The symposium will focus on the role clusters and nanomaterials (nanowires, nanotubes, nanoparticles, quantum dots, and two-dimensional nanomaterials) play in solving outstanding problems in the fields of renewable energy and life sciences. Both fundamental and technological issues relevant to these challenging fields will be addressed. Specific topics are:
Solar (Band-gap engineering and Materials synthesis)
Hydrogen (Production, Storage, and Fuel-cells)
Thermo-electrics and electrochemical storage
Bioactive, Bio responsive, and Biomimetic materials
Health (Diagnostic and Therapeutic, Regenerative medicine)
Nanotoxicity (health-hazards of nanoparticles)
Cross-cutting Topics: Catalysis; Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic properties.