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.

Recent Submissions

  • 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. ...
  • Engineering Human Stem Cells for Treating Cardiac Diseases 

    Lian, Xiaojun L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-10-27)
    Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) offer the potential to generate large numbers of functional cardiomyocytes from clonal and patient-specific cell sources. Here we show that temporal modulation of Wnt signaling is both ...
  • Magnetic and Spintronic Device for Computing and Memory 

    Siddiqui, Saima Afroz (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-10-13)
    Magnetic devices promise intriguing design paradigms where electron spin is used as the information token instead of its charge counterpart. While magnetic random-access memory (MRAM) is considered one of the most mature ...
  • Cross-Layer Optimizations for Building Energy-Efficient 2.5D Systems with Silicon Photonic Networks 

    Coskun, Ayse (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-09-08)
    The design of today's leading-edge systems is fraught with power, thermal, and variability challenges. The applications in rapidly growing computing domains of cloud and HPC exhibit significant diversity and require an ...
  • Moving MEMS into Medicine: A Microsystems Journey From Ballistics to the Bedside 

    Myers, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-08-25)
    Microsystems have dramatically changed how we interact with the world, from tracking fitness-related activity to improving transportation safety, yet microsystems have failed to live up to their potential in biomedical and ...
  • A Brief History of Nanotechnology in Science Fiction 

    Yaszek, Lisa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-02-25)
    Physicist Richard Feynman is generally credited with formulating the concepts that seeded nanotechnology in his 1959 talk, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom.” In this talk, Feynman claims that “there is nothing in the ...
  • Understanding and Designing Interfaces and Defects in Perovskite Solar Cells 

    Correa-Baena, Juan-Pablo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-01-28)
    Perovskite solar cells promise to yield efficiencies beyond 30% by further improving the quality of the materials and devices. Electronic defect passivation, and suppression of detrimental charge-carrier recombination at ...
  • Miniature Atomic Beams for Integrated Atomic Quantum Devices 

    Raman, Chandra (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-01-14)
    Atomic sensors—devices that utilize individual atoms as the sensing mechanism—offer enormous prospects for high sensitivity, accuracy and immunity to environmental noise. This is because such sensors leverage quantum ...
  • Advancements in Photonics for Radio Frequency Electronics Systems 

    Yang, Benjamin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-12-10)
    The application of photonics for the processing of radio frequency (RF) systems offer many potential advantages, such as low signal transport loss, large operating bandwidth, and potentially low size, weight, and power ...
  • Atmospheric Organic Aerosols: Sources, Chemistry, and Health Impacts 

    Ng, Nga Lee (Sally) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-11-26)
    Organic aerosols constitute a significant fraction of submicron fine particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere. Secondary organic aerosols (SOA) formed from condensation of low-volatility species produced by oxidation of ...
  • Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Transient Electronics 

    Rogers, John A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-10-22)
    A remarkable feature of modern integrated circuit technology is its ability to operate in a stable fashion, with almost perfect reliability, without physical or chemical change. Recently developed classes of electronic ...
  • Applications of Molecular Dopants and Interface Modifiers for Electronic and Opto-Electronic Applications 

    Marder, Seth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-10-08)
    Organic, hybrid, and 2D materials have attracted interest for electronic applications due to their potential for use in low-cost, large-area, flexible electronic devices. Here we will report on recent developments pertaining ...
  • Expansion of Electrospinnable Materials Beyond High Molecular Weight Polymers 

    Brettmann, Blair (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-09-24)
    Electrospinning is a valuable production method for nanoscale polymeric fibers. However, a major limitation of the technology is the requirement for the use of high molecular weight polymers as a major part of the matrix. ...
  • Plate Mechanical Metamaterials and Their Applications 

    Bargatin, Igor (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-09-10)
    Recently, we introduced the concept of plate mechanical metamaterials—cellular plates with carefully controlled periodic geometry and unique mechanical properties—as well as its initial realization in the form of freestanding ...
  • System Scaling Through Heterogeneous Integration 

    Swaminathan, Madhavan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-08-27)
    A combination of "Moore" (IC) and "More than Moore" (package) scaling has led to the shrinking of electronic systems over the last several decades. As scaling continues beyond CMOS to include advanced devices, scaling of ...
  • The Future of Computer-Aided Engineering 

    Diestelhorst, Ryan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-04-23)
    New advancements in cloud computing and machine learning have created an opportunity for a revolutionary advancement in how hardware engineering is performed. In this talk, Ryan Diestelhorst will discuss his experiences ...
  • Neuro-Inspired Computing with Synaptic and Neuronal Devices 

    Yu, Shimeng (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-04-09)
    Neuro-inspired computing is a new computing paradigm that emulates the neural network for information processing. To enable the large-scale neuromorphic system, it is important to develop compact nanoscale devices to support ...

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