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11th Annual Full Day Symposium – Nanophotonics

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Council Chapter 11th Annual Full Day Symposium

“The Promise and Progress of Nanophotonics”

An International Year of Light event co-sponsored by IEEE SCV Photonics and EDS Chapters

May 19, 2015 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Texas Instruments Auditorium, Santa Clara CA map


Nanophotonics relates to nanostructures and materials which facilitate the generation, propagation, manipulation, and detection of light. This symposium will showcase the breadth of the exciting work being done in the Bay Area and beyond to reveal the promise of uniquely nanotechnology-enabled effects. It will also provide a forum for networking and exchange of information among local academics, engineers, early-stage venture capitalists and entrepreneurs who are moving nanophotonics into disruptive applications.

Silicon Photonics at Intel
- Dr. Andrew Alduino, Director, Silicon-Photonics Product Line Management, Intel Corporation
Silicon Photonics and the Datacenter
- Dr. Marco Fiorentino, Researcher, System Research Lab, HP Labs
Semiconductor Nanowire Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics
- Dr. Mark Brongersma, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Carbon Nanotube Infrared and Terahertz Photodetectors
- Dr. François Léonard, Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore
Visualizing Chemical Reactions and Light-Matter Interactions with Nanometer-scale Resolution
- Dr. Jen Dionne, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Mapping Optoelectronic Processes at the Native Length Scale in Organic & Inorganic Nano Composites
- Dr. Alexander Weber-Bargioni, Staff Scientist, Molecular Foundry Material Science Division LBNL
Quantum Noise in All-Optical Logic Circuits
- Dr. Charles Santori, Researcher, HP Labs
Nanoscale Optofluidics: On-Chip Infectious Disease and Cancer Diagnostics
- Dr. Ahmet Ali Yanik, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz
Implement Smell and Taste with Nano-sensors
- Dr. Zhiyong Li, Principal Scientist, Foundational Technology Lab at HP Labs
Poster Presentations: work by students from local colleges and universities

On-line registration by May 16: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=yrskj
   $20 Students with ID
   $30 Life Member/Between employment
   $40 Member
   $50 Non-member

>> Add $10 if you prefer pay-at-event attendance.
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Nanoengineered Devices for Thermal Management and Solar Thermal Energy Conversion

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Tuesday April 21, 2015
Noon – 1  pm
Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA

Please RSVP here.




TITLE: Nanoengineered Devices for Thermal Management and Solar Thermal Energy Conversion

SPEAKER: Dr. Evelyn N. Wang, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Nanoengineered surfaces offer new possibilities to manipulate fluidic and thermal transport processes for a variety of applications including lab-on-a-chip, thermal management, and energy conversion systems. In this talk, I will first discuss how nanoengineered surfaces can be used to control wetting and bubble/droplet behavior for high flux heat dissipation of electronics. These surfaces can enhance both boiling and condensation heat transfer in two-phase pumped cooling systems. In the second half of the talk, I will discuss the opportunities with nanoengineered surfaces to increase efficiency in solar thermophotovoltaic (STPV) devices. The use of such surfaces allows us to engineer the spectral properties and to define the active area of the emitter with respect to the absorber. These studies provide insights into the complex physical processes underlying heat-structure interactions and offer a path to achieving increased efficiency in next generation thermal management and energy devices.

Evelyn N. Wang is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. She received her BS from MIT in 2000 and MS and PhD from Stanford University in 2001, and 2006, respectively. From 2006-2007, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent. Her research interests include fundamental studies of micro/nanoscale heat and mass transport and the development of efficient thermal management, water desalination, and solar thermal energy systems. Her work has been honored with awards including the 2008 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2011 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, the 2012 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the 2012 ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer, as well as best paper awards at 2010 and 2014 ITherm and 2012 ASME Micro and Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference.


  • 11:30 am – Registration & light lunch (pizza & drinks)
  • Noon – Presentation & Questions/Answers
  • 1:00 pm - Adjourn


Please RSVP here to make sure we have enough lunch.