Learn more about the topics covered by our esteemed journal editors at the 2024 'Global Trends in Materials and Nanotechnology' ACS Publications Summit—and delve into some of their pioneering research helping to shape the future of these exciting fields.

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In the ever-evolving world of nanotechnology and materials science, groundbreaking research is continuously reshaping our understanding and capabilities in these fields. To celebrate and share these advances, ACS Publications and Osaka University Research Association of lndustry and Science/PE Association are hosting an upcoming Summit, "Global Trends in Materials and Nanotechnology," scheduled for February 2, 2024, at the Tokyo Big Sight Main Theater, Japan.

This half-day hybrid event is set to be pivotal for scientists, researchers, and enthusiasts alike, featuring a series of enlightening keynote lectures by eight distinguished ACS journal editors.

As we gear up for the upcoming Summit, we are excited to offer a sneak peak into the innovative minds of our speakers through some of their research articles published in ACS journals. And we encourage you to register now for an opportunity to from these thought leaders and dive deeper into the cutting-edge research and insights shaping the future of nanotechnology and materials science.

Xiaodong Chen, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief, ACS Nano
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Keynote Lecture: Decoding the Essence of Materials Chemistry in Bio-interfaced Electronics

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Prof. Chen holds the President's Chair Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, with courtesy appointments in both Chemistry and Medicine. His research interests span mechanomaterials science and engineering, flexible electronics technology, sense digitalization, cyber-human interfaces and systems, and carbon-negative technology.

Research Highlights

Artificial Neuron Devices
Ke He, Cong Wang, Yongli He, Jiangtao Su, and Xiaodong Chen*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.3c00527

Sensing in Soft Robotics
Chidanand Hegde, Jiangtao Su, Joel Ming Rui Tan, Ke He, Xiaodong Chen*, and Shlomo Magdassi*
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.3c04089

A Figure of Merit for Fast-Charging Li-ion Battery Materials
Huarong Xia, Wei Zhang, Shengkai Cao, and Xiaodong Chen*
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c03922

Kazunori Kataoka, Ph.D.

Associate Editor, ACS Nano
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Keynote Lecture: Engineered Nanosystems with Smart Functionalities for Targeted Therapy of Intractable Diseases

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Prof. Kataoka is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo and the Founding Center Director of the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM), Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion. Over the past 40 years, Prof. Kataoka has made significant contributions to the field of biomaterials, particularly in drug delivery/drug targeting, non-viral gene delivery, and nanomedicine.

Research Highlights

A Hoechst Reporter Enables Visualization of Drug Engagement In Vitro and In Vivo: Toward Safe and Effective Nanodrug Delivery
Takuya Miyazaki, Shaoyi Chen, Stelios Florinas, Kazunori Igarashi, Yu Matsumoto, Tatsuya Yamasoba, Ze-Qi Xu, Herren Wu, Changshou Gao, Kazunori Kataoka, R. James Christie*, and Horacio Cabral*
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c03170

Efficacy of pH-Sensitive Nanomedicines in Tumors with Different c-MYC Expression Depends on the Intratumoral Activation Profile

Hitoshi Shibasaki, Hiroaki Kinoh, Horacio Cabral*, Sabina Quader, Yuki Mochida, Xueying Liu, Kazuko Toh, Kazuki Miyano, Yu Matsumoto, Tatsuya Yamasoba, and Kazunori Kataoka*
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c00364

Core-Crosslinked Fluorescent Worm-Like Micelles for Glucose-Mediated Drug Delivery

Johanna K. Elter, Sabina Quader, Jonas Eichhorn, Michael Gottschaldt, Kazunori Kataoka, and Felix H. Schacher*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c01661

Keiji Numata, Ph.D.

Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering
Kyoto University, Japan
Keynote Lecture: Big data-driven molecular design of artificial spider silk with nano-scale hierarchical structures

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Prof. Numata has been a team leader (PI) of Biomacromolecules Research Team, RIKEN, a full professor of Department of Material Chemistry, Kyoto University, and a project professor of Keio University, Japan. The Numata Laboratory Research Group focuses their studies on the design and synthesis of polypeptides for structural material engineering and plant engineering.

