2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual
Technical Conferences
Merck Corporate Needs
NanoInk Symposium
Nano Electronics & Photonics
Nano Fabrication
Sensors & Systems
Micro & Nano Fluidics
MSM - Modeling Microsystems
WCM - Compact Modeling
Nanostructured Materials & Devices
Soft Nanotechnologies & Applications
Nanoparticles in Soft Materials - Colloidal Systems
Polymer Nanotechnology
Carbon Nano Structures & Devices
Nano Particles & Applications
Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces
Nanoscale Characterization
Energy Technologies & Applications
Nanotech in Health, Environment & Society
ICCN - Nanoscale Modeling
Bio Nano Materials & Tissues
Bio Sensors & Diagnostics
Biomarkers & Nanoparticles
Cancer Diagnostics, Imaging & Treatment
Drug Delivery & Therapeutics
Nano Medicine
Nanotech to Neurology
Phage Nanobiotechnology
Clean Technology 2008
Industrial Impact Workshop
Confirmed Speakers
Program Committee

Partnering Events:

TechConnect Summit
Clean Technology 2008


Symposium Chair

Narayan Aluru
Narayan Aluru
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Jerry Hallmark
Technologies for Portable Electronics
Jerry Hallmark
Manager - Energy System Technologies
Motorola - Mobile Devices
Rolf Aschenbrenner
Rolf Aschenbrenner
Head of Chip Interconnection Technologies Department
Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration Berlin (IZM), Germany

Symposium Sessions


Monday June 2


Tuesday June 3

8:30 Keynotes: Soft Nano, Fluidics
8:30 Keynote: Micro Systems: Sensors & Systems: MSM
10:30 Micro Systems: Micro-Nano Integration
10:30 Biosensors - 2
 Micro Systems: MEMS & NEMS
 Micro Systems: MSM
 Sensors & Systems
3:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Devices & Applications - 1
3:30 Micro Systems: Healthcare & Well-being Requirements for NEMS & MEMS

Wednesday June 4

10:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Devices & Applications -2
10:30 Sensors & Systems: Applications - 1
10:30 Micro Systems: MSM: Device Modeling, Design & Characterization
1:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Transport
1:30 Micro Systems: MEMS & NEMS
4:00 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Design & Simulation
4:00 Sensors & Systems: Applications - 2
 Micro & Nano Fluidics

Thursday June 5

8:30 Micro Systems: MSM: Simulation Methods and Models
8:30 Biosensors - 3
10:30 Micro Systems: MSM: Device & Circuit Simulation
10:30 Lab on Chip - 1
1:30 Lab on Chip - 2

