INVITED SPEAKERS

Professor Jonathan de Roo

Professor Jonathan de Roo

University of Basel, Switzerland

Jonathan De Roo was born in 1989 in Belgium. He studied chemistry at Ghent University and obtained his PhD on the surface chemistry of metal oxide nanocrystals in 2016 under supervision of Prof. Isabel Van Driessche, Prof. Zeger Hens and Prof. José Martins. During his PhD, he conducted a three month research stay in the lab of Prof. Maksym Kovalenko to study the surface of CsPbBr3 nanocrystals. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University (USA) for 2 years, working on crystallization mechanisms and custom-made ligands under supervision of Prof. Jonathan Owen. He is currently a tenure-track assistant-professor at the University of Basel where his group is working on ceramic nanocrystal synthesis and atomically defined clusters.

Speech Title:  The surface chemistry of colloidal nanocrystals; empowered by NMR

 

Professor Maria Ibáñez

Professor Maria Ibáñez

IST Austria, Austria

Maria Ibáñez was born in La Sénia (Spain). She graduated in physics at the University of Barcelona, where she also obtained her PhD in 2013. Her PhD thesis was qualified Excellent Cum Laude and awarded with the Honors Doctorate by the University of Barcelona. Her PhD research was funded by a Spanish competitive grant (FPU) which supported her to conduct short-term research stays in cutting-edge laboratories. In particular she worked at CEA Grenoble (2009), the University of Chicago (2010), the California Institute of Technology (2011), the Cornell University (2012) and the Northwestern University (2013). In 2014, she joined the group of Prof. Dr. Kovalenko at ETH Zürich and EMPA as a research fellow where in 2017 she received the Ružička Prize. In September 2018 she became an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at IST Austria and started the Functional Nanomaterials group.

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Dr. Maria Chiara Spadaro

Dr. Maria Chiara Spadaro

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain

Maria Chiara Spadaro was born in Messina (Italy). She graduated in physics at the University of Messina and obtained her PhD in Physics and Nanoscience at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) in 2016. Her PhD research was awarded to the Best PhD Thesis Award for Transmission Electron Microscopy applied to Material Science, from the Italian Society of Microscopy Science (SISM). Later she received the Laura Bassi Award, from the Italian Physics Society (SIF), and other Awards related to her scientific outcomes. After postdoctoral appointments in Modena, Lausanne (Switzerland) and Swansea (United Kingdom), she is currently Marie Curie Fellow at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), in Barcelona (Spain), and Honorary Research Fellow at Swansea University. She gathers expertise in synthesis, TEM-based characterization, 3D atomic model and image simulation of nanostructured materials with application in catalysis and quantum research related fields.

Speech Title: Heterogeneous catalysts at atomic scale: from growth mechanisms to properties

 

Prof. Thierry Brousse

Prof. Thierry Brousse

Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Université de Nantes, France

Thierry Brousse is a Full Professor of Materials Science at the University of Nantes since 2005. He received his PhD degree (1991) from University of Caen/Normandy after which he worked as an analytical/radio-analytical engineer in a company before joining the University of Nantes. He is currently a researcher at Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN) where his research interests focus on materials for electrochemical energy storage, with particular emphasis on innovative and/or modified materials for batteries, electrochemical capacitors, hybrid devices and microdevices. He is Associate Editor for the Journal of the Electrochemical Society since 2012, Batteries and Energy Storage topic of interest. He has been the Vice Dean of Innovation at the University of Nantes for 7 years (2013-2020). He also initiated the very popular International Symposium on Enhanced Electrochemical Capacitors (ISEECAP) in 2009 in Nantes which has since taken place every two years in Europe.

Speech Title: Pseudocapacitive electrodes: a journey from nano to micro

 

Prof. Angshuman Nag

Prof. Angshuman Nag

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India

Angshuman Nag received his Master of Science (2001-2003) in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati and then PhD (2004-2009) from Solid State Structural Chemistry Unit at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India. He was then postdoctoral fellow both at IISc Bangalore and at University of Chicago. In 2012, he started his independent research group at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, India. Presently, he as an Associate Professor of Chemistry at IISER Pune. The broad direction of his research group is to design novel semiconductors with interesting photophysical and optoelectronic properties. His current research is on developing perovskite semiconductors. Angshuman has published ~90 research papers. He is editorial advisory board member of both Nano Letters and Chemistry of Materials. In 2020, he was awarded the prestigious “SwarnaJayanti Fellowship” by Government of India.

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Prof. Ozge Akbulut

Prof. Ozge Akbulut

Sabancı University, Istanbul

Ozge Akbulut is an Associate Professor at Sabancı University, Istanbul. She received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Sabancı University in 2004. Her PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009) focused on cost-effective fabrication of biomolecular devices and surface science. She continued her studies as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, (2009–2011) on developing tools/techniques for resource-limited settings. Her main research interests are silicone-based composites and rheology modifiers for additive manufacturing and the cement industry. She also cofounded a company, Surgitate, on design and fabrication of tactile surgical training platforms, in 2014.

Speech Title: Single additive enables 3D printing of highly loaded ceramic suspensions

 

Prof. Randy Carney

Prof. Randy Carney

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis

Randy Carney is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He received his B.S. in Chemistry in 2008 from University of Arkansas. His M.S. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010) and PhD from EPFL in Switzerland (2013) focused on the impact of nanoscale surface structure in the organic ligand coating of metal nanoparticles on cell penetration. He continued his studies as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Davis (2014-2018) studying peptide chemistry, soft nanomaterials, and exosomes and related extracellular vesicles (EVs). His group now is working on spontaneous and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy as platforms to examine the use of EVs as cancer biomarkers.

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Prof. Lianzhou Wang

Prof. Lianzhou Wang

School of Chemical Engineering and Director of Nanomaterials Centre (Nanomac), the University of Queensland, Australia

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Dr. Lorenzo Malavasi

Dr. Lorenzo Malavasi

University of Pavia, Italy

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Prof. Elisa Moretti

Prof. Elisa Moretti

University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Italy

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Dr. Yu Kui

Dr. Yu Kui

Institute of atomic and molecular physics, Sichuan University, China

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