Inventor of carbon nanotubes Prof. Sumio Iijima – keynote speaker @ Polymer symposium

Prof Sumio IijimaProf. Sumio Iijima is a Japanese physicist, often cited as the inventor of carbon nanotubes. For his great discovery and his related work in the field of nanotechnology he was awarded, the inaugural Kavli Prize  (on par in nanotech to Nobel) for nanoscience in 2008.

He was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics in 2002, “for the discovery and elucidation of the atomic structure and helical character of multi-wall and single-wall carbon nanotubes, which have had an enormous impact on the rapidly growing condensed matter and materials science field of nanoscale science and electronics.

Prof Iijima will be the key note speaker for the International symposium in polymer science and technology (IIUPST) organized by the Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The event will be conducted on 3rd and 4th April 2015 at the Galleface Hotel and University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

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