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Posted: Dec 03, 2013

Nanotechnology experts to gather in Singapore for 3rd Nano Today conference

(Nanowerk News) Over 400 scientists worldwide will converge in Singapore for the 3rd Nano Today Conference which will be held at the Biopolis on December 9 to 11, 2013. Organized by Nano Today, a leading journal for nanoscience and nanotechnology, the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and Elsevier, the three-day conference will showcase the latest research advances in nanostructured materials and systems for diverse applications in areas such as biomedical, electronic, chemical and energy.
Chaired by Nano Today Editor-in-Chief and IBN Executive Director, Professor Jackie Y. Ying, this conference will feature 3 plenary lectures by Professor Younan Xia (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Professor Joseph M. DeSimone (University of North Carolina, USA) and Professor Mostafa A. El-Sayed (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), invited talks by 25 distinguished scientists from internationally renowned institutions, as well as 17 contributed oral and over 220 poster presentations.
“Nanotechnology offers a new approach to tackling many problems, and the numerous research breakthroughs in recent years have demonstrated the potential of this rapidly evolving field. The Nano Today conference series aim to feature the latest advances and applications of nanotechnology. IBN is delighted to host the third conference in Singapore with Nano Today and Elsevier. We are honored to have a large number of leading experts as invited speakers for our conference, and the participation of researchers and students from 45 countries. We look forward to a stimulating and exciting meeting,” said Professor Jackie Y. Ying.
“This is a particularly exciting time for research in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and particularly as these areas touch on materials science and engineering. Such is the growth in the number of nanomaterial-related articles we receive across all of our journals, and such is the demand from researchers to know where the science is going, that a conference such as this is both timely and uniquely placed to help the research community make sense of what is a dynamic and growing focus of research. I am very proud that Nano Today is sponsoring this successful conference as it makes its third appearance, and my thanks go to Jackie Ying and all of the IBN team for making this happen,” said Deborah Logan, Publishing Director, Materials Science Journals, Elsevier.
The first Nano Today Conference was held in Singapore in 2009. Since then, the Nano Today Conference Series has established itself as a major forum for the international research community.
Nano Today is ranked the second most influential journal internationally in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology by Thomson Reuters (Journal Citation Reports®, June 2013). Since successfully transitioning from a magazine to a journal format in 2009 under Professor Ying’s leadership, Nano Today has recorded major increases in Impact Factor from 5.929 in 2007 to 17.689 in 2012. This latest impact factor rating also placed the journal #4 out of 239 journals in Materials Science (Multidisciplinary), and #5 out of 152 journals in Chemistry (Multidisciplinary), consolidating its position as a leading journal that serves a broad readership. Nano Today is also the only Asia-based journal among the top 5 journals in each list.
At each Nano Today conference, one outstanding scientist is recognized for his/her distinguished accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of nanotechnology with the Nano Today Award. This year, the Nano Today 2013 Award will be presented to Professor Younan Xia for his pioneering research in the field of nanostructured materials.
To support the participation of young researchers, 12 PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from 9 countries have been selected to receive the Nano Today Student Travel Award. The award recipients will receive a travel grant, conference registration fee waiver and the opportunity to present their research findings at the conference.
Source: A*STAR
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