#2DNanoMat - 2D Nanomaterials for Energy and Environmental Applications

Description of topical focus

The increasing energy world crisis due to fossil fuels shortage and the overwhelming environmental climate emergency, claim for the development of novel materials with distinctive properties as an effective method to design a brighter future. Since 2004, with the first exfoliation of graphene from graphite, two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have become some of the most relevant nanomaterials in energy and environmental fields. 2D nanomaterials exhibit unique properties such as quantum-size effect, excellent optical transparency, electrical and thermal conductivities, leading to unprecedented performances. In this way, in the present Symposium, we will focus on the recent development of novel 2D nanomaterials toward energy and environmental applications.

The present Symposium will cover, but not restricted to: 2D nanomaterials for electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, solar cells, supercapacitors and batteries, as main applications for energy harvesting and storage, but also for environmental applications such CO2 reduction, and processing of high value products (such as alcohols production, methanation, water oxidation, production of ammonia, among others). The list of interesting 2D materials is limitless, covering graphene-like 2D nanomaterials, including transition metal dichalcogenides, hexagonal boron nitride, graphitic carbon nitride, layered metal oxides, and layered double hydroxides, in addition to other novel materials based on MXenes, metal−organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks, polymers, black phosphorus, inorganic perovskites, and organic−inorganic hybrids.

We will cover the latest innovations on 2D nanomaterials applied in the energy and environmental fields, including novel scientific insights into the synthesis strategies, related theoretical calculations, and experimental investigations, to further understand the 2D structure-property and lead to the performance and efficiency improvement of these systems.

List of conference topics
  • 2D nanomaterials for electrocatalysis
  • Applications for energy harvesting and storage
Poster Prizes

­čĆů Best Contributed Talk prize valued at 125€ from APL Energy

­čĆů Best Contributed Talk prize valued at 125€ from APL Energy


Symposium organizers
Mónica Lira-Cantú

Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), ES

Jordi Arbiol

Advanced Electron Nanoscopy ICREA and Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), ES

Invited speakers
Shahzada Ahmad

BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, UPV/EHU Science Park, Spain.

Giovanna D'Angelo

Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Messina

Aldo Di Carlo

ISM-CNR and CHOSE - Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy, University of Rome ‘‘Tor Vergata’’, IT

Zheng Liu

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Núria López

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)

Konstantinos Rogdakis

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 710 04 Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Hellenic Mediterranean University

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