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Pedro Alpuim
INL (Portugal)
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P. Alpuim is a professor in the Physics Department of the University of Minho (UM), where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the physics of electronic devices, nanotechnology, and clean-room fabrication.
He received a PhD degree in Materials Engineering from IST Lisbon in 2003, working in amorphous silicon thin film devices for flexible electronics, and a Master degree in Physics from the UM. He installed a thin-film laboratory at UM where he focused on fabrication of thin-film silicon solar cells, piezoresistive sensor arrays for health care, and thermoelectric junctions of telluride compounds for micro-cooling and energy scavenging. He published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has h-index=22.
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Eric Anglaret
University of Montpellier (France)
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Emilio Artacho
CIC nanoGUNE (Spain)
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I obtained my PhD in Condensed Matter Physics at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in 1990. I then spent two years at the University of California at Berkeley as a Fulbright fellow, and one year at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid-State Research, as an Alexander-von-Humboldt fellow. In 1993 I became Assistant Professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, where I was tenured by the end of 1995. During my years in Madrid, I spent part of 1999 as Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale Superiere de Lyon.
In 2001 I was appointed Lecturer at the Earth Sciences Department in Cambridge. I became Reader in Condensed Matter Simulations in October 2002, and Professor of Theoretical Mineral Physics in October 2006. I was Visiting Professor at the Donostia International Physics Center in the fall of 2003, and Visiting Miller Professor at the University of California at Berkeley for the fall semester of 2007, hosted by the Department of Chemistry.
Since October 2011 I am an Ikerbasque Research Professor at Nanogune, a nanoscience research institute at San Sebastian, Spain, while Professor at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, within Theory of Condensed Matter, TCM (you can also find methere).
Since March 2002 I am Fellow of Clare Hall - College for Advanced Study at the University of Cambridge.
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Giuseppe Battaglia
IBEC (Spain)
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Giuseppe Battaglia is Professor of Molecular Bionics. His research is focused on the investigation of the specific design rules behind inter/intramolecular interactions and self-assembly of soft matter systems combining synthetic and supramolecular chemistry. In analogy to medical Bionics, where engineering and physical science converge to the design of replacement and/or enhancement of malfunctioning body parts, Prof Battaglia and his team apply molecular engineering and nanotechnology tools to copy and/or improve biological structures such as viruses for several applications including biotechnology, drug and gene delivery, diagnostic tools and cell engineering scaffolds. He has worked at UCL since 2013. Before this, he held positions as Lecturer -2006, Senior Lecturer -2009 and Professor -2011 in the Departments of Materials Sci. Eng. (2006-2009) and Biomedical Science (2009-2013) at the University of Sheffield. Prof Battaglia holds a Laurea in Chemical Engineering from University of Palermo (Italy) and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Sheffield.
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Juergen Brugger
EPFL (Switzerland)
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Juergen Brugger is Professor of Microengineering and co-affiliated to Materials Science. Before joining EPFL he was at the MESA Research Institute of Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, and at the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, in Tokyo, Japan. He received his Master in Physical-Electronics and his PhD degree from Neuchatel University, Switzerland. Research in Juergen Brugger’s laboratory focuses on various aspects of MEMS and Nanotechnology. The group has made several important contributions to the field, at the fundamental level as well as in technological development, as demonstrated by the start-ups that spun off from the lab. In his research, key competences are in micro/nanofabrication, additive micro-manufacturing, new materials for MEMS, increasingly for biomedical applications. He published over 200 peer-refereed papers and supervised 20 PhD students. Former students and postdocs have been successful in receiving awards and starting their own scientific careers (6 professors so far). Juergen Brugger has been appointed in 2016 Fellow of the IEEE “For contributions to micro and nano manufacturing technology”. In 2017 he was awarded an ERC AdvG in the field of advanced micro-manufacturing.
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Aaron Cabrera
Functional Print (Spain)
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Aaron Cabrera is the Project Manager of Functional Print Cluster. PhD in Biochemistry. More than 20 years of experience in R&D Projects focusing in biosensor and biomolecules detection systems. More than 20 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, one patent. Broad experience in bio-sensors, printed electronics and detection systems. Has been manager of more than 10 R&D national and European projects.
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Rémi Carminati
ESPCI Paris / PSL University (France)
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Alban Chesneau
Carbon Waters (France)
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Manish Chhowalla
University of Cambridge (UK)
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Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science, Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge 27 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK
Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University, 2018.
