The symposium will deal with structure-property relationships of clusters and nanomaterials (nanowires, nanotubes, nanoparticles, quantum dots, and two-dimensional nanomaterials), with a focus on their role in solving outstanding problems in the fields of renewable energy and medicine. Both fundamental and technological issues relevant to these challenging fields will be addressed. Specific topics are:
Solar (Band-gap engineering and Materials synthesis and characterization)
Hydrogen (Production, Storage, and Fuel-cells)
Electrochemical storage – Li-ion batteries and beyond
Bioactive, Bio responsive, and Biomimetic materials
Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Regenerative medicine
Nano toxicity (health-hazards of nanoparticles)
Catalysis; Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic properties.