Symposia Program & Speakers

Program at a glance

A. Electronic and Optical Materials

A1. Two-Dimensional Materials and Related Structures

A2. Advanced Optoelectronic and Electronic Materials

A3. Advanced Interconnects and Packaging, Materials, Characterization, and Methodology

A4. Advanced Technologies for Memory Devices and Flexible Electronics

A5. Advanced Materials and Related Technology for Next Generation Displays

A6. Plasmonics and Metamaterials

A7. Australia-Japan joint forum on thermoelectric materials for sustainable development

A8. Advanced Ferroic Materials

B. Energy & Environment Materials

B1. Solar Cells

B2. Photocatalysis and Photosynthesis

B3. Energy Generation and Conversion

B4. Energy Storage (Batteries and supercapacitors)

B5. Bio-based Fuel and Chemical

B6. Australia-Japan joint forum on Advance Energy Materials

C. Bio-Materials

C1. Biomimetic Materials

C2. Biocompatible Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering

C3. Biomaterials for Device Applications

C4. Functional Nanomaterials for Therapeutic Delivery, Diagnosis, and Detection

C5. Biomedical Sensing Materials, Electrodes, and Devices

C6. Natures Materials: Complex and Functional Structures in Biology

D. Advanced Functional Materials

D1. Advanced Carbon Materials

D2. Advanced Ceramic Materials

D3. Advanced Polymeric Materials

D4. Advanced Magnetic Materials

D5. Nanomaterials and Composites

D6. Smart Materials

D7. Australia-Japan joint forum on Carbon and Related Materials – Synthesis, Evaluation and Applications

D8. Australia-Japan joint forum on Oxide thin films and Nano-composites (Surface-related Science and Engineering)

E. Advanced Structured Materials

E1. High-Entropy Alloys and Metallic Glass Materials

E2. Advanced metallurgy

E3. 3D Additive Manufacturing Materials and Technology

F. Computational Materials

F1. Modelling of materials structure, defects, and properties

F2. Data-driven material discovery and design

F3. Simulation of disordered and amorphous material, and assemblies

G. Advanced Fabrication, Characterisation & Devices

G1. Synchrotrons, Neutron scattering, electron microscopy, Scanning probe techniques etc.

G2. Advanced Material/Device Fabrication

G3. Advanced Material/Device Characterization

G4. Advanced Material/Device Manufacturing technology

Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Jackie Ying, NTU Singapore

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, Sungkyunkwan University

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. Shirley Meng, University of California at San Diego

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

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, Peking University

Prof. Yanglong Hou

Peking University

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, Rice University

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, Max-Planck-Institute for Eisenforschung, Dusseldorf

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

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

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’.

A. Electronic and Optical Materials

Chair: Yuerui Lu (Australian National University)

Co-Chairs:

 

 

 

Sumeet Walia (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

Qing Chen (Peking University)

Kwanyong Seo (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)

Zhenxiang Cheng (University of Wollongong)

 A1. Two-Dimensional Materials and Related Structures

Keynote Speaker: Qing Hua Wang, Arizona State University

Qing Hua Wang,  Arizona State University

Prof. Qing Hua Wang is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University. She obtained her BASc in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University prior to conducting postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research is focused on the synthesis, characterization, and application of 2D materials, in particular studying the interactions of these materials with molecules and materials for applications in electronics and energy. Her research interests also include scanning probe microscopy, optical spectroscopy, self-assembly and nanofabrication. Her work has resulted in publications in Nature Chemistry, Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Letters and the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Keynote Speaker: Guangyu Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Guangyu Zhang,  Chinese Academy of Sciences

Guangyu Zhang, Professor of Physics, is now the director of Nanoscale Physics and Devices Lab. in Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and deputy director of Songshan Lake Materials Lab. in Guangdong. He his education & working experience include: 1995-1999 Shandong University, BS; 1999-2004 Institute of Physics CAS, PhD; 2004-2008 Stanford University, Postdoc.; 2008-present Institute of Physics CAS, Associate Prof., Prof. His current research interests are low dimensional (especially 2D) materials with focusing on their novel electronic and mechanical properties and related device applications. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed journal papers. He also serves as editors for NPJ 2D materials and Nano Research.

Invited Speakers:

Luhua Li, Deakin University

Franklin Kim, Shanghai Tech University

A2. Advanced Optoelectronic and Electronic Materials

Keynote Speaker: Jin Young Kim, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Prof. Jin Young Kim received his B.S. (1998), Ph.D. in Physics from Pusan National University (2005). He is a Professor in the Department of Energy Engineering, Ulsan National University of Science and Technology (2008.07–present). He served as an Assistant Research Professor in the Heeger Center for Advanced Materials, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) (2007.07–2008) and he was a Post Doc. Researcher in the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids, UC Santa Barbara (Prof. A. J. Heeger) (2005.04–2007.07). His research interests include polymer solar cells, perovskite solar cells and LEDs, and hybrid optoelectronic devices. He has authored and co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers.

Keynote Speaker: Hoe Tan, Australian National University

Hoe Tan,  Australian National University

Prof. Tan received his B.E. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne in 1992 and PhD in Materials Engineering from the Australian National University in 1997. He has been the past recipient of the Australian Research Council Postdoctoral, QEII and Future Fellowships. He has published/co-published over 420 journal papers and 6 book chapters with a total of over 12000 citations (Google Scholar). He is also a co-inventor in 4 US patents related to laser diodes and infrared photodetectors. His research interests include epitaxial growth of low-dimensional compound semiconductors, nanostructured optoelectronic devices, ion-implantation processing of compound semiconductors for optoelectronic device applications and solar water splitting with compound semiconductors. Prof. Tan is a Fellow of IEEE and was the Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2016 & 2017) and IEEE Photonics Society (2016-2017). He also holds an Overseas Distinguished Professorship appointment at Hefei University of Technology in China.

Invited Speakers:

Fan Wang, University of Technology Sydney

Charlene Lobo, University of Technology Sydney

 Yaping Dan, University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiaotong University Joint Insitute

A3. Advanced Interconnects and Packaging, Materials, Characterization, and Methodology

Keynote Speaker: Amit Lal, Cornell University

Amit Lal,  Cornell University

Prof. Amit Lal is Robert M. Scharf 1977 Professor of Engineering at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Cornell University and director of SonicMEMS laboratory. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 1990. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He conducted his doctoral research at the Berkeley Sensors and Actuators Center in the area of ultrasonic MEMS. After working at University of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor, he is now a professor at Cornell University, in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds >30 patents and has published >190 research papers in the area of microsystem engineering. He has served as a Program Manager at DARPA in the Microsystems Technology Office, from 2005-2009. At DARPA he managed ten and started six new programs in the area of navigation, low-energy computation, bio-robotics, and atomic microsystems. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award, and the Whitaker Foundation Award. With his students he has won several best paper awards at the IEEE Ultrasonics and Frequency Control Symposium, and IEEE NEMS conferences. He is also a recipient of the Department of Defense Exceptional Service Award, and a Best Program Manager Award for his work at DARPA.

Keynote Speaker: Cinzia Casiraghi, University of Manchester

 Cinzia Casiraghi, University of Manchester

Information to come…

 

Invited Speakers:

Francesca Lacopi, University of Technology Sydney

Liangliang Li, Tsinghua University

Nasim Amiralian, University of Queensland 

A4. Advanced Technologies for Memory Devices and Flexible Electronics

Invited Speakers:

Doojin Vak, CSIRO

A5. Advanced Materials and Related Technology for Next Generation Displays

Invited Speakers:

Anlian Pan, Hunan University

Prashant Sonar, Queensland University of Technology

 

A6. Plasmonics and Metamaterials

Invited Speakers:

Rosalía Serna, CSIC Madrid

Ortwin Hess, Imperial College

Chair: Paolo Mele (Shibaura Institute of Technology)

Co-Chairs:

 

Zhi-Gang Chen (University of Southern Queensland)

Shrikant Saini (Kyushu Institute of Technology)


A7. Australia-Japan joint forum on thermoelectric materials for sustainable development

Keynote Speaker: Matthias Wuttig, University of Aachen

Matthias Wuttig, University of Aachen

Information to come…

Keynote Speaker: Junichiro Shiomi, University of Tokyo

Junichiro Shiomi, University of Tokyo

Junichiro Shiomi is Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo). He received B.E. (1999) from Tohoku University, and Ph. D. (2004) from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. Leading the Thermal Energy Engineering Lab, he has been pursuing research to advance thermal management, waste heat recovery, and energy harvesting technologies based on nano-to-macro innovation in materials, structures, and systems. He is a Fellow of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers and a Member of Science Council of Japan. He serves as associate editors of Applied Physics Express, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, and Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a recipient of the Zeldovich Medal from the Committee on Space Research, the Young Scientists’ Prize, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Educational, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Academic award of Heat Transfer Society of Japan. (http://www.phonon.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/?lang=en)

Keynote Speaker: SuDong Park, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute

SuDong Park, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

• Chairperson of KTS (Korea Thermoelectric Society) and ICT/ACT2019 OC, 2017 to Present
• Board Member of ITS, 2017 to Present
• President of AAT, 2019 to Present
• Team Leader, Thermoelectric Technology Research Group, Korea Electrotechology Institute, Korea, 2014 to Present
• Director, Creative Electrotechnology Research Center, Korea Electrotechology Institute, Korea, 2011 to 2014
• Director, Thermal to Electric Energy Conversion Research Group, Korea Electrotechology Institute, Korea, 2009 to 2011
• Executive Manager, Sub-Committee of Thermoelectric, Korea Institute of Metal & Materials, 2011 to Present
• Member of ICT2007 Organizing Committee, Korea Electrotechology Institute, Korea, 2007

