Monday, 11 October 2004 - 9:15 AM

This presentation is part of : Recent Progress in Laser-assisted Micro/Nanoprocessing

NSF-sponsored research in laser micro- and nanoprocessing of materials (invited talk)

Julie Chen, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230

As our ability to understand, control, transform, and measure material interactions at the micro- and nanoscale rapidly advances, so does the potential for creating exciting new commercially-viable manufacturing processes. The Nanomanufacturing (NM), Materials Processing & Manufacturing (MPM), and Manufacturing Machines & Equipment (MME) Programs in the Division of Design, Manufacture, and Industrial Innovation (DMII) at the National Science Foundation support analytical, numerical, and experimental research that advances the fundamental knowledge base needed for the realization of desired product attributes. In the area of laser processing, this includes the understanding of laser-materials interactions, patterning, assembly, directed self-assembly, deposition, joining, ablation, additive/subtractive manufacturing, etc. One emphasis for long-term objectives is the integration of heterogeneous materials and nanoelements at the nanoscale and across scales. This presentation will provide an overview of the current efforts sponsored by NSF in these areas.

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