The 4th Edition of the European Graphene Forum 2018

EGF 2018
23 Oct - 25 Oct 2018 | Venice - Italy
Conference Speakers
Keynote Speakers
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Manchester University - United Kingdom

Prof. Vladimir Fal’ko is condensed matter theorist responsible for several advances in the theory of electronic and optical properties of atomically thin two-dimensional crystals and fundamentals of nanoelectronics. His current research interests include graphene-based electronic and optoelectronic systems and electronic and optical properties of various atomically thin two-dimensional crystals and their heterostructures. He is...

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Prof. Vladimir Fal’ko is condensed matter theorist responsible for several advances in the theory of electronic and optical properties of atomically thin two-dimensional crystals and fundamentals of nanoelectronics. His current research interests include graphene-based electronic and optoelectronic systems and electronic and optical properties of various atomically thin two-dimensional crystals and their heterostructures. He is one of the initiators of the European Graphene Flagship Project, founder of Graphene Week Conference series and Editor-in-Chief of the IoP Journal ‘2D Materials’.  Falko is currently Director of the National Graphene Institute and Professor of Condensed Matter Theory at the University of Manchester.

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RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Christoph Stampfer is currently Professor of Experimental Solid State Physics at the RWTH Aachen University and researcher at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. He is primary interests include graphene and 2D materials research, mesoscopic transport, and micro electromechanical systems. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Technical Physics from the TU Vienna and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the ETH Zurich. He was a staff member at the Institute for Micro and...

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Christoph Stampfer is currently Professor of Experimental Solid State Physics at the RWTH Aachen University and researcher at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. He is primary interests include graphene and 2D materials research, mesoscopic transport, and micro electromechanical systems. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Technical Physics from the TU Vienna and a Ph.D. in Mechanical 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 till 2013 he was JARA-FIT Junior Professor at the RWTH Aachen and the Forschungszentrum Jülich. He has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant to work on "Graphene Quantum Electromechanical Systems" in 2011, was member of the Young Scientist community from the World Economic Forum from 2014 to 2016 and he is spokesperson of the Aachen Graphene and 2D Materials Center since 2017.

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Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany

Dr. Thomas Reiss is Head of the Competence Center "Emerging Technologies" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) in Karlsruhe, Germany. He holds a doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from Freiburg University (1983). Between 1983 and 1986 he worked as a Research Associate at the University of Freiburg; from 1986 to 1987 he was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory,...

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Dr. Thomas Reiss is Head of the Competence Center "Emerging Technologies" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) in Karlsruhe, Germany. He holds a doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from Freiburg University (1983). Between 1983 and 1986 he worked as a Research Associate at the University of Freiburg; from 1986 to 1987 he was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, USA.

In 1987 he joined Fraunhofer ISI as a Project Manager. From 1996 – 2004, he was the Head of the Department “Innovations in Biotechnology”. Since 2005, Dr. Reiss has been Head of the Competence Center Emerging Technologies. From August 2006 to March 2007, he was also Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer ISI.

His research is focusing on national and sectoral innovation systems; monitoring, foresight and assessment of new technologies; and innovation policies. Current and recently finished European projects include: “Updating the science and technology roadmap for graphene, related two-dimensional crystals, and hybrid systems”: 2014 – 2016; “EU KETs - supported INNovative INDUSTRY for HIGH GROWTH and SUSTAINABLE GLOBALIZATION (EU KNIGHTS)”: 2013-2014; “Integrated EST framework (EST-Frame)”: 2012-2014; “Mapping the NANOtechnology innovation system of RUssia for preparing future Cooperations between the EU and Russia (NANORUCER)”: 2009-2011; “Economic foresight study on industrial trends and research needed to support the competitiveness of European industry around 2025 (NMP-Foresight)”: 2010-2012; “Emerging Research Areas and their Coverage by ERC-supported projects (ERACEP)”: 2009-2013; “Complexity, from Nanotechnologies to large Electronic systems (ComplexEIT)”: 2007-2009.

He is member of the Management Committee of the European Techno-Economic Policy Support Network (ETEPS), member of the Peer Review Panel of the European Science Foundation, and member of the editorial boards of the "International Journal of Biotechnology" and the "International Journal of Learning and Change". Recently he has been elected as member of the Executive Board of the European Graphene Flagship Initiative. At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) he gives a lecture on the “Management of New Technologies”. Prof. Yuhei Hayamizu, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

He received his phD degree in physics from the University of Tokyo in 2005. Then, he joined the Nanotube Research Center in the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Japan (AIST) as a post-doctoral researcher. In 2009, he moved to Genetically Engineered Materials Science and Engineering Center (GEMSEC) at the University of Washington to study solid binding peptides. He has been in a current position since 2012.<...

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He received his phD degree in physics from the University of Tokyo in 2005. Then, he joined the Nanotube Research Center in the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Japan (AIST) as a post-doctoral researcher. In 2009, he moved to Genetically Engineered Materials Science and Engineering Center (GEMSEC) at the University of Washington to study solid binding peptides. He has been in a current position since 2012.

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Department of Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST, Rep. of Korea

Prof. Sang Ouk Kim is the Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST, and the director of National Creative Research Initiative Center for Multi-Dimensional Directed Nanoscale Assembly and Graphene Liquid Crystalline Fiber Center, Daejeon, Korea. He obtained his Ph.D at KAIST in 2000 and experienced postdoctoral research at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Prof. Kim has published more than 200 SCI journal...

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Prof. Sang Ouk Kim is the Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST, and the director of National Creative Research Initiative Center for Multi-Dimensional Directed Nanoscale Assembly and Graphene Liquid Crystalline Fiber Center, Daejeon, Korea. He obtained his Ph.D at KAIST in 2000 and experienced postdoctoral research at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Prof. Kim has published more than 200 SCI journal papers and delivered more than 300 invited presentations thus far. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including Presidential Young Scientist Award and KAIST Academic Grand Prize. Prof. Kim is serving as an associate editor of Energy Storage Materials (elsevier) and editorial board members for 9 scientific journals publisehd by RSC, ACS, Wiley, Elevier, Springer, etc. His research group is actively researching on the nanoscale assembly & chemical modification of various nanomaterials including graphene based materials.

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Shanghai University, Shanghai, P. R. China

Yuriy Dedkov is a Professor at the Department of Physics of Shanghai University where he founded new group "2D Systems @ SHU” in the end of 2017. He received his BSc and MSc at St. Petersburg State University and Dr. and Dr. habil. degrees at RWTH Aachen University and Dresden University of Technology, respectively. He was awarded to the prestigious Gaede Prize in 2014 and Shanghai 1000 Talent in 2016. The main objects of his research...

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Yuriy Dedkov is a Professor at the Department of Physics of Shanghai University where he founded new group "2D Systems @ SHU” in the end of 2017. He received his BSc and MSc at St. Petersburg State University and Dr. and Dr. habil. degrees at RWTH Aachen University and Dresden University of Technology, respectively. He was awarded to the prestigious Gaede Prize in 2014 and Shanghai 1000 Talent in 2016. The main objects of his research are 2D epitaxial materials on different substrates and these studies are performed via application of different surface science spectroscopy and microscopy techniques. He always work in the close collaboration with theory where both sides benefit.

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Polytechnic University Of Turin, Italy

Alberto Fina, born in 1979, graduated in “Materials Engineering” with specialisation in polymers for advanced technologies at Polytechnic of Torino in 2003 and his PhD in “Materials Science and Technology” at the same institution in 2007.

Starting from his PhD, Alberto Fina have been addressing the preparation of polymer nanocomposites using...

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Alberto Fina, born in 1979, graduated in “Materials Engineering” with specialisation in polymers for advanced technologies at Polytechnic of Torino in 2003 and his PhD in “Materials Science and Technology” at the same institution in 2007.

Starting from his PhD, Alberto Fina have been addressing the preparation of polymer nanocomposites using different nanoparticles (nanoclays, layered double hydroxides, Polyhedral Oligomeric SilSesquioxanes-POSS) mainly aiming at flame retardancy properties. In 2009, he enlarged his research domain to thermally conductive polymer nanocomposites. This topic soon became his main research field, mostly in terms of applied research in the frame of EU FP7 projects Thermonano and Nanocool, and more recently to the fundamental aspect behind the problem of thermal conductivity in polymer nanocomposites, in the frame of the ERC starting grant project INTHERM. In the last 3 years he have also been active in the field of layer by layer coating depositions onto films for food packaging applications.

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University of Twente, The Netherlands

Professor at the University of Twente, Netherlands Harold Zandvliet (1963) obtained a PhD in applied physics from the University of Twente in 1990. Subsequently, he worked at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven. Since 2005 he is a professor at the University of Twente. His current research activities include the study of nanowires, two-dimensional materials and single molecules.