AWARD AND HONORS
• Minister’s Prize, Veteran Honorees of Renewable Energy Industrial Development, Ministry of Knowledge Economic, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Sabah Bux, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology

Sabah Bux, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology

Sabah K. Bux received her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude from California State Polytechnic University Pomona in 2005 and received her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from UCLA in 2010. Currently she is a technical group supervisor at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory working in the thermal energy conversion technologies group (3464) where she is the lead researcher and task manager in the development of high performance advanced thermoelectric materials for space applications. Her main research focus is the investigation of novel high temperature materials and synthesis of them using novel synthetic techniques/processes. She holds several patents and publications on the synthesis and characterization of materials such as nanostructured Si1-xGex alloys, Mg2Si, and silicon-based composites, III-V semiconductors, metal-matrix composites and complex Zintl phases. She won the 2015 International Thermoelectrics Society Young Investigator award and is the 2017 recipient of the JPL Lew Allen early career award for excellence in research and technology.

Keynote Speaker: Kedar Hippalgaonkar, IMRE A-Star, NTU Singapore

Kedar Hippalgaonkar, IMRE A-Star, NTU Singapore

 Kedar Hippalgaonkar is a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) in Singapore. He was also affiliated as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He obtained his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2014, working on nanoscale thermal transport.

He is interested in interactions between electrons, phonons and photons in nanoscale materials and how these can be manipulated to design and create novel functional devices, specifically for renewable energy technologies such as thermoelectrics, PV and thermo-photovoltaics. His approach is multi-disciplinary, focusing on accelerating novel material development by using a confluence of High Performance Computing, High-Throughput Experiments and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Invited Speakers:

Hussein Al-assadi, NIMS Tsukuba

David Astrain, Universidad Pública de Navarra

Sovit Battacharya, BARC

Thierry Caillat, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology

In Chung, Seoul National University

Seong Joon Heo, BlueSys Co., Ltd

Tsutomu Iida, Tokyo University of Science

Sungwng Kim, Sungkyunkwan University

Woochul Kim, Yonsei University

Kyung Tae Kim, Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS)

Song-Il Kim, University of Seoul

Kirill Kovnir, University of California

Qiang Li Brookhaven National Laboratory

Guojian Li, Northeastern University Shenyang

Weishu Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology

Koji Miyazaki, Kyushu Institute of Technology

Minwook Oh, Hanbat National University

Michihiro Ohta, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Dr Pierre Ferdinand Poudeu Poudeu, University of Michigan

Yao Qin, Shanghai Institute of ceramics

Ajay Soni, IIT Mandi

Ichiro Terasaki, Nagoya University

Satish Vitta, IIT Bombay

Chun-Lei Wang, Shandong University

Xu Wang, School of Engineering, RMIT University

Biao Xu Nanjing, University of Science and Technology

Prof Junyou Yang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Qian Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)

Dr. Priyanka Jood, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

 

Co-Chairs: Prof. Zhenxiang Cheng (University of Wollongong)  

A8. Advanced Ferroic MaterialS

Keynote Speaker: Lu Yalin, University of Science and Technology of China

Lu Yalin,  University of Science and Technology of China 

 Lu Yalin, born in 1964, received his Ph.D from Nanjing University in 1991, and is now a full professor in the University of Science and technology of China (USTC). Before joining USTC, he was a professor in AFA, Tufts University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Lu was the recipient of China National Award for Natural Science (first class) in 2006. He currently serves as the Director of National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory of China and Deputy Director of the Hefei Science Center of CAS. His research focuses on quantum functional materials, nanophotonics, new energy materials and THz technologies. He is highly noted for the past inventions on transparent electro-optical PMN-PT ceramics, quasi-phase matched PPLN crystal, nonlinear microwave scanning tip microscope, quantum functional complex oxides, and terahertz compact FEL. Dr. Lu has ~ 320 publications, ~ 80 US and Chinese patents and applications, and 5 books/chapters.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Shujun Zhang, University of Wollongong

Prof.  Shujun Zhang, University of Wollongong

 Shujun Zhang is Professor at ISEM, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong, Australia. Prior to which, he was a professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Senior Scientist at Materials Research Institute of The Pennsylvania State University. He holds 8 US patents and has published over 500 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals (https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=TnytfhkAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao), he delivered more than 200 presentations. He is associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transaction on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectric and Frequency Control; associate editor for Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Science Bulletin and Journal of Electronic Materials; section Editor-in-Chief of Crystals. He is fellow of the American Ceramic Society and senior member of IEEE. He was the elected AdCom member of IEEE- UFFC society 2016-2018. His current interests are focused on the fabrication-microstructure-property-performance relationship of the dielectric and piezoelectric materials and their potential applications.

