Dr. Bedewy hosts two seminars on Nanomanufacturing in the Fall 2016 IE Graduate Seminar Series
On Thursday October 13, 2016, Dr. Bedewy hosted a seminar by Professor Placid M. Ferreira titled “Manufacturing at Micro and Nano-Dimensional Scales“, as part of the Fall 2016 Graduate Seminar Series in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
Professor Ferreira is the Tungchao Julia Lu Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at Illinois. From 2003 to 2009, he was the director of the Center for Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS), an NSF-sponsored Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center after which he served as the Head of the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at Illinois until August 2015. He graduated with a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1987, M.Tech (Mechanical) from IIT Bombay, 1982 and B.E. (Mechanical) for University of Bombay in 1980. He has been on the mechanical engineering faculty at Illinois since 1987, serving as the Associate Head for graduate programs and research from 1999 to 2002. From 2009 to 2015 he served as Department Head for Mechanical Science and Engineering. Professor Ferreira’s research and teaching interests are in precision manufacturing and includes computer-controlled machines, nanomanufacturing and metrology. Professor Ferreira received NSF’s Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1990, SME’s Outstanding Young Investigator Award in 1991, University of Illinois’ University Scholar Award in 1994, ASME’s Ennor Award for Manufacturing Technology in 2014 and SME’s Education Award in 2015. He is also a Fellow of ASME, SME and AAAS. He has served on the editorial board of a number of manufacturing-related journals.
On Thursday October 27, 2016, Dr. Bedewy hosted a seminar by Dr. J. Alexander Liddle on “Nanomanufacturing“, as part of the Fall 2016 Graduate Seminar Series in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Liddle is the Nanofabrication Group Leader and Acting Deputy Director at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). He received his B.A. and D. Phil. degrees in Materials Science from the University of Oxford in 1986 and 1989 respectively. He spent the next decade at Bell Laboratories, where his primary efforts were directed towards the research, development and eventual commercialization of a novel electron-beam lithography technology. He subsequently became the leader of an optical telecommunications MEMS group before moving to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. There, he led the nanofabrication group in the Center for X-ray optics, before becoming Lead Scientist of the Molecular Foundry nanofabrication user facility, where he was involved in research ranging from quantum computation to guided self-assembly. In 2006 he moved to NIST, where he is now a Senior Scientist and leader of the Nanofabrication Research Group in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. He has been acting Deputy Director of the Center for the past year. He has published over 250 papers in areas ranging from electron-beam lithography to DNA-controlled nanoparticle assembly and is a fellow of the APS. His current focus is on nanofabrication and self-assembly for nanomanufacturing.