The objective of this Conference is to highlight current and future multidisciplinary research on nanostructured materials and development of nanotechnologies with the primary focus on reinforce of connection between the fundamental science, engineering and commercialization of nanostructures; between universities, governmental laboratories, academic institutions, private research sector and industry. This Conference aims to assess the current status and to identify future priority directions of fabrication, research, design and applications of nanocomposites, carbon nanotubes, self-assembled supramolecules, nanostructured bulk solids, films and coatings, quantum dots and wires. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing close interactions among scientists and engineers, and fostering future transdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration in this new and rapidly growing area.


We plan to focus on the following topics:

Conference chair:    I.A.Ovid'ko (Russian Academy of Sciences)

International Organizing Committee: 

E.C. Aifantis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
G.-M. Chow ( National University of Singapore, Singapore)
J.Th.M. De Hosson (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
G. Kiriakidis (IESL, FORTH, Greece)
E. Lavernia (University of California, Davis, USA)
C.S. Pande ( Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
S. Seal (University of Central Florida, USA)
R.D. Shull (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
G. Skandan (NEI Corporation, USA)
B. Straumal (Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
V. Teixeira (University of Minho, Portugal)
T. Tsakalakos (Rutgers University, USA)
M. Upmanyu (Colorado School of Mines, USA)

Invited speakers (a partial list):

S. Ankem (University of Maryland, USA)
Ph. Avouris (IBM, USA)
M.-I. Baraton (University of Limoges, France)
J.Th.M. De Hosson (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
C.A. Dimitriadis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
S. Ganti (General Electric, USA)
D. Ginley (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
Y.G. Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
J. Groza (University of California at Davis, USA)
G. Konstantinidis (IESL, FORTH, Greece)
S.-T. Lee (Hong Kong SAR, China)
G. Liu (Queen's University, Canada)
S. Logothetidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
J. Lu (University of Technology of Troyes, France)
E. Ma (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
S. Mani (T/J Technologies Inc., USA)
N.F. Morozov (St.Petersburg State University, Russia)
A.K. Mukherjee (University of California at Davis, USA)
J. Narayan (North Carolina State University, USA)
J. Scott (Cambridge University, UK)
D. Shi (University of Cincinnati, USA)
C. Teichert (University of Leoben, Austria)
M. Upmanyu (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
R. Vajtai (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
R.Z. Valiev (Ufa Aviation Technical University, Russia)
J.L. Valles (European Commission Research Directorate, Belgium)
S. Veprek (Technical University Munich, Germany)
T. Weber (National Science Foundation, USA)
A.R. Yavari (National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France)
A. Zdetsis (University of Patras, Greece)
Y.T. Zhu (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)

Program (doc)

(preliminary version, doc, pdf)

Presentation Equipment

Power Point Projectors and Overheads (for transparancies) will be used at the NN 2005 conference.
Maximum sizes of one (1) poster presentation are as follows: Height should not exceed 1.80 meter (= 180 cm); width should not exceed 0.96 meter (= 96 cm) Please use double sided tapes (but not pins) to attach posters to poster stands.


The Conference will be held in Creta Maris Hotel, de-luxe (five-star) hotel situated on the north coast of Crete, 25 km east of Heraklion airport on its own golden beach. The Creta Maris is ranked among the best deluxe hotels in Greece and provides a perfect holiday or incentive atmosphere with unmatched hotel facilities, services and cuisine. For more information, please visit:
(The Creta Maris Hotel hosted the First International Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies (NN 2003) in 2003.)


The Conference will be held from June 14 (Tuesday) until June 18 (Saturday), 2005. June 13 (Monday) and June 19 (Sunday) are arranged as Arrival/Registration and Departure days.

Hotel Reservation:

Double room (two-persons occupancy) on Half Board basis (breakfast and dinner), per person, per day: 90 Euros
Single room on Half Board basis (breakfast and dinner), per day: 145 Euros
Extra Beds Supplements: 3rd Bed in Double room: 42,5 Euros per day (half board)
The number of 4 bedded rooms is limited.

PDF and Word versions of Hotel Reservation Form may be downloaded here. The filled and signed Hotel Reservation Form should be faxed to
Fax No: + 30 2810 228 536
for attention of Mrs. Maria Prodromitis (Select Tourist Agency, Crete, Greece) involved in organization of accommodation of NN 2005 participants. We would greatly appreciate, if NN 2005 participants make hotel reservation by APRIL 1, 2005. After the 1st of April 2005, Select Tourist Agency does not guarantee the room rates shown above.

Also, accommodation is possible to be arranged in four- and three-star hotels being in walking distance from Creta Maris Hotel. For details on the accommodation, please be in touch with Mrs. Maria Prodromitis
(Select Tourist Agency;
phone: +(30 2810) 344 206,
fax: +(30 2810) 228 536,
email: or

Registration Fee:     400 Euro

Important Deadlines:

Abstract submission: December 15, 2004
Notification on acceptance of abstracts: February 1, 2005
Manuscript submission: May 20, 2005


NN 2005 Proceedings will be published in Reviews on Advanced Materials Science Journal.

Deadline for NN 2005 manuscript submission is May 20, 2005. Reviews on Advanced Materials Science issues with NN 2005 Proceedings are planned to appear in 2005. Instructions for Preparation and Submission of NN 2005 manuscripts ( PDF and Word files) as well as Reviews on Advanced Materials Science Transfer of Copyright Form ( PDF and Word files) may be downloaded here. The manuscript length limits are as follows:

Invited Papers should be limited to twenty (20) typewritten pages (including References and Tables) and eight (8) Figures each on separate page.

Contributed Papers (Oral/Poster Presentations) should be limited to ten (10) typewritten pages (including References and Tables) and three (3) Figures each on separate page.

Submission of Abstracts

Submission of Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations: Anyone interested in making a contribution to the Conference is invited to submit a half page abstract in English. The abstracts (plain texts) may be submitted via on-line using the On-line Submission Form on the conference web-site (the preferred method):
or via email sending email with an application form to Prof.Ilya Ovid'ko, email: The abstracts must be submitted by DECEMBER 15, 2004. (If an author has multiple authors who each wish an invitation to attend the Conference, each author must submit a separate application.)

Application Form

(Crete, Greece, June 14-18, 2005 )
First Name:
Last Name (Surname):
Title (Dr., Prof, ...):
Job Title:
Organization or Company:
mailing Address:
Abstract including abstract title, author listing (affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax and email address for each author), abstract text (approximately 100-150 words), key words, preference for "oral presentation" or "poster presentation".


Contact (Conference chair):   Ilya Ovid'ko, Dr.Sci., Professor
Principal Editor, Materials Physics and Mechanics Journal
Principal Editor, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science Journal
Head, Laboratory for Theory of Defects in Materials
Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Bolshoj 61, Vas.Ostrov, St.Petersburg 199178, Russia
Fax: +7(812)321 4771, Email:

Contact (accommodation): Maria Prodromitis,
Select Tourist Agency:   122, Avenue Ethnikis Antistaseos,
1st Floor, GR 71306 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
phone: +(30 2810) 344 206
Fax: +(30 2810) 228 536
Email: and/or

The NN 2005 conference web-site: