VPD Group

Presentations

2016

  • “In-situ and Dynamic Microscopy in Materials Research”, JEOL, Tokyo, Japan, March 2016.
  • “Infrastructure for Nanotechnology – Greater Chicago and US Midwestern Perspective” FEI, Eindhoven, Netherlands, March 2016.
  • “Advanced Microscopy in Materials Research”, FEI, Eindhoven, Netherlands, March 2016.
  • "Emerging Opportunities in Nanotechnology: Hip, Hope or Hype?!", Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL, February, 2016.
  • "NU-JNC Joint Center on Advanced Materials Research", Indo-US S&T Forum (IUSSTF), New Delhi, India, January, 2016.

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2015

  • "Combinatorial Screening of Emergent Nanophotonic Behavior through Biomolecule-Encoded Superlattice Formation", Air Force Office of Scientific Research Review: De Long Annual Natural Materials and Systems Program Review, Doolittle Institute, Fort Walton Beach, FL, December, 2015.
  • "Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource; National Nanotechnology Initiative - II", 2015 NSE Grantees Conference, NSF, Arlington, VA, December, 2015.
  • "Advanced Electron Microscopy in Materials Research", Hitachi Naka Works, Mito, Japan, December, 2015.
  • "Science, Technology and Globalization", MRSEC REU/RET Lecture, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, July, 2015.
  • “In-Situ Microscopy of Energy Materials”, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, July, 2015. 
  • “Facility Infrastructure Strategies”, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, July, 2015.
  • “From Atoms to Animals: Multimodal Imaging in Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics”, Cancer Center Symposium Talk, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, April, 2015.
  • “Advanced Materials for Energy”, JNCASR, Bangalore, India, March, 2015.
  • “Advanced Materials Research – A global collaboration model”; Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India, March, 2015.
  • “Advances in Electron Microscopy in Materials Science”, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore; February, 2015.
  • “In-situ Microscopy of Electrochemical Reactions”, IIT Bombay, India, January, 2015.
  • “Future Global Collaborations in Energy-related Materials”, Faculty Academic Network (FAN) Workshop, Goa, India, January, 2015.

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2014

  • "Correlative Microscopy and Characterization Towards Form-Function Relationship in Biological Systems", MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, December, 2014.
  • "Combinatorial Screening of Emergent Nanophotonic Behavior through Biomolecule-Encoded Superlattice Formation", Air Force Office of Scientific Research Review: De Long Annual Natural Materials and Systems Program Review, Doolittle Institute, Fort Walton Beach, FL, December, 2014.
  • “In-situ and Ex-situ Electron Microscopy of Energy Materials", Fall Seminar Series, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, October, 2014.
  • "Emerging Nanotechnology", NSERVE, Summer Career Exploration Program, Oakton Community College, Skokie, IL, August, 2014.”'Strain Mediated Phenomena in Nanostructured Oxides and Chalcogenides', MRS On Demand Webinar Series, Elastic Strain Engineering Live Broadcast, Evanston, IL, May, 2014.
  • "Materials for Emerging Energy Paradigm", National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, India, March, 2014.
  • "Advanced Materials Research: Case for Indo-US Collaborative Program", Indo-US forum executive director, team, New Delhi, India, March 2014.
  • “Nano-Bio-Technology in Emerging Biomedicine", ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, February, 2014.
  • “Nano-Bio-Technology in Emerging Biomedicine", University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, February, 2014.
  • “Hierarchical Microstructural Architecture for High-performance Thermoelectrics”, 2014 TMS RF Mehl Medal Symposium on Frontiers in Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications, Keynote Session on Nanomaterials and Applications, 2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Diego, CA, February, 2014.
  • “Magnetic Nanostructure (MNS) Complexes as Theranostic Carriers”, IIN - Nanomedicine Workshop, Evanston, IL, February, 2014.
  • “Nanotechnology for Energy Conversion and Storage”, PREM-MRSEC, UTSA, San Antonio, TX, February, 2014.
  • "Nanotechnology for Energy”, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, India. January, 2014.
  • "Global McCormick and Indo-US Collaborative Initiatives”, JNCASR, Jakkur, India, January, 2014.
  • "Commercial and Business Opportunities in Emerging Nanotechnology", Kothari Group, Chennai, India, January, 2014.
  • “Advances in Nano-Bio-Technology”, Piramal Life Sciences, Mumbai, India, January, 2014.

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2013

  • "Converting Waste Heat into Electricity: Emergence of High Performance Tailored Nanostructured Thermoelectrics", Texas Materials Institute - Center for Nano- and Molecular Science Seminar Series, Austin, TX, November 2013.
  • "Theranostic Magnetic Nanostructures (Tx-MNS): Combining Non- Invasive Diagnostic Imaging with Targeted and Timed Therapeutic Delivery", University of Massachusetts Amherst Workshop on “Targeting and Triggering from Molecules to Materials”, sponsored by the Army Research Office, Amherst, MA, October 2013.
  • "Teaching “Old” Materials “New” Tricks: Nanopatterning and Microscopy of Multifunctional Materials", EMSI: Electron Microscopy Society of India (xxxiv annual meeting), Kolkata, India, July 2013.
  • "Science, Technology, Education & Policy (S.T.E.P.) in the Right Direction for Energy, Environment and Sustainability: Role of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology", 3rd International Workshop on Cleanroom Training for Critical and Sustainable Technologies: "Renewable Energy", Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, June 2013.
  • “Hierarchical Length-scale Influence in Bulk Nanostructured Thermoelectrics”, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April, 2013.
  • "Atomically-layered Structures: Direct assembly, Defect Structure and Transport Phenomena", MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April, 2013.
  • “Emerging Approaches for Nanopatterning of Soft, Hard and Hybrid Structures”, Keynote, SPIE DSS13 Micro-Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 2013.
  • "Emerging Nanotechnology for Biomedicine and Quality of Life: Will 75 Become the New 35?" North Shore Senior Center Annual Meeting, Northfield, IL, January 2013.

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2012

  • “Microstructure” of “Nanostructured” Thermoelectrics, EFRC Scientific Review, Baltimore, MD, January, 2012.
  • "Science, technology, education and policy STEP in the right direction for energy, environment and sustainability: the role of nanoscience and nanotechnology", ICONSAT Hyderabad, India, January, 2012.
  • “Business of Energy”, Reliance Industry Limited, RIL, India, March, 2012.
  • “Business of Energy: Energy, Environment and sustainability: A S.T.E.E.E.P. Challenge”, DOE-COV, Germantown, MD May, 2012.
  • “Hard” Nanostructures for “Soft” Biomedicine, Singapore, May, 2012.
  • “Nanotechnology: A Decade Later”, Singapore, May, 2012.
  • “High-end Facility Infrastructure for Emerging Materials Research”, Bangalore, India, July, 2012.
  • “Magnetic Nanostructures in Biomedicine”, India, August, 2012
  • “Teaching “Old Materials “New” Tricks: Nanopatterning & Microscopy of Multifunctional Materials”, Hsuen Lee Award Lecture, Institute for Metals Research (IMR), Shenyang, PRC, September, 2012.
  • “Emerging Electron Microscopy in Nanotechnology Research”, Tsinghua University, Beijing, PRC, September, 2012.

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2011

  • “Bio-Cryo-Microscopy in Medicine”, Keck Foundation Review, Chicago, IL, January 2011
  • "Magnetic Nanostructures in Biomedicine”, IIT Bombay, India, February 2011.
  • "Soft Epitaxy of Multifunctional Oxides”, Lawrence Workshop, ASU, AZ, February 2011.
  • “Materials for Energy”, ASU Seminar, AZ, February 2011.
  • “Nanopatterning of Multifunctional Oxides”, U. Texas Colloquium, San Antonio, TX, March 2011.
  • “Teaching Old Materials New Tricks: Nanopatterning of Multifunctional Oxides”, University of Central Florida, Nanotech Center Colloquium, FL, March 2011.
  • “Opportunities for Tri-Lateral US-India-Israel Global Initiative”, Evanston, IL, March 2011.
  • “Magnetic Nanostructures for Theranostics Administration of Cancer”, Annual ACS Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2011.
  • “Hierarchical Length-scale Influence in Nanostructured Thermoelectrics”, USC-DOE Workshop on Energy, Los Angeles, CA, April 2011.
  • Hierarchical Length-scale Influence in Nanostructured Thermoelectrics", MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, April 2011.
  • "Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials", EFRC Annual Summer Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2011.
  • "Introduction to the NUANCE Center", NTU Singapore, June, 2011
  • "Teaching "Old" Materials "New" Tricks: Nanopattering and Microscopy of Multifunctional Materials", International workshop on Advanced Electron Microscopy and Applications in Materials Science, China, June, 2011
  • "Nanopatterned Multifunctional Oxides: From Basic Science to Applied Technologies (Oxford); Collaborative opportunities with the NU NUANCE Center", Oxford University, London Center for Nanotech (LCN), London, August, 2011.
  • "Nanopatterning of functional oxides; Collaborative Opportunities with the NUANCE Center", JNCASR-NU, India, September, 2011.
  • "Making a Mountain out of Mole Hill: Electron Microscopy of Nanostructured Thermoelectrics", EFRC, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, October, 2011.
  • "MRSEC Shared Facilities Management Workshop", NUANCE Center, November, 2011.
  • "Seeing is Believing: Nanostructures in Alkali Metal Doped Lead Telluride", MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, December, 2011.
  • "Promise of Nanotechnology for Society", London Olympia Convention, London, December, 2011.
  • "Emerging Alternative Energy Sources and Policy Considerations", Imperial College London, December, 2011.

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2010

  • "Corollary to Archimedes¡¯ Levers: Nano-and Microscale Levers for Seeing and Sensing the Invisible," ICONSTAT 2010, Mumbai, India, February 2010.
  • "Emerging Microscopy and Spectroscopy: A Window to the Nanoworld," ICONSTAT 2010, Mumbai, India, February 2010.
  • "Magnetic Nanostructures (MNS) in Biomedicine: Role of Size, Shape and Composition," POLY Symposium "Engineering the Biology-Materials Interface", ACS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2010.
  • 4. “Teaching "Old" Materials "New" Tricks: Site- and Shape-specific Nanopatterning of Multifunctional Materials,” CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL , May 2010.
  • “Emerging Magnetic Nanostructures for Theranostics,” Molecular Imaging & Cancer Symposium, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, May 2010.
  • “Advanced Characterization for Nanostructures,” Nanyang technological University (NTU), Singapore, June 2010.
  • “Emerging Magnetic Nanostructures (MNS) as Theranostic Agents in Biomedicine,” Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, September 2010.
  • “Nanopatterning of Multifunctional Oxides”, Osaka University Workshop, October 2010.
  • “Advanced Characterization of Bio-Nano-structures in Medicine”, NCI-CCNE workshop, Bethesda, MD, November 2010.
  • “Research Universities as Innovation Hubs in 21st Century”, NSF-Nano2 workshop, Arlington, VA, December 2010
  • “Emerging Theranostic Nanostructures in Biomedicine”, Nano-Bio Workshop, University of Miami, December 2010.
  • “National Nanotechnology Initiative: A Decade Later”, London Center for Nanotechnology, London, December 2010.

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2009

  • "Science, Technology, Education and Policy (STEP)", Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor's Summit, Gujarat, India, January 2009
  • "Nanotechnology a Decade Later: Prospective and Prospects", Nanotech Conference: Sanken International Symposium, January 2009
  • "Teaching ''Old'' dogs ''New'' Tricks: Synthesis and Nanopatterning of Multifunctional Oxides," JNCASR (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research), Bangalore, India, April 2009
  • "Nanotechnology: Hip, Hope or Hype?" Nanotechnology Town Hall Meeting V, Evanston, IL, May 2009
  • "Teaching Old Materials New Tricks: Nanopatterning and Localized Properties of Multifunctional Oxides," CNM Nanoscience Colloquium, Argonne National Laboratory, June 2009
  • "Synthesis, Patterning and Properties of Nanostructured Oxides," INDO-US Joint Conference on Advanced Materials, Banglore, India, September 2009
  • "Development of a Scanning Near-Field Ultrasound Holography (SNFUH) System as a Nano-Metrology Toolset for Buried Defects and Sub-Surface Pattern Recognition," Metrology Webinar, Semiconductor Research Corporation, September 2009
  • "Towards Targeted In-Vivo Theranostics with Magnetic Nanostructures," 11th International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2009
  • "Corollary to Archimedes' Levers: Nano- and Microscale Levers for Seeing and Sensing the Invisible," Center for Nanoscale Materials User Meeting, Materials & Fabrication for Nanoelectromechanical System (NEMS) Focus Session, Argonne National Laboratory, Aurora, IL, October 2009
  • "Nanopatterning of Multfunctional Oxides: Teaching Old Materials New Tricks," DFG-NSF Conference, New York, New York, October 2009
  • "Nanotechnology and Business: Hype, Hope or Hip?" Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione and the NanoBusiness Alliance (NBA) Nanotechnology Seminar, Chicago, IL, December 2009

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2008

  • "Nanopatterning of Ceramics" (Also Symposium Chair) - American Ceramics Society, Daytona Beach, FL January 2008
  • "Nanotechnology in Petrochemicals", Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, India, February 2008
  • "Emerging Bio-Chem Sensor Platform", Baxter Corporation, Round Lake, IL , April 2008
  • "Seeing the Invisible: Nanoscale Ultrasound Holography", DOD meeting Washington DC, April 2008
  • "Teaching ''Old'' Materials ''New'' Tricks: Site- and Shape-Specific Nanopatterning of Multifunctional Oxides", NSTI 2008, Boston, MA, June 2008
  • "Emerging Microscopy Techniques for Catalyst Characterization" CCSS Annual Meeting, Evanston, IL, August 2008
  • "Nanotechnology in Petrochemical Industries: Hip, Hype or Horrible?!" Indian Petrochem, Mumbai, India, November 2008

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2007

  • "Interdisciplinary Nanomechanics: From Acoustic Imaging to Microcantilever-based BioChemSensing" PittCon 2007 Waters Symposium, Chicago, IL, February 2007
  • "Nanotechnology and Business: Hip, Hype or Horrible", Reliance Industries, Mumbai, India, February 2007
  • "Disruptive Technology Opportunities in Nanotechnology", Reliance Industries, Mumbai, India, February 2007
  • "Emerging Nanostructures and Devices for Nano-Bio-Medicine", Children¡¯s Memorial Research Center Academic Day, Chicago, IL April 2007
  • Overview of the NUANCE Center, Centerpiece Live, Evanston, IL May 2007
  • "Development of Scanning Near Field Ultrasound Holography (SNFUH) System as a Nano-Metrology Toolset for Buried Defects and Sub-Surface Pattern Recognition"SRC Nanolithography Review, Madison, WI May 2007
  • "Teaching Old Materials New Tricks: Site ¨CShape- Specific Patterning of Functional Nanostructures", University of Albany MSE Colloquium Series, Albany, NY, May 2007
  • "Emerging Nanostructures and Devices for Imaging and Therapeutics", Pfizer meeting, Evanston, IL June 2007
  • "Some Assembly Required: Patterning, Lithography and Functional Identity of Nanostructures". McBain Memorial Lecture, NCL, Pune, India, July 2007
  • "Variable Pressure Soft Electron Beam Lithography (VP-e BL)" Microscopy and Microanalysis 2007 Fort Lauderdale , FL August 2007
  • "Some Assembly Required: Self-, Directed- and Hierarchical Patterning and Assembly of Functional Nanostructures", South Africa, University of Zululand, August 2007
  • "Appropriate Microscopy at Appropriate Resolution (AMAR)", University of California, Berkeley September 2007
  • Nanotechnology: Hip, Hype or Horrible?! Illinois Engineering Council Key note speaker- Chicago, IL October 2007
  • October 29: IEEE Sensor Council Symposium (Chaired by Larry Nakahara, NCI): Emerging Nanostructures and Devices for Biomedicine, Atlanta, GA
  • November 7-8, 2007 DSRC -DARPA workshop "Seeing the Invisible: Holography and Interference Scanning Probe Microscopy in the Nonlinear Regime", Arlington, VA
  • Seeing and Sensing the Invisible: Emerging Nanostructures and Devices for Biochemical Imaging, Diagnostics and Therapeutics November 19-20, 2007 University of Washington Seattle,
  • Teaching "Old" Materials "New" Tricks: Patterning, Microscopy and Functional Identity of Nanostructures
  • "Some Assembly Required: Nanopatterning of Multifunctional Materials", December Nano 2007 Bangalore, India

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2006

  • "Nanopatterning of Functional Inorganics" IED Detection Symposium, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, January 2006
  • "Nondestructrive Subsurface Analysis with SPM", University of Pennsylvania Nanoprobe Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2006
  • "Top Down Meets Bottom Up: Emerging Paradigms in Bio-Chem Nanosensors", IIT Colloquium Series, Chicago, IL, February 2006
  • "Emerging Microscopy Techniques: Answers Looking for Appropriate Questions", State Microscopical Society of Illinois Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2006
  • "Interdisciplinary Nanomechanics: From Acoustic Imaging to Microcantilever-based Bio-Chem Sensing", UIUC Electrical Engineering Colloquium Series, Urbana, IL, February 2006
  • "Teaching Old Materials New Tricks: Nanopatterning of Functional Inorganics", Iowa State University Colloquium Series, Ames, IA, March 2006
  • "Teaching Old Materials New Tricks: Nanopatterning of Functional Inorganics", UT Austin Nano Colloquium Series, Austin, TX, March 2006
  • "Nanostructured Devices", Honeywell visit, Minneapolis, MN, March 2006
  • "Nanomechanics Based Devices for Imaging and Sensing", NSF-Korea Workshop, Seoul, Korea, April 2006
  • "Emerging Nanostructures and Devices for Novel Diagnostics and Therapeutics",ENH GE meeting, Evanston, IL, June 2006
  • "Development of Scanning Near-Field Ultrasound Holography (SNFUH) System as a Nano-Metrology Toolset for Buried Defects and Sub-Surface Pattern Recognition", SRC Nanolithography Review, Madison WI, June 2006
  • "Status and Future of NUANCE Center", DuPont Corp., Wilmington, DE, June 2006
  • "Electron Microscopy & Spectroscopy", ASME Nano Bootcamp, Minneapolis, MN, July 2006
  • "Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy", NSF Short Course, Evanston, IL, August 2006
  • "Magnetic Nanostructures for Biomedicine", Nano 2006 Meeting, Bangalore, India, August 2006
  • "Nanopatterning of Inorganics", Nano 2006 Meeting, Bangalore, India, August 2006
  • "Nanomechanics in Microelectronics: From Ultrasound Holographic Imaging to MOSFET-Embedded Microcantilevers", Intel Visit, Ronler Acres, OR, September 2006
  • "Getting More out of the Scanning Probe: From Acoustic Holographic Imaging to Bio-Chem Sensing", Frontiers of Microscopy Workshop, West LaFayette, IN, October 2006
  • "Emerging Bio-Nano-Structures and Devices for Imaging, Diagnostics and Therapeutics", 1st International Symposium of Nano Bio Molecular Assembly , Yonsei University, Seoul Korea, October 2006
  • "MOSFET-Embedded Microcantilevers", IEEE Sensors 2006 conference, Daegu, Korea October 2006
  • "Emerging Nanostructures and Devices for Imaging, Diagnostics and Therapeutics", TDD Bioimaging Symposium, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, November 2006
  • "Seeing the Invisible: Scanning Near-Field Ultrasound Holography (SNFUH) for Non-Destructive Nanoscale Imaging of Buried and Embedded Structures", FENA Workshop, San Francisco, CA, December 2006

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2005

"Integrating Emerging Bio Nano Structures on Engineering Platform: Bottom Up Meets Top Down"Nanotechnology Workshop Organizer, Bombay, India, January 2005

  • "Novel Electronic Transduction Scheme for Biomolecular Binding Events", APS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 2005
  • "High Resolution Near Field Acoustic Holography (NFAH) of Embedded Nanostructures", ASME Nanotechnology Institute, Knoxville, TN, May 2005
  • "Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy: Window to the Nanoworld", Mornings at McCormick-Northwestern University, Evanston, IL May 2005
  • "Advanced Microscopy", ASME Nanobootcamp, Washington, DC, July 2005
  • "Scanning Near-Field Ultrasound Holography (SNFUH) for Non-Destructive Nanoscale Imaging of Sub-surface and buried features", Seeing at the Nanoscale III, Veeco Inc, Washington, DC, August 2005
  • "Scanning Near-Field Ultrasound Holography (SNFUH) for Non-Destructive Nanoscale Imaging of Sub-surface and buried features",Visit with collaborators at University of Oxford, Oxford, Great Britain, August 2005
  • "Bio-Chem Nanosensors" , University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2005
  • "Integrated Electronic Detection Approach to Biological Warfare Agents using Cantilever Arrays as Hybrid/Parallel Biomechanical Systems", Materials Science and Technology Conference 2005, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2005
  • "Some Assembly Required: Building Nanostructures From the Bottom Up Across Length Scales" NanoCommerce/NanoForum, Chicago, IL, October 2005
  • "Nanotechnology Programs at Northwestern: Partner in Leadership", Hitachi Corp, San Francisco, CA, October 2005
  • "SNFUH Approach for Nano-Metrology", SRC-NIST Workshop, Washington, DC, December 2005

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2004

  • "Nanopatterning of Oxide Sensor Elements", NIST, Washington, DC, January 2004
  • "Teaching Old Materials New Tricks: Site-and Shape Specific Nanopatterning", DPN Workshop, Florida, January 2004
  • "New Paradigms in Bio-Chem Sensing via Nanostructured Materials", Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, February 2004
  • "Teaching Old Materials New Tricks: Site-and Shape Specific Nanopatterning on Inorganics", MSE Dept Colloquium Series Seminar at University of Pennsylvania, February 2004
  • "Bio-Chem Nanosensors", University Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2004
  • "Novel Bio-Nano Sensors", University Colloquium Series Seminar at Virgina Commonwealth University, March 2004
  • "Probing the Invisible: Near Field Acoustic Holography & Towards Novel Paradigms in Nano-bio sensors" AcerS Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, April 2004
  • "Site Specific Nanopatterning of Inorganics", Materials Research Society, Spring 2004 Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2004
  • "Towards Novel Paradigms in Nano-Bio Sensors", Americas Materials Conference: Chile, US, and Brazil at Santiago, Chile, April 2004
  • "N3 : Nanotechnology and Nanoscience at Northwestern", Nano-Bio Outreach Workshop, Palo Alto, CA, May 2004
  • "Site-specific Nanopatterning of Inorganics: Nanodots and Microcantilevers", Dept Colloquium, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, May 2004
  • "Emerging bio-chem nanosensors" IMTECH,NCL Pune, and IIT Bombay, India, July 2004
  • "Nanoscale Science, Technology and Educational Initiatives at Northwestern", US-India Nano Workshop, Bangalore, India, August, 2004
  • "NUANCE Center", US-India Nano Workshop, Bangalore, India, August, 2004
  • "To Find a Needle in a Haystack: In-situ Manipulation and Measurements of Nanostructures", CNMS-ORNL, Knoxville, TN, September 2004
  • "Nanotechnology Beyond the Hype: Towards High Technology Job Creation and Illinois Leadership", State of Illinois Trade Office Meeting, Chicago, IL September 2004
  • "Nanopatterning and Microscopy of Nanostructures", Nanotech Seminar at 3M, Minneapolis, MN, October 2004
  • "Novel Electronic Transduction Scheme for Biomolecular Binding Events", DARPA/Simbiosys PI Meeting, Vail, CO, October 2004
  • "Integrating Emerging Bio Nano Structures on Engineering Platform: Bottom UP Meets Top Down", Purdue University, West LaFayette, IN, November 2004
  • "Probing the Invisible: NFAH", Fall MRS Meeting, Boston MA, November 2004
  • "Probing the Invisible: Near Field Acoustic Holography", DARPA meeting, NSF-NIH Workshop, Washington, DC, November 2004
  • "Tuning GB Barrier via Thermal Treatment", Boston, MA, November 2004
  • "Integrating Emerging Bio Nano Structures on Engineering Platform: Bottom Up Meets Top Down", National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, December 2004

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2003

  • "Nanosensors for BCW Agents", Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, January 2003
  • "Functional Nanopatterns for Ferroelectrics", Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, March 2003
  • "Inorganic nanotstructures for Bio-Chem Sensors", Annual AcerS Mtg, Nashville, TN, May 2003
  • "Development of Central User Facilities and Multiuser Coordination", Faculty Academic Network Workshop, Palo Alto, CA, June 2003
  • "Nanotechnology at Northwestern University" Post PASI visit, Univ. Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2003
  • "Towards Electronic Nano-nose", Post PASI visit, Univ. Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2003
  • "Introduction to NUANCE Center", Veeco Inc., information session, Santa Barbara, CA, July 2003
  • "Nanopatterning of Functional Inorganics", MRSEC Seminar, Santa Barbara, CA, July 2003
  • "Scanning Acoustic Holography", Veeco Inc., Santa Barbara, CA, July 2003
  • "Holography and Interference Microscopy", Annual Microscopy Mtg, San Antonio, TX, July 2003
  • "Site Specific Nanopatterning", Annual Microscopy Mtg, San Antonio, TX, July 2003
  • "Dip Pen Nanopatterning (DPN) of Inorganics", AFOSR-MURI Review, Dayton, OH, September 2003
  • "Nanopatterning", Integrated Nanosystems Meeting, Palo Alto, CA, September 2003
  • " Near Field Holography", SEMATECH, Analytical Manager Meeting, Austin, TX, September 2003
  • "Nanopatterning of Inorganics", Brazilian Materials Society Bi-Annual Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, October 2003
  • "Emerging Issues in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology", IIT Bombay, India, December 2003
  • "Advanced Electron Microscopy of Interfaces and Defects", IIT Bombay, India, December 2003
  • "Site-and Shape Specific Nanopatterning of Ferroelectrics", Annual Materials Research Meeting, Boston, December 2003
  • "Probing Ferroelectric Domain Dynamics", Annual Materials Research Meeting, Boston, December 2003
  • "Material Science and Integration of a New Hybrid TiAl- Layer", Annual Materials Research Meeting, Boston, December 2003
  • "Miniaturized Electronic Nano-Nose", Annual Materials Research Meeting, Boston, December 2003

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2002

  • "In-Situ Microscopy and Nanomanipulation", Delft Univ., The Netherlands, February 2002
  • "Role of Electron Microscopy in Nanotechnology", JEOL, Japan, February, 2002
  • "Bio-Nano Patterning: Towards Single-Molecule Sensing", NIH, MD, February, 2002
  • "Electron Holography of Active Structures", Univ. Bologna, Italy, March 2002
  • "Interfaces "R" Us", ETH Zurich Materials Program, Switzerland, March 2002
  • "Optically Active Nanopatterning", ETH-Zurich, Chemistry, Switzerland,March 2002
  • "Electron Microscopy of Nanostructures", MPI Stuttgart, Germany, March 2002
  • "Advanced Microscopy Facilities: Being Passionate about a Thankless Job", Univ. Barcelona, Spain, March 2002
  • "Towards Predictive Structure-Property" Relationship for Functional Interfaces", ACerS Ann Mtg., St. Louis, MO, April 2002
  • "Characterization of Nanostructured Materials", Lehigh Short Courses, Bethlehem, PA, June 2002
  • "Teaching Old Ceramics New Tricks: Site-Specific Nanopatterning of Functional Inorganics", Gordon Research Conference, Meriden, NH, August 2002
  • "Nanotitration of Active Grain Boundaries", Electroceramics VIII conference, Rome, Italy, August 2002
  • "Electron Holography in Materials Science", Intl. Conf. On Electron Microscopy, Durban, South Africa, Aug-Sept. 2002
  • "Better Transparency and Conductivity through ALCHEMI", Intl. Conf. On Electron Microscopy, Durban, South Africa, Aug-Sept. 2002
  • "Site- and Shape-Specific Nanopatterning of Ceramics", Colloquium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 2002.
  • "Nanopatterning of Addressable Functional Inorganic Nanostructures", PASI, Joint Argentina-NSF workshop on Ferroelectrics, Rosario, Argentina, September 2002.
  • 3-D Nanomanipulation in TEM for Nanostructures, ASME Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 2002
  • Nanopatterning of Functional Inorganics, IBM Watson, Yorktown Heights, NY, November 2002
  • Nanostructures for Functional Duties, International Conference on Inorganic Materials, IIT Bombay, INDIA, December 2002
  • Site-and Target specific Drug Delivery Approaches, International Conference on Inorganic Materials, IIT Bombay, INDIA, December 2002
  • Nanopatterning, Annual MRS Meeting, Boston, MA, December 2002

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2001

  • "Advanced Electron Microscopy in Materials Research at Northwestern University", Nissei Sangyo America, Mountain View, CA, January 2001.
  • "Patterning Magnetic Nanostructures", DPN Workshop, Key West, FL, February, 2001.
  • "Synthesis, Characterization and Patterning of Soft and Hybrid Nanostructures", NIH, Bioengineering Seminar, February 2001.
  • "Electron Holography of Active Structures", University of Oslo Workshop on Advanced EM, Oslo, Norway, March 2001.
  • "Hierarchical Length-Scale Influence on Interfacial Phenomena", MSE Seminar, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, May 2001.
  • "Probing the Invisible: Electron Holography of Electrically Active Interfaces", First European Workshop on Electron Holography, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2001.
  • "In-situ Electron Holography of Active Nanostructures", Workshop on In-Situ EM, National Center for EM, Berkeley, CA, June 2001.
  • When Electrons Meet Light: Advanced EM of Optical Active Oxides", NU-CNRS Workshop, Evanston, IL, June 2001.
  • "Focused Ion Beam: More than just a fancy IBT", Microscopy and Microanalysis¡¯ 2001, Long Beach, CA, August 2001.
  • "When Electrons Meet Light: ALCHEMI of Optical Active Oxides", Microscopy and Microanalysis¡¯ 2001, Long Beach, CA, August 2001.
  • "Towards Predictive Structure-Property Relationship for Electrically Active Interfaces, RPI, Materials Science Colloquium, Troy, NY, September 2001
  • "Synthesis, Patterning and Microscopy of Nanostructures", U. Conn, MSE Dept
    Colloquium, October 2001.
  • "Development and Management of Shared User Facilities", MRSEC Director¡¯s Meeting, Brown Univ., November, 2001.
  • "Microscopy for Nanotechnology and Vice Versa", IIT Bombay, India, December, 2001

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2000

  • "How Low Can One Get?: Low Voltage Imaging and Spectroscopy with FEG SEM", MAS NY Chapter, MAS Tour Speaker Event, Fishkill, NY, February 2000.
  • " Low Voltage Imaging, Diffraction and Spectroscopy", General Electric,, Central R & D, Schenectady, NY, March 2000.
  • "Dynamics of Charged Interfaces in Dielectric and Ferroelectric Thin Films", International Conference of the International Society for Integrated Ferroelectrics (ISIF-00), Aachen, Germany, March 2000.
  • "Probing the Invisible: Electron Microscopy of Nanostructures", Physics and Nanotechnology Initiative Colloquia, Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, March 2000.
  • " Towards Structure-Property Relationship for Electroceramic Interfaces", MSE Colloquium, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, March 2000.
  • "Graphite Encapsulated Magnetic (GEM) Nanocrystal: Carriers for Site-Specific Drug Delivery?!", Invited Presentation, Annual Retreat of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Evanston, IL, March 2000.
  • "Teaching Old Nanostructures New Tricks", MSE Colloquium, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, October 2000.
  • "Dynamics of Electrically Active Interfaces", MSE Seminar, KAIST, S. Korea, October 2000.
  • "Electron Holography and Spectroscopy of Interfaces", Keynote Address, Annual Meeting of the Korean Ceramic Society, Chunchun, S. Korea, October 2000.

