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Sesquicentenary Lecture on January 5, 2007 - Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 17:19


 An Album - Sesquicentenary Lecture by Prof. Marc. J. Madou (Contributed by Dr. Santanu K Karmakar, 83ME) - January 2007

The Board of Management of Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah – 711 103, requests the pleasure of your company at the Sesquicentenary Lecture on January 5, 2007 to be inaugurated at 11-00 a.m. at the Alumni Seminar Hall, 1st Floor, Science & Technology Building, University Campus.

Dr. Debesh Das, Hon’ble Minister-in-charge, Information Technology, Govt. of  West Bengal has kindly consented to inaugurate the session.

Dr. N. R. Banerjea, Vice Chancellor, Bengal Engineering And Science University, will preside over the function.

Prof. Marc. J. Madou, Chancellor’s Professor, University of California, Irvine, will deliver the Sesquicentenary Lecture “Biomimetic MEMS & NEMS Sensing Platforms – Icarus Revisited?”


R.S.V.P. (Regrets only)


Ph. 91-33-26681503, 94330 14171





10.00 hrs.                      :        Registration

11.00 hrs. – 11.30 hrs.     :        Inauguration

Welcome address            :        Dr. S. K. Karmakar

On the occasion             :        Dr. N. R. Banerjea

Inaugural address            :        Dr. Debesh Das

11.30 hrs. – 13.30 hrs.     :        Sesquicentenary Lecture

                                                 by Prof. Marc. J. Madou        

Vote of Thanks               :        Dr. S. Chatterjee



                             Working Lunch


























Dr.  Marc Madou



Before joining the University of California, Irvine (UCI) as the Chancellor’s Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MEA) , Dr. Madou was Vice President of Advanced Technology at Nanogen in San Diego, California.  He specializes in the application of miniaturization technology to chemical and biological problems (BIO-MEMS).  He is the author of several books in this burgeoning field he helped pioneer both in Academia and in Industry.  He founded several micromachining companies and has been on the board of many more. 


Many of his colleagues became well known in their own right in academia and through successful MEMS start-ups.  Madou was the founder of the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International’s Microsensor Department, founder and President of Teknekron Sensor Development Corporation (TSDC), Visiting Miller Professor at UC Berkeley and Endowed Chair at the Ohio State University (Professor in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering). He has just started the third edition of  “Fundamentals of Microfabrication,” an introduction to MEMS which has become known as the “bible” of micromachining the world over. 


Some of Dr. Madou’s recent research work involves artificial muscle for responsive drug delivery, a compact disc-based fluidic platform and a solid state pH electrode based on IrOx.  To find out more about those recent research projects, visit  At UCI, Dr. Madou works on carbon-MEMS, a CD based fluidic platform, solid state pH electrodes, artificial muscle for responsive drug delivery and integrating fluidics with DNA arrays as well as  researching label–free assays for the Molecular Diagnostics platform of the future.  


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