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

  • 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 ...
  • New Materials for Nanoelectronics: A View from the Bottom 

    First, Phillip (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-12-13)
    This century has seen the end of Moore's Law and a consequent explosion of interest in new materials for electronics. A central theme has been the control of electronic structure and transport properties through constraints ...
  • Creating Complex Interfaces Using Surface-Initiated Polymerization and Post-Polymerization Modification 

    Locklin, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-08)
    Generating micro-and nanosized patterns on solid surfaces is an important area of research with relevance in many scientific and technological areas. In our recent approach to generate complex interfaces, we have developed ...
  • Religious Reactions to Nanotechnology 

    Toumey, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-09-27)
    There is good reason to believe that nonscientists' views of nanotechnology will be strongly influenced by religious beliefs, and not by public knowledge of the relevant science. If so, it is worth knowing which forms of ...
  • Transient Polymers for Low-k Dielectrics and Decomposing Electronic Devices 

    Kohl, Paul A (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-09-16)
    Dielectric materials (i.e. insulators) provide critical functions throughout the packaging hierarchy, including on-chip dielectrics, package substrates, and printed wiring boards. Transient polymers, those which vaporize ...
  • Gluing Molecules to Surfaces: Nanocoatings for Improved Durability of Molecularly Enabled Devices 

    Losego, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-08-30)
    Molecularly sensitized devices that rely on surface bound molecules to impart functionality are keenly susceptible to device degradation via hydrolysis of anchor group chemistries and subsequent molecule detachment. Recent ...
  • Extraterrestrial Organic Analyzers: Microfluidic Approaches to Astrobiology’s Questions 

    Stockton, Amanda (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-26)
    Microfluidics offers multiple unique and powerful tools with which to address astrobiology’s big questions, including “Is there life beyond Earth?” One key microfluidic technology in the search for life beyond Earth is ...
  • Advances in Ion Trap Quantum Computing 

    Fallek, Spencer (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-12)
    With the advent of very-large-scale integration (VLSI), we have seen incredible improvements in computational power over the past four decades. However, there are certain problems which are untenable even with the most ...
  • To What Extent Can Complex Two‐Phase Transport Be Manipulated at Micro/Nanoscale? 

    Li, Chen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-03-29)
    Two-phase transport is promising in addressing the cooling challenges facing high power microelectronics. Through evaporation of latent heat, two-phase heat transfer can enable a uniform temperature field under high ...
  • Commercialization and Public Values Implications of Nanotechnology 

    Youtie, Jan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-03-08)
    This talk defines public values and examines how these values can be mapped into the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program in the context of the emergence of nanotechnology. I-Corps is a program begun in 2011 in the National ...
  • Pathways to Improved Performance of Electrochemical Systems Through an Understanding of Dynamic Materials Processes 

    McDowell, Matthew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-02-09)
    Dynamic materials processes such as phase transformations, corrosion, and nucleation/growth can play key roles during operation of devices for electrochemical energy storage and conversion; often, these processes are not ...
  • Structure – Process - Property Relationships Governing Solution Processed Semiconductor Performance 

    Reichmanis, Elsa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-01-26)
    Polymeric semiconductors are promising materials for the commercialization of large‐area, low‐cost and flexible electronics. Their electrical properties are extremely sensitive to structure at multiple length scales, and ...
  • Inkjet‐/3D‐Printed Paper/Polymer‐Based "Green" RFID and Wireless Sensor Nodes: The Final Step to Bridge Cognitive Intelligence 

    Tentzeris, Manos M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-01-12)
    In this talk, inkjet-printed flexible antennas, RF electronics and sensors fabricated on paper and other polymer (e.g.LCP) substrates are introduced as a system-level solution for ultra-low-cost mass production of UHF Radio ...
  • Resonant MEMS 

    Brand, Oliver (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-12-08)
    The presentation discusses resonant MEMS and, in particular, resonant microsensors, in which the measurand affects a characteristic of the resonance behavior of a microstructure, such as its resonance frequency or quality ...
  • Peptide and Protein Nanomaterials: The Design Challenge 

    Conticello, Vincent (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-10)
    Structurally defined materials on the nanometer length-scale have been historically the most challenging to rationally construct and the most difficult to structurally analyze. Sequence-specific biomolecules, i.e., proteins ...
  • Beer Cans to Pickup Trucks: The Science, Engineering, and Technology of Flat Rolled Aluminum Products 

    Beck, Thomas J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-10-27)
    Novelis is the world leader in flat rolled Aluminum product, and also the global leader in recycled Aluminum. Our products can be found in everything from beer cans to pickup trucks. Each of these products requires unique ...

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