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2nd International Online-Conference on Nanomaterials

15/11/2020 - 30/11/2020

Nanomaterials, Nanostructures, Graphene, 2D Materials, Magnetic Nanomaterials, Nanomedicine, Nanophotonics, Nanodevices
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Thank You for Participating

All participants of IOCN 2020 are welcome to submit the extended work to the Nanomaterials Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 2nd International Online Conference on Nanomaterials".

Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to join the 2nd International Online-Conference (IOCN 2020) that is hosted online by: https://sciforum.net/conference/IOCN2020.

Nanomaterials constitute an essential part of modern everyday life, both on holiday and at home. Many things we have been using for a long time contain nanosize components, though frequently we are not aware of them. For instance, mimicking nature's nanotech is becoming a big business. Many research groups around the world have turned to geckos and mussels in order to prepare adhesives that bind to dry and wet surfaces alike. Numerous technologies in the modern world rely on nanostructures, often inspired by evolution in the natural world. However, there is much unexploited potential left to explore.

The scope of IOCN 2020 on Nanomaterials is to cover the whole breadth of nanomaterials research and provide a forum for presenting and discussing new results. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

IOCN 2020 will be free of charge for presenters and visitors. There will be an opportunity to publish peer-reviewed and accepted papers in a Special Issue in Nanomaterials (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nano_IOCN2020). MDPI offers a 20% discount on the publication fees for this Special Issue.

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Sandra Ma
MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan

E-Mail: [email protected]

Ms. Hobby Hou
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing

E-Mail: [email protected]

Call for Papers

The 2nd International Online-Conference on Nanomaterials (IOCN 2020) will be held from 15 to 30 November 2020. All proceedings will be held online at https://sciforum.net/conference/IOCN2020.

Throughout this event, we aim to cover the following topics:

IOCN 2020 will be completely free of charge—both to attend, and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will be a possibility to submit selected papers to the journal Nanomaterials (IF: 4.324, ISSN 2079-4991; http://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials), with a 20% discount on the APCs; IOCN 2020 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel — all you need is your computer and access to the Internet.

Accepted paper will be published after peer review in a Special Issue in Nanomaterials (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials).

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 25 October 2020 online at https://sciforum.net/conference/IOCN2020. For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted by 20 January 2021. The conference itself will be held 15-30 November 2020.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the procedure for submission, peer-review, revision and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section "Instructions for Authors" .

Time Schedule

  • 25 October 2020: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 27 October 2020: Abstract Acceptance Notification Deadline
  • 31 October 2020: Submission of Conference Proceedings Papers/Posters Deadline
  • 15-30 November 2020: Conference Date
  • 20 January 2021: Conference Special Issue Paper Deadline

We thank you in advance for your attendance of this conference and look forward to a stimulating exchange.



Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Ana María Díez-Pascual

Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Sciences, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain

DETAILS

Ana Maria Diez-Pascual graduated in Chemistry in 2001 (awarded Extraordinary Prize) at the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain), where she completed her Ph.D. (2002–2005) on dynamic and equilibrium properties of fluid interfaces under the supervision of Prof. Rubio. In 2005, she worked at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Germany) with Prof. Miller on the rheological characterization of water-soluble polymers. During 2006–2008, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Physical Chemistry Institute of the RWTH-Aachen University (Germany), where she worked on the layer-by-layer assembly of polyelectrolyte multilayers onto thermoresponsive microgels. Then, she moved to the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (Madrid, Spain) and participated in a Canada–Spain joint project to develop carbon nanotube (CNT)-reinforced epoxy and polyetheretherketone composites for transport applications. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at Alcala University (Madrid, Spain) focused on the development of polymer/nanofiller systems for biomedical applications. She has published over 100 SCI articles (97% in Q1 journals). She has an H-index of 41 and more than 3500 total citations. She has published 21 book chapters, 2 monographies, and edited 3 books, and is the first author of an international patent. She has been invited to impart seminars at prestigious international research centers (i.e., Max Planck in Germany, NRC in Canada, School of Materials in Manchester, U.K.). She was awarded the TR35 2012 prize by the Massachusetts Technological Institute (MIT) for her innovative work in the field of nanotechnology.

