Looking Back at NanoCarbon Annual Conference 2024: Driving Sustainable Solutions

The NanoCarbon Annual Conference 2024 united global experts to emphasize nanocarbon's role in sustainability, fostering collaboration and innovation for future success

The 9th NanoCarbon Annual Conference, held in Würzburg, Germany from March 19th to 20th, 2024, marked a milestone in advancing the discourse on nanocarbon materials and their role in fostering sustainability. Organized by Nanoinitiative Bayern GmbH / Cluster Nanotechnology, this year's conference served as a nexus for experts, researchers, and industry leaders from around the globe to converge, exchange ideas, and propel the frontiers of nanocarbon toward sustainable solutions.

The conference showcased a rich tapestry of international collaboration, with representatives from Japan, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Finland, the UK, Austria, Portugal, Luxembourg, Turkey, and Germany congregating to share cutting-edge research and innovations in nanocarbon materials. Through 19 oral presentations, 8 posters, and engaging short pitches, attendees delved into diverse themes ranging from the risk management of carbon nanotubes to recycling and practical applications of graphene and other nanocarbons in various industries.

A highlight of the event was the exhibition of demonstrators and products by 11 institutions and industrial partners, sparking stimulating discussions and forging valuable connections among participants. The dynamic program featured 7 sessions covering key topics such as regulation and sustainability, processing and commercialization, thermoelectric materials, energy storage and transformation, analytics, and degradation of carbon nanotubes.

Dr.-Ing. Peter Grambow, the cluster manager, emphasized the role of nanocarbon in driving sustainable change across industries. He noted, "At the NanoCarbon Annual Conference, we came together to spark ideas in many different fields and light the way towards a greener future with nanocarbons. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all participants, for their invaluable contributions to the success of the event and for engaging in fruitful discussions, particularly on the pressing topic of recycling, which emerged as a central theme."

In addition to the academic and industry discourse, the conference also celebrated the achievements of researchers through a traditional poster exhibition. The University of Stuttgart, Institute of Organic Chemistry (first place), and FILK Freiberg Institute gGmbH (second place) were honored with the poster awards for their outstanding contributions.

Looking ahead, the NanoCarbon community eagerly anticipates the next Annual Conference scheduled for March 18-19, 2025, in Würzburg. As we continue to navigate the frontier of nanocarbon materials, these gatherings serve as vital platforms for collaboration, innovation, and advancing sustainable solutions for a better future. Join us in Würzburg next year and be a part of this transformative journey.


Dr. Jasmin Süß

We appreciate the exceptional feedback provided by our attendees and are committed to maintaining the momentum of our conference's success into the future. Mark your calendars for the upcoming NanoCarbon Annual Conference on March 18-19, 2025, as we anticipate another enlightening event where passionate individuals convene to drive sustainable solutions through nanocarbon advancements.

  • “Thanks a lot for having invited me, it was a great event where I could make very promising contacts. Looking forward to NanoCarbon Annual Conference 2025.” – Dr Jakob Heier, Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
  • “The NanoCarbon conference was once again filled with very interesting and exciting presentations. The conference programme also allowed time for intensive discussions between the participants. The poster session and the exhibition were also a place of fruitful exchange. New contacts were also made for scientific collaboration.” – Dr Beate Krause, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Germany

Poster Award:

Congratulations to the winners of the poster award!

Place 1: Tobias Neff, Leonhard Kolb, Anke Krueger, University of Stuttgart (Institute of Organic Chemistry), Application of onion-like carbon in sustainable energy storage systems

Place 2: Andrea Winkler, Rafal Stanik, Bartlomiej Przybyszewski, FILK – Freiberg Institute gGmbH, Development of electrically heatable TPU-based components

Further information:

The conference documents, including released presentations are available to the interested community via download against a small handling fee (Contact: Jasmin Süß, jasmin.suess(at)nanoinitiative-bayern.de, Phone: +49 931 31 - 89370).

The Network NanoCarbon which is managed by the Cluster Nanotechnology is an open network for the development of marketable nanocarbon products. The network partners are experts in the field of production, processing, application and disposal of these materials, i.e. for the entire life cycle of these products. In the focus of the network activities are small and medium-sized enterprises aiming to accelerate the technology transfer.

For further information about the Network NanoCarbon please refer to www.nanocarbon.net or https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/netzwerk-nanocarbon.