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Meeting Materials Science & Technology 2016
Symposium Controlled Synthesis, Processing, and Applications of Structural and Functional Nanomaterials
Organizer(s) Gurpreet Singh, Kansas State University
Kathy Lu, Virginia Tech
Sanjay Mathur, University of Cologne
Eugene Olevsky, San Diego State University
Edward Gorzkowski, Naval Research Laboratory
Menka Jain, University of Connecticut
Hidehiro Kamiya, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Bhanu P. S. Chauhan, William Paterson University
Haitao Zhang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bhanu P. S. Chauhan, William Paterson University
Scope Nanostructured materials (nanoparticles, nanowires, nanosheets) etc. hold great promise to enable a broad range of new applications as well as improve existing technologies because of their unique physical and chemical properties. This includes high-energy conversion efficiency fuel cells, solar cells, piezoelectric and ferroelectric devices, electrochemical energy storage systems, and structural materials. However, many barriers still exist in understanding and controlling the processing of nanostructured materials. In particular, new powder synthesis and processing is needed for the fabrication of homogeneous green or multi-functional hybrid composites, and microstructure evolution must be controlled to preserve the size and properties of the nanostructures in the finished materials. Also, novel nanostructure designs are highly needed at all stages of nanoparticle-based material formation process to enable unique performances, low cost, and green engineering. Great challenges also remain on the composition and morphology control of multi-component functional nanomaterials. This symposium will focus on the following general topics, 1) Processing and characterization to preserve and improve nanoscale size, structure, and properties, 2) Novel design and understanding of new nanoparticle-based materials templating, and 3D assembly technologies, and 3) theoretical and computational study of the growth behavior in 1-D to 3-D nanomaterials. Special efforts on energy conversion, harvesting, storage, and use will be emphasized.
Abstracts Due 03/31/2016
Proceedings Plan Planned: Other (journal publication, etc.; describe below)

1D Optoelectronics of Organic Nanofibers Self-assembled from Pi-conjugated Molecules
3D Graphene Foam Reinforced Flexible Epoxy Composites
Commercial Processing of Aluminum Composites with Nano Alumina Reinforcement
Control of Nanostructures and Interfaces in Excitonic Solar Cells
Controlled Growth of Regular MoO3 Nanoribbons and MoO3-based Heterostructures
Controlled Synthesis and Assembly of Hollow CeO2 Nanotubes
Crumpled Graphene Balls for Energy and Lubrication Applications
Deposition of TiO2 and Antimony-doped Tin Oxide (ATO) Double Layer on α-Alumina Platelets for Conductive Pearlescent Pigment.
Fabrication of Transparent and Fluorescent Sialon Bulk Ceramics Composed of Nano-sized Grains
High Density Grafting of Poly(allylamine) Chains onto Graphene Oxide for Improved Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Epoxy Composites
Hydrothermal Synthesis of Copper Sulfides for Controlled Morphology and Composition
Imprint Lithography of ZnO-PMMA Hybrids
Large-scale Production of Three-dimensionally Tailored Nanofibrous Carbon Components Using Vapor-phase Deposition
Laser Assisted Synthesis of Ligand Free Nanostructures for Sensing Applications
Low-temperature Synthesis of Transition-metal Diborides Using Reactive Laminates: An Analysis Using First-principles Modeling and Nanocalorimetry Experiments
Metastable-stable Phase Diagrams in the Zirconia-scandia System for Controlled Synthesis on a Nanoscale
Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Electrodeposited Ni-W Alloys
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Glancing Angle Deposition of Polymer Nanoparticles
Nanoparticle Doping for High Energy Fiber Lasers
New Approach to Multifunctional Supramolecular Gels
On the Possibility of Using Sintering to Synthesize Materials with Low Structural Defects for Opto-electronic Applications
Polar Surface Domains Strontium Titanate Surfaces
Polyethyleneimine-fatty Acid Complexes as Polymeric Dispersants for Tuning the Stability of Multicomponent Dense Non-aqueous Suspensions
Preparation and Characterization of Poly (meta-phenylene isophthalamide) Microporous Membranes by Coaxial Electrospinning
Pyrolysis of Agricultural Waste to Form Nano-structures of SiC and Si3N4
SiCO Aerogels and their Performance in Environmental and Energy Applications
Size Effects from Nanoindention to Microindentation in Microcrystalline and Nanocrystalline Ceramics
Solution Based and Electrically Assisted Techniques for Formation of Graphene Oxide Coatings
Stress-induced Synthesis and Processing of Functionally Designed Nanomaterials
Synthesis of Magnéli Phases Nano-titanium Suboxides by Thermal Plasma
Synthesis, Processing and Characterization of Oxide-Metal Exchange-Coupled Powder and Bulk 3D Nanocomposites for Permanent Magnetic Applications
Tailored Carbide Powder Morphologies: Synthesis and Mechanisms of Formation
Two-stage Sintering of Nano-sized Yttria Stabilized Zirconia with Polymer Sphere Generated Porosity
Van der Waals Epitaxial Strain in Soft Inorganic Thin Films
Zero Grain Boundary Energy Ceramics

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