An Aug. 19, 2014 news item on Nanowerk features a new publication from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) which seems to be the outcome of a 2013 workshop, Note: A link has been removed,
The topics discussed at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop “Nanotechnology in the Security Systems” included nanophysics, nanotechnology, nanomaterials, sensors, biosensors security systems, explosive detection.
A new book in the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security covers the findings from this workshop: Nanotechnology in the Security Systems.
The 2013 workshop (information about the upcoming 2014 workshop after this) took place in the Ukraine, which seems strangely ironic given the current situation where Russia has ‘intervened’ in the Crimea and where one group or another shot down an Air Malaysia flight over Ukraine airspace,
NATO ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP
29 September – 3 October 2013 ,
YALTA , UKRAINE
NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE SECURITY SYSTEMS (NSS-2013)
Bonca Janez (J.Stefan Institute, Ljublyana, Slovenia)
Kruchinin Sergei (Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Ukraine)
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE :
Balatsky Alexandr (Los Alamos National laboratory,USA )
Logan David (Oxford University,UK)
ARW is supported by NATO.
Co-sponsor is Ministry of Ukraine for Education and Science.
The main objective of this Advanced Research Workshop is to bring together leading experts on key current topics in nanotechnology ,security systems and sensor and biosensor in order to review recent developments and to outline new directions for nanotechnology research. Topids will include physics of graphene, nanomaterials, CRBN agents.
Time and Location
The ARW will be held from 29 September – 3 October 2013 at the “Yalta” Hotel (three star) in Yalta (Crimea, Ukraine). Yalta is a world-famous health resort and the centre of a large resort area stretchening for more than 70 km along the southern coast of the Crimea. [emphasis mine]
All partipants of the ARW will be accommodated in the hotel. There is auditorium seating 100, which is fitted with modern acoustic equipment. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served for all participants. At the hotel there is an indoor swimming pool with heated sea water.
Participants may travel to the ARW from Kiev international airport. You can use the regular flight (Boeing) Kiev – Simferopol(Yalta) – Kiev, leaving Kiev on September 29 at 18:45 and leaving Simferopol on October 3 at 21:10. The price of tickets Kiev-Simferopol-Kiev is 160 EURO. There are direct flights from many Cities to Simferopol.
This year’s workshop will be held in Turkey, From the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (US) website’s NATO Advanced Research Workshop in Nanotechnology (2014) webpage,
NATO Advanced Research Workshop in Nanotechnology to Aid Chemical and Biological Defence
September 22-26, 2014
Rixos Downtown Hotel
The NATO Science for Peace and Security Program has identified Defense against CBRN Agents and Environmental Security as key priority areas. Nanomaterials and nanotechnology can play a vital role in the detection and decontamination of chemical and biological threat agents. They also can be used in protective technologies. The ability to control matter on an atomic and/or molecular scale provides new opportunities to use materials. The area of sensing is a particularly relevant example in which nanotechnology can be useful, by exploiting the unique properties and phenomena exerted by matter at the nano-scale. Rather than just thinking in terms of miniaturization of sensors and devices, it is possible to imagine entirely new technologies that are developed to exploit novel nano-scale phenomena. Combining nanotechnology with biomolecular systems, we have the power of nanobiotechnology to achieve improved detection, decontamination and protection against chemical and bio-agents.
The purpose of this ARW will be to bring together a diverse group of international civilian researchers focused on nanoscience and nanotechnology problems that are relevant to chemical and biological defence needs, in order to share the state-of-the-art in the field, identify accomplishments, and to discuss the challenges and opportunities present in the field. The work discussed here will form a blueprint for researchers in the area of nanotechnology for chemical and biological defense, especially for future research in detection, decontamination and protection.
Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Professor Terri Camesano Worcester Polytechnic Institute USA
Dr. N. Chanisvili IBMV Tbilisi Georgia [Country]
Dr. Ario DeMarco University of Nova Gorica Slovenia
Dr. Mario Boehme TU Darmstadt Germany
Dr. Audrey Beaussart Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium
Dr. Jêrôme Duval Ecole Nationales Supérieure de Géologie France
Dr. Mladen Franko University of Nova Gorica Slovenia
Professor Perena Gouma SUNY Stony Brook USA
Dr. Roland Grunow Robert Koch Institut Germany
Professor Giorgi Kvesitadze Tbilisi State University and Georgia Technical University Georgia
Professor Raj Mutharasan Drexel University USA
Dr. Michele Penza ENEA, Brindisi Italy
Dr. Irena Ciglenecki-Jusic Institut Ruđer Bošković Croatia
Professor Sadunishvili Tinatin Durmishidze Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Agrarian University of Georgia Georgia
Dr. Polonca Trebse University of Nova Gorica Slovenia
Professor Monique van Hoek George Mason University USA
Professor David Wright Vanderbilt University USA
Dr Ahmet Ozgur Yazaydin University College London UK
*******This workshop is supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme
*******Please note that all scholarships for financial support for the conference are full.
Contact Professor Terri A. Camesano, [email protected] for informatio about the scholarships.
As for the book produced from the 2013 (?) workshop, here’s a link for purchasing,
Nanotechnology in the Security Systems (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security) Paperback – September 14, 2014 by Janez Bonca (Editor), Sergei Kruchinin (Editor)
ISBN-13: 978-9401790529 ISBN-10: 9401790523 Edition: 2015th
If you are applying for a scholarship to the 2014 workshop, good luck!