The 23rd
International conference

on the Science and Applications of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials

4-9 June 2023

Arcachon near Bordeaux, France

Group picture




NT’23 is the 23rd conference of the NT series, one of the most influential scientific conferences in the field of nanoscience and technology.
NT’23 will take place from June 4 to 9, 2023 in the city of Arcachon on the banks of the atlantic ocean and near Bordeaux in France.


The conference will cover a broad range of topics of interest to the nanotube and low-dimensional materials communities.

  • Synthesis, processing and functionalization
  • Properties and characterisation
  • Theory and simulation
  • Applications

Dedicated afternoon sessions will focus the discussion on themes ranging from computational challenges, over spectroscopy and metrology, to 2D materials, graphene, device technologies, electronic transport, life science applications, energy, synthesis, fabrication and more.


NT’23 will integrate previous satellite symposia as key element of its afternoon program (parallel focussed sessions). The remainder of the conference is structured around morning keynote lectures, invited and contributed presentations. Emphasis on informal discussions during extended poster sessions remains at the heart of the meeting. An industrial exhibit and forum will allow participants with different backgrounds to come together for exchanging ideas and developing visions.

Keynote, tutorials and invited speakers

Keynote speakers

Pr. Ming Zheng


Pr. Matteo Pasquali

Rice University, USA

Pr. Katalin Kamarás

Wigner Research Centre, Hungary

Pr. Richard Martel

University of Montréal, Canada

Pr. Young Hee Lee

Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea


Pr. Ardemis Boghossian, EPFL, Switzerland
Dr Damien Voiry, CNRS – University of Montpellier, France
Dr Chris Ewels, CNRS – University of Nantes, France

Invited speakers

Pr. Geyou Ao, Cleveland State University, USA
Pr. Silvia Giordani, Dublin City University, Ireland
Pr. Lyderic Bocquet, École Normale Supérieure – PSL, France
Pr. Markita Landry, University of California – Berkeley, USA
Pr. Yasumitsu Miyata, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Pr. Lianmao Peng, Pekin University, China
Pr. Marcos Pimenta, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil
Pr. Antonio Setaro, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
Pr. Kazu Suenaga, Osaka University, Japan
Pr. Fei Wei, Tsinghua University, China
Pr. Su-Yuan Xie, Xiamen University, China

Steering Committee


Annick Loiseau, ONERA – CNRS, France
Shigeo Maruyama, University of Tokyo, Japan

Parallel symposia Chairs

Tobias Hertel, Univ. Würzburg, Germany
Yoshiyuki Miyamoto, AIST, Japan


Tobias Hertel, University of Würzburg, Germany
Ado Jorio, University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Esko Kauppinen, University of Aalto, Finland
Yan Li, Peking University, Peking, China
Ming Zheng, NIST, USA
Masako Yudasaka, AIST, Japan
Jing Kong, MIT, USA

Honorary member

David Tomanek, Univ. Michigan, USA

Advisory board

Jong-Hyun Ahn (Yonsei University, Korea)
Jeffrey L. Blackburn (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S.A.)
Adam Boies (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
Sofie Cambré (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Laurent Cognet (CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, France)
Feng Ding (National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea)
Benjamin S. Flavel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Etienne Gaufres (CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, France)
Sarah Haigh (University of Manchester, UK)
Daniel A. Heller (Sloan Kettering Institute, USA)
Tobias Hertel (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
Kaili Jiang (Tsinghua University, China)
Hiromichi Kataura (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
Ki Kang Kim (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)
Qingwen Li (Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, CAS, China)
Yan Li (Peking University, China)
Chang Liu (Institute of Metal Research CAS, China)
Janina Maultzsch (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
Albert Nasibulin (Skoltech, Russia)
Suguru Noda (Waseda University, Japan)
Riichiro Saito (Tohoku University, Japan)
Lara Kühl Teles (Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil)
Yuhuang Wang (University of Maryland, USA)
Jana Zaumseil (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Local Organizing Team

Etienne Gaufrès
Laurent Cognet
Alain Pénicaud
Philippe Poulin

Local team and student staff
Béatrice Dupin
Luna Boulbet
Jean-Baptiste Marceau
Quentin Grésil
Benjamin Lambert
Limeng Ruan
Hadrien Kerkhof
Wilfrid Néri 
David Tilve Martinez
Somen Nandi

Important dates

Jan 10, 2023

Abstract submission opening

March 5, 2023

Abstract submission deadline

April 7, 2023

Notification of acceptance NEW DATE

April 26, 2023

Early bird registration deadline NEW DATE

June 1, 2023

Late Registration deadline NEW DATE

Note that due to physical space limitations, the total number of attendees cannot extend over 400 people. Registration will be granted upon first come first serve policy.

