- Understand nanotechnology and its societal impact through biomedical, electronic, and structural applications.
- Be introduced to a host of nanoassembly and nanomanufacturing techniques, their merits, limitations and selection criterion for different applications.
- Learn about nanoscale processing and characterization.
- Commercialization and revitalization of nanomanufacturing
- Understand future challenges.
To understand the science at nanoscale, it requires merging of sciences from atomic levels (including physicist, chemists and biologists) to micro and macro level (engineers). Nanotechnology is the prominent example of being an interdisciplinary science, which is of great importance to scientific as well as industrial community.
This course will address the importance of nanotechnology: what and why? It will cover problems associated with nanomanufacturing and provide details of nanomaterials with specific examples. State-of-the-art fabrication of devices and Nanoarchitecture including electron beam technique, focused ion beam (FIB), biotemplating and near net shape manufacturing/rapid prototyping are covered in this course. In addition, discussion will focus on detailed nano characterization techniques and issues for evaluation of nanomaterials. Further the course will include commercialization of nanomanufacturing. The course will conclude with some case studies and future insight. The course will be presented in a semi-workshop, interactive format.
Course Cost: $$690
Who should attend?
This course is designed to supplement the learning needs of engineers, technologists, managers, and technicians from all backgrounds to keep them update about the current advances in the field of nanomanufacturing. Graduate students and other budding professionals in the field will also benefit greatly from this course by honing their current skills.
Professor and Interim Chair of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Director of Advanced Materials Processing Analysis Center and Nanoscience Technology Center, University of Central Florida