State -of-Art in  ICT applications for  nanomaterials and  technologies of  nanomaterials education

Sergij I. Sydorenko ,  Svitlana M. Voloshko ,  Anna D. Kholmska 

National Technical University of Ukraine KPI, pr.Peremogy 37, Kyiv 03056, Ukraine


Research and development in nanomaterials and technologies of nanomaterials involves manipulating and controlling individual atoms and molecules to model, simulate, design and create new materials, nano-machines, and nano-devices for application in all aspects of our lives. This branch belongs to that where strong academic background of researchers and engineers, new ideas and intellectual efforts are the most crucial factors of the overall success of innovations.

To prepare future professionals for emerging opportunities in nanomaterials and technologies of nanomaterials academic communities shall provide students an interdisciplinary education to with a broad understanding of natural, engineering and information sciences, develop methodology for integrating nanomaterials and technologies of nanomaterials education into mainstream curricula as well as offer programs for refresher training to specialists and instructors.

All above-listed problems can’t be solved without wide usage of ICT. As well as distant forms of education. National Science Foundation (USA) estimated that by the year 2015 there will be a need for 2 million workers worldwide in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. According to Academician Y.D.Tretiakov this number is higher - about 5-6 millions.

This “army” needs to be given second education or to be provided with advanced training that can’t be implemented in such volume without distant forms of education. But also “first education” that physician students, material scientists etc. will get today in universities in the field of nanomaterials and technologies of nanomaterials can’t be provided without ICT, without Internet-resources, without electronic libraries.

The report gives an overview of ICT (information and communication technologies) applications which can be used effectively both for education (and for research activities) in nanomaterials and technologies of nanomaterials in different countries and world regions.

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Presentation: Invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2009, Symposium I, by Sergij I. Sydorenko
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2009

Submitted: 2009-07-31 16:29
Revised:   2009-08-11 13:16
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