June 4, 2023

NT’23 opening

June 9, 2023

NT’23 closing session


General public Conference
(given in French)


Title: Le Plastique, c'est fantastique ?

Given By Etienne Grau, Université de Bordeaux
Mercredi 7 juin à de 17h30 à 18h30, Palais des Congrès, Arcachon 

Symposia program: Monday, 5

Symposia program: Tuesday, 6

Symposia program: Thursday, 8



13th Symposium on Carbon Nanomaterials, Biology, Medicine and Toxicology

Chair: Dr Dan Heller, Sloan Kettering Institute, US
Co-Chairs: Dr Laurent Cognet, CNRS – University of Bordeaux, France – Prof. Markita Landry, Berkeley University, US 

Overview talk given by:
Prof. Sebastian Kruss, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany

Confirmed Invited speakers:
Dr Cecilia Menard-Moyon, CNRS, I2CT Strasbourg, France
Prof. Delphine Bouilly, University of Montréal, Canada
Dr Abraham Beyene, Janelia Research Campus, US
Dr Toshiya Okazaki, Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Computation and Theory

15th Symposium on Computational Challenges in Nanotubes, 2D Materials, and Their Macroscopic Assemblies

Chair: Prof. Christophe Bichara, CNRS, France
Co-Chairs: Prof. Feng Ding, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology & IBS, South Korea – Prof. Jean-Christophe Charlier, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Overview talk given by:
Prof. Alister Page, University of Newcastle, Australia

Confirmed Invited speakers:
Prof. Hakim Amara, French Aerospace Lab, France
Prof. James Elliot, Cambridge University, UK
Dr Daniel Hedman, CMCM – IBS, South Korea
Prof. Wei Ji, Renmin University of China, China
Prof. Mina Maruyama, Tsukuba University, Japan
Prof. Vincent Meunier, Penn State University, US
Prof. Zhuhua Zhang, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China


Symposium on structure, properties, applications – Electronics and Metrology

Chair: Prof. Lian Mao Peng, Peking University, China
Co-Chairs: Dr Laëtitia Marty, CNRS, University of Grenoble, France – Prof. Yutaka Ohno, Nagoya University, Japan – Prof. Michael Arnold, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US

Overview talks given by:
Prof. Aaron Franklin, Duke University, US
Dr Gilad Zeevi, University of Standford, US

Confirmed Invited speakers:
Prof. Maria Luisa della Rocca, University of Paris, France
Prof. Youfan Hu, Peking University, Beijing, China
Prof. Kuniharu Takei, Hokkaido University, Japan
Prof. Kenji Hata, Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (AIST), Japan


5th Symposium on Materials for Energy and Sustainability

Chair: Prof. Huiming Cheng, IMR/Tsinghua University, China
Co-Chairs: Prof. Philippe Poncharal, University of Lyon, France – Prof. Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University, US

Overview talks given by:
Prof. Michael Strano, MIT, US
Prof. Patrice Simon, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Confirmed Invited speakers:
Prof. Fei Wei, University of Tsinghua, China
Prof. Liming Dai, University of New South Wales, Australia
Prof. Sang Ouk Kim, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
Prof. Alessandro Siria, Laboratory of Statistical Physics, ENS, France 


4th Symposium on Synthesis, Purification, Functionalization, and Manufacturing of Carbon Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials

Chair: Prof. Yan Li, Peking University, China
Co-Chairs: Prof. Catherine Journet, University of Lyon, France – Prof. Ming Zheng, NIST, USA

Overview talks given by:
Prof. Zhongfan Liu, University of Peking, Beijing, China

Confirmed Invited speakers:
Prof. Jianying Ouyang, National Research Council, Canada
Prof. Feng Yang, Southern University of Science and Technology, Peking University, China
Prof. Stéphane Campidelli, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France
Prof. Ryo Kitaura, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
Prof. Zdenek Sofer, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic
Prof. Adam Boies, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Jin Zhang, Peking University, Beijing, China


