ICMF2019 conference will gather high-profile Magnetic Fluids experts to deliver plenary speeches:
Prof. Teresa Pellegrino
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Biography: Coming soon
Speech title: Coming soon
Prof. Xuanhe Zhao
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Xuanhe Zhao is an associate professor in mechanical engineering at MIT. His research group designs soft materials that possess unprecedented properties to address grant societal challenges. Dr. Zhao is the recipient of early career award and young investigator award from National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Society of Engineering Science, American Vacuum Society and Adhesion Society, Materials Today, Journal of Applied Mechanics and Extreme Mechanics Letters. He held the Hunt Faculty Scholar at Duke and d’Arbeloff Career Development Chair and Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor at MIT.
Speech title: Magnetic Soft Robots
Prof. Pietro Tierno
University of Barcelona, Spain
Associate Professor. Departament de Física de la Matèria Condensada,
Universitat de Barcelona, Av. Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona (Spain)
2011 – 2016 “Ramon y Cajal” researcher, University of Barcelona, Spain.
2008 – 2011 Post-doc: University of Barcelona, Spain
2006 – 2008 Post-doc: Florida State University, USA
2003 – 2006 Ph.D.: University of Ulm, Germany
2002 – 2003 Predoctoral Marie Curie fellowship
B.S.: University of Napoli, Italy
Speech title: Magnetically driven micro-propellers: from travelling carpets to hydrodynamic bound states
Prof. Bartosz Grzybowski
UNIST, South Korea
Biography: Coming soon
Speech title: Self-assembly, trapping and manipulation of nonmagnetic microobjects with magnetic fields
Dr. Maxim Nikitin
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia
Dr. Maxim Nikitin heads the Nanobiotechnology Laboratory at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Moscow, Russia). He received his Master’s degree with Honors from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) and Ph.D. degree from Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. M. Nikitin invented logic-gated and biocomputing structures for targeted drug delivery, cell sorting and labeling; developed innovative label-free optical bio- and chemical sensors; ultra-sensitive methods for detection of magnetic nanoparticles in vivo for different theranostic applications, investigated toxicity of nanoparticles, and the processes of their biotransformation and biodegradation. Dr. M. Nikitin is the author of more than 50 papers published in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals and 12 patents. In 2018, Dr. M. Nikitin was honored with the highest scientific award for young Russian scientists by the President of Russian Federation. He also won the second prize at the world scientific contest Falling Walls Lab 2016 (Berlin, Germany); received Biosensors & Bioelectronics 2nd Award (Goteborg, Sweden); Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Technovation Cup’2009 and a few other scientific prizes.
Speech title: Biocomputing agents based on magnetic nanoparticles for biosensing and theranostics
GUESTS OF HONOR
Prof. Ronald E Rosensweig
Exxon Corporation, USA
Dr. Ronald E. Rosensweig was born in Hamilton, Ohio in 1932. Earning his initial chemical engineering degree at the University of Cincinnati and the doctorate at MIT in 1959 with research in turbulent mixing he subsequently served as a professor in the department teaching fluid mechanics and serving as a consultant to industry on the ablation of atmospheric re-entry heat shields. In 1962 he joined Avco Space Systems as a Principal Scientist and with a colleague evolved the theory of a highly-efficient magnetocaloric system for conversion of spaceship nuclear heat to electricity. The system had no moving mechanical parts but required a magnetic slurry and with that began his quest for a magnetic fluid. Early discoveries led to more diversified and more highly magnetic fluids named ferrofluid by him and his colleagues, and a host of striking discoveries including the normal field instability (spiking), the levitation of dense objects in the liquid (something new in buoyancy since the time of Archimedes), and the formulation ferrohydrodynamics, a new field of fluid mechanics. His publications aroused a world interest. In 1968 as President and Technical Director he co-founded Ferrofluidics Corporation, now Ferrotec, as the first commercial enterprise devoted to the development of applications of the technology. This included the multistage rotary shaft seal now regarded as a modern machine element. They are widely used as a high-speed vacuum seals in the manufacture of integrated circuits and solar cells. He organized the ICMF meetings and served as chairman of the international steering committee for over fifteen years. Continuing magnetism studies at Exxon Corporation in 1973 among other works he developed magnetically-stabilized fluidized-beds utterly free of the turbulence and backmixing of ordinary fluidized beds with multiple processing applications. Among his honors are election to the National Academy of Engineering (USA), the Alpha Chi Sigma Research award of the A.I. Ch. E., distinguished alumnus of the University Cincinnati, listing in Who’s Who in America, and in 1996-7 appointment as a Chaires Blaise Pascal recipient in Paris. He currently serves as a consultant in ferrofluids.
Speech title: Synergism of Ferrofluid and MR Fluid: An Analysis
Prof. Mark I. Shliomis
Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Mark Shliomis is Professor Emeritus at Ben-Gurion University (Israel). Received his Ph.D. degree in physics from Perm State University (Russia) in 1965 and Sc.D. degree from the Institute for Metal Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) in 1976. Held the position of lecturer and then professor of theoretical physics at Perm State University since 1963, concurrently appointed Head of Theoretical Department at Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics of RAS since 1976 (both until 1992).
Since emigrating to Israel in 1992 had been visiting professor of many universities: UPMC (Paris), INPL (Nancy), Weizmann Institute of Sciences (Israel); Tohoku (Sendai), Doshisha (Kyoto) and Toyo (Kawagoe) Japanese universities as well as Wuppertal, Magdeburg, Saarlandes (Saarbruecken) and Bayreuth universities in Germany. He was Professor P.A.S.T. at UPMC (1995-1997) and Humboldt Professor at Bayreuth and Saarlandes universities (1999-2004). Since 1997 – Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University.
Out of about 120 articles more than one-half are devoted to theoretical problems of magnetic fluids: concept of internal rotation and derivation of conventional system of hydrodynamic equations, fluctuation theory of magnetic relaxation (the “egg model”) and dynamic susceptibility of ferrofluids, effective viscosity under steady and alternating magnetic fields (positive and negative effects), theory of ultrasonic attenuation, influence of magnetophoresis and Soret effect on convective instability, theory of torsional ferrofluid pendulum, formation of flexible chains out of magnetic particles followed by chain-globule phase transition, elasticity of ferrogels and “procrustes effect”, etc.
Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation since 1991, recipient of the Humboldt Research Award (1999) and twice JSPS Honorary Fellow (1995, 2005).
Speech title: Impact of the spin viscosity on ferrofluid dynamics: Myth or reality?
ICMF2019 conference will gather high-profile Magnetic Fluids experts to deliver speeches:
Prof. Andrejs Cebers
University of Latvia, Latvia
Prof. A.Cebers graduated State University of Latvia in 1971. He obtained his degrees: Candidate of physical-mathematical sciences, Moscow State University, in 1977, Doctor of physico-mathematical sciences, Moscow State University,1987 and Dr.hab.phys., Scientific Council of Latvia in 1992. From 1997 he is Professor in theoretical physics of University of Latvia, head of department of theoretical physics and associated with it Laboratory of Magnetic Soft Materials. Starting from 1992 he has been many times invited professor of University Paris 6, University Paris 7, University of Nice and Sophia Antipolis, researcher in Orsay University and others. He is True Member of Academy of Sciences of Latvia (from 1993), True Member of Academy Europaea (2005). He is editor in chief of international journal Magnetohydrodynamics (from 2000). He has 238 papers, 3 books. Hirsh factor is 26 (Web of Science).
Speech title: Rotating field has driven magnetic droplets and suspensions.
