iCANX Talks Vol. 116: Brad Nelson

Topic: The Robotics Part of Micro and Nano Robots
Date: 3 September 2022

Time: 08:00-09:30 (New York) / 14h00 (GMT+2)

Abstract:

Micro and nano robots have made great strides since becoming a focused research topic over two decades ago. Much of the progress has been in material selection, processing, and fabrication, and paths forward in developing clinically relevant biocompatible and biodegradable micro and nano robots are becoming clear. Our group, as well as others, maintain that using biocompatible magnetic composites with externally generated magnetic fields and field gradients is perhaps closest to clinical application. One of the most challenging aspects of the field is in the development of the magnetic navigation system (MNS) that generates the fields and field gradients needed for microrobot locomotion. In this talk, I will present an overview of MNSs and show how these systems are fundamentally robotic in the way they must be designed and controlled. Decades of work in robotic manipulation can be brought to bear on this problem as we move forward in bringing MNS technology to the clinic. I will also look at recent efforts in creating more intelligent micro and nano robots that exhibit increasingly complex behaviors, some of which can even be programmed in situ. The field appears to be on the cusp of realizing the fantastic voyage.

Bio:

Brad Nelson is the Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zürich and has recently become the Chief Scientific Advisor of Science Robotics. He has over thirty years of experience in the field and has received a number of awards in robotics, nanotechnology, and biomedicine. He serves on the advisory boards of a number of academic departments and research institutes across North America, Europe, and Asia. Prof. Nelson has been the Department Head of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH twice, the Chairman of the ETH Electron Microscopy Center, and a member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation. He also serves on boards of three Swiss companies and is a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering (SATW). Before moving to Europe, Nelson worked as an engineer at Honeywell and Motorola and served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana, Africa. He has also been a professor at the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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iCANX Talks Vol. 115
Date: 16 September 2022

Time: 08:00-09:30 (New York) / 14h00 (GMT+2)

Talk 1: Stress-Electrochemistry Coupling for Energy Applications

 Speaker: Sangtae Kim

Department of Nuclear Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 04763, Republic of Korea

 

ABSTRACT 

Stress is a universal thermodynamic handle with directionality. As we move into the nanoscale regime, materials become stronger than their bulk counterpart, increasing the applicability of stress to tune the materials properties. In this talk, I will introduce stress-electrochemistry coupling and their potential applications to overcome challenging problems in energy harvesting devices and hydrogen storage materials. I will present results on electrochemically driven mechanical energy harvesters, where continuous current on the order of 1-10 seconds can be generated via electrochemical means, as opposed to 100 milliseconds in conventional piezoelectric generators. Results from hydrogen storage materials, another application example of the stress-potential-composition coupling, will be shown, where graphene oxide encapsulation provides stress to the palladium nanoparticles in the composite, tuning the thermodynamics of hydrogen storage properties.

BIOGRAPHY 

Professor Sangtae Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Hanyang University. He received his B.S. at University of California, Berkeley in 2010 and Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Ju Li at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016. Prior to joining Hanyang University, Sangtae worked at Korea Institute of Science and Technology as a senior research scientist. His group currently supports 1 postdoctoral researcher, 4 graduate students and 2 undergraduate researchers. He has served as a local symposium organizing committee for Nano Korea 2019-2020 and local organizing committee for NGPT 2018. He has published 39 research papers, holds 2 US patents, and edited 1 special issue of Journals. He has won the Best Teacher Award at Hanyang University and Best Poster Award at 2015 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting.

 

Talk 2: Software Defined Meta-Optics

Speaker: Arka Majumdar

Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle

185 Stevens Way, Paul Allen Center; Campus Box 352500, Seattle, WA 98195-2500

ABSTRACT 

Modern image sensors consist of systems of cascaded and bulky spherical optics for imaging with minimal aberrations. While these systems provide high quality images, their improved functionality comes at the cost of increased size and weight. One route to reduce a system’s complexity is via computational imaging, in which much of the aberration correction and functionality of the optics is shifted to post-processing in software. Alternatively, a designer could miniaturize the optics by replacing them with diffractive optical elements, which mimic the functionality of refractive systems in a more compact form factor. Meta-optics are an extreme example of such diffractive elements, in which quasiperiodic arrays of resonant subwavelength optical antennas impart spatially varying changes on a wavefront. While separately both computational imaging and meta-optics are promising avenues toward simplifying optical systems, a synergistic combination of these fields can further enhance system performance and facilitate advanced capabilities.

In this talk, I will present a method to combine these two techniques to enable ultrathin optics for performing full-color imaging across the whole visible spectrum, varifocal imaging as well as high precision depth sensing. I will also discuss the use of computational techniques for designing meta-optics with exotic behaviors lacking any intuition-informed design, as well as for performing computation on incident light, with potential applications in optical information processing, and object detection. By combining meta-optical frontend and software backend, we can realize compact imaging systems with unprecedented functionalities, including broadband aberration-free imaging, depth sensing and optical computing. We believe such hybrid digital-optical system will create a new research field on “Software Defined Optics”, akin to Software Defined Radio, where the software is used to simplify the hardware. 

BIOGRAPHY 

Prof. Arka Majumdar is an Associate Professor in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Washington (UW). He received B. Tech. from IIT-Kharagpur (2007), where he was honored with the President’s Gold Medal. He completed his MS (2009) and Ph.D. (2012) in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He spent one year at the University of California, Berkeley (2012-13), and then in Intel Labs (2013-14) as postdoc before joining UW. His research interests include developing a hybrid nanophotonic platform using emerging material systems for optical information science, imaging, and microscopy. Prof. Majumdar is the recipient of multiple Young Investigator Awards from the AFOSR (2015), NSF (2019), ONR (2020) and DARPA (2021), Intel early career faculty award (2015), Amazon Catalyst Award (2016), Alfred P. Sloan fellowship (2018), UW college of engineering outstanding junior faculty award (2020), iCANX Young Scientist Award (2021) and IIT-Kharagpur Young Alumni Achiever Award (2022). He is co-founder and technical advisor of Tunoptix, a startup commercializing software defined meta-optics.

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iCANX Talks Vol. 114: Nicholas A Peppas
Topic: Smart Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine and Some Thoughts about Teaching Engineering and Science in a Changing and Inclusive World
Date: 9 September 2022

Time: 08:00-09:30 (New York) / 14h00 (GMT+2)

Abstract:

In recent years, bone tissue engineering has emerged as a promising solution to the limitations of current gold standard treatment options for bone related-disorders. Bone tissue engineering relies on a scaffold design that mimics the extracellular matrix, providing an architecture that guides the natural bone regeneration process. Incorporation of growth factors into such scaffolds has been of particular interest in order to enhance cell recruitment and ingress into the scaffold, as well as osteogenic differentiation and angiogenesis. A key challenge in growth factor delivery is that the growth factors must reach the site of injury without losing bioactivity and remain in the location for an extended time. By incorporating chemically-conjugated nanocarriers, our two-phase system protects the growth factors from rapid degradation while also improving the release kinetics…

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iCANX Talks Vol. 113: Zhonglin Wang
Topic: The Maxwell Equations for a Mechano-Driven Media System Moving with Acceleration
Date: 2 September 2022
Time: 14h00 (GMT +2)

About speaker:  

Dr. Zhong Lin Wang is the Director of the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Dean of College of Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Regents’ Professor and Hightower Chair at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Wang pioneered the nanogenerators field for distributed energy, self-powered sensors and large-scale blue energy.

Dr. Wang has received the Nano Research award (2022), Celsius Lecture Laureate, Uppsala University, Sweden (2020); The Albert Einstein World Award of Science (2019); Diels-Planck lecture award (2019); ENI award in Energy Frontiers (2018); The James C. McGroddy Prize in New Materials from American Physical Society (2014); and MRS Medal from Materials Research Soci. (2011). Dr. Wang was elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009, member of European Academy of Sciences in 2002, academician of Academia of Sinica 2018, International fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering 2019. Dr. Wang is the founding editor and chief editor of an international journal Nano Energy, which now has an impact factor of 19.0.

