Recent progress in nanocrystal technologies for advanced ceramic-based materials and devices has great impact on a wide range of research fields and industries, and such technologies are of considerable scientific and practical importance. Most of the useful properties of nanocrystals, nanocrystal assemblies and composites are defined by their size, shape, dimension, nanostructure (interface structure), composition, and combination. A precise control of size, morphology, nanostructure, and interface-structure of nanomaterials is strongly demanded to enhance properties and characteristics of ceramic-based materials and devices in various applications: electronics, photonics, sensors, catalysts, energy renewable and storage devices, and so on.

This symposium focuses on synthesis and characterization of nanocrystals and nanocomposites, fabrication of 1D-, 2D-, and 3D-assemblies, coating films, bulk ceramics by nanocrystals, and applications and functional devices using nanocrystals. Characterization, calculation, and fundamental study of nanocrystals, their assemblies, and composites will also be of interest to understand mechanisms of advanced and anomalous properties of designed nanomaterials and nanoarchitectures.

Proposed sessions

  • Synthesis of nanocrystals and nanocomposites
  • Fabrication of 1D-, 2D-, and 3D-assemblies, coating films, and bulk ceramics by using nanocrystals
  • Interface and colloid science of nanocrystals
  • Characterization techniques of nanocrystals and nanostructured architectures
  • Fundamental study and advanced properties of isolated and assembled nanocrystals
  • Applications and functional devices using nanocrystals
  • Calculations and nanomaterial design


  • Bryan D. Huey, University of Connecticut, USA,
  • Ken-ichi Mimura, AIST, Japan,
  • Shintaro Ueno, Univ. of Yamanashi, Japan,
  • Takaaki Taniguchi, National Institute for Material Science, Japan
  • Feng Dang, Shandong University, China
  • Dewei Chu, University of South Wales, Australia
  • Shao-Sian Li, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan