LAUNCH.nano: At the dawn of the Nano Age.
To harness the power of nanotechnology in service to humanity’s greatest challenges, MIT spent the past six years constructing, at the heart of the campus, a new center for nanoscience and nanotechnology. MIT.nano has launched an advanced facility open to the entire community of faculty, researchers, partners, and students. A convening space to spark collaboration and cross-pollination. A hive for tinkering with atoms, one by one—and for constructing, from these fantastically small building blocks, a future of infinite possibility.
On October 4, 2018, we held a series of celebration events:
8:30AM – 4:00PM
LAUNCH.nano Symposium at Kresge Auditorium
4:00PM – 7:00PM
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at MIT.nano. Grand Opening Celebration at MIT.nano, with a ribbon cutting, reception, tours, exhibitions, a poster session, and more.
Prizes were given to the top two posters who were able to present the most memorable posters conveying the personality of the researcher as well as the research. More
MIT.nano Grand Opening Agenda
Solutions For Some Of The Biggest Challenges Are At The Smallest Scale
Ray Stata, Founder & Chairman, Analog Devices, Inc.
8:55am Session 1 – ENERGY
Researchers from across MIT are tackling one of the world’s greatest challenges, the energy crisis, at the smallest scale, by building new tools that harness, store, convert, and deploy energy.
The MIT Energy Initiative - Linking Science, Innovation and Policy to Transform the World's Energy Systems
Robert Armstrong, Director of the MIT Energy Initiative and Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering
Energy at MIT.nano
John Deutch, Institute Professor and Professor of Chemistry
Reimagining Battery Technologies
Yet-Ming Chiang, Kyocera Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Nano is More Sustainable Energy
Karen Gleason, Alexander and I. Michael Kasser Professor of Chemical Engineering
9:55am Session 2 – HEALTH AND MEDICINE
MIT researchers are not only creating the tools necessary to understand biological systems at the nanoscale, but they are also actively using those tools to learn more about largely mysterious biological phenomena.
Tyler Jacks, David H. Koch Professor of Biology, Director of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, and Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Materials, Medicine, Health: The Synergy of Science and Technology
Elazer Edelman, Director of Institute of Medical Engineering and Science, Poitras Professor in Medical Engineering and Science MIT; Professor of Medicine and Senior Attending Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Where The Wild Things Will Be - Taming Microbes In The Nano Era
Katharina Ribbeck, Hyman Career Development Professor of Biological Engineering
Why Nanometers Matter In Biology
Thomas Schwartz, Boris Magasanik Professor of Biology
10:35am The Integrated Systems Revolution Rages On
Jesús del Alamo, Microsystems Technology Laboratories Director, Donner Professor, and Professor of Electrical Engineering
10:50am Session 3 – QUANTUM COMPUTING
With nanotechnology, computing and communications will keep pace with our ambitions, translating quantum computing’s theoretical foundation into practical structures and systems designed and fabricated in MIT.nano.
Michael Sipser, Dean of Science and Donner Professor of Mathematics
Quantum Computing and MIT.nano
William Oliver, Professor of the Practice in the Department of Physics and Associate Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT; and Laboratory Fellow, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
ROUNDTABLE –Quantum Information Science: Nano & Macro
Isaac Chuang, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Senior Associate Dean of Digital Learning
Claire Cramer, Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy
Eric Dauler, Group Leader, Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
I. Michael Mandelberg, Chief, Solid State and Quantum Physics, Laboratory for Physical Sciences
Bogdan Mihaila, Program Director, National Science Foundation
Christopher Monroe, Distinguished Professor of Physics, University of Maryland; CEO and co-Founder, IonQ, Inc
Mark Ritter, Senior Manager, Quantum Science, IBM
1:00pm AFTERNOON SESSION GREETING AND INTRODUCTION
Anantha Chandrakasan, Dean of Engineering and Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Importance of Nanotechnology to MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Eric D. Evans, Director of MIT Lincoln Laboratory
1:20pm Session 4 – MATERIALS
The creation of new materials is at the heart of nanoscience because researchers now have the ability to design and build new forms of matter atom by atom.
Carl V. Thompson, Stavros Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Materials Research Laboratory
Materials Manufacturing Innovation: Bridging The Valleys Of Death
Krystyn Van Vliet, Associate Provost and Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Biological Engineering
Making Nano Big With Materiomics
Markus Buehler, Department Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering and McAfee Professor of Engineering
Imaging And Controlling The Growth Of Materials In A Unique Electron Microscope
Frances Ross, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
2:15pm Session 5 – THE NEW FRONTIERS OF DESIGN
The astonishing new nano capabilities have arisen in a parallel with a broad recognition at MIT of the power of design as a mode of inquiry to explore the interface between human beings and their environment at every scale—from nanoparticles to cities.
Vladimir Bulović, MIT.nano Director and Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Professor of Emerging Technology
Exploring the Past for a More Sustainable Future
Admir Masic, Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Moderated by Hashim Sarkis, Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning
Craig Carter, POSCO Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, MacVicar Faculty Fellow
Paul Ha, Director of the List Visual Arts Center
Anette (Peko) Hosoi, Associate Dean of Engineering, Neil and Jane Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Carlo Ratti, Professor of the Practice in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Director of SENSEable City Lab
3:30pm INVITATION TO MIT.NANO – THE DAWN OF THE NANO AGE
Robert B. Millard, Chairman, The MIT Corporation
3:35pm WALK TO MIT.nano (BUILDING 12)
4:15pm MIT.nano RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY
4:30pm MIT.nano GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
Festivities included tours of MIT.nano, exhibitions, live music, refreshments, poster presentations, and much more.