||Nitin Chopra, The University of Alabama
Terry T Xu, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Jiyoung Kim, University of Texas at Dallas
Yuanbing Mao, University of Texas - Pan American
Ashwin Ramasubramaniam, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jung-kun Lee, University of Pittsburgh
Ramki Kalyanaraman, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Stephen P Turano, Georgia Tech Research Institute
||Nanomaterials are a class of materials with morphology, properties, and structure or performance dominated by phenomena attributed to the “nano” length scale (<100 nm). These materials have at least one of their dimensions less than 100 nm. This symposium will address the application, fabrication, scalable nanomanufacturing, and fundamental materials science of nanomaterials. One of the focus areas of this symposium will be in nanomanufacturing approaches for functional nanomaterials. In addition, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Synthesis and manufacture of nanomaterials including nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanowires, nanoribbons, nano-trees, thin films, quantum dots, etc, and scalability and reproducibility issues. The preferred focus is scalable nanomanufacturing of such nanomaterials.
• Fabrication of nanomaterials as building blocks for complex or hybrid devices and integrated systems, including nanoscale positioning and patterning.
• Characterization of structures and physical behaviors of nanomaterials. This includes electronic, magnetic, optical, mechanical, thermal, and catalytic, or other novel behaviors.
• Novel device applications of nanomaterials and nanostructures, and nanoarchitectures.
• Applications of nanomaterials in energy harvesting, energy storage and energy delivery.
• Applications to biological and chemical sensing and toxicity of nanomaterials.
• Engineering applications of bulk nanomaterials and integration of functional nanomaterials into devices and smart platforms.
• Modeling of nanoscale processes and behaviors including first principles, molecular dynamics, and continuum approaches