Symposium Program


Tuesday June 3

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8:30 Keynotes: Soft Nano, FluidicsRoom 210
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
8:30 Cellular-scale hydrodynamics
H. Stone, Harvard University, US
9:15 Self-Assembly and Properties of Block Copolypeptide Materials
T.J. Deming, University of California, Los Angeles, US
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8:30 Keynote: Micro Systems: Sensors & Systems: MSMRoom 200
 Session chair: Chris Menzel, Dimatix, Inc.
8:30 NASA NDE Applications for Mobile MEMS Devices and Sensors
W.C. Wilson, NASA Langley Research Center, US
9:00 Nano-Technology for Heterogeneous System Integration
R. Aschenbrenner, K.-D. Lang, H. Reichl, Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, DE
9:30 Distributed Acoustic Sensing
L. Girod, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
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10:30 Micro Systems: Micro-Nano IntegrationRoom 200
 Session chair: Larz Heinze, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, DE
10:30 Silicon on ceramics - a new concept for micro-nano-integration on wafer level
M. Fischer, H. Bartsch de Torres, B. Pawlowski, M. Mach, R. Gade, S. Barth, M. Hoffmann, J. Müller, Technische Universität Ilmenau, DE
10:50 Micro to Nano – Scaling Packaging Technologies for Future Microsystems
T. Braun, K.-F. Becker, J. Bauer, F. Hausel, B. Pahl, O. Wittler, R. Mrossko, E. Jung, A. Ostmann, M. Koch, V. Bader, C. Minge, R. Aschenbrenner, H. Reichl, Technical University Berlin, DE
11:10 Advanced Adhesives based on Carbon Nanotube Technology
H.-J. Fecht, A. Caron, L. Kroner, F. Hennrich, A. Leson, B. Michel, M. Werner, Ulm University, DE
11:30 Contact-free Handling of Metallic Submicron and Nanowires for Microelectronic Packaging Applications
S. Fiedler, M. Zwanzig, M.S. Jäger, M. Böttcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, DE
11:50 Wireless Integrated Neural Interface Device for Chronic Neural Signal Recording
S. Kim, P. Tathiereddy, L. Rieth, R. Harrison, F. Solzbacher, University of Utah, US
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10:30 Biosensors - 2Room 210
 Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, LANL, US
10:30 Bioreactor with Integrated Nanosensor for the Recording of Extracellular Potential of Nerve Cells: Response oo Inhibitors Record with Algan/Gan Field - Effect Transistor
I. Cimalla, M. Gebinoga, M. Klett, B. Lübbers, V. Lebedev, K. Tonisch, V. Cimalla, O. Ambacher, A. Schober, Institute of Micro- and Nanotechnology, TU Ilmenau, DE
withdrawn Development of IR bio-sensors based on nanostructured GeSbSe chalcogenide glass thin films grown by the oblique angle deposition technique
R.J. Martin-Palma, H. Wang, M.C. Demirel, C.G. Pantano, The Pennsylvania State University, US
11:10 A Comparative Analysis of Iridium Oxide Nanowires in Electrical Detection of Biochemical Reactions
V.L. Venkatraman, R.K. Reddy, F. Zhang, V. Hsu, B. Ulrich, S. Prasad, Portland State University, US
11:30 Attachment and Spreading of Human Embryonal Carcinoma Stem Cells on Nanosurfaces Using Optical Waveguides
A. Aref, R. Horvath, F. Ansari, J.J. Ramsden, Cranfield University, UK
11:50 DNA Amplification by PCR using Low cost, Programmable Microwave Heating
P. Garg, M. Hella, D.-A. Borca-Tasiuc, H. Mohamed, Rensselaer Poytechnic Institute, US
12:10 Selective Identification of proteins by laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry on photonic nanodevices coupled to abiotic receptors
R.P. Meagley, ONE Nanotechnologies, LLC, US
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Micro Systems: MEMS & NEMSExhibit Hall C
- Modeling of Microcantilever based Nuclear Microbatteries
B.G. Sheeparamatti, J.S. Kadadevarmath, R.B. Sheeparamatti, Basaveshwar Engineering College, IN
- Shape Memory Alloy and Elastomer Composite MEMS Actuators
P.D. Fallon, A.P. Gerratt, B.P. Kierstead, R.D. White, Tufts University, US
- A Bridged µLane System for Molecular Diffusivity Measurement and Cell Response Analysis
Q. Kong, M. Vazquez, City College of New York, US
- Acoustic Casimir forces for MEMS actuation
R. Esquivel-Sirvent, L. Reyes Galindo, Instituto de Fisica, UNiversidad Nacional Autonoma de MExico, MX
- A Novel Uncooled IR Imaging Micro-Cantilever Pixel Bimaterial Structure with Optical Interferometric Readout
B. Sun, cape peninsula University of technology, ZA
- Development of A 4X4 Hybrid Optical Switch
B.T. Liao, Y.J. Yang, National Taiwan University, TW
