Program

2nd International Conference of Theoretical and Applied Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (TANN'18)
June 10 - 12, 2018 | Niagara Falls, Canada


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registrations




The Conference will be held in Niagara Falls, Canada, at the Americana Conference Resort, Spa & Waterpark. Please click here for map of the location.



8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registrations

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Official Opening
Dr. Jin Zhang, University of Western Ontario, Canada
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Lecture
Small is Big: Magic Nanoliter Droplets
Dr. Liqiu Wang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Keynote Lecture
Wonderful Properties of Compound Semiconductor Nanowires and their Arrays
Dr. Harri Lipsanen, Aalto University, Finland
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 11::15 AM Session
Poster Session
11:15 AM - 11:55 AM Session
Nanomaterials, Nanodevices: Fabrication, Characterization and Application I
11:55 AM - 12:05 PM

Group Photo - Please come to the registration desk to take the photo.

12:05 PM - 1:05 PM

Lunch - Buffet lunch will be served in the hotel restaurant

1:05 PM - 2:25 PM Session
Nanomaterials, Nanodevices: Fabrication, Characterization and Application II







Keynote Lecture

June 11 | 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Jin Zhang, University of Western Ontario, Canada


Small is Big: Magic Nanoliter Droplets
Dr. Liqiu Wang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Prof. L. Q. Wang received his PhD from University of Alberta and is currently a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong. He is also the Qianren Scholar (Zhejiang) and serves as the director and the chief scientist for the Laboratory for Nanofluids and Thermal Engineering, Zhejiang Institute of Research and Innovation (HKU-ZIRI), the University of Hong Kong. He has over 30 years of university experience in thermal & power engineering, energy & environment, transport phenomena, materials, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and applied mathematics in Canada, China/Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA, and 2 years of industrial experience as CTO & Chief Scientist in thermal engineering and technology management. Prof. Wang has secured over 70 projects funded by diverse funding agencies and industries including the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, the National Science Foundation of China and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, totaling > US$20m. Prof. Wang has published 10 books/monographs and over 360 book chapters and technical articles including 3 in the Nature Communications published in 2017, many of which have been widely used by researchers all over the world, and is ranked amongst the top 1% of most-cited scientists (ESI). He has also filed 22 patent applications.

Prof. Wang’s work has received recognition through a number of awards, including the most recent Innovation Award by the Optical Society presented during the 7th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Optofluidics 2017 (Singapore; 25th -28th July 2017). He was visiting professor of Harvard University (2008) and Duke University (2003). He has presented over 50 invited plenary/keynote lectures at international conferences, and serves/served as the editor-in-chief for the Advances in Transport Phenomena, the editor for the Scientific Reports, the associate editor for the Current Nanoscience, the guest editor for the Journal of Heat Transfer, the Nanoscale Research Letters and the Advances in Mechanical Engineering, and serves on the editorial boards of 20 international journals.


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Keynote Lecture

June 11 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Jin Zhang, University of Western Ontario, Canada


Wonderful Properties of Compound Semiconductor Nanowires and their Arrays
Dr. Harri Lipsanen, Aalto University, Finland


Prof. Harri Lipsanen received his PhD from Helsinki University of Technology in 1994 and is currently a full professor in the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University, Finland. Previously, he has served as Head of Optoelectronics Laboratory in Helsinki University of Technology and Head in the Department of Micro and Nanosciences in Aalto University. Currently Prof. Lipsanen studies nanomaterials and nanofabrication for various applications in photonics and nanoelectronics. His current research focus includes graphene and other 2D materials where he is a partner in EU’s large Graphene Flagship project. Another key topic is semiconductor nanowires based on III-V compound semiconductors and their heterostructures. His nanofabrication activities extend over many methods such as atomic layer deposition, metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy, electron beam lithography, self-assembly etc. He has 30 years of experience in these topics and more generally in materials science. Prof. Lipsanen has published about 300 peer-reviewed articles including 3 in the Nature Communications in 2016-17. He has close to 5000 citations to his papers (Google Scholar). Prof. Lipsanen is or has recently been in the Editorial Boards of Nano Energy Systems, Scientific Reports and Applied Sciences. In 2018, he is Nokia Visiting Professor and Visiting Professor in the University of Arizona.


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Session

June 11 | 10:45 - 11::15 | Session Chair: Dr. Yuning Li, University of Waterloo, Canada


Poster Session


TANN
Presenter: Tahir Abdulrehman, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Authors: Shahnaz Majid Qadri, Tahir Abdulrehman, Yousef Haik

TANN 119
Presenter: Narinder Kaur, Dongguk University, Korea
Authors: Narinder Kaur, Sejoon Lee, and Deuk Young Kim

TANN 105
Presenter: Hee Kyoung Kang, Ajou University, Korea
Authors: Heekyoung Kang, Hae-Jin Sohn, Ga-Eun Seo, Hyun Park, Ho-Joon Shin

TANN 136
Presenter: Lounas Belhimer, University Mouloud Mammeri, Algeria
Authors: Lounas Belhimer, Mohamed Kessi

TANN 135
Presenter: Mohamed Kessi, University Mouloud Mammeri, Algeria
Authors: Mohamed Kessi, Lounas Belhimer