 

Ghana Young Academy Webinar Series 2022
Theme: Driver of Research Excellence
Monday 4 July at 13h00 (GMT)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6061244183

MRS-Thailand Science and Innovation of Advanced Materials Colloquium

MRS-Thailand is organizing the MRS-Thailand Science and Innovation of Advanced Materials Colloquium (Zoom online). This activity is organized every month (Thursday of the fourth week) starting from June 2022. Our speaker for the first of the series is Dr. Adison Tuantranont of NSTDA, Thailand. His talk title is “Advanced Carbon Nanomaterials for Energy Storage Applications”. The schedule of the colloquium is as follows.

Date: Jun 30, 2022, 04.00-06.00 pm (Thailand time)

Meeting ID: 990 7753 3703

Passcode: 545442

10th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SEMICONDUCTOR PIXEL DETECTORS FOR PARTICLES AND IMAGING

This workshop will cover various topics related to pixel detector technology. Development and applications will be discussed for charged particle tracking in High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics, and X-ray imaging in Astronomy, Biology, Medicine and Material Science. The conference program will also include reports on front and back end electronics, radiation effects, low mass mechanics and construction techniques, and new technologies such as monolithic and 3D integrated detectors.

Date: 12-16 December 2022

Time: 08h00 to 18h00 (GMT -6)

Venue: Physical at La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe

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SCALABLE LASER SYNTHESIS OF COLLOIDAL NANOPARTICLES FOR ENERGY CONVERSION APPLICATIONS

The Nanotech Energy research group at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), extends an invitation to attend a talk by Professor. Dr. Stephan Barcikowski from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Date: 22 June 2022

Time: 12h00 to 13h00 (South Africa time)

Venue: Physical at CPUT (conference room) and Virtual via Microsoft Teams

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Sustainable BioTech for the African region: A Talk by Prof Robert S Langer

Prof Robert Langer is highly regarded for his contributions to medicine and biotechnology. He is one of 12 Institute Professors at MIT and is considered a pioneer of many new technologies including the nanoparticle-based mRNA Moderna vaccine. Moderna is developing mRNA vaccines for a wide range of diseases beyond Covid-19.

To be covered during the talk and Q & A session

  • Prof Langer’s experience in the development of biotech companies, scaffolds for regenerative medicine and university spin-off
  • Early investment in spin-off
  • Contract manufacturing – Case of Moderna Vaccine
  • The human capacity required for a regional Biotech Industry development
  • R and D requirements for such an endeavor
  • Timeline for making this happen
  • The sustainability of this enterprise in the African context

Date: Monday 6th June 2022
Time: 16:55 – 17:55 (Time zone: GMT/UTC + 4)
Zoom meeting:

                      Meeting ID: 836 6336 7491

Passcode: 838163
Contact: Prof Archana Bhaw-Luximon, CBBR, University of Mauritius
Email: a.luximon@uom.ac.mu

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United State Africa Initiative for Electronic Structure (USAfrI) events 2022

The USAfrI virtual workshop May 25-27 has started today. 

It is free for anyone to register.

The in-person part starts next week!  There will be 15 African scientists!  They will be able to attend the Electronic Structure workshop at Columbia University (https://www.apam.columbia.edu/international-workshop-recent-developments-electronic-structure-es22-1)  and then go on research visits with hosts in the US!

Information on the USAfrI virtual workshop:

Meeting ID: 94170078546

Passcode: usafri

 

The most recent schedule is at:

Livestreaming the workshop, and the link will be on the Twitter feed:

(The link is generated automatically and changes each time, so the Twitter feed is the best to find it, and for people you know who may want to easily listen in.)

 

The registration link is still open:

https://tinyurl.com/usafri2022 which takes you to the registration page on the Columbia.edu website.

Celebration of the Discovery of the Higgs Boson Anniversary from Africa

A celebration of the 10 year anniversary since the ATLAS and CMS experiments announced the discovery of the Higgs boson with a full-day virtual scientific symposium themed  “Celebration of the Higgs Anniversary –  4th July from Africa”.

We will be commemorating the day that marks the 10th Anniversary of this great scientific achievement of the 21st Century. The talks will present an historical overview as well as the current situation and future prospects for the  programmes of the African countries, Egypt, Morocco and South Africa, these  being current members of the ATLAS and CMS collaborations.  The African Scientific Diaspora at CERN and also the African countries that do not yet have a membership of a HEP experiment at CERN will take part in this celebration as a 5th region (as in the AU terminology). There will also be  speakers representing both experiments ATLAS and CMS.
For details please see the agenda.

Date: 4 July 2022

Registration and more here!

Pan African Conference on Crystallography (PCCr3)

Date: 17 – 21January 2023

Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya NAIROBI-KENYA

Crystallography is the cornerstone of Chemistry, Physics, Material Science and Engineering. Africa’s economic growth depends on its harnessing and exploiting its mineral resources.

The purpose of the conference is to stimulate economic growth in Africa by building synergy between Funding agencies, Industry and Academia through exploitation crystallography to enhance research and innovation.

Find out more at https://pccr3africa.org/

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Global Summit 2022 on Nanotechnology for a Healthier and Sustainable Future

The International Network for Sustainable Nano (N4SNano) is proud to announce the Global Summit 2022 on Nanotechnology for a Healthier and Sustainable Future, focusing on UN SDG#3 Good Health and Well-being,  to be held at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, on August 10 – 11, 2022, with the satellite events at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia on August 11 – 12, 2022.

Sessions:
Day 1 (August 10, 2022 – EDT)
Session I: Nanomedicine
Session II: Digital Health & AI Diagnostics

Day 2 (August 11, 2022 – EDT)
Session III: Agricultural Nanotechnology 
Session IV: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) and Sustainability 

 

Please submit your abstract for limited speaking spots.

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 18, 2022, at 9:00 PM (EDT)
Abstract Acceptance Notification: May 31, 2022, at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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ASEMANET: Open call to participate in the Psi-k conference

Conference Date: 22–25 August 2022

The conference will be the 6th general conference for the worldwide Psi-k community, following very successful events held in San Sebastian (2015), Berlin (2010), and Schwäbisch Gmünd (2005, 2000, 1996).

This major conference – the largest worldwide in electronic-structure – brings together the community that is active in the field, as described by the Psi-k mission statement: “… to develop fundamental theory, algorithms, and computer codes in order to understand, predict, and design materials properties and functions. Theoretical condensed matter physics, quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics form its scientific core. Applications encompass inorganic, organic and bio-materials, and cover a whole range of diverse scientific, engineering, and industrial endeavours.”

ASESMANET opens a call for scientists based in Africa that want to participate and present their research at the Psi-k conference (August 2022 in Lausanne, Switzerland) which usually takes place every 5 years.
This call is supported by the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM), the Psi-k network, the National Centre for Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials MARVEL funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and by the Office of External Activities (OEA) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

ASESMANET (Atomistic Simulations, Electronic Structure, Computational Materials Science and Applications: the African Network) is a network connected to The African School of Electronic Structure Methods and Application (ASESMA), a bi-annual two-week school that brings together students from countries in Africa, and supports scientific exchanges between researchers within Africa who are working in electronic structure methods and applications and to support Africa – Europe interactions between researchers in Europe and those in Africa.

The ASESMA Network will fund participants to cover:

  • Travel/flight tickets [from African home country to Lausanne, Switzerland].
  • Accommodation in Lausanne for the period of the conference
  • Living allowance in Lausanne for the period of the conference
  • Conference fees

 

Participation and application information
This network is open to active scientists at all levels including doctoral students. Applicants should have the following documents sent to asesmanet@eaifr.org with a copy to info@eaifr.org.
Selection is competitive.

