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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.