Bio
Ana Maria Diez-Pascual graduated in Chemistry in 2001 (awarded Extraordinary Prize) at the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain), where she completed her Ph.D. (2002–2005) on dynamic and equilibrium properties of fluid interfaces under the supervision of Prof. Rubio. In 2005, she worked at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Germany) with Prof. Miller on the rheological characterization of water-soluble polymers. During 2006–2008, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Physical Chemistry Institute of the RWTH-Aachen University (Germany), where she worked on the layer-by-layer assembly of polyelectrolyte multilayers onto thermoresponsive microgels. Then, she moved to the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (Madrid, Spain) and participated in a Canada–Spain joint project to develop carbon nanotube (CNT)-reinforced epoxy and polyetheretherketone composites for transport applications. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at Alcala University (Madrid, Spain) focused on the development of polymer/nanofiller systems for biomedical applications. She has published over 100 SCI articles (97% in Q1 journals). She has an H-index of 41 and more than 3500 total citations. She has published 21 book chapters, 2 monographies, and edited 3 books, and is the first author of an international patent. She has been invited to impart seminars at prestigious international research centers (i.e., Max Planck in Germany, NRC in Canada, School of Materials in Manchester, U.K.). She was awarded the TR35 2012 prize by the Massachusetts Technological Institute (MIT) for her innovative work in the field of nanotechnology.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Di Bartolomeo

University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

DETAILS

Antonio Di Bartolomeo is professor of experimental condensed matter physics at Salerno University, Italy where he teaches semiconductor device physics, electric circuits, and electronics. His present research interests include: optical and electrical properties of nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 2D materials; van der Waals heterojunctions of layered materials and Schottky heterojunctions; and field-effect transistors, non-volatile memories, solar cells, photodetectors, and field emission devices. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1997 from Salerno University where he held the position of researcher in experimental physics before the appointment as a professor. His scientific career started at CERN (CH) with the collaboration on experiments on neutrino oscillations and heavy ion collisions. He spent several years in the industry as a semiconductor device engineer (ST Microelectronics, Infineon Technologies, and Intel Corporation) and was guest scientist at IHP-Microelectronics (Germany) and Georgetown University (Washington, DC). He has authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, two physics textbooks, and two patents, and has served as an Editorial Board member of several journals including Nanomaterials, by MDPI, Nanotechnology by IOP, and Micro & Nano Letters by IET.

Bio
Antonio Di Bartolomeo is professor of experimental condensed matter physics at Salerno University, Italy where he teaches semiconductor device physics, electric circuits, and electronics. His present research interests include: optical and electrical properties of nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 2D materials; van der Waals heterojunctions of layered materials and Schottky heterojunctions; and field-effect transistors, non-volatile memories, solar cells, photodetectors, and field emission devices. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1997 from Salerno University where he held the position of researcher in experimental physics before the appointment as a professor. His scientific career started at CERN (CH) with the collaboration on experiments on neutrino oscillations and heavy ion collisions. He spent several years in the industry as a semiconductor device engineer (ST Microelectronics, Infineon Technologies, and Intel Corporation) and was guest scientist at IHP-Microelectronics (Germany) and Georgetown University (Washington, DC). He has authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, two physics textbooks, and two patents, and has served as an Editorial Board member of several journals including Nanomaterials, by MDPI, Nanotechnology by IOP, and Micro & Nano Letters by IET.

Prof. Dr. Guanying Chen

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China,
Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260-3000, USA

DETAILS

Dr. Guanying Chen is a professor at School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) since 2013. He also serves as a research faculty at the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics (ILPB), SUNY Buffalo since 2011. His research interests focus on lanthanide-doped materials, upconversion, nanocrystals and crystals, biophotonics, and nanostructured solar cells. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Chem. Rev., Chem. Soc. Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, etc. He has an H index of 37 and more than 6400 total citations. He received the Top-Notch Young Investigator Award from the Department of the Central Committee of China in 2015, Top 100 National Excellent PhD Dissertation Nomination Award of China in 2011, and the Distinguished Young Investigator Career Award of HIT in 2015. He sits on editorial board for several journals including Scientific Reports (IF=4.3), Nanomaterials (IF=3.6), and Crystal (IF=1.6), and served as guest editor for Theranostics (IF=8.8).

