24-29 June, 2018 @ City University of Hong Kong

Invited Speakers

As of today, the Invited Speakers of our 12 session themes are:

Session Theme 1 — Nanostructure in High Entropy Alloys

Prof. Gordon HSUEH
Distinguished Professor, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Abstract Title Strengthening of (CoCrFeMnNi)1–xNdx High Entropy Alloys by Liquid Phase Separation

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Prof. Yong LIU
Dean of Powder Metallurgy Research Institute
Central South University, China

Abstract Title Nanostructural evolution in high entropy alloys during plastic deformation

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Prof. Ming-Hung TSAI
Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Abstract Title Solid solution limit in FCC high-entropy alloys: Quantitative prediction and experimental verification

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Dr. Zhijun WANG
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Abstract Title On the solid solubility, precipitates of CoCrFeNi high entropy alloys

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Dr. Yong YANG
Assistant Head and Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Abstract Title Superb Strength and High Plasticity in Laves Phase Rich Eutectic Medium-Entropy-Alloy Nanocomposites

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Prof. Ke-Fu YAO
Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering
Tsinghua University, China

Abstract Title Rapid Degradation of Azo Dyes with Fe-based Amorphous/Nanocrytalline Alloy

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Session Theme 2 — Nanomaterials for Sensors, Flexible Electronics and Nanocomposites

Prof. Qunfeng CHENG
Beihang University, China

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Prof. Ning HU (Dr. of Eng.)
Distinguished Experts of National "Thousand Talents Program"
China National Funds for "Distinguished Young Scientists"
Dean, College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, China

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Session Theme 3 — Nanomaterials for Energy and Environmental Applications

Prof. Peng DOU
"100 Talent Program Professor" of Materials Processing Engineering
Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Abstract Title Current Status of Research and Development of Nanostructured Oxide Dispersion Steels for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems

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Prof. Hong Jin FAN
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Abstract Title Engineering Nanoheterostructures for Efficient Water Splitting

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Prof. Man-Keung Roy FUNG
Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM)
Soochow University, China

Abstract Title Highly Efficient Organic Light-Emitting Diodes for Solid State Lighting

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Prof. Jr-Hau HE
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Abstract Title Toward Highly Efficient Solar Water Splitting: A Concurrent Electrical, Optical, and Catalytic Design

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Prof. Zhenhui KANG
Soochow University, China

Abstract Title Recent Development of Carbon Dots for Catalytic Applications

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Dr. Sophie LE CAER
Director of Research in Physical Chemistry
Paris Saclay University, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Abstract Title Ageing phenomena in lithium-ion batteries deciphered thanks to radiolysis: focus on the electrode/electrolyte interface

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Prof. Gang Li
Department of Electronic and Information Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Abstract Title Stable and Efficient Organo-metal Halide Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells via π-Conjugated Lewis Base Molecules

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Prof. Liqiang MAI
Chair Professor of Materials Science
Dean for International Affair, International School of Materials Science and Engineering
Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China

Abstract Title One Dimensional Nanomaterials for Emerging Energy Storage

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Prof. Kui-Qing PENG
Materials Science Professor, Department Of Physics
Beijing Normal University, China

Abstract Title Black Silicon by Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching for Advanced Solar cells

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Dr. Mathieu PINAULT
PhD in Material Science
Carbon nanostructures group (LEDNA)
CEA –Nanoscience and Innovation for Materials, Biomedecine and Energy, University Paris Saclay UMR 3685, France

Abstract Title VACNT based nanocomposite electrodes on Aluminium for innovative supercapacitors

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Prof. Shijian SU
Professor of Materials Science
South China University of Technology, China

Abstract Title Recent Development of Purely Organic White Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

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Prof. Jianxin TANG
Professor, College of Nano Science & Technology
Soochow University, China

Abstract Title Synergistic Light Harvesting Enhancement in Organic Solar Cells with Interface Engineering

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Dr. Feng WANG
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Abstract Title Rational spectral conversion using lanthanide-doped nanoparticles

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Prof. Jun XU
Professor of School of Electronic Science & Applied Physics
Hefei University of Technology, China

Abstract Title Interlayer Engineering of Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides Nanosheets for Efficient Sodium Storage and Electrocatalytic Water Splitting Applications

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Prof. Feng YAN
Department of Applied Physics,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Abstract Title The Application of 2-D materials in organic or hybrid solar cells

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Prof. Hin-Lap (Angus) YIP
Professor, State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices and the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) College
South China University of Technology, China

Abstract Title Nanostructured Organic-Inorganic Perovskite Light Emitting Devices

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Prof. Weixin ZHANG
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Vice-Dean (School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering)
Hefei University of Technology, China

Abstract Title Rational Design, Synthesis and Tunable Electrochemical Performances of High-Capacity, Mesoscale-structured Electrode Materials for Li-ion Batteries

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Prof. Zijian ZHENG
Professor, Institute of Textiles and Clothing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Abstract Title Low-cost Printable Soft Electrodes for Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells

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Session Theme 4 — Bulk and Gradient Metallic Nanomaterials

Dr. Xiang GUO
Associate Professor of Engineering Mechanics
Department of Mechanics
School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, China

Abstract Title Strength and ductility of nanograined metals with nanotwinned regions

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Prof. Xiaoxu HUANG
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Chongqing University, China

Abstract Title Characterization of textures in gradient nanometals produced by surface plastic deformation

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Prof. Jian-Feng NIE
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Monash University, Australia

Abstract Title Atomic-resolution HAADF-STEM and EDS-STEM Characterization of Metallic Alloys

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Prof. Yujie WEI
Professor of Physics and Mechanics
Vice-Director
Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Abstract Title Gradient structure guided optimal deformation and stress partition in engineering steels

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Prof. Ting ZHU
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Abstract Title Mechanics of Additively Manufactured Stainless Steel

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Session Theme 5 — Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Dr. Liming BIAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Abstract Title Remote Control of Nanoscale Bioactive Ligand Presentations Regulates the Adhesion and Specialization of Stem Cells and Macrophages

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Prof. Zhen GU
Jackson Family Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC State University, USA

Abstract Title Leverage Physiology for Bioresponsive Drug Delivery

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Prof. Yanglong HOU
Chang Jiang Chair Professor , FRSC
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering, Peking University, China

Abstract Title Multifunctional Iron Carbide Nanomaterials: a Platform for Imaging-Guided Therapy

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Prof. Xing-Jie LIANG
Professor of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience
National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Abstract Title Nanocarriers to attenuate adaptive tumor treatment tolerance

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Prof. Zhuang LIU
Professor, Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Material (FUNSOM)
Soochow University, China

Abstract Title Nanotechnology for Innovative Cancer Therapy

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Prof. To NGAI
Department of Chemistry
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Abstract Title Hierarchical Porous Scaffolds Templating from Particle-Stabilized Emulsions for Biomedical Applications

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Session Theme 6 — Frontiers in Nanostructure Stability: Glasses and Nanocrystalline Materials

Dr David CARRIERE
CEA Researcher
Dpt of Nanoscience (NIMBE - UMR 3685)
University Paris-Saclay, France

Abstract Title Nucleation of nanocrystals in solution: confinement by the amorphous networks

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Dr. Stefanus HARJO
Leader of Diffraction Sub-group of MLF, J-PARC
Principal Researcher
Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan

Abstract Title Bridging Scale Studies of Nanocrystalline Steels using Pulsed Neutron Diffraction

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Prof. Paul HEITJANS
Niedersachsen Professor
Professor of Physical Chemistry
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Abstract Title Nanocrystalline and Nanoglassy Ceramics by Mechanical Treatment – Impact on Ion Transport

 

Prof. Xidong HUI
State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals & Materials,
University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Abstract Title Plasticizing and Work Hardening of Zr-based Bulk Metallic Glasses by Phase Separation, Relaxation and Deformation Induced Nanocrystallization

