IIT Mandi to Hold an International Workshop on Nano 2D-3D Fabrication Technology


The workshop will bring together the global educational and industrial leaders to discuss the future trends in Nano 2D-3D fabrication technology

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi to hold an international workshop on nano 2D-3D fabrication technology and manufacturing of electronic-biomedical devices from October 31st to November 2nd, 2018.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together engineers, industrialists, scientists and researchers from across the world to discuss the progress and future trends in Nano/Micro 2D-3D fabrication technology for the manufacturing of biomedical and other electronic devices. Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, (DST), Govt. Of India will be the chief guest of the event.

Global industry-academic leaders to organise the workshop

It is expected to be the first workshop in India on advanced lithography with industry and academic leaders from the US, Taiwan and Singapore. Technically, the focus will be on writing with photons, electrons, ions and the nanoscale architectures for advanced silicon chip devices.

IIT Mandi from India is involved in advanced resists development for multiple lithography applications. In modern society, electronics are everywhere and will continue to be more in the future from consumer electronics to defence and medical.  

For this to occur, fabrication of devices is essential for cell phones, tablets, laptops, games etc. In the future autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, supercomputing, internet of things, robotics, cryptocurrency will all be governed by fabricated advanced chip technology.

Now, the team has also taken up the challenge of bulk production of indigenous photoresists for Indian semiconductor industries, as per the ‘Make in India’ initiative by Govt. of India. It is believed that this international workshop will not only facilitate to meet the world leaders but will also give an excellent opportunity for young researchers to get familiar with the latest patterning technologies.

MoU to be signed between IIT and industry to enhance research

IIT Mandi also aims to establish a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to an official exchange of research on fabricated 2D-3D, electronics and bio-medical devices at the industrial level with Industries.

The presentations in the workshop will highlight the state-of-the-art research and technology activities of the PhD students. The knowledge acquired through this international gathering will pave the way to motivate young researchers to work in these futuristic specialised areas.

During the workshop, the collaborators from India, USA, Singapore, Germany, Taiwan and other parts of the world will identify specific technical topics of mutual interest to work together on research problems pertaining to the technology.