National Nanomanufacturing Network

Reducing Conducting Thin Film Surface Roughness for Electronics

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 16, 2017 - 10:37am
In a significant advance, University of Massachusetts Amherst engineers have established electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method to reduce surface roug Julia Majors - AIP News Staff Sequence of snapshots from a computer simulation of electric-field-driven morphological evolution of a copper thin film, demonstrating current-induced smooth surface. CREDIT: Du and Maroudas

Nanotech 2017 Conference & Expo

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 9, 2017 - 12:50pm
ConferenceMonday, May 15, 2017 to Wednesday, May 17, 2017Washington D.C. The world’s largest nanotechnology event, Nanotech 2017, delivers application-focused research from the top international academic, government and private industry labs. Thousands of leading researchers, scientists, engineers and technology developers participate in Nanotech to identify new technology trends, development tools, product opportunities, R&D collaborations, and commercialization partners. Join the global community that has been working together for over 18 years to integrate nanotechnology into industry with a focus on scale, safety and cost-effectiveness.

National SBIR Conference

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 9, 2017 - 12:44pm
ConferenceMonday, May 15, 2017 to Wednesday, May 17, 2017Washington D.C. SBIR/STTR programs are the nation's largest source of early stage / high risk R&D funding for small business. At this conference you’ll learn how to participate and compete for funding in these two programs that encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) and to commercialize your technological innovations. NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES Interact with government SBIR/STTR program managers and staff, industry leaders and veteran SBIR/STTR awardees to learn how to access SBIR/STTR, build partnerships, and create successful commercialization strategies. Opportunities include Roundtable discussions, 1-on-1 meetings, and Conference sessions. SBIR Conference attendees receive online access to 1-1 SBIR Meeting Site.

Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes Challenge

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 8, 2017 - 12:57pm
In the future, manufacturing will be planned out in the virtual world. How can we do this if we don’t even have models for the basic processes such as welding, drilling, and forging? National Institute of Standards and Technology

TERA-print, LLC

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 6, 2017 - 10:06am
TERA-print, LLC is a nanotechnology start-up company founded in the fall of 2015 to pursue the unique commercial potential of cantilever-free scanning probe lithography (CF-SPL) technology, which was invented at Northwestern University (NU) and to which the Company has exclusive access. The Company has developed a suite of novel nanofabrication instruments that function as "desktop fabs" and provide researchers with the ability to rapidly prototype structures and devices with an unmatched combination of capabilities in terms of scalability, materials generality, and resolution. 2145 Sheridan Rd, Room JG38 Evanston, IL 60208 USA

2017FLEX Japan

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 6, 2017 - 9:42am
ConferenceTuesday, April 11, 2017 to Wednesday, April 12, 2017Shinagawa, Tokyo Welcome to FLEX Japan, the first international flexible and printed electronics conference held in Tokyo, Japan on April 11-12, 2017! This conference brings together world leaders from the flexible and printed electronics industry in an environment conducive to formal and informal information-exchange, networking and business collaboration. A table top exhibition will accompany the 2-days technical sessions and will be held in the same venue. Substantial networking opportunities include an event reception for meeting and enjoying time with colleagues. The incorporation of FlexTech as a SEMI strategic partner has enabled the expansion of the FLEX Conference to Japan to promote and advance the technical and business interests of our members in flexible, printed and hybrid electronics worldwide. Program Agenda The program will cover 4 key topic areas: Tuesday, April 11th FHE & Printed Electronics Session The FHE and printed electronics session is presented by veteran technology leaders who will share insights into overall industry research and trends. Hear from experts from the Air Force Research Laboratory (US), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) (Japan), Holst Centre (Netherlands) and Samsung Electronics (South Korea). IoT Application Session  The new applications within FHE will be presented by SECOM (Japan) on home securities, ThinFilm (Norway) on retail and distribution, and Wyzart (Japan) on industrial design. Watch industry experts discuss how FHE impacts their respective fields and their outlook for the future. Wednesday, April 12 MEMS and Sensors Session Represented by Tohoku University (Japan), Goertek Technology (China), Tokyo University (Japan) and Dai Nippon Printing (Japan), these leading MEMS technology leaders will take a look at how MEMS and sensors play an integral role in the FHE field. Smart Textile Session Companies and academic institutions from the United States and Japan share their latest findings on how to utilize textiles as a FHE substrate. Speakers include: Google (US), Cornell University (US), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) and Goldwin (Japan).