Research Highlights

Effect of Oligomers Derived from Biodegradable Polyesters on Eco- and Neurotoxicity
Naoto Yoshinaga, Ayaka Tateishi, Yasuaki Kobayashi, Tomohiro Kubo, Hitoshi Miyakawa, Kotaro Satoh, and Keiji Numata*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.3c00160

Complexity of Spider Dragline Silk

Ali D. Malay, Hamish C. Craig, Jianming Chen, Nur Alia Oktaviani, and Keiji Numata*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c01682

Non-transgenic Gene Modulation via Spray Delivery of Nucleic Acid/Peptide Complexes into Plant Nuclei and Chloroplasts
Chonprakun Thagun, Yoko Horii, Maai Mori, Seiya Fujita, Misato Ohtani, Kousuke Tsuchiya, Yutaka Kodama, Masaki Odahara*, and Keiji Numata*
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c07723

Yan Li, Ph.D.

Associate Editor, ACS Nano
Peking University, China
Keynote Lecture: Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Acting as Electronic Materials

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Prof. Li is a Boya Professor at College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University. She has been studying and working on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes for more than 20 years. In addition to her ACS Nano editorial role, she serves as an advisory or editorial board member of journals including Chemical Society Reviews, Materials Horizons, and Carbon and Nano Research.

Research Highlights

Templated Synthesis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Specific Structure
Feng Yang, Xiao Wang, Meihui Li, Xiyan Liu, Xiulan Zhao, Daqi Zhang, Yan Zhang, Juan Yang, and Yan Li*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00485

Growing Zigzag (16,0) Carbon Nanotubes with Structure-Defined Catalysts
Feng Yang, Xiao Wang, Daqi Zhang, Kuo Qi, Juan Yang, Zhi Xu, Meihui Li, Xiulan Zhao, Xuedong Bai, and Yan Li*
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b04403

Growth of Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Using Ceria as Catalyst Supports
Xiaojun Qin, Fei Peng, Feng Yang, Xiaohui He, Huixin Huang, Da Luo, Juan Yang, Sheng Wang, Haichao Liu, Lianmao Peng, and Yan Li*
DOI: 10.1021/nl403515c

Xing Yi Ling, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces and the ACS Applied Materials portfolio
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Keynote Lecture: Stronger Together: Integrating Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering with Machine Learning for Predictive Biosensing Applications

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Prof. Ling is a Professor in both the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is also affiliated with the School of Chemical and Material Engineering at Jiangnan University, China. Her research focuses on using nanotechnology for fundamental studies and applications in environmental, healthcare, and catalysis fields.

Research Highlights

Noninvasive and Point-of-Care Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)-Based Breathalyzer for Mass Screening of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) under 5 min
Shi Xuan Leong, Yong Xiang Leong, Emily Xi Tan, Howard Yi Fan Sim, Charlynn Sher Lin Koh, Yih Hong Lee, Carice Chong, Li Shiuan Ng, Jaslyn Ru Ting Chen, Desmond Wei Cheng Pang, Lam Bang Thanh Nguyen, Siew Kheng Boong, Xuemei Han, Ya-Chuan Kao, Yi Heng Chua, Gia Chuong Phan-Quang, In Yee Phang, Hiang Kwee Lee, Mohammad Yazid Abdad, Nguan Soon Tan, and Xing Yi Ling*
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c09371

Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Taster: A Machine-Learning-Driven Multireceptor Platform for Multiplex Profiling of Wine Flavors
Yong Xiang Leong, Yih Hong Lee, Charlynn Sher Lin Koh, Gia Chuong Phan-Quang, Xuemei Han, In Yee Phang, and Xing Yi Ling*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00416

Multiplex Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Identification and Quantification of Urine Metabolites in Patient Samples within 30 min
Ya-Chuan Kao, Xuemei Han, Yih Hong Lee, Hiang Kwee Lee, Gia Chuong Phan-Quang, Chee Leng Lay, Howard Yi Fan Sim, Vanessa Jing Xin Phua, Li Shiuan Ng, Chee Wai Ku, Thiam Chye Tan, In Yee Phang, Nguan Soon Tan*, and Xing Yi Ling*
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c00515

Kaoru Tamada, Ph.D.

Associate Editor, ACS Applied Nano Materials
Kyushu University, Japan
Keynote Lecture: Live Cell Imaging Powered by Self-assembled Metal Nanoparticles

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Prof. Tamada is a Senior Vice President and Distinguished Professor at Kyushu University, Japan. Her research interests include 2D self-assembly of organic molecules, metal and semiconductor nanocrystals, and their device applications.

