PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Processing and Catalytic/Chemical Properties
of Nano Structural Materials

January 16-21, 2000
Royal Lahaina Resort
2780 Kekaa Drive, Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: 1-808-661-3611 Fax: 1-808-661-6150

Conference Co-Chairs:
Michel L. Trudeau
Hydro-Quebec Research Institute, Canada
Jackie Y. Ying
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Virgil Provenzano
Naval Research Laboratory, USA

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5902
Phone: 1-212-591-7836 Fax: 1-212-591-7441
E-mail: engfnd@aol.com Website: www.engfnd.org

Sunday, January 16, 2000

16:00 - 18:00 Conference Registration

18:30 - 20:00 Conference Welcome and Dinner

20:00 - 21:00 Social Hour

Monday, January 17, 2000

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast Buffet

SYNTHESIS I
Session Chair: TBA

08:30 - 09:00 Processing and Catalytic/Chemical Properties of Nanostructured
Materials
Prof. Dr. Herbert Gleiter
Institute of Nanotechnology, Germany

09:00 - 09:30 Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Properties of
Nanostructured Catalysts by Controlled Flow Cavitational Synthesis
William R. Moser, Sean C. Emerson, Ivo Krausz, Josef Finf and Oleg Kozyuk
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

09:30 - 10:00 Preparation and Characterisation of CE/ZR and CE/Y Mixed
Oxide Catalysts Via Sol-Gel Technique
Vissanu Meeyoo
Mahanakorn University of Technology, Thailand
Philip Wright
Heriot-Watt University

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00 Reactive Deposition of Transition Metals From Supercritical
Carbon Dioxide: A Versatile Tool for the Preparation of Nanostructured Devices
James J. Watkins, Jason M. Blackburn, Garth D. Brown, Jason Lazorcik
and David L. Long
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, USA

11:00 - 11:30 Synthesis of Micropatterned Ceramic Thin Films on Self-
Assembled Monolayers
Noriko Saito, Seo Wonseon and Kunihito Koumoto
Department of Applied Chemistry, Nagoya University, Japan
Hajime Haneda
National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials

11:30 - 12:00 Synthesis of Nanosize MNFE2O4 Particles Synthesized by
Citrate Precursor Technique
N.S. Gajbhiye and G. Balaji
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, India

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

13:30 - 16:30 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

PROPERTIES I
Session Chair: TBA

16:30 - 17:00 Title TBA
H. Han

17:00 - 17:30 Elastic Properties of Chain Aggregates of Metal Oxide
Nanoparticles
Sheldon K. Friedlander, K. Ogawa, T. Vogt, M. Ullmann, and S. Johnson
University of California, USA

17:30 - 18:00 Consolidation of Metal Oxide Nanocrystals. Reactive Porous
Pellets
Kenneth J. Klabunde, Ryan Richards, Weifeng Li, Erik Lucas, Chet Davidson
Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, USA
Olga Koper
Nantek Inc.

18:00 - 18:30 Optical Devices Made of Porous Silicon
Markus Thoenisen, R. Arens-Fischer, M. Marso and D. Hunkel
Research Center Juelich, Germany

18:30 - 19:00 Discussion

19:15 - 20:15 Dinner

20:15 - 21:15 Social Hour

Tuesday, January 18, 2000

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast

SYNTHESIS II
Session Chair: TBA

08:30 - 09:00 Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Metallic Nanoclusters
Michel Boudart
Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, USA

09:00 - 09:30 Mesostructured Cellular Foams Via Microemulsion Templating
Patrick Schmidt-Winkel and Galen D. Stucky
Department of Chemistry, University of California, USA
John S. Lettow, Jackie Y. Ying
Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

09:30 - 10:00 Understanding The Self-Assembled Nano-Structure Formation
and Stability
Tao Sun
Corporate Research-Catalysis Laboratory, The Dow Chemical Company, USA

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00 PD Catalysts on Alumina: Effect of the Processing Route on
the Catalytic Performance
Ana M. Segadães
Department of Ceramics & Glass Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal

11:00 - 11:30 One-Dimensional Confinement of Molecules Via Selective
Adsorption of CaF1 versus CaF2
H. Rauscher, T.A. Jung, J.L. Lin, A. Kirakosian and F.J. Himpsel
Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

11:20 -12:00 Ordered Two-Dimensional Monolayers of AU55 Clusters
Günter Schmid, Monika Bäumle and Norbert Beyer
Institut für Anorganische Chemie, University of Essen, Germany

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

13:30 - 16:30 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

14:00 - 16:00 POSTER SESSION
(The list will be posted on the Engineering Foundation's Website)

CATALYTIC PROPERTIES I
Session Chair: TBA

16:30 - 17:00 Unusual Catalysts: Nano-Particles of Gold
Harold H. Kung and Mayfair C. Kung
Department of Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, USA

17:00 - 17:30 Deposition of Gold Nanoparticles on Metal Oxide Supports by
Gas-Phase Grafting of Organogold Complex and Their Unique Catalytic Properties
Mitsutaka Okumura, Masatake Haruta
Osaka National Research Institute, Japan

17:30 - 18:00 The Production of Catalytic Nano-Particles in Flames
Tue Johannessen, Joakim R. Jensen and Hans Livbjerg
Department of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

18:00 - 18:30 Nanostructured Material With Enhanced Catalytic Properties
Prof. Claudio Nicolini
Department of Biophysical MO Sciences and Technologies, University of Genoa, Italy

18:30 - 19:00 Catalytic Properties of Nanostructured Hexaferrite Particles
for the Conversion of Ethanol to Acetone
N.S. Gajbhiye and G. Balaji
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, India

19:15 - 20:15 Dinner

20:15 - 21:15 Social Hour

Wednesday, January 19, 2000

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast

APPLICATION I
Session Chair: TBA

08:30 - 09:00 Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Materials for Application in
Catalysis and Hydrogen Isotope Separation
G. Palumbo and U. Erb

09:00 - 09:30 Enhancement of Gas Sensing Properties of Tin Dioxide Films by
Noble Metal Catalyst Layers
D.G. Rickerby
European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy

09:30 - 10:00 Palladium-Grafted Anodic Alumina Microcalorimetric Gas
Sensors
Justin McCue and Jackie Y. Ying
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00 Polymer Nanocomposites: Emerging Scientific and
Commerical Opportunities
Emmanuel P. Giannelis
Materials Science & Engineering, Cornell University, USA

11:00 - 11:30 Discussion

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:15 - 18:00 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time
Optional Field Trip: Volcano

19:00 - 21:30 Luau and Social Hour

Thursday, January 20, 2000

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast

CATALYTIC III
Session Chair: TBA

08:30 - 09:00 Catalytic Activity of Mesostructures with Lamellar and
Wormhole Framework Structures
Thomas J. Pinnavaia
Michigan State University, USA

09:00 - 09:30 Catalytic Combustion with Nanostructured Barium
Hexaaluminate-Based Materials
Andrey J. Zarur and Jackie Y. Ying
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

09:30 - 10:00 Rhodium Complexes Immobilized on Mesoporous Silica Supports
for Hydrogenation Catalysis
John S. Lettow, Dejian Huang and Jackie Y. Ying
Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00 Title TBA
M. Mayo

11:00 - 11:30 The Influence of Oxygen Content at Carbon Support Surface
on Dispersion of the Metal Precursor
Cao Junqing, Yu JianQiang, Fei Chao
Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research, P.R. China

11:20 -12:00 Discussion

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

13:30 - 16:30 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

14:00 - 16:00 POSTER SESSION

CATALYTIC IV
Session Chair: TBA

16:30 - 17:00 Nanocrystalline Metal Oxides for H2S Remediation
Jason T. Sweeney and Jackie Y. Ying
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

17:00 - 17:30 Conversion of 4-Methylpentan-2-Ol Over Powder Catalysts
Prepared by Ball Milling
G. Mulas, M Monaghddu, G. Cocco
Dipartimento di Chimica, Universita di Sassari, Italy
M.G. Cutrufello, I. Ferino, E. Rombi
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Universita di Cagliary, Italy

17:30 - 18:00 Nanostructured Oxide Catalyst for the Low Temperature no
Reduction: Synthesis and Characterization
Galina N. Kryukova and Galina A. Zenkovets
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Russia

18:00 - 18:30 Discussion

18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

19:30 - 20:30 Social Hour

Friday, January 21, 2000

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast Buffet

SYNTHESIS III
Session Chair: TBA

08:30 - 09:00 Growth of Self-Assembled Quantum Dots on Patterned
Semiconductor Substrates
Dr. Robin L. Williams and Dr. Geof Aers
Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council, Canada

09:00 - 09:30 Synthesis of Zinc and Copper Oxide Composite Nano particles
Joakim Reimer Jensen, Tue Johannessen, and Hans Livbjerg
Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalysis (ICAT), Department of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

09:30 - 10:00 STM Study of The Wetting Layer Formation in Ge/Si(111)
Federico Rosei, Anna Sgarlate and Nunzio Motta
Universita' di Roma 'Tor Vergata', Italy

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:30 Conference Wrap-Up and Discussion

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch and Conference Adjournment

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