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Morinobu Endo to accept Lifetime Achievement Award at
Small Times NanoCon International.


Additional Best of Small Tech Award winners also to be announced at Small Times NanoCon International
 
 

Small Times magazine is proud to announce the winner of its 2006 Best of Small Tech Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Morinobu Endo will be honored at an awards luncheon at Small Times NanoCon International this September 21 in Las Vegas, NV. He will also be speaking at the luncheon and spending time after the awards ceremony to personally meet event attendees.


This award is given to only one recipient a year and recognizes an individual who has made a lasting and foundational contribution to commercializing micro and nanotechnology, including inventing critical tools, materials and manufacturing methods that help others create new products and build businesses. Professor Endo's work developing manufacturing methods for carbon nanotubes has led directly to commercial applications, has enabled others to use the materials in their work, and has inspired other scientists to explore and harness nanoscale processes.

Dr. Endo began work-ing with carbon nanotubes and related materials in the mid-1970s, back when the “micro”-scale was still the latest thing. Since 1976, he has focused on how to manufacture nanotubes more rapidly and cheaply and how to inte-grate them into useful objects. His research has resulted in ten-fold annual increases in the quantity of nanotubes that can be made with his process and also in vast quality-control improvements. Without his work, nanotubes might be just another carbon oddity rather than the intriguing and promising material they’ve become.

An engineering professor at his alma mater, Shinshu University in Nagano, Japan, Endo today runs a research group whose work includes carbon nano­tubes, new forms of carbon and graphite, nanoporous carbons, lithium-ion batteries and electric double-layer capacitors. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 textbooks and 250 papers in presti­gious journals including Nature, Science and Physical Review. He chairs the Japan Carbon Society and serves on the advisory board of Carbon Journal.



Confirmed 2006 Distinguished Speakers Include:

  George Atkinson, Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State     Thomas Sawitowski, Manager of Nanotechnology, BYK Chemie and Altana Chemie
  Wilbur Ross, CEO & Chairman, WL Ross & Co.     Greg Schmergel, President & CEO, Nantero
  Carl Kohrt, President & CEO, Battelle     G. Steven Burrill, President & CEO, Burrill & Company
  Doug Jamison, President, COO & CFO, Harris & Harris     Andreas Jordan, CEO & CSO, MagForce Nanotechnologies AG
  Jia Chen, Researcher, IBM     Rich Stromback, CEO, Ecology Coatings
  Warren Packard, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson     David Soane, Founder & Chairman, Alnis Biosciences
  Mark Verbrugge, Director, Material and Process Labs, General Motors     Paul Burrows, Laboratory Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  Richard Russell, Associate Director, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President     Gwen Ruta, Director, Corporate Partnerships, Environmental Defense Fund
  Alan Gotcher, President & CEO, Altairnano     Sharon Smith, Director, Advanced Technology, Lockheed Martin
 
  Kelly Kordzik, Shareholder & Chair, Nanotechnology Practice, Winstead Sechrest & Minick PC     John Roy, Nanotechnology Analyst, WR Hambrecht
  Mark Campion, CFO, PolyFuel     Scott Mize, Former President, Foresight Nanotech Institute
  Tom Mino, CEO & Director, Lumera     Sean Murdock, Executive Director, NanoBusiness Alliance
  Kent Murphy, CEO, Luna Innovations     Clayton Teague, Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
  Andrew Wahl, Managing Director IG Partners     John Howard, Director, NIOSH
  Joe Cross, CEO, Nanophase Technologies     Kieran Drain, President & CEO, NanoGram
  David Macdonald, President & CEO, Nanomix     Eric Burnett, CEO, Applied NanoWorks
  Leonard Chen, Director, CRAD Pursuits, Raytheon     Don Montgomery, President & CEO, Nanomaterials Discovery Corporation
  Michael Lefenfeld, CEO, SiGNa Chemistry     Thomas Magnussen, CEO, Atomistix
             

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