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.

Data Informatics Workshop: "Materials Informatics 101: Data Science Literacy"

September 18-19, 2019 | GT Manufacturing Institute Auditorium | 813 Ferst Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30332 

This workshop, co-developed by Citrine Informatics1 and the Institute for Materials at Georgia Tech2, seeks to provide basic skills in data analysis and machine learning for materials scientists and engineers. The pace of the course is such that students from academia and industry with minimal experience in computation will be able to benefit.

Day 1 of the course will introduce a variety of open-source web tools for extracting and analyzing materials data. Day 2 of the course will introduce programmatic techniques for materials data analysis. The goal is to introduce students in materials-related disciplines to these emerging techniques that are being increasingly utilized in academic and industrial materials research.

The cost of this 2 day workshop is $25.00. Cost includes lunches.



Many-body Entanglement, Efficient Representations of Quantum States, and Tensor Networks - Glen Evenbly: School of Physics, Georgia Tech

August 16th, 2019 | Pettit Microelectronics Building 102 A&B  | Georgia Institute of Technology


Abstract: Quantum many-body systems are difficult to study because the space of possible many-body states is huge: its dimension grows exponentially in the system size. However, thanks to quantum information theory, progress in understanding the role of entanglement in quantum many-body systems has revealed that only a small region of this huge state space is needed for describing relevant quantum states. Tensor networks, originally developed in the context of condensed-matter physics and based on renormalization group ideas, exploit this understanding of entanglement in order to provide efficient descriptions of many-body quantum states. In this talk I will (i) review our current understanding of many-body entanglement, (ii) introduce tensor networks as tools for the study of many-body systems, and (iii) give an overview of the exciting developments within the tensor network program.

Bio: Glen Evenbly received the PhD degree in physics from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2010. His research focuses on the development of novel theoretical and numerical tools for modelling entanglement in quantum systems. He joined Caltech in 2011 as the Sherman-Fairchild Prize postdoctoral fellow and UC Irvine in 2014 as a Simons Foundation postdoctoral fellow, where he continued his work on quantum information and many-body physics. He joined the faculty at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada in 2016 before joining the School of Physics at Georgia Tech in 2019. Glen received the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics in 2017 for his exceptional work on developing the tensor network formalism.

Light refreshments will be served.
If you have any questions, please contact Martin P. Mourigal ( or Arijit Raychowdhury (

IEEE EDS/PHO Atlanta Chapter Seminar: Hybrid Colloidal Quantum Dot Photonic Devices: Professor Chien-Chung Lin - National Chiao-Tung University & ITRI, Taiwan

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 11AM – 12PM | Marcus Nanotechnology Building 1116 | 345 Ferst Drive | Atlanta GA | 30332


Abstract: Colloidal Quantum Dots (CQDs) have been working their ways into the next-generation photonic devices. Highly efficient light emitters and absorbers made of CQDs can be demonstrated among various types of materials including CdSe/CdS/CdTe and perovskites. The wavelength tunability, according to their physical sizes, can be readily suitable for LED displays and solar spectrum management purposes. Meanwhile, the reliability of these nanocrystals remains one of the most important issues before their full-scale commercialization. In this talk, we will present our latest work on the improvement of the reliability of hybrid CQD photonic devices. A brief review on previous achievements will also be provided. The compact package and long lifetime features will be the key factors for future successful deployment of such materials and devices.

Bio: Dr. Chien-Chung Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1970. He received his B.S.E.E. degree from National Taiwan University, Taipei, in 1993, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 1997 and 2002, respectively. His thesis work focused on design, modeling, and fabrication of micromachined-tunable optoelectronic devices. He joined E2O Communications Inc., Calabasas, CA, USA, as a Senior Optoelectronic Engineer in 2002. His main research interests then were in optically and electrically pumped long-wavelength vertical cavity surface emitting lasers. In 2004, he joined Santur Corporation, Fremont, CA, where he initially worked as a member of technical staff and became a Manager of Laser Chip Engineering later. He had worked on monolithic multi-wavelength DFB Laser arrays for data and telecommunications, yield and reliability analysis of DFB Laser arrays, etc.  In2009, he joined the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Tainan, Taiwan, where he currently holds the position of a full Professor.  His major research interests are in the design and fabrication of novel semiconductor optoelectronic devices, including LEDs, solar cells, and lasers.  Since 2016, he has been jointly appointed by the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), where he participates in and leads several key projects in micro-LEDs, 3D ICs, and silicon photonics. Prof. Lin has published more than 200 journal and conference papers and is a senior member of the IEEE and the Optical Society of America.

Pizzas will be served after the presentation.

Contact/Host: S. C. Shen, Professor, School of ECE, Georgia Tech (

Ereztech Young Organometallic Scientists Award

Each year, Ereztech, a leading organometallic specialty chemical manufacturer, awards three $1500 fellowship awards to well deserving students and post-docs pursuing careers in organometallic chemistry.

Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the qualifications for interested applicants?
  • The award is available to graduate students, recent PhD recipients (grad should have received PhD within the last 5 years), and postdoctoral fellows that have distinguished themselves in organometallic related fields.
  • The applicant must be attending or working at an accredited North American college or university.
  • The scientist can be associated with a university or a government research organization.
  • Both national and international applicants are urged to apply.

For the 2019 award the deadline for submitting applications is September 1st. The winners will be announced on October 1st.

Application Details Available Here.