OCTOBER 18-20, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC


Key Speakers

Masoud Agah

Masoud Agah

Professor, Virginia Tech

Becky Aistrup

Becky Aistrup

Managing Partner, BBC Consulting

Nicolas Alvarez

Nicolas Alvarez

Professor, Drexel University

Samiul Amin

Samiul Amin

Associate Professor, Manhattan College

Kawakahi Amina

Kawakahi Amina

Logistics Science and Technology Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM)

Yuling An

Yuling An

Product Manager of Machine Learning and Informatics for Materials Science, Schrödinger, Inc.

Thomas Anchordoquy

Thomas Anchordoquy

Professor Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado

Wolfgang S. Bacsa

Wolfgang S. Bacsa

Professor, University of Toulouse, France

Chulsung Bae

Chulsung Bae

Ford Foundation Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Andrew P. Baumann

Andrew P. Baumann

Mechanical Engineer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Alex Belianinov

Alex Belianinov

Principal Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories

Dhimiter Bello

Dhimiter Bello

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Tyler Bennett

Tyler Bennett

Project Manager for Deployed Medical Systems, U.S. Army Medical

Umberto Berardi

Umberto Berardi

Associate Professor, BeTOP Lab Director, Ryerson University, Canada

Vikas Berry

Vikas Berry

Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

Carlos Bosques

Carlos Bosques

Vice President of R&D and Innovation, Evolved by Nature

Patrick Brant

Patrick Brant

Consultant,

Scott Broderick

Scott Broderick

Assistant Professor, University of Buffalo

Keith Brown

Keith Brown

Assistant Professor, Boston University

Joe Bryan

Joe Bryan

Senior Advisor on Climate, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense (invited)

Ahmed Busnaina

Ahmed Busnaina

WL Smith Chair, Director Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, Northeastern University

James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.)

James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.)

Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, U.S. Navy

Susan Celis

Susan Celis

Deputy SBIR/STTR Program Manager, OUSD, (R-E) Small Business and Technology Partnerships, U.S. Department of Defense

Ethan Chadwick

Ethan Chadwick

Graduate Student, University of Connecticut

Ishita Chakraborty

Ishita Chakraborty

Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist, Stress Engineering Services

Brad Chedister

Brad Chedister

CTO, DEFENSEWERX

Yupeng Chen

Yupeng Chen

Associate Professor, University of Connecticut

Zhaofeng Chen

Zhaofeng Chen

Head of the Department of Materials and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Ken Church

Ken Church

CEO, nScrypt Inc.

Conrad Clyburn

Conrad Clyburn

CEO, MedForeSight

Alisa Morss Clyne

Alisa Morss Clyne

Associate Professor, Bioengineering, University of Maryland

Jeannine M. Coburn

Jeannine M. Coburn

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Howard Colvin

Howard Colvin

Consultant, Colvin Consultants

Khershed P. Cooper

Khershed P. Cooper

Program Director, Advanced Manufacturing Program, National Science Foundation

Katrina Cornish

Katrina Cornish

Professor, The Ohio State University

Ronald A. Coutu

Ronald A. Coutu

Professor and V. Clayton Lafferty Endowed Chair, Marquette University

Matt Crowe

Matt Crowe

Business Scientist, Ingredion

Lou Dadok

Lou Dadok

Business Development Manager, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.

Marie-Christine Daniel

Marie-Christine Daniel

Associate Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Payel Das

Payel Das

Principal Research Staff Member, IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center

Barry Datlof

Barry Datlof

Chief, Business Development and Commercialization for the Medical Technology Transfer Office, US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC)

Marcelo Davanco

Marcelo Davanco

Research Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

John David

John David

VP, Health & Biosciences Market Development, Parsons

Cesar de La Fuente

Cesar de La Fuente

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Philip Demokritou

Philip Demokritou

Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology, Harvard School of Public Health

Shanta Dhar

Shanta Dhar

Assistant Director of Technology and Innovation, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Associate Professor, University of Miami

