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8th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechology


8th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechology was held in Queenstown, New Zealand for AMN8, in February 2017, organized by MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials, New Zealand. It included a range of high-impact plenary presentations, cutting-edge invited and contributed talks, interactive poster presentations and convivial social events. The intimate scale of AMN conferences and the broad interests of fellow delegates offered many opportunities for networking and interdisciplinary discussions.

A few research highlights can be found at The Spinoff.

9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies


The 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) will be held on 18-23 June, 2017, organised by the Materials Research Society (MRS) of Singapore in association with NUS, NTU and A*STAR at Suntec Singapore. It includes 30 technical symposia on specific themes like electronic materials, energy & energy storage, functional materials, optical/photonics and polymers/biomaterials. About 600 invited/keynote lectures, 9 Plenary lectures and 2 Theme lectures by distinguished scientists will be presented. 3 Nobel Laureates (Fraser Stoddart from Nothwestern, Hiroshi Amano from Nagoya and Andre Geim from Manchester) will be giving both plenary and public lectures. About 2,500 delegates are expected to participate in this conference. Graduate student awards and poster awards will be given.

The deadline for abstract submission is 27 January 2017.



The 2016 IUMRS International Conference of Young Researchers (ICYRAM) will be held in Bangalore, India from December 11th to the 15th. The conference is organized by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Materials Research society of India. Details of the conference, including key dates, may be found at:

Preregistration is already open and Abstract Submission begins on May 1.

AMRS hosting the IUMRS ICYRAM 2018 conference in Adelaide


The Australian Materials Research Society will be hosting the International Conference of Young Researchers in Advanced Materials (ICYRAM 2018) to be held in Adelaide and supported by the University of South Australia. Proposed dates are October 21-24, 2018. The conference will be chaired by Associate Professor Drew Evans of the University of South Australia. It will feature oral presentations and posters by young researchers up to the age of 40 organised into several topical symposia.

The proposed theme for the conference is:
Translating Science into Commercial Reality

Proposed sub-themes:

  • Biomaterials and health
  • Materials for energy generation, storage & harvesting
  • Materials for the environment
  • Carbon and 2D materials
  • Structural and Engineering Materials
  • Device Materials

More information on the conference will be available soon.

ICONN 2016 in Canberra


Another successful International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2016) hosted by the Australian Nanotechnology Network was held in Canberra in February 2016. ICONN2016 attracted six hundred delegates from nineteen countries and was chaired by Professors Chennupati Jagadish and Hoe Tan from the Australian National University.

A short course on 'Introduction to Nanofabrication Technologies' was held on the first day which was organised by and featured speakers from the Australian National Fabrication Facility , a major Australian infrastructure network that services the Australian research community.

8 Plenary speakers including Nobel Laureate W E Moerner and thirty six invited speakers gave outstanding presentations that provided a broad synopsis of recent developments in the field. The conference was organised into a plenary session each morning followed by 8 parallel symposia covering: Nanomaterials; Nanobiotechnology; Nanoelectronics; Nanophotonics; Computational Nanotechnology; Nanocharacterisation; Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment; and Commercialisation, Safety and Societal Issues of Nanotechnology. Poster sessions were held on two evenings of the conference with poster prizes eagerly sought after.

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