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Nanocrystals 2014

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We aim to construct a four day conference bringing together many of the leading researchers in this field. Being held in the luxurious setting of the Caribbean we plan to provide a platform for high quality presentations, extensive & focussed discussions, positive suggestions and excellent networking opportunities.

This conference will encompass several of the areas relative to this highly innovative field including SEM_26_color-300x192
1.   Nanocrystal synthesis, shape control, structure and growth mechanisms
2.   Nanocrystal assembly, superlattice and superstructure
3.   Nanostructured Biomaterials and Nanomedicine
4.   Nanocrystals for energy and sustainability Applications
5.   Nanocrystal modeling and computation
6.   Nanocrystals for catalytic and electrocatalytic applications
7.   Semiconductor nanocrystals, including doped semiconductor nanocrystals and Photonic/Optoelectronic applications
8.   Emerging hot topics of nanocrystals

Registered to attend Nanocrystals 2014? Be sure to take a look at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page, for information on recommended vaccines and medicines when travelling to the Dominican Republic.  Your Doctor will also be able to provide information and advise on this.

Conference Sponsors





The Conference Chairs

James-FangJames Fang
Binghamton University

  • M.Sc., Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 1994
  • Ph.D., Materials Science, National University of Singapore, 1998
  • Postdoctoral Associate / Research Specialist, University of New Orleans, 1999-2002
  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, University of New Orleans, 2002-2006
  • Winner of 2005 NSF CAREER Award
  • Editorial Board Member of Nanomaterials
curryRichard Curry
University of Surrey

  • PhD ‘Luminescence characterisation of AlQ and ErQ’, Queen Mary University of London,, 1999
  • EPSRC Research Associate, QMUL.1999 – 2001
  • Research Fellow Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, 2001 – 2004
  • Co-founded ChG Southampton Ltd 2003
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), University of Surrey.2004 – present


Talk Consideration Deadline: 14th April 2014           Poster Submission Deadline:1st May 2014

For general abstract information or to download a copy of our abstract template please follow the links below.

Abstract Information Abstract Template Word Format Abstract Template .pdf Format

If you have already registered for this conference and now wish to submit your abstract or send a revised version, please use the link below

Submit My Abstract

The Venue

Grand Palladium Resort & Spa, Bavaro Hotel.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic



13th July 2014 – 16th July 2014

The Dominican Republic is the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country, situated just two hours south of Miami, less than four hours from New York and eight hours from most European cities.

Located on the shore of Bávaro Beach, where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, the Grand Palladium Bavaro Resort & Spa is part of one of the most important tourist complexes in Punta Cana. This idyllic setting boasts a fully self-contained modern conference centre alongside warm Caribbean sun, a one kilometer beach with fine white sand, transparent turquoise sea and lush tropical vegetation.

Known for their warm and hospitable people, the Dominican Republic is a destination like no other: featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich culture.

Transfers & Tours

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Hotel facilities and services include

  • 8 A la Carte restaurants with a wide variety of cuisines
  • 5 Buffet-Style Restaurants
  • 14 Bars around the Resort
  • 4 Pools
  • First-class Spa & Wellness Center
  • 24h reception
  • Currency exchange
Hotel facilities and services include

  • Laundry service
  • Access ramp to common areas and pool
  • Supermarket (with a selection of medicine)
  • Gift shop/souvenirs
  • Medical service
  • Casino
Room facilities include

  • Two double beds or one large double bed
  • Air conditioning and a ceiling fan
  • Electronic safe
  • Hydromassage bath in the room
  • Separate toilet and shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Magnifying vanity mirror
Deluxe room facilities include

  • Minibar refilled daily with water, soft drinks and beer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Radio alarm clock with MP3 player
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Clothes dryer on terraces.

Plenary Speakers


Arthur J. Nozik
University of Colorado/NREL
Multiple Exciton Generation in Quantum Dots, Quantum Dot Solar Cells and via Molecular Singlet Fission: Application to Future Generation Solar Photon Conversion to PV and Fuels


Amalia Patane
University of Nottingham
Paramagnetic doped nanocrystals: from fundamental to medical applications


Liberato Manna
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Colloidal Inorganic Nanocrystals: from Synthesis, to Assembly, to the Study of their Transformations


Brian A. Korgel
The University of Texas
Silicon Nanocrystals, Nanorods and Nanowires: Synthesis, Assembly and Applications


Kam W. Leong
Duke University
Application of quantum dot technology for nonviral gene transfer and bioimaging


Héctor D. Abruña
Cornell University
Nanocrystals in Energy Generation and Storage: Fuel Cells and Batteries


Marie-Paule Pileni
Nano and Supra Crystals: Specific Chemical and Physical Properties