  1.  An application letter stating clearly:
    a) the intended period (dates) for the visit;
    b) that the applicant has intention to participate in the Psi-k conference;
    c) Country where the applicant will be traveling from.
  2. Contribution title and abstract. The applicants should give the title and abstract of their planned conference talk/poster, together with the submission confirmation from the Psi-k conference organization.
  3. Reference letter from a scientist who is familiar with the applicant’s work (this letter should be sent directly by the recommending scientist to the e-mail above)
  4. CV of applicant.

Deadline for application: 15 May 2022
For further information contact: info@eaifr.org or asesmanet@eaifr.org

Notice that the applicant should still apply to the Psi-k conference through its website: https://www.psik2022.net

Websites of sponsors:
https://www.cecam.org
http://nccr-marvel.ch
http://psi-k.net
https://www.ictp.it

iCANX Talks Vol. 94

Date: 22 April 2022

Directly Link to Live Show: www.ican-x.com/talks

Extreme Materials Processing for Clean Energy

Ju Li

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

E-mail : liju@mit.edu

Website : https://Li.mit.edu

ABSTRACT

To combat global climate change, the energy transition in the next decades will be a civilization-scale endeavor, requiring tremendous minerals and new materials. It must be “done right”. Extremely fast joule heating, plasma exposure or photon / charged-particle radiations can be used to create materials unavailable with conventional synthesis methods. We have developed robotic workflows and active-learning-based automated approaches to search for appropriate processing parameters. This has led to new catalysts for water-splitting and CO2 reduction electrolyzers, as well as new liquid electrolyte and solid coating formulations for battery electrodes. The importance of rapid scaling-up to meet the climate challenges by 2040 is emphasized, taking grid-scale energy storage as the example, where the techniques introduced above can be applied to enhance safety and economy, as well as the recycling of renewable energy wastes (REW).

BIOGRAPHY

Ju Li has held faculty positions at the Ohio State University, the University of Pennsylvania and is presently a chaired professor at MIT. His group (http://Li.mit.edu) works on mechanical properties of materials, energy materials and systems. Ju is a recipient of the 2005 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the 2006 Materials Research Society Outstanding Young Investigator Award, and the TR35 award from Technological Review. Ju is included in the Highly Cited Researchers lists from Thomson Reuters/Clarivate and Webometrics h>100. Ju was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2014, a Fellow of the Materials Research Society in 2017 and a Fellow of AAAS in 2020. Li is the chief organizer of MIT A+B Applied Energy Symposia that aim to develop solutions to global climate change challenges with “A-Action before 2040” and “B-Beyond 2040 technologies (http://applied-energy.org/mitab2020 ).

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WA – INTERNATIONAL MICROSCOPY 2022 WORKSHOP 

Although the selected topics are based on a microscopy survey run in West Africa, we would like to invite all Postgraduate students, Researchers, Microscopists, Trade representative and Scientific community from Africa and beyond.
Topics that will be covered in the workshop include; Light Microscopy (LM) and Stereomicroscopy (SM), Laser Confocal Scanning Microscopy (LCSM), SEM (EBSD, BSE, SE and FIB), TEM (STEM, SAED and HAADF-STEM), Spectroscopy Supporting techniques (Raman and XRD), Sample preparation techniques, Grain Size measurements & other micrograph measurements, as well as a few other suggested topics.

To register for the workshop, please fill in your details below by latest 1th of May, 2022.

REGISTER HERE

Only registered participants will receive the details of the Zoom Conference webinar (www.zoom.us) links to the different workshop sessions on the 5th of May, 2022.

The African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications, Edition 2022 | (smr 3723)

Accepting applications for ASP2022,to be held at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa.

Priority will be given to African students that did not attend any previous edition of ASP (including the online edition ASP2021).

Dates: 28 November– 9 December 2022

Application deadline: 1 June 2022

Visit here for application and programme information

Professional and Communications Training for Scientists | (smr 3710)

Starts 23 May 2022
Ends 27 May 2022
An ICTP online meeting
Communications skills, professional inter- and intra-personal skills, and career management are all much easier to learn and benefit from when taught explicitly rather than picked up casually in the course of technical training. This workshop is designed for scientists of all ages interested in being more successful scientists, colleagues, and mentors.
Call for participants: Scientists of all ages are welcome to apply. This workshop is suitable for PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, early career scientists, and senior scientists looking to become better managers and mentors, and teach professional skills to their mentees.
Topics will include: Scientific Presenting, Scientific Writing & Editing, Communications Barriers, Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace, Mentoring, and many others.
Application deadline: 20 April 2022

CMSP Seminar (Atomistic Simulation Webinar Series): Photo-induced phase-transitions and coherent phenomena in realistic materials: an ab-initio Many-Body approach

Date: Wednesday 6 April 2022

Time: 02:00PM (GMT+2)

Speaker: Prof. Andrea Marini (FLASHit, ISM, CNR)

Meeting Registration:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvc-CoqD8oEtLsljE4oWZtfWNP49uw_Xnk?timezone_id=Africa%2FJohannesburg

Abstract:

It is widely known that a monochromatic electro-magnetic wave can travel forever without losing information. It is similarly common knowledge among experimentalists that after a material has been photo-excited an additional, induced, electric field gets super-imposed to the external probe. This field is generated by the electronic charge oscillations. The key point is that this induced field appears only after the excitation. The system, at rest, is not able to produce it.

What makes the electrons to oscillate in phase and produce a macroscopic field is coherence?
In this talk I will discuss the role of coherence in out-of-equilibrium phenomena. I will describe some particularly striking examples of how a photo-excited material can reveal coherent phenomena like: magnetic phase transitions, coherent phonon oscillations and the formation of a spontaneous excitonic condensate.
I will also discuss the peculiarities of these phenomena taking the equilibrium perspective. From which it will appear evident that the system reacts is non-perturbative. A dynamics extremely challenging to describe theoretically.
The final message of my talk will be that concepts taken from the equilibrium regime are, often inadequate to describe out-of-equilibrium systems. A striking example will be the Exciton. Can we really say that excitons exist as real population of bound electron-hole pairs?

CMSP, Condensed Matter & Statistical Physics Section http://www.ictp.it/research/cmsp.aspx

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physicshttps://www.ictp.it/

Arab Physical Society (APS) Launching Event

The Arab Physical Society (APS) is a Non-Govermental and Non-Profit Organization that aims to spread and promote physics knowledge and its advancement, improve scientific education, research and human capacity building in the Arab world. Arab world includes all countries having Arabic as an official language. ASP fosters diversity to ensure that everyone has the same opportunities, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion and culture.

invite you to the launching event of the Arab Physical Society which will be held on Thursday, April 7th 2022.

We are greatly honored to have the opportunity of inviting Nobel Prize laureates and outstanding Physicists as our guest speakers!

To register: please follow the instructions at:
https://www.arabphysicalsociety.org/
or fill in the form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y8qxRvKXeoFwyuhVKW2bN0YL40BvuID7S0px2aocI6Y/viewform?edit_requested=true

 

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY • Spring 2021 – 2022

CEE 269C: Environmental Engineering Seminar Series

The Production of Hydrogen from Biomass, Biowaste and Water: Sustainable? A talk by Ange Nzihou

Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at IMT Mines Albi, France. Fulbright Visiting Professor at Princeton University, USA

Date: Monday, April 4, 2022

Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm (Pacific Time)

Join the Zoom Video Conference at https://stanford.zoom.us/j/943 4127 0443?pwd=WFZ6WTIrcHIwYUh0clJsaExQdGR5Zz09 or alternatively:

Meeting ID: 943 4127 0443

Passcode: 611145 

Abstract

Hydrogen is currently within an unprecedented political and business momentum, with the number of initiatives, projects and policies around the world expanding rapidly. Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier (not an energy source) that can be produced from various energy sources and technologies. It can be transformed into electricity and methane to power homes and feed industry, and into fuels for cars, trucks, ships, and planes. Hydrogen can help tackle various critical energy challenges such as the decarbonization of a wide range of sectors, including transport, chemicals, and iron and steel industries where it is challenging to meaningfully reduce emissions.

 

Out of water, no greenhouse gases, particulates, Sulphur oxides or ground level ozone are emitted from the use of hydrogen as energy vector. Nevertheless, hydrogen can have a high CO2 intensity upstream if produced from fossil fuels such as coal, oil or natural gas. This disadvantage can only be overcome by using renewables or nuclear as the initial energy input, or equipping fossil fuel plants with Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). It is time now to scale up technologies and bring down costs to favor a wider use of hydrogen.

While important issues related to storage capacity, policy and technology uncertainty, value chain complexity and infrastructure, regulations, standards, and acceptance are still to be addressed, I intend in my lecture and discussion with you to rather focus on availability of feedstocks (water and biomass), scientific and technology challenges as well as the economic and environmental relevance of two solutions, namely electrolysis of water and pyrolysis and gasification of biomass. In each case, crucial resources (water or biomass) are used with potential impacts. This comes with challenges and questions on whether these hydrogen production routes are sustainable on the global standpoint.

Bio

Ange Nzihou is a Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at the RAPSODEE Research Center-CNRS, Institut Mines Telecom, IMT Mines Albi (France). He is currently a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Princeton University (USA). He holds Visiting Professor positions at Zhejiang University (China) and Mahatma Gandhi University (India). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal “Waste and Biomass Valorization” (Springer Nature) and the Editor of the Handbook on “Characterization of Biomass, Biowaste and related By-products” (Springer Nature). He is a laureate of the Grand Prix of the Academy of Sciences of France (2018) for his outstanding contribution to the progress in science of energy conversion.

His main research fields and expertise are energy and added-value materials from biomass and waste; bioresources to hydrogen and syngas production, biochar and biographene; elaboration, functionalization of carbon and phosphate-based composites / hybrid materials (sorbents, catalysts, energy carriers, sensors) for energy and depollution; thermochemical processes (pyrolysis, gasification, reforming); Behavior of pollutants such as heavy metals and aerosols (fine particles).

Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna at the Frontiers Forum!!

Nobel Laureate Prof Jennifer Doudna will outline how CRISPR is already transforming the lives of patients as well as exciting areas of future innovation. Her talk will be followed by a discussion with leading researchers and public health experts on CRISPR applications as well as access and ethical considerations:

  • Dr Soumya Swaminathan | World Health Organization
  • Prof Andrea Crisanti | Imperial College London
  • Prof Françoise Baylis | Dalhousie University

The CRISPR health revolution | Thursday 31 March 2022
07:00-08:15 Los Angeles | 10:00-11:15 New York | 16:00-17:15 Paris | 22:00-23:15 Beijing
Prof Jennifer Doudna | University of California, Berkeley
Register for the session | Decline (at the top right of the registration page)

See the full program on the Forum website

Molecular Motors and Nano Machines, a webinar by Prof. Dr Ben Feringa

Prof.Dr Ben Feringa is a  2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “the design and synthesis of molecular machines” recipient.

Date: 12 July 2022
Time: 16h00 – 18h00 (GMT+2 / SAST)

PARADIM SUMMER SCHOOL 2022

Theme: MBE+ARPES:  Customizing Quantum Materials with Atomic Layer Precision and Measuring their Electronic Structure

Date: 13 – 17 June 2022

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Theme: Recent Developments in and Future Quantum Applications of Superconductivity

Date: 31 July – 5 August 2022

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Agenda and more

 

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2nd African Conference on Fundamental and Applied Physics

The event includes:

  • Invited plenary talks, every day;
  • Contributed Oral Presentations, March 7, 8, 10;
  • Contributed Poster Presentations, March 10;
  • Working sessions on ASFAP, March 7, 8, 10;
  • ASP Forum, March 9;
  • Panel Discussion, March 9;
  • Online networking in Gather.Town at all times.

Invited speakers and panelists include, among others, representatives from UNESCO, IAEA, IEEE, the African Academy of Sciences, the DRC Presidential Panel to the African Union, the Cheikh Anta Diop University Senegal, DESY, the Moroccan Minister of Higher Education and Research (TBC). Speakers show a large participation of Africans (young and senior) with broad geographical footprints, in about 400 registrations and still increasing.

Zoom and Networking connections will be available only to registered participants.

Dates: 7 – 11 March 2022

Registration Deadline: 6 March 2022

The Scientific Program of ACP2021, registration and more

NASEM Workshop: A Transformational Africa-US STEM University Partnership

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is holding a virtual workshop on “A Transformational Africa-US STEM University Partnership”.

Dates: 14-16 March  2022

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT (2 to 5 PM GMT).

The workshop brings together government ministers, senior policy makers, university leaders, scientists, academics and the private sector, from Africa and the United States. Over three days, it will review experiences, achievements, and best practices of recent large-scale initiatives to build STEM research and education capacity on the continent. It will also identify priorities for joint work and innovative modalities for collaboration between US and African universities.

Please register here.

The tentative workshop agenda is available here or here.

Supporting document here.

Questions about the workshop can be sent to USAfricaSTEM@nas.edu.

5th International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICYRAM2022)

ICYRAM, dedicated to the support of young researchers, is the most recent of the 4 International Conferences (ICA) launched by the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS). ICYRAM was first organized in Singapore (2012), followed by China (2014), India (2016), Australia (2018). In 2022, the ICYRAM Conference will be organized for the fifth time in Asia, in Fukuoka, the largest city and metropolitan area on Kyushu in Japan.

Date: 3-6 August 2022

Venue: Centennial Hall, Kyushu University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan

Abstract submission deadline: 14 March 2022

Early Bird Registration deadline: 2 May 2022 (General: 50,000 JPY, Student: 20,000 JPY)

Regular Registration deadline: 31 May 2022 (General: 60,000 JPY, Student: 25,000 JPY)

Contact: IUMRS-ICYRAM2022 Office

E-mail: meetings@iumrs-icyram2022.org

View conference poster

AESEDA – Indaba – Black History Month Seminar with Dr. Joseph J. Berry

Title: Advances in PV Toward More Efficient, Just and Sustainable Energy Technologies”

Dr. Joseph J. Berry is a Distinguished Alumnus in the Department of Physics at Penn State University, and Senior Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His efforts at NREL emphasize relating basic interfacial properties to relevant device level behaviors in traditional and novel semiconductor heterostructures including oxides, organics and most recently hybrid semiconductors.

Date: Thursday, February 24th, 2022 at 1pm (EST)

Register here

Find more on the talk here 

UNECA 3rd Youth Innovators Design Bootcamp & Africa Regional Science, Technology and Innovation Forum

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and its partners are pleased to invite you to the third Youth Innovators Design Bootcamp to held from 21– 25 February 2022 with special focus on Disruptive Energy and Water Technologies and Innovations for Sustainable and Inclusive Development, and to the fourth Africa Regional Science, Technology and Innovation Forum  that will be held 1 to 2 March 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Bootcamp will focus on disruptive emerging technologies and their applications in energy and water. The two fields – energy and water  – are selected given their relationship to life under water (SDG 14) and life on land (SDG 15).  This new approaches in energy and water generation, processing, management, storage, distribution and monitoring could have major implications for millions of Africans that are currently underserved.  Hence, the Youth Innovation Forum Bootcamp will expose youths to different approaches to address community and global challenges on water supply and energy needs that is accessible and affordable for Africa’s growing population.

Application Deadline: 10 February 2022

Be informed that your project ideas for the forum would be selected based on the quality of your applications.

Application form for STI Forum Bootcamp

Visit the UNECA website for more information 

ANSOLE´s 11th Anniversary International Online Conference

(A 2 IOC 2022)

Date: 4 February 2022

Registration and abstract submission deadline: 28 January 2022

ANSOLE celebrates its 11th anniversary through an international online conference A²IOC 2022 on February 4th, 2022. The event is co-hosted by Zewail City of Science and Technology, Gizeh, Cairo, Egypt and Université Mohammed 5 de Rabat, Morocco.

A 2 IOC enables our members worldwide to celebrate together and
“talk science” from their sitting rooms. The 2022 edition is co-hosted by Assistant
Professors Dr. Shaimaa Ali Mohamed Ahmed (Zewail City, Egypt) and Dr. Safae Aazou
(UM5Rabat, Morocco).

Visit the website

Read registration guide

Read on “Electrify Africa 2030”

Nanotechnology for a Healthier and Sustainable Future 

This is a virtual launch of a summit event happening in Summer 2022 focused on Good health and well being.

Date: 22 – 23 February 2022

The International Network for Sustainable Nanotechnology (also known as “International Network4Sustainable Nanotechnology”) is a consortium of leading organizations in the field of nanotechnology, representing institutes, universities, non-profit and governmental agencies.

Read more on the network’s official site

View event flyer

Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit – MARS 2022

The summit aims to empower Women and Youth in Research.
Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit – MARS 2022 will have scientific support from African Union Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC), Infectious  Diseases Institute, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kenya Medical  Research Institute (KEMRI) Graduate School, Advanced Center for  Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), India and Merck Foundation.

Deadline: 31 July 2022

Date of Summit: 15 November 2022

Visit the Merck Website for more information

Watch the Merck Foundation video

The Chemical Society of Department of Chemistry is thrilled to invite you in a special talk by Prof. Dr. Dr. (h. c.) Sanjay Mathur (University of Cologne)

Date: 21 December 2021 (Tuesday)

Time: 5pm to 6pm. IST. (1:30pm GMT+2)

Topic: Chemically Processed Functional Ceramics for Energy and Health Applications

Prof. Sanjay Mathur is currently a Director and Chair, Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, University of Cologne. He is a recipient of many prestigious Awards and recognition such as Wood White Award (USA), Lifetime Achievement Award ISCA (India), AkzoNobel Surface Innovator Award, World Class University Distinguished Professor, and many more.” His research group is currently doing prominent work in the field of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry especially, chemical concepts for synthesis and processing of nanostructured ceramics and composites for energy and health applications. Details of the talk by Prof. Sanjay Mathur, his research and publications are attached with this email for your reference. Further details are available in the official website: Research Group Mathur 

Link to join online webinarhttps://iitjodhpur.webex.com/iitjodhpur/j.php?MTID=m44c8774d54e20d96f9bab66b35f28f7e

Webinar and Faculty Interaction at IIT Jodhpur
Hosted by Head, Chemistry

https://iitjodhpur.webex.com/iitjodhpur/j.php?MTID=m44c8774d54e20d96f9bab66b35f28f7e
Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021 4:30 pm | 2 hours 30 minutes | (UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
Meeting number: 2527 760 6857
Password: 4Ae8RszFRb3

Join by video system
Dial 25277606857@iitjodhpur.webex.com
You can also dial 210.4.202.4 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
+65-3157-6442 Singapore Toll
Access code: 252 776 06857

Second Workshop of the US-Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure (USAfrI)

Date: 25 – 29 May 2021

Deadline for Application:
Deadline: 21 December 2021
Late application deadline: 31 December 2021

The U.S.– Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure (USAfri) aims to create a platform for exchange between African and U.S. physicists with opportunities to have a major impact on research and education in Africa. Electronic Structure is a natural choice because it is an essential part of research with applications in many fields, and there is a network of capable researchers in Africa generated by sustained efforts over the past 10 years.

The U.S.-Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure is supported by of the Innovation Fund of the American Physical Society.”

Visit the initiative website for more information

Read more here

African School of Physics (ASP) Seminar

Title: Iron sulphide functionalized polyaniline nanocomposite for the removal of Eosin Y from water—equilibrium and kinetic studies

Date: Tuesday 30 November2021

Time: 13:00 UTC / 15:00 CAT

Speaker: Dr. Bernice Yram Danu (Ghana)

Affiliation: University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana

Alumnus: ASP2012

 

Details and registration:

https://indico.cern.ch/event/1098229/

Zoom Meeting ID: 92372698210

Passcode:  20102022

https://cern.zoom.us/j/92372698210?pwd=VDk4c1NKQ1gySFY4QWV6QXFVNU1kQT09

EAIFR Seminar on Dark Matter

Title: DARK MATTER AND BOHR-SOMMERFELD ENHANCEMENT – WORK IN PROGRESS

Date: 23 November 2021

Time: 16:00 HRS (GMT+2 = Kigali Time)

Venue: EAIFR, top floor (EINSTEIN Block, Former “KIST2” Building of UR-CST, Nyarugenge)

Speaker: Musongela-Kikunga-Mafuta (UNIKIN, DRC)

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ARUA 2021 BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Title: Global Public Health Challenges: Facing Them in Africa

Dates: 17 – 19 November 2021

The ARUA 2021 Biennial Conference will bring together experts from universities, research institutions, government, industry, civil society, international organizations, etc., to discuss the different steps that African economies need to take in order to face global public health challenges squarely.
The conference is jointly hosted by the University of Pretoria and the University of Witwatersrand and will take place at the Future Africa Facility at the University of Pretoria. This year’s conference will be hosted as a hybrid event with physical and online participation. The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) invites you to join the conversation by registering for the event.

View the conference flyer

More information and Registration

JOINT AMRS-BITRI WEBINAR AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Theme: “Towards Sustainable Energy for African Development” 

Date: 9 November 2021

Time: 16:00 – 18:00 (GMT+2)

Register for webinar

View Programme

Pan-African Physics Roadmap—Community Discussion

An invitation to an open discussion about how to get involved and participate in the African Physics Strategy (ASFAP). There will be a short introduction of the current status and plan for ASFAP, followed by a panel discussion.

Organised by:

ASP International Organizing Committee
ASFAP Steering Committee

Date:  →  GMT

Register at https://indico.cern.ch/event/1085475/

NANO Boston Conference 2021

United Scientific Group (USG) cordially invites all the participants from around the world to attend Seventh International Conference on Nanotechnology “NANO Boston Conference”

NANO Boston Conference aims to provide high-quality current reports of scientific progress and best practices in Nanotech through its invited presentations & submitted abstracts. The conference is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas across a range of disciplines.

Theme: “NANO FOR A BETTER WORLD”

Dates: 18-20 October  2021

For more information and registration visit nanoworldconference.com

10th  International Conference on Advanced Fibers and Polymer Materials (ICAFPM)

Theme: Better Fiber, Better World

Dates: 17-20 October 2021

ICAFPM was initiated and hosted by the State Key Laboratory of Fiber Material Modification (Donghua University) to discuss the latest research and developments in various fields related to advanced fibers and polymer materials. Open up the frontiers of fiber and polymer research.

Read more on there website

Joint virtual meeting of the African Light Source (AfLS), the African Physical Society (AfPS), and Pan African Conference on Crystallography (ePCCr)

Call for registrations and abstracts for the November 2021 African Light Source conference!

The virtual event is jointly held with the African Physical Society (AfPS), and Pan African Conference on Crystallography (ePCCr).
Visit their website www.africanlightsource.org/ or the conference site http://conference.africanlightsource.org/  to find out more.

View conference poster

View Pan-African Conference on Crystallography poster

Webinar: Applying to Graduate Programs in the US

Join Dr. Iwnetim Abate’s and Dr. Sossina Haile’s on the 23rd August 2021. Their webinar is targeted towards undergraduates and MS students in STEM fields. It will discuss how to apply to PhD programs in the US.

