Nanomanufacturing systems: opportunities for industrial engineers
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A brief of overview of the sponsored by NSF in November 2009 held in Boston to focus exclusively on the issues that can benefit from the contributions of IE researchers is presented. This workshop articulated issues and opportunities in various themes such as yield and process design, quality and reliability, sensing and prognostics, systems planning and control and cost and scale-up issues. Recommendations for nanomanufacturing research include physics-based statistical models considering nanoscale and hierarchical physics and nonlinearities should be developed. One of the papers presented an approach to quantify the uniformity of the nanoparticle dispersions in multi-grain nanostructures. The articles also featured in this special issue are just a sample of IE-related advancements in design, yield, quality, and reliability of nanomanufacturing processes.
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Bukkapatnam, S., Kamarthi, S., Huang, Q., Zeid, A., & Komanduri, R.