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Symposium NM02-Advances in Nanodiamonds

Nanodiamond is a unique class of carbon nanomaterial with crystal sizes ranging from ~3 nm to several hundred nm. Nanodiamond has favorable properties for biomedical applications including non-toxic, biocompatible, and flexible surfaces for a wide range of functionalization. Moreover, color centers (atomic size point defects in nanodiamond) give the nanodiamonds unique photonic and spin properties and are rapidly driving the development of nanoscale quantum sensing capabilities. In this symposium the broader community will discuss how production methods can affect the size, morphology, surface chemistry of nanodiamonds and the corresponding yield and orientation of color centers. Understanding and developing advanced nanodiamond processing methods promises to enable nanodiamond materials with improved photonic and spin properties. This is of critical importance to both sensing and communication applications, where both longer spin coherence times and brighter single photon emission are needed. In addition, rapidly growing interests in nanodiamonds have also been driven by applications in nanotherapies (antibacterial agents, implantation coating, bone implant, etc.), drug delivery (cancer treatment, vaccination, stem cell therapy, etc.) and medical imaging. The large breadth of research has demonstrated that nanodiamonds can be used as a multi-modal platform for diagnostics and delivery of both traditional and emerging therapeutic molecules. Nanodiamonds have additional advantages of uniform shape, hardness, non-porosity, and unique surface chemistries that lead to their applications as nanocomposites. This symposium provides a platform for the presentation of recent advances of nanodiamond synthesis, functionalization, quantum sensing, biomedical theranostic applications, and other novel applications like catalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, and nanocomposites.

Topics will include:

  • Nanodiamond-based nanosensors for imaging, temperature, spin, and field sensing
  • Nanodiamond for imaging contrast enhancement
  • Advances in nanodiamond fabrication for better control of size, shape, defects, doping and spin
  • Advances in single digit, well-dispersed nanodiamonds
  • Advances in characterization and modeling of nanodiamond particles and dispersions
  • Advances in surface chemistry modifications of nanodiamonds
  • Nanodiamonds for drug delivery: mechanisms and clinical translation
  • Nanodiamond toxicity, biodistribution and pharmacokinetics
  • Nanodiamond-based composites
  • Nanodiamond for catalysis or photoelectrocatalysis
  • Other novel applications unique to nanodiamonds
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Petr Cigler (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • E.A. Ekimov (Institute for High Pressure Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation)
  • Yoshie Harada (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Phil Hemmer (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Fedor Jelezko (Universität Ulm, Germany)
  • Pik Kwan Lo (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Gavin Morley (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
  • Keir Neuman (National Institute of Health, USA)
  • Taras Plakhotnik (The University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Ramona Schirhagl (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Olga Shenderova (Adámas Nanotechnologies, USA)
  • Stepan Stehlik (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • A. Nick Vamivakas (University of Rochester, USA)
  • David Waddington (The University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Tanja Weil (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)
  • Taro Yoshikawa (Daicel Corporation, Japan)
  • Alexander Zaitsev (The City University of New York, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Peter Pauzauskie
University of Washington
Materials Science & Engineering
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , peterpz@uw.edu

Jean-Charles Arnault
Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
Nanometric Edifices Laboratory

Huan-Cheng Chang
Academia Sinica
Chemical Engineering
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , hchang@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Shery Chang
University of New South Wales
School of Materials Science and Engineering

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