Symposium F
Graphene and Other Emerging 2D-layered Nanomaterials:
Synthesis, Properties and Potential Applications

Programme Chair:
Swastik KAR, Northeastern University, USA
Luis BALICAS, Florida State University, USA
Maya BAR SADAN, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Francesco BONACCORSO, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Cinzia CASIRAGHI, University of Manchester, UK
Jean-Christophe CHARLIER, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Chun-Wei CHEN, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Kuei-Hsien CHEN, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Yongsheng CHEN, Nankai University, China
Luigi COLOMBO, Texas Instruments Incorporated, USA
Keshav DANI, Okinawa University, Japan
Toshiaki ENOKI, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Klaus ENSSLIN, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Vladimir I. FALKO, Lancaster University, UK
Andrea C. FERRARI, University of Cambridge, UK
Michael S. FUHRER, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Daisuke FUJITA, NIMS, Japan
Jose GARRIDO, Technical University Munich, Germany
Joshua GOLDBERGER, The Ohio State University, USA
Byung Hee HONG, Seoul National University, South Korea
Karsten HORN, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany
Anupama KAUL, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Jari KINARET, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Taiichi OTSUJI, Tohoku University, Japan
Luca OTTAVIANO, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Vincenzo PALERMO, ISOF - CNR, Bologna, Italy
Marcos PIMENTA, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Paolo SAMORI', Université de Strasbourg & CNRS, France
Zexiang SHEN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dangsheng SU, Institute of Metal Research, CAS, China
Saikat TALAPATRA, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, USA
Andrew WEE, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Alla ZAK, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
Hua ZHANG, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Arun BANSIL, Northeastern University, USA  (Keynote Lecture)
Cinzia CASIRAGHI, University of Manchester, UK
Andres CASTELLANOS-GOMEZ, IMDEA Nanoscience, Spain
Antonio H. CASTRO NETO, National University of Singapore, Singapore  (Keynote Lecture)
Chun-Wei CHEN, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Li-Chyong CHEN, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Eugenio CORONADO, University of Valencia, Spain
Keshav M. DANI / Michael MAN, Okinawa University, Japan
Toshiaki ENOKI, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Gianluca FIORI, University of Pisa, Italy
Arindam GHOSH, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India  (Keynote Lecture)
Soon Hyung HONG, NRF and KAIST, South Korea
Rodolfo IPPOLITI, Università dell’Aquila, Italy
Kourosh KALANTAR-ZADEH, RMIT University, Australia
Anupama KAUL, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Philip KIM, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science, USA  (Keynote Lecture)
Max LEMME, University of Siegen, Germany
Chih Wei LUO, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Alessandro MOLLE, CNR-IMM, Italy
Klaus MUELLEN, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
Taiichi OTSUJI, Tohoku University, Japan
Saikat TALAPATRA, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, USA
Mauricio TERRONES, Penn State University, USA  (Keynote Lecture)
Mashahiro YOSHIMURA, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
The demonstration of the isolation of stable single atomic layers of carbon by mechanical exfoliation of graphite has stimulated the interest of exploring a substantial number of other layered compounds including nitrides, dichalcogenites, oxides, silicene etc. which upon reduction to single or few atomic layers complement graphene with a range of novel fascinating properties. There is also a recent surge of considerable interest both in building materials and devices based on stacking heterogeneous layers of these compounds and to design and fabricate nanocomposites with enhanced functionalities when combined/dispersed in other inorganic or organic compounds.
This symposium aims to highlight recent progress in the synthesis of graphene and novel 2D layered materials including various doping, alloy-forming, hierarchical, multifunctional, tunable and switchable architectures, heterostructures, hybrid superstructures and nanocomposites. Predictable structure-property correlations, state-of-the-art characterization and modelling of structure, chemistry and electronic, optical, electrochemical, mechanical and thermal properties and in testing of performance in devices will be also of interest.
Advances in production processes for cost-effective and scalable growth of low-defective graphene and other 2D layered nanostructures and in techniques for their integration into electronic, optical, optoelectronic and electromechanical devices will be relevant subject of discussion as well as the wide range of ongoing and potential applications in energy, environmental, mechanical and biomedical fields.
Session Topics

F-1 General physical and chemical properties ......

structural and electronic characterization of graphene, graphene oxide and of single and few-layered 2D compounds: such as nitrides, oxides, dichalcogenides, silicene, MXenes, 2D polymers…..

F-2 Novel properties ......

including spin, spin-orbit, magnetic, superconducting, thermal, thermoelectric, piezoelectric, excitonic, catalysis-related etc.

F-3 Synthesis, processing and integration of graphene and other 2D layered compounds ......

and their nanostructures such as ribbons and quantum dots by bottom-up (chemical vapour deposition, wet chemistry, etc.) and top-down (exfoliation, unzipping) processes and property characterization including novel techniques and experimental tools. Large-scale growth. Chemical modification, interlayer and intralayer heterostructures, hierarchical architectures.

F-4 Synthesis and processing of composites ......

of graphene and other 2D layered materials with polymers, metals and ceramics including nanoparticulate dispersion in organic or inorganic matrices.

F-5 Novel characterizations ......

such as high-resolution imaging, chemical/spectro-scopic analysis, ultrafast methods, in-situ approaches or properties under extreme conditions, new computational approaches, 2D materials by design including genomic approaches

F-6 Application of graphene and other 2D layered materials and composites.

- Electronics, optics, optoelectronics, plasmonics (transistors, field emitters, transparent electrodes, sensors, optical modulators, touch screens, light emitters, nanoantennas….)
- Energy generation, conversion and storage (fuel cells, photovoltaic cells, thermoelectric generators, batteries, supercapacitors…)
- Environmental applications (catalysis, ultrafiltration…)
- Biotechnology, bioengineering and medical applications (DNA translocation, smart drug delivery, tissue engineering, contrast agents/bioimaging, theranostics, neural interfaces…)
- Structural materials
- Other


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