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Spring 2017 Symposium – Small Sensors Going Big Places


Date: April 17, 2017                                                                                                   

Location: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 

                    Kossiakoff Center

                    Laurel, Maryland

Co-sponsored by M-CERSI in collaboration with FDA

Workshop Description

Distributed, efficient, embedded sensors are enabling advances in everything from on-demand precision medicine to consumer electronics. These sensor systems are becoming increasingly complex, requiring low power, small form factors, high sensitivity and selectivity, biocompatibility, and other features. There is a strong need for interactions between academic researchers and entrepreneurs, interested in advancing micro- and nanosystems for use in the field.


  • 3/27 – Abstracts due for oral presentations and posters
  • 3/31 – Notice of acceptance for students and posters


Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. John Mather, NASA Goddard

Dr. Marc Christophersen, Naval Research Laboratory

Dr. Joseph Conroy, Army Research Laboratory

Professor Howard Katz, The Johns Hopkins University

Professor Dion Khodagholy, Columbia University

Dr. Anindya Nath, George Mason University

Benjamin Schreib, AECOM


Schedule  Event
8:00 am to 8:30 am Registration/Coffee
8:30 am to 9:30 am Plenary Talk I – Dr. Mather
9:30 am to 9:45 am Coffee Break
9:45 am to 10:45 am BreakPlenary Talk II – Dr. Khodagholy
10:45 am to 11:00 am Break
11:00 am to 12:00 am Breakout Sessions I – Bio and Extreme
12:00 am to 1:30 pm Lunch and Poster Session/Networking
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Breakout Sessions II – Data and Materials
2:30 pm to 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pmto 3:45 pm Plenary Talk III – Dr. Katz
3:45pm Poster Session and Voting/Networking
4:15pm Poster Prize Announcement

Contributor Information

All attendees are encouraged to present at the workshop. Students will have the opportunity to submit a 1 page (text and figures) abstract for consideration for an oral presentation, due March 27th. Abstracts for poster presenters are 1 paragraph and are also due by March 27th.  All oral presentation submissions will automatically be considered for poster presentations if an oral presentation is not awarded.  There will be student poster prizes awarded at the conference.  Non-students are also encouraged to submit contributions, although they are not be eligible for the poster prizes.


Pricing Information

Rate Type Early Bird
before March 17
March 18 – April 17

Student with Poster

$0 $0 – Expires 3/27


$60 $60

Regular Attendee with Poster

$90 $140

Regular Attendee

$100 $150


Networking Session Information

The networking session is ideal for companies, organizations, and employers who are seeking talented members of the MAMNA community for opportunities in the micro and nanotechnology fields.  If your company or organization would like to have a table at the Career and Networking session please click the button below.  The cost is $150 and includes two registrations for staffing your table.

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Information

11100 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel, MD 20723

Free Parking is available onsite: Use the Pond Road entrance



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