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The National Nanomanufacturing Network Volume 5 Issue 5 - May 2012

Nanomanufacturing Summit 2012: Highlighting Nanotechnology Innovation, Commercialization, and Manufacturing

NM Summit 2012

A host of cross-cutting federal, state, and regional initiatives have recently been announced with targeted objectives that include accelerating the innovation cycle for U.S. manufacturing and enhancing the connections between academic research and industry driven commercialization. In establishing such public-private partnerships, a key goal is to provide the platform for industry to leap the "Valley of Death", the proverbial chasm that lies between innovations within small businesses and academia, and commercial scale-up and manufacturing. Prime examples of these initiatives include the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), announced last year by the Obama administration, and the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) that may include up to 15 Institutes within the U.S. targeting different sectors of manufacturing innovation. Staying on course with this model, the administration this week announced a $26 million multi-agency Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge to foster innovation-fueled job creation through public-private partnerships. These coordinated investments will help catalyze and leverage private capital, build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and promote cluster-based development in regions across the U.S., further leveraging, for example, the many successful regional, state, and local initiatives and frameworks that have been developed.

Jeff Morse, Managing Director,
National Nanomanufacturing Network

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Integrated Nanomanufacturing and Nanoinformatics for Scale-up Research

Qiang Huang, Ph.D., University of Southern California

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As history often offers hints for the future, the experience in traditional manufacturing often helps us to identify the path to commercial scale production: integrated nanomanufacturing and nanoinformatics (INN).

In the past, high-volume production often required systematic knowledge regarding robust product/process design, synthesis or processing techniques, metrology and inspection, and process modeling and control. The successful transformation of quality and productivity in traditional manufacturing suggests the need of integrating engineering knowledge with advanced statistics in each stage of product life cycle.

However, unlike traditional manufacturing, nanomanufacturing involves product characteristics and process variables at multiple length scales. The process and product variations are therefore across multiple scales as well. The multiscale product/process variation (MPV) features the multiscale and multiphenomenon challenge in nanomanufacturing. Control of MPVs generally demands more information than variation control at a single scale. But there is a lack of measurement data, observation during processing, and physical knowledge at fine scales.

Greener Nano 2012: Nanoinformatics Tools and Resources Workshop - Call for Experts and Invitation to Participate


The quantity of information on nanomaterial properties and behavior continues to grow exponentially. Without a concerted effort to organize and mine disparate information coming out of current research efforts, the value and effective use of this information will be limited at best. At worst, erroneous conclusions will be drawn and data will not be translated to knowledge. Nanoinformatics inherently supports a community-based approach to filter the noise and enhance the value of global information in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Much progress has been made through grassroots efforts in nanoinformatics resulting in a multitude of resources and tools for nanoscience researchers. At this point, it is important to critically evaluate and refine nanoinformatics applications in order to best inform the science and support the future of predictive nanotechnology.

Obama Administration Launches $26 Million Multi-agency Competition to Strengthen Advanced Manufacturing Clusters Across the Nation

Fourteen federal agencies collaborate to enhance global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers and create jobs

accelerator challenge logoThe Obama Administration today announced a $26 million multi-agency Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge to foster innovation-fueled job creation through public-private partnerships. These coordinated investments will help catalyze and leverage private capital, build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and promote cluster-based development in regions across the United States.

This is the third round of the Jobs Accelerator competition funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology; the U.S. Department of Energy; the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration; the Small Business Administration; and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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