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Thomas Alava
CEA (France)
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Pablo Albella
Universidad de Cantabria (Spain)
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Pablo Albella is Ramon y Cajal (RyC) Researcher at University of Cantabria and invited researcher at Imperial College London. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cantabria (2009) awarded with the prize of best thesis in physics that year. He was postdoctoral researcher from 2010 to 2013 at the Material Physics Center (UPV/CSIC) in San Sebastian and from 2013 to 2017 senior research associate at Imperial College London. His research interests and activities are mainly devoted to the fields of nanophotonics and materials science. In particular, to the optical modelling and innovation of photonic structures able to enhance the performance of the actual nanodevices in applications such as sensing, spectroscopy, nanocircuitry, metamaterials or energy storage. He aims to, not only the electromagnetic understanding and application of plasmonics, but also to open new fascinating possibilities in the field using novel nanostructures made of alternative materials.
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Pablo Alonso González
University of Oviedo (Spain)
3PM2020
Pablo Alonso González holds a Distinguished Researcher position at the University of Oviedo (Spain) where he leads the Quantum Nanooptics Lab. He obtained his PhD degree in Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2009) carrying out his research at the Microelectronics Institute of Madrid (IMM-CNM-CSIC). From 2009 to 2015 he was post-doctoral researcher at the Nanooptics group at CIC nanoGUNE in San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain). Alonso-González´s research activities are focused on materials science and nanophotonics with special emphasis on the study of the opto-electronic properties of novel 2D materials at the nanoscale. In 2014 he received the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF-BBVA) prize in the category of young experimental scientist. In 2016 he was awarded with a Starting Grant project focused on 2D nano-optics from the European Research Council (ERC).
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Pedro Alpuim
INL (Portugal)
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P. Alpuim is group leader of 2D Materials and Devices at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, and professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Minho (UM). He holds a Master in Physics (UM, 1995), and a PhD in Materials Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon (IST, 2003) where he worked in thin-film silicon devices for flexible electronics. The 2D Materials and Devices group investigates the growth of graphene and other 2D materials by chemical vapor deposition (CVD), fabricates graphene devices at the wafer scale for bio-sensing applications, and van der Waals heterostructures for optoelectronics. His research interests include graphene plasmonics, graphene inks and pastes for large-area electronics, photon emitters on demand from hBN, and different types of sensors based on transition-metal di-chalcogenides
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Eric Anglaret
University of Montpellier (France)
Nanospain2020
Eric Anglaret is Professor at U. Montpellier (UM) since 1996, after a PhD in UM and a postdoc at U.C. Berkeley. He’s an experimental physicist, with special interests on optical spectroscopy of carbon and metal nanomaterials. He is teaching Materials Science in Polytech Montpellier, the graduate school of engineering of UM, where he is also in charge of international affairs. During his career, he spent three sabbatical years abroad: in U. Montréal (2004) and Atotech GmbH Berlin (2013), and at IMDEA Nanociencia in the group of Emilio Pérez.
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Pilar Aranda
ICMM-CSIC (Spain)
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Dr. Pilar Aranda is Research Scientist at the Materials Science Institute of the National Research Council of Spain (ICMM-CSIC). She graduated in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid (1986), and then she joined the Materials Science Institute of Madrid, CSIC, carrying out her Ph.D. (1991) under the supervision of Prof. Ruiz-Hitzky on nanocomposite materials based on poly(ethylene oxide)/clay intercalations, which gave rise to a new class of ion conductors. She has worked at the École National Superieur de Chimie de Montpellier, France and at the University of Aberdeen, UK under the supervision of Prof. L. Cot and Prof. A. R. West, respectively. She was subsequently a postdoctoral Fellow at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO working with Prof. C.R. Martin before joining the Carlos III University in Madrid as Assistant Professor (1994–1997) till she moved to the ICMM-CSIC.
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Emilio Artacho
CIC nanoGUNE (Spain)
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Emilio Artacho is Ikerbasque Research Professor at Nanogune, in San Sebastián, Spain, and Professor in the Theory of Condensed Matter group in the Department of Physics (Cavendish Laboratory) of the University of Cambridge, UK. He obtained his PhD at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, spending then 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. He became Associate Professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid by the end of 1995. In 2001 he was appointed Lecturer at the Earth Sciences Department in Cambridge, becoming Professor of Theoretical Mineral Physics in October 2006, and moving to the Cavendish in 2011, while starting at Nanogune with the Ikerbasque position. He was also Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France, and Visiting Miller Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, USA.
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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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Animesh Bose
Desktop Metal (USA)
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Animesh Bose has been involved in the area of powder metallurgy and particulate materials (PM) for more than thirty five years. He has authored and co-authored over 125 technical publications, has been the inventor or co-inventor on 10 patents, and has authored or co-authored 3 books. He currently serves as the VP of Special Projects, Desktop Metals, Inc. a startup company involved in the area of 3D printing of metal parts. He is currently involved in process development for different metals and alloys by additive manufacturing. He received his B. Tech (Honors) and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is a Fellow of ASM International and American Powder Metallurgy Institute (APMI).
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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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Rémi Carminati is a Professor of Physics at ESPCI Paris. His research activity is carried out at the Langevin Institute (http://www.institut-langevin.espci.fr), where he leads the group of Mesoscopic and Theoretical Optics. His works cover the fields of nanophotonics and light scattering in complex media. Rémi Carminati received the Fabry-de-Gramont prize of the French Optical Society in 2006 and the Research award from the iXCore Research Foundation in 2009. He was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2015.
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Daniel Carriazo
CIC EnergiGUNE (Spain)
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Dr. Carriazo obtained his PhD in 2008 from the University of Salamanca (Spain). In 2009, he joined the group of Bio-inspired Materials at the ICMM-CSIC (Spain). In 2011, he was postdoctoral visiting fellow at the Multifunctional Materials group at the ETH-Zürich (Switzerland). Between January 2012 and December 2013, he was working as a JAE-DOC at the ICMM-CSIC (Spain). Since 2014 he works at the CIC energiGUNE as Ikerbasque Researcher. He is currently leading the Supercapacitor’s research line and the activities related to the graphene-based materials for energy storage applications at the CIC energiGUNE. Dr. Carriazo is deputy leader of the work package 12 (Energy Storage) of Core 3 Graphene Flagship European project. He has co-authored 2 book chapters and more than 60 scientific articles and he has a H-index of 30.
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Manish Chhowalla
University of Cambridge (UK)
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Manish Chhowalla is the Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science and the Director of the Sir Henry Royce Materials Institute at Cambridge. Prior to Cambridge, Prof. Chhowalla was a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. Before that, he was a Royal Academy of Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow and a doctoral student in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University Cambridge and Churchill College. His research interests are in the fundamental studies of atomically thin two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). In particular, his group studies the optical and electronic properties of different phases of 2D TMDs. He is one of the most cited researchers in the field, appearing on the Clarivate highly cited researchers since 2016. Prof Chhowalla has numerous collaborations in China.
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Deung-Jang Choi
CFM-CSIC/UPV (Spain)
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Deung-Jang, Choi is an Ikerbasque Researcher at Centro de Física de Materiales (CSIC-UPV/EHU) in San Sebastián, Spain. She obtained her Bachelor degree in Physics at Ewha Womans University in Korea in 2007 with the honor of MAGNA CUM LAUDE and her Ph.D degree in 2012 at Université de Strasbourg in France. After her Ph.D, she moved to Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg, Germany where she carried out studies on spin correlations and spin dynamics in nanoelectronic systems with an awarded Alexander von Humboldt fellow ship. Then she moved to CIC nanoGUNE in San Sebastián, Spain to continue her career in the investigation of engineered atomic structures to look for exotic magnetic and many-body properties in superconductivity with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellowship. Her main research line is to study the role of interface properties on spin-polarized transport in magnetic nanostructures and to work on mapping out these electronic and magnetic properties not only in metallic system but also in superconducting materials.
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Jérôme Cornil
Université de Mons (Belgium)
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Jérôme Cornil received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Mons-Hainaut (Belgium) in 1996 under the supervision of Jean-Luc Brédas.
After postdoctoral stays at the University of California at Santa Barbara (with A.J. Heeger) and at MIT Boston (with R.S. Silbey), he became a senior researcher of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) in 2000.
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M. Lucia Curri
University of Bari, CNR (Italy)
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M. Lucia Curri is Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of University of Bari “Aldo Moro” (Italy). Before joining University of Bari, she was at Italian National Research Council (CNR) Institute of Physical Chemical Processes. She received her PhD in Chemistry from University of Bari (Italy) in 1997. She is active in material chemistry research, aiming to design, fabricate and process inorganic solids at the nanoscale by using chemical routes to obtain multifunctional nanostructured materials both for fundamental investigation and for application in biomedical field, energy conversion and in the environmental technologies.
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Walt A de Heer
Georgia Tech (USA)
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Walt A de Heer was born in the Netherlands, raised on the island of Aruba, and received his university degrees at University of California, Berkeley. After 10 years at the EPFL (Lausanne Switzerland) he joined the School of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he is currently a Regents’ Professor of Physics. Starting in Berkeley, he has been productive in various nanoscience related fields. He made seminal contributions to the physics of metal nanoclusters; carbon nanotubes; and graphene electronics. His pioneering epitaxial graphene program, initiated in 2001, focuses on developing a viable silicon carbide platform for graphene-based nanoelectronics. De Heer has an h-index of 85, and he has received the Web of Science Group’s Highly Cited Researcher Award yearly from 2014-2019, placing him among the top 0.1% of researchers worldwide
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Héloïse Delpouve
Carbon Waters (France)
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Ion Errea
CFM-UPV, CSIC (Spain)
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Ion Errea currently leads the Quantum Theory of Materials group at the Materials Physics Center (CFM, CSIC-UPV/EHU). He is a a lecturer at the University of the Basque Country and also an associate researcher of the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC). His work is mostly dedicated to the development of new first principles technique to calculate complex properties of solids and to apply them for physical systems of interest. In the last years, he has worked intensely on the superconductivity of hydrogen-based compounds, thermoelctric materials, and bulk and monolayer systems with charge-density-wave transitions.
