NANO.IL.2025 Tutorials Day
Join Our NANO.IL.2025 Tutorials Day which offers 8 Workshops in Various Fields of Nanotechnology.
The purpose of the workshops is to provide knowledge, especially for engineers, and also for those who do not come from the field but are interested in learning more about it and harnessing their skills in the nanotechnology field, each in their own domain.
The following workshops will be delivered by the leaders in the fields. The duration of each workshop shall be three hours. There will be a morning session, lunch break and afternoon session of workshops.
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Workshop 1 - Nanotechnology - Introduction and Overview
Chair: Uri Banin
Workshop 2 - Nano Materials and Nano Mechanics
Chair: Dan Mordehai
Assaf Ya’akobovitz, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Dan Mordehai, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Israel
Nanomaterials are specimens in which at least one of their dimensions is reduced to the nanometer scale. The reduction in the dimensions leads to different material properties than the bulk counterparts. In this tutorial, we discuss different types of nanomaterials, with nanometer scale size in one, two or three dimensions, and we shall focus how the small dimensions results in unique mechanical properties at the nanoscale.
In the first part, we will review the main groups of 2D materials, which are a class of material with a size of a few atomic layers in one dimensions. We will discuss common means to realize thin 2D materials (e.g., exfoliation and growth). We will present applications of these materials from which we will emphasize the importance of understanding their mechanical properties. Then we will discuss methods for studying the mechanics of 2D materials, including the indentation method, the buckling method, the bulge method (pressurized cell method), the resonance method, and so on.
In the second part, we will present specimens with nanometer scales in two or three dimensions, such as nanowires and nanoparticles. We will discuss their fabrication methods and how their mechanical properties are measured. The large surface-to-volume ratios leads to unique size- and shape-effects in elasticity and plasticity. We will discuss the microstructural origins and how the indentation method is used to study size effects. In addition, we will present computational methods, such as molecular dynamics and dislocation dynamics simulation, to study nanomechanics. Finally, we will elaborate on how the unique mechanical properties at the nanoscale makes these materials good candidates as building block for various applications.
Workshop 3 - 3D Printing - From Design to Fabrication
Chair: Gershon Elber & Daniel Safranchik
“Additive manufacturing activities at the Israel institute of materials manufacturing technologies (IMT)”
Daniel Safranchik, IMT, Technion (10 Minutes)
“Design and fabrication of Patient-Specific Implants (PSI) using additive manufacturing”
Alex Katz, IMT, Technion (40 minutes + 5 Minutes for questions)
“3D printing technology as a game-changer for ceramics manufacturing: main principles and applications”
Gary Muller, IMT, Technion (40 minutes + 5 Minutes for questions)
Break (20 Minutes)
Design for AM:
“Volumetric Representations (V-reps): a Geometric Modeling of the Next Generation”
Gershon Elber, CS, Technion (55 minutes + 5 minutes for questions)
Workshop 4 - Nano Photonics
Chair: Gabby Sarusi
- Dr. Tal Ellenbogen, Physical Electronics Dept. at the School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University
- Prof. Alina Karabchevsky, Unit of Photonics and Electro-Optics Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Light-Matter Interaction on a Chip
- Light propagation in optical waveguides
- Index control technologies
- Light-matter interaction in composite plasmonic waveguides
- Twisted waveguides for quantum applications
Workshop 5 - Nano for Quantum Information & Computing
Chairs: Nadav Katz & Hagai Eisenberg
Prof. Nadav Katz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Hagai Eisenberg, Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
– Introduction to quantum information systems
– Quantum communication – overview
– Quantum computing – overview and requirements
Break (15 min)
– Sources and detectors of single photons
– Integrated quantum nano-photonics
Break (15 min)
– Quantum computing with superconducting circuits
– Nano materials and interfaces for quantum computers
– Future directions and perspectives for nano/quantum systems – challenges and opportunities
Workshop 6 - Nano Safety & Regulation
Chair: Moshe Oron
- Moshe Oron, PhD. former chief scientist of KiloLambda Technologies Ltd. and a past member of the ISO-IEC standardization committee for nanotechnology
- Ronit Justo-Hanani, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy, and the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University
Nanotechnology is relatively a new area, where data on standards, dangerous health effects and good work-practice are still not final. It is also an emerging area of regulatory activity with highly dynamic sectoral policy making and political activity at the international level.
The tutorial will include:
- The current know-how on dangerous health effects of nanoparticles on human health as well as the ways nanoparticles enter the body
- The state-of-the-art of nanotechnology standardization in the ISO-IEC international committees
- Good work-practice to be used today in the laboratory and the work-place, based on the personal experience of the speaker. These good-work-practice rules are valid until the time comes for official state laws and regulations to take their place (estimated as 5 to 10 years)
Examples and recommendations as well as references will be given based on the 20 years of nano-technology experience of the speaker.
- A detailed account of the different regulatory approaches of the European Union and the United States to nanotechnology risks and uncertainties; how and why the European Union, unlike the United States, has adopted a much more stringent and comprehensive regulatory policy for nanotechnology safety
- A description of the international spread of sector-specific risk regulation and the global regulatory influence of the European Union
Examples and references will be based on Justo-Hanani (2024), ‘Governing Nanotechnology Safety: The Politics of Risk Regulation in Europe and the United States’. Forthcoming. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Workshop 7 - Entrepreneurship in Nano
Chair: Shuki Yeshurun
Workshop 8 – What's up in Nanoelectronics - computation, sensing, and bio-convergence
Chair: Yosi Shacham
Title: What’s up in Nanoelectronics – computation, sensing, and bio-convergence
Speakers / Agenda:
- Sensors – Yossi Rosenwaks, School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University
- Nano-devices – Doron Naveh, Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University
- Ploymer electronics – Nir Tessler, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technion
- Memristors – Shachar Kvatisnki, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technion
- “More than Moore – revisited” – Yosi Shacham, Reichman University
- Nanosensores – Gil Shalev, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev