IET / IoN Joint Prestige Lecture: The Age of Nanotechnology

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Institute of Nanotechnology Forum Index -> IoN News
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
nanoorg
Site Admin


Joined: 16 Mar 2004
Posts: 1392

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: IET / IoN Joint Prestige Lecture: The Age of Nanotechnology Reply with quote

Guest Speaker: Professor James Gimzewski, UCLA

The Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN), in partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), hosted a special guest lecture to celebrate the launch of their joint Micro and Nano Technology Network. Held in London on 8th July, the lecture is now available online.


The Age of Nanotechnology
Professor James Gimzewski
Presentation from London, UK
2008-07-08 12:00:00.0 Electronics Channel
>> go to webcast


About the presentation

James Gimzewski talks about the strongest material ever made, the reality of a space elevator, how the electronics industry kick-started the nanomedicine revolution and the potential for programming single molecules. If that's not enough diversity in one individual, he also shares some of his passion for the artistic interpretation of the nano world.

About the speaker


Jim Gimzewski is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles and Director of the Nano & Pico Characterization Core Facility of the California NanoSystems Institute and the Scientific Director of the Art|Sci Center. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, he was a group leader at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, where he research in nanoscale science and technology for more than 18 years.

Dr. Gimzewski pioneered research on mechanical and electrical contacts with single atoms and molecules using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and was one of the first persons to image molecules with STM.

His accomplishments include the first STM-based fabrication of molecular suprastructures at room temperature using mechanical forces to push molecules across surfaces, the discovery of single molecule rotors and the development of new micromechanical sensors based on nanotechnology, which explore ultimate limits of sensitivity and measurement.

This approach was recently used to convert biochemical recognition into Nanomechanics. His current interests are in the nanomechanics of cells and bacteria where he collaborates with the UCLA Medical and Dental Schools.

He is involved in projects that range from the operation of X-rays, ions and nuclear fusion using pyroelectric crystals, direct deposition of carbon nanotubes and single molecule DNA profiling. Dr. Gimzewski is also involved in numerous art-science collaborative projects that have been exhibited in museums throughout the world.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Institute of Nanotechnology Forum Index -> IoN News All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
 

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group