Director of Rutgers Institute for Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, and Devices (IAMDN), July 1, 2016 – 2018.
Professor and Associate Department Chair, Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University, 2010 – 2018.
Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, 2013 – 2018.
Professor in Materials, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, 2009-2010
Associate Professor, Materials Science Engineering, Rutgers University, 2006-2009
Assistant Professor, Materials Science Engineering, Rutgers University, 2003-2006
Royal Academy of Engineering Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK, 2000-2003
Research Associate, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK, 1998-2000
Ph.D. Student, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK, 1995-1999
Scientist, Multi-Arc Inc., Rockaway, NJ, 1992-1994
Undergraduate Researcher, Rutgers University, 1988 – 1992.
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M. Lucia Curri
University of Bari, CNR (Italy)
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Andrea Ferrari
Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge (UK)
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Andrea C. Ferrari earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Cambridge University, after a Laurea in nuclear engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is Professor of Nanotechnology and the Director of the Cambridge Graphene Centre and of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. He is Fellow of Pembroke College, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics and the Materials Research Society. His research interests include nanomaterials growth, modelling, characterization, and devices. He was awarded the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation, the Marie Curie Excellence Award, the Philip Leverhulme Prize, The EU-40 Materials Prize, The Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. He is also the Chairman of the Executive Board of the EU Graphene Flagship.
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Gianluca Fiori
University of Pisa (Italy)
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Gianluca Fiori is an Assistant Professor with the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. He is the leading developer of the open-source code NanoTCAD ViDES. His current research interests include the simulation of 2-D material-based transistors and the performance assessment of novel nanoscale devices.
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Magi Galindo
LEITAT Technological Center (Spain)
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Javier García de Abajo
ICREA - ICFO (Spain)
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Javier García de Abajo received his PhD from the University of the Basque Country in 1993 and then visited Berkeley National Lab for three years. He was a Research Professor at the Spanish CSIC and in 2013 moved to ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques (Barcelona) as an ICREA Research Professor and Group Leader. He is Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America and has recently been awarded the Science of Light Prize by the European Physical Society. García de Abajo has co-authored 380+ articles cited 26,000+ times with a h index of 79 (Sept 2019 WoK data), including contributions on different aspects of surface science, nanophotonics, and electron microscope spectroscopies.
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Julio Gómez
Avanzare (Spain)
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Julio Gomez is the Founder of AVANZARE, company producer of graphene and other 2D materials and its composites . He is primarily interested in the mechanical properties of atomically thin materials such as graphene. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1995), receiving the and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (2000) from University of La Rioja where he studied the preparation and electrical and optical properties of nanosize metallic clusters, and a postdoctoral researcher position in the Laboratoire de Synthèse Organique, University of Nantes-CNRS After finishing his Ph.D, he spent 3 years as assistant Professor in Universidad de La Rioja and 2 years as an Area Manager in the research centre CIDETEC studying electrochemical systems before joining AVANZARE at the end of 2004. His awards include among others the best B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1995 award in the University Complutense de Madrid, the best PhD degree in Science and Technology award in the University of La Rioja from the years 1999-2000, National award Entrepreneur of the year 2008 in Spain, best product NANOAWARDS 2008 (USA), F&S best practices in innovation 2013 (UK). Author of 47 papers H-index 22.
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Lucía Gutiérrez
UNIZAR (Spain)
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2008, PhD. Physics, Cum laude, Special doctorate award, University of Zaragoza, Spain.
2003, Bachelor in Chemistry, University of Zaragoza, Spain
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Rainer Hillenbrand
CIC nanoGUNE (Spain)
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Rainer Hillenbrand is Ikerbasque Research Professor and Nanooptics Group Leader at the nanoscience research center CIC nanoGUNE in San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain), and a Joint Professor at the University of the Basque Country. He is also co-founder of the company neaspec GmbH (Martinsried, Germany), which develops and manufactures near-field optical microscopes. From 1998 to 2007 he worked at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Biochemie (Martinsried, Germany), where he led the Nano-Photonics Research Group from 2003 to 2007. He obtained his PhD degree in physics from the Technical University of Munich in 2001. Hillenbrand’s research activities include the development of optical near-field nanoscopy and infrared nanospectroscopy, and its applications in nanophotonics, graphene plasmonics, materials sciences and biology. In 2014 he received the Ludwig-Genzel-Price “for the design and development of infrared near-field spectroscopy and the application of the novel spectroscopy method in different fields of natural sciences”.
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Jurriaan Huskens
University of Twente (The Netherlands)
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Ian Kinloch
The University of Manchester (UK)
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I hold the Morgan Advanced Materials/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Carbon Materials. Together with Dr. Bissett, Dr. Vallès and Prof. Young, I lead the Advanced Nanostructures Group within the School of Materials and the National Graphene Institute. I have held an EPSRC Challenging Engineering Fellowship and EPSRC/RAEng Research Fellowship. I moved to Manchester in 2006, having previously worked as a PDRA and studied for my PhD in Materials Science at the University of Cambridge and getting my BSc(Hons) in Physics at the University of Durham. I am currently Director of Materials for the Department of Materials, Deputy Theme Leader for the 2D Theme in the Henry Royce Institute and Deputy Workpackage Leader of the Composites Theme in the Graphene Flagship
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Ulli Klenk
Siemens AG (Germany)
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Principal Key Expert Additive Manufacturing at Siemens AG (Germany)
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Armin Knoll
IBM Research GmbH (Switzerland)
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Armin Knoll earned a Diplom degree in Physics from the University of Würzburg, Germany, in 1998.
In 2004, he earned his PhD summa cum laude at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, with his thesis entitled "Equilibrium and Dynamic Phase Behavior in Thin Films of Cylinder Forming Block Copolymers" under the direction of Professor G. Krausch.
Armin Knoll joined the IBM Research - Zurich Lab as a post-doctoral research fellow in 2003, working on two-photon lithography for mechanical logic applications.
From 2005 to 2006, he was then hired as a visiting scientist and worked on retention properties of polymers for probe data storage.
Since 2006, Armin Knoll has been a permanent Research Staff Member, working on the design and characterization of polymers for probe data storage. This project was conducted in close collaboration with external industry partners to bring a probe-based data storage device to the market. It received high external visibility as the "Millipede" project.
Since 2008, Armin has been co-leading a new project called "3D nanofabrication using heatable probes." Building on the strong skills and collaborations established in the "Millipede" project, this new method was established to create high-resolution three-dimensional structures with unprecedented quality. It received avid attention throughout the scientific community, with publications in Science, Advanced Materials, and various press articles.
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Frank Koppens
ICFO (Spain)
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Prof. Koppens is the leader of the nano opto-electronics research group at ICFO, focussing mostly on research and technology development of graphene and 2d materials. Koppens is co-leader of the optoelectronics activities in the European Graphene flagship program, with total funding of one billion Euro (for 10 years).
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Alexander Kotlyar
Tel Aviv University (Israel)
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Senentxu Lanceros Méndez
BCMaterials (Spain)
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S. Lanceros-Mendez graduated in physics at the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Physics of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany. He was Research Scholar at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA and visiting scientist at the Pennsylvania State University, USA and University of Potsdam, among others. He is principal investigator at the BCMaterials –Basque Center for Materials, Applicatons and Nanostructures, Spain and Associated Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Minho, Portugal and. From 2012 to 2014 he was also Associate Researcher at the INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory. His work is focused in the area of polymer based smart and functional materials for sensors and actuators, energy and biomedical applications.
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Uzi Landman
Georgia Tech (USA)
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Alexander Legant
Nanoscribe GmbH (Germany)
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Olivier Lhost
Total Research and Technology Feluy (Belgium)
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Olivier Lhost received his PhD in 1990 in non-equilibrium thermodynamics in University of Mons. He then continued his academic researches during three years in quantum chemistry. In 1993, he joined Solvay, where he started working in polyolefin research, an area in which he is still active. He successively occupied several positions as researcher, team manager and senior scientist at Solvay, then BP and now at Total. He is inventor or coinventor of more than 40 patents and author or coauthor of more than 25 publications and book chapters.
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Monica Lira-Cantú
ICN2 (Spain)
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Mónica Lira-Cantú (Chemistry, 1992) obtained her Master’s and PhD degrees in materials science at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1995 and 1997, respectively. She then completed her postdoctoral work in the form of a contract between Schneider Electric and ICMAB in 1998. From 1999 to 2001 she worked as a permanent senior staff chemist at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering (formerly Mobil Technology Co) in New Jersey (USA), establishing a group on energy-related applications. Besides her role as group leader of the ICN2 Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group, she is currently a visiting professor at the Laboratory of Photomolecular Science (LSPM) of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
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Lifeng Liu
INL (Portugal)
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Lifeng Liu is currently the Leader of the Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion (NESC) group at INL. Dr. Liu focuses his research on the development of new nanostructured materials and their applications in electrochemical energy storage and conversion including water splitting, solar fuel production, lithium-/sodium-ion batteries, and supercapacitors.
Lifeng Liu has a PhD degree in Condensed Matter Physics from Chinese Academy of Sciences and did his post-doctoral work at Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics during 2007-2009. Before joining INL in 2011, Dr. Liu was a staff scientist and group leader at Max-Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics. He was the recipient of FCT Investigator Grant 2014, Young Investigator Award 2015 by the Portuguese Electrochemical Society, and the Scientist Medal 2018 by the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM).
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Luis M. Liz-Marzán
CIC biomaGUNE (Spain)
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Ph. D. from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1992. Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Van't Hoff Laboratory (Utrech University, The Netherlands, 1993-1995). Professor at the University of Vigo from 1995 until 2012. Currently Ikerbasque Research Professor and Scientific Director at CIC biomaGUNE
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Denise Mandt
UpNano GmbH (Austria)
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We live in a fast-changing world where everything gets smaller and more powerful. Therefore, demand for polymeric microparts and meso-objects with microfeatures increase rapidly. This trend not only sets new requirements for the components but also on the manufacturing techniques. UpNanos ultrafast small high-resolution 3D printing system combines highest resolution and unmatched throughput in a patented process – opening up a new dimension in 3D printing. Denise Mandt is one of the founders of UpNano and manages marketing and sales of the young high-tech company. She will give us an insight into what it means to establish a new technology on the market and the resulting application possibilities.
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Christophe Marquette
Univ. Lyon1-CNRS / 3D.Fab (France)
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Dr Christophe Marquette received the Doctorat de spécialité in Biochemistry (1999) from the Université Claude Bernard-Lyon 1. After a two years post-doctoral fellowship at the Concordia University (Canada, Qc), he integrates the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in 2001. He is presently deputy director of the UMR 5246, coordinator of the H2020 project FAPIC (PHC10) and director of French platform 3d.FAB dedicated to the development of additive manufacturing (mainly 3D printing) for health science. Since 1998, he is author of more than 110 publications (H factor 30), 13 chapters, 100 communications and 7 patents, in the field of biology to surface interactions applied to diagnostic and health. He is also the founder of two companies: AXO Science which is commercialising multiplex genotyping systems for blood typing; Nano-H which is specialized in nanoparticles for diagnostic and therapy.
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Nazario Martín
UCM & IMDEA Nanociencia (Spain)
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Nazario Martín is full professor of Organic Chemistry at the University Complutense of Madrid and vice-director of IMDEA Nanociencia. Dr. H.C. by La Havana University (Cuba) and Castilla La Mancha University (Spain), Professor Martín has published over 550 papers in peer reviewed journals, given over 400 lectures in scientific meetings and research institutions, and supervised 39 theses (Ih = 70). He has co-edited seven books related with carbon nanostructures and he has been invited as guest editor for twelve special issues in well-known international journals.
Professor Martín has been visiting professor at UCSB and UCLA (California, USA) and Angers and Strasbourg (France) universities. He has served as a member of the Editorial Board of Chemical Communications, and as General Editor of the Spanish journal Anales de Química (2000-2005). He has been a member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Materials Chemistry (2000-2006) and ChemSusChem and currently, he is a member of the Board of The Journal of Organic Chemistry and Accounts of Chemical Research (ACS), ChemPlusChem, and Chemistry-an Asian Journal (Wiley-VCH), Scientific Reports (Nature Publishers) and a member of the International Advisory Board of Chemical Society Reviews and Chemical Communications (RSC). Recently he became the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Materials Chemistry (A, B and C). He is a member of the Royal Academy of Doctors of Spain (2006) and the Academy of Sciences of Spain (RAC) (2015), as well as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2006-2012 he has been the President of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. He has been the recipient of the “Dupont Prize of Science” in 2007 and of the “Gold Medal and Research Award” in 2012, the highest distinction given by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. He has been appointed with the Spanish national “Jaime I Award for basic research” 2012 (received from her Majesty, The Queen), and the recipient of the “Alexander von Humboldt Award” (Germany) and “Richard E. Smalley Research Award” (USA) in 2013. He has been distinguished with the “EuCheMS Lecture Award” in 2012. He has received the Catalán-Sabatier award from the French Chemical Society in 2014, the Elhuyar-Goldsmith award from the German Chemical Society (DGCh) in 2016, and the prestigious “Miguel Catalán” award from the Madrid Community in 2015.
He has been appointed as the President of the Confederation of Scientific Societies of Spain (COSCE) in 2015. In 2012 he received the “Advanced Grant” of the European Research Council (ERC) entitled “Chriallcarbon”.
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Wolfgang Maser
ICB-CSIC (Spain)
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César Merino Sánchez
Grupo Antolín Ingeniería (Spain)
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César Merino is the head of the department “ACM Advanced Carbon Materials” at the Tier 1 automotive company Grupo Antolin Ingeniería, SA. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from Complutense University Madrid. ACM is producing carbon nanofibers for polymer composites by the so-called “floating catalyst technique” since 2004, and it is producing graphene related materials (GRM) since 2011. GRM from Grupo Antolin are commercialized under the trade mark GRAnPH. The company is participating in the Graphene Flagship project. Grupo Antolin offers products with high added value to outfit automobile interiors: Overheads & Soft Trim, Doors & Hard Trim, Seats & Metal, Lighting and Cockpits & Consoles.
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Arben Merkoci
ICREA-ICN2 (Spain)
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Arben Merkoçi is currently ICREA Professor and director of the Nanobioelectronics & Biosensors Group at Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), a BIST centre situated at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) campus (Bellaterra, Barcelona). After his PhD (1991) at Tirana University, in the topic of Ion-Selective-Electrodes (ISEs) designs and applications in clinical and environmental analysis, Dr. Merkoçi worked as postdoc at other European research centres and USA in the field of nanobiosensors and lab-on-a-chip technologies. His postdoc periods were followed by leading positions in several laboratories: (1997-2006) at Autonomous University of Barcelona and since 2006 in ICN2.
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Ernst Meyer
University of Basel (Switzerland)
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Ernst Meyer received his Ph.D. at the University of Basel in 1990. The topic of force microscopy on ionic crystals and layered materials was treated in his thesis. After a postdoctoral stay at the IBM Research Center Zurich, he started his present position at the University of Basel. Currently, he is executive board member of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and is national representative of the COST Action „Understanding and Controlling Nano and Mesoscale Friction“ (MP1303).
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Lorenzo Moroni
Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
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Alejandro Müller
UPV-EHU / Polymat (Spain)
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Prof. A.J. Müller is a Materials Engineer (Simón Bolívar University, USB, Caracas, Venezuela), with an M.Sc. in Chemistry (IVIC, Caracas, Venezuela) and a Ph.D. in Physics (from Bristol University, U.K.). He is an Emeritus Professor from Simón Bolívar University, Caracas, Venezuela. Since September 2013 he is an IKERBASQUE Research Professor at The Institute for Polymer Materials (POLYMAT) and Visiting Professor at the Polymer Science and Technology Department, Faculty of Chemistry, University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain.
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Daniel Neumaier
AMO GmbH (Germany)
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Daniel Neumaier received the PhD degree in 2009 from the University of Regensburg. From 2006 until 2009 he worked at the University of Regensburg in the field of III/V spintronics. Since 2009 he his head of the Graphene-Group at AMO GmbH, a research foundry located in Aachen, Germany. He has managed several research projects on graphene and is currently leading the work-package on Electronic Devices in the Flagship-Project Graphene.
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Frank Nouvertne
Raith GmbH (Germany)
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Frank Nouvertné received his PhD in Physics in 1998 at Technical University in Aachen. Since then, he is working for Raith, currently as a Senior Product Manager Electron Beam Lithography (EBL). Managing the Gemini-based EBL system portfolio, he has collected considerable experience with all kinds of applications in fundamental and applied nanoresearch and complemented his knowhow by leading several research projects in conjunction with universities and other research institutions.
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Maria Isabel Osendi
ICV – CSIC (Spain)
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Mikhail Otrokov
CFM-CSIC/UPV (Spain)
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Nuno Peres
University of Minho / INL (Portugal)
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David Pine
New York University (USA)
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Danny Porath
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
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Prof. Danny Porath Studied for BSc in Physics, Mathematics and Electronics at the Hebrew University. Received his Ph.D in Physics from the Hebrew University in 1997. Did his postdoc at Delft University of Technology with Prof. Cees Dekker and established his group at the Institute of Chemistry of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2001. The group research interests include: DNA-Based Nanoelectronics, scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy of single molecules, electrical transport measurements in single molecules, nanoelectronics, DNA sequencing and biomarker detection. Member of the Editorial Board of “Self Assembly and Molecular Electronics and of “Scientific Report” from Nature Publishing Group. Received excellent postdoctoral award of the American Vacuum Society Meeting, Boston 2000, and The Israel Chemical Society Prize for the Outstanding Young Scientist in 2007. Holds the Etta and Paul Schankerman Chair of Molecular Biomedicine since 2014. Served as the Director of the Hebrew University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2011-2014. Currently serves and the Vice Dean Research of the Faculty of Science.
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Philippe Poulin
CNRS / University of Bordeaux (France)
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Maurizio Prato
CIC biomaGUNE (Spain)
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Prof. Maurizio Prato has made numerous significant scientific contributions to the field of Organic Chemistry applied to Nanosciences by enabling innovative, controlled and reproducible ways to make intractable materials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene, useful materials for sensing, catalysis, drug delivery, as well as in neurosciences and energy-relevant technologies.
Has published more than 600 papers on international peer reviewed Journals, with a total of around 40,000 citations and an h-index of 97. Has been invited to more than 200 conferences and workshops in the last 10-15 years as a plenary or keynote speaker, and has given more than 50 invited talks in Universities or research centers all around the world.
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Joana Roncero
Tecnalia (Spain)
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I am graduated in Chemistry and, in 2000, I received the Doctorate degree from the School of Civil Engineering (Barcelona). I also hold a Master degree in Business Innovation (MBI). Interested in Business Strategy and Innovation Management, I am customer-oriented and I enjoy interacting with customers/users to identify their needs, to develop ideas and to help them to become more competitive.
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Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky
ICMM-CSIC (Spain)
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Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky is since 1988 a Research Professor Scientist at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC (National Research Council of Spain), being currently the Head of the Hybrid, Biohybrid and Porous Nanostructured Materials team at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM), CSIC. Graduate in Chemistry at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid in 1970; Docteur ès Sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain, (Belgium) in 1974, and Ph.D. in Chemistry, Universidad Complutense, Madrid in 1979. Author of around 200 publications and 20 patents on the research topics: Nanostructured Functional Materials; Hybrid, Biohybrid, Intercalation Compounds & Nanocomposites; Layered and Porous Inorganic Solids. Since 1987 has been Founder and First Director of several Departments at the CSIC including “New Architectures in Materials Chemistry Department” in 2010. Member of the Direction Committee of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) (1989-2013). Vice-President and President of the Spanish Clay Society (2002-2010), Member of the Direction Committee of the ICMM-CSIC (1990-2010). Invited Professor at the Collège de France, Paris (France), September-December 2011. Editor-in-Chief of Recent Patents in Nanotechnology and Associated Editor of Current Nanoscience, since 2010. Member of the Editorial Board of various SCI journals. Awarded with the STAS Prize (Academie Royal des Sciences, des Lettres et Beaux Arts de Belgique, Belgium), the BRUYLANTS award (Association de Chimistes de l’Université de Louvain, Belgium), the ICIDCA award (The Ministry of Sugar, Cuba), the AIPEA medal (Tokyo, 2005), the Guillaume Budé Medal (Collège de France), and various Distinctions of the CSIC, Spain
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Samuel Sánchez
IBEC (Spain)
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Samuel is since 2015 a Research Professor at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and the Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) in Barcelona, Spain. Currently he acts as Deputy Director for the Internationalization of IBEC. Before that, he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, IFW Dresden, Germany, MANA-NIMS in Japan. His work spans from fundamental aspects of catalytic and biocatalytic nano-micromotors, 3D Bioprinted BioBOTS, electrochemical biosensors to applications in biomedical and environmental fields. He received several awards and recognitions such as the MIT TR35 as Top Innovator Under 35 in the Spanish edition, Guinness World Records in 2010 and 2017, the Princess of Girona Scientific Research Award 2015 and the National Research Award for Young Talent 2016 by the Catalan Foundation of Research among others. He received the ERC-Starting Grant in 2013, and two ERC-Proof-of-concept in 2016 and 2017. He has published about 130 papers with h-index of 48 and he has filed 6 patents.
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Frank Scheffold
University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
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Sebastian Suarez
Saarland University (Germany)
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Zhipei Sun
Aalto University (Finland)
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Javier Tamayo
IMM-CNM/CSIC (Spain)
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Niek van Hulst
ICREA - ICFO (Spain)
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Ester Vázquez Fernández-Pacheco
IRICA / Univ. de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
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Prof. Ester Vázquez Fernández-Pacheco obtained her PhD degree from the University of Castilla-la Mancha (UCLM) in 2000. She performed her doctoral research mainly in the Microwave and Sustainable Chemistry group of UCLM, working on microwave-assisted organic reactions in dry media. She also spent a few months at the University of Zaragoza, studying silica-supported Lewis acids for catalysis and at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, working on microwave applications in radiolabelling tracers for positron emission tomography. After finishing her PhD, she carried out her postdoctoral training in Trieste, Italy, working on biological applications of fullerenes and new fullerenes derivatives in the group of Professor Maurizio Prato, in the frame of a European Research Training Network. She then joined the Faculty of Chemistry at UCLM in 2001, completing other short stays in Trieste in 2002 and 2003. She was promoted to associate professor in 2010.
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Silvia Vignolini
University of Cambridge (UK)
3PM2020
Dr. Silvia Vignolini studied Physics at the University of Florence, Italy. In 2009, she was awarded a PhD in Solid State Physics at the University of Florence. Dr. Vignolini is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge in Chemistry and Bio-inspired materials. Her research interest lies at the interface of chemistry, soft-matter physics, optics, and biology. In particular, her research focuses on the study of how natural materials (such as cellulose) are assembled into complex architectures within living organisms and how the such materials can be exploited to fabricate a novel class of photonic pigments.
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Giorgio Volpe
University College London (UK)
3PM2020
Giorgio Volpe is a Lecturer in the Physical Chemistry Section. He has held this position at UCL since 2014. Relying on forefront photonics and fabrication methods, his current research interests focus on the experimental and numerical study of far-from-equilibrium behaviors emerging in active soft matter systems that are of either biological or artificial origin, such as motile bacteria or artificial microswimmers respectively. In 2012, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Photonics from ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Barcelona, Spain) for his work on the optical control of nanoantennas undertaken in the group of Prof. Romain Quidant. After his Ph.D. studies, he held a two-year junior position at the Langevin Institute, ESPCI within Prof Sylvain Gigan’s group (Paris, France).
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Rune Wendelbo
Abalonyx (Norway)
3DPrinting2020
Rune Wendelbo is CEO of Abalonyx AS and Graphene Batteries AS. He holds a PhD from the University of Oslo, 1987, and has previously worked with R&D at Sintefs department for catalysis in Oslo, founded Abalonyx AS in 2005, now a well established producer of graphene oxide and Graphene oxide derivatives. He has worked with graphene oxide production and applications in Abalonyx, specifically with scale-up of a safe production process and development of a range of graphene oxide derivatives as well as a range of applications. In 2012 he established Graphene Batteries AS together with Dr. Rahul Fotedar, a company engaged in the development of new and improved cathode materials for batteries taking advantage of our knowledge and access to graphene derivatives. He has about 30 publications and about 20 patent and received ”SINTEFs prize for excellent research” in 2002.
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Heiko Wolf
IBM Research - Zurich (Switzerland)
Nanospain2020
Heiko Wolf studied chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany, and at Kyoto University, Japan. He received a diploma degree in chemistry from the University of Mainz in 1992. In 1995, he received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Mainz for work done in collaboration with IBM's Zurich Research Laboratory on self-assembled monolayers.
After three years as a Research Scientist in the polymer division at Degussa AG, he joined the microcontact processing group of the IBM Research – Zurich Laboratory as a Research Staff Member in 1999.
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Amaia Zurutuza
Graphenea (Spain)
Graphin2020
Amaia Zurutuza obtained her PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (UK) in 2002. During her PhD she worked in the research of novel polymers for biomedical applications. After completing her PhD she did two post-doctoral fellowships working within two European projects in the field of molecularly imprinted polymers. At the beginning of 2004, she joined Controlled Therapeutics Scotland Ltd. (UK) where she was a Senior Polymer Scientist working in the R&D of new controlled drug delivery systems. Her research contribution in Controlled Therapeutics lead to the publication of 3 patents in novel biodegradable and biostable polymers for controlling drug delivery. In April 2010 she joined Graphenea as the Scientific Director.