Dear CNF User Community:

Please see below the information for today's EDS seminar and the celebration of Meredith Metzler's life, tomorrow (April 20).

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"Nanoscale Electronic Devices Probe Topology: Direct Observation of Anyonic Braiding Statistics"
Dr. Michael Manfra (Purdue Univ)

Date: Friday, April 19th, 2024
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Phillips 233
Zoom link available
Lunch provided

Abstract: A basic tenet of quantum theory is that all elementary particles are either bosons or fermions. Ensembles of bosons or fermions behave differently due to differences in their underlying quantum statistics. Starting in the early 1980’s it was theoretically conjectured that excitations that are neither bosons nor fermions may exist under special conditions in two-dimensional interacting electron systems. These unusual excitations were dubbed "anyons." Anyons possess fractional charge and fractional statistics, however directly probing these properties presents experimental challenges. Electronic transport in small devices was proposed to measure the properties of anyons. This lecture will focus on the development of electronic Fabry-Perot interferometers that resulted in the first direct observation of anyonic braiding statistics in the fractional quantum Hall state at ν=1/3. These experiments have now been extended to the more fragile multi-edge-mode hierarchy state at ν=2/5. The important connection between innovations in device technology and discovery of new physics is emphasized.

Bio: Michael Manfra is the Bill and Dee O’Brien Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Professor of Materials Engineering, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He serves as Scientific Director of Microsoft Quantum Lab West Lafayette. Mike received his A.B. from Harvard in 1992 and PhD from Boston University in 1999. Mike spent 2 years from 1998 to 2000 as a Postdoctoral Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies and in 2001 he was promoted to Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories where he conducted research in low-dimensional semiconductor systems. After 10 years at Bell Labs, Manfra joined Purdue in 2009. Mike was a Keck Foundation awardee in 2013, was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2015, and in 2016 became the Scientific Director of Microsoft Quantum Lab West Lafayette. Manfra and his team of approximately twenty researchers develop new material platforms and nanoscale electronic devices to explore fundamental aspects of the interplay of topology and strong electronic correlations. In 2020, his group reported interferometric measurement of anyon braiding, giving experimental evidence for a theoretical prediction made 40 years earlier.

(Contact Cornell EDS <> for zoom link)



(April 30, 1975 - July 21, 2023)

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Join us for a celebration of Meredith's life on April 20, 2024, from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Brooktondale Community Center located at 533 Valley Road, Brooktondale, NY 14817.

The event is a casual, family-friendly, come-and-go party. Chat with friends and family, share fond remembrances, and honor Meredith's impact on lives of those around him.



Job Opportunity as Cleanroom Manager and Teaching Fab Courses at Washington University

Hi Melanie-Claire,

I hope you are doing well. I am an ex-user of the CNF facility and presently working at WashU. There is an opening for a cleanroom manager and professor of instructor, please see the post below, if you can share with the CNF users, that would be great:

Best Regards,

Kashif M Awan, Ph.D. 
Professor of Practice
Washington University in St. Louis
Rudolph Hall, Room 110
One Brookings Drive
St.Louis, MO 63130



April CHiPPS Seminar
Wednesday, April 24th
9-10 AM PDT/11 AM-12 PM CDT/12-1 PM EDT

Hi Melanie,

Could you please help circulate this notice of seminar around the CNF community?


CHiPPS seminar series will host Patrick Naulleau for its center-wide monthly seminar on Wednesday, April 24th, from 9-10 AM PDT/11 AM-12 PM CDT/12-1 PM EDT. Patrick will discuss phase shift materials and phase shift masks for EUV. The Zoom link for the talk is as follows:



Webinar Invitation for the 2024 NNCI Etch Symposium @ Georgia Tech
April 24th to 26th, 2024

We are excited to announce that 2024 NNCI Etch Symposium will take place from April 24th to 26th at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Given the growing interest in this event and the limitations of space, we have decided to organize the symposium in a hybrid format to ensure that our research presentations reach a wider audience.

We invite each of you to seize this opportunity and adjust your schedules accordingly if you are interested in participating in this symposium.

