Technical Sessions (Invited&Oral)

NANO KOREA 2024 Sessions (Topics)

Last Update: February 14(Wed.), 2024

TS01. Nanotechnology for Energy Harvesting

Theme

Energy Harvesting Material and Device Technologies

Introduction

Energy harvesting concerns the conversion of unused or wasted energy (mechanical force, water, air, light) in an ambient environment into useful electrical energy. It plays a pivotal role by enabling autonomous and sustainable IoT devices, ensuring their efficient operation without the constant need for battery replacements. This technology extends its influence to wearable sensors, enhancing their functionality and lifespan, particularly in the field of biomedical applications where energy-efficient, long-lasting sensors are essential for patient monitoring and healthcare advancements. Furthermore, contributing to the achievement of carbon neutrality can be facilitated through rapid transitions to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources, including innovations in green energy harvesting technologies such as hydrogen production and carbon dioxide reduction technologies.

Topics

  • Fundamental research on materials and energy harvesting technologies
  • Emerging nanomaterials and energy harvesting technologies
  • Triboelectric, piezoelectric, thermoelectric, photovolatic technologies
  • Green energy harvesting including hydrogen generation and carbon dioxide reduction
  • Energy storage and management
  • System-level integration and optimization
  • Application-specific studies, such as in IoT sensors, wearable devices, and biomedical applications

Invited Speakers

Speaker Prof. Cafer T. Yavuz
Affiliation King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Speaker Prof. Hyesung Park
Affiliation Korea University
Speaker Dr. Jae Hyun Kim
Affiliation Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
Speaker Prof. Jun Chen
Affiliation University of California, Los Angeles
Speaker Prof. Long Ye
Affiliation Tianjin University
Speaker Prof. Zuankai Wang
Affiliation Hong Kong Polytechnic University

TS02. Nanomaterials for the Next-Generation Batteries

Theme

Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for Next-Generation Batteries

Introduction

To usher in the era of carbon neutrality, early expansion of electric vehicles and energy storage systems is crucial, and for this purpose, the advancement of lithium secondary battery technology and the development of next-generation batteries are necessary. In the next-generation battery session, we are dealing with nanomaterials and nanotechnology to enhance the performance of next-generation batteries. We will discuss the latest research results and prospects for various materials, processes, and systems.

Topics

  • Li-ion batteries
  • Na-ion, Mg-ion, K-ion, Zn-ion, Al-ion batteries
  • Li metal batteries, Metal-air batteries, Li-Sulfur batteries
  • All-solid-state batteries
  • Organic batteries
  • Redox flow batteries
  • Supercapacitor, Psuedocapacitor
  • Energy storage devices in various form factors
  • Battery Reuse and Recycling
  • Manufacturing process for batteries

TS03. Nanotechnology for Eco-friendly Energy

Theme

Nanotechnology for Next generation Photovoltaics, Photoelectrochemical Systems, Photocatalysts, Solar Fuel, Hydrogen Production and Storage

Introduction

Nanotechnology has been making important breakthroughs in the solar cell and systems for hydrogen production. For the sustainable future, solar energy should be used for electricity generation and direct energy/fuel conversion. For example, solar-to-fuel conversion is an appealing strategy to produce environmentally friendly fuels and attain sustainable energy systems. Additionally, to fabricate high efficient, stable solar cells, nanotechnology is necessary in the design of multiscale architectures and control of interface. This session will cover broad topic of solar driven or based devices for energy production and conversion. It includes perovskite solar cell, electrochemical cell, electrocatalysts, photocatalyst, photoelectrochemical cell, solar fuel technology and materials for hydrogen production and storage.

Topics

  • Next generation solar cells (perovskite, organic, tandem, quantum dot, etc)
  • Photoelectrochemical cells and photocatalysts
  • Solar assisted or driven production of fuels
  • CO2 conversion
  • Hydrogen production and storage

TS04. Hybrid Nanomaterials for Next Generation Convergence Technology

Theme

Innovating Hybrid Nanomaterials for the Next Paradigm of Technology and Industry

Introduction

The key agenda for the recent progress in converging nanotechnology and the successful development of the 4th industrial revolution can include energy, environment, bio, nanoelectronic devices, sensors, and information technology. Hybrid nanomaterials are critical elements in such inter-/multi-disciplinary research and development areas. In this session, we first discuss the eye-opening advance in the design, synthesis, analysis, and application of next-generation hybrid nanomaterials, focusing on multidisciplinary applications and providing a comprehensive overview of the future outlook.