- Stacked Coupled-Disk MEMS Resonators for RF Applications
K.H. Nygaard, C. Grinde, T.A. Fjeldly, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO
- Evidence of the Existence of Complete Phononic Band Gaps in Phononic Crystal Plates
S. Mohammadi, A.A. Eftekhar, A. Khelif, W.D. Hunt, A. Adibi, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
- Design and fabrication of high sensitivity 2-axis MEMS gyro sensor by frequency matching of driving and sensing motion
J-Y Kim, M-K Kim, T. An, P.K. Kim, J. Rhim, G.B. Lim, Pohang University of Science and Technology, KR
- Detection of Plant Cell Compartments and Changes in Cell Dielectric due to Arsenic Absorption via Traveling Wave Dielectrophoresis
S. Bunthawin, P. Wanichapichart, A. Tuantranont, Membrane Science and Technology Research Center, TH
- Experimental Evaluation of a Novel Piezoresistive MEMS Strain Sensor for Wireless Structural Health Monitoring Applications
A.A.S. Mohammed, W.A. Moussa, E. Lou, University of Alberta, CA
- Fabrication of nanoscale nozzle for electrostatic field induced inkjet head and test of drop-on-demand operation
V.D. Nguyen, D. Byun, S. Bui, Q. Tran, M. Schrlau, H.H. Bau, S. Lee, Konkuk University, KR
- New Approach for Successful HF Vapour Etching for MEMS release applications
A. Atherton, T. O’Hara, G. Pringle, M. Leavy, Senior Technologist, US
- Non traditional dicing of MEMS devices
S. Sullivan, T. Yoshikawa, DISCO Corp., JP
- A method for electronically controlling electrode position in neural recordings
H.P. Neves, T. Torfs, R.F. Yazicioglu, J. Aslam, A. Aarts, P. Merken, C. Van Hoof, Interuniversity Microelectronics Center, BE
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Micro Systems: MSMExhibit Hall C
- Finite Element Analysis of a MEMS-Based High G Inertial Shock Sensor
Y.P. Wang, R.Q. Hsu, C.W. Wu, National Chiao Tung University, TW
- Design for Manufacturing integrated with EDA Tools
U. Triltsch, S. Büttgenbach, Technical University of Braunschweig, DE
- Modeling Voids in Silicon
M. Hasanuzzaman, Y.M. Haddara, A.P. Knights, McMaster University, CA
- Modeling Germanium-Silicon Interdiffusion in Silicon Germanium/Silicon Super Lattice Structures
M. Hasanuzzaman, Y.M. Haddara, A.P. Knights, McMaster University, CA
- Effect of Strain on the Oxidation Rate of Silicon Germanium Alloys
M.A. Rabie, S. Gou, Y.M. Haddara, A.P. Knights, J. Wojcik, P. Mascher, McMaster University, CA
- A Physics-Based Empirical Model for Ge Self Diffusion in Silicon Germanium Alloys
M.A. Rabie, Y.M. Haddara, McMaster University, CA
- Assessment of L-DUMGAC MOSFET for High Performance RF Applications with Intrinsic Delay and Stability as Design Tools
R. Chaujar, R. Kaur, M. Saxena, M. Gupta, R.S. Gupta, Semiconductor Devices Research Laboratory, IN
- A Continuous yet Explicit Carrier-Based Core Model for the Long Channel Undoped Surrounding-Gate MOSFETs
L. Zhang, J. He, F. Liu, J. Zhang, J. Feng, C. Ma, Peking University, CN
- Diode Parameter Extraction by a Linear Cofactor Difference Operation Method
C. Ma, B. Li, Y. Chen, L. Zhang, F. Liu, J. Feng, J. He, X. Zhang, Peking University, CN
- A Complete Analytic Surface Potential-Based Core Model for Undoped Cylindrical Surrounding-Gate MOSFETs
J. He, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, C. Ma, M. Chan, Peking University, CN
- A Novel Dual Gate Strained-Silicon Channel Trench Power MOSFET For Improved Performance
R.S. Saxena, M.J. Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, IN
- Pre-Distortion Assessment of Workfunction Engineered Multilayer Dielectric Design of DMG ISE SON MOSFET
R. Kaur, R. Chaujar, M. Saxena, R.S. Gupta, Semiconductor Devices Research Laboratory, IN
- Linearity Performance Enhancement of DMG AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistor
S.P. Kumar, A. Agrawal, R. Chaujar, M. Gupta, R.S. Gupta, Semiconductor Device Research Laboratory, IN
- Formal Verification of a MEMS Based Adaptive Cruise Control System
S. Jairam, K. Lata, S. Roy, N. Bhat, Texas Instruments India Pvt Ltd., IN
- High-Frequency Characteristic Optimization of Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors
Y. Li, C-H Hwang, Y-C Chen, National Chiao Tung University, TW
- From MEMS to NEMS: Modelling and characterization of the non linear dynamics of resonators, a way to enhance the dynamic range
N. Kacem, S. Hentz, H. Fontaine, V. Nguyen, M.T. Delaye, H. Blanc, P. Robert, B. Legrand, L. Buchaillot, N. Driot, R. Dufour, CEA, FR
