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Symposium H
Synthesis and Architecture of Nanomaterials


  • Jianping XIE, National University of Singapore, Singapore


  • Hua Chun ZENG, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • M P SRINIVASAN, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Francesco STELLACCI, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Rongchao JIN, Carnegie Mellon University, United States


  • Prof Jianping Xie, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Email: chexiej@nus.edu.sg
    Tel: +65 65161067
    Fax: +65 6779 1936
    Mailing Address:
    National University of Singapore
    #03-18, Block E5
    4 Engineering Drive 4
    Singapore 117576

Scope of Symposium

Discrete nanomaterials have a limited scope of applications, due to potential cytotoxicity or difficulties in separation and recovery after use. Furthermore, advanced functional materials nowadays are normally not a single-phase solid, but a highly organized multi-component materials system. To prepare these new functional materials, architectural aspects of design and synthesis must be investigated, because the ways of compositional and structural organizations in product materials will give significant impacts on their ultimate performance. The scope of this symposium is therefore to provide an overview on recent advancement and R&D activities in the field of synthesis of functional inorganic, organic, polymeric and biomaterials (e.g., nanocomposites and nanohybrids) with a particular emphasis on architectural design and organization. This symposium will cover:

1. Advances in synthesizing nanomaterials including size, shape, structure, and surface manipulation.

2. Assembly of nanomaterials including composition and architecture control.

3. Properties of nanobuilding blocks and their architectures including chemical (e.g., catalytic), physical (e.g., optical and electrical), and biological (e.g., cytotoxicity) aspects.

4. Applications of nanobuilding blocks and their architectures in important sustainability topics including green catalysis for fine chemicals/pharmaceuticals, renewable energy generation and storage, applications in environment and human health. 


The manuscripts of all those papers that are presented at the conference and accepted after peer review will be published online in “Procedia Engineering” by  Elsevier. Details for online submission of the manuscripts will be made available by concerned symposium chair while accepting the paper for presentation at the conference.

Invited Speakers

  • Hongzheng CHEN, Zhejiang University, China ( Abstract )
  • Shaowei CHEN, University of California, United States ( Abstract )
  • Wei CHEN, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China ( Abstract )
  • Yu HAN, King Abdullah Universtiy of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia ( Abstract )
  • Jiang JIANG, Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, China ( Abstract )
  • Dongil LEE, Yonsei University, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Sergio MEJÍA-ROSALES, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico ( Abstract )
  • Yuichi NEGISHI, Tokyo University of Science, Japan ( Abstract )
  • T PRADEEP, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India ( Abstract )
  • Andrey ROGACH, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR ( Abstract )
  • Federico ROSEI, Universite du Quebec, Canada ( Abstract )
  • Bien TAN, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China ( Abstract )
  • Nguyen TK THANH, University College London, United Kingdom ( Abstract )
  • Yuye TONG, Georgetown University, United States ( Abstract )
  • Jianfang WANG, The Chinese university of Hong Kong, China ( Abstract )
  • W. David WEI, University of Florida, United States ( Abstract )
  • Jun YANG, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China ( Abstract )
  • Yaodong YIN, University of California, United States ( Abstract )
  • Junhua YU, Seoul National University, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Lin-Yue Lanry YUNG, National University of Singapore, Singapore ( Abstract )
  • Jie ZHENG, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States ( Abstract )
  • Junjie ZHU, Nanjing University, China ( Abstract )