Welcome to 6th EMN Sicily Meeting 2020!
Collaborative Conference on Advanced Materials
Oct. 19-23, 2020

Event Postponement: Due to the current situation with COVID-19 pandemia and for the safety of attendees, we have to make the decision to postpone the EMN Sicily again. EMN has postponed its Sicily meeting from May 2020 to Oct. 19-23, 2020.
The possible event date(mostly in 2021) will be informed according to the global circumstances.
Please do not book tickets, accommodation for the meeting until further notice. 

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To continue its success of last events at Phuket, Thailand 2015Dubrovnik, Croatia 2016Havana, Cuba 2017, Crete, Greece 2018EMN Rome 2019, the 6th EMN Sicily Meeting will be held during May 18 to 22, 2020 in Catania, Sicily, Italy!

It aims to be a unique platform for leading scientists, researchers, scholars and engineers from academia, R&D laboratories and industry around the world to exchange, share and learn the most recent advancement on various aspects related to nanotechnology, and energy-related materials and technologies. Now we set some workshops:

  • 3D Printing
    Designs and Modelling/ Materials and Methods/ Processing Technologies/ Medical Applications
    Session chair: Ying Hsi Jerry Fuh, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Advanced Electronic Materials
  • Advanced Energy Materials
    Session chair: Fuqian Yang, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Advanced Magnetic Materials
  • Advances Materials and Methods in Catalysis
  • Advanced Nanomaterials and Devices in Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
  • Engineering and Nanotechnology for Solar, Thermal and Other Energy Applications
    Session chair: Alexander Korsunsky, University of Oxford, UK
  • Carbon, Graphene and Other 2D materials
    Session chair: Quan Xu, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Multiferroics, Ferroelectrics, and Piezoelectrics
  • Polymeric Materials
    Session chair: Eric Buhler, Paris Diderot University, France
  • Spintronics and Photonics

The meeting will be a few days of intense collaboration with great social occasions. It will be not only be a time to enjoy the company of fellow researchers in the field, but also a time to have fun with friends and family!
Contact: ccam@emnmeetings.org; emncroatia@hotmail.com
Local committee: Viviana Figà Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology – Palermo, Italy

Speakers at a glance:

  • Keynote 
    Alexander Korsunsky
    , University of Oxford, UK
    Nanomechanics of hierarchically structured materials
    Thomas J. Webster
    , Northeastern University, USA
    Goodbye Hospitals: Hello Implantable Nanosensors
    Animesh Bose, Desktop Metal, Inc., USA
    Review of Two Sintering-based Metal Additive Manufacturing Technologies
  • 3D Printing
    Designs and Modelling/ Materials and Methods/ Processing Technologies/ Medical Applications
    Ying Hsi Jerry Fuh, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Vincent Laur, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France
    3D printing of composites for microwave devices and systems
    Ziyaur Rahman, Texas A&M University, USA
    Rabia Aftab, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
    Effect of different production technologies on the miscibility of Fe-Cu and Cr-Mo
  • Advanced Electronic Materials
    Qixin GUO, Saga University, Japan
    Zhongtao Li
    , China University of Petroleum – Beijing, China
    The structral regulation of metal/Carbon nanocomposites to accelerate charges transfer during electrocatalyzing
    Ryotaro Sekine
    , Tokyo University of Science, Japan
    New approach to crystal growth for CdTe radiation detectors
    Evgeny Y. Tsymbal, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Advanced Energy Materials
    Elena DAVID, National Institute for Cryogenic and Isotopic Technologies, Romania
    Catalytic Materials Used for the Conversion of Residual Biomass to Bio-fuel and Chemicals

    Teresa Gatti
    , Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

    Hole transporting materials for perovskite solar cells: limitations of benchmark species and opportunities from novel composite ones
    Larisa G. Gordeeva, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Russia
    MOFs as advanced adsorbents for water harvesting and thermal energy transformation technologies
    Di Han, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    A polydimethylsiloxane-coated structure for radiative cooling under hot and humid climates
    Tao Huang, Fudan University, China
    Yong Li, Southeast University, China
    Chemical Stress in amorphous wire-based electrodes
    Alok Kumar Rai, University of Delhi, India
    High-rate and long-life lithium-ion battery performance of Transition Metal Oxide Nanocomposites as an Anode Material

    Suhuai Wei, Beijing Computational Science Research Center, China
    First-principle study of the perovskite materials for solar cell and optoelectronic application

    Fuqian Yang, University of Kentucky, USA
    Nano Sb-based electrode materials for high-performance Li/Na-ion batteries
    Jun Yang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    Nanostructured Li/Na metal anodes for high energy rechargeable batteries
    Aishui Yu, Fudan University, China

  • Advanced Magnetic Materials
    David Laroze, University of Tarapacá, Chile
    Szymon Chorazy, Jagiellonian University, Poland
    Wolfgang Kleemann, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    Novel states and functions of magnetic and polar solids at the nanoscale: supermagnetism, superglasses, nanocomposites
    Raghvendra Singh Yadav, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
    Spinel Ferrite Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Application

  • Advanced Nanomaterials and Devices in Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
    Yizhak Marcus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    The Surface Tensions of Deep Eutectic Solvents Used to Estimate their Critical Temperatures
    István Szilágyi
    , University of Szeged, Hungary

    Reducing oxidative stress with hybrid nanomaterials
    George Mihail Vlasceanu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
    Ectopic osteoinductivity in bioinspired composite biopolymer blend scaffold reinforced with graphene oxide and hydroxyapatite gradient density
  • Carbon, Graphene and Other 2D materials
    Bozena Fenert, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
    Application of cellulose based adsorbents for microseparation of low-molecular mass compounds
    Partha Goswami
    , University of Delhi, India
    Unified Theoretical Description of Plasmons in Ferromagnet-Graphene-TMD van der Waals Heterostucture and Surface StateTopological Kondo Insulator
    Joanna Kargul
    , University of Warsaw, Poland
    Optimisation of bio-organic interfaces in graphene-based biomolecular devices
    Lucyna Lewandowska, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
    Investigations of adsorbents modified with graphene oxide nanoparticles for analytical applications and sewage treatment processes
    Krzysztof Piaskowski, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
    Carbon based nanoparticles as promising materials for wastewater processing
    Szabolcs Muráth, University of Szeged, Hungary
    Layered double hydroxide as carrier for ellagic acid: an antioxidant lamellar compound
    Quan Xu, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China
    Functionally graded gecko setae and their biomimics with robust adhesion and durability
  • Engineering and Nanotechnology for Solar, Thermal and Other Energy Applications
    Thierry Epicier et al., IRCELYON, University of Lyon / MATEIS, INSA-Lyon / CNRS, France
    In situ Environmental TEM investigation of gas-solid interactions for catalytic and energy applications
    Małgorzata Norek, Military University of Technology, Poland
    Electrochemical engineering of porous anodic oxide for optical and photonic applications
    Xun Shi, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Liquid-like Thermoelectric Materials
    Stefania Privitera, IMM-CNR, Italy
    Advanced Materials for Solar to Hydrogen Conversion
    Tiejun Zhu, Zhejiang University, China
    High Performance P-Type Half-Heusler Thermoelectric Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
    Benjamin P. Burton, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
    First Principles Phase Diagram Calculations for TMD alloys: in bulk; as adsorbed monolayers on Sapphire, or in a graphene-TMD-graphene sandwich
    Shulin Lü, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
    Eyas Mahmoud, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE
    The role of entropy in the thermodynamics of adsorption on metal-organic frameworks for gas storage
  • Multiferroics, Ferroelectrics, and Piezoelectrics
    Zengzhe Xi, Xi’an Technological University, China
  • Polymeric Materials
    Eric Buhler, Paris Diderot University, France
    Integration of molecular motors and nanomachines into polymeric gels
    Guangyu Qi, Institute of Chemical Materials, China Academy of Engineering Physics,China
    Negative thermal expansion of FOX
    Pawel Zarzycki, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
    Hybrid glucose based biopolymers for analysis of various micropollutants and biomarkers
    Qi Zhang, Institute of Chemical Materials, China Academy of Engineering Physics, China
    Energetic coordination polymers based on bis-tetrazole oxide and non-lead metals as novel green primary explosives
  • Spintronics and Photonics
    Dina V. Deyneko, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
    The influence of the crystal structure features on the luminescent properties in b-Ca3(PO4)2 phosphates
    Masaki Mizuguchi
    , Tohoku University, Japan
  • Poster
    Lung-Chien Chen, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
    Ultra-thin and High Transparent Cu2ZnSnSe4 Hole-Transporting Layer for Inverted Structure CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells
    Yeong-Soon Gal
    , Kyungil University, Korea
    Synthesis and Application of Polyacetylene-Based Polyelectrolytes
    Filipp Milovich, National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia
    Transport Properties of Solid Solutions ZrO2-Y2O3, ZrO2-Gd2O3 and ZrO2-Yb2O3 in Depends on Phase Composition and Local Crystal Structure

