SF Bay Area Nanotechnology Council


IEEE nanoCON 2016


San Francisco Bay Area IEEE Nanotechnology Council Chapter

Three-Day Workshop for Young Professionals

IEEEnanoCON-2016:  Inspiring the Next Generation

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June 13 – 15, 2016

Sponsored by OCSiAL USA, IBM, and IEEE SCV Section

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IEEEnanoCON-2016 is a three day workshop principally targeting young professionals and college students. IEEEnanoCON-2016 will also serve engineers wishing to retrain into new careers. There will be exposure to a wide range of nanotechnology science and technology topics by established experts in the fields.

Presentations will span nanomaterials and nanodevices, nanophotonics and nanomedicine, nanopolymers and nanosensors along with their applications.

Speakers from Academia and Industry (both entrepreneurs and established enterprises), will review current as well as potential areas of interest in an attempt to spark a drive to get involved in enabling the promise of nanotechnology.

Ample time will be reserved for discussion and interchange with attendees.


IEEEnanoCON-2016’s three days of activities will take place at three venues: Texas Instruments; IBM Almaden; and Stanford University. Free attendance by on-site engineers or professors will be encouraged to maximize networking opportunities.


REGISTER NOW at  https://ieeenanocom2016.eventbrite.com



Day 1    June 13, 2016 Texas Instruments Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara, CA

9:00      Registration and networking

9:30      Introduction

9:40      Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Chief Scientist NASA AMES Research Center

Nanomaterials and their Applications in Electronics and Sensor Development

10:40    Break – Networking

11:00    Dr. Jeffrey Wong, Chief Scientist, CA Dept of Toxic Substances Control.

Real World Concerns about Nanomaterials in Consumer Products

12:00    Lunch – Networking

1:00      Prof. Wei Wu, Prof Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California

Nanoimprint Lithography Science and Applications

2:00      Break – Networking

2:20      Dr. Konstantin Tikhonov, VP Energy Applications, OCSiAl

The Promise & Progress Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

3:20      Prof.  Folarin Erogbogbo, Prof Biomedical Engineering San Jose State University

NanoBioMed Science and Applications

4:20      Work life panel (Above speakers) – Finding and doing jobs in nanotechnology


Day 2    June 14, 2016   IBM Almaden Research Center 650 Harry Road, San Jose, CA

9:00      Registration and Networking & Breakfast provided by IBM

9:30      Introductions

9:40      Dr. Spike Narayan – Innovation at the Intersection of Nano and XYZ

10:40    Break – Networking

11:00    Dr. Jeannette Garcia IBM Almaden, Sustainable Polymers

12:00    Lunch – Networking

1:00      Prof. Alex Zettl, UCB – Nanomaterials and Devices

2:00      Dr. Vasuda Bhatia Nanomaterials in Chemical, Gas and BioSensing

3:00      Break – Networking

3:20      Prof. Michael McGehee, Stanford – Perovskite solar cells & startups

4:20      Internships – Luisa Bozano, IBM


Day 3    June 15, 2016   Paul Allen Building Stanford University Room 101X

9:00      Registration and networking

9:30      Introductions

9:40      Prof. Yoshio Nishi & Dr. Blanca Magyari-Kope  – “Emerging nonvolatile memory materials and devices”

10:40      Break – Networking

10:55    Prof. Mark Brongersma, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford

Semiconductor Nanowire Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics

11:55    Lunch-  networking – Nanofabrication facility tour

1:00      Dr. Jay Rajadas  – Nanotechnology Enabled Medical Technology

2:00      Dr. Kayte Fischer, CTO Nano Precision Medical Inc.

Harnessing Nano for Drug Delivery

3:00      Break – Networking

3.15      Prof. Arun  Majumdar, The Jay Precourt Professor at Stanford University

Role of nanoscale materials and devices in transforming our energy system

4:15      Jan Thoren, Founder NanoArchitech. – Architectural Supermaterials

5:00      Closing remarks


Registration Notes:

– Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Break Refreshments are Included

— Three Day Registration opens first.

— >> Student registrants will receive a $25 credit (refund) upon attending.

— Single Day Registration will be available beginning on May 15, only if the event capacity has not already been filled by three day registrants.

— For registration purposes, “Young Professionals” are those who have completed their first academic degree within the past 15 years.