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Spring 2017
(Sponsored by Northrop Grumman)

Feb. 21
Super-Resolution Imaging of Nanostructures on Plasmonic Chip
Shubhra Gangopadhyay
Program Director
Communications, Circuits, and Sensing Systems (CCSS)
National Science Foundation

May 4
Self-assembly of DNA nanomechanical devices
Carlos Castro
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ohio State University

Fall 2016
(Sponsored by Northrop Grumman)

Sept. 21
Mixing Microsystems and Robotics
Sarah Bergbreiter

Department of Mechanical Engineering
and Institute for Systems Research
University of Maryland

Oct. 25
Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
Rama Venkatasubramanian

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Nov. 30
Cavity optomechanical coupling in chip-scale plasmonic and photonic transducers for nanoscale measurements and optical signal control
Vladimir Aksyuk
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
National Institute for Standards and Technologies

Spring 2016

Feb. 25
Alternative Microscale 3D Printing Methods for Biology
Ryan Sochol

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland

March 25
SMART: Shrink Manufacturing Advanced Research Technologies
Michelle Khine

Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Irvine
* This is a joint Bioengineering/Microsystems Seminar *

May 6
Microfluidics for 3D tissue engineering and personal health diagnostics
Samuel Sia
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University

Fall 2015

Sept. 17
Parametrically Excited Electrostatically Coupled Arrays of Micro Oscillators
Slava Krylov

Tel Aviv University
| video |

Oct. 1
Engineering Structured Functional Materials with Applications from Micromotors to Cancer Theranostics
Zhihong Nie
University of Maryland

Oct. 20
Origami microsystems: From metamaterials
to dust sized surgical tools

David Gracias

Johns Hopkins University

Nov. 10
Scalable Nanostructures for Energy Storage and Flexible Electronics
Liangbing Hu

University of Maryland

Spring 2015

Feb. 20
Micro/Nano/Biosystems:
The New 'Fantastic Voyage'

ISR Director Reza Ghodssi
University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture and IAI Colloquium

March 25
All-in-One Droplet Microfluidic Systems for Bioassays
Tza-Huei Jeff Wang
Mechanical Enginering, Biomedical Engineering and Oncology
Johns Hopkins University
| video |

April 23
Integrated Analytical Microsystems for Life Science Research in Outer Space Aboard Autonomous Small Satellites
Antonio Ricco
Chief Technologist, Small Payloads and Instrumentation
NASA Ames Research Center
| video |

May 5
Biomedical Micro and Nanofluidics
Shuichi Takayama
Micro/Nano/Molecular Biotechnology Lab
University of Michigan
A Maryland NanoCenter NANOCOLLOQUIUM

Fall 2014

Oct. 2
Spatial and Temporal Control of Biological Systems at the Microscale
Elliot Hui
University of California, Irvine
Mechanical Engineering Seminar co-sponsored with the Microsystems Initiative

Oct. 9
Army Research Laboratory Bioscience and Bioengineering Research Initiatives
Vicky Bevilacqua
Army Research Lab

Oct. 23
Precision Measurement and Engineering of Reconstituted Membrane Proteins
John Marino
National Institute of Standards and Technology
| video |

Nov. 10
Laser-assisted fabrication techniques for low-cost flexible sensors, actuators, and microsystems
Babak Ziaie
Purdue University
| video |

Dec. 11
Biomechanics at the micro and nano scale
Nathan Sniadecki
University of Washington
| video |

Spring 2014

Feb. 26
Nanoengineered Devices for Energy Transport and Conversion
Evelyn Wang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
| video |

March 5
Make Me Look! To SEE and Understand Your Research
Felice Frankel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Harvard University
*Co-sponsored by Campus Visualization Partnership Lecture Series; Department of Computer Science; Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS); Maryland NanoCenter; Department of Materials and Nuclear Engineering

April 15
Magnetic Microsystems - What? Where? When? Why? How?
David Arnold
University of Florida
| video |

May 8
Biological Information Processing and Biomedical Intervention through Microfluidic Technologies
Abraham Lee
University of California, Irvine
| video |

Fall 2013

Sept. 20
Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds using Piezoresistive Microcantilever Sensors with Metal Organic Frameworks
Peter Hesketh
Georgia Institute of Technology
| video |

Oct. 15
The Lensless Microscope: Computational Microscopy, Sensing and Diagnostics for Telemedicine and Global Health Applications
Aydogan Ozcan
University of California, Los Angeles
| video |

Nov. 19
Nonlinear MEMS Resonance
Gary Fedder
Carnegie Mellon University

Dec. 6
Acousto-Opto Fluidics for Lab-on-a-Chip
Tony Jun Huang
The Pennsylvania State University
| video |

Spring 2013
(Sponsored by Qualcomm)

Feb. 19
Quartz MEMS—Only a Matter of Time!
Srinivas Tadigadapa
The Pennsylvania State University
| video |

March 27
Atomic Layer Deposition for Applications in Nano/MicroElectroMechanical Systems
Victor Bright
University of Colorado Boulder
| video |

April 11
Using Nonlinearity to Enhance Micro/NanoSensor Performance
Kimberly Turner
University of California Santa Barbara
| video |

April 29
Engineering Quantum Information Processing Systems
Jungsang Kim
Duke University
| video |

May 10
Using MEMS to Build Devices and Packages at the Same Time
Thomas Kenney
Stanford University

Fall 2012
(Sponsored by Qualcomm)

Oct. 11
Electrochemistry and Biochips
Yosi Shacham-Diamand
Tel-Aviv University
| video |

Nov. 29
Implantable Microsystems for Quantitative Measurement of Biomolecules for the Management of Hemorrhagic Shock
Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
Clemson University
| video |

Dec. 6
Wireless Health
Mehran Mehregany
Case Western Reserve University

Spring 2012

Feb. 23
Innovative Optical Microsystems for Medicine and Other Applications
Hans Zappe
University of Freiburg

Feb. 28
The Mechanics of "Small"
Taher Saif
University of Illinois
| video |

March 15
Microfluidics: Cells on Chip for Disease Diagnosis
Mehmet Toner
Harvard University
| video |

April 5
Optofluidics for Bio-Analytics and Energy Applications
David Erickson
Cornell University

May 3
Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Biophotonics
Adela Ben-Yakar
University of Texas

Fall 2011

Sept. 20
Vacuum Microsystems for Energy Conversion
Roger Howe
Stanford University
* This lecture is also part of the ISR Distinguished Lecturer Series *
| video |

Oct. 11
Engineering Adaptive Interfaces to Damaged Nervous Systems
Joel Burdick
California Institute of Technology
| video |

Dec. 8
Machine-Brain Interfaces
Jack Judy
DARPA Microsystems Technology Office

Spring 2011

Feb. 16
Carbon Nanotubes
John Hart
University of Michigan
| video |

March 3
Wireless Medical Microsystems
Mark Allen
Georgia Institute of Technology
| video |

April 20
Optical Biosensors and Systems Integration
Frances Ligler
Naval Research Laboratory
| video |

May 10
Next-Generation Proteomics
Amy Herr
University of California, Berkeley
| video |

Fall 2010

Oct. 21
Wireless Telemetry of Neutral Signals from Freely Moving Dragonflies
Reid Harrison
Intan Technologies, LLC
Anthony Leonardo
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
| video |

Nov. 11
Energy Harvesting Research at Imperial College London: A Holistic View
Paul Mitcheson
Imperial College London

Dec. 8
MEMS for Mechanobiology
Beth Pruitt
Stanford University
| video |