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Numbers in the index correspond to the last two digits of the seven-digit citation identifier (CID) article numbering system used in Proceedings of SPIE. The first five digits reflect the volume number. Base 36 numbering is employed for the last two digits and indicates the order of articles within the volume. Numbers start with 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 0A, 0B…0Z, followed by 10-1Z, 20-2Z, etc.

Ahmed, Kumkum, 0L

Akther, Asma, 0H, 0Q

Alamir, Mohammed, 20

Ali, Md. Ripon, 0T

Alzahrani, Naif, 20, 21

Ameri, Shideh K., 0J

Arai, Fumihito, 0Z

Asano, Yoshihiro, 0A

Asmatulu, Eylem, 21

Asmatulu, Ramazan, 20

Banadaki, Yaser Mohammadi, 1I, 1P

Basher, Samiul, 0B

Booth, Janice C., 14

Brantley, Christina L., 14

Challita, Elio J., 12

Chen, Ling-Chih, 0K

Chen, Xinlu, 1H

Cheng, Yen-Tse, 0K

Chiang, Yu-Hsin, 13

Choi, Eun-sik, 0G, 1V

Choi, Sang H., 0P, 0R

Crutcher, Sihon H., 14

Duzik, Adam J., 0P

Edwards, Eugene, 14

Estroff, Benjamin, 13

Francis, Elizabeth, 1V

Freeman, Eric C., 12

Fukuzawa, Daisuke, 17

Furukawa, Hidemitsu, 0B, 0L, 0T, 0W, 17, 1E, 1R

Geddis, Demetris, 0R

Gong, Jin, 16

Gopalakrishnan, Srinivasan, 1J, 1L, 1M

Ha, Taewoo, 0J

Hai, Le Van, 0G

Hata, Seiichi, 0Z, 1G

Hayakawa, Takeshi, 0Z

Hayakawa, Tomohiko, 0C

Holness, F. Benjamin, 0D

Hou, Hsuan-Chao, 1I, 1P

Huang, Hui, 1S

Hughes, Shawn M., 20

Ikbal, Md. Allama, 0T

Ikeda, Seiichi, 0Z

Ishikawa, Masatoshi, 0C

Ito, Yasuaki, 0Z, 1G

Johnson, James A., 0D

Jung, Gwang-Yong, 1T

Kabir, M. Hasnat, 0T

Kafy, Abdullahil, 0F, 0Q

Kang, Jinmo, 0H

Kawakami, Masaru, 0B, 0L, 0W, 1E, 1R

Khan, Asif, 1Q

Khosla, Ajit, 0B, 0L, 0W

Kim, Gi-Woo, 1T

Kim, Heung Soo, 1Q

Kim, Hyun Chan, 0E, 0H, 1U

Kim, Jaehwan, 0E, 0F, 0G, 0H, 0Q, 1K, 1U, 1V

Kim, Jeong Woong, 0F, 0G, 1K, 1U

Kim, Kyu-Sung, 1T

Ko, Hyun-U, 0F

Koda, S., 19

Kodama, Mai, 0W

Kranz, Michael, 14

Kumar, Prashanth Shyam, 03, 05, 06, 15, 1O

Lee, Jiyun, 1K

Leo, Donald J., 12

Li, Jianyou, 1A

Li, Yaguang, 0F

Lu, Nanshu, 0J

Makino, Masato, 0W, 17

Mao, Yuchen, 16

Maruyama, Hisataka, 0Z

Micolini, Carolina, 0D

Miyagawa, Shoko, 0A

Miyazaki, Takuya, 16

Mizoshiri, Mizue, 0Z, 1G

Mukherjee, Sushovan, 1J, 1M

Murashima, Takahiro, 17

Mutnuri, Venkata S., 1L

Najem, Joseph S., 12

Neas, Brian, 20

Nicolini, Luke, 0J

Ota, Takafumi, 0B, 1E

Ou, Jinping, 1S

Park, Jung Ho, 0H

Patil, Vinay, 21

Pradhan, Aswini K., 1H

Price, Aaron D., 0D

Rahman, Faidur, 0T

Ramasamy, Mouli, 03, 05, 06, 09, 0I, 15, 1D, 1O

Roberts, J. Keith, 14

Ruffin, Paul, 14

Ryoo, Chang-Kyung, 1Q

Saito, Azusa, 0B, 0W, 1E

Sakai, Kazuyuki, 0W

Sakurai, Junpei, 0Z, 1G

Sato, Kei, 0B

Seif, Mohamed, 14

Sharifi, Safura, 1I, 1P

Shishir, MD I. R., 0Q

Song, Kyo D., 0R

Song, Sangho, 1U

Srivastava, Ashok, 1H

Stier, Andrew, 0J

Takamatsu, Kyuichiro, 0B, 1E

Takamatsu, Kyuuichiro, 0W

Tamamushi, Hironori, 1R

Tamate, Hideaki, 0W

Tanaka, Hiroya, 0A, 19, 1A

Tase, Taishi, 0B, 1E

Thomas, Sabu, 1V

Tippabattini, Jayaramudu, 0F, 1V

Tsalagkas, Dimitrios, 0E

Usta, Aybala, 21

Vanderwall, Adeesha, 21

Varadan, Vijay K., 03, 05, 06, 09, 0I, 15, 1D, 1O

Wada, Masato, 0W

Walls, Deidra, 0R

