Plenary and Keynote Speakers

7th International Conference of Theoretical and Applied Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (TANN’23)



We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers for the 7th International Conference of Theoretical and Applied Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (TANN'23):



Dr. Aicheng Chen

Dr. Aicheng Chen
University of Guelph, Canada
Plenary Speaker

Aicheng Chen is Professor of Chemistry, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electrochemistry and Nanoscience, and Director of the Electrochemical Technology Centre at the University of Guelph. His research interests span the areas of Electrochemistry, Photoelectrochemistry, Green Chemistry, and Nanoscience. He has published 270 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. For his accomplishments, Prof. Chen has received a number of awards, including the Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship, the Lash Miller Award and the R.C. Jacobsen Award of the Electrochemical Society Canada Section, the Fred Beamish Award, the Keith Laidler Award and the W.A.E. McBryde Medal of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Canadian Catalysis Lectureship Award, and the RBC Innovation Award. He has also been named as Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials, and Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry.

Topic of Keynote: Design and Electrochemical Study of Nanomaterials for Green Chemistry and Sensing Applications
Plenary Abstract

Dr. Muhammad Imran

Dr. Muhammad Imran
University of Glasgow, UK
Keynote Speaker

Topic of Keynote:


Dr. Dongyang Li

Dr. Dongyang Li
University of Alberta, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Topic of Keynote:


Dr. Zoran Miskovic

Dr. Zoran Miskovic
University of Waterloo, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Zoran Miskovic obtained a PhD degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1991 and he joined the Department of Applied Mathematics of the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he is now a professor of Mathematical Physics. His research is generally concerned with mathematical modeling and computational simulation of physical processes taking place when nanometer-sized structures interact with the surrounding media and with external probes. He currently focusses on modeling the interaction of heterostructures involving 2D materials with external charged particles in the context of the electron microscopy for applications in the areas of nano-plasmonics and nano-photonics, as well as on modeling electrochemical systems with graphene-based electrodes for applications in biochemical sensing and the capacitive energy storage. Besides research collaboration with several theoretical groups worldwide, he also collaborated with several experimental groups. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles, some of which appeared in journals like Nano Letters, Carbon, ACS Photonics, Nanoscale, Electrochimica Acta, Nanomaterials, etc.

Topic of Keynote: Theoretical Modelling of Interactions of Moving Charged Particles with Two-Dimensional Materials
Keynote Abstract


Dr. Dejian Zhou

Dr. Dejian Zhou
University of Leeds, UK
Keynote Speaker

Dejian Zhou is Professor in Nanochemistry, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and PI member of School of Chemistry, Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology and Bragg Centre for Materials Research, University of Leeds. He obtained his BSc and PhD degrees in Chemistry both from Peking Univ. (China) in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He pursued postdoctoral research at Cranfield (1997-00) and Cambridge (2000-07) before being appointed to a Senior Lectureship (2007), and then promoted to full Professor of Nanochemistry (2018) at Leeds. He is pursuing a polyvalent multifunctional nanoparticle (PMN) strategy to address some important unmet biomedical challenges, e.g. novel glycan-PMNs for probing biophysical and structural mechanisms of multivalent protein-sugar interactions for potential therapeutic interventions, as well as new multi-ligand functionalised PMNs for anticancer and antibacterial applications. He received the Chinese Chemical Society Young Chemist Award (1996) and serves as an associate editor or editorial board member for several Elsevier on Wiley journals. He has published >150 peer-reviewed journal papers, including >30 in leading high impact journals (IF >10, e.g. Nature Nanotech, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem., Adv. Mater. etc) and two research highlights on the BBC.

Topic of Keynote: Developing a Polyvalent Multifunctional Nanoparticle Strategy to Address Some Biological and Biomedical Challenges
Keynote Abstract


Registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a $250 CAD registration
  • Conference package including a USB of the proceedings with all registered accepted papers
  • Buffet lunch for each day of the conference
  • 2 coffee breaks for each day of the conference
  • 1 banquet dinner OR cruise tour

Important information for accompanying person(s): Please be informed that the accompanying person can NOT be a co-author.
Co-authors, regardless if 1 author is attending, must pay the full registration fee.
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Virtual registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a $250 CAD registration
  • Access to all the sessions of the conference