Plenary, Tutorial and Featured speakers

Plenary Speakers

Sharon C. Glotzer

University of Michigan, USA

Sharon C. Glotzer is the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Glotzer is also the John Werner Cahn Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and the Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering.  She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Materials Research Society, and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Yury Gogotsi

Drexel University USA

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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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