European Graphene Forum 2017

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 6, 2017 - 9:38am
ConferenceWednesday, April 26, 2017 to Friday, April 28, 2017Paris, France Graphene, the single layer carbon based material, is transparent, flexible, and has excellent electronic properties. As it is called “the dream material,” graphene holds innumerable application potential. It is a material that still requires consistent research and at the same time it is a material that may hold the key to future electronics revolution with unlimited industrial value. The 3rd Edition European Graphene Forum will be organized in Paris (France) from the 26th until the 28th of April 2017. This event will cover the latest technology developments, applications, commercialization progress, end user requirements and challenges for Graphene and 2D Materials. Don't miss on this great opportunity to explore the graphene potential. European Graphene Forum - EGF 2017 will feature: Plenary sessions with internationally renowned speakers, Industrial Sessions with focus on Graphene Commecialization, Extensive parallel thematic workshops, An International exhibition co-located with Smart Materials and Surfaces - SMS Europe 2017 Exhibition Brokerage event Forum Topics The European Graphene Forum - EGF 2017 topics include: Fundamental Science of Graphene and 2D Materials Beyond Graphene, Growth, synthesis techniques and integration methods, Graphene modification and functionalization, Large scale graphene production and Characterization, Chemistry and biology studies of graphene, Graphene-based nanocomposites: recent scientific studies and applications, Applications of graphene and related 2D materials in electronics/ Flexible Electronics, photonics, spintronics, Optoelectronics and sensors, Applications of graphene in energy, including photovoltaics, energy storage, fuel cells and hydrogen storage, Application of Graphene in biomedical area, Graphene-related health and environment research, Graphene: Innovation and commercialization.

Nano-Imprinting Technology Improves Transistor-based Biosensors

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 3, 2017 - 12:52pm
Korean researchers are improving the fabrication of transistor-based biosensors by using silicon nanowires on their surface. Taylor & Francis Group (a) Schematic of FETs in dual-gate (DG) operation. (b) SEM image of the cross-section of the SiNWs fabricated on SOI wafer. (c) Change in the response voltage (VR) of planar and SiNW pH sensors for a wide range of pH (3–10).

International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 2, 2017 - 2:53pm
ConferenceWednesday, July 26, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017Aalto University, Finland The potential of nanotechnology for energy related applications is enormous. The use of nanomaterials for energy applications can be addressed at almost any scale, from picowatts to megawatt size. Nanomaterials can address many unmet needs in energy applications; they can be used to improve energy densities, efficiencies, increase rates of energy transfer, and increase stabilities for example. Nanotechnology also has the potential to facilitate hitherto underdeveloped or unknown commercial applications for energy (smart clothing, flexible electronics, covert inks, energy scavenging/converting devices) as well as bring down the cost of new energy technologies and enable their mass production. Within the field of nanotechnology, new materials development will play an important role toward a sustainable energy future. The NANOENERGY conference is an offshoot from the more established NANOSMAT conference. Since 2005, “NANOENERGY” has been organized as a “Symposium” each year at the NANOSMAT conferences. As a result of the growing success of the NanoEnergy symposia held during the NANOSMAT conferences – the first ever standalone “International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications” was held at the University College London (UCL) in London, UK during 19-21 February 2014, which was a huge success and with attendance exceeding 200 plus. The 2nd NANOENERGY conference was held in Manchester, UK during 1-3 June 2015 and the 3rd NANOENERGY was held at the University of Liverpool (UK) in July 2016. The 4th NANOENERGY conference will address the theory, design, research, discovery and development of new materials and nanotechnologies in relation to the field of energy applications (e.g. in energy harvesting, production, storage, transfer and use, etc.). NANOENERGY aims to bring together academia, industries and policy makers interested in the application of nanotechnology in the energy sector. The conference will discuss the state-of-the-art and latest development of nanotechnology, nanomaterialsand thin filmsfor energy applications but also investigate possible avenues ahead. High-level experts both from academia and industry will address key issues relating to the topics of this conference. A wide range of disciplines will be included from theory to experiments, device development, technology demonstration, manufacture and scale-up of nanotechnology applied to energy will be covered.

CNST: Micro-LEGO Towards 3D Assembly and Nanomaterial Integration

National Nanomanufacturing Network - February 28, 2017 - 10:04am
LectureMonday, March 27, 2017 - 10:30amGaithersburg, MD Seok Kim, Mechanical Science and Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Reversible dry adhesion-based transfer printing provides a highly straightforward pathway to heterogeneous material integration. The speaker presents his recent research outcomes in terms of 3D heterogeneous integration accomplished in his laboratory which has been exploring responsive materials, microassembly, and nanomanufacturing technologies. The first part introduces biomimetic engineered reversible dry adhesives made of shape memory polymers. The second part shows how his reversible dry adhesives enable LEGO-like microassemly and nanomaterial integration through transfer printing techniques. Finally, the third part demonstrates the applications of his approaches with the examples not only of devices such as a microtoroid resonator, a tip-tilt-piston micromirror, and a RF MEMS switch, but also of processes such as colloidal quantum dot film patterning and integration. The strategies presented in his talk benefit research activities in smart dry adhesives, 3D MEMS, and nano devices. Biography: Seok Kim received his B.S. from Pohang University of Science and Technology, M.S. from University of California at Los Angeles, and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, all in mechanical engineering, and joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011. His current research interests include biomimetic engineered surfaces for reversible dry adhesion and tunable wetting, transfer printing-based microassembly and nanomanufacturing, and 3D MEMS fabrication technologies. He was a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2014, the ASME Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 2015, and the Young Investigator Grant Award from the Korean–American Scientists and Engineers Association in 2015. For further information please contact Robert Ilic, 301-975-2639,

Scalable 100% Yield Production of Conductive Graphene Inks

National Nanomanufacturing Network - February 24, 2017 - 10:04am
Conductive inks are useful for a range of applications, including printed and flexible electronics such as radio frequency identification (RFID) antennas, transistors or photovoltaic cells. Sophia Lloyd, Graphene Flagship Conductive inks based on graphene and layered materials are key for low-cost manufacturing of flexible electronics, novel energy solutions, composites and coatings. A new method for liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite paves the way for scalable production.

