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Asia Materials Network

One of the key challenges facing materials researchers in the developing world is the lack of access to good instrumentation. The International Center for Materials Research (ICMR) has taken a proactive stance in relation to this problem by launching the Asia Materials Network at a meeting at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore, November 14-16, 2005.

The meeting, which comprised a series of lectures and discussions, brought together about 40 scientists from 19 different countries. The goal of the Network is to enhance international collaboration throughout the region by offering access to facilities at over 10 centers. The centers that have agreed to make their facilities available at no cost to visiting researchers from within the region. The list of host institutions is incomplete at this stage and we would welcome participation by additional centers. It is expected, of course, that many institutions will participate as both hosts and users of the Network.
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Program and Abstracts


Riaz Ahmad, GC University, Pakistan

Surface Modifications of Materials using plasma focus device

Zanuldin Ahmad, Malaysian University of Science and Technology

MUST - Its Role in Malaysia's Research Initiatives

Bambang Ariwahjoedi,Institut Teknologi, Indonesia

Formation of Biomineral Nanofilm Via Adsorbed Surfactant-Directed Precipitation characterized In-Situ by Means of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)

Alberto V. Amorsolo, University of the Philippines

Profile of Research in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of the Philippines College of Engineering

Yoshio Bando, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

New Insights of Nanotubes Filled with Solids, Liquids and Gases

Arshad Bhatti, COMSATS, Pakistan

Synthesis and Characterization of Semiconductor Materials and Devices at Micro and Nanoscale

Abu Hashan Bhuiyan, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

An Overview of Materials Research in Bangladesh: Scopes and Limitations of Polymers and Semiconductor Materials Research

Anthony K. Cheetham, UC Santa Barbara

Novel Phosphors for Solid State Lighting

Gautum Desiraju, University of Hyderabad

Research Facilities at the University of Hyderabad for Materials Scientists

Takahiro Fujita, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

International Research Environment at NIMS

Mohan Bikram Gewali, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Status of Science and Technology in Nepal

Soon Hyung Hong, KAIST, Korea

Status of R&D on Materials Science and Nanotechnology in KAIST

Voravee P. Hoven, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Cattleya Petchsing, Thammasat University, Thailand
Sujitra Wongkasemjit, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Materials Research In Thailand

J.K.D.S. Jayanetti, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Study of Group IV Elemental Couples at Lower Dimensions

S.B. Krupanidhi, Indian Institute of Science

Functional Materials Activity at M R C, IISc, Bangalore

Hong Van Le and Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Institute of Materials Science, Vietnam

Facilities for Materials Fabrication and Characterization in the Institute of Materials Science at Hanoi

Wen-Bin Liau, National Taiwan University

Introduction to National Taiwan University

Teik-Cheng Lim, National University of Singapore

Overview of the NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative and its Available Facilities

Nguyen Thanh Loc, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Current Situation of Computational Chemistry in HCM City University of Technology

Alireza Z. Moshfegh, Sharif University of Technology

Materials Research Facilities at Sharif University of Technology

Arif Mumtaz, Quaid-i-Azan University, Pakistan

Synthesis and Characterization of Some Magnetic Nanoparticles

K.S. Narayan, JNCASR, India

Materials Research at JNCASR

C.N.R. Rao, JNCASR, India

Building Open-framework Structures

Nurual Taufiqu Rochman and Masbah R.T. Siregar, Indonesian Institute of Sciences

Trend Researches on Materials Science and Technology and Their Facilities in Indonesian Institute of Sciences

Arnel A. Salvador, University of the Philippines

Proposed Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Studies of Quantum Dots and Heterostructures

Terry Turney, CSIRO, Australia

Australian Research Program on Nanostructured Materials

Enge Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Materials Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences

For further details, please contact the ICMR Program Coordinator, Jennifer Ybarra, at ybarra@icmr.ucsb.edu


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