Grand Opening

Please join us on March 8th to celebrate the Grand Opening of the University of Delaware’s Nanofabrication Facility. Located in the Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, this state-of-the-art facility will enable researchers in academia, industry and government to create devices smaller than a human hair, supporting scientific advances in fields ranging from medical diagnostics to environmental sensing to solar energy harvesting.

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Harold Craighead “Nanofabrication and Biosystems”

by Cornell University’s Harold Craighead

 

ABSTRACT: Lithography-based nanofabrication has enabled the revolution in electronics that has dramatically impacted our lives and economy. The broader availability of new nanofabrication approaches in academic facilities such as the UD Nanofabrication Facility is enabling an increasing breadth of scientific experiments and technological applications. These applications include structuring materials to engineer their optical properties and creating exquisitely sensitive sensors and actuators. In the last two decades, Harold Craighead has been working on developing nanofabrication-based capabilities for biological research and biotechnological applications. These efforts include methods for organized cell culturing and single cell analysis. At the true nanometer-scale, he and his team have been working on single molecule analysis and trying to bring these technologies to practical utilization. In this talk, he will present his perspective on the evolution and impact of nanofabrication technology.

 

HAROLD G. CRAIGHEAD: Harold Craighead is a professor of applied and engineering physics and the Charles Lake Jr. Chaired Professor of Engineering at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1980, after which he became a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories and a research manager at Bellcore, where he formed the Quantum Structures Research Group. At Cornell, Craighead has served as the director of the National Nanofabrication Facility, founding director of the Nanobiotechnology Center, principal investigator for the Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis, and interim dean of engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Inventors. In 2000, he co-founded the company Nanofluidics Inc., which is now Pacific Biosciences of California Inc., a company based on single molecule DNA sequencing technology. His research focuses on investigating nanoscale devices and developing new approaches for biomolecular analysis. His research projects include studies of single molecule biophysics, chemical sensors, biomolecular analysis, surface patterning for biological and other applications, and the physics of nanoelectromechanical systems.



GRAND OPENING RECEPTION:

Harker LabUD Nanofabrication Facility

Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory

 

Join us in Harker Lab following the keynote address for hors d’oeuvres and a walkthrough in the clean room corridor to meet the facility directors and staff. Staff will be stationed next to a series of informative posters for a window tour and will be available to answer questions about the facility and explain the nanofabrication process. The informal reception will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony and guests may take photos with YoUDee, our Blue Hen mascot.

Getting here

Mitchell Hall

Grand Opening of the University of Delaware’s Nanofabrication Facility
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Nanofabrication and Biosystems”
by Cornell University’s Harold Craighead
TIME: 3 p.m.
Location: Mitchell Hall

University of Delaware's Nanofabrication Facility Reception

Grand Opening of the University of Delaware’s Nanofabrication Facility
RECEPTION: Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary
Science and Engineering Laboratory
TIME: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: 221 Academy Street

Lodging

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Airports

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Train Service

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Bus Service

Bus services at UD include the UD Bus Shuttle, Newark Unicity Bus System, DART (Delaware Transit Corporation) and Greyhound.

Bus Service

Bus services at UD include the UD Bus Shuttle, Newark Unicity Bus System, DART (Delaware Transit Corporation) and Greyhound.