First Round of Abstract Submission Ends: Sep 30, 2024
Extended Early Bird Ends: Jun 20, 2024

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Albert Davydov
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA
Title: A Journey from the “Forest” of Nanowires to the “Flatland” of 2D Materials
Dr. Albert Davydov is a leader of the Functional Nanostructured Materials Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with a focus on materials and processes for advanced electronics, magnetics, energy, and catalysis. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the Moscow State University. His research interests include fabrication, processing, and microstructural characterization of a wide range of electronic materials including semiconductor nanowires, 2D, and quantum materials. His expertise also includes thermodynamic modeling and experimental study of phase diagrams for metal and semiconductor material systems.

He is a member of the Technical Committee on Nanotechnologies at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO); the Science Advisory Board with the Nanoelectronics Computing Research (nCORE) program at Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC); the Advisory Board of Applied Physics Review journal. He also serves as a Head of the Semiconductor Task Group for the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), co-chair of the Reference Materials Task Group at ASTM Subcommittee on Compound Semiconductors, co-lead of the Quantum Materials Workgroup at Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance (MQA), and co-Chair of SPIE Optics & Photonics annual Conference on Low-dimensional Materials and Devices.

For more info visit https://www.nist.gov/people/albert-davydov
Prof. Chuanbao Cao
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Title: The cathode materials of Mg batteries with high voltages
Chuanbao Cao is currently the professor of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Director of Research Center of Materials Science of Beijing Institute of Technology, China. His research is focused on the electrochemical energy storage and conversion including electrode materials of lithium ion battery, supercapacitors, catalyst and photo-electrochemical materials. Until now, he has published more than 400 peer-review research papers, holds or has filed 50 patents.
Prof. Wenfang Sun
The University of Alabama, USA
Title: Iridium(III) complexes as potential theranostic phototherapy agents
Prof. Wenfang Sun is the Robert Ramsay Chair Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Alabama (UA) since Nov. 2022. Prior to joining UA, she was the James Meier Senior Professor and the Water F. and Verna Gehrts Presidential Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) (2001-2022). She received her B.S. degree in 1990 from Wuhan University, China; and her Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the Institute of Photographic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995. She was employed by this institute as an Assistant Professor in 1995, and then as an Associate Professor in 1996. She joined the Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 1997, and was promoted to a Research Assistant Professor in 1999. In 2001, she joined NDSU as an Assistant Professor, was tenured and promoted to an Associate Professor in 2007, and became a Full Professor and named the Walter F. and Verna Gehrts Presidential Professor in 2011. She has published 146 peer-reviewed journal papers and 23 conference full papers. She obtained over $10,000,000 research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the American Chemical Society – Petroleum Research Funds (ACS-PRF), the US Department of Argriculture (USDA), etc. She received numerous awards, including the NSF CAREER Award (2005-2011), the James A. Meier Senior Professorship (2016-2019), the NDSU Fred Waldron Award for Outstanding Research (2012), the NDSU Walter F. and Verna Gehrts Professorship (2011-2013), the NDSU Bison Ambassadors Apple Polisher Honoree (2009), the NDSU Featured Faculty (2006), and the 2nd-Class Chinese Academy of Sciences Natural Science Award (2002). She is a Fellow of the International Associate of Advanced Materials (FIAAM). She organized/co-organized, or chaired >20 national or international symposia and presented >110 invited talks or seminars in conferences or universities. Currently, she serves on the editorial board of five international chemistry journals. Her research program focuses on the organic/organometallic nonlinear optical materials, organic/organometallic light emitting materials, photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy, and optical sensing materials.
Prof. Kung Chung Yuan
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Title: The formation of the four-way symmetric translational tiles (crystal) and corresponding unit cells
Dr. Kung graduated from National Tsing Hua University 1969 and 1972 with BS and MS degree in physics, university of Alabama in Huntsville 1974 in physics and Northwestern university 1979 in material science. Post doctor at Georgia Tech and research science at Lawrence laboratory. With about 6 years experiences in US industries Fairchild and National Semiconductor and work for ITRI (Taiwan) since 1987 and worked for National Chung-Hsing University electric engineering department since 1991 to 2016 (retired).
Prof. Yue Wu
Iowa State University, USA
Title: 2D Metal Carbides (MXenes) for Catalysis
Prof. Yue Wu obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at Harvard University (07/2001-06/2006). Then, he received a Miller Fellowship for postdoctoral work in Chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley (08/2006-07/2009). Wu joined Purdue University as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in August 2009 and received an early promotion to tenured associate professor in April 2014. He moved to Iowa State University and Department of Energy Ames National Laboratory in June 2014 as Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor and was promoted to Herbert L. Stiles Professor (full professor) in 2020. His researches on thermoelectric and MXenes have been highlighted by National Public Radio (NPR) News, Department of Energy, American Chemical Society’s Chemical and Engineering News, National Science Foundation, etc. Prof. Wu has also received numerous recognitions, including DuPont Young Professor Award in 2010, Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2010, 2011, and 2012, “2014 Emerging Investigators” by Royal Society of Chemistry’s Journal of Materials Chemistry A, "Rising Star" named by U.S. Council of Chemical Research in 2015, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Young Investigator Award from American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2016, and 2017 Midwest Energy News "40 Under 40" Award, Mid Career Research Achievement Award of Iowa State University.
