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Hasselt University & IMEC vzw, Belgium (Chair)
Ken Haenen is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics, and director of the Doctoral School of Sciences and Technology at Hasselt University, Belgium, where he obtained his PhD degree in physics in 2002.
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He is also a guest professor at IMEC, Belgium. Ken is Editor-in-Chief of Diamond and Related Materials, Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports and Physica Status Solidi, and a 2017 Volume Organiser for MRS Bulletin. He is involved in the organisation of several leading international diamond and nanocarbon conferences, including the International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials (Chair), Hasselt Diamond Workshop (Co-Chair), and New Diamond and Nano Carbons (Executive Committee). He has also organised MRS symposia on carbon functional interfaces at the 2011 and 2013 MRS Spring Meetings, served as a co-chair of the 2015 MRS Spring Meeting, and is currently a member of the MRS Program Development Subcommittee. Ken’s research interests focus on CVD diamond, including its deposition, optoelectronic characterisation, surface functionalisation, and diamond-based devices, as part of a broader scope on carbon materials for energy harvesting and conversion. To date, he has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications.
CNRS-Université Grenoble Alpes, France (Co-Chair)
Julien Pernot is Professor at University Grenoble Alpes and Institut NEEL/CNRS, (France). He is Chair of the Department of Electronics Electrical Engineering Control and Systems of University Grenoble Alpes.
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Julien received his PhD degree at the University of Montpellier (France) in 2001 where he worked on the electrical transport properties of silicon carbide up to 2002. In 2003, he joined as postdoc the university of Nijmegen (Netherlands) to study defects in wide band gap semiconductors. At the end of 2003, he got an associate professor position at University Grenoble Alpes and at Institut NEEL/CNRS. His current research interests focus on the electrical transport properties of diamond, SiC, GaN and ZnO. His main scientific contribution is related to innovative devices and electrical measurements performed on thin films, micro- or nanowires wide bandgap semiconductors. At the university, he is teaching semiconductor physics and electronics. He integrated the “Institut Universitaire de France” in 2012 and is promoted as Professor in 2016. He is co-authors of more than 90 papers, work-package leader of a European H2020 project and NEEL scientific head of more than 5 national projects. Julien is Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports. He is involved in the organisation of several international diamond conferences and workshops, including the International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials (co-Chair, 2017~), New Diamond and Nano Carbons (Programme Committee, 2016-2017), Hasselt Diamond Workshop (Programme Committee, 2014~), and Chair of the Diamond Power Electronics Symposium in 2016 MRS Spring Meeting, and co-Chair of the French-Japanese workshops on diamond for power electronics (2013~).
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (Co-Chair)
Stephanie Reich holds the Chair for Experimental Solid State Physics at Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Germany. She obtained her PhD from Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, in 2001.
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She was a Fellow of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science at the Institute of Materials Science in Barcelona, Spain, an Oppenheimer Research Fellow at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Junior Research Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge, UK. Before joining FUB, she was the Thomas B. King Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MA. Stephanie is involved in the organization of leading conferences on nanoscale carbon, including the IWEPNM Kirchberg Winterschool (Co-Chair), the International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials (Co-Chair), and the Nanotube NT conference series (Advisory Board). Her research focuses on the electronic, optical, and vibrational properties of carbon nanostructures. Recently, she was particularly interested in tailoring carbon nanosystems via advanced functionalization and using them as nanoscale fillers in composite materials. She built up a research line on plasmonics and plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy of nanocarbons. Stephanie has authored more than 150 publications. She has won several research awards, including an ERC Starting Investigator Grant in 2007 and an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2017.
Robert J. Hamers
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Robert Hamers is the Steenbock Professor of Physical Sciences and Wisconsin Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
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Hamers received his BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980 and his PhD from Cornell University in 1986. He was a Visiting Scientist and then Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, from 1985-1990, where he was one of the early pioneers in the field of scanning tunneling microscopy. Since 1990, he has been on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin. His current research program focuses on surface and interface chemistry of materials, with particular focus on photochemistry and electrochemistry of diamond and other wide-bandgap materials. His work in the diamond field spans from surface functionalization applications in biology and catalysis, to recent studies using diamond’s unique electron emission properties to initiate catalytic reactions in water. Hamers is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the American Vacuum Society. His awards include the American Chemical Society national award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry, the Medard Welch medal of the AVS, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
Satoshi Koizumi received his Doctor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering and Electronics) at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, and joined the diamond research group at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), formerly the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NRIM), Tsukuba, in 1994.