Here are some key details:

Webinar Registration,

Symposium Schedule,

The symposium promises an engaging agenda, featuring invited talks, vendor presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions that will delve into the latest advancements and innovations in nanoscale fabrication. It provides an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow professionals, researchers, and industry leaders.

Should you have any inquiries or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We sincerely hope you will join us at the 2024 NNCI Etch Symposium. Your participation will contribute to the success of this gathering, and we eagerly anticipate welcoming you.


[2024 FLSTS]

2024 Finger Lakes Science and Technology Showcase
Date: April 25, 2024 
Time: 8:30 AM – 5 PM 
Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences and the Center of Excellence in Data Science at the University of Rochester are pleased to announce this year’s Finger Lakes Science and Technology Showcase.

"Imaging in the Age of AI"

How artificial intelligence is changing computer imaging and what it could mean for the Rochester economy.

About the Showcase

Artificial Intelligence is being used in a wide range of technologies and in almost every sector of the economy. AI, combined with traditional forms of computer imaging, is revolutionizing the way images are captured, processed, analyzed, and displayed, ushering in the age of intelligent imaging. AI-enabled medical imaging, for example, can improve diagnostics and help bring leading edge radiological capabilities to rural and underserved populations. The Showcase this year will highlight various aspects of intelligent imaging and what it could mean for the Rochester economy. Learn more on our website.

Register Now



NNCI Nano + Additive Manufacturing Summit
July 30-31, 2024

Reminder: Call for Abstracts - Due April 30th

NNCI Nano+Additive Manufacturing Summit is an annual event dedicated to bring together researchers/users in the advanced manufacturing fields of additive manufacturing and micro/nanotechnology to discuss new findings, share results, showcase capabilities, generate ideas, debate the future, and network with one another. Nano/AM Symposium is open to all scientists, engineers, students and industry partners from a variety of disciplines/areas including microtechnology, nanotechnology, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, healthcare, energy, advanced materials, MEMS, biotechnology, commercial products, defense, and nano-education. The goal of the symposium is to strengthen the collaboration between industry and academia in the above targeted areas. Participants will hear exciting presentations about the latest nano/AM technologies, learn about existing state-of-the-art core facilities available to the public, and discuss ways that industry can access a wide variety of academic resources, including their most valuable resource – creative, hard-working students.

-200+ Leading Researchers and Innovators
-Top Undergraduates Representing the NEXT GENERATION Nano + Additive Manufacturing
-4 Keynote & 30+ Presentations from Industry Experts and Thought Leaders



NNCI Societal and Ethical Implications Webinar
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 3-4 pm Eastern

"Philanthropic Funding of Scientific Research"

While a lot of funding of academic labs comes from Federal government agencies, philanthropies are playing an increasingly important role in supporting the scientific enterprise. The mission, goals, and administration of philanthropies are, however, quite different from organizations like the NSF and DOE. This webinar will bring together a panel of experts with extensive experience at philanthropies. We will host a 30-40 minute discussion about the landscape of philanthropic funding for scientific research, followed by ample time for questions from the audience.

Evan Michelson, PhD (Program Director overseeing the Energy and Environment Program at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)
Jane Flegal, PhD (Market Development and Policy Lead at Stripe Climate and Frontier; formerly led the US Climate Programs at the Hewlett Foundation and the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust)
Josh Greenberg, PhD (Program Director overseeing the Technology and New York City Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)

Moderator: Jamey Wetmore, Associate Professor at Arizona State University and Associate Director of the NNCI for Societal and Ethical Implications



2024 CAMP Annual Technical Meeting
May 22-23, 2024
Clayton, NY
Registration Open

CAMP is looking forward to welcoming you to the 2024 CAMP Annual Technical Meeting at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, NY ( This meeting is a high point on the CAMP calendar and provides a platform for industrial representatives to interact with faculty and research students/postdocs to learn about their research work, and network with representatives from Clarkson, industry, and NY State. Please see the full schedule of events below, which includes technical talks, panel discussions, and student posters.

Please reach out to Leila Boyea at the CAMP office (, CAMP Director Devon Shipp (, or CAMP Business Development Director Eric Xu ( if you have questions.



Quantum Noir Workshop
June 11-14, 2024
Center for Nanoscale Systems at Harvard University

Hi all,

Pre-registration is now open for the Quantum Noir Workshop June 11-14, 2024 at the Center for Nanoscale Systems at Harvard University. The workshop is open to all levels – undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, faculty, staff, and industry researchers.

Quantum Noir: A Nano/Quantum Science & Engineering Meeting

Discover the latest advancements in Quantum Science and Engineering at Quantum Noir 2024. This is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and forge collaborations that will shape the future of Quantum Nanoscience and Engineering. Prepare to be inspired, informed, and empowered as a part of a vibrant community dedicated to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and innovation.

From June 12th to June 14th, 2024, we invite researchers, students, scholars and industry stakeholders to Harvard University to immerse themselves in demonstrations, experiments, and discussions around Quantum Science and Engineering.

* Community Building: Join a vibrant community of researchers and innovators of Color (+) in Quantum/NanoScience and Engineering.
* Talent Development: Integrate and connect scholars "collaboratively" with leaders in the Quantum/Nano space in Cambridge, MA.
* Opportunities: Connect Grad students and PostDoctoral researchers in the exploration of Quantumn/NanScience frontiers with leaders in relevant fields including partnerships with HBCU students in the IBM HBCU Quantum Center around materials and device research.
* Diversity and Inclusion: Quantum Noir 2024 helps to bridge the gap to create a more inclusive future for Quantum Science and Engineering. Collaborative and Networking opportunities for faculty and researchers of Color (+) in the Quantum/Nano Space.
* Funding: Opportunities for Junior Faculty to meet and Network with Federal Funders (NSF/DOE/DOD)Entrepreneurship: Nano Researchers meet and Network with Entrepreneurs and VC focused on Quantum/NanoScience.

How to Participate:

Mark your calendar for June 12th to June 14th, 2024, and secure your spot at Quantum Noir 2024. Pre-registration is now open, offering you the chance to be a part of a transformative experience that merges expertise with excellence. Don't miss this opportunity to shape the future of Quantum Science and Engineering.

Thank you!
Kathryn Hollar, PhD
Director of Community Engagement and Diversity Outreach
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences



Lena F. Kourkoutis Memorial Symposium
June 21–23, 2024


Please join us June 21–23, 2024 for a memorial symposium in honor of Lena F. Kourkoutis, Ph.D. '09, professor and alumna of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University.

Register to Attend by May 8



NT24 early-bird registration extended to April 22!

The Twenty-Fourth International Conference on the Science and Applications of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials

Join us for NT24 this June 23-28 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. Visit the NT24 website for details.

Visit the NT24 Website

We write with a few important updates on NT24:

- NT24 registration is open! (Early-bird deadline extended to April 22.)
- Tutorials and excursions have been announced on the updated NT24 website for details.
- MIT dormitory-style accommodations close to Kresge Auditorium will be $105/night for a single room. These rooms will be released by MIT soon and will be booked first-come first-serve through the registration site. Discounted hotel rooms at the Hyatt, a ~10 minute walk to Kresge Auditorium, are also available as described on the NT24 website.

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Youfan Hu, Peking University
Prof. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. Ute Kaiser, University of Ulm
Prof. Junichiro Kono, Rice University
Prof. Stephanie Reich, Free University of Berlin

Invited Speakers
Dr. Christophe Bichara, CNRS and Aix-Marseille University
Prof. Ardemis Boghossian, EPFL
Prof. Cinzia Casiraghi, University of Manchester
Prof. Ralph Krupke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Dr. David Lashmore, American Boronite Corporation
Prof. Qingwen Li, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech & Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. Hyeon Suk Shin, UNIST
Prof. Bruce Weisman, Rice University
Prof. Ohno Yutaka, Nagoya University
Prof. Xiaolin Zheng, Stanford University




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