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The ASME 2014 3rd Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology (NEMB2014) will be held Feb. 2-5, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. The 2014 Congress will focus on the integration of Engineering, Materials Science, and Nanotechnology in addressing fundamental problems in Biology and Medicine and in developing devices, materials and methods for quantitative physiology and for the early detection, imaging of pathological and physiological mechanisms, and treatment of disease.


Conference Chair: Rashid Bashir, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Program Chair: John C. Bischof, University of Minnesota
Steering Committee:
   Guy M. Genin, Washington University in St. Louis
   Taher Saif, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
   Malisa Sarntinoranont, University of Florida
Honorary Chair: Markus J. Buehler, MIT
Student Awards Coordinator: Malisa Sarntinoranont

Plenary Speakers

Paul Alivisatos, UC Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mina Bissell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Arun Majumdar, Google/Stanford University
Stephen Quake, Stanford University
John Rogers, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Mehmet Toner, Harvard Medical School/MGH
Jennifer West, Duke University


Track 1 Bioengineering for Imaging and Diagnostics
Omid Farokzhad (Harvard), Jerry Lee (NIH)
Confirmed Keynotes: Susann Brady-Kalnay (Case Western); Dana Nojima (Amgen); Dino DiCarlo (UCLA); Jan T. Liphardt (Stanford); Richard L. Ehman, (Mayo Clinic); Stephen Weiss (University of Michigan)

Track 2 Nanoengineering for Therapeutics and Drug Delivery
Jack Hoopes (Dartmouth), Fan Yang (Stanford), David Horsley (UC Davis)
Confirmed Keynotes: Warren Chan (Univ. of Toronto); Justin Hanes (Johns Hopkins); Rick Wagner (University of Minnesota); Sangyong Jon (KAIST)

Track 3 Nano-/Microfluidics in Biology and Medicine: Analysis, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics
Feng Xu (Xi'an Jiaotong), Alex Revzin (NSF/UC Davis), Aránzazu del Campo (MPI), Abe Lee (UC Irvine)
Confirmed Keynotes: Tony Huang (Penn State), Adam Abate (UCSF), David Gracias (Johns Hopkins), Bianxiao Cui (Stanford)

Track 4 Nanoengineering for Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering
Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard), Shawn He (OSU), Adam Engler (UCSD), Marc Levenston (Stanford)
Confirmed Keynotes: Molly Stevens (Imperial College); Kam Leong (Duke); Sam Stupp (Northwestern)

Track 5 Manufacturing and Materials for Nanomedicine, Biology, and Nanoengineering
Michelle Khine (UCI), Umut Gurkan (Case Western Reserve), Utkan Demerci (Harvard/MIT), Yong Zhu (NC State)
Confirmed Keynotes: Jeff Wang (Johns Hopkins), Dean Ho (UCLA), Teri Odom (Northwestern), Sunghoon Kwon (Seoul National University)

Track 6 Biological Nanomechanics: Modeling and Materials in Physiology, Disease, and Treatment
Beth Pruitt (Stanford), Roland Kaunas (Texas A&M), Paolo Provenzano (UMN)
Confirmed Keynotes: CT Lim (National University of Singapore); Kevin Kit Parker (Harvard); Dorit Hanein (Sanford Burnham)

Track 7 Cellular and Molecular Machines
Sua Myong (UIUC), Bahareh Behkam (Virginia Tech), K. J. Hsia (UIUC), Sulin Zhang (Penn State), Cynthia Reinhart-King (Cornell)
Confirmed Keynotes: Ron Vale (UCSF); T. J. Ha (University of Illinois); G. Ravichandran (Cal IT)

Track 8 Biomimetic, Biosynthetic, and Bioinspired Materials and Structures
Alisa Morss-Clyne (Drexel), Phil LeDuc (Carnegie Mellon), Ulrike Wegst (Dartmouth)
Confirmed Keynotes: Tejal Desai (UCSF); Albert Folch (University of Washington); Luke Lee (UC Berkeley)

Track 9 Nanotoxicology, Metrology, and Environmental Sensors
Desiree Plata (Duke), Chris Hogan (UMN)
Confirmed Keynotes: Gunter Oberdoster (University of Rochester); Frank von der Kammer (University of Vienna)

Confirmed Tutorials

Mohammad R. K. Mofrad (UC Berkeley); Buddy Ratner (University of Washington); Zhen Cheng (Stanford); Daniel Irimia (Harvard); Umberto Ravaioli (University of Illinois)

Training Awards

  • Doctoral students will have the opportunity to compete for outstanding poster awards.
  • Post-docs are encouraged to apply for Post-Doctoral Conference Awards which support conference registration fees.


All talks and sessions will take place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel Union Square, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, California.

Hotel Reservations
Make your hotel reservations before January 10.

Live Webcasts
New this year! Live webcasts from the conference.

NEMB Podcasts
Podcast: Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology Congress 2014

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine

Online Nanotechnology Courses

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ASME Nanotechnology Institute ASME Bioengineering Division Mechanical Engineering Magazine
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