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RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group Annual Symposium 2018: Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment

Chemical Science, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Horizons are delighted to sponsor the RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (RSC-CNN) Group Annual Symposium 2018, taking place on 6 – 7 September 2018 in London, UK. This event on nanotechnology for energy and environment is organised by the RSC-CNN Group and chaired by Professor Junwan Tang (UCL) and Professor Radim Beranek (Ulm University).

The symposium covers recent developments in fundamental studies, novel material development and reactor engineering in the field, and aims to provide a forum for researchers to exchange ideas as well as discuss recent advances and challenges. A program consisting of international experts in the field will cover topics from thermal catalysis to water splitting.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this exciting symposium – find out more and register here!

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IEEE Nano 2018

IEEE-NANO is the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology conference, which has been a successful annual conference since 2001. The conference scope spans both nanoscience and nanotechnology, including:

  • Developing new nanomaterials or manipulating matter at nanometre length scale
  • Studying the fundamental physical, chemical or biological properties of these nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Manipulating and optimizing nanomaterials and nanostructures to create  new nanosensors, nanoactuators and nanoelectronic/nanophotonic devices.

The thematic focus for IEEE NANO 2018 is Nano-Enabled Smart Things: new materials, devices and systems that can benefit humanity through applications in communications, energy, healthcare, food and environment.  The conference themes will encompass experimental contributions as well as modelling and simulation.

Confirmed plenary speakers include:

  • Professor John A. Rogers (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Professor Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain)
  • Professor Malini Olivo (A*STAR, Singapore)
  • Professor Rong Chen (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Professor Debdepp Jena (Cornell University, USA)
  • Professor Gary Rubloff (University of Maryland, USA)

Visit the conference website for further details http://ieeenano18.org/

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QD2018 The Tenth International Conference on Quantum Dots

QD2018 is the Tenth International Conference on Quantum Dots, the leading conference on quantum dot research and it will be held in Toronto, Canada from 25-29 June 2018. QD2018 will gather 500 of the world’s leading quantum dot researchers from epitaxial, colloidal, and lateral quantum dot communities.

Topics will include:

  • Fundamentals – Quantum Dot Theory, Quantum Dot Spin, Analytical Techniques, Quantum Optics and Magneto-Optics, Quantum Dot Coherence, Exciton/Charge Carrier Dynamics.
  • Materials – Hybrid Quantum Dot Systems, Material Growth and Fabrication Techniques, Emerging Materials and Synthesis, Nanoplatelets and Superstructures.
  • Applications – Energy Harvesting, Sensors and Detectors, Light Emission, Quantum Information Technology and Quantum Computing, Bio Applications.

And the list of confirmed speakers so far is below:

Plenary Speakers

  • Dmitri Talapin (University of Chicago)
  • Xiaoyang Zhu (Columbia University)
  • Manfred Bayer (Dortmund University)
  • Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo)
  • Victor I. Klimov (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Invited Speakers

  • Akira Oiwa (Osaka University)
  • Sohee Jeong (Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials)
  • Maurice Skolnick (University of Sheffield)
  • Zeger Hens (University of Ghent)
  • Liberato Manna (Italian Institute of Technology)
  • Jacek Kasprzak (CNRS France)
  • Horst Weller (University of Hamburg)
  • David J. Norris (ETH Zurich)
  • Eva Monroy (CEA Grenoble)
  • Edo Waks (University of Maryland)
  • Maksym Kovalenko (ETH Zurich)
  • Emily Weiss (Northwestern)
  • Osman Bakr (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
  • Hunter McDaniel (UbiQD)
  • Hilmi Volkan Demir (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania)
  • John Rarity (University of Bristol)
  • Armando Rastelli (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
  • Jelena Vuckovic (Stanford University)
  • Jason Petta (Princeton University)
  • Vladimir Bulovic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Patanjali Kambhampati (McGill University)
  • Eunjoo Jang (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology)
  • Gerasimos Konstantatos (ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences)

Materials Horizons, Nanoscale Horizons, and Nanoscale are delighted to provide support for QD2018. Visit the conference website for full information about how to register.

 

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Graphene 2018

The 8th edition of Graphene Conference series, the largest European Event in Graphene and 2D Materials, will be organized in Dresden (Germany) from the 26 – 29 of June 2018. Over the past 7 editions, the Graphene Conference has strengthened its position as the main meeting point of the Graphene community worldwide.

 

Topics include, but are not limited to :

  • Chemistry of 2D materials
  • Composites for Energy applications
  • Devices for Electronic Applications (flexible displays, high frequency devices, sensors, etc..)
  • Growth, synthesis techniques and integration methods
  • Health and Medical Applications
  • Photonics and Plasmonics
  • Quantum transport , magnetism and spintronics
  • Spectroscopies (Optics, Raman, EELS) and microscopies (HRTEM, STM, AFM)
  • Theory and Simulation

A fantastic line-up of speakers is confirmed, including plenary lectures from Professor Albert Fert and Professor Philip Kim. Visit the website for a full list of plenary, keynote, and invited speakers.

