Tim Harper Discusses Nanotechology's Impact on Industry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 24, 2003
Contact: Patrick Gentry
Tim Harper, Chief Executive Officer of CMP Cientifica, Executive Director of the European NanoBusiness Association, and member of the International Engineering Consortium's (IEC's) NanoEngineering Advisory Council recently discussed nanotechnology's impact on industry with Dr. Barry Sullivan, the IEC's Director of Content Development.
In the interview, Mr. Harper elaborated on specific issues surrounding nanotechnology today: nanoscale research, workforce development, engineering, markets and applications, and collaboration. The complete interview is available at www.iec.org/nano.
As a member of the IEC NanoEngineering Advisory Council (NEAC), Mr. Harper provides oversight and guidance to the IEC in developing educational programs to introduce nanotechnology to practicing engineers and to create the intellectual infrastructure required for successful transition from research breakthroughs to commercial applications.
Mr. Harper will chair the plenary panel "Global Business Issues" at the NanoEngineering World Forum, June 23-25, 2003, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Panelists include the following:
Lynn Foster, Director, Technology Consulting, Larta
Sandeep Malhotra, Vice President, Corporate and Business Development, Nanotechnology, Ardesta
Barry Weinbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer, NanoOpto Corporation
Tapesh Yadav, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NanoProducts
Zvi Yaniv, President, Chief Operations Officer and Director, SI Diamond Technology
Complete information on the NanoEngineering World Forum, including the "Global Business Issues" plenary panel, can be found at www.iec.org/nano.
Organizations supporting IEC's NanoEngineering Initiative, including the World Forum, are as follows:
- Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ NM: ALOG)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Arizona State University
- Boston University
- Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis
- CMP Cientifica
- Cool Chips plc (NASD: COLCF)
- FEI Company (NASDAQ NM: FEIC)
- IBM (NYSE: IBM)
- Intel (NASDAQ NM: INTC)
- Kopin Corporation
- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU)
- MicroFab Technologies
- Motorola (NYSE: MOT)
- Nanocide Technologies
- Nanoopto Corporation
- National Science Foundation
- Naval Research Laboratory
- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- North Carolina State University
- Northwestern University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Purdue University
- SI Diamond Technology
- STEAG MicroParts
- Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM)
- SUSS Microtec
- University of Canterbury
- University of Connecticut
- University of Michigan
- University of Notre Dame
- Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ NM: VECO)
- Winstead Sechrest and Minick
CMP Científica is in constant contact with thousands of scientists, businesses, and investors active in the nanotechnology, delivering basic research, scientific networks, consultancy, business intelligence, and investment appraisals. CMP Científica is also a founder member of the European NanoBusiness Association. To learn more, see www.cmp-cientifica.com.
The European NanoBusiness Association (ENA) is an industrial and trade organization founded to promote the professional development of the emerging business of nanotechnology at the European level. To learn more, see www.nanoeurope.org.
The IEC, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to catalyzing positive change in the advanced sciences and technologies industries and their university communities. The IEC conducts industry-university programs that have substantial impact on curricula, as well as conducting research and developing publications, conferences, and technological exhibits that address major opportunities and challenges of the new millennium. To learn more, see www.iec.org.