The topics of AsiaNANO 2018 will cover all recent hot topics on chemical and physical aspects at a nanoscale, their fabrication and characterization technologies, and those are of strong current interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology, and industrial inventions and products. Fusion nanoscience and nanotechnology fields including bio-nano and info-nano researches will be highlighted, together with post nanoscience and nanotechnology fields in which emergence of novel concepts and approaches toward next generation are expected, etc. Following the tradition of AsiaNANO, the coming conference will also primarily focus on revolutionary approaches and results developed newly in nanochemistry and nanomaterials for the last two years. It covers but not limited to: 
1. Atom Catalysis and Nanocatalysis

Zhiyong Tang, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Wenjie Shen, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, China

Nanfeng Zheng, Xiamen University, China

Catalysis based on nanomaterials has attracted tremendous interest across different fields. The understanding of catalysis at the atomic and molecular level is the fundamental prerequisite to solve the challenging problems with regards to activity, selectivity and stability of nanocatalysts. This sub-conference will focus on the construction and characterization of nano- and atom-catalysts as well as their applications in chemical reactions related to energy and environmental processes, and catalytic mechanisms.

The scope of this sub-conference covers (but not limited): single-atom catalysts, nanocluster catalysts, nanoparticle/nanocrystal catalysts, structural characterizations of heterogeneous nanocatalysts, catalytic mechanisms (both experimental and theoretical studies), heterogeneous catalysis (thermal catalysis, photocatalysis, and electrochemical catalysis), chiral catalysis.

2. Nanoscale Energy Conversion and Storage

Dan Wang, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China

Chengxin Wang, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Qingbo Meng, Institute of Physics, CAS, China

Research and development in nanoscale energy conversion and storage are becoming increasingly important due to the increasing energy demand for economic and social development, particularly in emerging economies including China. The symposium brings together leading international experts in nanoscale energy conversion and storage in order to share expertise and best practice and discuss cutting edge research and applications. This symposium is intended to stimulate discussions on the very forefront of researches in nanoscale energy conversion and storage and aims at exchanging the scientific progress and sharing experience on the following topics (but not limited): Solar energy conversion and photovoltaics, Hydrogen storage and hydrogen production, Photocatalysis, Battery technology and supercapacitors, and Fuel cells and Solar Fuels.

Each of the speakers in this symposium is internationally renowned expert in nanoscale energy conversion and storage. We hope this symposium will provide a venue for researchers in nanoscale energy conversion and storage and related fields for exchanging scientific information and establishing collaborations.

3. Carbon Nanomaterials

Huibiao Liu, Institute of Chemistry, CAS, China

Jin Zhang, Peking University, China

Wencai Ren, Institute of Metal Research, CAS, China

Carbon is unique material providing diversity of forms and shapes in its condensed state. Naostructured carbons, such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, nanodiamonds, graphene, graphdiyne, carbon quantum dots have a unique place in nanoscience owing to their exceptional electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties and have found application in areas diverse as composite materials, solar cell, energy storage and conversion, sensors, drug delivery, field emission devices and nanoscale electronic components. This symposium aims at covering the recent progress in relating to carbon nanomaterials. Topics aiming to novel carbon nanomaterials and new field of carbon nanomaterials for applications are welcomed and encouraged.

Sub-conference topics include but not limited to:

Carbon nanotubes; graphene; graphdiyne; fullerenes; nanodiamonds; carbon quantum dots; composite materials; nanoelectronic devices; electric, optoelectronic, electronic, biological and catalytic properties; functionalization, separation and assembly; functional materials and theory; preparing and characterizing carbon nanomaterials.

4. Advanced 2D Materials and Applications

Yingjie Zhao, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China
Hailin Peng, Peking University, China
Anlian Pan, Hunan University, China
Shuhong Yu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Lin Guo, Beihang University, China
Jun He, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have arisen booming attention since the discovery of graphene. With the rapid development of atomically thin 2D materials, the controlled growth and scalable production of novel high-quality 2D materials and related heterostructures and their assembled structures become more essential than ever before. Meanwhile, future various applications based on 2D materials need better evaluations of their structure-property relationship. This symposium aims at covering the recent progress in relating to the potential for discovering new 2D materials beyond/after graphene or expanding their new applications.

Topics include but not limited to:

Novel synthesis method; lateral heterostructures; vertical heterostructures; p-n junctions; assembled structures; transistor; nonvolatile memory; photodetectors, photovoltaic device; valleytronics; magnetic 2D materials; doping method; band structure engineering.

