Structural Control and Design of 2D Layered Materials and Heterostructures Toward Novel Functionalities

The structural control of 2D layered materials and heterostructures plays a crucial role in shaping their physical properties, presenting an exciting avenue for uncovering exceptional characteristics, advancing novel functionalities and developing sustainable electronics. Phase engineering methods allow for fine-tuning the material's electronic properties, such as conductivity, charge carrier mobility and band alignment which are crucial for applications. Extensive phase engineering endeavors encompass a wide spectrum of approaches, ranging from planar control to vertical stacking engineering, leading to the development of multifunctional heterostructures with applications in optoelectronics, energy-efficient memory, and moiré physics. This symposium will explore the structure-property relationship and their functionalities in 2D layered materials and heterostructures, focusing on (a) atomistic modeling to study the formation and stability of various structures during synthesis, fabrication, and external stimuli; (b) engineering methods to control structures; (c) experimental characterization of atomic to mesoscopic structures, revealing new optical, electronic, and spintronic functionalities; and (d) design and implementation of innovative devices based on controllable 2D materials and heterostructures for applications such as neuromorphic computing, high-speed transistors and energy harvesters. Presenters and invited speakers from diverse disciplines such as chemistry, physics, engineering, and materials science will foster enriching interdisciplinary discussions.

Topics will include:

  • Structural control techniques for 2D layered materials
  • Synthesis techniques for various heterostructures, such as vertical, lateral, wrap-around, and mixed dimensional heterostructures.
  • Creating structural and functional properties of 2D materials by external stimuli
  • Experimental characterization of structure-property relationships in 2D materials.
  • Twistronics and Moire physics of heterostructures
  • Heterostructures for applications, including optoelectronics, energy-efficient memory, neuromorphic computing, energy harvesting and photoelectrocatalysis.
  • Atomistic modeling to understand the formation and stability of various structures.
  • Theoretical understanding of structure-property relationship in heterostructures
  • Device structure and modeling

Invited Speakers:

  • Deji Akinwande (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Anasori Babak (Purdue University, USA)
  • Hyeonsik Cheong (Sogang University, Republic of Korea)
  • Mark Hersam (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Long Ju (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jennie Lau (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Max Lemme (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Xiaoqin Li (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Jun Lou (Rice University, USA)
  • Steven Louie (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Feng Miao (Nanjing University, China)
  • Xiaofeng Qian (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Joan Redwing (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Hyeon Suk Shin (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Joonki Suh (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Vincent Tung (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Jun Xiao (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Xiao-xiao Zhang (University of Florida, USA)
  • Yang Zhang (University of Tennessee, USA)
  • Shuyun Zhou (Tsinghua University, China)
  • You Zhou (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Xiaoyang Zhu (Columbia University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Ying Wang
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Andras Kis
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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Lain-Jong (Lance) Li
The University of Hong Kong
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Hanyu Zhu
Rice University
Materials Science and NanoEngineering
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