BCU to host global conference on nanotechnology

BIRMINGHAM City University is to stage a global conference this month examining developments in the field of nanotechnology.

Leading researchers from around the world will be in the city for the two-day event, which takes place at BCU’s city centre campus on Tuesday June 9.

The conference, ‘Advances in Nanotechnology’, will include a series of talks, workshops and interactive sessions where world-renowned scientists and engineers will share new ideas on the uses of nanotechnology in medicine and healthcare, nanomechanics and industrial applications of graphene.
Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. A nanometre is one-billionth of a metre.
Speakers include Professor Toshio Fukuda, from Nagoya University in Japan and Professor Jackie Ying, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dr Mohammad Sakhawat Hussain, senior member at BCU’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, said: “The event provides a great opportunity to see and hear of the potential that nanotechnology has to impact on our lives.
“Prof Toshio Fukuda will be talking about his research into how the ultra-small technology can help to do the thinking for surgeons in operating theatres using Micro and Nano Robots, while Prof Ying will highlight the possibilities that nanotechnology has to cure cancers.”
Other speakers at the event include Professor Nick Quirke, from Imperial College London, Professor Virginia Ayres, from Michigan State University and Professor George Pharr, from the University of Tennessee.