- Modeling and simulation of a monolithic self-actuated microsystem for fluid sampling and drug delivery
P. Zhang, G.A. Jullien, University of Calgary, CA
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C.B. Doody, J.S. Wadhwa, D.F. Lemmerhirt, R.D. White, Tufts University, US
- Modeling and Simulation of New Structures for Sub-millimeter Solid-state Accelerometers with Piezoresistive Sensing Elements
R. Amarasinghe, D.V. Dao, S. Sugiyama, Ritsumeikan University, JP
- Simulation of Constant-Charge Biasing Integrated Circuit for High Reliability Capacitive RF MEMS Switch
K.H. Choi, J-B. Lee, C.L. Goldsmith, The University of Texas at Dallas, US
- Vibration-Actuated Bistable Micromechanism for Microassembly
H-T Pham, D-A Wang, National Chung Hsing University, TW
- Stress-induced Effects on the Depletion Layer Capacitance of Silicon
K. Matsuda, Y. Kanda, Y. Itoh, Tokushima Bunri University at Kagawa, JP
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Sensors & SystemsExhibit Hall C
- Design and Microfabrication of an Electrostatically Actuated Scanning Micromirror with Elevated Electrodes
M. Haris, H. Qu, A. Jain, H. Xie, Oakland University, US
- The Investigation of PID and Lag-Lead Controller for Positioning Controller of the Shape Memory Alloy Spring Gripper
M.A. Setiawan, University of Bangka Belitung, ID
- Deposition of functional PZT films as actuators in MEMS devices by high rate sputtering
H.-J. Quenzer, R. Dudde, H. Jacobsen, B. Wagner, H. Föll, Fraunhofer ISIT, DE
- Silicalite as structural layer for MEMS applications to Chemical Sensors
I. Pellejero, A. Rabal, M.A. Urbiztondo, J. Sesé, M. Villarroya-Gaudó, M.P. Pina, A. Uranga, G. Abadal, N. Barnio, J. Santamaría, University of Zaragoza, ES
- Human Inventory in Emergency using Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networks
S. Balusamy, M. Kannan Sekar, Eco-Friend Inc, CA
- 10GHz Surface Acoustic Wave Filter Fabrication by UV Nano-Imprint
N-H Chen, H.J.H. Chen, C-H Lin, F-S Huang, National Tsing Hua University, TW
- Nano-gap high quality factor thin film SOI MEM resonators
D. Grogg, C.H. Tekin, D.N. Badila-Ciressan, D. Tsamados, M. Mazza, M.A. Ionescu, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH
- Multiband THz detection and imaging devices
L. Popa-Simil, I.L. Popa-Simil, LAVM LLC, US
- Feasibility Study of Cochlear-like Acoustic Sensor using PMN-PT Single Crystal Cantilever Array
S. Hur, S.Q. Lee, W.D. Kim, Korea Institute of Machnery & Materials, KR
- Dopamine detection using diamond nano-ridge structures
S. Raina, W.P. Kang, J.L. Davidson, Vanderbilt University, US
- Developing of a MEMS-based ionization gas sensor for hydrogen sulfide detection by carbon nanotubes
B-W Chang, R.L-C Chen, C-H Chen, D.C-H Chen, Hungkuang University, Taiwan, TW
- Design and implementation of a Robotic Arm Able to Play
N.E. Chávez Rodríguez, UNAM, MX
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3:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Devices & Applications - 1Room 200
 Session chair: Daniel Attinger, Columbia University, US
3:30 Integrated Thermal Modulation and Deflection of Viscous Microjets with Applications to Continuous Inkjet Printing
E.P. Furlani, K.C. Ng, A.G. Lopez, C. Anagnostopoulos, Eastman Kodak, US
3:50 High resolution spatio-temporal dosing of subcellular targets
S. Moorjani, R. Nielson, X.A. Chang and J.B. Shear, University of Texas at Austin, US
4:10 Micro bioreactor for muliwell plates with an active micro fluidic system for 3D cultivation
F. Weise, C. Augspurger, M. Klett, A. Schober, Technische Universität Ilmenau, DE
4:30 Discrete Volume Controllable Microdispenser Module
S. Lee, J. Lee, Seoul National University, KR
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3:30 Micro Systems: Healthcare & Well-being Requirements for NEMS & MEMSRoom 205
 Session chair: Alberto Sanna, Marco Nalin, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, IT
3:30 Micro-nano-bio convergence systems for biomedical applications: State of the art and Future perspectives under the EC-ICT
M. Willems, IMEC, BE
4:00 Healthcare & Well-being Requirements and Trends
A. Sanna, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele - Milan, IT
4:20 Nanotechnologies for Mobile Innovation: the Telco Operator perspective
M. Turolla, Telecom Italia - Turin, IT
4:40 Developing Smart Interactive Robotic Companions to Improve the Daily Lives of Children in Hospitals
D. Stiehl, MIT, US
5:00 Ambient Assisted Living for independent Living of Elderly People
S. Guillén, ITACA Institute, ES

Wednesday June 4

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10:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Devices & Applications -2Room 208
 Session chair: Daniel Attinger, Columbia University, US
10:30 Generation of picoliter and nanoliter drops on-demand in a microfluidic chip
J. Xu, D. Attinger, Columbia University, US
10:50 Hollow Atomic Force Microscopy Probes for Nanoscale Dispensing of Liquids
A. Meister, J. Przybylska, P. Niedermann, C. Santschi, H. Heinzelmann, CSEM SA, CH
11:10 Electrostatic Induced Inkjet Printing System for Micro Patterning and Drop-On-Demand Jetting Characteristics
J. Choi, Y-J. Kim, S.U. Son, Y. Kim, S. Lee, D. Byun, H.S. Ko, Sungkyunkwan University, KR
11:30 A Novel Parallel Flow Control (PFC) System for Syringe-Driven Nanofluidics
H. Liang, W.J. Nam, S.J. Fonash, The Pennsylvania State University, US
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10:30 Sensors & Systems: Applications - 1Room 310
 Session chair: Cy Wilson, NASA, US
10:30 MEMS Pressure Sensor Array for Aeroacoustic Analysis of the Turbulent Boundary Layer on an Airplane Fuselage
J.S. Krause, R.D. White, M.J. Moeller, J.M. Gallman, R. De Jong, Tufts University, US
10:50 Building Micro-Robots: A path to sub-mm3 autonomous systems
J.R. Reid, V. Vasilyev, R.T. Webster, US Air Force Research Laboratory, US
11:10 Pressure sensor data processing for vertical velocity measurement
M. Husak, J. Jakovenko, L. Stanislav, Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ
11:30 Adaptive Subband Filtering Method for MEMS Accelerometer Noise Reduction
P. Pietrzak, B. Pekoslawski, M. Makowski, A. Napieralski, Technical University of Lodz, PL
11:50 Microsystems on their Way to Smart Systems
L. Heinze, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, DE
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10:30 Micro Systems: MSM: Device Modeling, Design & CharacterizationRoom 311
 Session chair: Chris Menzel, Dimatix, Inc.
10:30 Bulk-Titanium Waveguide – a New Building Block for Microwave Planar Circuits
X.T. Huang, S. Todd, C. Ding, N.C. MacDonald, University of California at Santa Barbara, US
10:50 Humidity sensing properties of poly(o-anisidine)/SnO2 composites as revealed by impedance spectroscopy
D. Patil, P. Patil, North Maharashtra University, IN
11:10 The static behavior of RF MEMS capacitive switches in contact
H.M.R. Suy, R.W. Herfst, P.G. Steeneken, J. Stulemeijer and J.A. Bielen, NXP Semiconductors Research, NL
11:30 Modeling and Design of Electrostatic Voltage Sensors Based on Micromachined Torsional Actuators
J. Dittmer, A. Dittmer, R. Judaschke, S. Büttgenbach, Technische Universität Braunschweig, DE
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1:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: TransportRoom 208
 Session chair: Daniel Attinger, Columbia University, US
1:30 Fabrication and Characterization of Thermo-pneumatic Peristaltic Micropumps
H-H Liao, W-C Liao, Y-J Yang, National Taiwan University, TW
1:50 Discrete Mixing of Nanoliter Drops in Microchannels
M. Rhee, M.A. Burns, University of Michigan, US
2:10 Modeling Magnetic Transport of Nanoparticles with Application to Magnetofection
E.P. Furlani, K.C. Ng, University at Buffalo, US
2:30 Micron Particles Segregation in Lower Electric Field Regions in Very Dilute Neutrally Buoyant Suspensions
Z.Y. Qiu, Y. Shen, S. Tada, D. Jacqmin, The City College of New York, US
2:50 Limitations of DNA High-frequency Anchoring and Stretching
H. Dalir, T. Nisisako, T. Endo, Y. Yanagida, T. Hatsuzawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JP
3:10 A High Throughput Multi-stage, Multi-frequency Filter and Separation Device based on Carbon Dielectrophoresis
R. Martinez-Duarte, J. Andrade-Roman, E. Collado-Arredondo, S.O. Martinez, M. Madou, University of California, Irvine, US
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1:30 Micro Systems: MEMS & NEMSRoom 311
 Session chair: Ed Furlani, Kodak, US
1:30 Micro-Tip Assembled Metal Cantilevers with Bi-Directional Controlability
H. Kwon, M. Nakada, Y. Hirabayashi, A. Higo, M. Ataka, H. Fujita, H. Toshiyoshi, KAST, JP
1:50 Novel synchronous linear and rotatory micro motors based on polymer magnets with organic and inorganic insulation layers
M. Feldmann, A. Waldschik, S. Büttgenbach, Institut for Microtechnology (IMT), DE
2:10 A novel high-sensitivity resonant viscometer realised through the exploitation of nonlinear dynamic behaviour
W.H. Waugh, B.J. Gallacher, J.S. Burdess, Newcastle University, UK
2:30 Ultra-thin gold membrane transducer
Y. Kim, M. Cha, H. Kim, S. Lee, J. Shin, J. Lee, Seoul National University, KR
2:50 Micromachined Force Sensors for Characterization of Chemical Mechanical Polishing
D. Gauthier, A. Mueller, R. White, V. Manno, C. Rogers, S. Anjur, M. Moinpour, Tufts University, US
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4:00 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Design & SimulationRoom 208
 Session chair: Ed Furlani, Kodak, US
4:00 Optimizing Multiscale Networks for Transient Transport in Nanoporous Materials
R.H. Nilson, S.K. Griffiths, Sandia National Laboratories, US
