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ICEAN 2018: Nanotechnology-Based Advanced Technologies and Solutions

Nanotechnology experts from around the world, who use innovation in materials science to create advanced technologies and solutions for the environment, energy, and health sectors, will congregate in Newcastle next week for the third International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials (ICEAN).

Credit: University of Newcastle

With one million nanometers in every millimeter, nanotechnology intends to engineer useful machines, materials, or solutions of the atomic and molecular scale—products that measure around 100 nm in size.

Hosted by the University of Newcastle’s Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN) and co-organized by EWHA Woman's University, South Korea, Yokohama National University, Japan, and Qatar University, the conference will unite together over 550 research experts from more than 20 different countries including USA, China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand, Canada, Qatar, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Chair of GICAN and Conference Chair, Professor Ajayan Vinu, said the event was an excellent opportunity for Newcastle to showcase its leadership in this field of research and lead vital conversations about its future course.

“The architecture of novel advanced nano and biomaterials, with different physical and chemical properties and structures, has gained a lot of momentum and captured the imaginations of active researchers worldwide,” Professor Vinu said.

“Nanotechnology is making a huge impact on the growth of industrial sectors, and innovation across all sectors including energy, environment, healthcare and information technology. It provides unique solutions through novel technologies emerge from the scientific research to tackle global problems such as the green gas emissions, the depletion of fossil fuels, and pollution.”

As part of the event, there will be representation across the University’s STEMM faculties, with the following academics presenting at the conference:

  • Professor Brett Neilan will be a keynote speaker for science
  • Professor Roger Smith will be a keynote speaker for health
  • Professor Michael Stockenhuber will be a keynote speaker for engineering

The third International Conference on Emerging Advanced Materials (ICEAN) will start on Tuesday 30th October and go on till Friday 2nd November at NEX—Wests City, King Street, Newcastle.

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