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Symposium K
Nanotechnology with Soft Matter


  • Xiaodong CHEN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Hongyu CHEN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


  • Harald FUCHS, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Bo LIEDBERG, Linköping University, Sweden; Nanyang Technological University, Sweden
  • Subbu S. VENKATRAMAN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


  • Xiaodong CHEN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Email: chenxd@ntu.edu.sg
    Tel: +65 65137350
    Fax: +65 67909081
    Mailing Address:
    50 Nanyang Avenue,
    Singapore 639798

Scope of Symposium

The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers to exploit and advance fruitful synergies between soft matter and nanotechnology. The symposium will focus on advanced methods utilized to assess structure-process-property relations and to monitor and address the fundamental aspects related to soft nanotechnology, which is one of the most dynamic and expanding fields in science and technology. The field is driven both by a number of growing applications – nanofabrication, nanodevices, medical implants, biosensors and biochips, regenerative medicine – and by the desire to understand soft matter processes at a nanoscale level.

This symposium is highly interdisciplinary and crosses the boundaries of materials science, chemistry, biology and nanotechnology, and will address fundamental questions as well as applications.
Topics to be address include (but are not limited to):
• Self-assembly and self-organization
• Building blocks/synthetic methodology
• Functional supramolecular materials
• Biological aspects of soft matter
• Biomimictry and bioinspiration
• Theory, modelling, and simulation of soft matter
• Interfacing biomolecules and functional nanomaterials
• Novel characterization tools for soft matter
• Surfaces and interfaces
• Advanced nanopatterning techniques for soft matter
• Micro- and nanofluidic systems and devices
• Chemical and biochemical sensing

The programme is organized into invited presentations by internationally renowned researchers, complemented by contributed oral presentations and poster sessions by young scientists.
In addition, we in collaboration with the Editors of Small would like to organize a themed special issue in Small with the topic of “Nanotechnology with Soft Matter".

 We wish to thank the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development for their contribution to the success of this conference,

Keynote Speakers

  • Katsuhiko ARIGA, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • Adi EISENBERG, McGill University, Canada
  • Wolfgang KNOLL, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Yi LU, University of Illinois, United States
  • Joachim SPATZ, MPI for Intelligent Systems, Germany
  • Ben Zhong TANG, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Paul S. WEISS, UCLA, United States

Invited Speakers

  • Lifeng CHI, University of Muenster,
  • Luisa DE COLA, University of Muenster,
  • Yi DING, Shandong University,
  • Xinliang FENG, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research,
  • H.-J. GALLA, University of Muenster,
  • Jian-hua HAO, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
  • Gilad HARAN, Weizmann Institute of Science,
  • Wenping HU, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
  • Xingyu JIANG, Nantional Centre for Nanoscience and Technology,
  • Steven LENHERT, Florida State University,
  • Lain-Jong LI, Academia Sinica,
  • Chwee Teck LIM, National University of Singapore,
  • Xiaogang LIU, National University of Singapore,
  • Nan LU, Jilin University,
  • Frank NOUVERTNÉ, Raith GmbH,
  • Atul PARIKH, University of California, Davis,
  • Lidong QIN, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute,
  • Andrey ROGACH, City University of Hong Kong,
  • Mingwang SHAO, Soochow University,
  • Ulrich SIMON, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University,
  • Wanxin SUN, Bruker Nano Surface,
  • Xiaoming SUN, Beijing University of Chemical Technology,
  • Atsushi SUZUKI, Yokohama National University,
  • Zhiyong TANG, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology,
  • Shu WANG, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
  • Dayang WANG, The University of South Australia,
  • Dan WANG, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
  • Wei David WEI, University of Florida,
  • Lixin WU, Jilin University,
  • Jian YANG, South China University of Technology,
  • Yadong YIN, University of California at Riverside,
  • Jinhua ZHAN, Shandong University,
  • Hua ZHANG, Nanyang Technological University,
  • Yuliang ZHAO, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
  • Michael ZHARNIKOV, Universität Heidelberg,
  • Gengfeng ZHENG, Fudan University, Fudan University, China
  • Nanfeng ZHENG, Xiamen University,
  • Zijian ZHENG, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
  • Bo ZOU, Jilin University,
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