Prof Sir Konstantin ‘Kostya’ Novoselov FRS is an expert in condensed matter physics, mesoscopic physics and nanotechnology, best known for isolating graphene in 2004. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for his pioneering experiments with this material. Every year since 2014, Kostya Novoselov is included in the list of the most highly cited researchers in the world.
He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and undertook his PhD studies at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands before moving to The University of Manchester in 2001 and then to the National University of Singapore in 2019. Professor Novoselov has published more than 350 peer-reviewed research papers. He was awarded with numerous prizes, including Nicholas Kurti Prize (2007), International Union of Pure and Applied Science Prize (2008), MIT Technology Review young innovator (2008), Europhysics Prize (2008), Bragg Lecture Prize from the Union of Crystallography (2011), the Kohn Award Lecture (2012), Leverhulme Medal from the Royal Society (2013), Onsager medal (2014), Carbon medal (2016), Dalton medal (2016), Otto Warburg Prize (2019) among many others. He was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours.
Prof. Albert Fert
Nobel Prize in Physics-2007Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS-Thales, France
Albert Fert is physicist, Emeritus Professor at Université Paris-Saclay and Scientific Director in UMPhy CNRS-Thales in Palaiseau (France).In 2007, Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of the Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) in 1988. The GMR has important applications as, for example, magnetic hard disks of highly increased information storage capacity. In addition, the discovery of GMR kicked off the development of spintronics, a new type of electronics exploiting the spin of the electrons for low power logic and memory devices. Fert and his team had significant contributions to the development of spintronics.In the recent years, Albert Fert was one of the main pioneers of the research in the new and promising field of the magnetic skyrmions. His research today is mainly on skyrmions and on spintronic phenomena exploiting topology and spin-orbit interactions in low dimension systems (from topological insulator and Rashba interfaces to 2D magnets). Albert Fert is included in the list of the most highly cited researchers in the world.
Prof. Vladimir Falko
University of Manchester, UKHighly Cited Researcher in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
VladimirFal’kois condensed matter theorist responsible for many advances in understanding of structural, electronic and optical properties of two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures (graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, post-transition metal chalcogenides) and for various aspects of theory of quantum transport and fundamentals of nanoelectronics (ORCID 0000-0003-0828-0310). Humboldt Fellowship, EPSRC Advanced Fellowship, ERC Advanced Investigator Grant, ERC Synergy Grant, and Royal Society Wolfson Foundation Research Merit Award have marked his career;Clarivate Analytics identified him as Highly Cited Researcher in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.Falkowas the initiator of ‘Graphene Week’ conference series and a Chair-organiser more than 30 other international meetings; he is founding Editor-in-Chief of the IoP Journal ‘2D Materials’.Currently, Falko is Director of National Graphene Institute and Professor of Theoretical Physicsand Head of Theory Division in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Manchester.
Klaus Müllen was director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and is continuing
research at the universities of Heidelberg and Cologne. His broad research interests range
from new polymer-forming reactions, to the chemistry and physics of single molecules as
well as graphenes, dendrimers and biosynthetic hybrids. He published about 2000 papers.
He received many awards, honorary doctorates and honorary professorships and he is
member of national and international academies.From 2008-2009 he served as president of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). In 2013-
2014 he was president of the German Association for the Advancement of Science and
Medicine. In 2010 he won an ERC Advanced Grant for his work on nanographenes. He is
associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Andrew Wee is a Class of ’62 Professor of Physics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). His research interests are in surface and nanoscale science, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and synchrotron radiation studies of the molecule-substrate interface, graphene and related 2D materials. He was a Commonwealth Fellow as well as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he received hisreceived his DPhil (1990). He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Physics (1994) as well as a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge. He is an Associate Editor of the journal ACS Nano, and serves or has served on several other journal editorial boards.
Prof. Mark C. Hersam
Walter P. Murphy Professor
Northwestern University, USA
Mark C. Hersam is the Walter P. MurphyProfessor of Materials Science and Engineeringand Director of the Materials Research Center at Northwestern University. He also holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Chemistry, Applied Physics, Medicine, and Electrical Engineering.He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1996, M.Phil. in Physics from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UIUC in 2000.His research interests include nanomaterials, nanomanufacturing, scanning probe microscopy, nanoelectronic devices, biosensors, and renewable energy. Dr. Hersam has received severalhonors including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, TMS Robert Lansing Hardy Award,AVS Peter Mark Award,MRS Outstanding Young Investigator,U.S. Science Envoy, MacArthur Fellowship, AVS Medard W. Welch Award,and eight Teacher of the Year Awards. An elected member of the National Academy of Inventors, Dr. Hersam has founded two companies, NanoIntegris and Volexion, which arecommercial suppliers ofnanoelectronic and battery materials, respectively. Dr. Hersam is a Fellow of MRS, AVS, APS, AAAS, SPIE, and IEEE, and also servesas an Associate Editor of ACS Nano.
Prof. Yury Gogotsi is Distinguished University Professor and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University. He also serves as Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute. He received his MS (1984) and PhD (1986) from Kiev Polytechnic and a DSc degree from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in 1995. His research group works on 2D carbides and nitrides (MXenes), nanostructured carbons, and other nanomaterials for energy, water and biomedical applications. He has co-authored 2 books, more than 600 papers in peer-reviewed journals and edited 14 books. Dr. Gogotsi's work on MXenes alone has produced more than 80 invention disclosures, dozens of pending U.S. and foreign patent applications and 21 issued U.S. patents. He has many other issued US and foreign patents. He is recognized as Highly Cited Researcher and Citations Laureate by Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Analytics (h-index exceeding 100).He has received numerous awards for his research including the International Nanotechnology Prize (RUSNANOPrize), Ceramic Prize from the World Academy of Ceramics, European Carbon Association Award, S. Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies, Nano Energy award from Elsevier, R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine (twice) and two Nano 50 Awards from NASA Nanotech Briefs. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), Materials Research Society, American Ceramic Society, the Electrochemical Society, the International Society of Electrochemistry,Royal Society of Chemistry, NanoSMAT Society, the World Academy of Ceramics and the European Academy of Sciences. He also served on the MRS Board of Directors, serves on editorial boards of more than a dozen of journals and is acting as Associate Editor of ACS Nano.
Professor Klaus Ensslin: Director of Swiss Centre for Research in Quantum Science and Technology at ETH – Zurich is an expert in the quantum properties of electrons in nanostructures for quantum information processing. Klaus Ensslin has been Professor of Solid-State Physics at ETH Zurich since October 1995.Klaus Ensslin studied physics at the University of Munich and at ETH Zurich. After completing his doctoral dissertation at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, he was a postdoc at the University of California in Santa Barbara, USA. From April 1991 until September 1995 he worked at the University of Munich. His habilitation thesis was awarded a prize from the University of Munich. In 1995 he received the Gerhard Hess prize of the German Science Foundation promoting outstanding young researchers.The primary research interest of Klaus Ensslin lies in the physics of mesoscopic systems. The electronic properties of novel semiconductor nanostructures are investigated using material control down to the atomic scale. One important goal is the ever increasing control and improved understanding of the quantum properties of electrons in nanostructures.
Alex Zettl is Professor of Physics at the University of California at Berkeley, and Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley (United States). He received his B.A. from UC Berkeley in 1978 and his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1983. He joined the Physics Department faculty at UC Berkeley in 1983. Currently he is Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley, Senior Scientist at LBNL, and Member of the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at Berkeley. Awards and Honors include Presidential Young Investigator Award (1984-89), Sloan Foundation Fellowship (1984-86), IBM Faculty Development Award (1985-87), and Miller Professorship (1995), Lucent Technologies Faculty Award (1996), Fellow of the American Physical Society (1999), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Outstanding Performance Award (1995 and 2004), James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials (2006), Miller Professorship (2007), and R&D 100 Award (2004 & 2015).
Jamie Warner is the Hayden Head Centennial Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Electron Microscopy in the Texas Materials Institute, at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to this he spent 13 years in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford leading the Nanostructured Materials Group. His research includes atomic level analysis of nanomaterials by electron microscopy, along with their materials chemistry and implementation in nanoscale device applications including ultrathin all-2D photodetectors, light emitting devices, quantum materials, nanopores and sensors. Recent work has expanded into single atom catalyst sites and energy materials. A particular focus on 2D monolayers as a materials platform has been the theme for the past decade. He completed his BSc (2000) and then PhD (2005) in Physics at the University of Queensland. In 2019 he received an ACS Nano Lecturership for his contributions to electron microscopy of nanomaterials. He serves as the founding Editor for Materials Today Advances.
Alexander A. Balandin (IEEE Fellow) received his BS and MS degreesSumma Cum Laude in Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia. He received his second MS degree and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, USA. From 1997 to 1999, he worked as a Research Engineer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA. In 1999 he joined UCR, where he is presently a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of California Presidential Chair Professor of Materials Science, Director of the Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center, and Director of UCR Nanofabrication Facility. Professor Balandin is a Founding Chair of the UCR campus-wide Materials Science and Engineering (MS&E) Program.Professor Balandin’s research expertise covers a wide range of nanotechnology, materials science, electronics, phononics and spintronics fields. He is recognized as a pioneer of the graphene thermal field who discovered experimentally and explained theoretically unique thermal transport properties of graphene. His current research interests include low-dimensional materials and their device applications, charge-density-wave effects, electronic noise in materials and devices, Brillouin – Mandelstam and Raman spectroscopy of advanced materials, practical applications of graphene in thermal management and energy conversion.In 2013, Professor Balandin received The MRS Medal from the Materials Research Society“For discovery of the extraordinary high intrinsic thermal conductivity of graphene, development of an original optothermal measurement technique for investigation of thermal properties of graphene, and theoretical explanation of the unique features of the phonon transport in graphene.” In 2019, he received The Brillouin Medal from International Phononics Society “For discovery of unique phonon properties of graphene, and contributions to the development of graphene thermal management applications.” He was also recognized with the Pioneer of Nanotechnology Award from IEEE for his nano-phononics and nanotechnology research. He is an elected Fellow of eight professional societies: IEEE, MRS, APS, OSA, SPIE, IOP, IOM3 and AAAS; is among the Clarivate Analytics and Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers (Physics and Cross-Disciplinary); and serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Applied Physics Letters. For more information, visit his group web-site: http://balandingroup.ucr.edu/
Prof.Hiroki Ago received his PhD from Kyoto University, Japan in 1997. He stayed at Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, supported by JSPS during 1997-1999. Then, he worked at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba as a researcher for four years. In 2003, he moved to Kyushu University as an associate professor of Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering. In 2016, he became a full professor of Global Innovation Center (GIC) of Kyushu University in 2016. His current research focuses on exploring science and applications of nanomaterials, particularly graphene and related 2D materials.He received Iijima Award from the Fullerene-Nanotube Research Society of Japan (2006), Young Scientist Award from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan (2008), and Best Paper Award from the Japan Society of Applied Physics (2014).
Prof. Zhongfan Liu
Peking University & Beijing Graphene Institute, China
Prof. Zhongfan Liu got his PhD in University of Tokyo in 1990. He is now the BOYA Chair Professor of Peking University in chemistry, and the Director of Beijing Graphene Institute (BGI). His research interest focusses on low dimensional carbon materials, including the CVD growth of graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes and their unique applications. Prof. Liu has published over 600 peer-reviewed articles and over 130 patents. His recent contributions to graphene areas include, superclean graphene, super graphene glass, graphene optical fiber and photochemical band structure engineering of graphene. Prof. Liu is the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Fellow of TWAS.
Toshiaki Enoki is Professor Emeritus at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He is also an honorary member of Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. He graduated from Kyoto University in 1969 and received PhD in 1975. After that he became a research associate in the Institute for Molecular Science, Japan. He was a visiting scientist in Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984. Then he was appointed associate professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987, became aprofessor in 1991 and now professor emeritus. His research interests are in physical chemistry on electronic and magnetic structures of π-electron-based functional materials, particularly graphene nanostructures, in which he has successfully prepared single layer nanoislands (2001), single layer nanoribbons (2004) and discovered edge states in graphene edges (2005). He has received several awards including The Chemical Society of Japan Award, C. N. R. Rao Lecture Award, Mizushima-Raman Lecture Award and Rudolf Zahradník Honorary Lecture Award. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Carbon.
Byung Hee Hong(b. 1971) received the BS (1998), MS (2000) and PhD (2002) degrees in chemistry from POSTECH in Korea. After spending 3.5 years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Columbia University (Advisor: Philip Kim), he joined the Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) as an Assistant Professor, in 2007. He moved to Seoul National Univ. in 2011 as an Associate Professor, and now he is a Full Professor and Director of Graphene Research Center at Seoul National Univ.since March, 2017.Byung Hee Hong pioneered the large-scale synthesis of graphene by CVD, which triggered chemical research studies toward the practical applications of graphene. His first report on the CVD synthesis of graphene (Nature 457, 706 (2009)) has recorded the world highest citations in chemistry among the papers published since 2009. A year after, Byung Hee Hong developed the synthesis of ultra-large graphene based onroll-to-roll methods and applied the material to flexible touch screens (Nature Nanotech. 5, 574-578 (2010)), which is believed to be the first demonstration of the utilization of graphene materials in practical electronic devices. He is a Founding/Regional Editor for 2D Materials journal. He spun-off a company, Graphene Square Inc. in 2012, specialized in high-quality graphene and 2D materials synthesis equipment, and Biographene Inc. in 2017 for therapeutic applications of graphene-based materials.
Born in Berlin, Ute Kaiser studied Crystallography at the Humboldt University Berlin, received her Diploma in Crystallography in 1976, worked at the Academy of Sciences in Jena, Germany and received her doctor degree in 1993.From 1993 until 2004, she worked as scientific assistant at the Jena University in the field of transmission electron microscopy applied to semiconductors, mainly SiC, and finished with her habilitation Experimental Physics in 2003. She had extended research stays at Cambridge (UK, 1994-1996), Sendai (Japan, 1999) and Bell Labs (US, 2002). Since 2004 she is full professor at Ulm University and head of the Group of Materials Science Electron Microscopy. She is both interested in developing new methods and instrumentation as well as in TEM application. At present she is applying TEM in the fields of battery-, semiconductor-, and catalysts- research. In her field of basic research she is interested in 2D inorganic and organic materials. She is the scientific director of the SALVE project and finalised recently the development of the unique chromatic and spherical aberration-corrected TEM to unravel the crystallographic and electronic properties of 2-D materials on the level of the single atoms, which is her main interest at present.
Professor Johanna Rosen is the Head of the Materials Design Group at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), at Linköping University in Sweden. She received her PhD from RWTH-Aachen University in Germany, and after being a post doc and visiting scientist at LBNL in Berkeley (USA) and at Sydney University (Australia), she returned to Sweden to establish her research platform. Her research interest is theoretical and experimental studies targeting novel 3D and 2D materials, including carbides (MXenes), oxides and borides, for studying, e.g., magnetism, energy storage, and catalysis. She is also doing research focused on plasma process development for thin film synthesis, with a main focus on magnetic materials and hard and wear resistant coatings. Johanna is since 2012 a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, and since 2017 a member of the Young Academy of Sweden.
Dr. Hua Zhang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nanjing University (China), and Ph.D. in Peking University (China) in 1998 under supervision of Prof. Zhongfan Liu. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, he joined Prof.Frans C. De Schryver’s group at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1999, and then moved to Prof. Chad A. Mirkin’s group at Northwestern University in 2001. After he worked at NanoInk Inc. (USA) in 2003 and Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Singapore) in 2005, he joined Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in 2006 and became a full professor in 2013. Currently, he is the Herman Hu Chair Professor of Nanomaterials in the Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong (China). He has published over 500 papers and filed over 70 patent applications. Some of his honors/awards include Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc, 2020), Academician of the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM, 2015), Fellowof the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2014), "Highly Cited Researchers" in Chemistry and Materials Science (Clarivate Analytics/Thomson Reuters, 2015-2019), one of 19 “Hottest Researchers of Today” in the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015 (Thomson Reuters, 2015), "Highly Cited Researchers 2014" in Materials Scienceand one of 17 “Hottest Researchers of Today” in the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 (Thomson Reuters, 2014), Young Investigator Award (Young Giants of Nanoscience 2016, Hong Kong), Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholar Award (University of Wollongong, Australia, 2016), ACS Nano Lectureship Award (2015), World Cultural Council (WCC) Special Recognition Award (2013), the ONASSIA Foundation Lectureship (Greece, 2013), Asian Rising Stars (15th Asian Chemical Congress, 2013), SMALL Young Innovator Award (Wiley-VCH, 2012) and Nanyang Award for Research Excellence (2011). His current research interests focus on the phase engineering of nanomaterials (PEN) and controlled epitaxial growth of heterostructures, including the synthesis of 2D, unconventional crystal phase, amorphous and heterophase nanomaterials, and their nanocomposites, for applications in catalysis, clean energy, (opto-)-electronic devices, nano- and biosensors, and water remediation.
Manish Chhowalla is the Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are in the fundamental studies of atomically thin two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). He has demonstrated that it is possible to induce phase transformations in atomically thin materials and utilize phases with disparate properties for field effect transistors, catalysis, and energy storage. Prof Chhowalla is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He was the founding Editor in Chief of Applied Materials Today and is now the Associate Editor of ACS Nano. He has been on the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers since 2016
Dr. Wencai Ren is a professor in materials science at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests mainly focus on the synthesis of graphene and other two-dimensional materials and their applications in optoelectronics,energy storage, composites,and membrane technology. Prof. Ren has published over 160 papers in Science, Nature Mater., Nature Nanotechnol., Nature Commun., PNAS, Adv. Mater., JACS, etc. with a total citation ~25,000 times, and filed more than 100 patents (over 60 issued). He is also the founder of two graphene companies. He has received several awards including the Second Prize of National Natural Science Award, HO LEUNG HO LEE FOUNDATION Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, and National Award for Youthin Science and Technology.
