Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Interfaces (NaNaInt)

Event date: April 3 - April 5, 2017

    Ehud Gazit (Tel Aviv University)
    Raz Jelinek (Ben-Gurion University)
    Daniel Mandler (The Hebrew University)



    Nanoscience and nanotechnology are prominent research fields, conduits for varied technological breakthroughs and innovative products, yet still a highly active frontier for new discoveries.  While the initial focus of the “nanotechnology revolution” has been upon production and applications of “free standing” nanoparticles and nanostructures, usually dispersed in solutions, the significance of interfaces has become apparent in many nanostructure-based systems and practical devices.  Furthermore, interfaces have been shown to have pivotal roles in shaping the structural features and physical properties of nanostructures produced upon them.  Indeed, research focusing on interfaces between nano-systems and other substances - both interfaces that are directly involved in the synthesis/assembly processes as well as interfaces serving as functional platforms for nanostructure practical applications - have gained a prominent stage in nanoscience and technology research.  In particular, patterning of interfaces with nanomaterials is of utmost importance, where communicating between the macro to the nano-world and addressing individual nano-objects is already one of the challenges in this multidisciplinary field. The proposed Workshop is designed to illuminate the diverse aspects of this multidisciplinary field, stimulate conversations among scientists active in this field, and highlight research efforts by Israeli scientists who have established major research programs focusing on nano-systems and interfaces.


    List of speakers:

    Tel Aviv University

    Lihi Adler-Abramovich

    Ben-Gurion University

    Nurit Ashkenasy

    The Hebrew University

    Uri Banin

    IMBB Forth, Greece

    Electra Gizeli

    Tel-Aviv University

    Yael Hanein

    Weizmann Institute

    Ernesto Joselevich

    University of Cambridge

    Tuomas Knowles

    University of Chicago

    Yamuna Krishnan

    Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Junbai Li


    Efrat Lifshitz

    Israel Institute of Biological Research

    Sharon Marx

    Queen Mary University

    Alvaro Mata

    ETH Zurich

    Raffaele Mezzenga

    Nanyang Technological University

    Martin Pumera

    The Hebrew University

    Meital Reches

    Bar-Ilan University

    Adi Salomon

    Northwestern University

    Samuel I. Stupp

    University of Ulm

    Tanja Weil,

    Jilin University

    Bai Yang

    Ewha Womans University

    Juyoung Yoon

    Nanjing University

    Junjie Zh