Register to attend

View the flyer

East African Science, Technology and Innovation Conference and Exhibition 

The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) wishes to announce the call for abstracts for the Second East African Science, Technology and Innovation Conference and Exhibition (EASTICE). The objective of the Conference is to provide a platform for information sharing and networking among scientists, technologists, innovators and industrialists from a wide range of sectors, including the academia, the industry, the public and the private sector.

Call for abstracts

Concept note

Visit their website

Nanotechnology Research and Innovation Bootcamp

Dates: 10 -13 August 2021

Venue: AMRS Zoom

ProgramDownload Programme

Website: https://africanmrs.net/nanotechnology-bootcamp-2021/

Accelerating Climate Action through Science and Policy

We are pleased to draw your attention to two virtual outreach events taking place on 26 (in French) and 27 May (in English) 2021. They are organized by the United Nations University’s Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) via its African Science Technology and Innovation Priority Setting programme  (ASP) which engages African stakeholders to identify priorities that, if addressed, offer the highest return on investment . with the participation of speakers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

https://www.aasciences.africa/african-scientific-priorities

International Conference on Materials for Humanity (MH 21)

MRS Singapore invites you to a virtual International Conference on Materials for Humanity (MH 21) during 6-9 July, 2021. The conference encompasses 6 themes and 18 symposia.

International Conference on Materials for Humanity (MH 21)
For more details and programmes, you may log on to the official conference website: mh21.mrs.org.sg

CECAM-MARVEL “Classics in molecular and materials modelling”

Daan Frenkel (University of Cambridge) and Tony Ladd (University of Florida) will give a joint lecture in what will be the fourth event in the series “Classics in molecular and materials modelling” hosted by CECAM and MARVEL.

Date: 20.05.2021
Time: 15:00 › 17:45
Place: Online
Name of speaker:
Daan Frenkel (University of Cambridge) & Tony Ladd (University of Florida)

https://nccr-marvel.ch/events/classics-frenkel-ladd

EA – Microscopy Workshop

On behalf of MSSA, we are very excited to invite you to register for the Virtual EA – Microscopy Workshop that will be held from the 24th – 27th of May, 2021.

The workshop will cover topics ranging from Light Microscopy (LM) and Stereomicroscopy (SM), Laser Confocal Scanning Microscopy (LCSM), SEM (EBSD, BSE, SE and FIB), TEM (STEM, SAED and HAADF-STEM), Spectroscopy Supporting techniques (Raman and XRD), Sample preparation techniques, Grain Size measurements & other micrograph measurements (please see attached program).

To register please use the link below. Deadline for registration is the 7th of May, 2021.

https://forms.office.com/r/nvZ08wvcyC

Participants will receive certificates for all workshop sessions attended and student participation prizes will be awarded.

Please feel free to circulate this invite amongst your peer Postgraduate students, Researchers, Microscopists and Trade representatives.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact us on MSSAWORKSHOP@gmail.com

Policy  Workshop on Nanotechnology  For  Transformation of  African “Looking  Towards  a  Sustainable  African  Future” 3-4 May 2021

Nanotechnology For Transformation

Event Speakers & Programme

The Exscalate4CoV project

Link:
https://sissa-it.zoom.us/j/83474620859?pwd=V3VqN2QvOE9icHRHL0xQbTdzenZudz09

(please connect to the meeting using your first name, last name and affiliation)
Speaker:
Carmine Talarico (Dompé Farmaceutici)

Time/Venue:
Wed 14/04/2021,  h 14:00 – zoom meeting

Title:
The Exscalate4CoV project: how an integrated platform for drug design is supporting the fight against SARS-CoV-2.

The international magazine “International Journal of Molecular Sciences” has dedicated a special issue to the project EXSCALATE4COV (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/Exscalate4CoV),

you can find the scientific production of the consortium on the website https://www.exscalate4cov.eu/contribute.html#papers

4th Calestous Juma Executive Dialogue

 The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)  invites you and your network to register for the 4th Calestous Juma Executive Dialogue, scheduled for the 28th and 29th of April, 2021.  We value your contribution as our stakeholder in these deliberations.

In recognition of their seminar participation, participants will be awarded online certificates of achievement by AUDA-NEPAD, which can be downloaded for their records. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French and Portuguese.

 

REGISTERATION LINK: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rC48qCScSmSAtTSYoWJ8Rg

Please CLICK HERE for the 4th CJED concept note and draft agenda. Further information will be shared in due course.

From Nature to Biomimicking to Nanotechnologies

Speaker: Prof Malik Maaza
Date: 15 April 2021
Time: 2 pm  South African Time
Link: http://bit.ly/AfricanBiophysicsWebinar04152021
Meeting ID: 879 9372 8562
Passcode: 415Biophys

Nanotechnology for Health Webinar

Wednesday 21th April 2021 08:00-11:00 WAT; 09:00 -12:00 CAT; 10:00 -13:00 EAT

You are invited to the Nanotechnology webinar focused on Health in the Southern African Region Partnerships and Possibilities

Learn More: Nanotechnology for Health

CMSP Atomistic Simulation Webinar Series

* * * Wednesday, 7 April 2021 at 11:00 a.m. * * *

Speaker: R. Kramer Campen (Faculty of Physics, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Title:  Towards an Experimental, Femtosecond-resolved, view of Hydrogen Evolution on Platinum

Register in advance at:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpd-GgqDgrHNCGr9cfKTv8Zop4cXQSUI_S

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

Nanotechnology in Agriculture webinar

You are cordially invited to the Nanotechnology in Agriculture webinar to be held on Tuesday 09 March 2021 at 15:30 GMT+2.

Nanotech for Agriculture Webinar

African Biophysics Week Conference

On the conference program are sessions to discuss the development of the future of biophysics in Africa.  As biophysics is multidisciplinary science, we are very much pleased to invite your active participation in this conference.

Biophysics in Africa flyer

iCANX in Africa

You are all invited to join iCANX in Africa, this is a weekly public online science talk show, every Friday, evening in Beijing(20:00-21:30), it should be lunch time in Africa, very easy to access it, open http://www.ican-x.com [1]/ website, you can join the online talk directly.

May I kindly share with you the March schedule,

March 5th, Robert Langer, Advanced Technologies in Drug Delivery March 12th, Martin Green, Recent developments in solar cells and role in climate change mitigation March 19th, Yasuhiko Arakawa, Quantum Dots: From Science to Practical Implementation March 26th, Naomi Halas,  Nanomaterials and Light for Sustainability and Societal Impact.

http://www.ican-x.com/

https://twitter.com/icanx_talks?lang=en

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqIK64TeOxMHAFAWrAGpRkw

iCANX Talks, connect the world and universe.

Every Friday, meet you at ican-x.com [2]

First Asia Advanced Materials Summit (AAMS)

The Asia Advanced Materials Summits are initiated by China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). The aim of the summits is to provide a platform for the materials scientists and entrepreneurs in Asia to present their recent research and development achievements in the field of materials science and technology, and promote the cooperation among Asia Materials Research Societies and scientists in the field of advanced materials around the world. The 1st AAMS is sponsored by China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and organized by Advanced Materials Alliance of CAST Member Societies (AMAC), Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM), and International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) Regional Office in Asia.

Please see the AAMS 2021 Program for more info: https://africanmrs.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/AAMS-2021-PROGRAM.pdf

An Invitation to the MENA conference in biosensors scheduled to be held virtual from February 24th and 25th 2021 in Riyadh. The meeting will bring together leading scientists, early-career researchers to share their perspectives and gather specialists from various interdisciplinary fields to discuss necessary measures needed to develop a new generation of powerful bio-sensing platforms and diagnostic tools.

The conference is two full days programme consists of daily invited plenary lectures followed by presentations from the region and worldwide

Please see the poster and link below for more info: https://www.alfaisal.edu/en/mena-intl-conference-biosensors-2021#speakers

Registration is free and virtual. Registration is a must for attendance

Thursday 11/February 2021 Virtual Seminar at 16:00 HRS (GMT+2)

On the 11/Feb/2021 at 16:00 HRS GMT+2, we will be having an online EAIFR CMP Seminar by Dr. Prendergast from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA. He will be discussing, on X-ray Spectroscopy and how this connects with Electronic Structure Calculations. One goal of this talk is to help build collaborations between researchers in Africa and those in the USA. Details are below.

