The Penn Science Cafe: "How Nanotech Shows Up in Our Everyday Lives"

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Media Contact:Greg Lester | glester@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2006

The Penn Science Cafe Presents:

"How Nanotech Shows Up in Our Everyday Lives"

WHAT:  The Penn Science Cafe, the lecture series that pulls science out of the lab and takes it out for a night on the town.  It is chance to ask your questions directly to leading scientific experts.  

WHO: David Luzzi, professor in Penn's Department of Material Science and Engineering

WHERE:  The MarBar   

40th and Walnut streets, Philadelphia

WHEN:   6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25

     Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

     Menu items available for purchase

This month at the Penn Science Cafe, we take nanotechnology out of the lab and into your house. Nanotech is ripe for commercialization, and Dr. Luzzi will discuss its impact on research, education, business and society.

Dr. Luzzi is the director of Penn's Nanotechnology Institute and faculty director of the Penn Regional Nanotechnology Facility.  He was a scientific principal and advisor to NanoSelect Inc., a nanotechnology startup spun out of the University of Pennsylvania with intellectual property developed in Dr. Luzzis laboratory.  He is the science and technology chair of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.