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Nanomaterials- electronics & -photonics

This symposium will cover: 

(i) Nanomaterials Synthesis: From 0D, 1D, 2D, and 3D, Multifunctional Hybrids.

(ii) Investigations: Structures and Properties, Analytical and Computational Modelings.

(iii) Applications: (a) Electronics- Gas/Pressure/Chemical/Biological Nanosensings, (b) Photonics/Plasmonics/Photovoltaics/Lightening Technologies, (c) Energy/Piezotronics/Green Energy (e) Photocatalysis, Water Purification, (f) Biomedical Nanomaterials, (g) Advanced technologies.


Nanostructures, particularly from the inorganic metal oxides, organic, carbon, polymer, etc. family, are very important material candidates because of their surface-to-volume ratio and morphology-dependent extraordinary properties suitable for various advanced technologies. The ongoing deployments in the direction of 0D (quantum dots), 1D (hybrid nanowires), 2D (from new semiconductors) and 3D networked materials have further become very relevant towards various applications, due to their excellent nanoscale features and their simplicity of utilization. Due to their compact synthesis forms, they can be easily handled or integrated in the desired manner in devices or sensors. The 0D, 1D, 2D nanostructures from noble metals (Au, Ag, Cu, etc.) have found immense applications in sensing, biomedicine, waveguides and telecommunication, etc. Nanostructures from metal oxides are very interesting (fundamental as well applied) materials due to their bandgap position (intermediate between metals and insulators), suitable for various advanced technologies. When these metal oxides and metals are combined in hybrid nanomaterials, they further become very relevant in terms of understanding the properties and, consequently, advanced applications. The carbon nanostructure family, i.e., fullerenes, CNTs (MWCNTs), graphene, graphene oxide (GO), etc., have shown very strong potential ranging from fundamental properties to advanced energy applications. Hence they have been the subject of huge research attention in the last couple of decades. Recent developments in the direction of 3D carbon networks have opened an entirely new dimension in nanotechnology research. Research on 3D soft ceramics, from metal oxides interconnected networks, which is currently in the main stream research focus, is very important, because it can bring towards nanotechnology-related applications in real life.                    

Appropriate growth strategies of different structures (0D, 1D, 2D and 3D) using simple methods, understanding their properties, their applications in different directions, etc. are still key issues. Interdisciplinary research platforms are required, equipped with: (i) synthesis groups for developing different nanostructures, (ii) theoretical/computational frameworks to model/analyze/simulate towards a better understanding of structure-property relations, and (iii) application experts, who can accordingly utilize these materials in various applications, which will be actually the main aim of the proposed symposium.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Hybrid Metal Oxide Materials (0D, 1D, 2D, 3D): Synthesis & Characterizations, Structure-property relations, Analytical/Simulation studies, Applications: Electronics-Chemistry-Energy-Sesning-Lightening-Biomedical-Environmenta - Applications;
  • Plasmonic Nanostructures: Synthesis & Characterization, Computational Modeling, Sensing and Nanophotonics Applications;
  • Carbon Family (Fullerenes to 3D graphene): Fabrication & Characterizations, Structure-property relations, Simulations studies, Applications: Nanoelectronics-Sensing-Supercapacitor-Batteries-Energy;  
  • Quantum Dots: QDs are recently gaining huge interests and one session of the symposium will be devoted to only QDs;
  • Perovskites: QDs, NCs, nanowires, thin films, synthesis and applications;
  • Synchrotron radiation/Ion beam-based material characterization and engineering.

List of invited speakers:

  • Quinten Akkerman, IIT Genoa, Italy
  • Yehonadav Bekenstein,  University of California Berkeley, USA
  • Maryna Bodnarchuk, EMPA Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Elke Debroye, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Lioz Etgar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Jacky Even, CNRS Institut FOTON, Rennes, France
  • Sreetosh Goswami, NUS, Singapore
  • Xuemei Han, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Utkarsh Jain, Amity University, India
  • Sher Lin Charlynn Koh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Maksym Kovalenko, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Xuanhua Li, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Yih Hong Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Efrat Lifshitz, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Sören Madsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Giovanni Mattei, Padova University, Italy
  • Sara Núñez-Sanchez, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Silvio Osella, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Gabriele Raino, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Andrey L. Rogach, City University of Hong Kong
  • Michael Saliba, Fribourg University, Switzerland
  • Chih-Jen Shih, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Aadesh Pratap Singh, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Ashutosh Tiwari, Utah University, USA
  • Alexander S Urban, LMU Munich, Germany
  • Qiao Zhang, Soochow University, China
  • Haizheng Zhong, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • Roman Krahne, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
  • Brahim Lounis, Univ Bordeaux, Institut d’Optique & CNRS, France
  • Jani Kotakoski, Wien University, Austria

Scientific committee members:

  • Rainer Adelung, Germany
  • Franz Faupel, Kiel, Germany
  • Lorenz Kienle, Germany
  • Carsten Ronning, Germany
  • Horst-Günter Rubahn, Denmark
  • Jörg Hübner, Denmark
  • Amit Bhatnagar, Finland

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Symposium organizers
Devesh Kumar AVASTHIAmity University of Nanotechnology

J2, Room No 306 , 3rd Floor, Noida, India
Jost ADAMNanoSYD, Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark

Alsion 2, DK-6400 Sonderborg, Denmark
Lakshminarayana POLAVARAPULudwig- Maximilians-University (LMU)

Department of Physics, Amalienstr. 54, D-80799 Munich, Germany

Mady ELBAHRIAalto University

School of Chemical Technology, Kemistintie 1, C321, 00076 Aalto, Finland
Yogendra MISHRAUniversity of Kiel

Institute for Materials Science, Kaiser Str. 2, 24143, Kiel, Germany