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Opening Plenary Session Keynote Speakers:

Philippe Bergonzo

Seki Diamond Systems, France

Presentation title: CVD diamond growth: How to meet our expectations?

Prof. Dr. Philippe Bergonzo was Research Director at the Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France and is a Visiting Professor at University College London (UCL), UK. He has led the Diamond Sensors Laboratory at CEA Saclay from 2003 to 2014 and developed a broad activity on diamond for devices and sensor fabrication.

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Jin Zhang

Peking University, China

Presentation title: Growth of singled-walled carbon nanotubes array with chirality controlled

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: Philippe BergonzoSeki Diamond Systems, France

Kevin E. Bennet

Mayo Clinic, USA

Presentation title: Diamond electrodes for neurochemical sensing

Kevin E. Bennet, PhD, serves as chair of the Division of Engineering and co-director of the Neural Engineering Laboratories at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

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Clément Hébert

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain

Presentation title: Flexible solution-gated graphene field-effect transistor arrays: An efficient tool for in vivo mapping of the neural activity

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 Carbon for Energy Applications:
Chair: Nianjun Yang, Universität Siegen, Germany

Robert J. Hamers

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Presentation title: Photocatalytic reduction via electron emission from diamond thin films and plasmonic diamond heterostructures

Robert Hamers is the Steenbock Professor of Physical Sciences and Wisconsin Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

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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

Presentation title: Large area/low substrate temperature nanocrystalline diamond film growth and related plasma chemistry

Dr. Fabien Bénédic obtained his PhD degree in Plasmas, Optics and Electronics, from Nancy University, France, in 2000. He joined the Process and Material Science Laboratory (LSPM-CNRS) as an associate professor at the University Paris 13 in 2001.

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Laurent Cognet

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

Presentation title: Single carbon nanotubes imaging reveals brain tissue features at the nanoscale

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 single walled carbon nanotubes in swcnt:fullerene 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

Professor Jagdish (Jay) Narayan is the John C. Fan Family Distinguished Chair in Materials Science and Engineering Department of North Carolina State University.

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Philipp Reineck

RMIT University, Australia

Presentation title: Fluorescent nanodiamonds: From the creation and characterization of optical defects to applications in biology

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

Grégory F. Schneider received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Strasbourg in 2005. Grégory is currently principal investigator and tenure track assistant professor of chemistry at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry.

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David A. Simpson*

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Presentation title: Diamond quantum probes for bio-sensing and imaging
* Materials Today ‘Materials in Society’ Lecturer

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 and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

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

Dr Taylor received her PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2016 from the University College London (UCL) where she was a member of the Diamond Electronics Group (DEG).

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DCM 2018 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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DCM 2018 Early Career Research Award:

Soumen Mandal

Cardiff University, UK

Presentation title: Thin film diamond devices and applications

I received my PhD from Department of Physics, IIT Kanpur, India in 2009. During my PhD I had studied the interaction between superconductors and ferromagnets and various galvanomagnetic properties of double exchange pervoskites like LSMO. After my PhD I joined Institut Neel, Grenoble, France as a postdoctoral researcher.

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