Bio
Dr. Guanying Chen is a professor at School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) since 2013. He also serves as a research faculty at the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics (ILPB), SUNY Buffalo since 2011. His research interests focus on lanthanide-doped materials, upconversion, nanocrystals and crystals, biophotonics, and nanostructured solar cells. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Chem. Rev., Chem. Soc. Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, etc. He has an H index of 37 and more than 6400 total citations. He received the Top-Notch Young Investigator Award from the Department of the Central Committee of China in 2015, Top 100 National Excellent PhD Dissertation Nomination Award of China in 2011, and the Distinguished Young Investigator Career Award of HIT in 2015. He sits on editorial board for several journals including Scientific Reports (IF=4.3), Nanomaterials (IF=3.6), and Crystal (IF=1.6), and served as guest editor for Theranostics (IF=8.8).

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission, Peer-Review, Revision and Acceptance of Conference Proceedings Papers

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering at https://sciforum.net/conference/IOCN2020, and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into system.

1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 150-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 25 October 2020.
2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the IOCN 2020. All authors will be notified by 27 Ocotber 2020 about the acceptance of their abstract.
3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his/her manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint (only PDF) and/or video presentation of his/her paper, until the submission deadline of 31 October 2020.

4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on https://sciforum.net/conference/IOCN2020 for discussion and rating during the time of the conference 15-30 November 2020 and will be published in Journal Proceedings.

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and journal Nanomaterials will publish the proceedings of the conference as a Special Issue. After the conference, the authors are recommended to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the Nanomaterials Special issue with 20% discount on the APC.

Structure of Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

Video Presentations

Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizer at [email protected] to get to know more about the procedure. The following formats (.MOV, .MPEG4, .MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGPS, .FLV) are all allowed. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discuss it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!

Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://sciforum.net/conference/IOCN2020 by registering and logging in to this website.

Accepted File Formats

MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Electronic Conference on Materials Science Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.

2nd International Online-Conference on Nanomaterials Microsoft Word template file

IOCN2020_Word_Template.docx

For further enquiries please contact us at [email protected].

Manuscript Preparation

Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).

Formatting / Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of Nanoamterials. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.

Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.

Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Presentation of Posters

Authors that wish to present only a poster, i.e., without a proceedings paper, can do so in section I. Posters will be available on the conference website during and after the event. Similarly to papers presented at the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without a paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.

List of accepted submissions (125)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Presentation Pdf
sciforum-038006 'Self-Delivery' Using Anti-Inflammatory Hydrogels: Biological Evaluation of NSAID-Dehydrodipeptide Conjugates Peter Jervis, Rute Moreira, Paula Ferreira, José Martins, David Pereira N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-037731 A Chemo-Mechanical Model of the Spreading of Endothelial Cells on the Lumen of Functionalized TEVGs Juan Sebastian Bermudez, Maria A. Rodriguez-Soto, Alejandra Riveros, Natalia Suarez, Carolina Muñoz-Camargo, Juan C. Cruz, Nestor Sandoval, Juan C. Briceño N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-039139 A Gold Nanoparticle Nanonuclease Relying on a Zn(II) Mononuclear Complex

Joanna Czescik, Paolo Scrimin

Submitted: 13 Oct 2020

Abstract: Show Abstract
Joanna Czescik, Paolo Scrimin N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-039244 A comparative study of structured PVDF fiber/bead composite via electrospinning technique

Adrián Vicente, Pedro J. Rivero, Rafael Rodriguez

Submitted: 14 Oct 2020

Abstract: Show Abstract
Adrián Vicente, Pedro J. Rivero, Rafael Rodriguez N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-037602 A nanocomposite of silver nanoparticles and carbon nanospheres for photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue under UV irradiation Md. Akherul Islam, Md. Abu Hanif, Kamal Sapkota, Jeasmin Akter, Hafiz Abbas, Jae Hahn N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract

Conference Awards

The Awards
Best Paper Award 500 CHF
The Best Paper Award is presented to the paper judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference.
Best Poster Award 300 CHF
The Best Poster Award was established to recognize the scientific merit exhibited in poster presentation and preparation.

Sponsors and Partners

Organizers


Media partners

Session Chairs

Prof. Dr. Paolo M. Scrimin

University of Padova, Padua, Italy

DETAILS

[email protected]

Paolo Scrimin graduated from the University of Padova (1976) where he is full Professor of Organic Chemistry since 1997. He has been the recipient of the Ciamician (1988) and Mangini (2018) medals (awarded by Italian Chemical Society, Organic Division). His scientific interests are focused on nanosystems, particularly on the possibility to exploit cooperativity and trigger new functions within them. He has coined the term nanozymes to identify nanomaterials endowed with catalytic properties mimicking those of natural enzymes. He has published more than 190 papers in peer-reviewed journal and his H-index is 45. He is one of the six Editors of Nanomaterials.

