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Symposium NT3—Carbon Nanofluidics

Carbon nanofluidics is the study and application of fluid transport inside nanoscale graphitic conduits, including carbon nanotubes (CNT), graphene nanopores/nanochannels and their corresponding membrane forms, i.e., carbon nanotube membranes, graphene nanopore membranes and graphene oxide-based membranes. This emerging research area is attracting great attention due to various unique transport phenomena such as ultrahigh flow rates and selectivity and potential applications in several technological areas including water purification/desalination, biological and chemical separations, energy storage/conversion, oil and natural gas extraction/separation, biosensing and lab-on-a-chip devices. Fluid flow through such nanoscale graphitic conduits is influenced by interfacial phenomena including effects of smooth potential-energy landscape, surface charge and adsorption, as well as by steric and structural effects that arise when the conduit size approaches the molecular length scale. Advances in this area require highly interdisciplinary theoretical and experimental efforts involving nanofabrication, materials synthesis, chemistry, and mass transport. This symposium will bring together researchers working on different experimental and theoretical aspects of carbon nanofluidics to promote exchange of ideas, methods, and develop a common understanding of the field.

Topics will include:

  • Fluidic transport in single CNTs, graphene and graphene oxide nanochannels, graphene nanopores
  • Fluidic transport in CNT or carbon nanopipe membranes, nanoporous graphene membranes, and graphene oxide membranes
  • Synthesis and characterization of carbon nanofluidic membranes & devices
  • Experimental techniques and theoretical modeling for carbon nanofluidics studies
  • Single molecule detection/analysis using CNT or graphene nanopores
  • Water and molecular arrangement and structure inside nanoscale graphitic conduits
  • Applications of carbon nanofluidics for lab-on-a-chip, separations, and energy conversion & storage

Invited Speakers:

  • Narayana Aluru (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Olgica Bakajin (Porifera, USA)
  • Scott Bunch (Boston University, USA)
  • Armin Gölzhäuser (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
  • Jeffrey C. Grossman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Wanlin Guo (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
  • Bruce J. Hinds (University of Washington, USA)
  • Izumi Ichinose (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Yousung Jung (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Seth Lichter (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Rahul Raveendran Nair (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Aleksandr Noy (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Michael Strano (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Hongwei Zhu (Tsinghua University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Hyung Gyu Park
ETH Zurich
Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering
41-44-632-9460, parkh@ethz.ch

Chuanhua Duan
Boston University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
617-353-3270, duan@bu.edu

Rohit Karnik
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
617-324-1155, karnik@mit.edu

Zhiping Xu
Tsinghua University
Department of Engineering Mechanics
86-10-62798274, xuzp@tsinghua.edu.cn