Invited Speakers

Dr. Marta Alves

Dr. Marta Alves

Instituto Superio Técnico (IST), Lisboa, Portugal

Talk Title: Functionalization of zinc fine-tunes this resorbable material bioactivity for distinct biomedical applications



Marta M. Alves, finished course on Chemistry in 2003 at the Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico and the PhD in Biochemistry in 2010 at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

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Dr. Paula C. Angelomé

Dr. Paula C. Angelomé

National Atomic Energy Commission, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Talk Title: Growing and stabilizing metallic nanoparticles inside mesoporous oxide thin films

Paula C. Angelomé received her BS (2003) and PhD (2008) in Chemistry from University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She subsequently joined University of Vigo (Spain) for a postdoctoral stay (2008-2012).

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Prof. Ulrike Diebold

Prof. Ulrike Diebold

TU Wien University, Wien, Austria

Talk Title: Probing surfaces at the atomic scale



Ulrike Diebold is an experimental surface scientist and professor at TU Wien in Vienna, Austria. Her main research focus is on oxide materials, and in understanding the structure/chemistry relation relevant in established and emerging schemes for energy conversion.

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Prof. Heriberto Fabio Busnengo

Prof. Heriberto Fabio Busnengo

Instituto de Fisica de Rosario, Argentina

H. Fabio Busnengo was born in Rosario, Argentina in September 1968. He studied Physics at the National University of Rosario (UNR) where he got the Ph. D degree in December 1997 with a thesis on “Theory of Ion-Atom and Ion-Molecule Collisions at Intermediate and High Impact Energies”.

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Prof. Grzegorz Greczynski

Prof. Grzegorz Greczynski

Linköping University, Sweden

Talk Title: Undressing the myth of apparent constant binding energy of the C 1s peak from adventitious carbon in x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy



Grzegorz (Greg) Greczynski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, Linköping University (LiU) and the head of the Fundamental Science of Thin Films Group. Greczynski received his PhD degree in surface science of organic materials in 2001 and has an eight-year industrial track record.

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Prof. Dr. Dongdong Gu

Prof. Dr. Dongdong Gu

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

Talk Title: Material-structure-performance integrated laser-metal additive manufacturing: From microscale to macroscale



Prof. Dr. Dongdong Gu is currently a Full Professor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) and the Director of Jiangsu Provincial Engineering Laboratory for Laser Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance Metallic Components.

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Prof. Byungchan Han

Prof. Byungchan Han

Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Talk Title: First-principles Data-driven Machine Learning for High Functional Catalyst Design

Byungchan Han is a tenured full professor at Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering of Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He earned his PhD degree in MIT at the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering in 2007.

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Prof. Annick Hubin

Prof. Annick Hubin

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Talk Title: Time resolved analysis of electrolyte/materials interfaces by means of Odd Random Phase Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

Annick Hubin graduated from Vrije Universiteit Brussel as chemical engineer in 1983 and in 1985 as metallurgical engineer. The topic of her PhD research was ‘Study of the electrochemical reduction of silver thiosulphate and silver thiocyanate complexes’ and she obtained the title of doctor in applied sciences in 1989.

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Prof. Peter Kingshott

Prof. Peter Kingshott

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Talk Title: Control of Cell and Bacterial Surface Interactions with Complex Colloidal Crystals

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Prof. Andrzej Kotarba

Prof. Andrzej Kotarba

Jagiellonian University in Krakow Faculty of Chemistry, Krakow, Poland

Talk Title: How to effectively promote catalytic surfaces: the concept of tuning the electronic properties

Andrzej Kotarba is a full professor at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. He completed his PhD (1993) and DSc (2005) in chemistry working in the field of surface promotion in heterogeneous catalysis.

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Neugebauer

Prof. Dr. Jörg Neugebauer

Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Germany

Talk title: Identifying and understanding corrosion reactions: An ab initio approach



Jörg Neugebauer is Director and Executive at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany, heading the department of Computational Materials Design.

