Friday, October 30, 2009

Endorsed by Prof. Norman Zhou, director of Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ), University of Waterloo, and Prof. Akio Hirose of Osaka University, we successfully organized the Waterloo-Osaka workshop on Advanced Materials Joining & Fabrication in Waterloo, Canada, on Oct. 30, 2009.

The workshop is composed of 22 talks, separated into 4 sections focusing on the advanced materials joining and fabrication technologies. The workshop featured 45 researchers including 14 professors, 4 postdoctoral researchers, 27 PhD and MASc graduate students from 7 universities including the University of Waterloo, Osaka University, University of McMaster, University of Tsinghua, Harbin Institute of Technology, Seoul University, and Southeast University of China. 

The workshop covers a wide spectrum of joining technologies at macro-, micro- and nano levels, such as, advanced steel materials and light metal alloys joining for automobile industrial, microelectronic wire bonding, interconnection and 3D packaging, as well as, emerging nanojoining. Nanojoining with silver nanoparticles and nanojoining by femtosecond laser irradiation are two highlighted research topics at the University of Waterloo and Osaka University. The researchers from Osaka University wish to build long-term cooperation with their partners at the University of Waterloo and to make a joint effort to lead the world level research in these fields.

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