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Tiberio A. Ezquerra
IEM-CSIC (Spain)
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Tiberio Ezquerra was born in Zaragoza (Spain) where he obtained his first degree in Physics in 1982. He was doctoral fellow at the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (IEM) CSIC, Madrid (Spain) where he got his Dr. degree in 1986. Later he moved to the Max-Planck Institut für Polymerforschung in Mainz (Germany) where he spent two years. Since 1988 he belongs to the scientific staff of the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia as tenure scientist and in April 2009 he was promoted to Research Professor (Full Professor). From 1996 to 2009 he served as head of the Macromolecular Physics department and since September 2009 he is deputy director of the IEM. He has been co-founder of the Soft and Polymeric Matter Group
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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 Full Professor of Electronics at the University of Pisa, Italy. He is the leading developer of the open-source code NanoTCAD ViDES. His research interests include the simulation of 2D material-based transistors and the performance assessment of novel nanoscale devices. Currently GF is also involved in the fabrication and electrical characterization of flexible devices realized through printing techniques, while exploiting two-dimensional materials.
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Jean-Jacques Fouchet
z3dlab (France)
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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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Aran Garcia-Lekue
UPV/EHU & DIPC (Spain)
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Aran Garcia-Lekue is an Ikerbasque Researcher at Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC). She received his PhD degree in Physics from the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (Spain). After finishing her Ph.D, she held postdoctoral positions at the Surface Science Research Center (SSRC) of the University of Liverpool (UK) and at the Berkeley National Laboratory (US). She joined DIPC as a Gipuzkoa Research Fellow Gipuzkoa in 2007, and became an Ikerbasque Researcher in 2012. Her research line is focused on the simulation of electron transport at the nanoscale, and on the theoretical investigation of electron processes at nanostructured surfaces. In the last years, she has been very active in the study of electronic and transport properties of graphene-based materials.
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Vincenzo Giannini
CSIC (Spain)
3PM2020
My scientific interests rely on theoretical light-matter interactions, in particular, theoretical linear and nonlinear Plasmonics and Nanophotonics.
I started my scientific adventure as Physics undergraduate students at the University of Pisa. Later, thanks to my love for travelling I decided to move to Spain for a Ph.D. program. I enjoyed it in Madrid at the Spanish research council (CSIC). The story followed with a postdoc in Amsterdam and a Marie Curie fellowship at the Imperial College London. In June 2014, I started my group at the Imperial College London in the Condensed Matter Theory section and recently I accepted an offer in Spain at the CSIC.
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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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Lucía Gutiérrez is a Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow from the Universidad de Zaragoza. In the past she has also worked in other three institutions: Queen Mary University of London in the UK, the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM/CSIC) in Spain and The University of Western Australia in Australia.
Her work is focused on the synthesis, characterization and biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles. Her current work is focused on the evaluation of the heating properties of these materials to be used for cancer treatment. She is also interested on the transformations that these materials suffer in biological matrices.
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Marianella Hernández Santana
ICTP/CSIC (Spain)
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I received my BSc degree in Materials Engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar (Caracas, Venezuela) and then obtained a MSc in Macromolecular Physical-Chemistry from the Ecole d´Applications des Hauts Polymères/Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg, France). My professional career started working as a Researcher at INTEVEP, the top level Institute of Research and Technology of the state-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (Caracas, Venezuela). Then I held the position of Associate Professor in Materials Engineering at Simón Bolívar University (Caracas, Venezuela). In 2008, I joined the Nanocomposites Group at the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, ICTP-CSIC (Madrid, Spain) and got my PhD in Chemical Sciences from the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain). In 2014 I was awarded with a Marie Curie Fellowship and joined the group of Prof. Sybrand van der Zwaag at Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) working in self-healing elastomers. In 2017, I returned to Spain with a Research Contract given by the Ministry of Economics of Spain to work as Principal Investigator (PI) at the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (2017-2019). Since March 2019, I hold the position of Ramón y Cajal Researcher.
