Symposium PM01—Explore New Frontiers in Materials Design Using PlasmasSynthesis, Processing and Characterization

Plasma-based synthesis and processing is well established as an important technique for fabricating and modifying technologically-useful materials at different length scales. Plasmas enable reactions and interactions in the gas phase and near interfaces that are otherwise impossible to achieve with conventional methods (e.g. thermal) because of unique energy coupling. However, with the diverse chemistries and materials accessible by plasma-based processes comes complexity. There are many different plasma sources, ranging from those operated at low pressures (vacuum) to high pressures (atmospheric), degrees of equilibrium, from non-thermal and non-equilibrium to thermal equilibrium, and many types of plasma-material interactions, from physical sputtering to reactive etching to nucleation. Despite such vast differences from one plasma-based process to another and the complexity of sciences that are encompassed, there are basic fundamentals underlying the plasma physics and chemistry and the synthesis of materials. This symposium intends to serve as a special forum to bring together experts working in different fields that encompass and overlap in the area of plasma synthesis and processing of materials. Specifically, the symposium will cover topics related to new frontiers in materials design such as nanoscale materials and their applications, and attempt to identify and address current challenges.

Topics will include:

  • Synthesis of nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional materials, and other nanoscale materials
  • Plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition in different length scales
  • Plasma processes for energy-harvesting and energy-storage materials
  • Plasma surface engineering and functionalization
  • Plasma simulation and modeling
  • Plasma processes for smart materials
  • Plasma catalysis

Invited Speakers:

  • Andre Anders (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Rebecca Anthony (Michigan State University, USA)
  • Hana Barankova (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Andres A. Bujanda (U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Jane P. Chang (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • I-Chun Cheng (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Reinhold H. Dauskardt (Stanford University, USA)
  • Fiorenza Fanelli (University of Bari, National Research Council, Italy)
  • Michael Frenklach (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Satoshi Hamaguchi (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Toshiro Kaneko (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Michael Keidar (George Washington University, USA)
  • Lorenzo Mangolini (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Davide Mariotti (Ulster University, United Kingdom)
  • Sanjay Mathur (University of Cologne, Germany)
  • Michael Miller (Southwest Research Institute, USA)
  • Frank Papa (Gencoa Ltd., USA)
  • David Staack (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Elijah Thimsen (Washington University, USA)
  • Xiubo Tian (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
  • Scott Walton (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Meng-Jiy Wang (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)

Symposium Organizers

Chi-Chin Wu
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Weapons and Materials Research Directorate

Cheng-Che Hsu
National Taiwan University
Chemical Engineering

Vasiliki Poenitzsch
Southwest Research Institute
Materials Engineering

Mohan Sankaran
Case Western Reserve University
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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