About the Workshop
Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. In particular, the role of nanotechnology in energy generation and storage and in medicine has received great attention in recent years. Progress in these areas cannot be achieved by any one country alone because the skills, knowledge base, resources needed to tackle these problems are truly distributed worldwide. These problems are of common interest to the Americas and in particular the U.S. and Colombia.
The Colombia-US workshop on Nanotechnology for Energy and Medical Applications workshop aims to bring together researchers and graduate students from top U.S. and Colombian Universities to identify new opportunities for international research and collaboration in the application of nanotechnology to important problems in energy and medicine that are of broad importance to the Americas.
The focus areas of the workshop are as follows:
- Nanotechnology for Energy Generation
- Nanotechnology for Energy Storage
- Nanotechnology for Energy Efficiency
- Advanced Characterization Techniques for Nanotechnology Research
- Nanotechnology for Industrial Applications
- Nanotechnology in Education and Cyber-infrastructure
The timing of the workshop is opportune since the first National Center for Nanotechnology in Colombia, located in Medellín, will be soon inaugurated by Empresas Publicas de Medellín (EPM).
The Colombia-Purdue Institute for Advanced Scientific Research CPIASR, is designed to promote an exchange of people and knowledge, enhance the scientific and entrepreneurial work force in Colombia, and facilitate collaborative scientific advancements that benefit the economic future of the Americas.