Topics

SYMPOSIUM 1: TECHNOLOGIES FOR SYNTHESIS & FABRICATION OF NANOMATERIALS

• 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 lab and industrial scale

SYMPOSIUM 2: STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF NANOMATERIALS

• Ultra thin films and nanocoatings: structure and properties.

• Patterned nanomaterials

• Carbon based Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles

• Nanocomposites

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

• Phase transitions in nanomaterials and nanostructures.

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

SYMPOSIUM 3: APPLICATIONS OF NANOMATERIALS

• Nanomaterials for energy applications

• Nanocatalysis

• Tribology and Lubrication Science

• Functional Surfaces and Nanostructured Coatings for Energy Systems

• NEMS and Nanofluidics

• Nanoporous materials

• Commercilisation of Nanotechnology

SYMPOSIUM 4: ENVIRONMENTAL, BIOLOGICAL. MEDICAL, AND SOCIETAL ASPECTS OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
  • The cell and the Nano
  • Drug delivery
  • Biomaterials
  • Biosensors
  • Biomarkers
  • Diagnostics  & Imaging
  • Degradation Processes in Nanomaterials
  • Environmental effects and degradation of nanomaterials
  • Medical hazards and toxicity of nanomaterials
SYMPOSIUM 5: OPTICAL NANOMATERIALS / OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF NANOMATERIALS

  • Design, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Optical nanomaterials
  • Color
  • Luster
  • Streak
  • Index of refraction
  • Dispersion, 
  • Luminescence
  • Fluorescence.
  • Photonic crystals
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical nanostructures
  • Optoelectronics
  • Optical devices, detectors & sensors
  • Holography
  • Opto-acoustic materials
  • Optical data storage
  • Micro/nano resonators
  • Optical waveguides