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2007 SURA Terahertz Applications Symposium

June 6-8, 2007 ~ Washington, DC

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The fourth annual SURA Terahertz Applications Symposium once again brings together the world's leaders in THz research, development, and product creation. This year's truly international event will present the science and technology of generating, detecting, and utilizing terahertz technologies in biomedical, security, defense, communications, and process control in industry, government, and academia.

New This Year

~ More international speakers representing seven countries
   ~ Over half of presenters are new to the event
      ~ Sponsorship opportunities are now available - see details
   ~ Expanded sessions and discussion panels
~ Better venue and improved audio-visual

Registration Options

Full Registration ~ $499
Student Registration ~ $199

Final Agenda

Wednesday, June 6
12:00 pm Registration
1:00 pm Welcome and Introductory Remarks

1:20 pm Sources and Detectors of Terahertz
Thomas Crowe , Virginia Diodes ~ “Commercial Sources and Receivers for Terahertz Applications”
Keith Nelson, MIT ~ “THz Polaritonics and High-Power THz Generation”
Oleg Mitrofanov, Bell Labs ~ “Devices for Terahertz Applications”
Toshihiko Ouchi, Canon ~ “Development Of Terahertz Sensor Devices and Applications for Biological Sensing”
Anis Rahman, Applied Research & Photonics ~ “A High Efficiency Terahertz Source from Dendrimer”
Michael Wanke, Sandia National Lab ~ “Development of Microelectronic THz Technology”

5:00 pm Reception (AAAS Auditorium Foyer)
6:00 pm Dinner (on your own)  

Thursday, June 7
8:15 am Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am Terahertz Spectroscopy Systems
Thomas Tongue,
Zomega Terahertz Corporation ~ “Mini-Z: Handheld THz Spectrometer”
Katsuhiro Ajito, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone~ “Analytical Chemistry and Photochemistry of Biological Molecules Using Terahertz Light”
Jason Deibel, Rice University ~ “Terahertz Spectroscopy in the Near Field”

10:30 am Terahertz News and Announcements

10:45 am Terahertz Spectroscopy Systems (cont.)
Cunlin Zhang, Capital Normal University ~ “Detection and Identification of Illicit Drugs and Explosives Using THz”
Robert Osiander, Johns Hopkins APL ~ “THz Time-Domain Reflection Spectroscopy for Trace Explosives Detection”
Dr. Iwamoto, AISPEC ~ “Industrial Applications of Aspect Versatile THz-TDS”

12:15 pm Lunch (provided at AAAS)

1:15 pm Terahertz Imaging Systems
Irl Duling, Picometrix ~ “Time-Domain Terahertz Systems to Replace Nuclear Gauge Sensors in Industrial Applications”
Anders Skalare, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory ~ “600 GHz FM Radar Imaging”
John Roulston, Novatrans ~ “Terahertz Imaging with Ballistic Electron Sources and Receivers”
Gwyn Williams, Jefferson Lab ~ “Video-rate Imaging with a High Power THz Source”
Yun-Sik Jin, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute ~ “High-speed Terahertz Imaging”
Gary Tryon, Brijot Imaging Systems ~ “Passive Millimeter-Wave Object Detection and People Screening”

5:15 pm Reception (Sofitel Hotel)
6:00 pm Dinner (Sofitel Hotel)

Friday, June 8
8:15 am Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am Terahertz Safety and Standards
Chris Ball, Battelle ~ “Terahertz Spectral Library Development – Challenges and Recommendations”
Nichole Jindra, US Air Force Research Lab~ “Theoretical and Experimental Bioeffects Research of Terahertz Energy”

10:00 am Terahertz Systems and Devices
X.C. Zhang, RPI ~ “Physics, Technology, and Applications of THz Wave Photonics in Laser-Induced Air Plasma”
Ci-Ling Pan, National Chiao Tung University~ “THz Photonic Elements with Liquid-Crystal-Enabled Functionalities”
Alexander Majewski, Goodrich Corp. ~ “Terahertz Spectroscopy System”
Vince Wallace, TeraView~ “Terahertz Technology in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Defense”

12:15 pm Wrap-up and Adjournment (Boxed Lunch provided)

Venue and Travel Information

This year's event will be held in the Second Floor Auditorium of the AAAS Building, located at 1200 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC, with entrances on H Street and New York Avenue (nearest metro stop: Metro Center). Please click here for a detailed map. The AAAS building is directly across New York Ave. from SURA's headquarters, the site of previous years' events.

Hotel: A limited number of hotel rooms are now available at the Embassy Suites Hotel at the Washington DC Convention Center. The special SURA Terahertz Symposium rate of $249 represents a savings of over 50% off normal room rates and is available from June 5-8. Please visit their website and enter Group/Convention Code "JSU" for this special discount, or call 1-202-739-2001 and ask for the "SURA Terahertz" rate. A list of other nearby hotels can be found here.

If you are interested in presenting your terahertz technologies at the 2007 SURA Terahertz Applications Symposium, please contact us with information about your organization's work in this exciting field.

Registration is closed.

Contact Matt Thomas at 512-891-0122
or mthomas@sura.org
for more info.

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