Nano-IoT Research Community Symposium

The Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Hub, (MANTH), and the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, (NNCI) partners, the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility, (CNF), the Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor, (SENIC), the Nebraska Nanoscale Facility, (NNF), and the Kentucky Multiscale Manufacturing and Nanointegration Node (KY MMNIN), will be holding a one-day virtual symposium on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.  Registration is free, but required.


REGISTRATION: Nano-IoT Research Virtual Community Symposium


TIME: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

LOCATION: Singh Center for NanotechnologyUniversity of Pennsylvania

PROGRAM: Keynote Forum, Invited Talks, etc..


  • Cherie Kagan, Associate Dean For Research, Penn Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
                                 Director of the IoT4Ag NSF Engineering Research Center, University of Pennsylvania
  • Richard O’Brien, President, SemperCon
  • Michael Santiago, CEO, FloraPulse
  • Kaydon Stanzione, CEO, Logistiwerx


  • Precision and Smart Agriculture
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Environmental and Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Human Body Networks and Infrastructure
  • Nanotech for Energy and Environment
  • Nano Electronics

The major goal of this hybrid meeting is to summarize, inform, and exchange the work of NNCI users in the Nanoscale Internet-of-Things (Nano-IoT) research arena.

There will be presentations from leading investigators, a panel discussion, and overviews of research going on at the sites of this Research Community.

It is our conjecture that many devices and applications for IoT will be enabled by nanotechnology.

  • The IoT ‘things’ may in many cases comprise small-scale structures, sensors, and actuators (MEMS)
  • The IoT ‘things’ may need to process and collect data, requiring on-board electronics
  • The IoT ‘things’ will need to communicate with the Internet, requiring communication protocols in multiple bands exploiting a diversity of modalities

Our vision is that the ubiquitous sensing potential of the Nano-Enabled Internet of Things (Nano-IoT) will: 

  • provide the input necessary for data mining/big data processing to understand complex system behavior 
  • augment the interaction environment in future workplaces 
  • be the transducers that can monitor living things from agriculture to medicine 
  • catalyze the convergence of researchers from many intellectual backgrounds

Nano-IoT encompasses several of the themes of the NSF Ten Big Ideas, including: Future of Work, Growing Convergence Research, Understanding the Rules of Life, and Harnessing the Data Revolution.

More information to follow.  You may attend in-person or remotely.

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