The EMN Meetings grew out of a small workshop series that began in 2008 at a traditional villa in Orlando, Florida. Over the next three years, six additional successful workshops were organized on various focus topics in materials science, and grouped under the title of “Villa Conference” in honor of the original 2008 Orlando meeting. The Villa Conference series has grown rapidly beyond the traditional villa setting, continuing to attract highly-quality contributions from members of the international scientific and engineering communities. In 2012 the first Conference with a broader theme of Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology was held. The EMN Meetings now include : EMN Fall (Orlando), EMN Spring (Las Vegas), EMN Summer (Cancun), EMN East (Beijing), EMN Open (Chengdu), EMN Hong Kong, EMN Phuket, EMN Spain, and EMN Istanbul.
The 2016 conference will take place at Cancun during the week of June 5th to 9th. Cancun is situated on the south-east coast of Mexico in the state of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula. Warm white powdery sand beaches and turquoise crystal clear waters together with the famous Mexican hospitality make this a place like no other! We encourage you to give yourself some time for recreational pursuits! In this friendly and stimulating place, we will create a dynamic platform where scientists and engineers focusing on various issues pertaining to current and emerging technologies in the areas of clean energy, environmental research, graphene, laser, photonics/optoelectronics, smart sensor materials, semiconductor, thin films, nanomaterials and nanostructures can converse, discuss, debate and share knowledge and ideas about prospective directions and approaches.
EMN Summer General Chairs: