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Nanotech NYC Activities


Thursday June 29th, 2023

Nanonite Networking Social - June 2023

Nanotech NYC's Nanonite Social returns to its regular monthly schedule, starting this month! Join other nanotech enthusiasts, as we gather to socialize and network as part of our monthly Nanonite Social! Whether you are a student, scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, educator, or just curious about what nanotechnology is and how it is used, you are welcome to join our friendly group.

Location: Harlem Tavern

2153 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

New York, NY 10026


Thursday July 9th, 2020

July Virtual Nanotech NYC Nanonite

Our July Virtual Nanonite brought together our most geographically diverse group to date, with attendees signing in from Canada, Iran, Ecuador, and all parts of the US! We took time for everyone who is working in the nanotechnology space to talk to us about their own work, spurring interesting discussions on various applications. The cross-section of attendees' backgrounds was equally diverse, with graduate students, postdocs, working scientists and engineers, and even high schoolers in attendance.  Looking forward to next month's event!  

Location: Zoom

Saturday, May 21st, 2020

Nanonite Networking Social - May 2020 (VIRTUAL)

Our second Virtual Nanonite is in the books, as our May Meetup brought even more attendees from outside of the New York City region, including our first international attendee! Dr. Trevino kicked things off by presenting a few slides and facilitated open discussions on how nanotechnology is being used to combat COVID-19, as well as a discussion on considerations and concerns on reopening universities and labs as the pandemic enters phase two. Thank you to all that attended!  

Location: Zoom Meeting

Super Saturday STEM Expo - Postpone due to COIVD-19

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Super Saturday STEM Expo is an annual STEM event designed for New York City youth and their families. The event features hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities, and demonstrations. Harlem public school students in Pre-K through Grade 12 from Community School District 5. Nanotech NYC is participating in this amazing event and we are incredibly excited to help introduce a new generation of students to the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. For more information visit the Super Saturday STEM Expo website.

Location: Union Sq to Time Sq on Broadway

40 W 143rd St, New York, NY 10037

The Golden Ratio: History, Myths & Uses in Nanotechnology (VIRTUAL)

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

The event was held live on YouTube

Watch the recording

What do the Pyramids of Giza, sunflowers, financial modeling, honeybees, and nanotechnology have in common? The Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci sequence! Join Dr. Jacob Trevino and Nanotech NYC as we explore the origins of these intriguing mathematical constructs, delve into the many places they seemly randomly appear in nature, architecture, art and more, shed some light on common misconceptions and lastly explore how these constructs can be used in designing nanostructures for applications in solar cells, LEDs, quantum encryption and more.

Location: Live on YouTube

Nanonite Networking Social - April 2020 (VIRTUAL!)

Friday, April 9th, 2020

Not even the outburst of a global pandemic could stop the Nanotech NYC community and its enthusiasm, as we gathered together for a virtual edition of our monthly Nanonite Networking Social. We shared ideas on the current Covid-19 situation, tips on how being productive and connected while working from home, and opinions on where this crucial turning point will drive the future of nanotechnology.

Location: Zoom Meeting

Nanonite Networking Social - March 2020 (Cancelled)

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Our March Nanonite was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will be looking into possibly organizing virtual events during this time of national social distancing. Stay tuned. 

Location: The Half Pint

76 W 3rd St New York, NY 10012

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Nanonite Networking Social - February 2020

It was a special Pre-Valentines Nanonite with some of our favorite nano-enthusiast. We had more first-timers attending, including cybersecurity and machine learning experts and some new faces from Columbia and NYU. As always, dynamic and fun conversations all around! Stout NYC ~ Flagship is quickly becoming one of our more popular locations!

Location: Stout NYC ~ Flagship

133 W 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

Friday, January 10, 2020

Nanonite Networking Social - January 2020

We kicked-off 2020 with our monthly Nanonite in Harlem. Good to see a good contingency from the Lipson Group at Columbia University. As we do every week, we welcomed a few new faces to the group, including folks from City College of New York. Special shout out to the new members of the Eisele Group who made the trip down the hill!

Location: Harlem Tavern

2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

Thursday, December 13, 2019

Nanotech NYC Holiday Party

Our inaugural Nanotech NYC Holiday Party was a smashing success! A large group of newcomers attended the event, which made for great networking opportunities for all. A special thank you to Scott Calingasan (DJ Spectrill) for DJing the event, the CUNY Materials Research Society (MRS) student chapter for co-hosting and the CUNY Graduate Center for providing the space! It was a great way to end a very productive and fun in 2019. Looking forward to even bigger things in 2020!

Location: CUNY Graduate Center

365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

Friday, November 8, 2019

Nanonite Networking Social - November 2019

Our November Nanonite Social was held on Fri, November 8, 2019, @ the Stout Flagship near Penn Station. We had a great time motivating each other to tackle the always busy holiday season and end of the year blitz. The Stout NYC Flagship location was a big hit, with nice comfy leather couches and dartboards. Thank to the new folks who came in from NJ, specifically the people from Merck and GenScript. Welcome to the Group of #Nanofabulous!

Location: Stout NYC Flagship

133 West 33rd St. New York

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Columbia Nano Day

Nanotech NYC was a sponsor of the inaugural Columbia Nano Day. The event showcased innovative research in nanophotonics, 2D materials, bio-electronics, and more as well as how researchers, start-ups, and industry collaborators can use the Columbia Clean Room, Materials Characterization Facility, and Electron Microscopy Facility, Nanotech NYC's president, Dr. Jacob Trevino, sat on a discussion panel to address the unique challenges facing nanotech-based start-ups face and how to utilize area resources to overcome them.

Location: Columbia University

Thursday, August 9, 2019

Nanonite Social - October 2019 Nanotech NYC Social

National Nanotechnology Day Celebration!

On a very special day, we gathered to celebrate National Nanotechnology Day (10^9, 2019) as part of our monthly Nanonite social.  This time we gathered at a The Maze in K-Town, a new location for us.  The private space provided was very cozy as we had another great event full of people making new connections!

Location: The Maze, 32 W 32nd St Fl 3 · New York, NY

Friday, September 13, 2019

Nanochats: MindfulTech: How to find fulfillment and build tech for a better world

Together with her team of scientists and facilitators, Kendra Krueger explored how research, science, and design can be a practice of personal liberation and transformation. Through playful games and insightful discussions, she examined the deeper philosophies of the scientific method. She helped the audience discover which tools and patterns we can emphasis as means of inspiration (in our personal and work lives) and which may be out-date ideas from an era that doesn't resemble the diverse and creative world of today.

Location: CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

Friday, September 13, 2019

Nano Tech Summit (Future Tech Week)

Nanotech NYC partnered with the Global Startup Ecosystem in organizing the annual NanoTech Summit that was held on September 13, 2019, in midtown Manhattan. The NanoTech Summit featured nanotech investors, entrepreneurs & influencers coming together to address the world’s greatest challenges via nanotechnology. The event consisted of keynote talks and panel discussions with representatives from academics, industry, the start-up community, and venture capitalist.

Location: Microsoft, 11 Time Square New York, NY 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Nanonite Social - September 2019 Nanotech NYC Social

The Nanonite crew made a glorious return to Clinton Hall East for the second time. We had some new timers coming in from Rutgers University and Yeshiva University. Welcome to the group! The food as always was delicious and people showed off their Jenga skills in friendly, but intense matches. Thank you for all that made the event!

Location: Clinton Hall, 230 E 51st St, New York, NY, 10022

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Nanochats: Nanotechnology and Its Role in Society

Dr. Trevino gave an introduction to fields of nanotechnology and nanoscience, describing the wide range of disciplines and technologies it encompasses to our biggest crowd to date! He highlights several application spaces where nanotechnology is currently used, including medical, military, computing, food, fashion and industrial and consumer applications, and gave perspectives on future applications. The presentation was accessible to all in attendance. The attendees were as diverse as could be and the event was a hit! A special thank you to our sponsors New Lab for hosting the event and Witec for sponsoring the food and drinks! 

