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Nanotech 2001 Conference Technical Program

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Program At a Glance

Conference Session Color Key

    Nanotechnology Track - ICCN
    Microtechnology Track - MSM
  • Registration Desk hours are Monday through Wednesday from 7:30 till 16:00, and on Sunday afternoon from 16:00 till 18:00.

Conference Highlights

Keynote Lectures

  • Computational Nanotechnology
    William Goddard
  • Computational Materials
    Roberto Car
    Princeton University
  • Computational Biology
    Amos Bairoch
    Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
  • Nano-Structure Simulation: From Thin Oxides to Biological Ion Channels
    Karl Hess
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Special Sessions

  • Structure Based Drug Design: Theory, Computation and Practice
    Fred Cohen
    University of California at San Francisco
    Dirksen Bussiere
    Chiron Corporation
  • Structural Genomics
    Kurt Krause
    University of Houston
  • Atomic and Molecular Scale Modeling of Materials
    Niels Gronbech-Jensen
    University of California Davis and Berkeley Lab
  • Nanoscale Modeling of Front-End Processing in Silicon
    Wolfgang Windl
  • Quantum Mechanics & Computational Modeling of Soft Matter
    Lawrence Pratt
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Stephen Paddison

    A current frontier of computational modeling involves soft matter and chemical questions that require quantum mechanical methods. This segment of ICCN emphasizes "ab initio" computer simulations of solutions and soft matter, O(N) algorithms for electronic structure computation, and QM/MM models for condensed matter biology, chemistry, and materials science.

    Invited Speakers
    • David Chandler, University of California, Berkeley
    • Paolo Carloni, Trieste, Italy
    • Michael Klein, University of Pennsylvania
    • Mark E. Tuckerman, New York University
    • Eric Schwegler, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    • Matt Challacombe, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Ion Channels: Natural Nanodevices
    Robert S. Eisenberg
    Rush Medical Center, Chicago
  • Quantum Effects, Quantum Devices and Spintronics
    Dragica Vasilesca
    Arizona State University
  • Interdisciplinary Design and Simulation Methods for Micro-and Biomedical Fluidic Applications
    Steffen Hardt
    Institute of Microtechnology, Mainz, Germany

Tutorials & Workshops

Simulation Techniques for Micromachined Devices

Simulating micromachined devices such as gyros, accelerometers, and microvalves, is always a computationally challenging task. The difficulty stems from the fact that typical micromachined devices are geometrically complicated, innately three-dimensional, and couple multiple physical effects (e.g. mechnical, electromagnetic and fluid forces).

In the last six years, there has been enormous progress on techniques and tools for simulating micromachined devices. In this tutorial, we will try to describe many of these recent developments including: Fast 3-D solvers, multilevel coupled domain methods, and numerical model order reduction. The tutorial, intended for an audience of both developers and users of simulation tools, will focus on more on broad issues and trade-offs rather than fine details of specific algorithms.

The tutorial will take place Tuesday afternoon, March 20th 2001, at 5:30 pm. The price is $45.00 and includes course notes as well as a complimentary tropical cocktail, which will be served during the break. Sign up now! Complete the Tutorial Registration Form (PDF©) and fax it in. Places are limited to the first 20 registrants.

MEMS Simulation Tools (Workshop & tutorial)

ANSYS will be providing a hands on workshop showcasing its new release 5.7 features for MEMS, together with a micro-mirror device analysis tutorial. Attendees will get the chance to use some of the latest computer hardware from Sun Microsystems. There will also be a drawing for some ANSYS merchandise.

The workshop will take place Sunday afternoon, March 18th 2001, at 5 pm. This tutorial is free of charge, but please complete the Tutorial Registration Form (PDF©) and fax it in, as places are limited.

MEMS Modeling Seminar

Join CFD Research Corporation for a discussion on how to easily build 3D geometry, automatically create a mesh, and then simulate MEMS and microfluidic devices with CFD-ACE+. Learn how to simulate even the toughest multi-physics applications in the fully coupled solver environment of CFD-ACE+.

The workshop will take place Monday evening, March 19th from 5 to 7 pm. There is no charge, and food will be served. Please pre-register to reserve a spot by email (, or at the WEB page (

MEMS CAD Tool Seminar

  • Coventor, Inc.

The workshop will take place Monday evening, March 19th from 7 to 9 pm, and is provided free of charge.

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