NanoDay Research Symposium–  Zoom: Link

The Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology (NIMET) and the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Student Council (NNSC) are pleased to share a collection of intellectually stimulating and fun activities we have organized for this afternoon’s NanoDay 2020 Research Symposium.  See the scheduled of events for a complete list of the activities and their respective zoom links. Below is some information about these two organizations and their leadership.

The Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology (NIMET) is a university-wide institute administered by the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. NIMET serves to enable and support research and educational activities at the University of Florida in all fields of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. In addition, NIMET facilitates the collaborative engagement needed to develop and adapt nanotechnologies for novel medical, engineering, scientific, and agricultural applications.  The Mission of NIMET is to:

  • Identify, aggregate, focus, and coordinate the discovery, development, and applications of nanoscale research and education at UF.
  • Provide and promote world-class centralized facilities, technical support, and equipment for the manufacture, characterization, and use of nanotechnology.
  • Train students to use nanoscale manufacturing and characterization techniques and equipment in order to prepare them for careers in nanotechnology.
  • Create an open and collaborative environment with other universities, industry, and national labs.
  • Pursue major funding opportunities in in nanoscale research and its applications.

Dr. Jack Judy is the Director of the NIMET, holds the Intel Charles E. Young Endowed Chair of Nanotechnology, and is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurology. Dr. Judy’s research involves the development of novel micro-electro-mechanical systems, such as microscale and nanoscale sensors, actuators, and systems, and their use in impactful engineering, scientific, biological, and medical, applications. A particular focus is in the field of neural-interface technology and systems, with applications in bi-directional prosthetic control, movement disorders, and the autonomic nervous system. Previously, Dr. Judy was a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he created and managed the Reliable Neural-Interface Technology Program (RE-NET) to address the fundamental, and yet at the time largely overlooked, critical reliability problem of chronic neural-recording interfaces. 


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Student Council (NNSC) is a student-run organization developed to enhance knowledge in the areas of nanotechnology and nanoscience. We encourage the participation of students from all disciplines and backgrounds. Every year we hold Nanoday to celebrate nanoscale engineering, science, and technology, to recognize researchers advancing the field, to applaud innovators translating outcomes into valuable products and services, and to increase understanding for its potential to positively impact lives.