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[Illinois] CNST 2012: Making Mid-Infrared Photonics Nano with Plasmonics and Metamaterials

By Daniel Wasserman

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Abstract

CNST Workshop 2012

May 2–3, 2012

Showcasing University of Illinois research in bionanotechnology/nanomedicine, nanoelectronics/nanophotonics, and nanomaterials/nanomanufacturing, leading to cross-campus and industry collaborations

National Center for Supercomputing Applications Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Workshop Premise

The broad objective of the University of Illinois Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) workshop is to showcase University of Illinois research in bionanotechnology/ nanomedicine, nanoelectronics/nanophotonics, nanomaterials/nanomanufacturing, and computational nanotechnology/nanomechanics.

The general framework of the nanotechnology workshop is similar to those held on campus since 2003; which were all well attended by industry and academia. Some of those interactions have since then led to industry and cross-campus collaborations. The CNST-led forums and workshops have contributed tremendously toward the formation of multidisciplinary teams leading to the establishment of multimillion dollar new nanotechnology centers on-campus. The workshop will provide a forum for industry interactions and collaborations. The workshop brings together campus community (faculty, graduate and undergraduates, administration) from UIUC and other academic institutions, and industry engaged in cutting-edge research. A workshop panel will discuss the roadmap to future direction of research and development in nanotechnology and regional partnerships.

Established in 2001–02, the University of Illinois Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is the premier center for nanotechnology research, education and training, and entrepreneurial and outreach activities.

CNST draws its strength from working as a collaboratory involving the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, Coordinated Science Laboratory,Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Institute for Genomic Biology, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Systems, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Schools of Chemical Sciences and of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and other multidisciplinary centers.

It brings together nanoscale research from across the campus, drawing faculty from engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, neuroscience, agriculture, medicine, and other areas. The center envisions seamless integration of research from materials to devices to systems and applications. CNST is uniquely located to harness the entrepreneurial and technical spirit in downstate Illinois, with ongoing linkages with the University Research Park, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the State legislature. Industrial and international linkages have also been initiated through multidisciplinary centers. In addition, CNST has embarked on developing a curriculum for nanotechnology education, which will transcend a number of campus departments and units. Exceptional students with interest in nanotechnology projects have been awarded fellowships, as the center prepares the next generation workforce. CNST-led efforts have led to leveraging of existing nanotechnology research labs into also hands-on training sites for molecular and cellular biology, mechanobiology, micro and nanofabrication, and enabling technologies, and tissue engineering.

The CNST thrives on its cutting-edge core research in bionanotechnology, computational nanotechnology, nanocharacterization, nanoelectromechanical systems, nanoelectronics, nanofabrication, nanomaterials, and nanophotonics. Translational areas include: nanoagriculture and food, nanoenvironment, nanomanufacturing, nanomedicine, nanosecurity, and societal implications of nanotechnology. For more information visit: nano.illinois.edu or email: nanotechnology@illinois.edu or call 217-244-1353.

Workshop Sponsored by:
The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-sponsors:
Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Coordinated Science Laboratory
Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory
Institute for Genomic Biology
NSF IGERT- CMMB
NIH/NCI M-CNTC
NSF STC Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS, co-location)
NSF Nano-CEMMS
Network for Computational Nanotechnology/NanoHub at Illinois
Nanotechnology Community of Scholars at ACES

Submitter

Charlie Newman, NanoBio Node

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bio

Daniel Wasserman, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois

Dr. Wasserman received his Sc.B. in 1998 from Brown University in Engineering/Physics (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with Honors). He received his PhD from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University in 2004. At Princeton, Dr. Wasserman was a Francis Upton Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. Dr. Wasserman's post-doc, as a Princeton University Council on Science and Technology Fellow, focused on QC laser physics in the Gmachl group at Princeton University. Dr. Wasserman is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. His research team focuses on plasmonic and metamterial devices and structures, nanotechnology, and semiconductor-based material systems for the mid-IR wavelength range. Dr. Wasserman is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award, an AFOSR Young Investigator Award, and the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award from the UMass Lowell Physics Department.

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  • Daniel Wasserman (2013), "[Illinois] CNST 2012: Making Mid-Infrared Photonics Nano with Plasmonics and Metamaterials," https://nanohub.org/resources/14036.

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NCSA Auditorium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

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