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2017FLEX Korea

May 11, 2017 - 9:33am
ConferenceWednesday, May 31, 2017 to Thursday, June 1, 2017Seoul, Korea Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) is an innovative process that combine the traditional IC manufacturing with printed industry. Flexible and printed electronics applications become real and this technology has the potential to create business opportunities in the growing market such as wearable, health care, flexible display and other advanced applications. The FLEX Korea Conference is the best FHE(Flexible Hybrid Electronics) event in the industry – guaranteed to advance your technical and business interests in flexible, printed, hybrid electronics and their applications. It will be held in Seoul with a theme "A Practical Path to Flexible Hybrid Electronics". You can get the best insights and information on the Key FHE technologies such as Micro LED, Head-Up-Display, 3D printing and Roll-to-Roll as well as hear the core display technology of OLED and Quantum Dot in this conference. The two-day program and networking reception are targeted to the industry professionals and influencers. We hope you join us! Topics: FHE Overview Sensors OLED Quantum Dot Micro LED Head Up Display R2R Technology 3D Printing

Denver X-ray Conference

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.

ADAS Sensors 2017

April 13, 2017 - 3:28pm
ConferenceWednesday, May 17, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017Detroit, Michigan Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) require vision and range sensors to accurately determine situational assessment and action implementation. Common sensing technologies for ADAS such as video, radar, LIDAR, ultrasonic and infrared (IR) are being increasingly integrated by the OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. For example, market analysts project the use of forward looking cameras going from 30 million units in 2014 to nearly 100 million by 2019. Range sensors are based on radar, or more recently LIDAR technologies, which are projected to be available in production vehicles within the next two years. High-end vehicles can accommodate the cost of today’s advanced systems, which can include eight radar sensors, as well as several video cameras. Extending these systems to higher volume vehicles will pose challenges in cost versus performance tradeoffs. Furthermore, ongoing technology and integration developments in many ADAS application areas are increasing the design alternatives. OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers need to continually evaluate their existing systems and decide how and when to integrate the newest options. Companies that are getting involved also need to consider new technologies and latest advancements in their design. With the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) planning to include advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Star Rating process potentially as soon as 2019 and European safety regulators to start grading new cars in 2018, ADAS sensing will get even greater attention in the very near future. Conference Topics Focusing on recent developments in ADAS sensing, this extensive conference will provide attendees in-depth presentations from industry experts, as well as networking and discussion opportunities, about the latest ADAS enabling technologies and applications with topics such as: Vehicle vision alternatives Solid state LIDAR for production vehicles Radar vs. LIDAR -- are the options changing? Transitioning vision sensing from luxury to high volume vehicles High resolution video cameras / improving the resolution of video cameras Infrared (IR) cameras for both the visible and IR spectrum The role of ultrasonic sensors in ADAS Sensor fusion, as well as dealing with image processing and the vast amount of information from vision and ranging sensors with advanced algorithms and computing power Sensing/seeing beyond 200-300 meters (GPS and cloud data) 5G cellular and dedicated short range communications (DSRC) impact on ADAS

MEMS Manufacturing 2017

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

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.

2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics

April 6, 2017 - 1:18pm
ConferenceSunday, August 13, 2017 to Thursday, August 17, 2017Santa Fe, New Mexico The 2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN), will be held August 13-17, 2017, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The conference will be hosted by NIST and co-sponsored by NIST CNST, Sandia and Argonne National Labs. OMN is an annual conference that draws in leading researchers, from industry and academia, who harness the interaction of light, or photons, with produced structures at micro and nanoscale and engineer these interactions through structure geometry and mechanical motion. This leads to diverse applications in technology fields such as imaging, communication, sensing, and instrumentation, as well as the sciences such as biology and medicine, chemistry and fundamental physics. Optical MEMS and nanophotonic technologies enable the miniaturization and ultra-miniaturization of photonic devices and systems/sub-systems yielding new and enhanced capabilities in optical communications; physical, chemical and bio-sensing; optical imaging and displays; optical and biomedical instrumentation; and internet of things (IoT) devices. The 2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN2017) will cover the most recent advances in optical MEMS and nanophotonics emerging from academic, government and industrial laboratories worldwide. The conference will focus on the latest advances in fundamental and applied research on micro-optical and nanophotonic devices and systems with a broad emphasis on interaction of photonic, electro-mechanical and acoustic degrees of freedom at the micro- and nano-scales. It will include the latest advances in materials and process technologies relevant to optical MEMS and nanophotonics and the latest advances in the applications of optical MEMS and nanophotonic devices and systems. Topics covered: Metamaterials and metasurfaces, passive and tunable Tunable and active micro- and nano-devices: optical, plasmonic, THz Silicon photonics, waveguides, photonic crystals Optomechanics and optofluidics Quantum phenomena: transduction, information, communication Nanoscale light-matter interactions: electro-mechanical, phononic, photonic, plasmonic Novel actuators and optically-powered devices Biomedical optical devices and nano-biophotonics Nanofabrication, packaging and integration Optical Imaging, sensing and metrology Optical and photonic sensors, transducers and microsystems

