Plenary, Tutorial and Featured 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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Professor Glotzer’s research on computational assembly science and engineering aims toward predictive materials design of colloidal and soft matter, and is sponsored by the NSF, DOE, DOD, Simons Foundation and Toyota Research Institute. Among other notable findings, Glotzer invented the idea of “patchy particles,” a conceptual approach to nanoparticle design. She showed that entropy can assemble shapes into many structures, which has implications for materials science, thermodynamics, mathematics, and nanotechnology. Glotzer has published over 225 refereed papers and presented over 340 plenary, keynote and invited talks around the world. She has served on boards and advisory committees of the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the National Academies, and is currently a member of the Scientific Policy Committee at the Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC) National Accelerator Laboratory and the National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. She is a Simons Investigator, a former National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow, and the recipient of numerous other awards and honors, including the 2016 Alpha Chi Sigma Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the 2014 MRS Medal from the Materials Research Society and the 2008 Charles M.A. Stine Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
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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After a Humboldt Fellowship in Germany (U Karlsruhe) and JSPS Fellowship in Japan (Tokyo Institute of Technology), he accepted the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996 and joined Drexel University in Philadelphia as Full professor in 2000. He also has/had visiting professor positions at Paul Sabatier University and the University of Limoges in France, Shinshu University in Japan, Jilin University, Dalian University of Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Beijing University of Chemical Technology in China.
His research group works on the development nanostructured carbons, 2D carbides and nitrides (MXenes), and other nanomaterials for energy, water and biomedical applications. Gogotsi has contributed to shaping the field of materials for electrochemical capacitors, to understanding the behavior of ions in confinement, to the development of a large family of carbide-derived carbons, to the discovery of MXenes and new morphologies of carbon materials (conical and polyhedral crystals), and to the development of new methods of synthesis of nanotubes and other nanostructures.
He has co-authored 2 books, 16 book chapters, more than 500 papers in peer-reviewed journals, edited 14 books (Nanomaterials Handbook and Carbon Nanomaterials are CRC bestsellers in 2nd edition now), and obtained more than 50 patents. He was recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science and Chemistry by Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Analytics in 2014-2017 (h-index 119/98, Google Scholar/Web of Science). He has received numerous awards for his research, including the European Carbon Association Award, S. Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies, I.N. Frantsevich Prize from Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Nano Energy and Energy Storage Materials awards from Elsevier, International Nanotechnology Prize (RUSNANOPrize), R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine (twice) and two Nano 50 Awards from NASA Nanotech Briefs. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), Materials Research Society, American Ceramic Society, the Electrochemical Society, the International Society of Electrochemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, NanoSMAT Society, as well as Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics and a Full Member of the International Institute for the Science of Sintering. He has honorary doctorates from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, Institute of Materials Science (Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences) and Kiev Polytechnic (Ukraine). He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society and acts as Associate Editor of ACS Nano.
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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In 1996, he worked as researcher in Kanagawa Academy of Sciences and Technology, Prof. Hashimoto’s project. In 1999, he joined the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). In 2015, he moved to the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS. Since 2008, he has also served as the dean of the School of Chemistry and Environment at Beihang University.
He was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and The World Academy of Sciences in 2009 and 2012. In 2016, he was also elected as a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He has been recognized for his accomplishments with the Humboldt Research Award (Germany, 2017), Nikkei Asia Prize (Japan, 2016), MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award (USA, 2014), National Natural Science Award (China, 2005), and many other honors and awards.
He has published over 500 papers including; 3 papers in Nature, 1 paper in Science, 1 paper in Nature Nanotechnology, 1paper in Nature Reviews Materials, 1 paper in Nature Materials, 6 papers in Natural Communication, 3 papers in Science Advance, 2 papers in Chem. Rev., 7 papers in Chem. Soc. Rev., 6 papers in Acc. Chem. Res., 44 papers in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 29 papers in J. Am. Chem. Soc., and 114 papers in Adv. Mater. The works have been cited more than 54,000 times with an H index of 115.
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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Ian’s research interests broadly focus on synthetic problems at molecular, macromolecular, and longer length scales. His current research projects include: catalytic main group chemistry and main group polymers, functional metallopolymers, crystallization-driven self-assembly of block copolymers, nanoelectronics with soft materials, and biological-synthetic hybrids based on DNA and viruses. He is the recipient of a range of awards including an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (from the US), the Steacie Prize (from Canada), the RSC Award in Main Group Chemistry, and a Humboldt Research Award from Germany. Most recently he received the RSC de Gennes Prize (2017).
His work is documented in ca. 670 career publications and 4 books and has been presented in ca. 560 invited lectures worldwide. He has a current h-index of 89 (Web of Science) and his work has received over 24,000 citations from other scientists. He is an elected member of both the Canadian and the British National Academies of Science.
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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According to the Web of Science in 2016, Nazeeruddin is the 5th most cited chemist in the world and is one of the 19 scientists identified by Thomson Reuters as the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2015 (from all scientific domains).
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Prof. Nazeeruddin is one of the Top 10 University Researchers in the SciVal topic "perovskite; solar cells; methylammonium lead" (2014 to 2017).
Times Higher Education: The World University Rankings: Top universities and researchers in perovskite solar cell research
Prof. Nazeeruddin has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC) and is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry.