Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
20 - 24 April 2015
Conference DS119
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VII
This conference is no longer accepting submissions.
Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Pat Wight.
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Abstract Due:
6 October 2014

Author Notification:
15 December 2014

Manuscript Due Date:
23 March 2015

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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Roger Appleby, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
  • Debjyoti Banerjee, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
  • Michael P. Buric, National Energy Technology Lab. (United States)
  • Richard Conroy, National Institutes of Health (United States)
  • Ertugrul Cubukcu, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
  • Aykutlu Dana, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey)
  • Nibir K. Dhar, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
  • Muhammad M. Hussain, King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)
  • Matthew E. L. Jungwirth, Honeywell Defense and Space Electronic Systems (United States)
  • Anupama B. Kaul, National Science Foundation (United States)
  • Christopher M. Kroninger, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
  • Susan M. Maley, U.S. Dept. of Energy (United States)
  • Michael C. McAlpine, Princeton Univ. (United States)

Program Committee continued...
  • Parvaneh Mokarian-Tabari, Univ. College Coek (Ireland)
  • William D. Nothwang, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
  • Stergios J. Papadakis, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States)
  • Michael K. Rafailov, The Reger Group (United States)
  • Bilge Saruhan-Brings, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany)
  • Antonio Sastre, National Institutes of Health (United States)
  • Noriko Satake, UC Davis Medical Ctr. (United States)
  • Sivalingam Sivananthan, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
  • Andre U. Sokolnikov, Visual Solutions and Applications (United States)
  • Kyung-Ah Son, HRL Labs., LLC (United States)
  • Thomas G. Thundat, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
  • Richard Vaia, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
  • Christopher C. Wilcox, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
  • Joyce Wong, Schlumberger Ltd. (United States), California Institute of Technology (United States)
  • Eui-Hyeok Yang, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)

Additional Conference
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Call for
The scope of the conference ranges from showcasing particular topics in basic research in Micro- and Nanotechnologies (MNT), to component, subsystem and system level development for defense, security, energy, biomedical, space and commercial applications. This conference intends to bring together scientists and engineers involved in the development and transition of novel MEMS/NEMS and Nanotechnology concepts for various system-level applications. Given the enormous diversity of MNT, we have selected several cutting-edge, application-driven topics relevant to the technology development and system-level transition process. It is anticipated that this conference will foster cross-fertilization across many disciplines with participants being exposed not only to a broad range of scientific and engineering problems associated with the concepts-to-systems technology development pipeline, but also the accompanying programmatic considerations such as development roadmaps at commercial companies and government agencies. Ultimately, at the system-level, we hope to bring attention to the problem of reliability and robust performance of MEMS and Nanotechnology systems.

This conference has successfully pioneered a unique, "follow the investments" approach of having sessions that are based on MNT research and development programs currently being pursued by various DoD agencies, DOE, NSF, NIH, NASA and commercial companies. An example of such a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program is the Army Research Laboratory’s Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology (MAST) program that is showcased in a joint session with the Unmanned Systems Technology Conference.

A tentative list of conference session topics is as follows:
  • Two-dimensional nano-layered systems: graphene and beyond
  • Flexible, stretchable, transient electronics: what’s next?
  • Micro-autonomous systems and technology
  • Droplet microfluidics
  • Micro and nano-sensors for oil and gas applications
  • Micro/nano-sensor systems for power and chemical production applications
  • Micro/nano technologies for adaptive optics and beam control
  • Peripheral nerve modulation using acoustic/em fields
  • Opto-ceuticals: using light to stimulate/modify function and the efficacy of therapies/drugs
  • Mm-wave and THz imaging systems for security and standoff weapon-explosive detection
  • Laser-based standoff chemical detection
  • Tunable and broad-band lasers: quantum-cascade and ultra-fast lasers shaped for defense and security applications.
Papers are solicited on the following and related topics:
  • innovative micro- (MEMS) and nanofabrication, materials, devices and systems
  • micro/nanotechnologies for healthcare applications
  • MEMS and nanotechnologies for CBRNE detection and mitigation
  • nanophotonics
  • standoff detection and characterization of chemicals with quantum cascade and ultrafast lasers
  • novel micro/nanosensors for harsh environment applications
  • nanoscale adaptive response sensors and nanomaterial substrates
  • next-generation nanoscale transparent conductors for electronic and optoelectronic devices
  • nano- and microscale materials for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy harvesting.

Special Session on Affordability Considerations in Military Systems (Joint between conferences DS119 and DS132)
In an era of fiscal constraints, affordability in military systems is a key consideration. In addition, military systems that cost us a little to develop, but impose an inordinate cost on adversaries to counter those systems are highly desired. This special session focuses on architectures, electronics technologies, manufacturing technologies and acquisition approaches that lead to affordable military systems. Papers are solicited on all aspects of affordable military systems.
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