2009 Presenters

Dr. Dhimiter Bello

Dr. Dhimiter Bello
Dept of Work Health and Safety
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dr. Bello is an Assistant Prof. of occupational and environmental hygiene in the Department of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health in the Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk program where he specialized in environmental epidemiology. He received his doctorate (Sc.D.) in occupational hygiene from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Bello holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and Policy, (University of Manchester, U.K.), and a B.S. in Industrial Chemistry (University of Tirana, Albania).

Margaret Blohm

Margaret L. Blohm, PhD
Nanotechnology Advanced Technology Leader
GE Global Research

Margaret was born in Schenectady, New York. She attended Russell Sage College and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Chemistry in 1981. She then received her PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1985. After a Post-Doctoral fellowship at the Colorado State University, she joined GE Global Research in Niskayuna in 1987. She worked on several projects in support of GE Plastics, from 1987 to 1997, when she was named Lab Manager of Weatherables & Special Effects Laboratory. Her team invented, developed and supported the commercialization of LEXAN SLX. In 2001 she was appointed Leader of the Nanotechnology Advanced Technology Program at Global Research, where she has been leading a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers to develop high impact nanotechnology platforms for GE's businesses.

Professor David B. Bogy

Professor David B. Bogy
University of California Berkeley

Professor David B. Bogy is the William S. Floyd, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Engineering. He was Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley from 1991 - 1999, and he is the founding Director of the Computer Mechanics Laboratory. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineers, and he served on the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He has served as Chair of the Executive Committees of the Applied Mechanics and the Tribology Divisions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He received his B.S. Degrees in Geology and Mechanical Engineering in 1959, and his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in 1961. He received a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 1966 and spent a year as Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Mechanics at the California Institute of Technology before joining the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in 1967. Professor Bogy's industrial experience includes work as a Mechanical Engineer for Shell Development Company where he conducted research in the mechanics of oil-well drilling. He also worked for two summers at the IBM San Jose Research Laboratory as a Faculty Fellow and consulted there for several years. He has also consulted for numerous other computer disk drive companies over the years. He has served as an expert witness in patent infringement suits in disk drive technology. Professor Bogy's research interests are in solid and fluid mechanics as well as dynamics and tribology, especially as applied to computer technology, in particular data storage systems. He has also worked in static and dynamic stress analysis in layered elastic media. At UC Berkeley Professor Bogy teaches courses in dynamics, elasticity, elastic wave propagation and computer mechanics.

Dr. Ahmed Busnaina

Dr. Ahmed Busnaina
Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN)
Northeastern University

Ahmed A. Busnaina, Ph.D. is the William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor and Director of National Science Foundation's Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) for High-rate Nanomanufacturing and the NSF Center for Nano and Microcontamination Control at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. He is internationally recognized for his work on nano and micro scale defects (particulate and chemical) mitigation and removal in semiconductor fabrication. He also involved in the fabrication of nanoscale wires, structures and interconnects. He specializes in directed assembly of nanoelements and in the fabrication of micro and nanoscale structures. He served as a consultant on micro contamination and particle adhesion issues to the semiconductor industry. He authored more than 350 papers in journals, proceedings and conferences. He is on the editorial advisory board of Semiconductor International, the Journal of Particulate Science and Technology. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Adhesion Society, a Fulbright Senior Scholar and listed in Who's Who in the World, in America, in science and engineering.

Stefano Cabrini

Stefano Cabrini
Molecular Foundry
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Stefano Cabrini Director of the Nanofabrication Facility at Molecular Foundry (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) since 2006; head of the interfacility nanophotonic group. Molecular Foundry is one of the five DOE NanoScale Research Center, it is a user oriented facility that means that 50% of the time is dedicated to user projects and 50% to internal research. Stefano Cabrini has over 60 publications in the field of nanofabrication and 18 years of experience experimental physics. Ten years of experience in micro-nano-fabrication, electron-beam lithography, focused ion beam lithography, wet chemical, thin-film deposition and plasma etch processing. Experience in nanophotonic and metamaterials (metallic resonator and Photonic Crystals), semiconductor device fabrication, optical device fabrication, MEMS fabrication, and the development of new lithographic tools.

Michael Chandross

Dr. Michael Chandross
Sandia National Laboratories

Dr. Chandross has been on the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories for over 10 years, using large-scale computations to study the aging and reliability of nanomaterials. Prior to joining Sandia he was a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at SPAWAR San Diego. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Arizona (1996) and a B.S. in physics with electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1990).

Ed Cupoli
CNSE at University of Albany

Dr. Alain Diebold

Dr. Alain Diebold
University of Albany

Placid Ferreira

Dr. Placid Ferreira
Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

Dr. Placid M. Ferreira is the Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at Illinois. He is also the director of the Center for Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS), an NSF-sponsored Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. He graduated with a Ph.D in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1987, M.Tech (Mechanical) from IIT Bombay, 1982 and B.E. (Mechanical) for University of Bombay in 1980. He has been on the mechanical engineering faculty at Illinois since 1987, serving as the associate head for graduate programs and research from 1999 to 2002.

Russell Gaudiana

Dr. Russell Gaudiana
Vice President, Research

Dr. Gaudiana oversees early stage research programs and shares responsibility for developing Konarka's extensive IP portfolio of over 300 patents and patent applications. He led the research and development efforts needed to establish Konarka's viability as a company when it was founded in 2001, which resulted in many patent applications, early prototypes, and a multi-million dollar round of venture capital funding. He joined Konarka after 27 years at Polaroid, where he managed the Chemical Research Division of R&D. Dr. Gaudiana holds over 50 U.S. patents and has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications. He is also the executive editor of the Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry and an Adjunct Professor in the Chemistry Department at The University of Massachusetts (Lowell). Dr. Gaudiana has a Ph.D. in Photochemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he also had a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering before joining Polaroid.

Arjan Giaya
Triton Systems

Costas Grigoropoulos

Dr. Costas Grigoropoulos
University of California Berkeley

Dr. Grigoropoulos received his Diploma Degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (1978), and in Mechanical Engineering (1980) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He holds a M.Sc. degree (1983), and a Ph.D. (1986), both in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. He joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley as an Assistant Professor in 1990, after serving as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington from 1986-1990. He was promoted to Associate Professor in July 1993 and to Professor in Mechanical Engineering in July 1997. He also holds an appointment as a Faculty Staff Scientist with the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of LBNL. He has conducted research at the Xerox Mechanical Engineering Sciences Laboratory, the IBM Almaden Research Center and the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, FORTH, Greece.

Dr. Dan Herr

Dr. Dan Herr

Dr. Herr is Semiconductor Research Corporation's Director of Nanomanufacturing Sciences research. He leads an international team that provides vision, guidance, and leveraged support for a number of the world class collaborative interdisciplinary university research programs on emerging nanoelectronics related materials and assembly methods, environmentally benign high performance manufacturing, and enabling nano-characterization technology options. He also is exploring emerging research opportunities in bioelectronics, ultra low power systems, and energy harvesting. He held senior engineering positions at Honeywell Corporation, during the VHSIC program, and Shipley Company, in Japan, where he helped bring an R&D facility on-line. He also founded Avatar R&D Corporation, a materials, process, and product design consulting firm. Dr. Herr serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, where he co-develops and co-teaches an interdisciplinary graduate level course on The Materials Science of Nanoelectronics. Dr. Herr provides ongoing technical leadership for the Semiconductor Industry Association's Lithography, Metrology, and ESH International Technology Working Groups. He co-founded and co-chairs the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors [ITRS] International Technology Working Group on Emerging Research Materials and co-chairs several international conferences and workshops. He also serves as Senior Editor for IEEE Transactions in Nanotechnology, Associate Editor for the Journal of Nanoparticle Research, and Reviewer for JVST A. Dr. Herr's technical accomplishments include a suite of optimization software, more robust than Taguchi's methodology, twelve foundational patents and fourteen pending patent applications, in areas such as: Defect tolerant patterning, controlled nanotube synthesis and placement, deterministic semiconductor doping, and ultimate CMOS devices. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering for specific achievements in the design, development, and commercialization of two early families of chemically amplified resists and for addressing critical patterning and control challenges in the deep nano-domain. His 45+ publications cover topics from mechanistic chemistry to strategic industry trends in nanoelectronics. He has given over 100 invited presentations and seminars, globally.

Zachary Holman

Zachary Holman
University of Minnesota

Zachary Holman is a final-year PhD student under Prof. Uwe Kortshagen in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the synthesis of group IV nanocrystals and their use in thin film electronic devices.

Jim Hutchinson

Dr. Jim Hutchison
University of Oregon

Dr. Hutchison joined the faculty at the University of Oregon (UO) in the fall of 1994 where he is currently the Lokey-Harrington Professor of Chemistry and Associate Vice President for Research and Strategic Initiatives. His research interests are in green chemistry, materials chemistry and nanoscience. He led the development of the UO's nation-leading program in "green" (environmentally-benign) organic chemistry, launched the university's pioneering Center in Green Nanoscience and is a member of the Governing Board of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. He is a member of the leadership team for the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) and founded, and now directs, the ONAMI's Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative.

Robert Hwang

Dr. Robert Hwang
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)
Sandia National Laboratories

Dr. Hwang received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in physics and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He then went on to a postdoc position at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Dr. Hwang was then awarded an Alexander von Humboldt award and spent one year at the University of Munich. In 1991, he took a position at Sandia National Labs in Livermore, CA where he conducted research in the area of surface physics. In 2003 he moved to Brookhaven National Lab as director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials where he stayed until 2006. He is presently at Sandia National Labs in New Mexico where he serves as the director of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), which is a DOE supported Nanoscale Science Research Center.

Dr. Jackie Isaacs

Dr. Jackie Isaacs
Northeastern University

Dr. Jacqueline Isaacs is an Associate Director of the NSF-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) and a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University. Dr. Isaacs has a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University and M.S and Ph.D. Degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since joining Northeastern University, she has worked on assessing the economic, environmental and technological tradeoffs for existing and emerging technologies, and was awarded a National Science Foundation Career Award for her work. Her role in the CHN involves leading the responsible nanomanufacturing research thrust team, whose research includes screening and monitoring of nanomaterials, applying life cycle assessment methods to manufacturing processes, assessing economic viability as well as the regulatory and social implications of emerging technologies. She is a Co-PI on an NSF Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team award entitled: "Nanotechnology in the Public Interest: Regulatory Challenges, Capacity, and Policy Recommendations". Dr. Isaacs has been an invited speaker to numerous workshops and forums on environmental health and safety issues related to nanomaterials, and serves as a liaison to the Boston Museum of Science NSF-funded Nanotechnology Informal Science Education Network (NISE-Net).

William King

Professor William King
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

William P. King is Associate Professor and Kritzer Faculty Scholar in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He received the Ph.D. (2002) degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. During 1999-2001, he spent 16 months in the Micro/NanoMechanics Group of the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. During the years 2002-2006 he was on the faculty at Georgia Tech. Dr. King is the winner of the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (2003), the PECASE award from the Department of Energy (2005), and the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (2007). In 2006, Technology Review Magazine named him to the TR35—one of the people under the age of 35 whose innovations are likely to change the world. He won R&D 100 Awards in 2007 and 2008, and a Micro/Nano 25 Award in 2007. He is co-founder of two companies and is a Fellow of the Defense Sciences Research Council.

K. Krishnamoorthy
UMass Amherst

David S. Lashmore

David S. Lashmore Ph.D.
CTO, Vice President R&D
Nanocomp Technologies Inc.

Diane Martin

Sean Murdock

Sean Murdock
Nano Business Alliance

Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson
Senior Vice President, Engineering
NanoInk, Inc.

As the Senior Vice President, Engineering at NanoInk, Mr. Nelson directs the science and engineering teams that develop hardware and software systems used for nanofabrication. In addition to new product design and development, he also manages several of the operational aspects of NanoInk's business including manufacturing and information technology. Prior to joining NanoInk, Mr. Nelson served as the Senior Vice President, Engineering at Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. At Molecular Diagnostics, Mr. Nelson directed the design and development of in-vitro diagnostic screening systems to assist in the early detection of cancer. Other previous assignments include Vice President, Systems Development for AccuMed International, Inc., Director of Technology for Caremark, Director of Systems Engineering for Baxter International and Director of Engineering for the Perkin-Elmer Corporation. He earned his MS in Computer Science and MBA degrees from DePaul University in Chicago.

Emanuele Ostuni

Dr. Emanuele Ostuni
Vice President of Business Development
NanoTerra, Inc.

