Prince Lobel Co-Sponsors Nanotechnology Conference at UMass Lowell – Destination Nano: Concept to Commercialization

August 23, 2017

2nd Annual Collaborative Conference Addressing the Developments and Advancements of Nanotechnology and Nanomanufacturing in New England and the United States

the dates for this engaging and interactive two-day conference detailing the
growth of nanotechnology and the nanomanufacturing industry in New England and
the U.S. This unique and innovative conference unites and encourages the
collaboration among academics, scientists, engineers, institutions of higher
education (administration, faculty, and students), government, and the private
business sector in the advancement of nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing,
while also providing a forum for the discussion of relevant and cutting-edge
topics important to nanoscience, nanoengineering and nanobusiness.

Should Attend:

  • Elected
    and appointed governmental policy-makers
  • High
    technology and nanotechnology business representatives
  • Entrepreneurs,
    start-up to mature business management teams and investors
  • Corporate
    chief technology officers; vice presidents pursuing nanotechnology and
    nanomanufacturing initiatives
  • Educators
    and policy-makers focused on increasing advanced manufacturing and
    nanomanufacturing employment
  • Researchers,
    scientists, and engineers engaged in nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing


  • Commercialization of Nanotechnology and Nanomanufacturing Processes
  • Finance: VC-Angel-Grant Funding Strategies to Attract the Money for Nanobusiness
  • Global Regulatory Overview: How to Successfully Navigate the Developing Global Nano
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Enterprise Risk Management and Insurance for Your Nano Business
  • Nanotech Advanced Manufacturing: Job Creator and Economic Engine for the Commonwealth
  • Intellectual Property: The Foundation for Successful Commercialization
  • Understanding the Current Environmental, Health and Safety Data Regulations
  • Nanomanufacturing Processes and ToolsNanotechnology for the Soldier
  • Industrial nanomanufacturing processes

Martin Meehan

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

Dr. Carol Barry
Professor, Plastics Engineering Co-Director, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence Associate Director, Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing Center
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

Dr. Joey L. Mead
Professor, Plastics Engineering Co-Director, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence Deputy Director, NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

William S. Rogers, Jr., Esq.
Chair, Nanotechnology Practice Group
Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Boston, MA

Keynote Speakers:
Niki Tsongas
U.S. Representative for Massachusetts Fifth Congressional District

Gregory Bialecki
Secretary of Housing and Economic Development
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Pamela Goldberg
Technology Collaborative, Westborough, MA

Thomas J. Chmura
Vice President for Economic Development
University of Massachusetts, Shrewsbury, MA

Douglas W. Jamison
Chairman and CEO
Harris & Harris Group, Inc., New York, NY

Speakers and Panelists:
Michael G. Bennett 
Associate Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA

Dr. Diana M. Bowman
Assistant Professor, Risk Science Center and the Department of Health, Management and Policy
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI

Ahmed Busnaina

William Lincoln Smith Professor and Director

NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (NSEC), NSF
Center for Microcontamination Control, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Dr. Khershed Cooper
Program Officer, Office of Naval Reaserch Metallurgist, Materials Science and Technology Division /Naval Research Laboratory
Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Testing Information Analysis Center, Washington, D.C.

Stuart Cowart
Albert Risk Management Consultants, Inc., Needham, MA.

George Kachen, Ph.D.
Director of Commercial Ventures & Intellectual Property (CVIP)
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

Patrick J. Larkin
Director, John Adams Innovation Institute
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Westborough, MA

Martin Magida, CFA
Managing Director

Carter Morse & Mathias, Southport, CT

William A. Peters, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,

Chinh H. Pham, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig LLP, Boston, MA

Richard C. Pleus, Ph.D.
Managing Director
Intertox, Inc., Seattle, WA

Robert F. Praino Jr.
Chasm Technologies, Inc., Canton, MA

Dr. Brent Segal
Director of Research Science, Lockheed Martin
Technologist for Lockheed Martin Nanosystems, Bethesda, Maryland

Dr. James J. Watkins
Director, Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, Polymer Science and Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

May 15-16, 2012

UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA


  • $99: One-day admission to sessions on either May 15 or May 16, 2012
  • $199: Two-day admission to all sessions on both days
  • $149: Early bird registration for two-day admission if you register by April 30, 2012

Admission price includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch, and cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar poster session on the evening of May 15, 2012.

To register, or for more information, please send an email to Please include your name, company, email address, and a phone number where you can be reached during the day.

Conference sponsorship opportunities are currently available. Please contact firm partner William “Bill” S. Rogers, Jr.  for more information. You can reach Bill at 617 456 8112 or

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