Promoting nanoscience and engineering education, and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM fields is a common objective and interest amongst our team members. For this, we have been continuously engaged with organizing and participating in educational and outreach activities including delivering interactive educational talks on our research, presenting on various panels and organizing programs and events in support of students’ mentorship, higher education and professional development, writing approachable articles and electronic books on our research for general public use, mentoring high school and undergraduate students, and hosting technical seminars.

Here is a list of ongoing seminars that Farnaz has been organizing.

MIT.nano Seminar Series

A monthly lecture on topics related to nanoscience and nanotechnology given by an expert in the field.

May-23 Prof. Goran Mashanovich, University of Southhampton – Silicon photonics for mid- and near-infrared applications
Apr-23 Prof. Ali Javey, University of California Berkeley – 2D semiconductor optoelectronics: Advances, challenges and opportunities
Mar-23 Prof. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University – Exploring the matterverse with nanomaterial megalibraries
Feb-23 Prof. Xiangfeng Duan, University of California Los Angeles – Van der Waals heterostructures, superlattices and thin films
Jan-23 Dr. Ahmad Bahai, Senior VP & CTO, Texax Instruments –  Chips & innovation: A new era
Dec-22 Prof. Wilfred van der Wiel, Material learning
Nov-22 Maia Weinstock, Deputy Editorial Director MIT news – Carbon Queen: The life of Mildred Dresselhaus
Sep-22 Prof. Takao Someya, University of Tokyo – Electronic skins for robotics and wearables
Jun-22 Prof. Matteo Rinaldi, Northeastern University – Near-zero power integrated microsystems for IoT
Apr-22 Prof. Amal El-Ghazaly, Cornell University – Magnetic elastomers enabling haptic displays
Mar-22 Prof. Bart Jan Ravoo, Universität Münster – Photoresponsive solf materials made by molecular self-assembly
Feb-22 Prof. Wei Wu, University of Southern California – Memristor-based hybrid analog-digital computing platform for mobile robotics
Jan-22 Dr. J.P. Laine, Draper – Flat imaging
Dec-21 Prof. Kathryn Whitehead, Carnegie Mellon University – Lipid nanoparticles for RNA delivery
Oct-21 Dr. Leo Gross, IBM Research Zurich – On-surface reactions and single-molecule charge transitions controlled by atom manipulation
Sep-21 Prof. Debbie Senesky, Stanford University – “Tiny-but-tough” GaN- and graphene-based nanoelectronics for extreme harsh environments
May-21 Prof. Rehan Kapadia, University of Southern California – Hot electrons, cold materials: Building blocks for next generation semiconductor devices
Apr-21 Prof. Alàn Aspuru-Guzik, University of Toronto – There is no time for science as usual: Materials acceleration platforms
Mar-21 Prof. Dion Khodagholy, Columbia University – Translational neuroelectronics
Feb-21 Prof. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, MIT – Magic angle graphene: The twist and shout of quantum materials
Jan-21 Dr. Genevieve Van de Bittner, Agilent Research Laboratories – Measuring metabolic flux with cellular and molecular resolution
Dec-20 Prof. Vahid Sandoghdar, Max Plank Institute for the Science of Light – On single photons and single molecules: From nano-quantum optics to nanobiophotonics
Oct-20 Prof. Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute – The electron spin and chiral systems: Merging that results in novel properties
Sep-20 Prof. Jonathan Fan, Stanford University – Inverse electromagnetics design with physics-driven neural networks
Jan-20 Dr. Steve Hattan, Waters Corporation – Mass Spec imaging: Interrogating surfaces using molecular maps
Dec-19 Prof. Julia Greer, Caltech – Materials by design: Three-dimensional nano-architected meta-materials

The Mildred Dresselhaus Lecture Series 

The Dresselhaus Lecture series is named in honor of Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, hosted annually since 2019 to recognize a significant figure in science and engineering whose leadership and impact echo those of Prof. Dresselhaus.

Perspectives in Nanotechnology Seminar Series 

“There is plenty of room at the bottom,” an idea introduced by Richard Feynman in 1959. Ever since, developments in nanoscale science and technology have lead to rapid interdisciplinary advancements in the fields of materials, devices, biotechnology and instrumentations, some of which are highlighted in the Perspectives in Nanotechnology Seminar Series.

September 2019

Dr. Don Eigler – Moving Atoms: One by one

June 2019

Prof. Robert Langer, MIT – From microtechnology to nanotechnology: New ways to discover and deliver medicine to treat disease

May 2019 Prof. Eli Yablonovitch, University of California Berkeley – What new device will replace the transistor?
April 2019

Prof. Paul Alivisatos, University of California Berkeley – What will happen when artificial nanocrystals can be observed and controlled at the level of single atoms?

March 2019

Prof. Roger Howe, Stanford University – Accelerating research in applied nanotechnology