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1999

  • "Engineering First: Integrating Basic Sciences and Mathematics in Engineering Curricula", IIT Bombay, India, March 1999.
  • "Advanced Electron Microscopy of Nanostructures", Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Bombay, India, March 1999.
  • "In-Situ Dynamic Studies of Electrically Active Interfaces", MRS Spring Mtg., San Francisco, CA, April 1999.
  • "Electron Holography of Active Interfaces", Annual Mtg. of the Amer. Ceram. Soc., Indianapolis, IN, April 1999.
  • "Probing the Invisible: Electron Spectroscopy and Holography of Electrically Charged Interfaces", MSE Colloquium, Georgia Tech., Atlanta, GA, May 1999.
  • "Electron Holography of Active Junctions", IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, July 1999.
  • "Probing Electrically Active Interfaces", Bell Labs., Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, July 1999.
  • "Dynamics of Grain Boundary Space-Charge Potential in Electroceramics", Microscopy and Microanalysis 99, Portland, OR, August 1999.
  • "Analytical Electron Microscopy of Composite Interfaces", Microscopy and Microanalysis 99, Portland, OR, August 1999.
  • "Hierarchy of Length-Scales in Crack Propagation and Fracture", NIST/CRC Invitee Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD, September 1999.
  • "Electron Holography of Active Structures", SEMATECH, Austin, TX, October 1999.
  • "Dynamics of Charged Interfaces Via Electron Holography", Motorola, Austin, TX, October 1999.
  • "Electron Holography of Charged Interfaces", Applied Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, CA, November 1999.
  • "Dynamics of Electrically Active Interfaces", Ann. MRS Fall Mtg., Boston, MA, Nov/Dec 1999.

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1998

  • "Analytical Electron Microscopy in Materials Science", Naka Works, Hitachi Corp., Ibaraki, Japan, January 1998.
  • "Electron Probe Instrumentation Center (EPIC)", Advanced Research Laboratory, Hitachi Corp., Japan, January 1998.
  • "Statics and Dynamics of Interfaces in Electroceramics", US-Japan Workshop on Electrically Charged Interfaces, MIT, Cambridge, MA, March 1998.
  • "In-Situ TEM Studies of Domain Switching Dynamics in Ferroelectric Thin Films", Int. Symp. On Ferroic Domains and Mesoscopic Structures (ISFD-5), PennState Univ., University Park, PA, April 1998.
  • Dynamic TEM of Interfaces and Defects", Ann. Mtg. Ohio Chapter of the AVS, Cleveland, OH, June 1998.
  • "Spectroscopy of Oxide Superconductors", CNRS Workshop on Emerging Issues in HTS, Caen, France, July 1998.
  • "Statics and Dynamics of "Charged" Interfaces in Electroceramics", Microscopy and Microanalysis 98, Atlanta, GA, July 1998
  • "Anisotropy of Electron Structure and Transport Properties of Oxide Superconductors", Microscopy and Microanalysis 98, Atlanta, GA, July 1998
  • "Seeing Invisible: Electron Spectroscopy and Holography of Electrically Active Interfaces", Gordon Research Conference, Solid State Studies in Ceramics, Meriden, NH, August 1998.
  • "Transmission Electron Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Holography of Nanostructured Materials", Intl. Conf. on Electron Microscopy (ICEM-98), Cancun, Mexico, September 1998.
  • "Probing the Invisible at Electrically Active Interfaces", MSE Colloquium, CalTech., Pasadena, CA, October 1998.
  • "Electron Microscopy of Nanostructured Materials", Plenary Lecture, Bi-annual Mtg. of the Brazilian Society for Electron Microscopy, Brazil, October 1998.
  • "Analytical Electron Microscopy of Interfaces", Keynote Lecture, Bi-annual Mtg. of the Brazilian Society for Electron Microscopy, Brazil, October 1998.

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1997

  • "AEM of Interfaces", Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, January 1997.
  • "Crack Propagation in DSEs: Experimental and Simulations", NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, January 1997.
  • "Electrically Active Interfaces in Ceramics", Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, February 1997.
  • "Interfaces in DSEs of Oxides", Wright-Patterson Air Force Laboratories, Dayton, OH, March 1997.
  • "Introduction to Scanning Microscopy", Invited Tutorial, Ann. Mtg. of Scanning Microscopy, Chicago, IL, May 1997.
  • "Valence Band EELS", Ann. Mtg. of Scanning Microscopy, Chicago, IL, May 1997.
  • "Electron Spectroscopy and Holography of Interfaces", Microscopy Society of America, Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, August 1997.
  • "EBSD in a cold FEG SEM", Microscopy Society of America, Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, August 1997.
  • "Statics and Dynamics of Electroceramics", MSE Colloquium, Univ. Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, September 1997.
  • "Hierarchy of Length-Scale Influence in Crack Propagation in Oxide Composites", ASM/TMS Special Symposium in memory of Prof. David A. Smith, Indianapolis, IN, September 1997.
  • "Interfaces in Electroceramics", MSE Colloquium, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, September 1997.
  • "In-Situ Electron Microscopy", Ann. Mtg. of MRS, Boston, MA, November, 1997.
  • "Dynamics of Electrically Active Interfaces", Ann. Mtg. of MRS, Boston, MA, November 1997.
  • "Seeing the Invisible: Electron Holography of Charged Interfaces", Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K., December 1997.
  • "Analytical Electron Microscopy in Materials Science", Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, December 1997.

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1996

  • "Length-Scales and Structure-Property Relationships For Internal Interfaces in Oxides", High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML), ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN, February 1996.
  • "Advanced Electron Microscopy of Interfaces and Interfacial Phenomena in Oxides", Univ. Wisconsin, Milwaukee, April 1996.
  • "Electron Spectroscopy and Holography of Oxide Interfaces", Frontiers of Electron Microscopy in Materials Science, Oak Brook, IL, June 1996.
  • "Sensitivity and Resolution in EBSD/OIM with a cFEG SEM", Frontiers of Electron Microscopy in Materials Science, Oak Brook, IL, June 1996.
  • "EBSD/OIM with cFEG SEM: Yes it is possible!", Microscopy Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, August, 1996

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1995

  • "Electroceramic Interfaces", IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, February 1995.
  • "Direct Determination of Structure-Property Relationship for Functional Electroceramic Interfaces", Argonne National Laboratory Seminar Series, Argonne, IL, March 1995
  • "High Spatial Resolution Spectroscopy of Internal Interfaces", Max Planck Institute Invitee Workshop, Ringberg Castle, Germany, April 1995.
  • "Microanalysis at High Spatial Resolution Across Internal Interfaces", Ann. Mtg. of Microscopy Society of America, Cincinnati, August 1995.
  • "Direct Determination of Spatially Varying Potential and Charge Across Electroceramic Interfaces", Gordon Research Conference on Solid State Studies in Ceramics, NH, August 1995.

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1994

  • "Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Ionic Interfaces", Invitee Workshop on Ionic Interfaces, Max-Planck Institute, Ringberg Castle, Germany, March 1994.
  • "Dielectric Function and Electronic Structure of Oxide Superconductors", Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) Bombay, India, March 1994.
  • "Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Buckytubes", Ann. Electrochemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 1994.
  • "Transmission EELS in Materials Science", EELSI-94 Invitee Conference, Leukerbad, Switzerland, July 1994.
  • "Electron Spectroscopy and Interferometry of Electronic Ceramics", Microscopy Society of America, New Orleans, LA, July 1994
  • "Electron Interferometry and Holography of Real Materials", First Intl. Conference on Electron Holography, Knoxville, TN, August 1994
  • "Analytical Electron Microscopy in Ceramics Science", Materials Science & Engineering Seminar Series, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, October 1994.
  • "Electron Spectroscopy and Holography of Electroceramic Interfaces", Ann. Fall Mtg. of MRS Boston, MA, November 1994.
  • "Towards Structure-Property Relationship for Electroceramic Interfaces", NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, December 1994.
  • "Interphase Interfaces in Structural Eutectics", General Electric, Corporate R & D, Schenectady, NY, December 1994.

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1993

  • "Atomic Structure of Interphase Interfaces in Oxides", Materials Science and Engineering Fall Seminar, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, September 1993.
  • "Bicrystallography and Plan-View CBED", MSA (EMSA) 93, Cincinnati, OH, August 1993.
  • "Electron Spectroscopy of Internal Interfaces in Ceramics: A Status Update and Forecast", MSA (EMSA) 93, Cincinnati, OH, August 1993.
  • "Electron Holography of Internal Interfaces in Electroceramics: Fact or Fiction ?", MSA (EMSA) 93, Cincinnati, OH, August 1993
  • "Artifacts in AEM of Interfaces: From Specimen Preparation to Data Analysis", Great Lakes EM Society Association (GLEMA), Indianapolis, October 1993.
  • "Analytical Electron Microscopy in Catalysis Research", Amoco R & D, Naperville, IL, July 1993

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1992

  • "High Spatial and Energy Resolution EELS with the HF-2000 ARAEM", First ORNL/UT Workshop on Coherent Beam Electron Microscopy, Knoxville, TN, June 1992.
  • "Atomic Resolution Analytical Electron Microscopy and Electron Holography: Implications for Materials Science", Laboratoire de Chimie des Solides, Universite de Paris-Sud, Orsay, FRANCE, July 1992.
  • "High Spatial and Energy Resolution Analytical Electron Microscopy", First Intl. Symposium on Quantitative Electron Microscopy, National Center for Electron Microscopy, LBL, CA., August 1992.
  • "Space-Group Determination by CBED: G-M Lines, Crosses and HOLZ Interactions", Ann. Mtg. of EMSA, Boston, MA, August 1992.
  • "Determination of Electronic Structure of Oxides by EELS", Workshop on Grain Boundaries in High Tc Superconductors, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, August 30- Sept.1, 1992.
  • "Role of ARAEM in Interface Analysis of High Technology Materials", Wright-Patterson Air Force Lab., Dayton, OH, October, 1992.
  • "Electrons' Eyeview of Bucky-Balls, Tubes, Toroids and Whatever Comes Next", ASM/TMS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Nov. 1992.
  • "A Journey into the Nanoworld of Buckytubes and Friends", Ann. MRS Mtg., Nov./Dec. 1992.

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1991

  • "Progress in Analytical Electron Microscopy of Materials", Argonne National Laboratory, March 1991.
  • "High Resolution and Analytical TEM Studies of Relaxation of Interfaces in Directionally Solidified Eutectics", Center for Solid State Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, July 1991.
  • "Electron Microscopy Research at Northwestern University", Ann. Mtg. of Mid-West Society of Electron Microscopists, Chicago, IL, May 1991.
  • "Transmission EELS of Hole Formation and Charge Transfer in Oxide Superconductors", Symp. on Bulk Properties and Critical Currents in Oxide Superconductors, Argonne National Laboratory, March, 1991.