Invited Speakers


Invited speakers


Nanofluidics and Nano-optics for In-Line DNA Optical Mapping

Dr. Irene Fernandez-Cuesta, Hamburg University, Germany

We present different methods to create optical barcodes on DNA molecules, a fabrication method based on nanoimprint to stretch them inside nanochannels, and an in-line detection method to read them in real time. We will show the signal of different molecules, such as Karposi Sarcoma Herpes Virus.


"Informed design for biomaterials"

Professor Nikolaj Gadegaard, University of Glasgow, UK

During the past decade, we have developed a range of tools to 1) provide flexible lithography, 2) supporting tools for biological experiments, 3) means of upscaling for large areas and large part numbers and 4) computational methods for analysis and modelling. Each of these areas will be discussed in this presentation.


"NanoFrazor Lithography: status, challenges and opportunities"

CEO Felix Holzer, SwissLitho, Switzerland

NanoFrazor lithography systems are used by various research institutes for rapid prototyping of novel nano-devices. Various applications will be shown as examples that have been enabled by the unique fabrication capabilities of this technology. Limitations, challenges and opportunities of this relatively young technology will be discussed.


"Developing Active Sulfide- and Phosphide-based Electrocatalysts for Sustainable Hydrogen Production"

Assistant Professor Jakob Kibsgaard, DTU, Denmark

Abstract: A sustainable pathway for hydrogen production is through electrochemical processes coupled to renewable energy sources such as wind or solar. In my talk, I will show the extraordinary recent development of transition metal sulfide and phosphide hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) catalysts.


"Expanding the toolbox to process carbonaceous materials: from photolithography to robocasting and origami folding"

Assistant Professor Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte, Clemson University, USA

Abstract: Pyrolyzing organic materials can result in the formation of carbon. 3 techniques to shape carbon precursors will be presented here: 1) photolithography, 2) robocasting and 3) origami folding. The carbon precursors include SU-8 photoresist, biopolymers commonly used as food thickeners and cellulosic paper films


"Monolithic integration of III-Vs on silicon for electronic and photonic applications"

Kirsten Moselund, IBM Zurich, Switzerland

Abstract: In this talk we will discuss Template-Assisted Selective Epitaxy (TASE), which is a novel epitaxial technique where III-V nanostructures are grown within an oxide cavity. This allows for the local integration of active electronic and photonic components on a silicon substrate. The versatility of this technique will be demonstrated through several experimentally demonstrated devices, such as heterojunction devices and monolithically integrated microdisk lasers.


"Heterogeneous 3-D integration of NEMS and ICs"

Dr. Dinesh Pamunuwa, University of Bristol, UK

Abstract: We report on a generic heterogeneous 3-D integration platform for integration of NEMS and ICs that is based on layer transfer using adhesive wafer bonding. We have utilized this platform to demonstrate arrays of suspended micro-bolometers with mono-crystalline SiGe thermistors integrated on top of CMOS-based electronic read-out circuits.


"A Single Chip NMR: The Next Generation of Molecular Phenotyping for Health and Disease"

Dr. Weng Kung Peng, INL, Portugal

Abstract: The current one-size-fits-all medical practices are often sub-optimal with side effects and costly. Our research focuses addressing the challenges by introducing a novel class of multi-dimensional NMR-based ´molecular signature´ (molecular phenotype) of biological fluids (e.g., blood) with respect to its´ various pathophysiological states.


"Single-molecule analysis with silicon nitride drums"

Professor Silvan Schmid, TU Wien, Austria

Abstract: Absorption microscopy is a powerful technique, enabling the detection of single non-fluorescent molecules at room temperature. We show that nanomechanical photothermal sensing surpasses the shot-noise-limited sensitivity of state-of-the-art optical absorption techniques by more than two orders of magnitude. Using stress-optimized silicon nitride resonators, we achieve femtowatt-sensitivities at room temperature. Such a sensitivity results in unprecedented signal-to-noise ratios for the imaging of single molecules, presenting a competitive alternative to established imaging tools for single-molecule analysis.


"Concave and convex oxide corner lithography in silicon based 3D-nanomachining"

Associate Professor Niels Tas, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Corner lithography is an emerging self-aligned technique for wafer scale 3D nanopatterning based on simple thin film processing in or on a mold containing sharp corners. Focus of the presentation will be on the formation of nanostructures at the apices of silicon wedges, based on low temperature oxidation, HF etching and anisotropic etching of silicon.


2D and 3D patterning of biological hydrogels for organ-on-chip applications

Associate Professor Maria Tenje, Uppsala University, Sweden

Pharmaceutical industry’s need for in vitro screening platforms with high in vivo predictability has spawned the development of the research field organs-on-chip. Here, the focus is to develop microphysiological systems replicating various human organs to evaluate new drug delivery system and drug formulations. Our research group is particularly interested in developing model systems of biological barriers with high in vivo resemblance. In this presentation, we will share our most recent developments.


"Focused ion beam induced deposition of nano-superconductors"

Professor José María De Teresa, CSIC-University of Zaragoza, Spain

Abstract: By using the W(CO)6 precursor gas in combination with a He+ FIB focused to 1 nm, vertical W-C hollow nanowires down to 32 nm in diameter can be grown. The superconducting transition temperature, the critical field and critical current are higher than their counterparts grown with the Ga+ FIB source.


"Three-dimensional integration for MEMS and microsensors"

Professor Zheyao Wang, Tsinghua University, China

Abstract: This talk reviews the following aspects of 3-D integration of MEMS/microsensors: fabrication technologies such as bonding and TSV fabrication, strategies for 3-D integration such as CMOS and MEMS, integrated sensor arrays such as focal plane arrays and micromirrors, and vacuum WLCSP for inertial sensors and RF MEMS devices, as well as hetero 3-D integration of multiple MEMS/sensors for nodes of wireless sensor networks and artificial retinas. The future directions for 3-D integration of MEMS/microsensors are also discussed.


"Methods and Materials for Nano- and Microstructuring on large scale"

Matthias Worgull, KIT, Germany

Abstract: This talk will give an overview over the fabrication of functional surfaces with methods beyond the classical replication processes and includes also the process of nano-thermoforming and seamless Roll-to-Roll fabrication on large scale.


"2D and 3D structural color printing"

Associate Professor Joel Yang, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Abstract: We will show recent results of printing colors using the Nanoscribe Photonic GT femtosecond direct laser writer (DLW). We push the capabilities of this nanoscale 3D printer to print suspended nanowebs at sub-10-nm dimensions [5], and structures that exhibit a range of colors. We discuss the potential of this 3D printing techniques in structural color generation.


• Professor Niklas Sandler, Åbo Akademi, Finland •

• Jean Louis Viovy, CNRS, France




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