Location: New Lab, 19 Morris Ave building 128 · Brooklyn

Thursday, August 9, 2019

Nanonite Social - August 2019 Nanotech NYC Social

The Nanonite train came to Harlem for the first time since pre-Nanotech NYC days when Nanonites were spontaneously formed by nanotech enthusiasts at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC). The old stomping grounds did not disappoint, with a very strong contingent of researchers from Columbia University and CUNY attending. We will certainly be back to the Harlem Tavern for another fun night of networking and socializing!

Location: Harlem Tavern, 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Nanonite Social - July 2019 Nanotech NYC Social

The July 2019 Nanonite Social took place at Houston Hall in Soho. It was a great space for our group with large tables and fun music. We even made the big screen! Thank you for all those that ventured out and special thanks to the core group that carried on the fun later into the evening at Carmine Street.

Location: Houston Hall, 222 W Houston St, New York

Nanochats: High-Brightness Microdisplays: Augmented Reality & Other Applications

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dr. Vincent Lee is a founder and CEO of Lumiode, a New York City-based semiconductor technology startup specializing in high-brightness microdisplays for augmented reality and other display applications. Vincent discussed the technology behind microdisplays, challenges facing the technology, as well as current and future market spaces for them. The event took place at the NYU Tandon Makerspace and was co-sponsored with the NYU Tandon Chemical Engineering Department.

Location: 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Nanonite Social - June 2019 Nanotech NYC Social

The June 2019 Nanonite Social took place at the Tippler underneath Chelsea Market. A large group of NYU Tandon researchers were in attendance, including several new faces. The Tippler, while a bit tricky to find, was a wonderful venue with lots of space to mingle in a unique atmosphere.

Location: The Tippler, 425 W 15th St, New York, NY

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Nanonite Social - May 2019 Nanotech NYC Social

The May 2019 Nanonite Social took place at the Standard Biergarten in the meatpacking district. Plenty of warmth was provided by the outdoor heat lamps (see red images!) and active conversations. Possibly our most well attended Nanonite at the time, with several folks coming in and out through the evening. 


Location: Standard Biergarten, 848 Washington St, New York, NY  

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Nanotech NYC at the 2019 March for Science 

On May 4th, Nanotech NYC partnered with the NYC March for Science, participating in the March and post-event activities. Nanotech NYC was present with a booth, demonstrating concepts and examples of nanotechnology in everyday life, interacting with kids, students and families. The NYC March for Science stands for the open-access of scientific information to the general public, the use of science for the common good and in the preservation of an informed democracy and the protection of human and environmental rights. Nanotech NYC stands side by side with the March for Science on these beliefs and will continue to promote and protect them at every opportunity.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Nanochats: Organic solar cells: why, how and where?

Dr. Jason Alexander Röhr is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He gave a detailed introduction to why we should be interested in organic solar cells, how they function and where we could potentially put this unique technology to good use. Several lively discussions broke out, as those attending had several questions for Jason regarding both solar energy and renewables in general. The event took place at the CUNY Graduate Center and was a collaborative event co-sponsored with the CUNY Materials Research Society Chapter.

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, New York

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Nanonite Social - January 2019 Nanotech NYC Social

We kicked off 2019 with our new Nanonite Social Series, held at Clinton Hall in Midtown East. We entirely blown away by the wonderful turnout. The event drew students, startups, industry, and individuals with no background in the sciences, but solely with an interest in learning more about nanotechnology. The evening was a wonderful way to start our new series intended to be a catalyst for networking, socializing and interacting with the general public.

Location: Clinton Hall Midtown East,  230 E 51st St #6571, New York

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Nanochats: Microfabricated structures and soft materials for cardiac implants

Dr. Simon Dunham is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He discussed the development of microfabricated structures and soft materials for use in medical implants. Simon presented his lab's research on the way soft materials, especially those with microfabricated features can be utilized to create novel implants or enhance the functionality of traditional implants. The event was held at the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan and was co-sponsored with the CUNY Materials Research Society Chapter.

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, New York

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