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Rezal Khairi Ahmad (NanoMalaysia Berhad, Malaysia)
Invited Industrial Forum
Dr. Rezal Khairi Ahmad was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of NanoMalaysia in June 2012. As NanoMalaysia first employee, he crafted the company structure, developed business model and corporate positioning strategy relative to like-minded government agencies and relevant industries In February 2013, Dr Rezal’s appointment was upgraded to Chief Executive Officer.
Francesco Bonaccorso (IIT-Graphene Labs / BeDimensional, Italy)
Keynote
Francesco Bonaccorso gained a PhD from the Department of Physics, University of Messina in Italy after working at the Italian National Research Council, the Engineering Department of Cambridge University (UK) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Vanderbilt University (USA). In June 2009 he was awarded a Royal Society Newton International Fellowship at the Engineering Department of Cambridge University, and elected to a Research Fellowship at Hughes Hall, Cambridge. In April 2014 He joined the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Graphene Labs. He was responsible in defining the ten years scientific and technological roadmap for the graphene flagship programme. His research interests encompass solution processing of carbon nanomaterials (such as graphene, nanotubes and nanodiamonds) and inorganic layered materials, their spectroscopic characterization, incorporation into polymer composites and application in solar cells, light emitting devices, lithium-ion batteries and ultrafast lasers.
Sung-Yool Choi (KAIST, Korea)
Invited
Prof. Sung-Yool Choi received the BS (with Summa Cum Laude), MS, and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Chemistry, KAIST, in 1991, 1994, and 1998, respectively. Before joining KAIST, he had been with Basic Research Laboratory of ETRI, Korea as a principal researcher and worked on the R&D programs for various functional electronic devices. In November 2011, he joined the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST. His research focus is on generating innovative nanomaterials and device architectures for the applications to next-generation electronics systems with an emphasis on the electronics and photonics applications of graphene and 2D materials. He received several academic awards including the Prime Minister's Award for Research Innovation in Nanotechnology at Nano Korea 2015, KIDS Award Silver in IMID 2016, and the Prize for Academic Excellence of KAIST in 2017. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Lectureship Awards from the Dept. of EE, KAIST in 2014 and from UST in 2009, respectively. He is serving as the director of Graphene/2D Materials Research Center (GRC) from Apr. 2012, and, as the director of Center for Advanced Materials Discovery towards 3D Display (CAMD³) from Nov. 2016
Bruno Dlubak (Unite Mixte de Physique CNRS-Thales, France)
Invited Parallel Workshop
Research Scientist at joint CNRS-Thales lab working in the field of Graphene and 2D Materials, Spintronics, Materials Science, and Physics. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree focused in Graphene Spintronics defended in 2011, from Université Paris Sud.
Byung-Hee Hong (Seoul National Univ. & Graphene Square, South Korea)
Keynote
Byung Hee Hong received B.S. (1998), M.S. (2000) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in chemistry from POSTECH. After spending 3.5 years as a post-doc at Columbia University (Advisor: Philip Kim), he joined the Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University as an assistant professor in 2007. Now he is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Seoul National University. Prof. Hong pioneered the synthesis of large-scale graphene by chemical vapor deposition (CVD), which triggered chemical researches toward the practical applications of graphene. His first report on CVD synthesis of graphene (Nature 457, 706 (2009)) has recorded the world No. 1 citations in chemistry among the papers published since 2009. A year after, Prof. Hong developed the synthesis of ultra-large graphene based on roll-to-roll methods and its application to flexible touch screens (Nature Nanotech. 5, 574-578 (2010)), which is believed to be the first demonstration of graphene materials utilized for practical electronic devices. Prof. Hong was invited to give a presentation on the large-scale synthesis and practical applications of graphene in Nobel Symposium in 2010. He received POSCO TJ Park Science Fellowship (2009), SKKU Young Fellowship (2010), Yumin Award of Science (2010), Kyung-Ahm Prize of Natural Sciences (2011), Excellent Researcher Award in Materials Chemistry (Korean Chemical Society, 2012), and Creative Knowledge Award (Korean Government, 2012).
Sumio Iijima (Meijo University, Japan)
Plenary
Sumio Iijima is a Japanese physicist best known for his discovery of carbon nanotubes. He graduated from the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo in 1963, and received a doctorate in solid-state physics from Tohoku University in Sendai in 1968. Iijima is currently a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Meijo University in Nagoya, Japan. He is also a Research Fellow at the Fundamental Research Laboratories of the NEC Corporation, where he continues to research carbon nanotubes and their potential commercial applications. Iijima has received a number of prestigious awards for his work. In 1976 he was awarded the Warren Diffraction Physics Award of the American Crystallography Society for his research in the field of electron microscopy, and in 1985 he was awarded the Nishina Memorial Award for his discovery of the structural instability of ultra-fine particles. For his discovery of carbon nanotubes and subsequent work in this area, he has received a wide variety of awards, including the Asahi Award, the Japan Academy Prize, the Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics, one of the world's most prestigious scientific prizes.
Yoshihiro Iwasa (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Keynote
Yoshihiro Iwasa received his Ph. D. at The University of Tokyo in 1986. After a few years’ experiences of research associate at University of Tokyo and visiting scientist at AT&T Bell laboratories, he became an associate professor at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1994. In 2001, he was appointed as a full professor at the Institute for Materials Research at the Tohoku University, and then moved to the current position at Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo in 2010. He has been concurrently a team leader at RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Sciece. His research interest is 2D materials and their electronic phase control. In particular, his group has developed a new type of electrochemical transistor, electric double layer transistor, with which he has realized a variety of electrical phase control that includes electric field induced superconductivity
Shinsuke Kashiwagi (HORIBA Scientific, Japan)
Invited Parallel Workshop
R&D section leder of optical spectroscopy products in HORIBA, Ltd., including Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) products, and confocal Raman microscopes. Survey the emerging technologies, developing it newly and applying those new ideas to the existing products to provide the best solutions to the market requirement. Supporting the sales team in Japan as a local area product manager of our optical spectroscopy products.
Yong-Hoon Kim (KAIST, Republic of Korea)
Invited Parallel Workshop
Mindaugas Lukosius (Institute for High Performance Microelectronics, Germany)
Invited Parallel Workshop
Dr. Mindaugas Lukosius received M.Sc degree in Inorganic Chemistry in 2006 from the University of Vilnius, Lithuania. The Ph.D degree in Chemistry was obtained from the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany in 2010, in the field of CVD depositions and developments of high-k MIM capacitors. Since 2006 he has been with the IHP, Germany, where, in 2012, he joined the group of graphene research team. At the moment he is leading several graphene projects and focuses on the integration of novel, 200mm wafer scale graphene modules into the BiCMOS technology. He authored and co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal papers and held ~50 talks on national and international conferences.
Renzhi Ma (MANA/NIMS, Japan)
Invited Industrial Forum
Renzhi Ma is currently a chief researcher and group leader of Functional Nanomaterials Group at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) in National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. He received both his Bachelor (1995) and Ph.D (2000) from Tsinghua University (Beijing). He has been working at NIMS since 2000.
His research interests are on the synthetic chemistry, microanalysis and functionality exploration of inorganic nanomaterials including nanotubes and nanosheets, with a focus on the exfoliation for single-layer nanosheets and their application prospects in electrochemistry, catalysis and energy storage. He has published more than 200 papers in influential international journals such as JACS, Nature Commun., Sci. Adv., Adv. Mater. etc.
Hasegawa Masataka (AIST, Japan)
Invited Industrial Forum
Masataka Hasegawa is the Group Leader of Carbon-Based Thin Film Materials Group in Nanomaterials Research Institute at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). He received his B.S., M.E. and Doctor of Engineering (1990) at Kyoto University. He joined ElectroTechnical Laboratory (ETL) in 1990 as a researcher. His research field is carbon materials including graphene, diamond, and nanocrystalline diamond
Satoshi Moriyama (MANA, Japan)
Invited Parallel Workshop
2007 Oct-Present
Independent Scientist, MANA, NIMS
2007 Feb-2007 Sep
Researcher, International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), NIMS
2005 Apr-2007 Jan
Special Postdoctoral Researcher Advanced Device Laboratory, RIKEN
2005
Ph.D, Department of Information Processing Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science & Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Ph.D. thesis: "Shell structures in carbon nanotube artificial atoms"
Akimitsu Narita (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)
Invited
Akimitsu Narita received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemistry at the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Professor Eiichi Nakamura. Then he joined the group of Professor Klaus Müllen at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP) in Mainz, Germany, as a Marie-Curie fellow in the Initial Training Network (ITN) “SUPERIOR”, and obtained his doctorate in Chemistry in 2014. His dissertation was focused on bottom-up solution synthesis of structurally well-defined graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). In the same year, he became a project leader in the Synthetic Chemistry Department at MPIP, leading the Graphene Research Group. He was Runner-Up for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Prizes 2014 in the prize category “Promising Research Talent” and received CSJ Award for Young Chemists from the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) in 2018. His current research focuses on the bottom-up synthesis of functional graphene molecules and GNRs with novel structures and properties.
