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Symposium 10: Multifunctional Nanomaterials and Their Heterostructures for Energy and Sensing Devices




This symposium will focus on the functional and multifunctional inorganic materials and their heterostructures. The growing possibilities of engineering nanostructures of various compositions (pure, doped, composites, heterostructures) on various substrates has intensified the research on the integration of various compositions in multilayers and stacked systems, which warrants an intensive exchange of information among materials developers and device engineers. This includes techniques that offer advanced processing, enhanced properties, and low-temperature synthesis, with a focus on the materials innovation and integration challenges.


Special emphasis will be given to novel synthesis approaches, functionalization, processing, and characterization of nanoparticles, nanowires, nanoscopic films, and their heterostructures. Application of nanostructures and heterostructures in catalysis, energy, and sensing applications will form the major scientific thrust areas. The symposium will provide an international forum for the presentation of technological advances in innovative processing and device applications of new materials to meet the challenges of sustainable energy and environment technologies. Also, thin films for electrical, optical, and catalytic applications, including multilayers, functionally and compositionally graded layers, and coatings with tailored morphologies will be in the focus of the covered topical areas. Interested participants from academia, national laboratories, industries, and companies are invited to contribute by submitting their abstracts on the following and related topics:



  • Processing of functional nanomaterials and interface-driven functional multimaterial heterostructures and nanocomposites
  • Nano- and heterostructures for solar energy capture and conversion (PV, Solar Fuels, catalysis)
  • Perovskite materials for photovoltaic cells, self-powered, and energy harvesting systems
  • Nanostructures and devices for energy generation, storage, and catalysis
  • Materials for devices in energy storage devices, supercapacitors
  • New materials and mechanisms for photocatalysis and solar fuels
  • Multifunctional integration for chemical and biosensors



  • Sanjay Mathur, University of Cologne, Germany, mathur@uni-koeln.de
  • Heon-jin Choi, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Yoon Bong Hahn, Chonbuk National University, Korea
  • Olivia D. Graeve, University of California, San Diego
  • Hidehiro Kamiya, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
  • Liejin Guo, Xian Jiao Tong University, Xian, China
  • Ausrine Bartasyte, Université Franche-Comté, Besancon, France
  • Nick Wu, West Virginia University
  • Tsutomu Miyasaka, Toin University of Yokohama, Japan
  • Mohammad Nazeeruddin, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Fabio Di Fonzo, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
  • Danie Chua, National Singapore University, Singapore
  • Anand S. Khanna, IIT Bombay, India



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