National SBIR/STTR Conference

Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center at Washington, DC, National Harbor

May 15-17, 2017 | Washington, DC

Co-Located with

National Innovation Summit and Showcase
TechConnet World Innovation

One and two dimensional crystalline materials: industrial applications

graphene nanotubes nanowiresSunday, May 13, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Technology Focus

This workshop provides an overview of potential industrial applications of one and two dimensional crystalline materials with a particular focus on graphene , carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanowires. Crystalline low dimensional materials with exceptional properties have an enormous potential to lead to a wide range of applications starting from composites, coatings, conducting paint, cables or their use in electronics, photonics, energy generation and storage, sensors and others. There has been a tremendous progress over the last decade in the synthesis and assembling of low dimensional crystalline materials and the prospects for certain applications is highly diverse.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop would be appropriate for anyone who needs to have up to date information and an overview on recent advances in the application of low dimensional crystalline materials.

Workshop Content

  • Introduction to low one and two dimensional materials
  • Challenges and progress in synthesis
  • Improving mechanical properties and vibration damping of composites
  • Improving electrical conductivity and related applications
  • Improving electrodes and related applications
  • Improving thermal conductivity and related applications
  • Applications in Electronics, Optics and Photonics
  • Sensors
  • Energy generation, energy storage

For each topic, references and recommended reading list will be provided.

Workshop Instructor

Wolfgang S. Bacsa


University of Toulouse, France

Wolfgang S. Bacsa, Ph.D., Professor, CEMES (Centre d’Elaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales) CNRS, Toulouse. Dr. Wolfgang Bacsa is an expert in the field of nano-photonics and nano-materials. He has a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich in Physics and has extensive experience in condensed matter physics, photonics, microscopy and the synthesis of nano-materials. Dr. Bacsa worked at ETH Zürich, Penn State University and EPFL Lausanne. He is currently a professor at CEMES/CNRS and the University of Toulouse in southern France. His research interests are in advanced optical microscopy, carbon nanotubes and protein aggregation. He has more than 20 years of research experience and published more than 120 scientific papers. He received two Innovation prizes in 1998 and has been an invited visiting scientist at SRI Menlo Park CA, the University of Osaka, Japan and he has been a visiting research professor at the photonics centre/ Boston University, Boston MA.


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