The Future of NanoFabrication for 2D Materials Workshop

Please join us for The Future of Nanofabrication for 2D Materials workshop hosted by Advanced Science Research Center of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (ASRC) Nanoscience Initiative. Conveniently, the event will be held the day before the Graphene for U.S. International Conference begins at the ASRC.

The one-day workshop will focus on challenges and new frontiers in nanofabrication methods for 2D materials-based technology. Two-dimensional materials like graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides are having a profound impact on basic and applied research. Their ultimate use in nanotechnology depends, however, on the capability to fabricate, position, and interconnect 2D structures and metal electrodes. The limitations of conventional lithography in terms of quality of metallic contacts, resolution, and 3D patterning have motivated the development of new fabrication methods. We will discuss these new methods and w obstacles that may slow their use. .

The program will include presentations covering the following topics:

  • Epi-graphene;
  • Nanofabrication and chiral quantum materials;
  • Challenges in graphene fabrication for silicon photonics applications;
  • Thermal scanning probe lithography for high performance 2D-based devices;
  • NanoFrazor lithography — single nanometer precision without charged particle beams;
  • Pattern transfer processes from PPA resist; and
  • Ohmic contacts fabrication in 2D devices

Confirmed speakers include

  • Walt de Heer, Regents’ Profesor of Physics, Georgia Tech;
  • Felix Holzner, CEO and co-founder, SwissLitho AG;
  • Lia Krusin-Elbaum, Professor of Physics, The City College of New York;
  • Tero Kulmala, Principal Applications Engineer, SwissLitho AG;
  • Michal Lipson, Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University;
  • Elisa Riedo, Professor of Physics, Advanced Science Research Center, GC-CUNY and The City College of New York; and
  • Xiaorui Zheng, Postdoctoral Research Associate and SwithLitho AG Fellow, Advanced Science Research Center, GC-CUNY.

Please feel free to email Meghan Hughes, Associate Director of the ASRC Nanoscience Initiative, at if you have any questions.


IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Professor Walt de Heer is no longer able to attend this event. This section of the programming will be replaced by a presentation from Dr. Edoardo Albisetti, ‘Patterning Quantum Materials: Towards nanomagnonics based on patterned spin-textures’. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Future of Nanofabrication for 2D Materials Workshop | February 21, 2018
Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY

9:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

9:50 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

10:00 a.m.

Patterning Quantum Materials: Towards nanomagnonics based on patterned spin-textures
Dr. Edoardo Albisetti, Advanced Science Research Center

10:45 a.m.

Nanofabrication and Chiral Quantum Materials
Professor Lia Krusin, The City College of New York

11:30 a.m.

Challenges in Graphene fabrication for Silicon Photonics applications
Professor Michal Lipson, Columbia University

12:15 p.m.


1:15 p.m.

Thermal Scanning Probe Lithography for high performance 2D based devices
Professor Elisa Riedo, Advanced Science Research Center & The City College of New York

2:00 p.m.

NanoFrazor lithography: single nanometer precision without charged particle beams
Dr. Felix Holzner, SwissLitho AG

2:45 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

Overview on pattern transfer processes from PPA resist
Dr. Tero Kulmala, SwissLitho AG

4:00 p.m.

Ohmic contacts fabrication in 2D devices
Dr. Xiaorui Zheng, Advanced Science Research Center and SwissLitho AG

4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m.


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