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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


  Symposia Program Chairs of A1 – A6 & A8:

Chair: Yuerui Lu (Australian National University)



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) 

      Symposia Program Chairs of A7:

Chair: Paolo Mele (Shibaura Institute of Technology)



Zhi-Gang Chen (University of Southern Queensland)
Shrikant Saini (Kyushu Institute of Technology)



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: Prof Guangyu Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Prof 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. 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:

Dr Luhua Li, Deakin University

Dr 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

Liangzhi Kou, Queensland University of Technology

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

Prof Cinzia Casiraghi graduated in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2006. She was awarded with the Oppenheimer Research Fellowship, followed by the Humboldt Fellowship and the prestigious Kovalevskaja Award (1.6M Euro). In 2008 she become Junior Professor at the Physics Department of the Free University Berlin (Germany). In 2010 she joined the School of Chemistry, at the University of Manchester (UK). Her current research work is focused on the development of 2D inks and their applications in printed thermoelectrics, sensors and biomedical applications. Furthermore, she is leading expert on Raman spectroscopy, which she uses to characterise a wide range of carbon-based nanomaterials. She authored and co-authored more than 70 peer reviewed articles, collecting more than 22k citations (h-index = 45). She also served as chairperson and program committee member on top international conferences (eg Graphene Week, MRS, etc). She is recipient of the Leverhulme Award in Engineering (2016) and the Marlow Award (2014), given by the Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition of her meritorious contributions in the development of Raman spectroscopy for characterisation of carbon nanostructures.


Keynote Speaker: Anlian Pan, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Anlian Pan, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Anlian Pan received his PhD in Condensed Mater Physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2006. From 2006 to 2007, he worked as a Humboldt Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics. Later in 2007, he joined Arizona State University as a Postdoctoral Fellow, where he became a Research Assistant Professor. He is currently a Professor of Physics and Material Science in Hunan University, and is the director of the Key Laboratory for Micro-Nano Physics and Technology of Hunan Province. He has published over 200 papers in the international Journals, with more than 80 papers in the top Journals, like Physical Review Letters, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Chem. Soc. Rev., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater and Nano Letters. He is the organizer or co-organizers of some important international conferences, and is the editoral board member of some important international academic journals. He has been awarded quite some academic prizes or honors, like the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, the Natural Science Award of Hunan Province, and Ten thousand people plan to lead talents of china. His main research interests lie in controlled growth and integrated photonics device applications of low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures.

Invited Speakers:

Prof Francesca Lacopi, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Liangliang Li, Tsinghua University

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:

Prashant Sonar, Queensland University of Technology


A6. Plasmonics and Metamaterials

Invited Speakers:

Prof Rosalía Serna, CSIC Madrid

Ortwin Hess, Imperial College

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

Keynote Speaker: Matthias Wuttig, University of Aachen

Matthias Wuttig, University of Aachen

Matthias Wuttig received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1988 from RWTH Aachen/ Forschungszentrum Jülich. From 1995 to 1997 he worked at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey. He was a visiting professor at several institutions including Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Stanford University, Hangzhou University, IBM Almaden, DSI in Singapore, CiNAM in Marseilles and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai. In 1997, he was appointed Full Professor at RWTH Aachen, where his work focusses on the design of novel functional materials. From 2009 to 2018, he was the speaker of the strategy board of RWTH. Since 2011, he heads a collaborative research centre on resistively switching chalcogenides (SFB 917), funded by the German Science Foundation DFG. In 2013, he received an ERC Advanced Grant to realize novel functionalities by disorder control. He is a member of Acatech and the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and has written about 330 publications (~17.000 citations). In 2019 he was selected as an MRS Fellow for path-breaking contributions to the advancement of phase-change materials, including unraveling their unique bonding mechanism, unconventional transport properties and unusual kinetics.

Keynote Speaker: SuDong Park, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute

SuDong Park, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute


• 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

• 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:

Dr Hussein Al-assadi, NIMS Tsukuba

Dong Guo, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University

Tingting Jia, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Dr Thierry Caillat, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology

Prof In Chung, Seoul National University

Mr Seong Joon Heo, BlueSys Co., Ltd

Prof Tsutomu Iida, Tokyo University of Science

Sungwng Kim, Sungkyunkwan University

Woochul Kim, Yonsei University

Song-Il Kim, University of Seoul

Kirill Kovnir, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University

Guojian Li, Northeastern University Shenyang

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

A/Prof Yao Qin, Shanghai Institute of ceramics

Prof Satish Vitta, IIT Bombay

Dr. Priyanka Jood, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Prof. Ichiro Imae, Hiroshima University 

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 (, 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

