NANOTECH-2019 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

General Objective

To promote worldwide the dissemination of graduate programs of Mexican institutions in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology by constructing liaisons and collaborative agreements with international organizations that will benefit scientific research groups. Furthermore, Nanotech seeks to showcase the state of the art in nanomaterials and/or nanostructured materials for both local scientific groups and companies dedicated to develop technology and to do research in these fields.

Specific Objectives

↑ To discuss ideas and problems at the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

↑ To foster research in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

↑ To maintain and update the human resources, research infrastructure for inter-institutional collaborations and inter-research group databases.

↑ To optimize the use of experimental infrastructure and computing technology available in this sector.

↑ To encourage nationwide and abroad academic relationships among different research groups by solving problems of mutual concern.

To discuss common objectives and goals as a scientific community.

↑ To broadcast research in academic institutions, industry and among the public.

History

At present, the broad fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology have expanded into various subfields of study such as: nano-electronics, nano-optics, nano-fluids, nano-magnetism, spintronics, bio-nanotechnology, nano-medicine, nano-chemistry, quantum transport, nanomaterials and nanoparticles, just to mention a few. Despite the great progress done in the last decades, there are still limitations that hinder the production of nanodevices useful for specific applications in both engineering and industry. This is mainly due to difficulties encountered when dealing with the physical properties at the nanoscale. Nonetheless, the interdisciplinarity nature of nanoscience and nanotechnology enables the interaction among different fields of study. Consequently, their development not only requires the use of advanced manufacturing methodologies and characterization techniques, but also of multidisciplinary approaches which brings together physicists, mathematicians, chemists, physicians, biologists, technologists, etc.; all of them using a common language.

Under this premise, Mexican researchers undertook the task of organizing a national meeting with the aim of promoting and consolidating lines of research and development of technology in these fields, as well as encouraging interaction among research groups. Thus, the first "International Topical Meeting on Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (Nanotech)" took place in 2004 at the Center for Research in Optics (Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, CIO) located in the state of Guanajuato. Subsequently, an annual meeting is held at different venues across Mexico, making this event one the oldest of its kind in the country. Moreover, Nanotech has served as a forum for discussion and a platform for the creation of collaborations with other organizations. For instance, Nanotech helped to organize the annual meeting of the División of Nanoscience of the Mexican Physics Society (DINANO-MPS), the "International and Interdisciplinary Meeting on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NANOMEX)", and, in join collaboration with the Brazilian-Mexican Virtual Center of Nanotechnology, the "International Symposium on Advanced Materials and Nanostructures (ISAMN)".

These events had a remarkable impact on the development of nanoscience and nanotechnology in several research institutions throughout the country for they have catalyzed the creation of academic programs that nowadays serve as links between the generation of scientific knowledge and its subsequent application in the development of novel technologies. Some of these results have already been applied in the fields of public health, biomaterials, biotechnology, bioconservation, wastewater treatment, storage, production and energy conservation, food processing, electronics and photonics automation and control, smart materials; nano-tools and robotics as well as basic science. Today, the Mexican Society of Physics has the support of various national and international institutions and some companies to hold our NANOTECH Congress.

The Mexican Society of Physics is divided by regions and Academic Divisions, among which is the Division of Nanosciences (DINANO) and the Previous presidents were:

§ Juan M. Montejano Carrizalez (UASLP).

§ Ignacio L. Garzón (UNAM).

§ Álvaro Posada Amarillas (UNISON).

§ Elder de la Rosa (CIO).

§ Bertha Molina Brito (UNAM).

§ Alfredo Tlahiuice (UANL) - Current President.