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Symposium NM01-Janus Nanomaterials—Design, Fabrication and Applications

This symposium will cover a range of topics within the areas of design, fabrication, and application of Janus nanomaterials. Named after the two-faced Roman god, Janus nanomaterials have two distinct sides with different chemistry and polarity. Submissions to this symposium should cover how asymmetric structure enables the combination of different or even incompatible physical, chemical, and mechanical properties within a single unit, leading to unique properties and potential applications. The symposium will highlight recent advances in this field, which has experienced rapid growth in both fundamental and applied aspects. New morphologies, functions, dynamics, and useful properties of Janus nanomaterials will be covered in this symposium. Contributions focused on the response of these materials to externally or internally generated fields, facilitating propulsion or complex assemblies, are also welcome. Researchers from both academia and industry will attend this symposium to discuss the latest progress, current challenges, and future opportunities.

Topics will include:

  • Theory, rational design, and simulation of Janus nanostructures;
  • Synthesis, scale-up, and characterizations of Janus materials
  • Assembly and suprastructures of Janus nanomaterials
  • Interfacial properties and phenomena of Janus nanomaterials
  • Dynamics of Janus nanomaterials in solution and at interfaces
  • Janus nanomaterials for sensing and controllable delivery applications
  • Janus nanomaterials for catalysis and energy-storage applications
  • Janus nanomaterials for emulsion stabilization and oilfield chemistry applications
  • Janus nanomaterials as building blocks for active matter

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Bhuvnesh Bharti (Louisiana State University, USA)
  • Sehoon Chang (Aramco Americas, USA)
  • Síle Nic Chormaic (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Shan Jiang (Iowa State University, USA)
  • Eugenia Kumacheva (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Dan Luo (University of Houston, USA)
  • Sepideh Razavi (The University of Oklahoma, USA)
  • Kathleen Stebe (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Timothy Swager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Peiran Wei (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Zhenzhong Yang (Tsinghua University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Sambeeta Das
University of Delaware
Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Zhifeng Ren
University of Houston
Department of Physics and Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH (TcSUH)
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Wei Wang
Aramco Americas

Christopher Wirth
Case Western Reserve University
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
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