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S7: 6th International Symposium on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites


Preliminary Program – Symposium 7

This symposium will focus on science and engineering of nanostructured materials, with a strong focus on the elaboration of the practical side of nanotechnology. Special emphasis will be given to novel synthesis, functionalization, processing, and characterization of nanoparticles, nanowires and their heterostructures. Application of nanostructures in drug-delivery, catalysis, energy and sensing applications, nanocomposites in structural light weight materials, nansotructured coatings for photovoltaic, bio-medical and optical applications will form the major thrust areas. Contributions related to fabrication of nanomaterials-based products and challenges related to the large-scale production and integration of functional and structural nanomaterials will be given particular attention.

Proposed Session Topics

  • Industrial development and application of nanomaterials
  • Nanostructured membranes, thin films, functional coatings
  • Synthesis, functionalization, processing and self-assembly of nanoparticles
  • Nanotubes, nanorods, nanowires and other one-dimensional structures
  • Bio-active nanomaterials and nanostructured materials for bio medical applications
  • Nanotoxicity and health aspects of engineered nanostructures
  • Polymer nanocomposite technology and nanoporous materials
  • Nanomaterials for photocatalysis, solar hydrogen and thermoelectrics
  • Nanodevices: fabrication and large-scale integration
  • Characterization and manipulation techniques for nanostructures

Symposium Organizers

  • Sanjay Mathur, Univ. of Cologne, Germany
  • Suprakas Sinha Ray, DST/CSIR- National Centre for Nanomaterials, South Africa
  • Yoon-Bong (Y.B.) Hahn, Chonbuk National Univ., Korea
  • Yasuhiro Tachibana, Osaka Univ., Japan
  • Alberto Vomiero
  • Yoshitake Masuda

Points of Contact
Sanjay Mathur:, Phone: +49 (221) 470-4107

Suprakas Sinha Ray, Phone: +27 (012) 841 2388

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