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3rd International Online-Conference on Nanomaterials

25 Apr–10 May 2022

Nanomaterials and Nanostructures, 2D Materials and Graphene, Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots, Nanowires and Nanotubes, Nanobiology and Nanomedicine, Nanophotonics and Plasmonics, Nanoelectronics and Nanodevices, Nanoenergy and Nanocatalysis, Nanofabrication and Nanomanipulation
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IOCN 2022 has been a success! Welcome to the new electronic conference IOCN 2023.

The IOCN 2022 award winners have been announced.

Best Paper Award
Best Poster Award

Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to join the 3rd International Online-Conference (IOCN 2022) that is hosted online by:

Nanomaterials constitute an essential part of modern everyday life, both on holiday and at home. Many things we have been using for a long time contain nanosize components, though frequently we are not aware of them. For instance, mimicking nature's nanotech is becoming a big business. Many research groups around the world have turned to geckos and mussels in order to prepare adhesives that bind to dry and wet surfaces alike. Numerous technologies in the modern world rely on nanostructures, often inspired by evolution in the natural world. However, there is much unexploited potential left to explore.

The scope of IOCN 2022 on Nanomaterials is to cover the whole breadth of nanomaterials research and provide a forum for presenting and discussing new results. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

IOCN 2022 will be free of charge for presenters and visitors. There will be an opportunity to publish peer-reviewed and accepted papers in a Special Issue in Nanomaterials ( MDPI offers a 20% discount on the publication fees for this Special Issue.

We look forward to your contributions.

Antonio Di Bartolomeo

Conference Secretariat

Mr. Steve Yan
MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan


Ms. Rebecca Lian
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing


IOCN2022 Live Session Programs

25 April, 2022

Session 1

Date: 25 April 2022

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am (CEST/CET) | 3:30pm - 5:30pm (CST Asia)


Presentation Topic

Time (CET)

Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Antonio Di Bartolomeo,

Department of Physics “E. R. Caianiello”, University of Salerno, Italy

Welcome Speech

9:30am – 9:40am

Selected Presentations

Prof. Dr. Sónia A. C. Carabineiro

Gold Nanoparticle-Based Catalystss

9:40am – 10:10am

Prof. Dr. Junying Zhang

UV-vis-NIR Active Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Generation

10:10am – 10:40am

Dr. Wee-Jun Ong

Engineering Tunable Nanostructured Photo(electro)catalysts for Clean Energy Applications

10:40am – 11:10am

Q&A Session

11:10am – 11:20am

Closing of Webinar


26 April, 2022

Session 2

Date: 26 April 2022

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am (CEST/CET) | 3:30pm - 5:30pm (CST Asia)

Registration Link:


Presentation Topic

Time (CET)

Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Andre G. Skirtach

Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Welcome Speech

9:30am – 9:40am

Selected Presentations

Dr. Fernando Torres Andón

Nanomedicines Loaded with TLR Agonists to Reprogram Tumor-Associated Macrophages for the Treatment of Solid Tumors

9:40am – 10:10am

Dr. Olesja Bondarenko

Enhanced Antibacterial Effect of Nanoparticle Combinations and Wound Dressings Thereof

10:10am – 10:40am

Dr. Elisabetta Fanizza

Design of Functional Nanomaterial and Their Interface for Biomedical Applications

10:40am – 11:10am

Q&A Session

10:55am – 11:10am

Closing of Webinar

11:20am – 11:30am

Live Session Recordings

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Conference Chairs

Department of Physics E. R. Caianiello, Università di Salerno, Italy

Dr. Antonio DI BARTOLOMEO is full professor of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and president of the Physics Education Committee at the University of Salerno, Italy, where he teaches semiconductor device physics and nanoelectronics. His present research interests include: optical and electrical properties of nanostructured materials, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 2D materials; van der Waals heterostructures and Schottky junctions; field-effect transistors, non-volatile memories, solar cells, photodetectors, and field emission devices. He completed his PhD in Physics in 1997 at Salerno University, where he held the position of researcher in Experimental Physics before the appointment as a professor. His scientific career started at CERN (CH) with the collaboration of experiments on neutrino oscillations and heavy-ion collisions. He spent several years in the industry as a semiconductor device engineer (ST Microelectronics, Infineon Technologies, and Intel Corporation) and was a guest scientist at IHP-Microelectronics (Germany) and Georgetown University (Washington, DC). He has authored over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals, two physics textbooks, and two patents. He currently serves as an Editorial Board member for several journals, including MDPI’s Nanomaterials, Sensors and Electronics.

Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium

Dr. Andre Skirtach is a Professor and Head of the Nano-Biotechnology Group at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. He has an MSc in Physics from Moscow State University of Lomonosov, Russia, and a PhD in Chemistry from McGill University, Montréal, Canada. Immediately after graduation, in 1997, he joined the National Research Council/Conceil national de recherches Canada (NRC) in Ottawa as a post-doctoral fellow and researcher. In 2000, Dr. Skirtach and colleagues were involved in establishing a prominent startup—Trillium Phot., Inc. In 2003, he then moved to the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany, working initially as a researcher and then as a Group Leader in the Department of Interfaces (headed by Prof. H. Möhwald). Since 2011, Dr. Skirtach is working at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium, leading a Nano-Biotechnology group. He is also a member of Cancer Research Institute of Ghent (CRIG), Advanced Microscopy Center and Nano-Biophotonics center of excellence. Scientific research interests include nanotechnology and nanobiotechnology, nanoparticles and their interactions, polymeric capsules, hydrogel and polymeric planar interfaces, and self-assembly processes, as well as the application and development of microscopic approaches for these and other phenomena. He is a member of the board of several journals, including Nanomaterials (MDPI), and has published over 190 papers (according to Web of Science databases).

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Dr. Guanying Chen has been a professor at School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), since 2013. He also serves as a research faculty at the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics (ILPB), SUNY Buffalo, since 2011. His research interests focus on lanthanide-doped materials, upconversion, nanocrystals and crystals, biophotonics, and nanostructured solar cells. He has published more than 110 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Chem. Rev., Chem. Soc. Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, etc. He has an H index of 47 and more than 11,000 total citations. He received the Top-Notch Young Investigator Award from the Department of the Central Committee of China in 2015, Young Changjiang Professor from Ministry of Education China in 2019, Top 100 National Excellent PhD Dissertation Nomination Award of China in 2011, and the Distinguished Young Investigator Career Award of HIT in 2015. He sits on editorial boards for 6 SCI journals, including Scientific Reports, Nanomaterials, Crystals, Journal of Rare Earths, etc.

Session Chairs

Prof. Dr. Souad Ammar-Merah

Université de Paris, CNRS-UMR 7086, Interfaces, Traitements, Organisation et DYnamique des Systèmes (ITODYS), UFR de Chimie, France


Prof. Dr. Chun Zhang

Department of Physics and Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore


Prof. Dr. Antonio Di Bartolomeo

Department of Physics E. R. Caianiello, Università di Salerno, Italy


Prof. Dr. Ullrich Scherf

Bergische Universitat Wuppertal, Germany


Prof. Dr. Alessandro Lascialfari

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli studi di Pavia, Italy


Prof. Dr. Huanjun Chen

School of Electronics and Information Technology, Sun Yat-sen University, China


Prof. Dr. Eleonore Fröhlich

Center for Medical Research, Medical University of Graz, Austria


Prof. Dr. Jian-Gan Wang

School of Materials Sciences and Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China


Conference Committee

Prof. Dr. Le Yu

State Key Lab of Organic-Inorganic Composites, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China


Call for Papers

The 3rd International Online-Conference on Nanomaterials (IOCN 2022) will be held from 25 April to 10 May 2022. All proceedings will be held online at

Throughout this event, we aim to cover the following topics:

IOCN 2022 will be completely free of charge—both to attend, and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will be a possibility to submit selected papers to the journal Nanomaterials, with a 20% discount on the APCs; IOCN 2022 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet.

Accepted paper will be published after peer review in a Special Issue in Nanomaterials.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 1 February 2022 online at For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted by 15 March 2022. The conference itself will be held 25 April to 10 May 2022.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the procedure for submission, peer-review, revision and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section "Instructions for Authors" .

