American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has introduced a new short course for its 2012 Annual Congress on New Trends in Nanoscale Mechanics. This short course has been developed at Nanodesigns Consulting, a 2004 spin-off from the NASA Langley Research.Center (NASA LaRC). http://nano4designs.wix.com/consulting
This new three hours short course will be also offered to graduate and undergraduate students after the 2012 ASME Annual Congress, as well as researchers in nanoscale mechanics.
Consulting for the development of nanodesigns involves a variety of disciplines as demonstrated by a number of their projects on nanoscale research. The new still emerging field of nanomechanics is, probably, one of the simplest parts in the conceptual foundation of nanoscale sciences, nanotechnology and nanodesigns, in particular.
The new ASME short course entitled New Trends in Nanoscale Mechanics has been developed by the author of a first nationally distributed short course “Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubesm” which has been presented at the Annual ASME Congresses in 2001 and 2004 by Dr. Vasyl Michael Harik, then a Senior Staff Scientist at the ICASE Institute at the NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA. In 2011, exactly ten years after the first presentation of that short course, a new book with the same title "Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes" http://jhu.md/tWET33 has been published. This new monograph has been used for a part of the new course on Nanoscale Mechanics.