Wang, Lihui, 0C

Wang, Pulin, 0J

Wang, Wei-Chih, 0K, 13

Wang, Weiming, 1S

Whitley, Michael, 14

Wu, Chun-Wei, 13

Yoon, Hargsoon, 0R

Yoshioka, Junki, 0A

Yu, Yan, 1S

Yun, Youngmin, 1U

Zhai, Lindong, 0E, 0G, 1K

Zhu, Meifang, 16

Conference Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • Jayanth N. Kudva, NextGen Aeronautics, Inc. (United States)

  • Theodoros E. Matikas, University of Ioannina (Greece)

Symposium Co-chairs

  • Tribikram Kundu, The University of Arizona (United States)

  • Gregory W. Reich, Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)

Conference Chair

  • Vijay K. Varadan, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)

Conference Co-chairs

  • Hidemitsu Furukawa, Yamagata University (Japan)

  • Ajit Khosla, Yamagata University (Japan)

  • Jaehwan Kim, Inha University (Korea, Republic of)

  • Kyo D. Song, Norfolk State University (United States)

  • Sang H. Choi, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)

  • Yongrae Roh, Kyungpook National University (Korea, Republic of)

Conference Program Committee

  • Anja Boisen, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)

  • Christina L. Brantley, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (United States)

  • Eugene Edwards, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (United States)

  • Srinivasan Gopalakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science (India)

  • Seiich Hata, Nagoya University (Japan)

  • Taizo Hayashida, JSR Corporation (Japan)

  • Daniel Hilbich, International Space University (France)

  • Mamoru Kawakami, Yamagata University (Japan)

  • Kimiya Komurasaki, The University of Tokyo (Japan)

  • Hideki Kyogoku, Kindai University (Japan)

  • Kunik Lee, Federal Highway Administration Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (United States)

  • Uhn Lee M.D., Gachon University Gil Medical Center (Korea, Republic of)

  • Xinxin Li, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (China)

  • Yanjian Liao, Chongqing University (China)

  • Go Murasawa, Yamagata University (Japan)

  • Hani E. Naguib, University of Toronto (Canada)

  • Ilkwon Oh, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)

  • Aswini K. Pradhan, Norfolk State University (United States)

  • D. Roy Mahapatra, Indian Institute of Science (India)

  • Paul B. Ruffin, Alabama A&M University (United States)

  • Ashok Srivastava, Louisiana State University (United States)

  • Hiroya Tanaka, Keio University (Japan)

  • Tauno Vaha-Heikkila, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland (Finland)

  • Wei-Chih Wang, University of Washington (United States)

  • Hargsoon Yoon, Norfolk State University (United States)

  • Ming Zhou, Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics (China)

Session Chairs

  • 1 Wearable Technology and Healthcare

    Vijay K. Varadan, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)

  • 2 3D Printing

    Ajit Khosla, Yamagata University (Japan)

  • 3 3D Printing and Applications I

    Ajit Khosla, Yamagata University (Japan)

  • 4 Nanosensors and Systems I

    Vijay K. Varadan, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)

