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Spring 2013 Symposium: Microsystems Technology: Fulfilling the Promise

For decades, experts have promised that microsystems technology would be a driver of industry growth and value creation. Today, when each of us has dozens of microsystems in our pockets, we know that the experts were right. What, then, is the future promise of micro- and nanotechnology? The 2013 Mid-Atlantic Micro/Nano Alliance Symposium will explore the current industrial expansion of microsystems technology and the new ideas on which tomorrow’s promises will be built.

Date: May 14, 2013

Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD

Technical Cosponsor: Northern Virginia/Washington Chapter of IEEE Nanotechnology Council

 

NIST Visitor Information 

Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference.

ATTENTION FOREIGN NATIONALS: International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus. International attendees are required to complete and submit the foreign visitor form by May 9th.

Registration and abstract submission is now closed

 

 

Keynote: “Medical Microsystems with the Promise to Revolutionize Medical Management”

Jason Kroh – Vice President of R&D at CardioMEMS, Inc.,

Jason Kroh is the Vice President of R&D at CardioMEMS, Inc., an Atlanta based medical device company that has developed a MEMS wireless sensing and communication technology designed to improve the management of chronic diseases.   As one of the original employees of the company, he was responsible for the design and development of the Company’s proprietary electronics platform.  Prior to joining CardioMEMS in 2001, Jason was the lead Electrical Engineer at Cybersonics, Inc. where he developed the actuating technology for an ultrasonic/sonic driller corer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory which was applied to medical applications such as lithotripsy and transcutaneous thrombolysis.

Jason holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Gannon University.   He holds 23 US patents and has co-authored multiple technical papers on sensing and actuating technologies.

Platform Speakers:

“Johns Hopkins on the Chip: A Metaphor for Health Care Delivery in the 21sy Century”

Andreas Andreou, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Co-Founder, Center for Language and Speech Processing
The Johns Hopkins University

“The Remaining Challenges in MEMS Fabrication and Manufacturing”

Michael Huff, Ph.D.

Founder and Director
MEMS & Nanotechnology Exchange

“Sorbent Materials for Analytical Applications with Microfabricated Devices”

Andrew McGill, Ph.D.

Head, Materials & Sensors Section
Material Science Technology Division
Naval Research Laboratories

“Fluorescence Measurements in Lab on a Chip Systems – from Basic Research to Testing Standards”

Samuel Stavis, Ph.D.

Project Leader Nanofabrication Group
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
National Institute for Standards and Technologies

Agenda

9:00 am – Registration desk opens

9:45 am – Introductory remarks

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Keynote speaker, Jason Kroh

11:00 am – 11:15 am – Break

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Samuel Stavis

12:00 am – 12:45 pm – Andreas Andreou

12:45 pm – 2:30 pm – Lunch and poster session

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm – Andrew McGill

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm – Michael Huff

4:00 pm – Conclusion and announcement of poster prize

4:00 pm – 6:00pm – Happy hour at Dogfish

 

Pricing Information

Rate Type Early Bird
before March 14
Advance
Mar. 15 – Apr. 14
Regular
Apr. 15 – May 9
Student with poster $100 $125 $175
Student without poster $125 $150 $175
Regular Attendee $180 $225 $300
Regular Attendee – IEEE member $200 $275

 

Poster Information

Abstracts are still being accepted for poster presentation at the conference.  These submissions will not be considered for archival publication.

All attendees are encouraged to submit a poster in the areas of nanotechnology and microsystems.  Individuals wishing to present a poster must submit a 1-2 page extended abstract, including figures.  Student poster abstracts submitted after March 14th will not qualify for an additional poster presentation discount, additionally only two student authors per abstract qualify for the discount.

 

NIST Visitor Information

NIST Visitors Page

Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus. International attendees are required to complete and submit the foreign visitor form by May 9th.