Fundamentals of Molecular Nano-Communication Networks [Lecture]
This is a lecture by Ian Akyildiz in Oct 2022 on nanotechnology and how we can replicate nature to create intra nano body networks / nanomachines, as well as what the current limitations are (good to know), how graphene is wonderful (omitted how toxic it is), and how having zillions of nano devices in our blood cells is a “huge revolution” that will “save humanity” and make us live longer. (yeah, right).
Fundamentals of Molecular Nano-Communication Networks
Broadband Wireless Networking Lab
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
- 9:19 Nano Materials
- 12:14 Abstract Picture of a Nano Machine
- 13:45 Integrated Devices, DNA Scaffolding
- 14:30 Nano Batteries, Carbon Nanotubes, Physical/Chemical/Biological Nanosensors
- 15:27 Nano Memories, Zinc Oxide nanowires, piezoelectric nano-generators (lifetime potential)
- 16:44 Gold Nano Memories
- 20:33 Energy Sources
- 22:10 Biotransisters
- 24:08 Antenna from a Moth
- 30:29 Man-Made Machines
- 31:10 Internet of Things
- 32:52 Chemical Attacks
- 33:27 Target Wireless Networks
- 35:38 Spreading Loss and Absorption Loss
- 50:47 What is a Molecular Motor
- 55:27 Bacterial Communication
- 59:50 The Communication Domain
- 1:00:07 Challenges
- 1:09:10 Research Challenges
Notes taken from Transcript and notes/images as I was looking things up whilst watching.
Intro: We are in one of the same projects so that’s great so he’s of course very well known in this area of wireless sensor networks. He currently directs a laboratory on a wireless networking, and it’s a great laboratory I have been there many times and it’s great because they do both theory and practice. He has seen many awards that will take me at least 15 minutes to go over, which I won’t. He is interested in Nano Networks, Cognitive Radio Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks. Today he will talk to us about Fundamentals of Molecular Nano communication Networks.
He said “There is no Complete NanoMachines in existence yet” (really? *cough*)
“Complete nano machines do not yet exist, although there are existing nano processors and modules.”
Nobel Prize for Graphene
2010, Russian inventors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, received the Nobel Prize in Physics for “for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”…
- Andre Geim
- Dutch citizen. Born 1958 in Sochi, Russia. Ph.D. 1987 from Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Russia. Director of Manchester Centre for Meso-science & Nanotechnology, Langworthy Professor of Physics and Royal Society 2010 Anniversary Research Professor, University of Manchester, UK.
- Konstantin Novoselov
- British and Russian citizen. Born 1974 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. Ph.D. 2004 from Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Professor and Royal Society Research Fellow, University of Manchester, UK.
“Graphene is gaining significant attention, and there are flagship activities like the Graphene Flagship project in the European Community, which involves several billion dollars of investment and over a decade of effort (2013-)”
- He is involved in the Graphene Flagship project.
- There is another project called Guardian Angels, focused on nanosensors.
- There are six finalists in the flagship activities, and the winners will be decided in 2023.
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagships. The European Commission has selected six futuristic proposals to compete for two huge flagship projects that will apply information and communication technologies to “social problems”. (03) (04)
- The six shortlisted projects include:
- The Human Brain Project; (05)
- Graphene, which will develop the thinnest conducting material known for data storage and processing platforms; (see also Graphene Flagship post) (06)
- Guardian Angels, a project to develop nanoscale sensors and interfaces for detecting and responding to environmental danger;
- Robot Companions, which will develop soft-bodied ‘perceptive’ robots as companions for the lonely;
- FuturICT, for planetary-scale modeling of human activities and their impact on the environment;
- ITFoM (IT Future of Medicine), which will develop ways to apply research data more efficiently in health care.
EU Commission also has flagships for: (07)
- Quantum technologies flagship “The quantum technologies flagship aims to accelerate the development and uptake of quantum technologies. It will place Europe in a leadership position for the second quantum revolution.” (08)
- and the Battery 2030+ initiative (09)
Anyway, I’m taking a rest from taking notes from this lecture. We’re up to timestamp 27:27, you can watch the video for the rest.