and transport studies

CNRS, Toulouse


Ariana Filoramo

Carbone nanotubes devices by self-assembly

CEA Saclay, Gif Sur Yvette


Benjamin Grevin

Advanced SPM investigations of model molecular systems for hybrid nanoelectronics

CNRS-CEA, Grenoble


Thierry Melin

Electrostatic properties of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube devices using scanning force techniques

CNRS, Lille


David Peyrade

Colloidal nanodevices

CNRS-CEA, Grenoble


US Participants


Mark Bockrath

Carbon Nanoelectronics

California Institute of Technology


Zhihong Chen

Carbon nano-electronics

IBM Research Division, Yorktown, NY


David Cobden

Title to be announced


Pablo Jarillo-Herero

Electronic transport in locally gated graphene nanostructures

MIT Department of Physics, Cambridge, MA


Ji Ung Lee

Excitronics: excitonic circuits for post-cmos electronics

College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany


Philip Kim

Toward carbon-based electronics

Columbia University, New York


Doug Natelson

Nanometer scale devices as tools for examining physics and physical chemistry

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston TX


Jiwoong Park

Imaging and electrical characterization of carbon nanotubes with multi-resolution microscopy

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY


Hongkun Park

Nanostructure-Based Optoelectronics, Plasmonics, and Bio-Electronic Interfacing

Harvard University Cambridge, MA


Latha Venkataraman

Conductance of single molecules circuits

Columbia University, New York

Session B : Medical and Health applications





Pr. Mark Wiesner

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Pratt School of Engineering

Nicholas School of the Environment

Duke University, NC


Dr Patrice Marche

Head of Analytical Immunology of Chronic Diseases Team - Scientific Regional Advisor, Inserm-UJF, Grenoble


French Participants

Francine Béhar-Cohen:

Particulate Drug Delivery Systems for Intraocular Drug Delivery

Inserm, Paris


David Bensimon:

Single Cell Physiology: Optical Control Of Protein Expression And Activity At The Single Cell Level; Applications To Morphogenesis In Zebrafish,

ENS, CNRS, Paris


Roberta Brayner:

The toxicological impact of nanoparticles Université Paris-Diderot, CNRS


Marie Carriere:

Toxicity Of Nanoparticles And Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

CNRS-CEA, Saclay


Patrick Curmi:

« Nano4Drugs », A Multidisciplinary Effort For Protein-Based Drugs Delivery

Inserm, Evry


Nadia Jessel :

 Nanostructured Active Materials For Tissue Engineering Applications

Inserm-ULP, Strasbourg


Sophie Lanone:

Biological effects of carbon nanotubes on pulmonary cells. A physico-chemical approach

Inserm, Paris


Simon Scheuring:

High-Resolution AFM in Biological Research And as A Medical Nano-Imaging Tool

Inserm, Institut Curie, Paris


Terence Strick:

Single-molecule studies of gene transcription by the RNA polymerase molecular motor

CNRS, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris


Massimo Vergassola:

Quantitative analysis of the genetic expression of individual cells under high throughput conditions. CNRS, Institut Pasteur, Paris


US Participants


Melanie Auffan:

Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: Relations Between Surface Reactivity And The Biological Effects

Duke University, Durham


Dennis Discher:

Shape And Flexibility At The Nanoscale For Drug Delivery And Stem Cell Control

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Bartosz Grzybowski:

 Title to be defined

Northwestern University


Rebecca Klaper:

Impact Of Nanomaterial Functionalization And Structure On The Impact On Toxicology, Physiology, and Immune Function Of Aquatic Species

University of Wisconsin


Roger Narayan:

 Microfabrication And Nanofabrication Of Advanced Biomaterials

University of North Carolina


Peter Tessier:

Self-interaction nanoparticle spectroscopy: A nanoparticle-based protein interaction assay

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York


Tian Xia: 

Introduction To Nanomaterial Toxicity

University of California, Los Angeles


Session C: Societal Dimensions





Pr. Barbara Harthorn

Center for Nanotechnology in Society , University of California Santa Barbara CA


Dr. Jean-Yves Bottero

Director of  the CEREGE “Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement, », Aix en Provence



French Participants

Xavier Blasé CNRS, Grenoble

On the role of ab initio calculations in condensed matter physics: from molecular electronics to superconducting semiconductors

CNRS, Grenoble


Jean-Philippe Bourgoin CNRS, CEA-Saclay

Overview on Molecular and CNT Based Nanoelectronics.


Corinne Chaneac CNRS, Université Paris 6

Surface Energy of oxide nanoparticles


Sonia Desmoulin  CNRS, Paris

Law applying to chemicals with regards to nanomaterials: questioning the capacity of french and european law when considering uncertain risks


Emmanuel Flahaut CNRS, Toulouse

Investigation of the toxicity and environmental impact of double-walled carbon nanotubes.


Jerome Labille CEREGE-CNRS, Aix

Environmental parameters that control the fate of C60 fullerenes in aquatic system


Stéphanie Lacour Centre d’Etudes sur la Cooperation Juridique Internationale

Emerging questions for emerging technologies: is there a law for the “nanos?”


Clément Levard CEREGE-CNRS, Aix

Role of natural nanoparticles (imogolite and allophane) on the mobility of trace metals in soils from La Reunion island


Olivier Proux CNRS, Grenoble

An x-ray absorption spectroscopy beamline in environmental and nanomaterial sciences


Jerome Rose CEREGE-CNRS, Aix

Environment and nanotechnology : opportunities for pollution treatment or new pollutants 


Frederic Taran CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette

Synthesis of 14c-labelled carbon nanotubes using new carbon isotope exchange reactions



Antoine Thill CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette

Interaction between cerium oxide nanoparticles and bacteria. Role of physico-chemistry in the impact of the nanoparticles


US Participants


John Brant University of Wyoming

The role of nanotechnology and nanomaterials in developing the water and wastewater treatment plants of tomorrow


Elizabeth Corley Arizona State University

Societal dimensions of nanotechnology: an exploration of public and scientist perceptions


Lee Ferguson University of South Carolina

Ecotoxicology and environmental fate of single-walled carbon nanotubes in the aquatic environment


Kimberly Jones Howard University

Utilization of nanomaterials in water treatment applications


Greg Lowry Carnegie Mellon University

The fate, transport and transformation in the environment and the potential impacts that may result from manufactured nanomaterials


Milind Kandlikar University of British Columbia, Vancouver

The costs of testing for nanomaterial hazards: implications for regulation


Doug Kysar Yale Law School

Cultural cognition and nanotechnology


Cyrus Mody Rice University

Some early historical observations on the commercialization of nanotubes