The 6th ed. of Nanotech France 2020 Int. Conference and Exhibition

Nanotech France 2020
24 Jun - 26 Jun 2020 | Paris - France
Conference Speakers
General Chairs
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University of South Australia, Australia

Prof. James M. Hill has received two five year fellowships from the Australian Research Council; an ARC Senior Research Fellowship in 1997 to work on Granular Materials, and an ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship in 2004 to work on Nanomechanics. Since 1983 he has received 13 major research awards, including ARC Large Grants, ARC Discovery Projects, National Research Fellowship, National Teaching Company Scheme. He has published five books,...

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Prof. James M. Hill has received two five year fellowships from the Australian Research Council; an ARC Senior Research Fellowship in 1997 to work on Granular Materials, and an ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship in 2004 to work on Nanomechanics. Since 1983 he has received 13 major research awards, including ARC Large Grants, ARC Discovery Projects, National Research Fellowship, National Teaching Company Scheme. He has published five books, and almost 300 research publications in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Mechanics. He is the recipient of the 2008 ANZIAM medal for contributions to research and the Applied Mathematics discipline.

Prof. James M. Hill is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He has been an Associate Editor since 1982 of the ANZIAM Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, which is published by the Australian Mathematical Society. His work has received international recognition through his appointment to the Editorial Boards of four international journals: Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Journal of Applied Mathematics and the Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, both published by Oxford University Press, Journal of Engineering Mathematics published by Kluwer Academic Press and Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids published by Sage Science Press.

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Institut des Nanosciences de Paris-Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) – CNRS Paris, France

Prof Jacques Jupille is Leader of the group “Oxides in small dimensions” at Institut des Nanosciences de Paris. He’s since 2003 Senior scientist CNRS of 1st class. He’s working on the following research areas: Physical and chemical properties of surfaces and interfaces, from ultra-high-vacuum to ambient conditions, crystallographic and electronic structures, reactivity, catalytic activity, adhesion, wetting, hydration....

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Prof Jacques Jupille is Leader of the group “Oxides in small dimensions” at Institut des Nanosciences de Paris. He’s since 2003 Senior scientist CNRS of 1st class. He’s working on the following research areas: Physical and chemical properties of surfaces and interfaces, from ultra-high-vacuum to ambient conditions, crystallographic and electronic structures, reactivity, catalytic activity, adhesion, wetting, hydration. Tools – Electron spectroscopies, near field microscopies (tunnel and atomic forces), vibrational spectroscopies (high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy and Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy), vacuum related techniques, synchrotron based techniques (x-ray diffraction and absorption edges), transmission electron microscopy.

Since 1979, he has been actively involved in the management and support of many societies and institutions including:

  • 1979 – 1986 Member of Section “Inorganic chemistry, catalysis and surfaces” of Comité National of CNRS, Chemistry Department of CNRS
  • 1982 – 1986 Member of the Council of the Chemistry Department of CNRS
  • 1993 – 1997 Member of the Program Committee “Chemistry absorption” of LURE
  • 1996 – Member of the “ Surface and Interfaces Section ” (Condensed Matter Division -  European Physical Society)
  • 1996 – Member of the ECOSS (European Conference On Surface Science) Bureau
  • 1996 – 2002 Member of the Program Committee “Solid state physics” of LURE.
  • 1998 – Member de Board of Editors of Surface Review and Letters
  • 1998 – 2004 Member of the Surface Science Division - International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA)
  • 1998 – Member of the Council of the French society of metallurgy and materials (SF2M)
  • 2001 – Member of the SF2M bureau
  • 2002 – 2006 Member of the Executive Committee of FEMS (Federation of European Societies of Materials)
  • 2003 – 2006 President of French Federation of Materials (FFM)
  • 2004 – 2008 Member of Section “Condensed Matter : organization and dynamics” of Comité National of CNRS, Physics Department of CNRS
  • 2005 – 2008 Member of the expert panel of the Section “Catalysis, Electrochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry” for recruitment of Junior Scientists, Chemistry Department of CNRS
  • 2005 – 2007 Vice-President of SF2M
  • 2007 – President of SF2M
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Keynote Speakers
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New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Elvira Fortunato is full professor in Materials Science Department of Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon, a Fellow of the Portuguese Engineering Academy since 2009 and decorated with the grade of Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator by the President of the Republic in 2010, due to her scientific achievements worldwide. In 2015 she was appointed by the Portuguese President Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Celebrations...