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Prof. Si LAN
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Abstract Title Nanostructured Glassy Alloys with Amorphous Interfacial Structure and Good thermal Stability

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Prof. Baolong SHEN
Vice dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering
Southeast University, Nanjing

Abstract Title FeNiBSiPNb Bulk Metallic Glasses with Large plasticity and Excellent Soft Magnetic Properties

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Dr. Ge WU
Research Fellow
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Abstract Title Dual-phase supra-nanostructuring as a route to near-ideal strength magnesium alloys

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Prof. Zhongwu ZHANG
Director of Institute for Metallic Materials
College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Harbin Engineering University, China

Abstract Title Nanoscale Precipitation and Strengthening mechanisms in steels

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Session Theme 7 — Carbon Nanomaterials

Prof. Hong Jin FAN
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Abstract Title Nanoarray electrodes on 3D graphene foam for high-rate energy storage

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Prof. Jiansheng JIE
Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM)
Soochow University, China

Abstract Title Patterning of Organic Micro/Nano-crystals for High-Performance Optoelectronic Devices

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Prof. Feiyu KANG
Dean of Graduate School at Shenzhen
Professor of School of Materials Science and Engineering
Tsinghua University, China

Abstract Title Super-structured Carbon Using for Energy Storage

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Prof. Bingbing LIU
Professor and Director
State Key Lab of Superhard Materials
Jilin University, China

Abstract Title Novel Structured Carbon Materials under High Pressure

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Prof. Li SONG
National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Abstract Title Atomic Engineering and Synchrotron-based Characterizations of Layered Energy Materials

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Prof. Quan-Hong YANG
Professor, Materials Chemistry and Electrochemistry
Tianjin University, China

Abstract Title Self-densified Graphene Hydrogels towards a New Class of Carbons: Peculiar Properties and as a Remedy for Compact Energy Storage

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Prof. Xiangdong YAO
Professor of Energy Materials
State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, Jilin University, China
School of Environment and Sciences, Griffith University, Australia

Abstract Title Defect electrocatalysis: Coordination of carbon defect and atomic metal species

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Session Theme 8 — Nanomechanics

Prof. Yang JU
Department of Micro-Nano Mechanical Science and Engineering
Nagoya University, Japan

Abstract Title Enhancement of Adhesive Strength of Nanowire Surface Fastener Used for Room Temperature Bonding

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Session Theme 9 — Nanomaterials for Photonics and Optoelectronics

Prof. Wan Ki BAE
Profesor, SKKU Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Abstract Title Structurally engineered nanocrystal quantum dots for optoelectronic applications

 

Prof. Xue BAI
Associate Professor, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Jilin University, China

Abstract Title Efficient White-Light-Emitting Nanphosphors through Doping and Surface Modification

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Prof. Nadja C. BIGALL
Professor for functional nanostructures
Leibniz Universität Hannover

Abstract Title Nanocrystal Aerogels – Macroscopic Materials with noscopic Properties

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Prof. Nikolai GAPONIK
Professor
Physical Chemistry, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Abstract Title Recent Advances in Inorganic and Hybrid Stabilization of Nanocrystals

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Dr. Sandrine ITHURRIA
Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielle, France

Abstract Title From visible to InfraRed colloidal semiconductor noplatelets

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Prof. Sohee JEONG
Principle Researcher of Nanomechanical Systems Research Division, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Korea
Professor, Department of Nanomechatronics, University of Science and Technology (UST), Korea

Abstract Title Surface Chemistry of III-V Semiconductor Nanocrystals: action-Controlled, Facet-Specific Growth

 

Prof. Doh Chang LEE
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

Abstract Title Growth of Colloidal Semiconductor Nanorods and Nanoplatelets Controlled via Surface Ligand Density

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Prof. Xiaodong PI
Professor, State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials and School of Materials Science and Engineering
Zhejiang University, China

Abstract Title High-performance optoelectronic devices based on silicon nanocrystals

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Prof. Songnan QU
State Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Applications
Changchun Institute of Optics Fine Mechanics and Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Abstract Title Luminescent CDots: synthesis and applications

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Dr. Aliaksandra RAKOVICH
Royal Society University Research Fellow
Photonics & Nanotechnology group
Physics Department
King's College London, UK

Abstract Title Modification of emission processes by optical nanoantennas

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Dr. Ute RESCH-GENGER
Head of Division Biophotonics
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)
Photophysics of Semiconductor and Upconverting and Downconverting Nanocrystals with vis/NIR/IR Emission, Germany

Abstract Title Influence of Size, Particle Architecture, and Environment on the Optical Properties of Semiconductor and Lanthanide-based Nanocrystals

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Prof. Haizheng ZHONG
Professor of Photonic Materials
School of Materials Science & Engineering
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Abstract Title In-situ Fabricated Perovskite Quantum Dots for Photonic and Optoelectronic Applications

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Session Theme 10 — Magnetic Nanomaterials for Applications

Dr. Dimitris NIARCHOS
Emeritus Director of Research, Greece
Scientific Advisor Amen Technologies, Greece
Vice President, ELIDEK General Assembly, Greece
President, Attica Region Research and Innovation Council (PSEK), Greece

Abstract Title Rare Earth based High Entropy Alloys (RE-HEAs) as building blocks for novel materials Case: RE-HEAs-Permanent Magnets

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Session Theme 11 — SPD Processed Nanomaterials with Multifunctional Properties

Prof. Kei AMEYAMA
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Abstract Title Unique Microstructure Evolution of Harmonic Structure Designed Metals and Alloys via Thermo-Mechanical Processing

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Prof. Kaveh EDALATI
Assistant Professor
International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER)
Kyushu University, Japan

Abstract Title Influence of Severe Plastic Deformation on Photocatalytic Performance of Oxides

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Prof. Zenji HORITA
Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Principal Investigator, WPI, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER)
Director, International Research Center on Giant Straining for Advanced Materials (IRC-GSAM)
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Abstract Title Upsizing Sample Dimensions Using Combination of Incremental Feeding with Severe Plastic Deformation under High Pressure

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Dr. Askar KILMAMETOV
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Nanotechnology, Germany

Abstract Title Formation and Thermal Stability of the High-pressure Omega in Nanostructured Ti–based Alloys

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Prof. Valery I. LEVITAS
Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering
Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor
Departments of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Material Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA
Faculty Scientist, Ames Laboratory of Department of Energy, Ames, IA, USA

Abstract Title Phase transformations induced by severe plastic deformations in rotational diamond cell: Recent advances

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Prof. Aibin MA
Head Professor of Materials Engineering
Vice-President of Suqian Institutes
Hohai University, China

Abstract Title Sample Size Effect on Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Resistance of Equal-channel-angular-pressed pure titanium

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Prof. Boris STRAUMAL
Нead of the laboratory, Laboratory of Internal Boundaries in Metals
Institute of Solid State Physics RAS, Russia

Abstract Title Competition between Formation and Decomposition of Solid Solution in Copper-based Alloys under High Pressure Torsion

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Prof. Jing Tao WANG
Professor of Materials Processing
Executive Vice Director, Herbert Gleiter Institute
Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Nanjing, China

Abstract Title Bulk Nanolaminated Metals: Preparation, Microstructures, Mechanical properties and Thermal stability

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Session Theme 12 — Nanostructured Precious Metals

Dr. Zhifeng HUANG
Associated Professor
Department of Physics
Hong Kong Baptist University

Abstract Title Plasmonic Helical Nanoparticles with Important Chiral Applications

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Prof. Shuzhou LI
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Abstract Title Quantitative Prediction of Position and Orientation for Platonic Nanoparticles at Liquid/Liquid Interfaces

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Dr. Hab. Jean-Pierre SIMONATO
Director of Research
CEA-Liten / DTNM, Grenoble, France

Abstract Title Transparent Flexible Thin Film Heaters made of Random Networks of Metallic Nanowires

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