Innovative Processing of Metal Oxide Nanostructures, Heterostructures and Composite Materials for Energy and Sustainability

The symposium will focus on the functional and multifunctional inorganic materials and techniques that offer advanced processing, improved properties, and low-cost/low-temperature synthesis, with a strong focus on the recent innovation in nanotechnological approaches and the assessment of their industrial impact. Special emphasis will be given to novel synthesis approaches, functionalization, processing, and characterization of nanoparticles, nanowires, nanoscopic films and their heterostructures. Application of nanostructures in catalysis, energy and sensing applications, nanocomposites in structural lightweight materials, nanostructured coatings for photovoltaic, bio-medical and optical applications will form the major scientific thrust areas. It will provide an international forum for the presentation of technological advances in innovative processing and device applications of new materials to meet the challenges of sustainable energy and environment technologies.

Proposed Session Topics

  • Processing of functional nanomaterials: Electrospinning, plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition and microwave-enhanced synthesis, sol-gel, and chemical solution techniques
  • Synthesis, functionalization and assembly of nanomaterials
  • Interfacial materials and multi-material heterostructures & nanocomposites
  • Two dimensional materials and heterostructures for energy harvesting & storage
  • Perovskite-based solar harvesting
  • Piezoelectric nanostructures for self-powered systems
  • Nanodevices: Fabrication and large-scale integration
  • Nanomaterials for renewable fuels and energy generation
  • Nanomaterials for photocatalysis and solar hydrogen  production
  • Conceptual advances in chemical sensors 
  • Sensors for ambient and environmental monitoring
  • Supercapacitors and batteries
  • Photovoltaics and photocatalysis
  • Hydrogen technologies: generation, storage, utilization (fuel cells, CO2 conversion)
  • New concepts for energy harvesting (piezoelectrics, thermoelectrics)
  • In-operando characterization and modelling

Point of Contact

Prof. Sahab Dass and Prof. Tohru Sekino

Sahab Dass
Dept. of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra (India)

Tohru Sekino
Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Handai (Japan)


  • Sahab Dass, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DIE), India
  • Tohru Sekino, Osaka University, Japan
  • Abhishek Dey, IACS, Kolkata, India
  • Umish Srivastava, Alternative Energy, Indian Oil R&D Center, Faridabad, India
  • Silke Christiansen, Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany
  • Ausrine Bartasyte, Université Franche-Comté, Besancon, France
  • Hidehiro Kamiya, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan
  • Alberto Vomiero, Lulea University, Sweden
  • Viswanathan, National Centre for Catalysis Research, IIT-Madras, Chennai, India
  • Vibha R Satsangi, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India
  • Mrinal R. Pai, Chemistry Division, BARC, Mumbai, India
  • Rohit Shrivastav, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India
  • Sanjay Mathur, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • Paik-Kyun Shin, Inha University, Rep. of Korea
  • Rajaram Mane, Pusan National University, Rep. of Korea
  • Ahmad Shahzada, Abengoa Research, Spain
  • Trilok Singh, Toin University of Yokohama, Japan
  • Hongxia Wang, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Senol Oez, University of Cologne, Germany