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Elvira Fortunato is full professor in Materials Science Department of Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon, a Fellow of the Portuguese Engineering Academy since 2009 and decorated with the grade of Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator by the President of the Republic in 2010, due to her scientific achievements worldwide. In 2015 she was appointed by the Portuguese President Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Celebrations of the National Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities.

She was also a member of the Portuguese National Scientific and Technological Council between 2012-2015 and a member of the advisory board of DG CONNECT (2014-2015).

Currently she is the director of the Institute of Nanomaterials, Nanofabrication and Nanomodeling and of CENIMAT. She is member of the board of trustees of Luso-American Foundation (Portugal/USA, 2013-2020), Vice-Rector of NOVA and Scientific Council for Exact Sciences and Engineering, Coordinator at FCT-MCTES.

Fortunato pioneered European research on transparent electronics, namely thin-film transistors based on oxide semiconductors, demonstrating that oxide materials can be used as true semiconductors. In 2008, she earns in the 1st ERC edition an AdG for the project “Invisible”, considered a success story. In the same year she demonstrated with her colleagues the possibility to make the first paper transistor, starting a new field in the area of paper electronics.

Fortunato published over 500 papers and during the last 10 years got more than 18 International prizes and distinctions for her work (e.g: Elvira Fortunato was awarded with the Blaise Pascal Medal from the European Academy of Sciences (2016); IDTechEx USA 2009 (paper transistor); European Woman Innovation prize, Finland 2011).

In 2017 (September 20) Elvira Fortunato will receive the Czochralski award from E-MRS in recognition of her achievements in the field of the Advanced Materials Science.

Since November 2016 she integrates the High Level Group for the Scientifc Advise Mechanism of the European Commission.

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Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal

Rodrigo Martins is full professor in Materials Science Department of Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon, a Fellow of the Portuguese Engineering Academy since 2009 and a member of the European Academy of science since 2016. He was decorated with the gold medal of merit and distinction by the Almada Municipality for his R&D achievements


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Rodrigo Martins is full professor in Materials Science Department of Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon, a Fellow of the Portuguese Engineering Academy since 2009 and a member of the European Academy of science since 2016. He was decorated with the gold medal of merit and distinction by the Almada Municipality for his R&D achievements


Currently he is the:

Head of Materials Science Department of FCT-UNL;

Director of the Centre of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Processes of the Institute of New Technologies, CEMOP/Uninova;

Head of the group of Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies (MEON) of CENIMAT/I3N;

Member of the Advisory Board of Horizon 2020 on DG Research and Innovation (Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Manufacturing); 

Chair of The European Committee Affairs of European Materials Research Society, E-MRS;

Chair of The Global Leadership and Service Award Committee of the International Union of Materials Research Societies, IUMRS;

Vice-Chair of Energy, Materials Industry Research Initiative, EMIRI, etc

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The State University of New Jersey, USA

Qingze Zou received the bachelor degree in automatic control from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, in 1994, the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, in 2003.He is a Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA. Previously...

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Qingze Zou received the bachelor degree in automatic control from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, in 1994, the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, in 2003.He is a Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA. Previously he had taught in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Iowa State University. His research interests are in advanced control tools for high-speed scanning probe microscope imaging, rapid broadband nanomechanical property measurement and mapping of soft and live biological materials, probe-based nanomanufacturing, micro-machining, and stomatal dynamics characterization and modeling. Prof. Zou received the NSF CAREER award in 2009, the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award from the American Automatic Control Council (AACC) in 2010, the Best Paper in Mechatronics from the TC-Mechatronics of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division in 2018. He is a Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (2014), Control Engineering Practice (2016), and Mechatronics (2015), and past Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control (2011-2014). He is a fellow of ASME.

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University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Albert Polman is Scientific Group Leader at AMOLF, one of the research institutes of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he heads the Program “Light management in new photovoltaic materials”. He is professor of Photonic Materials for Photovoltaics at the University of Amsterdam. Polman obtained...

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Albert Polman is Scientific Group Leader at AMOLF, one of the research institutes of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he heads the Program “Light management in new photovoltaic materials”. He is professor of Photonic Materials for Photovoltaics at the University of Amsterdam. Polman obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht, was post-doctoral researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories, after which he became group leader at AMOLF where he also served as director from 2006-2013. He spent a sabbaticals at Caltech (Pasadena, CA, 2003-2004) and the University of New South Wales (Sydney, 2017-2018). Polman is one of the pioneers of the research field of nanophotonics: the control, understanding, and application of light at the nanoscale. Polman’s research group specializes in fundamental studies at the interface between optical physics and materials science, and has regularly demonstrated transfer of knowledge to applied concepts.

