The high quality scientific program will address different topics organized into 24 symposia arranged in 5 clusters covering the fields of Information and Communication Technologies; Energy and Environment; Manufacturing; Health; Fundamentals. The latest scientific results will be presented and authors are invited to submit papers in the selected journals that fit the scope of each symposium.
The focus of the scientific program will be both on fundamental investigations and technological applications, providing an international forum for discussing recent advances related to the different aspects to be considered to promote innovation.
Please note the deadline for abstract submission is June 12, 2023. Authors will be notified of acceptance and mode of presentation by July 15, 2023 at the latest. This will be an exciting event which should not be missed.
Symposium P: New directions in 2D and 3D bionanomaterials: immunology, mechanobiology, cancer
One of the 24 symposia covers New directions in 2D and 3D bionanomaterials: immunology, mechanobiology, cancer, and is co-organized by ICMAB Researcher Judith Guasch, from the Nanomol-Bio group and Max Planck Partner Group “Dynamic Biomimetics for Cancer Immunotherapy”.
The symposium will focus on nanoscale materials and devices applied to immunology, mechanobiology, and cancer research. It will produce a highly interdisciplinary forum for researchers working at the interface between materials science and life science, through a balance between fundamental science and biomedical applications.
Hot topics to be covered by the symposium are:
- Materials-based artificial niches for the study of immune cell signaling
- Materials for immune cell culture for immunotherapy
- Materials and devices to study the forces in the immune synapse and T cell mechano-sensing
- Materials for the study of (metastatic) cancer, including organoids
- Materials for the study of cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion
- Materials for the mechanobiology research, including 3D scaffolds
- Nanomaterials for the controlled cell culturing and high throughput single-cell imaging
- Theoretical models for the cell-environment mechanical interaction
- Nanomaterials and devices to study the role of the transmembrane receptor organization in the signal propagation
More information on the symposium at this special website created for the symposium or at the official E-MRS website.
Symposium H: Ferroelectric HfO2 and ZrO2-based thin films
Another of the 24 symposia covers Ferroelectric HfO2 and ZrO2-based thin films, and is co-organized by ICMAB Researcher Florencio Sánchez from the FOXEM research group at ICMAB.
The discovery of ferroelectricity in simple oxides based on HfO2 has renewed the interest in ferroelectric for memories and other devices. Both academia and industry are actively investigating the synthesis of thin films, progressing on the understanding of the ferroelectric properties, and fabricating devices.
Hot topics to be covered:
- Advances in theory and simulation
- Low thermal budget growth for BEOL compatibility
- Advances in thin film growth by chemical and physical deposition techniques
- Epitaxial films
- Impact of dopants
- Impact of electrodes and paraelectric layers
- Defects characterization and influence on properties
- Capacitors reliability
- Switching mechanisms
- Piezoelectricity and pyroelectricity
- In-situ / in-operando characterization
- Integration of ferroelectric HfO2 with 2D, 1D and 0D nanostructures
- Ferroelectric memories: RAM, FET, FTJ
- Neuromorphic devices
- Emerging devices
- Energy applications
More information on the symposium at the official E-MRS website.
Deadline of abstract submission is extended to June 12, 2023! You still have a week to go!