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Symposium 2007

The 7th SMA Annual Symposium will be held in NTU at the Auditorium, School of Art, Design and Media and at the Nanyang Executive Centre. The theme for this year's symposium is 'Opportunities in Emerging Technologies and Markets'. Programme highlights include addresses by prominent leaders in research and industry, and presentations by faculty, research fellows and graduate students.

Agenda - January 23rd to 24th

Date Time   Details
Day 1
January 23, 2007
Venue: Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Plenary Session
Location: Auditorium, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU
08:30 - 09:00 Registration & Refreshments
Guests are requested to be seated by 08:45
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome
Dr SU Guaning
President, NTU
09:10 - 09:30 Directors' Messages
Professor Hardy CHAN
SMA Co-Director, Singapore
Professor Steve LERMAN
SMA Acting Co-Director, MIT
09:30 - 09:50 Guest-of-Honour & Keynote Speaker
Chair: Professor SHIH Choon Fong
President, NUS
Speaker: Mr S ISWARAN
Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore
9:50 - 10:15 Distinguished Speaker
Chair: Professor Thomas L MAGNANTI
Dean, School of Engineering, MIT
Speaker: Dr Desh DESHPANDE
Co-Founder & Chairman of Sycamore Networks, Inc.
10:15 - 10:20 Memento presentation to Mr S ISWARAN
by Professor SHIH Choon Fong
Memento presentation to Dr Desh DESHPANDE
by Professor Thomas L MAGNANTI
10:20 - 10:40 Refreshment
10:40 - 11:40 Panel Discussion
Theme: Opportunities in Emerging Technologies and Markets
Moderator: A/P WONG Poh Kam
Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre; Associate Professor, NUS Business School and LKY School of Public Policy

Mr Illac Angelo DIAZ
Executive Director, CentroMigrante, Philippines
Dr LAN Wei Guang
Managing Director, Sinomem Technology Ltd
Mr LEE Kok Choy
President, TECH Semiconductor Singapore Pte Ltd
Mr Matthew S OROSZ
Founder & Chief Engineer, Solar Turbine Group International
Professor Dave WALLACE
Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Dr Kurnia WIRA
Technical & Executive Director, NanoScience Innovation Pte Ltd
11:40 - 12:15 Panel Q&A
12:15 - 12:20 Memento presentation to Panelists
12:20 - 13:15 Lunch
End of Plenary Session
Technical Programme (Parallel Sessions)
Location: Nanyang Executive Centre, NTU**
13:15 - 13:30 Registration
13:30 - 15:00 Presentations
(i) Advanced Materials for Micro- and Nano-Systems (AMM&NS)*
(ii) Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering (CPE)* & Molecular Engineering of Biological and Chemical Systems (MEBCS)†
(iii) Computation and Systems Biology (CSB)*
(iv) Computational Engineering (CE)*
(v) Computer Science (CS)†
(vi) Manufacturing Systems and Technology (MST)*
15:00 - 15:30 Refreshment
15:30 - 17:00 Presentations
17:00 End of Technical Programme for Day 1
17:30 - 19:00 Reception
Day 2
January 24, 2007
Venue: Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Technical Programme
(Advanced Materials for Micro- and Nano-Systems only)
Location: Nanyang Executive Centre, NTU
08:15 - 08:30 Registration
08:30 - 10:30 Presentations
10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments
11:00 - 12:30 Presentations
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch & Poster Session
14:00 - 16:00 Presentations
16:00 - 16:30 Refreshments
16:30 - 18:15 Presentations
18:15 End of Technical Programme Day 2

† SMA-1 Programmes
* SMA-2 Programmes
** Shuttle Bus Service will be provided from the School of Art, Design and Media front porch to Nanyang Executive Centre for the Technical Programme (Parallel Sessions) 13:00 - 13:15.

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