Final Program now available.

Download Printed Program Guide (in PDF, 3MB)

See the Plenary Speakers. And Plenary Speakers Schedule (below).

See the  list of Invited Speakers. Download the Invited Speakers Program (PDF).

See the Student Programs (nano school, NSF grants).

See Special Events Schedule (below). Download Portland State University Lab Tours write-up (PDF).

See Program Grid (below)

View Program At-a-Glance Schedule, registration info and hotel maps.

View Program Sessions or Download the final NMDC 2018 Program (PDF)

Plenary Speakers Presentation Schedule

Monday October 15th

8:20 am

Jesus del Alamo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nanoscale III-V Electronics: InGaAs FinFETs and Vertical Nanowire MOSFETs

9:10 am

Ian A. Young
Intel Corporation
Beyond CMOS Materials and Devices for Energy Efficient Computing
Tuesday October 16th

8:20 am

Kaustav Banerjee
UC Santa Barbara
2D Materials for Smart Life

9:10 am

Joseph M. Luther
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Metal Halide Perovskites at the Nanoscale: high quality optoelectronic materials with unique phase properties
Wednesday October 17th

8:20 am

Nadar Engheta, Nanotechnology Council Pioneer Award Winner
University of Pennsylvania
Near-Zero-Index Photonic Materials and Devices

9:10 am

Tony F. Heinz
Stanford University
Optical properties of 2D materials and heterostructures



Special Events Schedule

Sunday, October 14th 5:30 – 7:00 pm

SR: Welcome Reception

Room: Arcadian Garden

7:00 – 8:30 pm

W1: Career Panel Navigating career pathways in Academia and Industry

Room: Fireside

Monday, October 15th 5:30 – 7:00 pm

MR: Reception

Room: Arcadian Garden

7:30 – 9:30 pm

P1-M4: Panel Session – Nanotechnology Education Worldwide

Room: Fireside

Tuesday, October 16th 5:30 – 7:00 pm

TR: Reception

Room: Arcadian Garden

7:00 – 8:30 pm

W2: Professional Workshop – The “art” of Effective Negotiation: “Just ask for it”

Room: Fireside

Wednesday, October 17th 5:30 – 7:00 pm

WR: Reception

Room: Arcadian Garden

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Portland State University Lab Tours (PDF)

Physics Lab (Guides: Raj Solanki, Erik Sanchez)
CEMN Lab (guides: Tony Chen, Greg Baty) (LABS MAP)
Engineering (Guide: Jun Jiao) (MAP)

7:30 – 10:00 pm

BQ: Awards Banquet (MAP)

Room: PSU Smith Memorial Student  Union Ballroom (3rd floor)


Program Grid (Overview)

Time Sunday October 14th Monday   October 15th Tuesday October 16th Wednesday October 17th
7.00-8.00am Breakfast (Hotel) Breakfast (Hotel) Breakfast (Hotel)
8.00-8.20 Opening / Introductions
8.20-9.10 Plenary Plenary Plenary
9.10-10.00 Plenary Plenary Plenary
10.00-10.30 Break Break Break
10.30-12.10 Session 1 (4x) Session 1 (4x) Session 1 (4x)
12.10-12.30pm Break Break Break
12.30-1.30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
1.30-3.00 Session 2 (4x) Session 2 (4x) Session 2 (4x)
3.00-3.30 Break Break Break
3.30-5.10 Session 3 (4x) Session 3 (4x) Session 3 (4x)
5.10-5.30 Break Break
5.30-7.00 Welcome Reception (Hotel) Reception (Hotel) Reception (Hotel) Reception (Hotel)
PSU Lab Tours
7.00-8.30 pm Workshop: Career Panel Panel discussion:
Nanotechnology Education WW
7.30-9.30 pm
Workshop: Negotiation Banquet & Awards
(PSU Smith Memorial Student Union)
7.30–10.00 pm
8.30-10.00 pm


  • Breakfast included for hotel guests;
  • Breaks on Mezzanine Level;
  • Lunch is in Arcadian Garden on Lower Level;
  • Reception in Arcadian Garden, complementary for hotel guests, $25 for others, buy ticket at front desk.
  • Wednesday Banquet at PSU Smith Memorial Student Union Building.




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