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Symposium Q
Innovative Processing of Inorganic Films and Nanostructures of Functional Materials


  • Gregory K. L. GOH, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


  • Sanjay MATHUR, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Brian KORGEL, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
  • Yanfeng GAO, Shanghai University, China
  • Yoshitake MASUDA, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan


  • Dr Gregory K. L. Goh, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore; Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
    Email: g-goh@imre.a-star.edu.sg
    Tel: +65-68748346
    Fax: TBA
    Mailing Address:
    3 Research Link
    Singapore 117602

Scope of Symposium

This symposium will focus on films, porous networks and nanostructures formed by innovative processing routes that reduces energy consumption (e.g. microwaves), uses new mediums (e.g. ionic liquids, super critical fluids), combines techniques (e,g, microwave-assisted hydrothermal, PVD-CVD tandem techniques) or even innovative synthesis approaches (e.g. precursor derived ceramics). Topics on the use of such methods for a wide variety of applications including light emission, sensing, biological, transistor, water splitting, CO2 reduction, solar control and photovoltaic applications are welcomed. The understanding of film and nanostructure growth mechanisms and crystal shape control will also be discussed.

• Deposition of metal oxide, chalcogenide, carbide and nitride films
• Innovative processing of nanomaterials: electrospinning, plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition and microwave-enhanced synthesis, sol-gel, chemical solution deposition etc.
• Solution processing of thin films by chemical bath deposition, liquid phase deposition, fine ceramics, wet chemical processing (co-precipitation, hydrolysis, intercalation/de-intercalation, ion exchange)
• Nanomaterials: nucleation, crystallization, and shape control of nanoparticles
• Fabrication of inorganic films, nanostructures and hybrid composites for various applications including gas sensors, biomedical applications, water treatment and CO2 photoreduction
• Novel techniques of patterning and manufacturing of materials for solar cells, printed electronics, LEDs etc..
• In-situ studies of nucleation and growth mechanisms by XRD, EXAFS etc.
• Dielectric, ferroelectric and multiferroic oxides, semiconductors and transparent conducting materials, solar control coatings etc.


Peer-reviewed papers presented in this symposium will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Solid State Chemistry.
Submission of articles to the Special Issue is now OPEN! You can submit your article via the journal’s online manuscript submission and review site but please note only authors who are present at ICMAT 2013 will have their papers reviewed. Go to http://ees.elsevier.com/yjssc and click on “Submit new manuscript”. To ensure that your manuscript is correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important for you to select "SI:ICMAT 2013: Symposium Q” when you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. Closing date is 10 July 2013.

Invited Speakers

  • Yoon-Bong HAHN, Chonbuk National University, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Tadafumi ADSCHIRI, Tohoku University, Japan ( Abstract )
  • U. (BALU) BALACHANDRAN, Argonne National Laboratory, United States ( Abstract )
  • Russell BINIONS, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom ( Abstract )
  • K BYRAPPA, University of Mysore, India ( Abstract )
  • Claus FELDMANN, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany ( Abstract )
  • Elvira FORTUNATO, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal ( Abstract )
  • Claes-Göran GRANQVIST, Uppsala University, Sweden ( Abstract )
  • Menka JAIN, University of Connecticut, United States ( Abstract )
  • Sean LI, University of New South Wales, Australia ( Abstract )
  • Hong LIN, Tsinghua University, China ( Abstract )
  • Samuel MAO, University of California at Berkeley, United States ( Abstract )
  • Delia MILLIRON, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States ( Abstract )
  • Ivan PARKIN, University College London, United Kingdom ( Abstract )
  • Wilfrid PRELLIER, CNRS, France ( Abstract )
  • Gopinathan SANKAR, University College London, United Kingdom ( Abstract )
  • Naoto SHIRAHATA, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan ( Abstract )
  • Kohei SOGA, Tokyo University of Science, Japan ( Abstract )
  • Katsuya TESHIMA, Shinshu University, Japan ( Abstract )
  • Marlies VAN BAEL, Hasselt University, Belgium ( Abstract )
  • Richard WALTON, University of Warwick, United Kingdom ( Abstract )
  • Wenzhong WANG, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China ( Abstract )
  • Gunnar WESTIN, Uppsala University, Sweden ( Abstract )
  • Masahiro YOSHIMURA, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan ( Abstract )
  • Di ZHANG, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China ( Abstract )