  • 5 Fabrication and Characterization of Nanosensors and Structures I

    Jaehwan Kim, INHA University (Korea, Republic of)

  • 6 Keynote Session

    Vijay K. Varadan, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)

  • 7 Nanosensors and Systems II

    Jaehwan Kim, Inha University (Korea, Republic of)

  • 8 Quantum and Nanoengineering

    Kyo D. Song, Norfolk State University (United States)

  • 9 Energy Storage and Power

    Kyo D. Song, Norfolk State University (United States)

  • 10 3D Printing Demonstration Session

    Ajit Khosla, Yamagata University (Japan)

    Hidemitsu Furukawa, Yamagata University (Japan)

  • 11 Nanosensors and Systems III

    Vijay K. Varadan, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)

  • 12 3D Printing and Applications II

    Vijay K. Varadan, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)

  • 13 Nanosensors and Systems IV

    Mouli Ramasamy, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)

  • 14 3D Printing and Applications III

    Mouli Ramasamy, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)

  • 15 Graphene Nanostructure

    Mouli Ramasamy, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)

  • 16 Fabrication and Characterization of Nanosensors and Structures II

    Mouli Ramasamy, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)


This year’s conference concentrated on new ideas, technologies, and potential applications across a wide range of disciplines critical to nano-, bio-, and info-tech-based sensors and systems as applied to health monitoring of human and complex systems in engineering and medicine. The focus was on emerging areas of wearable technology, smart textile innovation, 3D printing of sensor systems, thought-controlled devices and systems, mobile wearable healthcare systems, wireless power feedback routines and devices for medical technology, smart optical materials technology, long-life micro-power systems, and thermoelectric energy conversion films and systems.

This is the first time SPIE Smart Structures/NDE held a 3D printing session and demonstration as part of the 2017 Nano-, Bio-, and Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems conference held in Portland, Oregon. Our aim for introducing this important technology into this conference was to enable discussion among scientists, researchers, and engineers of novel ideas for its use in healthcare and improving quality of life.

Researchers from academia and industry showcased their accomplishments and inventions in the field of advanced 3D printing to fuel further exploration and advancement in the field. The 3D printing demonstration and presentation sessions drew strong interest among attendees, as sessions included innovative applications of 3D printing technologies focusing on soft robotics, molecular models, food, biosensors, implantable and non-invasive medical devices, IoT in healthcare, and microstructures.

This activity attracted researchers from all over the world. Professor Hidemitsu Furukawa and Dr. Ajit Khosla from Yamagata University in Japan displayed artistic and innovative approaches of using 3D printing to rapidly fabricate high-strength gels and soft materials. They also displayed various modeling techniques to mimic human structures and organs that could be 3D printed. Another interesting break-through in 3D printing technique included printing of edible food.

Similarly, researchers from University of Tokyo, Keio University, University of Rajshahi, and Nagoya University demonstrated the effectiveness and usage of 3D printing in IoT, smart sticks for the blind, soft-bodied robotic structures, and human models. One of the demonstrations focused on 3D printing of biosensors and wearable devices for applications in neurocardiology and healthcare. A research group at Penn State demonstrated wireless biosensors based on fractal geometries that could noninvasively record and transmit pathophysiological signals.

Other notable wearable technology talks were given by Mouli Ramasamy and Nanshu Lu of University of Texas. In a keynote on “Can artificial intelligence (AI) provoke the revolutionary change in the medical field?” Uhn Lee emphasized the future application of engineering and science in medicine. A catheter-based sensor and ablation system with patient video was presented by Varadan.

Based on the tremendous success of the 2017 3D printing sessions, more researchers and scientists are planning to attend and show live demonstrations of some of the most futuristic 3D printing applications in next year’s SPIE Smart Structures/NDE conference in Denver. Professor Furukawa said he was impressed by the response and interest and would want to perform live 3D printing demonstrations in Denver. Similarly, Dr. Khosla added that he would want to 3D print edible sushi for the attendees next year.

I thank all the authors and chairs for their contributions to this year’s very exciting conference. I also thank SPIE for supporting the introduction of 3D printing into this year’s conference and for supporting its continuation at next year’s conference in Denver.

Vijay K. Varadan

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