Technology Lecture: From Micro to Nano in Manufacturing Processes

Date: 08 Jul 2009 - 08 Jul 2009

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Level 3

The need for ultra-precision mechanical fabrication processes to produce “micro-functional structures” (which have micro-structures on their surfaces and/or inside), capable of performing various functions in precision engineering, automotive, optics and aerospace industries, are inarguably growing stronger and stronger. In today's industries, holographic optical elements (OHE), silicon-on-insulator (DOI) substrates and semiconductor devices wafers for ultra-large scale integrated circuits (ULSI), micro-lens and micro-parts/components are good examples of micro-functional structures in the field of optoelectronics and mechatronics. The definition of precision engineering has been changed by a few orders of magnitude with these applications. In this lecture, key topics include new precision engineering processes, including atomistic level polishing of AlTiC magnetic heads, microspherical lens fabrication, and molecular dynamics.   

About the Speaker
Dr Ioan Marinescu is Professor of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing engineering and Director of the Precision Micro-Machining Center of the College of Engineering at the University of Toledo, Ohio ( He holds a PhD in Manufacturing Processes and honorary doctorate from University of Iashi, Romania. He is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the American Society for Abrasive Technology and a member of several international professional organisation such as JSPE, SME, ASME, ASPE, CIRP, IDA, ASAT, NAMRI. Professor Marinescu has published more than 15 books and over 300 technical and scientific papers. He gave lectures and workshops in more than 40 countries around the world. Professor Marinescu is the President and Chief Executive officer of his company, Advanced manufacturing Solutions Co., LLC, a company specialised in consulting, R&D, Manufacturing and Trade (





Presentation by Professor Ioan Marinescu




Tea break & networking



Who Should Attend
Engineering managers, engineers, technologists from the precision engineering, aerospace, automotive, photonics, optics, bio-technology, manufacturing and machining clusters; researchers, lecturers and engineering students from polytechnics and universities.

On-line Registration
Registration for the lecture is free of charge. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
For technical enquiries: Dr Liu Kui, Machining Technology Group, Email:; Tel: 67938565

For general enquiries: Alice Koh, Email:; Tel: 67938249