4:20 Ultrasound-driven viscous streaming, modelled via momentum injection
J. Packer, D. Attinger, Y. Ventikos, University of Oxford, UK
4:40 Fluidic and Electrical Characterization of 3D Carbon Dielectrophoresis with Finite Element Analysis
R. Martinez-Duarte, E. Collado-Arredondo, S. Cito, S.O. Martinez, M. Madou, University of California, Irvine, US
5:00 The Immersed Surfaces Technology for Reliable and Fast Setup of Microfluidics Simulation Problems
M. Icardi, D. Caviezel, D. Lakehal, ASCOMP GmbH, CH
5:20 Design and Simulations of a Microfluidic Pump with Multiple Vibrating Membranes
K. Koombua, R.M. Pidaparti, P.W. Longest, G.M. Atkinson, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
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4:00 Sensors & Systems: Applications - 2Room 308
 Session chair: Cy Wilson, NASA, US
4:00 A 20 µm Movable Micro Mobile
J. Jeon, J.-B. Lee, M.J. Kim, The University of Texas at Dallas, US
4:20 Development of Active Systems for Military Utilization
J.L. Zunino III., H.C. Lim, US Army ARDEC, US
4:40 Sensing Weak Magnetic Field By Leaving Biosystems and A Magnetoreseption Mechanism For Navigation
S.E. Lyshevski, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
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Micro & Nano FluidicsRoom 302
- Gaseous Flows and Heat Transfer through Micro- and Nano-channels
H. Sun, P. Wang, S. Liu, M. Song, M. Faghri, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
- Enhanced fluid transport through carbon nanopipes
M. Whitby, L. Cagnon, M. Thanou, N. Quirke, Imperial College, UK
- Self-propelled liquid motion on micro/nanoscale ratchet surfaces in the film-boiling regime
J.T. Ok, E. Lopez-Oña, H. Wong, S. Park, Louisiana State University, US
- Electrokinetic Flows in Highly Charged Micro/Nanochannel with Newtonian Boundary Slip Condition
M.-S. Chun, J.H. Yun, T.H. Kim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), KR
- Size Effect on Nano-Droplet Spreading on Solid Surface
N. Sedighi, S. Murad, S. Aggarwal, University of Illinois at Chicago, US
- Experimental and Numerical Studies of Droplet and Particle Formation in Electrohydrodynamic Atomization
J. Hua, L.K. Lim, C-H Wang, Institute of High Performance Computing, SG
- Development of Nanoscale Magneto-Rheological (nMR) Fluid: Effect of Particle Size on Flow and Thermal Characteristics through Microchannels
K. Sinha, B. Kavlicoglu, Y. Liu, O.A. Graeve, F. Gordaninejad, University of Nevada Reno, US
- A capillary effect based microfluidic system for high throughput screening of yeast cells
M. Mirzaei, D. Juncker, McGill University, CA
- A Novel GCMB Microfludic Platform for DNA Sequencing-by-Synthesis
H. Esfandyarpour, R.W. Davis, Stanford University, US
- Dielectrophoretic characterization and separation of metastatic variants of small cell lung cancer cells
A. Menachery, J. Burt, S. Chappell, R.J. Errington, D. Morris, P.J. Smith, M. Wiltshire, E. Furon, R. Pethig, Bangor University, UK
- External Field Induced Non-Uniform Growth of Micron Composite Materials in Insulating Liquid: Experimental and Simulating
S. Tada, Y. Shen, Z.Y. Qiu, The City College of New York, US
- A Self-vortical Micromixer and its Application on Micro-DMFC
C. Lin, C. Fu, Institute of NanoEngineering and MicroSystems, TW
- Pressure driven tough micro pump
F. Weise, M. Klett, A. Schober, Technische Universität Ilmenau, DE
- Direct Current Dielectrophoretic Characterization of Erythrocytes: Positive ABO blood types
S.S. Keshavamurthy, K. Leonard, S.C. Burgess, A.R. Minerick, Mississippi State University, US
- Ceramic Microarrays for Aggressive Environments
S.V. Atre, C. Wu, K.L. Simmons, S. Laddha, K. Jain, S. Lee, S.J. Park, R.M. German, Oregon Nanoscience & Microtechnologies Institute, US
- Understanding Conduction Mechanisms in Nano-Structures
V.H. Gehman Jr, K.J. Long, F. Santiago, K.A. Boulais, A.N. Rayms-Keller, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, US
- Viscosity measurements of PEO solutions by AFM with long nanowires
M. Hosseini, M.M. Yazdanapanah, S. Siddique, R.W. Cohn, University of Louisville, US
- Concentration gradient generation for mammalian cell culture using a novel microfluidic device
A. Shamloo, S.C. Heilshorn, Stanford University, US
- Multiscale Design of a Laser Actuated Micro Bubble Array Acoustic-Fluidic Microdevice for Bioanalytical and Drug Delivery Applications
Z.J. Chen, A.J. Przekwas, CFD Research Corporation, US
- A Higher-Order Approach to Fluid-Particle Coupling in Microscale Polymer Flows
B. Kallemov, G.H. Miller, D. Trebotich, Lawrence Livermore Natioanal Laboratory, US
- Computational Microfluidics for Miniaturised Bio-Diagnostics Devices using the code “TransAT”
C. Narayanan, D. Lakehal, ASCOMP GmbH, CH
- Modeling of microfluidic foam rheology
J. Czerwinska, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, PL
- Numerical Modelling and Analysis of the Burning Transient in a Solid-propellant Micro-thruster
J.A. Moríñigo, J. Hermida-Quesada, National Institute for Aerospace Technology, ES
- Numerical Analysis of Nanofluidic Sample Preconcentration in Hydrodynamic Flow
Y. Wang, K. Pant, W. Diffey, Z. Chen, S. Sundaram, CFD Research Corporation, US

Thursday June 5

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8:30 Micro Systems: MSM: Simulation Methods and ModelsRoom 312
 Session chair: Rafal Romanowicz, NSTI, US
8:30 Fast Methods for Particle Dynamics in Dielectrophoretic and Oscillatory Flow Biochips
I. Chowdhury, X. Wang, V. Jandhyala, University of Washington, US
8:50 High-Stability Numerical Algorithm for the Simulation of Deformable Electrostatic MEMS Devices
X. Rottenberg, B. Nauwelaers, W. De Raedt, D. Elata, IMEC, BE
9:10 Physically-Based High-Level System Model of a MEMS-Gyroscope for the Efficient Design of Control Algorithms
R. Khalilyulin, G. Schrag, G. Wachutka, Munich University of Technology, DE
9:30 Towards an efficient multidisciplinary system-level framework for designing and modeling complex engineered microsystems
J.V. Clark, Y. Zeng, P. Jha, Purdue University, US
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8:30 Biosensors - 3Room 311
 Session chair: Hang Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
8:30 Micro-Retroreflectors in Immunoassays and Biosensors
S.M. Kemper, T. Sherlock, J.D. Knoop, E. Cacao, P. Ruchhoeft, R.L. Atmar, R.C. Willson, University of Houston, US
8:50 Whispering Gallery Mode lab on a chip for optical bio sensing: comparison with Surface Plasmon Resonance
A. François, S. Krishnamoorthy, M. Himmelhaus, Fujirebio Inc., JP
9:10 Capacitance signatures for rapid detection of the polarity of the dielectrophoretic force on single yeast cells
G.A. Ferrier, S.F. Romanuik, D.J. Thomson, G.E. Bridges, M.R. Freeman, University of Manitoba, CA
9:30 Identification of bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics using gold nanoparticles
J.M. Perez, C. Kaittanis, S. Nath, University of Central Florida, US
9:50 Development and Utilization of Polymer-Embedded Gold Nanoparticles for Direct Fabrication of Amperometric NanoBiosensors for Nitrate and Phosphate
S.B. Adeloju, Q. Ameer, M. Sohail, Monash University, AU
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10:30 Micro Systems: MSM: Device & Circuit SimulationRoom 312
 Session chair: Chris Menzel, Dimatix, Inc., US
10:30 Anomalous Thermomechanical Softening-Hardening Transitions in Micro-oscillators
T. Sahai, R. Bhiladvala, A. Zehnder, Cornell University, US
10:50 Test ASIC for Real Time Estimation of Chip Temperature
M. Szermer, Z. Kulesza, M. Janicki, A. Napieralski, Technical Univiversity of Lodz, PL
11:10 Simulation of Field-Plate Effects on Lag and Current Collapse in GaN-based FETs
K. Itagaki, A. Nakajima, K. Horio, Shibaura Institute of Technology, JP
11:30 First self-consistent thermal electron- phonon simulator
D. Vasileska, K. Raleva, S.M. Goodnick, Arizona State University, US
11:50 Structure Generation for the Numerical Simulation of Nano-Scaled MOSFETs
C. Kernstock, M. Karner, O. Baumgartner, A. Gehring, S. Holzer, H. Kosina, Global TCAD Solutions, AT
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10:30 Lab on Chip - 1Room 313
 Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, LANL, US
10:30 MEMS based examination platform for a neuro-muscular communication in a co-culture system coupled to a multi-electrode-array
M. Fischer, M. Klett, U. Fernekorn, C. Augspurger, A. Schober, Technische Universität Ilmenau, DE
10:50 GRAVI-Chip: Automation of Microfluics Affinity Assay based on Magnetic Nanoparticle
J.S. Rossier, S. Baranek, P. Morier, F. Vulliet, C. Vollet, F. Reymond, DiagnoSwiss SA, CH
11:10 One-step White Blood Cell Separation from Whole Blood
J-M Park, B-C Kim, J-G Lee, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), KR
11:30 Detection of Clinical Biomarkers using a novel parabolic microchip diagnostic platform
D. Hill, S. Hearty, L. Basabe-Desmonts, R. Blue, C. McAtamney, R. O’Kennedy, B. MacCraith, Dublin City University, IE
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1:30 Lab on Chip - 2Room 308
 Session chair: Hang Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
1:30 One-step Target Protein detection from Whole Blood in a Lab-on-a-Disc
B.S. Lee, J.G. Lee, J.N. Lee, J.M. Park, Y.K. Cho, S. Kim, C. Ko, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, KR
1:50 Using Microfluidics for Metabolic Monitoring of Single Embryo Cultures
T. Thorsen, J.-P. Urbanski, M.T. Johnson, D.D. Craig, D.L. Potter, D.K. Gardner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
2:10 DNA Extraction Chip Using Key-type Planar Electrodes
S.M. Azimi, W. Balachandran, J. Ahern, P. Slijepcevic, C. Newton, Brunel University, UK
2:30 Amperometric glucose sensor for real time extracellular glucose monitoring in microfluidic device
I.A. Ges, F.J. Baudenbacher, Vanderbilt University, US

