Science of Nanoscale Systems and their Device Applications
Science of Nanoscale Systems and their Device Applications
NSEC Events Calendar


January 5-7, 2011
NSEC Frontiers in Nanoscale Science and Technology Workshop, Tokyo, Japan

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January 3-15, 2011
NNIN International Winter School for Graduate Students at IISc in Bangalore India on the topic of "Science and Technology of Nanofabrication".
Applications are due September 7. Application information is available at . Participation is limited to US citizens and permanent residents enrolled in US graduate institutions.

January 25, 2011
NRI e-Workshop
: New Materials and Processes for Constructing Unconventional Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Electronic and Excitonic Circuitry
to be presented by Prof. Tobin Marks of Northwestern University MRSEC
4pm ET / 3pm CT / 2pm MT / 1pm PT
This lecture focuses on the design and realization of new materials for creating unconventional electronic as well as excitonic circuitry. Fabrication methodologies to achieve these goals include high-throughput, large-area printing techniques. Topics to be discussed include: 1) Rationally designed high-mobility p- and n-type organic semiconductors for printed organic CMOS, 2) Polycrystalline and amorphous oxide semiconductors for transparent and mechanically flexible electronics, 3) Self-assembled and printable high-k nanodielectrics enabling ultra-large capacitance, low leakage, high breakdown fields, minimal trapped interfacial charge, and device radiation hardness. 4) Combining these materials sets to fabricate a variety of high-performance thin-film transistor-based devices.

To participate in this e-Workshop, please register on-line at

February 14, 2011
Foul Water Fiery Serpent
, a new documentary that follows dedicated health workers engaged in a final battle to eradicate a Guinea Worm disease in Africa. The screening will be followed by a distinguished panel discussion on the global health challenge of Guinea Worm and other neglected diseases.
4:30 - 6:30 PM Harvard University Science Center. 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA
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February 28, 2011
Submission Deadline: Call for Papers Defence Science Research Conference 2011

DSR 2011 hopes to create a platform for researchers and practitioners from all over the world to meet up and share their relevant experiences and knowledge. The primary objective is to enable researchers and practitioners working in similar areas to share their results within the limitations of unclassified research and developments. Through this event, we hope to enable researchers to showcase some of the latest research work done for the defence industry that is beneficial to the daily applications for the general public. We hope to be able to cultivate the growth of science and technology through research work done in the defence field which are applicable for civilian use.
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DSR-2011 will be held from 3-6 August 2011. This event is organized by the Mixed Reality Lab and the Social Robotics Lab from the National University of Singapore.

February 28- March 3, 2011
The New Steel? Enabling the Carbon Nanomaterials Revolution: Markets, Metrology, Safety, and Scale-up

Don't miss this unique gathering of experts focused on Carbon Nanomaterial Manufacturing, Quality Control, Certification, Product Integration, Manufacture Scale-up, Life Cycle and EH&S, including effective use of industry consortia and working groups to accelerate technology development, with examples drawn from the semiconductor and energy sectors.
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
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March 8, 2011
Submission Deadline: Call for papers, 69th Device Researcg Conference

be held at the University of California Santa Barbara from June 20 to 22, 2011. Two page abstracts will be accepted by online submission at the conference web site The Device Research Conference Technical Digest is published by IEEE and is made available online through IEEE Xplore.
For more than sixty years, the Device Research Conference has brought together leading scientists, researchers, and graduate students from varied disciplines in academia and industry to share their latest research and discoveries in the field. The university setting of the Device Research Conference encourages frank and open technical discussion on recent breakthroughs and advances in device research, and provides a great atmosphere for social events. The technical program will be a mix of invited, oral, and poster presentations. In addition, the conference will hold three evening rump sessions aimed at engaging the audience in a vigorous and charged discussion on the future directions of competing device technologies. The Device Research Conference has a tradition of strong graduate student participation. This is recognized by offering student travel support and a Best Student Paper Award.

This year the Device Research Conference program will also feature a short course on Gate Dielectrics for Advanced Transistors. This full day tutorial will be offered on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Additional information on the short course will be posted in the near future online at

March 18, 2011
46th New England Complex Fluids Workshop

The invited speakers are Joanna Aizenberg, (Harvard), Richard Prum, (Yale), Angelo Cacciuto, (Columbia), Chris Santangelo, (UMass Amherst), and Salvatore Torquato (Princeton).
Luce Hall Auditorium at Yale University
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March 28-29, 2011
Symposium on Women in Science and Engineering: "Leaders and Science and Engineering: The Women of MIT

As part of its 150th anniversary, MIT is hosting a major symposium on women in science and engineering. This symposium aims to recognize both individual and institutional leadership in the success of women in science and engineering. It is woven around the landmark 1996 and 1999 reports of the Faculty Committees on Women in Science and their subsequent impact inside and beyond MIT. The symposium will have plenary sessions of talks by outstanding women faculty. In addition, there will be sessions giving a historical and current assessment of women in science and engineering, including the impact of the 1999 report.

A description of the symposium, with links to the program and to the registration page, can be found at:


March 26, 2011
NanoDays 2011, Museum of Science, Boston
Imagine, discover, and explore a world that’s too small to see. NanoDays is a nationwide celebration of nanoscale science, and you're invited! Come celebrate with us at the Museum of Science on Saturday, March 26. Enjoy nano-related activities throughout the Exhibit Halls, including hands-on demos with NSEC volunteers, guest researcher presentations (including MIT's Moungi Bawendi and Harvard's Pamela Silver), performances of the Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show, an industry showcase of nanotech enhanced products, and examples of nano in nature in our Butterfly Garden. We'll also be building a giant balloon model of carbon nanotube in the lobby. Please join us! For an updated schedule, please visit:

April 1-3, 2011
37th Annual Bioenginering Conference

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
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April 7, 2011
Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health Seminar Series: Health Financeing for Universal Coverage
Thursday, April 7, 2011
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Nye Conference Center
Institute of Politics
Taubman Building, 5th Floor
Harvard Kennedy School
Cambridge MA

April 13, 2011
The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Invites you to: Consequences of Conflict
Tracing the effects of sexual violence on individuals, families and communities in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Panel discussion featuring:
Lwanzo Amani, Analyst, World Bank
Kate Burns, Senior Policy Officer for Gender Equality, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance
Amy Costello, Emmy-nominated Television and Radio Journalist
Jocelyn Kelly, Women in War Research Coordinator, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Moderated by
Carol Cohn, Director, Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights
4-6 pm, Kresge G-1
Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

April 15, 2011
Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health Seminar Series: Crisis in Japan
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
O'Keefe Auditorium
Blake Building, 1st Floor

April 25-29, 2011
Quantum Information and Computation IX (DS216)
to be held during
the SPIE International Symposium on Defense, Security and Sensing,
Orlando, Florida, USA.
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May 22-26, 2011
The IUPAC International Congress on Analytical Sciences 2011 (ICAS2011)

This multidisciplinary meeting brings together world's leading scientists, engineers, practitioners, as well as students, to present innovations and advancements and also to address contemporary issues relevant to analytical science and technology.
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May 23- June 3, 2011
Nano-Biophotonics Summer School (NBSS11)
, at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This is a two-week event aimed at training graduate students with research interests at the interface between optics, biomedicine, and nanotechnology. The School combines lectures and presentations with hands-on computational labs, delivered by experts in the field.

The tuition and lodging are free for qualified students who apply by April 1st. For more information and application, please visit:

Summer 2011
Harvard Global Health Institues Nutrition and Global Health Program
This initiative creates new and expanded curricular and research opportunities for Harvard students in three substantive areas: nutrition and infectious disease, nutrition and perinatal/child health, and nutrition and chronic diseases.
Our program brings together interdisciplinary research and training efforts pertaining to nutrition and global health across Harvard University by encouraging collaborative work among investigators from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Harvard Medical School (HMS) and affiliated institutions, Kennedy School of Government, Graduate School of Education, and Faculty of Arts and Sciences and within our partner institutions, St. John's Research Institute in Bangalore, India, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and the University of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Harvard Nutrition and Global Health Program supports undergraduate and graduate curricular opportunities, hosts scientific seminars and symposia, and will be sponsoring internships for undergraduates and graduates across Harvard University.
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June 26-30, 2011
3rd International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems (IC4N) and the Cretan Workshop on: Global Challenges and Opportunities for Nanotechnology.

These events will be held in the island of Crete, Greece June 26-30, 2011. Flyers for the 3rd IC4N and the Graduate Student Competition are herewith attached. For additional information, please visit the conference web site at

June 26-July 1, 2011
Eighth International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2011)

Host: New England Complex Systems Institute
This is the eighth in a series of conferences with two major aims: first, to investigate those properties or characteristics that appear to be common to the very different complex systems now under study; and second, to encourage cross fertilization among the many disciplines involved.
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August 10-17, 2011
26th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT26)

The LT conferences are an international event held every three
years, under the auspice of the International Union of Pure and
Applied Physics (IUPAP) through its Commission C5 on Low
Temperature Physics. LT26 will continue on the rich and highly
productive tradition of previous LT conferences in bringing together
experimental and theoretical scientists from all countries, to share
their discoveries and insights on physical phenomena of quantum
systems at low temperatures.
The deadline for abstract submission is on April 15, 2011, and the deadline for early registration is on May 15, 2011.
For more information, please visit the conference Website:

October 14, 2011
Molecules, Movement, and Motors
The symposium will bring together experts in genetics, chemistry, biology, physics, medicine, and engineering to discuss the mechanics of motors—from naturally occurring motors, such as those inside cells, to new synthetic motors made from DNA. The exploration about how motors work and what we can learn from studying them will address an array of questions: Are motors specific for a single task, or can they adapt to multiple functions? What makes motors start and stop moving? What are common features that make an effective motor? How can we build on new understandings of motors to cure disease and make other improvements to human life?
For more information and a symposium schedule, please visit or call 617-495-8600.

October 15, 2011
13th annual Greater Boston Area Statistical Mechanics Meeting
Invited speakers for this fall's meeting:
Aparna Baskaran, Brandeis University,: Dynamics and pattern formation in active fluids
Marta González, MIT: Analytical model and measurements of aggregated mobility networks
Maria Kilfoil, UMass, Amherst: Three-dimensional imaging of DNA mechanics in living cells
Andrew Strominger, Harvard University: Black holes: The harmonic oscillators of the 21st century
More information about the meeting is at
where a Web-based registration form is available. Be sure to include Einstein's miracle year (1905).
Brandeis University, Silver Auditorium, Room 117, in the Sachar International Center.

October 26-27, 2011
NBIC: Nano/Bio Ineterface Center Symposium speaker Don Eigler:
Local Probes at the Frontiers of Energy Systems and Biotechnology
4:00 pm Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall, U Penn
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  Last Modified October 17, 2011 by the NSEC Office.