Radek Zbořil(*1973) was a former Director of Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic (www.rcptm.com). After finishing the Ph.D. study (2000), he underwent several short-term stays e.g. at University of Delaware and University of Tokyo.Currently, he works as the head of the group at VSB Technical University Ostrava. He is co-authors of more than 500 publications and many books published by Springer, Wiley and American Chemical Society. His scientific focus is related to low-dimensional nanomaterials and their applications in medicine, energy and environmental technologies.Prof. Zbořilis co-inventor of many unique nanomaterials including e.g. non-metallic 1D conductors (Nature Nanotechnol. 2020), sustainable non-metallic 2D magnets and magnetic switchers (e.g. Nat.Commun. 2017;Nat. Commun. 2018), or metallic nanoparticles for nanomedicine (e.g. Nature Nanotechnol. 2018). Several his EU and US patents have been licensed and related nanotechnologies introduced in the market. His current h-index is 76/87and total number of citations over 30 000/39 000(Web of Science/Google Scholar, October 2020). Professor Zbořilwas awarded as Highly Cited Researcher in 2018, 2019, and 2020as announced annually by Clarivate Analytics, US. He has received many other awards including the Award of Czech Republic’s Minister of Education for extraordinary results (2011) and Werner von Siemens Award (2018). Professor Zbořil is the principal investigator of more than 30 national and international grant projects with the total support over 70 mil. EUR. He is the General Chairman of international conference Nanocon and the member of the editorial boards of many journals published by Nature family, Elsevier and Wiley.
Sefaattin Tongay is the department chair and professor of Materials Science and Engineering Department at Arizona State University. He also holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics. He earned Ph.D in Physics from University of Florida in 2010 and had postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, Berkeley 2014 before joining Arizona State University. His research interests include crystal growth, 2D quantum materials, material synthesis, nanomanufacturing, quantum transport, and electron microscopy. Prof. Tongay has received several honors including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, NSF CAREER, Highly Cited Researchers of 2019 by Web of Science, Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World, and World Nobel Laureates Association -Young Scientists Winner. Prof. Tongay also serves as an Editor of Applied Physics Review by American Institute of Physics.
Junji Haruyama is a professor of Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, and a visiting professor at The University of Tokyo, Institute for Industrial Science. He graduated from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1985. Then, he joined Quantum device laboratory, NEC Corporation, Japan and worked until 1994. He received PhD in physics from Waseda University in 1996 by so many famous obtaining at NEC. During 1995–1997, he worked with the University of Toronto, Canada, and also Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Center (Canada) as a visiting scientist. Since 1997, he has worked at the present Aoyama Gakuin University until now. He was also a visiting professor at NTT Basic Research Laboratories in 2003, at Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo in 2008 and 2017, and at Zero-emission Energy Center grant, Kyoto University in 2011-13, Japan. He has peer review publications over 150 and 4 patents, and also invited talks over 200. He has been also a (co)author of books over 30, a referee of Journals over 50, and a member of international committees (organizer, adviser, chairman) over 30 conferences.His main interests are in low-dimensional topological-insulating states including Majorana fermion and topological quantum computation, spintronics, magnetism, and superconductivity in 2D atomically thin materials, semiconductors, and carbon nanotubes.
Taiichi Otsuji is a professor at the Research Institute of Electrical Communication (RIEC), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. He received the Dr. Eng. degree in electronic engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan in 1994. From 1984 to 1999 he worked for NTT Laboratories, Kanagawa, Japan. In 1999 he joined Kyushu Institute of Technology as an associate professor, being a professor in 2002. He joined RIEC, Tohoku University, in 2005. He has authored and co-authored 260 peer-reviewed journal papers and more than 500 conference proceedings including 150 invited presentations, and holds 11 Japanese and 7 US patents. He was awarded the Outstanding Paper Award of the 1997 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium in 1998, and Prizes for Science and Technology in Research Category, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the MEXT, Japan, in 2019. He has served as an IEEE Electron Device Society Distinguished Lecturer since 2013. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA, and JSAP, a Senior Member of the IEICE, and a member of the MRS and SPIE.
Peter Sutter is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich). He held positions as Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics at the Colorado School of Mines and as Staff Scientist and Group Leader in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory before joining the University of Nebraska in 2015. His research focuses on synthesis, electronic and optoelectronic properties of two-dimensional materials, van der Waals heterostructures, layered nanowires and other nanomaterials, studied by in-situ microscopy and advanced spectroscopy techniques. Among his awards are the NSF Career Award, the Scientific American 50 Award, and the Sapphire Prize. He has authored more than 190 peer-reviewed publications, presented 100 invited talks, and holds 8 U.S. Patents.
Gerd Bacher studied physics and received his PhD at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He continued his career as senior scientist at Würzburg University and joined Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, as a guest professor 1996/1997. In 2003, Gerd Bacher got a full professorship for electronic materials and devices at the faculty of engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where he co-founded the center of nanointegration(CENIDE) and established the studying program NanoEngineering.His research activities cover nanomaterials and nanodevices for optoelectronic, electronic and spintronic applications, with a main focus on 2D materials and nanocrystals. He published > 250 scientific papers, delivered more than 80 invited talks, and acts as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and funding agencies.
Dr. Jurgen Smet
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany
Marija Drndic is the Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her MPhil from Cambridge University, AB, AM and PhD from Harvard University, in Physics, and was a Pappalardo Fellow at MIT, before joining Penn Physics in 2003. Her work on cold atom manipulation with micro-electromagnets, and nanocrystal electronics, was recognized by the Presidential Young Investigator Award, the Alfred Sloan Fellowship, the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the ONR Young Investigator, and the NSF Career Award. Her group pioneered graphene nanopores in 2008 and shewas named the APS Fellow in 2013 “for development of novel nanofabrication methods for graphene nanoelectronics and fast biomolecular analysis in solution”.She also received several teaching awards, including the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Award for Distinguished Teaching. Drndic lab’s research interests are eclectic, but generally focused on nanoscale structures in the areas of experimental condensed matter physics, nanoscience and nanotechnology. The group is known for their studies of fundamental physical properties of low-dimensional and small-scale structuressuch as nanopores and their device applications.
Andrey Turchanin is professor of Physical Chemistry at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, where he leading the laboratory of “Applied Physical Chemistry & Molecular Nanotechnology”.Andrey Turchanin studied physics and materials science at the National University of Science and Technology (Moscow), which he graduated with summa cum laudein 1995 and defended his PhD thesis in solid state physics in 1998. In 2000 he moved to the University of Karlsruhe with an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship. 2004-2014 he joined the Faculty of Physics at the University of Bielefeld where he completed his habilitation in Experimental Physics in 2010. In 2012 Turchanin was awarded a Heisenberg Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and in 2013 the Bernhard-Heß-Prize of the University of Regensburg for his research in the field of emerging 2D materials.In 2014 he accepted a call for a full professorship from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. ProfessorTurchanin’s research interests are focused on organic and inorganic 2D materials including their synthesis, characterization down to the nanoscale with microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, microfabrication and applications in electronic and photonic devices.A particular focus is placed ondevelopment of novel synthetic routes towards organic 2D materials and their hybrids with inorganic 2D materials based on electron beam induced chemical reactions; non-destructivechemical and biochemical functionalization of inorganic 2D materials for applications in sensors, nanobiotechnology and photocatalysis. Since 2017 Professor Turchanin is a member of the board of directors of the Center of Energy and Environmental Chemistry Jena (CEEC Jena) and since 2018 a member of the editorial board ofJPhys Materials. More information can be found on www.apc.uni-jena.de .
Dr. Aaron Franklin received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2008 and then spent six years on the research staff at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. In 2014, he joined the faculty at Duke University where his group has three primary research thrusts: 1) nanomaterials in high-performance nanoelectronic devices, 2) nanomaterial inks for low-cost printed electronics, and 3) harnessing nanomaterial sensitivity in bioelectrical systems. He is most widely known for his work on low-dimensional nanoelectronics with specific emphasis on carbon nanotube (CNT) transistors, including device scaling, transport studies, and advanced integration approaches. Sponsored research in the Franklin lab includes projects involving high-performance transistors, printed electronics, thin-film transistors, supercapacitors, and bioelectrical systems.
Shintaro Sato received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2001. He joined Fujitsu Limited in 2001. He was a group leader in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology from 2010 to 2014.
He is now Project Director at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and works on research and development of nanoelectronics/quantum devises using nanocarbon and two-dimensional materials.
Prof. Anupama Kaulholds the PACCAR Professorship in the College of Engineering at the University of North Texas (UNT)and serves as Director of the PACCAR Technology Institute (https://paccar.unt.edu/home) and the Nanoscale Materials and Devices Laboratory (https://kaulgroup.engineering.unt.edu/). Her research is focused on the synthesis, characterization and integration of nanoscale materials and their heterostructures intodevice platforms for optoelectronics, nanoelectronics, sensors, flexible electronics and solar cells. Prior to UNT, Prof. Kaul was Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP), and held the AT&T Distinguished Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.From 2011-2014, Dr. Kaul served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Engineering Directorate, where she was on rotation as an IPA from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Dr. Kaul is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Director’s Award for Program Management Excellence. At JPL-Caltech, Dr. Kaul received the NASA Service Award, a NASA Team Accomplishment Award, multiple NASA Patent Awards and numerous NASA Technology Brief Awards for her research. Dr. Kaul was selected to be a participant at the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2012 Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium and in 2014 she was invited to participate in the bi-lateral Indo-US FOE. She serves on the External Advisory Board of Penn State University’s 2D Crystal Consortium. Dr. Kaul has given more than 65 invited and keynote talks at major international conferences and meetings sponsored by professional societies such as the IEEE, SPIE, MRS, TMS, and NSTI, among others. She serves on the Editorial Board of several international journals and she has also edited Microelectronics to Nanoelectronics: Materials, Devices and Manufacturability, that was published by CRC Press. Dr. Kaul obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in Materials Science and Engineering with minors in Electrical Engineering and Physics, where she was advised by Professor Theodore Van Duzer, a National Academy of Engineering Member, and Prof. Timothy D. Sands, current president at Virginia Tech.
Zhihong Chen received her B.S. degree in physics from Fudan University in 1998, and her Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Florida in 2003. After two years of postdoctoral research at IBM T.J. Watson research center, she became a research staff member in the Physical Science Department. In 2008, she was appointed as the manager of the Carbon Technology Group at IBM, where she was in charge of evaluating the potential of carbon materials and the development of novel carbon-based technologies for commercial applications. She joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University in 2010. Her research interests focus on novel materials and device and circuit designs for beyond-CMOS applications. She has become the Director of the SRC nCORE NEW LIMITS Center since 2018, and Associated Director of Research for Birck Nanotechnology Center in 2019.
Dr. Fischer, is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California Berkeley, a Faculty Scientist in the Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a Member of the Kavli Energy Nanosciences Institute at the University of California Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received his Diploma in Chemistry from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Swiss Federal institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests merge organic and inorganic materials chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, polymer chemistry, and molecular electronics with advanced scanning probe surface characterization tools.
Joan M. Redwing is a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University where she holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prof. Redwing currently serves as the Director of the 2D Crystal Consortium – a U.S. National Science Foundation Materials Innovation Platform national user facility focused on the synthesis of 2D materials. Her research focuses on crystal growth and epitaxy of electronic materials, with an emphasis on thin film and nanomaterial synthesis by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition. Prof. Redwing currently serves as vice president of the American Association for Crystal Growth, was the co-chair of the 17th International Summer School on Crystal Growth held in July 2019. She serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Crystal Growth and a regional editor of 2D Materials. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a senior member of IEEE. She is an author or co-author on over 300 publications in refereed journals and holds 8 U.S. patents.
Dr. Li received B. S (physics) from Nanjing University, M. Sci (acoustics) from Institute of Acoustics, the Chinese Academy of Science, and Ph. D (physics) from Oldenburg University, Germany in 1985, 1989 and 1992, respectively. He joined National University of Singapore (NUS) as assistant professor in 2000, and become full professor in 2007 and worked there until 2014. He has been 2014/2015 Russell Severance Springer Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley. In August 2015, he joined Paul M. Rady Department Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder (CU Boulder) as the Rennie Family Endowed Professor. He started as faculty member (Courtesy) of Department of Physics, CU Boulder.He is one of the pioneers in an emerging field – Phononics. He has authored and co-authored more than 350 papers including 2 in Rev. Mod Physics and 30 Phys. Rev. Lett, with H-index of 80 and total citation > 22,600 (Google Scholar). He has given over 240 plenary, keynote, and invited talks/seminars. So far, he has supervised over 80 Ph. D students and Postdocs.He is a selected member of Academia Europaea (2017), APS fellow (2013), and recipient of numerous awards including 2005 National Science Award, Singapore, and 2005 OCPA’s (International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers) Asia Achievement Award and 2014/2015 Springer Professorship at University of California, Berkeley, 2017 Brillouin Medal from International Phononics Society.His currently research activities include but not limited to: phononics, nano and atomic scale heat transfer, quantum sensing, cloaks of heat and seismic waves, complex networks, classical and quantum chaos
Daria Andreeva is a Assoc. Professor, at the Materials Science and Engineering Department, the National University of Singapore. She is a physical chemistwho now applies her knowledge in the context of development and investigation of dynamic stimuli responsive materials, materials that can change properties on demand.Daria has authored more than 80 research papers and received various fellowships (e.g. AvH, DAAD, DFG, UNESCO, etc.). In the past, Daria has studied self-adaptive polymer membranes, dynamic properties of polyelectrolyte multilayers, layer-by-layer assemblies of charged macromolecules, for active corrosion protection. She leaded a physical chemistry group at the University of Bayreuth, Germany in 2009-2016. Having finishingher habilitation,she joinedthe Centre for Soft and Living Matter, South Korea, in 2016,and the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials, Singapore, in 2017. Daria currently focuseson the design of 2D membranes with programmable functionalities. She explores electrochemical phenomena in self-assembled polyelectrolytes and 2D materials for smart ionic transport and energy harvesting.
Matthias Batzill is a full Professor of Physics at the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa USA. He has been a faculty at USF since 2006. Prior, he was a post-doc and visiting Professor at the University of Southern California, LA and Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. He graduated with PhD from University of Newcastle, UK in 1999 and Master’s from University of Goettingen, Germany, in 1996. His current research focuses on 2D Materials properties and modifications by vacuum science techniques, including MBE growth, scanning probe microscopy, and photoemission methods. In his scientific career he published over 130 peer reviewed papers that were cited over 12,000 times with an h-index of 44. In addition to several outstanding research achievement awards from USF, he received an NSF -CAREER award and is a Hans Fischer fellow of the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Dr. Claire Hérold obtained her PhD from Henri Poincaré University(now Lorraine University) in Nancy, France, and joined CNRS as a researcher in solid state chemistryin 1991. Since 2009 she is a senior researcher at the Jean Lamour Institute in Nancy. Her work focuses on low dimensional carbon-based materials and nanomaterials and their applications in energy storage and conversion devices. As a specialist of intercalation chemistry, she investigated new synthesis routes of graphite intercalation compounds. She received the CNRS bronze medal, a chemistry prize from the French Academy of Sciences in 2002 and the Japan Carbon Award for Innovative Research in 2008. Her group is working on elaboration, characterization, design and applications of novel carbon materials.
Patrick Vora is an Associate Professor of Physics and the Director of the Quantum Science and Engineering Center at George Mason University. He earned his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 and was a postdoc at the Naval Research Laboratory in 2012 before joining George Mason University in 2014. His research focuses on understanding the properties of 2D quantum materials and their heterostructures using low-temperature magneto-optical and magneto-transport techniques. He presently leads university efforts in quantum research and quantum education. Professor Vora has received several honors including membership in the National Research Council Research Associateship Program, the NSF CAREER award, and the Dean’s award for Early Career Excellence. His website is at https://vlab.physics.gmu.edu/ and more information on the Quantum Science and Engineering Center can be found at https://qsec.gmu.edu/.
Dr. Péter Makk
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Dr. Joshua Caldwell was awarded his bachelors of Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2000 before heading to the University of Florida where he received his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 2004. There he used magnetic resonance methods to investigate electron-nuclear spin coupling within low-dimensional quantum wells and heterostructures. He accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Naval Research Laboratory in 2005, using optical spectroscopy as a means of understanding defects within wide-band gap semiconductors. He was transitioned to permanent staff in 2007, where he began work in the field of nanophotonics, investigating coupling phenomena within plasmonic materials. Prof. Caldwell merged his prior work in wide band gap semiconductor materials with his efforts in nanophotonics, leading to his efforts to use undoped, polar dielectric crystals for low-loss, sub-diffractional infrared optics. He is a three-time recipient of the highly competitive NRL Nanoscience Institute grants and was promoted to senior staff at NRL in 2012. He was awarded a sabbatical at the University of Manchester with Prof. Kostya Novoselov in 2013-2014, investigating the use of van der Waals crystals such as hexagonal boron nitride for mid-IR to THz nanophotonics. During his time at NRL he was a 4-time recipient of the Alan Berman Best Pure Science Paper Award and received the Thomas Edison Best Patent Award for his dry transfer technique employed in 2D materials. In 2017 he accepted a tenured Associate Professorship at Vanderbilt University within the Mechanical Engineering Department. In the Spring of 2020 he was named the Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow in the School of Engineering and was also elected as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society. He has published over 140 papers, >6030 citations and 10 patents.
Roberto Rivelino is an Associated Professor at the Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Slalvador, Bahia, Brazil. He received his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, in 2003. After one year of postdoctoral experience at USP, he moved to UFBA as an adjunct professor, in 2004. His research interest includes theory and simulations of electronic structure of materials (nanostructures, liquids and low-dimensional systems). He was elected an affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2008-2012) and is currently a CNPq Fellowship. Since 2010, he has maintained a formal collaboration between UFBA and the Linköping University (LiU), Sweden, as the main foreing partner, together with the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM). In 2020, he is attending one year as a visiting professor at LiU.
Dr Torben Daeneke received his PhD in Chemistry from Monash University, Australia in 2012. After graduating he held postdoctoral appointments at the CSIRO and at RMIT University (Australia). In 2015 he received an RMIT Vice Chancellor’s postdoctoral fellowship. In 2018 he joined RMIT’s School of Engineering as a faculty member and is now a Senior Lecturer.He has authored over 85 peer-reviewed journal articles and has been awarded several fellowships,grants and awards, including an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project and an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). His research interests span from the chemistry of liquid metals overthe synthesis and functionalisation of 2D materials to materials for energy and electronic applications. In recent years he has developed novel liquid metal catalysts as well as techniques for the synthesis of 2D materials using liquid metal solvents,leading to publications in Science, Nature Communications and JACS, among others.
