The National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSE) grantees conference on progress in nanotechnology will be held December 12-13, 2017. The conference will highlight the research and education activities of ongoing NSE grant projects. It will include a combination of keynotes, panels, posters, program information sessions, discussions of research trends, and principal investigator meetings with NSF program directors. The conference will address the following themes:
- Day 1: Progress in foundational nanotechnology and infrastructure — Nanoscale modeling and simulation and use of big data, nanotechnology based-devices and systems by design, two-dimensional materials and quantum phenomena in nanoscale systems, nano-research centers, and the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) and nanoHUB; and
- Day 2: Progress in grand challenges and convergence — Advanced nanomanufacturing (convergence with bio, cyber, cogno, and artificial intelligence), brain-like cognitive engineering systems, education challenges, and societal aspects.