Prof. Fanglin (Frank) Chen
University of South Carolina, USA
Title: Advanced Materials Development for Energy Conversion and Chemical Decarbonization
Prof. Fanglin (Frank) Chen is the Professor, Associate Department Chair and Director for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina, USA. Prior to joining the University of South Carolina in Fall 2007, Dr. Chen spent six years as Senior Staff Engineer working on solid oxide fuel cell development at United Technologies Research Center (now RTX Technology Research Center). Dr. Chen holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Anhui University, a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Chen has received several recognitions including the Outstanding Achievement Award from United Technology Research Center in 2005, Summer Faculty Fellowship from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in 2009 and in 2010, Rising Star Faculty Award from the University of South Carolina in 2010, South Carolina Governor's Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in 2013, Research Achievement Award from the University of South Carolina in 2016, and Summer Faculty Fellowship from NASA Glenn Research Center in 2022. Dr. Chen currently serves as an Associate Editor for International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and Section-Chief Editor for Frontiers in Energy Research-Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers and Membrane Reactors. Dr. Chen has published 250 peer-reviewed papers (with H-index of 65) and holds 12 U.S. patents.
Prof. Andrei G. Fedorov
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Title: Control of Resolution and Growth Rate in Direct-Write Electron Beam Synthesis of Functional Nanostructures
Andrei G. Fedorov is the Rae S. & Frank H. Neely Chair Professor in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. His current research focuses on electron-beam-mediated direct-write nanomanufacturing, MEMS-enabled bioanalytical instrumentation, understanding and prediction of brain temperature, and thermal management of high-power generation devices. Dr. Fedorov’s accomplishments have been recognized by peers, including the 2006 von Turkovich Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) “for contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry” and the 2007 Bergles-Rohsenow Award in Heat Transfer from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for “sustained contribution to heat, mass, and radiation transfer.” Most recently, Dr. Fedorov has been selected to become a recipient of the 2010 Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, given jointly by Pi Tau Sigma (International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society) and the ASME, in recognition of outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering within ten to twenty years following graduation. Dr. Fedorov authored/co-authored over 200 archival articles published in premier technical journals and refereed conference/symposia proceedings, along with numerous plenary and keynote presentations at the major national and international conferences. He is a member of International Advisory Board of the Tokyo Tech’s Global Center of Excellence for Energy Science; serves on Editorial Advisory Boards of the Nanoscale & Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, the International Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering, International Journal of Interfacial Phenomena and Heat Transfer, Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, and Transactions of the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME); and consults a number of government agencies and major corporations worldwide. Dr. Fedorov's research has led to development of new technologies for various applications, resulting in over 60 patented inventions. For his inventions of biomedical devices, the World Technology Network (WTN), in cooperation with AAAS Science Magazine, CNN and leading technology companies, selected Dr. Fedorov as a WTN Associate and one of the twenty five “most innovative people and organizations in the science and technology world” nominated for the 2005 World Technology Award in Health and Medicine. With his students and collaborators, he has started several technology companies to commercialize his inventions and was recognized with the inaugural Regents’ Entrepreneur title by the University System of Georgia (2022).
Prof. Kristen A. Fichthorn
Penn State University, USA
Title: Theory of Shape-Selective Metal Nanocrystal Synthesis
Kristen Fichthorn is the Merrell Fenske Professor of Chemical Engineering and a Professor of Physics at the Pennsylvania State University. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. She spent one year as an IBM Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California at Santa Barbara before joining Penn State. Professor Fichthorn’s research is primarily in multi-scale materials simulation, in which she develops and applies theoretical techniques ranging from quantum density functional theory to molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo methods, and continuum theories to a diverse array of fundamental problems involving fluid-solid interfaces. Applications lie in nanoscale materials, thin-film and crystal growth, colloidal assembly, and wetting. In addition to being recognized by Penn State for her outstanding research and teaching, she is the recipient of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1990), an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (1998), she is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2011), a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2017), a recipient of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2019), and a recipient of the Langmuir Lectureship of the American Chemical Society (2020).
Dr. Naimeh Naseri Taheri
Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Title: Layered Materials for Facilitating Redox Reactions: Addressing Challenges in Energy Production and Storage Systems
Naimeh Naseri Taheri serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and is affiliated with the Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Sharif University of Technology in Iran. Additionally, she holds the position of senior research fellow at Monash University since 2023. She obtained her PhD in experimental condensed matter physics from Sharif University of Technology in Iran in 2011, specializing in the development of nanomaterials for electrochemical energy production and storage systems, particularly in solar hydrogen production from water, supercapacitors, and printable electronics. She was selected as a TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) Young Affiliate in 2022 and was awarded the George Forster (Humboldt) fellowship in 2024. In 2020, she was also the recipient of the National Prize of "Woman and Science." With over 65 publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, she has also established the "Health and Energy" research laboratory at Sharif University of Technology.
Prof. Limin Qi
Peking University, China
Title: Nanoarrays for electrocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting
Limin Qi received his PhD degree from Peking University in 1998. He then went to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces to work as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2000, he joined the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering at Peking University, where he has been a full professor since 2004. His research interests include colloidal chemistry, nanomaterials, self-assembly, bio-inspired materials, and energy-related materials. He has published more than 200 refereed papers with a citation over 16,700 times and an h-index of 73. He received the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2003), the “Asian Rising Stars” awarded by the 15th Asian Chemical Congress (2013), and the Second Prize of Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education, China (2021). He currently serves as an associate editor of ACS Applied Nano Materials.
Prof. Xu Deng
UESTC, China
Title: Multi-Dimensional Manipulation of Solid-Liquid Interaction
Dr. Xu Deng received his Ph.D. in 2013 from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. In 2014, Dr. Deng served as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In 2015, he joined the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China as a professor. In 2017, He was pointed by the president of Max Planck Institute as the head of Max Planck Partner Group at UESTC. Dr. Deng is interested in understanding wetting dynamics and physical chemistry at interfaces. He has published more than 120 articles as the first author or corresponding author in leading journals such as Science, Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Communication, PRL, Angew Chem, to name a few. In 2021, Dr. Deng was admitted as the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). In 2022, Dr. Deng has been awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
Prof. Madhu Bhaskaran
RMIT University, Australia
Title: Wearable and nearable sensors for health care and aged care
Professor Madhu Bhaskaran is a multi-award winning electronics engineer and innovator - she has won medals from leading Australian Academies. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. She co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University which she established in 2010. Her work on electronic skin and wearable sensors has been patented and her group now works collaboratively with multiple industry and design partners to commercialise the technology for healthcare and aged care. She is a passionate advocate for equity and diversity and she proudly co-leads Women in STEMM Australia.
Prof. Mohamed Naceur Belgacem
Grenoble INP, France
Title: Recent Advances on Surface Phenomena and Adhesion: Application to Surface Functionalization of Cellulose
Professor Belgacem received his Engineer diploma in wood science at the Saint Petersburg’s Forest Academy in 1986 (Russia). He then got a PhD in Material Engineering and Science from the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France in 1991. He was then awarded a fellowship from the National Research Council of Canada to carry out a post-doctoral training for two years in Polytechnic School of Montreal (Canada) as a researcher in the field of surface and interface phenomena in cellulose-based composite materials. On his return, he worked in R&D department in industry for 5 years, before moving to University of Beira Interior in Portugal where he spent three years (from 1997 to 2000) as an associate professor. Dr. Belgacem was nominated full professor in 2000 at the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France. He has published over 350 scientific papers, including 3 books and ~ 25 book chapters with around 20000 citations (H-Index ~ 75). Professor Belgacem is one of the three Editors-in-chief of an Elsevier Journal: "Industrial Crops and Products" (ISSN: 0926-6690 http://ees.elsevier.com/indcro/). This task was performed from 2007 to 2020.
Dr. Jessica Pereira
University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Title: Nanostructured Copper Electrodes and Colloids: Fabrication and Applications
Dr. Jessica Pereira is currently (since August 2023) an Anniversary Fellow at the school of Electronics and Computer Science, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering at University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Her research is largely focused on developing copper based functional inks for application in flexible as well as paper-based (papertronic) electronic devices. Other interests include nanomaterials, metal inks, sustainable energy generation, flexible electronics and organic photovoltaics. Dr. Pereira received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon (IChemC), Sri Lanka in 2013 and won the Shireen Jayasuriya Memorial Gold Medal for overall best performance. She was then employed as a Research Scientist at the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) in 2014. In October 2015, she was awarded a Chancellor’s International Scholarship from University of Warwick (UoW), UK to pursue a PhD. Her PhD was centralized on developing nanostructured copper electrodes by thermal evaporation for application in Organic Photovoltaics. She won the Royal Society of Chemistry Energy Sector PhD Thesis Award in 2019 in recognition for this work. In 2019, Dr. Pereira was employed as a Research Assistant and was working on exploring commercialization opportunities for a metal patterning process developed in the group. As part of this project, she participated as an Entrepreneurial lead on the Midlands Innovation to Commercialization of University Research (ICURe) programme representing UoW. Dr. Pereira formally received her PhD in August 2019 and continued to work as a Research Fellow until June 2020. Prior to her current position, she joined the Propulsion Futures Beacon of Excellence, University of Nottingham, UK as a Research Fellow and worked on developing clean and sustainable approaches for material synthesis