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03 MAR 2016 Seminar

Series of Dept Research Seminars - "Manufacturing Nano Devices using Low-Dimensional Material: from design to applications" (Date: 11 March 2016)

Dr. King Wai Chiu Lai

Dr. King Wai Chiu Lai

Our Speaker Dr. King Wai Chiu Lai would like to share with us on "Manufacturing Nano Devices using Low-Dimensional Material: from design to applications".

Low-dimensional materials, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and nanowires, are attractive building blocks for high-performance nanoscale electronic, photonic and mechanical devices. These materials behave quite differently from conventional materials, which offer superior quantum optical, electrical and mechanical effects. Making low-dimensional material based functional nano devices is one of the most challenging frontiers of manufacturing. In this talk, the speaker will present the development of robust nanomanufacturing technology for effective fabrication, assembly, packaging and testing of nanoscale devices with various low-dimensional materials. The applications of these nanodevices to photovoltaic cells, nanosensors and electronics will also be presented.


Nanomanufacturing refers to a series of tools and processes to build nanoscale structures and devices using nanomaterials. In particular, the new tools will be discussed in this talk include nano robots for assembly, and micro plasma fabrication system for nano fabrications. In addition, the development of an integrated nano manufacturing process including low dimensional material purification, bandgap tuning, packaging and testing will also be presented. The integrations of the above tools and processes have provided effective and efficient nanomanufacturing systems for fabrication of the next generation of nanoscale optical sensors and electronic devices. The examples of manufacturing nano photovoltaic devices and electronic devices using the integrated nanomanufacturing systems will also be presented.

All are welcome and no registration is in need.


11 March 2016 (Friday)


10:30 – 11:30


HW - 826

About the Speaker

King Wai Chiu Lai is currently an Assistant Professor in the City University of Hong Kong. He was a postdoctoral research associate and a lab manager of the NanoManufacturing Lab in the Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU), USA. He received his B. Eng. degree in Mechanical and Automation Engineering, M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees in Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering, all from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
He has been devoting to the research and development of nanomanufacturing technology for various nanodevices. His main research interests include development of micro/nano sensors using MEMS and nanotechnology; design and fabrication of MEMS/nano systems and devices, optical sensing system and photovoltaics, nanobiotechnology, automation and manipulation of micro/nano scale systems. His papers were nominated as the Best Conference Paper in international conferences. He has authored/co-authored over 20 journal papers, 5 invention patents/pending patents, 9 book chapters and 61 conference papers. He also served as Organizing Committee Chair for 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2009 and 2010 IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems and Technical Session Chair for 2007, 2010, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology Conferences, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular System and 2010 IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering.


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