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Opening Plenary Session Keynote Speakers:

Christoph E. Nebel

Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Festkörperphysik, Germany

Tentative presentation title: on the requirements of diamond wafer development from an applications perspective

Christoph E. Nebel graduated in 1990 with a PhD in electrical engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, became a post-doc at Xerox Research Centre, USA (1990-92), and later a team leader at the Walter Schottky Institute, TU-Munich (1992-2004). In 1998 he habilitated in Physics at the TUM.

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Jin Zhang

Peking University, China

Tentative presentation title: on designed catalysts for chirality controlled carbon nanotube growth

Prof. Jin Zhang received his PhD from Lanzhou University in 1997. After a two year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Leeds, UK, he returned to Peking University where he was appointed Associate Professor in 2000 and promoted to Full Professor in 2006.

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Focused Session on Carbon Materials for Neurointerfacing Applications:
Chair: P. BergonzoCEA-LIST Institute, France

Kevin E. Bennet

Mayo Clinic, USA

Tentative presentation title: on diamond electrodes for neurochemical release measurements

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Clément Hébert

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain

Tentative presentation title: on mapping brain activity with flexible graphene micro-transistors

Dr Hébert received is PhD in Material Science from the University of Grenoble in 2012. His main interests are the development of novel materials and technology for neural recordings and stimulations.

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Focused Session on Diamond for Energy Applications:
Chair: N. Yang, Universität Siegen, Germany

Robert J. Hamers

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Presentation title: Photocatalytic reduction via electron emission from diamond

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Takeshi Kondo

Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Presentation title: Application of conductive diamond powders to electrochemical energy devices

Takeshi Kondo received his doctorate of engineering from The University of Tokyo in 2004.

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Invited Speakers:

Cristina Africh

CNR-Istituto Officina dei Materiali, Italy

Presentation title: Real-time imaging of adatom-promoted graphene growth on nickel

Cristina Africh is a permanent scientist at CNR-IOM in Trieste (Italy). She is expert in the use of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) at the state of the art level for the study of surface structures and processes in model systems.

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Fabien Bénédic

CNRS-Université Paris 13, France

Tentative presentation title: on low temperature NCD growth and related plasma chemistry

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Laurent Cognet

CNRS/Université de Bordeaux - LP2N-Institut d'Optique, France

Tentative presentation title: on carbon nanotube tracking in biological environments

Laurent Cognet is Research Director at CNRS and Principal investigator in nano-biophotonics at the Institute of Optics - University of Bordeaux, France. He received a Ph.D in 1999 in physics at University Paris-Sud.

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Benjamin S. Flavel

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Presentation title: Probing the diameter limit of C60/SWCNT solar cells

Benjamin S. Flavel obtained both a B.Sc. (Hons) and PhD in Nanotechnology at the Flinders University of South Australia.

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Georgina Klemencic

Cardiff University, UK

Presentation title: Granular superconductivity in boron-doped nanocrystalline diamond films

Georgina Klemencic is a postdoctoral research associate in the Cardiff Diamond Foundry at Cardiff University.

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Jiangwei Liu

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan

Presentation title: Enhancement-mode hydrogenated diamond MOSFETs

Dr. Jiangwei Liu is currently an Independent Scientist at Research Center for Functional Materials of National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan.

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Jagdish Narayan

North Carolina State University, USA

Presentation title: Discovery of Q-carbon and high-temperature superconductivity: A new frontier in carbon science and diamond related materials

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Philipp Reineck

RMIT University, Australia

Presentation title: Detonation and HPHT nanodiamonds: Optical properties and applications in bioimaging

Philipp Reineck is a research fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne and an associate investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.

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Stefan Rosiwal

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Presentation title: Industrial upscaling of fabrication and application of boron doped CVD diamond electrodes

Stefan Maria Rosiwal, born 1961 in Bamberg, Germany, leads the research group for "Ultra-Hard Coatings" at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, chair of Material Science and Engineering for Metals.

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Grégory F. Schneider

Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

Presentation title: Graphene and 2D nanoporous aromatic membranes: From biomolecular detection to reverse osmosis

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David A. Simpson

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Presentation title: Diamond quantum probes for bio-sensing and imaging

Dr David Simpson is an academic in physical biosciences at The University of Melbourne.

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Toma Susi

Universität Wien, Austria

Presentation title: Spectroscopy and electron-beam manipulation of single atoms in graphene

Toma Susi received his award-winning doctorate in nanomaterials from Aalto University in 2011.

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Alice C. Taylor

University College London, UK

Presentation title: Diamond as a material for stem cell regenerative medicine

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DCM Tutorial:

Matthias Schreck

Universität Augsburg, Germany

Tutorial title: Epitaxial growth of diamond: Basic concepts, specific problems and appropriate characterization tools

Matthias Schreck is research group leader at the Institute of Physics (University of Augsburg).

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