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Symposium NM04—Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing for Sustainability

Nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing development come with the promise of cleaner, smaller, lighter, stronger and more efficient technologies for transportation, energy harvesting, storage, and consumption, as well as environmental monitoring and depollution. Environmental issues keep steadily increasing, thus there is a strong urge to discuss how materials scientists could more rapidly respond to the worldwide concerns. Cutting-edge strategies with close collaboration of the experts in different fields of nanomaterials from academia and industry towards materials and technology development are fundamental needs toward economic development and climate stability.

This symposium supports a unique interdisciplinary communication among experts about the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable advance of nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing. The aim of this symposium is to focus on what nanomaterial- and nanomanufacturing-based solutions can offer and how the rational design can lead to sustainable development. The main goals of this symposium are (i) to look at the scientific and technological development and challenges towards sustainable environment, economy and society; (ii) to advance the communication between interdisciplinary fields towards good sustainable global practices; (iii) to strengthen academia-industry collaboration through scientific talks towards faster materials and technology development.

Complimentary suite of activities for this symposium is tentatively planned, including:

  • A panel of discussion about "Failure and difficulties, a path to cutting-edge research".
  • "Rapid fire presentations": All the poster presenters will have the opportunity to pitch their posters through a short oral presentation during the day sessions.
  • Virtual student competition "365-24-7 presentations": Accepted abstracts for this symposium will get a chance to enter a virtual student competition. Students speak about their research in 365 seconds (a regular talk), 24 seconds (elevator pitch) and 7 seconds (first impression).
Joint Sessions are being considered with Symposium ET14—Materials Science Facing Global Warming—Practical Solutions for Our Future.

Topics will include:

  • Novel nanomaterials development and sustainable manufacturing
  • Nanomaterials and technologies for air, soil and water quality management
  • Nanomaterials for renewable energy technologies
  • Nanomaterials and structures for lighter and stronger materials
  • Nanotoxicology – nanomaterials impact into environment and human health
  • Life cycle analysis – environmental footprint and best practices
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Husam Alshareef (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Ray Baughman (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
  • Khershed Cooper (National Science Foundation)
  • Eric Detsi (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Emmanuel Flahaut (Universite Paul Sabatier, France)
  • Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
  • Benjamin Hsiao (Stony Brook University, USA)
  • Jacqueline Isaacs (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Kenneth Loh (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Caue Ribeiro de Oliveira (Embrapa Instrumentation, Brazil)
  • Raquel Ovalle-Robles (Lintec of America, Inc, USA)
  • Phoebe Tan (Raynergy Tek, Inc, Taiwan)
  • Meifang Zhu (Donghua University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Monica Jung de Andrade
The University of Texas at Dallas

Babak Anasori
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering

Maria Eugenia Perez Barthaburu
Universidad de la Republica-CURE

Yin Ting Teng
Republic Polytechnic

Keywords for Abstract Submission

composites, energy, environment, nanomanufacturing, nanotoxicology, sustainability

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