Plenary Speakers

 

 

Prof. Jackie Ying

Prof. Jackie Ying

NTU Singapore

Jackie Y. Ying was Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT (1992-2005). She was Founding Executive Director of Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore (2003-2018), and currently leads the NanoBio Lab. For her research on nanostructured materials, Prof. Ying has been recognized with ACerS Purdy Award, Packard Fellowship, ONR and NSF Young Investigator Awards, Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, ACS Award in Solid-State Chemistry, Technology Review’s Inaugural TR100 Young Innovator Award, AIChE Colburn Award, IUBMB Jubilee Medal, MRS Fellowship, RSC Fellowship, AIMBE Fellowship, AAAS Fellowship, Singapore National Academy of Science Fellowship, and U.S. National Academy of Inventors Fellowship.

Prof. Ying was a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a member of German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina. She was named one of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” by AIChE in its Centennial Celebration. She was the inaugural winner of the Mustafa Prize “Top Scientific Achievement Award”. She is Editor-in-Chief of Nano Today.

Prof. Nam-Gyu Park

Prof. Nam-Gyu Park

Sungkyunkwan University

Nam-Gyu Park is professor and SKKU-Fellow at School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University. He received his B.S. degree in chemical education, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Seoul National University in 1988, 1992 and 1995, respectively. He worked at ICMCB-CNRS, France, from 1996 to 1997 and at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA, from 1997 to 1999 as postdoctoral researchers. He was director of solar cell research center at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) from 2005 to 2009 and principal scientist at Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) from 2000 to 2005 before joining Sungkyunkwan  University  as  a  full  professor  in  2009.  He  is  a  fellow  of Korean

Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) since 2017. He has been working on high efficiency mesoscopic nanostructured solar cells since 1997. He is pioneer of solid-state perovskite solar cell, which was first developed in 2012. He was selected as a New Class of Nobel Prize-Worthy Scientists in September 20, 2017 and included in highly cited researchers (top 1% scientists) in Nov. 15, 2017 and Nov. 27, 2018 by Clarivate Analytics. He received awards including Scientist Award of the Month from Ministry of Science and Technology in 2008, KIST Award of the Year from KIST in 2009, Dupont Science and Technology Award from Dupont Korea in 2010, SKKU fellowship twice in 2013 and 2018, Hamakawa Award from PVSEC in 2015, Dukmyung KAST Engineering Award from KAST in 2016, ACS-KCS Excellence Award from Korean Chemical Society in 2018, and Ho-Am Prize from Ho-Am foundation in 2018. Prof. Park has currently more than 260 refereed publications and more than 70 patents. He is senior Editor of ACS Energy Letters and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for ChemSusChem, Solar RRL, and Chem. Rev.

Prof. Hideo Hosono

Prof. Hideo Hosono

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Hideo Hosono is a professor and the director of Materials Research Center for Element Strategy at Tokyo Institute of Technology, He received his Ph.D at 1982 in Applied Chemistry from Tokyo Metropolitan University, and became a Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1999 via associate professors of Nagoya Institute of Technology, National Institute for Molecular Science and Tokyo Tech. He is a foreign member of the Royal Society.

Dr. Hosono proposed a design concept for transparent amorphous oxide semiconductors (TAOSs) with large electron mobility in 1996 and reported IGZO (InGaZnOx)-thin film transistors in 2003 and 2004. IGZO-TFTs were applied to state of the art displays including large sized OLED-TV as the backplane to drive them.

In 2008 he and his collaborators discovered an Iron-pnictide high Tc-superconductor which has grown as a continent comparable to high Tc cuprates. He is a pioneer of RT stable electride materials and their applications including catalyst for ammonia synthesis under mild conditions.

He has received international awards including Japan Prize, Von Hippel Prize (MRS), J.C.McGroddy Prize (APS), Jan Raychman Prize (SID), B.T.Matthias Prize and Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate in Physics  He has published ~1,000 papers in SCI journals and citation of his papers and the parents is ~12,000 and h-index of 127 (Google Scholar) and was chosen as a highly-cited researcher. His major concern is design and exploration of electro-active materials (semiconductors, superconductors and catalysis).

Prof. Yanglong Hou

Prof. Yanglong Hou

Peking University

Yanglong Hou is a Changjiang Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Peking University (PKU), Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), founding director of Beijing Key Laboratory of Magnetoelectric Materials and Devices. He received his Ph.D. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2000, and then accepted a postdoctoral fellowship from Peking University, two years later became JSPS foreign special researcher at the University of Tokyo and research associate at Brown University. In 2007, Dr. Hou jointed College of Engineering at PKU as tenure-track Professor and promoted to a full professor in 2012. Prof. Hou is producing novel functional nanoparticles and heterostructures for their great applications in biomedicine and energy. Dr. Hou has co-authored over 160 refereed journal papers, google citation is over 13500 times, H-index is 59, over 100 conference and invited presentations. He has received numerous academic awards, including JSPS fellow in 2003, Outstanding Young Investigator of NSFC in 2011, the CCS-RSC Young Chemist Award in 2013, IAAS Graphene award in 2016, Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers in 2018, etc. 

