International Summer School on “Sustainability and Nanotechnology”

The International Summer School on “Sustainability and Nanotechnology” will be organized prior to the ISEPD 2018 meeting from 19 – 21.2.2018 and is a perfect add-on dediacted especially to young researchers at all levels. Young researches are invited to book the complete conference package including summer school and ISEPD 2018 conference for special rates.

This summit will establish a novel platform integrating two most critical facets of materials science namely materials innovation and sustainability manifested in the concepts of nanotechnology and ecological pathways towards materials development. Nanotechnology holds enormous potential for providing smart materials solutions. A proper integration of nanochemistry and ecological concepts for materials processing hold the key towards sustainable development as manifested through the superior performance of nanomaterials in numerous applications, including medicine, energy, and advanced manufacturing. This summer school will target innovative materials compositions and structures (porous materials, core-shell morphologies, etc.) and their device applications to demonstrate materials innovations beyond the state-of-the-art. From an application viewpoint greener technologies having an improved socio-economic impact through fast development and transfer of lab scale innovation to industrial applications will be in focus. Materials development strategies that will enhance the overall technological and innovation capacity through high materials economy and minimization of waste as well as that offer higher resource efficiency will be in the focus.

The topics of interest to this event include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Innovative materials synthesis procedures with ecological merit – Green nanochemistry
  •  Chemistry at surfaces and interfaces for smart functions
  • Remediation of waste materials for energy applications
  • Cutting edge concepts for energy generation and storage
  • Heterogeneous catalysts for electrochemical processes
  • From black to green – towards optimal use of resources
  • Nanomaterials for chemical sensing and biosensors
  • Nanoscale magnetic and radioactive probes for diagnostics
  • Surface chemistry for conjugation of biomolecules and nanoparticles
  • New nanosystems for biomedical, antimicrobial and drug delivery applications
  • From lab to market: the crucial role of cost-effectiveness and sustainability

Tentative Program

all day EXPO EXPO
Morning Arrival & Registration Summer School Lectures MNIT Field Trip ISEPD Technical Program ISEPD Technical Program Jaipur Sight Seeing Tour Departure
Noon Lunch
Afternoon Plenary Lectures Summer School Lectures ISEPD Plenary Lectures
Evening Welcome Reception Panel Discussion ISEPD Welcome Reception Poster Session Conference Dinner Dinner at Grand Uniara Hotel
Summer School ISEPD 2018


Please register using the conference registration and select the summer school option. The summer school registration includes coffee breaks, lunches and dinner at the welcome reception. Several budget hotels are availabe near the conference site. Please have a look at our venue description.

Mathias Wickleder

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry University of Cologne Germany

Claudia Wickleder

University Siegen Germany

Bikramjit Basu

Materials Research Centre Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore India

Francesco Enrichi

Luleå University of Technology Sweden

Taejin Hwang

Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) Rep. of Korea

Mustafa Ürgen

Istanbul Technical University Turkey

Gunnar Westin

Uppsala University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Karuna Kar Nanda

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore India

Ausrine Bartasyte

University of Besançon, France

Important Dates

Summer School

Dates: 19 – 21.2.2018