NANOAPP 2017

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14.6. – 18.4. 2017

Hotel Golf, Bled, Slovenia

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Nanomaterials and Application: 14. – 18. June, Bled, Slovenia

“NANOAPP” is the most renowned scientific gathering of distinguished scientists in the field of Nanomaterials. Such conferences offer scientists, world-wide, a forum to present state-of-the-art research and advanced discoveries in the field of Nanomaterials. »NANOAPP« conference offers scientists, world-wide, a forum to present state-of-the-art research and advanced discoveries in the field of Nanomaterials.

NANOAPP is a vehicle of exchange of ideas, techniques, experiments and applications in the exciting and rapidly developing field of Nanomaterials, Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies. Such a conference offers to a new type of scientists and engineers a platform to present novel ideas and future directions for the Nano Community, at large. NANOAPP, an assembly of an exceptional gathering of the past, present and future NanoScientists, advocates a unified approach in the assessment and management of potential human health, energy-related and environmental risks that may be associated with the use of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies.

Energy, the environment and human health have emerged as strategic priorities not only in research but in all aspects of our lives. Hybrid materials have already demonstrated good promise in addressing and offering solutions in each of these priority areas.

The 3rd  NANOAPP conferencewas held at Golf Hotel Bled at Bled, Sloveniaon14. – 18. June 2017.

 

Summary of the NANOAPP 2017 Conference

Under the auspices of the Institute of Environment and Sensors (IOS), the University of Maribor and SATENE, the third international conference of Nanomaterials and Applications took place. The conference attracted more than 140 participants from 26 countries from both the scientific and the economic spheres. Scientists and industry was thus offered a forum for presenting the latest research and advanced discoveries in the field of nanomaterials and their applications. The meeting was attended by world renowned scientists in the field of the synthesis of new nanomaterials and their use in medicine, biotechnology, energy, environment, sensors and textiles. A great deal of emphasis was also on providing information on the impact of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies on the environment and human health. Three plenary lecturers, namely prof.dr. Clement Sanchez from France and prof.dr. Kuroda from Japan, pioneer in the field of mesoporous and hybrid nanomaterials and their applications, and prof.dr. Jeffrey Zink of the USA (UCLA) is one of the most important scientists in the field of target drug transfer. A number of Slovenian prominent scientists from the field of nanomaterials and their applications, such as prof.dr. Spomenka Kobe, prof.dr. Barbara Mali?, from the Institute Jožef Stefan, prof.dr. Miran Gaberš?ek from the Institute of Chemistry, prof.dr. Damjan Drobne from the University of Ljubljana.

Within the framework of the NANOAPP 2017 conference, SATENE organized a round table on “Women in Science: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Gender Inequality”, which opened the issue of women’s representation in academic professions. The participants of the round table contributed to the interdisciplinary reflection on structural inequalities with brief introductory contributions: dr. Spomenka Kobe, head of the research department at the Jožef Stefan Institute and one of the few women in the Engineering Academy of Slovenia, dr. Renata Šribar, co-founder and head of the FemA Center – Institute for Transformative Studies and Operations, and former member of the Women in Science Commission, dr. Urša Opara Krašovec, senior research associate at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Member of the Women in Science Commission, and Nina Pergar, young researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, who in her master’s thesis addressed the perception of sexism of employees in higher education.