Manufacturing Issues and the National Nanomanufacturing Network

author: Mark Tuominen, Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM) and MassNanoTech, University of Massachusetts Amherst
.administrator: Michelle Sagan Gonçalves, University of Massachusetts Amherst
published: Feb. 25, 2009,   recorded: October 2008,   views: 3223

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Without manufacturing, there are no products. Nanomanufacturing involves a broad range of issues that are addressed with best practices developed from previous manufacturing experiences as well as new approaches. The National Nanomanufacturing Network (NNN) is an open network for collaboration and information exchange among the nanomanufacturing research, development and education community. This network is an alliance of academic, government and industry partners that cooperate to advance nanomanufacturing strength in the U.S. The NNN conducts strategic workshops and facilitates other cooperative activities to build effective and responsible communities of practice in nanomanufacturing. The NNN hosts InterNano, the open source information clearinghouse, to provide vital information to nanomanufacturing community.

Mark Tuominen is P rofessor of Physics and Co-Director of the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM) and MassNanoTech, University of Massachusetts Amherst. CHM is a research and education center for the development of efficient process platforms and versatile tools for the two and three dimensional integration of components and systems across multiple length scales. Its mission includes collaboration and cyberinfrastructure activities through a National Nanomanufacturing Network ( and a digital library-based nanomanufacturing clearinghouse. MassNanoTech is a campus wide initiative for nanoscale science and engineering. With more than 50 faculty researchers, the Initiative provides a single point of contact for academic and industrial collaborations. Tuominen's personal research interests are around nanostructures from self-assembling block copolymer templates and nanoscale device physics.

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