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 2024

All spring 2024 seminars will be held in person at MIT.

Monday, May 13, 2024
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Building 34, Room 401

Computing with Physical Systems
Peter McMahon
Assistant Professor of Applied & Engineering Physics
Cornell University

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Monday, April 8, 2024
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Building 34, Room 401

Ferroelectric hafnia-on-semiconductor frequency control devices: Unleashing the power of nano-mechanics on chip
Roozbeh Tabrizian
Associate Professor, NELMS Rising Star Endowed Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Florida

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Monday, March 11, 2024
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Building 34, Room 401

The changing microelectronics landscape & opportunities for collaboration
Keith Lynn
Research Science Senior Manager, Advanced Electronics Lab, Lockheed Martin Space

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Monday, February 12, 2024
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Building 34, Room 401

Engineering quantum properties of molecular circuits with chemistry
Masha Kamenetska '05
Assistant Professor, Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science and Engineering
Boston University

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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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