Conference Focuses on Latest Advances in Nanotechnology

Conference will focus on the latest advances in nanostructured materials and systems with applications in biomedicine, chemical synthesis, energy generation and photonics

The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, has partnered with Nano Today, a leading nanoscience and nanotechnology journal, published by Elsevier, with an impact factor of 8.795, to organize the 1st Nano Today Conference at Biopolis, Singapore from August 3-5, 2009.

Nanoscience and nanotechnology have been pushing the envelope in scientific research due to their vast potential for wide-ranging applications in fields such as electric, optical, magnetic and biomedical devices, chemical and biologics synthesis, energy generation and storage, as well as biomaterials and biomimetic systems.

Held over three days, the 1st Nano Today Conference is chaired by IBN Executive Director and Nano Today Editor-in-Chief, Professor Jackie Y. Ying. This conference will feature plenary lectures by 3 pioneers of the field, 30 invited talks by leading scientists from 26 internationally renowned institutions, as well as over 200 contributed oral and poster presentations from 33 countries. The contributed presentations were selected from over 600 abstract submissions worldwide. As the inaugural conference, this event will provide a platform for nanoscience researchers to share and discuss the latest developments in their field. Over 450 delegates will be attending the conference.

The three eminent Plenary Lecturers are:

  • Professor Herbert Gleiter
    Senior Scientist and Institute Professor Institute of Nanotechnology Research Center Karlsruhe, Germany
    Lecture Title: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: The Key to New Studies in
    Other Areas of Science and Technology
  • Professor C. N. R. Rao
    National Research Professor, Honorary President and Linus Pauling Research Professor Jawaharalal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, India
    Lecture Title: Graphene, The New Nanocarbon
  • Professor David A. Tirrell
    Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor and Chair, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, USA
    Lecture Title: Proteins That Nature Never Made

The conference topics include:

  • Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Thin Films and Nanocrystals/Nanoparticles
  • Functionalization and Size-Dependent Properties of Nanocrystals, Quantum Dots and Nanowires
  • Processing and Templating of Nanotubes and Nanoporous Materials
  • Tailoring of Polymeric Nanoparticles, Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites and Biohybrids
  • Design and Engineering of Structural and Functional Nanomaterials
  • Nanosystems for Biological, Medical, Chemical, Catalytic, Energy, Environmental, Sensing, Diagnostic, Imaging and Magnetic Applications

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