Smart NanoMaterials 2020

Advances, Innovation and Applications

Hybride Online – Onsite Summit

8-11 December 2020


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École Nationale Supérieure
de Chimie de Paris

11, Rue Pierre et Marie Curie
Paris, France

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This vibrant, intellectually stimulating conference, organized by the top-notch young scientists from around the globe, delivers concentrated frontiers in science and technology of nanomaterials for real-world applications. The attendee gets the full depth and breadth of ideas exchange and networking, avoiding the confusion of a typical, overwhelmingly large, material-science conference. And all that – in a magical atmosphere of the pre-Christmas Paris.

Alexandre GumennikIndiana University, USA

A top conference! A rock-solid organization team. An excellent program. It’s nice, fun and very instructive. A must!

Jerome TignonSorbonne University & Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France

Great networking and a lot of wine!

Pavlos LagoudakisUniversity of Southampton & Scoltech, UK

What is the best scientific, social and scientifically social option for a mid-December?
The obvious answer is SNAIA – leading topical conference, which welcomes new ideas, promotes new collaborations, gives opportunities to young scientists, and… just lovely to attend. I go there 🥳 !

Pavel GinzburgTel Aviv University, Israel

From Smart Materials to Smart Things

The STEMM Smart Nanomaterials (SNAIA) Conference Series is a unique, established science-to-technology networking platform covering the most exciting emerging fields in smart technologies. It gives the opportunity to present to, share knowledge with, and establish links between leading experts from academia and industry.

This year, the 3rd International SNAIA Conference is moving to a hybrid online-onsite format. Despite the current pandemic crisis, we are keeping our plans for the in-person part of SNAIA2020 in an unchanged format for now. The Government of France is currently enforcing extensive actions to protect the country and keep it safe, and for now we are optimistic that the situation will be resolved by December. We will do everything in our power to ensure participants’ safety and provide extensive information as it arrives.

At the same time, we understand that many people may still be unable or uncertain about travel. Hence, in parallel, we will provide online streaming and interactive online participation for those who cannot attend the on-site format.

From fundamental research and development of new nanomaterials, to industrial implementation and testing:

Design of and Fundamental Research on Nanomaterials

Development of Fabrication and Synthesis Processes

Testing and Characterisation in Lab and Industrial Fab Environments

Road to Commercialisation and Implementation in the Market

Smart materials for real word applications

Construction and Building

Medicine and Pharma


Smart Electronics


Fashion and Textile

Smart Decor – Home

Green Energy


Sport Products


Ortwin Hess

Trinity College Dublin

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Silvia Giordani

Dublin City University

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Ventsislav Valev

University of Bath

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Louise Bradley

Trinity College Dublin

Prof. Bradley leads a vibrant research team in the field of photonics, with current research interests mainly in the area of nanophotonics. Her research is directly relevant for development of higher efficiency light emitting devices, solar cells and sensing applications. She has previously made significant contributions to the development of novel devices for optical telecommunications systems. In 1992 she received a BSc (First Class Hons.) in Experimental Physics from University College Dublin. She was awarded Forbairt and Trinity College Dublin scholarships to pursue postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin, obtaining a MSc in 1994 and a PhD in 1998. During her PhD she studied nonlinear optical processes in semiconductor microcavity systems. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow she worked on the development of semiconductor microcavity devices for lighting applications. In 1999, she became a Lecturer in the Institute of Technology, Tallaght, before returning to join the academic staff of the School of Physics in 2000. Subsequently, she was appointed Senior Lecturer and elected to Fellowship of the College in 2009, and promoted to Professor in 2016. Dr. Bradley has won over 3.55 M€ in competitive funding from Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Research Council. She has published over 140 scientific papers and collaborates with national and international research teams.

Pavel Ginzburg

Tel Aviv University

Dmitry Turchinovich

Bielefeld University

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Alexandre Nomine

University of Lorraine

Dr Alexandre Nominé received MSc in Materials Science in 2011 and PhD in Plasma Physics in 2014 from University of Lorraine (France). His topics of PHD were conducted at Institut Jean Lamour under the supervision of Dr. Gérard Henrion & Dr. Julien Martin and concerned plasmas-in –liquids, particularly Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation. In 2014 he joined Pr. Nick Braithwaite laboratory at the Open University for an industrial research project on Magnetron Sputtering. Back to IJL and to Plasmas-in-liquids, he studies this route for the synthesis of Alloyed Nanoparticles. Since 2018 he co-leads with Dr Valentin Milichko a French-Russian research project on new nanomaterials for nanophotonics. Dr Alexandre Nominé has been awarded a research fellowship through the “5-100 ITMO Fellowship” program and is now a member of the Faculty of Physics and Engineering of ITMO University (St Petersburg, Russia). In September 2019 he has been appointed as Associate Professor in University of Lorraine.