Invited Speakers:

Joanne Etheridge, Monash University

Prof Jianhua Zhao, Chinese Academy of Sciences

B. Energy and Environment Materials

Chair: Ying (Ian) Chen (Deakin University)
Co-chairs:          

Rachel Caruso (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

 Toshi Mori (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)

 Dr. Caiyun Wang,  (AIIM Facility, University of Wollongong)

B1. Solar Cells

Invited Speakers:

Prof Kylie Catchpole,  Australian National University

B2. Photocatalysis and Photosynthesis

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Sarina Sarina, Queensland University of Technology

Prof. Aijun Du, Queensland University of Technology

Prof. John Bell, Queensland University of Technology

B3. Energy Generation and Conversion

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Masakazu Sugiyama, The University of Tokyo

Prof. Masakazu Sugiyama, The University of Tokyo

Masakazu Sugiyama is a Professor at Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo. He received the B.E., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Systems Engineering, all from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1995, 1997, and 2000, respectively. In 2000, he became a Research Associate at the Department of Chemical System Engineering, the University of Tokyo. In 2002, he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering as a Lecturer. He became an Associate Professor in 2005. In 2016, he was promoted to a full professor and then moved to RCAST in 2017, managing a field “energy systems.”

His major research topics are high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) devices using the nano-epitaxial structures of III-V compound semiconductors and the application to solar-to-chemical energy storage and transport. He is specialized in the epitaxial crystal growth by metalorganic vapor-phase epitaxy (MOVPE), with special attention to in situ monitoring technology, chara

cterization on the behavior of carriers and photon management in PV devices. His activity is extended to high-efficiency hydrogen production using PV devices and water electrolysis. He authored and coauthored 270 refereed journal publications and 475 international conference papers. He is participating in the research and development of program of low-cost and high-efficiency III-V solar cells sponsored by NEDO.

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Lianzhou Wang, University of Queensland

Prof San Ping Jiang, Curtin University

Prof Cheng Yan, Queensland University of Technology

Prof Colin Raston, Flinders Unviersity

Dr. Lei Ge, University of Queensland

Prof Sean Li, University of New South Wales

B4. Energy Storage (Batteries and supercapacitors)

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jun Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Prof. Jun Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. Liu possesses a strong background in materials synthesis, colloidal and surface science, and high-resolution electron microscopy. He joined PNNL in 1992, became a Laboratory Fellow in 2000, and over time initiated and led a broad range of basic and applied research programs in materials science.

In 2001, he left PNNL for a position with Lucent Bell Laboratories, and later Sandia National Laboratories, where he served as manager of the Chemical Synthesis and Nanomaterials Department, and as a thrust leader in the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies. Dr. Liu returned to PNNL in 2005 to head the synthesis task within the catalysis initiative, and also led the Transformational Materials Science Initiative, as well as energy storage research. In addition, he served as the Director of the Energy Processes and Materials Division, and currently serves as the Cross-Science Lead on the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub in which PNNL is a partner.

Dr. Liu has more than 400 peer reviewed publications, has received more than 55 U.S. patents. He was named a Distinguished Inventor of Battelle in 2007 and was selected as PNNL’s 2012 Inventor of the Year. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Hunan University, a master’s degree in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Washington, and a doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering, also from the University of Washington.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dmitri Golberg, Queensland University of Technology

Prof. Dmitri Golberg, Queensland University of Technology

Dmitri Golberg is a Professor of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and an Australian Laureate Fellow. He joined QUT in 2017 after twenty years of his career development in Japan, where he held the positions of Group Leader and Principal Investigator of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), and a Professor of Tsukuba University. He was a recipient of Tsukuba Prize (2005), Thomson Reuters Research Front Award (2012), Seto Prize by Japan Microscopy Society (2016), and NIMS President Award (2017). Dmitri published over 650 papers which yielded more than 44,000 citations (H-120) and was nominated as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters during the last consecutive years. He also registered more than 100 Japanese and International patents, authored numerous book chapters, and delivered over 100 Invited, Keynote and Plenary lectures at the numerous International Forums. Dmitri is currently placed within top 250 most-cited world materials scientists on the Web of Science.

Invited Speakers:

Prof Zaiping Guo, University of Wollongong

Dr Mokhles Rahman, Deakin University

Professor Yan Yu, UTSC-China

Dr Alexey Glushenkov Australian National University

B5. Bio-based Fuel and Chemical

Keynote Speaker: Prof. J.R. Morante, IREC

Prof. J.R. Morante, IREC

Professor J.R. Morante is, since 1985, full professor of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona. Since 2009 he has been the director of the advanced materials for energy area of the Energy Research Institute of Catalonia, IREC, and since the end of 2015 he has been appointed as director of this institute. Previously he has been Vice Dean and dean of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona, director of the Department of Electronics of this university, head of studies in Electronic Engineering and co-coordinator of the interuniversity master between the University of Barcelona and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia of the master on Engineering in Energy.

His activities have been centered in electronic materials and electronic devices; the assessment of their related technologies and production processes, specially emphasizing electronic materials and device technology transfer. He was involved on sensors, actuators and Microsystems, especially on chemical sensors paying attention to the catalytic process at the interface solid-gas.

Currently, he is also now focused in the mechanisms of energy transfer in solid interfaces involving electrons, photons and phonons as well as chemicals. Likewise, he is specialized in the development of renewable energy devices and systems for applications in the field of energy and environment based on nano structures and their functionalization. His special attention is focused on advanced materials and structures for artificial photosynthesis including the production of hydrogen and fuels at solar refineries.

He has co-authored more than 600 publications, without proceedings and books, with more than 26.000 citations (h=86) according GS data base. He has 24 patents, has been advisor of 50 doctoral theses, has participated / coordinated numerous projects in different international and industrial programs (> 55). He has organized various international technological scientific conferences in the field of sensors / microsystems and “nano-energy” and has been distinguished with the medal Narcís Monturiol of the Generalitat de Catalunya. He has also served as vice president of the European Materials Society and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Xingyi Huang, Shanghai Jio Tong Univeristy

A/Prof. Jenny Pringle, Deakin University

Prof Rong Sun, Chinese Academy of Science

Dr Xiaoliang Zeng, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Dr. Lu Hua Li, Deakin University

Dr. Srikanth Mateti, Deakin University

Chair:                                       Toshiyuki Mori (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)

Co-Chair:                                 Ajayan Vinu (The University of Newcastle, Australia)

B6. Australia-Japan joint forum on Advance Energy Materials

Keynote Speaker: Prof San Ping Jiang, Curtin University

Information to come…

Keynote Speaker: Prof Naoki Kuwata, National Institute for Materials<br /> Science & Tohoku University

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Invited Speakers:

Dr. Ruth Knibbe, University of Queensland

Professor Zongping Shao, Curtin University

Dr. Siddulu Naidu Talapaneni, University of Newcastle

Kavitha Ramadass, Queensland University of Technology

Prof Prashant Sonar, Queensland University of Technology

Prof Xiaolin Wang, University of Wollongong

Prof Takaya SATO, National Institute of Technology, Tsuruoka

A/Prof. Shigeharu ITO, National Institute of Technology, Tsuruoka

Prof Naoki Kuwata, National Institute for Materials Science & Tohoku University

A/Prof Yoshiyuki Kuroda, Yokohama National University

Prof Takashi Morinaga, National Institute for Materials Science

Dr Kazunari YAMAURA, National Institute for Materials Science

Dr In Young Kim, University of Newcastle

Dr Jae-Hun Yang, University of Newcastle

Dr Jangmee Lee, University of Newcastle

Dr Narumi Ohta, National Institute for Materials Science

Prof Atsushi Mineshige, Hyogo University

Dr Shunya Yamamoto, National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology

Prof John Zhu, The University of Queensland

C. Bio-Materials

Chair: Cuie Wen (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

Co-Chairs:

 

 

Yuncang Li (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

Larisa Haupt (Queensland University of Technology)

 A/Prof Lihai Zhang (University of Melbourne)

C1. Biomimetic Materials

Keynote Speaker: Prof Yufeng Zheng, Peking University

Prof Yufeng Zheng, Peking University

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Keynote Speaker: Prof Peter Kingshott, Swinburne University of Technology

Prof Peter Kingshott, Swinburne University of Technology

Information to come…

Invited Speakers:

Dr Xiaobo Chen, RMIT University

Dr Nghiem Doan, Griffith University

C2. Biocompatible Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering

Keynote Speaker: Prof Ritsugun Gen, Kumamoto University

Prof Ritsugun Gen, Kumamoto University

Information to come…

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr Shirley Shen, CSIRO

Dr Shirley Shen, CSIRO

Information to come…

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr Damon Kent, University of the Sunshine Coast

Dr Damon Kent, University of the Sunshine Coast

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Invited Speakers:

