Beyond! 2D


  • Start: Oct 11, 2017
  • End: Oct 14, 2017
  • Location: Schloss Ringberg, Tagungsstätte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Schlossstrasse 20, 83708 Kreuth
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics
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Beyond! 2D


Today’s computing and data storage technologies are innately two-dimensional. This workshop is concerned with innovations in the preparation and use of materials and devices that are innately three-dimensional that might allow for novel technologies for data processing and storage, and for many other technologies for example for energy and sustainability. There are many beautiful examples of innately 3D materials that range from biological and bio-inspired materials, that includes a wide variety of self-organized materials, to mesostructured materials that include quantum and photonic materials, to artificially engineered multilayered materials with unique properties of the ensemble that go beyond the properties of the individual layers themselves. The emerging world of topological materials is extensive with fascinating properties derived from the surfaces and edges of 3D bodies.

This workshop will include leading scientists from a wide range of disciplines to discuss the state-of-the-art of “Beyond 2D” materials, devices and systems.

Invited speakers

Erwin Berenschot | University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
José Bico | Laboratoire PMMH, ESPCI, Paris, France
Giovanna Brusatin | University of Padova, Italy
Alessandro Chiolerio | Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT, Torino, Italy
Peer Fischer | Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems | University of Stuttgart, Germany
Chirag Garg | Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany
David H. Gracias | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Felix Holzner | SwissLitho AG, Zürich, Switzerland
Yu Huang | University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Ji Tae Kim | University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Mato Knez | CIC nanoGUNE, San Sebastián, Spain
Bruno Michel | IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
Caroline Ross | Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Tomaso Zambelli | ETH and University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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