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:

VIMMP project (H2020 GA 760907) workshop: Virtual Materials Market Place

Chairs: Dr. Welchy Leite Cavalcanti and Dr. Michael Hoffmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM), Germany.

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Dorothea Brüggemann, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Dr. Vadim Elisseev, IBM Research, Warrington, United Kingdom

Description: VIMMP is a user-friendly digital marketplace that provides effective use of materials modelling by a wide range of stakeholders facilitating an accelerated speed of development and mar-ket deployment of new materials. VIMMP is a true “two sided” marketplace that promotes exchange between providers and consumers of products and services. The target is to promote easily access to state-of-the-art Soft Matter Simulation Tools for novel product developments. A remarkable compo-nent of VIMMP is the translation router for connecting users to experts so called translators. With the guidance of the translators VIMMP will facilitate the translation of a scientific problem into modelling workflows ready for simulation using a range of software tools and VIMMP components. Among the main achievements of project are the VIMMP ontologies, the development of translation router ontol-ogy driven, collection of stakeholders feedback for the business plan, data storage architecture of VIMMP including search and metadata ingest. Within VIMMP project the Industrial relevance and requirements based on real life user cases is ensured via one SME and two large manufacturing companies test cases representing four industrial sectors:

  1. Emulsions - food emulsions
  2. Complex/structured fluids - personal care liquid
  3. Polymer composites – tire compounds
  4. Corrosion inhibitors - Polymer corrosion inhibitors in metalworking fluids and paints & coatings

This workshop aims to present and provide a discussion regarding elements and components to be present in open Marketplaces as VIMMP to facilitate innovation in materials manufacturing in-dustries (large and SME) and to contribute to the growth related to the Digital Single Market. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation pro-gramme under grant agreement No 760907.

VIMMP invites authors from academia and industry to submit high-quality papers on topics which include, but are not limited to:

  • Ontologies and Metadata
  • Interoperability among marketplaces
  • Open simulation platforms
  • Translation cases (translation from a scientific materials challenge into a solution by applying materials modelling)
  • Materials modelling (electronic, atomistic, mesoscopic and continuum)
  • Use case solutions benefiting from material modelling for different industrial sectors.
  • Multiscale models

MMAMA project (H2020-NMBP-07-2017) workshop: Electrical Material Parameters and Impedance Measurement Techniques in the Project MMAMA

Chairs: Dr. Johannes Hoffmann and Dr. Toai Le Quang, METAS, Switzerland

Keynote and invited speakers:

  • Prof. Kamel Haddadi, IEMN- University of Lille 1, France
  • Prof. Didier Theron, IEMN- University of Lille 1, France
  • Prof. François Piquemal, LNE Paris, France
  • Prof. Wojciech Gwarek, QWED, Poland
  • Dr. José Antonio Morán Meza, LNE Paris, France
  • Dr. Georg Gramse, Keysight Technologies, Austria
  • Dr. David Moerman, Materia Nova, Belgium
  • Dr. Olivier Douheret, Materia Nova, Belgium

Description: Manufacturing industry is putting more and more complicated materials and material systems onto the market. These are new semiconductor materials, composites, organic semiconductors, and many other ones. Knowing the electromagnetic parameters of these materials are the basis for product development. The effective extracted material parameters are used in microwave simulations and design but also, the spatially resolved material measurements are required to progress the material science. This workshop will show recent developments in highly precise material measurements for bulk materials and measurements with spatial resolution down to 20nm. The workshop includes live presentations of material measurement systems.

Keywords: Permittivity, material parameters, impedance, scanning microwave microscope, coaxial probe, impedance spectroscopy

List of talks:

  1. Introduction to MMAMA project by Coordinator (Prof. Kamel Haddadi, Prof. Didier Theron, IEMN)
  2. Standard operating procedures for Scanning Microwave Microscopy and applications (Dr. Johannes Hoffmann, Dr Toai Le Quang, METAS)
  3. Scanning Microwave Microscopy techniques (Prof. Kamel Haddadi, Prof. Didier Theron, IEMN)
  4. Extraction of electric permittivity from nanoscale calibrated capacitance measurements using SMM (Prof. François Piquemal, Dr. Jose Moran, LNE)
  5. Impedance spectroscopy and coaxial probe (Dr. Georg Gramse, Keysight Technologies)
  6. Impedance Spectroscopy: fast and versatile characterization tool for multiscale evaluation of organic photovoltaic materials and process (Dr. David Moerman, Dr. Olivier Douheret, Materia Nova)
  7. Material characterization systems (Prof. Wojciech Gwarek, QWED)

This workshop is proposed in the frame of the European project H2020-NMBP-07-2017 MMAMA

Microwave Microscopy for Advanced and Efficient Materials Analysis and Production

grant agreement No.761036,

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:

  • Prof. Gianmario Martra, University of Turin, Italy
  • 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