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Functional Nanomaterials in Industrial Applications

International Symposium

Academic – Industry Meet

International Experts Speak at Symposium

The International Symposium on Functional Nanomaterials in Industrial Applications has attracted a range of excellent speakers to the platform at The University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

Already drawing an appreciative audience to the Symposium and to take part in the dialogue relating to the functional nanomaterials exploitation plan for the future, the list of speakers is now confirmed. To accompany the list of plenary and keynote speakers and details of their presentations delegates can click on links to view speaker profiles.

Plenary 1Challenges in Nano-science using Computation and Synchrotron Radiation

Prof. Richard Catlow, FRS

Jointly with University College London & Cardiff University, UK (Profile page)

Plenary 2: Creation and Application of Advanced Functional Materials in Industry

Mr. Iain Crosley, Managing Director, Hosokawa Micron Ltd., UK ( which is a part of  Hosokawa Micron Group ( see Iain’s biography (Biographical Note)

Plenary 3: Nano materials in Green Technology

Prof. James Clark,

Director of the Green Chemistry Centre, York University, UK (Profile page)

Plenary 4: Nano-catalysis

Dr Simon Freakly will be delivering the talk on behalf of Prof. Graham Hutchings, FRS

(Short Biography)

Keynote 1: Theme Nano-energy/environmental (NE-1)

Title: Porous and nanostructured materials for Lithium Ion Batteries

Prof. Andreas Stein, University of Minnesota, USA, Among 25 most cited Materials Scientists globally (Profile page)

Keynote 2: Theme Nano-energy/environmental (NE-2) on Water

Title: Harnessing nanomaterials for clean water and energy generation

Dr. Armin Volkel, Senior Scientist, Palo Alto Research Centre, USA, (Profile page)

Keynote 3: Theme Nano-medicine (NM-1) under health

Title: New biomimetic constructs to prolong in vivo the life span of iron-based MRI/MPI contrasting agents

Prof. Mauro Magnani, University of Urbino, Italy (Profile page)

Keynote 4: Theme Nano-medicine (NM-3) under health

Title: Evolution of nanoparticle based radiopharmaceuticals for radionuclide imaging

Prof. Phil Blower, Head of Dept. of Imaging Chemistry and Biology, Kings College London, UK (Profile page)

Keynote 5: Theme Nano-medicine (NM-2) under diagnostics (yet to be confirmed)

Title: Nanoparticles based diagnostics for foodborne microorgasnisms

Dr. Boris Oberheitmann, Managing Director and CEO, Q-bioanalytic GmbH, Germany 

Keynote 6: Theme Nano-Catalysis and Green Technology (NC-1)

Title: Nano Applications & its Industrialization: Nano Product Development & Research Overview of Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre, Pune, India

Dr Debabrata Rautaray, Senior Scientist -Advance Materials & Green Chemistry Division at  Tata Innovation Centre, Tata Chemicals Ltd., Pune, India (Profile page)

Keynote 7: Theme Nano-Catalysis and Green Technology (NC-2) on catalysis

Title: Metal-Carbon framework: through a control of catalyst synthesis at the molecular level

Prof. Philippe Serp, France (Profile page)

Keynote 8: Theme Nano-Catalysis and Green Technology (NC-3)

Title: How does your Nanoporous Crystal Grow?

Prof. Micheal Anderson, Director of Centre for Nanoporous Materials, University of Manchester, UK (Profile page)

Keynote 9: Theme Nano-medicine (NM-3)

Title:Safe and Sustainable Nanotechnology – using toxicology to benefit innovation and development

Prof. Vicki  Stone, Deputy Head of School / Director of Nanosafety / Prof of Toxicology, School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Scotland, UK (Profile page)

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