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

  • 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 ...
  • Learning From "Coffee Rings": Ordered Structures Crafted by Controlled Evaporative Self‐Assembly and Flow‐Enabled Self‐Assembly 

    Lin, Zhiqun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-10-14)
    Self-assembly of micro- and nano-scale materials to form well-ordered structures promises new opportunities for developing miniaturized electronic, optoelectronic, and magnetic devices. In this regard, several elegant ...
  • Organic and Hybrid Materials for Photonics and Electronics 

    Perry, Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-09-22)
    In this talk, I will present an overview of my group’s research on materials for photonics and electronics. Polymethine dyes are promising materials for nonlinear optical processes such as all-optical signal processing ...
  • Nanoplasmonics: The Physics behind the Applications 

    Stockman, Mark I. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-09-08)
    Nanoplasmonics deals with collective electron dynamics on the surfaces of metal nanostructures, which arises due to excitations called surface plasmons. The surface plasmons localize and concentrate optical energy in ...
  • An Optical Rectenna 

    Cola, Baratunde (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-25)
    An optical rectenna – that is, a device that directly converts free‐propagating electromagnetic waves at optical frequencies to d.c. electricity – was first proposed over 40 years ago, yet this concept has not been ...
  • The Technology is Nano: Legal Challenges are Enormous 

    Heled, Yaniv (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-28)
    The field of nanotechnology has been perplexing various areas within the law from day one. Yet, while legal challenges stemming from new technological developments are quite common, nanotechnology raises a unique kind of ...
  • Cellulose Nanomaterials: Plant‐based Nanoparticles Growing a Sustainable Future 

    Moon, Robert J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-14)
    Cellulose based materials (wood, cotton, etc.) have been used by our society as engineering materials for thousands of years and their use continues today as verified by the enormity of the world wide industries in forest ...
  • The Role of Thermal Transport in Nanotechnology Applications 

    Yee, Shannon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-03-24)
    As devices are miniaturized, thermal transport limits are more routinely halting progress. Microchip heat fluxes are approaching that of the surface of the sun. Needless to say, our ability to manage those heat fluxes ...
  • Engineered Bionanocomposites for Biosensing and Bioelectronics 

    Tsukruk, Vladimir (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-03-10)
    Vladimir Tsukruk discusses recent results from his research group on designing robust, flexible, actuating, and responsive nanoscale multilayered hybrid nanomaterials for biosensing and bioelectronic applications. Ultrathin ...
  • IMU-on-a-Chip: MEMS and CMOS Microsystems 

    Ayazi, Farrokh (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-02-27)
    The motion of an object in space can be mapped through the use of an inertial measurement unit (IMU), which comprises of accelerometers and gyroscopes. Accelerometers measure linear motion (axial acceleration) while ...
  • Nanotechnology for Ultrasensitive and Noninvasive Diagnostics 

    Kwong, Gabriel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-01-27)
    Biomarkers are increasingly important in the clinical management of complex diseases, yet our ability to discover new biomarkers remains limited by our dependence on endogenous biomolecules. Here I describe the development ...

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