To promote micro- and nano-engineering in Europe, the MNE Steering Committee recognizes a researcher or engineer every year who has made outstanding contributions to fields addressed by the MNE conference.
The aim is to honor a researcher or engineer who has inspired the MNE community by his/her leadership or outstanding work. This could, for example, be through leadership in the successful development and commercialization of a technology, the pioneering of a method or development of a tool with significant impact on current research or manufacturing methods, or an outstanding invention.
The award ceremony will take place during a Plenary Session of the MNE Conference. In previous years the MNE Fellow Award was bestowed to:
More than nanoimprint – replication and combinationCurriculum Vitae:
Hella-Christin Scheer received her PhD in Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. Starting from work on solar cells, the focus of her research later moved to dry etching. Since 1995 she has been Professor for Microstructure Engineering at the University of Wuppertal and has became one of the pioneers of nanoimprint.
Her group investigated the technological aspects of this trend-setting mechanical approach for the patterning of polymeric surfaces, first focussing on lithography applications and later on nanoimprint combination techniques. Major contributions cover the fundamental aspects of polymer mechanics as well as introducing and exploiting the potential of conventional photoresists for this technology. Beyond combining the nanoimprint of photoresists with exposure techniques in the UV- and VUV-range, a recent aspect is to control the properties of novel materials by means of imprinting, e.g. by inducing phase separation or crystallisation.
The MNE conference gives much relevance to the poster session. Contributions selected for poster presentation do not have less scientific quality than contributions selected for oral presentation, but their contents are expected to be more suitable for communication in poster form. To highlight the importance of the poster session, awards are given to the best posters.
The posters will be evaluated per topic and four Best Poster Awards will be given out, one for each topic:
The evaluation will be based on the assessment of the abstract reviewers and by the poster examination from the jury during the conference.
Winner announcement: The Best Poster Award Winners will be announced during the conference dinner on September 26th.
Honoring and Promoting a Young researcher active in the fields of Nanofabrication and Nanotechnology for Electronics, MEMS and Life Sciences
Microelectronic Engineering family (MEE/MNE) is proud to continue its long contribution (1983-2019) in the field of processing for Micro- and Nano-scale Device and System fabrication. In the past 35 years MEE/MNE has expanded from the field of microelectronics to the fields of Nanotechnology and Microsystems following the rapid proliferation of microelectronics into many new areas and applications. Beyond electronics, MEE/MNE is now also focusing on fabrication of photonic, plasmonic, bioelectronic, electromechanical and fluidic devices and systems and their applications in the broad areas of electronics, energy, life sciences, and environment.
Deadline for applications: April 8, 2019
For more information click here: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/microelectronic-engineering/news/call-for-applications-2019-young-investigator-award
Chips and gadgets for miniaturized assaysCurriculum Vitae:
Yuksel Temiz is a research staff member at IBM Research – Zurich. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in electrical engineering, specializing on VLSI circuit design for MEMS sensors. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2012 from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he developed 3D chip integration and post-CMOS processing techniques for biosensing applications. Since 2012, he has been working in the Precision Diagnostics group of IBM Research – Zurich with the goal of using microtechnologies for addressing important problems in life sciences. He has co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, 20 patent applications, and several book chapters primarily relating to capillary-driven microfluidics, bead-based immunoassays, system integration and packaging, and microfabrication. He has received 5 invention achievement awards and 2 outstanding technical achievement awards from IBM. His current research focuses on innovative microfluidic technologies and portable electronic platforms for point-of-care diagnostics, particularly ultra-miniaturized immunoassays and IoT devices for mobile health applications.
The MNE 2019 micrograph and nanograph contest is now open.
Please submit your favorite, or strange, or spectacular microscope image (SEM, TEM, AFM, SNOM, optical......) to this year's contest organized by Dr John Randall of Zyvex Labs
The rules include the following:
Entries have to be of a single image taken with a microscope and should not be significantly altered.
There is no restriction with respect to the subject matter.
Since participants vote via their mobile application for the best nano-micrograph, enter your submission as early as possible in order to be seen by participants. It is advised to submit your image before September 20th, or on the first days of the conference or the latest before Wednesday September 25th noon. Awards will be given at the gala dinner Wednesday September 25th and include prizes of 100 Euro and a certificate.
To submit your nano-micrograph please visit the website of Zyvex labs https://www.zyvexlabs.com/communications/micrograph-contests/mne-micrograph-nanograph-contest/
To see the submitted entries please visit https://www.zyvexlabs.com/contests/2019-3/