WCMNM2022

5th World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing

19-22 September 2022

Jointly organised by the 4M Association, the International Institution for Micro Manufacturing (I2M2) and the International Forum on Micro Manufacturing (IFMM), the Congress hopes to bring together the worldwide community of micro- & nano-manufacturing experts.

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Venue

The conference will be held at IIT Bombay, which is recognized worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research, and one of the best engineering schools in India. It is known for the outstanding caliber of students and has graduated more than 42,000 of India …

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WCMNM2020

As a precautionary measure against COVID 19 outbreak, the congress has been tentatively postponed to 21-23 September 2021.

The paper submission deadlines will be extended accordingly. We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you posted of the new paper submission deadlines. Thank you for understanding and please stay …

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WCMNM 2019

World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing

Jointly organised by the 4M Association, the International Institution for Micro Manufacturing (I2M2) and the International Forum on Micro Manufacturing (IFMM)

Congress Chair

Gracious Ngaile, NC State University, USA

Congress Co-Chairs

Paul Cohen, North Carolina State University, USA

Sathyan Subbiah, IIT Madras, INDIA …

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WCMNM2018

World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing

Jointly organised by the 4M Association, the International Institution for Micro Manufacturing (I2M2) and the International Forum on Micro Manufacturing (IFMM)

Congress Chair

Joško Valentinčič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Congress Co-Chairs

Stefan Dimov, University of Birmingham, UK

Martin Byung-Guk Jun, Purdue University, USA …

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4M/IWMF2016 Conference

Venue

Denmark is the home of The Little Mermaid, historic Vikings, timeless Scandinavian design and much more. The conference will be held at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby.

Dates

The main conference programme takes place from 13th - 15th September 2016

Conference Theme

Papers are invited that present original …

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4M 2015 Detailed Programme

Download the full schedule at the bottom of this page!

The slot for each paper will last 20 minutes, including 15 minutes for the presentation + 5 minutes for questions & answers.

Please prepare your presentation on a pen drive to upload it on the pc that will be available in the …

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4M/ICOMM2009 Conference

23-25 September 2009

Karlsrhue Photo: Courtesy of FZK, Germany

This conference is jointly organised by the International Conference on Multi-Material Micro-Manufacture(4M) and the International Conference on Micro-Manufacture (ICOMM), bringing together for the first time the worldwide community of micro-manufacturing experts.

Aim and Themes

The main goal of the Conference is …

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4M/ICOMM2015 Conference

Post-Conference Update

Proceedings now available online

Best paper: “Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Dielectric Conductivity on Characteristics of Micro-EDM Process” Soham S. Mujumdar, Shiv G. Kapoor and Davide Curreli (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA)

Honourable mentions: “Dimensional accuracy and deformation behaviours in meso-scaled progressive forming of two-level …

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4M 2013 Invited Speaker: Professor Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann

Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV) in Industrie und Handwerk an der RWTH Aachen Pontstr. 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany www.ikv-aachen.de

Biography

Christian Hopmann

Christian Hopmann, born 1968, studied Mechanical Engineering with particular focus on Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen, Germany. Following his diploma 1996, he received his doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) with …

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4M 2013 Invited Speaker: Yasunori Saotome

Kansai Center | Institute for Materials Research | Tohoku University | 9203 Bldg. in | Univ. of Hyogo | Shosha 2167 | Himeji, Hyogo 671-2280 | JAPAN | +81 79 260 7208 | saotome@imr.tohoku.ac.jp

Biography

Professor Yasunori Saotome

Professor Yasunori Saotome is a Professor at Institute for Materials Research (IMR) , Tohoku University in Japan and a visiting professor …

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4M 2013 Invited Speaker: Professor Richard Leach

Engineering Measurement Division | National Physical Laboratory | Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0LW | UK | +44 20 8943 6303 | richard.leach@npl.co.uk

Biography

Professor Richard Leach

Professor Richard Leach is a Principal Research Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory in the UK and a visiting professor at Loughborough University and the Harbin Institute of Technology …

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4M 2013 Invited Speaker: Professor Jian Cao

Department of Mechanical Engineering | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Northwestern University| U.S.A

Biography

Professor Jian Cao

Jian Cao received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T. in 1995. She is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and an Associate Vice …

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4M 2013 Detailed Programme

The Detailed Programme* is available to download via the link below. * The programme may be changed by the organisers without prior notification.

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4M 2013 Conference

San Sebastian, Spain

Venue

Barceló Costa Vasca,Avenida Pio Baroja, 15 | 20008 San Sebastián, Spain

IK4-TEKNIKER, Eibar, Spain

Dates

The main conference programme takes place from 8th - 10th October 2013

Chairs

Sabino Azcarate, IK4-TEKNIKER, Spain (Chair) and Stefan Dimov, University of Birmingham, UK (Co-Chair)

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4M 2012 Detailed Programme

The Detailed Programme(*) including the schedule for presentations is available to download at bottom of this webpage.

(*) The programme may be changed by the organisers without prior notification.

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Call for Papers 4M2012

The first Call for Papers for 4M2012 is published and can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the icon below.

Deadline for submission of papers is 9th March 2012.

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Sponsoring 4M2012

Stand out from the rest in front of more than 100 micro-manufacturing experts from around the world. As a sponsor, you can promote your company’s mission even more effectively to the assembled individuals and organisations attending 4M2012 while learning about the latest advances in micro-manufacturing research.

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Scope of 4M Conference

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century saw a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the demand …

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Scope of 4M

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century saw a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the demand …

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Scope of 4M

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century saw a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the demand …

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Registration & fees

Important Dates (provisional)

eventdate
Notification of acceptance in Final PublicationAugust 2011
Authors Final Registration16th September 2011
Final Early Bird Registration16th September 2011
Public Final Registration31st October 2011
4M2010 Conference8-10 November 2011

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Our Sponsors

The State of Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg

The State of Baden-Württemberg is situated in Southwest Germany. Located at the heart of Europe and with a population of 10.7 million, it has one of the continent's highest per-capita incomes.


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

KIT

NANOMICRO at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is Germany’s …

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Sponsoring 4M2011

Stand out from the rest in front of more than 150 micro-manufacturing experts from around the world. As a sponsor, you can promote your company’s mission even more effectively to the assembled individuals and organisations attending 4M2011 while learning about the latest advances in micro-manufacturing research.

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Hotels & Accommodation

We recommend that you use the Hotel booking service provided by the accommodation bureau of the Stuttgart-Marketing office, which is offered completely free of charge.

The Deadline for bookings is 26th September 2011.

The password for this service is 4m2011.

To access it go to the accommodation bureau webpages. This …

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Call for Papers

The first Call for Papers for 4M2011 is published and can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the icon below.

Deadline for submission of papers has been extended to 21st April 2011.

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4M 2011 Conference

Haus der Wirtschaft, Germany

Venue

Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany (above)

Aim and Themes

The main goal of the Conference is to provide a forum for experts from industry and academia to share the results of their investigations in an open, friendly and rewarding environment and in so doing to advance the creation of …

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Overview Programme

This Provisional Programme does not include the detailed schedule for presentations.

Wednesday 17th November 2010

Venue: Hotel Mercure, Bourg en Bresse

time
8.00 - 9.00 Registration
9.00 - 9.30 Opening ceremony
9.30 - 10.45 Invited Talks
9.30 Herman Schoo "Thin Film Organic Devices as a platform …
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Overview Programme

The Detailed Programme(*) including the schedule for presentations is available to download at bottom of this webpage.

Tuesday 8th November 2011

Venue: Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany.

time
8.00 - 9.00 Registration
9.00 - 9.50 Opening ceremony and welcome speeches
9.50 - 10.10 Invited Talk
Kai PETERS …
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Phil Coates

Professor Phil Coates BSc ARCS MSc PhD FREng FIMechE FIMMM CEng

Phil CoatesPhil is a Physics graduate (Imperial College), London; his PhD research was on solid phase deformation processing of polymers (Leeds University).
Phil Coates is Pro Vice Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Transfer, and Professor of Polymer Engineering at the University …

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Eric Baer

Eric BaerEric Baer is the Leonard Case Jr. Professor in the Dept. of Macromolecular Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CliPS) NSF Science and Technology Center at Case Western Reserve University.

His honors include the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, American Society of Engineering Education …

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Herman Schoo

SchooHerman Schoo is the Program manager in the Holst Centre of the strategic program “Sensor Tags & Systems” where combinations of organic, large area electronic device technology is investigated. He was recently appointed as Senior Research Fellow of TNO.

