IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC)

Welcome to NMDC 2018

Welcome to The 2018 IEEE 13th Nanotechnology Materials & Devices Conference (NMDC 2018) being held in Portland, Oregon, USA on 14-17 October, 2018. The conference at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown hotel.

319 SW Pine Street
Portland, Oregon 97204-2726
USA TEL: +1-503-279-9000

Airport Transportation options include:

  • MAX light rail from the airport runs regularly from 5:00 AM to 1:00 AM. The Hotel is 2 blocks from the Skidmore Fountain MAX stop. Cost is 2.50 USD.
  • Taxi fare is approx. 30 USD
  • Lyft/Uber fare is approx. 20-30 USD

Registration desk will be located on the Mezzanine level -schedule – look for signs;

Registration hours will be:

Sunday 3:00pm-7:30pm
Monday 7:00am-7:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:30pm


Each night there is an evening event after the evening reception put on by the hotel.
If you are staying with the hotel the nightly reception is free. If are not staying at the hotel then the reception is cash bar. You may purchase a ticket at the front desk for $25. You are most welcome to attend the reception, located in the Arcadian Garden.

Sunday we will kick off the conference with a Welcome Reception from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm followed by a Careers Panel.

The Career Panel features representatives from industry and academia:

Navigating career pathways in Academia and Industry

October 14, Sunday, 7-8:30pm
Room: Fireside (Mezzanine level)

Monday evening there will be a lively discussion on Nanotechnology Education Worldwide, with two invited speakers:

Panel Session – Nanotechnology Education Worldwide

October 15, Monday  7:30 – 9:30pm
Room Queen Marie

Invited Speakers:
Richard Jones, FRS, of Sheffield University, UK
Cyrus Mody, Maastricht University, Netherlands

And Panelists:
Sorin Cotofana, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
Bonnie Gray, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada
Ricardo Reis, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Allegra-RS, Brazil
Artunkumar Subramanian, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA
Tommy Tzeng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Martin Wybourne, Dartmouth College, NH, USA

Tuesday evening there is a Professional Development Workshop:

The “art” of Effective Negotiation: “Just ask for it”

October 16, Tuesday, 7-8:30pm
Room: Fireside

Marilyn Rampersad Mackiewicz (Research Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Portland State University)

To find out more information regarding the evening panels and workshop see

Wednesday evening in the conference Awards Banquet held at Portland State University after optional Lab Tours at PSU. There is information on the website: Portland State University Lab Tours and in the proceedings. If you do not want to partake of the Lab Tours, there is the hotel’s evening reception. Dinner starts at 7:00 pm. A map on how to get to the dinner is on the website here.

For things to do in Portland, see

The final program has now been posted. See the Program tab.

Enjoy the conference and your visit to Portland!

Marilyn Rampersad Mackiewicz
NMDC 2018 Local Arrangements Chair


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