MIT.nano Seminar Series

A monthly lecture on topics related to nanoscience and nanotechnology given by an expert in the field.

The monthly MIT.nano seminar was first presented to the community in 2019 through the "Perspectives in Nanotechnology" lectures, an introductory set of talks by experts who have played seminal roles in the progress of our understanding of the nanoscale in key areas over the past decades. Organized by assistant professor Farnaz Niroui, the series was met with much enthusiasm from members of the MIT and nano communities, and so the MIT.nano seminar series continues to offer monthly talks from researchers across the spectrum of nanoscience and nanoengineering.

Talks last approximately 45 minutes and are followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session. Once a year, MIT.nano will welcome a member of the MIT.nano Consortium to give the seminar. Suggestions for guest speakers can always be sent to

The November seminar is the Mildred S. Dresselhaus Lecture, named in honor of beloved MIT professor Mildred "Millie" Dresselhaus, the “queen of carbon science.” This annual event recognizes a significant figure in science and engineering from anywhere in the world whose leadership and impact echo Millie’s life, accomplishments, and values.

Spring 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Near-zero power integrated microsystems for the IoT
Matteo Rinaldi, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Northeastern University

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Monday, May 23, 2022
*This event has been canceled.*
Chad Mirkin
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Director, International Institute for Nanotechnology
Northwestern University

Monday, April 25, 2022
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT

Amal El-Ghazaly
Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Cornell University

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Monday, March 14, 2022
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

Bart Jan Ravoo
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

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Monday, February 28, 2022
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST
Memristor-based hybrid analog-digital computing platform for mobile robotics

Wei Wu
Associate Professor
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Southern California

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Monday, January 24, 2022
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST
Flat imaging

Dr. J.P. Laine
Division leader for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT)

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Past lectures and contact

Previous seminars are listed on our archive page. Videos of previous seminars may be found on our YouTube page.

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