24 March 2017 Front Matter: Volume 10174
Proceedings Volume 10174, International Symposium on Clusters and Nanomaterials; 1017401 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2268674
Event: International Symposium on Clusters and Nanomaterials, 2015, Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Ahuja, R., 09

Ainane, A., 09

Alberi, Kirstin, 0F

Anderson, J. R., 08

Beaton, Daniel A., 0F

Bouhou, S., 09

Christian, Theresa M., 0F

Dobrowolski, W., 08

El Hamri, M., 09

Essaoudi, I., 09

Fedorchenko, I. V., 08

Fluegel, Brian, 0E

Giri, Santanab, 0J

Górska, M., 08

Häkkinen, Hannu, 03

Hermann, Eric, 04

Hoang, Khang, 0B

Jena, Puru, 05, 0C, 0H, 0J

Jensen, Torben R., 0D

Kandalam, Anil K., 04

Khojasteh, Malak, 07

Kilanski, L., 08

Kresin, Vitaly V., 07

Li, Hai-Wen, 0D

Mahanti, Subhendra D., 0B

Marenkin, S. F., 08

Mascarenhas, Angelo, 0E, 0F

McLeskey, James T., Jr., 0J

Milani, Paolo, 0G

Minnai, Chloé, 0G

Montone, Georgia R., 04

Moore, Corell H., 0J

Podgórni, A., 08

Potenza, Marco A. C., 0G

Remhof, Arndt, 0A

Rentsch, Daniel, 0A

Reveles, J. Ulises, 06

Shillady, D. D., 06

Slynko, E. I., 08

Slynko, V. E., 08

Sprowls, Cameron J., 0I

Sun, Qiang, 0C

Szymczak, R., 08

Trindle, C., 06

Waite, Matthew M., 0I

Wang, Lai-Sheng, 02

Wang, Qian, 05

Yan, Yigang, 0A

Yu, Jiabing, 0C

Zhang, Shunhong, 05

Zhou, Jian, 0H

Conference Committee

Symposium Chair

  • Puru Jena, Virginia Commonwealth University (United States)


  • Anil K. Kandalam, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (United States)

International Advisory Board

  • Barbara D. Boyan, Virginia Commonwealth University (United States)

  • Catherine Bréchignac, CNRS (France)

  • Welford Castleman, Jr., Pennsylvania State University (United States)

  • Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

  • Wolfgang Eberhardt, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie (Germany)

  • Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

  • Joseph S. Francisco, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States)

  • Sumio Iijima, Meijo University (Japan)

  • Walter Kohn, University of California Santa Barbara (United States)

  • Nathan S. Lewis, California Institute of Technology (United States)

  • Zongfan Liu, Peking University (China) Chad A. Mirkin, Northwestern University (United States)

  • Risto M. Nieminen, Aalto University School of Science and Technology (Finland)

  • C. N. R. Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (India)

  • Gabor A. Somorjai, University of California Berkeley (United States)

  • John T. Yates, Jr., University of Virginia (United States)

Organizing Committee

  • Pulickel M. Ajayan, Rice University (United States)

  • Kit H. Bowen, Jr., Johns Hopkins University (United States)

  • Chris M. Cannizzaro, U.S. Department of State (United States)

  • Hani El-Kaderi, Virginia Commonwealth University (United States)

  • Mohamed S. El-Shall, Virginia Commonwealth University (United States)

  • Diana Farkas, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)

  • Subhendra D. Mahanti, Michigan State University (United States)

  • James T. McLeskey, Jr., Virginia Commonwealth University (United States)

  • Joe Poon, University of Virginia (United States)

  • Jason C. Reed, Virginia Commonwealth University (United States)

  • Joseph S. Reiner, Virginia Commonwealth University (United States)

  • William H. Sawyer, West Chester University (United States)

  • Qiang Sun, Peking University (China)

  • Sally S. Tinkle, Science and Technology Policy Institute (United States)


This volume contains the proceedings from the International Symposium on Clusters and Nanomaterials (ISCAN) held in Richmond, Virginia, United States, 26– 29 October 2015. This symposium was the ninth installment in the quadrennial Richmond Symposium series that began in 1982. The 2015 symposium dealt with the role of clusters and nanomaterials in addressing challenges in energy and life sciences, two of the areas that are of vital importance to society. The symposium focused on the role clusters and nanomaterials play in the development of novel materials for energy applications, such as solar, hydrogen, thermo-electric, and electrochemical storage. For life sciences, the focus was on bioactive, bio responsive, and biomimetic nanomaterials; nanotoxicity; bioengineering; and regenerative medicine. Interdisciplinary topics such as reactions; catalysis, electronic, optical and magnetic properties of nanoparticles and nanomaterials were also discussed.

This interdisciplinary symposium featured 39 invited speakers and 83 contributed presentations. Nearly 130 researchers and scientists from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Materials Science, Medicine, and Engineering fields from 22 countries attended this symposium and shared their ideas and results, delineated outstanding problems, and discussed future research. This symposium was sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University, and endorsed by American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, and American Vacuum Society. The proceedings are published by SPIE.

This symposium would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the members of the Organizing Committee, the input from the International Advisory Board, and the financial support from Virginia Commonwealth University, the U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and Toyota Laboratories. Our special thanks go to the undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in the Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering Departments of Virginia Commonwealth University for volunteering their services during the organization of this symposium, and to the participants for the high quality of their presentations. Last, but not least, to Mrs. Barbara Martin for her assistance throughout the two-year period this symposium was in the making.

Puru Jena

Anil K. Kandalam

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