Recent Progress in Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials Research Conference

April 6, 2017 - 11:32am
ConferenceTuesday, September 19, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017Singapore The 9th annual Recent Progress in Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials Research Conference (RPGR2017) follows on the success of the first eight RPGR conferences held in Seoul (2009), Singapore (2010), Suwon (2011), Beijing (2012), Tokyo (2013), Taipei (2014), Australia (2015) and Korea (2016). RPGR is the premier conference focused on graphene and other novel two-dimensional materials in the Asia-Pacific region. The RPGR conference series began with a focus on the properties and applications of graphene, the first two-dimensional material to be isolated experimentally. In recent years the family of atomically thin two-dimensional materials has expanded to include boron nitride, layered transition-metal dichalcogenides, layered oxides, silicene, black phosphorus, and many more. Recognizing the strong intellectual ties between graphene and other atomically thin materials, the focus of RPGR has expanded to include “graphene and other two-dimensional materials”.

Advanced Manufacturing track at TechConnect

March 27, 2017 - 2:10pm
ConferenceTuesday, May 16, 2017 to Wednesday, May 17, 2017Washington D.C. Advanced manufacturing enables rapid transfer of science and technology into manufacturing products and processes. It is particularly pertinent for technologically complex products and commercialization of advanced materials such as those highlighted at TechConnect World. Research and innovations in the Advanced Manufacturing track at TechConnect will highlight commercially viable technologies that will transform industry. Join industry partners and applied research leadership accelerating the development and deployment of new material solutions into products and society. Technical Program Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Printed & Flexible Electronics Inkjet Design, Materials & Fabrication 3D Printing Robotics Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-Chip NanoFabrication & Nanomanufacturing Informatics, Modeling & Simulation Materials Characterization & Imaging

International Conference on Advanced Energy Materials

March 27, 2017 - 1:56pm
ConferenceMonday, September 11, 2017 to Wednesday, September 13, 2017University of Surrey, England AEM2017 ( is a premier conference series on energy materials which will be held from September 11-13, 2017 at the University of Surrey, England (close to London) focusing on the following events: 2nd International Conference on Advanced Energy Materials 4th International Conference on Advanced Graphene Materials 10th International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials 1st International Conference on Solar Energy Materials 3rd International Conference on Hydrogen Energy These international symposia, which will be hosted simultaneously as parallel sessions will promote the gathering of scientists, students and industry experts to exchange and enhance their knowledge and vanguard ideas for future energy applications. The topics explored will include: Energy materials Hydrogen energy Hydrogen production Fuel cells Biofuels Solar energy Alternative energy Photocatalysis Supercapacitors Photovoltaics Nanomaterials Nanoenergy Graphenematerials Mathematical modeling

International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials

March 27, 2017 - 1:50pm
ConferenceWednesday, July 19, 2017 to Friday, July 21, 2017Aveiro, Portugal ANM is a conference series on Advanced Nano Materials held annually at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. ANM2017 ( will be held from July 19-21, 2017 focusing on the following events: 9th International conference on Advanced Nanomaterials 3rd International conference on Advanced graphene materials 2nd International conference on Advanced magnetic and spintronics materials 1st International conference on Advanced polymer materials and Nanocomposites In addition to the above four symposia, ANM conference will also host a dedicated Hydrogen Energy session. The topics explored will include: nanomaterials graphene materials polymer materials magnetic materials spintronics materials nano electronics nano energy nano medicine nano mechanics

