July 26, 2005 — Some of the top nanotechnology researchers in Taiwan will visit their counterparts at two institutions of The University of Texas System next month, exchanging information and seeking opportunities to collaborate.
The five-member Taiwanese delegation will participate in a day-long conference on Aug. 2 with scientists from The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) at the Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West.
The meeting is part of a three-city swing through Texas, where the visitors will learn more about the Strategic Partnership for Research in Nanotechnology (SPRING), a consortium of seven Texas universities, including UTD and UTA, that pools talent and facilities of member institutions to attract federal and state funding for nanotechnology studies. The Taiwanese also will visit SPRING members Rice University in Houston and The University of Texas at Austin.
The visiting delegation will be headed by Ting Kuo Lee, Taiwan’s national program director for nanoscience and nanotechnology. The SPRING consortium was founded more than three years ago to position Texas as a center of education, research and development in nanotechnology.