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

  • Thermally Responsive Materials for Clean Water and Energy 

    Menon, Akanksha (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-11-08)
    The global demand for energy and water is projected to increase by 40% and 55%, respectively, by 2050. Meeting these targets in an efficient, affordable, and sustainable manner necessitates significant scientific and ...
  • Ultrasound for Brain Imaging and Therapy 

    Shi, Chengzhi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-10-25)
    The development of acoustic metamaterials and the resulted manipulation of ultrasound wave propagation have led to many important technologies that can potentially be applied in medical diagnostics and therapy such as ...
  • Biomimetic Scaffolds for Tissue Repair and Regeneration 

    Xia, Younan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-09-27)
    We are seeking to augment rotator cuff repair and peripheral nerve regeneration by developing biomimetic scaffolds capable of recapitulating the compositional, structural, mechanical, and cellular features of the native ...
  • Next-Generation Vertical GaN Power Devices Using Selective-Area Doping Techniques 

    Pavlidis, Spyridon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-09-13)
    In recent years, there has been a surge of research and commercial interest in gallium nitride (GaN)-based devices for power conversion applications. This is largely motivated by the wide bandgap of GaN, which offers a ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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