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Synergies in NanoScaleManufacturing & Research Workshop

ILR Conference Center

Cornell University

January 28 - 29, 2010

Executive Summary

CNF hosted a two day workshop, “Synergies in NanoScale Manufacturing and Research,” held on the Cornell University campus January 28-29, 2010. This was a by-invitation-only working group intended to generate active discussion in the issues related to bringing emergent tools, processes, and materials into commercialization. The speakers, moderators, and attendees were selected from across the country and from industry, academia, and government labs to bring a broad range of expertise and experience to the group discussions. The workshop was sponsored jointly by the NSF’s National Nanomanufacturing Network (centered at U Mass Amherst), and the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network. The program effort was led by Don Tennant, Sandip Tiwari , and Lynn Rathbun from Cornell University and Mark Tuominen and Jeff Morse from U. Mass. Speaker topics ranged from roll to roll production of flexible electronics, mass methods of producing bit patterned magnetic media, ways to manufacture in silicon with atomic preision to groundbreaking methods of making measurements of structural properties in complex materials. We also heard reports on several new means of highly specialized drug delivery, the possibility of mass production of carbon substrates for electronics, a new class of photochemicals compatible with organic materials, and more. Each day’s presentations were followed by group and breakout discussions centered on questions and topics stimulated by the various speakers. The main themes dealt with issues such as infrastructure investment, standardization, development of metrology and quality monitoring methods, and scalability of many of the emergent technologies.  (complete workshop report)

A summary of the workshop's findings were presented to the National Science Foundation by Prf. Sandip Tiwari, NNIN Director.

Workshop Presentations:

Developing high-throughput roll-to-roll nanopatterning processes as a viable approach to nanomanufacturing
L. Jay Guo, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan

Nanoimprinting with amorphous metals
Jan Shroers, Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University

Liquidia's Use of PRINT® Technology to Produce Precisely Engineered Particles on a Commercial Scale for Life Science and Materials Science Applications
Mike Hunter, Liquidia Technologies

Moving Roll to Roll processing from the Lab to Manufacturing
John Maltabes, HP Labs

Positioning at Nanoscale
John Wen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Solid State Ionic Nanomanufacturing
Nick Fang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Metrology and Materials for Nanoimprint Technologies: Needs and Prospects
Chris Soles, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Spectroscopic Imaging STM for Visualization of Complex Electronic Matter
J.C. Séamus Davis, Physics, Cornell University

Patterned Media: A Precision Challenge for Nanotechnology
Neil Robertson, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Self-assembled Polymer Templates for Device Fabrication using Roll-to-Roll Platforms
Jim Watkins, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nanoscale Synthesis and Layer-By-Layer Assembly of High Performance Fuel Cell Materials
Andre Taylor, Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University

New Dimensions in Patterning: Placement and Metrology of Chemical Functionality at All Scales
Shelley Claridge, UCLA

Super-Hydrophobic Nano-Composites
Jeff Chinn, Integrated Surface Technologies (IST)

Nanomanufacturing for Industrial Applications
Jim Ruud, GE Global Research

Orthogonal Lithography
Chris Ober, Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University

Bringing fluorescent core-shell silica nanoparticle technologies to the market
Uli Wiesner, Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University

Atomically Precise Manufacturing will happen: The case for this decade
John Randall, Xyvex Labs

Commercializing Specialty Carbon Nanotube Materials for Coatings and Composites
David Arthur, SouthWest Nano Technologies (SWeNT)

Infinite length, meter wide, n-layer graphene and ultrathin graphite: a Nanomanufacturing Challenge
Rod Ruoff, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas

Accurate carbon nanostructures for nanoscale electronics and optics
Jiwoong Park, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University