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15 Jan, 2014 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM): There is plenty of room at the bottom: Applying Systems Engineering Methodologies to the Micro and Nanoscale Realm

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There is Plenty of Room at the Bottom: Applying Systems Engineering Methodologies to the Micro and Nanoscale Realm

Ann Garrison Darrin Ms. Ann Garrison Darrin, The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory

Presentation: On December 29, 1959, physicist Richard Feynman gave a lecture entitled, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom“, now considered a seminal event in the foundation of Nanotechnology. Today, micro scale and nano scale technology developments have the potential to revolutionize smart and small systems. The application of systems engineering methodologies that integrate standalone, small–scale technologies and interface them with macro technologies to build useful systems is critical to realizing the potential of these technologies. This talk covers the expanding knowledge base on systems engineering principles for micro and nano technology integration starting with a discussion of the drivers for applying a systems approach. Technology development on the micro and nano scale has transitioned from the laboratory curiosity to the realization of products in the health, automotive, aerospace, communication, and numerous other arenas.


Bio: Ann Garrison Darrin has worked at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for more than 15 years. She is the Managing Executive of the Space Department at the Laboratory and a member of the principal staff. She is the author of numerous papers and an author and editor of the book MEMS and Microstructures for Aerospace Applications and on Micro and Nano Structures Systems Engineering. As a technologist, Ann has participated in numerous exciting technology “firsts” in space. Ann is the founder and co-chair of the MEMS Alliance Mid-Atlantic and holds degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Maryland, University College. Ann sits on the board of the Maryland Space Business Round Table and the Science Council of the Maryland Science Center. Ms. Darrin is the 2005 recipient of the Women’s Leadership Award the Johns Hopkins University Women’s Network and has authored or coauthored over 40 papers, numerous book chapters and holds several patents.

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Douglas Barth January 8, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Just FYI, Janet Barth has registered to attend the dinner on 15 January, Janet is the President of the IEEE NPSS.

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