San Antonio Nano-Technology Forum (SANTF)
Our next SANTF Networking Lunch is Wednesday October 16th, 2013 from 11:30 - 12:45. Dr. Andrey Chabanov, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UTSA. San Antonio will be our speaker. His topic "Photonic Metamaterials" will provide a perspective into the developments of electrical energy storage )batteries).
Location: MLH104, Northwest Vista College, 3535 N Ellison Drive, San Antonio, Texas 7825. [MLH is Mountain Laurel Hall]
Directions: Please visit: http://www.alamo.edu/mainwide.aspx?id=10648#campus. Guests will park right in front of MLH (parking lot#3) first row up front or any other visitor's parking. If you don't find any space in the visitors' parking you may park anywhere in the new parking garage.
**Lunch will be provided with prior registration ONLY. Last date for registration is October 14**.
Nanomaterials for Electrical Energy Storage
Abstract: The development of the full potential of photonics, with revolutionary influence in many areas of science, technology, and everyday life, strongly depends upon the availability of advanced materials. Novel engineered photonic materials, or photonic metamaterials, are expected to open a gateway to unprecedented electromagnetic properties and functionality unattainable from naturally existing materials. The structural units of metamaterials can be tailored in shape and size; the composition and morphology can be artificially tuned, and inclusions can be designed and placed at desired locations. At the same time, the clarification of challenging questions regarding optical propagation in naturally existing and synthesized materials can lead to enhanced imaging and communication, and control over the natural environment. We will present the understanding of the electromagnetic properties of photonic metamaterials and consider a broad range of structures, from layered to three-dimensional periodic assemblies to layered to three-dimensional periodic assemblies.
BIOGRAPHY OF ANDREY CHABANOV
Dr. Andrey Chabanov is an Associate Professor of Physics, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UTSA. He obtained his M.S. Physics (Hons.) in 1986 from the Kharkov State University, Ukraine. He completed his Ph.D. in Physics from the City University of New York in 2002. He has published in distinguished journals such as Nature, Appl. Phys. Letters, and Phys. Rev. Letters. His areas of specialization include advanced photonic materials and wave phenomena in periodic and random media. His research includes microwave properties of magnetic photonic crystals and their applications in microwave engineering, propagation and localization of microwaves in random cavities and waveguides, fabrication and optical properties of photonic band gap materials for photonics applications, photon localization and lasing in disordered microstructures.
Details and registration for the October 16th, 2013 meeting are available through the links in the right hand column, or RSVP to: email@example.com.
Future Networking Luncheon Meetings:
December 4, 2013 at SWRI [details to be announced]
2014 Annual Symposium:
February 21st, 2014 at UTSA
SANTF aims to provide participants with information on the state of nanotechnology research in Greater San Antonio institutions, presents trends in industry and research universities, informs innovative applications of nanotechnology, information related to current work in progress towards establishing national skills standards, details the involvement and support of national professional societies, and the current technician education programs supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The newly formed SANTF strives to build stronger communication and networking opportunities between educational and private businesses, both regionally and nationally; to solidify pipelines in education and stimulate job creation in the Greater San Antonio area in the field of nanotechnology and STEM related fields.
SANTF brings together researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and companies in the Greater San Antonio area working in the areas of nanomaterials and nanotechnology to showcase innovations related to the development and application of nanotechnology and nanomaterials.
Establish a venue for local researchers, early-stage investors, venture capitalists, and industry leaders to gather and discuss developments in nanotechnology and its applications in the areas of Biomaterials, Energy, Clean Technology, and Sustainability.
SANTF brings together major technology players in the area to form strong alliances among the researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Alamo Community Colleges, Trinity University, Texas State University in San Marcos, and other educational institutions. SANTF promotes intellectual creativity in the area of nanotechnology that will create a strong nanotechnology base in San Antonio.
The forum is expected to spur productive collaborations among the researchers in Greater San Antonio area and promote innovations leading to scientific discoveries and engineering innovations. SANTF is committed to enhancing San Antonio’s nanotechnology future and establishing the Alamo City as a global leader in nanotechnology.
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