On behalf of the MacDiarmid Institute and conference committee I would like to extend a warm invitation to you to attend the Sixth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-6).
The AMN conferences are biennial events and have developed a strong reputation over the past decade for bringing together leading researchers at the forefront of advanced materials and nanotechnology, both in the Australasia region and worldwide. The high caliber of the conferences is reflected in the quality of keynote and plenary speakers, which have included top international scientists such as the Nobel Laureates Sir Harry Kroto, Sir Anthony Leggett, and the Cavendish Professor of Physics, Sir Richard Friend. AMN-6 is no exception, and we will welcome Professor Joanna Aizenberg of Harvard University, Professor Krzysztof Matyjazewski of Carnegie Mellon University, Professor Don Eigler, the Kavli Prize Laureate for Nanoscience in 2010, Professor Roald Hoffman, 1981 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Professor Daniel Nocera from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as keynote speakers. We will also welcome a number of leading plenary and invited speakers from around the world, and this will provide an exciting forum at which to present your research, network and create collaborations and friendships.
Technical symposia will cover a range of areas of advanced materials and nanotechnology, including nanoengineered materials and devices, nanoscale optics and photonics, plasmonics, optical and opto-electronic materials, nanoparticles, bionano-technologies, biomolecular assembly, nanopore science, conducting polymers and molecular materials, hybrid materials, novel semiconductor materials and soft matter.
AMN-6 will take place in February 2013 in Auckland, a truly world-class destination. It is a dynamic, multi-cultural city of 1.4 million people set in a natural paradise. The lifestyle is rated among the very best and the city has staged some of the world’s leading events, such as the America’s Cup and the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The “City of Sails” enjoys a mild climate and has world-class restaurants and entertainment. Auckland is at its best in February, which is mid summer and this is an ideal time to do some sightseeing, wine tasting or to try extreme sports.
Auckland has a range of accommodation options – all of the recommended hotels are within easy walking distance of our conference venue. New Zealand is a safe, friendly and beautiful country.
We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland!