The 21st Nanotube conference will be held at Rice University, Houston, USA

from May 31st to June 5th, 2020

Keynote Speakers

Jana Zaumseil
(University of Heidelberg, Germany) 

Pulickel Ajayan
(Rice University, USA) 

Kaili Jiang
(Tsinghua University, China)

Riichiri Saito
(Tohoku University, Japan) 

The Twenty-First International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials (NT20) will be held on the Rice University campus from May 31 to June 5, 2020. Since its start in 1999, NT has been the premier international conference series on research into the science and technology of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and related low-dimensional materials. NT is held annually, with sites rotating among continents in the order of Asia, Europe, and the Americas. We are looking forward to welcoming you and to your participation.


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

- Synthesis/Growth and Chemistry
- Surface and Interfacial Phenomena
- Physical and Chemical Properties
- Devices and Applications

Satellite Program

In addition to the main conference to be held from Monday, June 1, through Friday, June 5, we will have seven satellite symposia on Sunday, May 31, from 9 am to 6 pm, which will be followed by the Welcome Reception.  With typical speaking times of 20 to 30 minutes, each symposium will be able to accommodate 12 to 18 speakers.  

The titles of the parallel symposia are:

- 2nd Symposium on Synthesis, Purification, Functionalization, and Manufacturing of Carbon Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials
- 3rd Symposium on Nanocarbon Materials for Energy and Sustainability
- 8th Symposium on Carbon Nanotube Macromaterials (Thin Films, Fibers, 3-D) and Their Electronic, Thermal, and Structural Properties
- 11th Symposium on Carbon Nanomaterials Biology, Medicine and Toxicology
- 11th Graphene and 2D Materials Symposium
- 14th Symposium on Nanotube Spectroscopy, Photonics, and Applications in Metrology
- 15th Symposium on Computational Challenges in Nanotubes, 2-D Materials, and Their Macroscopic Assemblies


- To identify opportunities for academically rewarding and technologically relevant research directions.
- To provide a platform for informal exchange of research-outcomes and visions in a stimulating environment.
- To engage innovators from academia and industry, allowing them to share their ideas and to connect with future leaders of the field.
- The interaction with young research talent has therefore been essential to all of the NT meetings and will remain a major focus.


The scientific program events of NT20 will be held entirely on the Rice campus. We will use the Shell Auditorium of McNair Hall (capacity 460) as the main presentation venue. Poster sessions will be staged nearby in the Grand Hall of the Rice Memorial Center, which provides a total poster session area of ~500 m2. The parallel lecture-style satellite symposia will be held in classrooms of McNair Hall with seating capacities between 50 and 100.  We plan to hold the conference banquet at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.




- Please register for the conference and purchase your tickets prior to May 29th. The cut off for early bird tickets is April 1st. 

- Main conference and symposia abstracts are due by 5pm CST on April 17th. 

May 31, 2020
Jun 05, 2020
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The conference and symposia will take place in the Janice and Robert McNair Hall, Rice University. Talks will be in the Shell Auditorium.  Symposia locations will be announced closer to the date of the event and will be indicated on the corresponding program schedule, accessible via this website.

Janice and Robert McNair Hall is campus building 57, situated on the Laboratory Loop Road, bus stop 15.  A campus map is available at

Parking information will be posted here closer to the date of the event.  Additional maps and directions are at

Rice University