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EE Seminar: Fundamentals of Nanotechnology

Start Date: March 5, 2017
End Date: March 5, 2017

By Professor R.J. Martín-Palma (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
Materials consisting of nanostructures or possessing morphology at the nanoscale are commonly found in nature. The reader’s body contains nanomaterials such as proteins and DNA. Nanomaterials are also found in smoke from fires, in volcanic ash, in sea spray, and so on. Nanoparticles have been used for a couple of millenniums to add color to glass and ceramics. Nanoparticles have also been traditionally used for catalysis and, for about a century, nanoscale thin films have been fabricated for optical devices. What is new during the past two or three decades is an explosive increase in our ability to fabricate nanostructures and nanosystems with a great degree of control and using a diversity of techniques, accompanied by a similar enhancement in our ability to characterize structures and systems at the nanoscale. In fact, only recently, many of the systems proposed in the early 20th century have been fabricated thanks to the advent of such precise techniques as molecular beam epitaxy and scanning tunneling microscopy. In this talk, the key aspects related to nanoscience and nanotechnology, including fabrication, characterization, and applications, will be presented and discussed.
Biography: Raúl J. Martín-Palma is Professor of Physics at the Department of Applied Physics of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (University Park, PA, USA). He received his MS Degree in applied physics in 1995 and his PhD in physics in 2000, both from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He has been Post-Doctoral Fellow at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, NJ, USA) and Visiting Professor at the Pennsylvania State University. He has received several awards for young scientists for his research on nanostructured materials from the European Materials Research Society and the Materials Research Society (USA). He is a Fellow of SPIE.

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Date: Sunday 5th Mar 2017
Time:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location: Building 9, Level 2, Lecture Hall 1
Refreshments: Refreshments will be available at 11:45am