Lock Haven University announces Nanoscience Open House
October 19, 2012
Lock Haven University’s Arts & Sciences department presents their 2012 Open House. The day’s events will include presentations introducing the audience to nanoscience and will also include a tour of the Nanotechnology Laboratories.
What: Nanoscience Open House
When: Friday, November 9, 2012, 9:00a.m-3:00p.m.
Where: Lock Haven University’s Parsons Union Building (PUB)
Contact: Dr. Anura Goonewardene, Professor of Physics & Director of Nanotechnology 570-484-2079 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nanotechnology (sometimes shortened to "nanotech") is the manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally, nanotechnology works with materials, devices, and other structures with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometres.
Nanotechnology is very diverse, ranging from extensions of conventional device physics to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly, from developing new materials with dimensions on the nanoscale to direct control of matter on the atomic scale. Nanotechnology entails the application of fields of science as diverse as surface science, organic chemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor physics, and micro-fabrication to name a few.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.