Areas of Expertise

Synthesis of high quality (semi-)conducting materials for polymer …

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Alexander Stuck

StuckDr. Alexander Stuck is currently head of CSEM BASEL. He is an expert in nano-optics and replication technologies. He has a track record of successful collaboration with industry leaders in brand protection and optical microsystems.

Before joining CSEM he was responsible for the development and production of DVD-recorders and managed …

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Nozomu Mishima

Nozomu Mishima Nozomu Mishima is the leader of the Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing Research Group at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan.

Research interests:

Robust Design of Machine Tools and Development of a Design Supporting Tool Development of Miniature …

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4M 2010 Invited Speakers

The following speakers have been confirmed for 4M2010:

  • Eric Baer, Case Western Reserve University, USA “Continuous Polymer Nanolayer Processing by Forced Assembly”

  • Phil Coates, Bradford University, UK
    "Process structuring of polymers and polymer composites in micromoulding"

  • Heinz Kück, HSG-IMAT, Germany
    "Potential of Moulded Interconnect Devices for the Packaging of Miniature …

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Invited Speakers

The following speakers have already agreed to address the 4M2011 Conference:

Prof. J. Burghartz, Institut fur Mikroelektronik, Stuttgart, Germany
"An open foundry concept for microsystem small series production – concept and examples”

Prof. Marc Desmulliez, Heriot-Watt University, UK
" Highlights of the Grand challeng Project : 3D-MINTEGRATION, the serial manufacture of 3D integrated …

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Important Deadlines (provisional)

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Submission site will open1st February 2010
Submission deadline of full papers19th March 2010
Feed back from the peer review to authors24th May 2010
Submission of revised paper11th June 2010
Review of revised papersJuly 2010
Notification of acceptance in Final Publication19th July 2010 …
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4M 2010 Conference

PEP,Plastipolis, Oyonnax, France

Aim and Themes

The main goal of the Conference is to provide a forum for experts from industry and academia to share the results of their in-depth investigations and engage in interdisciplinary discussions about the creation of micro-manufacturing capabilities.

Papers are invited to present the latest advances in developing new …

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Management of Innovative Technologies

The 10th conference on Management of Innovative Technologies was organised in Fiesa, Slovenia. The field of Technology Management is currently very broad as industry attempts to find a workable definition of "sustainability".

Concepts such as "lean" management and manufacture dovetail well with sustainability, and innovative solutions are sought which can …

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Day 3 - 25 September 2009

Friday 25 September 2009

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9.00 - 10.15 Invited Talks (Aula)
Mustafizur Rahman "Tool-based compound micro/nano machining"
Sylvain Ballandras "Single-crystal based composite wafers for high quality passive RF microdevices"
10.15 - 11.00 Coffee Break / Poster Session (Foyer)
11.00 - 12.15 Thematic sessions 9 & 10
Process chains …
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Day 1 - 23 September 2009

Wednesday 23 September 2009

time
8.00 - 9.00 Registration (Foyer)
9.00 - 9.30 Opening (Aula)
9.30 - 10.45 Invited Talks (Aula)
Ian Hutchings "Opportunities and limitations of inkjet printing in micro-manufacturing"
Roland Zengerle "Microfluidic Platforms for Miniaturization, Integration & Automation of Biochemical Assays"
10.45 - 11.15 Coffee …
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Day 2 - 24 September 2009

time
9.15 - 10.30 Invited Talks (Aula)
Shiv G. Kapoor "CNT- Composites for the Micro-World - Design for Functionality & Manufacturabilty"
Dave Blank "Perspectives in Micro and Nanofabrication of new functional materials"
10.30 - 11.15 Coffee Break / Poster Session (Foyer)
11.15 - 12.30 Thematic Session 5 & 6
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Provisional Programme

Wednesday 23 September 2009

time
8.00 - 9.00 Registration (Foyer)
9.00 - 9.30 Opening (Aula)
9.30 - 10.45 Invited Talks (Aula)
9.30 Ian Hutchings "Opportunities and limitations of inkjet printing in micro-manufacturing"
10.10 Roland Zengerle "Microfluidic Platforms for Miniaturization, Integration & Automation of Biochemical Assays
10 …
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Programme Committee

