CNST Workshop 2012
May 2–3, 2012
Showcasing University of Illinois research in bionanotechnology/nanomedicine, nanoelectronics/nanophotonics, and nanomaterials/nanomanufacturing, leading to cross-campus and industry collaborations
National Center for Supercomputing Applications Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The broad objective of the University of Illinois Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) workshop is to showcase University of Illinois research in bionanotechnology/ nanomedicine, nanoelectronics/nanophotonics, nanomaterials/nanomanufacturing, and computational nanotechnology/nanomechanics.
The general framework of the nanotechnology workshop is similar to those held on campus since 2003; which were all well attended by industry and academia. Some of those interactions have since then led to industry and cross-campus collaborations. The CNST-led forums and workshops have contributed tremendously toward the formation of multidisciplinary teams leading to the establishment of multimillion dollar new nanotechnology centers on-campus. The workshop will provide a forum for industry interactions and collaborations. The workshop brings together campus community (faculty, graduate and undergraduates, administration) from UIUC and other academic institutions, and industry engaged in cutting-edge research. A workshop panel will discuss the roadmap to future direction of research and development in nanotechnology and regional partnerships.
Established in 2001–02, the University of Illinois Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is the premier center for nanotechnology research, education and training, and entrepreneurial and outreach activities.
CNST draws its strength from working as a collaboratory involving the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, Coordinated Science Laboratory,Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Institute for Genomic Biology, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Systems, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Schools of Chemical Sciences and of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and other multidisciplinary centers.
It brings together nanoscale research from across the campus, drawing faculty from engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, neuroscience, agriculture, medicine, and other areas. The center envisions seamless integration of research from materials to devices to systems and applications. CNST is uniquely located to harness the entrepreneurial and technical spirit in downstate Illinois, with ongoing linkages with the University Research Park, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the State legislature. Industrial and international linkages have also been initiated through multidisciplinary centers. In addition, CNST has embarked on developing a curriculum for nanotechnology education, which will transcend a number of campus departments and units. Exceptional students with interest in nanotechnology projects have been awarded fellowships, as the center prepares the next generation workforce. CNST-led efforts have led to leveraging of existing nanotechnology research labs into also hands-on training sites for molecular and cellular biology, mechanobiology, micro and nanofabrication, and enabling technologies, and tissue engineering.
Workshop Sponsored by:
The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Coordinated Science Laboratory
Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory
Institute for Genomic Biology
NSF IGERT- CMMB
NSF STC Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS, co-location)
Network for Computational Nanotechnology/NanoHub at Illinois
Nanotechnology Community of Scholars at ACES
Min-Feng Yu, Mechanical Science and Engineering, Illinois
Min-Feng Yu joined the School of Aerospace Engineering in the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Full Professor in July 2012. Prior to that, he had been an Associate Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering since 2008 and an Assistant Professor since 2002 in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests span from understanding basic mechanics and physics of materials to the nanomanufacturing of related microscale/nanoscale devices and systems. Prof. Yu pioneered the development of nanoscale mechanical measurement methods in electron microscope that accelerated the fundamental study of nanomaterials, and the introduction of novel concepts in nanomanufacturing that enabled practical freeform 3-D fabrication of electronic nanostructures. He has published extensively in those research areas in scientific journals, such as Science, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters and many others, which have been featured in mass media such as New York Times, The Economist, Chicago Tribune, New Scientist, MIT Technology Review and highlighted as scientific advances in Science, Nature, Nature Nanotechnology and C&EN of ACS. His studies have been widely cited over 5000 times by peers in scientific journals by year 2012 and he has over 13 issued and pending patent applications. He is a member of ASME, APS, MRS and IEEE, and serves as a reviewer for many scientific journals including Nature journals, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Materials and Nano Letters.
From Dr. Yu's faculty page
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