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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He became a full Professor of the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP, CAS) in China in 1995 and group leader of Nano & Interface Catalysis at the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis later. He held the position of the institute director from 2000 to 2007, the President of Shenyang Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2009 to 2014, the Executive Vice President of Fudan University from 2015 to 2017. He was appointed the President of the University of Science and Technology of China in 2017.
Bao is the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and the Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). He is currently the vice President of Chemistry Society of China and the President of Chinese Society of Catalysis. Bao is Editor-in-chief of Journal of Energy Chemistry (Elsevier), and his name is listed in the editorial board or international advisory board of several international scientific journals, including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Energy & Environ. Sci., Chem. Sci., Surf. Sci. Report, ChemCatChem, ChemPhysChem, Surf. Sci. and etc.
His research focuses mainly on the fundamental understanding of catalysis, and its application to the development of new catalyst and catalytic process related to energy conversion, in particular clean coal and natural gas utilization. His achievements in catalysis of nanoporous materials, nano-structured carbon materials and nano-sized oxide particles, as well as in fundamental understanding of nano-confined catalysis have been well recognized worldwide. BAO has published more than 700 scientific papers and 1 book (Elsevier) with a citation over 23000 times, and filed 160 patents. He was awarded the prizes of National Science Award (second Class, 2005), Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation for scientific and Technological Progress Award in Chemistry (2012), Award in Basic Science from Zhou Guang Zhao Foundation (2015), Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences(2015), Outstanding Achievement Award of International Natural Gas Conversion(2016), Alwin Mittasch Prize(2017), Tan Kah Kee Science Awards (2018).
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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His personal research focus is understanding and controlling the synthesis of thin films and nanostructured materials through the development of time resolved laser spectroscopy and imaging diagnostic techniques. His studies have revealed fundamental growth mechanisms of single-walled carbon nanotubes and nanohorns, graphene, nanoparticles, and both inorganic and organic nanowires, and are now focused on understanding and controlling the synthesis and properties of atomically-thin, two-dimensional metal chalcogenide crystals that are being developed for optoelectronics and energy applications. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has published more than 250 journal articles and 12 issued patents.
Institut de Chimie du CNRS, France
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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She held important responsibilities in several French Research organizations. For 9 years, she was the Director of the Institute of Surface Reactivity of University Pierre and Marie-Curie and CNRS in Paris (Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface, UPMC Paris VI) and the head of the Biointerfaces research group. She was also chair of the Scientific Council of the Chemistry department of UPMC and of one Program committee at the SOLEIL synchrotron as well as a member of the Scientific Council of the « Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris » and of the French National Scientific Research Committee (Comité National pour la Recherche Scientifique).
Her research led her to explore adsorption and reactivity with a surface science approach (in particular for amino acids and peptides), including catalysis and functionalization of metallic surfaces. She applied her knowledge to develop anti-biofilm surfaces and biosensors.
She is the co-editor of the book « Biointerface Characterization by Advanced IR Spectroscopy » and published 170 publications in international journals.
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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He is concurrently a guest professor at Osaka University since 2018 and at Tokyo Denki University since 2004 and was a guest professor at Tokyo University of Science from 2006 to 2014 and at Kyoto University from 2016 to 2017. He was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from University of Szeged, Hungary in 2018.
He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Laser Institute of America (LIA) and Japanese Laser Processing Society (JLPS), a council member of the Intl. Academy of Photonics and Laser Engineering (IAPLE), and a Fellow of SPIE, OSA, LIA, and IAPLE. He is also an editor-in-chief of Journal of the Laser Micro/Nanoengineering (JLMN) and an editor of Opto-Electronic Advances (OEA) and Advanced Optical Technology (AOT).