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21 January 2022 Applied Sciences Webinar | Sensing Based on Surface Plasmons


Plasmons are collective excitations in a gas or liquid of charged particles, most frequently electrons. Plasmon-related effects can be traced back to the beginning of the last century with theoretical works of A. Sommerfeld, J. Zanneck and Lord Rayleigh, although the term itself probably was coined in 1952 by D. Pines and D. Bohm. In the 1950s, the existence of self-sustained collective excitations at metal surfaces (named thereafter as surface plasmons) was demonstrated experimentally. About two decades later, in the 1970s, the phenomenon of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), closely related to surface plasmons, was reported for the first time. With the development of nanotechnologies, such as precise patterning of metallic surfaces and colloidal synthesis of metallic nanoparticles (NPs), and the demonstration of the unique properties of graphene, a monolayer-thick transparent conductor with tunable conductivity, nanoplasmonics became an area of intensive research.

Nowadays, materials that support surface plasmons (NPs and other metallic nanostructures, graphene and their combinations) are widely studied and used in several technological fields, such as near-field microscopy, plasmonic integrated circuitry, and nano-optoelectronics. Of particular interest is the capacity of surface plasmons (either localized in a particle or propagating along a surface) to enhance several light-matter interaction processes. These processes underlie the phenomena of Raman scattering, photocatalysis, chemical energy conversion, heat generation, photovoltaics, etc.); they also open new possibilities to detect different kinds of molecules and biomolecules using label-free sensing platforms and even to perform comprehensive biological imaging and photothermal therapies.

This webinar will focus on the discussion of theoretical backgrounds and the latest advances in plasmonic nanostructures based on noble metals or graphene, as well as on their application in molecular sensing. It will include three talks, devoted to (i) noble-metal NP-based sensors exploring the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) effect, (ii) SERS platforms for ultrasensitive detection of a particular analyte (SARS-CoV-2 markers); and (iii) sensing capabilities of graphene-based structures, delivered by experts on these topics.

This webinar will include the following experts:

  • Prof. Dr. Mikhail I. Vasilevskiy, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Dr. Joel Borges, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Prof. Dr. Igor Nabiev, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
  • Prof. Dr. Nuno M. R. Peres, Department of Physics of the University of Minho and the Iberian International Nano Laboratory (Portugal)

When? 21 January 2022 at 3:00 pm CET丨9:00 am EST丨10:00 pm CST Asia

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25 February 2022 Nanomaterials Webinar | Solar Energy Conversion and Storage


It is my pleasure to invite you to join the first webinar of the “Solar” section of the journal Nanomaterials.

The section, “Solar Energy and Solar Cells”, is a relatively new section, having been launched last year in 2021. It was born in response to the urgent need for clean energy and a better environment. The section aims to publish original high-quality research, communications, articles, and review articles in the broad areas of solar-related materials, devices, processes, and technology, as well as simulations, computational studies, and emerging machine learning applied to these research topics. It covers important research topics, such as solar cells, solar fuel, solar energy storage, and lifecycle analysis of solar-related materials and technology.

To achieve the goal of publishing high-quality, high-impact research in the areas of solar energy and solar cells, we have assembled an excellent editorial team, composed of 10 world-leading scientists. Through our efforts, we all hope to make contributions to the development of these strategically important areas.

As part of our joint efforts, today, I am pleased to host the webinar fully dedicated to Solar Energy. I am honored to introduce three of our editors, Prof. Bao-Lian Su (Belgium), Prof. Baoquan Sun (China) and Prof. Quinn Qiao (USA), who are all outstanding scientists. They are going to share with us their experience and strategies in addressing challenging energy and environmental issues.

I look forward to welcoming you and “meeting” with you online at the webinar. I hope you will enjoy all three inspiring and exciting speeches.

