MIT.nano Seminar Series Archives

The MIT.nano seminar series offers monthly talks from researchers across the spectrum of nanoscience and nanoengineering. The series kicked off with an introductory set of talks, the Perspectives in Nanotechnology, by experts who have played seminal roles in the progress of our understanding of the nanoscale in key areas over the past decades. Past MIT.nano seminars and a video of each talk are listed below. To view the full video playlist, visit our YouTube page. To see the schedule for upcoming seminars, visit mitnano.mit.edu/mitnano-seminar-series.

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

Abstract and Bio. | Watch the video.


April 2022
Amal El-Ghazaly, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Cornell University
Magnetic elastomers enabling haptic displays

Abstract and Bio | Watch the video.


March 2022
Bart Jan Ravoo, Professor, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
Photoresponsive soft materials made by molecular self-assembly

Abstract and Bio


February 2022
Wei Wu, Associate Professor, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California
Memristor-based hybrid analog-digital computing platform for mobile robotics

Abstract and Bio | Watch the video.


January 2022
Dr. J.P. Laine, Division leader for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), Draper
Flat imaging

Abstract and Bio


December 2021
Kathryn Whitehead, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Lipid nanoparticles for RNA delivery: SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, chemistry, and beyond

Abstract and Bio | Watch the video.


November 2021—Dresselhaus Lecture

Jelena Vučković, Jensen Huang Professor in Global Leadership in the School of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Applied Physics, Stanford University
Inverse designed photonics: Are computers better than humans in designing photonics?

Abstract and Bio | Watch the video.


October 2021
Leo Gross, Research Staff, IBM Research–Zurich
On-surface reactions and single-molecule charge transitions controlled by atom manipulation

Abstract and Bio | Watch the video.


September 2021
Debbie Senesky, Associate Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
“Tiny-but-tough” GaN- and graphene-based nanoelectronics for extreme harsh environments

Abstract and Bio | Watch the video.


May 2021
Rehan Kapadia, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Southern California
Hot electrons, cold materials: Building blocks for next generation semiconductor devices

Abstract and Bio | Watch the video.


April 2021
Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Professor, Chemistry & Computer Science, University of Toronto
There is no time for science as usual: Materials acceleration platforms

Abstract and Bio | Watch the video


March 2021
Dion Khodagholy, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
Translational neuroelectronics

Abstract and Bio | Watch the video


February 2021
Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Physics, MIT
Magic angle graphene: The twist and shout of quantum materials

Abstract and Bio | Watch the video


January 2021
Genevieve Van de Bittner, PhD, R&D Researcher, Agilent Research Laboratories, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Measuring metabolic flux with cellular and molecular resolution: Combining Seahorse XF and LC/MS technologies for comprehensive analyses

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December 2020
Vahid Sandoghdar, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Physics, Friedrich Alexander University; Director, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
On single photons and single molecules: From nano-quantum optics to nanobiophotonics

Abstract and bio | Watch the video


November 2020—Dresselhaus Lecture
Evelyn Hu, Tarr-Coyne Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Harvard University
Transforming Defects into Opportunities: Leveraging the Nanoscale

Abstract and bio | Watch the video


October 2020
Ron Naaman, Aryeh and Mintzi Katzman Professor, Chemical and Biological Physics, Weizmann Institute
The electron spin and chiral systems: Merging that results in novel properties

Abstract and bio | Watch the video


September 2020
Jonathan Fan, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Inverse electromagnetics design with physics-driven neural networks

Abstract and bio | Watch the video


January 2020
Steve Hattan, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, Waters Corporation
Mass Spec Imaging: Interrogating surfaces using molecular maps

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December 2019
Julia Greer, Ruben and Donna Mettler Professor of Materials Science, Mechanics, and Medical Engineering, California Institute of Technology; Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech
Materials by design: Three-dimensional nano-architected meta-materials

Abstract and bio | Watch the video