Nano Technology: Small is Beautiful

Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 12:00pm

Event Info


$10 advance registration; $15 at door; $5 for students


Hughes Auditorium, Northwestern University Chicago Campus

303 East Superior Street





Chicago Council on Science and Technology

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Nanoscale materials have a great potential for positive societal impact. For example, synthesized nanoscale materials and systems can be used to create innovative applications and technologies that solve problems in the biological and medical sciences, as well as in energy and climate change. This program will highlight the essentials of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology—including its history, societal importance, and future implications—and will discuss the interplay between nanoscale structures, properties, and functions.

Speakers: Mark A. Ratner, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and CoDirector, Initiative for Sustainability and Energy, Northwestern University; Milan Mrksich, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University.