Suguru Noda (Waseda University, Japan)
Keynote
Huge knowledge and tools have been accumulated by our predecessors. At the same time, various challenging problems due to the expanded human activities have become evident. It is getting more and more important not only to memorize information but also to create and add new knowledge and to link and utilize knowledge freely. We are engaged in research on materials nanotechnology in order to contribute to the technologies such for clean energy systems, environmental problems, and information/communication systems. We human-beings have realized material wealth by utilizing various chemical elements. However, limitation for various resources became evident, and new different approaches are highly demanded. Various functions can be realized using even "abundant elements" such as carbon and silicon, by changing their nanostructures. New materials having excellent properties are reported daily, but the practical application of nanotechnology is still limited now because it is not easy to produce such "small matters" at large scales. Through understanding "why" nanomaterials form, thinking freely "how" to produce them, I am trying to produce better materials more easily and to contribute to the sustainable technological society. Let's learn well, think and discuss freely, and take on big challenges together.
Kostya Novoselov (University of Manchester, UK)
Plenary
Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov FRS
Prof Sir Konstantin ‘Kostya’ Novoselov FRS was born in Russia in August 1974. He has both British and Russian citizenship. He is best known for isolating graphene at The University of Manchester in 2004, and is an expert in condensed matter physics, mesoscopic physics and nanotechnology. Every year since 2014 Kostya Novoselov is included in the list of the most highly cited researchers in the world. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for his achievements with graphene. Kostya holds positions of Langworthy Professor of Physics and the Royal Society Research Professor at The University of Manchester.
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. Professor Novoselov has published more than 250 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) among many others. He was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours.
Сэр Константин Новоселов (р. 1974, Россия), член Лондонского королевского общества, – эксперт в области физики твердого тела и нанотехнологий, профессор Манчестерского университета. В 2004 году открыл новую модификацию углерода – графен, за что в 2010 году был удостоен Нобелевской премии (совместно с Андреем Геймом). Начиная с 2014 года входит в лидеры рейтинга влиятельнейших ученых мира. Удостоен многочисленных наград, среди которых: премия Николаса Курти (2007), приз Международного союза теоретической и прикладной физики (2008), приз молодого ученого MIT Technology Review (2008), премия Европейского Физического Общества (2008), приз Брэгга Международного союза кристаллографов (2011), медаль Леверхулма от Лондонского королевского общества (2013), медаль Онсагера (2014), медаль американского общества углерода (2016), медаль Дальтона (2016). В 2012 году ему был присвоен титул рыцаря.
Yutaka Ohno (Nagoya University, Japan)
Invited
He received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya University in 1995, 1997, and 2000, respectively. His Ph.D. dissertation investigated resonant-tunneling phenomena and the optoelectronic-functional devices in 2-D and 0-D semiconductors heterostructures.
He worked for one year as a Research Scientist of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science when he was a graduate student. He became a research associate in 2000, an assistant professor in 2002, an associate professor in 2008 of the Department of Quantum Engineering, a professor of EcoTopia Science Institute in 2015, Nagoya University. He was also a Research Scientist of Japan Science and Technology Agency from 2004 to 2007, a visiting professor of Aalto University, Finland from 2012 to 2013, and a visiting professor of Kyoto University in 2015.
He worked on GaN-HEMT devices from 2000 to 2004. Currently, he is involved in the explorations of electron transport and optical dynamics in carbon nanotubes, and fabrication and characterization of carbon nanotube FETs and optoelectronic devices.