Prof. Bruno Chaudret
INSA Toulouse, France
Speech Title: Coming Soon
Prof. Jérôme Depeyrot
Keele University, UK
Speech Title: Coming Soon
Prof. Eric Falcon
CNRS / Université Paris Diderot, France
Eric Falcon is senior scientist at CNRS, and works on nonlinear physics at University Paris Diderot. He received his Ph.D. at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) Lyon in 1997, followed by Postdoctoral Fellowships at ENS Paris. He was appointed as CNRS scientist in 1999 at ENS Lyon. He is currently at University Paris Diderot since 2007. Falcon serves notably as President of expert group in physics of the French Space Agency (CNES), and General Secretary of French committee for physics (CFP) of French Academy of Sciences. He received the CNRS Bronze Medal in 2001, Branly Prize in 2004, PRE Milstone Paper from APS in 2016, and CNRS Scientific Excellence Rewards in 2014 and 2018. His current research concern fundamental studies in nonlinear physics including experiments on wave turbulence, nonlinear waves, granular materials, and instabilities in hydrodynamics or in ferrohydrodynamics (ferrofluid).
Speech Title: Waves and instabilities on the surface of a ferrofluid
Prof. Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Antonio M. Figueiredo Neto is Professor of Physics in the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Has more than 200 papers in international journals, 1 book published by the Oxford University Press, 3 book chapter; more than 300 presentations in international conferences. About 2400 citations (WOS), h = 25. Supervisor of 21 defended Ph.D. students and 17 Master dissertations. Member of the Brazilian Academy of Science and The Academy of Science of the State of São Paulo. Coordinator of the National Institute of Science and Technology on Complex Fluids.
Speech title: Nonlinear optical properties of magnetite ferrofluids: anisotropy of the magnetic susceptibility and hyperpolarizability.
Prof. Alexey O. Ivanov
Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Professor Alexey O. Ivanov has, for the last ten years, held the position of Deputy Vice Rector for Research in the Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation. He became a Full Professor in 2002, and from 1996 he headed the Department of Mathematical Physics in the Urals State University, and in the Ural Federal University (from
2011 to 2018). His research activity is mainly focused on the influence of interparticle dipole-dipole interactions on the magnetic properties of ferrofluids, including chain formation, phase separation, and other aggregation phenomena. He was the Chairman of the preceding International Conference on Magnetic Fluids (ICMF-14) which was held in 2016 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Speech Title: Dynamic magnetic response of ferrofluids: An influence of interparticle dipolar correlations
Prof. Balachandran Jeyadevan
University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Balachandran Jeyadevan, graduated from Moratuwa University in 1980 (Sri Lanka), obtained M. Eng. Degrees (Sri Lanka, Japan), and Ph. D. (Japan). Worked as a Researcher (CISIR, Sri Lanka), Research Associate (Tohoku University), Lecturer (Akita University, Associate Professor (Tohoku University), Professor (Tohoku University). At present, Professor and The Chair of the Department of Materials Science at The University of Shiga Prefecture (Japan). Main fields of research: Synthesis of magnetic, conducting, photocatalytic nanostructures using aqueous and non-aqueous techniques and their application in engineering fields. Specializes in developing polyol- and alcohol-based techniques to synthesize size, size distribution, and morphology-controlled nanostructures. Published over 100 peer-reviewed articles on the synthesis of oxide, metal and alloy nanostructures and their physical properties. At present, involved in the synthesis of metallic and alloys nanostructures, such as nanoparticles and nanowires for magnetic, transparent conductive films and fuel cell electrodes applications. Collaborates with Tohoku University, National Institute of Materials Science, Nagoya Institute of Technology and Doshisha University locally and Diderot University (Paris), National Institute of Technology, (Tiruchirappalli, India), Institute of Materials Science (Madrid, Spain), and others internationally. Steering Committee Member of the Japan Society of Magnetic Fluid Research.
