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Second Annual International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2010)

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa, Ras Al Khaimah

Sunday, February 20 – Tuesday February 23, 2010

Saturday 20th February 2010

14:00                   Check-in at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

 

18:00 - 22:00       IWAM Registration & Cocktail reception at Sunset bar

 

Day 1: Sunday 21st February 2010

 

07:00 - 08:30

Breakfast at Maarid restaurant

Session I

Opening Session

 

Start time: 08:40

End time: 10:00

 

08:40

 

 

Welcome & Overview of RAK CAM

Professor Samy El-Shall

Director, RAK CAM

 

 

08:50

 

 

Professor Anthony K Cheetham

Chairman of the Science Advisory Board, RAK CAM

 

 

09:00

 

Keynote address

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi

Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras al Khaimah

 

 

09:20

 

 

The Importance of Science Education for Economic Prosperity in Developing and Emerging Countries

Dr. Hans Ulrich Habermeier

Head of Scientific Service Group, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany

 

10:00

Coffee break

 

 

Session II

 

Advanced Materials with Tailored Properties & Environmental Applications

Chair: Anthony K Cheetham

         

 

Start time: 10:30

End time: 12:30

 

10:30

 

Designing Advanced Materials with Tailored Properties

Professor A. Welford Castleman Jr.

Eberly Distinguished Chair in Science, Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Pennsylvania State University, USA

 

11:10

 

Tailoring Metal Nanostructures for Environmental Detection

Professor Luis M Liz-Marzan

Professor of Chemistry, University of Vigo, Spain

 

11:50

 

Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications

Dr. Meyya Meyyapan

Director & Senior Scientist, NASA Ames Center for Nanotechnology, USA

 

12:30

 

Lunch at Maarid Restaurant

 

 

Session III

Graphene & Catalysis

Chair: Luis M Liz-Marzan 

 

Start time: 14:00

End time: 15:50

 

14:00

 

Graphene and Beyond

Professor C. N. R. Rao

Founding President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India

 

14:40

 

Nanocatalysis on Graphene and Metal-Graphene Nanocomposites

Professor M. Samy El-Shall

Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering,

Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

 

15:20

 

Challenges in Carbonization and Casification of Biomass for Energy Applications

Professor K. C. Mohite

Director, University of Pune, UAE campus, Ras Al Khaimah, UEA  

 

 

15:50

 

Coffee break

 

 

 

 

Session IV

Novel Materials for Energy Applications

Chair: C. N. R. Rao 

 

Start time: 16:20

End time: 18:10

 

16:20

 

 

New Oxides for Energy Applications

Professor Matt Rosseinsky

Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, UK

17:00

 

 

Building Better Batteries

Professor Ashok Shukla

Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

 

 

17:40

 

Development of Nanotechnology in Thailand and the R&D activities at the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC)

Professor Sirirurg Songsvilai

Executive Director, National Nanotechnology Center, Thailand

 

 

18:30–20:30

 

 

Poster Session I at Al Bahar Restaurant

 

 

 

End of Day 1


Day 2: Monday 22nd February 2010

 

 

Session V

 

Metal-Organic Framework Materials

Chair: Marie Paule Pileni

 

 

Start time: 09:00

End time: 11:00

 

09:00

 

Recent Developments in Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Framework Materials

Professor Anthony K Cheetham

Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science, Cambridge University, UK

 

09:40

 

Metal-Organic Materials: Strategies toward Functional Porous Materials

Professor Mohamed Eddaoudi

Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, USA

 

10:20

 

Non-conventional Anions as Framework Builders – Selected Examples

Professor Srinivasan Natarajan

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

 

11:00

Coffee break

 

Session VI

 

Carbon Nanotubes

Chair: Hicham Fenniri

 

 

Start time: 11:30

End time: 12:40

 

11:30

 

Generation of Voltage by Flow of Liquids and Gases on Carbon Nanotubes

Professor Ajay K Sood

Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

 

12:10

 

The Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis of Ultra-long and Highly Aligned Carbon Nanotubes on Single Crystal Substrates

Professor El-Hadi Sadki

Physics Department, UAE University, UAE

12:40

 

