Materials & Nanoscience

Organic, Inorganic and Hybrid Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications (#23)

Our program on “Organic, Inorganic and Hybrid Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications” is a hot topic. In recent years we have observed amazing developments in all areas of nanoscience, and especially those where nanoparticles (organic, inorganic, hybrid) are involved. This is due to the remarkable properties of individual nanoparticles and nanoparticle-based materials which can be excellent candidates for catalytic, optical, magnetic, electronic, and biomedical applications. Despite amazing accomplishments in nanoparticle related areas, the syntheses of nanoparticles with a controlled size, size distribution, shape, structure, and/or functionality are often challenging and not clearly understood. Formation of self-assembled, defect-free nanostructures from nanoparticle components on multiple length scales and in various media (e.g. in colloids, on surfaces, etc.) is another challenge, together with developing an understanding of the collective properties of such nanoparticle assemblies. These issues instigate and drive research development in this area. We believe that this topic will bring together excellent scientists and this symposium will become a milestone in the development of nanoscience. The list of invited speakers for our symposium includes Markus Antonietti (Germany), Jillian Buriak (Canada), Warren Chan (Canada), Bogdan Dragnea (USA), Richard Crooks (USA), Mizuo Maeda (Japan), Luisa de Cola (France), Hedi Mattoussi (USA) and many more you would not want to miss! See the complete list at and follow us on Twitter (@lybronst).
Last update: Dec 28, 2015