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Quang Binh Ho
Grafoid (Canada)
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Quang Binh has been working in the graphene technologies for the last 9 years. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2012 with a major in applied chemistry. Quang Binh’s honours thesis focused on the chemistry of graphene and its potential as an electrocatalyst in fuel cell cathode. After graduation, Quang Binh joined Grafoid as a chemist to optimize and scale up a graphene production process. Quang Binh has also been involved in the company’s research and development of graphene applications, including 3D printable inks, composites, and water filtration technologies. He is currently working towards the completion of his doctoral studies at Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada, with a focus on the effect of graphene on the morphology and properties of polymeric composites and foams
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Jurriaan Huskens
University of Twente (The Netherlands)
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Jurriaan Huskens (1968) studied chemical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, and obtained his PhD (1994) at the Delft University of Technology with Herman van Bekkum. After postdoctoral stays with Dean Sherry (UT Dallas) and Manfred Reetz (MPI Kohlenforschung), he became assistant professor (1998) with David Reinhoudt at the University of Twente, where he became full professor “Molecular Nanofabrication” in 2005. He received the Unilever Research Award 1990, a Marie Curie fellowship (1997), and the Gold Medal 2007 of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society. Present research interests encompass: supramolecular chemistry at interfaces, supramolecular materials, multivalency, influenza, nanofabrication, and solar fuels. He is (co)author of about 400 refereed research papers and five patents
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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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Senentxu Lanceros Méndez
BCMaterials (Spain)
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S. Lanceros-Mendez is Ikerbasque Professor and Scientific Director at BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spais. He graduated in physics at the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain, and 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, and visiting scientist at the Pennsylvania State University, USA and University of Potsdam, among others. He is also Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Minho, Portugal (on leave). His work is focused in the area of polymer based smart materials for sensors and actuators, energy and biomedical applications, with over 500 publications and 10 patents in the field. He has supervised 34 PhD students and three Spin-off companies based on technologies developed from his group.
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Uzi Landman
Georgia Tech (USA)
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Uzi Landman was born and raised in Israel where he received his education. He obtained a B.Sc degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a M.Sc. from the Weizmann Institute of Science and a D.Sc. from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion). In 1977 he joined the School of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Gatech) in Atlanta, where he is currently a Regents' and Institute Professor, holding the Callaway Chair and serving as the founding director of the Gatech Center for Computational Materials Science. His main areas of research are in condensed matter physics and materials science, with an emphasis on the development and use of computational methodologies. Landman have published over 400 articles in these areas, earning over 39,000 literature citations (h-index, 103) being one of the most cited scientists worldwide.
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Anna Laromaine
ICMAB-CSIC (Spain)
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Alexander Legant
Nanoscribe GmbH (Germany)
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Alexander Legant studied Physics at the Technical University of Darmstadt and the University of Heidelberg and joined Nanoscribe in September 2010 and worked there both as a Service Engineer and as a Sales Manager for Europe and North-America. Currently, he is taking care of the EMEA region.
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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)
Nanospain2020
Monica Lira-Cantu received her PhD in Chemistry (Materials Science) in 1997, from 1999-2001 she worked as permanent research scientist at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering (U.S.A.). Her work in the area of Photovoltaics stability/degradation initiated in 2004 during a scientific stay with Prof. Frederik Krebs at DTU in Denmark, where she worked on the long-term stability of polymer/oxide solar cells. She has been visiting scientist with Prof. Truls Norby at UNorway (2003) and with Prof. Shozo Yanagida at CAST in Japan (2006). She is currently Group Leader of the Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) in Barcelona (Spain).
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Lifeng Liu
INL (Portugal)
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Lifeng Liu received his Bachelor degree in Applied Physics from Beijing Jiaotong University (2001), and both his Master (2004) and PhD (2007) degrees in Condensed Matter Physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He joined Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in 2007, first working as a postdoctoral researcher and then as a staff scientist. He started his independent research career in 2008 and became a Group Leader in 2009. In 2011, he moved to the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) and set up a research group there, where his research interest primarily focuses on nanomaterials for use in electrochemical/photoelectrochemical water splitting, rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors
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Luis M. Liz-Marzán
CIC biomaGUNE (Spain)
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Luis Liz-Marzán is Ikerbasque Professor and Scientific Director of the Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials, CIC biomaGUNE, in San Sebastian (Spain). He graduated in chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela, was postdoc at Utrecht University and Professor at the University of Vigo (1995–2012), as well as Invited Professor at various academic institutions worldwide.
Prof. Liz-Marzán is co-author of over 450 publications and 8 patents, has delivered over 400 invited lectures and received numerous research awards. He is currently associate editor of ACS Nano and serves in the editorial boards of various other journals, including Science. His major research activity is devoted to understanding the growth mechanisms of metal nanocrystals, to tailor their surface chemistry and thereby directing their self-assembly. He also works on the design of biomedical applications based on the plasmonic properties of well-defined metal nanoparticles and nanostructures, including surface enhanced Raman scattering and hyperthermia.
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Iraida Loinaz
CIDETEC (Spain)
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Dr. Loinaz currently is the Health Business Developement Manager of CIDETEC. She has specialized in Organic Chemistry and her Ph.D. thesis focused on peptidic synthesis and synthesis in perfluorocarbon media.
In 2004 she moved to Fundación CIDETEC. In 2005 she became the Head of Biomaterials Unit in CIDETEC. The main research activities of the Unit have been focused from the beginning in the synthesis and characterization of biomaterials and bioactive surfaces.
