Nanomanufacturing: The National Nanomanufacturing Network and InterNano

Morse, Jeffrey. (2010) Nanomanufacturing: The National Nanomanufacturing Network and InterNano. In: Nanoinformatics 2010, November 3 - 5, 2010, Arlington, VA. (Unpublished)

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The National Nanomanufacturing Network (NNN) is an alliance of academic, government, and industry partners that cooperate to advance nanomanufacturing strength in the U.S. The goal of the NNN is to build a network of experts and organizations that facilitate and expedite the transition of nanotechnologies from core research and breakthroughs in the laboratory to production manufacturing. Partners and affiliates will find value added through a range of services, including training and education, industrial vision and roadmap development, thematic conferences and workshops, and a comprehensive online information resource for nanomanufacturing, InterNano. The NNN is funded and coordinated by the NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, a Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and works in cooperation with the three other nanomanufacturing NSECs—the Center for High-Rate Manufacturing at Northeastern/UMass Lowell/UNH, the Center for Scalable and Integrated Nanomanufacturing at UCLA/Berkeley, and the Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems at UIUC—other academic research centers, as well as participants from NIST, DOD, DOE, NIH, NIOSH, and other institutions. InterNano, a service of the NNN, supports the information needs of the nanomanufacturing community by bringing together resources about the advances in applications, devices, metrology, and materials that will facilitate the commercial development and/or marketable application of nanotechnology. InterNano collects and provides access to information on nanomanufacturing centers, experts, and resources; nanomanufacturing news, reviews, and events; and nanomanufacturing processes, test bed reviews, and research literature, with links to best practices. It is the central, online resource through which nanomanufacturing relevant information is archived and disseminated. InterNano is actively building a suite of informatics tools for the nanomanufacturing community, beginning with three components: a smart company and institutional directory to find and establish connections with potential collaborators; a taxonomy to explore and discover nanomanufacturing content; and a nanomanufacturing process database to share standard nanomanufacturing processes and engineered nanomaterials property information across sectors. InterNano is also currently forging partnerships that will work toward the open exchange of data through federated databases, metadata standards, and the development of advanced analytical tools for evaluating trends within the nanomanufacturing community. InterNano represents the crossroads where issues of lab-scale scientific research intersect with the industry-scale issues of EHS, regulation, market research, and entrepreneurship. As such, the availability of consistent and reliable materials and process information, effective modeling and analysis tools, and trusted standards and protocols for information sharing with respect to intellectual property rights are all very relevant challenges that InterNano and the NNN are invested in addressing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: nanomanufacturing, process database, directory, taxonomy, Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM)
InterNano Taxonomy: Informatics and Standards
Nanomanufacturing Processes
Collections: National Nanomanufacturing Network Archive > Conferences and Workshops > Nanoinformatics 2010
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Depositing User: Rebecca Reznik-Zellen
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 16:33
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2011 16:34

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