9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies

ICMAT 2017 | 18 - 23 June 2017 | Suntec Singapore

Symposium CC

Organic-Inorganic Hybrids and Polymer Nanocomposites for
Homeland Security and Sustainability

Category: Polymers / Biomaterials


Xiao ‘Matthew’ HU
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Local Advisory Committee

Chee Lip GAN
TL@NTU, Singapore

Wun Jern NG
NEWRI@NTU, Singapore


Henry KOH
DSO National Laboratories, Singapore

Kyushu University,Japan

Pennsylvania State University, USA

Robert J YOUNG
University of Manchester, UK


Prof. Xiao ‘Matthew’ HU
Nanyang Technological University
Email: asxhu@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Ming LIU
Nanyang Technological University
Email: liuming@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Liying ZHANG
Nanyang Technological University
Email: ly.zhang@ntu.edu.sg


Symposium Scope

Global-wide sustained interests propelled the rapid advances in the field of functional polymers, nanocomposites and organic-inorganic hybrid materials. This symposium is organized with an inclusive mindset but having a clear objective to address the underlying “nano-phenomena” universally interested by both academia and industry. The scope covers aspects of new materials synthesis, processing, and functional properties of this class of emerging materials, which are increasingly explored for various applications including for homeland security and environmental sustainability. While their thermal/mechanical properties and electrical/thermal conductivity are explored for automotive, aerospace and packaging industries, the rapid discovery of new and unique functional properties, e.g., chemical, catalytic, adsorptive, electronic, magnetic, and optical properties, has opened doors to exciting new opportunities for such materials.

Furthermore, sustainable hybrid nanomaterials derived from renewable resources, synthesized via green processes, or targeted for environment or clean-energy applications are also being rapidly developed. We invite scientists, engineers and students to contribute oral and poster presentations.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Temasek Laboratories@NTU and Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI). The main topics are listed below, although other relevant topics are also welcome.

Materials and Properties

  • Synthesis and processing methodology; Nanoparticle dispersion; Hierarchical structures; Foams and aerogels
  • Sustainable nanomaterials/composites/hybrids from biomass and wastes
  • Responsive, adaptive, autonomous and self-healing materials
  • Selectively adsorbing, super-absorbing particles and soft matters
  • Electrical, thermal (conductive), optical, electronic and magnetic properties
  • Biological properties, e.g., antimicrobial, anti-fouling, biomimicry, nanomaterials scaffolds
  • Nano-toughening, nano-reinforcement, nano-confinement, abrasion
  • Chemical properties: catalytic, energetic, flame-resistant, intercalation chemistry
  • Nano-particles: 2D materials, nanoclusters, quantum dots, nanofibers, nano-carbon, metal-organic frameworks, Janus particles



  • Nano-hybrids for 2D/3D printing and coatings
  • Polymer and composites recycling and recyclable or re-workable systems
  • Biomedicine, personal care, food packaging, and sports
  • Membrane filtration: mixed matrix membranes, functional membranes
  • Functional coatings: super-hydrophobic, super-hydrophilic, anti-corrosion, fire resistance
  • Electronics, optoelectronics, dielectrics, energy storage and conversion and photonics
  • Protective materials: high impact resistance, amour, electromagnetic shielding, defence
  • Space application: design and development of materials to withstand harsh and hazardous environment


Industrial Perspective

  • Low hanging fruits in nanocomposites and nano-hybrids for commercialization
  • Perception and misperception of nano-toxicity


Proceedings Publication

This symposium will NOT be publishing any proceedings.

Shinji ANDO, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Suwabun CHIRACHANCHAI, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Joydeep DUTTA, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Chee Lip GAN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yves GNANOU, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
John Zhanhu GUO, University of Tennessee, USA
Lei JIANG, Institute of Chemistry, CAS, China
Takashi KATO, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Henry KOH, DSO National Laboratories, Singapore
Zhiping LAI, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Doo Sung LEE, Sungkyun Kwan University, South Korea
Jinsong LENG, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Kin LIAO, Khalifa University, UAE
Kee Woei NG, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Cheol PARK, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
T. PRADEEP, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Atsushi TAKAHARA, Kyushu University, Japan
G. Julius VANCSO, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Qing WANG, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Xianhong WANG, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS, China
Jun WEI, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, A*STAR, Singapore
Uli WIESNER, Cornell University, USA
Wan-tai YANG, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
Robert J YOUNG, The University of Manchester, UK
Zhong-Zhen YU, ,Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China