IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC)

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Jesus del Alamo

Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories
Donner Professor and Professor of Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA, USA




Nader Engheta

2018 Nanotechnology Council Pioneer Award Winner

H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor
of Electrical and Systems Engineering
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Topic: “Near-Zero-Index Photonic Materials and Devices”

Speaker Biography:

Nader Engheta is the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, with affiliations in the Departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Bioengineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy.  He received his B.S. degree from the University of Tehran and his M.S and Ph.D. degrees from Caltech. His current research activities span a broad range of areas including photonics, metamaterials, nano-optics, graphene optics, electrodynamics, imaging and sensing inspired by eyes of animal species, microwave and optical antennas, and physics and engineering of fields and waves. He has received several awards for his research including the 2017 William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award from the IEEE Photonics Society, the 2015 Gold Medal from SPIE, the 2015 Fellow of US National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the 2014 Balthasar van der Pol Gold Medal from the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), the 2017 Beacon of Photonics Industry Award from the Photonics Media, the 2015 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Award from US Department of Defense, the 2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award, the 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2015 Wheatstone Lecture in King’s College London, the 2013 Inaugural SINA Award in Engineering, 2006 Scientific American Magazine 50 Leaders in Science and Technology, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the

IEEE Third Millennium Medal.  He is a Fellow of seven international scientific and technical organizations, i.e., IEEE, OSA, APS, MRS, SPIE, URSI, and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).He has received the honorary doctoral degrees from the Aalto University in Finland in 2016, the University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2016, and Ukraine’s National Technical University Kharkov Polytechnic Institute in 2017.


Ian A. Young
Intel Senior Fellow,
Technology and Manufacturing Group
Director, Exploratory Integrated Circuits,
Hillsboro, Oregon, USA


Topic: “Beyond CMOS Materials and Devices for Energy Efficient Computing”