Volker Saile, FZK, Germany (Conference Chair)
Kornel Ehmann, Northwestern University , USA (Conference Co-chair)
Stefan Dimov, Cardiff University, UK (Conference Co-chair)
Sabino Azcarate, TEKNIKER, Spain
Donna Bibber, Micro Engineering Solutions, USA
Marc Bonis, UNIVERSITY Tech. de Compiegne, France
Matt Bono, Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab. , USA
David Burton, Performance Micro Tool, USA …

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License agreement

Important dates

eventdate
Notification of acceptance in Final PublicationJuly 2010
License form submission13th August 2010
4M2010 Conference17-19 November 2010

License agreement

To publish your paper in the proceedings Cardiff University requests a formal written License agreement from the copyright owners for each article published. To avoid …

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License agreement

Important dates

eventdate
Notification of acceptance in Final Publication4 June 2009
License form submission12 June 2009
4M/ICOMM Conference23-25 September 2009

License agreement

To publish your paper in the proceedings Cardiff University requests a formal written License agreement from the copyright owners for each article published …

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License Agreement

Deadlines

eventdate
Submission of full paper21st April 2011
Submission of revised paperJuly 2011
Submission of final paper16th September 2011

License agreement

To publish your paper in the proceedings Cardiff University requests a formal written License agreement from the copyright owners for each article published. To avoid …

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Sponsors

Microsystems-UK

Microsystems-UK

Microsystems has focussed on ultra-precision micro-machining and micro-moulding since the company was established in 2003. The majority of our customers are in the medical and pharmaceutical markets, although we also operate in other markets that require close tolerance polymer microparts, polymer optics, or ultra-precision machined components. We are committed …

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Registration and fees

Important Dates (provisional)

eventdate
Notification of acceptance in Final PublicationJuly 2010
Authors Final Registration13th August 2010
Final Early Bird Registration13th August 2010
Public Final RegistrationOctober 2010
4M2010 Conference17-19 November 2010

In order for a paper to be included in the conference programme and appear …

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Registration and fees

Important Dates

eventdate
Notification of acceptance in Final Publication1 June 2009
Authors Final Registration19 June 2009
Final Early Bird Registration31 July 2009
Public Final Registration4 September 2009
4M/ICOMM Conference23-25 September 2009

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Important Deadlines

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Submission site will open5 January 2009
Submission deadline of full papers20 February 2009
Feed back from the peer review to authors27 March 2009
Submission of revised paper24 April 2009
Review of revised papers15 May 2009
Notification of acceptance in Final Publication1 June …
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Review Guidelines

Deadlines (provisional)

eventdate
End of first reviewMay 2010
End of second reviewJuly 2010

Step by Step Guide

We have a two phase review process.

  1. You will receive a username and password via email
  2. You will receive an email notification about the papers you have to review
  3. Sign …
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Review Guidelines

Deadlines

eventdate
End of first review20 March 2009
End of second review15 May 2009

Step by Step Guide

We have a two phase review process.

  1. You will receive a username and password via email
  2. You will receive an email notification about the papers you have to review …
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Review Guidelines

Deadlines (provisional)

eventdate
End of first review3rd June 2011
End of second review22nd July 2011

Step by Step Guide

We have a two phase review process.

  1. You will receive a username and password via email
  2. You will receive an email notification about the papers you have to …
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Visiting Karlsruhe

Karlsrhue
Photo: Courtesy of FZK, Germany

Suggestions for visitor tours in and around Karlsruhe

  • Karlsruhe - palace, palace park, Hall of Arts, Majolika (Ceramic manufacture Karlsruhe), Centre for Art and Media (ZKM)
  • Schwetzingen - palace, palace park
  • Speyer - Speyer Cathedral, The Jewish Courtyard, The Old Gate
  • Heidelberg - Heidelberg Castle, Old Town, Kurpfälzisches Museum …
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Dave H.A. Blank

prof. dr. ing. Dave H.A. Blank Prof. Dr. Ing. Dave H.A. Blank was born in 1953 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He started his studies on the primary technical school (LTS), followed by the secondary (MTS) and higher technical school (HTS). After his masters in Applied Physics, he received in 1991 his PhD in Physics from the …

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Mustafizur Rahman

Prof. Mustafizur Rahman - photo Professor Mustafizur Rahman has been with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore since 1982. His research interests include micro/nano machining, design and development of miniature machine tools and devices for micro/nano machining, and high speed machining of difficult-to-machine materials. He has received Outstanding …

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Marketing Opportunities

Stand out from the rest in front of more than 150 micro-manufacturing experts from around the world.

