Frontiers in Quantum and Bioinspired Materials


"Frontiers in Quantum and Bioinspired Materials (Frontiers2020)" is a research conference at The City College of New York sponsored by the NSF CREST Center IDEALS. The conference will bring together researchers working in these two frontier areas of materials research in order to present the latest results, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations. The two-day conference will include plenary invited talks as well as contributed oral and poster presentations.


Graduate students and postdoctoral associates are particularly encouraged to submit their latest results.


The Conference will be held in the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) facilities at the south campus of The City College of New York.

ASRC Auditorium at CCNY, 85 Saint Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10031

The two-day conference will feature oral and poster presentations on topics that include:


Quantum and bioinspired materials

  • Topological materials
  • Van der Waals materials
  • Graphene
  • Semiconductor nanostructures
  • Diamond NV and other defect centers
  • Metamaterials
  • Functional materials
  • Nanoparticles
  • Janus particles
  • Reconfigurable materials
  • Organic semiconductors
  • Biomaterials


Physical Phenomena

  • Superconductivity
  • Magnetism
  • Plasmonics
  • Directed self-assembly



  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum optics
  • Spintronics
  • Photovoltaics
  • Drug delivery
  • Light-harvesting
  • Cancer therapy


Important dates:

  • March 15, 2020: Abstract deadline
  • March 20, 2020: Acceptance notification
  • March 27, 2020: Early registration deadline
  • March 30, 2020: Late News deadline
  • April 13 & 14, 2020: Frontiers2020 Conference


Early Registration: $50

Late Registration: $100


  • Online Abstract Submission guidelines: Coming Soon
  • Online Registration instructions: Coming Soon