The Global Advanced Materials & Surfaces International Conference 2024

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Rodrigo Ferrão de Paiva Martins

Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal

Rodrigo Martins is full professor at FCT-NOVA- Portugal, President of the European Academy of Sciences; President of the International Union of Materials Research Societies; Full Professor at FCT-NOVA. Member of the:

Rodrigo Martins is the founder and director of the Centre of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Processes of Uninova; leader of the Materials, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies group of I3N/CENIMAT and its sub-director; member of the nomination committee of the EIT KIC Raw Materials, Editor in Chief of the journal Discover Materials. He is expert in the field of advanced functional materials, nanotechnologies, microelectronics, transparent electronics (pioneer) and paper electronics (inventor), with more than:

- 1050 papers, from which 677 in the WoK

- 2 books; editing 8 books; 1 pedagogic text book in Portuguese (900 pages); book chapters 28.

- Patents: granted patents 43; 16 pending.
- Talks: about 600 talks, from which 100 as plenary/key note speakers, 200 as invited and 200 as regular in main international and national conferences, symposia and workshops.
- Posters: about 300 in main international and national conferences, symposia and workshops

He is Member of the:

  • Steering Committee of European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies, EuMat.
  • Joint Innovation Centre for Advanced Material Sino-Portuguese.

Rodrigo Martins was decorated with the gold medal of merit and distinction by the Almada Municipality for his R&D achievements. ORCID: Webpage:   Click here for more details. 


Prof. Jordi Arbiol

ICREA and Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and BIST, Catalonia, Spain

Prof. Jordi Arbiol graduated in Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in 1997, he went on to obtain his PhD (European Doctorate and PhD Extraordinary Award) in 2001 from this same institution in the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) applied to nanostructured materials. He was assistant professor at the UB. From 2009 to 2015 he was ICREA Professor and group leader at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC). He was President of the Spanish Microscopy Society (SME) (2017-2021) and held the position of vice-president from 2013 to 2017, having been a member of its Executive Board (2009-2021). In 2018 he was elected as Member of the Executive Board of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) (2019-2026).
Since 2015 he has been ICREA Professor and leader of the Advanced Electron Nanoscopy Group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and BIST. He is Scientific Supervisor of the Electron Microscopy Area at ICN2 and BIST, and also at the Electron Microscopy Center at the ALBA Synchrotron (EMCA). He has been one of the founding members of e-DREAM. He received the FWO Commemorative Medal (Flanders Research Foundation) in 2021, the BIST Ignite Award in 2018, the 2014 EU40 Materials Prize by the E-MRS, the 2014 EMS Outstanding Paper Award and was listed in the Top 40 under 40 Power List (2014) by The Analytical Scientist. As of May 2022 he has more than 415 peer-reviewed publications and more than 24700 citations (GoS) with h-index: 88 GoS (76 WoS).


Prof. Victor Puntes

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain

Prof. Dr. Victor Puntes is ICREA Research Professor with joint appointments in Vall Hebron Institute de Recerca (VHIR) (2014) and at the (ICN2) (2005). He has co-authored of over 175 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, with more than 10.821 citations.


Prof. Dr. Puntes has participated in 29 research projects funded by the by the European Union, the Spanish Government and private companies, launching numerous collaborations with national and international groups, participating in interdisciplinary panels and cooperation projects. He is co-founder of several spin offs, two of them based on licensed patents (2 of 9) of Puntes group: (2013-present) Applied Nanoparticles Co-founder and Scientific Director, spin off company of the ICN2 and UAB sponsored by Fundación Repsol. Prize Top 11 StartUp South Summit 2016.


(2009-2012) Centre for BioNanosafety and Sustainability (CNBSS), Scientific director. Dedicated to the investigation, analysis, co-development and education of nanotechnology with responsibility (following Responsible Research and Innovation –RRI- Principles). (2005-present) Endor technologies, Co-founder  a company dedicated at cosmetics and nanobiomedicine. (2007-present) Nanonica, Scientific Advisor, Swiss based company dedicated to invest on nanotechnology. (2009- present) Nanotargeting, Scientific Advisor, start-up company, Spain, dedicated to the development of our patent on cisPt delivered with AuNPs.


Prof. Oliver Schmidt

Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany

Oliver G. Schmidt received the Dr.rer.nat. degree from TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, in 1999. From 2007 to 2021, he was the Director of the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, Leibniz IFW Dresden, Dresden, Germany. He holds a Full Professorship for Materials Systems for Nanoelectronics at Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany. He is an Adjunct Professor for Nanophysics at Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, and holds an Honorary Professorship at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. His interdisciplinary activities bridge across several research fields, ranging from flexible electronics and microrobotics to energy storage and nanophotonics.


Prof. Laurence Masson

Aix-Marseille University, France

Laurence Masson is Professor of Physics at Aix-Marseille University (France). She received her Ph.D. in solid state physics in 1994 (University Paris-Sud) and defended her HDR diploma in materials science in 2007 (Aix-Marseille University). She is currently leader of the 2D ASAP (Two-dimensional Architectures Self Assembled and Properties) research team of the CINaM (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille) laboratory. She is also the coordinator of the master’s degree Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies at Aix-Marseille University. She is an expert in surface nanopatterning using bottom-up approaches and in template-controlled growth of nanostructures. She is a specialist of scanning probe microscopy. For the past fifteen years, her research interests have focused on 2D Xene materials, from their elaboration to the characterization of their peculiar properties.


Prof. Barbara Stella

University of Torino, Italy

Barbara Stella graduated in 1997 with honors in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Turin with experimental research on the preparation and stability study of sterically hindered disulfide cross-linked immunotoxins. She was awarded the prize for the Best Graduation Thesis on Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology of the University of Turin for her graduation academic year. She received her Ph.D. both in Italy and France with a co-tutorial research project between the University of Turin and the University of Paris XI (supervisors: prof. L. Cattel and prof. P. Couvreur), working on the preparation and the active targeting of long-circulating biodegradable nanoparticles for the administration of antitumor drugs. She was awarded the Prix de Thèse de Pharmacotechnie et Pharmaco-chimie from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Paris XI. From 2001 to 2007 she was granted fellowships for continuous full-time research in the Department of Drug Science and Technology of the University of Turin. Moreover, from 1998 she did several internships at the University of Paris XI working on particulate systems for antitumor therapy in the research group led by prof. P. Couvreur.

From 2008 to 2017 she was Assistant Professor in the Department of Drug Science and Technology of the University of Turin. From 2017 she is Associate Professor in the same Department. Her research activity mainly concerns: i) the preparation and characterization of nanocarriers (in particular, lipid and polymer nanoparticles, liposomes) for the delivery of drugs and diagnostic agents; ii) the synthesis and development of squalene bioconjugates for the delivery of active molecules through biocompatible lipid nanoparticles; iii) the association of drugs and nanocarriers to targeting moieties able to specifically recognize antigens expressed on target cell surface to further improve intracellular cell-specific drug delivery; iv) the synthesis and characterization of conjugates of active molecules with proteins and polymers.

She is a member of the Società Italiana di Tecnologia e Legislazione Farmaceutiche (SITELF) and a member of the executive council of the Controlled Release Society (Italy Chapter). She is author of more of 70 papers published in international journals, more of 140 conference abstracts and 4 patents in the field of drug delivery.