 

Prof. Naomi Halas

Prof. Naomi Halas

Rice University

Naomi J. Halas is the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, where she also holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Materials Science and Nanoengineering, and Bioengineering.  She is best known as the first person to demonstrate that controlling the geometry of metallic nanoparticles determines their color. She pursues studies of plasmonic and nanophotonic systems and their applications. She is author of more than 300 refereed publications, has more than 20 issued patents, and has presented more than 500 invited talks.  She has been awarded the APS Frank Isakson Prize and Julius Lilienfeld Prize, the R. W. Wood Prize of the OSA, the ACS Award in Colloid Chemistry, and the Spiers Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Halas has been elected to the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering (U. S.), and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Prof. Dierk Raabe

Prof. Dierk Raabe

Max-Planck-Institute for Eisenforschung, Dusseldorf

Professor, Director Dierk Raabe studied music, metallurgy and metal physics. After his doctorate 1992 and habilitation 1997 at RWTH Aachen he worked at Carnegie Mellon University and joined the Max Planck Society as a director in 1999. His interests lie in four main fields: Design of advanced metallic alloys; Structure-property relations for materials with complex microstructures and compositions; Advanced and correlative atom probe tomography; Computational Materials Science. In 2004 he received the highest German research award (Leibniz-Award) and an ERC advanced grant 2012. He is a member of the German National Academy Leopoldina, Professor at RWTH Aachen and Honorary Professor at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven.

Prof. Dan Li

Prof. Dan Li

University of Melbourne

Professor Dan Li is an Australian Laureate Fellow in materials science and engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He received his PhD degree in Materials Physics and Chemistry from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 1999. After several years as a Research Fellow at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, University of Washington, University of California Los Angles, and University of Wollongong, he joined Monash University as an associate professor in 2008 and was promoted to full professor in 2012. He was a foundation co-director of Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials (2015-2017). He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Melbourne in 2017. Prof. Li received the ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2006, the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Award (Engineering and Technology) in 2010, ARC Future Fellowship in 2011, ARC Laureate Fellowship in 2018. He has been named in the list of Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers since 2014.   

Prof Veena Sahajwalla

Prof Veena Sahajwalla

University of New South Wales

Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla is an internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer and inventor revolutionising recycling science. She is renowned for pioneering the high temperature transformation of waste in the production of a new generation of ‘green materials.’  In 2018 Veena launched the world’s first e-waste microfactory. As the founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, she is producing a new generation of green materials and products made entirely, or primarily, from waste. Veena also heads the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for ‘green manufacturing’, a leading national research centre that works in collaboration with industry to ensure new recycling science is translated into real world environmental and economic benefits. In 2018 she was elected as Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. In 2016, Veena was named one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers and in 2015, Veena named Australia’s 100 Most Influential Engineers, both by Engineers Australia. In 2013, Veena received the ‘Howe Memorial Lecture Award’, Pittsburgh, USA in appreciation for her lecture on ‘The Power of Steelmaking – harnessing high temperature reactions to transform waste into raw material resources’.

Prof Maria Forsyth

Prof Maria Forsyth

Deakin University

Professor Maria Forsyth “FAA” (Fellow Australian Academy of Sciences), is the Director of ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Energy Storage Technologies, StorEnergy, past ARC Laureate fellow and currently an Alfred Deakin Professorial Fellow at Deakin University and an Ikerbasque Visiting Professorial Fellow at University of the Basque Country.  She is the Associate Director in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science (ACES) and Deputy Director of the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) at Deakin University in Australia, where she leads the research effort in energy storage and corrosion science.   Specifically, her work has focused on understanding the phenomenon of charge transport at metal/electrolyte interfaces and within novel electrolyte materials.  Such materials have included a range of novel ionic liquids, polymer electrolytes and plastic crystals.  This has provided a basis for understanding the behaviour of such materials, and thus moving towards overcoming the performance limitations, of applications ranging from novel fuel cell designs and battery storage to corrosion prevention technologies. 

 Professor Forsyth leads collaborative projects in lithium and sodium battery technologies funded through recent Australian Research Council grants and with various industries.  She is a co-author of over 600 journal and conference publications attracted more than 21000 citations.  She has delivered more than 25 invited and plenary talks in the past 5 years. She was one of the team that delivered the ACOLA report “The Role of Energy Storage in Australia’s Future Energy Supply Mix” to the Chief Scientist in 2017.  Professor Forsyth has served on several editorial boards and is currently senior editor for Journal of Physical Chemistry letters. She is the recipient of the Galileo Galilee award for her contributions to the Polymer Electrolyte and energy storage field, has received the Australian Corrosion Association Corrosion Medal and was awarded to The Victorian Prize for Science and Innovation (VESKI) in 2017.