National Nanomanufacturing Network

Current State of Fabricating Molecular Electronics

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 29, 2017 - 11:39am
Since the genesis of the research field of molecular electronics, which is generally considered to have begun in 1974 with Aviram's and Ratner's early theoretical research (" Michael Berger, Nanowerk Approaches for high-yield solid-state-based ensemble molecular junctions; conducting interlayer-based junctions. A) Conducting polymer PEDOT:PSS (© Nature). B) Conducting polymer Aedotron P (© ACS). C) Graphene (© Wiley). D) Reduced graphene oxide (© Wiley). E) Electron beam deposited carbon (© ACS).

Nanofabrication Process Engineer

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 29, 2017 - 11:14am
The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD is seeking expressions of interest for a Nanofabrication Proc Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

Nanopareil, LLC

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 27, 2017 - 12:19pm
Nanopareil [nano-puh-rel] produces cutting-edge separation media composed of functionalized nanofibers. The product is manufactured from a randomly overlaid mat of electrospun nanofibers, which provide a unique separation medium capable of both size-based as well as adsorptive separation mechanisms. The highly advanced and proprietary formulation provides the opportunity to greatly enhance process efficiencies and economics in the biopharmaceutical, water treatment, desalination, blood products, and air purification industries. 310 N. Derby Lane #96 Dakota Dunes, SD 57049

Stanford Advanced Materials

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 26, 2017 - 10:39am
Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) is a global supplier of a series of pure metals, alloys, ceramics and minerals such as oxides, chlorides, sulfides, oxysalts, etc. Our headquarters was established in 1994 in Irvine, California, USA to provide high-quality rare-earth products for research and development (R&D) purposes. To meet the increasing demands for rare-earth products and other materials, we increased both the variety and the scale of our materials to serve not only our R&D customers but also downstream manufacturers in the e.g. 23661 Birtcher Dr. Lake Forest, CA 92630

MEMS Testing & Reliability 2017

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 22, 2017 - 12:20pm
Workshop/TrainingTuesday, August 1, 2017Santa Clara, California MEMS and sensors of all types are used in countless applications, but all sensors must go through testing and reliability checks before being integrated into products. This workshop focuses on the current and emerging processes used to test MEMS and sensors. What are the latest technologies, equipment and tools being developed for testing? What are the challenges facing the testing segment of the sensor supply chain? What factors are driving the industry for new solutions? What new methods or processes are making the testing of sensors quicker, more cost-effective and more efficient? We hope you will join us as we answer these questions and discuss other exciting reliability topics with industry experts and research leaders. Networking sessions and exhibits will complement speaker presentations and topics. Workshop Topics This full-day workshop will provide attendees in-depth presentations, as well as networking and discussion opportunities, about the latest MEMS testing technologies and applications with topics such as: Market trends and future industry projections Testing equipment, tools, and methodologies Front-end production equipment, tools, and processes Packaging equipment, tools, and developments Challenges and opportunities, including supply chain and ecosystem perspectives “Pure play” foundries vs. platform-based design approaches, IDM vs. fabless approaches Cost management and reduction Scaling, yield improvement, rapid prototyping, and high volume production. Testing for emerging technologies: TSVs, 3D stacking, wafer level packaging, CMOS MEMS integration, polymer and glass microfabrication, novel materials and coatings, lamination techniques, ultra-thin and flexible substrates. EDA software and simulation tools Test data collection and analysis Technology transfer and intellectual property factors Industry standards development


National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 22, 2017 - 12:16pm
ConferenceMonday, December 4, 2017 to Thursday, December 7, 2017Hong Kong We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials – Asia (NANOSMAT-Asia) to be held at the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong during 4-7 December 2017. NANOSMAT is an established name in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology conferences. The first ever NANOSMAT conference was organised and held in Portugal in 2005. NANOSMAT conferences provide a unique platform for discussing key aspects of materials-related Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The maiden NANOSMAT-Asia was held in Wuhan, China during March 2013. The second NANOSMAT-Asia was held in Kayseri in Turkey in 2015. NANOSMAT-Asia is a biennial event and it attracts delegates from academia, industry and research institutes to network, exchange ideas and gain new insights on the forefront of materials, processing and nanotechnology related applications. The event will also host an exhibition. One of the highlights of NANOSMAT-Asia will be the plenary lecture by some Nobel Laureate. During NANOSMAT-Asia in 2013 Nobel Laureate Professor Dr Peter Grunberg (Germany) delivered the plenary lecture.


