Rochester Institute of Technology’s IT Collaboratory will host its fourth annual research symposium 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, on the RIT campus. The event will focus on research and technology development in microsystems materials, devices and systems and will feature a keynote address by Linda Sanford, senior vice president at IBM and co-chair of the Business Council of New York State. Additional speakers will include Gregory Kovacs, deputy director of the Microsystems Technology Office for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Kirk Peterson, microsystems entrepreneur from Transensory Devices, Lucas NovaSensor and CEPHEID Inc.
The symposium will consist of four technology sessions, which will present key research in the areas of biomedical microsystems, photonics, semiconductor devices and microsystems technology. The sessions will feature engineers and scientists from across the nation as well as researchers from RIT’s IT Collaboratory partners at the University of Buffalo and Alfred University.
The IT Collaboratory was established in 2001 by the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research as one of the state’s Strategically Targeted Academic Research Centers. The research collaboration between RIT, the University of Buffalo and Alfred University focuses on technology and applications in nanomaterial science, microsystems, photonics and remote sensing.