Invited Speakers

zewai-150x150Zewei Quan
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Self-Assembly of Non-spherical Nanoparticles
Photo_Holger_Vach-150x150Holger Vach
École Polytechnique
The Magic of Aromatic Silicon Nanocrystals
detlafDetlef Matthias Smilgies
Cornell University
Watching Nanocrystals Self-Assemble Into Superlattices In-Situ

Sandy-150x150Sanford Ruhman
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Fresh look at exciton cooling in PbSe quantum dots

Andrew-Watts-150x150Andrew Watt
University of Oxford
Core/Shell Quantum Dot Photovoltaics

JieJie Fan
Zhejiang University
The Discovery and Design of Nanoparticle and Mesoporous Catalysts for Efficient Oxidation Reaction

jochen-feldmannJochen Feldmann
Photocatalysis with Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Mark-Fink-Photo2-2-150x150Mark Fink
Tulane University
Silicon Nanoparticles: New Surfaces through Mechanochemistry

jessica1Jessica Rodríguez-Fernández
Copper Chalcogenide Nanocrystals and Heterostructures Thereof: Synthesis and Optoelectronic Properties

Serena-150x150Serena Corr
University of Glasgow
Probing structure and dynamics of nanoparticles for energy applications

Paulo-150x150Paulo J. Ferreira
The University of Texas at Austin
Thermal Behavior of Metallic Nanoparticles: An In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Study

Eric-150x150Eric Gasparo Barbagiovanni
Si and Ge Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots: Experimental and Theoretical Study of Quantum Confinement

nickNianqiang Wu
West Virginia University
Plasmonic Nanocrystals and Nanostructures for Solar Energy Harvesting

prezhdoOleg Prezhdo
University of Rochester
Quantum Dots – Artificial Atoms, Large Molecules or Small Pieces of Bulk? Insights from Time-Domain Ab Initio Studies

david-weiW. David Wei
University of Florida
The Role of Halide Ions in Seed-mediated Growth of Anisotropic Au Nanostructures

john-mello-150x150John de Mello
Imperial College London
Controlled synthesis of nanocrystals in microfluidic reactors

Hao-Zeng-150x150Hao Zeng
University at Buffalo
Monodisperse Magnetofluorescent Nanoplatforms for Localized RF-Heating and Nanoscale Temperature Sensing

Patrick-RobinsonRichard Robinson
Cornell University
Chemical and Structural Transformations of Nanoparticles for Energy Applications

wangHsing-Lin Wang
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Conjugated polymer mediated, spontaneous deposition of metal nanoparticles for sensing and catalytic applications

Yalcin-150x150Anil O. Yalcin
Delft University of Technology
Temperature-induced core-shell reconfiguration of FexO/CoFe2O4 nanocrystals in ordered 2D nanocrystal arrays

Contributing Speakers

Mary Graham
SUNY College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Cecilia Salvadori
Institute of Physics of the University of Sao Paulo
Maria Messing
Lund University
Nico Fischer
University of Cape Town

Darina Schelonka
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the ASCR

Petra Ecorchard
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the ASCR

Cecile Malardier-Jugroot
Royal Military College of Canada

Frej Mighri
Laval University

Roman Krahne
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Tom Jellicoe
University of Cambridge

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

A copy of the conference programme can be viewed using the above link.

Conference Fees

Event Pass – No Accommodation
Optional Extra
Gala Dinner Attendance$45

Price includes conference registration and attendance, lunches and coffee breaks.
This option does not include evening meals or accommodation at the venue.
Conference Registration
DelegateAccompanying AdultAccompanying ChildExtra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Registration DeadlineJun 30 2014Jun 30 2014Jun 30 2014Jun 30 2014Jun 30 2014

Delegate Fees: Include conference registration and attendance, accommodation, all meals and drinks on a specially negotiated all inclusive package and The Gala Night (including any accompanying persons).

Accompanying Adult Fees: Include the same specially negotiated all-inclusive package as delegates excluding conference attendance.

Accompanying Children: Persons aged 12 and above are regarded as adults by the hotel. Children under the age of 18 months can stay free of charge.

A maximum of 2 children can be accommodated per delegate room.

To ensure maximum safety at our conferences, registered attendee’s children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the conference room, poster room or exhibitors room at any time including during the conference hours and poster sessions.

Registered attendee’s children must be 18 or older to attend the Welcome Reception

The Gala Night is open to all children of registered attendees as long as the child is under the supervision of the parent(s) at all times. Children of attendees who are aged 12 – 17 may attend the Gala Reception if they purchase a reduced cost ticket. Registered attendees children 18 or older must purchase a full price Gala Reception ticket to attend. Please email info@zingconferences.com for information on prices or to book a ticket.

Extra Night Fees: Prices are per person per night for hotel accommodation outside the conference dates


Additional Information

Group Discounts: We offer group discounts to 2, 4 or 6 attendees from the same lab (based on sharing a twin room), please contact us for more information
Please Note: Your accommodation will not be reserved and conference registration is not confirmed until Zing Conferences Ltd have received full payment of all outstanding fees.