Bio
Paolo Scrimin graduated from the University of Padova (1976) where he is full Professor of Organic Chemistry since 1997. He has been the recipient of the Ciamician (1988) and Mangini (2018) medals (awarded by Italian Chemical Society, Organic Division). His scientific interests are focused on nanosystems, particularly on the possibility to exploit cooperativity and trigger new functions within them. He has coined the term nanozymes to identify nanomaterials endowed with catalytic properties mimicking those of natural enzymes. He has published more than 190 papers in peer-reviewed journal and his H-index is 45. He is one of the six Editors of Nanomaterials.

Prof. Dr. Sotirios Baskoutas

Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Patra, Greece

DETAILS

[email protected]

Sotirios Baskoutas obtained his Ph.D. from the Physics Department of the University of Patras, Greece. He joined the Materials Science Department of the University of Patras in 2001, where he is currently Professor (Full). Dr. Baskoutas has visited and worked in several Universities and Research Institutes outside Greece, such as the Department of Physics, Universita di Roma La Sapienza (Italy), Department of Physics Fundamental y Experimental, University of Laguna, Tenerife (Spain), Free University of Brussels (Belgium), Research Institute of Solid State Physics and Optics, Budapest (Hungary), Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Canada), Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Munich (Germany), INT Institute for Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe (Germany), Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart (Germany), Department of Chemistry, University of Hamburg (Germany) and Russian-Armenian University, Yerevan (Armenia). His research interests are focused mainly in theoretical and experimental studies in semiconductor nanostructures, with emphasis to their electronic and optical properties. Dr. Baskoutas has authored over 150 research articles in peer reviewed journals in the field of condensed matter physics and materials science with more than 5000 citations. He serves as an editorial board member in several scientific journals and has been a member of 40 International and Greek research projects (in 10 of them as project leader).

Bio
Sotirios Baskoutas obtained his Ph.D. from the Physics Department of the University of Patras, Greece. He joined the Materials Science Department of the University of Patras in 2001, where he is currently Professor (Full). Dr. Baskoutas has visited and worked in several Universities and Research Institutes outside Greece, such as the Department of Physics, Universita di Roma La Sapienza (Italy), Department of Physics Fundamental y Experimental, University of Laguna, Tenerife (Spain), Free University of Brussels (Belgium), Research Institute of Solid State Physics and Optics, Budapest (Hungary), Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Canada), Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Munich (Germany), INT Institute for Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe (Germany), Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart (Germany), Department of Chemistry, University of Hamburg (Germany) and Russian-Armenian University, Yerevan (Armenia). His research interests are focused mainly in theoretical and experimental studies in semiconductor nanostructures, with emphasis to their electronic and optical properties. Dr. Baskoutas has authored over 150 research articles in peer reviewed journals in the field of condensed matter physics and materials science with more than 5000 citations. He serves as an editorial board member in several scientific journals and has been a member of 40 International and Greek research projects (in 10 of them as project leader).

Prof. Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur

1: Biorefining and Advanced Materials Research Centre, SRUC, Edinburgh EH9 3JG, United Kingdom 2: Enhanced Composites and Structures Center, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK

DETAILS

[email protected]

Prof Vijay Kumar Thakur (VKT) is a Professor in the Biorefining and Advanced Materials Research Centre at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and also holds an Adjunct Professor position in the Research School of Polymeric Materials, Jiangsu University, China; Visiting Professor at Shiv Nadar University India and Visitor at Cranfield University, UK. He has previously held faculty positions at Cranfield University UK, Washington State University USA, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and LHU–Taiwan. His research activities span the disciplines of Biomaterials Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Manufacturing, Materials Science and Nanotechnology, as well as all aspects of Advanced and Sustainable Materials. He has published over 170 SCI journal articles, 44 books, 35 Book Chapters and hold one US patent (technology transferred to Industry). He also sits on the editorial board of ~several SCI Journals as Associate Editor/ Editor/ Editorial Advisory Board Member. Recent research work includes but not limited to: -Biorenewable Materials: Natural Fibres/Wood, Bio-resins and Utilisation of Waste (e.g. Agricultural Byproducts/ Biomass) for Practical Uses -Design, Develop and Commercialize Bioproducts, Bioprocesses, and Bioenergy -Sustainable Chemicals, Monomers/Polymers, Design Methodologies, and Manufacturing -Additive Manufacturing (3D/4D printing) of Polymers and Composites -Hydrogels: Synthesis, characterisation and applications in nutrient recovery, control delivery, water purification and biomedical -Membranes: Sustainable membrane materials for applications in water treatment, biomedical and energy storage -Photocatalysts for future applications combining nanotechnology, photonics, energy research, and environmental science -Nanofiber production and multifunctional applications in biomaterials, energy, sensing and smart materials -Nanoelectronic materials: Piezoelectric, Dielectric and Electrochromic materials for sensing, energy harvesting, and storage.