She has a strong background in the synthesis of polymer nanoparticles, nanogels and hydrogels, with special attention in the synthesis of single-chain polymer nanoparticles with application in drug-delivery and imaging. The group has also patented a new family of hydrogels based on supramolecular cross-linking. In the field of bioactive surfaces, the group actively works on the generation of highly hydrophilic coatings to reduce the wear and friction in prosthesis, or controlling the biofouling. In the last years the group has been specialized in translational research and they are establishing a pilot plant operating under GMP for the production of nanopharmaceuticals.
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Denise Mandt
UpNano GmbH (Austria)
3DPrinting2020
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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Lluis F. Marsal
URV (Spain)
3PM2020
Lluís F. Marsal is Full Professor and Distinguished Professor at the Department of Electronic, Electric and Automatic Engineering of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1997 from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. He was postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
In 2014, he received the ICREA Academia Award (the highest award for university professors in Catalonia, from ICREA Institute). He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and of the Optical Society of America. He is member of advisory and technical committees in several international and national conferences and has been visiting professor at several universities and research institutions. He has co-authored more than 200 publications in international refereed journals, 2 books, 5 book chapters and holds three patents.
His current research interests focus on organic and hybrid solar cells and nanostructured materials for optoelectronic devices and low–cost technologies based on micro- and nanoporous materials for biosensing and bio-applications.
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José Manuel Martín
CEIT (Spain)
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Ramón Martínez Máñez
UPV/CIBER BBN (Spain)
Nanospain2020
Prof. Ramón Martínez-Máñez is full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and belongs to the Interuniversity Research Institute for Molecular Recognition and Technological Development (IDM). He is currently Scientific Director of the Biomedical Research Center Network in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and nanomedicine (CIBER BBN). His research is focused in the development pf chromo-fluorogenic chemosensors and probes and in controlled delivery systems for different applications. He has been visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge, is Co-Chairman of the journal ChemistryOpen and member of the International Advisory Board of the journals Chem. Asian. J., ChemPlusChem and Dyes&Pigments. He has published more than 460 papers in international refereed journals, has co-authored a scientific reference book published by Wiley and is also co-author of 17 book chapters. He holds 40 PhD thesis supervised (10 obtained the Polytechnic University of Valencia Ph.D. Award), 30 patents and is co-founder of two spin-off companies.
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Wolfgang Maser
ICB-CSIC (Spain)
Graphin2020
Wolfgang Maser is CSIC Research Professor at the Instituto de Carboquímica (ICB-CSIC) in Zaragoza where he leads the Group of Carbon Nanostructures and Nanotechnology. His research interests cover the field of carbon nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, graphene based materials, carbon dots): From synthesis, development of dispersions and novel functional hybrid materials towards their processing into macroscopic assemblies for applications in the fields of energy storage/conversion, sensors and catalysis. He is PI of EU and national research projects and has (co-)authored about 200 publications resulting in an h-index of 41. He was co-founder of Nanozar S.L. and directed the Department of Chemical Processes and Nanotechnology at the Instituto de Carboquímica.
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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 ICREA Professor and director of the Nanobioelectronics & Biosensors Group at Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), part of Barcelona Institute of Science and technology (BIST) in Barcelona, Spain. After his PhD (1991) at Tirana University (Albania), in the topic of Ion-Selective-Electrodes (ISEs) Dr. Merkoçi worked as postdoc and senior researcher/invited professor in the field of nanobiosensors and lab-on-a-chip technologies in Italy, Spain, USA and since 2006 at ICN2. Prof. Merkoçi research is focused on the design and application of cutting edge nanotechnology and nanoscience-based cost/efficient biosensors. The nanobiosensors his group is developing involve integration of (bio)receptors with micro- and nanostructures/motors and are applied in diagnostics, environmental monitoring or safety and security. He has published around 300 peer review research papers, supervised 30 PhD students and has been invited to give plenary lectures and keynote speeches in around 200 occasions in various countries. He is co-founder of two spin-off companies, PaperDrop dedicated to nanodiagnostics and GraphenicaLab to electronic printing with interest for sensors and biosensors.
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Ernst Meyer
University of Basel (Switzerland)
Nanospain2020
Dr. Ernst Meyer is a Professor of physics. He 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. He worked at the IBM Research Center Zurich. In 1997, he started his present position at the University of Basel. His research interests are the development of surface science techniques, such as friction force microscopy and dynamic force microscopy with true atomic resolution. He is also active in the field of nanomechanics, including nanotribology and nanosensors. Further probe microscopes, such as Kelvin probe force microsocpy, scanning spreading resistance microscopy, scanning force capacitance microscopy and dissipation force microscopy are used to probe dopant concentrations of semiconductors or to investigate novel materials, such as graphene or nanodiamonds.
