Workshop on Nano and Micro Manufacturing
The intent of the workshop is to bring together manufacturers, researchers, and end users of nano and micro technologies to discuss how to translate basic research to practical applications. A distinguishing feature of the workshop will be the emphasis on the needs of manufacturers and technology users. The meeting will be held May 22-23, 2013 in Dearborn, MI.
The conference is divided into four main topics areas with several subtopics in each. Topics in industry needs section include: transportation, defense and security, consumer products, energy and environment, and medical sectors. Topics in the manufacturing processes area include: lithographic techniques, additive and imprint methods, self-assembly, integration and packaging, and barriers to commercialization. The infrastructure area will include discussions of metrology, health and safety, and standards. Topics in the policy issues area: how federal agencies, industry and academia should work together, intellectual property regulation, perspectives of state and local governments, entrepreneurship, business incubation, education, and training.