“Perspectives in Nanotechnology”

A new seminar series from MIT.nano

“There is plenty of room at the bottom,” an idea introduced by Richard Feynman in 1959. Ever since, developments in nanoscale science and technology have lead to rapid interdisciplinary advancements in the fields of materials, devices, biotechnology and instrumentations. MIT.nano is pleased to announce a new seminar series, organized by assistant professor Farnaz Niroui, to continuously explore these frontiers.

The seminar series will offer monthly talks at MIT, starting in Fall 2019, from researchers across the spectrum of nanoscience and nanoengineering. To lay the foundation for this series, Niroui has organized an introductory set of lectures this spring by experts who have played seminal roles in the progress of our understanding of the nanoscale in each of key areas over the past decades.

Entitled "Perspectives in Nanotechnology," the spring lectures will offer insight into current research and future directions by the experts based on their experiences in the field. Each talk will last approximately 45 minutes long and will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session. At the conclusion of each talk, a reception will be held at MIT.nano (Building 12).

Videos of previous seminars may be found on our video page.

The Perspectives series encompasses:


Session 1:
Broad Overview

Roger Howe, Stanford University
"Accelerating Research in Applied Nanotechnology"
March 18, 3-5pm
Room 3-270

Registration required | Abstract and Bio

Session 2:

Paul Alivisatos, UC Berkeley
April 29 2-4pm
Room 3-270

Registration required | Abstract and Bio

Session 3:

Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley
"What New Device Will Replace the Transistor?"
Thursday, May 16, 2:30-3:30 PM
MIT Building 34, Grier Room 34-401 (map)

Reception to follow in 12-3005

Registration required | Abstract and Bio

Session 4:

Robert Langer, MIT
June 18 3-5pm
Location TBD

Session 5:

Don Eigler
Sept. 16, 2019
Details to come


Questions? Email mitnano@mit.edu.