Scientific Program

Keynote Speakers


Gerd Kaupp

University of Oldenburg, Germany

Title: The Physical Foundation of the Exponent 3/2 Instead of 2 on h for Conical/Pyramidal Indentation, and Unprecedented Applications


Shaker A. Mousa

The Pharmaceutical research Institute, ACPHS, USA

Title: Impact of Nanobiotechnology on the Future of Medicine (Nanomedicine): The Road toward Precision Medicine


Mukunda P Das

The Australian National University, Australia

Title: In the Realm of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Some Critical Appraisal


Der-Jang Liaw

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Title: Advanced Functional Polymeric Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Optoelectronic, Highly Selective Dispersion of SWCNTs and Solar Cell Applications


Kostya (Ken) Ostrikov

Queensland University of Technology, CSIRO, Australia

Title: New directions in Plasma Nanoscience: From plasma-nano-catalysis and sustainable nanotech to nano-plasmas


Debasish Kuila

North Carolina A & T State University, USA

Title: Development of Nanocatalysts for Fuels from Biomass using Microreactors and Tubular Reactors


Eui-Hyeok Yang

Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Title: Controlled growth of graphene, carbon nanotubes and transition metal dichalcogenides

Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles
Recent trends in nanotechnology
Emerging areas of materials science

Session Introduction


Victor Starov

Loughborough University, UK

Title: Evaporation Kinetics of Sessile Droplets of Aqueous Suspensions of Inorganic Nanoparticles


Li Ping Lu

University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Title: Thick is Good


Debbabi Mongi

University of Monastir, Tunisia

Title: Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite-Phosphonate Composites


Heinz Hoffmann

University of Bayreuth, Germany

Title: Clay particles, their properties in aqueous solutions and their use in applications


Edward Yi Chang

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Title: InAs HEMTs for High Frequency and High Speed Applications


Yoshihiro UOZU

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Japan

Title: Multi-functionality of Moth-eye Film


Mike S Scurrell

University of South Africa, South Africa

Title: Beneficial Modification of Heterogeneous Catalysts Using Microwave Radiation or Cold Plasmas


Getahun Merga

Andrews University, USA

Title: Synthesis and characterization of aqueous only medium gold nanoparticles using hydrogen gas as a reducing agent


Neerish Revaprasadu

University of Zululand, South Africa

Title: Semiconductor Materials: Delivery, Assembly and Potential Applications


Rengaraj Selvaraj

Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Title: Photocatalytic reduction of Chromium(VI) by In2S3 microspheres present in water and wastewater under visible light illumination


Devendraprakash Gautam

University College Cork, Ireland
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Title: ZnO Nanocomposites for Thermoelectrics


Lucian Baia

Babes-Bolyai University, Romania

Title: Morphology as an essential parameter in designing efficient photocatalysts


Kyoungphile Nam

Seoul National University, Korea

Title: Increased 3HV Concentration in the Bacterial Production of 3-Hydroxybutyrate (3HB) and 3-Hydroxyvalerate (3HV) Copolymer with Acid-digested Rice Straw Waste


Hendrik Heinz

University of Colorado-Boulder, USA

Title: Nanoscale and Multiscale Approaches to the Design of Building Materials


Matthew N. Martin

Khalifa University, UAE

Title: Protein Corona Breakdown in Reactive Metal Nanoparticle Systems


Junhui Hu

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Title: Controlled Nano Trapping and Concentration by Ultrasound


Rakesh K Sindhu

Chitkara University, India

Title: Biosynthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles Using Alkaloidal Fraction of Murraya Koenigii Roots and Their Antimicrobial Potential


M.H. Fulekar

Central University of Gujarat, India

Title: Fly Ash: Ferro-Alumino- Silicates Separation and Characterization as Resource Minerals using Nano-based Approaches


Mohammad Abu Haija

The Petroleum Institute, UAE

Title: Catalytic removal of phenol from wastewater


Yingmei Niu

Capital Medical University, China

Title: Nanosilica and Polyacrylate/Nanosilica: A Comparative Study of Acute Toxicity

Carbon Nanomaterials
Graphene Technologies
Carbon based devices and Nanocomposites

Session Introduction


Sergey S. Bukalov

Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Title: Laser Raman Micro-Spectroscopy as an Effective Non-Destructive Method of Identification and Investigation of Various Carbon Modifications


Alan Windle

Cambridge University, UK

Title: Carbon Nanotube Assemblies and their Composites: Mechanical Properties


Ruey-an Doong

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Title: Architectural design of porous carbon nanocomposites for energy storage applications


Syed Khalid

Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

Title: Quick and Normal X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and its Application in Nanotechnology


Peter K Petrov

Imperial College London, UK

Title: Non-disruptive Oxygen Annealing of Graphene


Irena Kratochvilova

The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Title: Thin polycrystalline diamond films protecting Zirconium alloys surfaces: from technology to layer analysis and application in nuclear facilities


Momoji Kubo

Tohoku University, Japan

Title: Super-Low Friction Mechanism of Diamond-Like Carbon Thin Films: Tight-Binding Quantum Chemical Molecular Dynamics Simulations


Chen Hsu

Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Title: Hydrogen sensing of nano‐coronal grapheme/zinc oxide compound


Mohamed-Ramzi AMMAR

University of Orleans, France

Title: Probing the electronic disorder in the graphitization range of sp2 carbons using Raman scattering


Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Title: Development of plasmonic colour filters for submicron pixels


Bacha Nacer Eddine

University of Blida 1, Algeria

Title: Heat Treatment effect on corrosion behaviour of nanocrystalline coatings


Shamsul Arafin

University of California, USA

Title: Recent Progress of Quasi van der Waals Epitaxial growth of GaAs on Silicon Using Graphene


Monica Craciun

University of Exeter, UK

Title: Graphene and its functionalization: developing a platform for flexible and transparent optoelectronics


Hassen M. Ouakad

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Title: Dynamic Response of an Electrostatically Actuated Carbon Nanotube based NEMS Actuators