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Workshop Schedule (Tentative)

Location: Donaghey Student Center (DSC), Meeting Rooms A and B

2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, UALR

Sunday, April 30, 2006

4:00-6:00 pm              Registration (Hilton Hotel)

                                    Monday, May 1, 2006

8:00-9:00 am               Registration (DSC, UALR)

8:50 am                       Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:50-8:55 am               Mike Gealt-Dean of College of Science and Mathematics

8:55-9:00 am               Ibrahim Nisanci-Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

Session 1                     Session Chair: Wei Zhao, UALR

9:00-9:40 am               Eric Mazur-Harvard University

"Wrapping Light around A Hair: Manipulating Light at the Nanoscale "

9:40-10:20 am             Bruce Weisman-Rice University

"Fluorescence of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: from Discovery to Applications"

10:20-10:40 am           Refreshment Break

10:40-11:20 am           Jie Liu-Duke University

"Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes: from Synthesis to Devices"

11:20-12:00 am           Vladimir Zharov-UAMS

"Photothermal Nanodiagnostics and Nanotherapy with Gold Nanoclusters"

12:00 pm                     Poster Session and Lunch

Session 2                     Session Chairs: Jerry Darsey, UALR, Vladimir Zharov, UAMS

1:00-2:00 pm              Round Table Discussion

2:00-2:40 pm              Bruce Johnson-Rice University

"Density Matrix Calculation of Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering for p-Mercaptoaniline on Silver Nanoshells"

2:40-3:20 pm              Ming Zheng-DuPont Company

"DNA-wrapped Carbon Nanotubes "

3:20-3:40 pm              Refreshment Break

3:40-4:20 pm              Stephen Doorn-Los Alamos National Lab

"Raman Studies of Carbon Nanotubes"

4:20-5:00 pm              Tar-pin Chen-UALR

"Use High Tc SIS Josephson Junction for Making Nano-devices"

5:00-6:30 pm              Poster Session

6:30-8:30 pm              Reception

                                    Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Session 3                     Session Chairs: Tar-pin Chen, Abhijit Bhattacharyya, UALR

9:00-9:40 am               James Heath-Caltech

"NanoSystems Biology and In Vitro and In Vivo Diagnostics"

9:40-10:20 am             Pehr Pehrsson-Naval Research Lab

"Nanotubes and Nanowires Research for Sensors"

10:20-10:30 am           Refreshment Break

10:30-11:10 am           Vijay Varadan-Univ. Arkansas- Fayettevill

"The Role of Nanotechnology and Wireless Sensors in Medicine"

11:10-11:30 am           Karin Pruessner-UALR

"Tools and Building Blocks for Nanotechnology"

11:30-11:50 am           Jerry Darsey-UALR

"Modeling Studies of Hydrogen Absorbing Metallic Nanocluster Materials"

11:50-12:10 am           Tansel Karabacak-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

"3D Nanostructures by Oblique Angle Physical Vapor Deposition"

12:10 pm                     Final Announcements

12:15 pm                     Lunch and Packup

Poster Papers - Monday, May 1, 5:00-6:30 PM
P-1 Toxicity of DNA-Encased Carbon Nanotubes in Cells
Charlie Tucker, William C. Hall, Qingfang He, Wei Zhao - UALR
P-2 Hydrogen peroxide reaction with chromatographically enriched DNA-HiPco nanotubes
Yang Xu , Wei Zhao - UALR
P-3 Buffer effects on the sensitivity of hydrogen peroxide-reacting HiPco carbon nanotubes encased with single-stranded DNA
Xiaomin Tu , Wei Zhao - UALR
P-4 Reactivity of Glucose Oxidase-Encased Water-Soluble Carbon Nanotubes with Glucose
Aaron Haefele, Wei Zhao - UALR
P-5 Predicting Hydrogen Storage Properties of Metallic Nanoclusters Using Artificial Intelligence Modeling
Billy Griffin, Jerry Darsey - UALR
P-6 The Study of Surface Resistivity of Graphite-Polyurethane Composite Films as A Function Of Film Thickness
Matt Hudson, Ganesh K Kannarpady, Abhijit Bhattacharyya - UALR
P-7 Nanorod Arrays for Energy Conversion Applications
Tansel Karabacak, Lakshmi Krishnan, Seongyul Kim, Nikhil Koratkar, Glenn Eisman, and T.-M. Lu, - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
P-8 Nano Thickness Superconductive YBCO Thin Films and Step-edge Grain Boundary Josephson Junctions
Shouzheng Wang, Peking University, Beijing, China, Hom Kandel, Yuchoong Soo, Elizabeth Alvarez, Tar-Pin Chen-UALR
P-9 When You Can't Take a Dust Mop to Space: A Solution to the Mars Rover Particle Adhesion Problem
Chris Wyatt, M. Mazumder, R. Sharma, P. Srirama, D. Clark-UALR
P-10 Near Infrared Four Wave Mixing Spectroscopy for DNA-Encased Water-Soluble Carbon Nanotubes
Wei Zhao, Yang Xu-UALR
P-11 Green Tea Flavonoids Protect DNA Against Oxidative Damage Caused by Peroxynitrite
Falon Vela, Stephen Grace-UALR

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