Recent advances in carbon-based nano-materials and devices have open up myriad opportunities for applications and commercialization. Nanotechnology's ability to manipulate carbon atoms and organic molecules enables us to create carbon-based nanoscale materials and novel device structures with fundamentally new properties and unprecedented functions. Carbon-based nanotechnology is anticipated to dramatically change every aspect of our lives. Among the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of nanoscience, carbon-based nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanochemistry, nanobiology, and nanobiomedicine are the areas attracting wide attention. These areas not only represent novel and unique chemical strategies to make unprecedented functional carbon-based nanomaterials, but also represent wide-range applications of carbon-based nanodevices.

This conference aims to provide a forum for researchers, scientists and engineers from different countries worldwide, who are actively involved in the research on carbon-based nanoscience and nanotechnology, in particular on (1) Synthesis and functionalization of carbon nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nano diamonds, etc; (2) Advanced characterization of carbon-based nano-materials such as synchrotron radiation characterization, in situ imaging, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, etc; (3) device applications such as organic electronics (OLEDs, OPVs, OTFTs, etc), graphene-, carbon nanotube-, and nano diamond-based prototype devices (cancer diagnosis/cure, biological/chemical sensing, energy conversion/harvesting, catalysis, etc); and (4) modeling and computation in the above areas, to disseminate their latest research results and development achievements.

In addition to the exciting scientific and technological themes, the conference offers a platform to promote and encourage interaction among researchers for cross-fertilization of ideas and collaboration. The program will consist of a series of invited, contributed oral, and poster presentations. In addition, a panel discussion will be held to promote the interaction among scientists and researchers, including discussions of new research directions for carbon-based nano-materials and devices, summary of the current state of the art and future barriers, and projection of future frontiers.

Session Topics will include

  • Synthesis of carbon-based nanomaterials: carbon nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanodiamonds, carbon-based molecules, etc.
  • Characterization and processing of carbon-based nanomaterials: surface and interface modification, functionalization, assembly and patterning, etc.
  • Devices and applications of carbon-based nanomaterials: biological and chemical sensing, energy conversion and harvesting, electronic and photonic applications, catalysis, etc.
  • Multiscale modelling and computation in the above areas.

Conference Organization


Prof. Shuit-Tong Lee

Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chair Professor of Materials Science; Director, Functional Nano & Soft Materials Laboratory

Soochow University, Suzhou, China

Director, COSDAF City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Director, Nano-organic Photoelectronic Laboratory Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China



Dr. Orlando Auciello

Argonne National Laboratory, USA


Dr. Masataka Hasegawa

Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials, AIST, Japan


Prof. Kian Ping Loh

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Prof. Robert J. Nemanich

Arizona State University


Prof. Martin Stutzmann

Walter Schottky Institute, TU Munich, Germany


Local Organizing Committee

Prof. S. T. Lee, Soochow University and City University of Hong Kong

Prof. S. D. Wang, Soochow University

Prof. Z. Liu, Soochow Uninersity

Prof. J. X. Tang, Soochow Uninersity

Dr. H. Xin, Soochow Uninersity

Dr. Z. Q. Wang, Soochow University

International Advisory Committee

Prof. R. J. Hamers, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Prof. S. Ijima, NEC Corporation, Japan

Prof. H. Kawarada, Waseda University, Japan

Prof. T. K. Sham, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Dr. Y. Tao, National Research Council, Canada

Prof. N. Kotov, University of Michigan, USA

Dr. N. Q. Lam, Applied Physics Letters, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Prof. C. F. Liu, Peking University, China

Prof. Y. H. Tzeng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Prof. P. Weiss, University of California-Los Angeless, USA

Prof. S. Forrest, University of Michigan, USA

Prof. W. K. Liu, Northwestern University, USA

Prof. W. Milne, University of Cambridge, UK

Prof. C. Mirkin, Northwestern University, USA

Prof. C. E. Nebel, Fraunhofer-Institut for Applied Solid State Physics, Germany

Prof. S. M. Peng, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Dr. K. H. Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Prof. C. N. R. Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India

Prof. L. Samuelson, Lund University, Sweden

Prof. R. Jackman, University College, London, UK

Prof. R. Whatmore, Cranfield University, UK

Prof. H. J. Dai, Stanford University, USA

Prof. S. S. Xie, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Submission of Abstracts

Original papers for presentations on the Session Descriptions listed below are invited. If you wish to be considered for an oral or poster presentation, please submit an abstract of approximately 300 words. Abstracts should be submitted electronically following the instructions given in On-line Abstract Submission. If you encounter any problems with the submission process, contact Engineering Conferences International (ECI) at or 1-212-514-6760. All abstracts will be reviewed by the chairs. Graduate students and young investigators are particularly encouraged to present posters. An evening poster session will be an integral part of the conference.


Abstracts for oral presentation: March 1, 2011

Abstracts for poster presentations: June 1, 2011