Place: Snowbird Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah
Date: April 20- April 24, 2009.

Supporting Organizations: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Office of Navel Research (ONR), Hewlett Packard, and University of Notre Dame Office of Research.

Sponsoring Society: International Society For Nananoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE).

*** SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 31, 2009.

FNANO09 Conference Web page:

FNANO09 Conference Registration pages (Registration will be open starting February 1, 2009 and deadline for early registration is March 1, 2009):

    Registration for Contributing Speakers and Regular or Student Participants at

    Registration only for Track Chairs, Track Co-chairs, Invited Speakers, Keynote speakers, Conference Organizers or Assistants at

FNANO09 Preliminary Schedule (to be posted Feb 15, 2009):

              Summarized Schedule

              Detailed Schedule  [PDF] [XLS with web links to abstracts]

FNANO09 Preliminary Detailed Schedule (to be posted February 15, 2009:

Hotel Accommodations (Book Prior to March 1 to get reduced rates):

FNANO09 Announcement: [PDF] [TXT] [HTML]

Obtaining this or prior year's FNANO Proceedings:

Plans for Special Journal Issues of FNANO Papers:

Overview of FNANO09 Conference: Foundations of Nanoscience is a yearly conference on foundations of nanoscience, maintaining the highest scientific standards. Self-assembly is the central theme of the conference. Topics include self-assembled architectures and devices, at scales ranging from nano-scale to meso-scale. Methodologies include both experimental as well as theoretical approaches.  The conference spans traditional disciplines including chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, and various engineering disciplines including MEMS.

The prior last 5 years year's Conferences on Foundations of Nanoscience(FNANO04, FNANO05, FNANO06, FNANO07 and FNANO08) had an significant impact on the emerging fields of Nanoscience and Self-assembly -- they brought many of the leading Nanoscientists and researchers working in a wide variety of areas of Self-assembly in the same place to present invited talks.

The 6th Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience had a schedule with many contributed posters and open discussion periods to allow for attendee interaction, as well as invited talks by distinguished Nanoscientists.

ISNSCE Nano-Award: The second annual Nano-Award wase] awarded April 21, 2009 during an evening session of the FNANO09 conference. The first Nano-Award Nano-Award was presented at last year's FNANO08 on April 23, 2008 to George Whitesides, Dept of Chemistry, Harvard University, who gave a Keynote Talk overviewing his pioneering work in Self-Assembly.

Important Dates:
FNANO Paper and Poster Submission Website (link will be active starting Dec 2008):


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: If you wish to present a talk or poster at FNANO09, you need to submit by January 31, 2009
an extended abstract of at least one page in PDF format. Submitted papers can be either an abstract or a paper, ranging in length between one page to 12 pages, at the author’s option. Even if your talk is invited, you still need to submit at least a one page abstract by this date.
SUBMISSION METHOD: Submissions are electronic via a Web interface at the above Paper and Poster Submission Website. Please make sure you have a browser that supports uploading via a web form.

Decisions: February 15, 2009.

The FNANO09 Conference Proceedings:
A hard copy of this year's FNANO09 Conference Proceedings will again provided to all registered FNANO09 Conference attendees and subsequently available from the publisher .
The conference proceedings will include a 1 to 12 page paper for each invited or contributing speaker and a 1 to 5 page extended abstract for each poster presenter.

DEADLINE for Uploading ACCEPTED PAPERS (for invited talks & accepted submitted papers and posters) for Publication in the Conference Proceedings: March 1, 2009
at the Website:

Conference Proceedings Paper Format Instructions: .

Obtaining Extra or Electronic Copies of FNANO Conference Proceedings: Both printed and electronic (DC-ROM and download) versions of this year's FNANO09 Proceedings will be available for purchase from a publisher to be determined.

Obtaining Prior FNANO Conference Proceedings at Substantial Discount: As a participant at this year's FNANO conference, you are entitled to purchase both printed and electronic (DC-ROM and download) versions of prior year's Proceedings at a substantial DISCOUNT
off the retail price at the web site .

 Co-Located NanoEngineer-1 Workshop  (to be announced)
Workshop Chair: Mark Sims <>, Nanorex, Inc., Bloomfield Hill, MI

Concurrent NSF Workshop: to be announced.


FNANO09 General Chair: John H. Reif <>, Department of Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, NC

FNANO09 Program Chair: Marya Lieberman <>, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univ of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

FNANO09 Program Committee: Track Chairs

Track on Fullerene Nanostructures:

§   Track Chair: Jie Liu <>, Dept of Chemistry, Duke Univ, Durham, NC

Track on Self-Assembled DNA Nanostructures:

§   Track Chair: Nadrian Seeman <>, Dept of Chemistry, New York Univ, New York, NY

Track on Self-Assembled Surface Chemistry:

§   Track Chair: Lloyd Smith <>, Dept of Chemistry, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Track on Viral Self-Assembly:

§   Track Chair: Adam Zlotnick <>, Adam Zlotnick <>, Dept of Biology, Indiana Univ, Bloomington, IN

Track on Self-Assembly of Peptide-Protein Nanostructures

§   Track Chair: Todd Yeates <>, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univ. of Calif. Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Track on Nanoplasmonics & Nanophotovoltaics:

§   Track Chair: Eray Aydil <>, Dept of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science,, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Track on Biomedical Nanotechnology:

§   Description: Talks & posters in this track present biomedical applications of nanoscience.

§   Track Chair: Carston R. Wagner <>, Dept of Medicinal Chemistry, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Track on Molecular Motors:

§   Track Chair: Andrew Turberfield <>, Dept of Physics, Oxford Univ, Oxford, UK

Track on Self-assembled Computer Circuit and System Architectures:

§   Track Chair: Chris Dwyer <>, Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Duke Univ, Durham, NC

Track on Self-Assembly Across Scales:

§   Track Chair: Karl Bohringer <>, Dept of Electrical Engineering, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA

Track on Top-down Meets Bottom-up:

§   Description: Talks & posters in this track combine bottom-up self-assembly with top-down methods such as lithography or an external patterning force (e.g., electromagnetic field or chemical gradient).

§   Track Chair: Mark Stoykovich <>, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado–Boulder, Boulder, CO

Track on Computational Tools for Self-assembly:

§   Track Chair: Mark Sims <>, Nanorex, Inc., Bloomfield Hill, MI

Track on Principles and Theory of Self-Assembly:

§   Track Chair: Paul W.K. Rothemund <>, Dept of Computer Science and Dept of Computation and Neural System, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

PROGRAM TRACK CHAIRS RESPONSIBILITIES: Paper solicitation, Paper refereeing and acceptance decisions for papers in their track (in consultation with the Program Chair).


Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices
Copyright 2009
Duke University, Department of Computer Science
John Reif, General Chair