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NNCI Events

This listing includes information on events (seminars, workshops, symposia, and other activities) within the NNCI which are open to the entire research community. The list is maintained by the NNCI Coordinating Office to encourage collaboration among the sites and promotion of these events which provide training and education of staff, students, and research users. In addition, the Staff Exchange Program is a mechanism for travel support specifically to allow NNCI staff to attend events at other sites.


NNCI Societal and Ethical Implications Webinar (Thursday, May 9, 2024, 3-4 pm EDT)
"Philanthropic Funding of Scientific Research"
While a lot of funding of academic labs comes from Federal government agencies, philanthropies are playing an increasingly important role in supporting the scientific enterprise. The mission, goals, and administration of philanthropies are, however, quite different from organizations like the NSF and DOE.  This webinar will bring together a panel of experts with extensive experience at philanthropies. We will host a 30-40 minute discussion about the landscape of philanthropic funding for scientific research, followed by ample time for questions from the audience. 

Evan Michelson, PhD (Program Director overseeing the Energy and Environment Program at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)
Jane Flegal, PhD (Market Development and Policy Lead at Stripe Climate and Frontier; formerly led the US Climate Programs at the Hewlett Foundation and the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust)
Josh Greenberg, PhD (Program Director overseeing the Technology and New York City Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)

Moderator: Jamey Wetmore, Associate Professor at Arizona State University and Associate Director of the NNCI for Societal and Ethical Implications

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2024 NNCI Etch Symposium (April 24-26, 2024)
This symposium on "Advances in Micro- & Nanoscale Patterning of Strategic and Emerging Materials for Electronic, Photonic, Quantum, & MEMS Devices" will be held at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Registration and more information.

NNCI Nano+Additive Manufacturing Summit (July 30-31, 2024)
This annual event brings together researchers/users in the advanced manufacturing fields of additive manufacturing and micro/nanotechnology to discuss new findings, share results, showcase capabilities, generate ideas, debate the future, and network with one another. Nano/AM Symposium is open to all scientists, engineers, students and industry partners from a variety of disciplines/areas including microtechnology, nanotechnology, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, healthcare, energy, advanced materials, MEMS, biotechnology, commercial products, defense, and nano-education. Participants will hear exciting presentations about the latest nano/AM technologies, learn about existing state-of-the-art core facilities available to the public, and discuss ways that industry can access a wide variety of academic resources, including their most valuable resource – creative, hard-working students.
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Education Webinars

"The NNCO: Supporting the NNI (That Means You)"
Quinn Spadola (Deputy Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office), presented April 19, 2023

"Virtual Immersive Worlds for Experiential Learning of Quantum and Semiconductor Physics"
Azad Naeemi (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech), presented August 31, 2022

"The NIIT National Talent Hub: Connecting Educators, Talent and Employers in Strategic, Tech-based Industries"
Mike Russo (President and CEO) and Robert Weinman (Director of Workforce Innovation), National Institute for Innovation and Technology (NIIT), presented Jan. 26, 2022

“The Micro Nano Technology Education Center: Fostering Partnerships Between Industry, University, and Community Colleges to Grow the Micro Nano Skilled Technical Workforce”
Jared Ashcroft (Pasadena City College), presented Aug. 25, 2021

Computation Webinars

"Particle Based Simulation of Wide Bandgap Devices”
Stephen Goodnick (School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, ASU), presented November 16, 2023

"Silvaco Technology CAD, Background, Overview & Future"
Eric Guichard (SVP and GM of TCAD, Silvaco, Inc.), presented August 23, 2023

"Antiferromagnetic Tunnel Junctions for Spintronics"
Evgeny Tsymbal (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln), presented February 15, 2023

"Theoretical Exploration of Energy Efficient Spintronics Devices"
Tony Low (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota), presented September 28, 2022

"Virtual Immersive Worlds for Experiential Learning of Quantum and Semiconductor Physics"
Azad Naeemi (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech), presented August 31, 2022

"Semiconductor Workforce Development through Immersive Simulations on"
Gerhard Klimeck (nanoHUB), presented April 27, 2022

"The Evolution of Process TCAD in Semiconductor R&D and Manufacturing"
Shela Aboud, Ph.D. (Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Synopsys), presented November 10, 2021

"Quantum-Corrected Semiclassical Monte Carlo Scaling study of Si, Ge, and InGaAs FinFETs"
Frank Register (Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas-Austin), presented June 23, 2021

“Simulation Software Next Door"
Dragica Vasileska (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Arizona State Univ.), presented May 5, 2021

Societal and Ethical Implications Webinars

"Scientists and Engineers in State Governments"
A panel discussion with past Science Outside the Lab participants: Moriah Locklear (Arizona State University), Stephanie Mitchell (California Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife), Sawyer Morgan (New Jersey Board of Public Utilities), and Jacob O’Connor (California Senate Committee on Transportation). Moderated by Jamey Wetmore (Arizona State University), presented May 24, 2023.

"Science Policy Around the World in 2022: Innovations and Uncertainties in the Global Knowledge System"
Panel discussion with Arie Rip (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Carlo Altamirano Allende (Albaa Legal+Tech, Mexico), and Ayesha Chaudhary (World Bank, India). Moderated by Oluwabukola Makinde (School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University), presented May 18, 2022.

"From Wow to Yuck to Meh: The Normalization of Nano Risk"
Kristen Kulinowski (Director, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute), presented Feb. 23, 2022

“Looking Back on 20 Years of Nano in Society”
Andrew Maynard (College of Global Futures, Arizona State University) & David Berube (Science and Technology Communication, North Carolina State University). Moderated by Jamey Wetmore (Arizona State University), presented July 21, 2021.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Webinars

“How to Engage with Diverse Student Populations in Entrepreneurship”
Jacques Chirazi, Christine Kiou, Yves Theriault (UCSD), presented March 11, 2024

"Activate Fellowships – Empowering Scientists and Engineers to Bring Their Research to Market"
A panel discussion with Hannah Murnen (Managing Director, Activate Anywhere), Karin Lion (Chief Growth Officer), and Austin Hickman (Activate Fellow), moderated by Matt Hull (Virginia Tech), presented May 3, 2023

"Lab-to-Fab: Transitioning from University Cleanrooms to Industrial Prototyping and Low-Volume Production"
Miguel Urteaga (Director of Foundry Products and Services, Teledyne Scientific Co.), presented October 12, 2022

"What Investors are Looking for in Early Stage Start-up Companies"
Kurt Peterson (Silicon Valley Band of Angels), presented October 28, 2021

"2D Advanced Materials and US National Priorities"
Terrance Barkan (The Graphene Council), presented May 27, 2021


Updated July 21, 2023

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