After two years of pandemic, IEEE SENSORS hosted its first in-person meeting in Dallas (TX) from Oct. 30th to Nov. 2nd, 2022. Besides the typical oral and poster presentations, the organizing committee planned several special focus and social programs, such as the Industry Day, Meet-the-Editors, and Women in Sensors (WiSe) initiatives, invited the 2021 IEEE Sensors Journal authors with more downloads in the IEEE Xplore website, and offered 6 tutorials split in 2 parallel tracks. The Conference featured 3 keynote speakers: Dr. Sarah Lisanby, Director of the Division of Translational Research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), that spoke about Brain-Behavior Quantification and Synchronization, Dr. Baher Haroun, Senior Fellow at Texas Instruments Inc. and Director of Advanced Technology Exploration at Kilby Labs, that spoke about Smart Sensing: Mixed Signal Active Sensing for Precision and Energy Efficiency, and Dr. Katia Grenier, Head of Research team at the LAAS-CNRS, France, that spoke about Microwaving Cells for Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Sensing. 2022 SENSORS received a total of 654 paper submissions, of which 178 (27%) oral and 211 (32%) posters were accepted after a rigorous peer-review process.
MEMS-TC collaborated with 2022 SENSORS as a Silver Patron. We hosted an exhibitor booth that was visited by many 2022 SENSORS attendees who had the chance to learn about our values and mission, educational activities, travel student support, and sponsored and co-sponsored conferences. We handed them flyers with information on how to join and get involved in our technical community, and participate and register in the upcoming affiliated conferences. Thanks to the high influx of booth visitors, we were able to give away most of our trinkets customized with our MEMS-TC logo. Our organization also provided award sponsorship for the Best Student Paper competition. In total, 3 papers were awarded: “Millirobot Magnetic Manipulation for Ocular Drug Delivery with Sub Millimeter Precision” by Céline Vergne from University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern (Switzerland), “Atomized Liquid Metal droplet-Enabled Enhancement of Sensing Range and Stability for Ultrasensitive crack-Based Sensor” by Jinwon Jeong from University of Texas at Dallas (USA), and “Measurement of Magnetic Particle Concentrations in Wildfire Ash via Compact NMR” by Jacob Martin from University of South Carolina (USA). The event overall was very successful and we are looking forward to our next collaboration with this conference.