Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The Symposium, ‘Nanoparticles: Technology and Sustainable Development’, was jointly sponsored by the European Science Foundation (ESF), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the Korean Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF), and the Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). It was held in conjunction with the 6th International Aerosol Conference (IAC, September 8–13, 2002), Taipei, Taiwan, with the following objectives: • Bring together Asian, European, and US scientists in the field of Aerosol Science and Materials Science, and to enhance cooperation, especially among young scientists, in both disciplines. • Present most recent findings in the fields of nanos-tructured materials with new or improved proper-ties, especially functional ceramics and electronics, as well as optical and opto-electronic devices, with special emphasis on their sustainable development. • Evaluate the research trends and opportunities, and to enhance the link between synthesis and char-acterization of nanoparticles in the gas phase and nanostructured materials.