The 6th edition of the NanoMaterials for Energy and Environment 2020

NanoMatEn 2020
24 Jun - 26 Jun 2020 | Paris - France
Conference Speakers
Keynote Speakers
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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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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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Institute of Silicon Photovoltaics, Germany
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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 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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Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics, USA

Dr. Victor I. Klimov is a Fellow of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Director of the Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics (CASP), an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) of the US Department of Energy (DOE), and Leader of the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy Team. He is a Fellow of both APS and OSA and a recipient of a Humboldt Research Award.
Dr. Klimov is an expert in photophysics of nanocrystal quantum dots. The quantum dot program built...

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Dr. Victor I. Klimov is a Fellow of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Director of the Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics (CASP), an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) of the US Department of Energy (DOE), and Leader of the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy Team. He is a Fellow of both APS and OSA and a recipient of a Humboldt Research Award.
Dr. Klimov is an expert in photophysics of nanocrystal quantum dots. The quantum dot program built by him at LANL has been highly productive and influential, and defined many scientific directions presently pursued by the nanoscience community. His contributions to the field of quantum dots include discoveries of quantized Auger recombination and carrier multiplication, the first demonstrations of nanocrystal quantum dot lasing and single-exciton optical gain, and pioneering research in single-dot spectroscopy, nonlinear and ultrafast optics of quantum dots, quantum dot LEDs and luminescent solar concentrators. He has published >230 peer-reviewed papers cited in the literature >36,000 times.

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