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Opening Plenary Session Keynote Speakers:

Xuesong Li, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Presentation title: Investigation on the “uncontrollable” factors for graphene synthesis

Julie Macpherson, University of Warwick, UK  
Presentation title: Can we develop commercially viable diamond electrode technology for chemical sensing?
Find out more about Julie Macpherson being awarded one of the two Royal Society Innovation Awards for work exploring boron doped diamond as a pH and chlorine sensor for water safety

Focused Session on Quantum Photonics:

Chair: Wolfram Pernice, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

Jason M. SmithUniversity of Oxford, UK
Presentation title: Laser writing of colour centres in diamond for quantum technologies

Alexander SzameitUniversität Rostock, Germany
Presentation title: Non-hermitian topological photonics

Focused Session on Wide Band Gap Power Electronics:

Chair: Satoshi Koizumi, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan

T. Paul Chow
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Presentation title: Recent advances in high voltage SiC and GaN power devices and ICs

Hitoshi UmezawaNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Presentation title: Diamond power devices: current status, challenges and future prospects

Focused Session on (Photo) catalysis on Carbon Surfaces:

Chair: Robert J. Hamers, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Nianjun Yang
University of Siegen, Germany
Presentation title: Photo/electrocatalytic CO2 reduction on carbon surfaces

Invited Speakers:

Daniel AraujoUniversidad de Cádiz, Spain
Presentation title: TEM analysis of diamond interfaces in electronic devices: Schottky and MOSFET issues

Julien Barjon, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Presentation title: Optical properties of hexagonal boron nitride: from bulk to a few atomic layers

David J. GarrettThe University of Melbourne, Australia
Presentation title: Diamond and carbon materials in medical bionics

Takayuki IwasakiTokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Presentation title: Heteroepitaxy of diamond on 3C-SiC/Si (111) substrate

Fedor Jelezko, Universität Ulm, Germany
Presentation title: Light matter quantum interface based on diamond spin qubits

Andrey KatrushaNew Diamond Technology, Russia
Presentation title: Fabrication and properties of ultra-large (<100 carat) type IIa colorless synthetic diamonds

Esko I. KauppinenAalto University, Finland
Presentation title: Nanotube thin films for transparent, flexible and stretchable electronics applications

Ermin Malic, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Presentation title: Exciton dynamics in atomically thin 2D materials

Paolo Olivero, University of Torino, Italy
Presentation title: Modification and microfabrication of diamond with ion beams

Volker Presser*, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
Presentation title: Carbon and carbon hybrid materials for electrochemical desalination
* Materials Today ‘Materials in Society’ Lecturer

Stephanie Reich, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Presentation title: Preserving π conjugation in the covalent functionalization of carbon nanotubes

DCM Tutorial:

Igor Aharonovich, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Tutorial title: Advanced diamond nanofabrication techniques for quantum sensing and nanophotonics

DCM 2017 Early Career Research Award:

Romana Schirhagl, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
Presentation title: How to put diamonds in cells and why you would want to do that