All Symposia will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 28th and 29th June 2012.
Functional Nanotube Composites
Convenors: John Zhu(UQ), Max Lu(UQ), Denisa Jarcakova (UQ)
Since being brought to scientific and public attention in the 90's, nanotubes have been hailed as the material of choice for solving the world energy crisis and for development of new clean energy systems.
This symposium will focus on the synthesis, functionalisation and characterization of nanotube composites; their applications in energy production, storage and conversion; and on environmental and related topics. The objectives are to identify critical issues associated with exploitation of nanotubes in clean energy applications and to examine possible pathways for overcoming the current difficulties in nanotubes research and development.
Graphene: Processing and Device Fabrication
Convenors: Gordon G. Wallace(UOW), David L. Officer(UOW) and Dan Li(Monash)
Graphene - stronger than diamond, exceptional electronic conductivity and with all the rich diversity available through carbon chemistry - is indeed a wonder material.
Elevated by researchers around the globe to a level that would see it used in composites, in electronic devices and for energy conversion and storage electrodes, the prospects are exciting. However, will we be thwarted by an ability to process material of reliable quality and/or to fabricate devices from graphene?
This symposium will examine the state-of-the-art, confront the challenges and explore ways forward in these critical areas
Convenors: Stephen Hawkins (CSIRO) and Mainak Majumder(Monash)
Nano-scale phenomena present new challenges in both the method and the expression of measured quantities, from the tensile strength of single nano fibres to the energy conversion efficiency of solar cells. This workshop aims to explore the techniques and issues encountered in quantifying properties of interest. It follows in the tradition of Nanometrology symposia established at previous NT events, but here emphasising tools and techniques. In this way, it aims to provide participants with a clearer vision of what is available or needed to measure nano-scale properties and to express those measurements in a consistent and rigorous fashion.
Non-carbon nanotubes and nanosheets
Convenors: Ying Chen (Deakin), Yoke Khin Yap(MTU) and Lianzhou Wang(UQ)
Non-carbon nanotubes and nanosheets including BN, TiO2, ZnO2 have similar structures as carbon nanotubes and graphene respectively, but exhibit some distinct properties and applications, attracting increasing research attention. This symposium will review latest research development of non-carbon nanotubes and nanosheets from synthesis, characterization to applications.
Theory and Modelling of Carbon and Related NanoSystems: Development and Applications for the Future (TMCRN12).
Convenors: Tiff Walsh (Deakin), Chenghua Sun(UQ) and James Elliott(Cambridge)
Computational approaches offer complementary routes to revealing properties and behaviours of carbon and related (e.g boron-nitride) nanostructures - including nanotubes and graphene - in a wide range of applications, ranging from electronic devices, clean energy to biological functionalisation. Significant challenges remain to be addressed if theory and computation aspire to be predictive as well as aid in the interpretation of experimental observations. This Symposium will showcase state-of-the-art developments in theory and simulation in terms of both development of techniques and applications of methodologies, and provide a forum for discussion of these challenges, as well as the future steps required to address them.
Prof Morinobu Endo
Research Center for Exotic NanoCarbons, Shinshu University (Japan)
In his PhD work, he developed the synthesis method of carbon nanotubes, and he demonstrated that nanotubes had a tubular structure grown via a catalytic process of ultrafine particle of iron. His current interests include the synthesis and characterization of nanoscale carbon materials and their applications in high-performance energy storage devices (e.g., lithium ion battery, electric double layer capacitor and fuel cell) and multifunctional composites.
Prof. Marcos A. Pimenta
Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Marcos A. Pimenta was born on April 11, 1958, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and received his PhD in Physics from the University of Orléans, France, using infrared reflectivity and Brillouin scattering to study incommensurate crystals. He became associate professor at the Department of Physics of UFMG in 1989 and a full professor in 2002. In 1992, he implemented the micro-Raman spectroscopy laboratory at the Department of Physics of UFMG. He spent a sabbatical year in 1997-98 in the group of Mliie Dresselhaus, at MIT, and started to work with resonance Raman spectroscopy of carbon nanotubes. His research in the last years covered optical properties of nanomaterials and, in particular, Raman spectroscopy of carbon nanotubes and graphenes.
He was awarded in 2008 with the Scopus-CAPES prize for the visibility of his scientific works and in 2009 with the Somyia award delivered by the IUMRS, for the collaborative works with US, México and Japan groups. He was co-director of the Millenium Institute of Nanosciences (Brazil) from 2002 to 2005, the coordinator of the Brazilian Network on Carbon Nanotube Research (2006-2010) and he is now leading the National Institute for Science and Technology (INCT) of Carbon Nanomaterials, in Brazil.
Prof Steven G. Louie
Professor of Physics at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Louie received his Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley in 1976. After having worked at the IBM Watson Research Center, Bell Laboratories, and U of Pennsylvania, he joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1980. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Academia Sinica (Taiwan), and is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among his honors and awards, Louie is the recipient of the American Physical Society Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics, the American Physical Society Davisson-Germer Prize in Surface Physics, the Foresight Institute Richard P. Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, and the U.S. Department of Energy Award for Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics. He is also the recipient of a Sloan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and two Miller Research Professorships. Louie’s research is in theoretical condensed matter physics and nanoscience; he has contributed over 500 technical publications. He is identified by the ISI as one of the most highly cited researchers in the field of physics and one of the 25 most highly cited authors in nanoscience.
Prof. Thomas Seyller
Lehrstuhl für Technische Physik, Germany
Thomas Seyller earned his Diploma in Physics (1993) and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (1996) from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Following postdoctoral work at the Pennsylvania State University, he returned to the Department of Physics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. In 2006, Seyller completed his Habilitation in Physics. Currently he is temporary acting chair of Technical Physics. His research interests lie in the properties of electronic materials, particularly SiC and graphene. In 2010 he received the Walter-Schottky-Award of the German Physical Society for his contributions to the physics of graphene synthesis on silicon carbide.
- Laurent Cognet, Institut d'Optique at University of Bordeaux, France
- Prof Mark Hersam, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, USA
- Dr Christophe Bichara, CINaM, CNRS and Aix-Marseille University, France
- Assoc Prof Steve Cronin, University of Southern Calfornia, USA
- Prof Dmitri Golberg, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
- Prof Zhongfan Liu, College of Chemistry & Molecular Engineering Peking University Beijing, China
- Dr. Don Futaba - Nanotube Research Center, AIST, Japan
- Professor Cheol Jin Lee, PhD - à School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Korea
- Dr Albert G Nasibulin - Aalto University School of Science, Department of Applied Physics, Finland
- Professor Wenhui Duan, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing , China
- Professor Ting Yu - Nanyang Technological University, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Singapore
- Professor Zhifeng Ren - Department of Physics, Boston College, USA
- Dr Mainak Majumder - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University Australia
- Professor Young Hee Lee - Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
- Professor Sean C Smith - Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA