INVITED SPEAKERS

ANNIC 2018 has upgraded 6 oral presentations to invited talks! They were chosen among the best-submitted abstracts based on the Scientific Committee marks and the Chairs Committee approval. The criteria were technical merit, originality and novel perspectives, impact and interest for the scientific research. The authors’ speaking time is doubled, they benefit from the “Invited Talk” status and have their registration fees reimbursed.

Submit your work and get a chance to be promoted as an invited speaker!

Dr. Hyek Jin Kwon

Dr. Hyek Jin Kwon

Seoul National University / Institute for Basic Science, Republic of Korea

Dr. Hyek Jin Kwon received his Ph.D. (2018) under supervision of Prof. Taeghwan Hyeon from the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering in Seoul National University. He is a currently postdoctoral fellow at Center for Nanoparticle Research in Institute for Basic Science and Hyeon’s group in Seoul National University. Dr. Kwon studied therapeutic ceria nanoparticles for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease and seeks to develop metal oxide nanoparticle as a noble therapeutics for neurodegerative diseases and cancers. Dr. Kwon studied both basic biology and chemical engineering. He received B.S. (2002) and M.S (2004) and was Ph.D. candidate (2004-2009) from Department of Biological Sciences in Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Talk title: Therapeutic ceria nanoparticles for selective scavenging of mitochondrial, intracellular, and extracellular reactive oxygen species in Parkinson’s disease.

Prof. Iwan Moreels

Prof. Iwan Moreels

Ghent University, Belgium

He received his Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Ghent university (Belgium) in 2009, on the synthesis of near-infrared colloidal quantum dots and application on a silicon photonics platform. He continued as a postdoc at Ghent University, focusing, in collaboration with the IBM Zürich research lab (Switzerland), on the investigation of fluorescent quantum dots using time-resolved optical spectroscopy. In 2012 he joined the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy), where he started, in 2014, the Nanocrystal Photonics Lab in the Nanochemistry Department. In 2017 he returned to Ghent University and joined the Department of Chemistry, continuing his work on the synthesis of 2D nanocrystals.

Talk title: Toward continuously tunable emission spectra of 2D nanomaterials.

Prof. Yutaka Wakayama

Prof. Yutaka Wakayama

National Institute for Materials Science and Kyushu University, Japan

Yutaka Wakayama served at Asahi Glass Company, as a research engineer from 1989 to 1994. He was a research staff member at Tanaka Solid Junction Project, ERATO, JST from 1994 to 1998, and received his Ph. D degrees from University of Tsukuba in 1998. After working as a postdoctoral fellow at Max-Planck Institute for Microstructure Physic, Germany in 1998-1999, he joined National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in 1999. Now, he is working as a deputy director of International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA) of NIMS. His current research interests are self- and directed-assemblies of molecules, functional organic field-effect transistors and molecular nanoelectronics.

Talk title: Multi-level operation of vertically-aligned tunneling transistor with molecular quantum dot.

Dr. Sahar Alialy

Dr. Sahar Alialy

Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland

Dr. Sahar Alialy is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. She is working on the ERC (European Research Council) funded project to create computer networks that could mimic the functions of the human brain, called Neuromorphic devices. She is using different fabrication techniques to develop the electronic devices comprised of metallic, polymer, and semiconducting nanowire based materials. Her research is focused on electrical, optical and magnetic characterizations for integrated circuit technology applications.

Talk title: Resistive Switching and Charge Conduction Mechanisms in Single Nanowire Au-Ti/TiO2/Ti-Au RRAM Devices.

Dr. Gil Shalev

Dr. Gil Shalev

Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Gil Shalev received his bachelor and master degrees in physics at the Tel-Aviv University, and his Ph.D.
in physical electronics in Tel- Aviv University, as well. The topic of his dissertation involved specific
protein detection with silicon-based devices. He held a postdoctoral position at the Max Planck Institute
(Germany) where he worked on integrating nanotechnology with advanced schemes for silicon-based
photovoltaics. Currently, Gil is the head of the Lab for Device Innovation with the department of electrical
engineering in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Gil published articles in peer reviewed
scientific journals.

Talk title: Harvesting the solar radiation with arrays of subwavelength nonimaging light concentrators.

Prof. Alberto Quaranta

Prof. Alberto Quaranta

University of Trento, Italy

Bio coming soon!

Talk title: Radiation effects on flexible quantum dot based scintillators.

In addition, the 4 below speakers will be invited to lead a symposium dedicated to colloidal nanocrystals and their applications in the context of the EU MSCA-RISE project COMPASS. They are all prominent members of this project that aims at colloidal nanomaterials and unites key players in Europe and the US to advance this research field and its exploitation in photonics, sensing, energy conversion and medicine. Choose the topic “Colloidal nanocrystals” while submitting your abstract to get a chance to give a talk at this symposium. The Program Chair of this Symposium is Prof. Roman Krahne.
Prof. Andrej Singer

Prof. Andrej Singer

Cornell University, USA

Andrej Singer received his Ph.D. degree (2012) in Physics from the University of Hamburg, Germany in the lab of Prof. Edgar Weckert and Prof. Ivan Vartanyants, following a Physics diploma from the University of Muenster, Germany. He studied the properties of new x-ray sources, particularly their ability to generate interference patterns, similar to lasers in optics. He then worked as a Postdoc in the lab of Prof. Oleg Shpyrko at the University of California San Diego and applied coherent x-ray scattering techniques to study a wider range of materials, spanning from fundamental correlated electron materials and applied “real” materials in operando devices to photonic crystals, in particular those present in nature.

Talk title: Nanoscale dynamics in quasi-periodic complex materials

Prof. Jonathan Owen

Prof. Jonathan Owen

Columbia University, USA

Jonathan Owen obtained a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000 and a PhD from Caltech in 2005, Following his PhD, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Professor Paul Alivisatos at UC Berkeley. In 2009 he joined the faculty at Columbia University where he is currently Associate Professor of Chemistry. His group studies the coordination chemistry of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals and the mechanism of their nucleation and growth. He has received several awards including The 3M Nontenured Faculty Award (2010); The Early Career Award from the Department of Energy (2011); The DuPont Young Faculty Award (2011); A Career Award from the National Science Foundation (2012); The Award in Pure Chemistry from the American Chemical Society (2016).

Talk title: Real-Time Monitoring of Colloidal Quantum Dot Nucleation and Growth

Prof. Teresa Pellegrino

Prof. Teresa Pellegrino

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Teresa Pellegrino since 2014 is tenured team leader of the group of Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications at Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa (Italy). She received her PhD in Chemical Synthesis in 2005 from the University of Bari. Her current research interests focus on the development of inorganic nanostructures for drug delivery, magnetic hyperthermia, photo-thermal treatment and radiotherapy applications.

Talk title: Magnetic Nanoparticles for magnetic hyperthermia and cytotoxic action: from the synthesis to their in vitro and in vivo characterization

Dr. Alexander Weber-Bargioni

Dr. Alexander Weber-Bargioni

UC Berkeley, USA

Dr. Alexander Weber-Bargioni focuses on exploring quantum phenomena and fundamental optoelectronic processes at their respective length and time scales in low dimensional material systems and nano building block assemblies. He is facility director of the imaging and manipulation facility at the Molecular Foundry, where novel measurement techniques are developed to access critical and yet so far inaccessible parameter spaces for nano scale science. Before his appointment as facility director Dr. Weber-Bargioni was staff scientist at the Molecular Foundry (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), where he also did his PostDoc. He received his PhD in physics from the University of British Columbia (2007) and graduated from he University of Konstanz with a Vordiplom (bachelor) in physics. He is recipient of the DOE Early Career award, Bavarian Guest Professor award, R&D 100 award, and the LBL Director’s Award of Excellence. Dr. Weber-Bargioni published more then 70 articles, including in Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Physics, Nature Chemistry, Nature Energy, Nature Communication, Nature Light & Science, PRL. In his spare time, Alexander Weber-Bargioni is ski mountaineering, explores American and European mountains on a bike or on foot, cooks, woodworks and runs an artisanal olive oil farm in his home Tuscany.

Talk title: Investigating the propagation of excitons through inorganic nanocrystal assemblies and 2-D semiconductors