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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

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“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

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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

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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

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Wednesday (10 November 2010)

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

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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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Nanotechnology at INFORMS 2009

This year annual INFORMS conference was held in San Diego between 11-14 October 2009. After the conference program was announced, I immediately looked for nanotechnology related sessions. Here are they:

MA07 – Reliability and Statistics related to Nanotechnology

TA07 – Quality Control for Nanomanufacturing

TB05 – Panel Discussion: Quality Improvement in Nanomanufacturing

TB07 – Quality and Reliability in Nanomanufacturing

WC72 – Nanotechnology

WD06 – Panel Discussion Session: Challenges and Opportunities in Nanomanufacturing Process Modeling and Control

It is interesting that except one, all nanotechnology sessions are related with quality control topics.

I used Twitter to reach someone, who had a more detailed session index, and get speaker names. Hopefully @razzzat sent me relevant information. I want to thank him also here in this blog post.

Here is the speaker list:

MA 07 – Jye-Chyi Lu, Tongdan Jin, Wilkistar Otieno, Chia-Han Yang (I could not find Yang’s university website), Tao Yuan.

TA 07 – Paul Kvam, Chiwoo Park, Qiang Huang, Tirthankar Dasgupta, Jye-Chyi Lu.

TB05 – Chair: Qiang Huang, Panel: C. F. Jeff Wu (I read his papers before this conference, I think that he is the most experienced one in this field), Chuck Zang. (I could not find Zang’s university website)

TB07 – Arda Vanli, Sagar Kamarthi, James Watkins.

WC72 – Zeynep Ok.

WD06 – Qiang Huang.

I think this list will be a good starting point for exploring current OR research in nanotechnology.

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