Nanoinformatics 2013: Informatics for Nanomanufacturing

Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
October 15, 2013

Learn how informatics is being used to advance nanomanufacturing. The purpose of this workshop is to assess current activities and plan a future in which informatics streamlines the nanomanufacturing enterprise. From materials to processes to products; accessible data, information, models, and simulations will enable innovators to optimize performance and speed up the time from concept to product. Informatics for nanomanufacturing will become a key element of sustainable manufacturing - helping companies quantify liability threats; comply with regulations; minimize materials usage, energy consumption, and overall cost; while ensuring safety to people and the environment. Informatics for nanomanufacturing will provide the digital thread throughout the value chain, enabling acceleration of innovations through expanded resources and capabilities. Product designers will mine and utilize a growing base of manufacturing resources and intellectual infrastructure to simulate and prototype next-generation products and completely new applications. Manufacturers will have access to timely information in the global supply chain. Vendors, materials developers, and component makers will be able to identify supply chain gaps as opportunities. Informatics for nanomanufacturing tools will help companies leverage their capital investment in manufacturing equipment, providing a means for flexible and extensible uses of existing infrastructure. Manufacturing design relies on accurate data and information--ranging from piecemeal to well integrated. Given the recent development of efficient automated methods of collecting, archiving, and sharing data--even in real time--now is an excellent time to review the current state-of-the-art, identify opportunities and gaps, and plan a roadmap for Informatics for nanomanufacturing.


  • Process modeling and control
  • Materials supply chain
  • Life cycle inventory data
  • System scale-up methodology
  • Nanomaterials properties data
  • Data mining tools and opportunities
  • Database design and accessibility
  • Design for manufacturability

The Nanomanufacturing Summit will be held October 15-17, 2013, on the University of Pennsylvania campus.