Prof Xin Lu, University of Science and Technology Beijing

Dr Gui Wang, University of Queensland

C3. Biomaterials for Device Applications

Keynote Speaker: Prof Yuelian Liu, ACTA, VU University and University

Prof Yuelian Liu, ACTA, VU University and University

Dr. Yuelian Liu (Maria) is an Associate Professor at the department of Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), VU University and University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She completed her study as a maxillofacial surgeon in 1991 in Shanghai 9th hospital, Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. After 9-year clinical practice, from 1995 to 1998 she worked as a research fellow at the department of Maxillofacial surgery, Dental School of KU Leuven, Belgium and obtained her Master degree in medical science in 1997. She received her PhD degree in the Faculty of Medicine,  University of Leiden, the Netherlands in 2003. After that, she worked as a research scientist at ITI research institute, Bern University in Switzerland and Tweete University in the Netherlands. From 2006, she has been working at ACTA as a research group leader and a supervisor for PhD students . She has got three patents and received 9 internationally recognized scientific awards, such as: Toshi Nakao fellowship award from IADR (2003) (www.iadr.org); Andre Schroeder Prize from ITI (2003);  winner of the scientific competition of the ITI world symposium (www.iti.ch) (2005) and the best PhD thesis 2003-2005 from Netherlands Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (NBTE) (www.biomaterialen.nl/). Recently, she was honoured by the European Prize of the Basic Research in Implant Dentistry in the 23rd annual scientific meeting of Europe Association of Osteointergration (EAO) in Rome, Italy (2014) (www.eao.org). She has obtained more than 20 international research grants and authored and co-authored more than 60 papers.  She is an ITI fellow and IADR member. She is an honorary Professor of School/Hospital Stamatology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. She lectures widely at national and international conferences. Her research is focused on bone regeneration and osteointergration. She developed and patented a slow and local drug release system by using biomimetic calcium phosphate coatings on biomaterial surface and an osteoinductive bone substitute for bone tissue engineering. She got more than 8 million Euro national and international research grants in the past years.

 

Invited Speakers:

A/Prof Kate Fox, RMIT

Prof Yuri Estrin, Monash University

C4. Functional Nanomaterials for Therapeutic Delivery, Diagnosis, and Detection

Invited Speakers:

Dr Sophia Gu, University of New South Wales

Dr Laura Bray, Queensland University of Technology

C5. Biomedical Sensing Materials, Electrodes, and Devices

Keynote Speaker: A/Prof Tony White, QIMRB, metal drugs & neurodegeneration

A/Prof Tony White, QIMRB, metal drugs & neurodegeneration

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Invited Speakers:

Dr Helen Xu, University of Technology

Dr Kang Liang, University of New South Wales

C6. Natures Materials: Complex and Functional Structures in Biology

Keynote Speaker: Dr Vijay Rajagopal, University of Melbourne

Dr Vijay Rajagopal, University of Melbourne

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Keynote Speaker: Prof Hui Yang, Northwestern Polytechnical University

Prof Hui Yang, Northwestern Polytechnical University

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Invited Speakers:

Dr Jing Sun, Guangzhou University

Dr Saeed Miramini, University of Melbourne

D. Advanced Functional Materials

Chair:  Joe Shapter (University of Queensland, Australia)

Co-Chairs:

 

 

 

 

Yun Liu (Australian National University, Australia)

Christopher Ling (University of Sydney, Australia)

 Dusan Losic (University of Adelaide, Australia)

Paul Monroe (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Prashant Sonar (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

 

D1. AdvancedCarbon Materials

Invited Speakers:

Francesca Iacopi, University of Technology Sydney

Irene Suarez-Martinez, Curtin University

D2. Advanced Ceramic Materials

Keynote Speaker: Emily Hilder, University of South Australia

Emily Hilder, University of South Australia

Information to come…

 

Invited Speakers:

Shujun Zhang, University of Woollongong

 

D2. Advanced Ceramic Materials

Invited Speakers:

Shujun Zhang, University of Woollongong

D3. Advanced Polymeric Materials

Invited Speakers:

David Lewis, Flinders University

Wei Lin, Nanyang Technological University

A/Prof Hong Yee Low, Singapore University of Technology and Design

D4. Advanced Magnetic Materials

Invited Speakers:

Thomas Nann, University of Newcastle

Dr. Bhupendra Nath Dev, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

D5. Nanomaterials and Composites

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Muhammad Usman, University of Melbourne

D6. Smart Materials

Keynote Speaker: Pooi See Lee, Nanyang Technological University

Pooi See Lee, Nanyang Technological University

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Keynote Speaker: Prof. Chao-Nan Xu, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Prof. Chao-Nan Xu, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Chao-Nan Xu is a principal research manager and leader of the research team at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, where she was the founding chair of the Mechanoluminescence Technology Consortium. She has been a concurrent professor at Kyushu University, Japan, since 2005, and also serves as the Director of the Electronic Division of The Ceramic Society of Japan (CerSJ). She holds more than 150 patents and published more than 400 papers. Her awards include the CerSJ Fellow Award and Distinguished Researcher (Gold metal) of the MEXT Minister Prize. She pioneered the new repeatable mechanoluminescent materials and their novel applications particularly in lighting, health care, and stress/strain visualization. Her recent research interests include advanced functional materials and their applications.

