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S7: 12th international symposium on functional nanomaterials and thin films for sustainable energy harvesting, environmental, and health applications

Functional nanomaterials with intrinsically new and tailored properties are key elements for developing sustainable energy solutions. New energy technologies and devices demand functional inorganic and composite materials, and conceptual advancement that combine advanced processing, fundamentally new properties, and energy-efficient materials synthesis will form the focus of this symposium. Particular emphasis will be given to novel synthesis approaches, surface functionalization, and heterostructuring of nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanoscopic films. Application of nanostructures in photocatalysis, energy and sensing applications, nanostructured coatings for photovoltaic, and biomedical applications will form the major thrust areas. Contributions related to energy applications such as perovskite materials, batteries, fuel cells, water  splitting, and carbon dioxide conversion as well as transparent conductors and challenges related to the large-scale production and integration of functional and structural nanomaterials are highly desired.


Proposed session topics

  • Synthesis, functionalization, and assembly of 1-D, 2-D and 3-D nanostructures
  • Inorganic materials and composites for energy harvesting and CO2  conversion
  • Metal oxide nanostructures for chemical and biological sensors
  • Functional nanostructures for energy conversion and storage and catalysis
  • Nanomaterials for photocatalysis, solar hydrogen, and thermoelectrics
  • Nanotoxicity, drug-delivery, and tissue engineering with tailored nanobioconjugates
  • Integration of functional metal oxide nanostructures in devices
  • Perovskites and other optical materials for light management
  • Innovative thin film techniques (e.g., ALD, PECVD)
  • Industrial production and application of nanomaterials and coatings
  • Carbon nanostructures and 2-D materials
  • Computational methods in the design of tailored nanostructured materials


Symposium organizers

  • Sanjay Mathur, University of Cologne, Germany; sanjay.mathur@uni-koeln.de
  • Yakup Gönüllü, SCHOTT AG, Germany; yakup.goenuellue@schott.com
  • Gustavo Costa, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA; gustavo.costa@nasa.gov
  • Yoon-Bong Hahn, Chonbuk National University, Korea
  • Esko I. Kauppinen, Aalto University, Finland
  • Marlies van Bael, Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Alberto Vomiero, Luleå University of Technology
  • Jih-Jen Wu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Shaohua Shen, Xian Jiaotong University, China
  • Teresa Andreu, The Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Spain
  • Renata Solarska,University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Yang Yang, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Chenhu Sun, National Energy Technology Lab, USA
  • Roger Narayan, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Chung-Li Dong, Tamkang University, Taiwan

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