Nanogenerators and Piezotronics Symposium is a three-day international event organised by the International Association of Advanced Materials and VBRI Press AB during 22 - 24 August 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.
Nanogenerator is about the applications of nanomaterials and nanotechnology for scavenging energy from our living environment for powering micro/nanosystems. Recent advances in piezoelectric, triboelectric, thermoelectric/pyroelectric nanogenerators technologies through various mechanisms have experienced a gigantic development. The output powers of these nanogenerators have been enhanced to achieve a level that a range of mobile electronics can be directly powered by nanogenerators. The produced electricity by nanogenerators can also be directly stored in Li-ion batteries or supercapacitors. The nanogenerators-based self-powered systems have the potential applications in implantable electronics, remote and mobile environmental sensors, nanorobotics, intelligent MEMSs/NEMSs, and portable/wearable personal electronics. Please download FULL Article.
Beyond Moore’s law, more and more efforts have been paid on multi-functional micro/nano-systems (MNS) and smart networks. Piezotronic effect and piezo-phototronic effect, the coupling between piezoelectricity, photoexcitation, and semiconducting property in piezoelectric semiconductor materials, provide new solutions to achieve the interaction between machine and human/ambient. Piezotronics is use the piezopotential as a gate voltage to tune/control charge carrier transport at a contact or junction. And the piezo-phototronics is to use the piezopotential to control the carrier generation, transport, separation and/or recombination. These two effects not only deepen our understanding in novel fundamental phenomena but also have unprecedented applications, such as the human–machine interfacing, flexible/stretchable electronics, sensing, energy harvesting, robotics, biomedical diagnosis/therapy, and prosthetics. Please download Full Article
This symposium aims to advance fundamental understandings and technological development of nanogenerators, and the coupling between piezoelectric polarization and semiconductor behaviors and functionalities. Abstracts on theoretical and experimental study of piezoelectric, semiconductor, ferroelectric, dielectric nanomaterials and fundamental coupling effect; investigation and applications of nanogenerators for self-powered devices and system; are particularly welcome.
Symposium Organizers
Prof. Ya Yang
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 
Prof. Weiguo Hu
University of Cambridge, UK
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Johannes Kepler University, Austria


Topics of Symposium:
Nanogenerators and Piezotronics symposium topics include-
  • Fundamental Material Science for Nanogenerators
  • Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Mechanical Energy Harvesting
  • Pyroelectric and Thermoelectric Nanogenerators for Scavenging Thermal Energy
  • Hybridized Nanogenerators for Harvesting Multi-Type Energies
  • Theoretical Analysis of Nanoscale Mechanical-to-Electric Energy Conversion
  • Self-Charging Power Cells for Li-Ion Batteries and Supercapacitors
  • Self-Powered Sensors and Systems
  • Fundamental Study on Band Structure and Interface Engineering using Piezoelectric Polarization
  • 1D/2D Piezoelectric, Semiconductor and Ferroelectric Nanomaterial: Synthesis and Characterization
  • Theoretical and Experimental Study of Piezotronic Effect on Electronic Transport
  • Theoretical and Experimental Study of Piezo-phototronic Effect on Optoelectronic Processes of Charge Carriers
  • Piezotronics and Piezo-phototronics for Smart Adaptive Electronics and Optoelectronics
  • Theoretical and Experimental Study of in Piezocatalysis: Catalytic Properties Modulated by Piezoelectric or Ferroelectric Polarization
  • Novel Approaches in Integrated Piezotronics Circuits

Invited Speakers:

1. Jeong-Min Baik

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology,

Republic of Korea

16. Max Migliorato

University of Manchester, United Kingdom

2. Yoshio Bando

National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

17. Mireille Mouis

Minatec, Grenoble INP, IMEP LAHC, France

3. Lucia Beccai

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

18. Paul Muralt

EPFL, Switzerland

4. SeungNam Cha

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

19. Evan Reed

Stanford University, USA

5. William W. Clark

University of Pittsburgh, USA

20. Oliver G Schmidt 

Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, Germany

6. Matthew Copel

IBM, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA

21. Pradeep Sharma

University of Houston, USA

7. Massimo De Vittorio

Università del Salento, Italy

22. Xudong Wang

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

8. Steve Dunn

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

23. Zhong Lin Wang

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

9. Horacio Espinosa

Northwestern University, USA

24. Magnus Willander

Linköping University, Sweden

10. Daniel Inman

University of Michigan, USA

25. Morten Willatzen

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

11. Sohini Kar-Narayan

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

26. Paul K. Wright

University of California, USA

12. Sang-Woo Kim

Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea

27. Rusen Yang

University of Minnesota, USA

13. Yue Zhang

University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

28. Gregory S. Rohrer

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

14. Christopher Phys Bowen

University of Bath, United Kingdom

29. Ju Li 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

15. Wenzhuo Wu

Purdue University, USA

Special Attractions:
  • Excellent speakers from industry and academia. It is a series of nanogenerators and piezotronics cruise event where eight international symposiums are hosted in the single vessel. We explore interdisciplinary connections with areas of nanogenerators and piezotronics.
  • There is chance to visit Nobel museum and two Scandinavian capital cities.
  • Access to all parallel events in a single registration fee.
  • The Advanced Materials Laureate, Nanogenerators and Piezotronics Award, IAAM Medal, IAAM Scientist and Young Scientist awards will be privileged by the International Association of Advanced Materials.
  • Amazing experience of cruise hospitality and visit two capital cities of Scandinavia, not to mention the beautiful views you will experience of the Stockholm archipelago on sunny summer days and beautiful long and light evenings.
Highlights of Activities:
  • Excellent Speakers  
  • Interdisciplinary Research Presentations  
  • Global Networking  
  • Strong Attendance from Industry and Academia
  • Parallel Symposiums  
  • Industry Exhibition  
  • Training Courses  
  • IAAM Awards and Felicitation
  • Amazing Experience of Cruise Hospitality  
  • Explore two of the Scandinavian Capitals  
  • Global Market  
  • Product Lunches
For more information, please watch video on AM Congress YouTube Channel