Nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing development come with the promise of cleaner, smaller, lighter, stronger and more efficient technologies for transportation, energy harvesting, storage, and consumption, as well as environmental monitoring and depollution. Environmental issues keep steadily increasing, thus there is a strong urge to discuss how materials scientists could more rapidly respond to the worldwide concerns. Cutting-edge strategies with close collaboration of the experts in different fields of nanomaterials from academia and industry towards materials and technology development are fundamental needs toward economic development and climate stability.
This symposium supports a unique interdisciplinary communication among experts about the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable advance of nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing. The aim of this symposium is to focus on what nanomaterial- and nanomanufacturing-based solutions can offer and how the rational design can lead to sustainable development. The main goals of this symposium are (i) to look at the scientific and technological development and challenges towards sustainable environment, economy and society; (ii) to advance the communication between interdisciplinary fields towards good sustainable global practices; (iii) to strengthen academia-industry collaboration through scientific talks towards faster materials and technology development.
Complimentary suite of activities for this symposium is tentatively planned, including:
A panel of discussion about "Failure and difficulties, a path to cutting-edge research".
- "Rapid fire presentations": All the poster presenters will have the opportunity to pitch their posters through a short oral presentation during the day sessions.
- Virtual student competition "365-24-7 presentations": Accepted abstracts for this symposium will get a chance to enter a virtual student competition. Students speak about their research in 365 seconds (a regular talk), 24 seconds (elevator pitch) and 7 seconds (first impression).
Joint Sessions are being considered with Symposium ET14—Materials Science Facing Global Warming—Practical Solutions for Our Future