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.

The NNCI Image Contest: Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom


Voting Open October 7th - October 12th!

In honor of National Nanotechnology Day, October 9th, the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) is hosting the Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom image contest. Referencing Richard Feynman’s 1959 lecture, "There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom," this image contest celebrates the beauty of the micro and nanoscale.

Images featured in this contest were produced at one of the 16 NNCI sites during the past year. Click on the categories below to see images, learn about the research, and cast your vote. You may vote for only one image in each category. Voting will take place between October 7 and October 12, 2019.

The winning artists will receive funds to support travel to a professional conference. 

View the Entries and Vote at this Link

Nano@Tech: Applications of Molecular Dopants and Interface Modifiers for Electronic and Opto-Electronic Applications

October 8th, 2019 @ 12:00PM | Marcus Nanotechnology Building 1117-1118 | Georgia Institute of Technology

Abstract:  Organic, hybrid, and 2D materials have attracted interest for electronic applications due to their potential for use in low-cost, large-area, flexible electronic devices. Here we will report on recent developments pertaining to surface modifiers and dopants that could impact the charge injection/collection/transport processes in organic light emitting diodes, organic field effect transistors, and photovoltaic devices.  In particular, we will examine how N-heterocylic carbenes assemble on gold substrates, the impact of the surface dipole on the work function of the gold.  We will also discuss the development of metallocenes-based dimers as n-dopants and very briefly describe metal dithiolene complexes as p-dopants for organic semiconductors and their impact of device performance.

Bio: Seth Marder is currently the Georgia Power Chair of Energy Efficiency and Regents’ Professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (courtesy) at Georgia Tech. He is the director of Georgia Tech’s Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces as well as an Office of Naval Research Center for Advanced Organic Photovoltaics. Dr. Marder received his BA in Chemistry from MIT and his Ph.D. from the U. of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing his postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford, he moved to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech. Prof. Marder has served on numerous advisory boards for journals and is the Founding Chair of the Editorial Board for the Royal Society of Chemistry premier materials journal. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, American Physical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Materials Research Society, Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Optical Society of America and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received an NSF Special Creativity Award Extension, the Lew Allen Award for Research, from JPL, the MRS Mid-Career Award, the American Chemical Society, Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, and Georgia Tech’s Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award. He was Co-Chair of the 2014 Gordon Research Conference of Electronic Processes in the Organic Solid State. He has an H-index of 105, with > 56,000 citations (Google Scholar), has 39 granted patents, and served as a mentor for ~250 students, postdoctoral and visiting researchers.

Fall 2019 NanoFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio Systems) FORUM

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.