Alexander Gumennik

Indiana University

December 13.
Amphithéâtre Moissan

Dr. Alexander Gumennik is the Director of Fibers & Additive Manufacturing Enabled Systems Laboratory at the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering (ISE FAMES Lab) at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Indiana University.

The vision of the ISE FAMES Lab is to provide an efficient interface, linking the cyberspace with the physical world. This is done by an engineering of fibers and fabrics, embedding ensembles of nano-transducers and sensors, that would listen, watch, smell, and palp their surroundings and communicate their sensations to a computer.

Fiber devices integrate metals, semiconductors, and insulators arranged in a complex geometry, defining the device functionality. Rapidly developing additive manufacturing is capable of revolutionizing the way fiber preforms are made, providing a monolithic, precise and versatile fabrication approach. Taking a ``Recursive Manufacturing`` path, the fiber device, thermally drawn from a 3D printed preform, would itself later be used as a feedstock for 3D printing of fiber constructs with active sensing, transducing, and energy harvesting / storing functionalities. Such constructs can be applied for pervasive detection, environmental sensing, bio-synthetic interfacing, self-monitoring medical implanting etc.. Spanning long distances and covering large areas in the form of net fiber devices would provide a cyber-physical interface for the Internet of Things.

Prior to joining ISE, Dr. Gumennik worked as a Lead Photonics Process Engineer at Formlabs Inc, a Boston-based startup company developing a desktop stereolithographic 3D printer, following his postdoctoral research at MIT in the area of multi-material fiber devices.

Dr. Gumennik interests include photonic circuits, fiber-based and integrated nano-photonics and nano-devices, fabrics with active functionalities, distributed and remote environmental sensing, and nano-to-macro integration using additive manufacturing.

Monica Craciun

University of Exeter

Prof Monica Craciun is Professor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the Engineering Department at the University of Exeter, UK. She has over 15 years of research expertise in the areas of Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. She currently holds one of the 5-year EPSRC Engineering Fellowships for Growth awarded to only 8 UK leading academics for maintaining UK’s research leadership the area of Advanced Materials (identified as one of the Great British Technologies). Prof Craciun is/was investigator on more than 30 EPSRC, Royal Society, Innovate UK, EU and industrial research grants with a total funding of over £9.25million. At Exeter she is full-time staff of the Centre for Graphene Science and of the Nano Engineering Science and Technology Group. Prof Craciun gained a PhD in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), an MSc in Materials Physics (Joseph Fourier University, Grenobe, France), an MSc in Applied Physics (University of Bucharest, Romania) and an MSc in Materials Engineering (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium). Before joining Exeter she was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and at the University of Tokyo were she was awarded a prestigious fellowship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Prof Craciun joined the University of Exeter in January 2010 as research fellow and took up the position of Professor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in April 2017.

Her academic work spans from applied research in nanotechnology, electronic and optoelectronic devices to fundamental research in nanoscience (quantum phenomena, molecular electronics, nano electronics, spintronics) and materials science. She has over 100 publications in leading international journals (e.g. Nature & Science family journals, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters), with many papers ranked in the top 1% in Materials Science, Engineering and Physics, which have attracted an h-index of 27. Prof Craciun leads a group of 30 researchers currently focusing on two-dimensional materials with the aim of harnessing their novel properties for scopes as broad as electronics, photonics, energy and sensing.

Oleg Yazyev

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Prof. Oleg Yazyev was born in Simferopol, Crimean peninsula. He obtained his degree in chemistry from Moscow State University in 2003. He then joined Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) completing his PhD thesis in 2007. Next two years he has spent as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP) and the Institute for Numerical Research in the Physics of Materials (IRRMA) of the same institution. In 2009-2011 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Physics of the University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In September 2011 he started an independent research group supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation professorship grant. In 2012 he was awarded an ERC Starting grant. His current research focuses on the theoretical and computational physics of two-dimensional and topoloigical materials with strong emphasis on their prospective technological applications.

Slaven Garaj

National University of Singapore

December 13.
Amphithéâtre Moissan

Stanislav Leesment

NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments

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Olga Smolyanskaya

ITMO University

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Alexey Bolshakov

St.Petersburg Research Academic University

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Igor Meglinski

Aston University

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11, rue Pierre et Marie Curie
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Ligne B : station Luxembourg

Ligne 7 : stations Place Monge et Censier Daubenton
Ligne 10 : stations Cluny La Sorbonne, Maubert Mutualité et Cardinal Lemoine

Bus 21 et 27 : arrêt Saint-Jacques-Gay Lussac
Bus 47 : arrêt Monge
Bus 84 et 89 : arrêt Panthéon