Emerging Nanotechnologies for Manufacturing


  • Waqar Ahmed, Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
  • Waqar Ahmed, Professor and Head of Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering at University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • M. J. Jackson
  • Mark Jackson, Associate Clinical Professor Medicine/Dermatology

Nanotechnology is a technology on the verge of commercialization. In this important work, an unrivalled team of international experts provides an exploration of the emerging nanotechnologies that are poised to make the nano-revolution a reality in the manufacturing sector. From their different perspectives, the contributors explore how developments in nanotechnology are transforming areas as diverse as medicine, advanced materials, energy, electronics and agriculture.

Key topics covered include:

  • Characterization of nanostructures
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Micro- and nanomachining
  • Self-assembly techniques
  • New applications of carbon nanotubes
  • Environmental and health impacts

This book provides an important and in-depth guide to the applications and impact of nanotechnology to different manufacturing sectors. As such, it will find a broad readership, from R&D scientists and engineers to venture capitalists.

About the Authors

Waqar Ahmed is Chair of Nanotechnology & Advanced Manufacturing and the Director of the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He has contributed to the wider industrial adoption of surface coating solutions through fundamental research and modeling of gas phase processes in CVD and studies of tribological behavior.

Mark J. Jackson is a Professor at the Birck Nanotechnology Center and Center for Advanced Manufacturing, College of Technology at Purdue University. Dr Jackson is active in research work concerned with understanding the properties of materials in the field of microscale metal cutting, micro- and nanoabrasive machining, and laser micromachining. He is also involved in developing next generation manufacturing processes and biomedical engineering.

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Book information

  • Published: September 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1583-8

Table of Contents

  1. Nanotechnology to Nanomanufacturing
  2. Gas Phase Nanofication: A Strategy to Impart Fast Response in Sensors
  3. Advanced Characterization Techniques for Nanostructures
  4. Non-lithographic Techniques for Nanostructuring of Thin Films and Bulk Surfaces
  5. Engineering the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes to Fabricate Novel Nanostructures
  6. Upconverting Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Biological Applications
  7. Micro- and Nanomachining
  8. Design of Experiments: A Key to Innovation in Nanotechnology
  9. Environmental and Occupational Health Issues with Nanoparticles
  10. Commercialization of Nanotechnologies: Technology Transfer from University Research Laboratories
  11. Fabrication of Hydrogel Micropatterns by Soft Photolithography
  12. Nanocrystalline Diamond for RF-MEMS Applications
  13. Analysis of the Effects of Micromachining using Nanostructured Cutting Tools
  14. Metal Oxide Nanopowder