The contest is solicited in the following areas, but not limited to:.
- Modeling and simulation methods that unite different size and time scales, capturing the entire workings of a design, from its nanoscale layout to its macroscale features.
- Multi-physics couplings (mechanical-thermal-electrical- magnetic- optical etc.), complex flow phenomena involving single phase and particle-laden (i.e., beads, cells, and macromolecules) flows driven by pressure, electric, and magnetic fields, and by surface tension.
- New tool or code development related to understanding of experimentally observed, fundamental principles and processes governing MEMS/NEMS performance for applications such as micro/nanofluidics, bioengineering, geosciences, optics, magnetics, imaging, energy, thermal systems, and carbon nanotubes. Also, code development related to the lifetime performance and functionality and prevents failure of NEMS/MEMS (ranging from billionths of a second to several months).
- Modeling and simulation methods which can be used in the fabrication cycle, for design optimization, uncertainty quantification and characterization of micro/nano devices. The contest will also be a platform:
- to educate students and researchers in the NNIN user community;
- for information exchange and networking for attendees from industry, academia, and software developers;
- to identify primary obstacles and the breakthroughs needed to address them;
- for fostering collaborations between the computational and experimental communities;
- to identify simulation tools that can be easily and widely made available to the research community.