from the engineering-the-future dept.
A number of interesting presentations from a workshop titled "Beyond Micro Device Engineering: Nanotechnology", held by ASME International (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) in December 2000 in Washington, D.C., are now available either as HTML web pages or Adobe Acrobat PDF files. (Note: some of the PDF files are huge.)
This workshop, as well as the rapidly increasing level of interest in nanotechnology and nanosystems among various engineering communities, was the focus of one of the cover articles in Foresight Update #44 (April 2001). The article provides additional coverage on the workshop, as well as information on other engineering organizations that are taking an interest in nanotechnology.
Special Note: Nanotechnology will be the focal point of one of the many technical tracks that will be featured during ASME's 2001 Congress and Exhibition in November. Nanotechnology will also be the subject of several tutorials to be given during the conference, which will take place in New York City from November 11-16, 2001.