IEEE EDS chapter will have a Seminar on next Monday, April 25, at 11AM. The location is Harris Corp. Engineering Center Room 450 in University of Central Florida.

Dr. Meyya Meyyappan from NASA Ames Research Center will give a talk on " Nanotechnology: Development of Practical Systems and Applications".  Details about the talk are attached at the end of this email.


Best regards,
Wen Liu

University of Central Florida, PhD student
IEEE EDS Chapter Chair (Interim)


Speaker: M. Meyyappan

Abstract: There are strong nanotechnology research programs across the world in the fields of chemical sensors, biosensors, instrumentation, electromechanical devices, actuators,  nanodevices, composites, and numerous other applications. At present, the development of practical systems and commercial products is the next big challenge. Nanoscale is not a human scale. In many cases, development of practical systems demands seamless integration of nano-micro-macro to produce scaled components and processes.  While the ultimate vision in nanotechnology may be an entirely bottom-up approach to building systems, it is unrealistic to expect this to happen anytime in the foreseeable future.  Only realistic possiblity to achieve tangible results in a reasonable time frame, before the stakeholders run out of patience, is to use nanomaterials in a hybrid approach that involves a systamatic  nano-micro-macro integration.  Such an approach will also allow us to utilize the existing infrastructure  in the micro area (MEMS, microelectronics) from the last couple of decades, which would make economic sense .  This talk will expand on this theme on product and system development using nanomaterials and nanotechnology.

 Biography: Meyya Meyyappan is Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at the Center for Nanotechnology, NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA.  Dr. Meyyappan has authored or co-authored over 200 articles in peer- reviewed journals and made over 200 Invited/Keynote/Plenary Talks in nanotechnology subjects across the world.  His research interests include carbon nanotubes and various inorganic nanowires, their growth and characterization, and application development in chemical and biosensors, instrumentation, electronics and optoelectronics.

Dr. Meyyappan is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Electrochemical Society (ECS), AVS, the Materials Research Society (MRS), Institute of Physics(IOP),  the American Institute of Chemical Engineers(AIChE) and the California Council of Science and Technology. He is currently the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) Distinguished Lecturer on Nanotechnology.He currently serves as the Vice President of IEEE-EDS for Educational Activities.