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

Research Laboratory

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.