Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith, president of NanoPore Inc., will be the featured speaker at the LoboNet CONNECT event on Thursday, April 16.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the UNM Faculty Staff Club, 1923 Las Lomas. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available. The event is free, and no registration is required. Hourly parking is available at the Yale Parking Garage.

Smith’s work at NanoPore focuses on the use of nanoporous materials for thermal and electrical insulation and adsorption cooling. He has 97 patents and is the lead inventor for both the NanoglassTM family of dielectrics and has created eight different nanotechnology-related ventures. Smith has been president of NanoPore since 1994. Previously, he was director of the NSF Center for Microengineered Ceramics and was a Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering at UNM.

LoboNet CONNECT is designed to bring academia and the technology business community together every month to talk about opportunities for collaboration. It is a partnership between the UNM School of Engineering, STC.UNM, and the local tech business community.