Title: X-ray Spectroscopy as a probe of electronic structure
Speaker: David Prendergast, The Molecular Foundry, Berkeley Lab, USA
Date/Time: Thursday 11/Feb/2021 at 16:00 HRS (GMT+2)

Registration: Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuf-yrrDsiGdTO0Uk7AMNkiCszMg1vfNnj

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Abstract:
X-ray spectroscopy is a widely used tool to explore the properties of matter by inducing excitations using high energy photons – typically with hundreds or thousands of electronvolts. From the perspective of electronic structure, it provides access to the nominally inert inner-shell or core electrons of atoms and uses their strong localization to reveal the local electronic properties of the excited atom defined in part by its surroundings – in a molecule, a crystal, a molecular liquid, etc. As such, X-ray spectroscopy is an excellent means of validating electronic structure theory.

In this talk, I will describe how one can begin to simulate X-ray spectroscopy using density functional theory (DFT). Surprisingly, this ground-state, mean-field theory can accurately describe excitations of inner-shell electrons… provided that we apply an intuitive approach that leverages its strengths. We will focus primarily on excitations of 1s electrons (so-called K-edge spectroscopy) and X-ray absorption. We will also briefly discuss the potential for expanding this research in many appealing directions (ultrafast science, quantum materials, batteries, …). Ultimately, you should understand how your own (relatively) simple electronic structure calculations can support or define cutting-edge measurements across the world.

Bio:
David Prendergast is a Senior Staff Scientist and Facility Director for Theory of Nanostructured Materials at the Molecular Foundry, a Department of Energy Nanoscale Science Research Center, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in physics from University College Cork in Ireland in 2002 and joined the Foundry as a staff scientist in 2007.

In his time at the Foundry, he has developed a remarkably broad multidisciplinary research program, involving X-ray science at the Advanced Light Source, and spanning chemical and materials sciences. David’s research combines first-principles electronic structure theory and molecular dynamics simulations to study energy-relevant processes in complex materials systems at the nanoscale, especially at interfaces, often through direct simulation and interpretation of X-ray spectroscopy experiments.

The Nanotech Innovation and Investment Forum 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020 to Friday, December 18, 2020

Nanotechnology, from nanofilters for water purification in Ethiopia and the United Republic of Tanzania to nanocatalysts and nanosensors in Egypt and South Africa, is broadening the scope of current approaches and creating new avenues for meeting many of the development challenges that Africa faces today. It is for this reason that nanotechnology research and development trends and market potential could directly and indirectly contribute to Africa’s development aspirations and its international obligations especially those in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

The Nanotech Events

9th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials (MRS-S AMC-9)

Welcome to the 9th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials (MRS-S AMC-9), organized by Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S). The inaugural (free) virtual conference will be held from 25 to 27 November 2020. This biennial series, comprising of talks by invitation only, has always brought together the materials research community in Singapore for sharing and discourse.

More details of the Conference

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the online 4th International Conference on Energy for Sustainable Development in Africa aimed at fostering advancement in energy in all ramifications and knowledge transfer in Africa through contributions by experts in engineering, sciences, and education.
Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

 Date: 11th – 13th November 2020
The Conference holds Virtual via the Zoom Platform.

Download Flyer

International Collaboration in the COVID-19 Era

Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST via Zoom

More info

The Workshop will be hosted on the Wits Zoom Conference Platform and Registered attendees will receive the links for the different program sessions on the 25th of November, 2020.

Date: 30th November – 3rd of December, 2020
Registration: Click for more

MSSA 2020 WORKSHOP PROGRAM                  MSSA WORKSHOP 2020

Event info

3rd IEEE 2021 International Conference

The third IEEE international conference on Design & Test of integrated micro & nano-Systems represents a scientific and technological event dedicated to integrated electronic systems which reach the nanoscale era. The interests of the conference cover all aspects of micro and nano systems from design to test. DTS is an important meeting where well known researchers from universities and companies will present the latest innovations in the field of micro and nano electronics. It will be also an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss their latest work.

More Details on the Conference

IUMRS-ICA2020

1.The IIUMRS- ICA2020 conference is now changed to fully online format (for both international and domestic participants) due to COVID-19 situation.

2. All registration fees will be adjusted to online rate.

3. Those who have already paid “non-online” rate will be refunded for the difference.

4. Early-bird Registration Deadline is extended to January 29, 2021

5. Normal Registration Deadline is changed to February 8, 2021

Due to a large number of submitted abstracts, the acceptance status from some symposia will be slightly delayed. Email regarding abstract acceptance status will be sent to the author’s email. Please check the junk/spam box. Acceptance letter can be downloaded by login your registered account. The conference will still be held on February 23-26, 2021.

Please visit the conference website (https://iumrs-ica2020.com/ for more information

4. All International Chairs, Advisory Boards, and Executive Advisory Committee (including IUMRS ECs and Presidents of IUMRS ABs) are cordially invited to attend the conference. Please make your registration at https://iumrs-ica2020.com/register.php.Please select Registration type for “International Chairs, Advisory Boards, and Executive Advisory Committee“.

The Nanotech Innovation and Investment Forum 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020 to Friday, December 18, 2020

Nanotechnology, from nanofilters for water purification in Ethiopia and the United Republic of Tanzania to nanocatalysts and nanosensors in Egypt and South Africa, is broadening the scope of current approaches and creating new avenues for meeting many of the development challenges that Africa faces today. It is for this reason that nanotechnology research and development trends and market potential could directly and indirectly contribute to Africa’s development aspirations and its international obligations especially those in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

The Nanotech Events

9th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials (MRS-S AMC-9)

Welcome to the 9th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials (MRS-S AMC-9), organized by Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S). The inaugural (free) virtual conference will be held from 25 to 27 November 2020. This biennial series, comprising of talks by invitation only, has always brought together the materials research community in Singapore for sharing and discourse.

More details of the Conference

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the online 4th International Conference on Energy for Sustainable Development in Africa aimed at fostering advancement in energy in all ramifications and knowledge transfer in Africa through contributions by experts in engineering, sciences, and education.
Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

 Date: 11th – 13th November 2020
The Conference holds Virtual via the Zoom Platform.

Download Flyer

International Collaboration in the COVID-19 Era

Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST via Zoom

More info

The Workshop will be hosted on the Wits Zoom Conference Platform and Registered attendees will receive the links for the different program sessions on the 25th of November, 2020.

Date: 30th November – 3rd of December, 2020
Registration: Click for more

MSSA 2020 WORKSHOP PROGRAM                  MSSA WORKSHOP 2020

Event info

3rd IEEE 2021 International Conference

The third IEEE international conference on Design & Test of integrated micro & nano-Systems represents a scientific and technological event dedicated to integrated electronic systems which reach the nanoscale era. The interests of the conference cover all aspects of micro and nano systems from design to test. DTS is an important meeting where well known researchers from universities and companies will present the latest innovations in the field of micro and nano electronics. It will be also an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss their latest work.

More Details on the Conference

IUMRS-ICA2020

1.The IIUMRS- ICA2020 conference is now changed to fully online format (for both international and domestic participants) due to COVID-19 situation.

2. All registration fees will be adjusted to online rate.

3. Those who have already paid “non-online” rate will be refunded for the difference.

4. Early-bird Registration Deadline is extended to January 29, 2021

5. Normal Registration Deadline is changed to February 8, 2021

Due to a large number of submitted abstracts, the acceptance status from some symposia will be slightly delayed. Email regarding abstract acceptance status will be sent to the author’s email. Please check the junk/spam box. Acceptance letter can be downloaded by login your registered account. The conference will still be held on February 23-26, 2021.

