Invited Talks

  • L. F. Velásquez-García, “Efficient Batch-Microfabricated Hardware for Miniaturized Spacecraft”, Cambridge University, Cambridge UK, December 6th, 2013.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García, “Batch-Fabricated Miniaturized Space Hardware Using MEMS Technologies”, NASA Glenn, Cleveland OH, August 30th, 2012.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García, “Research Activities on Multiplexed Scaled­Down Systems Using Micro and Nanofabrication Technologies for Low–Cost High-Performance products”, MIT Club, Bogotá, Colombia, January 14th, 2011.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García, “Rugged Batch-Microfabricated Mass Spectrometers for In-Situ Gas Analysis”, Instituto Colombiano del Petroleo – ICP, Ecopetrol, Floridablanca, Colombia, January 12th, 2011.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García, “Chip Scale Mass Spectrometry”, 2010 MIT Research and Development Conference, November 16-17, November 2010.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García,  “High-Performance Multiplexed-Scaled Down Field-Enabled Systems,” 19th Annual CMOC Symposium, University of Connecticut,  Storrs, CT, USA, April 7th 2010.
  • A. I. Akinwande, L. F. Velásquez-García, L-Y. Chen, and K. Cheung, “Chip-Scale Mass Spectrometry,” Advances in Miniaturization and Nanotechnologies for Analytical Instrumentation, 61st Pittsburg Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Orlando FL, USA, February 28 – March 5, 2010.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García, “System Performance Improvement Through Scaling-Down and Multiplexing,” SEDD Seminar, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi MD, USA, December 3rd 2009.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García, K. Cheung, L-Y. Chen, and A. I. Akinwande, “Chip-Scaled Mass Spectrometers for Portable Gas Analyzers,” keynote talk, Developments in Toxic and Flammable Gas Detection Technologies for the Petrochemical Industry symposium, 236th National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington DC, USA, August 16 – 20, 2009.
  • A. I. Akinwande, L. F. Velásquez-García, K. Cheung, and L-Y. Chen, “Tiny and Chip Scale Mass Spectrometers,” Miniaturization and Nanotechnologies in Analytical Instrumentation, 60th Pittsburg Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chicago Il, USA, March 8 – 13, 2009.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García, “Microelectromechanical Systems: Performance Improvement Through Scaling-Down and Multiplexing,” MEMS lecture 6.152 J Micro/Nano Processing Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA, October 15th, 2008.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García, “Efficient Propulsion Hardware for High-Performance Scaled-Down Satellites using MEMS Technologies,” Aerospace Engineering Seminar Series, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, USA, March 13th, 2008.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García, L-Y. Chen, and A. I. Akinwande, “Recent MEMS/NEMS Activities at the Microsystems Technology Laboratories of MIT,” 14th International Display Workshop, Sapporo, Japan, December 5 – 7, 2007.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García, “Micro- and Nanomanufacturing: Better and Cheaper Products Through Scaling-Down and Multiplexing,” 20th International Congress in Mechanical Engineering, Monterrey, Mexico, October 24 – 26, 2007.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García, B. Gassend, T. Hill, L-Y. Chen, B. Wilhite, M. Martinez-Sanchez, A. Epstein, K. Jensen, C. Livermore and A. I. Akinwande, “Smaller is Better: Performance Improvements Through Scaling Down in MEMS/NEMS Systems,”Segundo Encuentro Colombiano de Micro y Nanotecnologia (II-ECMN), Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, August 30 – 31, 2007.
  • L. F. Velásquez-García, B. Adeoti, Y. Niu, and A. I. Akinwande, “Uniform and High Electron Currents from Dense Arrays of Individually Ballasted Field Emitters Using High Aspect Ratio, Vertical Silicon Columns,” 20th International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference, Chicago IL, USA, July 8 – 12, 2007.