Invited Speakers


We are deeply saddened by the loss of Professor Paul O'Brien​.



Alexander Eychmüller (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)  

Modern Inorganic Aerogels


Andrey Rogach (City University of Hong Kong, SAR China)

Carbon Dots, Rods, and Molecular Fluorophores


Andries Meijerink (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Upperconversion Nanocrystals


Anna Rodina (Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia)

Carrier and Exciton Spin-Flip Processes in Colloidal Nanocrystals


Bruno Chaudret (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, ToulouseFrance)

Magnetic Nanoparticles for Energy Conversion


Celso de Mello-Donegá (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Colloidal Cd-Free Nanocrystals: Emergent Materials for Optoelectronic Applications


David Lewis (The University of Manchester, UK)

Soft Processing toward Layered and 2D Materials: Expanding the Palette


Dietrich R. T. Zahn (Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany)

Vibrational Spectroscopy of Binary, Ternary, and Quaternary Colloidal Quantum Dots


Dmitri Yakovlev (Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany)

Spin Sensitive Techniques to Address Charging of Colloidal Nanocrystals


Gabriel Bester (Universität Hamburg, Germany)

Excitonic Fine Structure and Vibronic Coupling in Colloidal Quantum Dots


Gleb Sukhorukov (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Patterned Structures Made of Responsive Polymers: Sensing, Chemical Feedback and Delivery Systems


Hedi Mattoussi (Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA)

Characterizing Nanocolloids Using NMR Spectroscopy Techniques


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

FRET-Based Diagnostics and a Strong Light-Matter Coupling Regime


Jin Zhong Zhang (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)

Metal Halide Perovskites: from Quantum Dots to Magic Sized Clusters and Quantum Dot Solids


Jochen Feldmann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany)

Photocatalysis with Hybrid Nanoparticles: Charge Carrier and Ion Dynamics


Liberato Manna (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)

Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: Their Synthesis and Chemical, Structural, and Surface Transformations


Manfred Bayer (Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany)

Coherent Spin Dynamics in Quantum Dots


Michel Goldmann (Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, Sorbonne Université, France)

Using X-rays to Induce and Follow the Radiolytic Synthesis of Organometallic Nanoparticles and 2D Nanostructures


Mingyuan Gao (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Functional Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications


Nikolai Gaponik (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

Colloidal Nanocrystals in Robust and Processable Polymer or Inorganic Matrices


Peter Reiss (Université Grenoble Alpes, France)

Surface Chemistry of Metal Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals


Peter Sercel (California Institute of Technology and Peter Sercel Research, LLC, USA)

Quasicubic Model for Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: Excitonic Structure and Optical Properties


Philippe Guyot-Sionnest (The University of Chicago, USA)

Infrared Photophysics and Applications of Mercury Chalcogenide Quantum Dots


Robert H. Blick (Universität Hamburg, Germany)

Nanowires for Single Cell Actuation


Rongchao Jin (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)

Toward Atomic Precision in Nanoscience


Thomas Pons (École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris, France)

Designing Ultra-Low Fouling Quantum Dot Surface Ligands for Bio-Imaging


Ute Resch-Genger (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Berlin, Germany)

Photophysics of NIR-Emissive Luminescent Nanocrystals and Multiplexing Applications


Yurii Gun'ko (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Chiroptically Active Nanomaterials


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