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Semiconductor nanostructures towards electronic and opto-electronic device applications - VII

This symposium is the 7th installment of a highly successful biennial series that began in 2007. It brings together chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and engineers to discuss the latest advancements in semiconductor nanostructures and their application in electronic, optoelectronic and photonic devices. It covers both the fundamental nanomaterial building blocks, as well as their structural and spectroscopic characterization, and integration into functional devices.


Semiconductor nanostructures form a leading class of materials, with a large degree of freedom to design optoelectronic properties through variations in composition, size and dimensionality. They are contributing to the development of disruptive technology, for instance in lighting and displays, telecommunication, (quantum) information processing and (quantum) sensing.

In this symposium, we aim to present upcoming and potentially leading nanomaterials and –structures, at various stages of their application in optoelectronics and photonics. Topics will include recent developments of inorganic, hybrid, and organic nanostructure synthesis, as well as their use in lasers, LEDs, quantum light sources, photodetectors, optical amplifiers and switches. It will provide insight into the different material and interface parameters that play a role in device functionality, as well as the overall device design and associated chemistry and physics. To stimulated discussions at both applied and fundamental level, we will also include fundamental studies of their optoelectronic properties and structure-property relations.

Toward this outcome, topical sessions on different materials and applications will be organized, where we combine experimental, and computational presentations, in order to provide complementary views and create opportunities of long-lasting scientific interaction between attendees. This symposium will help to strengthen the semiconductor nanomaterials and –structures community in unraveling new directions of research, which is key for their ultimate success in electronic and optoelectronic device applications.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Synthesis of 0D quantum dot, 1D nanowire or 2D nanosheet/quantum well semiconductors by chemical or physical methods.
  • Synthesis of novel nano-semiconductors, -perovskites and 2D layered materials.
  • Characterization of nanostructures using advanced experimental techniques.
  • Carrier dynamics and photophysics in semiconductor nanostructures and -devices.
  • Applications in nano-electronics, -optoelectronics, or -photonics: lasers, LEDs and displays, plasmonics, photodetectors, light converters, quantum emitters, flexible devices, organic, or hybrid nanodevices.

List of invited speakers:

  • Dario Ballarini: Strong light-matter coupling in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides and 2D perovskites.
  • Stéphane Berciaud: Exciton dynamics and valley-contrasting properties in atomically-thin graphene-transition metal dichalcogenide heterostructures.
  • Brandi Cossairt: Innovations in indium phosphide chemistry and characterization for emissive applications.
  • Anna Fontcuberta I Morral: III-V nanowires on Si for applications in next generation photovoltaics and quantum information.
  • Feng Gao: Near infrared perovskite light-emitting diodes with a high external quantum efficiency.
  • Malte Gather: Biocompatible organic and inorganic micro and nano lasers integrated as optical barcodes and sensors into live cells.
  • Manus Hayne: Novel compound semiconductor devices for non-volatile, random-access memories with ultra-low switching energies.
  • Gerasimos Konstantatos: Empowering infrared optoelectronics with colloidal quantum dots: infrared sensing, harnessing and emission.
  • Johann Reithmaier: InP-based quantum dot materials and devices for fiber-based optical communication.
  • Heike Riel: Monolithic integration of III-V compounds on Si for applications in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics.
  • Richard Schaller: Transient heating of nanoparticles.
  • Alexander Urban: Carrier dynamics in halide perovskite nanocrystals.

Scientific committee members:

  • Raffaella Buonsanti, Ecole polytechnique Fédérale de Laussanne, Switzerland
  • Fabrice Charra, CEA-Saclay, France
  • Zeger Hens, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Chennupati Jagadish, Australian National University, Australia
  • Dong-Wook Kim, Ewha Womans University, Korea
  • Jiseon Kim, Imperial London College, UK
  • Gregor Koblmüler, Technische Universität München, Germany  
  • Frank Koppens, ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
  • Stephen Kuebler, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Annamaria Petrozza, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  • Peter Skabara, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Peter Smowtown, Cardiff University, UK
  • Jens W. Tomm, Max-Born Institute – Berlin, Germany
  • Anatoly V. Zayats, King's College London, UK


Symposium proceedings will be published in Physica Status Solidi (a) - Applications and materials science (Wiley-VCH).

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Symposium organizers
Iván MORA-SEROUniversitat Jaume I

Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM), Avda. Vicente Sos Baynat s/n, 12006 Castelló, Spain

+34 964 387552
Iwan MOREELSGhent University

Krijgslaan 281-S3, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

+32 (0)9 264 44 18
Jean-Charles RIBIERREZhejiang University

State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, College of Optical Science and Engineering, Hangzhou 310027, China

+86 15968857176
Sergio BROVELLIUniversity of Milano-Bicocca

Department of Materials Science - Via R. Cozzi 55, 20125 Milano, Italy

+39 02 6448 5027