National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 22, 2017 - 12:12pm
ConferenceMonday, September 11, 2017 to Wednesday, September 13, 2017Paris, France NANOSMAT is a premier conference in the field of materials related Nanoscience, Engineering and Nanotechnology. Since 2005, it has been very successfully organised in several European countries, including Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Czech Republic and Ireland. The conference fosters the gathering of talented and truly international people to exchange novel ideas, share new knowledge and technical know-how in the broad fields of nanoscience and technology. SYMPOSIA: Nanoscience Nanotechnologies NanoEngineering Beyond NANO

Nanotech Middle East 2017

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 22, 2017 - 12:05pm
ConferenceMonday, December 4, 2017 to Wednesday, December 6, 2017Dubai From its origin as Nanotech Dubai, the event grows for this years 2017 edition to become the Nanotech Middle East 2017 Exhibition and Conference to be held in the state-of-the-art venue, Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC) / Dubai World Trade centre -, from 4 to 6 December 2017. The successful conclusion of the previous Nanotech Conference and Exhibition editions were rewarding. The quality and number of Nanotech academia professionals and industry specialists who attended the three days event proved to be very effective and added a positive and encouraging facet to the existing status of the event. The organising committee was determined and motivated to extend the event scale through taking the important move to bring the event to the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, label it as the main Nanotech event in Middle East, North Africa, Africa and South Asia Region and aiming to make it as one of the main Nanotechnology event, Exhibition and Conference, globally. Nanotech Middle East 2017 conference will present a very comprehensive scientific program highlighting the latest topics and covers all frontier topics in nanotechnology. The conference includes plenary lectures and invited talks by eminent personalities from around the world in addition to contributed papers both oral and poster presentations. It brings together leading scientists, researchers, engineers, practitioners, technology developers and policy makers in nanotechnology to exchange information on their latest research progress, innovation and business opportunities. It's among the most important events in terms of international regulatory policies and it's opened to the participation of private companies. It's unique venue for companies to promote equipment and technology.

NanoFlorida 2017

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 22, 2017 - 11:51am
ConferenceSaturday, September 23, 2017 to Sunday, September 24, 2017Miami, Florida After the great success of the 9th Annual NanoScience Technology Symposium (NanoFlorida™ 2016), on behalf of the Conference Program Committee, we are proud to announce the 10th Annual NanoScience Technology Symposium (NanoFlorida™ 2017) will be held at Modesto Main Campus (MMC) at Florida International University in Miami during September 23rd-September 24th 2017. First of all, we would like to thank you for your previous sponsorship for our symposium in 2011. We are very glad and excited for the opportunity to host such valuable event again. With a larger entry number this year, we are expecting to deliver the below-mentioned qualities for our conference: Create a forum for researchers in the state of Florida for scientific exchange and to help identify emerging challenges at the frontiers of Nanoscience and nanotechnology Promote closer research ties and networking opportunities within the Florida Nanoscience community Foster and encourage collaborative research efforts between academicians from different Florida universities and institutes and beyond Forge strong industry-academia partnerships in the field of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering technology to promote market driven research and innovation in Florida and beyond Encourage and showcase the contributions of young graduate, undergraduate students, and postdocs by creating a student-friendly event where they can present their research among their peers thereby ensuring a new generation of Nanoscientists This year our goal is to expand the scope of this program and to make this a true trans-Florida event with the majority of the participants from non-Miami institutions. More specifically, the technical themes of NanoFlorida™ will be “Nanomedicine for Health,” “Nanomaterials and Devices” and “Nanotechnology for Environment and Agricultural Aspects.”

