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Frenkel Biexcitons Light Up Organic Semiconductor Advances

Organic semiconductors already provide the energy behind optical technologies inside television displays, solar cells, and lighting fixtures. Their molecular carbon-based structure makes them cheaper to produce, more flexible, of lighter weight, and more environmentally friendly than silicon-based or composite semiconductors. The future in more applications is bright — if scientists can learn more about harnessing their ability to react to and produce light.

IEN News

Faces of Research

Meet Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, Harris Saunders, Jr. Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and faculty researcher at the Institute for Materials and the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology.

Suman Datta Joins College of Engineering as GRA Eminent Scholar

Datta, one of the nation’s top researchers in semiconductor and nanoelectronic device research, is joining Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in the School of Materials Science and Engineering.

Meet the Water and Energy Dream Team

The Water-Energy Research Lab at Georgia Tech is a new experimental research group led by Assistant Professor Akanksha Menon.

Second-Year Aulden Jones Selected for International Research Training Experience

Jones is part of the inaugural cohort of students and postdocs for the Summer 2022 International Research and Training Experience in Quantum Materials & Devices at the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan.

Additional IEN News of Note

Research from Georgia Tech and Emory University Leads to FDA Breakthrough Designation for New PTSD Treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects about 15 million adults in the U.S. each year. It’s a disabling psychiatric disorder with few treatment options. A pilot study from Georgia Tech researcher Omer Inan and Emory University psychiatrist Douglas Bremner opens the door to a hopeful new therapeutic alternative for people suffering from PTSD.

Check out IEN's new video highlighting the amazing work we do in microelectronics and nanotechnology!

Cleanroom Corner

Keyence VK-X3000 3D Surface Profiler

This month we are highlighting the Keyence VK-X3000 3D Surface Profiler, which performs non-contact profile, roughness, and film thickness measurements with nanometer-level resolution on any material or shape. Unlike other 3D measurement systems, objects with steep angles or low-reflectivity can be accurately measured. It is the world’s first optical profiler to offer a triple scan approach, allowing users three different scanning methods in a single device: laser confocal, focus variation, and white light interferometry. The VK-X3000 also offers guaranteed measurement accuracy, high-speed scanning, and optimized optics to eliminate aberration.

Learn more on the IEN equipment page

Location: Pettit Microelectronics Building | Room 160

Contact: Christopher White


IEN Events

Nano@Tech - March 8, 2022 @ noon
Salt Nanoparticles as Cancer Therapeutics | Associate Professor Jin Xie, Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia

Science & Engineering Day at GT- March 19, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Georgia Tech has partnered with The Atlanta Science Festival to open its doors to the community! The day will include lab tours, hands-on STEAM activities, demonstrations, and more.
Nano@Tech - March 29, 2022 @ noon
Harnessing In Vivo Enzymatic Activity to Engineer Synthetic Breath Biomarkers of Disease | Assistant Professor Leslie Chan,
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Tech School of Engineering and Emory School of Medicine

Nano@Tech - April 5, 2022 @ noon
TBD | Professor Carson Meredith, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech

PRC Distinguished Lecture Seminar - April 7, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.

Reliability Assessment for Heterogeneously Integrated Package | Ganesh Subbarayan, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

2022 Brumley D. Pritchett Lecture & the IMat Symposium on Materials Innovation - April 11, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m.
The Georgia Tech Symposium on Materials Innovations will feature prominent external speakers, technical sessions, a student poster contest, complimentary reception, targeted recruiting, exhibitors, lab tours, and so much more!


Blair Brettmann was recognized as a rising star in the February 9, 2022 special issue of ACS Polymers Au journal.

Wilbur Lam
has joined the distinguished College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Azad Naeemi has been selected as the first recipient of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) James D. Meindl Innovators Award. The award was established by SSCS last year in honor of renowned professor Jim Meindl, who passed away in 2020.

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