Topics

  • Advanced hybrid nanomaterials for future mobility and industry
    • Urban air mobility (UAM)
    • Micro and personal mobility
    • Electric Vehicle (EV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)
    • Thermal management for next generation mobility
    • Electric motors for future mobility
    • Battery cells, modules, and packs
    • Smart lightweight metals
    • Multidisciplinary convergence technology

Invited Speakers

Speaker Prof. Hiroki KURITA
Affiliation Tohoku University
Speaker Dr. Kwangjae Park
Affiliation National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Speaker Dr. Seungchan Cho
Affiliation Korea Institute of Materials Science
Speaker Prof. Wookjin Lee
Affiliation Pusan National University
Speaker Prof. Yoshimi Watanabe
Affiliation Nagoya Institute of Technology

TS05. Nanomaterials for Extreme Environments and Applications

Theme

Nanotechnology for Materials To Explore Untamed Areas of Humanity

Introduction

With the advancement of industrial society, the living environment for humanity, including climate change, is gradually becoming harsher. Besides, exploration of uncharted territories by humanity is becoming an essential part for the sustainability of humanity. In this session, we aim to share and discuss the latest research findings in nano-materials for ensuring reliability under extreme environments such as ultra-high / low temperatures, very high pressure, severe corrosion, aerospace applications and so on.

Topics

  • Materials for extremely low temperature applications
  • Materials for extremely high temperature applications
  • Materials for ultra-high pressure environment
  • Materials for aerospace applications
  • Materials for nuclear reactors
  • Materials for extremely corrosive environment
  • Materials for high speed applications

Invited Speakers

Speaker Prof. Hidemi Kato
Affiliation Tohoku University
Speaker Prof. Jae Bok Seol
Affiliation Gyeongsang National Univiersity
Speaker Prof. Jae-il Jang
Affiliation Hanyang University
Speaker Prof. Mingxin HUANG
Affiliation The University of Hong Kong
Speaker Prof. Seok-Woo Lee
Affiliation University of Connecticut
Speaker Prof. Upadrasta Ramamurty
Affiliation Nanyang Technological University
Speaker Dr. Young-Sang Na
Affiliation Korea Institute of Materials Science
Speaker Prof. Zenji Horita
Affiliation Kyushu University
Speaker Prof. Zhijun Wang
Affiliation Northwestern Polytechnical University

TS06. Nanomaterials and Emerging Technologies for Next Generation Sensors

Theme

Nanomaterials, Devices, Systems, and Applications (physical, chemical, optical, bio/healthcare) for Next Generation Sensor Platform

Introduction

In order to achieve innovation in future technologies such as sensory humanoid robots and the realization of a complete metaverse, advancements in various sensor technologies are required. This session is dedicated to introducing the cutting-edge trends in research and development of sensor technologies that can be applied to various industries, driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The goal is to offer a comprehensive forum for in-depth discussions and scholarly exchange concerning the latest sensor technologies (physical, chemical, optical, bio/healthcare), including novel nanomaterials used in sensing layers, sensor devices, sensor systems, and platforms.

Topics

  • Design and synthesis of novel hybrid sensing nanomaterials
  • Characterizations and applications of nanosensors (physical, chemical, optical, bio/healthcare)
  • Multiplexed sensor devices and arrays for data analysis (machin&deep leaerning)
  • Wearable & flexible sensing systems for monitoring/diagnostic applications
  • Integrated IoT sensing systems for POCT applications

Invited Speakers

Speaker Prof. Do Hwan Kim
Affiliation Hanyang University
Speaker Prof. Inkyu Park
Affiliation Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Speaker Prof. Jeong-Yun Sun
Affiliation Seoul National University
Speaker Prof. Joohoon Kang
Affiliation Sungkyunkwan University
Speaker Prof. Matsuhisa Naoji
Affiliation The University of Tokyo
Speaker Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kruss
Affiliation Bochum University
Speaker Prof. Seong H. Kim
Affiliation Pennsylvania State University
Speaker Prof. Tedrick Thomas Salim Lew
Affiliation National University of Singapore

TS07. Nanomaterials for Biotechnology

Theme

Nanomaterials for Biotechnology Applications

Introduction

Biomimetic nanomaterial has been considered as a key resource to overcome several limitations and huddles in various biotechnology applications. In this session, we will introduce recent cutting-edge biotechnologies including biodegradable nanomaterials, nanobiosensors, nanobiochips, nanomaterial-based biomimetics, and nanoscale-based cell engineering.