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Professor at the University of Twente, Netherlands Harold Zandvliet (1963) obtained a PhD in applied physics from the University of Twente in 1990. Subsequently, he worked at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven. Since 2005 he is a professor at the University of Twente. His current research activities include the study of nanowires, two-dimensional materials and single molecules.

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CNR Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems- Bologna, Italy

Dr. Rita Rizzoli received the degree in Physics 'summa cum laude' from the University of Bologna in 1983. After a 4-year fellowship period at CNR-LAMEL Institute, since 1988 she has been working as a researcher at the CNR - IMM Institute in Bologna, where she is responsible for the research line “Synthesis and characterization of C and Si based nanostructured materials for applications in sensoristics and nanoelectronics”....

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Dr. Rita Rizzoli received the degree in Physics 'summa cum laude' from the University of Bologna in 1983. After a 4-year fellowship period at CNR-LAMEL Institute, since 1988 she has been working as a researcher at the CNR - IMM Institute in Bologna, where she is responsible for the research line “Synthesis and characterization of C and Si based nanostructured materials for applications in sensoristics and nanoelectronics”. Her present research activity is mainly focused on the study of catalytic-CVD deposition processes of carbon nanotubes and graphene for electronic applications, such as field-emission electron micro-sources, NEMS/MEMS thermoelectric devices, photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices. Other research interests: the study of nanostructured materials and nanotechnologies for thin-film solar cell applications; amorphous/crystalline Si heterojunction solar cells; PECVD deposition of thin nano/micro-crystalline Si films and of periodic amorphous multilayers based on Si alloys. She is the author of more than 70 papers on international JCR journals and more than 60 papers published on peer-reviewed conference proceedings.

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Manchester University, United Kingdom

Rahul Raveendran Nair is a Professor of Materials Physics at the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at the University of Manchester and holds a prestigious Royal Society Fellowship and ERC grant. The main scope of his research is the novel synthesis and construction of application-oriented devices based on two-dimensional (2D) crystals to explore new physical phenomena. His group...

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Rahul Raveendran Nair is a Professor of Materials Physics at the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at the University of Manchester and holds a prestigious Royal Society Fellowship and ERC grant. The main scope of his research is the novel synthesis and construction of application-oriented devices based on two-dimensional (2D) crystals to explore new physical phenomena. His group is actively engaged in the design and development of 2D materials based membranes and nanofluidic devices for probing fundamental molecular transport at the nanoscale and their potential applications in our daily life. He has published over 50 highly cited peerā€refereed research articles, including several in Science, and Nature series publications during the last ten years. His awards include a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, IUPAP Young Scientist Award (2014) from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and the Moseley Medal and Prize (2015) from the Institute of Physics. He has also selected as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2016 and 2017 by Thomson Reuters.

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University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Prof. Ian Kinloch holds a Chair in Materials Science in the School of Materials and the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester. His research takes new materials from their production through to their processing and ultimately applications with a focus on composites and electrochemical   energy   storage. This   integrated approach enables the optimal materials to be made and arranged into...

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Prof. Ian Kinloch holds a Chair in Materials Science in the School of Materials and the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester. His research takes new materials from their production through to their processing and ultimately applications with a focus on composites and electrochemical   energy   storage. This   integrated approach enables the optimal materials to be made and arranged into their ideal architectures for a given application. He has held previously an EPSRC/RAEng Research Fellowship and an EPSRC   Challenging Engineering Fellowship. Ian works closely with companies, with previous work on nanotube growth licensed to both Thomas Swan and with current projects across a range of industrial sectors. He is currently Deputy Work Package Leader for Polymer Composites in the Graphene Flagship and Deputy Champion for the 2D theme in the Henry Royce Institute.

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Inha Fellow Professor at Inha University, Rep. of Korea

Sungjin Park has completed his PhD at the age of 28 years from KAIST, Korea and postdoctoral studies from Northwestern University and University of Texas at Austin. Now, he is an assoicate professor and Inha Fellow Professor at Inha University. He has published about 90 papers in reputed journals.

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Sungjin Park has completed his PhD at the age of 28 years from KAIST, Korea and postdoctoral studies from Northwestern University and University of Texas at Austin. Now, he is an assoicate professor and Inha Fellow Professor at Inha University. He has published about 90 papers in reputed journals.

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Ohio State University, USA

Professor Lau's current research effort is to explore novel physics and phenomena of nanoscale systems such as nanowires, carbon nanotubes and organic molecules. The goal of her research is to understand and exploit such phenomena that arise from quantum confinement of atoms and molecules in order to engineer new classes of electronic and electromechanical devices.

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Professor Lau's current research effort is to explore novel physics and phenomena of nanoscale systems such as nanowires, carbon nanotubes and organic molecules. The goal of her research is to understand and exploit such phenomena that arise from quantum confinement of atoms and molecules in order to engineer new classes of electronic and electromechanical devices.

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ICQMS, Shanghai University, P. R. China

Elena Voloshina is a Professor at the Shanghai University. She is leading the theory division within the 2D Systems group at the International Centre of Quantum and Molecular Structures. She received a PhD in Chemistry from the Rostov State University (Russia) in 2001. Before moving to China in 2017 she was a research associate at such famous research institutions in Germany as RWTH Aachen University, Max Planck Institute for the physics of complex systems...

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Elena Voloshina is a Professor at the Shanghai University. She is leading the theory division within the 2D Systems group at the International Centre of Quantum and Molecular Structures. She received a PhD in Chemistry from the Rostov State University (Russia) in 2001. Before moving to China in 2017 she was a research associate at such famous research institutions in Germany as RWTH Aachen University, Max Planck Institute for the physics of complex systems in Dresden, Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin, and obtained a broad experience in the development and application of theoretical techniques for investigation of the electronic structure of a wide range of materials. Her current research is focusing on the theoretical modeling of 2D systems. For further details, see: www.shu2d.com.

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University of Electronics Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

Dr. Xuesong Li is the inventor of the method of synthesis of large-area graphene films on Cu foils by chemical vapor deposition of methane. He got his B.S. and M.S. from Tsinghua University in 2000 and 2003, respectively and his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in US in 2007. From May 2007 to Jan. 2012 Dr. Li pursued his post doctorate research in UT Austin and IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, respectively. In Feb. 2012,...

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Dr. Xuesong Li is the inventor of the method of synthesis of large-area graphene films on Cu foils by chemical vapor deposition of methane. He got his B.S. and M.S. from Tsinghua University in 2000 and 2003, respectively and his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in US in 2007. From May 2007 to Jan. 2012 Dr. Li pursued his post doctorate research in UT Austin and IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, respectively. In Feb. 2012, Dr. Li, together with his colleagues, co-founded Bluestone Global Tech, a company on graphene commercialization, and then LasLumin LLC in Jun. 2014. Dr. Li was awarded the 11th China 1000-talent plan (young-talent) and joined University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2015 as a professor. Dr. Li’s research interests are synthesis and applications of carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene. He has published 47 papers in peer reviewed journals such as Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, Nature Photonics, etc. with total citations over 14000, including 14 ESI highly-cited papers. His research work has been widely reported by multi-media such as BBC news, Nature, ScienceDaily, C&EN, etc.  His work on graphene synthesis by chemical vapor deposition of methane on copper foil substrate, which was published in Science in 2009, was selected as one of the breakthroughs in 2009 by Science and has been cited close to 5000 times. This invention has been widely used in both academy and industry up to date for graphene film production.

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Micron Technology, Manassas VA, USA

Dr. Hui-Lin Chang is currently a Senior Member of Technical Staff in GlobalFoundries. Her previous work experience includes working in Samsung Electronics in South Korea as a Principal Engineer and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) as a Technical Manager in Hsin Chu, Taiwan, as well as a Senior Researcher in National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. She served as a technical program committee member at the 6th International Conference on Mechanical Science...

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Dr. Hui-Lin Chang is currently a Senior Member of Technical Staff in GlobalFoundries. Her previous work experience includes working in Samsung Electronics in South Korea as a Principal Engineer and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) as a Technical Manager in Hsin Chu, Taiwan, as well as a Senior Researcher in National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. She served as a technical program committee member at the 6th International Conference on Mechanical Science and Engineering (ICMSE2015), organized by the International Association of Applied Science and Engineering Technology (IAASET).

Hui-Lin Chang was awarded a PhD in Material Science and Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan in 2002. She also received an Executive Master’s degree of Business Administration (EMBA) from National Chiao Tung University and the University of California – Berkeley in 2010. In addition, in 2016, she was designated a Stanford Certified Project Manager by the Stanford University Center for Professional Development.

Hui-Lin Chang has been awarded 24 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), many of which have also been published by the USPTO's counterpart in China, the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). In addition to her many granted patents, she is a named inventor of 10 pending patent applications. Hui-Lin Chang’s contributions to the existing academic literature and industrial practices related to fracture mechanisms of nanoelectronic devices, in particular her novel testing approaches, are truly original and significant.

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