XI International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, initiated in 1992, is a continuum of Biannual NANO Conferences.  NANO2012, celebrates twenty years of successful International Nanostructured Materials Conferences.  It is the traditional meeting place for Distinguished Nanomaterials Scientists to present State-of-the-Art Research and Advanced Discoveries in the field of Nano Materials.

NANO2012 will take place in Rhodes, Greece, a location of close proximity to emerging countries in the Middle East, Arab World and Africa.  Thereby, it offers a unique opportunity for collaborative participation from experts of those regions.
NANO2012 provides a Vehicle of Exchange of Ideas, Techniques, Experiments and Applications in the exciting and rapidly developing field of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies.  This conference welcomes a New Breed of Scientists and Engineers who offer Novel Ideas and Future Directions for the NANO Community.
NANO2012 commemorates the Success of Nanostructured Materials Conferences for the past Twenty Years by an extraordinary gathering of Past, Present and Future NanoScientists who offer a Unified Approach in the assessment and management of potential human health, energy-related and environmental risks that may be associated with the use of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnologies.
NANO2012 participants meet to: Consider the social/ethical implications of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnologies; Explicate  the Legal, Business and Intellectual Property issues that influence the transition from research to commercialization of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnologies and; Identify priority areas of Research and Development that are considered to have the greatest contribution to Society, Science and Industry.