Nanotechnology and Engineering Nanomaterials:
Fundamentals, Knowledge and Applications

16 June 2020 (14:00 - 18:00)

Prof. Sivakumar Manickam

Professor of Chemical and Nanopharmaceutical Process Engineering,
Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering,
Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Engineering,
Director, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials,
The University of Nottingham Malaysia,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The objective of this short course is to provide insight into fundamental understanding as well as diverse range of processes used in the development of the engineering nanomaterials, which finds vast technological applications. The properties of a particular material differ from that of the conventional bulk due to its unique features at nanoscale. Again, these properties differ based on the particle size, morphology and composition. These nanomaterials of unique features have been used for various applications and not limited to colloidal dispersions, nanoemulsions for pharmaceutical purposes, biopolymers, metallic particles, antireflection coatings, sensors for cancer diagnosis, magnetic nanoparticles for medical imaging, energy storage materials to enhance heat transfer, nanoclusters for hydrogen storage, electronanocatalyst for fuel cells, and catalyst for wastewater treatment. The preparation methods of the nanomaterial decide their properties or have proper control on the morphology leading to the required properties of the end products and their subsequent applications.

This tutorial will deal with the fundamentals as well as synthesis methods that are most commonly used and the latest methods which are under intense research currently. This course will be beneficial to students of all levels (undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral fellows), professors and young researchers of wide discipline such as physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, energy engineering, material science, environmental engineering, etc. and also industry persons.

Course outline:

• Why Nanotechnology ?

• At the Nanoscale ?

• Nanomaterials by dimensions

• Change in the fundamental properties at the nanoscale

• Quantum confinement

• Nanomanufacturing

• Carbon Nanomaterials


Professor Sivakumar Manickam (Siva) has a vast knowledge and practice in Nanotechnology and thus it is an opportunity to learn this area in a straightforward way through this short course. He is a Chemical Engineer specializing Process Engineering of Nanomaterials especially Nanopharmaceuticals. He is working in the area of Ultrasound and Hydrodynamic Cavitation since 1997. He is working with University of Nottingham Malaysia and his research group concentrates on the process development of cavitation based reactors towards technologically important nanomaterials. He is also Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Exchange and is the Director of the Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. He was also the recipient of JSPS fellowship, Japan. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed journal and conference papers. He is the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA, UK) and member of Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN).

Certificate & Gift

The tutorial attendees will get the IFSA Certificates of course attendance and book 'Designing Nanosensors for Chemical and Biological Applications' by Nada F. Atta, 264 p., hardcover, published by IFSA Publishing, S.L.:

About the Book

'Designing Nanosensors for Chemical and Biological Applications' aims at providing the readers with some of the most recent development of new and advanced materials and their applications as nanosensors. The emphasis of the book is devoted to the difference in properties and its relation to the mechanism of detection and specificity. Miniaturization on the other hand, is of unique importance for sensors applications. The chapters of this book present the usage of robust, small, sensitive and reliable sensors that take advantage of the growing interest in nano-structures. Different chemical species are taken as good example of the determination of different chemical substances industrially, medically and environmentally.

The book will be useful for scientists and researchers, doctors and students working in medical research, engineers and students working in environmental research and professionals working in industrial field.

Registration Fee for the Tutorial and Deadline:

• Students and IFSA Members: 90.00 EUR

• Non Members: 120.00 EUR

Deadline for Registration: 20 April 2020

We accept also the direct money transfer to our bank account.

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