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Thurs., Jan. 28, 11 a.m.
ECSS 3.503
(Osborne Conference Room)








 me lecture

“Modeling and Control of Multi-Scale Manufacturing”
Haris Doumanidis, Hephaistos Nanotechnology Research Center,
University of Cypress

Our recent analytical explorations and insights into the nanoworld have afforded us with new opportunities and challenges in the synthesis and manufacture of useful devices and systems to carry unprecedented functionalities all the way to our macroworld. This lecture overviews the philosophy and background of the presenter’s research group in thermo-mechanical materials processing and manufacturing (fusion welding, material deposition, multi-layer coating, rapid prototyping, etc.), modeling and control by scanned distributed-parameter, dynamic adaptive techniques. It also elaborates on his current design and nanomanufacturing investigations in probabilistic branching tree-structured materials such as nanocomposite layered foils by ultrasonic joining; carbon-fiber polymer composites with nanoparticulates; nano-heater sources by reactive material multi-layers; ultrasonic and laser powder consolidation, net-shaping and metrology; nanomaterial templating in anodized aluminum oxides; fiber electrospinning for tissue engineering scaffolds and pharmaceutical vectors; and targeted drug delivery via magnetic micelle nanocapsules. The presentation also projects new research directions in multi-scale design and manufacture of random fractal architectures; extreme engineering of terrestrial and space structures; and biomanufacturing of biomolecular machinery with the live cell as production plant.  Research activities are coupled with related educational curricula, laboratory facility design and innovation activities as well as outreach and administration initiatives through the Nanomanufacturing Program of the National Science Foundation.

Charalabos (Haris) Doumanidis holds his diploma in mechanical engineering from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (1983), his master’s from Northwestern University (1985) and his PhD from MIT (1988), where he was then a postdoc in the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. He has been a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Hephaistos Thermal Manufacturing Laboratory at Tufts University, chief scientist with Axcelis Technologies, the founding director of the NSF’s Nanomanufacturing Program, visiting professor of mechanical engineering at MIT and a consultant for the automation, optoelectronics, biomedical imaging and automotive industries. His research and teaching interests include nanomanufacturing, thermal manufacturing, material deposition and joining processes, rapid prototyping, rapid thermal processing and laser annealing of semiconductors, distributed parameter system modeling and control, robotics and mechatronics, and biomedical instrumentation. He is guest/associate editor of two journals, has been the organizer and chair of over 25 symposia, the speaker for more than 80 keynote and invited lectures and the author of over 200 refereed articles. He is the recipient of the Marie Curie Chair of Excellence by the European Commission, the ASME Blackall Award, the White House Presidential Faculty Fellow Award and an NSF Young Investigator Award and Research Initiation Award as well as grants from NSF, SME, DoE and NAE.