||Responsive functional nanomaterials change their physiochemical property by adapting to the surrounding environments. On external stimuli, materials are able to regulate the transport of ions and molecules (biomimetic cell membrane), switch surface wettability and adhesion, convert signal between physical, chemical and biological responses, and vice versa. These materials are playing an increasingly important part in a diverse range of applications, such as sensors and actuators, self-healing materials, separation, drug delivery, diagnostics, tissue engineering, functional coatings and textiles. This symposium will provide researchers a unique the platform and the opportunity to discuss the recent progress of responsive functional nanomaterials in a wide range of applications.
Topics include but not limit to:
-Design, synthesis and characterization of responsive nanomaterials.
-Theory and simulation of responsive nanomaterials.
-Nanomaterials response to physical (electrical, photo, thermal, magnetic and etc) stimuli.
-Nanomaterials response to chemical (pH, ion, amidine group and etc) stimuli.
-Applications of responsive nanomaterials: sensors, actuators, functional coatings, drug delivery, microelectromechanical systems, self-healing structures, fuel cells and solar cells and etc.
-Biomimetic nanomaterials: functional membrane, artificial skin/muscle, superhydrophobic and superoleophobic surfaces, anti-fog coatings and etc.