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Crystal & Graphene Science Symposium-2012-Boston
Two Theme Meetings at One Location

Graphene Science-2012
'Engineering & Applications of Fullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes & Semiconductors'
Crystal Science-2012
'Crystal Engineering to Supramolecular Chemistry & BioCrystallography'

Date: September 5 – 6, 2012

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, 420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham 02451, USA

The Best Global Event in the Crystal Science !

Expected Maximum Capacity:
Target Audience 150
Total Speaker Presentations: 30
Total Poster Presentations: 10
Total Exhibit Booths: 10

Wednesday, Septeber 5, 2012
8:00 AM: Registration Open
9:00 AM - 6:00PM Scientific Sessions

Thursday, September 6, 2012
8:00 A.M: Registration Open
9:00 AM - 6:00PM Scientific Sessions

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Scientific Organizer:

Krishnarao Appasani, PhD, MBA
Founder & CEO
GeneExpression Systems, Inc
Waltham, MA USA

Keynote Speakers:

Charles M. Lieber, PhD.                  
Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA
Title: Nanoelectronics meets biology
Antonio H. Castro Neto, PhD.
Professor of Physics
Boston University, USA &
Director of Graphene Research Centre
National University of Singapore
Title: New directions in materials science and technology: Two-Dimensional

Paul J. Steinhardt, PhD.
Albert Einstein Professor in Science &
Director, Ctr. for Theoretical Science, Physics
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA
Title: Historical perspectives of quasicrystals and their applications photonics

Other Speakers:
Michael S. Strano, PhD.
Charles and Hilda Roddey Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA USA
Title: Advances in Understanding the Chemistry of Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes: Fundamentals and Applications
Arthur F. Hebard, PhD.
Distinguished Professor of Physics
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, USA
Title: Rectifcation at graphene-semiconductor interfaces
Alessandra Lanzara, PhD.
Professor of Physics & Faculty Scientist
University of California Berkeley &
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA, USA
Title: Measuring the electronic structure of graphene
Matthew Warren Copel, PhD.
Nanoscale Analysis of Electronic Materials
IBM-Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY USA
Isotope analysis of graphene growth modes on SiC
Evan J. Reed, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engg., Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
Title: Engineered Electromechanical Coupling in 2D Materials
  Dr. Jun Liu
Chemical & Materials Sciences Fellow
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA, USA
Title: Functionalized graphene sheets as molecular templates for controlled nucleation and self-assembly of metal oxide-graphene nanocomposites for Energy
Junhong Chen, PhD.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Title: Graphene-based hybrid nanomaterials and their applications
Nikhil Koratkar, PhD.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY USA
Title: Wetting transparency of graphene
Prashant K. Jain, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Illinois
Urbana Champaign, IL USA
Title: Nano-Optics and Chemistry
Bennett B. Goldberg, PhD.
Professor of Physics & Director of Center for Nanoscience
Boston University
Boston, MA USA
Title: Strain-induced vector potentials in graphene and direct measurements of local strain from spatially resolved Raman scatteringe

Sebastien Nanot, PhD.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Junichiro Kono Lab
Physics, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Rice University
Houston, TX USA
Title: Optoelectronic properties of single-wall carbon nanotubes

Luigi Colombo, PhD.
Fellowin External Research & Development
Nanoelectronic Research Initiative
Texas Instruments, Inc.
Dallas, TX  USA
Title: Crystal growth and synthesis of uniform graphene films

Takeshi Tanaka, PhD.
Group Leader in Nanosystem Res. Institute
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Title: Gel separation of single-wall carbon nanotubes: From metal/semiconductor separation to single chirality separation

Tomas Palacios, PhD.
Emmanuel E. Landsman Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
& Director, Center for Graphene Devices and Systems
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA USA
Title: Graphene-based electronics for RF communications and sensing

Thomas G. Mason, PhD.
Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry      
California NanoSystems Institute                 
University of California-Los Angeles            
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Title: Entropic crystal crystal transition of Brownian squares

Keshav M. Dani, PhD.
Assistant Professor & Principal Investigator
Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology
Okinawa, Japan
Title: Femtosecond dynamics of a photoexcited electron-hole plasma in graphene

Juan-Carlos Idrobo, PhD.
Research Associate Professor of Physics &
Oak Ridge National Laboratory- Univ. Vanderbilt University
Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Title: Insights into point and extended defects in graphene

Amin Salehi-Khojin, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engg.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
Title: Polycrystalline graphene ribbons as chemiresistors

Yasuyuki Kobayashi, PhD.
Senior Research Scientist, Supervisor
NTT Basic Research Laboratories
Atsugi-Kanagawa, Japan
Title: Layered boron nitride as a release layer for mechanical transfer of GaN-based devices

Alessandro Baraldi, PhD.
Professor of Physics
University of Trieste
Trieste, Italy
Shedding light on epitaxial graphene using x-rays

Brett Barwick, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Trinity College
Hartford, CT, USA
Title: Imaging ultrafast dynamics in carbon nanotubes and graphite at the nm and fs scales with ultrafast electron microscopy (UEM

Yong P. Chen, PhD.
Miller Family Assistant Professor of Physics
Birck Nanotechnology Ctr., Purdue University
West Lafayette IN, USA
Title: Graphene-semiconductor hybrid as radiation sensors

Fei Zhe
PhD Student in the Lab of Dr. D. Basov
Department of Physics
University of California at San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA
Title: Infrared nano-imaging of gate-tunable plasmons in graphene

Lay-Lay Chua, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Physics
National University of Singapore
Title: Graphene single sheets and development of new applications for CVD graphenes
Swastik Kar, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Experimental Nanophysics
Northeastern University
Boston, MA USA
Title: Carbon meets Silicon - Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics for the next generation
Ryugo Tero, DSc.
Assistant Professor
Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute
Toyohashi University of Technology
Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan
Title: Supported lipid membranes on graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide

Cynthia Jenks, Ph.D.
Director of Chemical and Biological Sciences
U.S. Department of Energy's
Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA, USA
Title: Quasicrystalline materials: structure and stability

Xia Hong, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Physics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, USA
Title: Examining magnetism in dilute fluorinated graphene

Seth Fraden, PhD.
Professor of Physics 
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA, USA
Title: The PhaseChip: Microfluidics for protein crystallization

Jigang Wang, PhD.
Associate Scientist at the Ames Laboratory &
Assistant Professor of Physics
Iowa State University
Ames, IA, USA
Title: Ultrafast Broadband Dynamics of Carbon Nanostructures: From Inverted Dirac Fermions to Dark Excitons

Liana Lucchetti, PhD.
Researcher in Physics & Materials Engg.
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Ancona, Italy
Title: Dye-doped liquid crystal cells

Zhigang Jiang, PhD.                        
Assistant Professor of Physics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA, USA
Title :Magnetic field tunable electron-plasmon interactions in graphene nanoribbons

Mikael C. Rechtsman, PhD.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics at Dr. M. Segev's Group
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israel
Title: Optical graphene: new graphene edge states and strain-induced photonic magnetism

Dr. Fausto Sirotti
Principal Beamline Scientist
TEMPO Beamline-Synchrotron Soleil
Gif sur Yvette, France
Title: Epitaxial graphene layers on SiC

Maurizia Palummo, PhD.
Researcher in Physics
University of Tor Vergata, Italy &
Massachusetts Inst of Technology
Cambridge, MA USA
Title: Monolayer materials for tunable polymer-free excitonic solar cells

Amelia Barreiro Megino, PhD.
Research Scientist in Philip Kim’s Lab
Columbia University
New York, NY USA
Title: Room-temperature gating of molecular junctions using few-layer graphene nanogap electrodes

Hamid Oughaddou, PhD.
Professor of Physics                            
Université de Cergy-Pontoise-ISMO-CNRS
Orsay, France
Title: Growth and reactivity of Silicenes

Shen-Ming Chen, PhD.
Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engg & Biotechnology
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan
Title: Fabrication and characterization of graphene based composite materials for the electrochemical sensors and energy storage device applications

Norman (LiangSzu) Lu, PhD.
Professor of Molecular Science & Engg.
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.)   
Title: Structures and solid state properties of a series of bis(fluorous-ponytail)-2,2′-bipyridine and their metal (M = Pt, Pd) complexes

Tomoharu Tanikawa, PhD.
Post doc in Chemistry
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
Title: Chemical methods for the synthesis of soluble graphene ribbons

Key Topics:
Crystal Science-2012 Graphene Science-2012
  • Crystal Chemistry
  • Modeling, Design & Synthesis of crystals
  • Quasi-crystals & Nano-crystals
  • Self-assembly and Molecular Recognition
  • Polymorphism and Crystal Structure Prediction
  • Self-organization of elements & Molecular Materials
  • Industrial Applications of Crystals in Electronics, Life and Material sciences
  • Crystallography in biology
  • Membrane proteins/Small Molecule Structure prediction by crystallography
  • Structure-based Drug design
  • Graphene Chemistry
  • Semiconductors in Electronics
  • Applications of Fullerenes & Caron Nanotubes
  • Graphene Optics, Photonics & Optoelectronics
  • Graphene Design, Growth & Production
  • Graphene devices and applications
  • Semiconductor Applications in Material science
  • Graphene nanostructures & Electrodes
  • Graphene Integrated circuits & Nanoribbons
  • Quantum pumping in Graphene

Exhibitors are welcome to reserve their booth space early!

Please contact if you are interested in speaking in the scientific or Technology workshops of this meeting. (Closed)

GeneExpression Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 540170
Waltham, MA 02454 USA
Tel: (781) 891-8181
Fax: (781)730-0700 or (781) 891-8234
E-mail: Genexpsys@expressgenes.com

Note: Speakers Names, Titles and venue subjected to change beyond our control for which the company is not responsible.

Oral Presentation Submission by June 05, 2012
Poster Abstract Submission by July 05, 2012

Email your abstract (100-200 words in word format) to: genexpsys@expressgenes.com

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