nGimat Appoints Nanotechnology Science Advisory Board

December 14, 2005 – nGimat, a leading manufacturer and innovator of engineered nanomaterials, today announced the formation of a nanotechnology science advisory board.

“In the decade since we founded our company, tremendous progress has been made in advancing the understanding of nanomaterials and their potential for revolutionary performance gains across all industries,” said Andrew Hunt, CEO of nGimat. “Through our Nanotechnology Science Advisory Board, we are privileged to have access to world-class nanotechnologists as we continue to develop and deliver innovative nanomaterials that significantly impact the performance of critical components across key vertical industries including environmental, health care, manufacturing and defense.”

The nGimat Nanotechnology Science Advisory Board includes:

  • Shuming Nie, Director of Cancer Nanotechnology, Winship Cancer Institute, Associate Professor of BME, Chemistry, & Oncology. He was recently named Director and Principal Investigator of the National Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) new “Emory-Georgia Tech Nanotechnology Center for Personalized and Predictive Oncology.” Recent publications include “In-vivo cancer targeting and imaging with semiconductor quantum dots,” and Nie has a number of research projects underway with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Ken Sandhage, Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience; Director, Biologically-Enabled Advanced Materials and Micro/nanodevices (BEAM2) Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focus is in novel, biologically-enabled and near net-shape reaction processing of advanced micro/nanostructured ceramic and composite materials for biomedical, electromagnetic, sensor, optical, refractory, and structural applications; High-temperature inorganic chemistry (e.g., oxidation and corrosion of metals and ceramics; phase and microstructural evolution during ceramic firing; chemical interactions between solid ceramics and reactive fluids).
  • ZL Wang, Regents Professor, Director, Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CNN), Director, Center for Nanostructure Characterization (CNC), Georgia Institute of Technology. Recognized as one of the worlds top 25 most-cited authors in nanotechnology in the last decade (1992-2002), Wang has wide experimental and theoretical research interests including the atomic dimension microstructures of materials of technological importance and their relationship with physical properties. His most recent achievements include femtogram nanobalance technique, semiconductive oxide nanobelts, quantum conductance of carbon nanotubes, and nanomechanics of nanowires.
  • CP Wong, Regents Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering; Research Director, Packaging Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology. Wong holds more than 40 U.S. Patents and has authored more than 450 technical papers in the fields of polymeric materials, high Tc ceramics, materials reaction mechanism, IC encapsulation (in particular, hermetic equivalent plastic packaging), electronic manufacturing packaging processes, interfacial adhesions, PWB, SMT assembly, components reliability and nano functional material syntheses and characterizations. He is one of the pioneers who demonstrated the use of silicone gel as device encapsulant to achieve reliability without hermeticity in plastic IC packaging. Prior to his university career, Wong was a member of the technical staff of AT&T Bell Labs and was awarded its highest honor, the AT&T Bell Labs Fellow.