Feed aggregator

LightPath Teams Up with NIL to Use Carbide-Bonded Graphene Coating Technology for Molding Optics

InterNano Industry News - August 9, 2016 - 3:45am
LightPath Technologies, Inc. ("LightPath", the "Company" or "we"), a leading vertically integrated global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of proprietary optical...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Duane Boning named LeBel Professor

InterNano Industry News - August 9, 2016 - 3:45am
Duane Boning has been named the Clarence J. LeBel Professor of Electrical Engineering. The chair is named for Clarence Joseph LeBel '26, SM '27, who co-founded Audio Devices in 1937, and was a pioneer in recording discs, magnetic media for tapes, and in hearing aids and stethoscopes. “Boning’s teaching is recognized as outstanding at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and he is a leader in the field of manufacturing and design,” said Anantha Chandrakasan, the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). “This is fitting recognition of his outstanding contributions to research, teaching, mentoring, and service.” Boning’s research focuses on manufacturing and design, with emphasis on statistical modeling, control, and variation reduction in semiconductor, MEMS, photonic, and nanomanufacturing processes. His early work developed computer integrated manufacturing approaches for flexible design of IC fabrication processes. He also drove the development and adoption of run-by-run, sensor-based, and real-time model-based control methods in the semiconductor industry. He is a leader in the characterization and modeling of spatial variation in IC and nanofabrication processes, including plasma etch and chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP), where test mask design and modeling tools developed in his group have been commercialized and adopted in industry. Boning served as editor in chief for the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing from 2001 to 2011, and was named a fellow of the IEEE for contributions to modeling and control in semiconductor manufacturing in 2005. In addition to creating the graduate-level course 6.780J/2.830J (Control of Manufacturing Process), he has lectured in several core EECS subjects, including 6.003 (Signals and Systems) and 6.001 (Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs), and is also an outstanding recitation and laboratory instructor. His teaching has been recognized with the MIT Ruth and Joel Spira Teaching Award. Boning won the Best Advisor Award from the MIT ACM/IEEE student organization in 2012 and the 2016 Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising in the School of Engineering.   Boning served as associate head from Electrical Engineering in EECS from 2004 to 2011. He has previously and presently serves as associate director in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, where he oversees the information technology and computer-aided design services organization in the laboratories. He is a long-standing and active participant in the MIT Leaders for Global Operations program. Since 2011, he has served as the director for the MIT/Masdar Institute Cooperative Program, fostering many joint activities between MIT and Masdar Institute. From 2011 through 2013, he served as founding faculty lead in the MIT Skoltech Initiative, working to launch the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). Within MIT, Boning has served on several Institute committees, including as chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid (CUAFA) in 2007, and he will serve as chair of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program (CUP) in 2016-2017.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Nano 2016

InterNano - Upcoming Events - August 8, 2016 - 3:17pm
ConferenceSunday, August 7, 2016 to Friday, August 12, 2016Québec City http://www.nano2016.org/ NANO 2016, like preceding NANO conferences, is a top-level international conference bringing together scientists and engineers from around the world interested in recent developments in nanostructured materials—their chemistry, physics, mechanics, computer simulation and biomedical applications as well as techniques for their advanced characterization. The primary goal of NANO 2016 is to present state-of-the-art research, recent achievements and global trends in nanoscience and nanotechnology and to promote cross-disciplinary interactions that can spur the development of this exciting materials research field. Special emphasis will be placed on energy materials and applications, nanobiotechnology, health and environmental safety of nanomaterials and specific techniques to fully characterize nanostructured materials. The conference language will be English. All original contributions may be in the form of plenary, roundtable, E-poster or poster presentations, with a number of parallel sessions dedicated to specific topics. All presented abstracts by one of the authors will appear in the conference proceedings.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI): Innovate 2016

