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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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Javier Ramon Azcon
IBEC (Spain)
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Rémi Carminati
ESPCI Paris / PSL University (France)
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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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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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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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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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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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Uzi Landman
Georgia Tech (USA)
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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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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 Martin
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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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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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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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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Samuel Sanchez
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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Zhipei Sun
Aalto University (Finland)
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Niek van Hulst
ICREA - ICFO (Spain)
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Silvia Vignolini
University of Cambridge (UK)
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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)
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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)
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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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Amaia Zurutuza
Graphenea (Spain)
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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.