Visit Cerion at Booth #512

We’re excited to join the world’s brightest researchers, innovators, and technology prospectors. Stop by our exhibit to find out more about our custom nanomaterial design, scale-up and manufacturing processes, discuss your technical and economic goals, project requirements, or simply to say hello – we can’t wait to see you at the show!

We’re Speaking: How Do We Compete Going Forward?  The Global Economic Environment for US-based Nanotechnology Companies

Cerion CEO, Landon Mertz, will be delivering this plenary keynote about how the current global economic environment and policies are affecting US-based nanotechnology companies. This discussion will cover critical topics like:

  • The Roadmap for Competitiveness – including regulatory initiatives
  • Economic Impacts – short and long term
  • National Security Implications in a global economy

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Landon Mertz

Chief Executive Officer

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Landon Mertz

Chief Executive Officer

Landon Mertz is the Chief Executive Officer of Cerion Nanomaterials and is a member of its Board of Directors.  Under his leadership for over 10 years, he has overseen a period of expansive business growth and investment into innovations to make advanced expertise in custom nanomaterial design, scale-up & manufacturing accessible and cost-effective for use by industry.Landon has been frequently recognized for his work and is a passionate champion of advancing the growth and maturity of the nanomaterials industry.  He is the Chairman and board member of the Nanomaterial Industries Association (NIA), the leading trade association representing users and makers of nanomaterials.  He is also a frequent keynote speaker, moderator, panelist and contributor within the industry to organizations including the National Nanotechnology Initiative, Nanotechnologies Industry Association, Advanced Material Show, Nanotechnology Show and Ceramics Expo.  He is also regularly featured in industry magazines such as Wired, R&D Magazine, Specialty Chemicals Magazine and others.Mr. Mertz has over 20 years of experience building and monetizing new, innovative businesses across a diverse set of industries.  Prior to Cerion, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Festival Network, a firm who develops and acquires large-scale, multi-day music festivals in geographically unique destinations around the globe.  Prior to Festival Network, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Intermedia, an experiential event marketing firm that produces events, meetings and product launches on behalf of Fortune 500 and 1000 companies.Send a message

Global Trends in Nanomaterials Video Series

This series features conversations with Landon and Chemistry and Nanotechnology Subject Matter Expert Liam Critchley, as they discuss key areas the materials sciences are impacting development and innovation on a global scale.

Considering nanomaterials?

Leveraging the unique behaviors of nanomaterials in your product can add significant performance benefits, but there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Are you new to nanomaterials, or have tried to incorporate them in the past with limited success? We get it and we can help. With proper planning you can realize the potential of your product through advanced materials. Don’t start your next project with an information disadvantage – ask our team of seasoned technical experts for assistance.

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About TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo

For over 20 years the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups with industry end-users and prospectors. The 2021 TechConnect World Innovation event includes the annual SBIR/STTR Innovation Conference, AI TechConnect, and the TechConnect Technical Program – more than 35 world-class technical symposiums, and the Nanotech Conference Series – the world’s largest and longest running nanotechnology event. Learn more about TechConnect.

Event Details
October 18 – 20, 2021
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
Washington, DC

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