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  • Apr 28: PacTrans Regional Transportation Seminar: Dr. Imad Al-Qadi

    Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. PDT Presentation Title Transportation Infrastructure Assessment Techniques Using Ground Penetrating Radar Abstract The continuous monitoring of transportation infrastructure is necessary to maintain a durable and safe system. Many noninvasive techniques have been used including instrumentation, acoustic emission, infrared, and electromagnetic waves.  Ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology based on electromagnetic waves has been used to assess the performance of transportation facilities for the past three decades. After all this time, the main question remains: “How well does GPR work and under what conditions?” Results show that while GPR works well for some situations, it is not appropriate for others. GPR has been successfully used for bridge and pavement assessment, primarily for estimating layer thickness and localizing moisture accumulation within structure layers. However, GPR data interpretation is often difficult because the “images” obtained from GPR-reflected signals are dependent on the priori unknown dielectric properties of structural materials. In addition, GPR cannot detect layer interfaces unless a significant contrast in the dielectric constants exists between the two considered materials. GPR data analysis can also be cumbersome and unreliable due to the large amount of data collected during the surveys. Various signal and data processing techniques have been developed to estimate the dielectric properties of surveyed structures from GPR reflected signals. These processing techniques have been successfully used to enhance the accuracy of GPR data interpretation results and to improve the quality of the GPR signal. Among his diverse research interests, Dr. Al-Qadi has been working on GPR research for more than two decades. He is currently working on utilizing GPR data to predict in-situ real-time asphaltic material density. Dr. Al-Qadi will discuss the recently developed techniques and their field application for quality control/quality assurance, predicting the layer thicknesses of pavement systems, detecting flaws, and predicting density of asphalt concrete. Speaker Professor Imad Al-Qadi is the Founder Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also the Director of the Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory (ATREL) and the founding Director of the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT). Prior to that, he was the Charles E. Via, Jr. Professor at Virginia Tech. A registered professional engineer, Professor Al-Qadi has authored/co-authored more than 550 publications and has delivered more than 550 presentations including numerous keynote lectures. He has led more than 100 projects to completion. In addition, he is managing more than 60 projects annually as an ICT director since 2006. He is the past president of the ASCE T&DI Board of Governors and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering. Professor Al-Qadi has received numerous prestigious national and international honors and awards including the NSF Young Investigator Award, the quadrennial IGS Award, the ASCE James Laurel Prize, the ARTBA Steinberg Award, the ASCE Turner Award, and the French Limoges Medal. He is a Chapter Honorary Member of Chi Epsilon at the University of Illinois, an Honorary Member of the Societa Italiana Infrastructure Viarie, Emeritus Member of TRB Committee AHD25 on Sealants and Fillers for Joints and Cracks, and an Honorary Professor at Southeast University in Nanjing, China, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2010 he was elected as an ASCE Distinguished Member, the highest honor by ASCE, for his exemplary leadership and innovation in the civil engineering profession. Dr. Al-Qadi holds a B.S. degree from Yarmouk University and M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from Penn State University, all in civil engineering. His expertise are on highway and airfield pavement mechanics, tire loading, fracture, and interface, GPR, asphalt rheology, pavement sustainability, and forensic engineering and arbitration. Campus location: Allen Library (ALB) Campus room: Allen Auditorium, Room 181L Event sponsors: The Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10 More info: depts.washington.edu…

  • Apr 28: MolES Seminar: Debra Auguste, City College of New York

    Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015, 1 - 2 p.m. PDT Targeted Drug Delivery via Inflammatory Cues Cells sense changes in their environment and respond by altering their gene expression.  We investigate how cells manipulate their membrane proteins, which has profound effects on disease progression. Cells orchestrate the density of proteins and lipids to govern adhesion and migration. From this knowledge, we can engineer drug delivery vehicles that complement the molecular patterns observed on cells to achieve strong, cooperative binding. We have employed these strategies in a model system of endothelial inflammation and in breast cancer metastasis. Our multi-targeting drug delivery platform may identify new strategies in personalized medicine. Bio: Debra Auguste, PhD is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York, prior to which she was an Assistant Professor at Harvard University in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Harvard Medical School. She was trained as a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under Institute Professor Robert Langer.  Her interests include drug and gene delivery, targeted drug delivery, stimuli sensitive materials, and scaffolds for tissue engineering. Dr. Auguste is the principal investigator on grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). She is a recipient of various awards including; the Presidential Early Career in Science and Engineering- 2013, the NIH Innovator-2012, NSF CAREER Award-2011, DARPA Young Faculty Award-2009, Percy Julien Award for Outstanding Scientist of the Year-2008, ONR Young Investigator Award-2007, JDRF Innovation Award-2007, 1930 Wallace Memorial Honorific Fellowship-2003, and several fellowships. In addition, Dr. Auguste was named to the ‘50 Most Influential African Americans in Technology’ list in 2009. She received her S.B. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999 and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 2005. Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 102 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend. Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: augustelab.org

  • Apr 29: Engineering Majors Fair

    Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. PDT At the Engineering Majors Fair, pre-engineering students talk to upper-level students from all engineering departments to learn more about each major.   Students from each department will answer questions about their majors and share their experiences and suggestions. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 250 Event sponsors: Society of Women Engineers, Engineering Community, College of Engineering Student Academic Services

  • May 1: UW Engineering scholarships application period closes

    Fri May 1, 2015 12:00 am | Friday, May 1, 2015, 5 p.m. PDT UW Engineering's online scholarship application closes to new applications on May 1, 2015 at 5 p.m. For more information, see Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships. More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • May 2: WiSE Orientation for new pre-engineering women

    Sat May 2, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT A  Women in Engineering orientation for women newly admitted as first-year pre-engineering majors. Event sponsors: UW Women in Science & Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • May 5: MolES Seminar: Paula Hammond, MIT

    Tue May 5, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1 - 2 p.m. PDT Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 102 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend. Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: hammondlab.mit.edu

  • May 6: CEI Interdisc. Seminar: Tien Duong, U.S. DoE, Vehicle Technologies

    Wed May 6, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT The Clean Energy Institute Interdisciplinary Seminar Series was established to bring distinguished leaders in the field of clean energy to campus to present their research and meet students, postdocs, and faculty from departments across the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the Environment. CEI seminars take place regularly throughout the quarter on Thursday afternoons. Campus room: TBD Event sponsors: UW Clean Energy Institute

  • May 6: CEI Interdisc. Seminar: Xiao-Qing Yang, Brookhaven Natl Lab

    Wed May 6, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT Using Synchrotron Based X-ray Diffraction and Absorption and TXM to Study the New Electrode Materials for Next Generation of Batteries In developing high energy density cathode materials, layer structured Li2MoO3 is a very interesting model compound to study. In this presentation, we report the structural studies and charge compensation of Li2MoO3 during the initial charge and discharge. The close to fully reversible structural changes and Mo ion migration, originated from the charge compensation of Mo ions in both the Mo-O and Mo-Mo covalent bonds in the Mo3O13 cluster, make Li2MoO3 an appropriate alternative of Li2MnO3 in constructing new xLi2MoO3·(1-x)LiMO2 cathode materials, which may have less lattice-breathing range and oxygen evolution during cycling. Recently, LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4, denoted as LNMO, has attracted a lot of research attention as a promising high-energy density cathode material based on its higher operating voltage at ~4.7V vs. Li+/Li compared to the parent material, LiMn2O4.On the other hand, the poor cycle and calendar life of LNMO, especially at elevated temperatures, still remain one of the major challenges in its widespread applications. Extensive research has addressed some key factors determining its capacity and rate performance, such as cation ordering, transition metal substitution, and the Li-insertion/extraction mechanism. A combination of in situ synchrotron time-resolved x-ray diffraction (TR-XRD) coupled with mass spectroscopy (MS) and in situ x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) during heating, as well as transmission x-ray microscopy (TXM) were applied to study the thermal stability of this material. The effects of Fe doping on capacity and thermal stability were also studied. Bio Xiao-Qing Yang is a scientist in the Chemistry Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL, New York, USA). His research focuses on materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and the development of new characterization tools for battery materials using a series of synchrotron-based techniques such as in situ X-ray diffraction and X-ray adsorption. He was elected to be the member of the Board of Directors of the International Battery Materials Association (IBA) in 2007. He served in the organizing Committee and elected as the secretary general of the 14th International Meeting of Lithium Batteries (14th IMLB2008), a member of the International Scientific Committee of IMLB2008, IMLB2010, and IMLB2012, elected to be the treasury of the IMLB LLC, in June 2012. He received the “2012 Vehicle Technologies Program R&D Award” from the Vehicle Technologies Program in the Office of EE&RE in May, 2012. In January 2015, he received the International Battery Association (IBA) IBA2015 Research Award. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE) Campus room: 225 Event sponsors: Clean Energy Institute More info: www.cei.washington.edu

  • May 7: CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar: Tien Duong, U.S. Department of Energy

    Thu May 7, 2015 12:00 am | Thursday, May 7, 2015 Research and Development of Advanced Batteries for Transportation Applications This presentation will discuss the current status and direction of the energy storage R&D effort conducted by the DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies. The energy storage R&D effort is responsible for researching and improving energy storage technologies for a wide range of vehicle applications, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and battery electric vehicles (EVs).  This effort encompasses multiple activities – battery prototype development with industry (United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC)), mid-term R&D (Applied Battery Research (ABR)), and focused fundamental research (Advanced Batteries Materials Research (BMR)).  These three energy storage R&D activities are designed to complement each other.  The USABC’s goal is to support the development of a domestic advanced battery industry whose products can meet technical goals.  The ABR program assists industrial developers in overcoming key barriers to the use of lithium-ion batteries for transportation applications – mainly safety, life and cost.  The BMR program addresses fundamental issues of existing chemistries and develops new materials for technologies beyond lithium ion chemistries. Bio Tien Duong is currently Senior Technical Advisor and Manager of the Advanced Batteries Materials Research (BMR) Program at the U.S. Department of Energy (bmr.lbl.gov).  Tien is a member of the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Management Committee (MC). Tien has been a part of the Energy Storage R&D Effort within the Vehicle Technologies Program Office since 1994.  Tien managed the Energy Storage R&D Effort from 1999 to 2003, and led the Hybrid and Electric Systems Team from 2004 to 2008.  Before joining the Department of Energy, Tien worked as a senior electrical engineer at the U.S. Army Belvoir Research and Development Engineering Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Campus location: Molecular Engineering (MOL) Campus room: 315 Event sponsors: Clean Energy Institute More info: www.cei.washington.edu

  • May 7: CEI Interdisc. Seminar: Xiao-qing Yang, Brookhaven Nat'l Lab

    Thu May 7, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, May 7, 2015, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT The Clean Energy Institute Interdisciplinary Seminar Series was established to bring distinguished leaders in the field of clean energy to campus to present their research and meet students, postdocs, and faculty from departments across the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the Environment. CEI seminars take place regularly throughout the quarter on Thursday afternoons. Campus room: TBD Event sponsors: UW Clean Energy Institute

  • May 12: MolES Seminar: George Georgiou, U of Texas, Austin

    Tue May 12, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 1 - 2 p.m. PDT Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 102 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend. Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.che.utexas.edu…

  • May 14: NSF Smart Goods Workshop

    Thu May 14, 2015 12:00 am | Thursday, May 14 - Friday, May 15, 2015 $195 Reg. fee Campus room: Embassy Suites, Portland, OR Event sponsors: UW, OSU, WSU, UO, PNNL, WA Dept. of Commerce, Business Oregon More info: pnwsmartgoodsmfg.com

  • May 15: Unveiling of UW Formula Motorsports cars

    Fri May 15, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Friday, May 15, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. PDT In its 26th year, UW Formula Motorsports will be unveiling both their new combustion car and electric car. Open to the public. Doors open at 6 pm. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE) Campus room: 130 Event sponsors: UW Formula Motorsports Facebook: www.facebook.com…

  • May 16: DubHacks Hackathon

    Sat May 16, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 am | Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. - Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4 p.m. PDT DubHacks is the largest student-run college hackathon in the Pacific Northwest. The first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, student developers and designers gather at the University of Washington in Seattle campus to form teams and build projects with the goal of creating solutions to real-world problems and learning. This time, we're featuring a 50-50 female/male ratio and focusing on bringing mentorship and resources to new developers, designers, and makers. It's absolutely free. We will provide you WiFi, meals, caffeine, swag, and the workspace. Questions? info@dubhacks.co. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: 15s.dubhacks.co

  • May 19: MolES Seminar: Indraneel Ghosh, U of Arizona

    Tue May 19, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 1 - 2 p.m. PDT Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 102 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend. Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.cbc.arizona.edu…

  • May 21: Business Plan Competition: Final Round

    Thu May 21, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Thursday, May 21, 2015, 1 - 4 p.m. PDT Top teams give their presentations to seven entrepreneur judges, who then choose the winning teams.  Open to the public. Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM) Campus room: Anthony's Forum, Rm 302 Event sponsors: Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: www.foster.washington.edu…

  • May 21: CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar: Ronald L. Litzinger, President, Southern California Edison

    Thu May 21, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, May 21, 2015, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT The Clean Energy Institute Interdisciplinary Seminar Series was established to bring distinguished leaders in the field of clean energy to campus to present their research and meet students, postdocs, and faculty from departments across the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the Environment. CEI seminars take place regularly throughout the quarter on Thursday afternoons. Bio: Ronald L. Litzinger is president of Edison Energy, the holding company for Edison International’s competitive businesses in emerging sectors of the electric industry.  He is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of competitive subsidiaries that includes SoCore Energy, Edison Transmission and Edison Energy Solutions. Previously, Litzinger was president of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric utilities that safely provides reliable and affordable electricity to nearly 5 million customers in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Litzinger became president of SCE in January, 2011. From 2008 to 2010, Litzinger was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Energy (EME), a competitive power generation business of Edison International at the time. Litzinger joined the company as an engineer at SCE in 1987.  He moved to EME in 1995 and was named vice president there in 1998. From 1999 to 2002, he served as EME’s senior vice president of worldwide operations and as senior vice president and chief technical officer in 2002. In 2004, he was named vice president of Strategic Planning for Edison International and the following year, he was named senior vice president for SCE’s Transmission and Distribution Business Unit. Before joining Edison, Litzinger was an engineer for Texaco subsidiaries. Litzinger serves on the Board of Directors of AEGIS (Associate Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited). He is on the Board of the CalChamber (California Chamber of Commerce) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and is a member of the Visiting Committee at the University of Washington’s College of Engineering. Litzinger earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in management from the University of Redlands. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE) Campus room: TBD Event sponsors: UW Clean Energy Institute

  • May 25: Memorial Day (no classes)

    Mon May 25, 2015 12:00 am | Monday, May 25, 2015 University holiday, no classes Year: 2015 Quarter: Spring

  • May 26: MolES Seminar: Richard Register, Princeton University

    Tue May 26, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 1 - 2 p.m. PDT Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 102 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend. Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.princeton.edu…

