6th International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications
27-29 July 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Welcome Note

The potential of nanotechnology for energy related applications is enormous. The use of nanomaterials for energy applications can be addressed at almost any scale, from picowatts to megawatt size. Nanomaterials can address many unmet needs in energy applications; they can be used to improve energy densities, efficiencies, increase rates of energy transfer, and increase stabilities for example. Nanotechnology also has the potential to facilitate hitherto underdeveloped or unknown commercial applications for energy (smart clothing, flexible electronics, covert inks, energy scavenging/converting devices) as well as bring down the cost of new energy technologies and enable their mass production. Within the field of nanotechnology, new materials development will play an important role toward a sustainable energy future.

The NANOENERGY conference is an offshoot from the more established NANOSMAT conference. Since 2005, “NANOENERGY” has been organized as a “Symposium” each year at the NANOSMAT conferences. As a result of the growing success of the NanoEnergy symposia held during the NANOSMAT conferences – the first ever standalone International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications was held at the University College London (UCL) in London, UK during 19-21 February 2014, which was a huge success and with attendance exceeding 200 plus. The 2nd NANOENERGY conference was held in Manchester, UK during 1-3 June 2015; the 3rd NANOENERGY was held at the University of Liverpool (UK) in July 2016 and the 4th NANOENERGY conference was successfully held in Aalto University, Finland during 26-28 July 2017.

The 5th NANOENERGY conference will address the theory, design, research, discovery and development of new materials and nanotechnologies in relation to the field of energy applications (e.g. in energy harvesting, production, storage, transfer and use, etc.). NANOENERGY aims to bring together academia, industries and policy makers interested in the application of nanotechnology in the energy sector. The conference will discuss the state-of-the-art and latest development of nanotechnology, nanomaterialsand thin filmsfor energy applications but also investigate possible avenues ahead. High-level experts both from academia and industry will address key issues relating to the topics of this conference. A wide range of disciplines will be included from theory to experiments, device development, technology demonstration, manufacture and scale-up of nanotechnology applied to energy will be covered.  

We look forward to seeing you in Aveiro for a very exciting, enjoyable and highly productive NANOENERGY conference. 



Professor Peter Lund Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Finland

Professor  Nowshad Amin, The National Energy University, Malaysia


1st NANOENERGY: 19-21 February 2014, University College London, UK

Conference Chairs: Prof. Jawwad Darr (UK), Professor Peter Lund (Finland)


2nd NANOENERGY: 1-3 June 2015, Manchester, UK

Conference Chairs: Prof. Jawwad Darr (UK), Professor Peter Lund (Finland)


3rd NANOENERGY: 27-29 July 2016, University of Liverpool, UK

Conference Chairs: Prof. Jawwad Darr (UK), Professor Peter Lund (Finland), Dr Vin Dhanak (UK)


4th NANOENERGY: 26-28 July 2017, Aalto University, Finland

Conference Chair: Professor Peter Lund (Finland)


5th NANOENERGY: 18-20 July 2018, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Conference Chairs: Professor Peter Lund (Finland), Professor Sining Yun, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, China; Professor John Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Professor Bin Zhu, Hubei University, China; Professor Fernando Marques, University of Aveiro, Portugal