Nanotechnology has made incredible progress over the past decade opening up totally new realms of science, especially at the intersection between disciplines. The new understanding that has been developed as well as exciting new material systems is now being applied to many important societal issues. Of special importance are issues of sustainability including energy production and control of global warming issues. Featuring invited lectures by leading scientists in the field from both Italy and the United States, the conference will present recent research in Nanotechnology, Materials, and Energy that has characterized scientific research in both countries, with special emphasis on collaborative and joint research efforts. Lectures will focus on topics such as Novel nanoscale materials including graphene and other single layer materials including boron nitride and molybdenum sulfide, organic films, nanotubes and other functional materials as well as many energy-related applications based on these concepts. - Columbia University - New York, NY.