Topics

  • Biodegradable nanomaterial
  • Nanobiosensor
  • Nanobiochip & BioMEMS
  • Nanobiophotonics
  • Organ-mimicking nanobiotechnology
  • Cell engineering
  • Emerging nanobiotechnoogy

Invited Speakers

Speaker Prof. Donghee Son
Affiliation Sungkyunkwan University
Speaker Prof. Hyungsoon Im
Affiliation Massachusetts General Hospital
Speaker Prof. Letao Yang
Affiliation Tongi University
Speaker Prof. Seongjun Park
Affiliation Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Title Fiber-based Next-Generation Biomedical and Neural Interfaces
Speaker Prof. Seung-Woo Cho
Affiliation Yonsei University
Speaker Dr. Xu Chenjie
Affiliation City University of Hong Kong
Speaker Prof. Yoonjee Park
Affiliation University of Cincinnati

TS08. Nanomaterials for Healthcare Devices

Theme

Soft Healthcare Nanomaterials and Devices for In-Situ Monitoring and Medical Care

Introduction

Future healthcare relies heavily on personalized, remote, and real-time diagnostic and therapeutic solutions. Accordingly, there's an increasing focus on diverse nanomaterials and devices designed for continuous health monitoring, whether through internal or external attachments or integrations. This session aims to share advancements in nanomaterials, photonic materials, biomaterials, and thin-film electronics, along with their associated processing and device applications. It also includes extended research covering their biocompatibility, functionality, and reliability for translation into the industry.

Topics

  • Wearable and Skin-attachable Materials for Electronics and Displays
  • Advanced Digital Healthcare Soft Devices and Soft Robotics
  • Biodegradable, Resorbable and Sustainable Healthcare Materials
  • Biohybrid Materials and Devices for Healthcare and Medical Treatment
  • Printing and Addictive Manufacturing for Diagnosis Tools and Devices
  • Unusual Biomaterials for self-healing, multifunctional responsiveness and breathability
  • Hydrogel Materials for Soft Electronics and Ionic Devices

Invited Speakers

Speaker Dr. Kenjiro Fukura
Affiliation RIKEN
Speaker Prof. Nathan Gianneschi
Affiliation Northwestern University
Speaker Prof. Sang‐Woo Kim
Affiliation Yonsei University
Speaker Prof. Sheng Xu
Affiliation University of California San Diego
Speaker Prof. Suk-Won Hwang
Affiliation Korea University

TS09. Nanomedicine

Theme

Tailoring Nanomedicine for Your Health

Introduction

Nanomedicine offers numerous possibilities for groundbreaking developments in various fields, including biotechnology and medicine. In this session, we will introduce recent outstanding research on the synthesis and characteristics of nanomaterials and explore how these nanomaterials are applied in the fields of biotechnology and medicine. This session provides an opportunity for researchers in the fields of nanomaterials, biotechnology, and medicine to gather together to review and exchange opinions on the development and prospects of the fields of nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine.

Topics

  • Biomimetic nanomaterials
  • Immunoengineering
  • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Biosensor based on nanomaterials
  • Synthesis and characterization of nano-biomaterials
  • Nanotechnology for smart drug delivery
  • Polymeric biomaterials

TS10. Nanoelectronic and Quantum Devices

Theme

From Nanoelectronics to Quantum Technology

Introduction

To adapt to the new world of virtual reality, metaverse, big data, and beyond, there is an absolute need for the next generation technology than can overcome the present technological limits and develop new types of electronic devices. Nanotechnologies have contributed to both further scale down of the conventional silicon devices and emergence of the unprecedented novel devices, such as quantum devices. In the session, various advances in nano materials, structures, and devices for electronic applications will be discussed with a focus on their intrinsic properties, operating principles, and implications to advanced silicon technologies and emerging devices. The presentation of these cutting-edge research findings will provide an opportunity to illuminate the role of nanoelectronic engineering in ushering in the quantum era and presenting its vision.

Topics

  • Novel materials and devices for advanced logic and memory technologies
  • Neuromorphic devices including synapse- and neuron-mimic devices
  • Single-photon emitter materials and devices
  • Spintronic and valleytronic devices
  • Light-matter interaction and exciton devices
  • Electronic devices based on low-dimensional materials
  • Quantum sensor, quantum communications

TS11. Nanophotonics and its Applications

Theme

Interactions of Photons with Nano-Structures and Their Applications

Introduction

The interaction of light with nanoscale materials and structures presents new possibilities in the generation of light, control of light, and measurement of light due to its unique and diverse properties. These new nanophotonics technologies can be actively used in bio, medicine, displays, communications, and quantum information. In this session, it is discussed how we can overcome existing technological limitations and create new applications by exchanging the latest research results and ideas in the fields of nanophotonic technologies such as metamaterials, near-field optics, photonic crystals, and plasmonics, quantum information processing as well as nanostructure fabrication and manufacturing.

Topics

  • Light manipulation on a nanoscale
    • Plasmonics: metallic nanostructures and their optical properties
    • Meta materials, metasurface, physics and engineering
    • Nanowaveguide and nanophotonic devices & systems
    • Photonic integrated circuits, and silicon photonics: active and passive devices and circuits
    • Ultrafast and nonlinear optics in nano- and low-dimensional materials
  • Light detection on a nanoscale
    • Near-field optical microcopy
    • Nanobiophotonics, Super-resolution Imaging, Optofluidics
  • Light & optical energy generation on a nanoscale
    • Nanolasers
    • Nano, micro LEDs
    • Nanophotonics for energy harvesting
  • Quantum optics & Photonic quantum information
    • Quantum photonic detection, generation, manipulation, and integrated system
  • Nanophotonic devices and sensors
    • Photonic nanostructure implementation
    • Nanophotonic device applications
    • Nanophotonic sensor applications

TS12. Sustainable Process and Nanomaterials

Theme

Process and Nanomaterials for the Sustainability of Advanced Nanotechnologies

Introduction

Advances in nanotechnology are bringing advances in a variety of fields, including next-generation solar, hydrogen, displays, biotechnology, and more. At the same time, concern for the environment and the future has led to questions about how to bring these advances into the daily life. This has led us to think about sustainability in terms of processes and nanomaterials, and we will discuss various recent research trends in this area.

Topics

  • Non-toxic element based nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterials for sustainability
  • Green process for nanomaterials and device
  • Recycling and management process for nanomaterials

Invited Speakers

Speaker Prof. Chan Woo Lee
Affiliation Kookmin University
Speaker Prof. Fei Zhang
Affiliation Tianjin University
Speaker Prof. Hee Jung Kim
Affiliation Sungkyunkwan University
Speaker Dr. Ju Young Woo
Affiliation Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
Speaker Prof. Seigo Ito
Affiliation University of Hyogo
Speaker Prof. Sudarsan Tamang
Affiliation Sikkim University
Speaker Dr. Young Yun Kim
Affiliation Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology

TS13. Nanofabrication Process and Platform

Theme

The fabrication processes and platform technologies facilitating the realization and commercialization of materials, structures at the nanoscale, as well as components and products derived from nano-materials or structures

Introduction

Over the past decades, advancements in nanofabrication processes and platform technologies have played a pivotal role in translating academic breakthroughs into practical or commercial applications across a wide array of nanoscience and technology sectors. In this session, we will discuss in detail the latest trends and progress in technologies associated with nanofabrication processes and platforms.

Topics

  • Advanced Nanofabrication Process Technologies
  • Large-scale, large-volume nanomanufacturing processes
  • Nanoscale resolution nanofabrication processes and platform
  • 3D processing, integration, and packaging for structures and materials at the nanoscale
  • Nanomanufacturing technologies for bio & medical applications
  • Nanosynthesis and surface treatment technologies
  • Nanofabrication Platform Development/Optimization by Machine Learning
  • Manufacturing technology for inorganic or organic materials in nanoscale
  • Fabrication process using nano composite or hybrid material
  • Digital transformation for nanofabrication

Invited Speakers

Speaker Prof. Dong-Whi Choi
Affiliation Kyung Hee University
Speaker Prof. Eon Soo Lee
Affiliation New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title Nanofabricated Multiplex Assay Biochip for Simple, Fast, and Accurate Blood Tests in the Microfluidic Platform
Speaker Dr. Gilgueng Hwang
Affiliation Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Speaker Dr. Jae Sung Yoon
Affiliation Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials
Speaker Prof. Jangho Kim
Affiliation Chonnam National University
Speaker Prof. Jeong Jae Wie
Affiliation Hanyang University
Speaker Prof. Jimin Kwon
Affiliation Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Speaker Dr. Tae Jae Lee
Affiliation National NanoFab Center
Speaker Dr. Ting Zhang
Affiliation Chinese Academy of Science

TS14. Nanometric Metrology and Computation

Theme

Advanced Characterization and Computation Techniques for Nanomaterials and Nanodevice

Introduction

The functionality and reliability of materials and device depend on the capability to delicately control physics and chemistry on an atomic level. Meanwhile, depending on such nanomaterials and nanodevices, nanoscale metrology using microscopic and spectroscopic analysis techniques need to be newly designed and developed. This session covers on (i) physical and chemical principles in materials phenomena and (ii) metrology science to measure the practicality of materials via nanodevice.