Katherine Cochrane is a postdoctoral Fellow at the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California working with Alex Weber-Bargioni. She completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and her PhD at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada with Prof. Sarah Burke. Her research uses on high resolution, low temperature ultrahigh vacuum scanning probe microscopy (SPM), specifically CO functionalized atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, and scanning tunneling light emission. She is interested in defects in 2D materials, in particular transition metal dichalcogenides.
Dr. Qiaoliang Bao received his Ph. D degree from Department of Physics, Wuhan University (2007). He has ever studied at Nanyang Technological University (2006-2008) and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in National University of Singapore (2008-2012). He obtained ARC Future Fellowship in 2016 and then was appointed as a tenured Associate Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University, Australia. He was one of the 20 lead Chief Investigators of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technology (ARC COE FLEET). He has authored or co-authored more than 200 refereed journal articles with more than 29,000 total citations and an H-index of 71 (Google Scholar). Dr. Bao was listed as 2018 and 2019 Highly Cited (HiCi) researcher by Clarivate Analytics. His research involves the investigation of waveguide-coupled 2D semiconductors and polariton-coupled 2D materials and devices, focusing on the effect of confined-space light-matter interactions on the transport of electrons or other quasi-particles such as plasmon polariton, exciton polarition and phonon polariton.
Prof. Jianxin Geng, granted by the “National High Level Talents Special Support Plan” of China, works in Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT). He received his PhD title from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in 2004. After graduation, he joined BUCT as a lecturer. From 2005 to 2011, he worked as postdoc and research assistant professor at KAIST, Western Kentucky University, and the University of Texas at Austin. In 2011, he joined Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS, as associate professor; and in 2012, he was promoted to professor. In 2018, he joined BUCT. He has more than 80 peer-viewed papers published in highly prestigious journals such as Nat. Commun., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., and Chem. Sci. His research interests include carbon nanomaterials, polymer science, and electrochemical energy storage.
Liqiang Lu received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Groningen in 2018. He is now working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Groningen. His research interests mainly focus on developing advanced electrodes and separators by two-dimensional materials engineering towards high-energy-density batteries including lithium-sulfur batteries, lithium-metal batteries and all-solid-state batteries.
Laurent SIMON is CNRS-Research Director at the Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse (IS2M-UDS-UHA-CNRS, France). He leads the department of “Physics of low dimensionality systems”. He finished his PhD in condensed Matter Physics in 1997 from Université de Strasbourg followed by a post-doc position dealing with SiC based CMOS technology at LETI-CEA, Grenoble, France. He is interested in the physical properties of low dimensionality systems mainly studied by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and photoemission techniques (ARPES) with an expertise in the determination of band structure by Fourier Transform Scanning Tunneling spectroscopy (FT-STS) and ARPES measurements.The focus of his research are supramolecular ordered structures, supramolecular crystals, molecular self-assembly to create functional and controllable surface materials. His activities are also focused these last 10 years on the 2D material, graphene, MoS2 and mixed dimensional heterostrutures, particularly epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide and the means to modify its electronic properties by several approaches, molecular functionalization with covalent and no-covalent grafting, metal intercalation and more recently fluorination.
Dr. Jiyong Fu is a professor at the Qufu Normal University. He received his PhD from Shandong University in 2006. Then, he worked as a Postdoc, at the University of Science and Technology of China (2006-2008), at the University of Sao Paulo (2010-2014), and at the Federal University of Sao Carlos (2014-2015). He was a visiting professor at the University of Brasilia (2015-2017). Now, he is a professor at the Qufu Normal University. His research interests mainly focus on the fields of spintronics and valleytronicsoflow dimensional systems.
Federico Chianese received his Master’s degree with honor in Solid State Physics in 2015 at the University of Naples “Federico II”. He got his Ph.D in 2018 at the same institution, working on the effective integration of graphene as electrode material in nanometric organic-field-effect devices. He is still currently working on 2D material hybrid organic/TMDs and organic/graphene architectures, as post-doctoral researcher at the department of Physics of the university of Naples.
Steven Brems is team leader of the 2D Bonding Thinning and Assembly group at Imec (Belgium). He received his AB from the University of Hasselt, his AM in physics, his technical management degree from the Technical University of Eindhoven and his PhD in physics from the Catholic University of Leuven. He joined Imec in 2008 driving research on high frequency sound cleaning of nanoparticles from high-aspect ratio structures. In 2013, his research topic changed towards 2D materials, and he has been working on the scalable growth and transfer of graphene, h-BN and TMDCs. He is currently working on basic process steps to enable the fabrication of graphene-based quantum dot imagers as well as MX2 based transistors in a 300mm pilot line.
Dr. Zhenhua Ni is currently a professor in School of Physics at Southeast University (SEU, China). Hereceived his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU, China) in 2003, Ph.D. degree in Physics from National University of Singapore (NUS, Singapore) in 2007, and did his postdoctoral research in Department of Physics and Applied Physics at Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore) from 2007-2010. His current research interests include the spectroscopic investigation of two dimensional materials and their applications in optoelectronic devices, e.g. photodetectors. He has published more than 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and receiving over 14000 citations with H-index of 50. He was identified in the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list from the Web of Science Group.
Lin He began to establish his lab in Beijing Normal University since 2009. He become full professor since 2015. In the past few years, his group focused on realizing emergent phenomena, such as magnetism, strongly correlated states,
valley-polarized states, in graphene.
Dr. Hai Wang
Max Planck institute for Polymer Research, Germany
Hai Wang studied materials science at Zhejiang University and obtained his Bachelor degree in 2007. Between 2009 and 2011, he finished a joint master program in nanoscience at University of Leuven (2009-2010) in Belgium and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (2010-2011), supported by the Erasmus Mundus fellowship. In 2012, he started his PhD at Max Planck institute for polymer research (MPIP) in Mainz with the support of a fellowship from MAINZ (graduate school of excellence, materials science in Mainz). In his PhD, Hai worked with Prof. dr. Mischa Bonn on investigating ultrafast charge transfer process at quantum dot and oxide interfaces, and graduated with Summa Cum Laude (with the highest honor) in 2016. After one postdoc training in the group of Prof. dr. Mathias Kläui at Mainz university, Hai employs as group leader (Nano-Optoelectronic Materials) at MPIP from August of 2017.
Alois Lugstein received his PhD from the Technical University of Vienna in 1998 and the habilitation in Solid State Electronics from the same University in 2013. Since 2014 he is Assoc. Prof. at the Technical University of Vienna leading a group on nanowire technology and electronics. His work focuses on low dimensional Si- and Ge-based materials and nanomaterials, their integration in electrical and optical nanodevices and further electronics transport and MOS device physics. In particular, he is currently involved in the synthesis and characterization of silicene and germanene. He has published more than 140 papers, holds 2 international patents and has an h-index of 32.
Marta De Luca is a research scientist in the Physics Department of the University of Basel (Switzerland). She is an expert of optical spectroscopy applied to low-dimensional materials. She obtained the PhD in Materials Science in 2014 in Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). From 2015 to 2018 she was a Post Doc at the University of Basel (Switzerland) in the nano-phononics group. She has investigated phonon engineering and phononic properties of semiconductor nanowires and 2D materials. In 2019 she was awarded with an Ambizione grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation, which allowed her to start a new research field focused of the engineering of quantum dots and rings in semiconductor nanowires.
Tatiana G. Rappoport received her Phd from Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil. After spending a few years as a visiting student and postdoc at University of Notre Dame, working with diluted magnetic semiconductors, she joined Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro as a faculty in 2007. She received a L'Oreal Unesco fellowship for young women in science/Brazil in 2007 and a Newton Advanced Fellowship from the Royal Society in 2015. As a condensed matter theoretician, her research focuses on spin, charge and optical properties of novel two-dimensional materials, spintronics and topological states of matter. She is currently visiting Instituto de Telecomunicações in Portugal, where she has been working with topological photonics.
Andrews Nirmala Grace is Professor and Director at the Centre for Nanotechnology Research, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore,India. She received her Ph.D degree in Chemistry from the University of Madras, India and worked as a Postdoctoral/Senior Researcher Fellow at the Korea Institute of Energy Research, South Korea on Renewable Energy. Her current research interests include Energy materials, design and fabrication of electrodes for dye sensitized, perovskite solar cells;Electrodes for supercapacitors - Morphological studies of supercapacitor electrodes and study of electrochemical redox reactions at the interface of electrodes and electrolytes; Engineering of inter-layer spaces in 2D materials to improve the ion accessibility; Tuning the structure and porosity of electrode materials; Flexible energy devices for conversion and storage - flexible and printable supercapacitors for wearable devices such as sensors and energy conversion. She has more than 130 International Peer reviewed publications and has authored three book chapters. She is in the Editorial board of journals including Scientific reports (A Nature Journal), IET Nanobiotechnology.
Dr. Ranveig Flatabø holds a PhD in nanophysics from the University of Bergen. She works as a postdoc at the University of Bergen in the group of Prof. Bodil Holst. Her research interests include nanofabrication and instrumentation, and nanomaterials. Currently, her main focus is on graphene-based materials as an icephobic coating.
Antonio Agresti is researcher at the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome Tor Vergata since 2016. His research activity mainly concerns the design, engineering, fabrication and electrical/spectroscopic characterization of hybrid and organic solar cells, the use of graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides and emerging bi-dimensional materials such as MXenes for perovskite solar cells, tandem devices, large area modules and panels. He authored/co-authored more than 40 publications and has participated as invited speaker to several conferences in the renewable energy field. He is currently involved as deputy leader of Horizon 2020 Spear-Head 5- Graphene Core3 project.
Yuan Ping received her B.Sc. degree from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), in 2007 and her Ph.D. from UC Davis under Giulia Galli (currently at U. Chicago) in 2013. She was a materials postdoctoral fellow in JCAP at Caltech from 2013 to 2016, under the supervision of William Goddard III. In 2016 summer, she joined the faculty at UC Santa Cruz as an assistant professor in Chemistry department and affiliated professor in physics department.Pingmade important contributions on developing many-body perturbation theory with efficient numerical methods, in particular solving Bethe-Salpeter equation without empty states for solids with her coworkers during her PhD. Now she moved to a new direction of developing quantum dynamics for spin and exciton from first-principles, designing new materials for quantum information science. Ping has authoredmore than 40 peer-reviewed publications including Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Phys. Revs., JACS, Chem. Soc. Rev. where she was the sole or co-corresponding author. She was a recipient of Nature Research award in 2020 and Hellman fellows in 2018.
Zakaria Y. Al Balushi is the SK Hynix Assistant Professor in the department of
Materials Science and Engineering at University of California, Berkeley
and a faculty scientist in the Materials Sciences Division at the Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory. Zakaria received his B.S. (2011), M.S.
(2012) in Engineering Science and his Ph.D. (2017) in Materials Science
and Engineering all from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to his appointment at the University of California,
Berkeley, Zakaria held the Resnick Prize Fellowship in Applied
Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology. At the University of California, Berkeley, his
research group continues to expand in the area of developing new synthesis and
integration schemes for emerging low-dimensional materials. In addition,
his research focuses on developing new in situ approaches that will ultimately aid in
accessing novel materials for the context of quantum information science and future
Emanuele Orgiu received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree both from the University of Cagliari (Italy) in 2004 and 2008, respectively. He was awarded a Fulbright (USA) in 2007, and he was a Marie-Curie fellow (Strasbourg, France) in 2009-2011. He became Assistant Professor in 2011 at the University of Strasbourg where he was awarded the MIT35 France in 2013. Since 2016, he is an Associate Professor at Institut national de la recherche scientifique/Universityof Quebec in Montreal (Canada). His current research focuses on understanding novel electronic and optical phenomena occurring in molecular solids and 2D materials.
Dr. Rajendra Joshi
Founder & CEO, RI Instruments & Innovation India, India
He is a Physicist and an Instrumentation professional having more than 20 years of experience in Indian and abroad. He had started his career from National Physical Laboratory New Delhi(India) in the year 1996. Presently he is working as a Founder / CEO of RI Instruments and Innovation Pvt Ltd, RI Nanotech India, Managing Director of RINZTECH NZ LTD New Zealand and Chairman, Graphene Research Labs Pvt Ltd, Bangalore India.He also has privilege to start an instrumentation companyfor making upper end research instruments in India and these are like Raman Spectrometer, RIMS and RIUS Spectrometer, Cost Effective Solar Simulator, XRD and more. He has developed several cost-effective upper end research instruments in the domain of spectroscopy and nano technology. He has also started mass scale production of Graphene Oxide and applied products. There are several patents and research papers in his credit. Few of them are based on graphene-based innovations. One of his cost-effective innovations RIMS (Modular Spectroscopic Work Station) was highly appreciated across the globe and now working satisfactorily in several parts of India and abroad. In one modular instrument setup, researchers could measure several parameters and these are like Raman, Fluorescence, Absorbance, Transmittance, Reflectance, irradiance, CRI, Micro-absorbance, Spectro-electrochemistry and this system is cost effective also unique of its kind in the world. He has also produced and directed 2 regional movies in the state of Uttarakhand (India).
Daniele Catone (born 1975) joined the Consiglio Nazionale delleRicerche (CNR) of Italy as a permanent researcher in 2009at "Istituto di Strutturadella Materia" (ISM-CNR), after a post-doc position at ISM-CNR for 4 years and a research grant for Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at “Università di Roma - La Sapienza”.Currently, he has focused his scientific research interests to the study of ultrafast dynamics in plasmonic, semiconductor and energy-related materials, by means ofadvanced optical ultra-fastfemtosecondlaser spectroscopies. This scientific activity is principally devoted to the investigation of the energy transfer processes in bulk, nanostructured, 2D and hybrid materials in the field of photocatalysis and photovoltaics. In the recent past, as beamline scientist of the Circular Polarization beamline (Elettra Synchrotron - Trieste), he devoted his research activity to the study of molecules and clusters in the gas phase and self-assembled surfaces in ultra-high vacuum, acquiring wide competences in the field of photo-electron and photo-ion spectroscopies with synchrotron radiation.Starting from 2015, he is part of the group that coordinates the scientific activity of the EuroFEL Support Laboratory (EFSL), funded by the Euro-FEL national project integrated in the ESFRI roadmap.
Dr Karolina Z. Milowska received her master degrees in biophysics and experimental solid state physics at Jagiellonian University(Poland), in 2008. In December 2013, she completed her PhD studies in physical sciences at Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Warsaw(Poland). Her PhD thesis focused on functionalization of carbon
nanotubes(CNT) and graphene for composites and nanodevices was qualified as outstanding by Faculty Council. Her research in the area of nanoelectronics and 2D materials was also recognized as outstanding by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2012 she received 1 of 100 prestigious awards for the best PhD students in all disciplines in Poland. Between July 2013 and September 2015, she was appointed as a postdoctoral research fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München(Germany), where she was engaged in modelling work in the field of controlled self-assembly, photocatalysis, and optoelectronics. In
2016 she shortly joined Electric Carbon Nanomaterial Group and Atomistic Simulation Group in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy in Cambridge(UK) to study thermoelectric properties of CNT-metal composites. Since 2017, she is a research associate in the Theory of Condensed Matter group at Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge(UK), working with Prof. Mike Payne on the low dimensional nanomaterials employing first principle methods.
Aida Ebrahimi is an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering (courtesy). Dr. Ebrahimi received her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2017, before joining Penn State University. Ebrahimi is a recipient of several awards and scholarships for outstanding research performance, including Scialog Fellow (Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2020), the Materials-Life Science Convergence Award (Penn State, 2018), Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship Award (Purdue University, 2015), Rising Star in EECS (MIT, 2015), among others. Ebrahimi’s research involves developing novel diagnostics for probing bacterial phenotypes, developing printable biosensors, and studying electrochemical properties and sensing application of 2D materials. She is a member of the IEEE Electron Device Society (EDS), the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), the Electrochemical Society (ECS), the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), and the Biophysical Society (BPS).
Mohsen Adeli started his independent academic carrier at Lorestan University in 2005, where he was active as assistant professor in the field of “Organic Chemistry”. In 2013, he was promoted to the rank of full professor in “Organic Chemistry”. In 2014, he was invited to the InstitutfürChemie und Biochemie at FreieUniversität Berlin as a guest professor within the Collaborative Research Center SFB765.His research focuses on the synthesis and applications of polyfunctional two-dimensional macromolecules consisting triazine, polyglycerol and cyclodextrins as well as controlled covalent functionalization of graphene, MoS2, black phosphorus and carbon nanotubes by (macro) molecules. The fundamental studies of the metal- and template-assisted two-dimensional polymerizations as well as applications of the synthesized nanomaterials including photothermal therapy, pathogen interactions, and diabetic wound healing are among his interests.
Mengmeng Yang is a professor in the Institute of Physical Science and Information Technology at Anhui University in China. He received his Ph.D. in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2015 and was a postdoc at University of California, Berkeley from 2016 to 2020. His research interests focus on spintronics, especially the magnetic properties of 2D van der Waals materials, magnetic thin films and antiferromagnetic materials.With the synchrotron radiation techniques such as XMCD, XMLD, PEEM and XFMR, he has published more than 40 papers.
Dr. Volker Strauss
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
Volker Strauss is a group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam/Germany.Volker studied molecular science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and gathered his first practical research experience in organic chemistry at Clemson University. In 2016 he obtained his Ph.D. on photophysics of nano-carbons at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Following this, he moved to the Department of Chemistry at UCLA to conduct a DFG-funded postdoctoral research, where he learned about aspects on synthesis and application of solid-state electronic materials.His work is dedicated to the investigation of new synthesis routes for functional carbon-based materials and composites and their application in nano-electronics. Currently, he focuses on laser-patterning of composite materials from abundant starting materials for room-temperature sensing architectures.
Zheling obtained his PhD degree in graphene related composites materials and characterisation at The University of Manchester.His research covers a wide range of materials, including graphene and other 2D materials, composites, and 2D materials based smart textiles. He is also interested in the characterisation and standardisation of different materials using a variety of technologies such as Raman spectroscopy, X-ray tomography and atomic force microscopy.
