Graphene Korea 2019 International Conference

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.


Dr. Rune Wendelbo

Abalonyx AS, Norway

CEO / General Manager at Abalonyx AS Worked as researcher at SINTEF in Oslo from 1988 - 2005. Worked with preparation and characterization of catalysts and adsorbents in SINTEF. Established Abalonyx in 2005 and Graphene Batteries in 2012.


Prof. Won-Chun Oh

Hanseo University, Rep. of Korea

Won-Chun Oh is a Professor in the Department of Advanced materials and engineering at Hanseo University in Korea. He received his B.S. (1986), MS (1988) from Dankook University in Seoul, Korea. He obtained a Ph.D. degree at same University in 1995 with his thesis titled, ‘A Study on the Deintercalation Mechanism for Stage 1, 2 of H2SO4-Graphite Intercalation Compounds’. And, he worked as senior researcher first in Seoul National University of Education during 1990-1998. He started his current faculty position as full Professor at Hanseo University in 1998. And, he is guest professor in Anhui University of Architecture, Hefei University and Anhui University of Science and Technology in China. He obtained the ‘Research Front’ award from Korean Carbon Society in 2004, for his pioneering work on ordered ACF electrodes, and obtained the ‘Yangsong’ award from Korea Ceramic Society in 2009, the “Excellent Paper Award” from Korea Journal of Material Research in 2010, and the Best Paper Award” from Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry in 2011 and 2012 for his pioneering work on ordered metal combining nanomaterials and photocatalysts, and Award of appreciation from ICMMA2011 in China. He is ICMMA committee board member and, was appointed as one of the “Conference Chairman and Local Chairman” from 2007 to 2014.

His research focusses on  synthesis of nanostructured materials such as metal/nanocomposite, graphene materials and metal nanoparticles, and their catalytic applications for future energy sources and green chemical technologies.


Prof. Philip Feng

University of Florida, USA

Philip Feng currently Professor at Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida, USA. His group’s research is primarily focused on advanced semiconductors (including 2D crystals and wide bandgap materials), emerging nanoscale devices, quantum engineering, and integrated micro/nanoscale systems. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech. He was one of the 81 young engineers selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2013 U.S. Frontier of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium. Subsequently, he was selected to receive the NAE Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Award in 2014. His recent awards include the NSF CAREER Award, several Best Paper Awards (with his advisees, at IEEE and American Vacuum Society (AVS) conferences), a university-wide T. Keith Glennan Fellowship, the Case School of Engineering Graduate Teaching Award (2014) and the Case School of Engineering Research Award (2015). A Senior Member of IEEE, he has served on the Technical Program Committees (TPC) and as Track/Session Chairs for IEEE IEDM, IEEE MEMS, Transducers, IEEE IFCS, IEEE SENSORS, IEEE NANO, etc., and as the MEMS/NEMS Chair for American Vacuum Society (AVS) 61st to 63rd International Symposia


Mr. Joung-Hoon Lee

CEO, Standard Graphene, Rep of Korea


  • Carnegie Mellon University, Industrial Management & Economics (1996)
  • Harvard University, Senior Executive Program (1997)
  • Duquesne University, MBA & MIS (1999)


  • IDT International Inc., Vice President (2014 - 2015)
  • STANDARD GRAPHENE Inc, President (2015 - present)

Award & Activity

  • CGI(Clinton Global Initiative) LEAD, Global 21 Leaders (2010)
  • Fortune Korea, 2017 Korea Leader Award (2017)


Company Profile (Standard Graphene): we succeeded in achieving Korea's first mass production of graphene with basic technologies and modern facilities to provide graphene and graphene oxide to leading customers. We consider customer satisfaction to be our company's main goal, and all of our employees are endeavoring to meet customer needs with various products of the highest quality at the best price.


Prof. Sang Ouk Kim

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

Dr. Sang Ouk Kim is the KAIST designated chair professor in the department of materials science & engineering, KAIST and the director of ‘National Creative Research Initiative Centre for Multi-Dimensional Directed Nanoscale Assembly’ in Korea. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in the department of chemical engineering at KAIST. After his Ph.D. at 2000, He worked with prof. Paul Nealey in the University of Wisconsin-Madison as postdoctoral researcher and contributed to the pioneering research works for the birth of DSA. He joined the faculty member of KAIST in 2004 and have served for almost 12 years already. Prof. Kim’s current research is focusing on the directed assembly of various nanoscale materials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, 2D transition metal chalcogenides as well as block copolymers. To date, he co-authored more than 160 international journal papers and his h-index is higher than 55 (google scholar). Prof. Kim is serving on the editorial board members of several academic journals, including ‘Molecular Systems Design & Engineering (RSC), ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces’ and ‘Particle & Particle Systems Characterization’ (Wiley). He has received numerous academic awards for his research, including KAIST Grand Prize for Research, Korean Prime Minister Award and Presidential Young Scientist Award.


Prof. Ho Won Jang

Seoul National University, Rep. of Korea

Ho Won Jang is an Associate Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in Seoul National University. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in 2004. He worked as a Research Associate at University of Madison-Wisconsin from 2006 to 2009. Before he joined Seoul National University in 2012, he worked in Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) as a Senior Research Scientist. He received Graduate Student Award in 2003 MRS Fall Meeting, Outstanding Poster Award in 2010 MRS Spring Meeting, Young Ceramist Award from Korean Ceramic Society in 2014, and Shinyang Academic Award from the College of Engineering of Seoul National University in 2016. He is a member of Young Korea Academy Science and Technology and an Editor of the journal Electronic Materials Letters. His research interests include material synthesis and device fabrication for solar water splitting cells, chemical sensors, memristors, plasmonics, and metal-insulator transition. He has published about 240 papers in international refereed journals.


Dr. Artem Mishchenko

Manchester University, United Kingdom

Artem Mishchenko is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, the University of Manchester. His research interests are in the fields of condensed matter physics and nanotechnology, with the emphasis on quantum transport in van der Waals materials; in addition, he has strong expertise in electronics, nanoelectromechanical systems, and instrumentation development. The major contributions to these fields have been published in over 70 peer-referred papers, many in Science and Nature journals, leading to more than 11000 citations and h-index of 33. He is regularly invited to present his results on international conferences; he also leads the collaboration between Manchester and High Magnetic Field Facilities in Europe. He has initiated several new research directions, such as a tunnelling and capacitance spectroscopy of van der Waals heterostructures, and nanoelectromechanics in 2D materials; his works led to the development of many new functional devices, including nanoscale transistors and photovoltaic sensors. As a recognition of his achievements, he has received several prestigious awards including SNSF Fellowship, EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, and EMFL Prize 2018. He is also named in 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics.


Prof. Soon-Gil Yoon

Chungnam National University, Rep. of Korea

Soon-Gil Yoon received his Ph.D. from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea in 1988. He is a professor in materials science and Engineering, Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea. He is a current director of Brain-Korea (BK) plus in School of Advanced Materials. His current research interests are thin film capacitor, thin film thermoelectric and piezoelectric for energy harvesting, Photo conductor, TCO, DSSC (Perovskite solar cell), Graphene growth by RTP-CVD, and Antibacterial using nanoparticles and thin films.


Prof. Kah-Wee Ang

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Kah-Wee Ang is currently a Faculty Member with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore.  He is also an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports, a journal from Nature Research.  He has served on several Technical Program Committees and Session Chairs for IEEE EDSSC, IEEE EDTM, MRS Spring Meeting, OSA IPR, etc. His current research interests include nanoelectronics and nanophotonics technologies, with emphasis on 2D materials, devices, and circuits applications.  He was conferred the President's Technology Award, the highest national honors bestowed on exceptional research scientists and engineers for their excellent achievements in science and technology.  He received the IEEE Paul Rappaport Award for the best paper published in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. He also won the IEEE Electron Devices Society Graduate Fellowship Award and the TSMC Outstanding Graduate Research Gold Award.


Dr. Richard Collins

IDTechEx, United Kingdom

Richard Collins, PhD, is a senior technology analyst at IDTechEx where he leads their research on lightweight technologies. This research focuses on advanced materials including composites, advanced porous materials, lightweight metals, and nanomaterials. Richard's work has included authorship of several IDTechEx reports with granular market forecasts and technology benchmarking, interview-based company profiles for companies spanning the entire value chain, keynote and masterclass presentations at international conferences, and delivering custom consulting projects for billion-dollar companies. Richard was awarded his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford. He worked on the design and synthesis of organometallic catalysts as part of an industrial collaboration concerning the production of elastomers.


Prof. Soon-Yong Kwon

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Rep. of Korea

Soon-Yong Kwon is a Professor  in  the  School  of  Materials Science  and Engineering  at  Ulsan  National  Institute  of  Science  and  Technology  (UNIST),  Ulsan,  Korea from November2008.He received his B.S. (1999), M.S. (2001), and Ph. D. degrees (2005) in Materials Science  and Engineering from Seoul  National University. From  2005  to  2007,  he was  a  postdoctoral  associate  in  Department  of  Electrical  Engineering  at  Yale University. From  2007  to  2008,  he  was  a  postdoctoral  scholar  in  Department  of  Materials  Science  and Engineering at University  of California,  Los Angeles. From 2015 to 2016, he was a visiting scholar in Department of Physics at University of Washington. His research seeks to address outstanding  problems  in  semiconductor  science  and  technology.  To this  end  he  pursues investigations  in  the  areas  of  optoelectronic/photovoltaic materials,  2D  semiconductors,  and carbon nanomaterials. He is currently a board member of Korea Society of Optoelectronics, a fellow of Korean Vacuum Society, and  a  member  of  American  Vacuum  Society,  Korean Physical Society, and Korean Institute of Metals and Materials


Prof. Mar Garcia Hernandez

CSIC Spanish National Research Council, Spain

Prof Hernandez is  Research  Professor  at  CSIC  Instituto  de  CiencIa  de  Materiales  de Madrid where she leads the Magnetism and Magnetotransport Laboratory. She graduated from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and worked for her PhD in Molecular Physics at CSIC  Instituto  de  Estructura  de la  Materia  while collaborationg with  the  Cavendish Laboratory, The J Heyrovskiy Institute in Prague and EPFL.  As a postdoc, she started her work  in  experimental  condensed  matter  physics,  exploring  excitations  in  disordered materials at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Back to Spain, she started working in highly

correlated materials and heterostructures. Recently, she started work on 2D materials and coordinates the work on graphene by several groups in the Graphene Flagship where she leads the Enabling Materials Work Package. She is the Scientific Director of the Nationwide Contest Arquimedes to encourage students to do research at the very early state of their careers. She has published near 250 publications in international journals.


Prof. Feng Ding

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)- Ulsan, Rep. of Korea

Prof. Feng Ding obtained his Bs, Ms and PhD degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Fudan University and Nanjing University in 1993, 1996 and 2002, respectively. Then he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Gothenburg University in Sweden from 2003 to 2005. From 2005, he joined Rice University as a Research Scientist until the end of 2008. From 2009 to 2016, he joined the Institute of Textile and Clothing of Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor (from 2013). From 2017, he joined UNIST as a Distinguished Professor and the IBS-CMCM as a group leader. Prof. Ding’s research group’s research interests mainly focus on the computational method development, theoretical exploration of various carbon materials and 2D materials, especially on their formation mechanism, the kinetics of their nucleation, growth and etching. Prof. Ding has co-authored more than190 SCI papers in Science, Science Advances, Nature serial journals, PNAS, Phys. Rev. Lett., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mat., etc.


Dr. Rezal Khairi Ahmad

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 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.


Dr. Henrik Sandberg

VTT Technical research centre of Finland Ltd., Finland

Henrik Sandberg is a principal scientist at VTT’s centre for Printable and Hybrid Functionalities with a PhD in physics from Åbo Akademi University in Finland. His work is currently focussed on printed electronic devices and circuits, polymer device physics, printing technology and printing ink formulation as well as heterogeneous and monolithic integration for flexible electronics. He coordinates work on printed graphene based materials and hybrid integration, specifically targeting flexible applications such as wearable devices. He specializes in device and circuit development as well as the development of analog printing compatible processing techniques from the lab to the R2R pilot scale and on related ink development, in particular on the topics of thin film polymer transistors and circuits, organic photovoltaics and graphene and other 2D material applications. He is the coordinator of the Flexible Electronics work package in the Graphene Flagship project


Prof. Elena Polyakova

Graphene Laboratories Inc, NY, USA

Dr. Elena Polyakova is the CEO of Graphene Laboratories Inc, NY, USA. Dr Polyakova served as Co-Chief Executive Officer at Graphene 3D Lab. Previously Dr. Polyakova had served for two and a half years as the company's Chief Operating Officer. She was instrumental in bringing the first graphene filament to market. Dr. Polyakova is also the co-founder of Graphene Laboratories, Inc. where she has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President since 2009. The company pioneered the commercial graphene production market. Dr. Polyakova has grown the company's client base substantially in the past six years. Her expertise in 2D materials has been covered by prestigious news publishers such as BBC and Bloomberg. Dr. Polyakova has co-authored papers with Nobel and Kavli prize winners, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences. She previously was one of the first graphene researchers in the Flynn Group at Columbia University. She received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California and a Master's degree in Physical Chemistry from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.


Prof. Kuan Eng Johnson Goh

Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore

Kuan Eng Johnson Goh is Head of Department for Quantum Technologies for Engineering, and Principal Investigator for Spin-valley Qubits at IMRE A*STAR (Singapore). Trained as Physicist (VUW, New Zealand), Engineer (Sheffield, UK) and Educator (NIE/NTU, Singapore), he went on to obtain his PhD in 2007 from the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology in the University of New South Wales (Sydney). He joined A*STAR in 2006 and contributed to materials science and engineering research ranging from atomic-scale 3D printing with silicon atoms, to highly conductive 3D printable thermoplastics, to 2D semiconductors and to quantum devices. His current endeavour is to meld his multidisciplinary research expertise in quantum information technologies, nanoelectronics, machine learning. additive manufacturing towards disruptive quantum technologies.


Prof. Tae-Woo Lee

Seoul National University, Rep. of Korea

Tae-Woo Lee is an associate professor in the department of the materials science and engineering at Seoul National University, Korea. He received his Ph.D in chemical engineering from KAIST, Korea in February 2002. Then, he joined Bell Laboratories, USA as a postdoctoral researcher in 2002. From September 2003 to August 2008, he worked in Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Samsung Electronics as a member of research staff. From August 2008 to August 2016, he worked as assistant and associate professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea. He received a prestigious Korea Young Scientist Award from the President of Korea in 2008 and The Scientist of the Month Award from the ministry of science, ICT and future planning in 2013. He is author and co-author of 139 papers including Science, Nature Photonics, Science Advances, Nature Communications, PNAS, Energy and Environmental Science, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, and Advanced Functional Materials, as well as inventor and co-inventor of 339 patents (155 Korean patents and 184 international patents). His research focuses on organic, organic-inorganic hybrid, perovskite, and carbon & 2D materials and their applications to flexible electronics, printed electronics, displays, solid-state lightings, solar energy conversion devices, and neuromorphic devices.


Prof. Cristiane Morais Smith

University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

C. Morais Smith works on condensed matter physics, more specifically on strongly correlated systems. Her research spans a large variety of lowdimensional quantum systems, ranging from high-temperature superconductors to quantum Hall systems, graphene, and carbon nanotubes. More recently, she became interested also in cold atoms physics. When loaded into optical lattices, ultracold quantum gases allow us to emulate condensed matter systems. The research done in her group involves mostly analytical techniques, such as field theory, renormalization group, Chern-Simons theory, bosonization, etc. The emphasis of her research resides in the connections between different physical systems, and how the knowledge of one system can be used to help the understanding of a more complex one.


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.


Dr. Blanca Biel

Department of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics, University of Granada, Spain

Dr. Blanca Biel received her Ph.D. in Physics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) in 2006. After a two-year postdoctoral stay at CEA-LETI (Grenoble, France) she joined the University of Granada (Spain), where she is currently a Research Fellow at the Department of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics.

Her research focuses on the electronic and quantum transport properties of one-and two- dimensional materials by means of Density Functional Theory based methods, in particular the impact of disorder at the atomic scale, and the first-principles Scanning Probe Microscopy characterization of such materials.


Prof. Vitor M. Pereira

Centre for Advanced 2D Materials and Graphene Research Centre National University of Singapore, Singapore

Vitor M. Pereira is a physicist working in the area of quantum condensed matter theory at the National University of Singapore, where he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics and a member of the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials. Comfortable with both analytical and numerical techniques, he contributed to – and is interested in – understanding the fundamental electronic properties of novel solid state materials as well as the potential of new phenomena for applications. His work covers different aspects of electronic disorder, interactions, magnetism, strongly correlated phases, linear and nonlinear optical properties, spin and charge transport, across a range of distinct physical systems. He has, in particular, made recognized seminal contributions to the theory of graphene physics related to disorder, strain-engineered electronic properties, and the new physics afforded by supercritical charged impurities. His recent attention has been toward exploring effects of electronic correlation, nonlinear optics, and new phenomena derived from nontrivial electronic topology in other two-dimensional crystals and topological materials.