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Nanotechnology is an emerging scientific field that utilizes the novel properties of nanomaterials to develop products and enhance processes to make them more efficient and sustainable. Important to Alberta’s economy, nanotechnology has found applications in energy, the environment, health, medical technologies, agriculture and forestry. By improving the sustainability of industries while developing new technologies, more jobs can be generated which in turn will enhance the economy. At the fundamental level, research in nanotechnology will fuel these developments. 

   The Alberta Nano Research Symposium will be co-hosted by the University of Alberta nanoGroup and the University of Calgary nanoGroup. It will be held at Westerner Park in Red Deer, May 3-4, 2018. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Diversity in Nanoscience”. This event will be geared towards sharing knowledge, as well as to promote the development of new collaborations with experts in the field. Researchers from all areas of nanotechnology are encouraged to attend the symposium.  Specifically, innovative synthesis and characterization techniques, as well as fabrication and devices towards applications in biomedicine, energy conversion and storage will be explored. Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members across Alberta will be invited to share their research in nanotechnology through oral and poster presentations. As such, this event will target academics from the University of Alberta, University of Calgary and the Northern Institute of Technology. Researchers from outside the province of Alberta are also highly encouraged to attend.


   The agenda will include keynote speakers, poster and oral presentations, and a networking session. Light refreshments and food will be provided throughout the conference for attendees.

Past Events

7th Annual Nano Symposium

May 2021, Virtual


6th Annual Nanosymposium

May 2019

Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton AB


5th Annual Nanosymposium

May 2018

Westerner Park, Red Deer AB

4th Annual Nanosymposium

May 2017

Telus Convention Center, Calgary AB

3rd Annual Nanosymposium

May 2016

Edmonton AB

2nd Annual Nanosymposium

May 2015

Banff Convention Center, Banff AB

1st Annual Nanosymposium

May 2014

Edmonton AB


Organization committee for the 5th annual Nanosymposium (2018)

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