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Carbon-Based Nano-Materials and Devices Conference
Date:1/12/2011

Recent advances in carbon-based nano-materials and devices have open up myriad opportunities for applications and commercialization. Nanotechnology's ability to manipulate carbon atoms and organic molecules enables us to create carbon-based nanoscale materials and novel device structures with fundamentally new properties and unprecedented functions. Carbon-based nanotechnology is anticipated to dramatically change every aspect of our lives. Among the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of nanoscience, carbon-based nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanochemistry, nanobiology, and nanobiomedicine are the areas attracting wide attention. These areas not only represent novel and unique chemical strategies to make unprecedented functional carbon-based nanomaterials, but also represent wide-range applications of carbon-based nanodevices.

This conference aims to provide a forum for researchers, scientists and engineers from different countries worldwide, who are actively involved in the research on carbon-based nanoscience and nanotechnology, in particular on (1) Synthesis and functionalization of carbon nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nano diamonds, etc; (2) Advanced characterization of carbon-based nano-materials such as synchrotron radiation characterization, in situ imaging, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, etc; (3) device applications such as organic electronics (OLEDs, OPVs, OTFTs, etc), graphene-, carbon nanotube-, and nano diamond-based prototype devices (cancer diagnosis/cure, biological/chemical sensing, energy conversion/harvesting, catalysis, etc); and (4) modeling and computation in the above areas, to disseminate their latest research results and development achievements.

In addition to the exciting scientific and technological themes, the conference offers a platform to promote and encourage interaction among researchers for cross-fertilization of ideas and collaboration. The program will consist of a series of invited, contributed oral, and poster presentations. In addition, a panel discussion will be held to promote the interaction among scientists and researchers, including discussions of new research directions for carbon-based nano-materials and devices, summary of the current state of the art and future barriers, and projection of future frontiers.

Session Topics will include

  • Synthesis of carbon-based nanomaterials: carbon nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanodiamonds, carbon-based molecules, etc.
  • Characterization and processing of carbon-based nanomaterials: surface and interface modification, functionalization, assembly and patterning, etc.
  • Devices and applications of carbon-based nanomaterials: biological and chemical sensing, energy conversion and harvesting, electronic and photonic applications, catalysis, etc.
  • Multiscale modelling and computation in the above areas.

Conference Organization

Chair:

Prof. Shuit-Tong Lee
Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chair Professor of Materials Science; Director, Functional Nano & Soft Materials Laboratory
Soochow University, Suzhou, China
Director, COSDAF City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Director, Nano-organic Photoelectronic Laboratory Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Email: apannale@cityu.edu.hk apannale@suda.edu.cn

Co-Chairs:

Dr. Orlando Auciello
Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Email: auciello@anl.gov

Dr. Masataka Hasegawa
Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials, AIST, Japan
Email: hasegawa.masataka@aist.go.jp

Prof. Kian Ping Loh
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Email: chmlohkp@nus.edu.sg

Prof. Robert J. Nemanich
Arizona State University
Email: robert.nemanich@asu.edu

Prof. Martin Stutzmann
Walter Schottky Institute, TU Munich, Germany
Email: stutz@wsi.tum.de

Local Organizing Committee

Prof. S. T. Lee, Soochow University and City University of Hong Kong
Prof. S. D. Wang, Soochow University
Prof. Z. Liu, Soochow Uninersity
Prof. J. X. Tang, Soochow Uninersity
Dr. H. Xin, Soochow Uninersity
Dr. Z. Q. Wang, Soochow University

International Advisory Committee

Prof. R. J. Hamers, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Prof. S. Ijima, NEC Corporation, Japan
Prof. H. Kawarada, Waseda University, Japan
Prof. T. K. Sham, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dr. Y. Tao, National Research Council, Canada
Prof. N. Kotov, University of Michigan, USA
Dr. N. Q. Lam, Applied Physics Letters, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Prof. C. F. Liu, Peking University, China
Prof. Y. H. Tzeng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Prof. P. Weiss, University of California-Los Angeless, USA
Prof. S. Forrest, University of Michigan, USA
Prof. W. K. Liu, Northwestern University, USA
Prof. W. Milne, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. C. Mirkin, Northwestern University, USA
Prof. C. E. Nebel, Fraunhofer-Institut for Applied Solid State Physics, Germany
Prof. S. M. Peng, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Dr. K. H. Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Prof. C. N. R. Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India
Prof. L. Samuelson, Lund University, Sweden
Prof. R. Jackman, University College, London, UK
Prof. R. Whatmore, Cranfield University, UK
Prof. H. J. Dai, Stanford University, USA
Prof. S. S. Xie, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Submission of Abstracts

Original papers for presentations on the Session Descriptions listed below are invited. If you wish to be considered for an oral or poster presentation, please submit an abstract of approximately 300 words. Abstracts should be submitted electronically following the instructions given in On-line Abstract Submission. If you encounter any problems with the submission process, contact Engineering Conferences International (ECI) at info@engconfintl.org or 1-212-514-6760. All abstracts will be reviewed by the chairs. Graduate students and young investigators are particularly encouraged to present posters. An evening poster session will be an integral part of the conference.

Deadlines

Abstracts for oral presentation: March 1, 2011
Abstracts for poster presentations: June 1, 2011


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Contact: Kevin Korpics
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Engineering Conferences International
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