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The 6th Edition of the European Graphene Forum

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Vladimir Falko

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 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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Prof. Xinliang Feng

Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Prof. Feng is the head of the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials at Technische Universität Dresden. He received his Bachelor’s degree in analytic chemistry in 2001 and Master’s degree in organic chemistry in 2004. Then he joined the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research for PhD thesis, where he obtained his PhD degree in April 2008. In December 2007, he was appointed as a group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, and in 2012, he became a distinguished group leader. His current scientific interests include organic synthetic methodology in aromatic coupling reactions; organic synthesis of pi-conjugated system; bottom-up synthesis and top-down fabrication of graphene nanoribbons in the solution and on the surface; 2D conjugated polymers and supramolecular polymers for optoelectronic applications; graphene-based 2D nanomaterials and low-dimensional nanostructured functional as well as hybrid materials for energy storage and conversion; mesoporous covalent-bonding organic frameworks and nanostructured functional carbon materials for energy storage and conversion; new energy devices and technologies.

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Prof. Bart J. van Wees

University of Groningen, Netherlands

Bart van Wees (Nootdorp, 1961), Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Groningen, is a known authority in his field and considered to be one of the best physicists in the world. He is a brilliant researcher in the highly complex field of conductance in nanostructures and was a pioneer in the new field of spintronics (rotation of electrons). He was awarded the NWO Spinoza Prize in 2016 – also known as the Dutch Nobel Prize – for his groundbreaking work. Van Wees made his mark early on in his scientific career with a revolutionary breakthrough in the research into quantizing the conductance of a point contact. It was for this work that he received the McMillan Award from the University of Illinois in 1990 and, together with two colleagues, the Shell Prize two years later. The content of his most cited article on this research, an article from 1987, now appears in all textbooks on the steps of quantized conductance. Having transferred to the UG in 1991, he continued his pioneering work with fundamental research into superconductivity in nanostructures, a field that is now largely based on his work. This was the groundwork that led him to become the world-leading scientist he is today. His research now focuses on a completely new field: spintronics or the study of the rotation of electrons. He was the first in the world to succeed in achieving what is termed spin injection in graphene. Graphene is a new, extremely thin two-dimensional material that consists of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a h exagonal lattice. Both the possible applications and the economic impact of this research on business are unprecedented. Furthermore, Van Wees’s work has led not only to interesting discoveries but also to breakthroughs that are relevant to society. For instance, he is looking for properties in materials that are also present at room temperature, which can be used in practice. One of his greatest skills is linking fundamental research to practical applications. With his great passion for physics and his unique talent, Van Wees is a particularly productive scientist, who boats more than 250 outstanding scientific publications and over 18,000 citations. He ranks among the absolute top in his field and has a unique ability to apply science to society.

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Prof. Yury Gogotsi

Drexel University, USA

Dr. Yury Gogotsi is Distinguished University Professor and Trustee Chair in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University. He also holds courtesy appointments in the Departments of Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Drexel University, and serves as Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute. He served as Associate Dean of the College of Engineering from 2003 to 2007.

Yury Gogotsi΄s research group works on all kinds of nanostructured carbons and other nanomaterials. His research group works on carbon nanotubes,nanoporous carbide-derived carbons,and nanofluidics. He has also contributed to theareas of structural ceramics,corrosion of ceramic materials, and pressure-induced phase transformations,creating a new research field called high pressure surface science and engineering. His research is focused on the fundamental and applied aspects of synthesis and characterization of carbon nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanodiamond and nanoporous carbons), ceramic nanoparticles (whiskers, nanowires, etc) and composites. Currently Gogotsi΄s team in Drexel Nanotechnology Institute develops and studies new nanomaterials and works closely with industry with the goal to significantly decrease the time from discovery to commercial application of new materials. He has co-authored 2 books, edited 13 books, and obtained more than 40 patentsand authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, including more than 10 papers in Science and Nature family journals.

His research has been recognized with a European Carbon Association Award, Chang Jiang Scholar Award, S. Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies, G.C. Kuczynski Prize from the International Institute for the Science of Sintering, Roland Snow Award from the American Ceramic Society (4 times), NANOSMAT Prize, I.N. Frantsevich Prize from the Ukrainian Academy of Science, R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine (twice) and two Nano 50TM Awards from NASA Nanotech Briefs. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Materials Research Society, The Electrochemical Society, as well as Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics and Full Member of the International Institute for the Science of Sintering.