5. Nano-bio Interface & Medical Nanoscience

Guangjun Nie, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Youqing Shen, Zhejiang University, China

Zhuang Liu, Soochow University, China

Shutao Wang, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS, China

Can Zhang, China Pharmaceutical University, China

The past few years has witnessed the rapid development of engineering nanomaterials with tailored properties for a wide range of potential applications in biomedicines. Such achievement integrates the recent progress of various interdisciplinary fields, not only in material sciences, chemistry and engineering, but also in biology and medicine. Although rapidly growing interests raised in the field of nanomedicines, the fundamental biophysiochemical principles of the nano-bio interfaces governs the biological behaviors of the nanomedicines, and their influence and regulation on biosystems. Therefore, in-depth understanding of the interactions at bio-nano interface and among complicated biosystems should have profound impact on de novo design next generation of nanomedicines and optimizing the current existing nanomaterials with more favorable and defined in vivo performance. Topics on improving our understanding on various aspects on bio-nano interfaces, various analytical techniques probing the interaction at nano-bio interface, targeting and regulation of microenvironment of the diseased areas are welcomed. Especially the topics that cover the current challenges, emerging concepts and opportunities in the field are well encouraged.

Topics include but not limited to:

Drug delivery; cancer nanomedicines; tumor microenvironment regulation; anticancer nanorobotics; nanomedicine for gene therapy; nanomedicine for cancer immunotherapy; photothermal and photodynamic therapy; tumor targeting and accumulation; theranostics;

mechanism of nano-bio interactions; intracellular fate of nanomedicines; safe design and optimization of nanomedicines; simulation of nanomaterials-biosystems interaction; CTCs.

6. Info-nano Science & Technologies

Zhibo Li, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China

Guodong Qian, Zhejiang University, China

Rengen Xiong, Southeast University, China

Info-nano Science & Technology is a frontier inter-discipline by crosslinking nano-science with materials science, photonics, optoelectronics and electromagnetism, as well as information and communication technologies. Facing the demand of ultra-large scale integration, ultra-small size, quick speed and flexibility to the forthcoming information devices, scientific ad engineering subjects, such as “Discovery of new nano-structures and novel applications”, “Structural optimization, function prediction and materials design of new nano-material”, “multi-field coupled nano-hetero-junction based optoelectronics”, “high performance mid-far infrared lasers and the related detecting chips”, and ”Info-nano science and new industry chain”, have been become research hot spots. This symposium aims at covering the recent progress in relating to new discovery in information functional nano-materials/nano-structures, nano-structure based photonics/optoelectronics/electromagnetisms, and the related industrial technologies. Topics aiming to theoretically modeling and interpreting nano-materials and nanostructures are welcomed and encouraged.

Sub-conference topics include but not limited to:

Sythesis and characterization techniques of info-nano materials; nano-photonics; nano-optoelectronics; nono-plasmonics; nano-electromagetisms; organic and inorganic info-nano materials; semiconductor info-nano materials; 2D info-nano materials;  nano-structure fibers; upconversion nano-particles for bio-labels and disease thereby; non-linear nano-materials and nano-structures; nano-structure based lasers; nano-optics storage; novel applications of info-nano structured materials; industrial and commercial issues of info-nano science and technology; theoretical study of info-nano science and technology.

7. Nanoscale in-situ characterization

Xuedong Bai, Institute of Physics, CAS, China

Xiaohui Qiu, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Tianyou Zhai, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

With the rapid development of nanomaterials, the on-site investigation of their physical and chemical properties is becoming more and more important. The emerging in-situ techniques need better evaluations of their intrinsic properties and design of devices at nanoscale. This symposium aims at showcasing the recent progress in relating to in-situ techniques and their use in the characterization of structural, mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical and magnetic properties, and analysis chemical reaction behavior of nanostructured materials and devices. Topics of in-situ investigation of physical and chemical properties at nanoscale and new in-situ techniques are welcomed and encouraged.

Sub-conference topics include but not limited to:

In-situ techniques (e.g. XPS, XRD, Raman, STM, AFM, SEM, TEM, NMR, FT-IR); in-situ hybridization techniques; growth dynamics of nanomaterials; operando spectroscopy and imaging; battery interface analysis; in-situ analysis of memory, piezoelectricity, photoelectronic, photovoltaic devices; in-situ catalysis characterization.