David Dierig

David Dierig

Sec. Manager, Agro Operations, Guayule Research Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Charles Dimmler

Charles Dimmler

Co-Founder & CEO, Checkerspot

Jennifer Dionne

Jennifer Dionne

Professor, Stanford University

Harry Dreany

Harry Dreany

Artificial Intelligence Development Lead, U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab

Christine E. Duval

Christine E. Duval

Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Anne Fischer

Anne Fischer

Program Manager, DARPA

Jake Fontana

Jake Fontana

Scientist, Naval Research Laboratory

Daniel Forchheimer

Daniel Forchheimer

Chief Operating Officer, Intermodulation Products AB, Sweden

Tim Fowler

Tim Fowler

(IAC) Field S&T Advisor, USSTRATCOM / NORAD-NORTHCOM

Hans Fraaije

Hans Fraaije

Chief Science Advisor, Siemens, Netherlands

Aaron D. Franklin

Aaron D. Franklin

Addy Professor, Duke University

Lisa E. Friedersdorf

Lisa E. Friedersdorf

Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Kun Fu

Kun Fu

Professor, University of Delaware

Eric Gale

Eric Gale

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Slade H Gardner

Slade H Gardner

Founder, Big Metal Additive, Inc.

Sean Garner

Sean Garner

Senior Research Associate, Corning Inc.

Geoffrey M. Geise

Geoffrey M. Geise

Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Tom Gillespie

Tom Gillespie

Managing Partner, In-Q-Tel

Kathleen Gisser

Kathleen Gisser

Staff Scientist, Sherwin-Williams Company

Anita Goel

Anita Goel

Conference Plenary Speaker, Chairman & Scientific Director, Nanobiosym, Inc.

Yury Gogotsi

Yury Gogotsi

Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor, Drexel University

Bill Goldner

Bill Goldner

Senior Advisor Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment, USDA Office of the Chief Scientist

Liang Gong

Liang Gong

Senior Research Scientist, 3M

Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez

Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez

Chair of Polymer Processing, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

Jim Greenwood

Jim Greenwood

Founder, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.

Grace Gu

Grace Gu

Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Roberto Guerrero

Roberto Guerrero

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force-IE&E, US Air Force

Imre Gyuk

Imre Gyuk

Director, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy

Donny Hanjaya-Putra

Donny Hanjaya-Putra

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Nanci Hardwick

Nanci Hardwick

CEO, MELD Manufacturing Corporation


Jens A. Hauch

Head of the Research Unit “High Throughput Methods in Photovoltaics”, Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg

Greg Haugstad

Greg Haugstad

Technical Staff Member & Director, Characterization Facility (CharFac), University of Minnesota

Ryan Hayleck

Ryan Hayleck

Additive Manufacturing R&D Manager, U.S. Navy

Shinichi Hirano

Shinichi Hirano

Chief Engineer, Hyzon Motors

Jerry Hollister

Jerry Hollister

Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

Jay Horwath

Jay Horwath

Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania

Jingsong Huang

Jingsong Huang

R&D Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Qun 'Treen' Huo

Qun 'Treen' Huo

Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

Soojung Claire Hur

Soojung Claire Hur

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Sean Ireland

Sean Ireland

Vice President Business Development, Fiberlean Technologies Ltd.

Margaret Jackson

Margaret Jackson

Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, The Atlantic Council

Stefan Jaeger

Stefan Jaeger

Staff Scientist, U.S. National Library of Medicine / NIH

Michael Jakubinek

Michael Jakubinek

Research Officer, Division of Emerging Technologies, National Research Council Canada, Canada

Sumanth Jamadagni

Sumanth Jamadagni

Procter and Gamble

Ed Jameson

Ed Jameson

Managing Partner, Jameson and Company

Arthi Jayaraman

Arthi Jayaraman

Professor, University of Delaware

Yun Jin

Yun Jin

Senior Scientist, Fiberlean

Jim Johnston

Jim Johnston

Professor, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Ron Jones

Ron Jones

Director, NIST nSoft Consortium, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Matthew Kanan

Matthew Kanan

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Senior Fellow at the Precourt, Institute for Energy, Stanford University

Mandakini Kanungo

Mandakini Kanungo

Senior Research Scientist, Corning, Inc.

