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

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Dieter Bimberg
CIOMP of CAS, Changchun and TU Berlin , Germany
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Dieter Bimberg received the Ph.D. magna cum laude from Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. He held for 7 years a Principal Scientist position at the Max Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Grenoble, France. After serving as a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Aachen, Germany, he assumed the Chair of Applied Solid-State Physics at Technical University of Berlin. He is the Founding Director of its Center of NanoPhotonics. He was holding guest professorships at the Technion, Haifa, U.C. Santa Barbara, CA, USA, and at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, CA. He was Distinguished Adjunct Professor at KAU, Jeddah 2012-2018. In 2018 he was appointed as executive director of the “Bimberg Chinese German Center for Green Photonics” at the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

He is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the EU Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the US Academies of Engineering and of Inventors, Fellow of the Chinese Optical Society, a Life Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, a Fellow of the Chinese Optical Society, Vice-President of the International Artificial Intelligence Association and a honorary member of the Ioffe Institute of the RAS. He is recipient of many important international awards, like the UNESCO Nanoscience Award, the Max-Born Award and Medal of IoP and DPG, the Heinrich-Welker-Award, the Nick Holonyak Jr. Award, the Oyo Buturi and MOC Awards of the Japanese Society of Applied Physics, the Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal and Award of IEEE, the Stern-Gerlach Award of DPG (the highest German physics award), to mention a few. He received honorary doctorates of the University of Lancaster, UK, and the St. Petersburg Alferov University of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

He has authored more than 1600 papers, 71 patents and patent applications, and six books. The number of times his research works has been cited exceeds 69,000 and his Hirsch factor is 115 (@ Google Scholar). His research interests include physics and technology of nanostructures, nanostructure based photonic and electronic devices, and energy efficient data communication.
Prof. Meilin Liu
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Title: Reversible Fuel Cells for Hydrogen and Electricity Generation
Meilin Liu is the Hightower Chair and Regents' Professor of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. He received his BS from South China University of Technology and both MS and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests include design, fabrication, in situ/ operando characterization, and simulation of membranes, thin films, and nanostructured electrodes in devices for energy storage and conversion, aiming at achieving rational design of materials and structures with unique functionalities. He holds 31 U.S. patents, co-organized 11 international symposia and workshops, co-edited 7 proceedings volumes, delivered ~200 plenary, keynote, or invited lectures, and published ~650 refereed articles. Dr. Liu is a fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM, 2021), Electrochemical Society (ECS, 2012), and American Ceramic Society (ACerS, 2011). Professional awards include Highly Cited Researcher (since 2018), the Charles Hatchett Award (UK IM3, 2018), HTM Outstanding Achievement Award (ECS, 2018), Kolon Faculty Fellow (2017), Outstanding Faculty Research Author Award (Georgia Tech, 2013 and 1997), Ross Coffin Purdy Award (ACerS, 2010), Outstanding Achievement in Research Program Development Award (Georgia Tech, 2003), Sustained Research Award (Sigma Xi, 2003), and National Young Investigator Award (NSF, 1993).

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Prof. Ute Kaiser
Ulm University, Germany
Title: Happy Marriage between Low-Dimensional Materials and Low-Voltage Transmission Electron Microscopy
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Prof. Federico Rosei
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada
Title: Multifunctional materials for emerging technologies
Federico Rosei (MSc (1996) and PhD (2001) from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”) is Full Professor at the Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Varennes (QC) Canada, where he served as Director (07/2011–03/2019), currently on leave. He held the Canada Research Chair (Junior) in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials (2003–2013) and the Canada Research Chair (Senior) in Nanostructured Materials (2016–2023). Since January 2014 he holds the UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage. Since March 2023 he holds the Chair of Industrial Chemistry at the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste.

Dr. Rosei’s research interests focus on structure/property relationships in nanomaterials and their use as building blocks in emerging technologies. His research has been supported by multiple funding sources from the Province of Quebec, the Federal Government of Canada as well as international agencies, for a total in excess of M$ 18. He has worked in partnership with over twenty Canadian R&D companies. He is co-inventor of three patents and has published over 480 articles in prestigious international journals (including Science, Nature Phot., Nature Mater., Nature Chem., Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Func. Mater., Adv. En. Mat., ACS Nano, Biomaterials, etc.), which have been cited over 24,900 times (H index = 82). He has been invited to speak at over 365 international conferences (50 Keynotes, 30 Plenaries) and has given over 280 seminars and colloquia, over 60 professional development lectures and 50 public lectures in 51 countries on all inhabited continents.

