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nanoNexus Networking Event

Nanotechnology is an emerging driver for innovation in Alberta’s knowledge-based industry. The Calgary nanoNexus is aiming to be a bridge between academia and industry. This networking evening serves as a platform for connections to be formed, relationships to be built, partnerships to be made, and collaborations to be started. Nanotechnology applications will be identified and highlighted with a focus on commercialization and entrepreneurship. The nanotechnology community coming together in one place includes industry professionals, governmental stakeholders, and students and academics from the University of Calgary and other institutions in Alberta. Our event theme is “Communicating Sciences”. This year, our main body sponsor is Alberta Innovates.

This new edition of the nanoNexus networking event has been revamped by including, for the first time, the “nanoThesis Competition”. The objective of this competition is to bring UofC graduate students from the fields of nanotechnology and nanoscience together to promote their research and develop their communication skills by giving small talks in the form of a “3 minutes Thesis Competition (3MTC)”. These short talks will be judged by three representatives from the government, the industry and academia (yet to be confirmed). Prizes (up to 1000$) will be distributed to the best ones. 

Join us for an evening of nano on April 12, 2018 at the UofC (EEEL). Registration includes food and drinks (5$)! Register here!

Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. David Cramb

Professor, Head of Department of Chemistry, Adjunct Professor to the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Director of the Nanoscience Program, University of Calgary. PhD Chemistry from UBC (1990). Joined the University of Calgary in 1997.

Cramb studies the behavior nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Using fluorescence and molecular scale imaging technology, nanoparticles are assessed for therapeutic potential and tracked for toxicological risk factors in avian and aquatic species. His group has developed sophisticated fluorescence spectroscopy technology that is unique in the world. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Chemical Society and was awarded the Thermo-Fisher Prize in Spectroscopy (2010). Cramb has published over sixty manuscripts holds grants from NSERC, CIHR and the Alberta government. He has given over 70 invited talks on Nanoscience in the past 5 years. He teaches in the CHEM, NANS and ASHA programs and has a passion for creativity in science education.

Preliminary Program

17:00-17:30          Registration (door opens to the participants)

17:30-17:45          Opening remarks

17:45-18:30          Networking session no. 1

18:30-18:45          Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Cramb

18:45-19:45          nanoThesis Competition

19:45-20:15          Networking session no. 2

20:15-20:30          Closing remarks/prizes

Organizing Committee

Nicolas Macia, UofC nanoGroup President, nanoNexus Chair

Stephanie Bonvicini, UofC nanoGroup VP Outreach, co-organizer

Vladimir Kabanov, UofC nanoGroup VP Operations, co-organizer

Dr. Audrey Laventure, co-organizer

Alison Fulton, co-organizer

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Distinguished Guests

University of Calgary Career Services

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