TANN 132
Presenter: Taraneh Vazifehshenas, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
Authors: T. Vazifehshenas, S. Saberi-Pouya


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Session

June 11 | 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Liqiu Wang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Nanomaterials, Nanodevices: Fabrication, Characterization and Application I


TANN 109
Time: 11:15 - 11:35
Presenter: Ahmad Sohrabi Kashani, Concordia University, Canada
Authors: Ahmad Sohrabi Kashani, Simona Badilescu, Alisa Piekny, Muthukumaran Packirisamy

TANN 110
Time: 11:35 - 11:55
Presenter: Srinivas Bathini, Concordia University, Canada
Authors: Srinivas Bathini, Duraichelvan Raju, Simona Badilescu, Anirban Ghosh, Muthukumaran Packirisamy


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Session

June 11 | 1:05 PM - 2:25 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Harri Lipsanen, Aalto University, Finland


Nanomaterials, Nanodevices: Fabrication, Characterization and Application II


TANN 129
Time: 1:05 - 1:25
Presenter: Jin Zhang, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Authors: Longyi Chen, Jin Zhang

TANN 133
Time: 1:25 - 1:45
Presenter: Sheeana Gangadoo, Central Queensland University, Australia
Authors: Sheeana Gangadoo, Rob Moore, Robert Hughes, Dragana Stanley, James Chapman

TANN 140
Time: 1:45 - 2:05
Presenter: Sandra Alvarenga, Universidad de El Salvador, El Salvador
Authors: Sandra Alvarenga, Hamilton Ponce, Ignacio González Oliva, Carlos Rudamas

TANN 102
Time: 2:05 - 2:25
Presenter: Seyed-Amirhossein Seyedmehdi, Amir Kabir University, Iran
Authors: S. A. Seyedmehdi, M. Ebrahimi


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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote Lecture
Non-Patchy Strategy for Interatomic Distances from Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure
Dr. Gu Xu, McMaster University, Canada
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Keynote Lecture
Design of Polymer Semiconductors with Readily Controlled Molecular and Nanoscale Structures for High Performance Printed Organic Electronics
Dr. Yuning Li, University of Waterloo, Canada
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Coffee Break

10:50 AM - 12:30 PM Session
Nanomaterials, Nanodevices: Fabrication, Characterization and Application III
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch - Buffet lunch will be served in the hotel restaurant

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Gala Dinner






Keynote Lecture

June 12 | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Jin Zhang, University of Western Ontario, Canada


Non-Patchy Strategy for Interatomic Distances from Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure
Dr. Gu Xu, McMaster University, Canada


Dr. Gu Xu obtained his Ph.D from Columbia University in 1989, and joined Materials Science and Engineering of McMaster University in 1991, where he became a Full Professor in 2002. His research covers Organic/Polymeric Materials and Devices and Nano-structure detection by X-rays.


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Keynote Lecture

June 12 | 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Jin Zhang, University of Western Ontario, Canada


Design of Polymer Semiconductors with Readily Controlled Molecular and Nanoscale Structures for high performance printed organic electronics
Dr. Yuning Li, University of Waterloo, Canada


Dr. Yuning Li is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering with affiliation to the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) at University of Waterloo. He received his bachelor and master degrees in polymer materials from Dalian University of Technology in China in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and his Ph.D. in materials science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 1999. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, he worked in the research labs at Simon Fraser University, the National Research Council Canada (NRC), Xerox Research Centre Canada (XRCC), and the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) (Singapore). Since 1999, Dr. Li has been working on printed electronics including organic light emitting diodes, organic thin film transistors, and organic photovoltaics with an emphasis of his effort on the development of polymer semiconductors materials. He is a co-recipient of the 2nd Runner Up in Materials Category for "The Best and the Brightest New Technology for 2004" by Wall Street Journal and a co-recipient of the 3rd Annual NASA Nano 50™ Awards (2007) for Printed Organic Electronics. He has published ~140 refereed journal articles with an h-index of 43 and ~6900 citations (Scopus). He also holds 74 granted US patents, which have led to several commercialized products.


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Session

June 12 | 10:50 AM - 12:30 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Gu Xu, McMaster University, Canada


Nanomaterials, Nanodevices: Fabrication, Characterization and Application III


TANN 128
Time: 10:50 - 11:10
Presenter: Ishaq Ahmad, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Authors: Ishaq Ahmad, Chi-wai Kan

TANN 106
Time: 11:10 - 11:30
Presenter: Jorge Alberto Palacios, Concordia University, Canada
Authors: Jorge Alberto Palacios, Rajamohan Ganesan

TANN 126
Time: 11:30 - 11:50
Presenter: Saira Bibi, Hazara University Mansehra Pakistan, Pakistan
Authors: Saira Bibi, Shaista Taimur, Tariq Yasin, Mohsan Nawaz, Gareth J.Price

TANN 125
Time: 11:50 - 12:10
Presenter: Shaista Taimur, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Pakistan
Authors: Shaista Taimur, Tariq Yasin, Saira Bibi

TANN 118
Time: 12:10 - 12:30
Presenter: Yoshio Kobayashi, Ibaraki University, Japan
Authors: Eriko Kawamata, Tomoya Inose, Yoshio Kobayashi


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