The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech was established as an Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRI) with the goals of providing a central entry point and a central organization to enable interdisciplinary E&N related training, education, and research at Georgia Tech in partnership with outside entities. IEN operates under the office of the Georgia Tech Executive Vice President for Research, Professor Stephen Cross, and is led by Executive Director, Professor Oliver Brand.

IEN is the organizational home for Georgia Tech's professional support team and physical infrastructure, which includes several research buildings and shared user laboratories valued in excess of $400MUS. IEN also enables research for individual Principal Investigators in addition to several fundamental applied research centers, engineered systems laboratories, and strategic research programs. Each of these research effort are led by prominent, research active Georgia Tech faculty who are involved in E&N technologies, many of whom are members of the National Academy of Engineers. Additionally, IEN is proud to be the southeastern regional hub for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Nano Infrastructure Network (NNIN) and the national headquarters for NNIN Educational programs.

The IEN is a research enabler, providing the high technology equipment resources, staff expertise, and training necessary for productive nanoscale science and engineering research. The IEN is also the national home of the NNIN Education and Outreach office. For more information, visit our website at

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  • Micro-/Nano-scale Tools for Biomarker Discovery and Electronic Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases 

    Sarkar, Aniruddh (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-04-26)
    The current COVID-19 pandemic and other recent outbreaks such as Ebola, MERS, SARS, and H1N1 have underscored the need for early detection and continued surveillance of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The ...
  • Advances in Cellulose Nanomaterial Utilization in Renewable Materials 

    Meredith, Carson (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-04-05)
    This talk will review several recent advances in utilizing cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) in commodity materials applications. The talk will focus on developments relevant to the coatings industry, particularly waterborne ...
  • Harnessing In Vivo Enzymatic Activity to Engineer Synthetic Breath Biomarkers of Disease 

    Chan, Leslie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-03-29)
    Breath testing is a non-invasive and rapid diagnostic tool that is underutilized in the clinic due to scarcity of known breath biomarkers. Thousands of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are excreted from the body in breath ...
  • Enhancing Converse Magnetoelectric Coupling through Strain Engineering in Artificial Multiferroic Heterostructures 

    Garten, Lauren M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-02-22)
    Magnetoelectricity presents a unique opportunity to control the magnetic response of a material with an applied electric field or vice versa. Unfortunately only a few materials exhibit controllable magnetoelectric coupling ...
  • The New Wave of Quantum Magnetism 

    Mourigal, Martin P. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-02-08)
    Magnetism is a fascinating phenomenon with roots in the ancient world. Although its precise understanding calls for relativistic quantum mechanics and field theory, it is integral to everyday technologies. In magnetic ...
  • Creative Epitaxy: Finding Ways to Violate Assumptions that Breach Material Barriers 

    Doolittle, W. Alan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-01-11)
    Epitaxial processes are considered routine for applications spanning established industries from the silicon and GaN semiconductor industries to cutting edge research. As many as 10,000 epitaxial reactors crank out billions ...
  • Next Generation Materials as the Foundation for Future Li-Ion Batteries 

    Yushin, Gleb (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12-14)
    During the last 30 years the evolutionary improvements in lithium-ion battery (LIB) technologies increased LIB volumetric and gravimetric energy densities by over 3 times and reduced cell price by up to 50 times. As a ...
  • Novel Ways to Use POC and Nanotechnology in Clinical Medicine 

    Ku, David N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-11-23)
    Nano and microtechnologies have a big potential to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases. In this seminar, I will highlight three examples that may be unusual to the audience. A. ThromboCheck has ...
  • Projection Two-Photon Lithography for Rapid and Versatile Nanoscale 3D Printing 

    Saha, Sourabh (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-10-25)
    High-throughput fabrication techniques for generating arbitrarily complex three-dimensional structures with nanoscale features are desirable across a broad range of applications including healthcare, transportation, and ...
  • Novel Hydrogel-based Microvasculature-on-chips for Studying Microvascular Occlusion and Thrombosis in Disease 

    Qiu, Yongzhi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-10-13)
    Microvascular dysfunction is associated with the pathophysiology of many diseases, such as sickle cell disease. However, due to the small size scale and its location deep inside the tissues, the pathological events that ...
  • Exciton Polarons in Two-Dimensional Hybrid Metal-Halide Perovskites 

    Silva, Carlos (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-10-12)
    While polarons --- charges bound to a lattice deformation induced by electron-phonon coupling --- are primary photoexcitations at room temperature in bulk metal-halide hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites (HOIP), excitons ...
  • Field- and Carrier-Facilitated Nonlinear Nano-Optics 

    Cai, Wenshan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-09-14)
    Engineered photonic nanostructures offer the exciting potential to create customized nonlinear optical media with tailored high-order effects, which are essential to the active control of light and the generation of new ...
  • Lipid Nanoparticles for In Vivo mRNA Delivery 

    Paunovska, Kalina (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-05-26)
    RNA-based drugs are emerging as a promising treatment for a number of diseases, including SARS-CoV-2. However, delivery vehicles that efficiently deliver RNA-based drugs are often limited to the liver, necessitating the ...
  • mRNA Vaccines and COVID-19 – The Start of a New Era of Vaccinology 

    Anderson, Evan J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-05-12)
    The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 with the resultant COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the need to rapidly advance vaccine development. New vaccine technologies, such as mRNA and viral-vectored vaccines, moved rapidly through the ...
  • Localization of mRNA-based Vaccines in non-Human Primates - A Multi-Modality Approach 

    Santangelo, Philip J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-05-05)
  • Microelectromechanical Devices in the Quantum Limit 

    Cleland, Andrew N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04-26)
    Recent advances in quantum technology and hardware have advanced MEMS systems to where these can now be designed and operated in the quantum regime, albeit using sophisticated quantum methods to control and measure the ...
  • What’s So Hard About Soft Interconnects? 

    Fedder, Gary K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-03-23)
    Skin wearables are a compelling concept as an extension of today’s commercial wearables, having broad applications in health monitoring, as sensory and haptic interfaces, and even for electronic fashion. What is sometimes ...
  • Precision Medicine is Advanced by Precision Microsystems 

    Herr, Amy E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-02-23)
    While the biomedical importance of detecting cellular heterogeneity is widely accepted, we lack tools for detection of the vast majority of molecular heterogeneity, as expressed in proteins. In fact, oncoproteins and their ...
  • Skin-Interfaced Wearable Sweat Biosensors 

    Gao, Wei (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-11-10)
    The rising research interest in personalized medicine promises to revolutionize traditional medical practices. This presents a tremendous opportunity for developing wearable devices toward predictive analytics and treatment. ...
  • Ferrohydrodynamic Isolation of Circulating Tumor Cells and Exosomes 

    Mao, Leidong (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-10-29)
    Manipulating micron- and nano-sized objects in magnetic liquids in a continuous flow through so-called “ferrohydrodynamics” is a relatively new research field. It has resulted in label-free manipulation techniques in ...

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