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Nanotechnology: Are we there yet?
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18:30 16 Nov 2017
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Room B003 Engineering Central, Swansea University Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Swansea, Wales, SA1 8EN

Nanotechnology: Are we there yet?

Nanotechnology, the science of the small, seems equally
discussed both as a miracle technology about to save
the world, and the stuff of science fiction nightmare. But
what is it, where did it come from, and why does it exist
as an area of science and engineering to itself?
This talk will take a non-technical approach to answer
these questions, touch on doomed science predictions of
the past, include some recent nano-electronics research
results from my group and finally answer the most
important point: are we there yet?
This talk will take a non-technical approach to answer
these questions, touch on doomed science predictions of
the past, include some recent nano-electronics research
results from my group and finally answer the most
important point: are we there yet?

Dr. Richard Cobley works within the Centre for Nanohealth at Swansea
University. His research concerns the fabrication, processing,
characterisation and modelling of low-dimensional materials, including
metal oxide nanowires and nanosheets, and graphene. He also designs,
characterises and models novel electronic devices, particularly those
that make use of low-dimensional physical properties, or suffer from
confinement or leakage issues due to small sizes.
In 2007, Richard was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering
Research Fellowship to model scanning probe measurements of
electronic devices. His research has been funded by the Royal Academy
of Engineering, EPSRC and A4B (Welsh Government/EU). He’s given
many invited public engagement talks on nanotechnology including at
the Swansea Science Café, the University of the Third Age, the Royal
Society of Chemistry and an IET ‘Living History’ event.


Contact Name: Hugh Woodward (hwoodw2928@aol.com)
Date & Time: November 16th 2017 at 7.00pm, Refreshments from 6.30pm
Venue: Room B003 Engineering Central, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Fabian
Way, Swansea
Registration: Members of the public are warmly welcomed to this free event –
registration is not essential but would be helpful:
http://www.theiet.org/events/local/251275.cfm?nxtId=249819


Organised by: IOP Wales and the IET

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