The Nano@Tech seminar series meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month during the academic year and is open to the entire community. Our featured speakers come from all of the disciplines involved in nanotechnology research, education, commercialization, and policy, and represent an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary interaction. For more information, contact Dr. David Gottfried at david.gottfried@nrc.gatech.edu.

Recent Submissions

  • Nanoscale Design of Zinc Anodes for High Energy Rechargeable Aqueous Batteries 

    Liu, Nian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-23)
    Zn-based batteries are a safe alternative to Li-ion due to compatibility with aqueous electrolyte. Also, the theoretical volumetric energy density of Zn-based batteries (e.g. Zn-air) is more than twice the one of conventional ...
  • Interfacial Mechanics of Cell-Nanoparticles System: A Computational Perspective 

    Wang, Xianqiao (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-11)
    With the rapid development of nanotechnology, recent years have witnessed the explosive growth of a variety of nanometer-sized nanoparticles as candidates for an ever increasing list of potential applications for next ...
  • Current and Future Cell Therapies for Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes 

    Chavan, Surendra J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-09-25)
    Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune destruction of insulin producing β-cells present in the endocrine part of the pancreas. Lifelong administration of exogenous insulin is a current mode of treatment, due to frequency ...
  • Bionics in Tribology: Adhesive and Frictional Dress of Elastomeric Surfaces 

    Varenberg, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-09-11)
    To secure their locomotion on a variety of natural substrates, terrestrial animals have evolved attachment systems based on hairy and smooth pads. Hairy pads can be either wet or dry and, in most cases, they bear spatula-shaped ...
  • Real-Time Measurements of Magnetic Dynamics in Single Ni Nanoparticles 

    Davidovic, Dragomir (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-04-24)
    We measure magnetic motion in single nanometer scale Ni particles in real time, using a technique of spin-to-charge conversion in quantum dots. Extraordinary long spin relaxation time is confirmed (~10 msec), similar to ...
  • Nanotechnology, Risks, and Regulatory Options 

    Barke, Richard (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-03-27)
    The National Science Foundation estimated that revenues from nano-enabled products grew worldwide from about $340 billion in 2010 to $731 billion in 2012, and more than $1 trillion in 2013. The impact of the nanotechnology ...
  • Microfluidic Circuits and Biomedical Applications 

    Takayama, Shuichi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-03-13)
    This presentation will give an overview of efforts in our laboratory to develop microfluidic systems to control cell microenvironments and to perform high precision biochemical measurements. Microfluidic technologies to ...
  • MEMS-Based Hemodynamic Monitoring for Advanced Heart Failure Management 

    Fonseca, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-02-27)
    Heart Failure (HF) is a chronic disease where heart function worsens over time resulting in symptoms of shortness of breath, fluid accumulation, and frequent hospitalizations. CardioMEMS™ is a medical device designed ...
  • Protein-Assisted and Polypeptide-Assisted Assembly of Particles and Polymers 

    Russo, Paul (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-01-23)
    Nature builds proteins for structure, function and reactivity, which attests to the versatility of placing different chemical groups on the same polymer backbone. Following this same design paradigm, synthetic polypeptides ...
  • Bio-Interfaced Soft Electronics for Human-Machine Interfaces and Health Monitoring 

    Yeo, W. Hong (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-01-09)
    My research focuses on the fundamental and applied aspects of nanomechanics, biomolecular interactions, soft materials, and nanomicrofabrication for nanoparticle biosensing and unusual electronic system development, ...
  • Inverse Microstructure and Processing Design and Homogenization 

    Garmestani, Hamid (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12-12)
    The field of materials and microstructure design and characterization techniques has progressed significantly in the past two decades. Materials and processing design methodologies effectively utilize the incomplete materials ...
  • Performance Modeling, Design, and Benchmarking for Beyond-CMOS Devices and Circuits 

    Naeemi, Azad (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-28)
    A diverse set of novel materials, physical phenomena, interconnects, logic and memory devices, and circuit/system concepts are being studied globally to sustain the exponential growth of the computational power of integrated ...
  • Designing Multi-Functional Electrodes for Next-Generation Energy Storage Devices 

    Lee, Seung Woo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-14)
    Although lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors have shown rapid progress over the last two decades, next-generation energy storage applications, such as fast-evolving portable electronics, electrified propulsion, and ...
  • Quantum Computing for Science 

    Brown, Kenneth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-09-26)
    Quantum computation promises to provide scientists and engineers a new tool for accurately and efficiently calculating the properties of materials and molecules. The challenge is how to build a sufficiently large quantum ...
  • Negative Capacitance Technology for Ultra-low Power Computing 

    Khan, Asif (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-08-22)
    Negative capacitance - an unusual physical phenomenon, where the stored charge decreases with an increasing voltage - can find interesting applications in electronics. For example, when used as the gate oxide in the MOSFET, ...
  • The Iterative Process of Scientific Exploration: Effects of Electrical Current in Nanomagnetic Systems 

    Urazhdin, Sergei (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-25)
    In the iterative process of scientific exploration, experimental observations are generalized into hypotheses, leading to predictions subsequently tested in experiments, and so on. In nanoscience and nanotechnology, this ...
  • Self-Assembled Networks of Biological Membranes 

    Freeman, Eric (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-14)
    Biologically inspired materials attempt to replicate the elegant engineering solutions observed in the natural world. Observing that many of these solutions are multiscale hierarchical structures comprised of nature’s ...
  • III-Nitride Power Electronics 

    Shen, Shyh-Chiang (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-02-28)
    The III-Nitride (III-N) materials have enabled several important technology breakthroughs in recent years, most notably as the building semiconductors for the solid-state lighting technology and next-generation detecting ...
  • Optimal Feedback Control of Crystallization 

    Grover, Martha (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-01-24)
    The organization of a large collection of particles into an ordered crystalline array is needed for many applications, including pharmaceutical separations, nuclear waste disposal, and optoelectronic metamaterials. Due ...
  • Protein Assembly to Create Therapeutic Nanomaterials 

    Champion, Julie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-01-10)
    Protein drugs can provide a key advantage over small molecule drugs; they evolved to perform their function, while small molecules are often selected for “best” function compared to a pool of candidates. However, proteins ...

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