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Opening Plenary Session Keynote Speakers

Robert J. Nemanich

Arizona State University, USA

Presentation title: Diamond's unique properties for a new generation of electronic device applications

Robert J. Nemanich is Regents’ Professor of Physics at Arizona State University.  He received BS and MS degrees at Northern Illinois University and PhD from the University of Chicago.

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Mauricio Terrones

The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Presentation title: The past and future of carbon science and technology

Mauricio Terrones, obtained his B.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics with first class honors at Universidad Iberoamericana, and was distinguished as the Best Student of Mexico in Engineering Physics in 1992.

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Focused Session on Carbon Nanotubes for Optics and Electronics
Chair: Benjamin S. Flavel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Sofie Cambré

University of Antwerp, Belgium

Presentation title: Characterising filling of carbon nanotubes by optical spectroscopy

Sofie Cambré obtained her PhD in Physics at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) in 2008. As a postdoctoral researcher, she conducted international research in the Nanophotonics group of Prof. Brahim Lounis and Dr. Laurent Cognet at the University of Bordeaux, and at the Los Alamos National Laboratory under the guidance of Dr. Stephen K. Doorn.

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Etienne Gaufrès

CNRS & Université de Bordeaux, France

Presentation title: Confinement of dyes into carbon and boron nitride nanotubes: Aggregation mechanisms and optical properties

Dr Etienne Gaufrès is a permanent CNRS researcher at Laboratoire Photonique Numérique et Nanosciences (LP2N) at the University of Bordeaux in France.

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Invited Speakers

Christophe Bichara

CNRS & Aix-Marseille Université, France

Presentation title: Thermodynamics at the nanoscale: interfaces, reactive wetting and selective carbon nanotubes growth

Senior scientist (Directeur de Recherches CNRS) at the Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM), a joint CNRS and Aix-Marseille University laboratory.

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Jodie Bradby

Australian National University, Australia

Presentation title: High-pressure phase transformations in glassy carbon

Jodie Bradby is a professor at the Research School of Physics at the Australian National University where she leads a group on high pressure physics.

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Otakar Frank

CAS-J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Republic

Presentation title: Wrinkle patterns at conformal graphene-polymer interfaces

Dr. Otakar Frank is a research fellow in the Department of Electrochemical Materials at J.Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Ádám Gali

HAS-Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary

Tentative presentation title: on SiV related qubits in diamond

Adam Gali is a chief scientific advisor in Wigner Research Centre, the leader of “Lendület” Semiconductor Research Group, founder of Wigner Advanced Materials Integrated Laboratory (ADMIL) and Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance Laboratory for Quantum Technology, and professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

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Marina Gutiérrez

Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

Presentation title: Diamond/oxide interface structural issues to optimize MOSFETs electrical characteristics

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Ute Kaiser

Universität Ulm, Germany

Presentation title: Understanding properties of carbon-based low-dimensional materials from low- and medium-voltage atomic-scale TEM experiments
Materials Today ‘Materials in Society’ Lecture

Ute Kaiser is Professor at Ulm University and Head of the Central Facility of Materials Science Electron Microscopy since 2004.

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Yang Lu

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Presentation title: Achieving ultralarge elastic deformation in nanoscale diamonds

Yang Lu obtained PhD from Rice University in 2011. Before joining City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in 2012, he did postdoc in MIT.

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Miloš Nesládek

Hasselt University & IMEC vzw, Belgium

Presentation title: Photoelectrical imaging and coherent spin-state readout of single nitrogen-vacancy centres

Prof. Milos Nesladek, PhD, is graduated in Physics from the Charles University in Prague. He obtained his PhD degree from the Czech Academic Sciences jointly with KULeuven, Belgium in the field of electronic transport in amorphous semiconductors.

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Shinobu Onoda

National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan

Presentation title: Engineering colour centres with various beam technologies: from single to ensemble NV centres in diamond

Shinobu Onoda is a senior principal researcher at Takasaki Advanced Radiation Research Institute (TARRI), National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan.

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Marie-Amandine Pinault-Thaury

CNRS & Université de Versailles St-Quentin-En-Yvelines (UVSQ), France

Presentation title: n-type phosphorus-doped (113) CVD diamond: a breakthrough towards bipolar diamond devices

Dr. Marie-Amandine Pinault-Thaury is a researcher of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) working at the Groupe d’Etude de la Matière Condensée (GEMaC) laboratory located in Versailles (France).

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Tokuyuki Teraji

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan

Presentation title: Growth of high-purity and high-quality diamond films for quantum device applications

Tokuyuki Teraji is a chief researcher of National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS). He received the Dr. Eng. (in Material Science) degrees from University of Tsukuba in 1998.

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DCM Tutorial:

Christoph Becher

Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

Tutorial title: Quantum sensing with color centers in diamond

Christoph Becher received his PhD in physics from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 1998, followed by two post-doc positions: at University of California, Santa Barbara (1999-2000).

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DCM 2018 Early Career Research Award:

Soumen Mandal

Cardiff University, UK

Presentation title: Thin film diamond devices and applications

Soumen Mandal 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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DCM 2019 Early Career Research Award:

Carlo Bradac

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Presentation title: Quantum times call for diamond measures

Dr Carlo Bradac is a Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney. He studied physics and engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan (Italy) where he achieved his Bachelor (2004) and Master degree (2006) in Engineering for Physics and Mathematics.

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