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Challenges in Nanoscience (ISACS9), 31 August - 3 September 2012, Xiamen, China

Last chance to register - deadline 3 August


Challenges in Nanoscience was the third event in the International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) series in 2012.

Nanoscience is an exciting research area which encompasses a broad range of disciplines, including chemistry, biology, physics and engineering. The five themes selected for this symposia reflect the true interdisciplinary nature of the field of nanoscience and are at the forefront of research at the nanoscale in the twenty-first century.

The Scientific Committee warmly invites you to take part in ISACS9 and looks forward to welcoming you to China.


The conference brought together exceptional researchers - all leading names in their field - for an outstanding plenary programme, complemented by contributed talks, together with extensive poster sessions that provided many networking opportunities.


  • Nanomedicine - including nano-encapsulation and drug delivery

  • Nanocatalysis and functional nanomaterials

  • Directed assembly of nanomaterials - including lithography and patterning

  • Nanomachines to nanodevices

  • Nanoplasmonics and nanospectroscopy


We would like to thank the PCOSS and The College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University for their co-sponsorship support of ISACS9.

College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University


We would like to thank the following companies for their support of this event:

The Royal Society

Scientific Committee

Professor Shi-Gang Sun (Chair)
Xiamen University, China

Professor Hubert Girault
EPFL, Switzerland

Professor Markus Niederberger
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Professor Teri Odom
Northwestern University, USA

Professor Jon Preece
University of Birmingham, UK

Professor Zhong-Qun Tian
Xiamen University, China

Professor Xi Zhang
Tsinghua University, China

Professor LS Zheng
Xiamen University, China

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