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Toru Maekawa - September 29, 2004

Toru Maekawa

Director, Bio-Nano Electronics Research Center Toyo University

"Bio-Nano Science and Technology"

8:00 PM Wednesday, September 29, 2004
University Theatre

Professor Maekawa will explain the revolutionary technological implications of bio-nano science, a field in which he has established an international reputation as a researcher.

In place of the standard seminar that speakers in the Series offer, Dr. Maekawa will participate in a symposium entitled, "Bio- Nano Technology and the Sciences." The symposium will take place on Thursday, 30 September, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. in the University Center Theatre, University Center 3rd Floor.

"Self-Organization in Nano/Micro Systems"

2:05 PM Thursday, September 30, 2004
University Center Theatre, University Center 3rd Floor

The first speaker in this year's President's Lecture Series is Toru Maekawa, a leading researcher in the field of bio-nano technology. The director of the Bio-Nano Electronics Research Center at Toyo University, he has voluminous publications on soft matter science, critical fluid physics, crystal growth, mesoscopic science, and convective instabilities. In place of the standard seminar that speakers in the Series offer, Dr. Maekawa will participate in a symposium entitled, "Bio- Nano Technology and the Sciences." The symposium will take place on Thursday, 30 September, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. in the University Center Theatre, University Center 3rd Floor. The times, list of speakers, and presentation topics are:

  • 9:05 A.M. Ed RosenBerg (UM): Supra-Molecular Materials for Metal Recovery
  • 9:40 A.M. Tatsuro Hanajiri (Toyo): Development of Nano-Electronic Devices
  • 10:15 A.M. Richard Bridges (UM): The Ins and Outs of Glutamate Transport
  • 10:50 A.M. Yasuhiko Yoshida (Toyo): Development of Micro-Bio Sensors and Devices
  • 11:25 A.M. Trevor Douglas (MSU): Viruses and Protein Cage Architectures as Nano-Materials
  • 1:00 P.M. Poster presentations
  • 2:05 P.M. Toru Maekawa (Toyo): Self-Organization in Nano/Micro Systems
  • 2:40 P.M. Richard Field (UM): Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
  • 3:15 P.M. Toru Toyabe (Toyo): Quantum Mechanical Device Simulation
  • 3:50 P.M. Leonid Kalachev (UM): Modeling Heterogeneous Bio-Switches
  • 4:25 P.M. Yasuhiko Yoshida (Toyo) for Akira Inoue: Amazing Creatures:Extremophiles
  • 5:00 P.M. Michele McGuirl (UM) for Jerry Bromenshenk: Biological, Chemical, and Physical Materials with Unique Electron Transfer Properties