Research Highlights

Tuning the Emission Wavelength of Lead Halide Perovskite NCs via Size and Shape Control
Shihomi Masuda, Thasaneeya Kuboki, Satoru Kidoaki, Shi Ting Lee, Sou Ryuzaki, Koichi Okamoto, Yusuke Arima, and Kaoru Tamada*
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c05001

Rapid Discrimination of Extracellular Vesicles by Shape Distribution Analysis
Sou Ryuzaki*, Takao Yasui, Makusu Tsutsui, Kazumichi Yokota, Yuki Komoto, Piyawan Paisrisarn, Noritada Kaji, Daisuke Ito, Kaoru Tamada, Takahiro Ochiya, Masateru Taniguchi, Yoshinobu Baba*, and Tomoji Kawai*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c00258

Flexible and Ultranarrow Transmissive Color Filters by Simultaneous Excitations of Triple Resonant Eigenmodes in Hybrid Metallic–Optical Tamm State Devices
Chun-Chieh Chang, Ting-Yun Chen, Ting-Wei Lin, Junfu Leng, Kaoru Tamada*, and Ya-Ju Lee*
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c01550

Jinhua Ye, Ph.D.

Associate Editor, ACS Nano
Hebei University, China
Keynote Lecture: Solar-to-Fuel Conversion: from Photocatalysis to Photothermal Catalysis

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Prof. Ye is currently a full Professor and the Director of the Research Center for Solar Driven Carbon Neutrality at Hebei University, China. Her research interests focus on the research and development of photofunctional materials and their applications in the fields of environmental remediation and new energy production.

Research Highlights

Light-Induced Dynamic Restructuring of Cu Active Sites on TiO2 for Low-Temperature H2 Production from Methanol and Water
Shunqin Luo, Hui Song*, Fumihiko Ichihara, Mitsutake Oshikiri, Wenning Lu, Dai-Ming Tang, Sijie Li, Yunxiang Li, Yifan Li, Philo Davin, Tetsuya Kako, Huiwen Lin*, and Jinhua Ye*
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c06688

Nanostructured Materials for Photothermal Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation: Regulating Solar Utilization and Catalytic Performance
Cuncai Lv, Xianhua Bai, Shangbo Ning, Chenxi Song, Qingqing Guan, Bang Liu, Yaguang Li*, and Jinhua Ye*
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c09025

Mixed Metal Sulfides for the Application of Photocatalytic Energy Conversion

Lixia Jia, Xin Tan, Tao Yu*, and Jinhua Ye
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.2c01137

Il-Doo Kim, Ph.D.

Executive Editor, ACS Nano
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Keynote Lecture: Nanofiber Technologies for Catalyst Design and Multi-functional Application: From lab to Commercialization

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Prof. Kim is an Endowed Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST and Director of the Membrane Innovation Center for KAIST Institute. He and his research team concentrate on developing cutting-edge organic/inorganic nanofibers for ultra-sensitive chemical sensors, detecting hazardous gases, and disease diagnosis through breath analysis.

Research Highlights

Advancing Breathability of Respiratory Nanofilter by Optimizing Pore Structure and Alignment in Nanofiber Networks
Jaehyeong Bae, Jiyoung Lee, Won-Tae Hwang, Doo-Young Youn, Hyunsub Song, Jaewan Ahn, Jong-Seok Nam, Ji-Soo Jang, Doo-won Kim, Woosung Jo, Taek-Soo Kim, Hyeon-Jeong Suk, Pan-Kee Bae, and Il-Doo Kim*
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.3c06060

Toward Sustainable Wearable Electronic Textiles
Marzia Dulal, Shaila Afroj*, Jaewan Ahn, Yujang Cho, Chris Carr, Il-Doo Kim*, and Nazmul Karim*
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c07723

Surface Activity-Tuned Metal Oxide Chemiresistor: Toward Direct and Quantitative Halitosis Diagnosis
Hamin Shin, Dong-Ha Kim, Wonjong Jung, Ji-Soo Jang, Yoon Hwa Kim, Yeolho Lee, Kiyoung Chang, Joonhyung Lee, Jongae Park, Kak Namkoong*, and Il-Doo Kim*
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c01350

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