The 6th ed. of Nanotech France 2021 Int. Conference and Exhibition

Conference Topics

The Nanotech France 2020 Conference topics/ sessions include:

Advanced Nanomaterials/Synthesis/ Properties

  • Nanoparticles Synthesis and applications
  • Nanocomposites / Bionanocomposites Materials
  • Nanofluids
  • Nanostructured / nanoporous Materials and devices
  • Nanostructured coatings, surfaces and membranes
  • Carbon Nanostructures and devices/ Graphene
  • Polymer Nanotechnology
  • Soft Nanotechnology and Colloids

Graphene and 2D Materials

  • Fundamental Science of Graphene and 2D Materials
  • Growth, synthesis techniques and integration methods
  • Characterization techniques (AFM, SPM, TEM, etc.)
  • Chemistry and biology studies of graphene and 2D Materials
  • Applications in electronics, Photonics, Magnetism, Spintronics, sensors,etc
  • Applications in energy (photovoltaics, fuel cells, hydrogen etc)
  • Application  in health and biomedical
  • Graphene-related health and environment research/ Toxicity
  • Graphene: Innovation and commercialization. 

NanoMetrology- Characterization and Modelling at the nanoscale

  • State of the art of measurement at the nanoscale level
  • Methodologies  (AFM, STM, SEM, TEM, Mass spectrometry, etc)
  • Precision instrumentation design and theory
  • Nanotribology, Surface nanometrology/ 3D printing, etc
  • New and emerging measurement and analysis technologies
  • Standards for nanometer scale Characterization
  • Reference materials, measurement standards, etc
  • Good laboratory practice, traceability, uncertainty, calibration, verification, etc
  • New developments in modelling and simulations at the nanoscale
  • Emerging control theory and applications

Nanoscale Electronics

  • Nano Electronics and Photonics
  • Memory and  logic devices, circuits and architecture for advanced CMOS technologies
  • Beyond and extended CMOS devices
  • spin electronics
  • Sensors based on emerging devices
  • Quantum electronics
  • Neuromorphic architectures
  • Interconnecting nanoscale objects
  • 3D approaches

Nanotech for Energy and Environment

  • Nanomatrials for Clean and Sustainable Technology
  • Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion
  • Energy Storage and Novel Generation
  • Nanotech for Oil and Gas
  • NanoNuclear Materials
  • Fuels Applications
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Bio Sources for Materials and Fuels
  • Green Chemistry and Materials
  • Water Technologies
  • Smart Grid

Nanotech in Life Sciences and Medicine

  • Bionanomaterials and Tissues Engineering
  • Biosensors, Diagnostics and Imaging
  • Materials for Drug and Gene Delivery
  • Biomarkers and Nanoparticles
  • Cancer Diagnostics, Imaging and Treatment
  • Drug Delivery and Therapeutics
  • Cancer Nanotechnology
  • Nano Robots
  • DNA nanotechnology
  • Nanotoxicity

Nanotechnology safety/Nanotoxicity

  • NanoToxicology
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Measurement of health risk
  • Exposure scenarios
  • Regulation and ethical impacts

Nano Applications

  • Food Technology
  • Catalysis
  • Military and Defence
  • Aeropspace and Vehicle Manufacturers
  • Manufacturing and Construction
  • Textiles


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

Symposium 6: Nanomaterials for cancer diagnosis and therapy

Symposium 7: Nanosensors and their applications