Prof. Dr. Dongling Ma
Webinar Chair

The webinar will include the following experts:

  • Prof. Dr. Dongling Ma, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Research Center of Energy, Materials and Telecommunications, Quebec, Canada
  • Prof. Dr. Bao-Lian Su, Laboratoires de chimie des matériaux inorganiques (CMI), University of Nmaur, Namur, Belgium
  • Prof. Dr. Baoquan Sun, Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials, Devices, Institute of Functional Nano, Soft Materials (FUNSOM) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
  • Prof. Dr. Quinn Qiao, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

When? 25 February 2022 at 11:30am CET | 5:30am EDT | 6:30pm CST Asia

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25–27 May 2022 Polymers 2022 -New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People

Turin, Italy

We are very proud and honored to announce the international conference Polymers 2022 - New Trends in Polymers Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People, organized in collaboration with the MDPI open access journal Polymers. The conference will be held in Turin, Italy, on May 25–27, 2022.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together scientists from academia and industry to present leading-edge research on the advancements in polymer science and technology in all its main aspects, with a particular emphasis on those aiming to preserve and improve the health of the planet and of people, as per title. Both oral and poster contributions are welcome. The broad themes that will be addressed during the conference include synthesis, modification, and characterization of synthetic and natural polymers, polymers from green chemistry, polymer hybrids, nanocomposites, polymer biomaterials, polymers in drug delivery and tissue engineering, polymers for human health, bio-based and biodegradable polymers, polymer recycling and re-use, polymers for the environment, functional polymers, and polymers in energy, among others.

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25–27 February 2022 12th International Conference on Renewable and Clean Energy (ICRCE 2022)

Shiga, Japan

We cordially invite you to participate ICRCE 2022, which is co-sponsored by Ritsumeikan University, Japan, and hosted in Biwako-Kusatsu Campus of Ritsumeikan University, Japan. It will offer an ideal platform for presentation, discussion, criticism and exchange of innovative ideas and current challenges in the field of renewable and clean energy.

Submission Date: 15 October 2021
Call for Papers:
Renewable (Green) Energy Systems and Sources (RESSs) as Wind Power, Hydropower, Solar Energy, Biomass, Biofuel, Geothermal Energy, Wave Energy, Tidal energy, Hydrogen & Fuel Cells, Energy Storage
New Trends and Technologies for RESSs
Policies and Strategies for RESSs
Energy Transformation from Renewable Energy System (RES) to Grid
Novel Energy Conversion Studies for RESs
Power Devices and Driving Circuits for RESs
Control Techniques for RESs
Grid Interactive Systems Used in Hybrid RESs
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We look forward to welcoming you at this exciting meeting in Shiga for ICRCE 2022.

19–21 March 2022 2022 International Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CoMSE 2022)

Shanghai, China

This conference is aimed and dedicates itself to providing networking possibilities for researchers, scientists, engineers and scholars to share their experience, amazing ideas and innovative research in the field of Materials Science and Engineering. In addition, this conference would also be a stand and to discuss practical issues, challenges encountered as well as the solutions adopted.

The material science and engineering research is undergoing a revolution as we head into Industry 4.0. Materials engineers are the ones who design and innovate new materials for applications and this has given rise to development of computer chips to biomedical devices to composites. With the advent of Industry 4.0, more expertise and research is needed in nanotechnology, automation and medical breakthroughs. The past materials engineers began with work on wood or ceramics but today, the focus is on biomaterials, sustainable materials, nanomaterials and advanced manufacturing.

The CoMSE 2022 conference committee is excited to invite authors and scholars from all over the world to be a part of this conference and share their innovative research progress with the academic and industrial world. We believe the conference would be an amazing platform to enhance our knowledge and create new ideas to help promote the advances and changes of the joint academic researches. The synergy between material scientists and engineers can create ideas which at one time may not have been possible.

CoMSE 2022 will be held in Shanghai, in southern China. The conference will begin on 19 March 2022 with registration and welcome reception followed by two days of knowledge sharing by scholars and students. Our conference will not be complete without the keynote addresses and plenary lectures by our prominent speakers.

We believe CoMSE 2022 will be an exceptional platform for knowledge sharing and also fortification of new collaborations in the field of materials science and engineering. As the world becomes borderless, research too is becoming borderless. Finally, we wish you all the best and may you have a memorable conference and return home with scientifically recharged ideas and international collaborators.

Prof. Ramesh T Subramaniam
Conference Chair
University of Malaya

28–30 March 2022 2nd Edition of International Conference on Materials Science And Engineering


Magnus group takes pleasure to invite you to the “2nd Edition of International Conference on Materials Science and Engineering”, following the successful completion of first edition. We are pleased to announce that Materials 2022 will hold its 2nd edition as a virtual event during March 28–30, 2022. We believe that this will mean that the event will enable broad participation.