Special Symposium

Micro, and Nano Electro Mechanical systems (MEMS & NEMS), by their very nature as sensors and/or actuators, must interact with their environment. This need for interaction implies the interaction of various physical energy domains. Semiconductor materials naturally offer the strong field coupling required by such transducers, not only by their physical material properties, but also through the use of small length scales with corresponding manufacturing technologies.

Novel material sets, reduced physical dimensions, and the increasing blending of traditionally disparate engineering disciplines is evident in recent research and development in this rapidly developing field.

This symposium will address technical advancements in the topics listed below, but will encourage submissions addressing any research, development or commercialization activity. We additionally encourage your participation in this community, through your comments, suggestions and offers for assistance in review and organization.

Joint Electronics and Microsystems Symposia

Reflecting the rapid growth of the Micro and Nano systems fields and the commitment and success of the respective research communities, the Electronics and Microsystems suite of symposia at Nanotech 2007 has evolved into a premier annual event in the Micro and Nano technologies arena.

The MEMS & NEMS, Sensors & Systems , Micro & Nano Fluidics and MSM - Modeling Microsystems symposia jointly provide a whole and comprehensive forum for a multidisciplinary community, with presentations and topics for discussion ranging from theoretical developments through design and fabrication to industry-oriented applications.

Smarter and smaller and ever more complex systems are being dreamt of, which combine micro and nano system technologies with intelligence, power supply and communication ability, at the same physical scale. Such integrated systems are to be primarily component based and, both the whole and the composites subject to a variety of trends. The increasing systems complexity and multidisciplinary pose strong challenges to the engineers involved in the modelling and fabrication of micro and nanosystems, electronics and wireless communication domains. The Microsystems and Electronics strand will provide valuable networking and interaction opportunities by successfully bringing together the four Symposia above.

World-class researchers in several focused topics of MEMS and NEMS will present their latest research results, allowing cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge to further advance both technological areas. MEMS is naturally continuing its downsizing into Nanoelectromechanical Systems but at the same time it is indispensable in constructing complete Nano devices and systems. MEMS and Nanotechnology are becoming highly complimentary technologies that will significantly impact various large industries across the globe.

Topics & Application Areas

Online abstract submissions are now being accepted. Proposed topics include, but are not be limited to:

  • Actuating Systems
  • Sensing Systems
  • Bio Sensors
  • Bio Micro Systems
  • RF Devices
  • Circuits For Sensors & Actuators
  • Assembly & Packaging Technologies
  • Metrology and Characterization
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Micro Fluidic Analysis Systems
  • Experimental Verification
  • Device Integration
  • Novel MEMS Devices
  • Novel NEMS Devices
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Sensors & Transducers

On-line Journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’ (S&T e-Digest)

Selected proceedings papers in the Electronics and Microsystems Track (MEMS & NEMS, Sensors & Systems, Micro & Nano Fluidics symposia, and MSM conference) will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the on-line journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’ (S&T e-Digest).

For consideration into this Special Issue of the on-line journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’, please select the “Submit to ‘Sensors & Transducers’ (S&T e-Digest)” button during the on-line submission procedure.

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Molecular Simulation

Molecular Simulation

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Molecular Simulation. The journal covers all aspects of research related to, or of importance to, molecular modelling and simulation (including informatics, theoretical and experimental work).

For consideration into this Special Issue of Molecular Simulations, please select the “Submit to Molecular Simulation” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.