Two Nanotechnology Meetings Scheduled at UH in February

Students and faculty interested in nanotechnology research are invited to participate in two meetings on the University of Houston campus in February.

The fourth U.S. Air Force/Taiwan Nanoscience and Nanotechnology workshop is scheduled Feb. 8-9 in the UH Athletics/Alumni Center, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the National Science Council (NSC) in Taiwan have announced.

The meeting will bring together outstanding scientists from the United States and Taiwan to discuss and present recent results on: 

  • Si nanostructures
  • GaN and InN nanostructures
  • Electro-optical properties of nanostructures
  • Toxicity of nanomaterials
  • Environmental and health issues
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Nanostructured sensors
  • Mechanical properties of nanostructures
  • Nanostructures for computing

The workshop offers an opportunity for scientists working in complementary fields to forge partnerships. The venue also will help participants identify opportunities for addressing, with the AFOSR, important research priorities that are relevant for development of future Air Force systems.

Program information and registration forms can be found at The original registration deadline of Jan. 8 has been extended. Although there is no charge to attend, registration is necessary.

On Feb. 6-7, UH also will be the site of the annual meeting of Strategic Partnership for Research in Nanotechnology (SPRING) universities in Texas. The meeting will be held in the University Center.

Faculty and students interested in participating in the SPRING meeting are encouraged to visit the organization’s Web site at