Invited Speakers:

Benjamin Tee Chee Keong, National University of Singapore

Chair:                             Satoru Kaneko (KISTEC, Ebina, Japan)

Co-chiar:                        Francesca Iacopi (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

D7. Australia-Japan joint forum on Carbon and Related Materials – Synthesis, Evaluation and Applications

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Anna Palau, ICMAB-CSIC Barcelona

Dr. Sebastian Schmitt, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin

Dr. Tetsuo Tsuchiya, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) 

Professor Bertrand Vilquin, Ecole Centrale de Lyon

Professor Yutaka Yoshida, Nagoya Univeristy

Prof. Chaoyang Li Kochi, University of Technology

Prof. Hiroaki Matsui The, University of Tokyo

Robert Nemanich, Arizona State University

Mariana Ionita, University Pol. Bucharest

Hirofumi Takaikawa, Toyohashi University Technology

Satoshi Koizumi, NIMS

Kate Fox, RMIT

Mario Hofmann, National Taiwan University

Ya–Ping Hsieh, Academia Sinica

Jiri Cervenka, Institute of Physics

Saratchandra Babu, GITAM

Prof. Petre Badica, National Institute of Materials Physics

Bucharest-Magurele and Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest

Prof. Adrian Crisan, National Institute of Materials Physics Bucharest-Magurele and Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest

Madambi Jayaraj Cochin, University of Science and Technology

Prof. Alicja Klimkowicz, Shibaura Institute of Technology

Prof. J.Manuel Mora-Hernandez, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

Chair:                                Yukiko Yamada-Takamura, (Jp. Ad. Inst. Sci. Tech. (JAIST), Nomi, Japan)

Co-chair:                           Jin Zou, (University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia)

                                           Hanae K-Aoki (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)

D8. Australia-Japan joint forum on Oxide thin films and Nano-composites (Surface-related Science and Engineering)

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Hitoshi TABATA, The University of Tokyo

Prof. Hitoshi TABATA, The University of Tokyo

Information to come…

 

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Rodrigo Martins, New University of Lisbon

Prof. Rodrigo Martins, New University of Lisbon

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Invited Speakers:

Dr. Alexandra APOSTOLUK, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon

Dr. Anouar BENALI, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Victoria COLEMAN, National Measurement Institute

Dr. Raluca FRATILA, University of Zaragoza

Dr. Lucía GUTIÉRREZ, University of Zaragoza

Dr. Ataru ICHINOSE, Cent. Res. Inst. Electric Power Industry

Prof. Takumi IKENOUE, Kyoto University

Prof. Cathy MCNAMEE, Shinshu University

Dr. Anna PALAU, ICMAB-CSIC Barcelona

Dr. Sebastian SCHMITT, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin

Dr. Tetsuo TSUCHIYA, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) 

Prof Bertrand VILQUIN, Ecole Centrale de Lyon

Prof Yutaka YOSHIDA, Nagoya University

Prof. Chaoyang LI, Kochi University of Technology

Prof. Hiroaki MATSUI, The University of Tokyo

Prof. Petre BADICA, National Institute of Materials Physics, Bucharest-Magurele and Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest

Prof. Adrian CRISAN, National Institute of Materials Physics, Bucharest-Magurele and Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest

E. Advanced Structured Materials

Chair:                             Chris Hutchinson (Monash University)

Co-chairs:                      Ma Qian (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

                                         Michael Ferry (University of New South Wales)

E1. High-Entropy Alloys and Metallic Glass Materials

Invited Speakers:

Dr Kevin Laws, University of Western Australia

E2. Advanced metallurgy

Keynote Speaker: Prof Sybrand van der Zwaag, Technical University Delft

Prof Sybrand van der Zwaag, Technical University Delft

 Novel Aerospace Materials group, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands

Sybrand van der Zwaag is a distinguished professor at the Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands, where he leads the group Novel Aerospace Materials in the faculty of Aerospace Engineering. He holds an MSc in metallurgy (specialisation radiation damage in metals), obtained his PhD at Cambridge University (UK) for research on supersonic impact phenomena in glasses and IR-transparent ceramics and has been a postdoc in the field of amorphous metals. From 1882-1992 he worked at Akzo NV on the development of aramid fibres.  In 1992 he returned to Delft University to take up the chair Microstructural Control in Metals at the Materials Science department.  In 2003 he accepted his current chair at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering. His research involves the creation of new materials, polymers, metals, functional ceramics and in particular self healing materials.  He has published over 550 journal papers and supervised 55 PhD students.  He did receive an honorary doctorate from Mons University (Belgium) in 2016 and has received several academic awards from Germany, USA, France and UK. In 2018 he was awarded the Chinese 1000 talent Foreign Scholar award and a part-time professorship at Tsinghua University Beijing.

