Prospects and Challenges

Registration: Open to all.
Date: December 10, 1999
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore


Nanotechnology, the ability to work at the atomic and molecular level, atom by atom to create materials and structures with new capabilities that will fundamentally change electronics, computers, medicine, biotechnology, and many other industries. The current research in this area is meant to explore the science of nanostructures and new materials, to develop the enabling technology for producing new classes of electronic and biological devices, and to educate the scientists and engineers who will carry this vision forward. This talk is about the prospects of Nanotechnology and the challenges in this emerging field. It is targeted to undergraduate students in Physics, Chemistry, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The complexity of the topic was minimal with elementary level. It would span discussion on Carbon Nanotubes, Molecular Electronics, Nano-Electromechanical Systems, Ultrathin (1.7-7nm) oxides and nitrided oxides for CMOS applications and Noise Spectroscopy.

Resource Persons:
Hasan Raza
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University WL, USA