He is Fellow of numerous prestigious national and international societies and academies, including: the Royal Society of Canada, the European Academy of Science, the Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (Foreign), the African Academy of Sciences, the World Academy of Art and Science, the World Academy of Ceramics, the American Physical Society, AAAS, the American Ceramic Society, Optica, SPIE, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, ASM International, the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Materials, Metallurgy and Mining, the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Australian Institute of Physics, the Chinese Chemical Society (Honorary), the Mexican Academy of Engineering (Corresponding), the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (Foreign), Senior Member of IEEE, Global Young Academy (Alumnus) and Member of the Sigma Xi Society.

He has received several awards and honours, including the FQRNT Strategic Professorship (2002–2007), the Tan Chin Tuan visiting Fellowship (NTU 2008), the Senior Gledden Visiting Fellowship (UWA 2009), UWA Professor at Large (2010–2012), a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2001), a F.W. Bessel Award (Humboldt foundation 2011), the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry (Royal Society of Canada 2011), the Herzberg Medal (Canadian Association of Physics 2013), the Brian Ives Lectureship (ASM international 2013), the Award for Excellence in Materials Chemistry (CSC 2014), the NSERC EWR Steacie Memorial Fellowship (2014), the José Vasconcelos Award for Education (World Cultural Council 2014), IEEE Distinguished Lectureships (NTC 2015–2016, Photonics Society 2020–2022, Electron Devices Society 2022–2024), the Lash Miller Award (ECS 2015), the Chang Jiang Scholar Award (China), the Khwarizmi International Award (Iran), the Recognition for Excellence in Mentorship (American Vacuum Society 2015), the Selby Fellowship (Australian Academy of Sciences 2016), the J.C. Polanyi Award (Canadian Society for Chemistry 2016), the Outstanding Engineer Award (IEEE Canada 2017), the President’s Visiting Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists (Chinese Academy of Sciences 2017), the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectureship (2018–2020), the Sichuan 1000 talent (short term) award, the Lee Hsun Lecture Award (2018), the Changbai Mountain Friendship Award (2018), the IEEE Montreal Gold Medal (2018), the APS John Wheatley Award (2019), the Blaise Pascal Medal (European Academy of Science 2019), the Guangxi Golden Silkball Friendship Award (2020), the TMS Brimacombe Medal (2021), the Wolfson Fellowship (Royal Society), the Prix Urgel Archambault (ACFAS 2021), the Prix du Quebec “Marie Victorin” (2021), the J.C. Smith Medal (Engineering Institute of Canada 2022), the Premio Nazionale “Gentile da Fabriano” (Associazione Premio Gentile, Italy 2022), the Envoy of People’s Friendship Award (Jiangsu Province, 2022), the Brockhouse Medal (Canadian Association of Physics 2022), the Canadian Light Source – TK Sham Award in Materials Chemistry (CSC 2023), the Spirit of Salam Award (ICTP 2023), a Guggenheim Fellowship in Engineering (2023), Knight of the National Order of Quebec (2023) and the AVS Nanotechnology Recognition Award (2024).
Prof. Zhongwei Chen
University of Waterloo, Canada
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Prof. Ya-Ping Sun
Clemson University, USA
Title: Carbon Dots: Exploring Carbon at the Zero-Dimension
Professor Ya-Ping Sun holds the Frank Henry Leslie Chair of Natural and Physical Sciences at Clemson University in South Carolina since 2003. He obtained his B.Eng from Zhejiang University of Technology (1982), M.Eng from Zhejiang University (1985) and PhD from Florida State University (1989). His pioneering works on nanoscale carbons, including carbon dots, carbon nanotubes and nanosheets have been the inspiration to many researchers. His over 300 papers have attracted more than 33,000 citations (h-index of 90). He has the recipient of South Carolina Governor's Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in 2005 and was a Clarivate Analytics “Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers 2018”.
Prof. Michel W. Barsoum
Drexel University, USA
Title: 1D Lepidocrocite Titania-based Nanomaterials, Their Diverse Morphologies and Exceptional Properties
Prof. Michel W. Barsoum is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University. He is an internationally recognized leader in the area of MAX phases and more recently the 2D solids labeled MXenes derived from the MAX phases. Most recently he also discovered a new universal mechanism – ripplocation - in the deformation of layered solids. With over 500 refereed publications and a Google h index is 140, his work has been cited almost 110,000 times to date. He was on the Web of Science’s highly cited researchers list in 2018 to 2023. In 2020, according to a recent Stanford University study, he had the highest c-index (combines citations and h-index) in the Materials Science subfield in 2022 and was 8th on the all-time list of material scientists in the world. He is a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Society of Engineering Sciences, National Academy of Inventors, fellow of the American Ceramic Soc. and the World Academy of Ceramics. He is the author the books, MAX Phases: Properties of Machinable Carbides and Nitrides and Fundamentals of Ceramics, a leading textbook in his field. In 2020, he was awarded the International Ceramics Prize for basic science by the World Academy of Ceramics. This prize is awarded quadrennially and is one of the highest in his field. The prize was awarded for “… outstanding contribution in opening new horizons in material research and specifically for your pioneering work in MAX phases and their derivatives.”
Prof. Laichang Zhang
Edith Cowan University, Australia
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Lai-Chang Zhang is a Professor of Materials Engineering, the Program Leader–Mechanical Engineering and the Head of Centre for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing in the School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia). After awarded his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Zhang held several positions at The University of Western Australian, University of Wollongong, IFW Dresden and Technical University Darmstadt. His research interests include metal additive manufacturing, metallic biomaterials, lightweight alloys & structures, and high-strength alloys and composites. He is a Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Materials Science, with H-index of 81 and 23,900+ citations. He also served as Editor or Editorial Board Members for 10+ journals, e.g., International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials, Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters), Advanced Powder Materials, etc.
Prof. Quan Li
Southeast University, China
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Quan Li is Distinguished Chair Professor and Director of Institute of Advanced Materials at Southeast University, China. He is the Honorary Editor-in-Chief of "Chinese Journal of Liquid Crystals and Displays", the founding Editor-in-Chief of Wiley "Responsive Materials", an editor of Springer Nature “Light: Science & Applications” etc. Li held appointments in USA, Germany, and France. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, where he was promoted to a youngest Full Professor in February 1998. Li was Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Germany. He has won Kent State University Outstanding Research and Scholarship award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He has been elected as a member of European Academy of Sciences and a member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has also been honored as Professor and Chair Professor at several universities. In the past decade, he has edited eight books (2 Wiley-VCH, 2 Wiley, and 4 Springer books), and has co-authored 40 chapters including the invited author of the entry entitled “Liquid Crystals” in the prestigious Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia. Li’s current research interest spans from stimuli-responsive smart soft matter, advanced photonics, and optoelectronic materials for energy harvesting and energy saving to functional nanoparticles, biomedical materials, and theranostic agents to nanoengineering and device fabrication.
Prof. Michel Armand
CIC energiGUNE, Spain
Title: Solid-State Batteries with Polymer Electrolytes
Prof. Dr. Michel Armand earned his Ph.D from Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble in 1978. He was Director for Research at CNRS, France since 1989 and Professor at U. Montreal (1995−2004). He has pioneered the use of intercalation electrodes (1972), introduced polymer electrolytes (1978), new salts based on delocalized anions, FSI, TFSI, (1986), organic electrode materials (1996) and the carbon coating for LiFePO4 (1998). He joined CIC Energigune in 2011, and present activities include new solvating polymers for lithium and sodium, new salts and new organic and inorganic electrode materials; Michel Armand has authored > 500 publications, a H factor of 106; his work has been quoted > 95000 times.
Prof. Deep Jariwala
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Title: Heterostructures for Extreme Electronics: From Low-Power Logic to High Temperature Memory
Deep Jariwala is an Associate Professor and the Peter & Susanne Armstrong Distinguished Scholar in the Electrical and Systems Engineering as well as Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Deep completed his undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Varanasi and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. Deep was a Resnick Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech before joining Penn to start his own research group. His research interests broadly lie at the intersection of new materials, surface science and solid-state devices for computing, opto-electronics and energy harvesting applications in addition to the development of correlated and functional imaging techniques. Deep’s research has been widely recognized with several awards from professional societies, funding bodies, industries as well as private foundations the most notable ones being the Optica Adolph Lomb Medal, the Bell Labs Prize, the AVS Peter Mark Memorial Award, IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award, IEEE Nanotechnology Council Young Investigator Award, IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize in Semiconductors and the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. He has published over 150 journal papers with more than 19000 citations and holds several patents.
Prof. Hans Fecht
Ulm University, Germany
Title: Fabrication and Applications of Nanocrystalline Diamond and Engineered Diamond Micro- and Nanocomponents
Hans Fecht is Chaired Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Sciences at Ulm University, Germany, and Director of the Institute of Functional Nanosystems. He received his Diploma in 1981 and PhD in materials science at the University of Saarbrücken in 1984. As a fellow of the Max-Kade Foundation, New York, he was appointed post-doctoral associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 1987 as senior associate at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. In 1990 he became Professor at the University of Augsburg, in 1993 he was appointed Full Professor and Chair at Technical University Berlin and in 1997 at Ulm University, while between 2001 and 2012 he additionally was senior researcher at the Institute of Nanotechnology, KIT. In addition, he is a member of Fraunhofer society and holds guest professor positions in China, India and Japan. Currently at Ulm, he directs a group of about 50 scientists and young researchers in materials science and nanotechnology. He has published more than 500 scientific papers and coordinated numerous national, European and international research projects in the field. Hans Fecht was awarded the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 1998, "Pioneer of Nanotechnology" (Deutsche Bank), the Innovation Award of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and is member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Salzburg, Brussels). In addition, he is the director of the EUREKA Cluster office Metallurgy Europe in Ulm and Brussels.