24 July 2018
By Mary Bermingham
Tyndall National Institute is hosting the 18th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, from Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th July. This is the first time this prestigious science event will be held in Ireland. The conference will include a series of keynote lectures and encompasses experimental contributions as well as modelling and simulation. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the advancement of technology for the benefit of humanity.
The thematic focus for IEEE NANO 2018 is Nano-Enabled Smart Things: new materials, devices and systems that can benefit humanity through applications in communications, energy, healthcare, food and environment.
Aidan Quinn, Tyndall National Institute and General Chair IEEE NANO 2018, said: “Nanotechnology offers the opportunity to improve our quality of life. Examples include: Development of new materials and devices that will make electronic devices like our smartphones smaller, lighter and more energy-efficient. Development of integrated sensors to monitor the environment and our own well-being. The IEEE NANO 2018 conference brings together 360 delegates from 42 countries, to share ideas and hear world-renowned speakers share their research and views on the future of Nano-Enabled Smart Things”.
The conference scope spans both nanoscience and nanotechnology and will welcome both academic and industry-based researchers to discuss:
*Developing new nanomaterials or manipulating matter at nanometre length scale.
Studying the fundamental physical, chemical or biological properties of these nanomaterials and nanostructures.
*Manipulating and optimizing nanomaterials and nanostructures to create new nanosensors, nanoactuators and nanoelectronic/nanophotonic devices.
*On Thursday 26th a special invited industry session on “Opportunities and Challenges for Nano-Enabled Smart Things”.
The conference takes place in the beautiful and historic grounds of University College Cork (UCC).
With over 400,000 members, IEEE is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE NANO has been the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology conference since 2001, supported by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.