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Tiny technologies club

Tiny TechnologiesClub

  • Club Goals

  • Planned Events and Activities

  • Club Organization

  • Overview of MIT Tiny Tech Research

v.021010

http://web.mit.edu/tinytech/


Goals

Goals

  • Education -- Advance understanding of emerging micro-through-nanoscale Tiny Technologies

  • Networking -- To build links between interested science, engineering, and business communities at & beyond the Institute

  • Entrepreneurship – To accelerate new venture creation & technology commercialization


Events activities

Events & Activities

  • Special Events

    • VCPI Panel

    • $50K Teambuilding

  • Facilities Visits / Lab Tours

    • Corporate – e.g. Intellisense

    • MIT / Harvard Labs -- 11/5 Center for BioMaterials

  • Educational Overview Talks

    • Sloan Lunch Talks

  • NanoStructures Technology Talks

    • MIT & Visiting science & engineering faculty


Organization

Organization

  • Event-Focused Teams

    • E.g. Speaker Series

    • E.g. Labtours

  • Champions each spearhead initiatives

  • A Few Critical Functional Roles

    • PR & Marketing

    • Fundraising & Sponsorship


Contacts

Contacts

  • Sloan Speakers Series – Luke Burns [email protected]

  • NanoStructures Series – Jose Pacheco [email protected]

  • Labtours – Tienko Rasker [email protected]

  • TinyTech Ventures & Cross-Campus Connections – Joost Bonsen [email protected]

  • Fundraising – Ellen Brockley [email protected]


Tiny technologies @ mit

Tiny Technologies @ MIT

  • The Speculative Possibilities

  • Labs & Researchers at MIT

  • The Money

  • Business Implications

  • Further Sources


Tiny technologies club

Tiny = ?

  • Micro through Nano in size / length scale

  • MEMS, NEMS, PEMS, Molectronics, Spintronics, Photonics, optoelectronics…

  • Nano + tubes, wires, crystals, balls, logic, rods, gears, engines…

  • Molecular Engineering, Biological Engineering…

http://cjmems.seas.ucla.edu/

http://www.foresight.org/


Feynman s vision

Feynman’s Vision

There’s Plenty

of Room

at the

Bottom!

http://www.zyvex.com/nanotech/feynman.html

Dec 1959 Talk at APS / CalTech

http://www.photosynthesis.com/RICHARD_F.html


Drexler s engine s of creation

Drexler’s Engine’s of Creation

http://www.foresight.org/EOC/

1985 Book while at MIT

Dismissed often as “Pure SF”


Drawing inspiration more from biology

Drawing Inspiration & More from Biology

  • Ribosomes

  • Flagellar Motors

  • Muscles

http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/molecules/pdb10_1.html

http://www.rae.org/revev6.html

http://www.kapili.com/f/art/filament1.gif

http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/biophysics/Intro.html

http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/tk/ce/flagella-s.gif

http://gened.emc.maricopa.edu/bio/bio181/BIOBK/BioBookAnimalTS.html


Dimensions in silicon and in biology

m

10-10

10-9

10-8

10-7

10-6

10-5

10-4

10-3

10-2

red blood cell

~5 m (SEM)

diatom

30 m

Dimensions in Silicon and in Biology

DNA

proteins

nm

Simple molecules

<1nm

bacteria

1 m

SOI transistor

width 0.12m

semiconductor

nanocrystal (CdSe)

5nm

Circuit design

Copper wiring

width 0.2m

Nanometer memory element

(Lieber)

1012 bits/cm2 (1Tbit/cm2)

IBM PowerPC 750TM Microprocessor

7.56mm×8.799mm

6.35×106 transistors

Source: Molecular Machines (Jacobson) Group


Research @ mit

Research @ MIT

  • Research Centers

  • Unifying Projects

  • Faculty & Principal Investigators


Tiny research centers

Tiny Research Centers

  • MTL

  • MPC

  • CBE

  • SNL

  • CBA

  • ISN

    …several others


Microsystems technology labs

Microsystems Technology Labs

http://www-mtl.mit.edu/mtlhome/

  • MEMS

  • CAD

  • Materials

  • Fabrication

Schmidt


Microturbine project

MicroTurbine Project

http://www.economist.com/


Active material structures lab

ActiveMaterialStructuresLab

Source:

http://amsl.mit.edu/

research/projects.gif


Materials processing center

Materials Processing Center

http://web.mit.edu/mpc/www/

  • Advanced materials

  • Processes

  • Properties

  • Fabrication

Kimmerling


Center for biomedical engineering

Center for Biomedical Engineering

http://web.mit.edu/cbe/www/

  • Molecular Engineering

  • Cell & Tissue Engineering

  • Physiological Systems Engineering

Grodzinsky


Space nanotechnology lab

Space Nanotechnology Lab

http://snl.mit.edu/

  • Space Imaging

  • High-Performance

Schattenburg


Tiny technologies club

http://cba.mit.edu/

from atomic nuclei

to global networks

Nanofab, Biofab, Macrofab

Gershenfeld

http://cba.mit.edu/docs/01.04.cbaproposal.pdf


Institute for soldier nanotechnology

What Might the Future Soldier Wear?

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/nr/2002/isn.html

http://www.horizoncomics.com/radix/

Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology

  • Protective Suits

  • Human Augmentation

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2001/200105153a.jpg

Thomas

“It looks a lot like

Science Fiction!”

-- MIT Student & Comic Book Fan


Tiny faculty

Tiny Faculty

(a Sampling)

  • Smith

  • Knight

  • Sasisekharan

  • Endy

  • Hammond

  • Lauffenberger

  • …many more

  • Slocum

  • Hunter

  • Subresh

  • Ortiz

  • Jacobson

  • Manalis

  • Ippen


Precision engineering

Precision Engineering

http://pergatory.mit.edu/

Flextesters

Slocum Group

http://www-me.mit.edu/people/personal/slocum.htm


Bioinstrumentation nanorobotics

Bioinstrumentation / Nanorobotics

Hunter Group

http://biorobotics.mit.edu/


Cellular solids research

Cellular Solids Research

Gibson Group

http://web.mit.edu/dmse/csg/Research.htm


Nanomechanical testing

NanoMechanical Testing

http://web.mit.edu/nanolab/

Subresh Group

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/nr/2002/nanolab.html


Nanomechanics

Nanomechanics

Ortiz Group

http://web.mit.edu/cortiz/www/


Molecular machinery

Molecular Machinery

RF Biology

Jacobson Group

Printed Electronics

http://www.media.mit.edu/molecular/


Nanoscale sensing silicon biology

Nanoscale Sensing / Silicon Biology

Manalis Group

http://www.media.mit.edu/nanoscale/


Molecular self assembly

Molecular Self-Assembly

http://web.mit.edu/edgerton/felice/

Zhang Group

http://web.mit.edu/lms/www/index.shtml


Functional glycomics

Functional Glycomics

Sasisekharan Group

http://functionalglycomics.mit.edu/cgi-bin/functional_glycomics/homepage.cgi

http://web.mit.edu/tox/sasisekharan/


Lithographed nanostructures

Lithographed Nanostructures

Smith Group

http://nanoweb.mit.edu/

http://rleweb.mit.edu/rlestaff/p-hsmith.htm


Femtosecond optics

Femtosecond Optics

“pulses … sufficiently short duration to capture the motion of

particles in the atomic and subatomic regime”

http://rleweb.mit.edu/Publications/webfeatures/Ippen_Killian.htm

Ippen Group

http://rleweb.mit.edu/Publications/currents/cur11-2/11-2optics.htm

http://web.mit.edu/mphotonics/www/index.shtml


Microbial engineering cellular robotics synthetic biology

Microbial Engineering / Cellular Robotics / Synthetic Biology

Knight Group

http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/tk/ce/microbial-engineering.html


Systems biology

Systems Biology

Endy Lab

http://web.mit.edu/biology/www/facultyareas/facresearch/endy.shtml


Macromolecular synthesis

MacroMolecular Synthesis

Hammond Group

http://web.mit.edu/hammond/lab/index.html


Biological engineering bioengineering

Biological Engineering / Bioengineering

Lauffenberger

http://web.mit.edu/beh/whatisbeh.htm


Tinytech big bills

TinyTech, Big Bills

  • Billions in research

    • NNI $600M in 2002, vs $420M in 2001

      • http://www.infocastinc.com/Nanotech/home.htm

      • http://nano.gov/

      • http://nano.gov/2003budget.html

  • Millions in VC

    • Polaris, DFJ

    • Corporate Venturing

  • Still early days


Tiny business implications

Tiny Business Implications

  • Profitable Product Lines in MEMS

  • Startups in Nano


Successful mems products

Successful MEMS Products

  • TI’s Digital Mirror Device

  • ADI’s Accelerometer


Ti s digital mirror device

TI’s Digital Mirror Device

http://www.vxm.com/TI4.jpg


Adi s crash bag accelerometer

ADI’s Crash Bag Accelerometer

http://www.citizen.org/fireweb/airbag.jpg

http://www.sandia.gov/mems/micromachine/analog_snl.html


Selected mems startups

Selected MEMS Startups

  • Iridigm

  • MicroCHIPS

  • E-Ink

  • Flexics

  • Memgen

  • Plastilogic

  • Rolltronics


Selected nano startups

Selected Nano Startups

  • OmniGuide

  • SurfaceLogix

  • Nanosys

  • EngeneOS

  • Calmec

  • Molecular Electronics

  • Zyvex

  • Nanopto

  • Nanotechtonics


Big business investments

Big Business Investments

  • Xerox – e.g. Eink competitor

  • IBM – deep investments

  • Big Pharma

  • Medical Devices – e.g. J&J + Medtronics

  • HP spinoff Agilent – Nano LabChip

    • Plus recent Molecular Electronics work…


Dangers of over hype

Dangers of Over-Hype

  • Like AI in 80’s

  • Some things are fundamentally hard

  • Progress is rather bursty


Mit sources

MIT Sources

MIT’s David Ward has a Nanotech pointer site, very good:

http://web.mit.edu/dwward/www/nanotechnology/nanotechnology.htm

The MIT Alum Association openDOOR February edition was on Tiny

Technologies, very nice, very comprehensive:

http://alumweb.mit.edu/opendoor/200202/

MIT’s Technology Review does a stellar job of covering ever smaller-scale

Engineering:

http://www.techreview.com/articles/nannan.asp


Commercial sources

Commercial Sources

  • Nanotech Planet

    • http://www.nanotech-planet.com/

  • Zyvex has a comprehensive Nano site

    • http://www.zyvex.com/nano/

  • ACRS NanoTech

    • http://cr.org/


Other sources

Other Sources

  • Foresight Institute

    • http://www.foresight.org/

  • Nanotech Opportunity Report

    • http://www.foresight.org/NanoRev/NOR.html

  • Sandia’s MEMS movies!

    • http://www.sandia.gov/mems/micromachine/movies.html

  • NanoSIG.org

    …and many more. See Google!


Contacts1

Contacts

  • Sloan Speakers Series – Luke Burns [email protected]

  • NanoStructures Series – Jose Pacheco [email protected]

  • Labtours – Tienko Rasker [email protected]

  • TinyTech Ventures & Cross-Campus Connections – Joost Bonsen [email protected]

  • Fundraising – Ellen Brockley [email protected]

http://web.mit.edu/tinytech/


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