He is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Physical Society of Japan, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, the Fullerenes and Nanotubes Research Society, and American Chemical Society.
Taiichi Otsuji (Tohoku University, Japan)
Keynote
Taiichi Otsuji received the Ph.D in Electron. Eng. from Tokyo Inst. Tech., Japan in 1994. After working for NTT Lab. (1984~1999) and Kyushu Inst. Tech. (1999-2005), he has been working at RIEC, Tohoku University as a full professor. He has been served an IEEE Electron Device Society Distinguished Lecturer since 2013. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA, and JSAP, and a member of the MRS, SPIE, and IEICE.
Barbaros Ozyilmaz (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Keynote
Barbaros Özyilmaz received his Diploma in Physics in 1999 from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany and his Ph.D. from New York University, USA in 2004. During his Ph.D. he has developed jointly with IBM. Spin transfer torque magnetic access memory, an emerging technology for high speed magnetic data storage. After his Ph.D. he has worked with Professor Philip Kim at Columbia University as a postdoctoral research fellow and made pioneering contributions to the field of graphene. In 2007 he has joined the NUS Physics Department as an assistant professor and has helped establish the Graphene Research Centre. He has published widely in this emerging field, filed numerous patents and is the recipient of awards such as the NUS Young Research Award and the NRF Fellowship. In 2014 he has been appointed Head of Graphene Research at the recently funded Centre for Advanced 2D Materials.
Danny Porath (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Invited
Prof. Danny Porath Studied for BSc in Physics, Mathematics and Electronics at the Hebrew University. Received his Ph.D in Physics from the Hebrew University in 1997. Did his postdoc at Delft University of Technology with Prof. Cees Dekker and established his group at the Institute of Chemistry of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2001. The group research interests include: DNA-Based Nanoelectronics, scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy of single molecules, electrical transport measurements in single molecules, nanoelectronics, DNA sequencing and biomarker detection. Member of the Editorial Board of “Self Assembly and Molecular Electronics and of “Scientific Report” from Nature Publishing Group. Received excellent postdoctoral award of the American Vacuum Society Meeting, Boston 2000, and The Israel Chemical Society Prize for the Outstanding Young Scientist in 2007. Holds the Etta and Paul Schankerman Chair of Molecular Biomedicine since 2014. Served as the Director of the Hebrew University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2011-2014. Currently serves and the Vice Dean Research of the Faculty of Science.
Stephan Roche (ICREA/ICN2, Spain)
Keynote
Prof Stephan Roche is a theoretician with more than twenty years of experience in the study of transport theory of low-dimensional systems, including graphene, carbon nanotubes, semiconducting nanowires, organic materials and topological insulators. He has published more than 100 papers in journals such as Review of Modern Physics, Nature Physics, Nano Lett. and Phys. Rev. Lett. (40 papers) and he is the co-author of the recently published book on “Introduction to Graphene-Based Nanomaterials: From Electronic Structure to Quantum Transport” (Cambridge University Press 2014). He received the Authorisation to conduct PhD projects in 2004 at the University Joseph-Fourier (Grenoble, France), and since then he has supervised 5 PhD students and more than a dozen postdoctoral researchers in France, Germany and Spain. S. Roche has been awarded the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel prize by the Alexander Von-Humboldt Foundation (Germany), and finally, since 2011, he has been actively involved in the Graphene Flagship project, currently as a co-leader of the Graphene spintronics workpackage.
Shintaro Sato (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan)
Invited Industrial Forum
Shintaro Sato received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2001. He joined Fujitsu Limited in 2001. He was a group leader at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology from 2010 to 2014. He is now a project director at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and works on research and development of nanoelectronics devises using graphene and carbon nanotubes.
Kazutomo Suenaga (AIST, Japan)
Invited
Kazu Suenaga was born in Osaka in 1966. He got his Ph.D in Materials Science at the University of Tokyo in 1994. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mine de Paris (1994-1997) and at the Solid State Physics Laboratory in the University Paris-Sud (1997-1998). Then he joined the Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST) as a researcher (1998-2001) and now is a team leader at National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). He has published over 205 scientific papers and delivered more than 50 invited lectures over the past ten years. His papers have more than 11,000 citations. A recipient of the Honda Memorial Promotional prize (1997) and the Seto award (Japanese society of Microscopy 2005). Grantee par Sumitomo Foundation (1997) and JST-CREST/ACCEL (2006-2011, 2011-2016). His major research theme involves the atomic level characterization of individual molecules by means of electron microscopy and spectroscopy. His h-index is 54.
Mauricio Terrones (Shinshu University & The Pennsylvania State University, Japan/USA)
Keynote
Mauricio Terrones, obtained his B.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics with first class honors at Universidad Iberoamericana, and was distinguished as the Best Student of Mexico in Engineering Physics in 1992. In 1994 he started his doctorate degree with Sir Prof. Harold W. Kroto (Nobel Laureate, FRS), and received his D.Phil. degree from University of Sussex in 1998. He has co-authored more than 400 publications in international journals, and counts with more than 28,000 citations to his work (His H index is 83; Google Scholar H=91). He has published in Nature, Science, Phys. Rev. Lett., Nano Lett., Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Nature Chemistry, ACS Nano, PNAS, etc. In 1999, he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, and carried out research at the Max-Planck Institut für Metallforschung (Stuttgart, Germany). In 2000, he was recipient of the Mexican National Prize for Chemistry. He also received the Javed Husain Prize and the Albert Einstein medal from UNESCO in 2001. In 2005, he received the TWAS Prize in Engineering Physics for his contributions in the field of carbon-based nanomaterials. This prize is given by the Academy of Sciences of the Developing world, and Mauricio is the youngest scientist ever to receive any TWAS award. In 2005, Terrones also received the “José Antonio Villaseñor y Sánchez” Prize, awarded by the governor of the state of San Luis Potosí, for his contributions to Nanoscience. He is member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences since 2002. In 2007, Terrones was elected the National Contact Point in Nanotechnology with the European Union. In 2012 was elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 2015, he was elected fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and was awarded the Jubilee Professorship from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). In 2016, Mauricio was awarded the Faculty Scholar Medal in Physical Sciences (Penn State). Mauricio is also Associate Editor of Carbon, 2D Materials, Journal of Materials Research and Nature Scientific Reports. He is Professor of Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering with tenure at Penn State University. He is also the Founder Director of the Center for 2-Dimensional and Layered Materials at Penn State, and also the NSF-IUCRC Center for Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings (ATOMIC).
Katsunori Wakabayashi (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
Keynote
Katsunori Wakabayashi gained his Ph.D in 2000 from the University of Tsukuba in Japan. From 2000 to 2009 he was an Assistant Professor at Department of Quantum Matter in Hiroshima University, Japan. From 2009 till 2015, he is an Independent Scientist at World Premier Research Center Initiative for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan. From 2015, he is a Full Professor at Department of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy in Kwansei Gakuin University. Beside the above primary research position, he was a visiting scholar at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland from 2003 to 2005, also had a concurrent position as PRESTO researcher in Japan Science and Technology Agency. His main research interests are condensed matter theory especially focusing on the electronic transport and magnetism in nanoscale or mesoscopic scale systems. Also, he is known due to the contributions to the theoretical works for nano-graphene and graphene nanoribbons.
Rune Wendelbo (Abalonyx, Norway)
Invited Industrial Forum
CEO at Abalonyx AS, producer of graphene oxide and graphene oxide derivatives. Has developed a safe and scalable method for production of GO as the basis for Abalonyx' business. PhD from University of Oslo. Worked as researcher at SINTEF, Norway, 1988 - 2005 with catalysts/surface chemistry and combinatorial methodology. Established Abalonyx AS in 2005 and Graphene Batteries AS in 2012.
Andy Zhou (Grafoid Inc., Canada)
Invited Industrial Forum
Andy Zhou, Sales Application Engineer
Andy joined Grafoid in June, 2017 to serve as the Company’s technical bridge between customers and our engineering and research teams.
In this role, he supports Grafoid’s sales and marketing team by delivering technical presentations to prospective customers and through collaboration with customers’ technologists in matching end user application needs and requirements with our graphene technologies.
Andy earned his M.Sc in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto and his B.Sc in Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo.
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