Call for abstracts: The conference organizing committee sincerely welcome the potential speakers to contribute a more exciting meeting. Email notification of contributed presentation acceptance will be provided no later than March 8th, 31, 2020

The abstract template is available here: EMN-Abstract-Template. Abstracts from invited speakers will be accepted automatically. Please submit it as an email attachment to ccam@emnmeetings.org
  • Please underline the name of the presenting author.
  • Please limit abstracts to a single page.
  • Select Invited, Oral or Poster presentation preferred as prompted in the template.
  • Indicate preferred workshop where prompted from the options in the list of workshops.
  • Abstracts with figures are encouraged.
  • Abstracts may be submitted ONLY as Microsoft Word files. Please name your file according to the following convention prior to submission: First Name_Last Name_Conference name_ Abstract.doc (e.g. John_Smith_CCAM 2020_Abstract.doc).

Author preferences will be taken into account, however the final decision on presentation format and session will be made by the Committee and indicated in the acceptance email.


All participants including conference chairs and invited speakers need to register. Please pay registration fees according to the following schedule.
For Chinese mainland attendees, please contact the conference assistant for registration link.
Registration fee will not cover flights or accommodation.

Before March 20, 2020
Before March 20, 2020
March 20-April 5, 2020
March 20-April 5, 2020
Without Presentation
Before May 5, 2020
Accompany person
(without Scientific Program)
Before May 5, 2020
On-Site (Cash Only)
    May 18-20, 2020

The meeting schedule

On Site Registration Starts: 14:00 PM, May 18, 2020
Scientific Program: May 19/20/21, 2020
One-Day exchanging and collaborating: May 22, 2020

Plaza Hotel Catania ****
Viale Ruggero Di Lauria n°43, 95127 Catania CT, Italy
Tel.  095.8737040 – 095.8362406


The meeting will be held in Plaza Hotel Catania. The hotel located at seaside with the view of Mediterranean Sea.
Accommodation: All attendees will book your stay by your own, you can choose the conference hotel, or alternatively other hotels nearby.
The Plaza Hotel Catania will offer a special group rate for attendees.
For reservation: Please fill the format and send it to commerciale@plazahotelcatania.it directly.
Room rate:
Double singe use € 105.00 per day (Etna view) € 115.00 per day (sea view)
Rates include Vat, tax and breakfast
City tax € 2.50 per person per day

Other hotels nearby for your information in 10 mins walking:
1. Hotel Nettuno****, Viale Ruggero di Lauria 121, 95126 Catania CT, 3 mins walking
2. B&B Hotei Catania***, Via del Rotolo, 46, 95126 Catania CT, 8 mins walking
3. Venere B&B***, Via del Rotolo, 44/46, 95126 Catania CT, 8 mins walking

From nearest Catania airport (Fontanarossa International Airport) to conference venue:
1. By taxi: About 8.5 Km which is around a 15 minute drive.
2. By bus/train:  bus ALIB+ train REG (from Capolinea ALIBUS to Stazione Centrale corsia esterna Palina 1, then from Stazione Catania Centrale to Picanello).

From Palermo, 3 hours by train to Catania.

Catania is the second largest city of Sicily in southern Italy, on the eastern coast of Sicily, halfway between Messina and Syracuse, at the foot of volcano Etna.

Past events

EMN Phuket, Thailand 2015
EMN Dubrovnik, Croatia 2016,
Havana, Cuba 2017,
Crete, Greece 2018,
EMN Rome 2019,
CCAM & 3D in Malta 2019