A two day Nanotechnology Seminar organised by Oxford Instruments at IISc Bangalore, India last week attracted over 200 attendees from both academia and industry, from all over India. With two parallel sessions running, Thin Film Processing and Materials Characterisation, this event proved to be the largest seminar organised by Oxford Instruments to date.
The aim of the seminar was to encourage interest in developments within the industrial and research communities and to introduce the nanotechnology tools offered by Oxford Instruments. It proved to be an ideal means for participants to learn more about latest techniques and findings in an informal atmosphere where participation and interaction was encouraged. Oxford Instruments is a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for research and industry, supplying equipment that can fabricate, characterise, manipulate and analyse matter at the atomic and molecular level.
Both the Thin Film Processing and Materials Characterisation seminars attracted guest speakers from IISc Bangalore, India, USA and Europe, with talks on etch and deposition processing, and plasma technologies, materials characterisation, surface science and cryogenic environments.
“This seminar has been very well organised with competent speakers covering a variety of processes and tools for nano fabrication. It is great to have practitioners of the art give talks and provide tips and solutions based on their experience, something that can you cannot find in books” said Prof. Rudra Pratap, Chairperson at the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, “I hope Oxford Instruments organises such workshops on a regular basis. This is likely to engage researchers and industrial users alike in lively discussions on innovative usage.
Mr Anurag Tandon, Managing Director of Oxford Instruments India comments, “We were pleased to have attracted such a large, high calibre audience to our Seminar in Bangalore, and are extremely honoured that so many distinguished guest speakers gave their time to speak about their work in Plasma Processing and Materials Characterisation. We are expanding our presence in India and have just held the official opening of our new subsidiary office in Mumbai. This highly successful event showcased our state-of the art demonstration and customer support facility and introduced the wide range of tools and systems that Oxford Instruments supplies to the research and industrial communities.”