Start Date : 2015/07/13
Termination date : 2015/07/16
City : Namur
Country : BELGIUM
Website : http://webapps.fundp.ac.be/acin2015/
2015 is a four day scientific meeting organised jointly by the
University of Namur (UNamur) and the Université Catholique de Louvain
(Belgium), the Wuhan University of Technology (China), the Georgia
Institute of Technology (USA) and the Technische Universität Berlin
The aim of this meeting is to offer an update of recent innovations in both fundamental and applied aspects and to highlight the latest advances and progress in the field of inorganic nanomaterials (inorganics, ceramics, hybrids and bio-inspired materials). We encourage researchers to submit an abstract of their most recent work related to one the three following topics:
T1: Advanced preparation methods to Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials and cutting edge characterisation techniques:
New precursors, new methods, new processing and shaping and fundamental
aspects of synthesis: sol-gel technology, self-assembly, templating,
artificial integration, encapsulation, immobilisation,
functionalisation, layer-by-layer, ship-in-bottle etc.
Nanomaterials, functional porous materials, co-ordination networks,
bio-inspired nanomaterials, hybrid materials and living materials:
Nanostructures, nanoparticles, nanotubes, ceramics, membranes, films,
self-assembly, supramolecular systems, co-ordination polymers, zeolites,
MOFs, mesoporous materials, hierarchically structured materials,
carbons, natural materials, bioinspired and biomimetic materials,
biomineralisation and biotemplating, bio-integrated materials,
biocomposites, organometallics, green materials for construction,
inorganic switches etc.
T3: New Applications and new properties: Catalysis, photocatalysis, sensors, gas storage, magnetism, photomagnetism, spin crossover, optics, photochromism, conductivity, superconductivity, fuell cells, (DS) solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors, artificial photosynthesis, CO2 photoreduction, water splitting, thermal energy to electricity and storage etc.
The United Nations (UN) proclaimed that 2015 is the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. The UN has recognized the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies can promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy. A special session of this conference will be organised on the solar energy based technology.