Chemical Nanomotors

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Chemical Nanomotors – Frontiers and Opportunities  

Colloid & Surface Chemistry Division

Join us in commemorating two decades of groundbreaking innovation since the debut of "Catalytic Nanomotors" in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) in 2004.

This symposium focuses on chemically powered nanomotors, highlighting their collective behaviors, intricate taxis, and limitless prospective applications. Its multidisciplinary topic is at the convergence of chemistry, physics, and material sciences and will foster collaboration between experimentalists and theoreticians, as it explores electrokinetics, colloidal taxis, and active matter.

Call for Abstracts: We invite early career researchers and research scholars to submit an abstract and present their work in a flash talk.

Symposium Features

Present your research in your local time zone

Inviting all early career chemists from diverse regions such as Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania to deliver flash presentations.

Get exposure and recognition

As a presenter, you will receive a certificate of participation at ACS Meetings.

Abstracts will be listed in the CAS database and can be added to your Google Scholar profile.

Symposium schedule

Symposium will feature multiple sessions from August 18-22.

Sessions will be programmed at convenient daytimes of multiple regions such as Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania; however, for the Americas, these sessions will be at early mornings and late nights.

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Ayusman Sen
Prof. Ayusman Sen

Penn State, United States

Prof. Martin Pumera
Prof. Martin Pumera

University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Qiang He
Prof. Qiang He

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Prof. Samuel Sanchez
Prof. Samuel Sanchez

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain

Prof. Peer Fischer
Prof. Peer Fischer

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany

Prof. Joseph Wang
Prof. Joseph Wang

University of California, San Diego, United States

Prof. Ramin Golestanian
Prof. Ramin Golestanian

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Germany

Prof. Raymond Kapral
Prof. Raymond Kapral

University of Toronto, Canada

Prof. Jianguo Guan
Prof. Jianguo Guan

Wuhan University of Technology, China

Invited Speakers

Prof. Jinyao Tang
Prof. Jinyao Tang

The University of Hong Kong, China

Prof. Daniela Wilson
Prof. Daniela Wilson

Radboud University, Netherlands

Prof. Shashi Thutupalli
Prof. Shashi Thutupalli

National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) Bangalore, India

Prof. Daiki Nishiguchi
Prof. Daiki Nishiguchi

University of Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Fei Peng
Prof. Fei Peng

Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Prof. Xing Ma
Prof. Xing Ma

Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China

Prof. Ambarish Ghosh
Prof. Ambarish Ghosh

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India

Prof. Sambeeta Das
Prof. Sambeeta Das

University of Delaware, United States

Symposium Chairs

Prof. Subhabrata Maiti
Prof. Subhabrata Maiti

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India

Prof. Wei Wang
Prof. Wei Wang

Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Flash presentations?

    They are brief, impactful, and convey information about a novel protocol, perspective, technique, or research results. For instance, one Flash Talk may describe an innovative interdisciplinary research outcome. Another may describe results for a pilot/prototype study.

  • Can I submit an abstract if I'm not an early career researcher?

    This symposium focuses on early career researchers, but all researchers are welcome to attend. However, the format of the presentation will be 8 minutes flash talk.

  • What is the submission deadline for abstracts?

    The submission deadline for abstracts is April 1, 11:59 PM ET.

  • What is the required format for abstracts?

    Abstracts should be 2500 characters or less and include the title, author(s), and a concise description of your research.

  • Can I include images or figures in my abstract?

    Yes, limited use of images or figures is permitted to enhance your abstract's content.

  • When will I know if my abstract is accepted?

    Presenters can expect to receive their acceptance notices approximately 3 months before the meeting. Scheduling notices are sent periodically starting approximately 2 months before the meeting.

  • What if I can't attend the symposium on the scheduled date?

    While attending is encouraged, if you can't participate in real time, you can still submit an abstract for inclusion. In case the abstract is accepted, you can share a recorded version of flash talk.

  • Do I need to register separately if my abstract is accepted?

    Yes, accepted presenters will have to register for ACS Fall 2024. Symposium organizers will reach out to confirm their participation.

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