Carbodeon Demonstrates NanoDiamond Nickel Coatings with Enhanced Tribological Properties

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 12, 2017 - 1:58pm
Nanodiamond material specialist Carbodeon of Finland has worked with metal finishing specialist CCT Plating of Germany, to develop a new NanoDiamond enhanced Camille Closs, Watch PR New generation NanoDiamond coatings can reduce sliding parts wear by as much as 85 percent

EuroNanoForum 2017

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 5, 2017 - 9:53am
ConferenceWednesday, June 21, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017Valletta, Malta EuroNanoForum 2017 will focus on how nano and materials technologies can strengthen competitiveness across all European industries. The discussion will also extend to framework conditions such as education, standards, regulations, IPR and safety issues, as well as entrepreneurship and industrial policy. The programme will include sessions on finance and funding through European and National programmes, in particular Horizon 2020, smart specialisation and public-private partnership initiatives.

Off-the-Shelf, Power-Generating Clothes Are Almost Here

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 2, 2017 - 12:48pm
A lightweight, comfortable jacket that can generate the power to light up a jogger at night may sound futuristic, but materials scientist Trisha Andrew at the Univ Trisha L. Andrew, Director of the Wearable Electronics Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amhers SEM images of pristine silk textile and PEDOT-coated silk textile. Image reprinted with permission from J.Wiley & Sons

Recent Advances and New Approaches to High Thermoelectric Efficiency

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 31, 2017 - 10:55am
Although silicon is mainly associated with microchip devices and advances in computing, the alloy that silicon forms with germanium can be used as a thermoelectric material, which is, in the presen Jaime Andrés Pérez‐Taborda, Institute of Microelectronics of Madrid - CSIC Figure 1. (a) Total world energy consumption sorted by energy source between the period 1990 and 2040. Dotted lines for coal (black) and renewables (green) show the predicted effects of the USA Clean Power Plan (CPP) regulation. (b) World net electricity generation predictions sorted by energy source, for the period of 2012–2040. Both figures are reprinted with permission from Ref. [3]. Copyright 2016.

Self-Organization Makes for Efficient Separation

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 24, 2017 - 3:22pm
Separation technology is at the heart of water purification, sewage treatment and reclaiming materials, as well as numerous basic industrial processes. Weizmann Institute of Science A self-assembling membrane for water purification

The nanoFate Model Assesses the Risk of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 11, 2017 - 3:15pm
While there is currently no evidence that engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) pose a significant threat to the environment, many gaps in our knowledge remain with regard to ENM ecotoxicity. Nanowerk Conceptual model with compartments, major transfers, and transformations used in nanoFate. (© ACS)

Better Living Through Pressure: Functional Nanomaterials Made Easy

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 4, 2017 - 11:40am
Using pressure instead of chemicals, a Sandia National Laboratories team has fabricated nanoparticles into nanowire-array structures similar to those that underlie the surfaces of touch-screens for Neal Singer, Sandia News Sandia National Laboratories technologist Joshua Usher loads a target into the main power flow section of Veloce, a Sandia pulsed-power generator. The machine uses pressure rather than chemicals to form nanocomponents from nanoparticles. Photo by Randy Montoya

All-Printed Thin-Film Transistors from Networks of Liquid-Exfoliated Nanosheets

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 14, 2017 - 8:55am
Researchers in AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science research centre hosted in Trinity College Dublin, have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of 2-dimensio AMBER Centre, CRANN Institute, Trinity College Dublin AMBER Researchers make major breakthrough in smart printed electronics

Denver X-ray Conference

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 13, 2017 - 3:32pm
ConferenceMonday, July 31, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017Big Sky, Montana Attendees to the World's largest X-ray conference will have access to sessions on the latest advancements in XRD and XRF. Workshops are run by experts who provide TRAINING and EDUCATION on many PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS of X-ray fluorescence and X-ray diffraction techniques for the study of materials. Designed to help attendees (with little or many years of experience), our workshops will solve some of their most difficult problems. As an added benefit, these experts will be available to answer questions and offer suggestions.