Time Schedule

  • 1 February 2022: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 March 2022: Abstract Acceptance Notification Deadline
  • 15 March 2022: Submission of Conference Proceedings Papers/Posters Deadline
  • 25 April - 10 May 2022: Conference Date
  • 20 July 2022: Conference Special Issue Paper Deadline

We thank you in advance for your attendance of this conference and look forward to a stimulating exchange.

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission, Peer-Review, Revision and Acceptance of Conference Proceedings Papers

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering at, and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 150-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 1 February 2022.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the IOCN 2022. All authors will be notified by 1 March 2022 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his/her manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint (only PDF) and/or video presentation of his/her paper, until the submission deadline of 15 March 2022.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on for discussion and rating during the time of the conference 25 April - 10 May 2022 and will be published in Journal Materials Proceedings.

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and journal Nanomaterials will publish the proceedings of the conference as a Special Issue. After the conference, the authors are recommended to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the Nanomaterials Special issue with 20% discount on the APC.

Structure of Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

Video Presentations

Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizer at to get to know more about the procedure. The following formats (.MOV, .MPEG4, .MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGPS, .FLV) are all allowed. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discuss it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project.

Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website.

Accepted File Formats

MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Electronic Conference on Materials Science Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.

3rd International Online-Conference on Nanomaterials Microsoft Word template file


For further enquiries please contact us at

Manuscript Preparation

Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).

Formatting / Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of Nanoamterials. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.

Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.

Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme

Presentation of Posters

Authors that wish to present only a poster, i.e., without a proceedings paper, can do so in section I. Posters will be available on the conference website during and after the event. Similarly to papers presented at the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without a paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.

General information on the posters and poster sessions can be found by clicking here.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.


MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (54)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Poster PDF

Simulation of Indirect 13C–13C J-Coupling Tensors in Diamond Clusters Hosting the NV Center

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Submitted: 11 Mar 2022

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Novel Electrodes Based on the Electropolymerized Nanocoatings for the Selective Voltammetric Quantification of Flavanones

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sciforum-058028 Resonance Fluorescence of a Quantum Dot near a Metallic Nanoparticle: Quantum Interference Effects , , , N/A N/A Show Abstract

Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Membranes Based on Iron-Encapsulated Carbon Nanotubes and Their Application in CO2 Separation

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Submitted: 30 Jan 2022

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Self-Assembly of Polydisperse Y-Shaped Polymer Brushes under Good Solvent Conditions


Submitted: 31 Jan 2022

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Event Awards

Best Paper Award

As a sponsor, Nanomaterials would like to award the best paper as elected by the conference committee. The award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs. We look forward to posting your contributions.

Criteria for Evaluation of Best Paper Award:

  • Full paper must be submitted to IOCN 2022;
  • Originality/novelty of the paper;
  • Significance of content;
  • Scientific soundness;
  • Interest to the readers;
  • English language and style.


  • Each Evaluation Committee member will give an assessment for each applicant in terms of the criteria outlined above;
  • The total score for each presentation will be ranked from highest to lowest;
  • If two or more authors receive the same score, further evaluation will be carried out;
  • All decisions made by the Evaluation Committee are final.

Best Poster Award

As a sponsor, Nanomaterials would like to grant an award (300 Swiss Francs) for the best poster presented at the conference. This prize is awarded by a jury to the best designed poster presented at the conference.

Posters should have the following information.

  • Title (with authors and affiliations)
  • Introduction/Objectives/Aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contact information
  • A 3-minute video presentation

During the conference, the chair is invited to judge the quality of the 3-minute video presentation and poster. Criteria for judgement of the presentation will be the ability to summarize the content of the work and motivate the interest in looking at the poster. In addition, the clarity of poster and appearance quality will be considered.

The Awards
Best Paper Award 500 CHF

Number of Awards Available: 1

The Best Paper Award is presented to the paper judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference.
Best Poster Award 300 CHF

Number of Awards Available: 1

The Best Poster Award was established to recognize the scientific merit exhibited in poster presentation and preparation.

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