  • May 31: UW Day with the Sounders

    Sun May 31, 2015 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm | CenturyLink Field800 Occidental Ave SSeattle, WA 98134 Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2 - 6 p.m. PDT Join fellow Huskies for UW Day with the Seattle Sounders FC when they take on the New York Red Bulls on May 31. The UWAA has discounted seats for members, alumni, students, parents, families, friends, faculty, staff and retirees; a portion of every ticket sold goes toward UW student scholarship programs. Scarves up! UWAA members will receive a free, limited-edition UW/Sounders FC fan scarf. While supplies last, members can pick one up at the UWAA table—just show your member card. Alumni Event Types: Athletic Host(s): UW Alumni Association Cost: Ticket and registration information to come. Info: UW Alumni Association, 206-543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM Region: PugetSound_Huskies, WA_Puget Sound

  • Jun 1: Human Centered Design & Engineering Open House

    Mon Jun 1, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Monday, June 1, 2015, 4 - 7 p.m. PDT HCDE Open House: June 1, 2015 HCDE OPEN HOUSE June 1, 2015 4-7 p.m. Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom UW Seattle Campus Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) for our 2015 Open House on June 1, in the HUB Ballroom on the UW Seattle campus. See posters from undergraduate and graduate capstone projects and hear from research groups about the latest topics in Human Centered Design & Engineering.  Meet HCDE Corporate Affiliates, HCDE & TC alumni, prospective students, and friends of the department at our biggest event of the year. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: Ballroom Event sponsors: Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Jun 2: MolES Seminar: Christian Kastrup, University of British Columbia

    Tue Jun 2, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 1 - 2 p.m. PDT Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 102 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend. Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: kastruplab.msl.ubc.ca…

  • Jun 22: CleanTech Showcase

    Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:00 am | Bell Harbor International Conference Center2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121 Monday, June 22, 2015 Join 300 cleantech executives at the second annual CleanTech Showcase, the Pacific Northwest’s leading one-day event to network, learn and invest. The Showcase will feature the latest innovations from Pacific Northwest companies and research institutions alike, along with expert speakers and break-out sessions to further highlight emerging technologies, services and ideas. Enjoy exhibits, poster sessions and business development opportunities. Full-day registration includes breakfast, lunch and the networking reception. Or, sign up as a sponsor or exhibitor to be part of the action. There are four ways to participate in the 2015 CleanTech Showcase:     Register to Attend     Apply to Present     Apply for a Poster Session (To Be Announced)     Sponsor and/or Exhibit More info: www.cleantechalliancewa.org…

  • Jul 3: Independence Day (no classes)

    Fri Jul 3, 2015 12:00 am | Friday, July 3, 2015 University holiday, no classes Year: 2015 Quarter: Summer

  • Sep 7: Labor Day (no classes)

    Mon Sep 7, 2015 12:00 am | Monday, Sep. 7, 2015 University holiday, no classes Year: 2015 Quarter: Summer

  • Sep 16: 13th International Nanomedicine & Drug Delivery Symposium (nanoDDS 2015)

    Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:00 am | Wednesday, Sep. 16 - Friday, Sep. 18, 2015 About NanoDDS Seattle The 13th International Nanomedicine & Drug Delivery Symposium (nanoDDS 2015) will be chaired by University of Washington Professors Patrick Stayton and Suzie Pun and will be held at the University of Washington on September 16-18, 2015. The symposium follows nanoDDS 2014 Carolina, which was co-chaired by Kam Leong (James B. Duke Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University) and Alexander V. Kabanov (Director, Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery; Mescal S. Ferguson Distinguished Professor; Codirector, Carolina Institute for Nanomedicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). nanoDDS is the key annual event for researchers developing next-generation delivery vehicles — targeted, responsive, biodegradable nanomaterials to make diagnostics more sensitive and drugs more effective. Since 2003 nanoDDS has been held annually in different locations across North America. Over years it has attracted more than 2,000 participants from 30 different countries and became one of the most authoritative forums in its field. Each year the meeting comes to a different University campus, thereby promoting knowledge and becoming a major world-class scientific event for its students and scholars. 2015 Sponsors Sigma Aldrich UW Molecular Engineering and Sciences Miltenyi Biotec Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute, Sigma Aldrich, Miltenyi Biotec Twitter: #nanoDDS2015 More info: www.nanodds15.org