The Research Park was pleased to host Dennis Hastert, former United States Speaker of the House in the Research Park this week on 2/8/10. He was interested in learning more about technology commercialization at the University of Illinois. He also visited with Nanosi, an EnterpriseWorks company making ultra small fluorescent silicon nanoparticles. Nanosi founder, Munir Nayfeh has been talking with him about energy-efficient lighting. NanoSi, has been a partner with PolyBrite, a company that Hastert is consulting, in developing new lighting technologies. In recent years, Hastert has traveled with Nayfeh to Brazil, Saudi Arabia and South Korea to pursue business opportunities.
Learn more about State Farm’s operation from yesterday’s News Gazette article: