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Modeling and Simulation of Nano/Microsystems Contest
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network computation, NNIN/C, project at Michigan is sponsoring a contest on "Modeling and Simulation of Nano/Microsystems" , and all interested graduate students are encouraged to participate this competition. The first place will be awarded $1,000.00. The second place will be awarded $500.00 and the third place winner will receive $300.00.
Date: September 1, 2011 - October 31, 2011
Location: EECS, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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Organizer: NNIN/C at Michigan
Application Areas: Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Materials Science
Special Fields: Micro- and Nano-Fluidics
Deadlines: October 31, 2011 (abstract), October 31, 2011 (registration)
Type of Event: Other, International

The objective of this contest is to provide publicity and promotional support to new developments, recent progress, and advances in the modeling and simulation of Micro/Nanosystems. The emphasis is on current challenges in understanding of the multi-physics/multi-scale phenomena that govern such systems functionality.

The contest is solicited in the following areas, but not limited to:.
  • Modeling and simulation methods that unite different size and time scales, capturing the entire workings of a design, from its nanoscale layout to its macroscale features.
  • Multi-physics couplings (mechanical-thermal-electrical- magnetic- optical etc.), complex flow phenomena involving single phase and particle-laden (i.e., beads, cells, and macromolecules) flows driven by pressure, electric, and magnetic fields, and by surface tension.
  • New tool or code development related to understanding of experimentally observed, fundamental principles and processes governing MEMS/NEMS performance for applications such as micro/nanofluidics, bioengineering, geosciences, optics, magnetics, imaging, energy, thermal systems, and carbon nanotubes. Also, code development related to the lifetime performance and functionality and prevents failure of NEMS/MEMS (ranging from billionths of a second to several months).
  • Modeling and simulation methods which can be used in the fabrication cycle, for design optimization, uncertainty quantification and characterization of micro/nano devices.
  • The contest will also be a platform:
    • to educate students and researchers in the NNIN user community;
    • for information exchange and networking for attendees from industry, academia, and software developers;
    • to identify primary obstacles and the breakthroughs needed to address them;
    • for fostering collaborations between the computational and experimental communities;
    • to identify simulation tools that can be easily and widely made available to the research community.
Event record first posted on September 2, 2011, last modified on September 2, 2011

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