Nanosensors and Development of Practical Systems
Nanoscale is not a human scale. Development of practical systems demands seamless integration of nano-micro-macro to produce scaled components and processes. While the ultimate vision in nanotechnology is an entirely bottom-up approach to building systems, it is unlikely to happen in the foreseeable future. The realistic alternative to achieve tangible results in a reasonable time frame is to use nanomaterials in a hybrid approach involving a systematic nano-micro-macro integration. This will also allow us to utilize the existing infrastructure in the micro area (MEMS, microelectronics) from the past, which would make economic sense. This talk will present an overview of some recent nanotechnology research activities in the above spirit related to development of chem/bio sensors, wearable/flexible sensors and electronics and others.
NASA Ames Research Center
Meyya Meyyappan is Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. He has authored or co-authored over 370 articles in peer-reviewed journals and made over 250 Invited/Keynote/Plenary Talks in nanotechnology subjects across the world and over 250 seminars at universities.
Dr. Meyyappan is a Fellow of IEEE, ECS, AVS, MRS, IOP, AIChE, ASME and National Academy of Inventors. For his contributions and leadership in nanotechnology, he has received numerous awards including: a Presidential Meritorious Award; NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal; IEEE Judith Resnick Award; AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award; Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology by the IEEE; AVS Nanotechnology Recognition Award. He was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame in 2009.