Meletis Hosted IC4N Conference
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Stathis Meletis, Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department, organized and chaired the 4th International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems (IC4N) in Greece in June.
"The 4th IC4N Conference reached new heights in terms of quality, participation and international recognition. It was a resounding success with about 200 participants from more than 40 countries around the world," Meletis said.
The conference was opened by an inspirational Plenary Lecture by Nobel Laureate (Chemistry, 2011) Professor Dan Shechtman entitled, "The Discovery of Quasi-Periodic Materials."
Keynotes were delivered by Professors Stan Veprek ("Limits to the Preparation of Superhard Nanocomposites"); Valentine Vullev ("Biological Inspiration in the Development of Molecular Electrets for Energy Applications"); and Radek Zboril ("Iron-bearing materials in advanced environmental and biomedical nanotechnologies"). The conference involved more than 100 invited lectures by renowned researchers around the globe making IC4N a Nano forum of the highest quality. The poster sessions contributed to a vigorous and informal scientific and technical exchange.
The conference involved 11 special symposia that were planned to address the current state-of-the-art in nanoscience and nanotechnology as applied to energy conversion, human health, and environment. Challenging and rewarding research directions were identified by world experts in the field. The symposia provided a unique opportunity for networking with some of the top scientists in the world. A nanotechnology transfer workshop, From the Lab to the Marketplace, also took place to address issues relating to facilitation of recent nanomaterials and nanotechnology advancements to the marketplace.