Bio
Prof Vijay Kumar Thakur (VKT) is a Professor in the Biorefining and Advanced Materials Research Centre at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and also holds an Adjunct Professor position in the Research School of Polymeric Materials, Jiangsu University, China; Visiting Professor at Shiv Nadar University India and Visitor at Cranfield University, UK. He has previously held faculty positions at Cranfield University UK, Washington State University USA, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and LHU–Taiwan. His research activities span the disciplines of Biomaterials Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Manufacturing, Materials Science and Nanotechnology, as well as all aspects of Advanced and Sustainable Materials. He has published over 170 SCI journal articles, 44 books, 35 Book Chapters and hold one US patent (technology transferred to Industry). He also sits on the editorial board of ~several SCI Journals as Associate Editor/ Editor/ Editorial Advisory Board Member. Recent research work includes but not limited to: -Biorenewable Materials: Natural Fibres/Wood, Bio-resins and Utilisation of Waste (e.g. Agricultural Byproducts/ Biomass) for Practical Uses -Design, Develop and Commercialize Bioproducts, Bioprocesses, and Bioenergy -Sustainable Chemicals, Monomers/Polymers, Design Methodologies, and Manufacturing -Additive Manufacturing (3D/4D printing) of Polymers and Composites -Hydrogels: Synthesis, characterisation and applications in nutrient recovery, control delivery, water purification and biomedical -Membranes: Sustainable membrane materials for applications in water treatment, biomedical and energy storage -Photocatalysts for future applications combining nanotechnology, photonics, energy research, and environmental science -Nanofiber production and multifunctional applications in biomaterials, energy, sensing and smart materials -Nanoelectronic materials: Piezoelectric, Dielectric and Electrochromic materials for sensing, energy harvesting, and storage.

Prof. Ullrich Scherf

Bergische Universitat Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany

DETAILS

[email protected]

Ullrich Scherf received his PhD in 1988 from Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. After receiving his habilitation from Mainz University in 1996, he was appointed as Professor of Polymer Chemistry at Potsdam University (2000-02) and, since 2002, as Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry at Wuppertal University. He currently heads the Macromolecular Chemistry Group, current H index 88 (WoS). In 2006 U. Scherf was one of founders of the Institute for Polymer Technology (IfP), an interdisciplinary research cluster with partners from Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Printing Technology. From 2011-2016 he was acting as director of the IfP research cluster.

Bio
Ullrich Scherf received his PhD in 1988 from Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. After receiving his habilitation from Mainz University in 1996, he was appointed as Professor of Polymer Chemistry at Potsdam University (2000-02) and, since 2002, as Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry at Wuppertal University. He currently heads the Macromolecular Chemistry Group, current H index 88 (WoS). In 2006 U. Scherf was one of founders of the Institute for Polymer Technology (IfP), an interdisciplinary research cluster with partners from Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Printing Technology. From 2011-2016 he was acting as director of the IfP research cluster.

Prof. Dr. Julian Maria Gonzalez Estevez

Department of Materials Physics, University of the Basque Country, 48940 Leioa, Spain

DETAILS

[email protected]

