Nano Forum

Annual events where high level Nanotech leaders meet
hosted by a ANF member.

Asia Nano Forum Summit 2008

Start date: November 16, 2008
End date: November 17, 2008
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Asia Nano Forum Summit

Asia Nano Forum Summit 2009

Start date: October 8, 2009
End date: October 9, 2009
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Asia Nano Forum Summit

Asia Nano Forum Summit 2010

Date: November 9, 2010
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Asia Nano Forum Summit

Asia Nano Forum Summit 2011

Date: August 9, 2011
Location: Tehran, Iran
Asia Nano Forum Summit

Asia Nano Forum Summit 2012

Start date: August 22, 2012
End date: August 23, 2012
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Asia Nano Forum Summit

Asia Nano Forum Summit 2013

Date: January 27, 2014
Location: Tsukuba, Japan
Asia Nano Forum Summit

Asia Nano Forum Summit 2014

Start date: September 24, 2014
End date: September 25, 2014
Location: Suzhou, China
Asia Nano Forum Summit

Asia Nano Forum Summit 2015

Start date: August 3, 2015
End date: August 4, 2015
Location: Singapore
Asia Nano Forum Summit

Asia Nano Forum Summit 2016

Start date: July 13, 2016
End date: July 15, 2016
Location: Seoul, Korea
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Asia Nano Forum Summit 2017

Start date: August 21, 2017
End date: August 22, 2017
Location: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Asia Nano Forum Summit

Asia Nano Forum Summit 2018

Start date: May 17, 2018
End date: May 18, 2018
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Asia Nano Forum Summit

Asia Nano Forum Summit 2019

Date: May 27, 2019
Location: Tagaytay city, the Philippines
Asia Nano Forum Summit


Annual event where young leading nanotech researchers
meet and experience collaborations.

Asia Nanotech Camp 2010

Start date: October 3, 2010
End date: October 14, 2010
Location: Singapore - Malaysia
Asia Nanotech Camp

Asia Nanotech Camp 2012

Start date: July 6, 2012
End date: July 9, 2012
Location: Beijing, China
Asia Nanotech Camp

Asia Nanotech Camp 2013

Start date: October 4, 2013
End date: October 11, 2013
Location: Banten, Indonesia
Asia Nanotech Camp

Asia Nanotech Camp 2014

Start date: October 8, 2014
End date: October 15, 2014
Location: Tehran, Iran
Asia Nanotech Camp

Asia Nanotech Camp 2015

Start date: August 2, 2015
End date: August 7, 2015
Location: Singapore
Asia Nanotech Camp

Asia Nanotech Camp 2016

Start date: April 3, 2016
End date: April 8, 2016
Location: Krems, Austria
Asia Nanotech Camp

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Graphene Malaysia 2016

Start date: November 8, 2016
End date: November 9, 2016
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Sixth Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference 2017

Start date: November 5, 2017
End date: November 7, 2017
Location: Los Angeles, USA
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This year’s SNO conference sessions represent a hybrid of topics on selected “systems” that contribute to sustainability and more traditional topics. Sessions will be populated with talks on applications, effects and implications, analytical methods, and lifecycle aspects of nanomaterials within each system. The aims are to identity where nanomaterials and nanotechnology can improve the sustainability of each system and to foster integration of knowledge between applications and implications within each system. We also aim to encourage papers on the applications of nanomaterials to sustainability. Papers on lifecycle aspects of nanomaterials within each system or across systems are encouraged. New developments in analytical methods and instrumentation are also welcome. Topics from prior conferences will be addressed under the current session topics.

As always, in all our sessions, we ask how we are helping reach sustainability through nanotechnology:


1. Tribute to Pedro Alvarez
Pedro Alvarez has significantly contributed to eco-responsible nanotechnology through pioneering research on how engineered nanomaterials interact with bacteria, elucidating their mode of action and discerning potential impacts to microbial ecosystem services. He also opened new opportunities for nano-enabled greener disinfection and biofouling control, as well as for enhanced (selective) removal of priority water pollutants. Recently, Alvarez led a multi-university effort to establish a NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT), which is developing easy-to-deploy, next-generation modular treatment processes that protect lives and support sustainable development.

2. Food/Agriculture
This session centers on Nanotechnology for food production, pesticide delivery, nutrient delivery, disease suppression, food fortification, and environmental implications.

