August 27, 2018 - August 29, 2018

Frontiers in Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting and Storage

Recent advances in microelectronics in energy harvesting applications have increased demand for the enhancement of the performance metrics of all storage and energy conversion devices. This includes piezoelectric nanogenerators, organic solar cells and thermoelectrics. The international conference entitled “Frontiers in Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting and Storage”, organized by LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, will be held on the 27th-29th August 2018 in Tours, France. This international conference intends to bring together different research actors, including renowned academic scientists, engineers, researchers, research scholars, students and new comers interested in this fascinating and vibrant field in the objective of confronting different views, exploring industrial needs and potential responses. High quality research contributions describing cutting-edge research of conceptual, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of energy harvesting materials and systems are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. Topics that will be covered include, among others, novel processing techniques for nanostructured materials with high-energy conversion efficiencies, new materials for energy harvesting and storage, theory and modelling of these materials and devices, new structural and functional characterization methods, innovative design and integration of low-power/self-powered devices for next generation of sensors and actuators. 

Key Topics

  • Functional materials synthesis: nanowires, quantum dots, nanoscrystals, thin films and other low dimensional materials, shapeable substrates, polymer matrix composites
  • Advanced characterization methods: electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy, atomic/piezoelectric force microscopy, functional characterization of energy harvesters
  • Simulation and modelling: MEMS, piezoelectric nanostructures (nanowires, nanosheets etc…), nanostructured thermoelectric materials, semiconductor materials for solar cells, defect structures
  • Challenges in device technology: energy harvesting devices, microbatteries, supercapacitors, transistors for ultra-low consumption electronics, sensors, light emitting diodes, multiferroic and magnetoelectric functional materials with coexisting magnetic and ferroelectric order, diluted magnetic semiconductors

Convenors

  • Pr Emre ErdemLE STUDIUM / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow
    FROM University of Freiburg - Institute of Physical Chemistry - DE
    IN RESIDENCE AT Research Group for Materials, Microelectronics, Acoustics and Nanotechnologies (GREMAN) / CNRS, INSA CVL, University of Tours - FR
  • Dr Guylaine Poulin-Vittrant,
    Research Group for Materials, Microelectronics, Acoustics and Nanotechnologies (GREMAN) / CNRS, INSA CVL, University of Tours - FR

International Scientific Commitee

Confirmed Speakers

ORAL PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS

Abstracts for oral presentation and poster should be submitted before Friday 29th of June 2018. Please upload your abstract during the registration or send it before the deadline to maurine.villiers@lestudium-ias.fr.
The number of oral presentations is limited, convenors will process a selection and confirm your presentation not later than Friday 06th of July 2018.
Please note that we do not print the posters, but racks & pins will be provided for up to A0 sizes. 

>> Template for oral presentation & template for poster.

Best Poster Award
The conference will offer the best poster awards to the three best posters (First, Second and Third). 
A “Certificate of Appreciation” will be given.

Location

Hôtel de Ville : Boulevard Heurteloup - 37000 TOURS - FR

The event will take place in the city centre at the Hotel de Ville of Tours located Square Jean-Jaures and very near the main train station. This elegant building was designed in the early 20th century by the same architect, Victor Laloux, of the Gare d'Orsay in Paris (now the Musée d'Orsay).  Its monumental stairs, paintings and scluptures make it a recommanded place to visit. Participants will also have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and Loire Valley wines.

Preliminary programme

The conference will start on Monday 27th with a welcome lunch at 12:30 and will end on Wednesday 29th at noon.

  • Dr Stefania Benedetti: Tailoring plasmonic response in metal/oxide nanosystems
  • Dr Dong-Jik Kim: Flexo-Photovoltaic Effect
  • Dr Noëlle Gogneau: High-potential of III-Nitride Nanowires for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting: Towards Wireless Sensors
  • Dr Gonzalo Murillo: From MEMS to nanogenerators, how to harvest energy from ambient vibrations
  • Pr Cleva Ow-Yang:  Nanoscale Engineering of Materials for Zero-Energy Consumption Lighting
  • Pr Cristina RusuEnergy harvesting sensor systems – Challenges and Opportunities
  • Dr Sophie Tingry: Gold nanoparticles: Application in hybrid biofuel cells for energy conversion.
  • Dr Hana Ursic: Imaging and manipulation of ferroelectric domain walls by piezoresponse force microscopy
  • Pr Magnus Willander: Flexible and Non-Flexible Materials for Energy Harvesting
  • Pr Salvatore Mirabella: Photoluminescence investigation of deep level defect states in ZnO nanorods

PRICING

Early registration before the 1st June 2018

Private institutions 220 EUR
Public institutions 150 EUR
Students & PhD Scholars 60 EUR
Social dinner 60 EUR

 

After the 1st June 2018

Private institutions 250 EUR
Public institutions 200 EUR
Students & PhD Scholars 100 EUR
Social dinner 60 EUR

Partners of the event