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Prof. Krzysztof Kozol

Cranfield University, UK

Prof Koziol is currently Professor of Composites Engineering and Head of Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre and Enhanced Composites & Structures Centre at Cranfield. He completed PhD at University of Cambridge, Magdalene College, 2007. Koziol is a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and mentor. He was The Royal Society Research Fellow, Pembroke College Fellow and Oppenheimer Research Fellow, based in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, where he led Electric Carbon Nanomaterials Research Group. His areas of expertise are nanotechnology & energy, carbon nanotubes, graphene, synthesis of nanomaterials, design of catalysts for carbon nanotube formation, chirality control of carbon nanotubes, carbon nanotube based fibres and wires. Prof Koziol pioneered controlled synthesis approach to carbon nanotubes and graphene, developed synthetic routes for chirality control of carbon nanotubes, catalyst-free gas phase production of graphene, continuous manufacturing of highly aligned carbon nanotube based electric wires and first carbon based electrical machines (including electric motor and electrical transformer). He is founder of several companies on commercialisation of CNT and graphene. Prof Koziol working with Hub team on Fundamental Node projects on exploring properties of graphene composites and heterostructures. Prof. Krzysztof Koziol, www.kkoziol.org.

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Prof. Arben Merkoçi

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Barcelona, Spain

ICREA Research Professor and leader of the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group, Arben Merkoçi obtained his PhD at the University of Tirana (Albania) in ion selective electrodes. Since 1992 he has carried out research as postdoctoral fellow and research professor at the Polytechnic University of Budapest (Hungary), University of Ioannina (Greece), Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and New Mexico State University (USA). His research is focused on the integration of biological molecules and other species with micro- and nanostructures of interest in the design of novel (bio)sensors.

Prof. Merkoçi is Co-Editor in Chief of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, the principal international journal devoted to research, design development and application of biosensors and bioelectronics, member of editorial board of Electroanalysis, Microchimica Acta and other journals.

Prof. Merkoçi has published 305 articles (H-index / citations: Google Scholar 79 / 21920; WOS 66 / 16334 as of 08/09/2020) and supervised 30 PhD theses. He is also involved in teaching PhD courses in field of nanomaterial-based biosensors in several Spanish and international centres. He has been member of commission for establishing of the new Nanoscience and Nanotechnology undergraduate academic curricula at UAB, the first one in Spain started during the academic year 2010-2011. He is member of the Academics Working Group of BIST and coordinator of the Nanodiagnostics module of Nanotechnology Master of UAB. He has got several national and international grants related to nanomaterials application in biosensors and his group is collaborating with several worldwide leading labs in the field of nanobiosensors.

Prof. Merkoçi serves also as scientific evaluator and member of panels of experts of various international governmental and nongovernmental agencies (FP EU including ERC panel, USA, various EU and other countries), member of scientific committee of various international congresses, director of several workshops and other scientific events and have been invited to give plenary lectures, keynote and invited speeches in more than 200 occasions in various countries. Prof. Merkoçi is the co-founder of two spin-off companies: GraphenicaLab, devoted to graphene patterning, and PaperDrop, to clinical diagnostics.

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Prof. Davide Donadio

University of California Davis, USA

Davide Donadio is a theoretical materials scientist. He earned his Ph.D. in 2003 at the University of Milan, with a work that featured electronic structure calculations and molecular dynamics simulations of silicate glasses. He then moved to ETH Zurich (Prof. Parrinello's group), where he studied materials at extreme conditions and crystal nucleation. In 2007 he joined Prof. Galli's group at UC Davis and worked on nanoscale heat transport in thermoelectrics. From 2010 to 2015 he lead the Max Planck Research Group for "Theory of nanostructures" at the MPI for Polymer Research in Mainz (Germany), investigating non-equilibrium processes at the nanoscale by molecular simulations. In 2014 he was appointed Ikerbasque professor at DIPC (Donostia, Spain), and he then moved to UC Davis, where he continues his research activity on crystallization, surface chemistry, and nanophononics. He has published 108 peer-reviewed articles and three book chapters.

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Dr. Nanshu Lu

University of Texas, USA

Dr. Nanshu Lu is currently Temple Foundation Endowed Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University and then Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship at UIUC before joining UT-Austin. Her research concerns the mechanics, materials, manufacture and human integration of soft electronics. She has published more than 90 journal articles with more than 13,000 citations. She was the funding Associate Editor of Soft Robotics and is on the Editorial Board of Sensors. She has been named 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review and IAAM (International Association of Advanced Materials) Fellow. She has received NSF CAREER Award, ONR and AFOSR Young Investigator Awards, 3M non-tenured faculty award, and iCANX/ACS Nano Inaugural Rising Star Lectureship.

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Prof. Zhongfan Liu

Peking University, China

Liu Zhongfan received his PhD from the University of Tokyo in 1990. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Japan, he became an associate professor (1993), full professor (1993) and Cheung Kong Chair professor (1999) of Peking University. He was elected as the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2011. He is now the director of Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and Center for Nanochemistry of Peking University. His research interest is focused on low dimensional carbon materials and novel 2D atomic crystals targeting nanoelectronic and energy conversion devices together with the exploration of fundamental phenomena in nanoscale systems.

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Prof. Andrey Turchanin

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Andrey Turchanin studied physics and materials science at the National University of Science and Technology, Moscow (Ph.D. 1999). In 2000 he moved to the University of Karlsruhe with an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. 2004-2014 he joined the Faculty of Physics at the University of Bielefeld where he completed his habilitation in 2010. In 2012 Turchanin was awarded a Heisenberg Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and in 2013 the Bernhard-Heß-Prize of the University of Regensburg for his research in the field of emerging 2D materials. In 2014 he became a professor of physical chemistry at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, where he is leading the group of “Applied Physical Chemistry & Molecular Nanotechnology”. His current research interests are focused on the materials science of 2D materials and their applications in electronics, optoelectronics and nanobiotechnology.

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Prof. Vito Di Noto

University of Padova, Italy

Prof. Vito Di Noto is full Professor of Chemistry for Energy and Solid State Chemistry in the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Padova, Italy, where he is the current head of the section “Chemistry for Technologies”. He is the founder and the team leader of the Chemistry of Materials for the Metamorphosis and the Storage of Energy group (CheMaMSE), whose research activities include the development of new materials for application in the electrochemical energy field. Currently, the research of Prof. Di Noto focuses on the synthesis and studies of the structure, relaxation phenomena and electrochemistry of ion-conducting, dielectric and electrode materials. He is currently involved in collaborations with several top-level universities, research institutions and companies worldwide. Prof. Di Noto is and was Chairman of the most important international conferences on his research topics; he is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Energy Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society (ECS). Prof. Di Noto has also been recently elected in the Advisory Board of Electrochimica Acta. He is author or co-author of more than 240 publications on “peer-reviewed” journals and 21 patents.

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Dr. Huanyu Cheng

Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, USA

Dr. Larry Cheng is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) and Materials Research Institute (MRI) at The Pennsylvania State University. His research group focuses on the design and fabrication of biologically inspired stretchable and transient electronics with applications in robotics, biomedicine, and energy. Dr. Cheng has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications and his work has been recognized through the reception of several awards. He also serves as an associate editor for Computers in Biology and Medicine and reviewer for over 120 international journals

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Prof. Sang Ouk Kim

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Prof. Sang Ouk Kim is the Chair Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at KAIST, Daejeon, Korea. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering, KAIST in 2000 and experienced postdoc research at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin- Madison. His main research interest focuses on the ÔDirected Molecular Assembly of Soft Nanomaterials, which includes: i) Block copolymer self-assembly, ii) Carbon nanotube and graphene synthesis and assembly, and iii) Soft electronics and op- toelectronics and iv) Nanoscale energy materials and devices. Detailed informa- tion can be found at http://snml.kaist.ac.kr.

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Dr. Mindaugas Lukosius

IHP, Institute for High Performance Microelectronics, Germany

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.

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Dr. Aleksandr Rodin

Yale-NUS College, Singapore

Dr Aleksandr Rodin is an assistant professor. He was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States at the age of 14. He attended the University of Southern California between 2003 and 2007, graduating with a BS in Physics. Following this, he obtained his PhD in Physics in 2012 from the University of California, San Diego. This led him to a two-year postdoctoral position with Boston University. He moved to Singapore in 2014 where he joined the Graphene Research Centre. There, he worked both on characterising new two-dimensional materials, as well as looking for their potential applications. In 2018, he joined Yale-NUS as a member of the Division of Science.

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Prof. Barbaros Özyilmaz

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

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.

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Dr. Marc Chaigneau

HORIBA Scientific, France

Marc Chaigneau received his PhD in solid-state physics from the University of Nantes in 2007. He joined the PICM lab (the Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films) at Ecole Polytechnique as a postdoctoral associate in 2008 and was appointed tenured researcher in 2010. His research activities were concentrated on the instrumental development of Tip-Enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS, aka NanoRaman) and stimulated TERS, as well as its application in strain measurements in semiconductors, nano-objects (CNTs, graphene) and the investigation of organic molecules at the nanoscale. A coordinator of national funded projects, Marc Chaigneau is the author of three patents, one book chapter and more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He received the ASTRE (Actions of Support for Technology and Research in Essonne) Prize in 2013. Marc Chaigneau joined HORIBA Scientific in 2015 to oversee development, applications and worldwide marketing of Raman spectroscopy products coupled with Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) for TERS. He received the IP Award from the HORIBA group for innovative intellectual property in 2016.

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Dr. Alba Centeno Perez

Graphenea, Spain

Dr Alba Centeno Perez is Graduated in Chemistry by the University of Oviedo. She carried out her doctoral studies in the Instituto Nacional del Carbon (INCAR-CSIC) in the field of Carbon based materials and received her PhD degree in 2010. During her PhD, she did two pre-doctoral stays in the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute for Energy Research, Department of Microstructure and Properties of Materials (Germany). As a result of the scientific impact of her thesis she received an award by the University of Oviedo for the best PhD Thesis defended in the field of Materials Science in the years 2010-2011. She joined GRAPHENEA in 2010 as Research Scientist and is author and co-author of more than 50 publications, including one Nature, one Science and 3 patents. Her research interest includes carbon-based materials, fabrication and characterization, with special emphasis on Graphene. She did several short stays in Centers such as the Microsystems Technology Laboratories of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Institute Heterogeneous Materials Systems of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie and ST Microelectronics in order to extend her expertise in Graphene field and promote graphene into industrial applications.

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Prof. Gerd Bacher

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Gerd Bacher studied physics and received his PhD at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He continued his career as senior scientist at Würzburg University and joined Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, as a guest professor 1996/1997. In 2003, Gerd Bacher got a full professorship for electronic materials and devices at the faculty of engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where he co-founded the center of nanointegration (CENIDE) and established the studying program NanoEngineering. His research activities cover nanomaterials and nanodevices for optoelectronic, electronic and spintronic applications, with a main focus on 2D materials and nanocrystals. He published > 250 scientific papers, delivered more than 80 invited talks, and acts as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and funding agencies.

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Prof. Jelena Radjenovic

Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain

Graduated in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Belgrade´s Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Serbia, in 2004. PhD in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Barcelona in July 2009 with “cum laude” distinction. 2009-2014: Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC), University of Queensland, Australia. November 2014-onwards: Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Girona, Spain. Awarded several prestigious fellowships: Queesland Early Career Smart Future Fellowship, Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship, Ramon y Cajal fellowship. 2017-2022: ERC Starting Grant ELECTRON4WATER. I am an expert in chemical and electrochemical advanced (waste)water treatment, with a focus on the fate of chemical contaminants. My research aims to increase the efficiency and resilience of water treatment and reuse through the development of sustainable, energy-efficient and renewable energy-driven technologies.Over the last years, I have been investigating electrochemical treatment systems and surpassing their major limitation - low current efficiency - by integrating them with engineered, low-cost carbon nanostructured materials in a nanoelectrochemical system (NES).  In addition, I am developing a hybrid nano-biotreatment based on accelerating the redox microbial reactions in anaerobic respiration by the addition of low-cost carbon nanomaterials. Electron shuttling by graphene derivatives drastically enhances the removal of pollutants and may improve the quality and quantity of the produced biogas, thus generating a positive energy balance.

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Dr. Lucia Gemma Delogu

Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica Città della Speranza, Padua, Italy

Dr. Lucia Gemma Delogu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Sassari (UNISS) since 2012. She received the Italian National Habilitation as an associate professor in Biochemistry. She leads the Laboratory of Bionanotechnology in the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy (UNISS). She received the title of Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (2007-2009) and was a visiting researcher at the Sanford-Burnham Institute of San Diego, CA, USA in 2008 and at the Department of Health and Human Services at the NIH in Bethesda, MD in 2013. In 2011, she was selected as one of the “200 Best Young Talents of Italy” from the Italian Ministry of Youth (Rome, Italy). She has received several awards including the prestigious “Medicine, Biology e Nanotechnology Award” in 2012 from the Association of GianFranco Del Prete and the “Bedside to bench & Back Lecture Series Achievement Award” National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA (2013). She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Translational Medicine. She is currently Visiting Professor under the “Eleonore Trefftz program Excellence in Science” at Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany. Today, Dr. Delogu’s laboratory focus on the study of nanomaterials in the biomedicine scenario, with a particular emphasis on: 1) their interactions with the immune system; 2) their potential use as contrast agents; 3) their application in space biology.

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Prof. Manish Chhowalla

University of Cambridge, UK

Manish Chhowalla is the Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science. His research interests are in the fundamental studies of atomically thin two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). In particular, his group studies the optical and electronic properties of different phases of 2D TMDs. He has demonstrated that it is possible to induce phase transformations in atomically thin materials and utilize phases with disparate properties for field effect transistors, catalysis, and energy storage. Prior to Cambridge, Prof. Chhowalla was a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. Before that, he was a doctoral student in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University Cambridge and Churchill College. After his doctorate and Royal Academy of Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship, Professor Chhowalla worked in industry where he developed applications for “amorphous diamond”.

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Dr. Stela Maria Pruneanu

National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Romania

Dr. Stela Maria Pruneanu is currently Group Leader at INCDTIM-Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She demonstrated throughout her scientific career that she can achieve scientific objectives and can produce high-quality work. She has 70 papers in highly-ranked ISI Journals, three book-chapters, six national patent applications and over 600 citations in peer-review papers (H- index 16). She has also been really active in presenting her work at both National and International Conferences (poster and oral communications) and in transferring her skills through teaching at an advanced level (in Teesside and Newcastle University, UK). She presented Seminars at prestigious Universities from Europe: Institute fur Festkörperphysik, Graz- Austria; Eötvös-Lorand University, BudapestHungary; Teesside University- UK; Newcastle University- UK. Her research experience is related with: preparation of metallic nanowires (gold, platinum), using alumina membranes as template; preparation of hybrid nanomaterials, using DNA as template (e.g. silver or gold nanowires, templated on DNA); detection of DNA hybridization using carbon nanotubes modified electrodes, as sensing transducer. Since 2010, her research work was focused on developing nanostructured sensors based on new types of graphene-modified electrodes used for the detection of various organic molecules: adenine; guanine; ssDNA; S-captopril; carbamazepine; hydrogen peroxide.

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Dr. Subramanyan Vasudevan

Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India

Dr. S. Vasudevan, did his Masters in 1988 and Ph.D in 1995 from Alagappa University, Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu, India). After a post-doc at the CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, he joined in the same institute and currently as Principal Scientist. He has been working in diverse areas of electrochemistry for the past 20 years. His research primarily focused on the areas of electrochemical water treatment, hydrogen generation by water electrolysis, synthesis of electro-inorganic chemicals, electrochemical waste management, electro-catalysis, magnesium batteries.  Dr. Vasudevan published more than 80 research papers in reputed peer reviewed journals and written seven book chapters. He has presented more than 80 research papers in national & international symposia and delivered more than 40 invited lectures, keynote address in many occasions both in India & abroad. He is serving as associate editor and editorial board member for different international journals including Nature publications. As an outcome of his innovative research, he has been granted with eleven Indian patents and one international patent. He has transferred five technologies to different industries that had great societal values. He was an Invited Professor at University of Paris (East), France in 2012. He is among the first Indian authors who contributed to the WILEY’s prestigious ULLMANN’S Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry (7th edition).  Dr. Vasudevan is the recipient of several awards like best paper award, best import substitution award, best technology award, and per capita ECF award from different organizations. He has been conferred the "International Best Researcher" award by the International Science Congress Association in 2012, “Eminent Scientist Award” by Indian Society for ElectroAnalytical Chemistry in 2013 and “International Highest Publication Award” by the International Science Congress Association  in 2014. He is the recipient of “MRSI Medal” by Materials Research Society of India. Dr. Vasudevan is a Fellow of International Science Congress Association (FISCA), International Congress of Chemistry and Environment (FICCE), Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science and Technology (FSAEST) and National Environmental Science Academy (FNESA).

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Prof. Eugene Kogan,

Bar Ilan University, Israel

Dr. Eugene Kogan is affiliated to the Department of Physics, Bar Ilan University. Dr. Eugene Kogan is currently providing services as Professor. Dr. Eugene Kogan has published numerous publications in various national and international peer-reviewed journals and presented scientific papers across the world. Because of the active association with different societies and academies as well as the contributions, Dr. Eugene Kogan is been recognized by the subject experts around the world. Dr. Eugene Kogan contributions are appreciated by various reputed awards. Dr. Eugene Kogan clinical and scientific research interests include Theoretical studies of condensed matter physics.

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Prof. Arindam Ghosh

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Dr Ghosh obtained PhD from the same Institute in 2000, following which became a postdoctoral fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory in the University of Cambridge, UK. As member of faculty at IISc since 2005, his work involves the fundamental physics and applications of nanoscale electronic devices, especially those based on exotic and new materials, such as graphene.

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