The symposium is dedicated to recent advances and innovative researches on semiconducting (SC) materials including functional architectures fundamental understanding of phenomena, experimental realization of structures to applications in workable devices. The contributions aim to discuss synthesis methods, characterizations, theoretical and numerical simulations approaches as well as device realization and performances testing and improvements in the ambit of new technologies. The emphasis of this symposium will lie on the various growth techniques and key properties as structural, electronic, photonic, thermal, magnetic for inorganic or organic semiconductors, oxide SC, hybrid SC, magnetic SC, ferroelectric SC, low temperature SC, layered SC, microscopy of SC materials and advanced packaging materials, etc. Many of these semiconductors have interesting properties but they have not yet received much attention due to their limited applications. Their existence shows that the field of semiconductor engineering still has plenty of room for growth and expansion. The main reason why semiconductors are dominating the electronic industry is the existence of highly sophisticated epitaxial growth techniques. Their industrial applications have in turn, led to an increased sophistication of these techniques. These techniques have made it possible to synthesize artificial crystal structure known as super lattices and quantum wells. Recent advances in fabricating low dimensional nanostructures take advantage of either alignment of atoms with substrates or strain between substrate and epilayer. A coordinated effort will be made to have a strong interaction between semiconducting materials and device research. This coordination provides for maximum exchange of information between attendees of the conferences. The strategy being adopted is to work with the national, international researchers and manufacturers to develop international collaboration. These developments hold an enormous potential for emerging technologies

Symposium Topics

  • Growth and Processing of Semiconductors
  • Characterization of Semiconductors
  • Semiconductor Heterostructures and Nanostructures
  • Functional and hybrid semiconductors
  • Microscopy, Spectroscopy of Semiconductors
  • Modeling and numerical Simulations
  • Quantum Semiconductor Devices and Technologies
  • Smart Devices and innovating hybrid architectures for photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications
  • Semiconductor Battery and Super capacitors
  • Semiconductor Thermoelectric, sensing materials
  • Semiconductor Thin Films
  • Oxide Semiconductors

and not limited to above - all relevant to Semiconducting materials will be considered

Invited Speakers

Prof Abdelhadi Kassiba, Universite du Maine, France

Prof Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State University, USA

Prof Vijay Singh, University of Kentucky, USA

Prof Arturo Morales-Acevedo, CINVESTAV, Mexico City, Mexico

Prof Eleicer Ching Prado, Universidad Tecnologico de Panama, Panama

Prof. Keyue Wu, West Anhui University, China

Prof Eric Maluta, University of Venda, South Africa

Prof. Thang Hoang, University of Memphis, USA

Prof Jorge Santiago-Aviles, University of Pennsylvanis, USA

Additional Information

Selected papers will be published in the J. Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Springer Link (Impact factor 1.798) after peer review.

Tentative dates for submission and publication

Start Date of Submissions of FULL length manuscripts: 20 Aug 2017

End Date of  Submissions : 20th  Oct 2017

Tentative date for completing the review of manuscripts : 15th  Dec 2017  (minimum 2 or 3 peer review)

Tentative date for receipt of corrected manuscript the authors: 31st Jan 2018

Publication of special issue:  March 2018