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Nano 2016

From 7th – 12th August 2016 the XIII International Conference on Nanostructured Materials – Nano 2016 is taking place in Québec, Canada. NANO 2016 will be the first Nano Conference held in Canada and is hosted by IREQ, Hydro-Québec's research institute taking place at the Québec City Convention Centre. The Convention Centre is located in a prime area of Québec City, surrounded by world-class hotels and tourist attractions—including the historic district of Old Québec, designated a world heritage treasure by UNESCO since 1985 and the only fortified city north of Mexico.



NANO 2016, like preceding NANO conferences, is a top-level international conference bringing together scientists and engineers from around the world interested in recent developments in nanostructured materials—their chemistry, physics, mechanics, computer simulation and biomedical applications as well as techniques for their advanced characterization.

The primary goal of NANO 2016 is to present state-of-the-art research, recent achievements and global trends in nanoscience and nanotechnology and to promote cross-disciplinary interactions that can spur the development of this exciting materials research field. Special emphasis will be placed on energy materials and applications, nanobiotechnology, health and environmental safety of nanomaterials and specific techniques to fully characterize nanostructured materials.


The conference language will be English. All original contributions may be in the form of plenary, roundtable, E-poster or poster presentations, with a number of parallel sessions dedicated to specific topics. All presented abstracts by one of the authors will appear in the conference proceedings.


More information on this event can be accessed via the conference website at http://www.nano2016.org/


WHEN: 07. – 12. August 2016

WHERE: Québec City Convention Centre, Québec, Canada

Abstract submission deadline: 1st March 2016

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline: 1st May 2016



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Information on the sponsorship programmes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on nanotechnologies for humans and the environment.


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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.


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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.



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