Presenters came from as far away as Northwestern University and the University of North Texas discussing a range of ways their work could advance modern medicine.
But Singh said that's just the tip of the iceberg.
"Lots of nanotechnology research is being done at universities and throughout the country," he said. "That's where most of the innovations will happen in the next 50 to 100 years.
"It's already happening with computers. They are getting smaller because of the nanotechnology. It's going to touch many areas - energy, cars. This will be the future of the world."