SingNano (managed by NanoGlobe), together with our event partner SIMTech is pleased to invite you to attend a half-day seminar "Nanotechnology in Manufacturing". Nanotechnology is going to revolutionise the way we make things
and transform the way we live. Scientists and industry leaders have been
developing nanotechnology that enables cheaper,
greener and smarter manufacturing processes that are already practised in
industry today. Co-organised
by SingNano and SIMTech, and supported by IE Singapore and SVCA, this
seminar provides an overview of SIMTech's Nano Manufacturing activities, an
overview on the state of the art coating processes, nanoimprint
lithography that creates bio-inspired functional structures, high performance
CNT enhanced nanocomposites, and the vision of atomic precise manufacturing. We
would like to invite you to participate at this seminar and learn the
state of the art of nano manufacturing technologies developed today and
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SIMTech's Nano Manufacturing Activities"
Over the years, SIMTech has been actively working in Nano Manufacturing
related activities. This talk provides an overview of SIMTech's nanotechnology
in manufacturing activities in the field of nanopowders and nanomaterials,
manufacturing processes (like coating, joining, forming and machining) and
Nanotechnology Development in Asia Pacific Region"
Nanotechnology is going to revolutionise the way we make things
and transform the way we live. It is able to transform multiple industries
including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, chemical, energy and environment,
food, information and communication, medicine and health care, security and
transportation. Nanotechnology offers so many possibilities, such as providing
cheap and clean energy; clean water; lighter and stronger materials; faster,
more powerful and energy efficient computers; an exponential increase in
information storage capacity; lotus-like self cleaning surfaces; the reduction
or elimination of pollution; and early detection and treatment for cancer and
other diseases. Dr Lerwen Liu will provide an overview on Nanotechnology's
impact in Energy & Environment, Health Care and Information Communication
Technology (ICT). Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in nanotechnology
R&D and commercialisation. Dr Liu will also share her insights on
Nanotechnology development in terms of policy & funding, infrastructure, R
& D & commercialisation, education and risk management in the Asia
Pacific in the last 10 years since the announcement of the US National
Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).
"ALD (Atomic Layer
Deposition) and Aerosol Coating Technologies Enabling Nanotechnology-based
Research and Production"
Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology was originally invented and developed
in Finland in the mid- and late 1970´s to enable production of TFEL (Thin Film
Electroluminescent) displays. The pinhole-free nature and high conformality of
ALD thin films, as well as the high quality of nanolaminate ALD insulators,
solved the main production-yield and product-reliability issues. Production of
TFEL displays started successfully in the middle of the 1980´s, and has
continued in Finland since then. ALD did not gain broader attention or interest
until the mid- or late 1990´s, when the semiconductor and hard disc drive
industries discovered that ALD technology enables these industries to move down
to the next level of integration and scaling. ALD is now moving rapidly into
the next new industrial fields, such as solar, display, biomedical and flexible
electronics applications. And for the nanotechnology research community, ALD
continues to be a powerful enabling technology to develop new artificial
functional nanomaterials by combining different materials at the nanoscale. The
Atmospheric Aerosol coating technology of Beneq has been proven to provide
highly cost-competitive low-e and TCO (Transparent Conductive Oxide) coatings
for architectural glass and for the thin film PV industry. In addition to the
large scale production equipment, Beneq also provides laboratory-scale systems
for nanotechnology research. This presentation will provide an overview of the
ALD and Aerosol technologies and equipment, as well as key applications.
"The Magic of The
Strongest Material - Carbon Nanotubes"
At this talk, Jim Von Ehr will provide an overview of Zyvex
world leading technologies and products focusing on their application relevant
to the Singapore manufacturing industries such as paint, coating, construction
materials/composite materials, and energy. Mr Von Ehr will also share his vision of Atomic
Precise Manufacturing, our ultimate manufacturing capability.
"Biomimetic Surface Functions via Nanoimprinting"
lithography or NIL as it is more commonly referred is considered a next
generation lithography technique for the semiconductor industries. In
comparison to many other nanofabrication techniques, NIL offers a wider
processing window, and is applicable to a wide range of materials.
As a result, today nanoimprinting is often used as a direct nanopatterning
process where functional materials or structures can be obtained. In this
talk I will discuss the various complex biomimetic structures that we have
fabricated using nanoimprinting process. Why biomimetic structures?
In the chemical manufacturing industry, there are constant efforts to improve
the properties of material surfaces through chemical modification, including
the synthesis of new additives and newprocess treatments. Nanoimprint technology can create
surface topography that also imparts new and unique surface functionalities,
often in a more eco-friendly manner vis-à-vis chemical modification.
Nature offers a number of clues to this end. Lotus leaves, rice leaves,
water striders, gecko feet and butterfly wings are a few among thousands of
examples in nature of surfaces that posses unique properties arising from
complex micro- and nanoscale structuring found on the surfaces of the leaves or
on the animal or insect's legs or wings, respectively. To fully realise
and bring to fruition the lessons provided by these biological systems,
nanoimprint technology offers a versatile and fully scalable fabrication
approach that is required for researchers and engineers to precisely mimic and
subsequently mass produce these structures. In addition,
nanoimprint processes allow for the fine-tuning of feature geometries and
configurations needed to open up a range of commercial applications. In
our work, new nanoimprint processes were invented to achieve such tunable
About the Speakers
Dr Sun Zheng obtained his PhD in Mechanical
Engineering from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. He has
more than 20 years of working experience in the field of materials joining in
research institute, university and industrial environments. He specialises
in fusion welding processes and welding metallurgy and has published over
100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He was the
joint recipient of the 1995 National Technology Award for contributions in marine
repair processes using electron beam technology. Dr Sun is the Deputy
Group Manager (Industry) at SIMTech. One of his current responsibilities
is to lead a taskforce for Nanotechnology in Manufacturing Initiative
Dr Lerwen Liu is an Asia-based expert specialising in
nanotechnology policy strategy, internationalisation, project management and
business development. Since 1999 she has been actively building nanotechnology
networks and relationships with government agencies, R & D institutions and
industry leaders around the world, especially promoting nanotechnology policy
and cooperation in the Asia Pacific region. Together with a number of
nanotechnology leaders in Asia, she co-founded Asia Nano Forum (a nanotechnology society
linking 15 Asia Pacific economies) and has been serving as the Secretary since
2004. She also founded the SingNano network platform of nanotechnology for
government, academic and industry players to collaborate and accelerate
commercialisation of R & D in Singapore.She has a passion for promoting nanotechnology education
especially in the developing world and for helping to bridge the gap between
the developed and developing countries through strategic partnerships by means
of infrastructure sharing, manpower exchange and collaborative research.
Mr Juha Tanskanen graduated with BSc. Eng. of
Mechanics in 1984 and M.Sc Eng. of Computer Technology and Business
Administration, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, 1991. Mr
Tanskanen has many years of experience creating production solutions for
industrial production systems. Since 1990, Juha has worked in different
positions at Nextrom as a R&D engineer, Project manager and Product manager
for different production lines in the areas of fiber optics machinery. Before
joining Beneq in 2007 Juha worked as a worldwide Sales director for Photonium
(supplier for manufacturing automation and optic machinery). Today his main
responsibility at Beneq includes sales activities in Asia and Russia.
Mr Jim Von Ehr is the Founder and Chairman of
Zyvex Performance Materials, Zyvex Instruments, Zyvex Labs, and Zyvex
Asia. Recognised as a leader within the nanotechnology industry, he
founded the Texas Nanotechnology Initiative and the Feynman Grand Prize in
Nanotechnology. His significant gifts established the University of Texas at
Dallas (UTD) NanoTech Institute, the James VON EHR Distinguished Chair of Science
and Technology at UTD, held by the late Nobel Laureate Alan MacDiarmid, and the
James VON EHR Scholars program at Michigan State University (MSU). Von
Ehr was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in June 2003. He
has also been named Distinguished Alumni of MSU and UTD, and received MSU's
Claud Erickson Award, their highest engineering honor. In 2004 he received the
Richardson Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Leadership Award. In
2007, he was named Richardson's Citizen of the Year. Most recently he
was awarded the TechAmerica's "Texas Legend" award.
Hong Yee received her PhD from the Department of Macromolecular Science in
Case Western Reserve University,USA in 1998. She spent
about 2 years with Motorola Semiconductor before joining the Institute of
Materials Research and Engineering. Her
recent research interests are in developing NIL for the fabrication of complex
and 3D micro- and nanostructures and in the understanding of polymer physics
with respect to the NIL technologies.
Address and "Overview
of SIMTech's Nano Manufacturing
Dr Sun Zheng, Deputy Group Manager (Industry), SIMTech
of Nanotechnology Development in Asia Pacific Region"
by Dr Lerwen Liu, Managing Director, NanoGlobe
(Atomic Layer Deposition) and Aerosol Coating Technologies Enabling
Nanotechnology-based Research and Production"
by Mr Juha Tanskanen, Sales Director, Asia, Beneq Oy
10.45am Tea break and Networking
Magic of the Strongest Material - Carbon Nanotubes"
by Mr Jim Von Ehr, Founder & Chairman, Zyvex Performance
Surface Functions via Nanoimprinting"
by Dr Low Hong Yee, Research Scientist/Group Head, Patterning &
Government policy makers, corporate executives, investors, R&D managers,
engineers, researchers, academic staff and students.