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Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy

Current Trends in Radiophysics

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Symposium and Summer School (Tutorial Lectures)

Tomsk, Russia, September 18-22, 2017 and

Recent news and highlights


Springer has published a NGC2017 Turoial Lectures in the book series Nanostructure Science and Technology


The Institute of Physics Publishing, UK has published a Focus Collection of selected peer reviewed papers presented at the NGC2017 conference in Nanotechnology journal


Watch videos from the invited speakers presented remotely at the conference:

Francis Balestra Presentation
Marco Buongiorno-Nardelli Presentation
Fred Roozeboom Presentation
Luca Larcher Presentation
Yuri Tkachenko Presentation



Read Commentaries from the Organizers and Invited Speakers:

Eugeni Gousev
Mikhail Mikhaylov
Viktor Bykov
Stephen Goodnick
Yuri Tkachenko


William Petuskey
Anatoli Korkin
Grigory Dunaevsky
Yuri Panchul
Alexander Shalumov

Conference overview

To download conference leaflet in English click here and in Russian click here

Energy and information are essential elements for the development of human society which are interconnected. Transmission, processing and storage of information requires energy consumption, while the efficient use and access to new energy sources requires new information (ideas and expertise) and the design of novel systems such as photovoltaic devices, fuel cells and batteries. Semiconductor physics creates the knowledge base for the development of information (computers, cell phones, etc.) and energy (photovoltaics) technologies. The exchange of ideas and expertise between these two technologies is critical and expands beyond semiconductors.

Efficient use of solar energy requires development of novel energy storage devices while biosystems provide new paradigms for the development of materials and devices for information (processing and storage) and energy (e.g. biofuel and artificial photosynthesis) technologies and biomedical applications (sensors and dignostics). Energy transmission through the space requires advances in lasers, antennas, wave guides and other photonic devices. Progress in information and renewable energy technologies requires miniaturization of devices and reduction of costs, energy and material consumption. Nanotechnology is widely accepted as a source of potential solutions in securing future progress for information and energy technologies.

The NGC2017 & CTRP2017 conference in Tomsk, Russia is an interdisciplinary forum in education, research and technology innovations in the development of new materials, devices and systems invites academic and industrial researchers to present tutorial and original research papers dedicated to solving scientific and technological problems in the following areas of electronics, photonics and renewable energy: atomic scale materials design, bio- and molecular electronics, high frequency electronics, fabrication of nanodevices, magnetic materials and spintronics, materials and processes for integrated and subwave optoelectronics, nanoCMOS, new materials for FETs and other devices, nanoelectronics system architecture, nano optics and lasers, non-silicon materials and devices, chemical and biosensors, quantum effects in devices, nano science and technology applications in development of novel solar energy devices, and fuel cells and batteries. We also invite inventors, entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore the unique opportunity provided by our interdisciplinary forum for technical due diligence and potential commercialization of emerging new technologies.

Hosted by Tomsk State University, the NGC2017 & CTRP2017 meeting (NGC/CTRP 2017) will be held as a joint event of two conference series, Nano & Giga Challenges (Nano & Giga Forum) and Current Trends in Radio Physics(CTRP) will bring together the networks and expertise of both professional forums. The joint conference will be held as the 7th meeting for both forums. The Nano and Giga Forum was established in 2002 and had its 1st and 5th meetings held in Moscow, Russia (NGCM2002 and NGC2011), 2nd in Krakow, Poland (NGCM2004), 3rd and 6th in Phoenix, USA (NGC2007 and NGC2014), and 4th in Hamilton, Canada as a joint meeting with 14th Canadian Semiconductor Technologies Conference(NGC/CSTC 2009). CTRP conference series has been established in 2005 as an international forum in radio physics hosted by Tomsk State University.

NGC/CTRP 2017 conference will include school (tutorial lectures), symposium and satellite workshops. Our conferences have a high impact through publication of tutorial books and selected peer reviewed papers in reputable international journals. Our meetings are attended by world renowned experts and young talents alike. Sponsors and exhibitors are welcomed, and they will be supported by the organizers in their needs for networking and marketing of their products and organizations. To visit the website of CTRP2017 conference, click here

Our Sponsors and Partners

Tomsk State University
Russian Association of Science Promotion
Nano and Giga Solutions
Arizona State University


The National University of Science and Technology
IOP Publishing
NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments


Science and Technology of the Russian Federation
Marchmont Capitals
Nanotechnology Society of Russia
Bon Apart Hotel