Speakers

Dr. Mihail C. Roco
Prof. Frank F. S. Shieu
Christophe Vieu
Nathalie Panissal

 

Dr. Mihail C. Roco

Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation
Chair, U.S. National Science, Engineering and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET)

Dr. Roco chairs the National Science and Technology Council's subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET), and is Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology at the National Science Foundation. He also coordinates the programs on academic liaison with industry (GOALI). Prior to joining National Science Foundation, he was Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky (1981-1995), and held visiting professorships at the California Institute of Technology (1988-89), Johns Hopkins University (1993-1995), Tohoku University (1989), and Delft University of Technology (1997-98).

Dr. Roco is credited with 13 inventions, has authored/co-authored numerous archival articles and twelve books including “Slurry Flow: Theory and Practice” (Butterworth, 1991), "Particulate Two-phase Flow" (Butterworth, 1993), "Nanostructure Science and Technology" (Kluwer Acad., 1999), “Societal Implications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” (Kluwer Acad., 2001), “Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance” (Kluwer Acad., 2003) and “The Coevolution of Human Potential and Converging Technologies: (N.Y. Acad. of Sciences, 2004). He is a key architect of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, and coordinated the preparation of the U.S. National Science and Technology Council reports on "Nanotechnology Research Directions" (NSTC, 1999) and "National Nanotechnology Initiative" (NSTC, 2000).

Dr. Roco is a Correspondent Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has been co-founder and Chair of the AIChE Particle Technology Forum and of the International Multiphase Flow Council. He has served as editor for Journal of Fluids Engineering and Journal of Measurement Science and Technology, and is Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research. He is member in the Executive Governance Board for SNL-LANL, Review Board for National Research Council Institute (Canada) and other boards in Europe and Asia including the S&T Council of the International Risk Governance Council. He was honored as recipient of the Carl Duisberg Award in Germany, “Burgers Professorship Award" in Netherlands and the “University Research Professorship” award in U.S., the "Engineer of the Year" (two times, in 1999 and 2004) by the U.S. National Society of Professional Engineers and NSF, “Best of Small Tech Awards" ("Leader of the American nanotech revolution", 2002), and "First in Nanotechnology's Power Brokers", Forbes (“Leading Architect of NNI”).

 

Prof. Frank F. S. Shieu

Director, Program Office of National Nanotechnology Human Resource Development, Taiwan
Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Prof. Shieu received his B. S. in Materials Science & Engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1981 and his Ph. D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University in 1990. As a professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, he also serves as the director of the Division of Materials Science & Engineering, National Science Council, Taiwan. His research interests include thin films and coating technology, electron microscopy, nanomaterials and functional materials with emphasis on transparent conducting oxides and membrane electrode assembly for fuel cells. In addition to materials research and education, he has actively involved in nano-education for K-12 teachers and students in central Taiwan since 2003. He is appointed as the director of the National Nanotechnology Human Resource Development program in January, 2008. By this program and team efforts, Taiwan has been recognized as a leading country in K-12 nano-education in the world.

 

Christophe Vieu

Professor, Department of Physics
the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), an Enginnering School of Toulouse

Prof. Christophe Vieu is heading a research group dedicated to Nanobiotechnologies in the Laboratory of Architecture and Analysis of Systems (LAAS) of CNRS organisation. Main field of interests are: Nanopatterning, Biopatterning, Nanoscale devices and tools for biodetection and medecine, education in Nanotechnologies. He is also responsible for a bio-nano-technological platform of the Institute of Advanced Technologies for Life Sciences (ITAV), recently created at Toulouse close to the Canceropole.

 

Nathalie Panissal

Doctor, Cognitive Psychology
Senior lecturer, the University of Toulouse

Dr. Nathalie Panissal is involved in the training of school educators. She develops a research in education sciences in the Laboratoire Jacques Lordat, an interdisciplinary research unit in cognitive sciences. Her main fields of interest are: Didactics of science, technology and French language.

 

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