Keynote Speech

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  • Prof. Roger M. Leblanc
    Speech Title: Versatile Carbon Dots: Syntheses, Characterizations and Applications

    Roger M. Leblanc received his B. S. in chemistry in 1964 from Université Laval, Canada, and Ph. D. in physical chemistry in1968 from the same university. From 1968 to 1970, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. George Porter, FRS, in Davy Faraday Research Lab, the Royal Institution of Great Britain. He was a professor from 1970 to 1993 at Department of Chemistry and Biology in Université du Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada. During this period, he was Chair from 1971 to 1975 at the same department, and Director from 1981 to 1991 at Photobiophysics Research Center. In 1994, he moved to University of Miami, where he has been a professor at Department of Chemistry since then. At University of Miami, he was Chair of Department of Chemistry from 1994 to 2002, and he is reappointed as Chair from 2013 to present. He is also Professor (Second Appointment) of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami (Miami, Florida, USA) and Department of Physics, University of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida, USA). In addition, he is Senior Fellow of the University of Miami Center on Aging (COA) (Coral Gables, Florida, USA).

    • Prof. Peter Cochrane OBE
      Speech Title: Smart Materials and Structures

      A seasoned professional with decades of hands on management, technology and operational experience, Peter progressed from linesman to Head of Research and CTO at BT where his 1000 strong team engaged in studies spanning optical fibre, fixed and mobile networks, complex systems, AI, AL, future products, human behaviour and interfaces. On leaving BT in 2000 he formed his own consultancy and an investment career involving eBookers, Shazam Entertainment, and a raft of smaller start ups. Peter has also been employed in the defence, logistics, travel, retail, energy, healthcare, transport and pharma sectors. As an advisor he has been engaged by UK, Singapore and Qatar government departments; he has also advised HP, Motorola, 3M, Dupont, Ford, Sun, Apple, Cisco, Rolls Royce, BMW, Jersey Telecom, Chorus, QCRI and FaceBook et al. In 2017 Peter was appointed Professor of Sentient Systems to the University of Suffolk, and he is also a visiting Professor to The University of Herfordshire, Salford, and Nottingham Trent University. Throughout his career Peter has received numerous awards including the IEEE Millennium Medal, Martlesham Medal, Prince Philip Medal, Queens Award for Export and Technology and an OBE. Numerous universities have also awarded Peter honorary degrees.

      • Prof. Vladimir M. Fomin
        Speech Title: Topological transitions in superconductor nanomembranes under a strong transport current

        Vladimir M. Fomin, Principal Researcher at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN), Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden. Member of APS, German Physical Society, European Physical Society, IEEE, MRS, Nanoscale Superconductivity COST Action (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics. Doctoral studies in Kishinev at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the State University of Moldova. Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1978. Work in the Lab. “Physics of Multi-Layer Structures” at the State University of Moldova (from scientific researcher to director). Research interests: non-linear optical properties and transport due to the charge-vibrational interaction in semiconductors and in multi-layer structures, including derivation of the phonon spectra and the electron–phonon interaction; classification of polaritons and phonons; polaronic, bipolaronic and excitonic effects in arbitrary multi-layer structures. State Prize of Moldova 1987. Dr. habilitat in physical and mathematical sciences (Academy of Sciences of Moldova, 1990). University Professor in Theoretical Physics (State University of Moldova, since 1995). Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Martin-Luther-University of Halle, 1993–1994). Research at the Lab. Theoretical Solid State Physics (University of Antwerp, 1995–2008) and the Group Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics (Eindhoven University of Technology, 1998–1999, 2003–2007), Division Quantum and Physical Chemistry (Catholic University of Leuven, 2008), Faculty of Physics (University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, 2008–2009), IIN IFW-Dresden (since 2009). Diploma of a Scientific Discovery of the Phenomenon of the Propagation of Spatially-Extended Interface Phonon Polaritons in Composite Superlattices (Academy of Natural Sciences of Russia, 1999). Medal “Academician P. L. Kapitsa” (Academy of Natural Sciences of Russia, 2000). Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2007). Scientific interests in nanophysics: theory of strain-induced self-rolled nano-architectures, in particular, physical properties of self-assembled nano- and microstructures (quantum rings, superlattices of quantum dots, rolled-up semiconductor and superconductor membranes), optical properties of quantum dots, persistent currents and magnetization of quantum rings; topological defects, phase boundaries and vortex matter in meso-, nanoscopic and patterned superconductors; superconducting properties of metallic nanograins; surface-induced magnetic anisotropy in mesoscopic systems of dilute magnetic alloys; quantum transport in sub-0.1 micron semiconductor devices; vibrational excitations and polaronic effects in nanostructures; thermoelectric properties of semiconductor nanostructures. 6 monographs, including “Self-rolled micro- and nanoarchitectures: Effects of topology and geometry”, De Gruyter, 2021; “Physics of Quantum Rings” (Editor), Springer, 2014; 2nd edition, Springer International Publishing, 2018, 3 textbooks, 13 review papers, 10 patents and more than 200 scientific articles.

      • Prof. Yuebing Zheng
        Speech Title: Optically Reconfigurable Architected Nanomaterials

        Yuebing Zheng is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He is holding the William W. Hagerty Fellowship in Engineering. He is directing Zheng Research Group (, which focuses on innovating optical manipulation, manufacturing, and measurement for quantum, nano, and biological world. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics (with Prof. Tony Jun Huang) from the Pennsylvania State University, USA, in 2010. He was a postdoctoral researcher in Chemistry and Biochemistry (with Prof. Paul S. Weiss) at the University of California, Los Angeles from 2010 to 2013.

