The UK Nanoforum Comes to Birmingham
The University of Birmingham will be hosting the UK Nanoforum 2007 on Friday 30th November.
Birmingham’s research in nanoscience and nanotechnology will be showcased at this event, as well as academic expertise and the work of spin-out companies based at the University.
This one day event will be attended by 67 international delegates who are academics and industrialists from 16 different countries.
Speakers from the University will talk about aspects of nanotechnology such as metal nanopowders, nanofabrication, and how nanotechnology can be used in drug delivery.
The event is organised by UK Trade and Investment and Advantage West Midlands and sponsored by Nanotechnology and Molecules and Materials Collaborative Research Networks of the University. The event will be held at the University’s School of Biosciences and has been initiated and coordinated by the Engineering Business Development Team with support from Business and Industry colleagues of the University.
Notes to Editors
12.30 Arrival of delegates followed by networking lunch / poster session in Biosciences Building (Undercroft)
13.30 Opening remarks and welcome Professor Mike Cruise
Pro Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation
Professor Graham Davies
Head of School of Engineering
Professor Jon Preece
CRN NT Champion
13.45 Inanovate/Nanoscale Physics Dr. Jin Yin
14.00 DTI Project – MNT Dr. Simon Gibbon
ICI Applied Research
14.15 Silica Shells as potential Dr. Robin May
drug-delivery vehicles Dr. Daniel Lynch
14.30 Nanofabrication Professor Phil Prewett
14.45 Metal Nanopowders Ltd Dr. Isaac Chang
15.00 EU Project - Nanobiotact Professor Alan Wing
15.15 Coffee break/ Poster Session
15.30 Tours/Discussion (in parallel)
Tour 1 Nanofabrication in Mechanical Engineering
(Professor Phil Prewett)
Tour 2 Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory
(Dr. Alex Robinson)
Tour 3 Materials Solutions (Dr. Trevor Illston)
16.30 Depart from University
For further information
Kate Chapple, Press Officer, University of Birmingham, tel 0121 414 2772 or 07789 921164.