Prof. Jackie Ying
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
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. Shirley Meng
University of California at San Diego
Dr. Y. Shirley Meng received her Ph.D. in Advance Materials for Micro & Nano Systems from the Singapore-MIT Alliance in 2005. Shirley currently holds the Zable Chair Professor in Energy Technologies at University of California San Diego. Dr. Meng is the principal investigator of the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion. The LESC group focuses on the direct integration of experimental techniques with first principles computation modeling for developing new materials and architectures for electrochemical energy storage. She is the founding Director of Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC), focus on making breakthroughs in distributed energy generation, storage and the accompanying integration-management systems. She received several prestigious awards, including Blavatnik National Awards Finalist, American Chemical Society ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award, IUMRS-Singapore Young Scientist Research Award, C.W. Tobias Young Investigator Award of the Electrochemical Society, BASF Volkswagen Electrochemistry Science Award and NSF CAREER Award. She is the elected fellow of the Electrochemical Society
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
Yanglong Hou received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Harbin Institute of Technology (China) in 2000. Then he worked at Peking University with a postdoctoral fellowship from 2000-2002, at the University of Tokyo from 2002-2005 as JSPS foreign special researcher, and also at Brown University from 2005-2007 as postdoctoral researcher. He joined Peking University in 2007 as a tenure-track professor, and now is a Chang Jiang Chair Professor of Materials Science. His research interests include the design and chemical synthesis of functional nanoparticles and graphene, and their biomedical and energy related applications.
Prof. Naomi Halas
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
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
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
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’.