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ChinaNANO 2017 Conference

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

1.   Carbon Nanomaterials
2.   Inorganic Nanomaterials and Metal-organic Frameworks
3.   Self-Assembly and Soft Nanomaterials
4.   Nanocatalysis
5.   Nano-Composites and Applications
6.   Energy Nanotechnology
7.   Environmental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
8.   Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
9.   2D Materials beyond Graphene and Nanodevices
10. Nanocharacterization
11. Standards and Metrology
12. Modeling and Simulation of Nanostructures
13. Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine
14. Nanotechnology for Bioimaging and Diagnostics
15. Safety and Health of Nanomaterials
16. Printing of Nanomaterials and Applications
17. Optoelectronic Nanomaterials and Devices
18. Bioinspired Interfacial Materials and Devices

We are also proud to announce the Nanoscale Horizons Symposium at ChinaNANO 2017, with talks from Nanoscale and Nanoscale Horizons editorial board members promoting discussions at the forefront of nano research.

Abstracts are invited from all areas of nanoscience and technology until 30 April so submit your abstract now! 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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Poster prize winners at Nano India 2015

Professor Ajay K. Sood awarding a Nanoscale poster prize at Nano India 2015

Many congratulations to G. Rajaraman and E. Manikandan for winning the Nanoscale poster prizes at Nano India 2015.

G. Rajaraman, from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, won a prize for his poster entitled “New generation molecular nanomagnets”, and E. Manikandan’s poster was entitled “A fingerprint micro Raman spectroscopy study for few layered graphene formation on gold substrate by low energy ion implantation technique”. The prizes were awarded by Professor Ajay K. Sood from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

The conference was hosted by the Centre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Biomaterials (CeNTAB), SASTRA University, Thanjavur, on the 29-30th  January 2015. It is a national conference supported by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), and aims to promote the exchange of ideas and create a platform for collaborative research in interdisciplinary areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Further details are available on the conference website.

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Poster prize winners at the International Symposium on Bioorganic Chemistry (ISBOC)

Many congratulations to P. S. Pramod and Nilesh Deshpande from the Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research for winning the Nanoscale poster prize at the International Symposium on Bioorganic Chemistry (ISBOC), with their poster entitled “Dextran Nanovesicles for Loading and delivering Anticancer Drugs”.

The conference took place at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India on the 11-15th  January 2015 and aims to enhance scientific communication between global investigators in chemical biology as well as promote the development of molecular biosciences and related fields. Dr Yamuna Krishnan, one of Nanoscale‘s Associate Editors, was a member of the Organizing Committee. Further information about the conference can be found on the event website.

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Poster prize winners at the 5th DEA-BRNS Interdisciplinary Symposium on Materials Chemistry (ISMC-2014)

Congratulations to Mr S. J. Pawar from North Maharashtra University and Mr. S. P. Mundinamani from Karnatak University for winning the Nanoscale and Journal of Materials Chemistry A poster prizes, respectively, at the 5th DEA-BRNS Interdisciplinary Symposium on Materials Chemistry (ISMC-2014).

Mr Pawar receiving the Nanoscale poster prize

Mr Pawar won the Nanoscale prize for his poster entitled “Silver Nanoparticle Based Catalytic Conversion of 4-nitrophenol to Paracetamol in Aqueous Medium”, and Mr Mundinamani’s poster entitled “Supercapacitors Based on CdO Thin Films” won the Journal of Materials Chemistry A poster prize.

The conference took place at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai on the 9-13th December 2014. Further information about the conference can be found on the event website.

ISMC-2014

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ICMAT2013 Article Collection

We are pleased to introduce the following collection of articles marking the 7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT2013). Guest Edited by Professor Hua Zhang (Nanyang Technical University), this collection highlights some of the high quality research presented at the conference, which took place last year on 30th June-5th July in Singapore. The ICMAT meeting is a biennial event organised by the Materials Research Society of Singapore and attracts over 2000 delegates from all over the world.

The ICMAT2013 collection includes a Mini-review, a Communication article, and two full papers. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Wei Yao and Yong Sheng Zhao
Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 3467-3473 DOI: 10.1039/C3NR04654K
 
Chong-Bo Ma, Xiaoying Qi, Bo Chen, Shuyu Bao, Zongyou Yin, Xue-Jun Wu, Zhimin Luo, Jun Wei, Hao-Li Zhang and Hua Zhang
Nanoscale, 2014, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C3NR04975B
 
Yu-Hsuan Hsiao, Cheng-Ying Chen, Li-Chuan Huang, Guan-Jhong Lin, Der-Hsien Lien, Jian-Jang Huang and Jr-Hau He
Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 2624-2628 DOI: 10.1039/C3NR05226E
 
General synthesis of noble metal (Au, Ag, Pd, Pt) nanocrystal modified MoS2 nanosheets and the enhanced catalytic activity of Pd–MoS2 for methanol oxidation
Lihui Yuwen, Fei Xu, Bing Xue, Zhimin Luo, Qi Zhang, Biqing Bao, Shao Su, Lixing Weng, Wei Huang and Lianhui Wang  
Nanoscale, 2014, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C3NR06084E
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Challenges in Nanoscience (ISACS15) – call for abstracts

Challenges in Nanoscience (ISACS15) – call for abstracts

Challenges in Nanoscience (ISACS15) will be the 15th conference in the highly successful International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) series.

Abstracts are now invited for this event so submit today and take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to present your work alongside scientists from across the globe.

For details of speakers and conferences themes, please visit the dedicated website.

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