In this edition, the Graphene 2018 organisers (in collaboration with several institutions and companies) will offer awards to the best posters and oral presentations. Nanoscale and Journal of Materials Chemistry C are delighted to contribute RSC book vouchers to these awards. Only PhD students will be eligible to receive awards. Please visit the conference website for further details.

Abstract submission for posters finishes 18 May 2018 so don’t miss out on the chance to present your excellent graphene work!

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Conference promotion – ANM 2017

Nanoscale and Nanoscale Horizons are proud to support ANM 2017  a conference series on Advanced Nanomaterials, along Energy & Environmental Science, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, and Sustainable Energy & Fuels. This conference series will take place at University of Aveiro, Portugal on 19 – 21 July 2017, and comprises the following symposia:

  • 9th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials
  • 3rd International Conference on Advanced Graphene Materials
  • 2nd International Conference on Advanced Magnetic and Spintronics Materials
  • 1st International Conference on Advanced Polymer Materials and Nanocomposites
  • A session dedicated to Hydrogen Energy

Poster abstract submission ends on 20 June and the registration deadline is 10 July! Visit the website for a full list of topics and speakers.

 

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ChinaNANO 2017 Conference

Early bird registration deadline extended until 31 July so register now!

The 7th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, China 2017 (ChinaNANO 2017) will be held in Beijing on 29 – 31 August, bringing together scientists from across the globe.

We are proud to announce the Nanoscale Horizons Symposium at ChinaNANO 2017, with talks from distinguished board members for Nanoscale and other Royal Society of Chemistry journals to showcase exceptionally high quality and exciting work across a broad scope of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Chunli Bai (President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Editor-in-chief of Nanoscale)
  • Professor Xiaodong Chen (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Professor Yamuna Krishnan (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Professor Katharina Landfester (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)
  • Professor Federico Rosei (National Institute of Scientific Research, University of Quebec, Canada)
  • Professor Francesco Stellacci (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Professor Jianfang Wang (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Professor Jinhua Ye (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)

ChinaNANO 2017 is intended to stimulate discussions on the forefront of research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The conference will focus on the following topics:

  • Carbon Nanomaterials
  • Inorganic Nanomaterials and Metal-organic Frameworks
  • Self-Assembly and Soft Nanomaterials
  • Nanocatalysis
  • Nano-Composites and Applications
  • Energy Nanotechnology
  • Environmental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
  • 2D Materials beyond Graphene and Nanodevices
  • Nanocharacterization
  • Standards and Metrology
  • Modeling and Simulation of Nanostructures
  • Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine
  • Nanotechnology for Bioimaging and Diagnostics
  • Safety and Health of Nanomaterials
  • Printing of Nanomaterials and Applications
  • Optoelectronic Nanomaterials and Devices
  • Bioinspired Interfacial Materials and Devices
 
For more information about this exciting conference, please visit their web page.
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The role of advanced nanomaterials in tackling key global challenges

Duncan Graham, University of Strathclyde

Kian Ping Loh, National University of Singapore

As human demand on earth’s limited resources continues to grow and evolve, global challenges are emerging that require solutions to sustain the quality of life and improve communities where socio-economic disparities remain.  The chemical sciences, and in particular advanced nanomaterials, can play a leading role in providing solutions to some of these global challenges.  Top of the list in terms of the most pressing global challenges is the change in our environment.  For instance, the quality of air that we breathe is being affected by industrialization and other human activities. Can more efficient chemical processes be devised to reduce the release of pollutants into the atmosphere? Or can new materials be produced which sequester and maintain the quality of the air which we are used to breathing?

Climate change has been discussed since the 1830s and it is clear that human activities are having a highly detrimental effect on our climate.  Can nanoscience provide solutions to reduce the rising temperatures experienced globally? Can chemistry have a role in understanding some of the mechanisms that are resulting in climate change and as a result provide effective mediation measures?

Water is the major component of the surface of our planet – however an alarmingly large number of countries struggle to have access to this most basic necessity for drinking, agriculture and sanitation.  Can chemistry and advanced nanomaterials provide solutions to new desalination processes? Or be used to harness solar energy to provide sanitation in remote parts of the globe?

In addition to our environmental concerns, the human population is increasing in some parts of the world which results in a greater demand for food, energy and agricultural lands; this all contributes to increasing food prices.  Can we find chemical solutions to enhance the ability to feed our growing population and can these be effective solutions in the areas that need it most?

With a rapidly aging population in many developed countries, health is also a concern across the globe.  People are living longer – health monitoring and diagnostics create the need for wearable, portable sensors. With the boundaries between countries becoming increasingly transparent, infectious diseases, caused by rapidly mutating biological agents, are potentially worrying. Anti-microbial resistance features prominently in the national research agenda of many countries. Drug discovery is taking longer and costing more than it should.  Can chemistry, and in particular advanced nanomaterials, play a role in addressing some of these health challenges which are common to all countries across the globe?  Can we produce new materials for sensing, diagnosis of disease or produce a therapeutic effect using different mechanisms to traditional small molecule drugs?

