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Innovations in Nano Materials Education through International Collaborations

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

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June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

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June 26, 2013



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Teaching Materials Science Using Innovative Methods

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23.756.1 - 23.756.12



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Ajit D. Kelkar North Carolina A&T State University

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Dr. Ajit D. Kelkar is a professor and chair of Nanoengineering department at Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. He also serves as an associate director for the Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures. For the past twenty five years he has been working in the area of performance evaluation and modeling of polymeric composites and ceramic matrix composites. He has worked with several federal laboratories in the area of fatigue, impact and finite element modeling of woven composites including U.S. Army, U.S. Air force, NASA-Langley Research Center, National science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In addition he has collaborated with Rice University, Texas A&M University, Tuskegee University, Air Force Institute of Technology, University of Dayton, Florida State University, Prairie View A&M University, University of Delaware, Texas State University, University of Minnesota, University of California, and San Diego. His expertise are in the area of low cost fabrication and processing of woven composites using VARTM process, fatigue and impact testing of composites, analytical modeling of woven composites. Presently he is involved in the development of nano engineered multifunctional materials using XD CNTs and electro spun fiber materials. In the modeling area he is working on blast simulations for the Humvee vehicles subjected to various TNT blasts loadings and atomistic modeling of polymers embedded with CNTs and alumina nanoparticles. He is also involved in high velocity impact modeling of ceramic matrix composites and polymeric matrix composites embedded with electrospun nanofibers. He has published over two hundred papers in these areas. In addition he has edited a book in the area of Nano Engineered materials. He is member of several professional societies including ASME, SAMPE, AIAA, ASM, and ASEE.

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James Gardner Ryan Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

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Dr. James G. Ryan attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY where he received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry and an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Ryan is the Founding Dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering of North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His responsibilities include academic and administrative leadership of JSNN as well as the development of strategic partnerships with industry and government organizations. Dr. Ryan’s research interests include thin film deposition, interconnect technology, semiconductor manufacturing technology and radiation hardened nanoelectronics.
Dr. Ryan joined JSNN after working at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany as Associate Vice President of Technology and Professor of Nanoscience from 2005 to 2008. At CNSE, he managed the cleanrooms and numerous consortia involving CNSE and its industrial partners such as IBM, TEL, AMAT, ASML and others.
Dr. Ryan joined CNSE after a 25 year career with IBM. From 2003 to 2005, he was a Distinguished Engineer and Director of Advanced Materials and Process Technology Development and served as the site executive for IBM at Albany Nanotech. Prior to that assignment Dr. Ryan managed interconnect technology groups in research, development and manufacturing engineering areas at IBM. He is the author of over 100 publications and presentations, has 47 U.S. Patents and is the recipient of numerous awards including 17 IBM invention plateaus, an IBM Corporate Patent Portfolio award, an IBM Division Patent Portfolio Award, IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards for Dual Damascene and for Copper technologies and the 1999 SRC Mahboob Khan Mentor Award.

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Ram V Mohan North Carolina A&T State University

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Sachin Marotrao Shendokar Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

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In year 2010 Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) was established as anacademic collaboration between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University andThe University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Both Universities are classified by the CarnegieFoundation as “research universities with high research activity.” JSNN builds on the strengthsof the two universities in the basic sciences and in engineering to offer an innovative, cross-disciplinary graduate program that will train scientists in various emerging areas of nanoscienceand nanoengineering. The MS and PhD programs in Nanoengineering features courseworkinvolving engineering at the nanoscale. It is designed for students with a strong background inengineering who seek additional, specialized training in order to find industrial or governmentpositions in fields that utilize nanotechnology. The graduate program has four focus areas:Nanocomposites, Nanoelectronics, Nanobiology and Computational Nano. In year 2007 NorthCarolina A&T Sate University signed Memorandum of Understanding with Bharati VidyapeethDeemed University in Pune, India (BVDU) which involves student/faculty exchanges. As a partof this program two faculty members received their doctoral degrees in the area of advancednanocomposites and after their return to India in year 2011 they have established a new MSdegree program in nanoengineering in India. This paper addresses challenges faced and successachieved in the area of innovations in nano materials education through this newly collaborativeMS program in Nanoengineering between JSNN and BVDU..

Kelkar, A. D., & Ryan, J. G., & Mohan, R. V., & Shendokar, S. M. (2013, June), Innovations in Nano Materials Education through International Collaborations Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19770

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