Connect with IEN

As part of IEN’s mission to develop and cultivate the next generation of technologists, our team hosts numerous professional development lectures and short courses. Course and lecture topics include cleanroom fabrication techniques, advanced lithography techniques, market sector applications of nanotechnology research, and seminars on nanotechnology as it relates to other fields of engineering. These events are open to both GA Tech and other institutions’ researchers and educators, as well as to those in industry and the interested public.

All events are listed in chronological order, please scroll down to find and register for the event for which you are interested.


March 16th, 2019 @ 10:00AM - 1:00PM | Marcus Nanotechnology Building Atrium | Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta Science Festival: Exploring the Nanoscale

Overview:  Learn what makes the nanoscale special and how it’s led to improvements in everyday products. Join Georgia Tech scientists and engineers in hands-on activities exploring the nanoscale. What is nano about a lotus leaf and how do we use this effect? How can clear nail polish be colorful? What is a smart material? What do objects look like under a scanning electron microscope (SEM)? Bring a sample to scan (not wet, and less than an inch in diameter, please) with our tabletop SEM. 

Read More Here.



March 26th, 2019 @ 12:00PM | Marcus Nanotechnology Building 1117 - 1118 | Georgia Institute of Technology

Nano@Tech: Dimensional Control of Light-Matter Interaction in Perovskite Chalcogenides

Abstract: Perovskite Chalcogenides are a new class of semiconductors which have tunable band gap in the visible to infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Besides this band gap tunability, they offer a unique opportunity to realize large density of states semiconductors with high carrier mobility. In this talk, I will discuss some of the experimental advances made both in my research group and in the research community on the theory, synthesis of these materials and understanding their optoelectronic properties. Perovskite chalcogenides have a large structural and chemical phase, which allows us finer knobs to tailor light-matter interaction precisely over a broad energy range spanning the visible to infrared spectrum. I will show that controlling dimensionality of these materials has profound influence on the light-matter interaction, which results in novel properties such as highly anisotropic absorption and refraction, unconventional band gap evolution. Finally, I will provide a general outlook for future studies on these exciting new class of materials.

Bio: Jayakanth Ravichandran is an Assistant Professor in the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science with courtesy appointment in Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley in 2011. He performed post-doctoral research at Columbia University and briefly at Harvard University, before beginning this current position. His research interests are in materials design, synthesis, characterization, and physical properties of complex materials for electronic, photonic, and energy applications. He was named an Early Career Scholar by the Journal of Materials Research in 2017 and was a Link Energy Fellow.

April 8th, 2019 @ 11:00AM | Marcus Nanotechnology Building 1117 - 1118 | Georgia Institute of Technology

Nanomaterials Design for Energy and Environment - Yi Cui Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Abstract: Nanotechnology has provided a novel technology platform which can address critical energy and environmental problems and enable new opportunities. In the past decade, my group has conducted research on new ideas to address problems related to energy conversion, storage and saving, and environment cleaning (air, water and soil). Here I will show exciting examples, including: 1) high energy battery materials including Si and Li metal anodes and S cathodes; 2) Nanofiber air filters for efficient PM2.5 removal and low air resistance. 3) Cooling and heating textile for personal thermal management

Bio: Yi Cui is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He received B.S. in Chemistry in 1998 at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Ph.D in 2002 at Harvard University. After that, he went on to work as a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley. In 2005 he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. In 2010 he was promoted with tenure. His current research is on nanomaterials for energy storage, photovotalics, topological insulators, biology and environment. He has founded three companies to commercialize technologies from his group: Amprius Inc., 4C Air Inc. and EEnovate Technology Inc. He is a Fellow of Materials Research Society, a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of Electrochemical Society. He is an Associate Editor of Nano Letters. He is a Co-Director of the Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium and a Co-Director of Battery 500 Consortium. He is a highly proliferate materials scientist and has published more than 400 research papers. In 2014, he was ranked NO.1 in Materials Science by Thomson Reuters as “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”. His selected awards include: Blavatnik National Laureate (2017), MRS Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience (2015), the Sloan Research Fellowship (2010), KAUST Investigator Award (2008), ONR Young Investigator Award (2008), Technology Review World Top Young Innovator Award (2004).


April  18th - 29th, 2019 | Marcus Nanotechnology Building | Georgia Institute of Technology

Spring 2019 IEN Microfluidics Short Course

The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech will offer a short course on “Soft Lithography for Microfluidics” on April 19 & 20, 2019. This course module is designed for individuals interested in hands-on training in the fabrication of microfluidic devices using the soft lithography technique. This 2 day intensive short course will be structured to assume no prior knowledge of the technologies by the participants. The course agenda is evenly divided between laboratory hands-on sessions, including SU-8 master mold creation using photolithography and PDMS device fabrication in the IEN cleanroom, and supporting lectures.  The goal for this course is to impart a basic understanding of soft lithography for microfluidic applications as practiced in academia and industry.

Rates: *Rates include lunches on all days*

Georgia Tech Rate: $150
Academic and Government Rate: $300
Industry Rate: $600

Due to the nature of the lab portion of the course, registration has a maximum of 15 participants. Your registration is not guaranteed until full payment is received. If you wish to charge the course to an IEN Cleanroom account, please contact us immediately so that we can provide the proper forms, and so that we may notify the PI or accounts representative. Credit cards are the only payment option for people outside Georgia Tech. Once you submit your registration, follow the appropriate links in your confirmation email. A waiting list of overflow registrants will be maintained in case of cancellations.

** Registration is NOT complete until you have received a link to pay for your attendance through Georgia Tech's secure payment gateway. You will receive this link via email after completing the initial registration process.

Registration and full payment MUST be completed online by April the 11th at 5PM EST, 2019: NO EXCEPTIONS. No one will be allowed to register or pay on-site.**