You Are Invited to Attend…

...the 6th annual NanoMaterials for Defense Conference, 21 - 24 April 2008 in Arlington, VA. This premier event, sponsored by the tri-service research organizations (Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is committed to providing a fertile and stimulating forum to enable attendees to discuss opportunities afforded by recent material innovations, which maximize control of the nanostructure (nanomaterials), to impact defense and dual-use technologies.

This year’s NanoMaterials For Defense Conference focuses on nano-scale production challenges, nanoscience for photonics and magnetics, nano-enabled multifunctional structures and materials, nanoscience for autonomous responsive surfaces, and international nanotechnology programs. New capabilities enabled by the unique performance enhancements of nanostructured materials promises to revolutionize the technology landscape. This focused conference brings together technical representatives from industry, university, and government to discuss defense technology needs, identify exciting nanostructure-enabled materials developments that are primed for technology development, and forge connections to facilitate and accelerate the technology development. Please join your colleagues at the forefront of this exciting technology arena.

Do you still need a Hotel Room?
There are small number of rooms left at the government per diem rate at the Hyatt Regency. They will be sold on first-come-first-served basis. To secure your room, call Michelle Williams at 937-476-2165.

Visit the lodging page to learn more.

Two Bonus Events

Tagging, Tracking, and Locating (TTL) Workshop

In conjunction with the NanoMaterials for Defense Conference, a Tagging, Tracking, and Locating workshop will be offered on April 24th, at MITRE in McLean, VA. Transportation will be provided from the Hyatt Crystal City. This event is open to US citizens only and visit requests will be required to attend.
Workshop Description:
As a result of the global war on terrorism, the DoD has been actively pursuing technological advancements in the field of TTL. This technology is used to covertly mark a target while providing a means of tracking the target at various ranges. This technology includes radio-frequency (RF) devices for anti-tamper barcodes, chemicals that show contrast with the background environment in the infrared (IR) spectrum, etc. This workshop will provide a forum to discuss technological gaps in TTL technology as well as new developments that can help improve tracking of hostile forces, shipping containers, munitions and explosives, and suspected terrorists.
For more information, please click on the TTL button on the left.

7th US-Korea Workshop on Nanomaterials & the 5th US-Korea Workshop on Nanoelectronics

In conjunction with the NanoMaterials for Defense Conference, a joint session of the 7th US-Korean Workshop on Nanomaterials and the 5th US-Korea Workshop on Nanoelectronics will be held on 24-25 April 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA (the same hotel as the Conference). This event is open to all conference attendees, highlighting the progress of collaborative research programs between US and Korean universities co-sponsored by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea (MOST). For more information, please click on the "US-Korea Workshop" button on the left.


Contact Information

Conference Chairs:
Dr. Rich Vaia, AFRL,
Dr. Adam Rawlett, ARL,
Dr. Khershed Cooper, NRL,

Administrative Questions:
Ms. Michelle Williams,


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