Organizational Committee:

Dr. Arturo Ayon
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at UTSA

Dr. Madhavrao (Rao) Govindaraju
SAI Global Technologies, Inc

Dr. Randolph D. Glickman
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Dr. John Grillo
Academic Workforce Programs at NVC

Dr. Kelly Nash
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at UTSA

Dr. Vasiliki (Vicky) Zorbas Poenitzsch
Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Arturo Ponce
Depart. of Physics and Astronomy at UTSA

Dr. Bharathi Subramaniasiva
Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, UTSA

Dr. Wilson Terrell
Dept. of Engineering Sciences at Trinity University

Dr. Walt Trybula
Texas State University, San Marcos & Trybula Foundation, Inc., Austin

Dr. Stephen Wellinghoff
Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Miguel Yacaman
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at UTSA

Dr. Qiaoying Joy Zhou
Academic Workforce Programs at Northwest Vista College


San Antonio Nano-Technology Forum (SANTF)

SANTF Networking Lunch Series

Nanotechnology meets 3D Printing

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Time: 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM


Cliff Scribner, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), 

Steve Frayser, STAR Park Director, Texas State University,

Hung-Da Wan, UTSA [PDF of presentation available],

Walt Trybula, Texas State University [PDF of presentation available].

This monthly SANTF meeting will be 2 hours long with four presentations and a panel discussion.  The first three presentations will be an overview of 3D efforts/capabilities at SWRI, Texas State University, and UTSA.  The final presentation will cover thoughts on some of the future of 3D printing and the needs for nanomaterials.  There will be a panel discussion after the presentations.


Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

Private Dining Room, Cafeteria*

6220 Culebra Road

San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510


Please RSVP to: on or before May 19, 2015. Please check our website ( for complete program details and upcoming meeting schedule.

 *The cafeteria is the first building on your right at the first stop sign coming in from main gate.

Please pick-up your lunch (at your own cost) at the cafeteria and join for the seminar. There is no other fee for this event. Directions to the event are given in the website.

Refer to Flyer for addtional details and direction. Link to Flyer is in upper right column.

Upcoming Meetings:

SANTF Purpose:

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.  

Flyers for Past Luncheons: