Nanosensor Manufacturing Workshop

June 13th, 2017 to June 14th, 2017


Nanosensor Manufacturing Workshop:

Finding Better Paths to Products

June 13-14, 2017

National Science Foundation, Stafford II, Room 555
Arlington, Virginia


The Nanosensor Manufacturing Workshop supports the goals of the Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI).This event will identify key elements needed to achieve production-scale manufacturing of nanotechnology-enabled sensors. Through plenary presentations and panels, the first day of the workshop will survey the ecosystem for taking a nanosensor from the research lab to production and examine important issues related to manufacturing, such as fabrication, testing, and product performance. The second day of the workshop will include an interactive “scrimmage,” in which participants will walk through a hypothetical scenario, such as engaging a contract manufacturer to produce a sensor. Workshop attendance will be limited to encourage robust discussion, and participants will be invited from a wide range of sectors and application areas. The event will be webcast for those who are unable to attend in person. The workshop will culminate in a publicly available report and may inform future research priorities for achieving scalable manufacturing and commercialization of nanosensors.

Registration is available at this linkIf you have problems registering, please contact Stacey Standridge.

Lodging: Use this link to reserve a hotel room at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston with the workshop rate. Reservations must be made before May 12, 2017.

Webcast information coming soon.

Draft Agenda:

Tuesday, June 13

9:00 – 9:15 am

Welcome, Workshop Overview, and Goals

9:15 – 10:00 am

Keynote: Challenges Faced during Manufacture/Scale-up and Responses to These Challenges
Joseph Stetter, SPEC Sensors

10:00 – 10:20 am

Starting Up with a Nanosensor
Mei He, Kansas State University

10:20 – 10:40 am

Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
Ahmed Busnaina, Northeastern University

10:40 – 11:00 am


11:00 – 11:20 am

Engaging Your Manufacturer
Aron Yngve, Interplex Industries

11:20 am – 12:20 pm

Panel Discussion of Ecosystem for Transitioning from Lab to Production
Joseph Stetter, Moderator
Mei He
Ahmed Busnaina
Aron Yngve

12:20 – 1:40 pm


1:40 – 2:10 pm

Nanosensor Fabrication
Michael Huff, MNX

2:10 – 2:45 pm

Nanosensor Testing
Abhishek Motayed, N5 Sensors, Inc.
Susan Rose-Pehrsson, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

2:45 – 3:15 pm

Research Center at a Large Company
Sameh Dardona, United Technologies Research Center

3:15 – 3:45 pm


3:45 – 5:00 pm

Discussion and Wrap up





Wednesday, June 14

8:30 – 9:00 am

Introduction to Scrimmage Scenario(s)

9:00 – 10:00 am

Scrimmage: High-Level Discussions (e.g., what are the go/no-go decision points)

10:00 – 10:30 am


10:30 – 11:45 am

Continue Scrimmage: Deeper Dive into Details of Scrimmage (e.g., desired results, tolerances, etc. at the various go/no-go points)

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Break to Grab Lunch and Bring It Back to Room

12:15 – 1:00

Working Lunch to Finalize Report Outs

1:00 – 2:00

Report Outs, Open Discussion, and Wrap Up