Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing Hosts 5th Annual Nanomanufacturing Workshop

Workshop to Focus on “Breaking the Barriers to Nanomanufacturing to Enable the Commercialization of Nanotechnology”



Northeastern University’s NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing


National Science Foundation (NSF)

University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of New Hampshire


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WHAT: The NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of New Hampshire will host the 5th New England International Nanomanufacturing Workshop. The event is expected to draw more than 100 engineers, research directors, scientists, and students from industry, academia, equipment vendors and suppliers to address current and future challenges and advances in nanomanufacturing. Speakers include leading researchers from the United States, Korea, Japan and Canada.

WHEN: June 19-20, 2007

WHERE: Northeastern University Boston, MA, Raytheon Amphitheater, 240 Egan Research Center

WHY: Basic discoveries and innovations in nanomanufacturing methods and processes will be needed to take advantage of the full impact of nanotechnology. Nanomanufacturing is expected to be high-volume, high-rate, integrated assembly of nano-elements into reliable and robust commercial products. This involves controlling position, orientation, and interconnectivity of the nano-elements. Increases in worldwide investments over the past few years have propelled nanoscience breakthroughs to a new level. To ensure that these discoveries lead to commercially viable products, it is important to address fundamental scientific barriers to nanomanufacturing, in parallel with the ongoing nanoscience research.

The goal of the workshop is to address moving from the laboratory to industry-floor manufacturing. In addition, the workshop will address current developments and successes in transitioning research into commercial products and serve as a forum for industry, academia, and small business to interact and collaborate.

For details on the poster exhibition and a full list of speakers, please visit:

About the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing:

In the fall of 2004, the National Science Foundation awarded Northeastern University and its partners, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the University of New Hampshire, Michigan State University and the Museum of Science, a Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for high-rate Nanomanufacturing with funding of $12.4 million over five years.

The Center for high-rate nanomanufacturing is focused on developing tools and processes that will enable high-rate/high-volume bottom-up, precise, parallel assembly of nanoelements (such as carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, etc.) and polymer nanostructures. The center nanotemplates are utilized to conduct fast massive directed assembly of nanoscale elements by controlling the forces required to assemble, detach, and transfer nanoelements at high rates and over large areas. The developed nanotemplates and tools will accelerate the creation of highly anticipated commercial products and will enable the creation of an entirely new generation of applications.

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The university’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information, please visit