Archive for November, 2010

In July 2010, NSTC (National Scientific and Technology Council) published final draft of “Sustainable Nanomanufacturing” strategy. It is six page long, but here I will give summary of the summary so to speak.

Decade long research under National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) resulted in demonstration of different nanomaterials, and few nanoproducts. But this research was done in order to create systems products consisting of billions of nanocomponents.

Long term vision for nanomanufacturing is to create flexible, “bottom-up” or “top-down/bottom-up” continuous assembly methods that can be used to construct elaborate systems of complex nanodevices.

NSTC identified two thrusts:

Thrust 1: Design of scalable and sustainable nanomaterials, components, devices and processes

Future goals related to this thrust:

In 2 years establish industry/academic/government consortia.

In 4 years demonstrate material systems and processes for nanomanufacturing that are scalable, sustainable, efficient and safe.

In 8 years with industrial partners identification of such materials and processes appropriate for production, followed by technology transfer and/or technology adoption by US manufacturers.

Thrust 2: Nanomanufacturing measurement technologies

Future goals related to this thrust:

In 2 years establish industry/academic/government consortia.

In 4 years demonstration of a suite of generic measurement systems that are fast, robust, standardized/traceable, and operate in real-time/in-line.

In 8 years development and benchmarking of measurement systems and methodologies with industrial partners to allow transfer of measurement technology.


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Nanotechnology at INFORMS 2010

INFORMS 2010 was held in Austin, Texas between 7-10 November 2010. Like in 2009, I looked at nanotechnology related sessions, and made a list of OR people working in nanotechnology. Community got bigger this year.

Sunday (7 November 2010)

  • Paul Goethals, Byung Rae Cho The Application of Higher-order Polynomial Models to Nanoparticle Manufacturing
  • Richard WyskProduced in the U.S. using Nano Manufacturing
  • Elsayed ElsayedReliability Modeling and Prediction of Ultra-thin Diodes
  • Jianjun ShiIn-Situ Process Control for Nanopowder Scale-up Production
  • Satish BukkapatnamNSF Workshop on Sensing and Prognostics Issues in Nanomanufacturing
  • Binil StarlyModeling of Near Field Electrospinning Process using Response Surface Methodology
  • Igor LinkovValue for Information for Prioritizing Nano-related Research

Special nanotechnology sessions:

“Nanotechnology & Nanoinformatics I”

Chair: Qiang Huang, Co-Chair: Tirthankar Dasgupta

  • Chia-Jung ChangQuantitative Characterization and Modeling of Nanoparticle Dispersion in Polymer Composite
  • Lijuan Xu Modeling the Interaction Among Nanostructures for Local Morphology Control
  • Xu XuSequential Synthesis of Nanomaterials via Level Expansion
  • Chiwoo Park – A Statistical Method for Analyzing the Morphology of Nanoparticles


“Nanotechnology & Nanoinformatics II”

Chair: Qiang Huang, Co-Chair: Tirthankar Dasgupta

  • Xinwei DengA Statistical Approach to Modeling the Potential Data in Nanoquantification
  • Li Wang – Hierarchical Modeling of Weight Kinetics of Silica Nanowire Growth under Different Temperatures
  • Jye Chyi Lu – The Constrained Random Effect Models for Nanoparticle Synthesis
  • Tao Yuan – Nonparametric Bayesian Modeling of Hazard Rate with Change-point for Nanoelectronic Devices


Monday (8 November 2010)

“Quality and Reliability in Nano-scale Systems”

Chair: Abe Zaid, Co-Chair: Sagar Kamarthi

  • Marcus B. Perry – Statistical Characterization of Nanostructured Surfaces Created by Machining Processes
  • Wilkistar OtienoNonparametric CMOS Dielectric Failure Time Distribution Estimation Using Kernel Density Estimation M


Tuesday (9 November 2010)

  • Erhun Kundakçıoğlu – Support Vector Machines for Toxicological Evaluation of Nanoparticles
  • Claudia SchoonhovenFrom Science & Technology Creation to Emergence of Dedicated Nanotechnology Population 1970-2004

Special nanotechnology session

“Nanomanufacturing & Nanoinformatics III”

Chair: Qiang Huang

  • Sagar Kamarthi – Statistical and Experimental Design Methods for Quality Assurance in Carbon Nanotube Production
  • Satish BukkapatnamAtomistic Simulation-based prediction of carbon nanotube (CNT) growth in Microwave CVD process


Wednesday (10 November 2010)

  • Tyler Wry – To Build or Break Away? Exploring the Antecedents of Category Spanning Nanotechnology Innovation


All abstracts can be read at INFORMS 2010 conference website. Binil Starly’s paper is the most relevant one to my research. I will try to get more information about that paper.

What do you think will the situation be in 2011?

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