Trevor Keel

Trevor Keel

Consultant, World Gold Council, UK, Technical Director, Silver Institute, USA

Hyun Jung Kim

Hyun Jung Kim

Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Peter Koenig

Peter Koenig

Group Head, Procter & Gamble

John P. Kopasz

John P. Kopasz

Chemist/Group Leader, Argonne National Laboratory

Jan Kośny

Jan Kośny

Research Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Sanat Kumar

Sanat Kumar

Bykhovsky Professor of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University

Thomas Alan Kwan

Thomas Alan Kwan

Sustainability and Green Products Engineer, Unilever

Kock-Yee Law

Kock-Yee Law

Founder and CEO, Research and Innovative Solutions

Daeyon Lee

Daeyon Lee

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee

Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Marina S. Leite

Marina S. Leite

Professor, University of California, Davis

Corinne Lipscomb

Corinne Lipscomb

CPO Materials Informatics, 3M

Wing Kam Liu

Wing Kam Liu

Walter P. Murphy Professor, Northwestern University

Ying Liu

Ying Liu

Reader in Intelligent Manufacturing, Fellow, Data Innovation Research Institute, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Rebecca Locker

Rebecca Locker

Sustainability Lead, Modern Meadow

Katharina Maisel

Katharina Maisel

Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland

Vasilios I. Manousiouthakis

Vasilios I. Manousiouthakis

Distinguished Professor, Director, Hydrogen Engineering, Research Consortium (HERC) UCLA

Tom Marsh

Tom Marsh

Managing Director, Global Latex Operations, Pioneer Worldwide

Benji Maruyama

Benji Maruyama

Autonomous Materials Lead, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

Major General David Maxwell  (invited)

Major General David Maxwell (invited)

Vice Director for Logistics, J4, Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense

Prantik Mazumder

Prantik Mazumder

Senior Research Associate, Corning Research and Development Corporation

Michael Mazzocco

Michael Mazzocco

President & CEO, Alytic

Colleen McMahan

Colleen McMahan

Bioproducts Research Chemist, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Michael T. McMahon

Michael T. McMahon

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Kelsey McNeely

Kelsey McNeely

Biofuels Program Lead, ExxonMobil

Joey Mead

Joey Mead

Professor; Director of the Nanomanufacturing Center, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Chris Menzel

Chris Menzel

Principal Scientist, Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc.

Landon Mertz

Landon Mertz

Conference Plenary Speaker, Chief Executive Officer, Cerion Nanomaterials

Amanda Mills

Amanda Mills

Research Scientist and Industry Project Manager, North Carolina State University

Farshid Mostowfi

Farshid Mostowfi

Research Director, Schlumberger-Doll Research

Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya

Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada

Sven Mumme

Sven Mumme

Envelope Technology Manager Building Technologies Office, U.S Department of Energy

Jeremy Munday

Jeremy Munday

Professor, University of California, Davis

Deborah J. Myers

Deborah J. Myers

Leader, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Materials, Argonne National Laboratory

Prakash D. Nallathamby

Prakash D. Nallathamby

Research Assistant Professor, Notre Dame University

Tse Nga (Tina) Ng

Tse Nga (Tina) Ng

Associate Professor, University of California San Diego

William Niaura

William Niaura

Director - New Business Development, Bridgestone Americas

World L-S  Nieh

World L-S Nieh

National Program Lead, Forest Products & Wood Utilization Research, U.S. Forest Service

Jan-Steffen Niehaus

Jan-Steffen Niehaus

Head of Department Quantum Materials, Fraunhofer-Center for Applied Nanotechnology CAN, Germany

Patricia Nieva

Patricia Nieva

Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada

Alex Norman

Alex Norman

Associate Director of Materials Science, Modern Meadow

Kim Ogden

Kim Ogden

Professor, University of Arizona

Kwang W. Oh

Kwang W. Oh

Professor, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Steven Oldenburg

Steven Oldenburg

CEO, NanoComposix

Craig Owens

Craig Owens

Systems Engineer, Principal SBIR Program Manager, Lockheed Martin

Len Pagliaro

Len Pagliaro

CEO, Siva Therapeutics Inc.

Kyoo-Chul (Kenneth) Park

Kyoo-Chul (Kenneth) Park

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

Harley Parkes

Harley Parkes

Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense Program Lead, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Srikanth Pilla

Srikanth Pilla

Jenkins Endowed Professor, Clemson University

Bede Pittenger

Bede Pittenger

Application Scientist, Bruker Nano

Lawrence Pleis

Lawrence Pleis

Chief, Logistics Programs & Assessments Division (CCJ4), U.S. Central Command

Johan Pluyter

Johan Pluyter

President and Founder, Pluyter Consulting, LLC

Martin Poitzsch

Martin Poitzsch

Leader Reservoir Engineering Technologies Team, Aramco Services Company

Elena Polyakova

Elena Polyakova

Founder, Graphene Laboratories, Inc.

Yanjun (Jane) Qi

Yanjun (Jane) Qi

Associate Professor, University of Virginia

Jason Quinn

Jason Quinn

Associate Professor, Colorado State University

YuanQiao Rao

YuanQiao Rao

Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company

Julia Rashba-Step

Julia Rashba-Step

VP Research and Development, Phosphorex

Craig Rieger

Craig Rieger

Chief Control Systems Research Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory

Matteo Rinaldi

Matteo Rinaldi

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University

Jennifer Rocha

Jennifer Rocha

Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect

Ryan Roeder

Ryan Roeder

Professor, University of Notre Dame; Founder, Spinesmith LLC

Orlando Rojas

Orlando Rojas

Director BioProducts Institute, University of British Columbia, Canada

Ross Roley

Ross Roley

Energy Innovation Lead, J8, U.S. Indo Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)

Nicholas Rorrer

Nicholas Rorrer

Researcher, Biomaterials Development and Polymer Engineering, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Senior Research Chemist, 3M Company

Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan

Chief Executive Officer/President, Twining, Inc.

Lisa Sanders

Lisa Sanders

Director of Science and Technology for Special Operations Forces, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

Luis Santos

Luis Santos

Scientist, AstraZeneca

Brett Scharringhausen

Brett Scharringhausen

Technology Scout for the Commander, Chief, Discovery & Integration of Science & Technology, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)

Axel Scherer

Axel Scherer

Bernard A. Neches Professor of Electrical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Applied Physics and Physics, Caltech

Mollie Schwartz

Mollie Schwartz

Staff Scientist, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Brent M. Segal

Brent M. Segal

Director of Technology Collaboration and Commercialization, Lockheed Martin

Paul Seidler

Paul Seidler

Research Staff Member, IBM Research – Zurich

Jeffrey Shallenberger

Jeffrey Shallenberger

Associate Director, Penn State Materials Characterization Lab

Amarda Shehu

Amarda Shehu

Professor, George Mason University

Rajesh Shende

Rajesh Shende

Professor of Chemical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Jennifer Shieh

Jennifer Shieh

Chief Scientist and Program Manager Office of Innovation and Technology Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration

Maksim Shivokhin

Maksim Shivokhin

Senior Research Scientist, ExxonMobil

Jonathan Shu

Jonathan Shu

Associate Director, Cornell Center for Materials Research

Michael Shur

Michael Shur

Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Professor of Solid State Electronics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Christopher Sims

Christopher Sims

Research Chemist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Harjit Singh

Harjit Singh

Senior Lecturer, Brunel University London, United Kingdom

David Skuse

David Skuse

VP Technology, FiberLean Technologies Limited, United Kingdom

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Director, SBIR/STTR, U.S. Navy

