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Javier Aizpurua
CFM-CSIC (Spain)
3PM2021
Javier Aizpurua is a research professor at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), and head of the "Theory of Nanophotonics Group" at the Center for Materials Physics in San Sebastian, where he theoretically studies the interaction between light and matter at the nanoscale. Aizpurua developed his career in a variety of research centers, including those at the University of the Basque Country, Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, or the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the US. Aizpurua is a highly-cited researcher according to clarivate analytics, and has published more than 200 works on the topic of Plasmonics with a large international impact, particularly in the area of nanoantenna-enhanced microscopy and spectroscopy, and quantum effects in plasmonics.
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Thomas Alava
CEA (France)
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Pablo Albella
Universidad de Cantabria (Spain)
3PM2021
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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Eric Anglaret
University of Montpellier (France)
Nanospain2021
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)
Composites2021
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)
Nanospain2021
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)
Nanospain2021
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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Adelina Braun
Merck (Germany)
Graphin2021
Dr. Adelina Braun completed her doctorate in Materials Science at Saarland University, Germany with a thesis entitled “Nanomaterials for Optoelectronic Applications”. She then gained professional experience at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre working on nanomaterials research projects. Adelina joined Merck KGaA, science and technology company headquartered in Darmstadt, 7 years ago and handles the Materials Science portfolio for all of Western Europe.
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Juergen Brugger
EPFL (Switzerland)
3DPrinting2021
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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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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Felix Casanova
CIC nanoGUNE (Spain)
Graphin2021
Fèlix Casanova is an Ikerbasque Research Professor at CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain). He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Universitat de Barcelona in 2004 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego from 2005 to 2009. Since 2009, he is the coleader of the Nanodevices Group at CIC nanoGUNE, devoted to the electronic properties of systems in reduced dimensions. His current research interests are focused on spin-dependent phenomena (including spin transport and spin-orbit effects) in metals, insulators and novel two-dimensional materials. His pioneering studies on spin-charge interconversion in metals and 2D materials have led to several R+D contracts with Intel Corp., the world-leading microelectronics company. He is Editorial Board member of Physical Review Applied, published by the APS. He has been distinguished with the 2020 Outstanding Researcher Award by Intel Corp.
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Deung-Jang Choi
CFM-CSIC/UPV (Spain)
Nanospain2021
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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M. Lucia Curri
University of Bari, CNR (Italy)
Nanospain2021
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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Héloïse Delpouve
Carbon Waters (France)
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Ion Errea
CFM-UPV, CSIC (Spain)
Nanospain2021
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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Ruben Esteban
CFM-CSIC (Spain)
3PM2021
Ruben Esteban is a researcher of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) working at the Centro de Física de Materiales in San Sebastián. He did his PhD work on the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, receiving his title from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2007 for experimental and theoretical work on superresolved near field microscopy. Since then, he has worked on many topics on the theory of nanophotonics, with frequent collaborations with experimentalists. He has special interest on the emergence of quantum effects due to the interaction between metallic systems that support plasmonic resonances and molecules or quantum dots.
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Tiberio A. Ezquerra
IEM-CSIC (Spain)
Composites2021
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)
Nanospain2021
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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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)
3PM2021
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)
Nanospain2021
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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Alberto González Curto
TU/e - Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
3PM2021
Alberto G. Curto is Assistant Professor in the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is also part of the Institute for Photonic Integration. The goal of Curto's research is to find new and improved ways of making light interact with very small matter, particularly by designing metal and semiconductor nanostructures. His current research interests include the optics and optoelectronics of layered 2D semiconductors and chirality in nano-optics. Before launching his research lab in Eindhoven, Curto was a postdoctoral Marie Curie fellow at Stanford University in the United States working on metal and semiconductor nano-optics and on layered 2D semiconductors. His PhD research at ICFO focused on nano-antennas as optical elements for enhanced interaction of light with nanoscale matter. Curto is the recipient of an NWO START-UP Grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2018) and an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council (2020).
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Marianella Hernández Santana
ICTP/CSIC (Spain)
Composites2021
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)
3DPrinting2021
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)
Nanospain2021
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)
Composites2021
Prof. Ian Kinloch holds the Materials Science and the Morgan Advanced Materials/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Carbon Materials at the University of Manchester. He has previously held EPSRC/RAEng Research and EPSRC Challenging Engineering Fellowships. His research concerns the production and processing of nanomaterials to yield application-optimised architectures, with a focus on composite, electrical and electrochemical applications.
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Ulli Klenk
Siemens AG (Germany)
3DPrinting2021
Principal Key Expert Additive Manufacturing at Siemens AG (Germany)
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Armin Knoll
IBM Research GmbH (Switzerland)
3DPrinting2021
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
ICREA/ICFO (Spain)
3PM2021
Frank Koppens (Dutch, 1976) obtained his PhD (Cum Laude, 2007) in experimental nanoscience and quantum computation at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University, The Netherlands. His PhD work includes several breakthroughs on coherent control of single spins in semiconductor quantum dots.
As an IQSE postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University he worked on quantum plasmonics with single quantum dots and diamond color centers, with a major breakthrough on the electrical detection surface plasmon polaritons and single plasmon sources. Since August 2010, Frank is a group leader at ICFO.
Frank Koppens is author of 32 refereed papers (H-index 22), amongst which Nature (2x), Science (2x), Nature Physics (3x), Nature Nanotech. (2x), Phys.Rev.Lett.(6x) and NanoLetters (2x). Total number of citations: >3700. Dr. Koppens is specialized in graphene opto-electronics and nano-photonics and reported the first real-space images of propagating and gate-tunable optical plasmons in graphene. Recently, Dr. Koppens has received the prestigious Huygens award for his work on quantum information processing and nano-technology. Frank Koppens has recently been awarded an ERC Grant.
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Senentxu Lanceros Méndez
BCMaterials (Spain)
3DPrinting2021
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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Anna Laromaine
ICMAB-CSIC (Spain)
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Alexander Legant
Nanoscribe GmbH (Germany)
3DPrinting2021
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)
Composites2021
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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Lifeng Liu
INL (Portugal)
Nanospain2021
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)
3PM2021
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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Jordi Llop
CIC Biomagune (Spain)
Nanospain2021
Ph.D. from the University of Ramon Llull in 2002. Postdoctoral Research at Navarra University Hospital (CUN) working with Iván Peñuelas and in 2003 at Uppsala University PET Center in the group of Bengt Langstrom. In 2004 he went back to Spain to work as Production Manager of the Radiopharmaceutical Laboratory at Institut d'Alta Tecnologia (IAT-PRBB, Barcelona). Since 2007 he is group leader at the CICbiomaGUNE.
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Denise Mandt
UpNano GmbH (Austria)
3DPrinting2021
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)
3PM2021
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)
3DPrinting2021
Dr. José Manuel Martín is researcher in the Group of Advanced Powder Metallurgy and Laser Manufacturing (Division of Materials and Manufacturing, CEIT-IK4, 1999-2020), and Associate Lecturer at TECNUN (University of Navarra). He obtained his M.Eng. (1993) and Ph.D. (2003) in Mechanical Engineering from TECNUN (University of Navarra). His field of expertise is Science and Engineering of Materials, especially the branch of Powder Metallurgy. The research lines is which he has worked recently include the production of metallic powders by atomization (2008-2020) and the processing of magnetic materials (2011-2020).
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Ramón Martínez Máñez
UPV/CIBER BBN (Spain)
Nanospain2021
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)
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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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Arben Merkoci
ICREA / ICN2 (Spain)
Nanospain2021
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.
Prof. Merkoçi research is focused on the design and application of cutting edge nanotechnology and nanoscience-based biosensors with interest for diagnostics. These nanobiosensors are based on the integration of biological molecules (DNA, antibodies, cells and enzymes) and other (bio)receptors with micro- and nanostructures and applied in diagnostics, environmental monitoring or safety and security. He has published around 300 peer review research papers, is editor of books (“Nanomaterials Based Biosensing Systems, by Wiley; “Electrochemical Sensor Analysis”, of Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry series by Elsevier etc.), book chapters and special journals issues (Lab on a Chip, Electroanalysis, Microchimica Acta) dedicated to the field of nanomaterials integration and applications in biosensors.
Prof. Merkoçi is Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, the principal international journal devoted to research, design development and application of biosensors and bioelectronics, member of editorial board of Electroanalysis, Microchimica Acta and other journals.
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Ernst Meyer
University of Basel (Switzerland)
Nanospain2021
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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Frank Nouvertne
Raith GmbH (Germany)
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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)
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Roman Orus
DIPC (Spain)
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I am the Scientific Director (CSO) and Cofounder of Multiverse Computing, as well as Ikerbasque research professor at the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) in San Sebastián, Spain. After obtaining my degree and PhD in Physics at the University of Barcelona in 2006, I worked as a research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia, and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany, as well as a junior professor at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany. I was also visiting professor at the Universitè Paul Sabatier – CNRS, France, and at the DIPC. My research has been recognized by several awards, including a Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship, and the Early Career Prize (2014) by the European Physical Society. I have written more than 80 scientific articles about quantum research cited around 5500 times, and I am also honorary member of the steering board of the journal Quantum, member of the ‘Quantum for Quants’ (Q4Q) commission of the Quantum World Association, partner at Entanglement Partners, and president of the Specialized Group on Quantum Information at the Spanish Royal Society of Physics.
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Maria Isabel Osendi
ICV – CSIC (Spain)
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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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Pagona Papakonstantinou
Ulster University (Ireland)
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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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Isabel Pastoriza-Santos
University of Vigo (Spain)
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Isabel Pastoriza-Santos obtained her PhD degree in Chemistry at the Universidade de Vigo (2001). She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Melbourne (Australia) between 2002 and 2003. In 2004 she got a postdoctoral research position at University of Vigo. In 2009, she obtained a faculty position at the Department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Vigo. She is co-author of about 145 articles. Her current interests include the synthesis of plasmonic nanoparticles and nanocomposites, as well as their use in (bio)sensing and catalysis.
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Tania Patiño
IBEC (Spain)
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David Pine
New York University (USA)
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Ph.D. Physics Cornell University 1982
M.S. Physics Cornell University 1979
B.S. Physics and Mathematics Wheaton College 1975
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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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Daniel Ramos
IMN-CSIC (Spain)
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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)
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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)
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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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Josep Samitier
IBEC (Spain)
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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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Jose A. Sánchez Gil
IEM-CSIC (Spain)
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José A. Sánchez Gil is Scientific Researcher at the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (CSIC). He received his PhD degree in physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1992, after working on rough surface scattering at the Instituto de Óptica (CSIC). He spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow in the University of California, Irvine (USA), and has visited during his career various research centers such as the Imperial College London (UK), CICESE (Ensenada, México), FOM-Institute AMOLF (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), and ICD-LNIO Université de Technologie de Troyes (France). In 1995 he joined the group of Optical Spectroscopies on Plasmonic & Semiconductor Nanostructures at the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (CSIC), now leading the theoretical division. His research interests span the areas of nanophotonics, plasmonics, and metamaterials, currently focused on the fundamentals and applications of plasmonic and semiconductor metasurfaces.
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Riccardo Sapienza
Imperial College London (UK)
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Reader in Physics at Imperial College London. He joined Imperial College London in 2017 from King’s College London where he held a lectureship. Before that he was a Ramon y Cajal fellow in ICFO, the Institute of Photonic Science in Barcelona, within the group of Prof. Niek van Hulst, after a postdoc in ICMM-CSIC Madrid, in the group of Prof. Cefe Lopez. Over a century ago he completed his PhD studies jointly in the Laboratories Kastler-Brossell (LKB) in Paris and in the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS) in Florence.
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Frank Scheffold
University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
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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)
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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 in the UK. She was a C4 professor at Universität Wuppertal (Germany) from 1996 to 2004 and after a research professor at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork (Ireland) from 2004 to 2008. Since May 2008 is an ICREA research professor based at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2). She leads the Phononic and Photonics Nanostructures group. 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 550 scientific publications and is an ERC advanced grant holder.
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Zhipei Sun
Aalto University (Finland)
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Javier Tamayo
IMM-CNM/CSIC (Spain)
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Liliana C. Tomé
EHU/UPV (Spain)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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’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)
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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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Heiko Wolf
IBM Research - Zurich (Switzerland)
Nanospain2021
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)
Composites2021
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.