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2008 Symposium

The 3rd Annual Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster  Symposium


The Nanotechnology Symposium was held on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the Scottsdale Community College Performing Arts Center, 9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85256.   This was an all day event with participation from local, national and international organizations.  The theme for this year's event is "Small is Big: Global Perspectives on Nanotechnology".   Local, National and International speakers to participate.  Scholarships were awarded to middle school, high school and college students for furthering pursuits in nanotechnology. 

Additionally on Friday, April 11 a luncheon for the French Delegation Minalogic from Grenoble, was held at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ, 85281.

Presentations of our Symposium: (Click on the talk to view)


Key Note Speaker: Brad Buswell, Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security


Session 1
Dr. Stefan Zollner, Freescale Semiconductor, USA

Dr. James Kolodzey, University of Delaware, USA
Dr. Tom Picraux, CINT Los Alamos Labs, USA
Dr. Hao Yan, Arizona State University, USA

Session 2
Dr. Lerwen Liu, Zyvex, Singapore

Dr. Max Lu, University of Queensland, Australia

Nicolas Leterrier, Minalogic, Grenoble, France

Session 3
Dr. Debbie Stokes, FEI, Netherlands

Dr. Peter Mascher, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Papu Maniar, Motorola, USA
Dr. Narbeh Derhacobian, Adesto Technologies, USA

Session 4
Dr. Normand Voyer, Director, Laval University, Canada

Dr. Steffi Friedrichs, UK Nanotechnology Industries Association, UK
Dr. Alain C. Diebold, Albany Nanotech, USA


Additionally there was a panel discussion for SBIR Funding Opportunities

Panelists:   Brett Johnson Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, AZ
                    Dr. John Waszczak, Raytheon, Tucson, AZ     
                    Dr. John Lombardi, Ventana Research, Tucson, AZ  
                    Grant Anderson, Paragon Space Development Corp., Tucson, AZ

                    Ray Friesenhahn, MSU TechLink, Bozeman, MT            
                    Dr. Matt Kim, QuantTera, Scottsdale, AZ

Symposium entertainment provided by the Rice Brother's Johnny and Chris Rice Cello & Piano Duo. VIDEO BLOG LINK

Full Program:

2008 Symposium Program


Sponsor Poster

Photos of our symposium (courtesy of Mark Goldstein of International Research Center):

Additional photos of our symposium (courtesy of Michael Berman)

Photos of the French Minalogic Delegation Friday Luncheon

News Articles on the 2008 symposium
Phoenix Business Journal
The Arizona Republic

We thank all the sponsors, speakers, participants and volunteers for making this a wonderful event.  The agenda and our sponsors can be viewed by clicking the appropriate buttons.  We look forward to seeing you next year!

For more information please contact;

Cluster Chair Matt Kim for more information 602-214-3524,,

Co-Chair Michael Berman at,

Symposium Chair Cindy Pillote at

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