As a sponsor, you can promote your company’s mission even more effectively to the assembled individuals and organisations attending 4M/ICOMM 2009 while learning about the latest advances in micro-manufacturing research.

Association …

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History

4M Conferences

  • 4M2005 - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 4M2006 - The European Centre for Micro and Nano Technology, Grenoble, France
  • 4M2007 - Borovets, Bulgaria
  • 4M2008 - Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • 4M2010 - Plastipolis, Oyonnax, France
  • 4M2011 - Stuttgart, Germany
  • 4M2012 - Vienna, Austria
  • 4M2013 - San Sebastian, Spain

Papers and presentations from all past 4M Conferences, except 4M2006, can …

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History

This conference is organised by the International Conference on Multi-Material Micro-Manufacture(4M).

Past 4M conferences

  • 4M2005 - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 4M2006 - The European Centre for Micro and Nano Technology, Grenoble, France
  • 4M2007 - Borovets, Bulgaria
  • 4M2008 - Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Papers and presentations from all past 4M Conferences, except 4M2006, can be …

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History

This conference is jointly organised by the International Conference on Multi-Material Micro-Manufacture(4M) and the International Conference on Micro-Manufacture (ICOMM), bringing together for the first time the worldwide community of micro-manufacturing experts.

Past 4M conferences

  • 4M2005 - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 4M2006 - The European Centre for Micro and Nano Technology, Grenoble, France …
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Organising Committee

Heinz Kück, HSG-IMAT, Germany (Chairman)

Stefan Dimov, Cardiff University, UK (Co-Chairman)
Holger Reinecke, HSG-IMIT, and IMTEK, Germany (Co-Chairman)

Christine Neuy, mstbw, Germany
Sabino Azcarate, TEKNIKER, Spain
Stéphane Bredeau, CEA, France
Luc Federzoni, CEA, France
Hans Nørgaard Hansen, DTU, Denmark
Per Johander, Sverea IVF AB, Sweden
Erik Jung, FhG IZM-Berlin, Germany …

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Sylvain Ballandras

Sylvain Ballandras Sylvain Ballandras was born in Strasbourg in 1965. He joined the CNRS in 1991, after his PhD in Engineering Sciences from the Université de Franche-Comté. From 1991 to 1995, he has been working on surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices, but he was mainly involved in the development of micromachining technologies …

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Shiv G. Kapoor

Dr. Shiv G. Kapoor Dr. Shiv G. Kapoor is Grayce Wicall Gauthier Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has been a significant contributor to the field of manufacturing engineering research and education and a pioneer in the field of mathematical modelling and simulation …

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Ian Hutchings

Ian Hutchins

Name

‭Ian Michael Hutchings

Date of Birth

‭6‭ ‬May‭ ‬1950,‭ ‬Barnet,‭ ‬England

Nationality

‭‬British

Current positions

‎University of‭ ‬Cambridge,‭ ‬Department of Engineering
GKN Professor of Manufacturing Engineering‭ (‬since‭ ‬2001‭)
(Deputy Head of Department‎ (‏Graduate Studies‭) ‬2002-2005‭)
Fellow,‭ ‬St John‭’‬s‭ ‬College,‭ ‬Cambridge‭ (‬since‭ ‬1975‭)
Chairman,‎ ‏St John‭’‬s Innovation Centre …

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Roland Zengerle

Prof. Dr. Roland Zengerle Photo Prof. Dr. Roland Zengerle is the director of the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He also heads the Laboratory for MEMS Applications at IMTEK and in addition he is a director at the Institute for Micro- and Information Technology of the Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft (HSG-IMIT). HSG-IMIT …

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Scope

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century has seen a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the …

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Scope

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century has seen a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the …

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Scope

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century saw a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the demand …

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Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentation

Each participant will be allowed 15 minutes per presentation and at the end of the each session there will be 10 minutes question time. Session chairs will make sure the schedule is respected.

In order to avoid technical and connection problems and the corresponding loss of time, a …

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Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentation

Each participant will be allowed 15 minutes per presentation and at the end of the each session will be 10 minutes question time. Session chairs will make sure the schedule is respected.

In order to avoid technical and connection problems and the corresponding loss of time, a laptop …

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