Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

The 14th Annual CNST Nanotechnology Workshop

May 5-6, 2016 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The CNST Nanotechnology Workshop highlights University of Illinois research in bionanotechnology and nanomedicine, nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, and nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing, leading to cross-campus and industry collaborations.

3002 Electrical and Computer Engineering Building
306 N. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Attendance is free (if not taking meals).
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Poster Sessions
Students: Register for Poster Sessions on May 5-6
May 5: 10:30 am-12:45 pm (ECEB Atrium)
May 6: 8:30-9:30 am (ECEB Atrium)
Prizes will be given for each poster session

Nano Entrepreneurial Panel

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Samuel Achilefu

Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Endowed Chair in Radiology
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine

"Making the Invisible Visible"
May 5, 1:30 pm
3002 Electrical and Computer Engineering Building

306 N. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Dr. Samuel Achilefu is the Michel M. Ter-Pogossian endowed chair in Radiology. He holds joint appointments as a Professor in Radiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, and Biomedical Engineering. He currently serves the Chief of the Optical Radiology Laboratory, Director of the Molecular Imaging Center, and Associate Director of the Oncologic Imaging Program of the Siteman Cancer Center. Dr. Achilefu is a fellow of the SPIE (world’s largest optical society), Fellow of the Academy of Science – St. Louis, Scientific Advisory Board member of the National Cancer Institute’s intramural Molecular Imaging Program, consultant to the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense grant review panels. He serves as a trustee of Loma Linda University in California, Editor-in-Chief of Current Analytical Chemistry and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biomedical Optics and Scientific Reports. Dr. Achilefu also conceived and led the development of a novel wearable cancer vision goggles for the accurate removal of cancer cells during surgery. Recently, he discovered a novel treatment paradigm for cancer using a special type of light and non-therapeutic doses of drugs to selectively trigger cancer cell death without harming healthy tissue. He has received several honors and award, including the 2014 St. Louis Award, 2014 Medical Innovation Award by the St. Louis Business Journal, and 2015 Outstanding Scientists Award by the St. Louis Academy of Science.  In 2016, Dr. Achilefu was named the inaugural Michel M. Ter-Pogossian endowed professorship in radiology. The Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program recommended him to receive the first Distinguished Investigator Award in 2016 for his innovative work on stimulated photoimmunotherapy of cancer.

Dr. Manijeh Razeghi

Walter P. Murphy Professor, and Director, Center for Quantum Devices
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Northwestern University

"The Wonder of Nanotechnology"
May 6, 11:00 am
3002 Electrical and Computer Engineering Building
306 N. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Nature offers us a full assortment of atoms, but nanoengineering is required to put them together in an elegant way to realize functional structures not found in nature. 
A particular rich playground for nanotechnology is the so-called III-V semiconductors, made of atoms from columns III and V of the periodic table, and constituting compounds with many useful optical and electronic properties in their own right.  Guided by highly accurate simulations of the electronic structure, modern semiconductor optoelectronic devices are literally made atom by atom using advanced growth technology such as molecular beam epitaxy and metal organic chemical vapor deposition to combine these materials in ways to give them new proprieties that neither material has on its own.  Modern mastery of materials growth and characterization with the help of such techniques allows high-power and highly efficient functional devices to be made, such as those that convert electrical energy into coherent light or detect light of any wavelength and convert it into an electrical signal.

This talk will present the latest world-class research breakthroughs that have brought quantum engineering to an unprecedented level, creating light detectors and emitters over an extremely wide spectral range from 0.2 to 300 microns.

Manijeh Razeghi joined Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, as a Walter P. Murphy Professor and Director of the Center for Quantum Devices in Fall 1991, where she created the undergraduate and graduate program in solid-state engineering.  She is one of the leading scientists in the field of semiconductor science and technology, pioneering in the development and implementation of major modern epitaxial techniques.   Her current research interest is in nanoscale optoelectronic quantum devices.  She has authored or coauthored more than 1000 papers, more than 30 book chapters, and  16  books.   She holds 55 U.S. patents and has given more than 1000 invited and plenary talks.  She received the IBM Europe Science and Technology Prize in 1987, the Achievement Award from the SWE in 1995, the R.F. Bunshah Award in 2004 and many best paper awards.   Dr. Razeghi is an elected Fellow of SWE (1995), SPIE (2000), IEC (2003), OSA (2004), APS (2004) IOP (2005), IEEE (2005) and MRS (2008). And IBM teacher of excellence 2013, and the 2016 Jan Czochraiski Award.  She is editor , associate, and Board member of many journals, including Nano Scinence and Nano technology. 

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