Lunch at Maarid Restaurant

 


 

 

Session VII

Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites

Chair: Meyya Meyyappan 

 

Start time: 14:20

End time: 16:10

 

14:20

 

Nanocrystals Organized in 2D Superlattices and 3D Supra crystals: A New Challenge for a New Chemistry and Physics

Professor Marie-Paule Pileni

Distinguished Professor, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France

 15:00

 

Gels, Foams and Films of Au Nanoparticle-PDMS Composites: A Simple Water-Based Synthesis

Professor G U Kulkarni

Chemistry & Physics Unit, DST Unit on Nanoscience, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India

 

15:40 

 

Novel Optical Nano-Materials

Professor Amitava Patra

Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India

 16:10

 

 

Coffee break

 

 

 

Session VIII

Nucleation & Advanced Materials

Chair: Michael L Klein 

 

Start time: 16:40

End time: 18:00

 

16:40

 

Predicting Crystal Nucleation: A New Twist to an Old Story

Professor Daan Frenkel

Department of Chemistry, Cambridge University, UK

17:20 

 

 

Metallic Glasses: Reserving a Place for Metals among Novel Advanced Materials

Professor A Lindsay Greer

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, Cambridge University, UK

 

 

19:00

 

 


 

 

 

Dinner Banquet at the Palace hosted by

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi

 


 

End of Day 2


Day 3: Tuesday 23rd February 2010

Session IX

Nanostructures & Nanoassemblies, Solar Cells

Chair: Sir Richard Friend

 

Start time: 09:00

End time: 10:50

 

09:00

 

Nanostructure Nanoassemblies for Next Generation Solar Cells

Professor Prashant V Kamat

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Principal Scientist of Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, USA

09:40

 

 

 

Third Generation Solar Photon Conversion to Electricity and Fuel: Multiple Exciton Generation in Colloidal Quantum dots; Quantum Dot Arrays and Solar Cells

Dr. Arthur J Nozik

Senior Research Fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

 

10:20

 

 

Zinc Oxide Nanostructures for Green Nanotechnology

Professor Joydeep Dutta

Professor & Director of the Nanotechnology Center of Excellence, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

 

 

10:50

 

 

Coffee break

 

 

Session X

 

Semiconducting Polymers & Self-Assembled Materials

Chair: A Lindsay Greer

 

 

Start time: 11:20

End time: 12:40

 

11:20

 

Electronic Properties of Ion-Containing Semiconducting Polymers

Sir Professor Richard Friend

FRS, FREng, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK

 

12:00

 

 

From Molecules to Advanced Functional Materials: A Step Towards Self-Assembled Solar Cell Components

Professor Hicham Fenniri

Professor & Director of the Supramolecular Nanoscale Group, National Institute of Nanotechnology & University of Aleberta, Canada

 

 

12:40

 

 

Group Photo

 

 

13:00

 

Lunch at Maarid Restaurant

 

Session XI

Simulations of Advanced Materials & Nanostructures

Chair: Daan Frenkel 

 

Start time: 14:30

End time: 15:40

 

14:30

 

Challenges and Progress in Atomistic Simulations

Professor Michele Parrinello

Computational Science, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

15:10

 

 

Synthesis and Characterization of TiO2 Nanotubes Filled with NiFe2O2 Nanocrystals and Ni-Fe Nano-alloy

Professor Mohamed H Khedr

Materials Science Laboratory, Beni-Suef University, Egypt

 

15:40

 

 

Coffee break

 

 

 

Session XII

Computational Nanoparticles

Chair: M Samy El-Shall 

 

Start time: 16:10

End time: 17:15

 

16:10

 

 

Computational Studies of Nano-biosensors and Nano-particles Interacting with Bio-membranes

Professor Michael L Klein

Carnell Professor and Director, Institute for Computational Molecular Science, Temple University, USA

 

16:50

 

 

 

 

18:30–20:30

 

Closing Remarks

Professor Samy El-Shall

Professor Anthony K Cheetham

 

 

 Poster Session II at Al Bahar Restaurant

 

 


 

 

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