Symposium NM02—Anisotropic Carbon Nanomaterials—Frontiers in Basic and Applied Research

Anisotropic carbon nanomaterials, such as graphite, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and graphene oxides, possess unique physical properties. Over the years there have been significant research and development successes in variety of fields, including photonics, nano-electronics, energy, sensing, biology, and others. Overall, great efforts have been directed to find effective synthesis and novel applications of these earth-abundant and low-cost nanomaterials. This symposium will discuss recent progress and new frontiers in basic and applied research focusing on anisotropic carbon nanomaterials and their composites. Tentative attendees are materials scientists, chemists, toxicologists, engineers, biologists, medical physicians, business professionals, start-up entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, patent experts, incubator managers, and others.

Topics will include:

  • Synthetic methods and greener precursors
  • Structure design and doping of luminescent carbon nanomaterials
  • Surface treatment
  • Synthesis and applications of graphene and graphene oxide materials
  • Optical and electronic properties
  • Electroluminescence
  • Tunable visible and near infrared emission
  • New chemical and physical properties
  • Carbon-based luminescent materials for nanodevice fabrication
  • Sensor design and sensing devices
  • Energy conversion application
  • Imaging, tracking, and other biomedical applications
  • Safety concerns and study, in vivo and in vitro toxicity study

Invited Speakers:

  • Pulickel M. Ajayan (Rice University, USA)
  • Paola Ayala (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Xue Bai (Jilin University, China)
  • Ray Baughman (University of Texas Dallas, USA)
  • Vikas Berry (Kansas State University, USA)
  • Manish Chhowalla (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
  • Michael Hu (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Robert Hurt (Brown University, USA)
  • Raz Jelinek (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
  • Maurizio Prato (University of Trieste, Italy)
  • Songnan Qu (Changchun Institute of Optics Fine Mechanics and Physics, China)
  • Rodney Ruoff (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Yaping Sun (Clemson University, USA)
  • James Tour (Rice University, USA)
  • Adrian Trinchi (CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Australia)
  • Yu Wang (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China)
  • Chongwu Zhou (University of Southern California, USA)

Symposium Organizers

William Yu
Louisiana State University Shreveport
USA
318-797-5087, wyu@lsus.edu

Vicki Colvin
Brown University
USA

Yu Zhang
Jilin University
China
431-851-68464, yuzhang@jlu.edu.cn