5th Nanotoday conference

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Chad Mirkin

Northwestern University, USA

Nano Today Award Lecture Dr. Chad A. Mirkin is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology, the George B. Rathmann Prof. of Chemistry, Prof. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Prof. of Biomedical Engineering, Prof. of Materials Science & Engineering, and Prof. of Medicine.

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Linda Nazar

University of Waterloo, Canada

Materials Today ‘Materials in Society’ Plenary Lecture Linda Nazar, FRSC, is a Chemistry professor, Senior Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy Materials and Distinguish Research Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is cross appointed to the Electrical Engineering and Physics departments. She is a member of the Fellow of the Royal Society, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Nicholas Peppas

The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Nicholas A. Peppas is the Cockrell Family Distinguished Chair in Biomedical, Chemical Engineering, Pediatrics, Surgery and Pharmacy at UT Austin. Work in biomaterials, polymer physics, drug delivery and bionanotechnology blending modern molecular and cellular biology with engineering and materials.

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Buddy Ratner

University of Washington, USA

Dr. Buddy D. Ratner is the Director of University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB21) Engineering Research Center, co-director of the Center for Dialysis Innovation (CDI) and the Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization.

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Invited Speakers

Nicholas L. Abbott

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Nicholas Abbott received a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from University of Adelaide, Australia in 1985, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991.  He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Chemistry Department of Harvard University from 1991-1993.

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Osman Bakr

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Osman M. Bakr is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. He holds a B.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT (2003) as well as a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (2009).

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Ray H. Baughman

The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Ray Baughman became the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Director of the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas in Dallas in August 2001, after 31 years in industry.

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Matteo Cargnello

Stanford University, USA

Matteo Cargnello is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Terman Faculty Fellow at Stanford University. His group research interests are in the preparation and use of uniform and tailored materials for heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis, and the technological exploitation of nanoparticles and nanocrystals.

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Chunying Chen

National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Chunying Chen is currently is a principal investigator at Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety in National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China (NCNST).

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P. Davide Cozzoli

University of Salento, Italy

P. Davide Cozzoli received his MSc degree in Chemistry in 1999 and his PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2004 from the University of Bari, Italy. His PhD work was partially carried out at the University of Hamburg. From 2004 to 2005 he worked as post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bari.

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Xiangfeng Duan

University of California Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Duan received his B.S. Degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 1997, and Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 2002. He was a Founding Scientist and then Manager of Advanced Technology at Nanosys Inc., a nanotechnology startup founded based partly on his doctoral research.

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Hongwei Duan

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Hongwei Duan is an associate professor in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He received his B.S and M.S. degree from Fudan Univeristy and completed his PhD thesis with Prof. Helmuth Möhwald at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in 2005.

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Hong Jin Fan

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Fan is currently an associate professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He received PhD from National University of Singapore in 2003, followed by postdoc at Max-Planck-Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany and University of Cambridge.

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Daniel R. Gamelin

University of Washington, USA

Daniel R. Gamelin received his B.A. in chemistry from Reed College, spent a year as a visiting scientist at the Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie, and earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University working with Edward I. Solomon in the fields of inorganic and bioinorganic spectroscopies.

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Julia Greer

California Institute of Technology, USA

Greer obtained S.B. in Chemical Engineering (minor in Advanced Music Performance) from MIT (1997) and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Stanford (2005), and was a post-doc at PARC until 2007. Julia joined Caltech in 2007 where she is a full professor of Materials Science, Mechanics, and Medical Engineering.

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Shaojun Guo

Peking University, China

Shaojun Guo is currently a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering with a joint appointment at Department of Energy & Resources Engineering, at College of Engineering, Peking University.

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Sei Kwang Hahn

Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea

Prof. Sei Kwang Hahn in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at POSTECH obtained his Ph.D. in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST in 1996.

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Yu Huang

University of California Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Yu Huang received her B.S. in Chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China, and her Ph.D in physical chemistry and M.A in Chemistry from Harvard University. Before she embarked on her independent career at UCLA She was awarded the prestigious Lawrence Fellowship and held a joint postdoctoral position with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and MIT.

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Rongchao Jin

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Rongchao Jin received his B.S. in Chemical Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1995, and M.S. in Physical Chemistry/Catalysis from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1998, and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University in 2003.

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Sangyong Jon

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Dr. Sangyong Jon received his B.S. in 1993, M.S. in 1995, and Ph.D. in 1999 from the Department of Chemistry at KAIST, Korea. From 2002 to 2004 he had experienced his postdoc career in Langer Lab in the Department of Chemical Engineering at M.I.T.

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Su Seong Lee

Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore

Dr. Su Seong Lee is a team leader and principal research scientist at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) in Singapore. He received his MSc (1994) and PhD (1997) in inorganic chemistry from Seoul National University in Korea. He worked at the R&D center of Saehan Industries Inc. as a senior research scientist for three years.

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Chunzhong Li

East China University of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Chunzhong Li received his B.S. (1989), M.S. (1992) and PhD (1997) from East China University of Science and Technology. He became a full professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering in 1998, and is now the Dean.

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Xiaogang Liu

National University of Singapore

Xiaogang Liu earned his B.E. degree (1996) in Chemical Engineering from Beijing Technology and Business University, P. R. China. He received his M. S. degree (1999) in Chemistry from East Carolina University under the direction of Prof. John Sibert and completed his PhD (2004) at Northwestern University under the supervision of Prof. Chad Mirkin.

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Yi Lu

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

Dr. Yi Lu received his B.S. degree from Peking University in 1986, and Ph.D. degree from University of California at Los Angeles in 1992. After two years of postdoctoral research in Professor Harry B. Gray group at the Caltech, Dr. Lu started his own independent career in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1994.

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Hai-Quan Mao

Johns Hopkins University, USA

Prof. Mao received his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Wuhan University in China in 1993, and completed his postdoc training in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University from 1995 to 1998.

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André Nel

University of California Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Nel is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine at UCLA, where he has successfully established one of the largest federally-funded nanotechnology research programs in the US.

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Rahmi Oklu

Mayo Clinic, USA

Rahmi Oklu received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Yale University, his PhD in Biochemistry from University of Cambridge, UK and his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Suzie Pun

University of Washington, USA

Suzie H. Pun is the Robert F Rushmer Professor of Bioengineering, an Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, and a member of the Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute at UW.

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Andrew Smith

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

Andrew Smith is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Medicine, and Technology Entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

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Patrick S. Stayton

University of Washington, USA

Patrick Stayton currently serves as Distinguished Career Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, and is the founding Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering and Sciences. He was appointed as Assistant Professor at UW in 1992, Associate Professor UW in 1997, and Professor UW in 2001.

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Andreas Stein

University of Minnesota, USA

Professor Stein obtained his B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry at the University of Calgary in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Toronto in 1991.

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Guobao Xu

Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, China

Prof. Dr. Guobao Xu received BSc, MSc and PhD from Jilin University, Xiamen University, and Chinese Academy of Sciences, respectively. He did postdoctoral research at University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and JST-NTT.

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Yi Yan Yang

Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore

Dr. Yi Yan Yang is a group leader and principal research scientist at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University (China) in 1990. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore.

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Jackie Y. Ying

Insitute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore
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Lei Yong

Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany

Yong Lei is a Chair Professor at the Technical University of Ilmenau in Germany. His current research interests focus on template-based nanostructuring, energy-related (sodium-ion battery, supercapacitors, PEC cells) and optoelectronic devices of functional nanostructures.

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Karim Zaghib

Hydro-Quebec, Canada

Karim Zaghib, General Director – Centre of excellence in transportation electrification and energy storage at Hydro-Québec, ranks among the researchers most highly cited by their peers, as established by Clarivate Analytics (known as Thomson Reuters’ previously) The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015 and 2016.

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Jie Zheng

The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Dr. Jie Zheng currently is an associate professor of chemistry at UT Dallas and an adjunct associate professor in the department of urology at UTSW Medical Center. His research interest is focused on ultrasmall luminescent metal nanoparticles and their biomedical applications.

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Zhiyuan Zhong

Soochow University, China

Zhiyuan Zhong is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of Soochow University Biomedical Polymers Laboratory and an Associate Editor of Biomacromolecules (ACS). He has co-authored > 180 papers with > 12000 times of citation and an H-Index of 61.

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Jeffrey I. Zink

University of California Los Angeles, USA

Jeffrey I. Zink received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, and is currently Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California Los Angeles.

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