The 5th Edition of the European Graphene Forum 2019

EGF 2019
23 Oct - 25 Oct 2019 | Lisbon - Portugal
Conference Speakers
Keynote Speakers
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International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal

Pedro Alpuim is group leader in 2D Materials and Devices at INL. He works in CVD and 2D materials device fabrication, with the emphasis in biosensors. In particular, he develops graphene devices to detect biomarkers for medicine and for environmental monitoring. Optoelectronic devices based on transition-metal di-chalcogenides for light detection and solar energy conversion are also within his research interests.

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Pedro Alpuim is group leader in 2D Materials and Devices at INL. He works in CVD and 2D materials device fabrication, with the emphasis in biosensors. In particular, he develops graphene devices to detect biomarkers for medicine and for environmental monitoring. Optoelectronic devices based on transition-metal di-chalcogenides for light detection and solar energy conversion are also within his research interests.

P. Alpuim is a professor in the Physics Department of the University of Minho (UM), where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the physics of electronic devices, nanotechnology, and clean-room fabrication.

He received a PhD degree in Materials Engineering from IST Lisbon in 2003, working in amorphous silicon thin film devices for flexible electronics, and a Master degree in Physics from the UM. He installed a thin-film laboratory at UM where he focused on fabrication of thin-film silicon solar cells, piezoresistive sensor arrays for health care, and thermoelectric junctions of telluride compounds for micro-cooling and energy scavenging. He published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has h-index=22.

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Talga Advanced Materials GmbH, Germany

Dr. Siva Böhm received his first degree in Berlin in Chemical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry at Hahn Meitner Institute (MPI) in Berlin. After gaining his PhD at the University of Bath in the field of Chemistry/Electrochemistry, Dr. Böhm worked as scientific officer and research fellow at different academic institutions; University of Wales Swansea, TU Delft and the University of Birmingham. During 2014 – early 2016, he was an honorary...

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Dr. Siva Böhm received his first degree in Berlin in Chemical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry at Hahn Meitner Institute (MPI) in Berlin. After gaining his PhD at the University of Bath in the field of Chemistry/Electrochemistry, Dr. Böhm worked as scientific officer and research fellow at different academic institutions; University of Wales Swansea, TU Delft and the University of Birmingham. During 2014 – early 2016, he was an honorary visiting Professor at India Institute of Technology Bombay working in the field of synthesis of Graphene and its applications in protective coatings, corrosion protection, energy harvesting and storage, construction materials, leightweight composite as well as sensors. Dr. Böhm has 16 years of industrial research experience (Tata Steel & Tata Group) in various research fields; metallurgy, corrosion inhibition, protective coatings in construction, electrical steel and automotive industry, functional and smart coatings and various aspects of nanotechnology, including synthesis and applications of Graphene. He is responsible for developing and implementing a number of new products at commercial scale, holds 26 patents and has written over 85 scientific publications. Since 2016, Dr. Böhm works as Chief Technology Officer at Talga Technologies Ltd, Cambridge UK & Talga Advanced Materials GmbH, Germany, where he is focussing Swedish Ore to very Few layer Graphene and developing value-added products using industrial high volume Graphene, Graphite and Graphite Ore. Dr. Siva Böhm is a Member of Royal Society of Chemistry with a charted chemist status and Fellow of Technical of Surface Coatings & Oil and Colour Chemist Association. In addition, he is reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and a member of the editorial board at Flatchem. Recently, Siva has been awarded the Royal Society Industrial Fellowship.

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Swansea University, United Kingdom

Prof. Owen J Guy (OJG), is Head of Chemistry and Director of the Centre for Nanohealth at Swansea University; a unique facility applying device fabrication & cleanroom semiconductor processing to healthcare problems in collaboration with industry. OJG is also Head of the Systems Process & Engineering Centre (SPEC) one of 3 research centres within of Engineering. OJG’s group has 14 years’ experience in clean room device fabrication (silicon, graphene...

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Prof. Owen J Guy (OJG), is Head of Chemistry and Director of the Centre for Nanohealth at Swansea University; a unique facility applying device fabrication & cleanroom semiconductor processing to healthcare problems in collaboration with industry. OJG is also Head of the Systems Process & Engineering Centre (SPEC) one of 3 research centres within of Engineering. OJG’s group has 14 years’ experience in clean room device fabrication (silicon, graphene & MEMS technology). OJG has developed microneedle and microfluidics technology through EPSRC and Innovate UK projects. Owen Currently leads EPSRC and Marie Curie sensor projects at Swansea – in collaboration with Plymouth University – and a China-UK Newton fund project developing sensors for hepatitis. OJG has PI grant income of more than £4 million. OJG has published 60 papers and holds 2 granted patents (WO2011004136 and P100072GB).

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NEST, Pisa, Italy

Dr. Roddaro received his PhD in quantum Hall physics in 2005, at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. He has worked for several years on charge and heat transport in semiconductor nanowires, starting from 2006 when he joined the Nanometer Consortium of Lund University in Sweden. After further professional experience in at the NEST Laboratory (Pisa Italy, 2008-2011), Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragón (Zaragoza Spain, 2011) and at the Istituto Officina dei Materiali...

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Dr. Roddaro received his PhD in quantum Hall physics in 2005, at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. He has worked for several years on charge and heat transport in semiconductor nanowires, starting from 2006 when he joined the Nanometer Consortium of Lund University in Sweden. After further professional experience in at the NEST Laboratory (Pisa Italy, 2008-2011), Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragón (Zaragoza Spain, 2011) and at the Istituto Officina dei Materiali / Elettra synchrotron (Trieste Italy, 2011-2013), he joined in 2013 the permanent staff of the Istituto Nanoscienze of CNR in Pisa. Today he leads the Nanowire Device Transport Group and serves as professor at Scuola Normale Superiore. His main scientific interests today focus on quantum transport and thermoelectric phenomena in nanostructures.

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Zaragoza University, Spain

Dr. Raul Arenal received his PhD in Solid State Physics from Univ. Paris-Sud (Orsay, France, 2005) and in 2013, he obtained his Habilitation (HDR) also at this University. From April 2005 to August 2007, he joined the Electron Microscopy Center in Argonne National Laboratory (ANL, USA) as post doctoral fellow. In 2007, he became research...

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Dr. Raul Arenal received his PhD in Solid State Physics from Univ. Paris-Sud (Orsay, France, 2005) and in 2013, he obtained his Habilitation (HDR) also at this University. From April 2005 to August 2007, he joined the Electron Microscopy Center in Argonne National Laboratory (ANL, USA) as post doctoral fellow. In 2007, he became research scientist (Chargé de Recherches) at the CNRS (France), working at the LEM, CNRS-ONERA (Chatillon, France). From September 2010 to December 2011, he was visiting scientist (sabbatical position) at the Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas (LMA) at the Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA) of the Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain). Since 2012, Dr. Arenal is on leave from the CNRS, and he is currently ARAID research scientist at the LMA-INA-Universidad de Zaragoza. Since 2018, he is the Director of the TEM area of the LMA-INA. In addition, since 2007 he is visiting researcher at the ANL (USA). He has published more than 145 papers (H=28 ISI, H=33 Google Scholar) in refereed journals, edited 1 book and published 6 chapters of a book. In 2017, Dr. Arenal has been elected member of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) and also from this year he has been elected to the board of the YAE. His broad area of research interest lies in electron microscopy focused on materials science and nanoscience: TEM (EELS, HR(S)TEM, electron diffraction, electron tomography). These studies are mainly focused on the growth mechanism, structural and physical (electronic, optical, vibrational, mechanical) properties of nanomaterials based on carbon, boron and nitrogen as well as other nano-structures (in particular, metallic nano-objects for plasmonic/photonic interest). Among his scientific activities, Dr. Arenal is the chair of the HeteroNanoCarb conference series (http://heteronanocarb.org) focused on graphene, NT and related 1D-2D nanomaterials.
 

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ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain

Javier García de Abajo obtained his PhD in condensed matter theory from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 1993. After spending three years in Berkeley National Lab., he became staff scientist at CSIC (Spain) and he was promoted to Research Professor in 2008. He is currently leading the Nanophotonics Theory group at ICFO. He has worked in atomic collisions, surface science, electron microscope spectroscopies, plasmonics, and theoretical nanophotonics....

