2016 Events

Note: The presentations for some events are available for browsing and downloading on the linked titles. Photo slideshows will be launched for those large clickable pictures. Each photo in the slideshows will be displayed for 10 seconds and automatically resized to fit your browser window and can be right clicked to the original size in another window. It may take a few moments for each photo to be loaded dependent upon your Internet connection speed.

January 19, 2016 IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Council Chapter & IEEE SCV Photonics Society

Title:

Imaging at Very Short Wavelengths Using Nanotechnology

Speaker:

Dr. Anne Sakdinawat, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)

Abstract:

The field of X-ray imaging has not only contributed to a wide range of basic sciences, but also many industries, such as medical imaging, non-destructive testing, and security. Due to the ability to image through thick objects with high resolution and in some cases, with elemental identification and femtosecond time resolution, x-ray imaging in biological, chemical, and physical sciences is a very powerful tool. Examples of this include tomography of whole unstained cells, in-situ nanoscale imaging of battery components with elemental specificity, and imaging of magnetic domains. While sophisticated x-ray instrumentation has been developed for use with synchrotron radiation, translation to lab-based use still remains a challenge. A major goal in x-ray imaging is to be able to develop new lab-based technologies with improved imaging capabilities that currently exist at synchrotrons.


In the first part of the talk, I will describe our developments in x-ray imaging concepts, x-ray structured illumination, hybrid imaging schemes, Fourier and iterative-based optics designs, and enabling nanofabrication methods, with primary applications using synchrotron and free electron laser radiation. In the second part of the talk, I will describe new directions and technologies for translational research with potential applications in x-ray biomedical imaging and x-ray metrology.

Biography of Dr. Anne Sakdinawat

Dr. Anne Sakdinawat is currently a scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory where she serves as a group leader in x-ray optics and imaging. Her research interests include the development of new x-ray imaging, optics, nanofabrication techniques and translational research for biomedical and materials applications. She received her doctorate in bioengineering from the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco and has received the Werner Meyer-Ilse Award for Excellence in X-ray Microscopy and the Department of Energy Early Career Award.

February 2, 2016

Title: Lasers and their many surprising applications over the past fifty years

Speaker:

Prof. Robert Byer, Co-Director of the Stanford Photonics Center

Abstract:

With the demonstration of the first laser in 1960, the technology has matured to the point of being almost a commonplace. Prof. Byer will draw on his half-century of experience in the field to discuss some of the the more novel applications


Bio of Prof. Robert L. Byer:

Robert L. Byer has served as President of The American Physical Society, of the Optical Society of America and of the IEEE LEOS. He has served as Vice Provost and Dean of Research at Stanford. He has been Chair of the Department of Applied Physics, Director of the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory and Director of the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory. He is a founding member of the California Council on Science and Technology and served as Chair from 1995-1999. He was a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 2002-2006 and has been a member of the National Ignition Facility since 2000.

IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Council & SCV Photonics Society February 16, 2016

February 16, 2016

Title:

Nanoscale Chemical Imaging with Photo-induced Force Microscopy

Speaker:

Dr. Tom Albrecht, Molecular Vista, Inc.

Abstract:

For Abstract,biography of Dr. Albrecht click on "Register" below.


In order for chapter officers to estimate head count for food, Registration required! Register

->

March 3, 2016 IEEE SCV Signal Processing Society& Photonics Society

Title:

First-Photon Imaging and Other Imaging with Few Photons

Speaker:

Dr. Vivek Goyal, Boston University

Abstract:

For Abstract,biography of Prof. Vivek Goyal click on "Register" below. Visitor registration neede to enter this facility. Please register


In order for chapter officers to estimate head count for food, Registration required! Register

IEEE SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT) & Photonics Society

March 8, 2016

Title:

Photonic Systems Changes are Driving Innovation in Photonics Packaging -- Limitations in physical density of bandwidth, power and cost are driving the need for much more complex integrated photonic subsystems and systems, new materials, new processes and new package architectures required... (see Eventbrite registration for abstract and bio)

Speaker:

Dr. W. R. Bottoms, Chairman, Heterogeneous Integration Focus Team, International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors