Materials Technology & Nanotechnology

"Materials technology" is a relatively comprehensive field, comprising the structure, properties, production and use of materials such as metals, plastics, composites, ceramics, etc. The field further comprises Materials Science, in which the relationship between the structure of materials at atomic/molecular scales and their macroscopic properties is investigated, with the aim to improve and optimize material behavior.

The development of materials applies to almost all fields of technology and industrial applications, wherein the vehicle industry, the medical field, the semiconductor development, and the energy section are only a few examples of areas in which materials technology is highly important for the improvement of properties such as product and system efficiency, endurance, and versatility.

"Nanotechnology" is the science of manipulating materials on an atomic/molecular scale, especially to build microscopic devices. Due to a vast number of application areas, wherein examples are optical and electronic components, energy management, and medical implants, nanotechnology is set to be one of the key technologies of the 21st century.

AWA's IP attorneys specialised in "Materials Technology and Nanotechnology" are highly experienced in patent application drafting and patent prosecution, and have a strong background within materials technology and nanotechnology on a M.Sc. or Ph.D. level.

The competence of the IP attorneys includes in-depth knowledge of material strength, hardness and elasticity, catalytic processes, design, manufacturing and application of polymeric nanoparticles, etching, chromatography, MEMS, NEMS, optoelectronics, fluidics, manufacturing and electro-optic characterization of display systems, fuel cell materials, nanotubes/nanowires, graphene, quantum dots, biomaterials, micro/nanoscale electrodes, tribology, rheology, etc.