Singapore, Jan 18-20 2023
Meet the trailblazing scientists and technologists in Singapore and stalk the new frontier of nanofluidics. Explore the science of water and molecules in nanoscale constrictions, and its application in medicine, energy and cleantech.
New material and biological systems appearing in the last years allowed us to investigate curious new phenomena where liquid in confined in constrictions comparable to molecular sizes. The new frontier in nanofluidics is opened by graphene and 2D materials, biological and artificial nanochannels, as well as variety of new experimental tools.
Understanding the behaviour of biomolecules, DNA and proteins, and viruses in nanometer-scale pores is leading us to new genomic and proteomic tools, new diagnostics tools and medical devices. This trend is increasingly coupling and cross-pollinating semiconducting and biotech industries.
Unprecedented environmental challenges necessitate new solutions in separation and energy harvesting technologies. The advent of nanofluidics opened up new paradigms in membrane design and applications - but also revealed some important fundamental questions.
Participants (and more)
Wed 18.1. at 3pm
We explore the next generation membranes, driven by the revolution in the materials science, and their capacity to leave the lab benches and address pressing real-world challenges. Our panelist will offer the perspective of science, government agencies, thriving startups, established water companies, and venture capital / startup accelerator community.
Congratulation to Xinyue Wen (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Qian Wang (National University of Singapore) for the Nature Water Poster Awards.
Photo with the award committee members: (L-R): Andre Geim, Alex Noy, Xinyue Wen, Qian Wang, Slava Freger, Marija Drnidic