We are witnessing the dawn of the 4th industrial revolution – in which advanced energy management, artificial intelligence, bio-engineering, and nanotechnology are coming to the fore.
By way of example, nanotechnology offers an incredible range of applications that will transform society via the harnessing of underlying quantum effects in nature. Nanotech is furthermore inherently multidisciplinary, in which breakthroughs nearly always stem from the infusion of new ideas and techniques, sometimes from quite unrelated areas.
Nanotech is a truly exciting and varied field – and there are many interesting challenges to solve towards full realization, with the help of engineers, chemists and physicists. From an engineering perspective, the issues to solve include: cost-efficient mass production, means to self-assemble, and control over exact nanostructure… read more »