Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing

Nanomanufacturing: Opportunities and Challenges

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About the course

This course looks at how nanomaterial processing can help to revolutionise products as well as addressing the opportunities and challenges faced by companies implementing this technology.

This half-day course gives an overview of the current state of the art in the synthesis and assembly of nanomaterials and their assembly in devices. We focus, in particular on carbon-based nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and their hybrids. The course covers current challenges in nanomaterial processing, as well as how this technology will revolutionise products, including batteries and sensors.

What you will learn

The overall focus of this course is on carbon nanomaterials. The following topics will be covered:

  • Definition and introduction of nanotechnology
  • Current methods for mass-producing nanoparticles
  • Nanomaterial characterisation methods
  • Methods for processing and assembling nanoparticles
  • Detailed description of which applications might be revolutionised by nanotechnology

Who should attend

  • Technology scouts
  • Companies considering using nanomaterials in their products
  • Companies using advanced materials

Trust the experts

Michaël De Volder

Michaël De Volder is leading the NanoManufacturing group. He performed his PhD research at the University of Leuven and in part at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He then worked as a postdoc researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and Harvard Univer...


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