Marvin  Center Room 310, 800 21st ST NW, DC 20052

The George Washington University

March 29th, 9:30am to 4:00pm

Come and Learn About Cross-disciplinary Nanotechnology Research on Nano-Biosensing, Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Nanomaterials, Molecular Simulations and More.



9:30 - 9:55am

Check-in and Coffee Time

9:55 - 10:00am

Opening Remarks, GW SEAS Dean David Dolling & GW ECE Chair: Prof. Mona Zaghloul

10:00 - 10:30am

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Frances Ligler, NAE, Naval Research Lab.
"Hydrodynamic Focusing for Biosensing and Microfabrication" 

10:30 - 10:50am

Invited Speaker: Dr. Alexander Revzin, NSF Nano-Biosensing Program Director
"Biosensors for Cell Secretome Analysis"

10:50 - 11:10am

Invited Speaker: Dr. Tony Low, IBM

"Graphene optoelectronics and plasmonics"

11:10 - 11:20am

GW Speaker: Prof. Volker Sorger, ECE

"λ-size Modulators & Laser"

11:20 - 11:40am

Invited Speaker: Dr. Feng Guo, NIST

"One-of-a-kind magnetic microscope: magnetic imaging and characterization"

11:40 - 11:50am

GW Speaker: Prof. Ergun Simsek, ECE

"Graphene based Tunable SPR Sensors"

12:00 - 1:00pm


1:00 - 1:20pm

Invited Speaker: Dr. Massood Tabib-Azar, NSF CCSS Program Director

1:20 - 1:30pm

GW Speaker: Prof. Mark Reeves, Physics

"Biochemistry on the head of a pin: probing the dynamics of biochemical networks"

1:30 - 1:50pm

Invited Speaker: Dr. Keir Neuman, NIH/NHLBI

"A nanodiamond is forever: Fluorescent nanodiamonds for in vitro and in vivo biological imaging"

1:50 - 2:00pm

GW Speaker: Prof. Tianshu Li, CEE

"Heterostructured 2D few-layer systems by computational design"

2:00 - 2:20pm

Invited Speaker: Dr. Anupama B. Kaul, NSF EPMD Program Director    

"The promise of transition metal di-chalcogenides and other 2D-layered materials for nanoelectronics, energy harvesting, sensing and photonics applications"

2:20 - 2:30pm

Coffee Break     

2:30 - 2:40pm

GW Speaker: Prof. Grace Zhang, MAE

"Nano and Microtechnology for Tissue Regeneration"

2:40 - 3:00pm

Invited Speaker: Dr. K. Scott Phillips, FDA/CDRH/OSEL

"The race to the nanobiointerface: biofilms on medical devices"

3:00 - 3:10pm

GW Speaker: Prof. Zhenyu Li, ECE

"Optofluidic integration for biosensing"

3:10 - 3:30pm

Invited Speaker: Dr. Josh Conway, DARPA MTO Program Manager

"DARPA Microsystems Technology Office Overview"

3:30 - 4:00pm

Discussion and Coffee Time

Directions and Parking Information
Marvin Center is located at 800 21st Street NW, DC.
Its parking garage entrance is on H Street NW, between 21st and 22nd Streets.  The parking fee is $18 per day.
More directions and parking information can be found here:
Sponsored by:
Organized by:
GW ECE Research Committee
Organizing Sub-Committee: Zhenyu Li, Ergun Simsek, Volker Sorger