Inorganic nanomaterials have sparked phenomenal interest as they hold much promise for the development of new advanced devices and equipment which could revolutionise the way we live. Investigating the structuration of materials on the nanoscale has revealed unprecedented physical (optics, magnetism, etc.) and chemical (e.g. catalysis) properties that are absent in bulk matter of the same chemical composition. These specific functionalities are the consequence of a complex multi-level organisation (chemical, structural, textural) of the architecture of inorganic nanomaterials. The global properties and functional performances largely depend on the extent to which these levels are mastered during the synthesis process.

The aim of this meeting is to offer an update of recent innovations in both fundamental and applied aspects and to highlight the latest advances and progress in the field of inorganic nanomaterials (inorganics, ceramics, hybrids and bio-inspired materials).

We encourage researchers to submit an abstract of their most recent work related to one of the three following topics:

T1: Advanced preparation methods to Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials and cutting edge characterisation techniques: Nanostructures, nanoparticles, nanotubes, ceramics, membranes, films, self-assembly, supramolecular systems, co-ordination polymers, zeolites, MOFs, mesoporous materials, hierarchically structured materials, carbons, natural materials, bioinspired and biomimetic materials, biomineralisation and biotemplating, bio-integrated materials, biocomposites, organometallics, green materials for construction, inorganic switches etc.


T2: Nanomaterials, functional porous materials, co-ordination networks, bio-inspired nanomaterials, hybrid materials and living materials: New precursors, new methods, new processing and shaping and fundamental aspects of synthesis: sol-gel technology, self-assembly, templating, artificial integration, encapsulation, immobilisation, functionalisation, layer-by-layer, ship-in-bottle etc.


T3: New applications and new properties: Catalysis, photocatalysis, energy conversion and storage, batteries, supercapacitors, photovoltaics, artificial photosynthesis, CO2 photoreduction, water splitting, thermal energy to electricity, fuel cells, (DS)solar cells, sensors, gas storage, magnetism, photomagnetism, spin crossover, optics, photochromism, conductivity, superconductivity, etc.


T4: A special session of the ACIN2018 will be dedicated to the "Remediation of outdoor and indoor emissions of Voltail Organic Compounds" in the frame of a H2020 INTERREG V project "DEPOLUTAIR" financially supported by European Union and Wallonie-Belgium. All the researchers working in this field are welcomed to submit your abstract to this special session.


Please go to "Abstract submission" to submit your abstracts