Dr. Fabian Schütt received his PhD in 2018 (highest honours) from Kiel University, Germany. He is
currently working as a research group leader at the chair of Functional Nanomaterials at the Institute for
Materials Science at Kiel University, Germany. His current research is focused on the synthesis and
characterization of multi-scale material systems based on 1D and 2D nanomaterials, such as graphene,
hexagonal boron nitride and carbon nanotubes and their application in the fields of photonics, hybrid
composites, gas sensing and energy conversion and storage. He has a broad experience in appliedGraphene research and is involved in several international research collaborations and projects, such as
the Graphene Flagship. His PhD thesis was awarded by the priority research area “Kiel Nano, Surface
and Interface Science” of Kiel University (2019).
Guilhermino J. M. Fechine is an Associate Professor at Mackenzie Institute for Research in Graphene and Nanotechnologies – MackGraphe, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Brazil. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil) in 2001. From 2002 to 2007 he worked at São Paulo University as researcher focusing on polymer hydrogels as well as polymer photodegradation and stabilization. He held a position as Associate Professor at Mackenzie Presbyterian University in 2008. The current topics addressed in his research are related to the understanding of the interactions between polymers and 2D materials (graphene, graphene oxide, MoS2, hBN, phosphorene, etc.), whether for improving transfer processes or polymeric nanocomposites with multifunctionalities and high performance in mechanical, electrical, thermo, tribological and biological properties. He was a visiting researcher for one year at the National University of Singapore (2013) and for short periods at Case Western Reserve University (Ohio, USA) - 2016, Bulgarian Academy of Science (Sofia, Bulgaria) - 2018 and at the Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials IMCB - ( Portici, Italy) - 2019.
Dr. Syed Rizwan
National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Dr. Syed Rizwan is working as an Associate Professor at Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. His main research work includesmicro/nano-fabrication, magnetism and spintronics, two-dimensional nanostructures, energy materials and energy storage devices. He received his PhD degree from Institute of Physics, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and worked as a Postdoctoral fellow at Peking University, Beijing, China for almost two years. He has won several highly-competitive research funding programs including ‘PAK-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program-Phase VII’ in collaboration with Prof. Deji Akinwande at University of Texas at Austin, USA worth an accumulative sum of ~ US$ 377,500/-, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan under National Research Program for Universities.Dr Syed Rizwan has established state-of-the-art research facilities and lab infrastructure at NUST in the field of energy storage materials and devices.The details of his research group can be found at: http://2denergymaterials.com and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, WhatsApp: +923334042046, WeChat: riz786110.
Dr. Lifen Wang
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Lifen Wang got her Ph.D. in physics with honor fromInstitute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, China in 2014. From 2014 to 2018 she joined Nanoscience & Technology division in Argonne National Laboratory, United States as postdoctoral appointee mainly working onmaterial science within situ aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy. Since Sep. 2018, she joinedthe State Key Laboratory for Surface Physics department in Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy Sciences as an Associate Professor. Her research interests mainly focus on surface chemistry and solid-state chemistry fields as usingin situ/operando aberration-corrected (S)TEM study of phase transition dynamics including: microscopic kinetics of phase transition in the initial nucleation and crystallization stages; structural transition mechanism of energy-related materials; ions like lithium and oxygen modulation and diffusion dynamics in functional oxides and deviceset al.
Sai Manoj Gali, worked as a researcher and rocket engineer in the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO): Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota- India, during the period 2007-2012.He received a dual Master’s degree (M.Sc) in 2014 in Functional Advanced Materials Engineering (FAME),between the University of Augsburg (Germany) and the University of Bordeaux (France).He earned a PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of Bordeaux (France) in 2017, under the supervision of Dr. Luca Muccioli and Dr. Frederic Castet. His PhD was focused on exploring the relation between the molecular structure, energetic fluctuations and micro-mechanical strains on the charge transport properties of organic electronic materials, through atomistic modeling.He later joined the Laboratory for Chemistry of Novel Materials (CMN) - University of Mons, Belgium in November 2017,and is currently a senior researcher in the groupunder the direction of Dr. David Beljonne.His current research focus include theoretical studies on the opto-electronic and charge transport properties of pristine, defective and functionalized two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), 2D-covalent organic frameworks, MXenes, Graphene and Graphene oxides, combing various computational tools ranging from quantum-chemical calculations and tight-binding models to atomistic simulations employing ab-initio and force-field molecular dynamics simulations.
Dr. Lei Liu is an assistant professor in Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Peking University, China. He got his B. S. degree from Wuhan University, China, in 2006, and Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2012. After the postdoctoral appointment at University of Tennessee, Knoxville and then Northwestern University, he joined MSE at Peking University, and led the group specializing two-dimensional materials. His research interest includes the synthesis, and the investigation of electrical and optical properties of Boron/Carbon/Nitrogen-based 2D materials.
Murat Keçeli is an assistant computational scientist at Argonne National Laboratory. He is interested in accelerating molecular simulations using high performance computing and machine learning. He received BS and MS degrees in physics from Bilkent University and a PhD degree in chemical physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His thesis title was "Vibrational many-body methods for molecules and extended systems". After graduation he joined MIT Chemical Engineering Department as a postdoctoral researcher and in 2014 he joined Argonne National Laboratory.
Dr. Harutyunyan is currently a Chief Scientist and Research Director at Honda Research Institute USA Inc., (San Jose, CA USA). His areas of research particularly include studies of low dimensional materials for alternative energy perspectives and development of quantum systems for AI implementation. He is an author of more than 150 scientific publications and more than 120 patents worldwide. He is a Fellow of APS and AAAS also Elected Chairman of External Advisory Board of ECS.Harutyunyan received his B.S. degree in “Quantum Physics and Electronics” and Ph.D. in “Solid-State Physics and Mathematics”.
Aida Todri-Sanial received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Bradley University, IL in 2001, M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Long Beach State University, CA, in 2003 and a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2009. She is currently a Director for French National Council of Scientific Research (CNRS) attached to Laboratoired’Informatique de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM). Previously, she was an R&D Engineer for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, IL. She has also held summer and visiting research positions at Mentor Graphics, Cadence Design Systems, STMicroelectronics and IBM TJ Watson Research Center. Her research interests focus on emerging technologies and novel computing paradigms such as neuromorphic and quantum computing.She has co-authored more than 100 publications on high-impact journals and conferences. Dr. Todri-Sanial was a recipient of John Bardeen Fellow in Engineering in 2009, CNRS Prime d’Excellence Scientifique in 2012, ACM Distinguished Speakers 2016-2018, CNRS Bronze Medal in 2016, and ACM SIGDA Meritorious Service Award in 2020. She serves as Technical Program Committee member for IEDM, DAC, DATE, ISVLSI, NEWCAS, GLSVLSI, ISQED, and EDSSC. She is Associated Editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI, Journal of Microelectronics Reliability and Microelectronics Journal.
He has been Director of National Laboratiry of Nanotecnology since 2017. Professor of Physics at the University of São Paulo. Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) and The World Academy of Science (TWAS)). Bachelor's and Master's degree in Physics from the University of Brasilia and PhD from the University of São Paulo. In 1983/84 he was a visiting researcher at NREL-Colorado.His area of expertise is in Condensed Matter Physics dedicated to Electronic, Structural, Transport and Magnetic Matter Properties, mainly using the Functional Density Theory (DFT). Lately it has dedicated to 2D materials, Topological Insulators and Machine Learnig techniques applications for predicting new materials and new properties, with more than 300 publications in the field. His research group has been working on the development of computational methods and algorithms seeking to understand dynamic processes in interfaces .
Professor Sir Colin Humphreys CBE FRS FREng is Professor of Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London, Distinguished Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has received many international medals and awards for his research. He founded the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride (GaN) and set up two spin-off companies to exploit the research of his group on low-cost GaN-on-silicon LEDs for home and office lighting. The companies were acquired by Plessey, which is manufacturing LEDs and micro LEDs based on this technology at their factory in Plymouth, UK. Together with his post-docs Simon Thomas and Ivor Guiney he set up a graphene device company, Paragraf, to exploit the research of his group on MOCVD-grown graphene. The graphene is large-area, catalyst-free and transfer-free. Its first product is a world-leading graphene Hall effect sensor for measuring magnetic fields and electric currents.
Cristiana Di Valentin graduated in Chemistry in 1997 at the University of Pavia where she also received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Sciences in 2000 in collaboration with the Technische Universität München. Shealso holds a Master degree in Materials Science. She was appointed by the University of Milano-Bicocca as Assistant Professor in 2002, as Associate Professor in 2012 and as Full Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry in 2018. She has been post-doc or visiting scientist at the Technische Universität München, Universitat de Barcelona, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Paris, and Princeton University. Her research activity spans from ab initio computational studies of semiconducting oxides and bidimensional materialsin photocatalysis and photoelectrochemistryto multiscale modelling of bioinorganic hybridnanosystems in phototherapy and other biomedical applications.Professor Di Valentin has co-authored more than 160 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She currently holds an ERC Consolidator Grant (2016-2022) entitled: Smart bioinorganic hybrids for nanomedicine.
Dr. Zhengdong Cheng received his Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University, USA in 1999. He is a Professor in Chemical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University (TAMU) leading a group research into complex fluids and soft matter. He focuses on the self-organization of intelligent colloids and anisotropic particles, the fabrication of photonic crystals and integrated photonic circuits, solar hydrogen production via water splitting, water desalination and atmospheric water harvesting, and the application of microfluidics to nano-encapsulation. The techniques developed are applicable to the modeling of phase transitions and liquid crystal materials, the engineering of nanocomposites and semiconductors of light, solar energy harvesting, and a wide range of therapeutic treatments. Dr. Cheng has authored and co-authored more than 190 textbooks, books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Cheng is the Associate Editor of the American Society of Gravity and Space Research Journal. He directed and participated in projects supported by the National Science Foundation, NASA, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Funds, industrial, and TAMU as principal investigator (PI), co-PI, and senior personnel.
After receiving bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Zhejiang University (China),Dr Peng Chen completed his doctorate in electrical engineering at University of Missouri in 2002. Then he did his post-doctoral training in Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University where he conducted research on nanopore based single-molecule sensing and rapid DNA sequencing. In 2005, Dr. Chen joined Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) as an assistant professor. He is now a full professor in School of Chemical &Biomedical Engineeringand Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry. Dr. Chen’s group works on nanomaterials (particularly graphene materials) and their applications. He has published >200 papers in reputable journals. He is a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry and a Globe Highly Cited Researcher (clarivate analytics).
Dr. Albert Davydov
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Dr. Albert Davydov is a staff scientist and a group leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at Gaithersburg MD USA. He has extensive experience in fabrication, processing and microstructural characterization of electronic materials, including 2D and quantum materials. His expertise also includes thermodynamic modeling and experimental study of phase diagrams for metal and semiconductor material systems: https://www.nist.gov/people/albert-davydovHe serves as a Head of the Semiconductor Task Group for the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), member of Advisory Board with the Applied Physics Review journal; Science Advisory Board with the Nanoelectronics Computing Research (nCORE) program at SRC; International Organization for Standardization ISO/TC229-Nanotechnologies, co-Chair of the Reference Materials Task Group at ASTM Subcommittee on Compound Semiconductors, and co-Chair of SPIE Optics & Photonics Conference on Low-dimensional Materials and Devices.
Professor Bodil Holst is professor of Nanophysics at the University of Bergen, Norway. She holds a Ph.D in experimental physics (surface science) from the University of Cambridge. Bodil Holst research fields ranges from nanoscale imaging, material characterisation and mask based lithography using neutral helium beams (www.nanolace.eu), over nanostructured surfaces and coatings to archaeometry. Last year she was appointed chair of the Kavli Prize committee in Nanoscience for the period up to 2024.
Hiroshi Watanabe received Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan in 1994 in physics. He joined the Corporate Research & Development Center, Toshiba Corporation from 1994 to 2010. His current position is a full professor (tenure), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, since February 2010. He has studied theoretical physics, semiconductor device physics, electron devices reliability issues, semiconductor device modeling, and some cutting-edge electron devices from theory to experiments. His current research interests are several fundamental topics related to nano-electronics and their applications and startup such as blockchained IoT, room-temperature quantum computing, and electronic virus-sensing. He has 155granted patents all over the world (including 67 US granted ones) in those wide areas of nanotechnologies. He received Toshiba Res. & Dev. Ctr. Good-Standing Award 2004 (NAND Flash modeling), Jury's Special Award, MI Awards from Toshiba's president 2005 (NAND Flash modeling), and Toshiba Res. & Dev. Ctr. Out-Standing Award 2007 (Ultra-Thin Body SOI devices).He is a Senior Member of the IEEE since 2012. He is a conference advisory board of Flash Memory Summit and IEEE Technical Committee on Quantum Communications and Information Technologies (IEEE QCIT) since 2018. He serves as Fellow Technical Committee at Foremay, Inc., U.S.A since 2019.
Saroj Prasad Dash is an Associate Professor and group leader at the Quantum Device Physics laboratory, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He finished his Ph.D. in Physics in 2007 from Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany. His previous positions include postdocs at University of Twente and University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is a scientific advisor at Graphene Center at Chalmers. He is a project investigator in Swedish 2D Tech Center and European Union Graphene Flagship.The focus of his research is on spintronics, nanoelectronics and quantum transport in 2D materials, van der Waals heterostructures, semiconductors, and topological materials based nanoscale devices. He has published several seminal papers in the field of 2D and topological materials based spintronic devices.
Vladimir Z. Mordkovich has completed his PhD from Moscow State University, Russia and then Dr.Sci. from Institute for Materials Science Problems, Ukraine. He spent 11 years in Japan as a senior researcher in governmental and corporate projects and then returned to Russia to become a head of a New Chemical Technologies and Nanomaterials department at Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials (TISNCM) and also a CTO of INFRA Technology Ltd., an international technology company in gas-to-liquid and gas-to-solid technologies. Vladimir Mordkovich serves as a full professor in Moscow Physico-Technical Institute and Moscow State University. He is a member of the Materials Research Society in the USA and the Russian Carbon Society in Russia, Elected Chairman of the Chemical Technology and Petrochemistry Advisory Board at The Russian National Agency of Research Institutes.
He has published more than 170 papers in reputed journals and authored 60 patents.
Leslie Yeo is a Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at RMIT University, Australia. Following his PhD from Imperial College London in 2002, for which he was awarded the Dudley Newitt prize, he undertook a postdoctoral stint at the University of Notre Dame USA, after which he held a faculty position at Monash University. He also held the Australian Research Council’s Australian Research Fellowship and Future Fellowship from 2009 to 2017. Dr Yeo was the recipient of the Young Tall Poppy Science Award ‘in recognition of the achievements of outstanding young researchers in the sciences including physical, biomedical, applied sciences, engineering and technology’, and several awards for excellence in research and innovation both at Monash and RMIT. He is co-author of the book Electrokinetically Driven Microfluidics & Nanofluidics, author of over 200 publications and 25 patent applications, Editor-in-Chief of Biomicrofluidics and an editorial board member of Interfacial Phenomena & Heat Transfer, Scientific Reports and Biosensors.
Hiroki Hibino received his B. S. (1987) and M. S. (1989) in physics from the University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. (2006) in Pure and Applied Physics from Waseda University. He joined NTT Basic Research Laboratories in 1989, where he has studied surface dynamical processes using microscopic techniques. From 2015, he is a professor at the Department of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University. His current research interests focus onsynthesis and nanoscalecharacterization of two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures. He spent one year as a visiting research professor at Arizona State University, 2000-2001. He also has experience as a visiting professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (2007-2015), Kyushu University (2009-2010, 2019-2020), and the University of Tokyo (2011-2015).
Cosimo Gerardi is Head of PV Technology and Industrial Process Design at Enel Green Power. He directs the R&D and Technology Engineering of Enel PV factory (3SUN) of Catania, Italy. 3SUN is leading edge in PV technology and one of the biggest PV factories in Europe. His activities are focused on developing advanced high efficiency solar cells and transferring the technology in production. He has joined Enel Green Power in 2015, after spending about 18 years in STMicroelectronics as R&D Device Engineering manager in the field of semiconductor micro and nano electronics. He has started his career in 1990, after graduating in physics, as a material science researcher in the field of surface physics and study of semiconductor materials in a national research center.
Dr. Cécilia Ménard-Moyon obtained her PhD in 2005 at CEA/Saclay(France). After a 1-year postdoc at the University of York (UK) and 18 months in industry (Belgium), she joined the group of Dr. Alberto Bianco in Strasbourg as CNRS permanent researcherin 2008. Her research interests are focused on the functionalization of carbon-based nanomaterials (mainly carbon nanotubes, graphene, and carbon dots) for biomedical applications, the self-assembly of amino acid derivatives and peptides, as well as the formation of hydrogels for on-demand drug delivery. She has published more than 85 articles and 9 book chapters (h-index: 33, > 2970 citations).
Prof. Rodrigo G. Lacerda received its Ph.D. at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil in 2002. He is currently an Associate Professor at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG/Brazil). He was an associate researcher at Cambridge University (UK) (2002-2004) and took a sabbatical period between 2011/2012 at Cornell University (USA). His research interest relies on the growth and applications of nanomaterials for electronic devices. In particular, he is currently involved in suspended graphene membranes integrated with microfluid channels and (bio)gas sensor applications. Prof. Rodrigo has published 89 peer-reviewed articles, with four patents deposited and one licensed.
Bilu Liu is an Associate Professor and Core-PI at Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI), Tsinghua University, China. He received his bachelor’s degree in Materials Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2006, and Ph.D degree in Materials Science from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR, CAS) in 2012. He worked in the University of Southern California (USC) as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and later Research Assistant Professor between 2012 and 2016. His research interests cover the chemistry and materials science of low-dimensional materials with emphasis on carbon nanostructures, two-dimensional materials, and their heterostructures. His work relates to the controlled masspreparation of these materials and their applications in electronic, optoelectronics, and catalysis. He has published around 100 papers on these topics with >11000 citations and an H-index of 48.
Dr. Kai Xiao is a Senior Staff Scientist at Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and a Joint Faculty of University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA. He received his Ph.D degree in Physical Chemistry from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2004. He worked in ORNL as a Postdoctoral Associate and late Research Staff Scientist. He has extensive experience in synthesis, processing, and characterization of functional nanomaterials and thin films. His research focuses on controlled synthesis of 2D materials and hybrid perovskites with in-situ diagnosis and their application in electronics, energy conversion and quantum information science. He has published more than 160 papers with a H-index of 53.
Prof. Oleg Yazyev
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Oleg Yazyev was born in Simferopol, Crimean peninsula. He obtained his degree in chemistry from Moscow State University in 2003 and then joined Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) completing his Ph.D. thesis in 2007. He spent the next two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP) and the Institute for Numerical Research in the Physics of Materials (IRRMA) of the same institution. In 2009-2011 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Physics of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In September 2011 he started an independent research group supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation professorship grant. In 2012 he was awarded an ERC Starting grant. His current research focuses on the theoretical and computational physics of two-dimensional and topological materials with a strong emphasis on their prospective technological applications.
Eli Sutter is a Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA). Before joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in June 2015 she spent 12 years as Scientist in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Her research focuses on in-situ transmission electron microscopy of nanomaterials at variable temperatures and in different environments. She has co-authored more than 200 scientific publications and holds 8 US Patents. She received a Scientific American 50 award for Ultra-measurements (2007), the Sapphire Prize (2011) and Battelle Inventor of the Year Award (2015). She served as Chair of the International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, Vail (CO) in 2014 and the 2017 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in Phoenix (AZ).
Mahnaz Shafiei is currently an Associate Professor and a Vice-Chancellor’s Women in STEM Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology and a visiting fellow at the Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology (IFE-QUT). She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from AmirKabir University of Technology in Iran, and a PhD degree from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 2011. She followed this with postdoctoral research at QUT and an Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Mahnaz’s research focus is on sensors and nanomaterials and their practical use for health and environmental monitoring. She is investigating new technologies to develop reliable, portable gas sensors with ultra-low power requirements to be embedded in sensor nodes for the Internet-of-Things applications or in mobile systems.
Dr. Kyung-Eun Byun
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, South Korea
Kyung-Eun Byun is a principal researcher in Graphene group at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT).
Dr. Byun obtained her PhD in Physics and Astronomy from Seoul national university in 2011, and joined Graphene group in SAIT.Graphene group in SAIT is conducting fundamental and applied research about graphene & 2D materials (TMD, h-BN).
SAIT has focused on improving the performance of conventional Si devices using graphene/2D as a component materials.
She is mainly working on using graphene as interconnect and contact components in conventional Si devices.
She is an expert in graphene and 2D material analysis for the industrial applications.
Dr. Mohsen Asle Zaeem is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical engineering and Materials Science Program at the Colorado School of Mines. He is also currently serving as a member of the Research Advisory board of the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Asle Zaeem has published more than 85 peer-reviewed journal articles in prestigious journals, and he is currently serving as an editor of the Journal of Metalsanda member of the editorial board of Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science, and International Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology. Dr. Asle Zaeem is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a recipient many professional awards including the2019 Rising Star Finalist in Computational Materials Science (Elsevier), 2017 TMS-FEMS Young Leader International Scholar Award, 2016 Faculty Research Excellence Award of Missouri S&T, 2016 Certificate of Highly Cited Research in Computational Materials Science (Elsevier), and 2015 Junior Faculty Award from Mines and Metallurgy Academy. Dr.Asle Zaeem’s expertise is in computational materials and mechanics to study a board range of materials and processes; his research group develops integrated computational modeling frameworks and implements large scale parallel simulations to study and design of advanced energy materials (shape memory ceramic actuators,elastocaloric shape memory alloys, solid state batteries, 2D materials for lithium batteries, 2D materials for gas sensing, etc.), and high performance metals and alloys (light weight and refractory alloys for aerospace applications, others);he also studies the structure-property relations with respect todifferent processing methods. Dr. Asle Zaeem currently has research funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and NASA.https://zaeemlab.com/
Dr. Hui Pan is a full professor in the Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, and the founding head of Department of Physics and Chemistry in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Macau. He got his PhD degree in Physics from the National University of Singapore in 2006. From 2006 to 2013, he worked at National University of Singapore as a Research Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA) as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and Institute of High Performance Computing (Singapore) as a Senior Scientist, respectively. He joined the University of Macau as an assistant professor in 2013. He was promoted to associate professor and full professor in 2017 and 2020, respectively. In his research, a combined computational and experimental method is used to design and fabricate novel nanomaterials for applications in energy conversion and storage (such as electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage, and fuel cells), electronic devices, spintronics, and quantum devices. He has published more than 170 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. The total citation is more than 8100.Additionally, he is the author of 5 book chapters and the inventor of 4 USA and 5China patents. His present h-index is 44.
Simone Taioli is senior research scientist at the European Center for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*, Italy) and visiting professor at Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia). He graduated summa cum laude in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Bologna (2000).Dr. Taioli holds two PhDs, first one in Nuclear Engineering (Bologna, 2004) for developing a new theoretical method to simulate electron spectra of molecules and solids, and a second one in Theoretical Physics (University of Trento, 2013), where he studied the nucleosynthesis of elements in stars and materials growth. He was post-doctoralresearch fellow at UCL (London, UK) and at the University of Sheffield, dealing with the first-principlessimulation of electronic, optical and thermodynamic properties of carbon-based and 2D materials. He held several visiting positions at Sorbonne Université, Charles University in Prague, École normal supérieure de Lyon, UCL. He gainedthe habilitation to full professor in Physics of Condensed Matter both in France and Italy. He authored more than 60 papers in high-impact journals. His current research interest ranges from the development of computational many-body methods for studying condensed matter systems to the development of novel computational relativistic approaches to nuclear decays in astrophysical scenarios.
Prof. Lin Wang
Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, CAS, China
Lin Wang has received the B. S. degree in Applied Physics (with honors) from Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, Hangzhou, China, in 2008, and the Ph. D. degree in Microelectronics and Solid-State electronics (with honors) from Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China, in 2013. He has been awarded many prizes including special prize of president scholarship for distinguished postgraduate student. Outstanding achievement award in Shanghai. etc.He is currently an Professor in Shanghai Institute of Technology Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has authored or coauthored more than 60 high-quality technical journal papers on Sci. Adv., Nano Lett., Adv. Funct. Mater. Adv. Sci. , Nano Energy etc. He also served as a reviewer for many journals like ACS Nano, APL, OE, OL etc. He is the leader of project “Graphene-based Millimeter/Submillimeter Array Detector” in ZF81CN, first discovery of hot electron manipulation of THz wave in Dirac system. The results have been highlighted by Nanotechweb.org and http://www.thznetwork.org.cn/ His current research interests include Dirac materials’ growth and characterization. Plasmonics in Nanomaterials and Metamaterials devices, graphene-like two-dimensional optoelectronics.
Dr. Qiming SHAO
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
Qiming Shao is an assistant professor in the Department of Electronic and Computing Engineering (ECE) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in 2013 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2019. His lab is focusing on novel electronic and spintronic materials and structures such as topological insulators, 2D materials, and skyrmions for memory, neuromorphic and quantum computing applications. He has published more than 40 papers with a total citation of more than 1800. He is a recipient of the UCLA ECE Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award. He is the current chair of the IEEE Hong Kong Joint Chapter of Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits. Lab website: https://sites.google.com/view/sqml
Professor Hui Zhao obtained his PhD from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2000. After postdoctoral research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technologyand University of Iowa, he joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, USA, in 2007. Professor Hui Zhao's research interests are semiconductor physics, nanomaterials, and laser spectroscopy. Since 2010, his group has been focusing on 2D materials, including transient absorption microscopy on ultrafast carrier dynamics and nonlinear optics. His main contributions include measurements of exciton binding energies and exciton diffusion coefficients in 2D materials, observations of harmonic generations and exciton-exciton annihilation in 2D materials, and demonstration of ultrafast interlayer electron transfer in van der Waals heterostructures. He received a CAREER award from U.S. National Science Foundation.
Marcos H. D. Guimarães studied Physics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, where he obtained a Bachelor and Master degrees in Physics. He received his PhD degree in 2015 from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, working on “Spin and Charge Transport in Graphene Devices”. After his PhD he was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University, USA (2014-2017), supported by a KIC Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Rubicon grant (NWO), and had another postdoctoral research period at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands (2017-2019), supported by a NWO VENI grant.Since 2019 Marcos Guimarães is an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His research is focused on the use of optical and electrical measurement techniques to study and control the spintronic properties of 2D van der Waals materials and their heterostructures.
Dr. Fan Zhang’s research focuses primarily on topological matter, correlated electrons, and 2D materials. He obtained his PhD from Univ. of Texas at Austin in 2011 and did his postdoc at Univ. of Pennsylvania. In 2014 he joined Univ. of Texas at Dallas, where he is an associate professor now.
Camilla Coletti is the coordinator of the Graphene Labs at the IstitutoItaliano di Tecnologia(IIT) (https://graphene.iit.it) and the leader ofthe research line 2D Materials Engineering (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/2d-materials-engineering). She works in IIT since 2011 after being an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research of Stuttgart (2008-2011).She received her PhD degree from the University of South Florida in 2007 and her MS degree from the University of Perugia in 2004 (with honors, both in Electrical Engineering). She is an expert in the synthesis of highly-crystalline 2D materials via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and in the investigation of their electronic, chemical and structural properties via conventional surface science techniques. In her work she applies her background of surface scientist to impact science and technology of 2D materials. Overall, she is author of more than100 peer-reviewed publications, authored 4 book chapters, edited 1 book, filed several international patents (holds 3) and delivered more than 40 invited talks at international conferences.
Prof. M. Chshiev is a theoretical physicist specializing on theory of spintronic phenomena in magnetic nanostructures and electronic structure of materials for spintronics. His background comprises methods in condensed matter theory and computational material science including ab-initio, tight binding, free electron and diffusive approaches. He received his Ph.D. degree from Moscow Lomonosov State University (Russia) in 1997 and his Habilitation Degree from University Joseph Fourier (France) in 2008. After several postdoctoral stays in France and USA between 1998 and 2004, he joined the Center for Materials for Information Technology at the University of Alabama where he stayed as a research scientist until his arrival to Grenoble (France) in 2008 where he joined Spintec Laboratory holding one of the Chairs of Excellence supported by the Nanosciences Foundation.Prof. M. Chshiev is the Head of Theory and Modeling Group at SPINTEC and carries out research using advanced theoretical approaches in order to understand fundamental physical mechanisms required for the developments of future spintronic devices. He published 115 papers including in Rev. Mod. Phys., Nat. Mater., Nat. Nanotechnol., Nat. Phys., Nano Lett., Adv. Mater., Phys. Rev. Lett. etc. and delivered numerous invited talks including at Intermag (2008 and 2014), MMM (2016), APS March Meetings (2009 and 2013) and Gordon Research Conferences (2010). Since 2018 Prof. Chshiev serves as the Director of European School on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (ESONN). He is an IEEE Senior Member and a member of the American (APS) and European (EPS) Physical Societies. In 2020 he was appointed Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF).
Michel Bosman is Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, and holds a joint position as Senior Scientist at the A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering in Singapore. His research revolves around Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM), for imaging, spectroscopy and engineering of materials at the atomic- and nanometer length scale. He undertook his PhD studies in Electron Microscopy at the University of Sydney in Australia, and holds an Ir (MSc) degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Dr. Peter Wick
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
Peter Wick heads since 2010the research laboratory for Particles-Biology Interactions at the Federal Laboratories on Materials Science and Technologies Empa in St. Gallen. His general research interest is to study the interactions of nanomaterials with human tissues including barrier tissue in vitro and ex vivo with the purpose to obtain detailed mechanistic understanding about their uptake, accumulation, transport and effect on different types of cells or entire tissue. He is involved in several national as well as European project including the Flagship Graphene, author of over 150 publications, member of the advisory board of the Swiss Action Plan on Nanomaterials,member of the EDQM working group for NBCs, Editorial Board Member of Nanotoxicology, associated editor of the newly launched Journal NanoImpact, lecturer at ETH Zurich, and coordinator of the Swiss National Contactpointnano.ch office.
Jérôme Cornil received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Mons-Hainaut (Belgium) in 1996 under the supervision of Jean-Luc Brédas.After postdoctoral stays at the University of California at Santa Barbara (with A.J. Heeger) and at MIT Boston (with R.S. Silbey), he became a senior researcher of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) in 2000.His research interests mostly deal with the theoretical characterization at the atomistic level of the structural and electronic properties of organic and hybrid materials in their bulk or at interfaces in relation to their use in energy applications.
Prof. Dongling Ma, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Functional Nanocomposites, is a full professor at Center of Energy, Materials and Telecommunications, Institut national de la recherchescientifique (INRS).Her main research interest consists in the development of various nanomaterials (e.g., semiconductor quantum dots, transition metal catalytic nanoparticles, plasmonic nanostructures of different shapes, one- and two-dimensional nanomaterials) and different types of nanohybrids for applications in energy, catalysis and biomedical sectors.She has published >145 papers in reputed journals (such as Chemical Society Review, Energy Environ. Sci., ACS Energy Lett., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., ACS Nano, Adv. Funct. Mater., etc.) and delivered >120 invited speeches at conferences (including prestigious ACS, ECS, etc.) and prestigious universities/government laboratories. She has served as an editorial board member of ACS Energy Lett., ACS Appl. Nano Mater., Sci. Rep., Frontiers in Materials and PhotoniX. She has sit on committee for different funding agencies in Canada, European Commission, etc.She received her Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA) in 2004. Before joining INRS in 2006, she was awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Visiting Fellowships and worked at National Research Council of Canada from 2004 to 2006.
Adrian Bachtold obtained his PhD in Basel in 1999. After two postdocs in Berkeley and Delft, he became CNRS researcher at ENS - Paris. He joined ICN2 in Barcelona and became professor at ICFO in 2012. He first worked on quantum electron transport during more than 10 years, achieving for instance the first measurements of Aharonov-Bohm quantum oscillations at the molecular level. He then started an activity on nano-electromechanical resonators, where he achieved many breakthroughs. These include the first demonstration of the coupling between quantum electron transport and nanomechanical vibrations, and the achievement of record sensitivity in both mass and force sensing. He is the recipient of the IBM award of the Swiss Physical Society, the medal of the CNRS, and an EURYI award. He is APS fellow. He was awarded three ERC grants.
Prof. Harri Lipsanen received his PhD from Helsinki University of Technology in 1994. Since 1999 he has been a Professor of Nanotechnology in Aalto University, Finland. He has held various positions as Head of Laboratory and Department during past almost 20 years. His Nanoscience and Advanced Materials Group studies nanomaterials and nanofabrication for various applications in photonics and nanoelectronics. His current research focus on materials includes graphene and other 2D materials, semiconductor nanowires and their heterostructures. The nanofabrication activities extend over many methods such as atomic layer deposition, chemical vapour deposition, metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy, electron beam lithography, self-assembly etc. Prof. Lipsanen has published well over 300 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr. J. Fernández-Rossier
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal
I am a condensed matter physicist. I hold both a Diploma (1994) and a Phd (1999) on Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. I stayed 2 years (99-01) as a postdoctoral researcher at the Physics Department of the University of California San Diego and 18 months (01-03) at the Physics Department of the University of Texas at Austin. In 2003 I obtained a "Ramon y Cajal" assistant professor position in the Universidad de Alicante (UA). I was promoted to a permanent position in 2008 and to associate professor (professor titular) in 2009. Since 2011 I am on leave from the UA and I hold a tenured staff researcher position at the INL (Braga, Portugal) where I am the leader of the group of Theory of Quantum Nanostructures
Christoph Stampfer is Professor of Experimental Solid State Physics at the RWTH Aachen University and researcher at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Technical Physics from the TU Vienna and a PhD in Mechanical and Process Engineering from the ETH Zurich. He was a staff member at the Institute for Micro and Nano Systems of the ETH Zurich from 2003 to 2007 and staff member of the Institute for Solid State Physics (ETH Zurich) from 2007 to 2009. From 2009 until 2013 he was JARA-FIT Junior Professor at the RWTH Aachen University and the Forschungszentrum Jülich.He is primary interests include graphene and 2D materials research, mesoscopic transport, and micro electromechanical systems. He has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant to work on "Graphene Quantum Electromechanical Systems (GQEMS)" in 2011 and an ERC Consolidator Grant to work on “2D Materials for Quantum Technologies (2D4QT)” in 2018. He is also member of the Young Scientist community of the World Economic Forum since 2014.
M. Venkata Kamalakar is an associate professor and team leader of Quantum Material Devices group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden. During his Ph.D. at S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India, he investigated electron scattering in magnetic nanowires. Following his Ph.D., he held research positions at the University of Strasbourg in France and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, where he contributed to the development nanoelectronics and spintronics of low-dimensional materials, in particular, the progress of graphene and two-dimensional van der Waals spintronics. In 2015, he joined Uppsala University, where his team currently focuses on next generation spin current circuits, two-dimensional flexible spintronics, engineering band structure and spin phenomena in quantum materials, steady state as well as ultrafast time-resolved spin dynamics, and developing innovative instrumentation. He is the principal investigator of grants from Swedish Research Council (VR and Formas), and the Swedish Energy agency, among others. He has authored more than 45 articles, 1 book chapter, and 1 patent.
Shengjun Yuan is a full professor at Wuhan University, China, and a professor with special appointment (Bijzonder Hoogleraar) at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He received his BSc in Physics from Zhejiang University (China) in 2001, MSc in theoretical physics from University of Siegen (Germany) in 2003 and PhD in computational physics from University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in 2008. His focus is mainly on the development of numerical methods in computational physics. His current research interests include the large-scale simulation of complex quantum systems, the electronic, transport and optical properties of two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures, novel phenomena in non-periodic systems such as fractals and quasicrystals, foundations of quantum mechanics, and modeling of quantum spin systems and universal quantum computers.
Dr. Chuanfang (John) Zhang completed his PhD program in East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai, China) and Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA, USA) in 2015 under the joint supervision of Prof. Yury Gogotsi. Later he joined Trinity College Dublin, Ireland as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2015. John joined ETH Empa in 2019 as a senior scientist, working on the additive manufacturing of printed electronics based on multifunctional two-dimensional crystal inks. In Trinity, he focused on transparent conductive films/coatings, high performance Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors, two-dimensional MXenes and additive manufacturing. He is a member of ACS, MRS, ECS and IAAM. He serves as a reviewer for many peer-review journals, such as Nature Comm., Joule, JACS, EES, AM, ACS Nano, AEnM, Small, EnSM, Nano Energy etc. He has published ~60 cutting-edge studies on top journals, including Springer Nature (book chapter), Nature Energy, Nature Communications, Adv. Mater (VIP), AngewandteChemie, Adv. Funct. Mater (VIP), ACS Nano, Adv. Sci., Nano Energy etc. His H-index is 34 with SCI citations >4700. He has given >70 invited talks in universities/major conferences/companies. He was shortlisted 2016 and 2018 Lab Scientist of the Year, Lab Staff Member of the Year and Young Leader of the Year (Ireland). He is the recipient of "2019 Top 10 Chinese Leading Talents in Science and Technology in Europe".
Dr. Ming-Hao Liu received his MS and PhD in Physics from National Taiwan University, Taiwan. From 2011 to 2013 he was an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow in University of Regensburg, Germany, where he continued his postdoctoral research until 2016. In 2017, he returned to Taiwan to join the Department of Physics of National Cheng Kung University as Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019.Professor Liu's research interest lies in electronic transport in mesoscopic systems, quantum transport theories, computational physics, and device modeling. He is specialized in large-scale quantum transport simulations for graphene systems, including monolayer graphene, bilayer graphene, hBN/graphene moiré superlattice, gate-controlled monolayer graphene superlattice, and twisted bilayer graphene. Over the past years, he has collaborated with various experimental groups and contributed to understanding novel transport properties of Dirac fermions in graphene.
Prof. Yan Yu
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Prof. Dr. Yan Yu is a Professor of material science in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). She received her Ph.D. in material science at USTC in 2006. Then, she worked as a postdoctoral at Florida International University. After that she received Humboldt Research Fellow and the Sofja Kovalevskaja award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and worked at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. Her current research interests mainly include design of novel nanomaterials for clean energy, especially for batteries and the fundamental science of energy storage system.
Prof. Dr. Kirill Bolotin is an expert in the field of electron transport and optoelectronics of two-dimensional materials. He holds the chair of electrical transport in 2D materials.His work, among which are the discoveries of the fractional quantum effect in graphene, the demonstration of strain-engineering of 2D MoS2, first measurements of the exciton binding energy in 2D MoS2, and the discovery of the renormalization of the elastic constants of the 2D materials was cited more than 12,000 times. He was awarded the US NSF Career award (2010), the Sloan foundation award (2011), and the ERC starting grant (2016).Two relevant publications:Nicholl et al., Phys. Rev. Lett (2017); Harats et al., Nature Phot 14, 324(2020)
Phil King is Professor of Physics at the University of St Andrews, UK. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, PhD from Warwick University, and undertook postdoctoral research in St Andrews and Cornell before moving to join the faculty in St Andrews in 2013. His research specialises in the study of the electronic structures of quantum materials using angle-resolved photoemission, as well as their epitaxial growth using molecular-beam epitaxy. Particular topics of recent interest include 2D materials and transition-metal oxides.
Professor Guosheng Shao is the Director of the State Centre for International Cooperation on Designer Low-carbon & Environmental Materials (CDLCEM) at the Zhengzhou University, China. He is also the Founding Director of the Zhengzhou Materials Genome Institute (ZMGI, 2016), Editor-in-Chief for Energy & Environmental Materials (Wiley), and Visiting Professor to the University of Surrey, UK (2018-). He earned his PhD in materials science at the University of Surrey in 1995 and thereupon worked as a research fellow and senior research fellow, until transferring to Brunel University as Reader in Materials in 2005. He joined the University of Bolton as Professor of Materials Modelling & Simulation in 2007, and then established the Institute for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies (IREET, 2011) as its founding director, together with the responsibility as Head of Engineering etc.His academic interest is “designer” materials and application devices, which is characterized by multi-scale modelling, advanced characterization techniques esp. TEM, EELS and XPS, and advanced thin film coating technologies. His current focus is mainly on sustainable (renewable) energy systems and environmental technologies. He is also proactive in bridging academic knowledge with manufacturing, resulting in commercialization of inventions covering mass production of almost defect-free graphene powders, low-temperature synthesis of vertical graphene films, andnovel superfast ionic conductors for solid batteries, etc.
Santanu K. Maiti is an Associate Professor of Physics at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India. He has received his Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Calcutta, India and then he joined to Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), India. After completion of one year Associateship course at SINP, he started his PhD work at the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Division of SINP and awarded PhD degree in 2008. His research interests mainly focus on Quantum Transport in Meso-scale and Nano-scale Systems. He has authored more than hundred and twenty papers in peer-reviewed International Journals, out of which more than sixty five papers he published independently and did almost over hundred presentations in National and International Conferences. Apart from that he has also published many Reviews, co-edited a Book in Springer Series and contributed a few Book Chapters in reputed book series on nanoscience. He has also been working as Associate Editor, Section Editor as well as Editorial Board Member in several International Journals over the past many years.
Prof. Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Ph.D., MBA is an associate professor (with tenure) in the chemistry department and in the center for advanced materials and nanotechnology (BINA) at Bar Ilan Universty in Israel. He leads the laboratory for the synthesis of nanostructures. He holds a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an MBA from INSEAD (France), and Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and from the Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP, within the Erasmus/TIME program). Prior to his Ph.D, Prof. Nessim spent a decade in the high-tech industry and consulting across Europe, USA, and Israel.Prof. Nessim’s research focuses on the synthesis of nanomaterials. The initial expertise is in the area of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) where his group has pioneered multiple techniques such as gas preheating, the role of the underlayer, and the use of thin film reservoirs and overlayer to modulate specific characteristic parameters such as diameter, length, number of walls, etc. His group then leveraged its expertise in CNTs to the synthesis of carbon- based 2D materials such as graphene, graphene oxide (GO), reduced GO (rGO) and doped rGO. In the past few years, the group strategy was extended to non-carbon 2D materials such as metal sulfides, phosphides, and selenides with major publications currently under review. Prof. Nessim is co-author of over 50 papers in high impact peer reviewed factor journals, 2 book chapters, and 3 provisional patents. He has a h-index of 17 and a total of over 1,400 citations.Given the many possible applications of the nanomaterials synthesized, Prof. Nessim has established a vast network of collaborators with whom he has integrated his nanostructures into devices such as batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, sensors, composites, etc. with many collaborators in Israel, USA, and Europe (many in Italy).Prior to leading the lab for the synthesis of nanostructures at BIU, Dr. Nessim worked in industry and management consulting for over a decade; this experience has been mostly beneficial in terms of learning critical skills such as strategic thinking, leading teams, supervising people, and the importance of establishing win-win collaborations.
Heon Sang Lee is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Dong-A University, Busan, South Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Korea University in 1997. From 1997 until 2000, he worked as LBNL postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley in the field of rheology. He held positions as principal investigator of polymer nanocomposites at LG Chem for 9 years until being Professor at Dong-A university in 2009. He has developed more than 20 new hybrid materials and commercial-level applications of them. He is a rheologist and chemical engineer in the field of soft matter.He is performing theoretical and experimental research on the dynamics and characterization of graphene oxides dispersions, tailoring the crystalline structure of nanocomposites, and mesoscopic dynamics of soft matters (ORCID 0000-0002-6806-5666). Recently, he is focusing on the research of rotational motions and structural evolution of 2D nanoparticles in shear flow.
Wei-Yen Woon received B. S., M. S., Ph. D. degrees in physics from National Central University (NCU), Jungli, Taiwan, in 1998, 2000, and 2005, respectively. He had worked on soft matter and complex plasma physics at NCU from 1998-2005. In 2005-2008, he worked on novel metrology and Implantation/dopant annealing technologies at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Hsinchu, Taiwan. He joined NCU as an assistant professor in 2008, and was promoted to associate professor, and professor in 2013 and 2018, respectively. In 2020, he rejoins TSMC as technical manager in R&D pathfinding division (while still holding the professorship in NCU), responsible for exploration of new materials in semiconductor devices beyond 3 nm nodes. His current research interests are physics of defects in bulk and low dimensional solid state systems, especially on ion implantation, growth of graphene/h-BN and their applications. He has authored or co-authored 57 journal and conference papers and three U.S. Patents.
Shengxi Huang is an assistant professor in Electrical Engineering Department, Biomedical Engineering Department, and Materials Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University, USA. She earned her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, under the supervision of Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus. She then did postdoctoral research at Stanford University before joining Penn State. Shengxi is the recipient of multiple awards, including NSF CAREER Award, Johnson & Johnson STEM2D Scholar’s Award (6 awardees worldwide in 6 disciplines), Kavli Fellowship for Nanoscience, Jin Au Kong Award for Best PhD Thesis at MIT, Xerox Foundation Fellowship, Ginzton Fellowship at Stanford. Shengxi’s research interests involve light-matter interactions of 2D and quantum materials, as well as the development of new quantum emission platform and biochemical sensing technology.
Yi Lin is an associate research fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) and a resident scientist in the Advanced Materials and Processing Branch at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). He received B.S. (1996) and M.S. (1999) degrees at the University of Science and Technology of China, and Ph.D (2004) at Clemson University. He was a research assistant professor at Clemson University in 2004-2006 and became a NASA postdoctoral fellow in 2007. He joined NIA with residence at NASA LaRC in 2009. He is a recipient of NASA Technology Achievement Medal and NASA Langley Research Center’s H.J.E Reid Award. He has published over 110 journal articles, 8 book chapters, and hold 5 patents. His current research interest is in the energy storage materials and solutions for electric aircrafts and space explorations.
Jean-Francois Dayen is an Associate Professor at the Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS), Université de Strasbourg/CNRS, France, and an active Junior fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF, Paris). He finished his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics in 2006, from Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. His previous positions include postdocs at CEMES (CNRS, Toulouse, France) into the group of Erik Dujardin where he worked on sub-100nm graphene transistors for molecular electronics, and at LETI (CEA, Grenoble, France) in the group of Simon Deleonibus where he initiated research projects on graphene for beyond CMOS applications.The focus of his research is on nanoelectronics, spintronics, molecular electronics and quantum transport in 2D materials, nanocrystals, molecular systems, and their heterostructures.
Dr. Bruno Dlubak is a tenured researcher at the French National Center of Research (CNRS) since 2014. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree from the Université Paris-Sud working on spin transport in graphene, he joined the University of Cambridge, UK, as a Research Associate working on large-scale 2D materials CVD growth and integration in spin devices. He is now working on the exploration of novel 2D materials for electronics and spintronics devices at the joint Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS-Thales lab in Palaiseau, France, associated to the University Paris-Saclay. He has an expertise in spin dependent transport and injection in nanostructures, with pioneering results on graphene, h-BN and 2D semiconductors spin filtering effects.
Prof. Rodrigo Capaz received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996. He is currently a Full Professor at the Physics Institute of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he leads a research group on the theory and modelling of nanostructures. Prof. Capaz is a Guggenheim Fellow (2003) and TWAS-ROLAC Young Scientist Prize awardee (2009). He was a visiting scientist at UC Berkeley for two periods (2003-2005 and 2009-2010). Prof. Capaz has authored more than 130 research articles in the fields of semiconductor physics, surface science, organic materials, carbon nanotubes and 2D materials. He currently serves as a member of the C8 IUPAP Commission on Semiconductor Physics and he presides the Condensed Matter & Materials Physics Commission of the Brazilian Physical Society.
Mattia Bramini is a Marie Curie-MSCA COFUND Athenea3i Senior Researcher in the Department of Applied Physics of the University of Granada (UGR).
He obtained his PhD in Bionanointeractions from the Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI, School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the University College Dublin (UCD, Ireland). The doctoral work was based on the investigation of the nanoparticle trafficking through a human in vitro blood-brain barrier model through advanced microscopy techniques.As post-doc, he joined the Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Genova, Italy - April 2014 - March 2016). Between 2016-2019 he worked as a Senior Post Doc at the Center for Synaptic Neuroscience and Technology (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy). In these years, he was involved in the European Graphene Flaghship project with the aim of investigating possible biomedical applications of graphene and graphene-related materials in neurological settings.Currently, Mattia is working on the development of new nanomedicine techniques for neuronal regeneration and he will start his own group in 2021 thanks to the Ramon Y Cajal grant at the University of Granada, Spain.
Dr. Joohoon Kang is an Assistant Professor in the School of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea. He earned a B.S. and a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Yonsei University in Korea, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in the U.S. He pursued a postdoctoral fellow in the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and joined SKKU as an Assistant Professor since 2019. His research interests include nanomaterials synthesis, processing, and optoelectronic applications.
Antonio Lombardo is a Lecturer of Nanostructures and Devices at the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University College London (UCL).He received hisPhD from the University of Cambridge,where he continued his post-doctoral research as Research Associateand College Research Fellow. He later became a University Lecturer in Graphene Integrated Electronics and Director of the Master of Research in Graphene Technologyin the same university, before taking up his current position at UCL. His research is focussed on design, fabrication and testing of novelelectronic devices based on graphene, other 2D/layered materials and their heterostructures for applications in high frequency (opto)electronics and high frequency (bio)sensing.
Dr. Hong Li is currently an assistant professor in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. Before he joined NTU in 2016, he was a postdoc in Stanford University in United States. Dr. Li has published a few pioneer works on two-dimensional molybdenum disulphide including the first resonance Raman study of ultrathin molybdenum disulphide and the first monolayer molybdenum disulphide phototransistor. Dr. Li has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papersin international journals including Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, Journal of American Chemical Societyetc. His publications have received more than 10,000 citations.
Dr. Mi-Young Im has a PhD from KAIST in Korea. After her PhD, he joined Center for X-ray Optics (CXRO)/Materials Science Division (MSD) in Lawerence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) as a postdoctoral fellow where she researched on nanomagnetism and spintronics mainly based on soft X-ray microscopy. She became a staff scientist after her role as a project scientist. She is currently a principle investigator of magnetism program at CXRO and in charge of operating the magnetic full-field soft X-ray microscopy beamline (XM-1, ALS). She also manages research programs on nanomagnetism and spintronics based on soft X-ray microscopy at CXRO in LBNL.
Jing LI is currently a permanent researcher at CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France, since 2020. His main research interest is to study resistive memories with advanced materials using ab initio methods.Jing LI received his Bachelor's degree in 2008 and Ph.D. in 2012 (advisor: Chan Hin Kam), both from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. During his Post-docs in France, he has gained experiences in Quantum Transport (at IEMN, Lille 2012-2013 with Christophe Delerue and CEA-IRIG, Grenoble 2013-2015 with Yann-Michel Niquet), Molecular Electronics (Institute Neel, CNRS, Grenoble 2015-2018 with Xavier Blase), and Quantum Computing (CEA-IRIG, Grenoble 2018-2020 with Yann-Michel Niquet).
Prof. Shaojuan Li
Changchun Institute of Optics Fine Mechanics and Physics, CAS, China
Prof. Shaojuan Li received her B. E. Degree (2007) from Shandong University (China) in Information Science and Engineering. She received her Ph.D. degree (2013) from Peking University (China) in Microelectronics and Solid Electronics prior to joining in Soochow University, China. She now works at Changchun Institute of Optics Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Science.She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles to her credits. She has published corresponding-author and first-author papers on prestigious journals such as Nature, ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Science etc. She also co-authored 2 book chapters.Her research interests include transistors, photodetectors and optical sensors based on two-dimensional materials.
Dr. Ruiyuan Tian obtained his PhD in 2015 at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences(Beijing, China). After a 1-year postdoc in Prof. Doron Aurbach’s group at the Bar-Ilan University (Israel), he joinedProf. Jonathan Coleman’s group as a post-doctoral research fellow at Trinity College Dublin from 2016. His research interests are focused on the fabrication of carbon-based materials (mainly carbon nanotubes, graphene, and carbon fibers) and 2D/3D materialsfor high performance rechargeable battery applications.
Prof. Shengli Zhang
Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Shengli Zhang received his PhD degree from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2013. He then joined the Key Laboratory of Advanced Display Materials and Devices, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, where he is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research interests focus on 2D materials, and their electronic and optoelectronic device applications. He has published more than 100 papers on these topics with 7000 citations and an H-index of 35.
Antonio DI BARTOLOMEO is professor of experimental condensed matter physics at the Universityof Salerno, Italy where he teaches semiconductor device physics, electric circuits, and nanoelectronics.
His present research interests include: optical and electrical properties of nanostructured materialssuch as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 2D materials; van der Waals heterostructures and Schottky junctions; and field-effect transistors, non-volatile memories, solar cells,photodetectors, and field emission devices.
He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1997 from SalernoUniversity where he held the position ofresearcher in experimental physicsbefore the appointment asa professor. His scientific career started at CERN (CH) with the collaborationon experiments on neutrino oscillations and heavy ion collisions. He spent several years in theindustry as a semiconductor device engineer (ST Microelectronics, Infineon Technologies, and IntelCorporation) and was guest scientist at IHP-Microelectronics (Germany) and Georgetown University(Washington, DC).He has authored over150 publications in peer-reviewed journals, twophysics textbooks, and two patents. He is serving as an Editorial Board member of several journals,including Nanotechnology and Nano Futures, and is editor-in-chief of Nano Express by IOP Publishing.
Dinh Loc Duong received his Ph.D. from the Sungkyunkwan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SAINT) in 2012. After his first postdoc period in the same lab from 2012 to 2014, he joined Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Kern’s department from 2014 to 2016 as a junior scientist. He was a research professor at IBS Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP), Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) from 2016-2019. He was promoted as an assistant professor of Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University in 2019. He is leading the 2D magnetism group in CINAP. His current research interests are magnetic, superconducting, and topological properties of 2D materials, including their growth, characterization, and applications.
Dr. Junhao Lin
Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Junhao Lin obtained his PhD degree of Physics from Vanderbilt University, USA, in 2015. He was trained in both theoretical density functional theory (DFT) and experimental scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), and combine these two techniques synergistically to investigate the structure-property correlations in two-dimensional (2D) materials. He had his postdoctoral work as a JSPS fellow in AIST, Japan from 2015, hosted by Dr. Kazu Suenaga, and continue the research mostly in 2D materials with low-voltage monochromatic S/TEM. He is now an associate professor in the Physics Department, Southern University of Science and Technology (SuSTech). His main research direction includes analysis of complex defect structures in novel layered materials, real time in-situ observation of the dynamical processes in structural transition of materials under various environmental stimulations, and the phonon behavior of 2D materials as probed by monochromatic valence electron energy loss spectroscopy (VEELS). He has published more than 60 journal papers, including first authored paper in Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials and PRL, with a total citation of more than 5800 times, H-index 30.
Yu Ye is an assistant professor in School of Physics at Peking University. He received his Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics from Peking University on 2012. Prior to joining PKU in July 2016, Yu was working as a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Berkeley. His group currently is interested in light-matter interactions and electrical transport properties in condensed matter physics, with an emphasis on novel physical phenomena emerging in atomically-thin materials, van der Waals heterostructures and surfaces/interfaces by nanoscale device designs, low-T-high-B optical spectroscopy, and electrical transport measurements. Yu published more than 70 research papers and earned >4000 citations with an h-index of 31.
Elad Koren is an Assistant Prof. at the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Before that, he was a principle investigator in the Physics of Nanoscale Systems group of the Science & Technology Department at IBM Research–Zurich. Elad received his PhD degree in the Faculty of Engineering inPhysical Electronics from Tel Aviv University, Israel. His research is focused on nanoscale electronic and electromechanical properties of 2-dimensional (2D) layered materials.
Kausik Majumdar is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, where he leads the Quantum Electronics Laboratory. He received a PhD in Electrical Communication Engineering in 2012 from IISc. Before his current appointment, he worked as an Emerging Technology Research Scientist at SEMATECH, Albany.His research group uses a combination of theoretical and experimental techniques to investigate the electrical and optoelectronic properties of low dimensional materials and their nanostructures. The research group is also equally interested in applying these fascinating properties to develop novel devices, encompassing the entire spectrum of device design and simulation, device fabrication using state of the art semiconductor fabrication techniques, and device characterization using various electrical, optical and spectroscopic techniques.
Prof. Sheng Chen
Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Sheng Chen is currently a professor at Key Laboratory for Soft Chemistry and Functional Materials (Ministry of Education), Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China. He received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from NUST in 2012. During his PhD and postdoctoral periods, he has visited Monash University as an exchange student, and then worked in the University of Adelaide as a research associate, the University of New South wales in Australia as a research fellow, and Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany as the Alexander von Humboldt research fellow. He has then joined NUST supported by national overseas talent program and Jiangsu province innovative/entrepreneurial talent program. His research interests cover the processing and applications of two-dimensional materials with emphasis on graphene, two-dimensional hydroxides, nitrides, sulfides, metal-organic frameworks, and their heterostructures. His work relates to the rational manipulation of these materials and their applications in electrocatalysis and energy storage applications. He has published more than 60 high quality SCI papers on these topics with >8,000 citations with 16 ESI highly cited papers, and an H-index of 34.
Bruno Schuler is a Researcher at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technolo-gy interested in exploring low-dimensional quantum materials with cross-correlation microscopy at the ultimate spatial, energy and time resolution. Bruno received his BSc and MSc in Physics from ETH Zurich in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Thereafter, he joined the group of Dr. Leo Gross at the IBM Research Labs in Zurich as a PhD student and later as a Postdoc. For his pioneering work on chemical structure identification of single molecules using CO-tip noncontact atomic force microscopy he was awarded the Swiss Physical Society Award in Applied Physics and two IBM Research Division Awards. Between 2016 and 2020, Bruno worked as an SNFPostdoctoral Fellow and later as a Group Leader at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's Molecular Foundry. There he led the research efforts on defect-based quantum emitters in 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and the high-resolution scanning probe development in the Foundry's Imaging Facility.
Dr. Min-Kyu Joo is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Physics at
Sookmyung Women’s University (South Korea). He received his co-supervised PhD
degree from Korea University (South Korea) in electrical engineering and Université
Grenoble Alpes (France) in nano electronics and nano technology in 2014. From 2015 to
2017 he worked at Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP), Institute for
Basic Science (IBS, South Korea) as a postdoctoral fellow. His lab is currently focusing
on development of novel electronic device structures such as Coulomb drag devices,
junction field effect transistor, percolation based 2D random network system for
neuromorphic, optoelectronic, and thermoelectric power applications. He has published
more than 40 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Desmond K. Loke
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Desmond Loke is an Assistant Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He leads the Loke Bio-nanotechnology and Electronics-for-Large-scale Lab. His research involves the study of biologically-based nanometer-size materials for regenerative applied sciences and the design of nano-electronics for large-scale technology. Loke received his BS from the National University of Singapore in 2008, and pursued his PhD at the NUS and University of Cambridge between 2008 and 2012. In 2013, he was awarded a research fellowship from the SUTD and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to set up his own laboratory. Desmond also attended the Harvard University in 2014. He has won many prestigious awards, including the Singapore TKK Young Inventors’ Award, Asia MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Award, World MIT TR Innovators Under 35 award, etc. His research has been highlighted in global news outlets such as Science Daily, Yahoo News, and the International Business Times. He has been first author on papers published in Advanced Materials, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Science, and other journals.
Professor at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research Polish Academy of Sciences in Wrocław, Poland.Research activity covers laser spectroscopy, luminescence properties of rare earth and transition metal ions in crystal, glasses and nanostructures, theory of electronic relaxation (f-f and d-d radiationless transitions, multiphoton transitions in rare earth complexes, cooperative interactions) in metal complexes, nonlinear optics, sol-gel materials, nanotechnology, size-effects in nanomaterials, nanomaterials for fuel cells, nanophosphors, optical nanoceramics, optical sensors, biophysics (photodynamical therapy, bioimaging, cryotherapy). Author/co-author of around 570 papers with more than 8000 citations (without self-citations), Hirsch index-45. Co-author of more than 30 patents and patent applications in optical security, nanotechnology, cryotherapy, laser therapy, sol-gel technology, phosphors, thermal insulation porous materials, magnetic materials. Visiting professor at several and universities in France, Denmark, Brazil, Israel, Belarus, Russia, Vietnam, Italy, Germany.Member of editorial boards of Journal of Alloys and Compounds (Elsevier), Journal of Rare Earth (Elsevier), Reports in Physics (Elsevier), Polish Materials Science, ISRN Spectroscopy, Acta Bio-Optica et Informatica Medica. Member of European Academy of Sciences Arts and Literature. Member of European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters since 2014.
He obtained his Ph.D Degree from Singapore University of Technology and Design, and then joined Nanjing University as an assistant professor. His current interests includes: quantum transport engineering of 2D electronic materials, device physics associated with van der Waals heterostructure, neuromorphic computing and system. He have published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and top conferences such as Nature Electronics, Science Advances and IEDM, etc, with citations of more than 1300. He also received some awards, including Keynote Speaker at 14th IVEC (2013 Paris), Shoulders-Gray-Spindt (SGS) Award (2015), the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Fellowship Award (2016), Tektronix Graduate Research Competition Award (2017), the recipient of President’s Graduate Fellowship (2013) and so on.
Dr. Gan WANG
Southern University of Science and Technology, China
My research lies in the experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Using Molecular Beam Epitaxy, my research team pays utmost effort on realizing wafer-size low dimensional quantum system composed of semiconducting/superconducting, semiconducting/magnetic hetero-structures. Different with traditional thin film systems, strong orbital coupling (SOC) is integrated into the system by adding heavy atoms such as Bismuth or Tellurium, aiming to study topological physics in the two-dimensional scale. The major characterizations we used are Transmission Electron Microscopy, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy together with Ultra-violet Photoelectric Spectroscopy techniques.
Kibum Kang is an assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST, South Korea. He
received his B.S and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from POSTECH, South Korea
(2007 and 2012, respectively). After four years of postdoc experience at Cornell University and the
University of Chicago (2013~2017), he joined KAIST (2018). His research focuses on growing 2D
layered semiconductors using metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) for future
electronics. Kibum Kang was awarded the Kwon Oh-Hyun Assistant Professor provided by Samsung
Electronics (2020) and POSCO Science Fellowship provided by the POSCO TJ Park Foundation (2019)
Wei Zhang is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Oakland University, Michigan, USA. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Peking University in 2008 and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington – Seattle in 2013. His research is focusing on spintronics and magnonics for information technology-related applications. He has published more than 70 papers with a total citation of more than 4000. He is a recipient of the IEEE Magnetic Society Early Career award (2017) and US NSF Early Career Award (2020). Lab website: https://sites.google.com/a/oakland.edu/zwei/
Keith Whitener received his BS in Chemistry in 2005 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by his PhD in Chemical Physics from Yale University in 2010, where he studied the spectroscopy of endohedral fullerenes. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado at Boulder studying main-group Lewis superacids, he accepted a National Research Council Associateship at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, where he worked on the chemistry and physics of graphene. He has been a Research Chemist at NRL since 2015. His research interests include chemistry of 2D materials and physical organic chemistry in general.
Dr. Zhesheng Chen received his PhD in 2015 at Sorbonne University, Paris, France. He worked in Ecole Polytechnique and Synchrotron SOLEIL (2016-2019), and in CNRS-France (2019-present) as a postdoctoral research associate. His research focuses on the high performance photodetectors based on low-dimensional materials, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, time and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of novel materials. He is proposer of tens of scientific proposals in Synchrotrons of SOLEIL (France), Swiss Light Source (Switzerland) and Elettra (Italy).
Dr Mark Edmonds is a lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University, Australia and is a former recipient of an Australian Research Council DECRA fellowship. He received his PhD from La Trobe University, Australiain 2014. His research lab focuses on the growth and characterization of novel ultra-thin materials including intrinsic magnetic topological insulators and quantum spin Hall insulators. The properties of these materials are probed using spectroscopic tools such as angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES) and scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM).
Dr. Renhao Dong is a TUD Young Investigator and leads an independent research group at Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry and Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden. He received his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2008 and then doctor’s degree in physical chemistry in 2013in Shandong University (Jinan, China). Then, he joined Prof. KlausMüllen’s group as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Max Planck Institute forPolymer Research (Mainz, Germany) in August 2013. In 2015, he joinedProf. Xinliang Feng’s group as an Alexander von Humboldt FoundationFellow at TUD.In 01/2017, he was appointed as a research group leader of organic 2D materials in the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials.At present, he is an associate member of cfaed and PI of CRC-1415, SPP-1928 and ERC Starting Grant (FC2DMOFs).
K. E. Johnson Goh is Principal Investigator for Valleytronics and Spin-valley Qubits at IMRE, A*STAR (Singapore). His current research interests are in quantum computation, quantum transport, quantum effect devices, and quantum AI. He obtained his PhD in 2007 from the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology (now renamed as CQC2T) in UNSW (Sydney) under the supervision of Prof. Michelle Simmons.
Dr. Alexey Ganin is a Lecturer in Materials Chemistry at the School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow where he leads a team of researchers working on the synthesis and applications of 2D materials (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3754-5819). He joined Glasgow after finishing his PhD in Inorganic chemistry at Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart and a few years of postdoctoral experience at the Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool where he worked on superconductors. Since the start of his independent research career in Glasgow and generously supported by EPSRC, RSC, Carnegie Trust and Energy Technology Partnership him and his research team have been studying the exciting role 2D systems can play in energy and sensing applications. The highlight of this research includes the recent discovery of activation process in a 2D semimetal MoTe2 which promises to lead the way towards directed electrocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution (HER) from water. The finding that the activity of an earth-abundant 2D semimetal HER can be modulated through external physical stimuli rather than the empirical alternation of chemical composition presents an important development both from fundamental and application sciences. His group has been investigating this ability using electrochemically stimulated electron doping as a key parameter. Thin films and exfoliated crystals are ideally suited for that type of studies in 2D systems as they allow to decouple the effect of surface area and grain boundaries on catalytic activity. Therefore, his group has become profound in chemical vapour deposition and transport techniques since they use thin films as proxies for understanding of catalytic performance in 2D materials and ways how this performance can be optimised through the CVD process. His group uses a controlled conversion of seeding layers (such as transition metals or transition metal oxides) into 2D chalcogenides by exposing them to vapour of a chalcogen. The aim of his group is to prove that this approach (which is only constrained by the deposition and patterning of the seeding layers through well-established CMOS techniques) can offer a viable alternative (or at least complement) to self-assembly techniques commonly used for growth of atomically thin 2D chalcogenides by CVD.
Dr Samir Al-Hilfi received his PhD from the University of Manchester -UK in 2018. He is currently an Associate Professor at University of Technology -Baghdad. Dr Al-Hilfi research interest relies on the synthesis and characterization of 2D materials especially graphene.
Dr. Yee Sin ANG
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Dr. Yee Sin ANG is an Assistant Professor with the Science, Math and Technology cluster at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He received his Ph.D. (Dec 2014) and B. Med. Rad. Phys. Adv. (Jul 2010) degrees from the University of Wollongong, Australia. His research focuses on the theory, modeling and design of nanoscale devices based on low-dimensional and topological materials. He is a selected participant to the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2019 (nominated by Singapore National Research Foundation). He received the Publons Top 1% Reviewer Awards in Physics (2020) and Cross-Fields (2019).
Dr. Bipin Kumar Gupta obtained his B. Sc. (Physics Hons.), M. Sc. (Solid State Physics) in
first division from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India in 1996 and 1998,
respectively. He was awarded the CSIR-SRF fellowship of April 2001. He carried out his
doctoral research work at the Banaras Hindu University in the Department of Physics under
Professor O.N. Srivastava”. He obtained his Ph. D. in the year 2004. He was lecturer at
Department of Physics in Lucknow University, Lucknow from October 19, 2006 to August 2,
2007; he joined NPL as scientist B in 2007. Currently, he is working as Principal Scientist &
Associate Professor (AcSIR, CSIR-NPL) in the Photonic Materials Metrology Sub Division.
He is a recipient of INDO-US fellowship award in Physical Sciences (2010-11). He spent one
year in Rice University as an IUSSTF Fellow (Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, New
Delhi) from 1-10-2010 to 30-09-2011 with Prof. P.M. Ajayan at Rice University, USA. He visited
several countries like Ukraine (2003), JAPAN (2004), Taiwan (2005) and Turkey (2005).
Recently, he has selected for the APAM (Aisa- Pacific Academy of Material)
Fellow/Academician (Meeting held on April 12, 2017, Sendai, Japan) and he recently
received prestigious MRSI Medal-2018. He is recently appointed as nominated member for
the revise the specification of Bi-florescent features in Indian Passport at ISP, Nashik.
Recently, he is recognised as top 10% highly cited author in Materials portfolio of RSC
journals-2018. He has more than 18 years of research experience in the field of Experimental
Solid State and Condensed Matter Physics: Materials Science (Luminescent Materials: Bulk
and Nanophosphors), Nanotechnology, Bio-nanotechnology and Hydrogen Energy: Storage
and its applications in Hydrogen Fuelled Vehicles and Devices.His current research interest is focused on development of luminescent materials (bulk/nano),
luminescent graphene quantum dots and 2-D new emerging materials for applications in
luminescent security ink, security codes, optoelectronic devices, biological fluorescence
labeling, fluorescence quenching, field emission displays and luminomagnetic nanophosphors
as nano probe for drug delivery and external magnetic tracking applications. Four students
are pursuing their Ph.D. degree
and two students get PhD completed under his supervision. He has published more than 147
papers in SCI journals and written one book chapters. He has one Indian patent, which was
granted in 2006 (Indian Patent IP No.-202340) and four patents applied. He has developed
two technology, one based on luminescent materials has already transferred and another
technology based on CVD grown
graphene is under progress. His research work has more than 5700 citations
@https://scholar.google.co.in/ and h-index : 37& i10-index : 87. His work is cited several times
not only by Nature India as important research highlights but also by a vast scientific
community worldwide as well as covered by several media news: ZEE Business News
(https://www.youtube.com/watch), Deccan Herald News Paper Feb. 09 2018, cited by Nature
India as Research Highlights: Security ink to stop fake currency notes, illegal
drugsdoi:10.1038/nindia.2018.5 Published online 16 January 2018 and CSIR in Media: A daily
News Bulletin 15th to 22nd February 2018, page numbers 8-9 and his another research on
security in highlighted by Nature India as Research Highlights: Glowing mats to protect
currency, passport, doi:10.1038/nindia.2018.80. His work on Graphene quantum dots has
achieved more than 1200 citations after its publication in 2012. During a recent survey of
Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for the years 2009-2014, his work is
considered among the top ten ranks in various disciplines of science and engineering; Material
sciences (6th), Chemical Engineering(5th), Engineering(5th) and Chemistry(10th). His well
cited publications are in Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, Small, ACS Appl. Mater.
Interfaces, Nanoscale, Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Green
Chemistry, Scientific Report (Nature Publication), ACS Sustainable Chemistry and
Engineering, Applied Physics Letters, Carbon and Journal of Materials Chemistry A, npj-
2D materials and applications (Nature Publication), Journal of Material Chemistry C,
Dalton Transactions, Nanotechnology etc.
Peter Bøggild received his PhD degree in low temperature solid state physics from Copenhagen University in 1998, and has since worked at the Technical University of Denmark, on areas such as nanomanipulation, carbon nanotubes, micro four point metrology, corrosion, in-situ-TEM / NEMS and sensors but has the past 10 years focused his research group on 2D materials research and engineering, including synthesis, transfer, nanolithography, quantum transport and THz-physics. He was appointed a full professor in 2013.
Prof. Dr. Evgeniya Sheremet is currently a Full Professor at Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia, and a co-leader of the research group TERS team (ters-team.com). The scope of the research includes nanospectroscopy, carbon-based flexible electronics, and their use in bio applications. In 2015 she was awarded a Ph.D. from the Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany) in Experimental Physics for her work on “Micro- and nano-Raman characterization organic and inorganic materials”. As a postdoc, she continued her work on nanocharacterization, including finite element simulations of the electromagnetic field in the Solid Surfaces Analysis group of TU Chemnitz. Evgeniya is a laureate of the National L'Óreal-UNESCO award for Women in Science in 2019.
Dr. He, Rui obtained her B.S. degree from Fudan University in China in 1999. She received her Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2006. After her graduation from Columbia, she joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as a postdoc in the physics department and as a research assistant in the mathematics department. In 2009 she returned to Columbia University where she worked as a postdoctoral research scientist. She joined the Physics Department at the University of Northern Iowa as an assistant professor in August 2011 and became an associate professor in 2016. She joined Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Texas Tech University as an associate professor in July 2017. Her research interests include the general area of Raman studies of nanostructures, especially 2D materials and their heterostructures.
Sakineh Chabi is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico
(UNM). She received her PhD degree in Materials Engineering from University of Exeter in 2015. Before
joining UNM, she worked as a postdoc at Florida Tech (2015-2017) and Temple University (2017-2018).
Her research background includes graphene related 2D and 3D materials, energy storage, solar fuel and
fuel cells, and solid mechanics. Currently, her research team focuses on the growth of novel 2D materials
from covalently bonded bulk materials.
Dr. Das was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) and member of the Materials Research Institute (MRI) and the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University in January 2016. He received his B.Eng. degree (2007) in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, India, and Ph.D. degree (2013) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University. Before joining Penn State, he was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar (2013-2015) and Assistant Research Scientist (2015-2016) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL).
Deep Jariwala is an Assistant Professor in Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn).Deep completed his undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, in 2010 and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineeringat Northwestern University in 2015. Deep was aResnick Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at the Caltech from 2015-2017 before joining Penn in 2018 and starting his own group.His research interests broadly lie at the intersection of new materials, surface science and solid state devices for electronics, opto-electronics and energy harvesting applications as well as in the development of correlated and functional imaging techniques.
Dr Mahdokht Shaibani is an energy storage researcher, inventor, and solution provider. She has expertise in materials synthesis, engineering, and scale-up for next-generation energy storage systems, including lithium metal batteries, silicon anodes, flow batteries, supercapacitors, and lithium-ion capacitors. Mahdokht has conducted pioneering research in developing practical graphene-based protection technologies and expansion-tolerant architectures for stabilizing lithium-sulfur batteries. She explores the applications of Li-S batteries and Graphene supercapacitors in transportation, grid storage, and wireless sensor networks. Mahdokht has a passion for writing and communicating stories of a scientific nature and has authored several opinion and analysis pieces on critical energy-related topics suitably simplified for raising the awareness in general public. Mahdokht has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on energy storage from Monash University, Australia.
Aires Ferreira obtained his PhD in physics from University of Porto, Portugal, in 2009. His topic wasquantum entanglement in macroscopic systems, with collaborative work performed at the IQOQI-Vienna, Austria. He then worked as a research fellow in condensed matter theory at the University ofMinho, Portugal (2009-2011) and the Graphene Research Centre, NUS, Singapore (2011-2014).Supported by a University Research Fellowship awarded by the Royal Society in 2014, Aires Ferreira leads a research group at the University of York, UK, where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics. His research focuses on the development of many-body theoretical methodologiesto understand quantum criticality and emergent spin-orbit coupling phenomena in low-dimensional systems. He is a co-founder of the open-source KITE initiative forquantum transportsimulations with billions ofatoms. From 2015, Dr Ferreira is a member of EPSRC’s Peer Review College.
Dr. Pavel B Sorokin
National University of Science and
Technology "MISIS", Russia
Dr. Sorokin graduated with distinction at Krasnoyarsk State University in 2005, defended his Ph.D. thesis in 2007 and earned Doctor of Science degree (Habilitation) in 2014. He currently works at the Inorganic nanomaterials laboratory, National University of Science and Technology MISIS in the position of leading researcher and holds the position of head of laboratory of New materials simulation at Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials (Moscow). Dr. Sorokin does research in the field of solid state chemistry and condensed matter physics. His main interest is the study of the properties of new nanostructures using theoretical methods in close collaboration with many leading experimental groups around the world.
Liang Wu has been an assistant professor in department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania since July 2018. He got his Ph.D in Physics at The Johns Hopkins University in 2015 and was a postdoc fellow at University of California, Berkeley from 2016 to 2018. He has been using terahertz spectroscopy and nonlinear optics to study topological insulators, Weyl semimetals and quantum magnets. He received the William L. McMillan Award for outstanding contributions in condensed matter physics, Army Research Office Young Investigator Program Award, the Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics by the American Physical Society.
Gabriele Grosso is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Advanced
Science Research Center (ASRC) of The Graduate Center of The City
University of New York.He received his BS and MS in Physics from the University of Padova in
2007 and 2010, respectively. During his Master, he was a visiting
researcher at the University of California San Diego. In 2014, he
completed his Ph.D. in physics for his work on polariton quantum fluids at
the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).He then joined the Quantum Photonics Group at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology as a postdoc. Gabriele was a fellow of the Swiss
National Science Foundation from 2014 to 2017. His current research focuses on quantum technologies based on lightmatter interaction in two-dimensional van der Waals materials and other
quantum confined systems.
Dr. Victor Carozo
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Graduation at Physics from Universidade Federal de Sergipe (2007), master's at Materials Science from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2010), doctorate at Materials Science from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2014) and pos-doctorate at Physics from Pennsylvania State University (2016). Has experience in Physics and Materials Science, acting on the following subjects: Raman spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy, low-temperature optical spectroscopy, two-dimensional materials, chemical vapor deposition.
Dr. Letian Dou is currently an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University. He obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University in 2009. He then joined Prof. Yang Yang’s group in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA, and obtained his Ph.D. in 2014. From 2014 to 2017, he was a postdoctoralfellow working with Prof. Peidong Yang at the Department of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley and Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research interest includes the design and synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrid materials and low-dimensional materials, fundamental understanding of the structure-property relationships, as well asapplications in high performance electronic and optoelectronic devices. He is a recipient of International Association of Advanced Materials Young Scientist Award (2020), US Department of Defense Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2019), Highly Cited Researcher in Cross-Fields (2019), MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35-ChinaAward (2018), and MRS Graduate Student Award (2014).
Takeshi Suzuki is an assistant professor at the Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), the University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan. He received his Ph. D. degreein physics from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan in 2013. After that, he worked at the University of Colorado, Colorado, USA between 2013 and 2015and at the University of Michigan, Michigan, USAbetween 2015 and 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher. Since 2016, he has worked at the current institute.His research interest isinvestigation of nonequilibrium profiles appearing in various solid state materials,which include photo-induced phase transitions andultrafast carrier dynamics. He mainly uses the laser-based time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy combined with high harmonic generations as anexperimental technique. His targeting materials cover carbon-based 2D materials, van der Waals materials,andstrongly-correlated materials.
Prof. Dr. Raul D. Rodriguez received a Ph.D. in Physics and Chemistry of Nanomaterials in 2009 with the highest honors at the Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, Pierre et Marie Curie University (Sorbonne Universités) Paris, France. In 2011, he joined the DFG Research Unit Sensoric Micro- and Nano-Systems (SMINT) in the Semiconductor Physics group at TU Chemnitz, Germany. His experience includes the implementation and development of novel methods for nanoscale characterization (TERS, CSAFM, KPFM, and nano-Vis). He was appointed in 2017 as a Full Professor at Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia. He focuses on flexible electronics, particularly novel plasmonic and 2D nanomaterials for technological developments including biomedicine, optoelectronics, energy, and safety applications.
Dr Anthony N. Papathanassiou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Anthony Papathanassiou is an Assistant Professor of Experimental Solid State Physics. He got his BSc in Physics from NKUA, MSc in Condensed Matter and Materials Science fron Demokritos National Centre for Scientific Research and PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from NKUA. He worked as Research Associate at various National and European projects in NKUA and Universitat Bayreuth, as research staff in NKUA and Research Scholar at Harvard University. Since 2013, as an academic member in NKUA, he is directing the Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy and High Pressure Laboratory. His research focuses on both fundamental condensed matter physics and innovative materials science, related to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, relaxation and phase transitions, especially, at extreme states.
J. Nathan Hohman earned his PhD in chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011, specializing in the synthesis, structure, and dynamics of ultrathin self-assembled monolayers. After a postdoctoral appointment at Stanford University department of Materials Science and Engineering investigating nanostructures for brain-machine interfaces, he joined the Molecular Foundry at Berkeley Laboratory in 2015, and led a group specializing in the systematic control and design of dimensionality and connectivity of metal-organic chalcogenolate assemblies (MOCHA), inorganic coordination polymers that pair the crystallinity and ease of growth of inorganic materials with the systematic intervention into the structure/function relationships intrinsic to soft matter. Now at the University of Connecticut Department of Chemistry, his group aims to leverage the properties of hybrid materials to address the challenges in understanding energy, mass, and information transport in extended material systems.
Dr. Rizwan Ur Rehman Sagar
Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, China
Rizwan Ur Rehman Sagar(https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8729-6208) is working as Associate Professor recently in Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, China, and he was nominated as an excellent postdoctoral fellow (2018-2020) of Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, China. He served Shenzhen University, China as a postdoc fellow (2016-2018) under the supervision of Prof. Florian J. Stadler. He has received his PhD (2010-2015) degree from School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China. He has successfully won and completed the prestigious national-level research projects of China: National Natural Science Foundation (11850410427) and Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China (2016M592531). Fabrication, physical properties and applications of low-dimensional materials for the implementation of flexible electro/magnetoelectronic devices are his main research interests. He has published 48 SCI articles in well-known international journals such as Micro-Nano Letters, Nano research, CARBON, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ACS Applied Electronic Materials, Chemical Engineering Journal, Applied Materials Today, Nanoscale, Electrochimica Acta, and so on.
Dr. Péter Nemes-Incze
Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science, Hungary
Péter Nemes-Incze finished his PhD in 2013, at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, focusing on the preparation of graphene nanostructures, with atomically well-defined edges and their investigation using scanning tunnelling microscopy. He spent three years as a post-doc in the group of Markus Morgenstern at the RWTH Aachen, investigating strain and quantum-dot physics in graphene as well as other 2D materials, using STM. He returned to Budapest in 2017 and founded his research group at the Centre for Energy Research, based on a Momentum grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His work focuses on the investigation of 2D topological insulators, as well as other 2D materials and their heterostructures, by STM, charge transport and spectroscopic techniques.
Dr. Shen Lei is a Senior Lecturer in Department Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Science Programme at National University of Singapore. He got his PhD degree in Physics from the National University of Singapore in 2011. Before joining NUS in 2014, he was a Scientist in Data Storage Institute Singapore.His interest lies in computational materials and physics, focusing mainly on the understanding of fundamental properties of materials for advanced technologies, and prediction of advanced materials based on materials genome, high-throughput calculations, multi-scale simulations and machine/deep learning. He has published around 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals with h-index of35. https://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/me/staff/shen-lei/
Ricardo Paupitz received his PhD in Physics from São Paulo University - USP (Brazil) in 2002 and is at the moment an Associate Professor at the São Paulo State University - UNESP (Brazil). He spent a sabbatical year at the Applied Physics Department of the Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute of Unicamp in 2010. After that, he spent a period between 2013 and 2014 as a visiting scholar at the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department of Penn State University. His research interests are focused on theoretical condensed matter Physics, Molecular dynamics simulations, Electronic Structure calculations and Statistical Physics. Has published several articles related to low dimensional materials, with special interest in the proposition of new porous 2-dimensional materials, their mechanical and electronic properties as well as possible technological applications.
Dr. Andreas Hutzler is a post-doctoral fellow at Electron Devices (LEB) in the department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). He studied electrical engineering and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the FAU in 2011 and 2014 and worked as research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (FhG IISB) from 2011 to 2014. In 2018 he obtained his PhD degree from the FAU. The PhD work was conducted within the framework of the research training group GRK 1896 “In situ microscopy with electrons, X-rays and scanning probes” in the labs of Prof. Lothar Frey and Prof. Erdmann Spiecker. In his doctoral thesis he worked on liquid-phase electron microscopy (LP-EM) in which he developed new liquid cell architectures employing graphene for liquid encapsulation and he investigated dynamic growth and degradation processes of complex nanostructures in liquid media utilizing LP-EM. Furthermore, he developed physical models for microspectrocopic setups utilized for high precision analyses of 2D materials and Van-der-Waals heterostructures. Dr. Hutzler has recieved scholarships from the GRK 1896 as PhD student and later as PostDoc as well as from the Emerging Talents Initiative (ETI) of the FAU. He has published in journals like Nano Letters, Advanced Materials Interfaces and Scientific Reports and serves as reviewer for several peer-review journals, such as JACS, Small, ACS Photonics or Lab on a Chip. His current scientific interests include semiconductor technology, (liquid-phase) transmission electron microscopy, 2D materials, optical microspectroscopy and complex metallic nanostructures.
Dr. Azzedine Bendounan is a researcher at Synchrotron SOLEIL in France. He received his Ph.D. degree in October 2003. His current research interests mainly focuses on the elaboration and characterization of 2D materials using synchrotron radiation based XPS and ARPES techniques, as well as low temperature STM and STS experiments. Among the 2D materials he studies are silicene, phosphrene and chalcogen-based systems.
Dr. Andrea Leon
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany
I earned my Ph.D. degree in Physics at Technical Federico Santa Maria University, Chile in
2018. During my Ph.D. I joined the Cedenna Center, where I performed multidisciplinary work
involving Physics and Biology. I have won several awards to perform research in both my
doctorate studies and in the study of Nanoparticles with biomedical applications.
After my Ph.D. I joined the condensed matter group at Technical Federico Santa
Maria University, where I started to work in the 2D-materials field.Since 2019 I have been doing my Postdoctoral researcher in the Physics of Quantum Materials
department at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany. My research is
focused on the study of electronics properties in strongly correlated materials.
Christiano J. S. de Matos was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1975. He holds bachelor and master degrees in Physics from PUC-Rio and a PhD degree from Imperial College London (2004). He was a visiting researcher at ACREO, Stockholm (1999), and a post-doctoral fellow in the Physics Department at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (2004/2005). He is currently an Associate Professor at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, where he is one of the leaders of MackGraphe, the Graphene and Nanomaterials Research Center. Christiano’s current work focuses on the linear and nonlinear optical characterization and application of 2D materials and on nanophotonics for the development of sensors and photonic devices. His main contributions include some of the first Raman and nonlinear optical studies of black phosphorus, as well as a number of demonstrations in the area of photonics such as a random laser in an optical fiber, a chirped pulse amplification system using a hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber, and a supercontinuum source using a water-core photonic crystal fiber.
Diptiman Dinda obtained his Ph D degree on Materials Chemistry from Dept. of Materials Science, Indian Associationfor the Cultivation of science, India in December 2017. After that he joined Seoul National University as a BK21 postdoctoral fellow in Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University from March 2018. Now, he is working as a senior research associatein Nanoplasmonics Lab, Dept. of Chemistry, CAU fromSeptember 2020. His research interests include the designing of 2D heterostructures,semiconductor Quantum dots, plasmonic nanomaterialsmainly based on Graphene and transition metalchalcogenides along with their applications in optoelectronic and energy conversion fields. Currently, his research focus on the development of GQDbased photocatalysts for H2 production. Google scholar link is as follows https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=R3E-c94AAAAJ&hl=en
Min Seok Jang is an Associate Professor in School of Electrical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Min completed his undergraduate degree in Physics from KAIST in 2006 and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Caltech in 2013. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Seoul National University from 2013-2016 before joining KAIST as an assistant professor in 2016. His research focuses on light-matter interaction in low dimensional systems and nanoscale optical structures with a special emphasis on dynamically tunable graphene metasurfaces.
Alexandre Reily Rocha is an assistant professor at the Insituto de Física Teórica (IFT), Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), São Paulo, Brazil. In 2007 he obtained a PhD in physics from the Trinity College Dublin, TCD, Dublin, Ireland. At TCD he developed one of the most important computational codes for simulating electronic transport in nanoscopic systems. In 2012 he moved to UNESP, which hosts a branch of the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR). Since 2014 he has been an affiliate member of ICTP-SAIFR and also a Simons Associate of ICTP-Trieste. In 2016, Reily Rocha spent one year at the Deparment of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, Cambridge, as a visiting scholar. He is a member of the Brazilian Physical Society, and of the American Physical Society. In addition, he was elected as an affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), a Simons Associate of the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, and an affiliate member of the Academy of Science for the State of São Paulo.
Samira Naghdi is a postdoctoral researcher at Carlos III de Madrid since 2018. She received her Ph.D. in 2016.After receiving a Postdoc Research Fellowship from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), she started to work as a material scientist at Kyung Hee University for one year and half. Growing graphene on different metal and dielectric substrates, surface modification, surface functionalization, and thin film deposition using different coating techniques are some of her expertise. Application of graphene and graphene-based nanocomposites as a corrosion barrier, an anti-reflection coating (ARC), and catalysts are some of her previous experiences.
Dr. Seiji Sakai
National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and
2002 PhD in University of Tsukuba (Japan)2003 Researcher, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (Japan)2008 Principal Researcher, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)2012 Group Leader, Molecular Spintronics Group, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)2014 Senior Principal Researcher, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)2016 Senior Principal Researcher, National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology QST (Japan)2017 Project Leader, Project for Spintronics in 2D Materials, National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology QST (Japan)2017 Group Leader, QST Advanced Laboratory, Advanced Quantum Functional Materials Research Group, National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology QST (Japan)My research interest: Materials science and spintronic applications of 2D materials and their heterostructures
Talieh S. Ghiasi received her Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in solid-state physics at Iran University of Science and Technology (2014). She got her second Master's degree in Nanoscience at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2016). For her Ph.D., she worked with Prof. Bart van Wees on spin transport in graphene-based van der Waals heterostructures. The highlights of her Ph.D. research (2016-2020) are the proximity-induced spin-orbit coupling and magnetism in graphene, including the experimental realization of anisotropic spin transport, charge-to-spin conversion mechanisms, spin-polarization of conductivity, and spin-dependent Seebeck effect in graphene. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Groningen, working on spin and magnon transport in two-dimensional magnetic materials.
Prof. Zdeněk Sofer
University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic
Zdeněk Sofer has been a professor at the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic since 2019. He received his Ph.D., also from the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, in 2008. During his Ph.D. he spent one year at Forschungszentrum Julich (Peter Grünberg Institute, Germany), and after that he had postdoctoral experience in University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. His research interests include semiconductors and 2D materials, their chemical modifications, and electrochemistry. He has published more than 350 papers, received more than 10000 citations and has an h-index of 52. He is the recipient of the Rector award for young researcher in 2013 and 2016 as well as Neuron Impulse science award in 2016 and the award of the president of Czech Science Foundation in 2019. Prof. Sofer is an associate editor of Flatchem journal.
Dr. J. Ingla-Aynés received his bachelor’s in physics (2012) and master in nanotechnology (2013) at the University of Barcelona. From 2014 to 2018 he performed his Ph.D. in the group of Prof. B. J. van Wees at the University of Groningen (RUG). In 2018, he received his Ph.D. and joined CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian) as a postdoctoral researcher. During his postdoc, he has been awarded a competitive Juan de la Cierva fellowship from the Spanish government. His research focusses on spin-to-charge conversion and spin transport phenomena in graphene-based van der Waals heterostructures.