Invited Speakers

PCNSPA 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19

Please stay safe and well and we hope to see you as soon as possible 


We are deeply saddened by the loss of Professor Paul O'Brien​ Professor Françoise Winnik and Professor Nikolai Gaponik.


Alexander Eychmüller (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)  

Mechanistic Studies on Metal Aerogels and their Application in 


Alf Mews (Universität Hamburg, Germany)  

Synthesis and Electrical Properties of Photoactive, Two-Dimensional SnS and SnSe Nanosheets


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

Carbon Dots, Rods, and Molecular Fluorophores


Andries Meijerink (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Luminescence Nanothermometry: Fundamentals and Applications


Anna Rodina (Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia)

Carrier and Exciton Spin-Flip Processes in Colloidal Nanocrystals


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


Fabien Delpech (Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier and Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, ToulouseFrance)

Metal Phosphide Quantum Dots: the Challenge of the Surface Control


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)

Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: from Platelets to Supercrystals


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)

Inducing and Controlling the Radiolytic Synthesis of Organo-metallic Nano-objects with Organic Molds Using X-rays


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)

Synthesis and Surface Engineering of Metal Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals for Photovoltaics and Photocatalysis


Peter Sercel (California Institute of Technology, 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 (Center for Hybrid Nanostructures, Universität Hamburg, Germany)

Nanowires for Single Cell Actuation


Rongchao Jin (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Toward Atomic Precision in Nanoscience


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

Designing Functional Quantum Dot Surface Chemistries 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