MEMS Manufacturing 2017

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 13, 2017 - 1:08pm
ConferenceWednesday, August 2, 2017 to Thursday, August 3, 2017Santa Clara, California MEMS manufacturing is a key enabler for the production of advanced sensors and actuators used in such applications as IoT, wearables, autonomous vehicles, robotics, digital health, precision agriculture, smart home, environmental monitoring, and many others. According to MEMS Journal research, the MEMS market will reach an “inflection point” in the 2018-2019 time frame which will change the economics of production to dramatically reduce costs and, therefore, significantly increase the utilization of MEMS devices throughout major industrial segments. Given this “inflection point” and sharp reduction in production costs, can the MEMS market grow to $100 billion and 1 trillion MEMS devices per year by 2025? We believe this can happen. Already, the MEMS market has been one of the few “shining stars” among its peers in the overall semiconductor market sector, and the economy on the whole. Currently, the total market for MEMS devices is around $11-12 billion per year and it is expected to grow at 12 to 15% for the next few years. So what are the next-generation MEMS manufacturing technologies? And what are the MEMS applications that are driving the need for new fabrication techniques? These are the key questions that will drive the discussion at this seminal event, MEMS Manufacturing 2017, which will feature talks from the leading MEMS business and technology experts. The future is bright for MEMS -- attend this event to identify emerging MEMS manufacturing technology and application trends, exchange ideas, form new companies, and network with your industry peers! Conference Topics Global trends: market drivers, emerging applications, intellectual property factors, government policy effects, roadmap review and development. Business aspects: competitive and market dynamics, “pure play” foundries vs. platform-based design approaches, technology transfer, IDM vs. fabless approaches, supply chain challenges, ecosystem development, cost management and reduction, market research and intelligence, product and service positioning. Technology aspects: process selection and development, PDKs and design rules, design for manufacturing, scaling, yield improvement, IP blocks, rapid prototyping, high volume production. Emerging technologies and processes: TSVs, 3D stacking, wafer level packaging, CMOS MEMS integration, EDA software and simulation tools, polymer and glass microfabrication, novel materials and coatings, lamination techniques, ultra-thin and flexible substrates. Front-end production: equipment, tools, methodologies, case studies. Testing and reliability: equipment, tools, methodologies, case studies. Packaging: equipment, tools, methodologies, case studies.

Workshop on Formalizing Manufacturing Processes for Structured Sustainability Assessments

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 1:28pm
Workshop/TrainingSunday, June 4, 2017 to Thursday, June 8, 2017Los Angeles, California The ASME 2017 MSEC conference will host an NSF-sponsored workshop and competition on the modeling of manufacturing processes using a new ASTM standard format. Competitive travel stipends of up to $1500 will be offered to 15 workshop participants including the 8 competition finalists. This workshop focuses on the modeling of manufacturing processes for system-level sustainability assessment. Any process type - including batch, continuous, and discrete event - is acceptable. Models can span from traditional scale down to nanoscale processes and be based on mechanical, electrical, chemical, biochemical, and bio technologies. Since sustainability is a balance of competing objectives including cost and time as well as environmental considerations, many different types of process performance metrics may be considered. In addition, the use of the models for system-level sustainability performance is encouraged. Formal methods for acquiring and exchanging information about manufacturing processes will lead to consistent characterizations and help establish a consolidated repository for reuse of these models. Standard methods will ensure effective communication of computational analytics and sharing of sustainability performance data. The purpose of this workshop is to (1) familiarize the research community with recent standards from ASTM E60 Subcommittee on Sustainable Manufacturing for modeling manufacturing processes, including the recently published ASTM E60 Standard Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Processes; (2) provide an opportunity for participants to put those standards into practice in modeling processes of their own interest, and to share experiences in applying the standards; and, (3) provide a source of candidate models to populate an extensible repository of reusable manufacturing process models being developed by NIST and its academic partners. The recently published ASTM E60 Standard Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Processes is the primary source for definition of the standard format. The standard is summarized in the ASME’s Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering paper: “Standard Representations for Sustainability Characterization of Industrial Processes (link is external)” and is available through ASTM for competition participants.