Symposium: “Research Trends in Chemistry and Materials”

AKSOB 904, Beirut campus

The Department of Natural Sciences is organizing a symposium titled: “Research Trends in Chemistry and Materials”.

New research trends in nanomaterials will soon have great impacts on different aspects of our lives especially in medicine and development of electronic devices. Among those materials are metal nanoparticles, nanotubes and graphene. Plasmonics or collective crystal oscillations from gold nanoparticles are being tested for cancer treatment and electronic devices design. Also, new research in the solid-state unzipping of carbon nanotubes are expected to pave the revolution for graphene use in the design of the hardware in computers.


4:00 - 4:10     Inauguration

4:10 - 4:50     “Toward the Chemiscope: A Molecule and its Golden Antenna” by Professor V. Ara Apkarian, Center of Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

4:50-5:30     “Energy and Charge Transduction in Plasmonically Enhanced Surface Processes” by Professor Hrvoje Petek, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburg, USA

5:30-5:35     Coffee break

5:35-6:15     “A Generic Approach for Mechano-Chemical Reactions between Carbon Nanotubes of Different Functionalities” by Professor Ahmad T. Kabbani, Department of Natural Sciences, Lebanese American University

6:15-6:55     “Artificial Photosynthesis Using Molecular Compositions” by Dr. Rony Khnayzer, Department of Natural Sciences, Lebanese American University