Julián María González Estévez was graduated in Physics in1977 from the Navarra University. In 1987 received the PhD degree from the University of the Basque Country. Present employment: Professor (full time) of Department of Materials Physics of the University of the Basque Country in the Department of Materials Physics of the Faculty of Chemistry in San Sebastian (Spain). Current fields of interest: novel magnetic materials, amorphous, nanocrystalline and nanogranular ferromagnetic alloys and compounds, metamaterials at microwave range. Spintronics. Magnetotransport (Magnetoresistance, Magnetoimpedance, Ferromagnetic Resonance, Magnetocaloric). New magnetic sensors. He has published more than 450 referred papers (about 250 inside Q1) in international journals with more than 8000 cites (from Google) on magnetic materials studies. He has edited 2 books, 10 conference proceedings. He has given a number of 45 invited talks in international conferences on Magnetism, invited lectures in Labs and Departments of University of high prestigious, wrote 1 book, 12 chapters for books and encyclopedia (Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sensors, Handbook of Advanced Magnetic Materials, Amorphous Materials: Research, Technology and Applications), published 4 patents, etc. He has the supervisor of 15 doctoral thesis (10 of international mention, 3 have obtained the Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado of the University of the Basque Country). He has also had the responsibility to be the supervisor of 12 students of PhD (actually 3 more in progress) and 5 students of master in Nanoscience. Finally, he has had the enormous honour to be the godfather of Doctor Honoris Causa of Prof. Albert Fert (laureated with the Nobel Prize in Physics 2007) by the University of the Basque Country.

Bio
Julián María González Estévez was graduated in Physics in1977 from the Navarra University. In 1987 received the PhD degree from the University of the Basque Country. Present employment: Professor (full time) of Department of Materials Physics of the University of the Basque Country in the Department of Materials Physics of the Faculty of Chemistry in San Sebastian (Spain). Current fields of interest: novel magnetic materials, amorphous, nanocrystalline and nanogranular ferromagnetic alloys and compounds, metamaterials at microwave range. Spintronics. Magnetotransport (Magnetoresistance, Magnetoimpedance, Ferromagnetic Resonance, Magnetocaloric). New magnetic sensors. He has published more than 450 referred papers (about 250 inside Q1) in international journals with more than 8000 cites (from Google) on magnetic materials studies. He has edited 2 books, 10 conference proceedings. He has given a number of 45 invited talks in international conferences on Magnetism, invited lectures in Labs and Departments of University of high prestigious, wrote 1 book, 12 chapters for books and encyclopedia (Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sensors, Handbook of Advanced Magnetic Materials, Amorphous Materials: Research, Technology and Applications), published 4 patents, etc. He has the supervisor of 15 doctoral thesis (10 of international mention, 3 have obtained the Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado of the University of the Basque Country). He has also had the responsibility to be the supervisor of 12 students of PhD (actually 3 more in progress) and 5 students of master in Nanoscience. Finally, he has had the enormous honour to be the godfather of Doctor Honoris Causa of Prof. Albert Fert (laureated with the Nobel Prize in Physics 2007) by the University of the Basque Country.

Prof. Dr. Cabral Lorenzo Horacio Amadeo

University of Tokyo, Department of Bioengineering, Tokyo, Japan

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Horacio Cabral is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He received his PhD in Materials Engineering from The University of Tokyo, in 2007. Dr. Cabral was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo until 2010, when he joined the Department of Bioengineering of The University of Tokyo as a Lecturer. In 2014, he was promoted to his current position. Dr. Cabral currently serves on the editorial board of Nanomaterials, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, and the advisory board of Macromolecular Bioscience. Dr. Cabral’s major research interests relate to the development of nanomedicines for diagnosis and therapy, particularly systems directed to intractable cancers. His work has provided basis for several nanomedicines aimed for tumor-targeted therapy and imaging, showing that the design parameters of nanomedicines greatly influence their activity, and some of these formulations have proceeded into clinical human studies, showing improved survival and reduced side effects.

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Horacio Cabral is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He received his PhD in Materials Engineering from The University of Tokyo, in 2007. Dr. Cabral was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo until 2010, when he joined the Department of Bioengineering of The University of Tokyo as a Lecturer. In 2014, he was promoted to his current position. Dr. Cabral currently serves on the editorial board of Nanomaterials, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, and the advisory board of Macromolecular Bioscience. Dr. Cabral’s major research interests relate to the development of nanomedicines for diagnosis and therapy, particularly systems directed to intractable cancers. His work has provided basis for several nanomedicines aimed for tumor-targeted therapy and imaging, showing that the design parameters of nanomedicines greatly influence their activity, and some of these formulations have proceeded into clinical human studies, showing improved survival and reduced side effects.

