As part of IEN’s mission to develop and cultivate the next generation of technologists, our team hosts numerous professional development lectures and short courses. Course and lecture topics include cleanroom fabrication techniques, advanced lithography techniques, market sector applications of nanotechnology research, and seminars on nanotechnology as it relates to other fields of engineering. These events are open to both GA Tech and other institutions’ researchers and educators, as well as to those in industry and the interested public.

Engineering & Lithography Fun - Practical Problem Solving & Pizza

Engineering & Lithography Fun - Practical Problem Solving & Pizza

Jeremy V. Golden, General Manager, KemLab
October 29, 2019 | 12pm - 1pm

In Engineering & Lithography Fun - Practical Problem Solving, KemLab present several real & practical issues our customers encounter in the field of engineering & lithography.
Some examples to be covered:

  • Lift-Off application
  • Adhesion on substrates
  • Photoresist Design

Bio: Mr. Golden is the General Manager of KemLab, responsible for day to day operations, including product development, manufacturing and QC, with particular focus on collaborative initiatives for new products. He is a senior engineering and applications technologist in the field of photo sensitive chemistries used in the microelectronics industry. He has over 20 years of experience in the disciplines of manufacturing, QC and product applications development for these specialty chemicals. Mr. Golden also holds publications in customer applications of these photoresist products developed. Since starting KemLab in 2012, several products have been developed and commercialized, including photoresists for MEMS, Packaging, Lift-off, and image reversal. Mr. Golden has degrees in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and an MBA with concentration in entrepreneurship.

Pizza Lunch Provided with Prior Registration

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Directing Assembly of Organic Electronics Inspired by Living Systems

Directing Assembly of Organic Electronics Inspired by Living Systems

Ying Diao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Pettit Microelectronics Building 102 A&B | 791 Atlantic Drive | Atlanta GA | 30332

Abstract: Directed assembly, crystallization and microphase separation have played a central role in thedevelopment of modern electronics and energy materials. Recent years, printed electronics based on semiconducting molecular systems have emerged as a new technology platform that promise to revolutionize the electronics, clean energy and medical industry. In contrast to traditional electronic manufacturing that requires high temperature and high vacuum, these new electronic materials can be solution printed at near ambient conditions to produce flexible, light-weight, biointegrated forms at low-cost and high-throughput. However, it remains a central challenge to control the morphology of semiconducting molecular systems across length scales. The significance of this challenge lies in the order of magnitude modulations in device performance by morphology parameters across all length scales.

This challenge arises from the fact that directed assembly approaches designed for conventional hard materials are far less effective for soft matters that exhibit high conformational complexity and weak, nonspecific intermolecular interactions. On the other hand, biological systems have evolved to assemble complex molecular structures highly efficiently. We are eager to transfer the wisdom of living systems to developing printed electronics technologies as to enable next generation electronics for clean energy and healthcare. In this talk, we present new insights and strategies we recently developed for controlling multi-scale assembly and transformation of semiconducting molecules. We learned from living systems and designed bioinspired assembly processes, allowing molecules to put themselves together cooperatively into highly ordered structures otherwise not possible with significantly improved electronic properties. We discovered molecular design rules that impart dynamic and switchable electronic properties through the mechanism of molecular cooperativity – a mechanism ubiquitous in nature. These new solid-state properties could potentially enable new sensing and actuation mechanisms not possible before. We further developed 2D and 3D printing process to realize on-the-fly morphology control down to the molecular and nanoscale.

Invited by Graduates in Nanotechnology (GIN) student organization. For information on GIN contact the NNCI Director of Education and Outreach, Quinn Spadola:


Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance - Mentored Career Development & Training Grants

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) is an inter-institutional magnet that concentrates basic, translational, and clinical research investigators, community clinicians, professional societies, and industry collaborators in dynamic clinical and translational research projects. Emory engaged three of its close academic partners - Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the University of Georgia (UGA) - to form the Georgia CTSA. This partnership, a strategic multi-institutional alliance, offers compelling, unique, and synergistic advantages to research and patients statewide.

Upcoming Program Opportunities and Deadlines

KL2 - Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Program Deadlines:

  • KL2 Program Clinical & Translational Research Career Development Program for Junior Faculty Members Two-Year Grant  | Due March 1, 2020
  • KL2 Program Clinical & Translational Research Program Two-Part Application Workshop | December 5th & 12th, 2019 

TL1 (T32-like) Training One Year Grants for Clinical & Translational Research:

  • Ph.D. Student Level Training | Due February 17, 2020
  • Post-Doctoral Level Training | Due March 16, 2020
  • One Day Application Workshop | December 11, 2019

Applicants to both programs must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to qualify.

Read the full details and find contact information here.