Florida Polytechnic University Professor to Lecture at Global Nanotech Conference in Washington D.C.

Jun 17, 2014

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University Professor Dr. Robert MacCuspie is an invited speaker at the TechConnect World’s Nanotech conference in Washington, D.C., from June 15-18.

Dr. MacCuspie, who directs the University’s Nanotechnology and Multifunctional Materials programs, will present a lecture on June 18 that explores “Measurement methods and approaches for studying silver nanomaterial release.”

Dr. MacCuspie writes that, “Silver nanoparticles have been incorporated into consumer products for several years, with continued growth predicted.” His talk looks at “potential measurement instrumentation” that can be used to study silver nanoparticles released from a product.

Dr. MacCuspie is among dozens of expert speakers from academic institutions and private industry who will give talks at the world’s largest nanotechnology event. Thousands of scientists, researchers, technology developers and engineers are expected to attend the Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, now in its 16th year, to network, identify emerging trends and explore product opportunities.

Dr. MacCuspie is a research chemist and the first faculty member hired by Florida Polytechnic University, which welcomes its inaugural class of 500 students in August 2014. He is helping to foster industry-university partnerships at Florida Polytechnic University, which has a dedicated focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Prior to joining the University, Dr. MacCuspie worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. He has published 37 papers, with focuses on nanomaterial environmental, health and safety and silver nanoparticles during his tenure at NIST.

Dr. MacCuspie earned a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida, and a Ph.D. in Nanotechnology and Materials Chemistry from The Graduate Center at the City University of New York. He was a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.