Sixth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials


Plenary Speakers and Honorary Keynote Lectures


Yury Gogotsi

Drexel University, USA

Yury Gogotsi is a Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Endowed Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and a Distinguished University Professor at Drexel University. He also serves as Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute. He received his Engineer (BS/MS) degree in 1984 and Cand.Sci. in 1986 from Kiev Polytechnic and a D.Sci. degree from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in 1995.

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Naomi Halas

Rice University, USA

Naomi Halas is the Stanley C. Moore Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and founding director of the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University. She is the Director of the Smalley-Curl Institute.

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Lei Jiang

Beihang University, China

Lei Jiang received his B.S. degree in solid state physics (1987), and M.S. degree in physical chemistry (1990) from Jilin University in China. From 1992 to 1994, he studied at the University of Tokyo in Japan as a China-Japan joint course Ph.D. student and received his Ph.D. degree from Jilin University of China with Prof. Tiejin Li. Then, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Akira Fujishima’s group at the University of Tokyo.

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Ian Manners

University of Bristol, UK

Ian Manners was born in London, England and, after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Bristol, he conducted postdoctoral work in Germany and then in the USA. He joined the University of Toronto, Canada as an Assistant Professor in 1990 and was promoted to Full Professor in 1995 and was made a Canada Research Chair in 2001. In 2006 he returned to his Alma Mater to take up a Chair in Inorganic, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry supported by an EU Marie Curie Chair. In 2018 he was awarded a Canada 150 Research Chair and will take up a position at the University of Victoria, Canada in the next year.

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Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Prof. Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin’s current research at EPFL focuses on Perovskite Solar Cells and Light-emitting diodes. He has published more than 556 peer-reviewed papers, ten book chapters, and inventor/co-inventor of over 75 patents. The high impact of his work has been recognized by invitations to speak at several international conferences.

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Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Kris Matyjaszewski is J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Clément Sanchez

Collège de France, France

Today Clément Sanchez , is Professor at the Collège de France chair of the « Chemistry of Hybrid Materials ». He was Director of The Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (UMR 7574, University of Pierre and Marie Curie-Collège de France-CNRS) (1999-2013). He did a large part of his career at the CNRS where he was Director of Research and he was also Professor at l'Ecole Polytechnique.

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Tutorial talks and Materials in Society lecture

Featured speakers symposium A: Biohybrids, biomaterials and biological materials

Featured speakers symposium B: Functional hybrid nanomaterials, nanocomposites and their applications

Featured speakers symposium C: Functional porous materials