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05: Nanotechnology

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Alpbacher Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
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Apart from biotechnology nanotechnology is considered to be one of the key technologies of the 21st century. It will have far-reaching consequences on science, industrial development and the development of new products and will therefore be highly important for a successful economic development in the coming decades. Nanotechnology deals with the production, investigation and application of structures, molecular materials, inner surfaces with critical dimensions or product tolerances between a few to about one hundred nanometres. Most industrial branches become increasingly aware that being in control of the structural and functional properties of new materials on a nanometre scale will be the key to technological progress and new products for conquering new markets. A prerequisite for this is interdisciplinary knowledge of principles and methods of nanotechnology, which are based on the classical natural and technical sciences like solid state physics, biology and chemistry. For this reason nanotechnology is to be seen as a highly interdisciplinary science that requires us to cross the borders between the individual disciplines mentioned. This working group will discuss various aspects of nanotechnology together with representatives from science and industry.

Ordentlicher Professor und Geschäftsführender Direktor des Instituts für Metallkunde an der Universität Stuttgart, gleichzeitig Mitglied des Leitungskollegiums und stv. Geschäftsführender Direktor des Max-Planck-Instituts für Metallforschung, Stuttgart
Head, Business Unit "Nano Systems"', Department Health & Environment, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, AVL List GmbH, Graz
Finmeccanica Professor and Robert Bosch Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford
Direktor und Wissenschaftliches Mitglied, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart
Leiter des Christian-Doppler-Laboratoriums "Advanced Functional Materials", Technische Universität Graz Chair
Coordination

Dr. Eduard ARZT

Ordentlicher Professor und Geschäftsführender Direktor des Instituts für Metallkunde an der Universität Stuttgart, gleichzeitig Mitglied des Leitungskollegiums und stv. Geschäftsführender Direktor des Max-Planck-Instituts für Metallforschung, Stuttgart

1974-1980 Studium der Physik und Mathematik, Universität Wien, 1980 Promotion zum Dr. phil.
1981/1982 Mitarbeiter, Universität Cambridge
1982-1989 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am MPI für Metallforschung, Stuttgart
1989/1990 Visiting Professor, Stanford University
seit 1990 Ordinarius für Metallkunde (Metallphysik) an der Universität Stuttgart, gleichzeitig Mitglied des
  Leitungskollegiums und Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart
1996/1997 Visiting Professor am Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2003/2004 Geschäftsführender Direktor des Max-Planck-Instituts für Metallforschung

Dr. Hubert BRÜCKL

Head, Business Unit "Nano Systems"', Department Health & Environment, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

1992-1994 Postdoctoral fellow at the Technical University of Darmstadt
1994-1998 Head of a research group at the IFW in Dresden
1998-2004 Senior scientist at the University of Bielefeld
2004-2005 Associate Professor at the University of Bielefeld
seit 2005 Head of Business Unit "Nano Systems" at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Helmut LIST

Chief Executive Officer, AVL List GmbH, Graz

 Studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Graz
1967 Graduation in mechanical engineering at the Graz University of Technology, Graz; Head of blood gas analysers development project, in cooperation with Prof. Karl Harnoncourt
1969 Responsible for the production of electronic and precision instruments and prototype engines; Introduction of product management, better market orientation of product development and set up of a network of representatives in import and export markets
1970 Vice President AVL - Head of Instrumentation Division
since 1979 Chairman and CEO, AVL List GmbH
1984-1986 President, Austrian Physical Society
since 1992 Honorary Consul, Republic of Korea for Styria; Chairman, Research and Technology Committee, Federation of Austrian Industry
1994-1997 Member, IRDAC Industrial Research and Development Advisory Committee for the EU, Brussels
1994-2003 Board of Directors, VOEST Alpine Technologies
1995 Elected Fellow, SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
1997-1998 Chairman, IRDAC Industrial Research and Development Advisory Committee, Brussels
1998-2002 Member, EAG European Advisory Group "Land transport and marine technology"
1998-2004 Board of Directors, AMS Austria Micro Systems
2000 Foreign Associate, NAE National Academy of Engineering; Chairman, AEBF V Asia Europe Business Forum V
2001-2007 Member, EURAB I and II European Research Advisory Board of the EU, Brussels
2001-2008 Chairman, EARPA European Automotive Research Partners Association, Brussels
2002-2006 Chairman, SSTAG Sustainable Surface Transport Advisory Group, Brussels
2002-2010 Vice-Chairman, ERTRAC Road Transport Research Advisory Council, Brussels
2003-2013 Chairman, University Board, Graz University of Technology, Graz
since 2007 Chairman, Austrian-Russian Business Council

