ADVANCED COURSE

NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS
MANUFACTURING, CHARACTERISATION and APPLICATIONS

23-25 September, 2009 . THE RITZ CARLTON HOTEL . Kuala Lumpur - MALAYSIA

FOCUS 1:







Course Instructor/Lecturer
Professor Dr. h.c. Stan Veprek
Technical University Munich,
Germany

Structural, Functional and Superhard Nano-Structured Materials: scientific Fundamentals and Industrial applications:

1- Classification and required properties of different types of nano-structured materials:
  • Structural nanocomposites with high specific strength
  • Functional nanocomposites for machine parts
  • Hard, self-lubricant nanocomposites
  • Superhard nanocomposites and heterostructures as protective coating for machining tools
2- Structural nanocomposites: Present status and future trends

3- Functional nanocomposites for machine parts,
  • the role of the ratio of elastic modulus to hardness for wear and examples of possible candidate coating systems
  • self-lubricant hard nanocomposites for harsh and variable environment (humid-dry, low-high temperature etc.)
  • future trends
PRELIMINARY SUGGESTED READINGS:

Nanoscopic Materials: Size-Dependent Phenomena

E. Roduner The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge 2006

Processing and Properties of Nanocomposites
S. G. Advani, ed., World Scientific, Singapore 2007

Structural Nanocrystalline Materials
C. C. Koch, I. A. Ovidko, S. Seal and S. Veprek Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge 2007
FOCUS 2:







Course Instructor/Lecturer
Professor  Dr. Sam Zhang
Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore

Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques: surface and structural analysis :

Materials characterization is necessary because there are many critical applications for materials nowadays with greater emphasis on material performance, especially in the current nanotechnology age. The ability to analyze sub-micron defects or particulate contaminants is of critical importance to increasing product yield in a number industrial applications including: semiconductor device fabrication, hard disk read/write head fabrication, specialty mirrors, composite materials, etc. The purpose of the course is to provide engineering graduate students, senior undergraduates and technical managers in surface and nanotechnology related materials industries an introductory course on modern materials characterization techniques, especially with respect of nanotechnology: Contact Angle, Surface Roughness, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Auger Electron Spectroscopy , Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy. This course makes special effort to concentrate on principles and applications, leaving lengthy (and usually intimidating to engineering students) derivations and formulations out of the scope, thus engineering students can concentrate on basic principles (qualitative) and applications of these modern marvel technologies.

PRELIMINARY SUGGESTED READINGS:

Materials Characterization Techniques
by Sam Zhang, Lin Li and Ashok Kumar,
ISBN 9781420042948

As supplementary reading in line with nanotechnology, especially nanocomposite films and coatings, the following book on this topic will help:

NANOCOMPOSITE THIN FILMS AND COATINGS: Processing, Properties and Performance
by Sam Zhang and Nasar Ali,
published by Imperial College Press,
ISBN 978-1-86094-784-1; 1-86094-784-0

 


COURSE POSTER
NANO_POSTER.pdf

NOTE: this course is limited to a small number of participants, reserve your place soon


Who Should attend?
Peoples from academia and industry working in the area of nanostructured materials are encouraged to attend this course to deepen and widen their knowledge. In addition, the course is designed for those who would like to start to work in the challenging area of nanotechnology.

REGISTRATION FEE: 980 EUR *

(*) Registration includes:
  • 3 full days course with two well-known Lecturers
  • Printed Course Materials, in book format
  • Course Certificate
  • 2 refreshments daily
  • Lunch at The Ritz Carlton Hotel (daily / 3 days)
  • 10% discount voucher for the upcoming DSL 2010 conference (Paris)
Registration Form
click here: REG FORM_NANOST.doc

Accommodation:
Kuala Lumpur has a high number of Hotels with all categories and rates, please feel free to choose your accommodation.

We suggest:
The RITZ CARLTON HOTEL
168, Jalan Imbi
Kuala Lumpur, 55100
Malaysia
Phone: (603) 2142 8000
Fax: (603) 2143 8080
Local Advisor:
Prof. Dr. Noorhana Yahya
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
MALAYSIA
noorhana_yahya@petronas.com.my


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