Polman’s group is the inventor of Angle-Resolved Cathodoluminescence Imaging Spectroscopy (ARCIS), a novel imaging technique with deep-subwavelength resolution. The ARCIS technique has been commercialized the start-up Delmic BV, of which Polman is co-founder. In 2014 Polman was awarded the MRS Materials Innovation and Characteriation Award for the development of the ARCIS technique.

Polman’s most recent research focuses on nanophotovoltaics, the study of light management at the nanoscale to realize solar cells with ultra-high efficiency that can be made at low costs. In 2012 he was awarded, together with Harry Atwater, the ENI Renewable Energy Award for his research on light management in photovoltaic materials.

Polman is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Optical Society of America (OSA), and recipient of ERC Advanced Investigator Grants (2011, 2016), the Frew Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Sciences (2017), the EPS Research into the Science of Light Prize (2017), the Physica Prize of the Dutch Physical Society (2014) and the Julius Springer Award for Applied Physics (2014). Polman’s group has published over 300 articles in international journals that are cited nearly 30.000 times.

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Institute of Silicon Photovoltaics, Germany
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Aix-Marseille University, France

Olivier Thomas is a physicist, Professor at the University of Aix-Marseille, Deputy Director of IM2NP (Institute Materials Microelectronics and Nanosciences of Provence, UMR CNRS 6242). He received a degree in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Materials Science from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble INP), France. During his career he has held a number of research positions at Grenoble INP, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Cornell University. His...

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Olivier Thomas is a physicist, Professor at the University of Aix-Marseille, Deputy Director of IM2NP (Institute Materials Microelectronics and Nanosciences of Provence, UMR CNRS 6242). He received a degree in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Materials Science from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble INP), France. During his career he has held a number of research positions at Grenoble INP, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Cornell University. His research group is focused on mechanical properties of materials with small dimensions, mostly using synchrotron X-ray diffraction.

Since 2008 Olivier Thomas is director of GDR CNRS 3180 MECANO "Mechanics of Nano-objects" which brings together about forty laboratories on the topic of mechanical properties in small dimensions.

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Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland

Laetitia Philippe is group leader in Electrochemistry in the Laboratory of Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures at EMPA. She received a PhD degree in Physical chemistry at the University of Manchester (ex UMIST), UK in 2002 and she did a post-doc at TU-Delft afterwards. She is lecturer at EPFL since 2012. The small re-search group led by Dr L. Philippe at the Laboratory of Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures started its scientific activities at the interface...

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Laetitia Philippe is group leader in Electrochemistry in the Laboratory of Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures at EMPA. She received a PhD degree in Physical chemistry at the University of Manchester (ex UMIST), UK in 2002 and she did a post-doc at TU-Delft afterwards. She is lecturer at EPFL since 2012. The small re-search group led by Dr L. Philippe at the Laboratory of Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures started its scientific activities at the interface of physics and chemistry in April 2008. In her research, she uses electrochemical means to create well-ordered nanostructured materials, compact layers and microdevices, featuring exquisitely defined geometry, controlled surface chemistry, and tunable physical/mechanical properties.

She is interested in materials and structures whose properties can be tuned or opti-mized by variations in size, geometry, crystallinity, composition or surface. This “make and measure” strategy is applied primarily to problems related to mechanical devices, biomedical materials, culture heritage surfaces, renewable energies and magnetism. She is the author or co-author of around 100 publications, organized several international conferences, and is co-founder of one start-up.

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University of Cadiz, Spain

Lionel Cervera Gontard has developed his professional career in technology companies, R+D centers and universities. He holds a BsC degree in Physics and an MsC in Microelectronics from the University of Seville, Spain. He has been a member of the Royal Microscopy Society, a Fellow of the Spanish Microscopy Society and the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence. He has been recipient of several awards including entrepreneurship awards. In 2001 he participated...

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Lionel Cervera Gontard has developed his professional career in technology companies, R+D centers and universities. He holds a BsC degree in Physics and an MsC in Microelectronics from the University of Seville, Spain. He has been a member of the Royal Microscopy Society, a Fellow of the Spanish Microscopy Society and the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence. He has been recipient of several awards including entrepreneurship awards. In 2001 he participated on an spin-off devoted to the design of smart imaging devices including state-of-the-art silicon retinas. In 2007 Lionel got a PhD in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy of the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) focused on the characterization of catalytic nanomaterials applying and developing advanced techniques of electron microscopy. After his PhD he moved to the Danish Technical University (Denmark) with an HC Oersted Fellowship “for attracting Highly Talented researchers”. He was part of the founding team of the Center for Electron Nanoscopy (CEN), the most advanced European center in electron microscopy at the time. In 2010, he spent a year at the University of Oxford working on the prototyping of radhard sensors for electrons. Lionel rejoined the Spanish research system as part of the European H2020 project Al-NanoFunc (2011-2014) for establishing an advanced electron microscopy facility. Nowadays, Lionel is funded at the University of Cádiz for carrying research in applied metrology using Computer Vision, with a strong focus on technology transfer with companies in the context of the Industry 4.0 paradigm. Currently he leads a R&D project that involves the development of neuromorphic sensors for efficient nanometrology in the field of electron microscopy.

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Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Dr. Jos Haverkort is an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He currently specializes on III/V semiconductor nanowires for photovoltaic applications, solar water splitting and LEDs. He is also involved in the study of hexagonal SiGe nanowires for photovoltaics and light emission. Under his guidance, an 11.1% efficiency InP nanowire array solar cell was reported in 2013. Recently, a top-down etched InP nanowire...

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Dr. Jos Haverkort is an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He currently specializes on III/V semiconductor nanowires for photovoltaic applications, solar water splitting and LEDs. He is also involved in the study of hexagonal SiGe nanowires for photovoltaics and light emission. Under his guidance, an 11.1% efficiency InP nanowire array solar cell was reported in 2013. Recently, a top-down etched InP nanowire solar cell was developed with an efficiency of 17.8%. This cell allowed a comparison between a planar and a nanowire solar cell and generated important insight into the fundamentals of a solar cell.

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University of Aveiro, Portugal

Ana Luísa Daniel-da-Silva graduated in Chemical Engineering (2000) by Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal) in 2000 and got her PhD degree in Materials Science, cum laude, from University of Alicante (Spain) in 2005. Since June 2009 she is Researcher at CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials and Chemistry Department of the University of Aveiro (UA). Her main scientific interests concern the development of nanostructured materials including functional...

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Ana Luísa Daniel-da-Silva graduated in Chemical Engineering (2000) by Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal) in 2000 and got her PhD degree in Materials Science, cum laude, from University of Alicante (Spain) in 2005. Since June 2009 she is Researcher at CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials and Chemistry Department of the University of Aveiro (UA). Her main scientific interests concern the development of nanostructured materials including functional nanoparticles and nanocomposites for applications in nanomedicine, bionanotechnology and water remediation. In particular, she is interested in novel strategies for surface modification with biopolymers and synthetic routes for preparing nanomaterials with innovative and enhanced properties, aiming the development of green nanosorbents and biocompatible nanomaterials. She has authored or co-authored 3 patent applications, 7 book chapters and more than 60 papers in international peer reviewed journals. In addition she has co-edited the book ‘Nanocomposite Particles for Bio-applicationsMaterials and Bio-interfaces’ (Pan Stanford, 2011). She has completed the supervision of 17 MSc theses and 17 graduation projects. At the present she (co-)supervises the scientific work of 3 Post-Doc fellows, 3 PhD students, 1 MSc student and 3 MSc researchers hired in the scope of the projects that are in progress. She has been strongly involved to several teaching activities namely by lecturing topics for post-graduation students within the subjects Nanochemistry and Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry. As part of her academic activities she has been involved in communicating chemistry for non-specialized audiences, in particular issues related to Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials.

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University of Aveiro, Portugal

Andrei L. Kholkin received the Ph.D. degree from the A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1987.,He held research positions at IFW, Dresden, Germany, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA. He is currently a Research Coordinator and the Head of the Laboratory of Advanced Microscopy of Nanomaterials, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal. His laboratory develops multifunctional materials and scanning probe...

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Andrei L. Kholkin received the Ph.D. degree from the A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1987.,He held research positions at IFW, Dresden, Germany, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA. He is currently a Research Coordinator and the Head of the Laboratory of Advanced Microscopy of Nanomaterials, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal. His laboratory develops multifunctional materials and scanning probe microscopy techniques. He has authored or coauthored over 500 technical papers in this area including numerous reviews and book chapters.,Dr. Kholkin is a member of the Ferroelectric Standing Committee of IEEE, the Materials Research Society, and the Portuguese Materials Society. He was a recipient of the Excellency Award from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and Ferroelectrics Recognition Award of IEEE. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control and a member of editorial boards of several journals.

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