lunes, 1 de junio de 2015

Birmingham to host International Nanotechnology Conference

New technologies designed to eliminate cancers and aid surgical procedures are to be explored at an international nanotechnology conference in Birmingham this month.

Leading researchers from across the globe will gather at Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus on 9 June for the two-day ‘Advances in Nanotechnology’ event.

In a series of talks, workshops and interactive sessions, world-renowned scientists and engineers will share new ideas on the uses of nanotechnology in medicine and healthcare, nanomechanics and industrial applications of graphene.

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter.

Speakers at the event include Professor Toshio Fukuda from Nagoya University in Japan and Professor Jackie Ying from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in America.

Dr Mohammad Sakhawat Hussain, senior member at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, said: “The event provides a great opportunity to see and hear of the potential that nanotechnology has to impact on our lives.

“Professor Toshio Fukuda from Tokyo will be talking about his research into how the ultra-small technology can help to do the thinking for surgeons in operating theatres using Micro and Nano Robots, while Professor Jackie Ying from the internationally renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology will highlight the possibilities that nanotechnology has to cure cancers.”

Other speakers at the event include Professor Nick Quirke from Imperial College London, Professor Virginia Ayres from Michigan State University and Professor George Pharr from the University of Tennessee.

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