Plenary Speakers

Xinhe Bao

University of Science and Technology of China & Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China

BAO Xinhe received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Fudan University in 1987 and then worked as a Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt in Fritz-Haber institute of Max-Planck Society in Berlin/Germany.

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David B. Geohegan

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US

Talk Title: Understanding nanomaterial synthesis and structure with nonequilibrium laser processing and in situ diagnostics.

Dr. Geohegan is a Distinguished Research Staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and since 2006 has been the leader of the Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials Group at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a U. S. Department of Energy Nanoscale Science Research Center.

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Claire-Marie Pradier

Institut de Chimie du CNRS, France

Talk Title: Biomolecules on metal surfaces, from UHV to the liquid phase

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Dr. Claire-Marie Pradier is the Deputy Director of the Chemistry Institute of CNRS (French National Research Institute) since September 2014.

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Koji Sugioka

RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan

Talk Title: Femtosecond laser 3D processing for fabrication of functional micro/nanodevices.

Dr. Koji Sugioka received his B. S., Ms. Eng., and Dr. Eng. Degrees in electronics from Waseda University (Japan) in 1984, 1986, 1993, respectively. He Joined RIKEN in 1986 and is currently a Team Leader of Advanced Laser Processing Research Team at RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics.

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Keynote Speakers

Corina Andronescu

University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Corina Andronescu received her PhD in 2014 from University Politehnica of Bucharest in the field of polymer composite nanomaterials. In 2016 she started to work in the field of electrocatalysis at Ruhr-University Bochum, first as postdoc and later as group leader.

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Michel Boudard

Grenoble INP, France

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Marta Castillejo

Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain

Talk Title: Diagnosis of laser ablation plasmas and microscopic analysis of solids using nonlinear optics

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Marta Castillejo holds a PhD in Physics and works as a Senior Research Scientist at Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, CSIC, where she coordinates the Group "Lasers, Nanostructures and Materials Processing".

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Wei Chen

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Talk title: Surface Charge Transfer Doping Enabled High Performance Optoelectronic Devices Based on 2D Materials
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Dr Wei Chen is currently an associate professor in both the Chemistry Department and Physics Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Nanjing University (China) in 2001 and his PhD degree from the Chemistry Department at NUS in 2004.

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Wendy R. Flavell

University of Manchester, UK

Wendy Flavell is Professor of Surface Physics and Vice Dean for Research at the University of Manchester, UK. She trained initially in inorganic chemistry in Oxford (DPhil) and at Imperial College London.

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Cristian Focsa

University of Lille, France

Talk Title: A novel laser desorption method for measuring the adsorption energy of molecules on carbonaceous surfaces

Cristian Focsa is Professor of Physics at the University of Lille, France. He is the group leader of the ANATRAC (Analysis of Traces) research team (currently 17 people) since 2002.

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Alejandro A. Franco

Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France

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Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh

University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia

Talk Title: Liquid metals from creating two dimensional materials to CO2 capture

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Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh is a 2018 Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow and a Professor of Chemical Engineering at UNSW, in Sydney. Formerly, he was a Distinguished Professor of Electronic Engineering at RMIT in Melbourne. Kalantar-zadeh is also the Director of the Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO) at UNSW.

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Letizia Savio

Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Letizia Savio is a researcher at the Istituto dei Materiali per l’Elettronica ed il Magnetismo of CNR, Italy. She received her Ph.D. in Physics at the Universitàdegli Studi di Genova in 2002, discussing a thesis on the role of low coordination sites for the adsorption of simple molecules at Ag surfaces.

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Doris Segets

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Doris Segets received her PhD in 2013 from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg (FAU) in the field of particle technology.

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Ian Gregory Shuttleworth

Nottingham Trent University, UK

Ian Shuttleworth started his career with a PhD in Surface Physics earned at the Cavendish Laboratories, Cambridge University.

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Steven Sibener

University of Chicago, USA

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Zhenping Qu

Dalian University of Technology, China

Talk Title: Insight of the structure fabrication of nano Ag and Au catalysts by pretreatment and its unique catalytic activity

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Dr Zhenping Qu is the full Professor of environmental engineering at Dalian University of Technology.

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Markus Valtiner

TU Wien - Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Talk Tile: Surface functionalization for improved adhesion on electrochemically active surfaces”

MARKUS VALTINER is professor for Applied Interface Physics at the Vienna University of Technology in Vienna, Austria. He obtained his PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute für Eisenforschung GmbH in Germany, where he worked on dissolution mechanism of oxides in aqueous environments and on binding mechanism of organic molecules to oxide surfaces.

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Ioanna Zergioti

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Talk Title: Laser Direct Writing and sintering for flexible electronic applications
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Ioanna Zergioti is Professor at the NTUA, School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Since 2003. She received her PhD at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas and the University of Thessaly, and then she worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Max Planck Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie in Göttingen, on Laser matter interactions studies.

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