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 8, 2016 - 3:09pm
ConferenceWednesday, November 2, 2016 to Thursday, November 3, 2016Manchester Central, UK https://www.events.ukti.gov.uk/innovate-uk-2016 The global spotlight on UK innovation is back and promises to be better than ever. We’ll be bringing together 3,000 of the UK’s most exciting innovators to connect with export opportunities, investors, collaborators and the research base.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI): Innovate 2016

InterNano - Upcoming Events - August 8, 2016 - 3:09pm
ConferenceWednesday, November 2, 2016 to Thursday, November 3, 2016Manchester Central, UK https://www.events.ukti.gov.uk/innovate-uk-2016 The global spotlight on UK innovation is back and promises to be better than ever. We’ll be bringing together 3,000 of the UK’s most exciting innovators to connect with export opportunities, investors, collaborators and the research base.

VaporPulse Technologies, Inc.

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 8, 2016 - 11:50am
At VaporPulse, we provide high quality ALD coating services for our customers.

2016 Defense Innovation Challenges

InterNano - Upcoming Events - August 8, 2016 - 9:59am
ConferenceTuesday, November 29, 2016 to Thursday, December 1, 2016Austin, TX http://defenseinnovation.us/ In collaboration with NSTXL, the Defense Innovation - Technology Acceleration Challenges (DI-TAC) represent a new innovation acceleration model to rapidly prospect, vet and fund state-of-art technologies in alignment with war-fighter needs (through a recently approved $100M Transaction Authority awarded to NSTXL by the DOD IACs). Join this unique innovation process and ecosystem, rapidly matching key DOD problems-sets with the best technology solutions world-wide. Innovation Showcase Energy Medical Cyber Materials Systems

Nanoswimmer goes for gold

Nanotechweb - August 8, 2016 - 5:37am
New nanobot is propelled by acoustic waves and might be used in a host of application areas, including drug delivery.

Nanostructures harness surface tension for macroscale applications

Nanotechweb - August 8, 2016 - 4:06am
(with movie) Speaking to plenary attendees at Nano Korea 2016, CJ Kim described applications of surface tension and the design of purely mechanical surfaces that repel all liquids.

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance measures. The miniature solar panels could power my...

Next generation anode to improve lithium-ion batteries: Silicon-tin nanocomposite developed at UCR could lead to low cost, long lasting rechargeable batteries for electronic devices and electric vehicles

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have created a new silicon-tin nanocomposite anode that could lead to lithium-ion batteries that can be charged and discharged more times before...

'Second skin' protects soldiers from biological and chemical agents

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
In work that aims to protect soldiers from biological and chemical threats, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists has created a material that is highly breathable yet protective...

ORNL optimizes formula for cadmium-tellurium solar cells

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Solar cells based on cadmium and tellurium could move closer to theoretical levels of efficiency because of some sleuthing by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Perpetual 'ice water': Stable solid-liquid state revealed in nanoparticles: Gallium nanoparticles that are both solid and liquid are stable over a range of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Imagine pouring a glass of ice water and having the ice cubes remain unchanged hours later, even under a broiler's heat or in the very back corner of the freezer.

Better contrast agents based on nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the University of Basel have developed nanoparticles which can serve as efficient contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. This new type of nanoparticles produce around ten times...

Gentle cancer treatment using nanoparticles works

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Cancer treatments based on laser irridation of tiny nanoparticles that are injected directly into the cancer tumor are working and can destroy the cancer from within. Researchers from the Niels Bohr I...

Challenging the 'rigidity' for smart soft electronics

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Soft electronic devices, such as a smartphone on your wrist and a folding screen in your pocket, are looking to much improve your lifestyle in the not-too-distant future. That is, if we could find way...

‘Second Skin’ Uniform Protects Soldiers from Biological and Chemical Agents in the Field

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 5, 2016 - 9:14am
Anne M Stark, Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryIn work that aims to protect soldiers from biological and chemical threats, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists has created a material that is highly breathable yet protecti