Invited Lecture Presented at a Nanotechnology Conference at the University of Jordan

Massoud Rostam-Abadi was part of the 10-member University of Illinois delegation attending an Advanced Nanostructured Materials and Technology Conference in Amman, Jordan, November 9-14, 2008. The University of Illinois partnered with King Saud University and University of Jordan to hold this conference, which was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, University of Jordan, and King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology at the King Saud University; industry partners included Naizak and PolyBrite. The Illinois group was led by University of Illinois Associate Chancellor Jesse Delia and included the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert. More than 220 participants from over 25 countries attended. Rostam-Abadi presented the invited talk, "Towards Cleaner Water and Environment: Challenges and Opportunities in Nano Science and Engineering." The University of Illinois College of Engineering news release can be found at