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Lorenzo Moroni
Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
3DPrinting2020
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Moroni studied Biomedical Engineering at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, and Nanoscale Sciences at Chalmers Technical University, Sweden. He received his Ph.D. cum laude in 2006 at University of Twente on 3D scaffolds for osteochondral regeneration, for which he was awarded the European doctorate award in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering from the European Society of Biomaterials (ESB). In 2007, he worked at Johns Hopkins University as a post-doctoral fellow in the Elisseeff lab, focusing on hydrogels and stem cells. In 2008, he was appointed the R&D director of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Bank of Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, where he investigated the use of stem cells from alternative sources for cell banking, and the development of novel bioactive scaffolds for skeletal regeneration. From 2009 till 2014, he joined again University of Twente, where he got tenured in the Tissue Regeneration department.
Since 2014 he works at Maastricht University, where he is a founding member of the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine. In 2016, he became full professor in biofabrication for regenerative medicine.
His research group interests aim at developing biofabrication technologies to generate libraries of 3D scaffolds able to control cell fate, with applications spanning from skeletal to vascular, neural, and organ regeneration.
In 2014, he received the prestigious Jean Leray award for outstanding young principal investigators from the ESB and the ERC starting grant. In 2016, he also received the prestigious Young Scientist Award for outstanding principal investigators from TERMIS. In 2017, he was elected as faculty of the Young Academy of Europe and in the top 100 Italian scientists within 40 worldwide by the European Institute of Italian Culture. Since 2019, he is chair of the Complex Tissue Regeneration department and vice-director of MERLN. From his research efforts, 3 products have already reached the market
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Otto L. Muskens
University of Southampton (UK)
3PM2020
Otto Muskens is a Professor of Physics at University of Southampton. He received his PhD cum laude from University of Utrecht in 2004 on ultrafast shock waves in crystals. Subsequently he worked as a postdoc at University Bordeaux, Philips Research and AMOLF Amsterdam. Since 2009 he leads the Integrated Nanophotonics group in Southampton, where his research involves both fundamental understanding and applications of nanophotonics in various fields. In 2012 he was awarded a 5-year fellowship by EPSRC to develop on-chip nanophotonic devices exploiting complexity and wave shaping. In 2016 he held the Debye visiting chair at University of Utrecht. His interests include plasmonics, nanoantennas, meta-surfaces, complex media, nanobiophotonics, and photonic integrated circuits.
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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)
3PM2020
Frank Nouvertné received his PhD in Physics in 1998 at Technical University in Aachen and subsequently worked as a postdoc for a year. Since then, he is working for Raith, first in international Sales, later as Product Manager and currently as a Senior Product Market Manager Electron Beam Lithography (EBL). Managing the entire EBL System portfolio for academic markets, he has collected considerable experience with all kinds of applications in fundamental and applied nanoresearch and complemented his knowhow by leading several (national and european) research projects in conjunction with universities and other research institutions.
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Valeria Orlova
LUMC (The Netherlands)
3DPrinting2020
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Maria Isabel Osendi
ICV – CSIC (Spain)
3DPrinting2020
Prof. Osendi studied Physics in the University Autonoma of Madrid (UAM) and graduated in 1980. He joined the Institute of Ceramics and Glass (ICV) of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) in 1981 and got a PhD in Physics in 1984 by the UAM. She spent two years as Postdoc in the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC (1986-87) and 6 months (1993) as NATO senior research fellow in United Technologies Research Center (Hartford, CT). Prof. Osendi has lead / participated in more than 30 R & D projects funded by national, EU and industry sources, published above 150 papers and filed 8 patents. Presently, she is Research Professor of CSIC and Head of the Technical Ceramics Group of the ICV. Her chief scientific activity has been in the field of advanced ceramics, protective coatings and recently in additive manufacturing of materials, particularly direct ink writing.
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Mikhail Otrokov
CFM-CSIC/UPV (Spain)
Nanospain2020
I am Ikerbasque Research Fellow at Materials Physics Center in Donostia – San Sebastian. Obtained my PhD in Condensed Matter Physics in 2011 at Tomsk State University (Russia), soon after which I moved to Donostia – San Sebastian as a post-doc, first at the Donostia International Physics Center and then at the Materials Physics Center. In 2018 I got the Ikerbasque Research Fellow position. My expertise is the computational materials science and condensed-matter physics. My current research activity is mainly focused on magnetic topological insulators, though I am also interested in the electronic structure of the graphene-based nanostructures, rare-earth intermetallics, and other systems.
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Pagona Papakonstantinou
Ulster University (Ireland)
Composites2020
Pagona Papakonstantinou is Professor of Advanced Materials in the School of Engineering and a member of the Engineering Research Institute. Pagona’s research interests concern the fabrication of nanocarbons as 2 Dimensional crystals and hierarchical multifunctional architectures, (such as graphene nanosheets, nanodots, nanoflakes, graphene oxide, dichalcogenides, hybrids, carbon nanotubes, nanotips, diamond nanorods) and the comprehensive investigation of their physical and physicochemical properties for use in renewable energy and biosensing areas. Underpinning research into graphene and 2D materials led to a series of patents and a license to 2-DTech/Versarien Ltd. She also has extensive experience of the nano-mechanical, gas barrier and corrosion protection properties of disordered carbon films (DLC).
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Tania Patiño
IBEC (Spain)
Nanospain2020
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David Pine
New York University (USA)
3PM2020
Ph.D. Physics Cornell University 1982
M.S. Physics Cornell University 1979
B.S. Physics and Mathematics Wheaton College 1975
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Josetxo Pomposo
CFM-UPV, CSIC (Spain)
Nanospain2020
José A. Pomposo is currently IKERBASQUE Research Professor at the Materials Physics Center-MPC, a joint center of the University of the Basque Country-UPV/EHU and the Spanish National Research Council-CSIC. His research interests include the synthesis of uniform soft nano-objects, research on the structure, dynamics and self-assembly behavior of complex single-chain nano-objects and the construction of hybrid organic nanostructures. José A. Pomposo received his PhD from the University of the Basque Country in 1994. After more than 25 years’ research experience in materials science, including heading the Cidetec New Materials Department for 12 years and 1 year at Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), currently, he is IKERBASQUE Research Professor in charge of the Chemistry Laboratory oriented to Polymer Synthesis of the Materials Physics Center-MPC. José A. Pomposo has more than 150 high impact scientific publications (Chem. Soc. Rev., Adv. Mater., Chem. Commun., Macromolecules, ACS MacroLett., etc.), 9 international patents and he was selected as Editor of the first book on Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticles published by Wiley in 2017.
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Maurizio Prato
University of Trieste (Italy)
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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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Javier Ramón Azcón
IBEC (Spain)
Nanospain2020
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Daniel Ramos
IMN-CSIC (Spain)
3PM2020
Daniel Ramos holds a Distinguished Researcher position at the Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology (IMN-CSIC). He obtained his PhD degree in Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2009) carrying out his research at the Bionanomechanics Lab at Microelectronics Institute of Madrid (IMM-CNM-CSIC). After that period, he was post-doctoral researcher at Nanodevices Lab, Yale University (2009-2010), and Laboratory for Nanoscale Optics, Harvard University (2011-2013). His research activities are mainly focused on the interplay in between phonons and photons in optomechanics with special attention to the energy exchange from electromagnetic field and nanomechanical resonators with applications in novel sensing schemes.
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Alaitz Rekondo
CIDETEC (Spain)
Composites2020
Dr. Alaitz Rekondo, PhD in Polymer Chemistry, University of Basque Country, Spain, 2008. Title of the thesis: “Hybrid systems based on silanized polyether-urethanes: synthesis, characterization and study of the general properties”. I worked during 6 years (2006-2011) as a researcher in the R&D department at industrial company focused on the development of silicone and polyurethane based sealants and adhesives where new sealants based on silanized polyurethanes were developed and industrialized. I joined the Materials Division at CIDETEC in 2011 where I worked as a senior researcher and where my main research activities were focused on the synthesis and modification of elastomers with self-healing properties as well as on the development of new families of dynamic polymer materials (composites, elastomers, adhesives and coatings) based on reversible chemical bonds. Since 2017, I am the Head of Polymers and Composite Unit where one of the main research activities is focused on the development of dynamic polymer networks based on reversible chemical bonds.
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Joana Roncero
Tecnalia (Spain)
3DPrinting2020
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)
Composites2020
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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Josep Samitier
IBEC (Spain)
3DPrinting2020
Prof. Josep Samitier is Director of IBEC and Full Professor in the Physics Faculty (Electronic Dep.), University of Barcelona. From February 1984 to June 1985 he was visiting research fellow at the Philips Electronic Laboratory, Paris, France. From March 2001 to June 2005 Prof. Samitier was Deputy Head of the Barcelona Science Park (PCB), and in 2003 he received the Barcelona city Prize of the Barcelona Council in the area of technology. Prof. Samitier is the coordinator of the Spanish Platform on Nanomedicine and the president of the Associació Catalana d’Entitats de Recerca (ACER).
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Frank Scheffold
University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
3PM2020
Frank Scheffold is a professor of experimental physics at the University of Freiburg-Switzerland and head of the soft matter and photonics (SMP) group. He studied at the University of Konstanz, Germany and at the Weizmann Institute for Science in Rehovot, Israel. He received his doctorate from the University of Konstanz in 1998 and habilitated at the University of Freiburg-Switzerland in 2003. From 2011-2019 he was a member of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation. He has completed several longer research stays in the USA, France, Spain and Australia.
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Clivia M. Sotomayor
ICN2 / ICREA (Spain)
3PM2020
ICREA Research Professor Dr Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres was awarded her PhD in physics in 1984 by the University of Manchester (UK). She then held tenured academic appointments at the universities of St. Andrews and Glasgow universities in the UK, before becoming a C4 professor at Universität Wuppertal (Germany) in 1996. She was a research professor at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork (Ireland) from 2004 to 2008. Since May 2007 she has been an ICREA research professor based at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (formerly, the ICN).
She has received awards from the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Nuffield Foundation and an Amelia Earhart Fellowship from Zonta International (USA). She has authored over 500 scientific publications, receiving over 7700 citations, and has edited/co-edited six books (Researcher ID: E-8418-2010, H-index 46).
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Zhipei Sun
Aalto University (Finland)
3PM2020
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Javier Tamayo
IMM-CNM/CSIC (Spain)
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Liliana C. Tomé
EHU/UPV (Spain)
Composites2020
Liliana C. Tomé completed her PhD in Engineering and Technology Sciences–Chemical Engineering in 2014 by Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ITQB NOVA), Portugal. From 2015-2018, she was a post-doctoral researcher at ITQB NOVA. In 2017, she was awarded with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship and joined (in September 2018) the Innovative Polymers Group at POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country, Spain. She is co-author of more than 45 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Currently, her main areas of research are centered on ionic liquid-based materials for gas separation membranes and bioelectronic devices.
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Cristina Vallés
National Graphene Institute (UK)
Composites2020
Cristina Valles holds a BSc in Physical Chemistry and a PhD in Nanomaterials from the University of Zaragoza (Spain). After working as a postdoctoral researcher at the CRPP-University of Bordeaux (France) and ICB-CSIC in Zaragoza (Spain), she joined The Department of Materials (University of Manchester) as a PDRA. In July 2019 she was appointed as 'Morgan Advanced Materials Research Fellow'. Together with Dr. Bissett, Prof. Kinloch and Prof. Young, she leads the Advanced Nanostructures Group within the Department of Materials and the National Graphene Institute.
Her current research is focused on exploring the impact of carbon nanomaterials in applications such as nanocomposites and multifunctional textiles.
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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)
Composites2020
Ester Vázquez is full Professor and Director of the Institute for Applied Scientific Research (IRICA) in the UCLM. In 2007 she received the “Ibn Wafid de Toledo“ award for young researchers of Castilla-La Mancha. Her scientific interests focus on the synthesis, functionalization and applications of carbon nanostructures using non-conventional methodologies, especially microwave radiations and ball milling techniques. Her group succeeded in the preparation of stable suspensions of graphene in water, which has allowed the biological exploration of this form of carbon under physiological conditions and the preparation of smart gels for applications in drug delivery tissue engineering and soft robotics. She collaborates with industrial partners and numerous European groups within the framework of the Graphene Flagship project.
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Raquel Verdejo
ICTP/CSIC (Spain)
Composites2020
’m a Research Scientist at the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, CSIC (Spain). I work on both foamed and bulk polymer (nano)composites. I got my MSc in Physics from the University of Valladolid (Spain) and my PhD in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of Birmingham (UK). I then joined the group lead by Prof. Milo Shaffer as a Research Associate at Imperial College London, working in nanocomposite polymer foams. After that I moved back to Spain and joined ICTP-CSIC in 2006 thanks to a Juan de la Cierva contract and then held a Ramón y Cajal contract.
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Giorgio Volpe
University College London (UK)
3PM2020
Giorgio Volpe is a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at University College London (UCL) in the UK. He has held this position since 2014. Relying on forefront photonics and fabrication methods, his current research interests focus mainly 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, and their applications in materials science and healthcare. 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. After his Ph.D. studies, he was a postdoctoral research assistant at the Langevin Institute, ESPCI in Paris (France) working on controlling light propagation in complex media.
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Rune Wendelbo
Abalonyx (Norway)
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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 is a Research Staff Member in the ‘Physics of Nanoscale Systems’ group of the Science & Technology department at IBM Research - Zurich. His research fo-cuses on transfer methods for nanopatterning applications and self-assembly of col-loidal objects. Heiko Wolf studied chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany, and at Kyoto University, Japan. He received a diploma degree in chemistry from the Uni-versity 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 Labor-atory 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 IBM’s Zurich Research Laboratory as a Research Staff Member in 1999.
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Jinkai Yuan
CNRS / University of Bordeaux (France)
Composites2020
Dr. Jinkai Yuan is CNRS Research Associate at Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CNRS/University of Bordeaux) in France. His fields of interest include formulation, characterization and properties of polymer nanocomposites. He has developed high-k polymer composites with liquid crystalline graphene and artificial muscles based on shape memory polymer fibers. J.Yuan is currently working on the microfabrication of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for the applications of energy storage and conversion.
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Amaia Zurutuza
Graphenea (Spain)
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She received her Ph.D. degree in polymer chemistry from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK) in 2002. After two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships working in two European projects related to molecularly imprinted polymers. In 2004, she joined Ferring Pharmaceuticals (previously Controlled Therapeutics) where she worked in the research of new controlled drug delivery systems as a Senior Polymer Scientist. Her contribution led to the granting of three patents in novel biodegradable and biostable polymers for the controlled release of active compounds. In 2010, she became the Scientific Director of Graphenea. At Graphenea, she leads the research and development activities on graphene-based materials. Since joining Graphenea, she has so far filed for ten patents and published in Nature and Science.