NanoMaterials for the Energy & Environment - NanoMatEn 2016

June 1 - 3, 2016, Paris - France


Nanoscience and nanotechnology are interdisciplinary fields that bring together physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and engineers to meet the potential future challenges that humankind will face, including the search for renewable energies for sustainable development and new technologies for carbon capture and environmental protection. Among the current subjects in nanoscience and nanotechnology, nanomaterials are developing fast and explosively and attracting a huge amount of attention. Nanomaterials and their manufacturing technologies have been seamlessly integrated into many applications. They continue to show promising potential and have found application in solar cells, fuel cells, secondary batteries, supercapacitors, air and water purification, and removal of domestic and outdoor air pollutants. Clean energy and environmental applications often demand the development of novel nanomaterials that can provide shortest reaction pathways for the enhancement of reaction kinetics. Understanding the physicochemical, structural, microstructural, and surface properties of nanomaterials is vital for achieving the required efficiency, cycle life, and sustainability in various technological applications.


Water treatment and purification is also a main challenge for the current and upcoming generations. Membrane processes, nanosized materials and the combination from both offer a wide range of possibilities and ways for water treatment by means of filtration and catalytic processes. This event will focus then on the recent Advances in Nanotechnology for Water Treatment.


This conference is an ideal opportunity to the researchers and industrials to show the recent efforts made through nanoscience and nanotechnology toward meeting the pressing energy and environmental challenges that humankind faces. It will be an opportunity for them to examine future directions of nanomaterial development and encourages future efforts. The conference program will include contributions from world-renowned specialists in the fields of nanomaterials, energy, and environmental science.


NanoMatEn 2016 Conference Topics


Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


Nanomaterials for Clean and Sustainable Technology

Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion

Hydrogen and Fuels cells

Energy Storage and Novel Generation

Nanotech for Oil and Gas

NanoNuclear Materials

Nanomaterials for environment protection and remediation

Nanotech for Water Technologies

Nanotech for Smart Grid evolution


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NanoMatEn 2016 Symposia


In parallel to the conference sessions, we are organizing the following focused symposia:

Symposium 1: Nano Energy

Symposium 2: Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics

Symposium 3: Nanotechnology for Water treatment


Please click here for the details of the above symposia.

The International conference on Nano Materials for Energy and the Environment - NanoMatEn 2016 will be organized in Parallel to Nanotech France 2016, European Graphene Forum - EGF 2016 and NanoMetrology France 2016. It includes in addition to the technical sessions, many focused symposia.



Conference Chairs

Prof. Alejandro Perez-Rodriguez

Solar Energy Materials & Systems Group, IREC, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Spain

Prof. Joydeep Dutta

KTH Royal Institute of Technology Chair, Sweden

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jordi Martorell

ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia, Barcelona, Spain

Mrs Christiane Chaumette

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Germany

Dr Ivan Gordon

IMEC- Silicon Photovoltaics Group, Belgium

Prof Silke Christiansen

Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany

Prof. Junhui He

Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPC), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Alejandro Perez-Rodriguez

Solar Energy Materials & Systems Group, IREC, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Spain

Prof. Jr-Hau He

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Joydeep Dutta

KTH Royal Institute of Technology Chair, Sweden

Prof. Junhong Chen

Director, Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy and Environment Lab University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Dr Alberto Figoli

Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR), Italy


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