Nanometrology 2021 International Conference

Conference Topics

The NanoMetrology 2020 conference topics/ sessions include, but not limited to:



Session 1- Characterization at the nanoscale

  • State of the art of measurement at the nanoscale level
  • Methodologies for the quantitative characterization of physical and chemical parameters of nanomaterials (AFM, STM, SEM, TEM, Mass spectrometry, etc)
  • Nanotribology, Surface nanometrology/ 3D printing, etc
  • Extension and standardization of characterization Methodologies at the nanometer scale (engineered nanoparticles, nanobiotechnologies, nanoelectronics, thin films/nanocoatings)
  • New and emerging measurement and analysis technologies, and recent advances in standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Presentation of innovative studies reporting new results in the characterization of nanomaterials and nano-systems


Session 2- Standards for nanometer scale Characterization

  • Definition and realization of standards for nanometer scale characterizations (reference materials, measurement standards, etc)
  • Divulgation of good laboratory practice, Traceability, uncertainty, calibration, verification, etc
  • Precision instrumentation design and theory; optical instruments; scanning probe microscopies; particle beam microscopy; surface topography measurement; and aspects of in-line measurement


Session 3- Modeling and simulations at the nanoscale


  • New developments in modeling and simulations at the nanoscale
  • Emerging control theory and applications



Session 4- Nanosafety/ Nanotoxicity, Society and regulation issues


  • NanoToxicology
  • Sustainable nanomanufacturing
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Measurement of health risk/ Exposure scenarios
  • Regulation and ethical impacts/ Scientific Policy
  • Interface between development of new technology and global justice



In addition to these main conference sessions, the following  workshops and focused symposia will run in parallel:





Symposium 1: When size, shape and orientation of nanoparticles matter


Chair: Prof. Jacques Jupille, Institut des Nanosciences de Paris-Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) – CNRS Paris, France

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Andrea Mario Rossi, National Institute of Metrological Research -Turin, Italy


Description: In a large number of applications, the size, shape and orientation of nanoparticles are crucial parameters to obtain the desired properties. This includes catalyst particles of controlled activity, quantum dots that exhibits selected optoelectronic properties, metallic nanoparticles whose plasmonics drives the optical response. A one-day session of the Nanotech Conference will be devoted to the issue, opened by two invited conferences. Andrea M. Rossi (National Institute of Metrological Research, Italy) will focus on metrology in science and Gianmario Martra (University of Torino) will show how catalytic properties of nanoparticles depend on their crystallography.


In addition, two abstracts will be selected among those that will be submitted in the framework of this one-day session. Their authors will be invited to give an invited keynote presentation during the afternoon of the day.  Inscription fees will be waived for those authors. To help the selection of the abstracts, authors are required to send a very short CV of less than 400 characters.


Symposium 2: Mathematical Modelling in Nanotechnology and Nanofluids


Chairs: Prof. James M Hill, University of South Australia, Australia


Description: Mathematical modelling in nanotechnology and nanofluids constitute emerging areas of research where analytical and computational tools and techniques from the mathematical sciences are used to investigate problems in nanotechnology and nanofluids. Modelling can generate important new insights into complex processes, and reveal optimal parameters or situations that might otherwise be difficult or costly to obtain, especially through experimentation. The ability to predict the performance of nanomaterials under various conditions can lead to successful development of nanoscale devices for applications, such as clean energy and medical technology. This session aims to gather mathematicians, engineers and scientists who are interested in learning and discussing the latest development and new directions in the use of mathematical formulation and computational approaches to enhance the properties of nanomaterials in various applications. The programme of this session will showcase the state-of-the-art of this fundamental field of research with international experts and participants will have the opportunity to present their most recent advances in the field.


Symposium 3 on Nanocoatings/ Thin films and nanostructured surfaces


Description: The symposium topics will include, but not limited to, the following topics:


  • Fundamentals, processes of deposition, characterisation and applications of nanocoatings and thin films
  • Surface nanoengineering reactive surfaces, Colloidal assembly, Colloidal stabilization in complex media
  • Nanostructured coatings or nano-engineered thin film architectures (nanocomposites, multilayers, nanolayers and glancing angle deposition, etc)
  • Nanocoatings functional properties such as tribological, mechanical, optical, magnetic, electrical, thermoelectrical, thermochromic, etc
  • Thin films for smart applications: (bio)sensors; ultra-thin membranes for sensors, biocompatibility; energy; etc.;
  • New trends in thin film materials: metallic glasses, architectural glass; high entropy alloys, oxynitrides, intermetallics, plasmonics, etc.


Symposium 4: Graphene and 2D Materials


Symposium 5: 2D and 3D Printing and Nanotechnology