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Benjamin Shapiro
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Joint appointment with:
Institute for Systems Research
2246 Kim Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: (301) 405-4191
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Workshop report now available!

The report from the workshop is now available in two versions, which you can download here in PDF format. The complete report includes appendices and quad charts. Complete report (172 MB)

The abbreviated report contains the text portion only. Abbreviated report (400 KB)

Also available is the summary presentation regarding this workshop given by Ben Shapiro at the 2004 ACC, June 28, 2004. ACC summary presentation (2.5 MB)

The Control and System Integration of Micro- and Nano-Scale Systems Workshop was held at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va., on March 29-30, 2004. The workshop identified research areas, fostered inter-disciplinary collaborations, and recommended future research directions to NSF that will enable control and system integration on the micro- and nano-length scales.

Attendees came from a broad spectrum of researchers with capabilities relevant to micro/nano systems, control, and system integration, including: micro and nano scale fabrication, control theory, systems integration, optimization, measurement and detection on small length scales, modeling, bio-chemical systems, and other topics relevant to the micro/nano control and system integration theme.

Breakout sessions were loosely organized based on the following sub-topics:

- MEMS Design/Fabrication, Devices, and Systems
- Nano Fabrication
- Biological (or Biomolecular or Biochemical) and Chemical Systems on the Micro- and Nano-Length Scales
- Control Systems with a MEMS and/or Nano Perspective
- BioMEMS and/or Nanobiotechnological Systems
- Measurement, Modeling, and Model Validation at the Micro- and Nanoscale

Special emphasis was placed on identifying needs and bottlenecks on the path towards control and system integration: what tools, techniques, collaborations, basic science understanding, and educational resources are needed to enable integrated systems on the micro and nano scales?

Organizing Committee

Dr. Benjamin Shapiro, University of Maryland

Committee members
Dr. Gregory Chirikjian, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Liwei Lin, University of California at Berkeley
Dr. Costas Maranas, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Marvin White, Lehigh University
Dr. Minami Yoda, Georgia Institute of Technology

NSF program manager support
Dr. Kishan Baheti, Dr. Maria Burka, Dr. Masayoshi Tomizuka

Link to the 2003 conference

(The workshop organiziers would like to thank Becky Copeland, Dale Morey, Susan Warren, and Cheryl Muza for all their efforts in helping to put this workshop together.)




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