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Deadline: October 28, 2021, 11:59 pm EDT

Symposium NM05—Advances in Nanodiamonds for Sensing, Biomedical and Other Novel Applications

Nanodiamond is a unique class of carbon materials with size ranging from 3 nm to several hundreds nm. It has favorable properties for biomedical applications including non-toxic, biocompatible, and flexible surfaces for wide range of functionalization. In addition, the color centers, atomic size point defects in nanodiamond, is rapidly driving the development of nanoscale sensing capabilities owing to the materials unique photonic and spin properties. These unique properties are driving fast growing applications in nanotherapies, diagnostics, drug delivery, medical imaging, nanosensors for magnetic, electric fields, temperature, strain and single molecules. Moreover, nanodiamond based composite have also sparked new development of multi-modal theranostics, as well as emerging applications in catalysis and waste water treatment.

This symposium provides a platform for discussing recent advances of nanodiamond in quantum sensing, diagnostic, biomedical and other novel applications, as well as advances in the fabrication, functionalization, and characterization that enables enhanced performances of nanodiamonds. With recent advances to nanodiamond mass production and clinical applications, this symposium also provides an attractive forum for industry to discover and highlight the growing commercial potential of nanodiamonds.

Topics will include:

  • Nanodiamond-based nanosensors for imaging, temperature, field sensing
  • Nanodiamond for imaging contrast enhancement
  • Advances in fluorescent nanodiamond fabrication
  • Advances in nanodiamond fabrication for better control in size, shape, defects, doping and spin
  • Advances in single digit well-dispersed nanodiamonds
  • Advances in characterization and modeling of nanodiamond structures and properties
  • Advances of in situ and in operando characterization of nanodiamonds
  • Advances in surface chemistry modifications of nanodiamonds
  • Nanodiamonds for drug delivery: mechanisms and clinical translation
  • Nanodiamond toxicity, biodistribution and pharmacokinetics
  • Nanodiamond-based composites
  • Other novel applications unique to nanodiamonds
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Igor Aharonovich (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
  • Amanda Barnard (The Australian National University, Australia)
  • Huan-Cheng Chang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Joseph Heremans (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Fedor Jelezko (Universität Ulm, Germany)
  • Anke Krueger (Universität Würzburg, Germany)
  • Melissa Mather (The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
  • Rachael McKendry (University College London, United Kingdom)
  • Carlos Meriles (The City University of New York, USA)
  • Elke Neu (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)
  • Masahiro Nishikawa (Daicel Corporation, Japan)
  • Eiji Osawa (Nanocarbon Research Institute, Japan)
  • Rodney Ruoff (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • David Simpson (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Sabine Szunerits (University of Lille, France)
  • Igor Vlasov (General Physics Institute RAS, Russian Federation)
  • Alexander Vul (Ioffe Institute, Russian Federation)
  • Trevor Willey (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Abaraham Wolcott (San José State University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Edward Chow
National University of Singapore

Jean-Charles Arnault
LIST, Diamond Sensors Laboratory

Shery Chang
Arizona State University

Olga Shenderova
Adamas Nanotechnologies

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