Symposium on thin films, fibers, 3D materials and their properties

Chair: Prof. Esko Kauppinen, Aalto University, Finland
Co-Chairs: Prof. Adam Boies , Trinity College and University of Cambridge, UK – Prof. Suguru Noda, Waseda University, Japan – Dr Philippe Poulin, CNRS – University of Bordeaux, France

Overview talks given by:
Prof. Qingwen Li, Suzhou Institute of nanotech and nanobionics, China

Confirmed Invited speakers:
Prof. Il Jeon, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Prof. Yutaka Ohno, Nagoya University, Japan
Prof. Oren Regev, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Prof. Milo Shaffer, Imperial College London, UK
Dr Juan José Vilatela, IMDEA Materials Institute, Spain
Prof. Aldo Zarbin, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Fundamental properties

Symposium on fundamental, structural and optical properties of 1D and 2D materials and their heterostructures

Chair: Prof. Alexey Chernikov, University of Dresden, Germany
Co-Chairs: Dr Nicolas Izard, CNRS – University of Montpellier, France – Prof. Christophe Voisin, ENS Paris, France

Overview talks given by:
Prof. Jana Zaumseil, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Prof. Thomas Pichler, University of Vienna, Austria

Confirmed Invited speakers:
Dr Toshiya Okazaki, Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
Prof. Alexander Högele, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich

Dr Salomé Forel,  University of Lyon, France
Prof. Laurent Alvarez, University of Montpellier, France
Prof. Xavier Marie, Laboratory of Physics and Chemistry of Nano-Objects, INSA, France
Prof. Yannick Chassagneux, ENS, Paris, France
Prof. Jean-Sébastien Lauret, University of Paris-Saclay, France
Prof. Yuichiro Kato, Nanoscale Quantum Photonics Laboratory, RIKEN, Japan
Prof. Thomas Szkopek, McGill University, Canada

Social events


Wednesday afternoon excursions

General recommendation: Take a raincoat, light walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, water bottle.

All 3 are scheduled at the same time :

Pilat Sand Dune

14h15: Departure by bus from the entrance of the Casino, behind the Palais des Congrès

Boat Tour

14h00: Departure by walk from the entrance of the the Palais des Congrès

Oysters farm

14h15: Departure by bus from the entrance of the the Palais des Congrès



Conference Banquet

Degustation of local French food in the old market place of Arcachon.
At 8 mins by walk from the Palais des Congrès.

  • Where: Arcachon Market (see map), Pl. des Marquises, 33120 Arcachon
  • When:  Wednesday at 19h00

Abstract submission

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline

February 26th, 2023 (PM 24:00 / Paris Standard Time, UTC+01:00)

Notification of abstract acceptance

March 29th, 2023

Guideline for Submission


Create your account by following this link : My submitter account


Click “New abstract”


Pick-up your category


Submit your abstract


Check the acceptance notification by email and in your online space

  • The abstract must be submitted online through the submission web page. The review process for the submitted abstracts will be managed by the NT23 Program Committee.
  • The abstract must be written in English, and submitted prior to February 26, 2023.
  • Submitting an abstract implies the following agreement from its authors: Publishing of the abstract in the NT’23 abstract proceeding and Presenter’s attendance at NT’23 conference.
  • Please kindly note that abstract submission is mandatory for all presenters in order for their presentations to be arranged in the proceedings of NT’23 conference.
  • You can check the status of your abstract by logging on to your online space (draft, submitted, reviewing, accepted, rejected).


  • You may further edit and modify your abstract until the submission deadline if it is saved as a draft. You can no longer modify your abstract once it has been submitted. For any modification, please send an email to the secretariat which will change your abstract to “draft” status
  • If you wish to withdraw your submission, send the registration number with author name and abstract title to the secretariat before April 20, 2023.
  • If you wish to change the presenter, contact the secretariat.
  • Secretariat:

Presentation guidelines


Poster sessions

Your poster must be printed in A0 portrait format, on a single sheet (Height 118,9 cm x presentations. Width 84,1 cm).

Posters will be set up and taken down by the presenters during the day of the poster session, for example at lunchtime or during the afternoon coffee break.

Please, avoid setting up posters at the beginning of the poster session.

Poster session 1 (Monday) P000 to P070
Poster session 2 (Tuesday) P071 to P135
Poster session 3 (Thursday) P136 and beyond

For each session, presenters must be at their poster as follows:

  • Odd-numbered posters: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Even-numbered posters: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Poster presenters can find their poster number by logging on to their online space.


