Sept. 24, 2008 -- Next month in Boston, the AVS 55th International Symposium & Exhibition will showcase research from across the spectrum of science and engineering devoted to discoveries on the edge-in a vacuum, at interfaces, in plasmas, and in other controlled environments used to develop new materials and technologies.
AVS is an interdisciplinary nonprofit professional society, and its members come from universities, government agencies, and industrial laboratories alike. Their work represents major breakthroughs in nanotechnology, alternative energy, materials research, and medicine.
Reporters are invited to attend the conference free of charge, and registration instructions may be found at the end of this news release.
PRELIMINARY MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
Preliminary meeting highlights are listed below. The full meeting program can be accessed at http://www.avssymposium.org/Overview.asp.
1) PLENARY TALK ON NANOTECHNOLOGY
This year's plenary talk will be delivered by Jackie Ying, the Executive Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore. Ying's laboratory has been responsible for the development of several novel approaches that create nanocomposites, nanoporous materials and nanodevices with unique size-dependent characteristics. Her talk, "Nanostructure Processing of Advanced Catalysts and Biomaterials" will be at noon on Monday, October 20, 2008 in Ballroom B of the Hynes Convention Center. For full details, see: http://www2.avs.org/symposium/AVS55/pages/sessions_lect.html