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December 15th, 2005

New Frontiers of Engineering

Abstract:
Dr. Nimal Rajapakse, Professor and Head Department of Mechanical Engineering The University of British Columbia: We have gone through four waves of technological advances over the past three centuries and are now in the fifth one. The fifth wave corresponds to MEMS and Nanotechnology. In contrast to the technological goals of the 19th and 20th century to make things bigger, the fifth wave of technology takes us in the opposite direction to analyze, design, build and manipulate objects that are too small to see with the naked eye. The MEMS technology involves objects with dimensions ranging from few millimeters to micrometers whereas Nanotechnology involves objects with dimensions ranging from one to one hundred nanometers.

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