3. Water
This session focuses on applications of nanotechnology to address water or air contaminants, including applications in water supply, wastewater treatment and industrial air quality control.

4. Fate and Exposure
This session will consider studies addressing nanomaterial release, fate and transport, transformations, and exposure modelling.

5. Nanotoxicology
This session emphasizes the evaluation of the effects (i.e. positive or negative) that advanced nanomaterials have on the environment and human health.

6. Life Cycle
It is important to consider a life-cycle perspective when evaluating the applications of nanotechnology, from raw materials to synthesis, and from product use to end of life. Papers in this session can address the entire life-cycle of particular applications, or the implications in specific life-cycle phases, including recycling.

7. Sensors/Measurement
Papers in this session focus on the need to develop sensors, new instruments, approaches, and/or further refinement of existing tools for characterizing nanomaterials and using nanomaterials as sensors to detect chemicals of interest.

8. Green Synthesis
This session focuses on the synthesis of nanomaterials with lowered energy and fewer polluting by-products and starting materials. Environmentally benign methods for forming in place, incorporating lithography, vacuum coating and spray coating; mechanical synthesis (‘top-down’ method that reduces the size of particles by attrition, for example, ball milling or planetary grinding); gas phase synthesis, such as plasma vaporization, chemical vapor synthesis and laser ablation; and green wet chemistry, the range of techniques that are most applicable for characterization by light scattering techniques. Wet chemistry techniques are fundamentally ‘bottom-up,’ i.e., they start with ions or molecules and build these up into larger structures.  Green chemistry techniques are used here such as use of Non-toxic Solvents (e.g., supercritical CO2, water), Self-assembly, Solid state processes, Bio-inspired nanoscale synthesis, Templating processes (including ambient, room-temperature processes), Molten Salt or Ionic Liquid Synthesis, Microwave technology, Improved synthesis, fewer steps, Photochemical synthesis, Use of renewables, and many more material and energy saving methods.

9. Education/Social aspects
Papers in this session will address nano-education programs and curriculum development.  In addition, societal aspects, such as laws, regulations, economics, and social issues, will be covered.

10. Nanomedicine
This session will accept papers that deal with the use of various types of nanoparticles for use in medicine, particularly to diagnose and treat cancer.

Graphene Malaysia 2017

Start date: July 10, 2017
End date: July 11, 2017
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Revolutionising Innovations With Graphene”


Start date: July 12, 2017
End date: July 14, 2017
Location: KINTEX, Ilsan, Korea
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Exco meeting

Date: February 16, 2017
Location: Tokio, Japan
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Lux Research – NanoMalaysia Forum 2016

Date: October 24, 2016
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Nanotechnology as a Primary Driver
of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”

5th Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference

Start date: November 10, 2016
End date: November 12, 2016
Location: Orlando, Florida
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8th International Workshop on Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology (IWAMSN 2016)

Start date: November 8, 2016
End date: November 12, 2016
Location: Ha Long City, Vietnam
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Japan nano tech 2016

Start date: January 27, 2016
End date: January 29, 2016
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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4th International Congress on Nano Science and Nanotechnology (ICNT 2016)

Start date: January 28, 2016
End date: January 29, 2016
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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ICONN 2016 – International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Start date: February 7, 2016
End date: February 11, 2016
Location: Canberra, Australia
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International Forum on Nano Olympiad, Certification and Labeling of Nanotechnology Products

Start date: May 17, 2016
End date: May 19, 2016
Location: Tehran, Iran
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Nano Taiwan 2016, the 14th International Nano Exposition

Start date: June 15, 2016
End date: June 17, 2016
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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2nd International Conference – Integrated Functional Nano Systems (nanoFIS 2016)

Start date: June 27, 2016
End date: June 29, 2016
Location: Graz, Austria
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5th International Symposium on Graphene Devices (ISGD-5)

Start date: July 11, 2016
End date: July 14, 2016
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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8th International Symposium on Nano and Supramolecular Chemistry

Start date: July 13, 2016
End date: July 16, 2016
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Iran Nano 2016

Start date: October 5, 2016
End date: October 8, 2016
Location: Tehran, Iran
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Advanced Materials Conference (AMC 2016)

Start date: November 28, 2016
End date: November 29, 2016
Location: Langkawi Island, Malaysia
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8th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

Start date: February 12, 2017
End date: February 16, 2017
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
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nano tech Japan 2017

Start date: February 15, 2017
End date: February 17, 2017
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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