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The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) returns to Washington DC on Thursday, June 14th for our 17th Annual Conference! Join us as we welcome leading experts from private industry who are commercializing nanomaterials; representatives from government agencies and public policy leaders.

K & L Gates

2018 Speakers


8:00-9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks
- Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBCA
- Paul Stimers, Partner, K&L Gates

9:30-10:00 Supercycle of Innovation and Commercialization
Arpana Verma
, PhD, Chief Science Officer, NanoMech Industries, Inc.

10:00-10:30 Nanotechnology in Medicine: How Much Progress?
Samuel Brauer
, PhD, Principal, Nanotech Plus, LLC

10:30-11:00 Moving toward Abundance through Molecular Nanotechnology
Matthew Putman
, PhD, CEO, Nanotronics Imaging

11:00-11:30 TSCA New Chemical Activities and Reporting Rule for Nanoscale Materials
Jim Alwood
, Program Manager, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics' Chemical Control Division, US Environmental Protection Agency

11:30-Noon 2018 EHS Regulatory Overview: Key Domestic and International Developments
Lynn L. Bergeson
, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Noon-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:30 Beyond the Bounds
Ajay P. Malshe
, PhD, Distinguished Professor, 21st Century Endowed Chair Professor of Materials, Manufacturing and System Integration Mechanical Engineering, MEEG 204, University of Arkansas

1:30-2:00 One Belt and One Road Initiative: Impact of Huangdi Neijing and Nano Quantum Medicine
Carleton JC Hsia
, PhD, Founder & CEO, AntiRadical Therapeutics LLC

2:00-2:30 Nanotechnology Investing: State of the Union 2018
Jim Hurd
, Director, GreenScience Exchange

2:30-3:00 Roadmap for Scaling up and Commercialization
Penelope T. Salmons
, President/COO, Fibrtec Inc

3:00-3:30 Patents, Predictions, and Pivots: The Possibilities and Peril of Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship
Matthew Hull,
PhD, Associate Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, NanoEarth Virginia Tech National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure / President/Founder, NanoSafe, Inc.

3:30-4:00 Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientist, Engineers, and Entrepreneur of Nanotechnology
Marco Curreli
, PhD, Founder & Executive Director, Omni Nano

4:00-4:30 Nanometrology Horizon: Emergence of Terahertz Nano-imaging via Overcoming the Wavelength Barrier
Anis Rahman
, PhD, President/CTO, Applied Research & Photonics, Inc

4:30-5:00 FBI: Economic Espionage Program

5:00-6:00 Post-Conference Networking