Place: Snowbird Cliff Lodge, Snowbird:, Utah

Dates: April 11 - April 15, 2011. 

(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).

FNANO11 Summary Track Schedule

FNANO11 Detailed Schedule to be Posted March 1 2011

PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: extended to January 24, 2011.

POSTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: extended to Febuary 22, 2011.

FNANO11 Conference Web page:

FNANO11 Conference Registration pages (Registration will be open starting Dec 1, 2010 and deadline for early registration is March 15, 2011):

    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 10 to insure you get reduced rates)

FNANO11 Announcement: [PDF] [TXT] [HTML]

Overview of FNANO 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 7 years year's Conferences on Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO04, FNANO05, FNANO06, FNANO07, FNANO08, FNANO09 and FNANO10) 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 8th Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO11) had a mixture of both as invited talks by distinguished nanoscientists as well as contributed posters and open discussion periods to enhance attendee interaction with the goal of creating vibrant intellectual community in the area of self-assembly.  We are including a number of special tracks on topics of emerging interest to the community of self-assembly.

ISNSCE Nano-Award: The fourth Annual Nano-Award wase awarded April 12, 2011 during an evening session of the upcoming FNANO11 conference.

Important Dates:
FNANO Paper and Poster Submission Website:


             PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: extended to January 24, 2011.

             POSTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: extended to February 22, 2011.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: If you wish to present a talk or poster at FNANO11, 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: Feb 15, 2011.

The FNANO11 Conference Proceedings: All conference participants are invited to submit a conference proceedings paper up to 15 pages in length by March 15, 2011.   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 FNANO11 Conference Proceedings and a hard copy of the Abstracts of the FNANO11 Conference Proceedings Papers will be provided to all registered FNANO11 Conference attendees and subsequently available from the publisher. The full FNANO11 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 FNANO11 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 15, 2011 at the Website:

Conference Proceedings Paper Format Instructions


Further Announcement: Also a Co-located NSF Workshop is being organized.



FNANO11 General Chair: John H. Reif <::image019.png>, Department of Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, NC

FNANO11 Program Chair: Marya Lieberman <>, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univ of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

FNANO11 Program Committee: Track Chairs

Track on Integrated Synthetic Systems:

·       Track Chair: Fraser Stoddart <> Department of Chemistry Northwestern University

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 Self-assembled Protein Nanostructures:

·       Track Chair: Bogdan Dragnea <> Department of Chemistry IU Bloomington

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:

·       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, CAå

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
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Duke University, Department of Computer Science
John Reif, Program Chair