Ph.D. Friedrich B. PRINZ

Finmeccanica Professor and Robert Bosch Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford

 Co-Director, Stanford Integrated Machining; Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
 Design and prototyping of micro and nanoscale devices for energy and biology. His group studies transport phenomena across thin oxide layers and lipid bi-layers with the help of Atomic Force Microscopy combined with Impedance Spectroscopy.

Prof.Dr. Klaus VON KLITZING

Direktor und Wissenschaftliches Mitglied, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart

1969-1980 University Würzburg (Prof. Dr. G. Landwehr), Thesis work about: "Galvanomagnetic Properties of
  Tellurium in Strong Magnetic Fields" (Ph.D. in 1972)
1978 Habilitation
1984 Professor at the Technical University, München
since 1985 Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart
 Honorary Professor at the University in Stuttgart
 Research stays in: England (University of Oxford)
  France (High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Grenoble)
  USA (IBM Research Lab., Yorktown Heights)

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Emil J. W. LIST

Leiter des Christian-Doppler-Laboratoriums "Advanced Functional Materials", Technische Universität Graz

1995-1996 Napier University Edinburgh U.K. (Erasmus Stipendium)
1996 Bachelor of Science (Honours Degree), Napier University Edinburgh (First Class Honours)
1998 Diplomprüfung (mit Auszeichnung) TU Graz
2000 Rigorosum (mit Auszeichnung) TU Graz
2003 Lehrbefugnis für das Fach Festkörperphysik (Habilitation)
2001-2003 Vertragsassistent am Institut für Festkörperphysik der TU-Graz
seit 2003 Vertragsdozent am Institut für Festkörperphysik der TU-Graz
seit 2002 Leiter des Christian-Doppler-Laboratoriums "Advanced Functional Materials"
seit 2005 Konsulent der JOANNEUM RESEARCH

Technology Forum

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25.08.2005

08:00 - 10:00Technology brunch sponsored by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 12:00OpeningPlenary
12:00 - 13:30Our futurePlenary
14:00 - 16:00Location of science and research – a global shift?Plenary
18:00 - 19:00SecurityPlenary
19:30 - 21:45Evening reception sponsored by Alcatel AustriaSocial

26.08.2005

07:00 - 13:00Working Group 01: Technology and location strategies for enterprisesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: Electronic carBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 03: Science of everyday productsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 04: Security of energy supplyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 05: NanotechnologyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: From scientific journal to breaking news: science and the mediaBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: Fuel cells and hydrogen – the future of transport?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: European strategies for international research cooperationBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 09: Excellence – a question of genderBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 10: Converging technologiesBreakout
14:00 - 14:45University/industry interaction – The Atlantic picturePlenary
14:45 - 15:30University/industry interaction – The Austrian solutionPlenary
15:30 - 16:00University/industry interaction – Political ConclusionsPlenary
16:00 - 18:00Reception sponsored by Province of Lower AustriaSocial
18:00 - 19:00The science of saving VenicePlenary

26.08.-27.08.2005

Junior AlpbachBreakout

27.08.2005

07:00 - 08:30Politics and SciencePlenary
08:30 - 09:30Science at the cutting edgePlenary
10:00 - 10:15Alpbach 2005 – Resumée Junior AlpbachPlenary
10:15 - 11:00Reflections and PerspectivesPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Farewell reception sponsored by Microsoft AustriaSocial