Dr. Mikhael Bechelany

Institut Européen des Membranes (IEMM, ENSCM UM CNRS UMR5635), Montpellier, France

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Mikhael BECHELANY (born in March 1979) obtained his PhD in Materials Chemistry from the University of Lyon (France) in 2006. His PhD work was devoted to the synthesis and characterization of silicon and boron based 1D nanostructures (nanotubes, nanowires and nanocables). Then, he worked as a post-doc at EMPA (Switzerland). His research included the fabrication of nanomaterials (nanoparticles and nanowires), their organization and their nanomanipulation for applications in different field such as photovoltaic, robotic, chemical and bio-sensing. In 2010, he became a Scientist at CNRS. His current research interest in the European Institute of Membranes (UMR CNRS 5635) in Montpellier (France) focuses on novel synthesis methods for metals and ceramics nanomaterials like Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), electrodeposition, electrospinning and/or on the nanostructuring using natural lithography (nanospheres and/or membranes). His research efforts include the design of nanostructured membranes for health, environment and renewable energy. He is the author and co-author of more than 215 publications, 13 book chapters and 6 patents (h-index = 40). He is also the co-founder of 3 Startups.

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Mikhael BECHELANY (born in March 1979) obtained his PhD in Materials Chemistry from the University of Lyon (France) in 2006. His PhD work was devoted to the synthesis and characterization of silicon and boron based 1D nanostructures (nanotubes, nanowires and nanocables). Then, he worked as a post-doc at EMPA (Switzerland). His research included the fabrication of nanomaterials (nanoparticles and nanowires), their organization and their nanomanipulation for applications in different field such as photovoltaic, robotic, chemical and bio-sensing. In 2010, he became a Scientist at CNRS. His current research interest in the European Institute of Membranes (UMR CNRS 5635) in Montpellier (France) focuses on novel synthesis methods for metals and ceramics nanomaterials like Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), electrodeposition, electrospinning and/or on the nanostructuring using natural lithography (nanospheres and/or membranes). His research efforts include the design of nanostructured membranes for health, environment and renewable energy. He is the author and co-author of more than 215 publications, 13 book chapters and 6 patents (h-index = 40). He is also the co-founder of 3 Startups.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Di Bartolomeo

University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

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Antonio Di Bartolomeo is professor of experimental condensed matter physics at Salerno University, Italy where he teaches semiconductor device physics, electric circuits, and electronics. His present research interests include: optical and electrical properties of nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 2D materials; van der Waals heterojunctions of layered materials and Schottky heterojunctions; and field-effect transistors, non-volatile memories, solar cells, photodetectors, and field emission devices. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1997 from Salerno University where he held the position of researcher in experimental physics before the appointment as a professor. His scientific career started at CERN (CH) with the collaboration on experiments on neutrino oscillations and heavy ion collisions. He spent several years in the industry as a semiconductor device engineer (ST Microelectronics, Infineon Technologies, and Intel Corporation) and was guest scientist at IHP-Microelectronics (Germany) and Georgetown University (Washington, DC). He has authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, two physics textbooks, and two patents, and has served as an Editorial Board member of several journals including Nanomaterials, by MDPI, Nanotechnology by IOP, and Micro & Nano Letters by IET.

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Antonio Di Bartolomeo is professor of experimental condensed matter physics at Salerno University, Italy where he teaches semiconductor device physics, electric circuits, and electronics. His present research interests include: optical and electrical properties of nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 2D materials; van der Waals heterojunctions of layered materials and Schottky heterojunctions; and field-effect transistors, non-volatile memories, solar cells, photodetectors, and field emission devices. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1997 from Salerno University where he held the position of researcher in experimental physics before the appointment as a professor. His scientific career started at CERN (CH) with the collaboration on experiments on neutrino oscillations and heavy ion collisions. He spent several years in the industry as a semiconductor device engineer (ST Microelectronics, Infineon Technologies, and Intel Corporation) and was guest scientist at IHP-Microelectronics (Germany) and Georgetown University (Washington, DC). He has authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, two physics textbooks, and two patents, and has served as an Editorial Board member of several journals including Nanomaterials, by MDPI, Nanotechnology by IOP, and Micro & Nano Letters by IET.

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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Giuseppe Lazzara

Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy

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Giuseppe Lazzara (born 1979) is associate professor at the Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Palermo, Italy. He received his PhD degree, University of Palermo, Italy, in 2007. He was Postdoc at the Chemistry Department, Lund University (Sweden) in 2009-2010. Lazzara became "Professor" at University of Palermo in 2015. His research activities focus on nanoparticles and polymer/nanoparticle interactions. He is involved in projects on halloysite clay nanotubes for drug delivery, conservation of cultural heritage, bioplastics and remediation technologies. Lazzara has more than 160 publications in ISI journals with more than 4400 total citations.