Edsger Smits

Edsger Smits

Senior Researcher, Holst Centre, Netherlands

Ryan Sochol

Ryan Sochol

Professor, University of Maryland

Lydia Sohn

Lydia Sohn

Chancellor's Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Kenan Song

Kenan Song

Professor, Arizona State University

Steven R. Sopher

Steven R. Sopher

Technical Director, JSP

Erik Spoerke

Erik Spoerke

Energy Storage Materials Lead, Sandia National Laboratories

Christopher M. Stafford

Christopher M. Stafford

Materials Science & Engineering Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Paul Staszak

Paul Staszak

BDS Phantom Works Technology Strategy, Boeing

Samuel Stavis

Samuel Stavis

Group Leader, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Anirudha V. Sumant

Anirudha V. Sumant

Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory

Mark Swihart

Mark Swihart

UB Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Aya Takase

Aya Takase

Director of X-ray Imaging, Rigaku

Ichiro Takeuchi

Ichiro Takeuchi

Professor, University of Maryland

Sarah Tao

Sarah Tao

Technology Lead, Sanofi

Eldon Tate

Eldon Tate

Chief Executive Officer, Inhibit Coatings

Reginald Thomas

Reginald Thomas

Deputy Director, Branch Head, Logistics Combat Element (LCE) Division, Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), U.S. Marine Corps

Pratyush Tiwary

Pratyush Tiwary

assistant professor, university of Maryland

James M. Tour

James M. Tour

Keynote Presenter, Professor, Rice University

Caitlin Tressler

Caitlin Tressler

Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Loucas Tsakalakos

Loucas Tsakalakos

Senior Engineering Manager, Space & Sensors Division, L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

Puneet Tyagi

Puneet Tyagi

Senior Scientist, AstraZeneca

Maria Vasilopoulou

Maria Vasilopoulou

Scientific Staff, Institute of Microelectronics (IMEL), NCSR Demokritos, Greece

Diedrik Vermeulen

Diedrik Vermeulen

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, SiPhox, Inc.

Mian Wang

Mian Wang

Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical school; Research Affiliate,, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ping Wang

Ping Wang

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Siqun Wang

Siqun Wang

Chair of the International Academy of Wood Science, Professor, University of Tennessee

Thomas J. Webster

Thomas J. Webster

Chief Scientific Advisor, Interstellar Therapeutics

Jianqiang Wei

Jianqiang Wei

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Kathleen Weigandt

Kathleen Weigandt

Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Jason C. White

Jason C. White

Director, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES)

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

Professor, Virginia Tech

John Williams

John Williams

Director of Innovation & Technology, SBA, Office of Investment & Innovation

William (Cy) Wilson

William (Cy) Wilson

Electronics Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center

William L. Wilson

William L. Wilson

Executive Director, Center for Nanoscale Systems, Harvard University

Tak-Sing Wong

Tak-Sing Wong

Wormley Family Professor in Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University Cofounder, spotLESS Materials Inc

Yiliang Wu

Yiliang Wu

Principal Scientist, R&D Manager, TE Connectivity

Dalia Yablon

Dalia Yablon

Technical Program Chair, TechConnect World Innovation Conference

Amir Yacoby

Amir Yacoby

Lazaridis Chair in Physics, Harvard

David Yarbrough

David Yarbrough

Vice President, R&D Services, Inc.

Brenton Young

Brenton Young

President, AOSense, Inc.

Guichan Yu

Guichan Yu

Staff Scientist, University of Minnesota

Xindi Yu

Xindi Yu

Research Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company

Peter Zelinski

Peter Zelinski

Editor-in-Chief, Additive Manufacturing

Lijie Grace Zhang

Lijie Grace Zhang

Associate Professor, George Washington University

Zheshen Zhang

Zheshen Zhang

Professor, University of Arizona

Brian Zhou

Brian Zhou

Assistant Professor, Boston College

Xing Zhou

Xing Zhou

Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Maxim A. Ziatdinov

Maxim A. Ziatdinov

Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Zareh S. Zohrabian

Zareh S. Zohrabian

President and Chief Operating Officer, Applied Concepts Group

Steven Zullo

Steven Zullo

Program Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)/NIH

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