Distinguished Professor Event - James M. Tour. Ph. D

James M. Tour, Ph. D


"Carbon Nanotechnology"

The development & uses including applications in materials science, aerospace, energy, oil and gas identification and access, electronics, medicine and nanomachines. 

August 22nd, 2012


AT&T Conference and Education Center

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Pre-Registration Offer Ends 08/20/2012!

James M. Tour, Ph. D, a synthetic organic chemist, received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Syracuse University, his Ph.D. in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry from Purdue University, and postdoctoral training in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University. After spending 11 years on the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina, he joined the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University in 1999 where he is presently the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.

Tour is a co-founder of NanoComposites, Inc. which specializes in nanotube-based composites and he is a co-founder of RJAC-10, LLC, makers of the JAC line of corrosion inhibitor coatings. He also is the founder and principal of NanoJtech Consultants, LLC, performing technology assessments for the prospective investor. He serves on the Board of Directors of Ariel Ministries. He has served as a visiting scholar at Harvard University, on the Chemical Reviews Editorial Advisory Board, the Governor’s Mathematics and Science Advisory Board for South Carolina, the Defense Science Study Group through the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Defense Science Board Chem/Nano Study Section, the Department of Commerce Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee and the MD Anderson Cancer Research Center’s Competitive Grant Renewal Board. He has been active in consulting on several national defense-related topics, in addition to numerous other professional committees and panels.

It is Rice Alliance - Austin Chapter's great honor to have the opportunity to host this event in Austin, TX. Please join us for food, beverages and a presentation by James M. Tour on Carbon Nanotechnology.

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
6:00 - 6:45 PM: Networking and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM: Presentation by Dr. James M. Tour and Q&A
8:00 – 9:00 PM: Optional Networking

Location: AT&T Conference and Education Center
Salon A, third floor
1900 University Avenue, Austin, Texas 78705

Registration Fees:
Pre-Registration (Offer Ends Monday, August 20, 2012): $20.00
General Admission: $25.00
Students: $5.00

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