8. Environment, Safety and Health of Nanomaterials

Chunying Chen, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Sijin Liu, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, China

Lijun Wu, Hefei Institute of Physical Science, CAS, China

With the rapid development of nanotechnology, the safety assessment of nano-products has become important than ever before. Commercialization and applications of emerging nanotechnologies need better evaluations of their effects on the environment and human health. This symposium aims at covering the recent progress in relating to the potential for human and environmental exposure, hazard and risk associated with the use and development of nanostructured materials. Topics aiming to improve biocompatibility are welcomed and encouraged.

Sub-conference topics include but not limited to:

Human toxicology; pharmacokinetics and particokinetics; safe design and improved biocompatibility of nanomaterials;

Exposure to consumer nanotechnology-based products, exposure scenarios and risk assessment of nanomaterials in working places;

Ecotoxicology and risk assessment; ethical, legal and social Issues of Nanotechnology;

Novel methodology to analysis the metabolism of nanomaterials in vivo/vitro;

Theory simulation of nanomaterials-biomolecule interaction in molecule level and how to use this tool to well understand the safety of nanomaterials.

9. Analytical Nanoscience & Technologies

Xiaohong Fang, Institute of Chemistry, CAS, China

Xingyu Jiang, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Xueyun Gao, Beijing University of Technology, China

Xiaobing Zhang, Hunan University, China

Recent years have seen fast development of the research at the interface of analytical chemistry and nanosciences. The combination of nanostructures and nanomaterials with recognition units leads to the generation of functional nanosystems that hold great promise for chemo/bioanalytical applications. Novel nanosensors and nanoprobes have been developed for both in vitro and in vivo detection. The emerging nanoscale imaging and manipulation tools enable the probing of chemical species and cellular events at the single molecule and single cell levels. This session aims at covering the recent progress in analytical nanotechnology.

Session topics include but not limited to:

Nanosensors and Nanoprobes; nanoscale imaging; single-molecule analysis; microfluidics and microfluidic devices; in vitro and in vivo diagnosis; molecular imaging: MRI, PET, CT, acoustic, etc.; nano-platforms for theranostics.

10. Nano-biomaterials and Nano-biomedical Engineering

Hao Wang, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Zhiyong Qian, Sichuan University, China

Yongming Chen, Sun Yat-sen University, China

With the rapid development of nanoscience and technology, related biomaterials and biomedical engineering have shown increasing interests in healthcare and bio-energy systems such as disease diagnostics and therapeutics, tissue engineering and biofuel etc. This session aims at covering the recent progress in the couple topics for materials, medicine and biotechnologies.

Session topics include but not limited to:

Nanobiomaterials: inorganic, organic, metallic, polymer and natural materials;

Nanomedicine and Nanodrugs;

Biomedical Engineering;

Nanobiotechnology: diagnosis, therapy, drug deliveryl;

Molecular Imaging: MRI, PET, CT, Acoustic,etc.;

Nano biocatalysis and nanoenzyme;

Nanoscale biofuel;

Tissue engineering.

11. Nanoenergy Technologies and Nanosensor Systems

Ya Yang, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, CAS, China

Liang Li, Soochow University, China

Qingliang Liao, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

A fast development of mobile electronics and sensor networks desperately needs the supplies of power sources that will meet the independent, sustainable, maintain-free and continuous operations of small electronics. The development of self-powered technologies is based on scavenging mechanical, thermal, and solar energies in ambient environments. Nanoenergy is about the applications of nanomaterials and nanotechnology for harvesting energy from our living environment for powering sensor systems. Nanosensor will also have a broad impact by integrating mobile power sources with a sensor network, resulting in that a revolutionary technology is being incubated that will link the objects worldwide.

The objective of this symposium will focus on but not limited to following topics:

Triboelectric/piezoelectric nanomaterials and nanogenerators; thermoelectric nanomaterials and nanogenerators; ZnO nanomaterials and nanodevices; Solar cells and batteries; hybridized nanogenerator and energy storage units; self-powered sensors and systems; nanosystem integrations; photodetectors.

12. Young Scientist Forum

Lele Li, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Daishun Ling, Zhejiang University, China

The Young Scientist Forum provides a forum for early-career researchers to share their experiences and thoughts in the field of nanomaterials and nanotechnology. The aims and objectives of the Young Scientist Forum are to:

Provide a forum for communication between all those interested in nanomaterials and nanotechnology;

Encourage collaborations within the Nano-community;

Provide meetings to encourage the dissemination of information relating to careers in matters related to nanomaterials and nanotechnology.