  • Dr. Javier Carrasco
    Speech Title: Nanoscale modelling of polymer electrolytes for solid-state batteries

    Dr. Javier Carrasco obtained his PhD in 2006 from the Universitat de Barcelona. His Ph.D thesis was devoted to the theoretical description of point defects in metal oxides using ab initio quantum chemistry methods. In 2007 he joined the Theory Department of the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, working in the area of water-metal interfaces using density functional theory. In 2009 he moved to University College London, London, as a Newton International fellow. During this time he focused his research on the molecular-level understanding of ice formation on metal surfaces. Following this, in 2011 he moved to Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, as a Ramón y Cajal fellow. Much of his work during this time was centred upon theoretical catalysis for hydrogen production and hydrogenation of hydrocarbons, as well as the application of van de Waals density functionals to molecular adsorption on metal and oxide surfaces. Since September 2013 he leads the Computational Studies group at the CIC Energigune. His research aims at understanding important phenomena in surface-, materials-, and nano-science in the power storage field. Using concepts from quantum mechanics, solid state physics, and statistical mechanics, he applies and develops methods and computer simulations to study processes of relevance to energy materials - such as the properties of ion insertion and extraction in electrodes and chemical reactions at surfaces. Rechargeable batteries and fuel cells are major focuses of his work.

  • Prof. Lai-Chang Zhang
    Speech Title: Recent progress in catalytic performance of Fe-based metallic glasses in wastewater treatment

    Lai-Chang Zhang is a Professor of Materials Engineering and the Program Leader–Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia). After awarded his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Zhang held several positions at The University of Western Australian, University of Wollongong, IFW Dresden and Technische Universität Darmstadt. His research interests include metal additive manufacturing, light-weight alloys, nanocrystalline materials and metallic glasses, and nanomaterials for water treatment. He has published more than about 280 referred journal papers with an H-index of 60 and 10000+ citations and 22 ESI Highly Cited Papers. He also served as Editor or Editorial Board Members many journals, e.g. Advanced Engineering Materials, Metals (IF: 2.117), Frontiers in Materials, Materials Science and Technology, etc.

  • Prof. Bertrand Lenoir
    Speech Title: High output power in smart µ-thermoelectric generators design

    Professor Bertrand Lenoir completed his PhD from Lorraine University (France) and has been teaching Physics and Materials Science at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy (France) since 1994. His research, performed at Institut Jean Lamour (France), focuses on experimental studies of thermoelectric properties in a variety of materials. Much of recent efforts have been directed towards the identification and exploration of novel thermoelectric materials and to the development of modules for electrical power generation from waste heat. He has published more than 180 publications in international peer-review journals and is serving as an Editor or Editorial Board Member for Energy, Applied Sciences, Materials, Open Physics.

  • Dr. Alexander Lukin
    Speech Title: Tuning the Spatially Controlled Growth, Structural Self-Organizing and Cluster-Assembling of the Carbyne-Enriched Nanostructured Metamaterials During Ion-Assisted Pulse-Plasma Deposition

    Dr Lukin got a M.S. degree (Rocket Propulsion Engineer) from Izhevsk State Technical University with the Diploma of Excellence (1985) and Ph.D. degree (Phys. & Math.) from the Physics-Technical Institute of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1993). Dr. Lukin was involved in critically-important research programs associated with the development of the solid propulsion systems that support the upper stages of intercontinental ballistic rockets. Dr. Lukin is Associate Fellow and Lifetime Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), International Member of the AIAA Solid Rockets Technical Committee (SRTC); Member of the AIAA United Nations Committee On Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS) Working Group (WG); Member of the International Advisory Committee of the State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials (SKLFPM) in Donghua University, Shanghai, China; Professor-Advisor of the Shaanxi Research Institute of Applied Physics-Chemistry, China; Academic Consultant of the North-Western Polytechnic University, China; Member of the National Graphene Association (NGA). Dr Alexander Lukin is Expert of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Expert of Federal Register of Experts of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in the area of Space and Transport Systems, Honorary Fellow and Chair of the Research Sub-committee of the Academic Council of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials (Sippy Downs, Australia).

    • Prof. Dong-Won Jung
      Speech Title: Tool Path Generation Framework for Modeling Numerical Simulation of Incremental Sheet Forming Process

      Professor Dong-Won Jung works in School of Mechancial Engineering. He has rich experience in metal forming field. He is a professional reviewer of plenty Journals, such as KSME (Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers), KSPE (Korean Society for Precision Engineering), KSTP(Korean Society for Technology of Plasticity), KSAE(Korean Society for Automobile Engineers), Journal of Ocean Engineering and Technology, Journal of Korea Society for Power System Engineering, the Korean Journal of CAE, etc. He also has lot of publications and academic conference experiences.

    • Dr. Seira Morimune-Moriya
      Speech Title: Chemical and Physical Effect of Nanocarbons on Polymer Nanocomposites
      Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo, JAPAN Ph.D in Engineering September, 2013
      KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, SWEDEN Visiting researcher March, 2012 – March, 2013
      Research Experience
      Chubu University, Kasugai, Aichi, JAPAN April, 2018 - present
      Senior assistant professor
      Directing Polymer Composites Group
      Polymer/nanocarbon nanocomposites
      Develop high functional-high performance polymer nanocomposites using nanocarbons such as nanodiamond, graphene, and carbon nanotubes. Control surface characteristics of nanocarbons by chemical modifications.
      Conductive polymer composites
      Develop high conductive polymer composites using PEDOT:PSS.Reveal conductive mechanism of PEDOT:PSS with secondary dopant.
      Environmentally friendly polymer composites
      Develop high functional-high performance environmentally friendly polymer nanocomposites using cellulose nanofiber, chitosan and collagen.