Finally, all of the earth’s activities require energy and we have to move towards a sustainable energy future.  Can chemistry play a role in providing new materials which can harvest solar energy efficiently? Furthermore, can we safely harness the potential cleanliness of nuclear fuel? How can bioenergy be used to create a sustainable future based on renewables?  These global challenges affect everyone on the planet and unless steps are taken now, with a strong scientific basis for the solutions, the future health and wellbeing of the global civilisation is at risk.

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Highlights from ChinaNANO

The Nanoscale Editorial Office is delighted at the success of the Nanoscience Symposium which occurred at the ChinaNANO 2015 conference in Beijing from 3rd-5th September. This one-day symposium included talks from the Nanoscale Associate Editors about their latest research covering topics such as carbon nanomaterials, nanoelectronics, bionanomaterials, nanophotonics, nanoclusters and nanocrystals.

Some articles submitted to Nanoscale from delegates of the ChinaNANO 2015 conference can be found below.

Surface coating of siRNA-peptidomimetic nano-self-assemblies with anionic lipid bilayers: Enhanced gene silencing and reduced adverse effects in vitro
Xianghui Zeng, Anne Marit de Groot, Alice Sijts, Femke Broere, Erik Oude Blenke, Stefano Colombo, Willem van Eden, Henrik Franzyk, Hanne M Nielsen and Camilla Foged
Nanoscale, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5NR04807A

Strong metal-support interaction in novel core-shell Au-CeO2 nanostructures induced by different pretreatment atmospheres and its influence on CO oxidation
Zhihua Wang, Huifen Fu, Ziwei Tian, Dongmei Han and Fubo Gu
Nanoscale, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5NR06929G

Fabrication of ultra-thin silicon nanowire arrays using ion beam assisted chemical etching
Zhiyuan Tan, Wenjia Shi, Chungang Guo, Quan Zhang, Liang Yang, Xiaoling Wu, Guo-an Cheng and Ruiting Zheng
Nanoscale, 2015,7, 17268-17273, DOI: 10.1039/C5NR02876K

Ethanol-assisted gel chromatography for single-chirality separation of carbon nanotubes
Xiang Zeng, Jinwen Hu, Xiao Zhang, Naigen Zhou, Weiya Zhou, Huaping Liu and Sishen Xie
Nanoscale, 2015,7, 16273-16281, DOI: 10.1039/C5NR04116C

There was a great turn-out and we received a lot of useful feedback from the attendees.

A prominent highlight of the event was the reception organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry to celebrate the launch of Nanoscale Horizons as well as the Nanoscale and Nanoscale Horizons partnership with the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) in Beijing which included cutting an enormous cake!

Left to right: Xiaodong Chen, Fiona McKenzie, Chunli Bai and Xingyu Jiang

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Poster prize winners at the 10th Sino-US Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology

Many congratulations to Chuanbo Gao and Mengyu Yan for winning the Nanoscale and Nanoscale Horizons poster prizes at the 10th Sino-US Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology.

Chuanbo, from the Xi’An Jiaotong University, and Mengyu, from Wuhan University, won prizes for their posters entitled “Etching-free epitaxial growth of gold on silver nanostructures for high chemical stability and plasmonic activity” and “Vanadium oxide/graphene nanocomposite for advanced lithium battery”, respectively.

The 10th Sino-US Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology took place from 26th to 28th June 2015 at Wuhan University of Technology, China. The conference is organised by the Wuhan University of Technology, University of California, Los Angeles, and Wuhan University, and aims to provide a platform for scholars, experts, research institutes, and companies to share the latest research progress in nanoscience and technology research. This year’s event was the largest symposium ever held in the history of the Forum, with over 1,000 participants. Further details are available on the conference website.

Nanoscale and Nanoscale Horizons will be awarding more prizes throughout the year – keep an eye out to find out about the winners!

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6th International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ChinaNANO 2015)

ChinaNANO 2015

Nanoscale is proud to collaborate with the 6th International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ChinaNANO 2015), which will be held at the Beijing International Convention Center in Beijing, China on 3-5 September 2015. The conference is organised by the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China. Professor Chunli Bai will act as the Chairman of the organising committee.

ChinaNANO 2015 aims to stimulate discussions on the forefront of research in nanoscience and nanotechnology, focusing on the following topics: carbon nanomaterials, inorganic nanomaterials and MOFs, self-assembly and supramolecules, nanocomposites and applications, energy and environmental nanotechnology, nanophotonics and optoelectronics, nanodevices and nanosystems, nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine, nanocharacterization and metrology, modelling and simulation of nanostructures, and the environment, safety and health of nanomaterials.

Submit your abstract now – the deadline is 30 April 2015. For more information, please see the conference website.

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