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Javier García de Abajo obtained his PhD in condensed matter theory from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 1993. After spending three years in Berkeley National Lab., he became staff scientist at CSIC (Spain) and he was promoted to Research Professor in 2008. He is currently leading the Nanophotonics Theory group at ICFO. He has worked in atomic collisions, surface science, electron microscope spectroscopies, plasmonics, and theoretical nanophotonics. He has coauthored 350+ papers that have accumulated 24,000+ citations and a h index of 76 (WoK, Jan. 2019). He is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America.

Javier García de Abajo's research program on the theory nanoscale photonics ranges from optical characterization with electron-microscope spectroscopies to studies of ultrasensitive single-molecule detection, quantum aspects of light-matter interaction, excitation and characterization of plasmons by electron beams, plasmonic metamaterials, quantum friction, radiative transfer and coherent control, and graphene plasmonics. These topics cover a broad spectrum of research in nanophotonics. This theoretical effort encompasses classical and quantum methods, both analytical and numerical, which are the basis to understand and propose new phenomena with application to biosensing and quantum plasmonics.

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Department of Engineering, University of Messina, Italy

Daniela Iannazzo graduated in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Messina in 1995.

In 1999 she obtained the PhD qualification in Pharmaceutical Sciences and in 2001, the postgraduate qualification in Applied Microbiology at the University of Messina.

In 2001 she received a four years research contract at the University of Messina for the design, characterization and...

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Daniela Iannazzo graduated in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Messina in 1995.

In 1999 she obtained the PhD qualification in Pharmaceutical Sciences and in 2001, the postgraduate qualification in Applied Microbiology at the University of Messina.

In 2001 she received a four years research contract at the University of Messina for the design, characterization and vehiculation of antivirals possessing a modified nucleosidic structure.

In 2003 she was Visiting Professor at the Departamento de Quimica Asimmetrica of the Faculty of Science at the University of Zaragoza and she was interested to the asymmetric synthesis of new modified nucleosides and to the application of quantomechanical calculations for the rationalization of pericyclic reactions.

In 2006 she became University Researcher in Organic Chemistry at the University of Messina.

In 2011 she performed research activity at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Trieste; the research activity regarded the organic functionalization of nanostructured materials for biomedical applications.

In 2018 she became Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry at the Department of Engineering of the University of Messina.

From 2019, she is member of the Doctoral Course in Bioengineering Applied to Medical Sciences of the University of Messina.

Daniela Iannazzo is author of 80 international publications on highly qualified international journals and 4 book chapters with H-index of 28 and number of citations greater than 1700 (font SCOPUS, May 2019). She is also author of  2 patents, one of which is an international patent.

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Graphenest - Advanced Nanotechnology, Portugal
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CEO of NanoMalaysia Bhd, Malaysia

Dr. Rezal Khairi Ahmad was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in January 2013 under a secondment from Khazanah Nasional. He is also a Board Member of NanoMalaysia and Nano Commerce Sdn Bhd, Founding Chairman of NanoVerify Sdn Bhd and Founding Director of Nanovation Ventures Sdn Bhd. Currently, he serves as Chairman of Advanced Materials Investment Advisory Panel Working Group under Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Treasurer...

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Dr. Rezal Khairi Ahmad was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in January 2013 under a secondment from Khazanah Nasional. He is also a Board Member of NanoMalaysia and Nano Commerce Sdn Bhd, Founding Chairman of NanoVerify Sdn Bhd and Founding Director of Nanovation Ventures Sdn Bhd. Currently, he serves as Chairman of Advanced Materials Investment Advisory Panel Working Group under Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Treasurer for Asia Nano Forum and Chairman of Commercialization Working Group under Asia Nano Forum. In September 2017, he was appointed the International Advisor to China Graphene Industry Alliance (CGIA), linking Malaysia’s National Graphene Action Plan 2020 and mutual economic benefits. Formerly attached to the College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional as an academician from 1998 to 2007, he was also an engineer at Tenaga Nasional ICT in 2003. In 2000, he co-founded Malaysia-Events Sdn Bhd, a start-up for the e-commerce platform.

He holds a PhD in Nanotechnology, Electronic/Electrical Engineering from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London as the first Khazanah PhD Scholar from 2007 to 2010 with publications in high impact journals. In 2014, he was instrumental in crafting out Malaysia’s National Graphene Action Plan 2020 and co-authored chapters pertaining to innovation and commercialization under the 11th Malaysia Plan. His current endeavors include Internet of Nano-Things and blockchain applications for high technology management.

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