2011 Shanghai International Nanotechnology Cooperation Symposium



Plenary Session
In the plenary session, high profile guests will be invited to give presentations on government policy, innovation, education and future direction in nanotechnology.

Parallel Technical Sessions

Part I Nanomaterials & Applications

Session 1. Nanomaterials & Environment
Nanotechnology undoubtedly holds promise for improving the environment both by reducing waste materials, energy consumption and our dependence on non-renewable natural resources, and for cleaning up existing pollution.
Topics include:
Nanoparticles substituting for hazardous chemicals, nanocatalysts dealing with air and water pollution, nanosensors monitoring the environment, multifunctional nanocomposites reducing chemical consumption, and risk assessment of nanomaterials .

Session 2. Nanomaterials & Automobile
Many automobile components can potentially be improved by nanotechnology. Nanotechnology provides the automotive industry with huge opportunity for innovation and may lead to many new automotive products.
Topics include:
Nano-coatings providing cars with new decorative and protective features, high performance nanowires, anti-bacterial and flame retardant nanofibers, high sensitivity nanosensors, as well as novel nanocomposites and devices improving car performance in areas such as energy saving, life and cost of service.

Session 3. Nanomaterials & Energy
Nanotechnology shows promising potential in all segments of the energy sector: production, storage, distribution and use with the potential to change the way we convert, store and utilize the world’s energy supply.
Topics include:
Hydrogen technology, fuel cells, photovoltaics, batteries, supercapacitors, hybrid energy storage devices, advanced power plants and CO2 capture and sequestration, novel concepts and systems for energy storage, transport and distribution networks.

Session 4. Other Nanomaterials & Applications
Any other aspects of nanomaterials not involved in the aforementioned scope are encouraged to be submitted to this session.

PartⅡ Nanotechnology & Electronics
Nanotechnology is already widely spread in the field of microelectronics. Both novel nanomaterials and nanofabrication methods will undoubtedly bring breakthroughs to electronics.
Topics include:
Nano-electronic materials and devices for next generation electronics, Advanced nanolithography, Bottom up approach and self assembly technology, Nanofabrication technology and equipment, Non-conventional Nanopatterning: Top-down/Bottom-up convergence, Nanoscale operation and tools, Nanophotonics and sub-wavelength optic devices.

Part Ⅲ Nanobiotechnology & Medicine
The convergence of biotechnology and nanotechnology provides a wealth of opportunities for either improving existing or creating new medical and biomedical products.
Topics include:
NanoMedicine, drug delivery, medical imaging including quantum dots for medical examination and treatment, biomimetic sensors, bio-nano devices, nanofluidics, molecular imprinting and other nanobiotechnologies.

Part Ⅳ Nanometrology
Nanometrology sheds light on the atomic-scale structure and nature of assemblies of atoms and molecules, and gives insights on the compositional characterization of materials and control of their properties.
Topics include:
Nanometrology and transfer standards, measurements of nanosized objects, characterization methods and tools for nanosized systems.

Cross-Boundary Cooperation Discussion Session
The Cross-Boundary Cooperation Session is a very special part of SINCS. This session will include representatives of partnerships that emerged from SINCS2002, SINCS2004, SINCS2007, SINCS2009, introducing their collaboration achievements and sharing their cooperation experience.

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