NT19: International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials
21-26 July 2019, Würzburg, Germany


For the first time in this conference series, NT19 will feature seven fully integrated symposia as part of the afternoon conference program.

For a detailed schedule of the Symposia please follow this link to the program overview

Theory - 14th Symposium on Computational Challenges in Two-Dimensional Materials and Nanotubes (CCTN19)

Chair: Yoshiyuki Miyamoto (AIST, Japan)
Local Organizer: Ermin Malic (Chalmers UT, Sweden)
Organizer: Christophe Bichara (CNRS and Aix-Marseille U, France)
Zhuhua Zhang (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
Overview Boris Yakobson* (Rice U, USA)
Invited Deborah Prezzi (U Modena, Italy)
Malte Selig (TU Berlin, Germany)
Benedetta Flebus (UCLA, USA)
Alister Page (U Newcastle, UK)
Hongyi Yu(U Hong Kong, China)

   Recent significant progress in growth techniques has enabled fabrication of a variety of low-dimensional materials, such as nanotubes, nanoribbons, graphene and atomically thin 2D materials, and their reassembled heterostructures. It has now also become viable to reach a precise control of structural properties, such as chirality, thickness, widths, layer stacking sequences etc. Theoretical modeling and prediction of new structures/properties as well as fundamental understanding of elementary mechanisms behind optics, dynamics and transport in these materials have become indispensable to accelerate the research and developments in this realm. The series of Computational Challenges in Two-dimensional materials and Nanotubes (CCTN), organized since 2005 at Nagano, has been one of world-leading theory symposia in this field. We are happy to announce CCTN19 as one of parallel symposia in NT19 at Würzburg in 2019. The CCTN19 organizing team welcomes participants across the world to discuss recent theoretical advances on low-dimensional materials and exchange ideas of how to move this research field forward.

Spectroscopy - 13th Symposium on Nanotube Spectroscopy, Photonics, and Applications in Metrology (NSAP19)

Co-Chairs Ado Jorio (U Minas Gerais, Brasil)
Achim Hartschuh (LMU Munich, Germany)
Organizers Hiromichi Kataura (AIST, Japan)
Yuhei Miyauchi (U Kyoto, Japan)
Stephanie Reich (Free U Berlin, Germany)
Jin Zhang (Peking U, China)
Ming Zheng (NIST, USA)
Overview Steven Doorn (LANL, USA)
Kaihui Liu (Peking U, China)
Invited Leandro Malard (UFMG, Brasil)
Yuichiro K. Kato (RIKEN, Japan)
Ernesto Joselevich (Weizman Institute, Israel)
Ermin Malic (Chalmers, Sweden)
Sofie Cambré (U Antwerp, Belgium)

   This parallel symposium focuses on advancing our knowledge of the spectroscopic properties of nanotubes and other low dimensional materials. Our understanding of the diverse nanoscale phenomena in these materials has improved enormously within the last years, driven by the ongoing developments of spectroscopic tools, progress in material synthesis and handling, as well as conceptual advances. At the same time, this enabled an increasing number of novel applications in electronics, photonics and related areas, including metrology. The NSAP19 organizing team welcomes participants across the world to present and discuss recent experimental and theoretical advances on the spectroscopic properties of carbon nanotubes and other low-dimensional materials, and to exchange ideas of how to move this research field forward.

2D Materials - 10th Graphene and 2D Materials Symposium (GSS19)

Chair Annick Loiseau (ONERA, France)
Local Organizer Alexander Hoegele (LMU Munich, Germany)
Organizers TBA
Overview Camilla Coletti (IIT Pisa, Italy)
Xavier Marie (U Toulouse, France)
Kin Fai Mak (Cornell U, USA)
Invited Henning Riechert(Paul Drude Institute, Germany)
Rebecca Ribeiro-Palau (C2N Orsay, France)
Christoph Stampfer (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Bruno Dubak (CNRS Thales, France)
Christian Schneider (JMU Wuerzburg, Germany)
Feng Wang (UC Berkeley, USA)
Martin Kroner (ETHZ, Switzerland)

   This symposium will focus on fundamental and applied research in the area of graphene and 2D materials, as well as novel heterostructures using stacked, layered geometries of these materials. Invited talks will be presented by leading researchers in the field to give perspectives on current topics in the science and applications of graphene and other 2D materials. Besides invited talks, the workshop will also consist of contributed talks and posters spanning these areas.

NanoBio - 10th Symposium on Carbon Nanomaterials Biology, Medicine & Toxicology (CNBMT19)

Chair Masako Yudasaka (AIST, Japan)
Alberto Bianco (CNRS, France)
Local Organizer Ardemis Boghossian (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland)
Organizers Emmanuel Flahaut (CNRS, France)
Dan Heller (Sloan Kettering Center, USA)
Kostas Kostarelos (U Manchester, UK)
Overview Michael S. Strano (MIT, USA)
Invited Silvana Fiorito (CNR Rome, Italy)
Silvia Giordani* (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Sebastian Kruss (U Goettingen, Germany)
Elijah Petersen* (NIST, USA)
Ming Zheng (NIST, USA)

*to be confirmed


   This parallel symposium will focus on the specific applications of nanocarbons (fullerene, nanotube, graphene, nanohorn, etc.) in the biomedical fields.

