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Symposium MF02-Laser-Induced Nanomaterials—Synthesis, Properties and Applications

Nanomaterials have emerged as revolutionary components in science and technology, elevating and enhancing functionalities across diverse fields such as sensing, energy storage, electronics, biotechnology, and optics. While numerous fabrication procedures exist, the successful industrial implementation of nanomaterials and devices relies on cost-effective and reproducible production. Recently, laser-induced micro/nanostructures have gained recognition as a leading scalable nanomanufacturing process for a broad range of functional materials. These structures, when applied to various metals, semiconductors, dielectrics, or polymers, unlock unique material properties with specialized functionalities. By manipulating material parameters and structure morphology, novel devices such as water-repelling surfaces, optical storage devices, biosensors, and antifraud features can be realized.

Beyond their direct applications, laser nanotextured surfaces offer additional benefits. They can enhance the tribological properties of specialized tools, minimizing friction losses and wear. They can modify surface wettability, as well as influence the growth properties of cells and biofilms. Furthermore, laser-induced micro/nanostructures can serve as decorative elements, refining precious goods. This symposium serves as an international platform for the discussion of synthesis, properties, and applications of various laser-induced micro/nanostructures. It encompasses fundamental, experimental, and theoretical research aspects related to laser-induced nanomaterials. Topics include materials discovery and synthesis, as well as the comprehensive characterization of their electrical, electrochemical, optical, thermal, and mechanical properties. Additionally, the symposium explores their utilization in diverse functional devices.

Topics will include:

  • Laser-induced graphene processing methods
  • Laser-induced metal oxides processing methods
  • Atomic structure and surface chemistry of laser treated metals and polymers
  • Optical and electronic properties of Laser-induced periodic surface structures
  • Electrochemical properties and applications of Laser-induced nanomaterials
  • Catalytic properties and applications of Laser-induced nanomaterials
  • Laser-induced thin films, composites, hybrids, and 3D structures and their applications
  • Laser-induced nanomaterials for sensors, actuators, and other devices
  • Laser surface nanotexturing for Biomedical applications
  • Thermal and thermoelectric properties of Laser-induced nanomaterials
  • Mechanical and tribological properties of Laser processed surfaces
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Christopher Arnusch (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
  • Amit Bandyopadhyay (Washington State University, USA)
  • Joao Coehlo (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Simon Dunham (Cornell University, USA)
  • Wei Gao (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Carmen Gomes (Iowa State University, USA)
  • Micah Green (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Keon Jae Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Richard Kaner (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Jian Lin (University of Missouri–Columbia, USA)
  • Masoud Mahjouri-Samani (Auburn University, USA)
  • Carmel Majidi (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Ibo Matthews (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Eric McLamore (Clemson University, USA)
  • Roger Narayan (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Lia Stanciu (Purdue University, USA)
  • Michael Stanford (General Graphene Corporation, USA)
  • James Tour (Rice University, USA)
  • Nongnoot Wongkaew (Universität Regensburg, Germany)
  • Xianfan Xu (Purdue University, USA)
  • Zheng Yan (University of Missouri–Columbia, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Rahim Rahimi
Purdue University
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , rrahimi@purdue.edu

Antje Baeumner
Universität Regensburg
Institute of Analytical Chemistry
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , antje.baeumner@ur.de

Jonathan Claussen
Iowa State University
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , jcclauss@iastate.edu

Varun Kashyap
Neurovascular Research and Development
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , varun.kashyap@medtronic.com

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