NNI: 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 supported the goals of the Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI).This event identified key research elements needed to achieve production-scale manufacturing of nanotechnology-enabled sensors. Through plenary presentations and panels, the first day of the workshop surveyed the ecosystem for taking a nanosensor from the research lab to production and examined important issues related to manufacturing, such as fabrication, testing, and product performance. The second day of the workshop included an interactive “scrimmage,” in which participants walked through a hypothetical scenario, such as engaging a contract manufacturer to produce a sensor. The workshop will culminate in a publicly available report and may inform future research priorities for achieving scalable manufacturing and commercialization of nanosensors.

Speaker Bios: Speaker bios are available here

Scrimmage Briefing Packet: The scrimmage briefing packet is available here

Participant List: The participant list is available here

Agenda and Presentation Slides:

Tuesday, June 13

8:30 – 9:00 am

Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:15 am

Lisa Friedersdorf, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

9:15 – 10:00 am

Keynote: Challenges faced during manufacture and responses to these challenges
Joseph Stetter, SPEC Sensors Slides | Video

10:00 – 10:20 am

Starting Up with a Nanosensor
Mei He, Kansas State University Slides | Video

10:20 – 10:40 am

Scalable Nano and Microscale Printing of Sensors and Electronics
Ahmed Busnaina, Northeastern University Slides
 | Video

10:40 – 11:00 am


11:00 am – 12:20 pm

Panel Discussion of Ecosystem for Transitioning from Lab to Production
Joseph Stetter, SPEC Sensors, Moderator
Mei He, Kansas State University
Ahmed Busnaina, Northeastern University
Abhishek Motayed, N5 Sensors, Inc.
Susan Rose-Pehrsson, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Sameh Dardona, United Technologies Research Center

12:20 – 1:40 pm


1:40 – 2:10 pm

Nanosensor Fabrication
Michael Huff, MNX Slides
 | Video

2:10 – 2:45 pm

Nanosensor Testing - Part 1
Abhishek Motayed, N5 Sensors, Inc. Slides | Video
Nanosensor Testing - Part 2
Susan Rose-Pehrsson, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Slides | Video

2:45 – 3:15 pm

Nanosensors for Aerospace & Building Industries
Sameh Dardona, United Technologies Research Center Slides
 | Video

3:15 – 3:45 pm


3:45 – 5:00 pm

Discussion and Wrap up
Dorothy Farrell, National Cancer Institute




Wednesday, June 14

8:00 – 8:30 am

Registration and Coffee

8:30 – 9:30 am

Introduction to Scrimmage, Scenarios, and Select Resources
Dorothy Farrell, National Cancer Institute Slides
Mei He, Kansas State University
Stacey Standridge, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (contractor) Slides
Alan Kennedy, U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center Slides
Mark Chappell, U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center

9:30 – 10:30 am


10:30 – 10:45 am


10:45 – 11:45 am

Continue Nanoscrimmage

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
CNT Biomarker Sensor
Microfluidic Biomarker Sensor
CNT Air Sensor
Microfluidic Water Sensor