The final PCNSPA 2016 Programme is here.



Invited Speakers


Andrey Rogach (City University of Hong Kong, China)

Combination of Photo-induced Alignment and Self-assembly to Realize Polarized Emission from Ordered Semiconductor Nanorods


Wolfgang Parak (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany)

Sensing with Colloidal Nanoparticles


Victor Klimov (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)

Light Harvesting Using Engineered Quantum Dots: From Luminescent Solar Concentrators to Carrier-Multiplication-Enhanced Solar Cells


Ulrike Woggon (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)

Excitons in Colloidal 2D CdSe Nanocrystals


Gleb Sukhorukov (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Polyelectrolyte Assembly on Modulated Surfaces: Tool for Fabrication of Defined Fluorescent Nanoparticles and Periodic Colloidal Structures


Mikhail V. Artemyev (Belarusian State University, Belarus)

A(II)B(VI) Colloidal Quantum Wells: Synthesis, Structure, and Optical Properties


Paul O'Brien (The University of Manchester, UK)

New Approaches to Complex Quantum Dot Structures


Alexander Eychmüller (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

Superstructures from Colloidal Nanocrystals


Uri Banin (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Dimensionality Matters: Dimensionality Effects on Optoelectronic Behavior of Semiconductor Nanocrystals


Igor Nabiev (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France and National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Russia)

Quantum Dot-based Hybrid Nanostructures for Advanced Single- and Multi-photon Imaging and Diagnostics


Hedi Mattoussi (The Florida State University, USA)

Controlling the Surface Properties of Semiconductor and Gold Nanocrystals


Yury Rakovich (Materials Physics Center in San Sebastian (CFM; Spanish National Research Council - University of Basque Country), Spain)

Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanostructures: Exciton-Plasmon Interaction and Rabi Splitting Effect


Jennifer A. Hollingsworth (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)

Nano-engineering Core/Shell Quantum Dots for Ultimate Control Over Light-emission Processes from Blinking to Color Selection 


Bruno Chaudret (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, France)

Organometallic Approach to Quantum Dots: a Way to Control Surface Properties


Yurii K. Gun'ko (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and ITMO University, Russia)

Optically Active Quantum Dots


Alexander Efros (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)

Anna Rodina (Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia)

Magnetic Properties of Nonmagnetic Nanostructures: Dangling Bond Magnetic Polaron in CdSe Nanocrystals    


Arthur J. Nozik (National Renewable Energy Laboratory and University of Colorado, USA)

Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Applications to Advanced Concepts for Solar Photon Conversion to Electricity and Solar Fuels: History and Status