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Symposium MD7—Advances in Lanthanide Materials for Imaging, Sensing, Optoelectronics and Recovery/Recycling

Imaging and sensing have emerged as powerful tools for gaining greater understanding of the structural and functional properties in living system. Information provided by such tests is crucial to the visualization of biological events, development of new medical diagnostic tools, and assessment of effectiveness of medical treatments.

This symposium will focus on advances in lanthanide materials, including synthesis, characterization, photo- and electro-properties in solution and in solid state, as well as their applications in bioimaging, sensing, and optoelectronics. Many lanthanide materials exhibit tremendous potential due to their unique luminescence spectroscopy properties, such as emission in the visible and near-infrared region, long decay lifetime, and sharp emission peaks. These high-tech applications produce a growing demand and prices of these “critical” metals, which might experience an increased pressure on the supply and possible scarcity. Thus joint efforts inside material scientists community, involving basic scientists, engineers, and industry policy makers are encouraged to find solutions to make easy to recycle/recover lanthanides starting from a smart designing of devices.

This symposium will invite leaders in the field to highlight the important progress in recently years. The focus will be placed on lanthanide materials including small molecules and nanomaterials with new phenomena and potential for imaging and sensing as well as on lanthanides recovery/recycling from High Tech waste. The fundamental chemical and physical studies of new lanthanide materials are also welcome. The symposium will be a great venue to meet field leaders and network your peers.

Topics will include:

  • Lanthanide complexes
  • Lanthanide nanocomposites
  • Lanthanide-based metal-organic frameworks/metallopolymers
  • Lanthanide-based up-conversion nanomaterials
  • Photochemistry and physics of novel lanthanide materials
  • Recovery and recycling of lanthanides
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt (Florida State University, USA)
  • Ana de Bettencourt-Dias (University of Nevada, USA)
  • Jean-Claude Bünzli (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Luis D. Carlos (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Bruce E. Cohen (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Valerie C. Pierre (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Kenneth Raymond (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Frank C.J.M. van Veggel (University of Victoria, Canada)
  • Wai-Kwok Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University, China)
  • Zhiping Zheng (University of Arizona, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Hongshan He
Eastern Illinois University
Department of Chemistry
217-581-6231, hhe@eiu.edu

Paola Deplano
University of Cagliari
Dipartimento di Fisica
390706754680, deplano@unica.it

Nobuhiko Iki
Tohoku University
Graduate School of Environmental Studies
81-22-795-7222, iki@m.tohoku.ac.jp

Xingqiang Lv
Northwest University
Department of Chemical Engineering
86-591-8379-2347, lvxq@nwu.edu.cn