Purdue News

June 1, 2006

Birck Nanotechnology Center workshop focuses on nanoHUB

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers who operate the nanoHUB.org Web site at Purdue University will hold a free workshop on the computer simulation program at 11 a.m. Monday (June 5) in the Birck Nanotechnology Center, Room 1001, in Discovery Park.

The Network for Computational Nanotechnology operates nanoHUB through the Birck Nanotechnology Center. Gerhard Klimeck, the network's technical director and a professor of electrical and computer engineering, will lead the 90-minute workshop.

NanoHUB has provided 12,000 users annually with research and educational materials for nanoscience and nanotechnology. More than 2,500 users have run 66,000 simulations through the Internet-based service without installing additional software or applications on their computers.

The Network for Computational Nanotechnology was launched in 2002 with a five-year, $10.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Led by Mark Lundstrom, Purdue's Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the network assembles diverse teams of researchers to create computer simulations that show the entire workings of a design — from its tiniest, nearly atomic-scale basic building blocks, to its largest components, which are visible to the naked eye.

The workshop, which is open to the public, is sponsored by Bindley Bioscience Center, the NASA Institute for Nanoelectronics and Computing, Network for Computational Nanotechnology, VEECO, NCN Student Leadership Council, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics, School of Chemical Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the School of Mechanical Engineering and the Birck Nanotechnology Center.

Writer: Phillip Fiorini, (765) 496-3133, pfiorini@purdue.edu

Sources: Gerhard Klimeck, (765) 494-9212, gekco@purdue.edu

George Adams, (765) 494-2698, gba@purdue.edu

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