Speech Title: Magnetic Properties of size and shape-controlled magnetite particles at nanoscale
Dr. Pavel Kuzhir
Institute of Physics of Nice (INPHYNI), University Côte d’Azur, France
Dr. Pavel Kuzhir is assistant professor at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France), leader of the scientific group “Magnetorheology and Nanomaterials” in the Institute of Physics of Nice (INPHYNI), young scientist specialized in the domain of magnetic colloids. Since his PhD, he has actively studied the rheology of magnetic and non-magnetic rod-like particle suspensions and, more recently, field-induced phase transitions and magnetic separation of magnetic nanoparticles both from experimental and theoretical points of view, as well as bio-compatible magnetic nano-composites for tissue engineering in collaboration with the team of Dr. Lopez-Lopez from the University of Granada (Spain). He is currently involved in several R&D projects funded by French industrial companies and the French government related to realization of magneto-microfluidic immunoassays, controlled drug delivery using magnetic nanoparticles and valorization of combustion residues of incineration plants.
Speech title: Enhancing microfluidic separation of magnetic nanoparticles by molecular adsorption
Dr. Modesto T López-López
Universidad de Granada, Spain
Dr. Modesto T Lopez-Lopez is Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Physics of the University of Granada, Spain. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Granada in 2005 with Honors. From 2006 to 2008 he was postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée (CNRS – University of Nice
Sophia-Antipolis, France). Since 2008 he has been working at the Department of Applied Physics of the University of Granada, first as postdoctoral fellow, and since 2012 as Associate Professor. He is also member of the Biosanitary Research Institute of Granada. In 2018 he obtained the positive evaluation for Full Professor by the Spanish Agency of Evaluation ANECA. He is specialized in the design, synthesis and physical characterization of magnetic field-responsive fluids and gels (ferrofluids, magnetorheological fluids, and ferrogels). Since 2014 his research has been progressively oriented towards the use of these materials in the biomedical field, with special emphasis on the development of tailored magnetic biomaterials for tissue engineering applications. He is the author of 90 publications in peer-review
journals and 5 patents.
Speech Title: Tailoring biocompatible hydrogels by embedded magnetic nanoparticles
Mr. Dominik Lisse
Osnabrück University, Germany
Domenik is a German senior scientist in Cellular Nanobiotechnology at the University of Osnabrück. In 1997, he started his career in industry as a chemical technician. Driven by the motivation and desire to solve more difficult and exciting tasks, Domenik earned a Graduate Engineer degree in Bioengineering. The takeaway of this experience was a fascination in engineering on miniscule scales, which eventually led to the completion of a Doctor of Natural Science degree in Cellular Nanobiotechnology in 2013. After gaining postdoctoral experience in Paris and Singapore in the field of Nanoscience, he is leading a team at the University of Osnabrück since 2016, which targets at the development of novel approaches based on semi-synthetic magnetic nanoparticles for magnetogenetic manipulation of proteins inside living cells.
Speech Title: Design, production and intracellular application of semi-synthetic magnetic nanoparticle
Prof. Sawako NAKAMAE
CEA-CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, France
Speech Title: Coming Soon
Prof. S. Odenbach
Tu Dresden, Germany
Speech Title: Coming Soon
Prof. Yuriy Raikher
Laboratory of Physics and Mechanics of Soft Matter Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, Russia
Yuriy Raikher, graduated from Perm State University in 1971, obtained there M.Sci., Ph.D., and Dr. Sci. Hab. Since 1971 works at Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Perm, Russia). In 1991 became Head of Laboratory, now Laboratory of Physics and Mechanics of Soft Matter at ICMM, beginning 2013 also Professor (part-time) of Department of Mathematical Physics at Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia).
Main fields of research: theoretical studies of statistical thermodynamics and kinetics of magnetic fine particles and composite materials based on such: ordinary and viscoelastic magnetic fluids, ferrogels, nanoparticle doped liquid crystals, soft magnetic elastomers, etc. About 190 peer-reviewed articles on magnetic relaxation and resonances in these media, their optics and rheology; co-author of Burylov-Raikher model in theory of ferronematic suspensions. At present, the research scope comprises, in particular, magnetomechanics of elastomeric micro- and nanocomposites, models for absorption of AC field energy by fine ferromagnetic particles.
