The Eighth U.S.-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology:
Nanotechnology for Sustainability

Pasadena, CA, USA, April 4 & 5, 2011


General Information









M.S. Jhon (U.S.A.)
Carnegie Mellon University

J.W. Lee (Korea)
Hanyang University


 April 4, 2011 (Monday) : Nanotechnology for Sustainability

Opening Session
BI 134)
(Chair : Jo-Won Lee)




Opening Remark : Myung S. Jhon (Forum Chair of USA)

Congratulatory Address :
- Dr. Mihail Roco (NSF)
- Dr. Eunyoung Lee (Director, MEST)
- Prof. Mani Chandy (Deputy Chair for Education, Caltech)
- Mr. Yeon-Sung Shin (Korean Consul General in Los Angeles)
- Dr. Jong-Deok Kim (Director, KUSCO)


Keynote 1 : Mihail C. Roco (USA / National Science Foundation (NSF))
- Nanotechnology from Discovery to Mass Use: 2000-2020


Coffee Break

Session 1
BI 134)

Sustainable Water Reuse and Desalination
(Chair : Mamadou S. Diallo, Jonggeon Jegal)


Keynote 2 : Young Moo Lee (Korea / Hanyang University)
- Microporous Thermally Rearranged Polymer Membranes: New Opportunity for High Efficiency Separation Processes


Mamadou S. Diallo (USA / Caltech)
- Nanomaterials for Sustainable Water Treatment, Reuse and Desalination:Overview of the Caltech-KAIST Collaborative Research Program

Jonggeon Jegal (Korea / Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology)
- Water Treatment Membranes Prepared by Using TiO
2 Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes

Donald R. Baer (USA / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
- Impacts of Designed Nano-materials and Nano-scale Processes on the Fate and Transport of Contaminants in Groundwater

Hongsik Byun (Korea/ Keimyung University)
- Preparation of Antibacterial PVDF Nanofiber Membrane and Its Use for Microfiltration Membrane

Paul W. Bohn (USA / University of Notre Dame)
-Nanoscale Platform Embedded Reactions for Enhanced Chemical Transformations



Session 1
(BI 134)

Sustainable Water Reuse and Desalination
(Chair :
Mamadou S. Diallo,
Jonggeon Jegal)


Menachem Elimelech (USA / Yale University)
- Binding Nanomaterials to Thin-Film Composite Membranes to Taylor Surface Properties

Seung Hyeon Moon (Korea / Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology)
- Ion Exchange Membranes for Water Treatment

Olgica Bakajin (USA / Porifera Inc.)
- Carbon Nanotube Membranes: Novel Membrane Platform for Energy Efficient Separations

Gregory V. Lowry (USA / Carnegie Mellon University)
- Reactive Nanomaterials for Groundwater Treatment: What We Need to Succeed)



Session 2
(153 Noyes)

Greenhouse Gas Capture & Conversion
(Chair :
Michael R. Hoffman,
Young Moo Lee)


Omar M. Yaghi (USA / University of California, Los Angeles)
- Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Applications to Carbon Capture

Kew-Ho Lee (Korea / Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology)
- Membrane Research in KRICT for Clean Environment and Clean Energy

Nora F. Savage (USA / Environmental Protection Agency)
- Nanotechnology Research – Enabling a Holistic Approach to Achieving Sustainability

Yongtaek Lee (Korea / Chungnam National University)
- Recovery of CO
2 Using a Membrane and Design of Membrane Area Required for Multistage Process

William A. Goddard III (USA / Caltech)
-First-Principles Based Design of New Materials for Nanotechnology, with Applications to CO
2 and H2   Storage, Fuel Cells, Solar Cells, and Li Batteries

Mark R. Wiesner (USA / Duke University)
- Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology: Multi-scale, Collaborative Efforts In Developing a Framework for Nanomaterials Risk Assessment

Michael R. Hoffman (USA / Caltech)
- Artificial Photosynthesis via Photoelectrochemical and Photocatalytic Reduction of CO
2 with the Simultaneous Production of H2


Coffee Break

Session 3
(153 Noyes)

Sustainable Natural Resources
(Chair :
Neil Fromer,
Hee Dong Jang)


Farhang Shadman (USA / University of Arizona)
- Environmental Challenges and Opportunities in Nanoelectronics Manufacturing

Hee Dong Jang (Korea / Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources)
-Synthesis of Silica Nanopowder from Waste Silicon Sludge

David H. Guston (USA / Arizona State University)
- Nano and the City: Anticipatory Governance and Urban Sustainability

Jiwhan Ahn (Korea / Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources)
-A New Technology of Carbon Dioxide (CO
Sequestration into Nano-Aragonite Precipitated Calcium
Carbonate (PCC) for Light-Weight Vehicles by the
Carbonation of Alkaline Industrial Wastes

Delia J. Milliron (USA / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
- Nanocrystal-based Electrochromic Windows

Heechan Cho (Korea / Seoul National University)
- Utilization of Industrial Waste via Nanotechnology for CO
2Sequestration and Oil Recovery

Matt Law (USA / University of California, Irvine)
- Solution-processed Inorganic Photovoltaics from Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Closing Remark


Myung S. Jhon (Forum Chair of USA)

Banquet (BI 134)
(Myung.S. Jhon/ Jo-Won Lee)


Congratulatory Address
- Dr. Jong-Deok Kim, Director of KUSCO

April 5, 2011 (Tuesday) : Poster Presentation, Discussion & Recommendations

Keynote 3
(BI 134)

Myung S. Jhon)


Harry Atwater (USA /  Caltech)
- New Photonic Material Designs for Solar Energy Conversion

Poster Session
(BI 134)

(Chair :
Jo-Won Lee)


Chad D. Vecitis (USA / Harvard University)
- An Electrochemical Carbon Nanotube Filter for Water
Treatment Applications

Jong Hak Kim (Korea / Yonsei University)
- Graft Copolymers for Water Treatment and Nanopore Control

Kai Loon Chen (USA / Johns Hopkins University)
- Deposition and Remobilization of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes on Silica Surfaces: Implications for Environmental Fate and Transport

Bumsuk Jung (Korea / Myongji University)
- CO
2 Transport through Carbonic Anhydrase Immobilized Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Membranes

Dana E. Hunt  (USA / Duke University)
- Understanding the Complexity of Microbial Interactions with Nanomaterials

Yousung Jung (Korea / Graduate School of EEWS, KAIST)
- Entropy of Water Under Various Nanoscale Confinements: Carbon Nanotubes and Spherical Cavities

Michael J. Wilkins (USA / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
- Field-Scale Evidence for Selenium Bioremediation in a Uranium-Contaminated Aquifer

Seongjik Park (Korea / KAIST)
- Low Pressure and Ion Selective Nanofibrous Composite Membrane for Water Treatment and Reuse

James T. Nurmi (USA / Oregon Health & Science University)
- Electrochemical Detection and Characterization of Engineered Nanoparticles

Mihee Lim (Korea / Kyungpook National University)
- Co-Process of Heavy Metals Stabilization and CO
2 Solidification in Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Ash by the Accelerated-Carbonation

Jaegun Jung (USA / ENVIRON International Corporation)
- Prediction of Ambient Nano-particles in the Eastern   U.S.

Michael R. Hoffman (USA / Caltech)
- Boron-Selective Sorbents from Dendritic Nanomaterials


Coffee Break

Discussion & Recommendations
(BI 115&121)

(Myung S. Jhon/ Jo-Won Lee)


Group-discussion Workshop




Workshop Report


To Draw-up Recommendations to the Governments


Signature of Overall Summary and Recommendations, Awards & Closing


Caltech Lab Tour