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Second International Corporate/Academic Roundtable on Emerging Technologies

Molecular Engineering - The Next Five Years

March 19 & 20, 2002, WPI Campus, Worcester, Mass.

Schedule


Monday, March 18, 2002
6:00 p.m. Registration Opens
Campus Center, Odeum A
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Campus Center, Mid-Century Room
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
7:30 a.m. Registration
Campus Center, Outside Odeum
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Campus Center, Mid-Century Room
8:30 a.m. Presentations
8:30 - 8:35 a.m. Edward Alton Parrish, President, WPI Welcoming Remarks
8:35 - 8:45 a.m. Leonard Polizzotto, Vice President of International Business Development
SRI International
Remarks and Introductions
8:50 - 9:40 a.m. John L. LaMattina, President, Pfizer Worldwide Research
"Leveraging the Genome: Fact, Fiction and Ethical Implications"
9:45 - 10:35 a.m. W. Grant McGimpsey, Professor of Chemistry, WPI
"Molecular-Scale Devices: Past, Present & Future"
10:35 - 10:50 a.m. Break
10:55 - 11:45 a.m. James C. Ellenbogen, Senior Principal Scientist, Mitre Nanosystems Group
"Toward Nanocomputers, Nanostructured Materials, and Information Processing as a Property of Matter"
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Morgan Hall, Lower Wedge
1:30 p.m. Presentations Continue
1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Joel M. Schnur, Director of Naval Research Laboratory Center for Bio/Molecular Science & Engineering
"Overview of the Development of Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering and the Perspectives for the Future"
2:25 - 3:15 p.m. Richard S. Quimby, Professor of Physics, WPI
"Nanophotonics - The Emergence of a New Paradigm"
3:15 - 3:35 p.m. Break
3:40 - 4:30 p.m. Doros Platika, Chairman, Curis Inc.
"The Convergence of Genomics, Bioinformatics and Stem Cell Biology in Drug Discovery."
4:35 p.m. Leonard Polizzotto
First Day Closing Remarks and Reminders
4:45 p.m. Program Adjourns
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Campus Center, Mid-Century Room
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Networking Dinner
Campus Center, Odeum B & C
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
Campus Center, Odeum A
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Campus Center, Mid-Century Room
8:30 a.m. Presentations
8:30 - 8:35 a.m. Leonard Polizzotto: Introduction
8:40 - 9:30 a.m. Thomas A. Shannon, Professor of Religion & Social Ethics, WPI
"Ethical Issues Involved in Genetics: Testing for Genetic Disease, Stem Cell Research & Cloning"
9:35 - 10:25 a.m. Richard A. DeMillo, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Hewlett-Packard
"Nanotechnology and the Implications for Information Technology"
10:25 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:50 - 11:40 a.m. Lueny Morell, P. E., Professor of ChE & Director R & D Center, University of Puerto Rico At Mayaguez
"Biotechnology Research in Puerto Rico - the Synergy between Government, Academia & the Private Sector"
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Morgan Hall, Lower Wedge
1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Dan Wayner, Acting Director, National Nanotechnology Initiative, Canada National Research Council Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
"Molecular Interfacing"
2:20 - 2:35 p.m. Break
2:40 - 2:45 p.m. Leonard Polizzotto introduces the Roundtable
2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Roundtable Discussion:
Dr. Richard A. DeMillo, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, H.P.
Dr. James Ellenbogen, Senior Principal Scientist, Mitre Nanosystems Group
Dr. W. Grant McGimpsey, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, WPI
Ms. Lueny Morell, Professor of ChE & Director R & D Center, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Dr. Richard S. Quimby, Department of Physics, WPI
Dr. Doros Platika, Chairman, Curis Inc
Dr. Joel Schnur, Director of NRL Center for Bio/Molecular Science & Engineering
Dr. Dan Wayner, Acting Director, National Nanotechnology Initiative, Canada
4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks and Directions
4:30 p.m. Program Adjourns
6:00 p.m. Cocktails
Campus Center, Mid-Century Room
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Conference Banquet
Campus Center, Odeum B & C
Musical performance by Simple Harmonic Motion

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