Breakfast and Registration

8:00–9:00 am (Bauer Lobby)

Catered breakfast and drinks will be provided.

9:00–9:10 am    Introduction and welcome, Hongjie Dai (Stanford)

(Pfizer Lecture Hall, CCB – Ground floor, Mallinckrodt)

Session I: Nano Materials, New Frontiers [Chair: Jie Liu (Duke)]

9:10–9:25 am    Thomas Kempa (Johns Hopkins): “2D Atomic and Molecular Lattices: Rational Synthesis and New Properties”

9:25–9:40 am    SungWoo Nam (UIUC): “Tailoring Instability of Atomically Thin Materials for Unconventional Material Properties”

9:40–9:55 am    Ritesh Agarwal (Penn): “Active Control of Light Matter Interactions in Layered Materials: from Trivial to Topological Band Structures”

9:55–10:10 am  Wooyoung Shim (Yonsei): “Decoding the Materials Genome for a New Class of van der Waals Crystals”

10:10–10:25 am Xuan Gao (Case Western): "Nanowires with Spin-Orbit Coupling: from Semiconductors to Topological Insulators"


Session II: Nano Photonics and Energy [Chair: Alex Noy (LLNL)]

10:45–11:00 am Song Jin (U Wisconsin-Madison): “From Dislocation-Driven Nanowire Growth to Halide Perovskite Nanostructures: Lessons I Learned from Charlie”

11:00–11:15 am Qihua Xiong (NTU): “Perovskites Photonics and Quantum Optics at Room Temperature”

11:15–11:30 am Xiaolin Zheng (Stanford): “From Flame Synthesis to Water Splitting”

11:30–11:45 am Yue Wu (Iowa State): “Reactive Metal Support Interaction in 2D Metal Carbides (MXene) for Catalysis”


12:00–1:30 pm (Bauer Lobby)

Catered lunch and drinks will be provided.


(Pfizer Lecture Hall, CCB – Ground floor, Mallinckrodt)

Session III: Nano Materials at Interfaces [Chair: Min Ouyang (U Maryland)]

2:00–2:15 pm Bozhi Tian (U Chicago): “Exploring Chemical Dynamics at the Soft-Hard Interfaces”

2:15–2:30 pm Mike McAlpine (U Minnesota): “Nanomaterials-Enabled 3D Printing of Functional Materials and Devices”

2:30–2:45 pm  Wei Zhou (Virginia Tech): “Multiresonant Plasmonic Nanophotonics for Nano-Bio Interface”

2:45–3:00 pm  Tzahi Cohen-Karni (Carnegie Mellon): “Highly Controlled Multiscale Synthesis of Hybrid Nanomaterials”

3:00–3:15 pm  Yongjie Hu (UCLA): “Developing Extremely Conducting Thermal Energy Materials: From Atomistic Theory Prediction to Experimental Realization”


Session IV: Nano Bio and Medicine [Chair: Paul Ashby (LBNL)]

3:35–3:50 pm    Xiaojie Duan (PKU): “Materials and Technologies for MRI-Compatible Neural Electrodes”

3:50–4:05 pm    Quan Qing (ASU): “A New Way to Modulate Protein Dynamics in Live Cells: Precisely Regulate ERK Signaling Pathway with Local Electric Fields”

4:05–4:20 pm    Adam Woolley (Brigham Young): “3D Printed Microfluidic Devices for Measuring Biomarkers in Blood”

4:20–4:35 pm    Chen Yang (Boston University): “Design Nanomaterial to Reconnect and Fire Neurons”

4:40-5:10 pm    Panel Discussion: “Past, present and future of Nanoscience and Engineering”

Chair: Jason Hafner (Rice)

Panel Members: Yi Cui (Stanford), Teri Odom (Northwestern), Xiangfeng Duan (UCLA), Wei Lu (U Michigan), Jia Liu (Harvard), and Silvija Gradečak (MIT)

5:10 pm:           Concluding remarks, Peidong Yang (Berkeley)


6:00–7:00 pm (Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street – Pavilion Foyer)

Banquet Dinner

7:00-10:00 pm (Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street – Kennedy Room)