Nanometrology France 2016 Conference and Exhibition

Conference Speakers

Conference Chairs

Prof. Pierre-Michel Adam

University of technology of Troyes, France

Pierre-Michel Adam has obtained his PhD thesis in January 95 at the University of Burgundy (France). In january 95, Pierre Michel Adam has joined the University of Technology of Troyes as an assistant professor and has been appointed professor since february 2003. His fields of research are near-field microscopy and spectroscopy (fluorescence, absorption), surface plasmons, surface enhanced Raman scattering.


Prof. Jean-Yves Bottero

CNRS-CEREGE-France and DUKE University, USA

Prof Jean-Yves Bottero is a Research Director at CNRS (Emeritus) . He’s also the Director of the Labex SERENADE : Safe(r) and Ecodesign Research and Education applied to NAnomaterial Development and Director for France of the International Research Consortium I-CEINT (CNRS-DUKE Univ).He was appointed at the Centre Européen de Recherche et Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement-(CEREGE)- UMR 7330 CNRS-AMU-IRD (Aix-en-Provence France) since 1995 and as Adjunct Professor at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department DUKE University, Durham North Carolina-USA since 2006. He was appointed as Adjunct Professor of Environmental Engineering Science Department- Rice University- Houston Texas from 1996 to 2012. He has been involved in many committees including:

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Lyonnaise des Eaux Company : 1985-1990
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the SITA Group : 1990-1996
  • Director of the Research Project of SITA group-CNRS on « Solidification and Stabilization of Ultimate Solid Wastes ». 1993-1997
  • Director of Laboratoire des Géosciences de l’Environnement URA CNRS-Univ Aix-Marseille III : 1995-1998
  • Director of the Centre Européen de Recherche et Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement-(CEREGE)- UMR 7330 CNRS-AMU-IRD : 2007-2009
  • Member of the Scientific Commitee of Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers CNRS. 2007-2010
  • Member of the Eco Technology Scientific Commitee of the Agence national de la Recherche : 2005-2007
  • President of the  Eco-Technology Scientific Committee of the Agence national de la Recherche : 2008-2011.
  • Member of the reflexion committee Nanoscience-Nanotechnology  of ANR : 2009-2014
  • Member of the Competiveness Consortium RISKS grouping more than 200 companies and laboratories : 2006-….
  • Co-Foundator and Member of EA ECO Enterprise Consortium


He published more than 218 referenced publications in WEB of SCIENCE, 7177 Times cited, h-index 45 and many patents.



Prof. Jacques Jupille

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. 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

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Roland Wiesendanger

Institute of Applied Physics and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center Hamburg, Hamburg University, Germany

Prof Roland Wiesendanger studied physics at the University of Basel, where he received his Ph.D. in 1987 and his Habilitation degree in 1990, working in the field of scanning tunnelling microscopy. In 1992 he received an offer for a full professor position from the University of Hamburg related with the launch of the Microstructure Advanced Research Center Hamburg (MARCH). In Hamburg, Roland Wiesendanger has initiated the Center of Competence in Nano-scale Analysis "HanseNanoTec", the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center Hamburg (INCH), the Collaborative Research Center 668 of the German Research Foundation entitled "Magnetism from the single atom to the nanostructure", and the Cluster of Excellence "Nanospintronics" of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Since end of the eighties, Roland Wiesendanger pioneered the technique of Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy and Spectroscopy which allowed the first real-space observation of magnetic structures at the atomic level. Roland Wiesendanger also contributed significantly to the development of Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM) and Magnetic Exchange Force Microscopy. Roland Wiesendanger is author or co-author of 450 scientific publications and 2 textbooks, and editor or co-editor of 7 monographs and 7 conference proceedings. He presented more than 430 talks worldwide. For his outstanding research contributions, Roland Wiesendanger has been awarded with the Gaede-Prize of the German Vacuum Society in 1992, the Max Auwärter Prize in 1992, the Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize in 1999, the Philip Morris Research Prize in 2003, the ERC Advanced Grant Award in 2008, and the Nanotechnology Recognition Award of the American Vacuum Society in 2010. He is an elected member of the German Academy of Sciences "Leopoldina" (since 2000), the Hamburg Academy of Sciences (since 2005), and the German Academy of Technical Sciences (since 2008). Since 2012, he is Honorary Professor of the Harbin Institute of Technology (China).


Prof. Satoshi Kawata

Department of Applied Physics Osaka University - Japan

Satoshi Kawata received his BSc, Msc, and PhD all in Applied Physics in 1974, 76, and 79, respectively, from Osaka University.  After the experience of postdoctral fellow of JSPS, he spent two years in University of California, at Irvine as a Research Associate.  He joined Osaka University as a faculty member in 1981 and was promoted to Professor of Applied Physics in 1993. He joined RIKEN as a Chief Scientist from 2002 to 2012 and as a Team Leader from 2012 to 2015.

Professor Kawata is now the Distinguished Professor of Departments of Applied Physics and Frontier Bioscience at Osaka University, and a Honorary Scientist of RIKEN.  He is currently the President of JSAP (Japan Society of Applied Physics), and has served as General Chair of SPIE Nano Science and Engineering. He is a Fellow of OSA, IOP, SPIE, and JSAP.

He is one of the pioneers in near field optics (the inventor of tip-enhanced near-field microscopy), three-dimensional microscopy (laser  CT microscopy, 3D data storage), plasmoics (SPR sensors, plasmon holography, plasmon laser, plasmonic microscopy), two-photon engineering (two-photon polymerization, two-photon isomerization, two-photon photorefraction, two-photon SPP, etc), bio-imaging, and signal recovery.

He has authored/edited more than 30 books and published more than 400 papers with h-index 63, and was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Emperor of Japan, Japan IBM Science Award, LVMH da Vinci Excellence, Shimadzu Award, and many others. The "8-micron bull" fabricated with his invented two-photon technology has been awarded in Guinness World Record Book 2004 Edition. 


Prof. James M. Hill

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, 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.


Dr. Cinzia Casiraghi

School of Chemistry, University of Manchester - United Kingdom

Dr Cinzia Casiraghi received her BSc and MSc in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2006. In 2005 she was awarded with an Ernest Oppenheimer Early Career Research Fellowship, followed by the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship in 2007 and the prestigious Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, won in 2008. This Prize is given to young, cutting-edge researchers, providing them with risk capital to pursue innovative projects and establish their own lab at a very early stage in their careers. This allowed her to become a Junior Group Leader at the Physics Department of the Free University Berlin (Germany). From 2010 she is also a permanent Staff member of the School of Chemistry, at the University of Manchester (UK), where she has been appointed as lecturer in graphene’s chemistry. She is also member of the Athena Swan committee of the School of Chemistry.