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What's going on in the Caltech Nanofabrication Group?

Check here for exciting research announcements, upcoming seminars, and available research positions.


Friday, 30 September 2011 09:27

Welcome to grads Max Jones and Harish Ravi!

The Caltech Nanofabrication Group welcomes two new graduate researchers this fall, William "Max" Jones in Electrical Engineering and Harish Ravi in Physics.  We'reall excited to have them here and see what develops!

Integrated Silicon Photonics at the Nanoscale


Microfluidic Biomedical Devices

Bahen Centre for Information Technology
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
June 8, 2011

Prof. Scherer will be holding two seminars at the Connaught Summer Institute in Nanofabrication on June 8.  Come learn about our diverse work in both integrated nanophotonics and biomedical device technology.

Congratulations to Sameer Walavalkar on his successful defense!

Friday, 22 April 2011 17:00

Prof. Scherer at CLEO, May 3, 2011

Nanophotonics: Physics and Tecniques

Baltimore, MD
May 3, 2011

Prof. Scherer will hold a short course on nanophotonic structure physics, design, and fabrication techniques at the 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics.


Friday, 22 April 2011 16:58

Prof. Scherer at SPIE, April 25, 2011

Integrated Microsystems for Molecular Pathology

Orlando, FL
April 25, 2011

Prof. Scherer will be speaking about new molecular pathology techniques enabled by nanotechnology breakthroughs at the SPIE Defense and Security Symposium in Orlando, FL.

Visible and Near-IR photoluminescence from vertically etched silicon quantum dots [1]

Zhenyu LiCongratulations to Zhenyu Li, who has taken an Assistant Professorship at George Washington University.  Prof. Zhenyu's group integrates nanophotonics with microfluidics, creating optofluidic devices for biology and medicine.  In particular, he's interested in single cell analysis for stem cell and cancer research and portable integrated biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics, environmental monitoring, and food safety inspection.

Monday, 10 January 2011 13:22

SURF with the Nanofabrication Group!

Are you an undergraduate interested in doing cutting-edge summer research in nanofabrication?  Apply for a SURF with the nanofabrication group!  Kate Finigan () will be collecting applications before January 20, 2011.  Please have a brief resume and statement of interest prepared.  Completion of APh 9 or prior microfabrication experience strongly recommended.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010 16:16

Sameer Walavalkar at SPIE, January 24, 2011

Controlling Light Emission in Silicon Nanostructures

San Francisco, CA
January 24, 2011

Graduate researcher Sameer Walavalkar will describe controllable, multiply-peaked photoluminescence spectra of top-down silicon quantum dots at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, CA


Keystone, CO
January 10, 2011

Prof. Scherer will be speaking at the IEEE Photonics Society's Winter Topical Meeting in Keystone Colorado.


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