NanoMaterials for the Energy & Environment - NanoMatEn 2017


June 28 - 30, 2017, 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


Please click here for the details of the above topics.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Piet Lens

Department of Environmental Engineering and Water Technology of UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands

Dr. Binzhu Zhu

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Prof. Mikel Duke

Institute for Sustainability and Innovation Victoria University, Australia

Prof. SU-IL IN

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Rep. of Korea



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