Professor Quentin Ramasse
SuperSTEM Laboratory and University of Leeds, UK
Quentin is the Director of the SuperSTEM Laboratory, the EPSRC
UK National Research Facility for Advanced Electron Microscopy, and holds a joint Chair in Electron Microscopy at the Schools of Chemical and Process Engineering & Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, U.K.
After a MEng in France and a MMaths at the University of Cambridge, he obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cambridge working on optical aberration measurements methodologies for aberration-corrected STEM. Before taking up his post at SuperSTEM he held a Staff Scientist position at the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) in Berkeley, a U.S. Department of Energy-funded user facility where he took part in the TEAM project. Quentin Ramasse has published extensively in the field of STEM-EELS, with a dual focus on STEM technique development and applications to a wide range of materials, from 2-dimensional materials such as graphene and MoS2 nano-catalysts to complex oxides and semi-conductors.
Speech Title: Scanning transmission electron microscopy at high spatial and energy resolution
Dr. Céline Chizallet
Catalysis, Biocatalysis and Separation Division of IFP Energies nouvelles, France
Céline Chizallet (born 1980) graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris, MSc in 2002, “Agrégation de Chimie” in 2003). She obtained a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry in 2006 (Paris VI University). She also obtained an HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in 2017. She currently holds a Project leader position in the Catalysis, Biocatalysis and Separation Division of IFP Energies nouvelles in Solaize, France. Her mission is the implementation of quantum chemistry approaches within applied experimental research programs, at the interface between academia and industry. Her research interest deals with computational heterogeneous catalysis, with the simulation of complex catalysts of industrial relevance, in particular reactions catalyzed by aluminosilicates and supported metals.
Speech Title: Supported metal heterogeneous catalysts in light of density functional theory calculations: from single atoms to subnanometric clusters
Dr. Steven George
University of Colorado, United States
Speech Title: coming soon
Prof. Gustau Catalan
the Catalan Institute of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain
I graduated in Physics at the Universitat de Barcelona (1997) and got his PhD, also in Physics, at the Queens University of Belfast (2001), followed by research posts at IMEDEA (CSIC, Spain), the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and the Universty of Cambridge. Since 2009 I am an ICREA Research Professor and leader of the Oxide Nanophysics Group at ICN2, the Catalan Institute of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology.
My research concerns how small size affects the properties and phase transitions of matrials, and in particular (though not only) funcional oxides. These include ferroelectric, antiferroelectric and multiferroic thin films as well as “Mott materials” with metal-insulator transitions. Recently, however, I am venturing into other material famílies, ranging from photoelectric semiconductors to biomaterials. I am perhaps best known for my work on flexoelectricity (bending-induced polarization, a universal and very important property of materials at the nanoscale) as well as domain wall physics. I have written very highly cited invited reviews on both these topics, with recent research highlights including the discovery of flexoelectricity in bones, or the discovery of the photoflexoelectric effect of semiconductors, and the discovery of above-bandgap photovoltages in antiferroelectrics.
Speech Title: coming soon