The theme for the conference is “Sustainable Thriving in a Material Hungry World” and aims to provide scientists and experts with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay abreast of this rapidly changing field by offering a comprehensive overview of the recent findings in the field of minerals, metallurgy, and materials.

Materials 2022 is the only conference that covers all aspects of materials science and engineering, nanomaterials, and polymers, and serves as a bridge between scientists, researchers, and experts in research, development, and production. This conference will also provide the perfect setting for forming new professional bonds and meeting the experts of the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.

We are confident that this will be another critical and useful scientific global congress that will contribute significantly to the field.

Come to be a part of exploring new materials!

13–15 June 2022 The 2nd Global Summit and Expo on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials

Copenhagen, Denmark

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to announce that The Scientist will be hosting the 2nd Global Summit and Expo on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials (GSENN2022), which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 13–15 June 2022.

GSENN2022 aims to unite renowned researchers, scientists, and scholars in the field of nanotechnology and nanomaterials to exchange ideas, share their experiences, present sophisticated research works, and discuss the current hot topics in this field of research.

The GSENN2022 will be a 3-day event, and will gather the key players of the nanotechnology and nanomaterials community, and related sectors. This event aims to become an established event, attracting global participants who are intent on sharing, exchanging and exploring new avenues for research in the areas of nanotechnology and nanomaterials, catalysis and surface processes, smart graphene materials, nanoparticle enhanced spectroscopy, nanotechnology risk and safety, and nanoscale structures for solar energy.

Moreover, the conference offers a valuable platform to create new contacts in the field of nanotechnology and nanomaterials, by providing valuable networking time for you to become acquainted with great personnel in the field.

We look forward to seeing you at GSENN2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

5–8 July 2022 5th International Conference on Nanomaterials Science and Mechanical Engineering (ICNMSME-2022)

Aveiro, Portugal

Looks for significant Modern Problems of Nanomaterials Science and Mechanical Engineering, to provide a platform to the global researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet and share cutting-edge development in the fields, to give possibility for young scientists and students present results and find your place in the future world.

Conference Topics:

  • Materials Science:
    • New Materials and Advanced Materials
    • Composites
    • Micro / Nano Materials
    • Nanotechnology
    • Low Dimension Structures
    • Ceramics
    • Metal alloy Materials
    • Biomaterials
    • Optical/Electronic/Magnetic Materials
    • Organometallic Compounds
    • Sensor Materials
    • Manufacturing Processes and Mechanical Engineering
    • Building Materials
    • New Energy Materials
    • Environmental Friendly Materials
    • Thin Films
    • Protective Coatings and Corrosion of Materials
    • Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Science
    • Engineering & Technology
    • New Methods of Modeling Properties Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering:
    • Surface Engineering/Coatings
    • Materials Forming
    • Materials Machining
    • Welding & Joining
    • Laser Processing
    • Powder Metallurgy
    • Tribology in Manufacturing Processes
    • Theory and Application of Friction and Wear
    • Microwave Processing of Materials
    • Waste-to-Energy
    • Waste Management and Waste Disposal
    • Thermal Engineering Theory and Applications
    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Manufacturing, Virtual Manufacturing and Simulation
    • Engineering Optimization

24–28 July 2022 The 84th Prague Meeting on Macromolecules—“Frontiers of Polymer Colloids: From Synthesis to Macro-Scale and Nano-Scale”

Prague, Czech Republic

The conference “Frontiers of Polymer Colloids: From Synthesis to Macro-Scale and Nano-Scale Applications” will focus on the latest innovative development in synthesis and characterization of polymer colloids both for life sciences and industry. The meeting will bring together multi-disciplinary experts from both academia and industry in the areas of polymer and material science, pharmaceutics, imaging, biology, and medicine.


  • Preparation of advanced polymer and/or inorganic colloids, living polymerization systems, kinetics and mechanism, micro- and nano-encapsulation, core-shell and hollow particles, engineered surfaces, computer simulations.
  • Biomedical aspects: particles for life sciences, drug and gene delivery, biomedical diagnostics, sensors. Colloids in nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine.
  • Stimuli-responsive colloids, self-assembled systems, interfacial phenomena, characterization and physicochemical properties.
  • New trends in industrial applications: coatings, adhesives, catalysis, paper, textile, optical devices, energy storage.

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