About the Conference

NMC 2022 - Nanomechanical Sensing

The Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India is organising the 18th International Workshop on Nanomechanical sensing (NMC2022). The workshop will be conducted in hybrid mode from 9th to 12th August 2022.


The International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing is a leading forum that brings together the research community working in the interdisciplinary research on sensors based on micro and nanomechanical systems (MEMS & NEMS).

This annual meeting has played an essential role in bringing together the entire research community and discussing the latest developments. The workshop focuses on all aspects related to micro and nanomechanical sensing – including applications in physical, chemical, and biological sensing, instrumentation for probing the nanoscale, optomechanics, nano-mechanics, nonlinear effects, resonant sensing and novel sensing platforms, as well as theory, numerical modelling, and experimental methods that underpin this field. Previous workshops have very effectively achieved a convergence of researchers from academia and industry, engendering lively exchanges on the potential, challenges, and recent advances in micro and nanoscale mechanical sensors.

The first gathering, originally called the "Nano Mechanical Cantilever Workshop", was held in Madrid, Spain in 2004. The workshop was subsequently held in Knoxville, TN, USA, to foster transcontinental collaborations (ASME Nanomechanics Conference, Knoxville, 2005). Since these earliest meetings, the conference’s location has alternated between Asia-Pacific, Europe, and N. America.

Previous locations:

  • Madrid (2004)
  • Knoxville (2005)
  • Copenhagen (2006)
  • Montréal (2007)
  • Mainz (2008)
  • Jeju Island (2009)
  • Banff (2010)
  • Dublin (2011)
  • Mumbai (2012)
  • Stanford (2013)
  • Madrid (2014)
  • Auckland (2015)
  • Delft (2016)
  • Kailua-Kona (2017)
  • Incheon (2018)
  • Lausanne (2019)
  • Calgary (2021)

The 18th International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing (NMC2022) will comprise a single session technical program over four days (Aug 9, 2022 to Aug 12, 2022). The program would have a good mix of keynote, invited, contributed talks, poster sessions/pitch talks, and social activities to facilitate informal networking and discussion.

We have decided to have NMC2022 in a hybrid format (in-person and online). We have also decided to have two split sessions: morning and evening session. This will enable online participation from different parts of the globe.

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