International Conference on Emerging Mechanical Technology–Macro to Nano (EMTM2N-2007)

Venue: Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Location: Pilani, Rajasthan, India

Event Date/Time: Feb 16, 2007 End Date/Time: Feb 18, 2007
Registration Date: Dec 16, 2006
Early Registration Date: Dec 16, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 16, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Dec 30, 2006
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About EMTM2N-2007:

In near future, Nanotechnology, Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Robotics will become dominating new frontiers of technology to maintain and improve human life. These technologies are advancing at a rapid pace and require new engineering techniques, new materials, newer or altogether different concepts of design and controls. These emerging technologies, indispensable for developing adaptable man-machine interface, equipment and artificial organs for life support, are going to be another technical revolution in all pervading mechanical engineering field.

The EMTM2N-2007 is designed to showcase cutting edge research and accomplishments, and to enrich the educational experience in these frontal and emerging fields in Mechanical Engineering. The sharing of knowledge and dissemination of state-of-art is the need and key to efficient and optimal advancement in these areas. The conference will bring together the academicians, researchers, industrialists, peers and resources with the objective of mutual benefit.

Further, understanding of the base of knowledge collected in this conference will be applied in the years ahead to meet the challenges and realize opportunities in these fields. The meeting with peers and leading researchers will be of immense benefit to participants and will boost the research activity in these frontal areas. Possible collaborations and exchange of research ideas, increase in general awareness in the frontal areas, exposure to pursued problems of relevancy and saving of time to develop the fields are additional objectives of the meet.


EMTM2N-2007 is intended to provide a common platform for knowledge dissemination for researchers, academicians, practitioners and industries across the globe working in Nanotechnology, MEMS and Robotics areas. The conference will include keynote addresses by eminent people in the field, technical paper and poster presentations and workshop. All papers will be peer reviewed based on a full-length manuscript and will be scored on quality, originality, organization, and relevance.
Manuscripts having focus on theory, analytical modeling, simulation, application and/or experimental studies of the following topics of interest, but not limited to, in emerging technology in nanotechnology, MEMS and robotics are invited:

* CAD, design and dynamics
* fluidics, tribology and mechanics
* mechanisms and manipulators; microbots, nanorobots; micromanipulation
* optimization and computational techniques, FEM, BEM etc.
* reconfigurable mechanisms, machines; smart structures
* contact modeling, adhesion, friction, wear, lubrication, coatings, contamination
* materials, surface and mechanical characterization; smooth surface and smart surface
* mechanical properties, synthesis and applications of single/multi-walled CNT’s
* adaptive flow control, adaptive optic arrays, adaptive griping devices
* control – robust, hybrid, neural, fuzzy, intelligent, reactive, algorithmic
* feedback, monitoring and communication in micro and nano domains
* information processing and storage – technologies and devices
* motion, navigation, path planning and coordination
* sensing and actuation – micro and nano
* membranes, porous silicon and catalytic systems
* need and changing manufacturing and production technologies
* technologies for mechatronics and microsystems engineering
* metrology and packaging
* microflying machines; microsatellite, MEMS in space
* nanoparticles: synthesis, analysis and applications

MEMS Workshop:

A MEMS design workshop will be conducted using CAD tools from Coventor Inc. The workshop will constitute a session by Dr. Mark da’Silva, Technical Director, Coventor Inc. USA on Introduction to MEMS Design, and demonstrations of design for MEMS. This will be followed by hands-on practical examples of design of MEMS devices like Microaccelerometer, RF Switch etc. using CoventorWare software tools.

The design of MEMS involves a number of higher level issues like market, impact, feasibility and is followed by analysis of conception by modeling and simulation at various levels like system, device, physical and process. The interdisciplinary nature of the issues like coupled-energy domains, scaling effects and exchange of information amongst different design levels makes computer aiding in design of MEMS imperative, and quintessential. Many man-years of MEMS design development are traditionally captured on paper in form of multiple internal documentations or design handbooks and especially in the human minds of several MEMS engineers working on design or process development. Coventor Inc., USA has transformed the existing manufacturing know-how, such as process dependent geometries, material data, design rules etc into CoventorWare design platform to enable designers to fully exploit existing technology or to transfer the know-how to other development groups.

Coventor Inc. is the leader in MEMS Design software and has the largest installed base in the world, including all top 10 MEMS manufacturers. Coventor works closely with the leading MEMS foundries and packaging providers to build and deliver comprehensive process access kits and reference design flows targeting mainstream and advanced process and packaging technologies.

CoventorWare from Coventor Inc. is one of the most comprehensive suites of MEMS design tools. It offers a streamlined software environment for MEMS design in a seamless integrated design environment that reduces design risk, speeds time-to-market and lowers development costs. The CoventorWare methodology enables schematic-based behavioral modeling and detailed 3-D multi-physics numerical analysis to support virtually every MEMS application, from automotive sensors to RF devices, optical MEMS to microfluidics. The new hybrid approach combines system level modeling and finite element modeling. CoventorWare consists of four main modules that may be used stand-alone or integrated into a complete design flow:

* ARCHITECT - a schematic-based system-level modeling environment used to quickly explore design alternatives and optimize performance.
* DESIGNER - a physical design tool that contains a 2-D layout editor, materials property editor and database, as well as an automatic 3-D model generator. The 2005 update includes a new process entry user interface designed with both the process engineer and MEMS designer in mind. There is also a ready to use library of foundry processes available.
* ANALYZER - a multi-physics numerical analysis framework. Customize ANALYZER to support the physics required to design any device and use it with DESIGNER to verify designs.
* INTEGRATOR - creates non-linear complex reduced-order MEMS models from detailed models created in ANALYZER that run in system simulation tools. Analyze in and/or export these models to industry-standard IC simulators from Synopsys and Cadence, or reuse the results in Matlab-Simulink

Mark da’Silva, Coventor Inc., USA
Aravindan R., FTD (P) Ltd., India

The participants are entitled to

1. Tutorial notes on MEMS workshop
2. Access to all Workshop sessions
3. Access to all sessions of Conference
4. Two business lunches and One dinner


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