Structure Design and Emerging Phenomena in Nanoparticle Assemblies: What’s next?
Coordinators: Michael Engel, Eran Rabani, Monica Olvera, Laura Na Liu, and Alex Travesset
Nanoparticle assembly is a hierarchical approach to functional materials. It operates at the mesoscale where elementary building blocks still feel their atomic nature and can profit from quantum function but at the same time are flexible enough in shape and interaction to permit high structural complexity. The realization of nanoparticle assemblies requires the convergence of and communication among several scientific disciplines: chemistry for synthesis, materials science for characterization, chemical engineering for up-scaling, and physics for a theoretical description and quantum phenomena.
The goal of the conference will be to provide a coherent view of the current state of the field, bringing together researchers with different expertise and background. It should catalyze the development of new methods, both theoretical, computational and experimental, and define the basic science in this field. A focus will be recent developments but also a look forward: What should be the focus for the next decade and beyond? What are they key physics concepts that need to be developed and from where will the new game-changing technological advances emerge?
PLEASE NOTE: During the conference there will be an opportunity to present a poster. If you are interested in presenting a poster please visit the conference website and submit your title and abstract. Each poster board is 4 feet high x 6 feet wide. We ask that the posters be no larger than 44 inches high x 34 inches wide at the most (it is important to follow these measurements or posters may be turned down due to limited space). The deadline to submit a poster is April 14. A small number of submitted posters will be selected by the organization committee for contributed talks in the conference.
Uri Banin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Qian Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dmitry Baranov, Lund University
Marjolein Dijkstra, Utrecht University
Zvonimir Dogic, Affiliation: University of California Santa Barbara
Alexander L. Efros, Naval Research Laboratory
Oleg Gang, Columbia University
Sharon Glotzer, University of Michigan
Hannu Häkkinen, University of Jyvaskyla
Lisa Hall, Ohio State
Tobias Hanrath, Cornell University
Tobias Kraus, INM
Victor I. Klimov, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Tim Liedl, LMU Munich
David Limmer, University of California Berkeley
Rob Macfarlane, MIT
Xiaoming Mao, University of Michigan
Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University
Oleg Prezhdo, University of Southern California
Grant M. Rotskoff, Stanford
Ivan I. Smalyukh, University of Colorado Boulder
Mario Tagliazucchi, University of Buenos Aires
Dmitri Talapin, University of Chicago
Alexei V. Tkachenko, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Alex Travesset, ISU
Gerard Wong, University of California Los Angeles
Xingchen Ye, Indiana University Bloomington