Invited Speakers (A-L)

  • Markus C. Amann, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
  • Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • Jayasimha Atulasimha, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • Yoshinobu Baba, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Michael R. Bockstaller, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Mohamed Bouazaoui, Uni des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France
  • Walter Buchwald, Air Force Research Laboratory/RYHC, USA
  • Philippe Caroff, IEMN, UMR CNRS 8520, Lille1 University, France
  • Silke Christiansen, Max-Planck-Inst for the Science of Light, Germany
  • Daniel Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Sylvain Cloutier, University of Delaware, USA
  • Monica F. Craciun, University of Exeter, UK
  • Jean-Jacques Delaunay, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Matt Doty, University of Delaware, USA
  • Holger Eisele, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Toshiaki Enoki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Marta Estrader, Institut català de Nanotecnologia, Bellaterra, Spain
  • Richard Evans, University of York, UK
  • Elvira Fortunato, FCT-Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Alberto Franceschetti, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
  • Silvano De Franceschi, CEA, Grenoble, France
  • James L. Gole, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Alexander Govorov, Ohio University, USA
  • Jennifer Gray, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Jean-Marc Greneche, Universite du Maine, France
  • Detlev Grützmacher, Institute for Semiconductor Nanoelectronics, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Chunlei Guo, University of Rochester, USA
  • Jing Guo, University of Florida, USA
  • Shigehiko Hasegawa, Osaka University, Japan
  • Mark C. Hersam, Northwestern University, USA
  • Stefan Heun, NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore
  • Zheng Hu, Nanjing University, China
  • Han Huang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Hans Hübl, Walther-Meissner-Institut, Germany
  • Salvatore Iannotta, IMEM-CNR, Parma, Italy
  • Masakazu Ichikawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Yuko Ichiyanagi, Yokohama National University, Japan
  • Kohei M. Itoh, Keio University, Japan
  • Xuchuan Jiang, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Yong Soo Kang, Hanyang University, Korea
  • Eli Kapon, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Boris S. Karasik, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
  • Seiya Kasai, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Eunkyoung Kim, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Fu-Hsiang Ko, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Gregor Koblmüller, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
  • Kurt Kolasinski, West Chester University, USA
  • Oleg Kolosov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Max G. Lagally, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Tsong-Sheng Lay, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
  • Wooyoung Lee, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Lincoln J. Lauhon, Northwestern University, USA
  • Hanjo Lim, Ajou University, Suwon Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Stefan Ludwig, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany
  • Edvin Lundgren, Lund University, Sweden


Invited Speakers (M-Z)

  • Ajay P. Malshe, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Anastassios Mavrokefalos, MIT, USA
  • Arturs Medvids, Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • Anders Mikkelsen, Lund University, Sweden
  • Vladimir Mitin, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Eva Monroy, CEA-Grenoble, France
  • Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Kohki Mukai, Yokohama National University, Japan
  • Yusui Nakamura, Kumamoto University, Japan
  • Cun-Zheng Ning, Arizona State University, USA
  • Jiro Nishinaga, Waseda University, Japan
  • H. Jörg Osten, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
  • Taiichi Otsuji, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Alexander Palevski, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Loh Kian Ping, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Yury Rakovich, Centro Mixto CSIC-UPV/EHU, Spain
  • Christian Ratsch, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Johann Peter Reithmaier, INA, Universitaet Kassel, Germany
  • Luc Piraux, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Clemens Rössler, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Daniel Schaadt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Oliver G. Schmidt, IFW Dresden, Germany
  • Ivan Schuller, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Andrei Sergeev, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Vivek Shenoy, Brown University, USA
  • Hadas Shtrikman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • Michael Shur, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Michelle Simmons, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Carlo Sirtori, Université Paris Diderot, France
  • Peter Smowton, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Igor Sokolov, Clarkson University, USA
  • Philip I.K. Sou, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Ikuo Suemune, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Xuhui (Jeff) Sun, Soochow University, P. R. China
  • Michiharu Tabe, Shizuoka University, Japan
  • Yasushi Takemura, Yokohama National University, Japan
  • Curtis R. Taylor, University of Florida, USA
  • Christian Teichert, University of Leoben, Austra
  • KieLeong Teo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Shiro Tsukamoto, Anan National College of Technology, Japan
  • Georgios Veronis, Louisiana State University, USA
  • Jinlan Wang, Southeast University, China
  • Tao Wang, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Hanno H. Weitering, University of Tennessee/ORNL, USA
  • Magnus Willander, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden
  • Jian-Bin Xu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Shinji Yae, University of Hyogo, Japan
  • Ta-Jen Yen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Kijung Yong, POSTECH, South Korea
  • Edward T. Yu, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Vladimir A. Yuryev, A.M. Prokhorov General Phys Inst, RAS, Russia
  • Margit Zacharias, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Harold J.W. Zandvliet, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Wei Zhang, IAPCM, China


Welcome to VCIAN

The 2011 Villa Conference on Interaction Among Nanostructures (VCIAN-2011) will continue the success of  the 2008 in Orlando Florida, 2009 in St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands, and 2010 in Santorini Greece, by providing an interdisciplinary forum for the open communication in understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological interactions among nanoscale components of any compositions and morphologies, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanoparticles, nanowires, and quantum dots.

VCIAN 2011 will take place from April 21st to 25th, 2011 in the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa. The resort is located off the strip and offers spectacular views of Red Rock Canyon. A shuttle service is available to the Strip.

The second to none friendly and stimulating atmosphere will unite international scientists with common professional interests to share both their knowledge of recent developments as well as their ideas about prospective directions and approaches to nano-scale advancements. 


General Chair: Zhiming M. Wang, University of Arkansas, USA

Concurrent Conference:
Villa Conference on Complex Oxide Heterostructures (VCCOH)


Abstract, Manuscript, and Registration


( AbstractTemplate) Submit your abstract as an email attachment to Please underline the name of the presenting author and indicate oral or poster preferred in your abstract. For the email attachments, word files are preferred, PDF acceptable, abstracts with figures encouraged. Abstracts must be received no later than January 21, 2011.


Submit your manuscript as an email attachment to by April 24, 2011. PDF is  preferable for initial assessment. Depending on research topics and article types, papers presented at the villa conferences will be reviewed for publication in the special issues of the following journals, respectively:


Regular Deadline: February 28, 2011  (Extended to March 18)
Late Deadline: April 4, 2011

Register Now For the 2011 Villa Conferences on Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology  - VCIAN

All participants must pay registration fees according to the following schedule:

 To Feb 28, 2011 
Regular Registration

 Mar 1 - Apr 4, 2011 
Late Registration
US$ 680 US$ 880

The registration fees are refundable less a ten percent (10%) processing charge if notice of cancellation is received on or before March 1, 2011, or less a twenty percent (20%) processing charge if notice of cancellation is received on or before April 15, 2011. Registration fees cannot be refunded if notice of cancellation is received after April 15, 2011.


Advisory Committee

  • Dieter Bimberg, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Chennupati Jagadish, Australian National University, Australia
  • Vladimir Mitin, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Androula Nassiopoulou, IMEL/NCSR Demokritos, Greece
  • Gregory J. Salamo, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Soon Fatt Yoon, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Program Committee

  • Vladimir Fomin, IFW Dresden, Germany
  • Avik Ghosh, University of Virginia, USA
  • Zheng Hu, Nanjing University, China
  • Hyoyoung Lee, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
  • Zoya Leonenko, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Yong Zhang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA


Organizing Committee

  • Petra Granitzer, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
  • Emmanouil E. Lioudakis, the Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
  • Bonex W. Mwakikunga, CSIR National Laser Center, South Africa
  • Kimberly Sablon, Army Research Laboratory, USA



Capture the energy and excitement of Las Vegas while basking in the glow of a majestic paradise at this unique Resort. Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa is no ordinary Las Vegas destination, it offers the ultimate in resort amenities fused effortlessly with breathtaking views. This billion dollar Resort is nestled at the gateway of the Red Rock National Conservation area in the Northwest Valley. Its 814 rooms and suites have views of either the Red Rock Canyons to the west, or a sweeping panoramic view of the Las Vegas Strip to the east.

 Villa Conference Accommodation Rate:
$120.00/night inclusive of the resort fee. You are also invited to come early or stay longer (3 days or less) at the same conference rate.   

Please click on the link below to access online booking:

Red Rock Resort - Villa Conference

You will only be able to: Book group dates, one room at a time.  If any of you are not internet savvy you may always call room reservations at 1-866-767-7773 and reference group VILLA CONFERENCE.  Please make sure you book no later than March 31, 2011 in order to secure your rate while rooms last!

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