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US-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology

October 11, 2016

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina, the Director of Northeastern’s NSF Center for High-rate Nanaomanufacturing (CHN) and Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung spoke two weeks ago in Seoul, Korea at the 13th Annual US-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology, an event that the CHN hosted in Boston in 2013.  Held in Korea on September 26-27, 2016, more than three dozen leaders in industry and academia from both countries addressed research and development efforts relating to two topic areas: Neuromorphic computing and Water & energy sustainability.

Prof. Ahmed Busnaina’s talk was titled “CNT-based Electrode Architectures for Enhanced Lithium Ion Battery Performance”; Prof. Yung Joon Jung spoke on “Engineering Carbon Nanostructures and Architectures for High Performance and Multifunctional Electrodes.”  Other speakers at the two-day forum included the Director of the Convergence Technology Division in Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning and Dr. Mihail Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology in the U.S. National Science Foundation.  The organizers of the 2016 Forum were the National Nanotechnology Policy Center, KISTI (Korea) California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and Northeastern University.

The coordinators intend to have the Fourteenth Forum in the fall of 2017 in the Washington D.C. area, with a focus on Sensors for Internet of Things (IoT). Future IoT systems and infrastructures will have fundamentally new capabilities based on the creation of insight from data. Insight computing systems will leverage and substantially add to the capabilities of cyber-physical systems and the IoT, and major breakthroughs are required not only in the basic devise that store and process information, but in the way a computer analyzes images, sounds, and patterns, interprets and learns from data, and identifies and solves problems. 

Abstracts for the three-dozen presentations are available online: http://www.cmu.edu/nanotechnology-forum/