Topics

SYMPOSIUM I: Nanoscience

This Symposium is focused on theoretical, computational (modeling) and formation aspects of Nano.

• Theoretical aspects in NANO. Quantum and surface effects in nanomaterials

• Carbon based Nanomaterials

• Nanoparticles & Nanofibres

• Ultra-thin films and nanocoatings: structure and properties

• Patterned, nanostructures, and nanoconfined materials

• Nanocomposites

• Interacting nanomaterials (magnetic nanomaterials, conducting nanomaterials, ferroelectric nanomaterials, piezoelectric materials, multiferroic materials, coupled nanomaterials)

• Self-assembly at nanometer scale

• Phase transitions in nanomaterials and nanostructures

• Nanomaterials in extreme environments (nuclear plants, space environment)

• Modeling and simulations of physical and chemical properties

• Tribology and Lubrication Science

SYMPOSIUM II: Nanotechnologies

This Symposium is focused on the synthesis and processing of nanomaterials and related topics.

• Atomic/Molecular techniques for atom/molecules growth and organization

• Advanced technologies for the submicron patterning of materials

• Nanomanufacturing and advanced Nanometrology

• New techniques in the dispersion of nanometer-sized particles

• Enhanced technologies to produce nanomaterials at laboratory and industrial scales

SYMPOSIUM III: NanoEngineering

This Symposium is focused on the different possible and advanced applications of nanomaterials.

• Nanomaterials for energy harvesting, storage, and conversion applications

• Nanocatalysis

• NEMS and Nanofluidics

• Nanoporous materials

• Adhesion and self-cleaning

• Nanoscale Sensors (including biosensors)

SYMPOSIUM IV: Beyond Nano

This Symposium collects original contributions related t environmental effects  economic aspects of nanomaterials.

• The cell and the Nano

• Drug delivery

• Biomaterials and Biomarkers

• Diagnostics & Imaging

• Degradation Processes in Nanomaterials

• Environmental effects and degradation of nanomaterials

• Medical hazards and toxicity of nanomaterials. Nanosafety

• Commercialization of Nanotechnology

• Societal aspects of nanoscience, nanoengineering, and nanotechnologies