Nanotech France 2017 Conference and Exhibition

March 27, 2017 - 1:45pm
ConferenceWednesday, June 28, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017Paris, France Nanotech France 2017 brings together leading scientists, researchers, engineers, practitioners, technology developers and policy makers in nanotechnology to exchange information on their latest research progress and innovation. Participants from the top international academic, government and private industry labs of different disciplines participate in Nanotech France 2017 to identify new technology trends, development tools, product opportunities, R&D collaborations, and commercialization partners. It is an excellent event for students to meet and discuss with lead researchers. The conference provides an unprecedented opportunity to discover innovation in the area of nanotechnology and new business opportunities. It is among the most important events in terms of international regulatory policies and it is open to the participation of private companies. The conference covers all frontier topics in nanotechnology. The conference includes plenary lectures, Keynote lectures and invited talks by eminent personalities from around the world in addition to contributed papers both oral and poster presentations. The Nanotech France 2017 conference topics include: Advanced Nanomaterials Nanomaterials Fabrication, Characterization and Tools Nanoscale Electronics Nanotech for Energy and Environment Nanotech in Life Sciences and Medicine Nanotechnology safety Nano Applications

NanoMONITOR 1st stakeholders’ day

March 27, 2017 - 12:43pm
Workshop/TrainingTuesday, April 4, 2017Valencia, Spain This workshop is a forum for nanotechnology researchers, industry, and regulators to present and discuss the use of measured data on the concentration of engineered nanomaterials to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials and the implementation of safe exposure scenarios, guaranteeing a high level of protection of the human health and the environment. The workshop program focusses on the main progress and outcomes of the NanoMONITOR project, which provides scientific based solutions to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials on a regulatory basis, including critical issues such as environmental, occupational and consumer exposure to ENMs, environmental release and fate in the life cycle and product value chains, and human health impacts of ENMs. The overall aim of the project is to the develop a prototype system to generate robust, accessible, comparable and interoperable environmental and indoor air monitoring data to support the implementation of REACH regulation. A new solution to support data processing, and the monitoring and sampling of the concentration of ENMs in indoor workplaces and urban areas is being developed. A first prototype monitoring station combining remote sensing devices, filtering elements and data transmissions elements have been designed and developed. This prototype processes and sends the station’s data to our NanoMONITOR data acquisition software and visualization platform, being available for free download. This first prototype, as well as the main outcomes of the project concerning the concentration of ENMs on workplaces and urban areas will be presented. The Workshop topics include: Workplace and environmental exposure to ENMs Data acquisition and data sharing technologies Air Quality monitoring Impact of nanotechnologies on human health and the environment Risk Governance of nanotechnologies Target audience The 1st edition of NanoMonitor stakeholders’ day is specially designed for personnel from research and academic institutions. It is also ideal for workers and professional users who are interested in learning more about current technologies to measure the concentration of ENMs in indoor workplaces and urban environments, existing tools to gather information on the concentration of ENMs in workplaces, as well as recommended approaches to assist companies on the evaluation of the exposure to ENMs on a regulatory basis. Target Audience and Stakeholders are: Health and safety advisors Occupational hygienists Workers and professional users who use ENMs as such, in mixtures or incorporated into articles in research or production processes Researchers Experts from industry associations and other stakeholder organizations informing companies about the requirements for the safe handling and use of ENMs on a regulatory basis, especially for risk control purposes Experts from standardization (i.e. ISO committees) and/or regulatory bodies (i.e. ECHA).

Nanotech 2017 Conference & Expo

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

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.

TechConnect World Innovation Conference

March 9, 2017 - 12:42pm
ConferenceSunday, May 14, 2017 to Wednesday, May 17, 2017Washington D.C. Join us in Washington D.C. as the TechConnect World Innovation Conference co-locates with the largest global innovation program in physical and life sciences. The joint programs include the Nanotech 2017 Conference, the National Innovation Summit and the National SBIR/STTR Conference.

2017FLEX Japan

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

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.

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

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

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,

2017FLEX - Flexible Electronics

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.