Collaborations with Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris), University Perpignan Via Domitia, Technical Universities of Dresden and Ilmenau. Member of the Board on Physics of Condensed Matter of Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of International Steering Committee on Magnetic Fluids.
Speech title: Coming Soon
Dr. Alexey Snezhko
DOE Argonne National Laboratory, US
Alexey Snezhko is a Scientist at the US DOE Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Snezhko received his PhD in Physics and Materials Research from Charles University at Prague, Czech Republic in 2001. After a postdoctoral stay at University of South Carolina in Columbia, USA he joined Materials Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory at Argonne, USA first as a postdoctoral researcher and then as a recipient of the Enrico Fermi Fellowship (2006). Since 2008 he has been appointed as a Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Snezhko authored more than 70 publications. He is a recipient of The Board of Governors Distinguished Performance Award, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA (2014). His research focuses on out-of-equilibrium self-assembly and collective dynamics at the microscale and emergent phenomena in complex systems.
Speech Title: Active magnetic spinner liquids: dynamic flocking, chirality switching vortices and transport
Prof. Niel Telling
Keele University, UK
Neil Telling is a Professor in Biomedical NanoPhysics at the University of Keele. He started his research career studying the physical and magnetic properties of thin films and multilayers for advanced data storage devices. Subsequently the focus of his research has evolved and now centres around the investigation and application of nanoscience in biomedical areas. This includes developing a better understanding and control of the properties of magnetic nanoparticles in fluid suspension, as well as investigating how these properties change following the interaction of the nanoparticles with biological environments (for example after their association with cells). Working with multidisciplinary groups that include Chemists, Biologists and Clinicians, his research targets the development of new methods and materials for nanotechnology-based biomedical treatments. Current projects include magnetic nanoparticle hyperthermia for cancer therapy, and magneto-mechanical based methods for applications in regenerative medicine.
Speech Title: Investigating the dynamic magnetic behavior of nanoparticles in biological environments
Prof. Kalioppi Trohidou
NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Dr Κ. Trohidou is Director of Research at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of NCSR “Demokritos” in Athens, Greece. She is head of the Computational Nanostructured materials Group and the research laboratory.Her research interests are at the area of the Theoretical Studies and Computational Modeling of nanostructured materials. Her current scientific interests include systems of magnetic nanoparticles for industrial, biomedical and energy applications, thin films and magnetic semiconductors. She is author of over 110 scientific articles 6 chapters in books and editor of a book. She has been member of the organising and scientific committees for over 20 International Conferences and member of the editorial board of Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. She has been involved as partner and co-ordinator in several EU and other national and international projects. She has many International collaborations in particular with partners from the EU countries.
Speech Title: Effect of surface coating on the magnetic behavior of nanoparticles assemblies
Prof. Ladislau Vekas
Lab Magnetic Fluids Timisoara, CFATR Romanian Academy
Speech Title: Coming Soon
Claire Wilhelm (43 yrs), biophysicist, was recruited as staff CNRS scientist (Condensed Matter section) in 2003, after obtaining her PhD in 2002 in soft matter physics. Since then, she has oriented the research to the biomedical field. Her works during this last decade lied at the crossroads of magnetism, biophysics and nanomedicine and were resolutely multidisciplinary, taking advantage of the physical properties of magnetic nanoparticles to develop more effective treatments and new methods of medical investigation. She was appointed CNRS research director in 2013 and senior research director in 2018. She received the CNRS bronze medal in 2011, the Louis Ancel prize in 2014, and a ERC consolidator grant in 2014 devoted to magnetic tissue engineering and biotransformation of nanoparticles in living tissues. She has co-authored 140+ publications (10 000+ citations, h-index 51) and she delivered 60+ invited lectures.
Speech Title: Magneto- and photo-responsive nanomaterials for cancer thermal therapy