Top nanotechnology scientist to speak at Harpur Forum
The world of ultra-small technology, known as nanotechnology, will be the topic of the next Harpur Forum breakfast lecture on Monday, October 22, at the Binghamton Regency in downtown Binghamton. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program begins at 8 a.m.
Terry Michalske, founding director for the Department of Energy/Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, and head of the Biological and Energy Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories, will give a talk, titled “Nanotechnology: What is it and Why You Should Care.”
Michalske’s technical interests are in the areas of nanoscale properties of materials, and integrated microsystems. He has developed several new programs using scanning probe microscopy to explore the nanometer-scale response of surfaces and interfaces. Michalske serves on committees for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy, all of which are charged with setting investment priorities for the U.S. National Nanatechnology Initiative. He has testified to the U.S. Congress and state legislatures on topics of energy and nanotechnology.
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