FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

International Conference 

NANOMATERIALS AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES (NN 2003),

Crete, Greece; August 30 - September 6, 2003

The objective of the Conference is to present current multidisciplinary research on nanostructured materials and development of nanotechnologies with primary focus on promotion of their industrial applications. This Conference aims to assess the current status and to identify future priority directions of fabrication, research, design and applications of quantum dots and wires, nanocomposites, carbon nanotubes, self-assembled supramolecules, nanostructured bulk solids, films and coatings.This Conference also aims to reinforce connection between the fundamental science, engineering and commercialization of nanostructures; between universities, governmental laboratories, academic institutions, private research sector and industry. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing close interactions among scientists and engineers from Asia, Europe, and North America and fostering future transdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration in this new and rapidly growing area.

We plan to focus on the following topics:

Conference chair:    I.A.Ovid'ko (Russian Academy of Sciences)

International Organizing Committee: 

M.-I. Baraton (University of Limoges, France)
G.-M. Chow (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
J.Th.M. De Hosson (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
G. Kiriakidis (IESL, FORTH, Greece)
E. Lavernia (University of California, Davis, USA)
C.S. Pande (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
H.-E. Schaefer (Stuttgart University, Germany) 
G. Skandan (Nanopowder Enterprises Inc., USA)

Location:    The Conference will be held in Creta Maris Hotel, de-luxe (five-star) hotel situated on the north coast of Crete, 25 km east of Heraklion airport on its own golden beach. The Creta Maris is ranked among the best deluxe hotels in Greece and provides a perfect holiday or incentive atmosphere with unmatched hotel facilities, services and cuisine. 

Contact:   Ilya Ovid'ko, email: ovidko@def.ipme.ru
SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS will be distributed in October 2002