The 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles aims to define the current frontiers of science associated with metal nanostructures and the cutting-edge technology that is being enabled through designer nanostructures. Speakers and Discussion Leaders will be drawn from a complementary mix of experimentalists and theoreticians from chemistry, physics, material science, and medicine as well as electrical, chemical, and biomedical engineering. As a hallmark of the previous five GRCs on this topic, oral presentations and posters sessions are anticipated to invoke lively and unhampered discussions that cut across disciplines and include participants from diverse backgrounds. Funds are being raised to specifically support those who are bringing young children to the conference site and will incur additional expenses; please let the conference chair know if this situation applies to you. Research topics will include the frontiers of metal nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, and theory, with additional sessions dedicated to catalysis, energy conversion, nanomedicine, assembly, and more. The conference will conclude with selected poster presenters and Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) speakers giving short, late-breaking topic presentations. Outside of planned events, attendees will have many opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings. A GRC Power Hour will also be held to discuss the challenges associated with diversity and inclusion in science and engineering. Early career scientists are highly encouraged to participate in this Conference and the associated GRS on Noble Metal Nanoparticles. As always, high priority will be placed on presenting unpublished, novel, and exciting results.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Keynote Session: Metal Nanoparticle Design
- Characterization and Theory
- Nanostructures for Diagnosis and Delivery
- On the Nanoparticle Surface
- Designer Catalysts
- Plasmonics for Energy Conversion
- Assembly, Self-Organization and Reconfiguration of Nanoparticles
- Selected Poster Presentations