International Symposium on Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials (ACIN 2011)

Venue: University of Namur

Location: Namur, Belgium

Event Date/Time: Sep 11, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 14, 2011
Registration Date: Sep 11, 2011
Early Registration Date: May 01, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: May 01, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Sep 15, 2011
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ACIN 2011 is an international symposium organised jointly by the University of Namur (FUNDP) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) on behalf of the IAP-INANOMAT network (Belgian Science Policy).

The aim of this meeting is to offer an update of recent innovations in both fundamental and applied aspects highlighting new advances and progress in the field of nano-materials (inorganics, ceramics, hybrids, molecular and bio-inspired).

*Top invited speakers*:
Prof. Zhong-Lin Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Xiao-Ming Chen, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Prof. Clare Grey, Stony Brook University, USA, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Shin-Ichi Okhoshi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Clément Sanchez, Collège de France, France
Prof. Luisa De Cola, University of Muenster, Germany
Prof. Christoph Janiak, Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Prof. Eugenio Coronado, Universidad de Valencia, Spain
Dr. Jean-Marc Grenèche, Université Le Mans, France
Dr. Sheng Dai, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
More coming soon!

We encourage researchers to submit an abstract of their most recent research before May 1st 2011 related to one of the four following topics:

T1: Nano-sized and nano-structured materials: Fundamental Aspects, Surface Science Mechanisms, Theoretical Models and Characterization.

T2: Advanced preparation methods: New precursors, New methods including Sol-Gel processing, New materials, Processing and Shaping.

T3: Templated and Self-assembled (porous) materials including MOFs and hybrid materials.

T4: New Applications and New Properties: Chemical (catalysis, sensors, gas storage) and Physical (spin crossover, magnetism, optics, conductivity, …) properties and applications in fuel cells, solar cells, batteries, …

The emphasis will be put on interdisciplinarity (Complexity and relation with other disciplines) and on future directions (New trends). The organisers would also like to make this meeting a discussion forum between scientists working in the field and also those who would like to become acquainted with new developments and perspectives of applications of nano-materials.

*Special issue in EurJIC*

Selected papers submitted during ACIN 2011 will be published, after peer-review, as full papers and communications, in a special issue of the reputed journal European
Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Wiley VCH.

*Important dates*

* Early registration and payment deadline: May 1st 2011

* Recent Research Report (only poster): May 1st 2011

*Symposium opening: 11th September 2011
*Full manuscript online submission window for the special issue in
EurJIC: September 15th - October 15th 2011


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