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Nanotechnology the topic of public lecture Wednesday

Nanotechnology is miniaturization taken to the extreme, down to the size of atoms and molecules. Its applications impact a wide range of products from the textile, personal care, pharmaceutical, and electronic industries.

Award-winning chemist Tricia Carmichael will describe nanotechnology in general and in applications such as self-cleaning nanopants in a free public lecture Wednesday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Canada South Science City.

Dr. Carmichael will also discuss her own work on molecular electronics, including flexible display screens that you can fold and stretch. She earned her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in chemistry from the University of Windsor and returned to a faculty position in 2005 after a postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard studying self-assembling molecular systems and six years as a researcher at IBM working on microelectronics.

Her talk is part of the Science Café series—free discussions of important science research for the general public—sponsored by the Faculty of Science.

Canada South Science City is located at 930 Marion Avenue. For more information, go to the Web site www.cssciencecity.com or phone 519-973-3667.