2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium FF02-2D Nanomaterials-Based Nanofluidics

Two dimensional (2-D) nanomaterials based nanofluidics is the study and application of fluid transport inside few-nanometer sized constrictions (e.g. nanopores, nanochannels and nanotubes) made in atomically smooth 2-D nanomaterials such as graphene, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), etc. This emerging research area displays unique transport phenomena such as ultrahigh liquid flow rates and molecular/ionic selectivity with potential applications in several technological areas including water purification/desalination, biological and chemical separations, energy storage/conversion, oil and natural gas extraction, biosensing and lab-on-a-chip devices. As the size of the nanoscale conduits approaches intermolecular distances, fluid flow is influenced by interfacial water ordering, surface charge and adsorption, as well as steric and hydration effects, which all lead to new and surprising phenomena. Advances in this area require highly interdisciplinary theoretical and experimental efforts involving nanofabrication, materials synthesis, interfacial chemistry, mass and energy transport. This symposium will bring together researchers working on these different experimental and theoretical aspects to promote an exchange of ideas and methods that will lead to a common understanding and further development of 2-D nanomaterials based nanofluidics.

Topics will include:

  • Fluidic transport in 2-D nanopores (including transport of liquid, gas, vapor, ion and others)
  • Fluidic transport in atomically flat nanochannels and nanotubes
  • Fluidic transport in 2-D nanomaterial based nanoporous membranes, e.g. nanoporous graphene/MoS2 membranes, carbon nanotube membranes and graphene oxide membranes
  • 2-D nanopore based single biomolecule detection/analysis
  • Synthesis and characterization of 2-D nanomaterial based membranes & devices
  • New experimental and modeling techniques for 2-D nanomaterials based nanofluidics
  • Water and molecular structural ordering and transition inside 2-D materials based nanoscale conduits
  • Applications of 2-D nanomaterials based nanofluidics for lab-on-a-chip, separations, and energy conversion & storage

Invited Speakers:

  • Ho Bum Park (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)
  • Baoxia Mi (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Dan Li (Monash University, Australia)
  • Narayana Aluru (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Jiaxing Huang (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Michael Strano (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • De-en Jiang (University of California Reverside, USA)
  • Andre Geim (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Aleksandra Radenovic (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Lydéric Bocquet (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)
  • Scott Bunch (Boston University, USA)
  • Maria Drndić (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Chang-Soo Han (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
  • Lei Jiang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Rohit Karnik (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Ulrich Keyser (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
  • Jean-Pierre Leburton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Sheng Meng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Rahul Raveendran Nair (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Aleksandr Noy (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Hyung-Gyu Park (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Xinsheng Peng (Zhejiang University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Chuanhua Duan
Boston University
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Radha Boya
University of Manchester
School of Physics and Astronomy
United Kingdom

Slaven Garaj
National University of Singapore
Department of Physics/ BioMedical Engineering

Zhiping Xu
Tsinghua University
Department of Engineering Mechanics

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