Invited Speakers:

Prof Julie Cairney, University of Sydney

Prof Matthew Barnett, Deakin University

E3. 3D Additive Manufacturing Materials and Technology

Keynote Speaker: Prof Tim Sercombe, University of Western Australia

Professor Tim Sercombe, University of Western Australia

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Invited Speakers:

Dr Xiaopeng Li, University of New South Wales

Dr Shenglu Lu, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

F. Computational Materials

Chair:                             Amanda Barnard (CSIRO)

Co-chairs:                     Raffaella Demichelis (Curtin)

                                        Peter Harrowell (University of Sydney) 

F1. Modelling of materials structure, defects, and properties

Invited Speakers:

Aijun Du, University of Queensland

Mike Ford, University of Technology Sydney

Michelle Spencer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Nikhil Medhekar, Monash University

 Sean Smith, Australian National University

Assoc. Prof. Kenta Hongo, Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

F2. Data-driven material discovery and design

Invited Speakers:

Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Argonne National Laboratory

Paul Pigram, La Trobe University

Takeshi Onishi, Toyota Technological Institute

Wenbo Sun, Chongqing University

F3. Simulation of disordered and amorphous material, and assemblies

Invited Speakers:

Massimo Pica Ciamarra, Nanyang Technology University

Gerd Schroeder-Turk, Murdoch University

David Huang, University of Adelaide

Nigel Marks, Curtin University

 Elke Pahl, University of Auckland

Keynote Speaker: Krishna Rajan, University of Buffalo

Krishna Rajan, University of Buffalo

Krishna Rajan (University of Buffalo, Sponsored by IOP)

Professor Rajan is the leading proponent of the field of Materials Informatics. His research is centered on the application of information science and data intensive methodologies for the discovery, characterization and modeling of materials. Along with computational studies, he is a leader in the field of advancing quantitative methods for the interpretation of nanoscale chemical imaging techniques such as, atom probe tomography.  Among other accolades he is the winner of the 2015 Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, and gave the 2014 Presidential Lecture at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan.

Keynote Speaker: Paul Kent Oak, Ridge National Laboratory

Paul Kent Oak, Ridge National Laboratory

Dr Kent directs the Center for Predictive Simulation of Functional Materials, and also leads development of the QMCPACK application for exascale computing as part of the Exascale Computing Project. His research specialises in the application and development of first principles methods for predicting and explaining the properties of materials using computer simulation.  Among other accolades he is the winner of the 2008 IEEE Gordon Bell prize, and the 2017 APS Fellowship.

G. Advanced Fabrication, Characterisation and Devices

Chair: Neeraj Sharma (University of New South Wales)

Co-Chairs:

 

 

 

 

William Rickard (Curtin University)

Ruth Knibbe (University of Queensland)

Qiaoliang Bao (Monash University)

David Cortie (University of Wollongong)

Charlene Lobo (University of Technology Sydney)

G1. Synchrotrons, Neutron scattering, electron microscopy, Scanning probe techniques etc.

Invited Speakers:

Sophie Primig, University of New South Wales

Jennifer Wong-Leuong, Australian National University

Chris Ling, University of Sydney

Rosalie Hocking, Swinburne University of Technology

Adrian Murdock, CSIRO

Mark Paskevicius, Curtin University

A/Prof. Prabeer Barpanda, Indian Institute of Science

Prof Evvy Kartini, 

Prof Achitya Dhar, Indian Institute of Technology

Prof. Tsong-Pyng Perng, National Tsing Hua University

G2. Advanced Material/Device Fabrication

G3. Advanced Material/Device Characterization

G4. Advanced Material/Device Manufacturing technology

Keynote Speaker: Prof Karena Chapman, Stony Brook

Prof Karena Chapman, Stony Brook

Karena Chapman is Joseph Lauher and Frank W. Fowler Endowed Chair in Materials Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Before moving the Stony Brook University, she was a chemist at Argonne National Laboratory, building the dedicated Pair Distribution Function instrument at the Advanced Photon Source.

Her research focuses on understanding the coupling of structure and reactivity in energy-relevant materials using advanced synchrotron-based characterization tools. She is currently engaged in projects on battery electrodes and electrolytes,  nanoporous framework materials for catalysis and new materials synthesis.  Her work has been recognized as one of ACS’ Talented 12 in 2016 and was awarded the 2015 MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award. She is main editor of the Journal of Applied Crystallography and Associate Director of the GENESIS  DOE EFRC on next generation materials synthesis

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Luise Theil Kuhn, DTU

Prof. Luise Theil Kuhn, DTU

Luise Theil Kuhn holds a PhD degree in solid state physics from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. She has since 2008 been Head of Section for Imaging and Structural Analysis, Department for Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark. She has since 2015 been Head of Studies for BSc in General Engineering. Luise Theil Kuhn’s scientific profile is fundamental understanding of the properties of interfaces and micro-/nanostructures in granular/porous functional materials for energy applications and how these are linked to performance, degradation and lifetime. Luise Theil Kuhn is an expert in 2D and 3D ex-situ and in-situ advanced imaging methods by neutron scattering and electron microscopy. Recent successes include in-situ neutron Bragg-edge imaging at high temperatures in reactive gases, and magnetic field and current imaging by polarized neutrons. Further, in-situ high-T transmission electron microscopy of an electrochemical cell in reactive gas and under current flow.