Metal nanoparticles for advanced materials: From theory to practice

1-3 October, 2012, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Aims and scope

Metal nanoparticles are studied extensively in both experimental and theoretical materials science. Inclusion of nanoparticles in a material allows for tailoring its mechanical, optical and chemical properties. Such advanced nanocomposite materials are used today for catalysis, sensing, biolabeling, plasmonics, photonics, smart coatings and superhard coatings.

This meeting will focus on state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical studies of nanoparticles and advanced materials containing nanoparticles.


Ioannis Remediakis, Carla Bittencourt and Aristea Maniadaki.

Abstract submission and registration

Abstract submission is now open through the NanoTP web site. If you are not register with NANOTP and would like to participate in the meeting, please email Ioannis Remediakis at remediakis.

Please specify the presenting author and whether you prefer oral or poster presentation. Abstracts should not exceed one A4 page. Abstracts should be sent until August 20th 2012. Post-deadline abstracts will be accepted for poster presentations only.

An abstract template is given here in LaTeX, OpenOffice and in DOC. This is how it looks in pdf. Thanks to Alexandra Carvalho for supplying the templates!

Invited speakers


We recommend Atrion hotel, which is located in the heart of Heraklion, very close to the city center and the waterfront. Atrion is among the best hotels of Heraklion (see and Attrion hotel offers special prices for our workshop. Please mention nanoTP when you book your room.


Conference program can be found here. Book of abstracts is here.


A partial list of companies with direct flights to Heraklion, including budget airlines, can be found here and here (thanks, Chris!). Chania is the second largest airport of Crete, loacated 150 km away from Heraklion (1.5-2 or 2.5-3 hours by bus depending on route and traffic). Note that most budget airlines are not usually served by travel agents, so you need to browse their websites.

More information

Some practical info regarding how to reach the hotel and the University of Crete.