Molecular Foundry

10th Anniversary Scientific Symposium Agenda

March 24, 2016
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory



8:30 am – 9:00 am

The Molecular Foundry’s History and Impact

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Jeff Neaton, Molecular Foundry


Paul Alivisatos, Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley

The Creation of the Molecular Foundry

Michael Witherell, Berkeley Lab

Berkeley Lab Impact

Brian Schowengerdt, Magic Leap

Industry Impact

Representative Mike Honda (D-CA)

National Impact


10:30 am – 11:00 am

Session 1: Functional Nanointerfaces

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Moderated by David Prendergast, Andy Minor

Jim DeYoreo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

How Close Are We to a Predictive Science of Materials Synthesis?

Alex Zettl, Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley

Thin-Skinned Liquid Cells for TEM

Jeff Grossman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Age of Computational Materials Design


12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Berkeley Lab Cafeteria

Session 2: Single-Digit Nanofabrication and Assembly

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Moderated by Jim Schuck, Stefano Cabrini

Jeff Bokor, Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley

Bottom-Up Graphene Nanoribbon Field-Effect Transistors

William Moerner, Stanford University

Single Molecules as Nanoscale Probes in Biology and Nanophotonics

Latha Venkataraman, Columbia University

Single-Molecule Circuits: From Switches to Diodes

Session 3: Multimodal Nanoscale Imaging

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Moderated by Jeff Urban, Andy Minor

Miquel Salmeron, Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley

Ultrasensitive Photodetectors Exploiting Electrostatic Trapping and Percolation Transport

Steve Louie, Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley

Novel Electronic and Optical Phenomena in Reduced Dimensions

Eva Nogales, Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley

Visualization of Macromolecular Complexity by Cryo-EM


3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Session 4: Combinatorial Nanoscience

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Moderated by Stefano Cabrini, Jeff Neaton

Dmitri Talapin, University of Chicago

Nanocrystal Surfaces: New Playground for Inorganic Chemists

Ron Zuckermann, Molecular Foundry

10 Years in 10 Minutes - Molecular Folding Science

Steve Chu, Stanford University

Luminescent Nanocrystal Probes for Imaging in Biology and Medicine

Concluding Remarks

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Jeff Neaton, Molecular Foundry



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