The symposium will deal with structure-property relationships of clusters and nanomaterials (nanowires, nanotubes, nanoparticles, quantum dots, and two-dimensional nanomaterials), with a focus on their role in solving outstanding problems in the fields of renewable energy and medicine. Both fundamental and technological issues relevant to these challenging fields will be addressed. Specific topics are:

Energy (Production, Conversion, and Storage)

Solar (Band-gap engineering and Materials synthesis and characterization)

Hydrogen (Production, Storage, and Fuel-cells)


Electrochemical storage – Li-ion batteries and beyond


Bioactive, Bio responsive, and Biomimetic materials

Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Regenerative medicine


Nano toxicity (health-hazards of nanoparticles)

Cross-cutting Topics: 

Catalysis; Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic properties.