Tenth Annual Conference Highlights Utah Research

Oct. 15, 2013 – The University of Utah’s tenth annual nanoUtah Conference and Exhibition, held Friday, Oct. 18, will demonstrate how advancements in nanotechnology — science and engineering at the atomic or molecular scale — can improve daily life. The on-campus event will showcase Utah nanotechnology discoveries including nanomedicine that can enhance drug delivery and medical imaging, such as MRIs, to improve treatment and recovery.

Organized by the Nano Institute of Utah — an organization dedicated to advancing nanoscience and nanotechnology — and the College of Engineering, nanoUtah will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. News media is invited to attend; however, the conference is only open to paid registrants. The conference will be located at the Warnock Engineering Building and in James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building — a USTAR Innovation Center. The center is home to the Utah Nanofab, where micro- and nanoscale devices are developed, and the Nano Institute of Utah.

Nanotechnology involves science and engineering at their base levels to maximize the efficiency of everyday electronics, improve material strength to make automobiles safer and more clearly define the human body to combat illness.

University of Utah students and researchers will be among the nanotechnology leaders sharing their research findings with industrial and academic leaders in the state, providing opportunities to advance their research goals and collaborate to bring nanotechnology breakthroughs to the market.

Additional conference and exhibition information, including registration and on-campus parking is available at the nanoUtah 2013 Conference website.

Media Contacts

— Amy VanRoosendaal, administrative officer, Utah Nanofab – office 801-587-0676, cell 801-913-4883
— Paul Garcia, public relations associate, College of Engineering – office 801-585-7499, cell 414-207-7481, paul.garcia@utah.edu