Dr. Fahmi is a principle research fellow and leader of the NanoManu research group at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has a wide interdisciplinary knowledge through his qualifications in different fields (bio/ chemistry, physical and material sciences) at TU-Dresden Germany and has work experience in different departments (physics and the department of manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering) at the University of Nottingham UK on diverse research and industrial projects. With his interdisciplinary research group, he holds five granted patents and has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conference proceedings, one book and one book chapter. These cover the key aspects in fabrication of nanostructured materials. Dr. Fahmi’s international reputation has been demonstrated through invitations to present keynote lectures in China and special guest lecturer in Poland. Moreover, he presented 30 lectures’ papers in national and international conferences. Overall, an excellent example of his international recognition is his recent nomination to attend a Noble Prize Laureate 2010 meeting in Lindau, Germany.
Frontier in Nanofabrication: Directed Self-assembly of Nanostructured Hybrid Materials
Entering a new era of device performance, enhancement and miniaturisation is propelled by nanotechnology. Nanofabrication via self-assembled hybrid materials is a simple ideology to transfer today’s nanoscience into tomorrow’s nanotechnology, where miniaturised devices will be manufactured using the innovation in nanostructure technologies within a short timeframe. The presentation will focus on nanofabrication via directed self-assembly of hybrid polymeric-inorganic materials as an efficient, green, cost-effective and versatile tool to manufacture multifunctional hybrid nanostructured materials, starting from low building blocks dimensions 0D and 1D to fabricate higher functional 2D and 3D dimensions. The mechanism of the structure formations will be proposed and discussed with respect to guide the self-assembly process under different conditions. As well as a description of the driving forces leading to the fabrication of macroscopically ordered domains in different dimensions starting from 0D toward 3D structures. The resulting (multi-) functional nanostructured materials originated from the chemical composition, the size and the order of the functional (inorganic) will be comprehensively discussed. The impact of manufacturing high quality nanostructured hybrid components possess unique collective properties through novel methods of nanofabrication is enormous for a wide range of future miniaturised devices.