National nanomanufacturing Network: The ASME has issued a call for papers for a special issue of the Transactions of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering on nanomanufacturing.
Guest Editors Ajay Malshe (University of Arkansas), Kevin Lyons (NIST), K. P. Rajurkar (University of Nebraska at Lincoln), and Curtis Taylor (University of Florida) have circulated the following call for papers:
"Nanotechnology is perceived as one of the key technologies of the future and has benefited from immense investments to develop the underlying scientific fundamentals. However, in spite of great scientific advances serious technological barriers remain, primarily related to manufacturing problems, which prevent the full commercial exploitation of this technology. Therefore, the focus of this timely special initiative will be on the exploration of the scientific and engineering issues related to the design and manufacture of nano-scale products and their integration, across multiple scales, into functional systems.
Areas of interest not limited to:
- Nano-material synthesis and processing
- Nano-integrated multi scale system modeling and design
- Nano-manufacturing process modeling and development
- Nano-manufacturing tools and machines
- Nano-scale assembly methods
Deadline for manuscript submission: June 15, 2009
Special issue publication: Spring of 2010
All papers must be submitted in electronic form in accordance with ASME’s standard submission procedures. Please access journaltool.asme.org for detailed instructions and procedures; (2) In the “Comments” field please indicate that the paper is for the Special Issue on NANOMANUFACTURING."