Dr. Emanuele sources and structures collaborative programs and value sharing deals with partners across multiple industrial sectors. He is also currently on the Advisory Board of iValue's nanotechnology practice. Prior to Nano Terra, Emanuele was a Manager at McKinsey & Co. in the Boston and Philadelphia offices where he worked with healthcare and high-tech clients on issues of strategy, growth, licensing and M&A. Before McKinsey Emanuele was a Senior Research Investigator at Surface Logix, a company founded by George Whitesides and Carmichael Roberts. There he helped to establish the company's Pharmacomer platform for discovering new drugs. Emanuele was a Glaxo Wellcome fellow at Harvard University where he completed his PhD in Physical Chemistry under the supervision of George Whitesides. He was the recipient of an NSF summer fellowship at NIST to study small angle neutron scattering, and holds BS (cum laude) and MS (distinction) degrees in chemistry from Georgetown University. Emanuele has co-authored over 30 publications and is co-inventor on over 30 patents.

Anil Patri

Anil K. Patri, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory

Dr. Anil Patri leads a multi-disciplinary research team at NCL to conduct pre-clinical characterization of nanomaterial intended for cancer therapy and diagnosis. He interfaces with many collaborators from federal agencies, academia and small business on projects related to nanotechnology. He serves as NCL's liaison with NIST and FDA staff for characterization and standards development activities at ASTM and ISO.

Mike Postek

Mike Postek, Ph.D

Dr. Michael T. Postek is the Chief of the Precision Engineering Division and Program Manager of the Nanomanufacturing Program in the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Postek also functioned as the Assistant to the NIST Director for Nanotechnology and he is both a nationally and internationally recognized expert in nanometrology particularly scanning electron microscope (SEM) particle and semiconductor critical dimension (CD) metrology. Dr Postek received his B. A. from the University of South Florida (1973); M. S. from Texas A&M University (1974); Ph.D. from Louisiana State University (1980) and an Executive M. S. in Technology Management from the University of Maryland (1997).

Neil Robertson
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Dr. Neil Robertson is a Manager at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. He presently manages the Advanced Head Development and Nanotechnology Department at the San Jose Research Division. He received his BS degree Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley where he worked on problems in high temperature electrochemical engineering. He worked on advanced technology for magnetic recording heads for the 14 years at the IBM Almaden Research Center and the IBM Storage Division. He managed projects on head design, magnetic materials and process integration for advanced heads. Major projects included: advanced recording density demonstrations, the first integration of GMR spin-valve materials in to a recording head, advanced tape heads, and the development of advanced electroplated write head materials. Recently he has been using his experience in process technology to advance patterned media. A major thrust of his work has been the use of new materials, processes and designs to improve magnetic recording performance. He has 65 patents filed or pending as well as 30 external publications. He has been given several internal IBM awards for his work. He is a member for the Electrochemical Society and the IEEE Magnetics Society.

Caroline A. Ross

Caroline A. Ross
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Caroline Ross is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined MIT in 1997, after spending six years in research and development at Komag, a hard disk manufacturer in San Jose, California. Her background includes a BA and PhD (1988) in materials science from Cambridge University, UK, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Her areas of research are focussed on magnetic materials, especially for data storage applications in hard disks, patterned media, magnetic random access memories and magnetic logic; materials for magnetooptical applications; and templated self-assembly processes such as the formation of ordered structures in block copolymers for nanolithography applications.

Skip Rung

Skip Rung
President and Executive Director
Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute

Mr. Rung is a senior high technology R&D executive with over 25 years of R&D management experience in CMOS process technology, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design and electronic design automation (EDA), IC packaging, MEMS, microfluidics, and inkjet printing.

Thomas Russell

Thomas P. Russell
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Thomas P. Russell, the Silvio O. Conte Distinguished Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, received his PhD in 1979 in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA (1981-96) and became a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1997). His research interests include the surface and interfacial properties of polymers, phase transitions in polymers, directed self-assembly processes, the use of polymers as scaffolds and templates for the generation of nanoscopic structures, the interfacial assembly of nanoparticles, and the influence of supercritical fluids on phase transitions and dynamics in polymer thin films. He is the Director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Polymers, and an Associate Editor of Macromolecules. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Neutron Scattering Society of America, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith
Lockheed Martin, Inc.

