Transducers Research Foundation

NMC/2017 Scholarships
for Graduate Students

Through generous support from the Transducer Research Foundation we are able to offer fourteen graduate students the opportunity to participate in the Fourteenth International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensors to be held at Kailua-Kona on the big island of Hawaii from 4-7 April 2017.

These scholarships will provide conference registration, lodging for the four days of the workshop (based on shared rooming with another student), and the conference excursion to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Please note that each student scholar will be responsible for their own transportation to/from Hawai’i.

To be eligible for consideration, interested students must submit a one-page CV, one letter of recommendation from their doctoral advisor, and an abstract for a poster presentation by Friday, 17 March 2017, at 5pm PST. These materials should be sent by e-mail directly to the conference chair, Professor Michael Roukes (, and marked with a subject heading NMC/2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. We regret that we cannot consider applications from students who have already registered for NMC/2017.

The scholarship winners will be notified by Wednesday, 22 March.

Abstract Format:

Please submit your abstract with the following format:

  • Abstract must be submitted as a .pdf file.
  • One page, US letter format.
  • Use Helvetica or Arial font, 11 point.
  • An illustration is encouraged, but not required.
  • Format the abstract title and attributions as shown below, with the presenting author’s name underlined:

    Nonlinear damping and dephasing in nanomechanical systems
    Michael L. Roukes1 and Mark I. Dykman2
    1Kavli Nanoscience Institute, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA
    2Dept. of Physics, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, USA

    The text of your abstract would go here. Try to keep it nice and concise, while conveying the excitement and importance of the work. While including a figure with the abstract adds to its appeal, it is not necessary to do so. One or two references to your published work [1], if appropriate, would be helpful for those wishing to follow up.

    [1] Juan Atalaya, et al., Nonlinear damping and dephasing in nanomechanical systems, Phys. Rev. B 94, 195440 (2016).