Please visit the conference website (https://iumrs-ica2020.com/ for more information

4. All International Chairs, Advisory Boards, and Executive Advisory Committee (including IUMRS ECs and Presidents of IUMRS ABs) are cordially invited to attend the conference. Please make your registration at https://iumrs-ica2020.com/register.php.Please select Registration type for “International Chairs, Advisory Boards, and Executive Advisory Committee“.

The Nanotech Innovation and Investment Forum 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020 to Friday, December 18, 2020

Nanotechnology, from nanofilters for water purification in Ethiopia and the United Republic of Tanzania to nanocatalysts and nanosensors in Egypt and South Africa, is broadening the scope of current approaches and creating new avenues for meeting many of the development challenges that Africa faces today. It is for this reason that nanotechnology research and development trends and market potential could directly and indirectly contribute to Africa’s development aspirations and its international obligations especially those in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

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9th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials (MRS-S AMC-9)

Welcome to the 9th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials (MRS-S AMC-9), organized by Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S). The inaugural (free) virtual conference will be held from 25 to 27 November 2020. This biennial series, comprising of talks by invitation only, has always brought together the materials research community in Singapore for sharing and discourse.

More details of the Conference

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the online 4th International Conference on Energy for Sustainable Development in Africa aimed at fostering advancement in energy in all ramifications and knowledge transfer in Africa through contributions by experts in engineering, sciences, and education.
Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

 Date: 11th – 13th November 2020
The Conference holds Virtual via the Zoom Platform.

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International Collaboration in the COVID-19 Era

Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST via Zoom

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The Workshop will be hosted on the Wits Zoom Conference Platform and Registered attendees will receive the links for the different program sessions on the 25th of November, 2020.

Date: 30th November – 3rd of December, 2020
Registration: Click for more

MSSA 2020 WORKSHOP PROGRAM                  MSSA WORKSHOP 2020

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3rd IEEE 2021 International Conference

The third IEEE international conference on Design & Test of integrated micro & nano-Systems represents a scientific and technological event dedicated to integrated electronic systems which reach the nanoscale era. The interests of the conference cover all aspects of micro and nano systems from design to test. DTS is an important meeting where well known researchers from universities and companies will present the latest innovations in the field of micro and nano electronics. It will be also an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss their latest work.

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IUMRS-ICA2020

1.The IIUMRS- ICA2020 conference is now changed to fully online format (for both international and domestic participants) due to COVID-19 situation.

2. All registration fees will be adjusted to online rate.

3. Those who have already paid “non-online” rate will be refunded for the difference.

4. Early-bird Registration Deadline is extended to January 29, 2021

5. Normal Registration Deadline is changed to February 8, 2021

Due to a large number of submitted abstracts, the acceptance status from some symposia will be slightly delayed. Email regarding abstract acceptance status will be sent to the author’s email. Please check the junk/spam box. Acceptance letter can be downloaded by login your registered account. The conference will still be held on February 23-26, 2021.

Please visit the conference website (https://iumrs-ica2020.com/ for more information

4. All International Chairs, Advisory Boards, and Executive Advisory Committee (including IUMRS ECs and Presidents of IUMRS ABs) are cordially invited to attend the conference. Please make your registration at https://iumrs-ica2020.com/register.php.Please select Registration type for “International Chairs, Advisory Boards, and Executive Advisory Committee“.

The Nanotech Innovation and Investment Forum 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020 to Friday, December 18, 2020

Nanotechnology, from nanofilters for water purification in Ethiopia and the United Republic of Tanzania to nanocatalysts and nanosensors in Egypt and South Africa, is broadening the scope of current approaches and creating new avenues for meeting many of the development challenges that Africa faces today. It is for this reason that nanotechnology research and development trends and market potential could directly and indirectly contribute to Africa’s development aspirations and its international obligations especially those in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

The Nanotech Events

9th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials (MRS-S AMC-9)

Welcome to the 9th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials (MRS-S AMC-9), organized by Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S). The inaugural (free) virtual conference will be held from 25 to 27 November 2020. This biennial series, comprising of talks by invitation only, has always brought together the materials research community in Singapore for sharing and discourse.

More details of the Conference

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the online 4th International Conference on Energy for Sustainable Development in Africa aimed at fostering advancement in energy in all ramifications and knowledge transfer in Africa through contributions by experts in engineering, sciences, and education.
Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

 Date: 11th – 13th November 2020
The Conference holds Virtual via the Zoom Platform.

Download Flyer

International Collaboration in the COVID-19 Era

Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST via Zoom

More info

The Workshop will be hosted on the Wits Zoom Conference Platform and Registered attendees will receive the links for the different program sessions on the 25th of November, 2020.

Date: 30th November – 3rd of December, 2020
Registration: Click for more

MSSA 2020 WORKSHOP PROGRAM                  MSSA WORKSHOP 2020

Event info

3rd IEEE 2021 International Conference

The third IEEE international conference on Design & Test of integrated micro & nano-Systems represents a scientific and technological event dedicated to integrated electronic systems which reach the nanoscale era. The interests of the conference cover all aspects of micro and nano systems from design to test. DTS is an important meeting where well known researchers from universities and companies will present the latest innovations in the field of micro and nano electronics. It will be also an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss their latest work.

More Details on the Conference

IUMRS-ICA2020

1.The IIUMRS- ICA2020 conference is now changed to fully online format (for both international and domestic participants) due to COVID-19 situation.

2. All registration fees will be adjusted to online rate.

3. Those who have already paid “non-online” rate will be refunded for the difference.

4. Early-bird Registration Deadline is extended to January 29, 2021

5. Normal Registration Deadline is changed to February 8, 2021

Due to a large number of submitted abstracts, the acceptance status from some symposia will be slightly delayed. Email regarding abstract acceptance status will be sent to the author’s email. Please check the junk/spam box. Acceptance letter can be downloaded by login your registered account. The conference will still be held on February 23-26, 2021.

Please visit the conference website (https://iumrs-ica2020.com/ for more information

4. All International Chairs, Advisory Boards, and Executive Advisory Committee (including IUMRS ECs and Presidents of IUMRS ABs) are cordially invited to attend the conference. Please make your registration at https://iumrs-ica2020.com/register.php.Please select Registration type for “International Chairs, Advisory Boards, and Executive Advisory Committee“.

The Nanotech Innovation and Investment Forum 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020 to Friday, December 18, 2020

Nanotechnology, from nanofilters for water purification in Ethiopia and the United Republic of Tanzania to nanocatalysts and nanosensors in Egypt and South Africa, is broadening the scope of current approaches and creating new avenues for meeting many of the development challenges that Africa faces today. It is for this reason that nanotechnology research and development trends and market potential could directly and indirectly contribute to Africa’s development aspirations and its international obligations especially those in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

The Nanotech Events

9th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials (MRS-S AMC-9)

Welcome to the 9th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials (MRS-S AMC-9), organized by Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S). The inaugural (free) virtual conference will be held from 25 to 27 November 2020. This biennial series, comprising of talks by invitation only, has always brought together the materials research community in Singapore for sharing and discourse.

More details of the Conference

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the online 4th International Conference on Energy for Sustainable Development in Africa aimed at fostering advancement in energy in all ramifications and knowledge transfer in Africa through contributions by experts in engineering, sciences, and education.
Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

 Date: 11th – 13th November 2020
The Conference holds Virtual via the Zoom Platform.

Download Flyer

International Collaboration in the COVID-19 Era

Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST via Zoom

More info

The Workshop will be hosted on the Wits Zoom Conference Platform and Registered attendees will receive the links for the different program sessions on the 25th of November, 2020.

Date: 30th November – 3rd of December, 2020
Registration: Click for more

MSSA 2020 WORKSHOP PROGRAM                  MSSA WORKSHOP 2020

Event info