Sharon Smith is the Director, Advanced Technology, for Lockheed Martin. She is the prior chair of the Lockheed Martin Steering Group on Microsystems/MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) and is currently the co-chair of the Corporation's Steering Group on Nanotechnology/Biosystems Technology. She has over 28 years of experience in management, program management, engineering, and research and development at Eli Lilly and Company, IBM Corporation, Loral, and Lockheed Martin Corporation. She has more than thirty technical publications and has given numerous technical presentations in the US and Europe. Sharon has a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Indiana University and Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Chemistry from Indiana and Purdue Universities.

Sean Stewart

Mr. Stewart is president of BioCara Inc which provides consulting services for material sourcing, project management and new business development to specialty chemical, biotechnology and diagnostic companies. A native of Dublin Ireland, Mr Stewart has over 25 years of business and technology management experience in the US and International marketplace. Prior to forming BioCara Inc in 2003, Mr. Stewart was Vice President of Sales and New Business Development for DCL/BioVectra a Canadian based specialty chemical/biochemical company. Between 1977 and 1992 he worked for specialty adhesive company Loctite Corporation in a variety of technical and commercial roles, including product and new business development, marketing and sales management.

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh
LumArray, Inc.

Michael Walsh received his Ph.D. (2004) and M.S. (2000) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at MIT he studied interference lithography and process development for nanostructures fabrication, including applications in distributed feedback lasers, magnetic random-access memory, quantum dots, and diffractive optics. He is currently the Vice President of LumArray Inc. where he has been employed since 2004. At LumArray he is responsible for the development and commercialization of zone-plate array lithography. An author of more than 14 technical articles and 2 U.S. patents, his research interests include diffractive optics, nanofabrication and precision engineering and microscopy.

Jim Watkins

Jim Watkins
Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jim Watkins is the Co-Director of the MassNanoTech Institute and the Director of the NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a professor in the University's Polymer Science Department and the recipient of numerous awards, including the NSF CAREER Award, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering. His research interests include macromolecular templates for functional device structures, materials synthesis and processing in supercritical fluids, phase behavior and transport in multi-component polymer systems, and scalable fabrication of nanostructure materials.

Ted Wegner
U.S. Forest Service

Ted Wegner is Assistant Director at the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin where he has line-management responsibilities to identify, carryout, and assess innovative R&D in the areas of wood, fiber, and composites research. He has been a leader in developing the vision, agenda, and priorities for nanotechnology within the forest products industry sector. He organized and co-chaired the first US workshop on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry and is co-editor/author of "Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry: Vision and Technology Roadmap". He is co-chair and an organizer of the 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 International Conferences on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry. Wegner has coauthored a number of papers on the role and vision for nanotechnology in the forest products industry and serves as a Forest Service representative on the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative. He also serves as a federal representative on the American Forest and Paper Association's Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance and participated in the development of an overall forest products industry technology roadmap. He serves on the Secretary's Forestry Research Advisory Committee of the USDA that both assesses and recommends USDA forestry-related research. Wegner holds Chemical Engineering degrees from the University of Wisconsin (BS) and the University of Illinois (MS/PhD) and is a Fellow of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry. Prior to joining the Forest Service, he worked for E. I. DuPont.

Li Zeng

Li Zeng
Center for Scalable and Integrated Nanomanfuacturing (SINAM)
University of California Berkeley

Dr. Li (Leo) Zeng received his Ph. D in Materials Science and Engineering from UC San Diego in 2007. He obtained his B.S from Tsinghua University and his M.S. from the College of William and Mary. He is currently the Center Manager for the Center for Scalable and Integrated NAnoManufacturing (SINAM) at UC Berkeley. Dr. Zeng has been working on transport and magnetic properties of magnetically doped group-IV semiconductors like germanium, silicon and carbon, both for fundamental studies and practical device applications in spintronics. After joint SINAM in Jan. 2008 as the Center manager, Dr. Zeng oversees all center projects such as the plasmonic nanolithography tool development, large scale nanomanufacturing for plasmonic sensors and nanomanufacturing for energy applications. Dr. Zeng's research interests include material physics, metamaterials, solid state nano-devices and nanomanufacturing.