Mar 28 2017 Susquehanna Section/Nanotechnology Chapter Dinner/Presentation: Nanotechnology

#biotech #nanopharma #nano #costs

Topic: The Nanotechnology Revolution & Big Disruptions of the Small in Healthcare Sector

This event has been rescheduled to March 28 due to a major snow storm on March 14

You are invited to attend the rescheduled joint Susquehanna Section/Nanotechnology Chapter meeting and dinner in the Morrison Gallery located within the Library Building.

Topic: The Nanotechnology Revolution & Big Disruptions of the Small in Healthcare Sector


Robert Ehrmann, Managing Director at the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU), State College, PA


Abstract: Nanotechnology is playing a key role in this, the next industrial revolution.  It is not an industry; it is an enabling technology that is impacting almost every employment sector from electronics, energy, biotechnology, biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, textiles, agriculture, food production, printing and publishing, plastics, metals, information technology, building and construction materials, recreation, and many others.  How effectively companies in these industries utilize nanotechnology in the years ahead will be crucial to their competitiveness.   Pennsylvania has taken on the challenge to educate a nanotechnology enabled workforce to assist companies in their journey in the nano regime, and has been recognized as the national leader in nanotechnology undergraduate education.


Dr. Leena Pattarkine, Harrisburg University Science and Technology, Harrisburg, PA

Abstract: With infusion of innovative materials as well as technologies in devices and products for easier, cost-effective, and minimally invasive healthcare technologies, the merger of ‘Nano with Bio’ is getting stronger and more attractive to researchers and the industry. This presentation will introduce the attendees to innovations made possible due to nanobiotechnology, with examples of commercialized products.

Dinner menu

Braised chicken thigh

garlic mashed potatoes w/gravey

vegetable medley

mixed salad, rolls and butter

assorted cup cakes

 pepsi/aquafina assortment with ice


There will be free parking for this event in the lot directly south of the Library Building.  Parking in any other lot will cost $1.


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  Date and Time




  • Date: 28 Mar 2017
  • Time: 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • 777 West Harrisburg Pike
  • Middletown, Pennsylvania
  • United States 17057
  • Building: PSU Library Building
  • Room Number: Morrison Gallery

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  • Bob Lesniewski, Susquehanna Section Chair


  • Starts 14 March 2017 01:00 AM
  • Ends 27 March 2017 10:00 AM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Menu: Dinner, Presentation only no dinner


Robert K Ehrmann of PSU Harrisburg




Biography: Robert K. Ehrmann is the Managing Director at the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU). The CNEU is the home to the NSF National Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Center, which has a national mission to facilitate the development of nanotechnology education programs in community and technical colleges across the nation. The CNEU is also the home of the Pennsylvania Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Partnership, the nation’s leading program in associate and baccalaureate level nanotechnology education. The CNEU focuses resources on addressing the incorporation of nanotechnology into K-12 education, post-secondary education, and industry applications. Prior to joining Penn State in 2004, Mr. Ehrmann was employed in industry. During his twenty three year tenure with Corning, Inc., he held multiple positions in engineering, product development, engineering/design management, production management and project management. Mr. Ehrmann earned a BS Degree in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from West Virginia






Dr. Leena Pattarkine of Harrisburg University Science & Technology



Biography:Mrunalini Pattarkine, PhD, Professor in Biotechnology heads the BTEC program at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Harrisburg PA. Prof Pattarkine has a PhD in Biochemistry from IIT Powai, and has over 25 years of research experience. She is the lead faculty for Nanobiotechnology initiative within the Biotechnology program at the university and is currently directing sponsored research for private industries. In addition to teaching Biotechnology/Nanobiotechnology courses, Prof Pattarkine also serves as a Director of Capital Area Biotechnology Partnership (CABP), a Workforce Leadership Grant in Biotechnology though funding from PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Prof Pattarkine has active research projects in areas such as biosensor development, paper-based analytics, antimicrobial properties of plant biomaterials, and hydrogels for regenerative medicine. Prof Pattarkine has several publications and two book chapters to her credit. She has conducted numerous workshops at national and international events, for educators and administrators.






Dinner: 6:30-7:30 (Reservation Required) Members/Guests: $20.00, Life Members: $10,  Students: $10.00 ------------------------ Presentation: 7:30-8:30 Members/Guests: FREE Students: FREE