The EMN meeting began in 2008 as a small workshop held at a traditional villa in Orland, Florida.   Since then we have organized five successful workshops under the theme of Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology.  In honor of the 2008 Orlando conference, these workshops were grouped under a conference series entitled “Villa Conference”.  The Villa Conference series have grown beyond the traditional villa setting and have had continued success in 2009 (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands), 2010 (Santorini, Greece), 2011 (Las Vegas, Nevada) and 2012 (Orlando, Florida).

The 2013 conference will take place at Houston during the week of January 7th to 10th.  Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States of America and the largest city within the state of Texas. With the country’s fourth largest airport system, traveling to Houston has never been easier. The conference hotel, HILTON HOUSTON POST OAK, is located in Houston’s exclusive Galleria area, home to Galleria Mall and hundreds of upscale specialty shops, posh restaurants, entertainment attractions and corporate offices. In this friendly and stimulating place, we will create a dynamic platform where scientists and engineers focusing on various issues pertaining to current and emerging technologies in the areas of clean energy, complex oxide materials, environmental research, metamaterials, iron pnictide superconductors, topological insulators, and nanotechnology can converse, discuss, debate and share knowledge and ideas about prospective directions and approaches.


Conference Program (updated @12/27)

EMN West Meeting Program Schedule

Operating Organization


University of Electronic Science and Technology of China