Topics

  • Nanoscale microscopic and crystallographic techniques
  • Nanoscale spectroscopic techniques
  • Nanoscale metrological techniques for measuring thermal, electronic/magnetic, and mechanical properties
  • Operando measurement and analysis via nanodevice
  • Theory and computation science for nanoscale phenomena
  • Instruments for nanometrology

Invited Speakers

Speaker Prof. Hiromichi Ohta
Affiliation Hokkaido University
Speaker Dr. Hwanhui Yun
Affiliation Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
Speaker Prof. Mingmin Yang
Affiliation University of Science and Technology of China
Speaker Prof. Qiye Zheng
Affiliation The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Speaker Prof. Taeyong Kim
Affiliation Seoul National University

TS15. Nanotechnology in EHS(Environment, Health, Safety) & Standardization

Theme

New Trends in Nanotechnology: EHS(Environment, Health, Safety) & Standardization

Introduction

Recent developments in nanosciences and nanotechnology have led to the commercialization and incorporation of an increasing number of nanoproducts into our daily life. Since we don't fully understand the risks that these new technologies pose, there are growing concerns about how they will affect people's health and the environment. For instance, there are increasing concerns on the effects of micro- and nano- sized plastics in the environment and human health, while developments and applications of novel 2D nanomaterials request urgent development of innovative assessment technologies for these advanced materials. In this session, we'll offer forums for discussing about important issues related to the nanosafety, standardization, and nano ESG that can help development of safe and sustainable nanotechnologies.

Topics

  • Innovative technologies for the assessments of advanced (nano)materials: NAM (New Approach Methodology) & IATA (Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment)
  • Standardization of nanotechnology for environment, health, and safety
  • ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) in nanotechnology
  • Characterization and safety evaluation of nanoproducts: SSbD(Safety & Sustainability by Design)
  • Standardization of future nanomaterials (quantum dots and 2D materials, etc)

Invited Speakers

Speaker Dr. Anil Patri
Affiliation Food and Drug Administration
Speaker Prof. Chang-Hee Cho
Affiliation Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
Speaker Dr. Hee-Kyung Na
Affiliation Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science
Speaker Prof. Hyunjoon Kong
Affiliation University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Speaker Prof. Ki-Tae Kim
Affiliation Seoul National University of Science and Technology
Speaker Dr. Min Soh
Affiliation HyeonTechNBio, Inc.
Speaker Prof. Sangyeon Pak
Affiliation Hongik University
Speaker Dr. Somin Lee
Affiliation Korea Conformity Laboratories
Speaker Dr. Tommaso Sechi
Affiliation Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Speaker Prof. Won Kyu Park
Affiliation Sungkyunkwan University

TS16. Computational Materials and Data Science for Nanotechnology

Theme

Advanced Applications of Computational Modeling and Al for the Materials/Process Design in Nanomaterials

Introduction

Computational materials science and data-driven insights occupy pivotal positions in our quest to understand and engineer cutting-edge functional nanomaterials. The primary objective of this session is to disseminate the latest breakthroughs in the realms of computational materials science, materials databases, and artificial intelligence (AI), catering to a diverse audience of researchers, spanning not only this field but also its interdisciplinary applications. Among the topics of focus are the next generation of electronic/photonic nanomaterials, nanomaterials for renewable energy and energy storage, computational techniques for material design and characterization, and the advancement of state-of-the-art computational methodologies.

Topics

  • Multiscale modeling and machine learning for nanomaterial design
  • Nanomaterials for next generation of electronic/photonic devices
  • Nanomaterials for renewable energy and energy storage
  • Computational tools for nanomaterial characterization
  • Computational modeling for simulating the manufacturing of nanodevices/nanomaterials
  • AI for optimizing nanomaterial-based devices and systems
  • Collaborative approaches in nanomaterial research

Invited Speakers

Speaker Prof. Harald Oberhofer
Affiliation University of Bayreuth
Speaker Prof. Liang Zhang
Affiliation Tsinghua University
Speaker Prof. Oleg Prezhdo
Affiliation University of Southern California
Speaker Dr. Seung Cheol Lee
Affiliation Indo Korea Science and Technology Center
Speaker Prof. Wennie Wang
Affiliation The University of Texas at Austin
Speaker Prof. Won Bo Lee
Affiliation Seoul National University