About the Meeting


Recent invention of nanogenerators demonstrated a powerful and versatile approach to scavenging mechanical energy from environment, leading to a novel self-sufficient power source that is small, flexible, integratable, and biocompatible.
Piezotronics is a new field that deals with the coupling of piezoelectric polarization with semiconductor properties for designing new devices with novel functionalities and enhanced capabilities. Both nanogenerator and piezotronics are emerging interdisciplinary research areas of piezoelectric, ferroelectric, semiconductor and dielectric materials. They possess great promises for designing, powering, and operating model electronic, optoelectronic, photovoltaic, and catalytic systems.

The International Conference on Nanogenerators and Piezotronics (NGPT) aims at fundamental understandings and practical development of the nanoscale mechanical energy conversion materials and systems, and the coupling effect between piezoelectric polarization and semiconductor behaviors and functionalities. Abstracts on theoretical and experimental study of piezoelectric and ferroelectric nanomaterial development; systematic design and optimization of nanogenerators; coupling effect between piezoelectric or ferroelectric polarization and semiconductor properties (including electronic band structure, diodes, optoelectronicfs, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, catalysts, photoelectrochemistry, etc.) are particularly welcome.


Meeting Info

  • Meeting Date: June 15-17, 2016
  • Meeting Location: Rome, Italy
  • Submit Abstract by: Jan 31, 2016
    • Chair
      Christian Falconi (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
    • Secretary
      Max Migliorato (University of Manchester)
    • Meeting Committee
      Christian Falconi (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Jianhua Hao (HK Polytechnic U.),
      Sang-Woo Kim (Sungkyunkwan U., Korea),
      Keon Jae Lee (KAIST, Korea),
      Chuan-Pu Liu (NCKU, Taiwan),
      Max Migliorato (U. Manchester, UK),
      Mireille Mouis (IMEP-LAHC, France),
      Greg Rohrer (Carnegie Mellon U., USA),
      Xudong Wang (U. Wisconsin-Madison, USA),
      Zhong Lin Wang (Georgia Tech, USA),
      Magnus Willander (Linköping U., Sweden),
      Hongqi Xu (Lund U., Sweden),
      Yue Zhang (USTB, China)
    • School
      Chair: Christian Falconi (U. Tor Vergata)
      Moderator: Arnaldo D’Amico (U. Tor Vergata)
    • Local Arrangement Committee
      Giuseppe Arrabito (Università di Palermo)
      Lucia Beccai (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
      Paolo Bisegna
       (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Federica Caselli (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Gianni Ciofani (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
      Chris Cornelissen (Lintes Research Laboratory)
      Valerio Dalla Casa (University of Verona)
      Alessandro Desideri (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Aldo Di Carlo (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Corrado Di Natale
       (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Fabio Di Pietrantonio (CNR – IDASC)
      Vittorio Foglietti (CNR – University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Wei-Hua Han (Lanzhou University)
      Usman Khan (Sungkyunkwan U., Korea),
      Sergio Iarossi (CNR – IDASC)
      Silvia Licoccia (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Ernesto Limiti (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Claudia Marconi (Lintes Research Laboratory)
      Eugenio Martinelli (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Virgilio Mattoli (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
      Pier Gianni Medaglia (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Arianna Mencattini
       (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Giorgio Pennazza (Campus Biomedico Roma)
      Ivan Pini (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Francesco Romanelli (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Mario Rotonda (Lintes Research Laboratory)
      Stefano Rufini 
      (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Gianni Saggio (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
      Marco Santonico (Campus Biomedico Roma)
      Giorgio Sberveglieri (University of Brescia)
  • Conference email: falconi@eln.uniroma2.it.You are welcome to write to this email address about any questions regarding abstract submission, registration, conference schedule etc.

Christian Falconi
Via del Politecnico 1, 00133, Rome, Italy