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Prof. Steve J. Pearton

Prof. Steve J. Pearton

University of Florida, USA

Talk Title: Exfoliated and Bulk β-Gallium Oxide Electronic and Photonic Devices



Steve Pearton received his B.S. degree in Physics from University of Tasmania in 1978 and a Ph.D from University of Tasmania in 1983. He was a postdoc at UC Berkeley prior to joining AT&T Bell Laboratories. He joined the University of Florida in 1994 where he is Distinguished Professor and Alumni Chair in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

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Prof. Federico Rosei

Prof. Federico Rosei

National Institute for Scientific Research Energy Materials and Telecommunications Research Centre, Quebec, Canada

Talk Title: Multifunctional materials for emerging technologies

Federico Rosei received MSc (1996) and PhD (2001) degrees from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He held the Canada Research Chair (Junior) in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials (2003–2013) and since May 2016 he holds the Canada Research Chair (Senior) in Nanostructured Materials.

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Prof. Mary Ryan

Prof. Mary Ryan

Imperial College London, UK

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Dr. Ian Shuttleworth

Dr. Ian Shuttleworth

Nottingham Trent University, UK

Talk Title: On length scales and approximations in the modelling of applied surface science phenomena

Ian Shuttleworth started his career with a PhD in Surface Physics earned at the Cavendish Laboratories, Cambridge University. He held post-doctoral positions at both the University of Nottingham and then Rutgers University, before accepting a faculty position at Nottingham Trent University.

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Prof. Marcel Somers

Prof. Marcel Somers

Danish Technical University, Denmark

Talk Title: On the role of stress in microstructure evolution during thermo-chemical surface engineering

Marcel A.J. Somers (1960) received his M.Sc. degree in physical metallurgy (1985) and his Doctor’s degree (1989) from Delft University of Technology (NL).

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Prof. Jennifer Strunk

Prof. Jennifer Strunk

Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Germany

Talk Title: New insights into surface active sites in photocatalysis: Single-site and single-atom catalysts

Jennifer Strunk received her diploma and PhD degree in Industrial Chemistry from the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, in 2004 and 2008, respectively.

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Prof. Sefik Suzer

Prof. Sefik Suzer

Bilkent University, Turkey

Talk Title: Tapping into Charge-Dynamics of Ionic-Liquid Electrolytes within Energy Storage Devices with Operando X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

ŞEFİK SÜZER is a Chemistry Department faculty member in Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

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Dr. Jolanta Swiatowska

Dr. Jolanta Swiatowska

CNRS-Chimie ParisTech, France

Dr Jolanta Światowska is CNRS Research Director (DR) at Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, Chimie ParisTech in a group of Physical Chemistry of Surfaces (dir. Philippe Marcus).
She received her PhD in Technological Science in 2003 from AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland where she was an Associate Professor (2003-2005). In 2005-2008, she was a postodoc at Chimie ParisTech in Paris.

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Prof. Jyh-Ming Ting

Prof. Jyh-Ming Ting

Mina Materials Lab, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Dr. Jyh-Ming Ting is an AES Chair Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan. He has a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, and MS and PhD degrees at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Cincinnati.

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Prof. Zhong-Shuai Wu

Prof. Zhong-Shuai Wu

State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China

Talk Title: 2D Materials for Micro-Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices



Zhong-Shuai Wu received a BA in Chemistry and a MSc in Inorganic Chemistry from Liaoning University, and subsequently obtained a PhD from the Institute of Metal Research (IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany during 2011-2015.

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Prof. Yan Yu

Prof. Yan Yu

University of Science and Technology of China, China

Talk Title: Advanced Sodium ion Batteries



Yan Yu is a full professor of material science at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). She received her Ph.D. in material science at USTC in 2006. From 2007 to 2008, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Florida International University.

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Prof. Harold J.W. Zandvliet

Prof. Harold J.W. Zandvliet

University of Twente, Netherlands

Talk Title: 2D graphene-like materials



Harold J.W. Zandvliet (1963) earned his PhD in condensed matter physics at the University of Twente in 1990.

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Prof. Han Zuilhof

Prof. Han Zuilhof

Wageningen University & Research Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, The Netherlands

Han Zuilhof (born 1965) holds the Chair of Organic Chemistry at Wageningen University. His interests focus on surface-bound (bio-)organic chemistry and novel organic reactivity.

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