NANO 2018 explores wonders of science and technology
Distinguished scientists and scholars discussed future trends and the latest development in nanomaterials at the 14th International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO 2018) from 24 to 29 June at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Materials Summit ran concurrently with the conference.
NANO 2018, spearheaded by the International Committee on Nanostructured Materials (ICNM), presents state-of-the-art research and the latest advanced findings in the field.
International speakers and top scientists covered 12 session themes on nanomaterials at the event.
At the opening ceremony for the first conference held in Hong Kong on 25 June, Professor Lu Jian, Vice-President (Research and Technology) and Chairman of the conference organising committee, said the establishment of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) had boosted CityU’s efforts to become an international hub for nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The Materials Summit was held on 27 June. Professor Jacob Huang Chih-ching, IAS Executive Director and Chair Professor at CityU’s MSE, said in his opening remarks that the summit had underlined how IAS sought to explore the wonders of science and technology.
Professor Herbert Gleiter, Distinguished Senior Professor and Academician at the Institute für Nanotechnology at KIT Karlsruhe in Germany and Senior Fellow of CityU IAS, delivered the opening lecture, which was titled “Nano-glasses: The Way to a World of New Materials with New Structures and Technological Application”.
The 10 invited speakers at the summit, including IAS Senior Fellows and distinguished professors from universities in the US, Germany, mainland China and Hong Kong, explored structural materials, materials performance and functional materials through lectures and a panel discussion.