Seminar on An Overview of Recent Developments in Nanotechnology

Date: 12 Jan 2006 - 12 Jan 2006

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3


Nanotechnology deals with the creation of functional materials, devices and systems of any useful size by controlling matter at the nanoscale and through exploiting novel properties (physical, chemical, electrical etc.) arising solely due to the nanoscale. This is a broad, enabling technology with expected impact on materials and manufacturing, electronics and computing, health and medicine, energy, environment, transportation, national security etc.

This talk will provide an overview of nanotechnology, based on emerging nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanowires, with selected applications in the above fields.

About Dr M Meyyappan

Dr Meyyappan is Director of the Center for Nanotechnology as well as Senior Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA (http:/ He is a founding member of the Interagency Working Group on Nanotechnology (IWGN) established by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The IWGN is responsible for putting together the National Nanotechnology Initiative.

Dr Meyyappan is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS), Fellow of the California Council of Science and Technology, member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Materials Research Society, American Vacuum Society and American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer on Nanotechnology and ASME's Distinguished Lecturer on Nanotechnology. He is currently the President of the IEEE's Nanotechnology Council (2006-2007).

For his work and leadership in nanotechnology, he was awarded NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal and Arthur Flemming Award by the Arthur Flemming Foundation and George Washington University. For his contributions to nanotechnology education and training, he received the 2003-2004 Engineer of the Year award by the San Francisco section of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). In 2004, he was honoured with the President's Meritorious Award for his contributions to nanotechnology. Dr Meyyappan has authored or co-authored over 150 articles in peer reviewed publications and made over 200 invited/keynote/plenary talks in nanotechnology subjects across the world.

Who Should Attend

ASME members, industry professionals, CTOs, vice presidents, managing directors, executive directors, managers, engineers, executives, officers & technologists from the materials and manufacturing, electronics and computing, healthcare, energy, environmental, transportation, national security clusters, as well as researchers, academic staff and students from universities, polytechnics and research institutes.


6.30pm: Registration & Refreshment
7.00pm: Presentation by Dr Meyyappan
8.00pm: Q & A
8.20pm: End of Seminar

Free admission. All are welcome. Registration is on a first-come-first served basis. Please include name of participant, company name, contact number and email address when you register via: