Place: Snowbird Cliff Lodge, Snowbird:, Utah
Date: April 27 - April 30, 2010. 

(Also a Co-located ARO Workshop: About Time In Honor of Ned Seeman, is being organized for Monday Afternoon, April 11, 2011.)

Supporting Organizations: AFOSR,      ONR,               ACS Nano,   Nano Letters, and Molecular Pharmaceutics.


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

FNANO10 Summary Track Schedule

FNANO10 Detailed Schedule

PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: (extended to) January 30, 2010.

POSTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: (extended to) March 1, 2010.

FNANO10 Conference Web page:

FNANO10 Conference Registration pages (Registration will be open starting February 1, 2010 and deadline for early registration is March 15, 2010):

    Registration for Contributing Speakers and Regular or Student Participants

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


Hotel Accommodations

We have negotiated the considerably reduced  FNANO Conference rates of $99.00/night for hotel rooms at the Snowbird Cliff Lodge, where the Conference Sessions are held. (Book Prior to March 15 to insure you get reduced rates)

FNANO10 Announcement: [PDF] [TXT] [HTML]

Obtaining this or prior year's FNANO Proceedings

Plans for Special Journal Issues of FNANO Papers

Overview of FNANO10 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 6 years year's Conferences on Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO04, FNANO05, FNANO06, FNANO07, FNANO08, and FNANO09) 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 7th 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 third Annual Nano-Award was awarded April 27, 2010 during an evening session of the upcoming FNANO10 conference.

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


             PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: (extended to) January 30, 2010.

             POSTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: (extended to) March 1, 2010.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: If you wish to present a talk or poster at FNANO10, you need to submit (by the above deadlines) an extended abstract of 1 to 2 pages in PDF format. 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: March 1, 2010.

The FNANO10 Conference Proceedings: All conference participants are invited to submit a conference proceedings paper up to 15 pages in length by March 1, 2010.   If no proceeding paper is submitted by this date, your abstract will appear in its place in the proceedings document. This year's Conference Proceedings will be provided to all registered conference attendees on CD and subsequently available for download from the FNANO web site.

Paper Format Instructions:

A CD of the full FNANO10 Conference Proceedings and a hard copy of the Abstracts of the FNANO10 Conference Proceedings Papers will be provided to all registered FNANO10 Conference attendees and subsequently available from the publisher. The full FNANO10 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. The hard copy of the Abstracts of the FNANO10 Conference Proceedings Papers will include a 1 to 2 page abstract of each paper and each poster.

DEADLINE for Uploading ACCEPTED PAPERS (for invited talks & accepted submitted papers and posters) for Publication in the Conference Proceedings: March 25, 2010 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 FNANO10 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 .

Further Announcement: Also a Co-located NSF Workshop on DNA Origami is being organized for April 26, 2010.

          NSF Workshop on DNA Origami Information & Application



FNANO10 General Chair: John H. Reif <>, Department of Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, NC

FNANO10 Program Chair: Marya Lieberman <>, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univ of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

FNANO10 Program Committee: Track Chairs

Special Track on Synthetic Biology:

·   Track Chair: Carston R. Wagner <>, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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: to be announced

Track on Nanoplasmonics & Nanophotovoltaics:

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

Track on Biomedical Nanotechnology:

§   Track Chair: Thomas LaBean <>, Dept of Computer Science, Duke Univ, Durham, NC


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: William Shih <,>, Depts of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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 2010
Duke University, Department of Computer Science
John Reif, General Chair