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Giuseppe Lazzara (born 1979) is associate professor at the Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Palermo, Italy. He received his PhD degree, University of Palermo, Italy, in 2007. He was Postdoc at the Chemistry Department, Lund University (Sweden) in 2009-2010. Lazzara became "Professor" at University of Palermo in 2015. His research activities focus on nanoparticles and polymer/nanoparticle interactions. He is involved in projects on halloysite clay nanotubes for drug delivery, conservation of cultural heritage, bioplastics and remediation technologies. Lazzara has more than 160 publications in ISI journals with more than 4400 total citations.

Dr. Andres Castellanos-Gomez

Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Madrid Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas C/ Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, 3 Campus Universitario de Cantoblanco E-28049 Madrid, Spain

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Dr. Andres Castellanos-Gomez is a Tenured Scientist in the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC). He explores novel 2D materials and studies their mechanical, electrical and optical properties with special interest on the application of these materials in nanomechanical and optoelectronic devices. He is author of more than 140 articles in international peer review journals and 6 book chapters. He was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2017 and has been included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2018 and 2019 lists of Clarivate/WOS and selected as one of the Top Ten Spanish Talents of 2017 by the MIT Technology Reviews. He has been also recognized with the Young Researcher Award (experimental physics) of the Royal Physical Society of Spain (2016).

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Dr. Andres Castellanos-Gomez is a Tenured Scientist in the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC). He explores novel 2D materials and studies their mechanical, electrical and optical properties with special interest on the application of these materials in nanomechanical and optoelectronic devices. He is author of more than 140 articles in international peer review journals and 6 book chapters. He was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2017 and has been included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2018 and 2019 lists of Clarivate/WOS and selected as one of the Top Ten Spanish Talents of 2017 by the MIT Technology Reviews. He has been also recognized with the Young Researcher Award (experimental physics) of the Royal Physical Society of Spain (2016).

Dr. Rabah Boukherroub

University of Lille, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France

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Dr. Rabah Boukherroub received a PhD in chemistry from the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France. He is currently a CNRS research director and a group leader at the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN), University of Lille, France. He is Associate Editor for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. He is also a guest Professor, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China. His research interests are in the area of functional materials, surface chemistry, and photophysics of semiconductor/metal nanostructures with emphasis on biosensors, photocatalysis, and nanomedicine. He is a co-author of 580+ research publications and wrote 38 book chapters in subjects related to nanotechnology, materials chemistry, and biosensors. He has 12 patents or patents pending.

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Dr. Rabah Boukherroub received a PhD in chemistry from the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France. He is currently a CNRS research director and a group leader at the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN), University of Lille, France. He is Associate Editor for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. He is also a guest Professor, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China. His research interests are in the area of functional materials, surface chemistry, and photophysics of semiconductor/metal nanostructures with emphasis on biosensors, photocatalysis, and nanomedicine. He is a co-author of 580+ research publications and wrote 38 book chapters in subjects related to nanotechnology, materials chemistry, and biosensors. He has 12 patents or patents pending.

Prof. Dr. Jiye Fang

Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA

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Jiye (James) Fang received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from National University of Singapore in 1999. He was a Postdoctoral Associate and subsequently Research Specialist from 1999 to 2002 at Advanced Materials Research Institute. He joined the Chemistry Department at University of New Orleans as an Assistant Professor in 2002, and then moved to State University of New York at Binghamton in 2016. He was an NSF CAREER award recipient. He is now the Professor of Chemistry and MSE at Binghamton. His current research interests are synthesis of shape-controlled nanocrystals, self-assembly and superstructure, pressure-induced phase transition, lattice strain study on noble metal-based nanocrystals, advanced catalysts for fuel cell application in acidic and alkaline media.

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Jiye (James) Fang received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from National University of Singapore in 1999. He was a Postdoctoral Associate and subsequently Research Specialist from 1999 to 2002 at Advanced Materials Research Institute. He joined the Chemistry Department at University of New Orleans as an Assistant Professor in 2002, and then moved to State University of New York at Binghamton in 2016. He was an NSF CAREER award recipient. He is now the Professor of Chemistry and MSE at Binghamton. His current research interests are synthesis of shape-controlled nanocrystals, self-assembly and superstructure, pressure-induced phase transition, lattice strain study on noble metal-based nanocrystals, advanced catalysts for fuel cell application in acidic and alkaline media.
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