Penn Engineers Demonstrate a ‘Hybrid Nanomanufacturing’ System

National Nanomanufacturing Network - February 17, 2017 - 10:05am
Nanoscale structures have properties that can’t be achieved in any other way, stemming from precise control over the structure’s composition and geometry. Evan Lerner, Ali Sundermier - UPenn News Office Schematic of the Zn0.2Fe2.8O4:Au hybrid nanorod fabrication process. Step 1: a Si substrate with a spin-coated bilayer of Durimide and thermal resist is imprinted with a nanorod-pillar-patterned stamp. Step 2: a mixture of Au and Zn0.2Fe2.8O4 nanocrystals is deposited by spin-coating. Step 3: resist lift-off. Step 4: ligand-exchange of the patterned nanocrystal-based nanorods with NH4SCN. Step 5: nanorod release on dissolving the Durimide layer.

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

National Nanomanufacturing Network - February 7, 2017 - 2:31pm
The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory- INL is an Intergovernmental Organisation created to foster interdisciplinary research in Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. Aiming to become a vital part of Europe’s scientific area, INL provides a high-tech research environment addressing major challenges in nanomedicine, nanotechnology applied to environmental & food control nanoelectronics, and nanomachines and molecular manipulation at nanoscale. Avenida Mestre José Veiga s/n 4715-330 Braga Portugal

2017FLEX - Flexible Electronics

National Nanomanufacturing Network - February 6, 2017 - 9:20am
ConferenceMonday, June 19, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017Monterey, California Flexible Electronics – Accelerating to Manufacturing Having completed its 15th year, FLEX will return in 2017 to Monterey, June 19-22, 2017, on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula on California’s Pacific coastline. Monterey brings the fun and intimacy of a resort-setting to the professional and technology development focus of the event. Business and pleasure mix well in this beautiful location. The Flex Conference is the best flexible hybrid electronics FHE event in the industry – guaranteed to advance your technical and business interests in flexible, printed, hybrid electronics and their applications. NEW for 2017 - The FlexTech CXO Summit - June 19, 2017 Key FHE markets/applications include agriculture, automotive, medical and personal health, product packaging, and sports. End users will shape the FHE landscape with demand for these innovative products and manufacturing services. Other important industry stakeholders are FHE company executives, private and corporate venture capitalists, and market analysts. Join with FlexTech as we inaugurate the CXO Summit at 2017FLEX, bringing together prospective customers and outside experts to analyze and discuss global and industry trends that are driving the FHE industry. The half-day program and networking reception is targeted to CEOs, CTOs, CMOs, GMs and others with executive responsibility.

Researchers Develop Wearable, Low-Cost Sensor to Measure Skin Hydration

National Nanomanufacturing Network - February 2, 2017 - 2:53pm
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person’s skin hydration for use in applications that need to detect dehydration before Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University - News The hydration sensors consist of two electrodes made of an elastic polymer composite that contains conductive silver nanowires.

Nanomech – First Nanomanufacturing Company to Earn ISO 9001:2015 Certification

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 26, 2017 - 4:05pm
NanoMech, Inc., a leading nano-engineering and manufacturing company based in Northwest Arkansas has earned ISO 9001 certification. Wyatt Watkins, NanoMech ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Quadro Liquids

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 24, 2017 - 10:51am
Quadro Liquids designs and manufactures single-pass, inline high shear mixing equipment for powder incorporation and dispersion into liquids. Our wide range of available tooling allows equipment to be tailored to the difficulty of your applications.  613 Colby Drive Waterloo, ON Canada N2V 1A1

DoE Advanced Manufacturing Opportunity Includes Atomically Precise Manufacturing

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 23, 2017 - 9:37am
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing P Jeff Morse, Ph.D. US Department of Energy

US EPA Issues Final Nano Reporting Rule Under TSCA

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 13, 2017 - 1:40pm
As part of continued efforts to ensure a more comprehensive understanding of nanoscale materials in commerce, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final regulation requiring on SAFENANO


National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 10, 2017 - 12:58pm
Microfluidics is a manufacturer of high shear fluid processors and a leader in the design and production of laboratory and commercial processing equipment for pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical and diverse industries. 90 Glacier Drive Suite 1000, Westwood, MA 02090