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Important Dates

Extended Deadline:
February 20, 2019

March 1, 2019

Early Registration Deadline
March 15
, 2019

16th Annual Conference on

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Monday, April 15 – Thursday, April 18, 2019

Snowbird Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah


FNANO has applied for $12,000 from NSF for travel support (providing approx. $200/student) for US undergraduate and graduate students that are presenting posters or talks.

**Also, Co-Located Workshop for Early-Career Nanoscientists, Sunday April 14 (see below)***


This is a yearly conference on the foundations of nanoscience, maintaining the highest scientific standards and providing many opportunities for discussion and informal exchange of information and questions.  Key topics include experimental and theoretical studies of self-assembled architectures and devices, at scales ranging from nano-scale to meso-scale. Self-assembly is a central but not exclusive theme: the conference covers a broad range of research into synthetic and natural nanoscale structures, devices and systems.

FNANO spans many traditional disciplines including chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, and engineering. Information on the prior 14 years’ Conferences on Foundations of Nanoscience can be viewed at the archive web site (FNANO04, FNANO05, FNANO06, FNANO07, FNANO08, FNANO09, FNANO10FNANO11, FNANO12, FNANO13, FNANO14, FNANO15, FNANO16, FNANO17 and FNANO18).  The 16th Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO19) will have a mixture of invited talks by distinguished scientists as well as contributed posters and open discussion periods to enhance attendee interaction with the goal of creating vibrant intellectual community in the areas of nanoscience and self-assembly. (See Policy against Harassment of FNANO and sponsor ISNSCE.)

ANNUAL PRIZE AWARDS: The Nanoscience Prize recognizes life-long achievements by a researcher working in any area of nanoscience. Also, the Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize recognizes exceptional early-career achievement by a researcher working in any area of molecular programming. The winners of these prizes will be awarded during an evening session of the upcoming FNANO19 conference and be invited to give prize lectures at FNANO19.

We often include a special track on a topic of emerging interest to the community of nanoscience.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM (detailed program to be uploaded March 15)

FNANO19 WEBPAGE:  www.cs.duke.edu/FNANO19

CONFERENCE FORMAT: A combination of:

  • invited and contributed talks, and
  • posters and open discussion periods.

PAPER and POSTER SUBMISSIONS:  http://www.cs.duke.edu/FNANO/abstract_submission.html

SUBMISSIONS: Extended DEADLINE: February 20, 2019. To submit, upload on the FNANO submission websiteby February 20, 2019an abstract of one to two pages in PDF format (submission website to be opened January 5, 2019). Even if your talk is invited, you still need to submit an abstract by this date.
Acceptance/Rejection DECISIONS: by March 1, 2019.

REGISTRATION: Registation Website. Early Registration Deadline: March 15, 2019.

CONFERENCE VENUE: The Conference Venue is the Snowbird Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah. Website for booking Snowbird Hotel Rooms with Reduced Rates: Snowbird Hotel Accomodations. CUT-OFF DATE for Snowbird Hotel Room Reduced Rates: March 13, 2019.

Sponsored by: ISNSCE. Jointly supported by:

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NSF, ARMY Research Office, ONR, and AFSOR.

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Sponsored by: ISNSCE. Jointly supported by:

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NSF, ARMY Research Office, ONR, and AFSOR.

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Guild BioSciences       


General Chair: John H. ReifDescription: email  Description: Webpage, Dept of Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, NC
Program Chair: Andrew TurberfieldDescription: email  Description: Webpage, Dept of Physics, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Descriptions of the program Tracks are provided on the Organization and Program Tracks website.




DNA Nanostructures: Semantomorphic Science

Nadrian Seeman Description: email   Description: Webpage

Dept of Chemistry, New York Univ, New York, NY

DNA Nanosytems: Programmed Function

Friedrich Simmel Description: email   Description: Webpage

Dept of Physics, Technical University Munich, Germany

Protein & Viral Nanostructures

Nicole Steinmetz Description: email   Description: Webpage

Dept. Nanoengineering, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA

Integrated Chemical Systems

Jeremiah Gassensmith Description: email   Description: Webpage   

Dept of Chemistry, University of Texas, Dallas

Principles and Theory of Self-Assembly (Posters only in 2019)

Rebecca Schulman Description: email Description: Webpage

Chemical  Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD

Computational Tools for Self-Assembly

William Shih Description: email   Description: Webpage

Depts of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Synthetic Biology

Alex Deiters Description: email  Description: Webpage 

Dept. Chemistry, Univ. of Pittsburgh

Nucleic Acid Nanostructures in Vivo

Yamuna Krishnan  Description: email   Description: Webpage

Dept. Chemistry, Univ. of Chicago

Chemical Tools for DNA Nanotechnology

Andrew Ellington Description: email   Description: Webpage

Floyd Romesberg Description: email  Description: Webpage

Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept, Univ of Texas at Austin

Scripps Research Institute, LaJolla, CA

Biomedical Nanotechnology

Thomas LaBean Description: email   Description: Webpage

Materials Science & Engineering, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC

Nanophotonics & Superresolution

Ralf Jungmann Description: email   Description: Webpage

Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

Molecular Machinery

Andrew Turberfield Description: email  Description: Webpage

Dept of Physics, Oxford Univ, Oxford, UK

Workshop for Early-Career Nanoscientists (Chaired by Philip Lukeman) Sunday April 14th: Postdocs, Graduate Students and Undergraduate Researchers are invited to come together in a highly-stimulating and non-intimidating environment to discuss their current research, improve their presentation skills and build informal networks with their peers. Attendance will be limited.  Prospective attendees will be asked to submit an abstract of a 15-minute research presentation, within the scientific scope of FNANO, which should be aimed at a general scientific audience. An expert panel will provide feedback. We hope to be able to provide limited financial support for attendees, who will be expected to attend the full FNANO conference. More details on the applications process will be published soon. 

Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices
Copyright 2019
John Reif, Conference Chair
Andrew Turberfield, Program Chair