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At present, he works as a principal researcher at NIMS and visiting professor at the University of Tsukuba. Satoshi’s research interests focus on semiconducting diamond growth and the device applications. He has succeeded the heteroepitaxy of diamond on cBN, n-type diamond growth, and deep ultraviolet LED formation by diamond pn junctions for the first time. His work has led to great research evolutions in new diamond applications, especially in the field of semiconductor devices. Satoshi has in excess of 25 years’ research experience on CVD and has published more than 150 peer reviewed journal papers with approximately 5000 citations. He is involved in the organisation of several international diamond conferences and workshops, including the International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials (Organising Committee, 2015~), Hasselt Diamond Workshop (Programme Committee, 1999~), and has also served as a Co-Chair of the Diamond Power Electronics Symposium in 2016 MRS Spring Meeting, and French-Japanese workshops on power electronics (2013~).
Soochow University, China
Professor S.T. Lee (PhD 1974, University of British Columbia, Canada; Postdoc. 1974-76, University of California, Berkeley, USA) is a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2005), and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS, 2006).
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He is a Chair Professor and founding Director of the Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), and founding Dean of the College of Nano Science & Technology (CNST) at Soochow University, China. He is also Director of the Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science & Technology, and Director of the Institute of Organic Optoelectronics at the Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute.
Professor Lee’s research interests are in nanomaterial and nanotechnology, with a focus on functional nanomaterials and devices, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology, and diamond and super-hard thin film technology. He has received a Humboldt Senior Research Award (Germany, 2001) and a Croucher Senior Research Fellowship (Hong Kong, 2002). Professor Lee has also won the National Natural Science Award of China (second level) in 2002, 2005, and 2013, for achievements in “Nucleation and growth of diamond and new carbon based materials”, “Oxide-assisted growth and applications of semiconducting nanowires”, and “Organic Optical Functional Materials for High Efficiency Photoelectric Conversion”. He received the 2008 Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of the Ho-Leung-Ho-Lee Foundation and the 2012 Suzhou Mayor’s Award.
Professor Lee has published over 1,000 peer-reviewed journal articles, receiving over 40,000 citations by others with an H-index of 104, and is listed as a highly cited scientist in Materials Science in 2015 and 2016 by Thomson Reuters. He is an Associate Editor of ACS Nano and Diamond & Related Materials, and a member of advisory editorial board of Nano Research, National Science Review, New Carbon Materials, and Advanced Functional Materials.
Jocelyn Achard, CNRS- Université Paris 13, France
Igor Aharonovich, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Julien Barjon, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Sofie Cambré, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Chia-Liang Cheng, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Christophe Donnet, Université Jean Monnet, France
Siegfried Eigler, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Benjamin S. Flavel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
John S. Foord, University of Oxford, UK
Jose A. Garrido, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (ICN2) & Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain
Etienne Gheeraert, CNRS-Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Roland Haubner, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Lars Hultman, Linköping University, Sweden
Richard B. Jackman, University College London, UK
Vincent Jourdain, Université de Montpellier, France
Katalin Kamarás, HAS-Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary
Makoto Kasu, Saga University, Japan
Anke Krüger, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
Karin Larsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Vadym Mochalin, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Christoph E. Nebel, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics, Germany
Robert J. Nemanich, Arizona State University, USA
Miloš Nesládek, Hasselt University & IMEC vzw, Belgium
Bradford Pate, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Friedemann Reinhard, TUM-Walter Schottky Institut, Germany
John Robertson, University of Cambridge, UK
Atsuhito Sawabe, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Matthias Schreck, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Emmanuel Scorsone, CEA-LIST Institute, France
Olga Shenderova, International Technology Center, USA
Jie Sun, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Greg M. Swain, Michigan State University, USA
Daisuke Takeuchi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Tokuyuki Teraji, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
Daniel Twitchen, Element Six Ltd., UK
Alexander Ya. Vul’, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia
Hong-Xing Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Oliver A. Williams, Cardiff University, UK
Satoshi Yamasaki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Nianjun Yang, University of Siegen, Germany
Gehan Amaratunga, University of Cambridge, UK
Philippe Bergonzo, Seki Diamond Systems, France
Francesco Bonaccorso, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University, USA
Yasuo Koide, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
Yeshayahu Lifshitz, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Kian Ping Loh, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Steven Prawer, University of Melbourne, Australia
Martin Stutzmann, TUM-Walter Schottky Institut, Germany
Jörg Wrachtrup, Universität Stuttgart & Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Germany