Electronics - 7th Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Electronics and Applications Symposium (CNTFA19)

Co-Chairs Esko Kaupinen (Aalto U, Finland)
Yutaka Ohno (Nagoya U, Japan)
Local Organizer Christoph Strunk (U Regensburg, Germany)
Organizers TBA
Overview Lian-Mao Peng (Peking University, China)
Edward Laird (Lancaster U, UK)
Invited Pertti Hakonen (Aalto U, Finland)
Takis Kontos (ENS Paris, France)
Andreas Hüttel (U Regensburg, Germany)
Mark Hersam (Northwestern U, USA)
Youfan Hu (Peking University, China)
Yongtaek Hong (SNU, Korea)
Matsuhiko Nishizawa (Tohoku U, Japan)

   All kinds of thin-film device applications of carbon nanotube, graphene, novel 2D materials, and related materials are included in the scope of this parallel symposium, e.g, (a) active electronic and optical devices such as FETs, TFTs, and optical switches, (b) sensors such as biosensors, gas sensors, and MEMS/NEMS sensors, (c) passive elements such as transparent conductive films and interconnections, and so on. Fundamental physics and technologies related to those applications such as growth, purification/separation, film formation, printing technology, device fabrication and characterization are also covered.

Energy - 2nd Symposium on Nanocarbon Materials for Energy and Sustainability (NMES19)

Co-Chairs Qiang Zhang (Pekin U, China)
Feng Li (Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, China)
Local Organizer Maria Antonietta Loi (U Groningen, Netherlands)
Organizers Suguru Noda (WASEDA U, Japan)
Overview Fei Wei* (Tsinghua University, China)
Kenji Hata* (AIST, Japan)
Chongwu Zhou* (UC Southern California, USA)
Invited Yuan Chen (U Sydney, Australia)
Holder Althues (Fraunhofer Institut IWS, Germany)
Cheng-Meng Chen (Institute of Coal Chemistry, China)
Esko Kaupinnen (Aalto University School of Science, Finland)
Bingsen Zhang* (Institute of Metal Research, China)
Seung Jae Yang (Inha University, Korea)
Wei Lv (Tsinhua University, China)
Holger Ruland* (MPI CEC, Germany)
Chang Liu* (Institute of Metal Research, China)
Magda Titirci (Queen Mary University London, UK)
Eduardo Gracia-Espino (Umeå University, Sweden)
Hengxing Ji (UTSC, China)
Sang Ouk Kim (KAIST, Korea)
Bingqing Wei (U Delaware, USA)
Hongwei Zhu (Tsinghua University, China)
Robin Nicholas (U Oxford, UK)
Christoph Brabec (FAU Erlangen, Germany)
Also Di Carlo* (U Rome, Italy)
Jeffrey Blackburn (NREL, USA)
Andreas Hinsch* (Fraunhofer ISE, Germany)

   This symposium is dedicated to the nanocarbon materials for energy and sustainability. A constantly increasing energy demand and formidable environmental crisis are igniting global interest in various advanced energy technologies, such as electrified transportation and smart grids, aiming at efficient storage and sustainable utilization of clean, renewable energy sources based on solar and all of its derivative forms such as wind and wave. The rapid development of renewable energy harvest, electric vehicles, and personal electronics requires energy storage system with high energy density, long cycling life, and superb safety. Nanocarbon is one of core materials to boost the active phases in rechargeable batteries, supercapcitors, fuel cells, solar cells, water splitting, CO2 reduction, and other sustainable energy technology. The NMES19 workshop strives to bring together the international leaders in nanocarbon materials and discuss the advanced of energy and sustainability science and technology based emerging nanocarbon based materials.

Synthesis - 1st Symposium on Synthesis, Purification and Functionalization of Low-Dimensional Materials (SPFLD19)

Chair Yan Li (Peking U, China)
Local Organizer Ben Flavel (KIT, Germany)
Organizers Sofie Cambre (U Antwerp, Belgium)
Shigeo Maruyama (U Tokyo, Japan)
Avetik Harutyunyan (Honda Research Institute, USA)
Don Futaba (AIST, Japan)
Avetik Harutyunyan (Honda Institute, USA)
Feng Yang (Peking University, China)
Paola Ayala (U Vienna, Austria)
Kaili Jiang (Tsinghua U, China)
Rong Xiang (Tokyo University, Japan)
Wim Wenseleers* (U Antwerp, Belgium)
Jeff Fagan (NIST, USA)
Etienne Gauffrès* (CNRS Bordeaux, France)

   This parallel symposium accepts abstracts discussing the recent experimental and theoretical breakthroughs in synthesis, purification and functionalization of carbon nanotubes and other low dimensional materials. A control over and tuning of the optical, electronic and other properties of low dimensional materials by manipulating their composition and structure is of high priority in the development of the field. This symposium focuses on new advances of low-dimensional materials in the structure-specified synthesis, the purification including chiral sorting of nanotubes, and the covalent and non-covalent functionalization as well as filling of the internal cavities.