Endorsed by Professor Norman Zhou, director of Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ), University of Waterloo, and Professor Akio Hirose, professor from Osaka University, we successfully organized the International Workshop on Advanced Materials Joining and Processing in Waterloo, Canada, on October 21, 2011. The workshop was composed of 23 talks, separated into 5 sections focusing on the advanced materials joining and fabrication technologies. The workshop featured 32 researchers including 14 professors, 4 postdoctoral researchers, and 14 PhD and MASc graduate students from institutes including the University of Waterloo, Osaka University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Seoul University, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal (FCT-UNL) and PASCO Co.
The workshop focused on the latest progress in 4 research fields:
- dissimilar joining between metal and ceramics, Al alloy to stainless steel, and advanced high strength steel;
- brazing, soldering, and 3D packaging for microelectronic packaging;
- latest progress on femtosecond induced nanojoining and low temperature sintering of nanomaterials;
- advanced processing including multi-shape memory alloy processing, laser peening, shock wave processing and femtosecond laser cutting. Throughout the workshop the graduate students joined in exciting in depth academic discussions catalysed by the innovative ideas presented by the participants. The workshop resulted in the researchers developing international collaborations on femtosecond laser processing, shape memory alloy and microelectronic packaging.