Nanomanufacturing: opportunities and challenges

This course looks at how nanomaterial processing can help to revolutionise products as well as addressing the opportunities and challenges faced by companies implementing this technology.

Course Overview 

This half-day course gives an overview of the current state of the art in the synthesis and assembly of nanomaterials and their assembly in devices. We focus, in particular on carbon-based nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and their hybrids. The course covers current challenges in nanomaterial processing, as well as how this technology will revolutionise products, including batteries and sensors.


What you will learn

The overall focus of this course is on carbon nanomaterials. The following topics will be covered:

  • Definition and introduction of nanotechnology
  • Current methods for mass-producing nanoparticles
  • Nanomaterial characterisation methods
  • Methods for processing and assembling nanoparticles
  • Detailed description of which applications might be revolutionised by nanotechnology


Who would benefit from attending?

  • Technology scouts
  • Companies considering using nanomaterials in their products
  • Companies using advanced materials


Course tutor

Michaël De Volder is leading the NanoManufacturing group. He performed his PhD research at the University of Leuven and in part at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He then worked as a postdoc researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and Harvard University. He also worked for several years at imec, an industry funded microelectronics research institute, before joining the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge


More information

For in-company training, the material can be readily adapted to focus on areas of specific interest to companies, and combined with consulting support to rapidly apply and transfer the methods across the organisation.


No dates currently available.

For further information please contact:

Ella Whellams

T: +44 (0)1223 766141