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UT Becomes Founding Partner of Nano- and MicroJoining Association

photo of nanowire

A laser-welded Cu nanowire is shown on silver film. The wire can work as an ultra sensitive single wire glucose sensor and can significantly reduce the operating energy while keeping high performance.

The University of Tennessee recently partnered with institutions from Japan, Canada, China, Germany, and Switzerland to found the Nano- and MicroJoining (NMJ) Association. The international academic association is dedicated to the development of novel joining technologies for the manufacturing and integration of increasingly miniaturized and diverse electronic, sensing, and medical devices and components.

Anming Hu, associate professor in UT’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, has been working in the nano- and microjoining field for over 11 years, and was instrumental in UT becoming a founding partner of the association.

Hu is now a member of the NMJ Association and will help push the development of nano- and microjoining as a new scientific discipline and technology, and will be involved in the planning and organization of future NMJ conferences. His membership automatically made him a core piece of the international scientific board of the NMJ conferences, including the 5th International Conference on Nanojoining and Microjoining next September in Germany.

The NMJ Association is headquartered at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Empa, and will be partnering with more organizations on an ongoing basis.