||The 3rd Energy Nanotechnology International Conference will be held on August 10-14, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida, together with the ASME Fluids, Heat Transfer, Energy, and Solar conferences. This unique conference will focus on the state-of-the-art research and development in energy-related materials, nanoscale phenomena, devices, systems, manufacturing, and commercialization.
Many emerging energy technologies offer the promise of increased efficiency and reduced environmental impact. At the heart of these technologies are critical scientific and engineering principles that rely on new materials and processes. This conference seeks to highlight the best of these advances with emphasis on nanoscale materials and processes, reporting of basic scientific discoveries as well as new technologies that are ripe for commercialization. As such, the conference's unique format contains a balance between traditional technical sessions and entrepreneurial exposure for prospective energy start-up concepts.
The connection between nanotechnology and energy is inextricable - many unique physical phenomena occur at the nanoscale through confinement of allowable states of basic energy carriers (electrons, phonons, and photons). The consequences of these nanoscale phenomena propagate across the length scales and can be exploited to improve traditional and develop conceptually new energy technologies. Thus, contributions that emphasize the scale-up of nanotechnology-based solutions with promising system-level energy performance prospects are particularly encouraged. All submissions will be organized around five focus application areas, which will form the main technical tracks of the conference:
Track 1 Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Utilization
Track 2 Nanotechnology for Energy Storage
Track 3 Nanotechnology for Efficient Energy Conversion
Track 4 Fundamental Issues of Nanoscale Energy Carrier Transport and Interaction
Track 5 Nanotechnology for Carbon Capture
Track 6 Industry/Commercialization Track
The conference will consist of tutorials, keynote lectures, invited presentations, oral and poster presentations, and technical and business panels. Abundant opportunities will be provided for communication and collaboration among industry, academia, and venture capital organizations.
Extended abstracts with less than 400 words and no figures are solicited from industry and academia, with emphasis on quantitative findings related to energy, according to the categories above. Optional full length papers will be requested for accepted abstracts. Accepted full papers or extended abstracts will be placed in oral and poster sessions according to the discretion of the conference organizers. Full peer-reviewed papers will be published in conference proceedings. One best paper award will be selected from accepted full papers. One best poster award will be selected from poster presentations.
English is the official language of the conference.
Submit your abstract by January 7, 2008.