OCTOBER 18-20, 2021


TechConnect World 2021 Program

We are proud to announce the 2021 program. This program will continue to develop with new keynote, speaker and innovator confirmations, so please continue to check these pages for additional highlights.

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Technical Symposia:

Program by Day

Sunday October 17

Monday October 18

8:15TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary Keynotes
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Machine Learning for Characterization
10:30Nanoparticles Synthesis and Applications I
10:30Innovations in Composites Manufacturing
10:30Covid-19: Coatings and PPE
10:30Sustainable Plastics: Degradable, Recyclable & Reusable
10:30Materials for Sustainable Building I
10:30Fuel Cell Materials
10:30Advanced Manufacturing Innovation I
10:30MEMS Devices & Applications I
10:30Printed & Flexible Electronics: Devices & Applications
10:30Advancing Long Duration Energy Storage
12:00Lunch Break
1:30Machine Learning for Microscopy
1:30Nanoparticles Synthesis and Applications II
1:30Photonics Devices
1:30Innovations in Composites Materials
1:30Structured Surfaces & Non-sticking Coatings
1:30COVID-19: Diagnostics
1:30Sustainable Materials for HPC
1:30Materials for Sustainable Building II
1:30H2 for the Energy Transition
1:30Advanced Manufacturing Innovation II
1:30MEMS Devices & Applications II
1:30Printed & Flexible Electronics: Materials & Processes
1:30Materials Innovations in Batteries and Supercapacitors
3:00Student Leaders Conference: Welcome Session
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (4:00 - 6:00)

Tuesday October 19

8:30Defense TechConnect Keynotes
8:30Sustainability Track Keynotes
8:30Biotech & Medtech Track Keynotes
8:30Advanced Materials Track Keynotes
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Advances in Image Analysis
10:30Graphene and 2D Materials I
10:30Bio-Sensing & Health
10:30Human-on-a-Chip/Microfluidics in Life Sciences & Biotechnology
10:30Novel Biomaterials
10:30Innovations in Diagnostics I
10:30Bio-based Materials I
10:30Sustainability in Li-Ion Batteries
10:30Advanced Manufacturing Innovation III
10:303D Printing Materials Innovations
10:30AI Innovations
10:30Photonics Materials
12:00Lunch Break
1:30Characterization of Real World Systems
1:30Graphene and 2D Materials II
1:30Photonics Applications
1:30Challenging Sensing Environments & Deployments
1:30Lab-on-a-Chip/Computational Fluid Dynamics
1:30Surfaces & Materials with Controlled Adhesion
1:30Molecular Modeling
1:30Wearable Technologies & External Medical Devices
1:30Innovations in Diagnostics II
1:30Environmental, Health & Safety of Materials
1:30Carbon Footprint & Renewable Energies
1:30Special Session on Domestic Sources of Rubber
1:30Emerging Batteries and Capacitors
1:303D Printing
1:30AI for Biomedical Applications
4:00TechConnect, Defense & Smart Cities Innovation Expo & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session I
4:00Graphene & 2D Materials - Posters
4:00Nanoparticles - Posters
4:00Photonics - Posters
4:00Sensors - Posters
4:00Composites - Posters
4:00COVID - Posters
4:00Nanomedicine - Posters
4:00Nano EHS - Posters
4:00Sustainability Innovations - Posters
4:00Bio-based Materials - Posters
4:00AI for Materials - Posters
4:00Sustainable Plastics - Posters
4:00Fuel cells & Hydrogen - Posters
4:00Materials for Sustainable Building - Posters
4:00MEMS & NEMS - Posters
4:00Printed & Flexible Electronics - Posters
4:00Energy Storage - Posters

Wednesday October 20

8:30Defense TechConnect, Resilience Week & SBIR Keynotes
8:30Quantum Track Keynote
8:30AI Track Keynote
8:30Advanced Manufacturing Track Keynote
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Advances in Image Analysis II: AFM
10:30Carbon Nanostructures & Devices
10:30Sensors: National Nanotechnology Initiative Panel
10:30Bio-inspired Coatings, Materials & Sustainability
10:30AI for Advanced Materials Discovery & Design
10:30Applied Biomaterials: Drug/Gene Delivery
10:30Bio-based Materials II
10:30Water Technologies
10:30Thermal Energy Storage
10:30Additive Manufacturing Process Control and Equipment
10:30Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications I
10:30Quantum Funding - Discussion Panel
12:00Lunch Break
1:30User Facilities for Industrial Participation
1:30Graphene and 2D Materials III
1:30New Nano Delivery Technologies
1:30Biofuels, Bioenergy & Biorefineries
1:30Water Technologies: National Nanotechnology Initiative
1:303D Printing Design
1:30Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications II
1:30AI for Advanced Manufacturing
1:30Engineering Battery Safety, Integration, and Systems
4:00TechConnect, Defense & Smart Cities Innovation Expo & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session II
4:00Materials Characterization - Posters
4:00Carbon Nano Structures - Posters
4:00Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications - Posters
4:00Advanced Manufacturing - Posters
4:00Coatings & Surfaces - Posters
4:00Biomaterials & Medical Devices - Posters
4:00Drug & Gene Delivery - Posters
4:00Water Technologies - Posters
4:00AI Innovations - Posters
4:00Quantum - Posters
4:00Energy Storage - Posters

Thursday October 21

10:00Coffee Break
12:00Lunch Break
2021 Sponsors & Partners


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