2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium QN01-2D Layered Materials Beyond Graphene—Theory, Discovery and Design

Two-dimensional (2D) materials provide unique materials platform with rich physics, chemistry and diverse technological applications. Extensive progress has been made in understanding, synthesizing, and characterizing 2D materials such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and boron nitride. Many exciting new discoveries have been reported in the last decade, including novel topological, magnetic, optoelectronic, nanoplasmonic, organic, hybrid 2D materials etc., offering greater opportunities for fundamental science and technologies. Recent advances in the development of predictive theory, high-throughput simulations, 2D materials genome, and data-driven materials discovery play more and more important role in accelerating the design and synthesis of functional 2D materials. With the advent of advanced first-principles theories and increase in computational power, it is possible to conduct accurate high-throughput materials computations, construct 2D materials database with the computed physical and chemical properties, and expedite materials discovery and design by taking advantage of machine learning algorithms. Furthermore, theory and simulation provide valuable physical insights that are not accessible by experiments, and in addition, enable high quality predictions that are verifiable by experiments.

This symposium will focus on the forefront of theory, discovery, and design of novel 2D materials beyond graphene. Abstracts are solicited in the areas of interest including theory and computational modeling of 2D materials; 2D materials genome and data-driven discoveries; development of accessible and sustainable data infrastructure; advanced simulations of material properties in conjunction with new 2D device functionalities.

Topics will include:

  • 2D Materials Genome and Data-Driven Discovery
  • 2D Materials for Excitonics, Valleytronics, Plasmonics, Photonics, and Other Optoelectronics
  • 2D Ferroelectric, Piezoelectric, and Multiferroic Materials
  • 2D Topological and Superconducting Materials
  • 2D Magnetic and Spintronic Materials
  • 2D Organic Materials and Quantum Materials
  • 2D Materials for Energy and Environment
  • Hybrid 2D Materials—van der Waals and Lateral Interface Engineering
  • Novel Electronic and Dielectric 2D Materials

Invited Speakers:

  • Ju Li (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Ruth Pachter (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Tony Low (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Antonio Castro Neto (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Hélio Chacham (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)
  • Mei-Yin Chou (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Vladimir Falko (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Ji Feng (Peking University, China)
  • Jeffrey Grossman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Thomas Heine (Leipzig University, Germany)
  • Richard Hennig (University of Florida, USA)
  • Efthimios Kaxiras (Harvard University, USA)
  • Emmanouil Kioupakis (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Steven Louie (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Nicola Marzari (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Jeffrey Neaton (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Thomas Olsen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
  • Evan Reed (Stanford University, USA)
  • Mauricio Terrones (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Hongming Weng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Di Xiao (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Li Yang (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
  • Yugui Yao (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
  • Meng Ye (University of Chicago, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Xiaofeng Qian
Texas A&M University
Materials Science and Engineering

Su Ying Quek
National University of Singapore

Kristian Thygesen
Technical University of Denmark

Qimin Yan
Temple University

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