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Stuttgart NanoDays Workshop


The Stuttgart Workshops

September 16th -18th 2015

the seventh annual

on dimensionally engineered nanocarbon allotropes


Themes @ the Workshop...

At the Marketplace - NanoCarbons and the Next Few Years

Treatment, processing, and monitoring of NanoCarbons

Advances in the chemistry and materials science of handling nanocarbons will be discussed. Thin film processing, mass production methods, doping methods, compounding, and mixing are topics or this session.

Safety in the marketplace

Developing concerns about consumer products containing nanocarbons are largely not supported by scientific studies. Toxicology and human factors will be presented for a realistic view of consumer concerns.

Electronic composites and textiles 

Advances in actuators, thermoelectrics, batteries, supercapacitors, and other electronics designed into composite film and fiber formats.  Processing and measurement metrics will be discussed.

The Coming Marketplace - NanoCarbons and Emerging Opportunities

Transparent and composite conductors

Focus will be on organic electronics, RF shielding, charge dissipation using nanocomposites of carbon.  Structural and morphological considerations in composites will be discussed.

Novel applications development 

Emerging developments in sensors for pressure, strain, temperature, and moisture as well as filtration applications.

It is broadly recognized that dimensionally engineered carbon nanomaterials such as: graphene, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes and carbon foams may represent a key platform in emerging technologies.  But while basic scientific studies of these materials have matured, few applications of the materials have seen the marketplace.  The Stuttgart Workshops were established as a forum for discussion of the barriers to commercial success of dimensionally engineered NanoCarbon.  This forum brings together thought leaders from academia, government, and industry for a focussed discussion on these barriers with the ultimate goal of enhancing teaming and cooperative opportunities between disciplines that may lead to successful commercial pathways.

All attendees at the Stuttgart Workshops are encouraged to reach beyond the typical “spectator” status of most conferences and adopt a forward leaning “participant” mode of thinking by taking an active role in the discussions, panels, poster sessions, and hallway coffee chats.  At the Stuttgart Workshops, you can find your voice and challenge others to do the same. You can engage with others that share your passion for the field and find new collaborators to join you in your journeys.

The Workshop is organized by Verein zur Förderung der Stuttgart Nanodays:

Ivica Kolaric (Chair)  (ivica.kolaric@ipa.fraunhofer.de), 

David Carroll  (carroldl@wfu.edu), 

Georg Duesberg  (duesberg@tcd.ie), 

Siegmar Roth  (siegmar.roth@t-online.de)

Funding is provided by:

Wilkommen to the seventh annual Stuttgart Workshop focusing on  the “science, applications and commercialization” of Dimensionally Engineered NanoCarbons. This year’s Workshop will be held on the campus of the Fraunhofer IPA  (adjacent to Universität Stuttgart) in Stuttgart-Busnau: September 16th - 18th 2015.