Invited talks


Spectroscopy of Metal and Metal Oxide Clusters using Slow Electron Velocity-Map Imaging of Cryogenically Cooled Anions

Prof. Daniel Neumark, UC. Berkeley, USA


Photoluminescent Metal-Containing Ions

Prof. Manfred Kappes, Karlsruhe Inst. Technology, Germany


Two-Dimensional Boron Sheets

Prof. Kehui Wu, Institute of Physics, CAS, China


When Not only Each Atom Counts!

Prof. Ulrich Heiz, TU Munich, Germany


From Single-Atom Catalysis (SAC) to Single-Cluster Catalysis (SCC)

Prof. Jun Li, Tsinghua University, China         


Infrared and Velocity-Map Imaging Studies of Decorated Metal Clusters and Metal-Ligand Complexes

Prof. Stuard Mackenzie, Oxford Univ., UK


Infrared Spectroscopy of Donor-Acceptor Bonding Carbonyl Complexes

Prof. Mingfei Zhou, Fudan Univ., China


Gold Nanocages: A Multifunctional Platform for Nanomedicine and Beyond

Prof. Younan Xia, Georgia Tech, USA


Control of Photo- and Electro-Generated Excited States of Colloidal Quantum Dots

Prof. Xiaogang Peng, Zhejiang University, China


How Shape Changes Alter Physico-Chemical Properties of Nanoparticles

Dr. Francesca Baletto, King's College London, UK


Highly Charged Ions From Intense Laser-cluster Interactions Revisited

Dr. Thomas Fennel, Max-Born Inst. Berlin, Germany


Memorial Lecture for  Albert Welford Castleman, Jr: Pioneer of  Cluster Science Opening New Research Directions for the Future 

Prof. Vlasta Bonacic-Koutecky, Hunboldt Univ., Germany


Memorial Lecture for  Koji Kaya: Superatom Periodic Table of Caged Nanoclusters

Prof. Atsushi Nakajima, Keio Univ., Japan


The Methane Challenge: C-H Bond Activation and C-C Coupling

Prof. Helmut Schwarz, TU Berlin, Germany


Synthesis, structure and reactivity of coinage metal nanoclusters

Prof. Richard O’Hair, Univ. Melbourne, Australia


Organic Synthesis of Endohedral Fullerenes Encapsulating Small Molecules

Prof. Yasujiro Murata, Kyoto Univ., Japan


Ligand-Protected Clusters Beyond Nano: From Molecules to Assemblies

Prof. Katsuaki Konishi, Hokkaido University, Japan     


New Nanomaterials for Energy Storage 

Prof. Haoshen Zhou, AIST, Japan


Molecular Chirality and the Electron’s Spin- The Ultimate Nano Spintronics 

Prof. Ron Naaman, Weizmann Inst., Israel


Molecular and Cluster Dipoles in Superfluid Helium Nanodroplets 

Prof. Vitaly Kresin, Univ. of Southern Cal, USA


Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry of Molecules and Clusters in Helium Nanodroplets

Dr. Michael Gatchell, Stockholm Univ., Sweden


Fabrication of Biomimetic Complex Systems by Supersonic Cluster Beam Deposition:From Soft Actuation to Neural Computing

Prof. Paolo Milani, Univ. Milano, Italy


New Radiation Detector Made by Nanoclusters for Nuclear Energy Application

Prof. You Qiang, University of Idaho, USA   


Syntheses of Boron Clusters and Their Applications

Prof. Xuenian Chen, Henan Normal University, China


Summary Talk

Prof. Peter Lievens, KU Leuven, Belgium