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2024 IIN Rosemary Schnell Symposium

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You are cordially invited to participate in the 2024 Rosemary Schnell International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) Symposium.

This year, we return to the historic Orrington Hotel in Evanston with an expanded two-day event dedicated to advancing the field of nanoscience and technology. The symposium starts on October 9 and kicks off with a casual evening of food and networking.

On October 10, the symposium continues with a day filled with keynote presentations and an added panel discussion covering vital topics in medicine, materials science, and other areas related to nanoscience and technology.

In line with our mission to empower the visionaries of today and tomorrow by fostering meaningful exchange and collaboration at the forefront of nanoscience and technology, the 2024 symposium provides a platform for cutting-edge research, networking, and idea exchange among the brightest minds in academia and industry.

Check out the lineup below — and then save the date for an incredible event!


Hosted by Chad Mirkin; George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry; Director, IIN

Chad Mirkin, International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois











Featured Speakers

Cato Laurencin, University of Connecticut

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Chief Executive Officer, The Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering


Jinwoo Cheon, Yonsei University

H.G. Underwood Professor; Inorganic Chemistry, Nanoscience & Nanomedicine






Ting Xu, University of California, Berkeley

Professor of Chemistry & Materials Science and Engineering





Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania

Nedwill Ramsey Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science





Hongkun Park, Harvard University

Mark Hyman Jr. Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Physics




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2024 IIN Rosemary Schnell Symposium

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October 9 @ 6:00 pm
October 10 @ 5:00 pm
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Hilton Orrington
1701 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
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