Advances and applications in carbon related nanomaterials: From pure to doped structures including heteroatom layers


R. Arenal (LMA-U. Zaragoza and INMA, CSIC-U. Zaragoza, chairman), C. P. Ewels (Nantes U.), D. Golberg (Queensland University of Technology), V. Meunier (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), A. Rubio (U. País Vasco - Fritz Haber Institut - Max Plank Gesellschaft)

Significant advances have been recently made in the science of nano-carbon materials (nanotubes, graphene, nanodiamonds, fullerenes, nanoporous, cyclic nanotube rings (CPPs) and ribbons …). These developments do not only pertain to fundamental/basic studies but have also yielded tremendous progress in the development of technological applications. Following the steady growth and maturity of the field of nano-carbon research, which now includes significant industrial contributions, it becomes increasingly important for these communities to assemble and focus on scientific challenges.

The presence of dopants and surface modification in the otherwise pure carbon materials opens the possibility of tuning their properties (electronic, optoelectronic…) and in some cases in a controlled way. In addition, other layered inorganic materials, such as boron nitride, WS2, MoS2… are becoming increasingly important, due to properties absent in their pure carbon counterparts. This field of research is very dynamic and involves multidisciplinary areas ranging from chemistry, physics, materials science, and other prominent ones as biology and medicine due to the functional aspects of these nanomaterials. Thus, the impact of this field covers a significant number of potential applications as improved (bio)sensors, interconnectors (electronic), optoelectronic devices.

Following the success of the first three editions organized in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2023,

HeteroNanoCarb25 will provide a unique forum for researchers, scientists, and engineers from different countries worldwide who are actively involved in the research on issues to disseminate their latest research results and development achievements. In addition to the exciting scientific and technological themes, the conference offers a platform to promote and encourage interaction among researchers for collaboration. To allow researchers from various stages of their career to take advantage of this event, the technical program will consist of a combination of invited, contributed oral, and poster presentations.

Program Outline

  • Synthesis of pure and doped carbon-based nanomaterials (graphene, nanotubes, nanodiamonds, fullerenes) and heteroatomic ones (BN, WS2, MoS2)
  • Growth/formation mechanisms of these nanomaterials
  • Advanced characterization/spectroscopic studies (Raman, EELS, TEM, XPS, STS & other techniques)
  • Spectroscopic (Raman, EELS, STS, IR) studies of these nano-objects
  • Composite and hybrid carbon-based nanomaterials
  • Nanoporous carbon materials (synthesis, applications)
  • Transport, electronic, optoelectronic properties
  • Mechanical, chemical and electromechanical properties of these nano-systems
  • Functionalization, surface modification, and chemistry of nanomaterials
  • Processing and Applications
  • Multiscale modeling and computation in the above areas

Previous Years

For information about previous meetings, please see the websites for: HeteroNanoCarb 2013, HeteroNanoCarb 2015, HeteroNanoCarb 2017, HeteroNanoCarb 2019 and HeteroNanoCarb 2023.

Organising Committee


Dr. Raul Arenal
Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas (LMA), Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragon (INMA), CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza. ARAID Senior Researcher.


Dr. Chris P. Ewels
Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel CNRS UMR6502, Université de Nantes, France

Prof. Dmitri Golberg
Professor & Australian Laureate Fellow, School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Science & Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

Prof. Vincent Meunier
Professor & Department Head, College of Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Prof. Angel Rubio
Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group and ETSF, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain. Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany

Advisory Committee

Alan Dalton (University of Sussex, UK)
Yury Gogots (Drexel University, USA)
Dieter Gruen (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Arkady V Krasheninnikov (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
Philippe Lambin (University of Namur, Belgium)
Wolfgang Maser (ICB, CSIC, Spain)
Marc Monthioux (CEMES, CNRS, Toulouse, France)
Elena Obraztsova (A:M: Prokhorov General Physics Inst. RAS, Russia)
Thomas Pichler (University of Vienna, Austria)
Kazu Suenaga (AIST, Japan)
Reshef Tenne (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Dr. Jean-Loius Sauvajol (Montpellier U. - CNRS, France)
Prof. Odile Stephan (U. Paris-Saclay, France)
Dr. Nikos Tagmatarchis (NHRF, Athens, Greece)
Prof. Mauricio Terrones (Penn State U., USA)

Invited Speakers

Pulickel Ajayan (Rice U., USA)
Nasim Alem (Penn State U., USA)
Paola Ayala (University of Vienna, Austria)
Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
Geoffroy T.F. Hautier (Dartmouth U., USA)
Alejandro Molina (U. Valencia, Spain)
Juan Jose Vilatela (IMDEA Nanociencia, Spain)
Joerg Wrachtrup (Stuttgart University, Germany)
Kazu Suenaga (Osaka U., Japan)

Call for participation

Abstract submission should be done through here.

* Abstracts files should be in .pdf format
    * A complete abstract example and guidelines could be downloaded here.
    * Abstract deadline (oral contributions): Sep 17th 2024
    * Contributed talks selection: Oct 01st 2024


Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is:

Regular fee: 575 eur.
Students fee: 475 eur.

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*Cancellation Policy*
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A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra'.
Cross the road using the zebra crossing and turn left. The bus will stop there) at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport and then university, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona - Benasque, Jan 13.
- Benasque - Barcelona, Jan 17.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is November 07

Further Information.

  • List of participants.
  • Scientific program.
  • Pictures