Oral Communication sessions


  • Keynote: 45 mins including questions
  • Invited: 30 mins including questions
  • Contributed: 20 mins including questions


  • Overview: 40 mins including question
  • Invited and Contributed: 20 mins including questions

The slide size can be 16/9. 



Note that due to physical space limitations, the total number of attendees cannot extend over 400 people. Registration will be granted upon first come first serve policy.

Until April 26, 2023

(Early bird : until April 11, 2023)


390 ATI


650 ATI


790 ATI

Invited & Keynote plenary


Invited at symposia

550 ATI

Accompanying guest

100 ATI


590 ATI


850 ATI


990 ATI

Invited & Keynote plenary


Invited at symposia

750 ATI

Accompanying guest

150 ATI

Included in the registration fee for attendees

Academic, student, industry and Invited at symposia

Sunday tutorials

Monday through Friday plenary sessions

Symposia and evening poster sessions

Coffee breaks

Drinks and food during evening poster sessions

Welcome reception on Sunday

Conference banquet on Wednesday

Included in the registration fee for accompanying guest

Welcome reception on Sunday

Conference banquet on Wednesday

Please note that you will have to confirm your participation to the included activities (welcome reception and conference banquet) at the end of the registration process.

Extra costs


Wednesday afternoon excursions

50 euros All Taxes Included
All 3 are scheduled at the same time :

  • Boat tour
  • Excursion to the sand dune of Pyla
  • Oysters farm

Each excursion place number is limited. We will do our best to accomodate the choice of every one but in the end there might be a first come first serve policy.

Start now your registration by clicking on the link below

For payment by credit card, have your card ready before you start the registration process.
Once registration is started, it has to be finished with payment.


Due to the large number of registrations already received, the strict limit of 400 participants will be reached very soon. 
Except for invited participants, registrations will be granted upon first come first served basis.

This link will redirect you to the external Azur colloque online registration page.
A confirmation email will be sent to the email which you provided upon completion of your registration.

Practical information

Venue & Travel

The Twenty-Third International Conference on the Science and Applications of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials (NT’23) will be held at the “Palais des Congrès” of the seaside Arcachon city, near Bordeaux in France. (Fig 1a-b)

Early June corresponds to the beginning of summertime in South-West of France, with usually nice and dry weather (Fig 1c), while displaying a moderate tourism frequentation.

The conference site is easily accessible by train from Paris or Bordeaux.

  • Typically the easiest route is to take the high-speed train (TGV) from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Bordeaux downtown station, then take a regional express train from Bordeaux station to Arcachon. (Fig 1d).
  • You can also arrive by plane at Bordeaux-Merignac airport, then take a direct bus shuttle to Bordeaux downtown station, and then take a regional express train from Bordeaux station to Arcachon station. (Fig 1d).
  • Another option is to take a direct TGV train from Paris Montparnasse train station to Bordeaux

The conference center is a 5-minute walk from the Arcachon train station, just across from the beach. More info and train tickets at the French Railways website.

Covid Info

The French pandemic situation and the rules for entering and leaving France can be consulted here.

Healthcare Center

The city of Arcachon offers many medical services including the Arcachon public hospital located less than 5 km from the conference site.

Visa and Invitation Letters

All the information concerning the possible need to obtain a visa to enter France and its application are here.
To obtain a formal letter of invitation, please contact the organizers at the following address, indicating the elements required in the letter :

Tourism in Arcachon and surroundings

Between land and sea, the Bordeaux region in France has rich and varied terroirs. If you can spend a few extra days before or after NT’23, here are some tourist suggestions.

  • City of Bordeaux (including renowned wine museum)
  • The “cabanes tchanquées”, wooden cabins perched on stilts, typical of Arcachon.
  • Dune du Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe.
  • Cordouan lighthouse, built in 1584.
  • Village of Saint-Emillion, famous for its Bordeaux wine.
  • Talmon, fortified village on the Gironde estuary
  • Cap Ferret area.
  • Ocean Beaches (surf activities).
  • Wine tours in the Bordeaux vineyard.


Revolugo, official partner of the NT’23 has secured a large range of accommodation solutions with exclusive discounts for the event.

Book early through the Revolugo platform for the best deals!

For any further information, you can contact our dedicated project manager : – or by phone at +33 1 80 06 62 88.


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