2004 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Short Courses—Introduction to Nanomanufacturing and Nanotechnology

March 14–18 · 2004 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Charlotte, North Carolina



Sudipta SealSudipta Seal received his Ph.D. degree in 1996 from the University of Wisconsin followed by an MS from University of Sheffield UK. He finished his undergraduate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT– India) in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering – 1990. He also worked in the TATA Iron Steel Co (TISCO) sector.

After his Ph.D. he joined Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley as a post doctoral fellow in Materials science and synchrotron radiation X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of advanced materials. In 1997 fall, he joined the faculty in AMPAC and the Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, UCF and became an Associate Professor in 2002. He is also an adjunct faculty member in Biomolecular Science Department and serving as a nanoinitiative Coordinator for UCF. Professor Seal’s work has been recognized through various awards. He is in the editorial board of nanoscience and nanotechnology, Reviews in Advanced Materials, Chair of the Surface Engineering sector for JOM, in the Review Board of Metallurgical Transactions. In the field of nanoscience and materials processing, he has collaborations with university of New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland, Australia, NIMS – Japan, IIT – India, Polish Academy of Sciences – Poland, University of Groningen – Netherlands.

Professor Seal has six years of teaching and research experience in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology and almost ten years in the area of materials processing and surface engineering. His projects are funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH), Office of Naval Research (ONR), NASA and many Industries.

Dr. Seal has published over 135 research papers, books and book chapters in the area of surface science and engineering and nanotechnology. He has also delivered more than 150 invited lectures and research presentations in USA and abroad and is the recipient of the 2002 ONR Young Investigator Award (ONR-YIP) and Distinguished ASM-IIM lecturer Award from ASM 2003. He has received the Exemplary Service Award from the TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division as a Surface Engineering Committee chair and received the best student Research Paper Award from Applied Surface Science Division of AVS- 1996. He is an active member of ASM, TMS, MRS, ECS, and AVS societies.

Arvind AgarwalArvind Agarwal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the Florida International University, Miami. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and Ph.D. degree from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Agarwal has 10 years of experience in the academic and industrial research environment. His current research interests include: processing of bulk nanostructured materials, near net shape processing and rapid prototyping, thermal Spray techniques and ultrahigh temperature ceramic coatings and composites. His earlier research was focused on laser materials processing and synthesis and pulsed electrode surfacing.

Dr. Agarwal has published more than 40 research papers and co-edited 1 book. He has been very active professionally in organizing TMS and ASM symposium on surface engineering. He is the co-organizer for “Surfaces and Interfaces in Nanostructured Materials” symposium to be held at Annual TMS Meeting, Charlotte, 2004. Also, Dr. Agarwal is the primary organizer and editor of“ Surface Engineering in Materials Science-III” during Annual TMS Meeting, San Francisco, February 2005.


Sunday, March 14, 2004• 8:30am-5:00pm

Presented by:
Dr. Arvind Agarwal, Florida International University
Dr. Sudipta Seal, University of Central Florida

Members $475, Non-members $560

Sponsored by:
TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division

Who Should Attend:
To understand the science at nanoscale, it requires merging of sciences from atomic levels (including physicist, chemists and biologists) to micro and macro level (engineers). Nanotechnology is the prominent example of being an interdisciplinary science, which is of great importance to scientific as well as industrial community. This course is designed to supplement the learning needs of engineers, technologists, managers, and technicians from all backgrounds to keep them update about the current advances in the field of Nanomanufacturing. Graduate students and other budding professionals in the field of Nanomanufacturing will also benefit greatly from this course by honing their current skills. This course will also assist in developing acumen for the future challenges offered in the burgeoning Nanotechnology area.

Course Overview:
Nanotechnology is the science to engineer next generation materials, smart functional devices and structures at a nanometer scale, which is a billionth of a meter. Nanosized particles can be arranged in a variety of configuration to obtain extremely useful materials properties. Some of the key applications of nanomaterials include; cosmetics, pigments for paints, cellular antennas, brazing alloys, filters and membranes, magnetic devices, biomedical sensors and drug delivery systems, nanoelectronics – (MEMS/flat panels) and optics, nozzles, wear resistant coatings, weapons, battery and fuel cell electrodes, thermal management, automotive, and aerospace components. The economic impact as estimated by the National Science Foundation is over $900 billion for different industries in next 10-15 years.

In an effort to harness the advantages offered by nanosize particles, it is extremely essential to understand the assembly or manufacturing techniques at nanoscale. The technology for Nanomanufacturing can be easily termed as adolescent, if not mature. There is a lack of manpower knowledgeable in nanotechnology and Nanomanufacturing. Knowledge in the Universities is also in its fledgling stages as the new courses are being designed and intensive research is being conducted only in last 5 year. Hence, there is an urgent need to fill the vacuum created due to such lack of knowledge. This one-day short course will provide an overview of the nanotechnology and its societal impact, the major Nanomanufacturing processes, and focus on the selection of a suitable manufacturing processes and materials for specific design and applications. This course will brings an understanding of engineering the nanomaterials with an application oriented philosophy without going deep into mathematical and analytical complexities of Nanomanufacturing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Nanotechnology and its societal impact through biomedical, electronic and structural applications.
  • How to synthesize nano particles?
  • A host of Nanoassembly and Nanomanufacturing techniques, their merits, limitations and selection criterion for different applications.
  • Nanoscale Characterization.
  • Understanding of future challenges.

Course Contents:

  • Nanotechnology: What and Why?
  • Problems associated with Nanomanufacturing
  • Nanomaterials:
    • Some important nanomaterials e.g. Carbon Nanotubes, ZnO etc.
    • Nano particles synthesis techniques
  • Consolidation of Bulk Nanostructured Materials, Coatings and Composites
    • Sintering
    • Plasma based techniques
    • Laser based techniques
    • Sol-Gel based process
    • Cold spray
    • High rate deformation
  • Fabrication of Devices and Nanoarchitecture
    • Electron beam technique
    • Focused Ion beam (FIB)
    • Biotemplating
    • Near net shape manufacturing/Rapid Prototyping
  • Nano Characterization techniques and issues
  • Some case studies and future insight

Other Short Courses:
Below is a list of the other short courses that are scheduled for the 2004 TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition:



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