Plenary Speakers

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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Jiaguo Yu

Wuhan University of Technology, China

Talk Title: S-scheme heterojunction photocatalyst: design, fabrication and application

Jiaguo Yu received his BS and MS in chemistry from Central China Normal University and Xi’an Jiaotong University, respectively; his PhD in Materials Science in 2000 from Wuhan University of Technology (WUT).

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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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Aliaksandr Bandarenka

Technische Universität München, Germany

Talk Title: Why electrolytes control the catalytic activity

Professor Bandarenka conducts research in the area of physics of energy conversion and storage. His main topics include the design and implementation of functional materials and a better understanding and characterization of electrified interfaces. The material design is based on so-called bottom-up approach using input from electrochemical surface science and starting from model surfaces.

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Michel Boudard

Grenoble INP, France

Talk Title: Structure-function relationship in correlated oxides

MICHEL BOUDARD is senior researcher at the CNRS (CRHC) at the University of Grenoble Alpes, France. He obtained is PhD at Institute Laue Langevin and Grenoble Institute of Technology working on Structure and dynamic properties of quasicrystals.

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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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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.

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Alain Ngandjong

Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France

Theoretical physicist, Alain Ngandjong completed his PhD on the structural modelling of supported metal alloy clusters at the Interfaces, Confinement, Matériaux et Nanostructures (ICMN) laboratory in Orléans, France.

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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

Talk Title: Strain engineering, and why it pays to work under pressure

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

Steven J. Sibener is the Carl William Eisendrath Distinguished Service Professor in Chemistry, Director of The James Franck Institute, and Fellow of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at The University of Chicago.

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Markus Valtiner

TU Wien - Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Talk Title: 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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James Whitten

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dr. James Whitten is a professor of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and an editor of Applied Surface Science. He served as Chair of the Chemistry Department at UMass Lowell from 2010-2016. His areas of expertise include metal oxide surface science, photoelectron spectroscopy, organic electronics, chemical sensors, nanotechnology, and modification of surfaces to have functional properties.

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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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