Qian Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)

B. Energy & Environment Materials

B1. Solar Cells

B2. Photocatalysis and Photosynthesis

B3. Energy Generation and Conversion

B4. Energy Storage (Batteries and supercapacitors)

B5. Thermal Energy and Heat Management

B6. Australia-Japan joint forum on Advance Energy Materials



     Symposia Program Chairs of B1 – B5:

Chair: Ying (Ian) Chen (Deakin University)
Co-Chairs: Rachel Caruso (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)
Dr. Caiyun Wang,  (AIIM Facility, University of Wollongong)

      Symposia Program Chairs of B6:

Chair: Toshiyuki Mori (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
Co-Chairs: Ajayan Vinu (The University of Newcastle, Australia)




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

Prof Vivek Polshettiwar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR, Mumbai)

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, characterization 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 Cheng Yan, Queensland University of Technology

Prof Colin Raston, Flinders Unviersity

Dr. Lei Ge, University of Queensland

Emma Lovell, University of New South Wales

Prof. Haihua Wang, Shaanxi University of Science & technology.

Prof. Wei Yan, Xi’an Jiaotong University

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

Dr Alexey Glushenkov Australian National University

B5. Thermal Energy and Heat Management

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 26.700 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 Narcís Monturiol award of the Generalitat de Catalunya. He has also served as vice president of the European Materials Society in the past and recently he has again been reelected vice president of this Society. Likewise, he is 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

Dr Xiaoliang Zeng, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Dr. Lu Hua Li, Deakin University

Dr. Srikanth Mateti, Deakin University

Dr Weiwei Lei, Deakin University

Keynote Speaker: Prof San Ping Jiang, Curtin University

Prof San Ping Jiang, Curtin University

Information to come…

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

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

Information to come…

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Ruth Knibbe, University of Queensland

Professor Zongping Shao, Curtin University

Dr. Siddulu Naidu Talapaneni, University of Newcastle

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

A/Prof Yoshiyuki Kuroda, Yokohama National University

Prof Takashi Morinaga, National Institute for Materials Science

Dr Kazunari YAMAURA, National Institute for Materials Science

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

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



     Symposia Program Chairs of C:

Chair: Cuie Wen (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)



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

Dr. Yufeng Zheng, received his Ph.D in materials science from Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 1998. From 1998 to 2004 he was Assistant Professor (1998-2000), Associate Professor (2000-2003), Full Professor (2003-2004) at Harbin Institute of Technology, China and since 2004 he has been a full professor at the Peking University in Beijing, China. Dr. Zheng has authored or co-authored over 400 scientific peer-reviewed articles, with the citation of over 14000 times, and a H-index of 64. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Bioactive Materials(KEAI), Editor of “Materials Letters” (Elsevier), Vice Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Materials Science & Technology” (Elsevier). His areas of special interest include the development of various new biomedical metallic materials (biodegradable Mg, Fe and Zn based alloys, beta-Ti alloys with low elastic modulus, bulk metallic glass, ultra-fine grained metallic materials, etc). Dr. Zheng has received several awards including Distinguished Young Scholars awarded by NSFC (2012), Cheung Kong Scholars Programme awarded by MOE of China (2016), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows (2019).

Keynote Speaker: Prof Peter Kingshott, Swinburne University of Technology

Prof Peter Kingshott, Swinburne University of Technology

 Peter Kingshott is Professor and Department Research Director in The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. He is also Deputy Director of the ARC Industrial Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM). He completed his PhD at UNSW and CSIRO in 1999 and was a postdoc at CSIRO, University of Washington and RWTH Aachen before becoming a Senior Scientist at the Danish Polymer Centre at Riso National Laboratory. He because an Associated Professor at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre at Aarhus University, Denmark (2006-2010) before joining Swinburne as Professor or Engineering. His research has a strong emphasis on controlling the interfacial interactions of biological materials with advanced material surfaces. The focus is on the development of new 1, 2 and 3D surface micro- and nanopatterning approaches aimed at improving our understanding of how biology and man-made materials interact with each other. Application areas include: medical implants, infection control, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and industrial biofouling. He has published over 170 papers and has a H-Index of 45 and over 7500 citations. He research has also included focus on developing surfaces for industrial applications where he has 10 patents/patent applications. 

Invited Speakers:

Dr Xiaobo Chen, RMIT University

Dr Helen Xu, University of Technology, Sydney

Dr Tushar Kumeria, University of Queensland

C2. Biocompatible Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering

Keynote Speaker: Prof Yuri Estrin, Monash University

Prof Yuri Estrin, Monash University

Professor Yuri Estrin is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at Monash University in Melbourne. His research interests include the mechanical properties of metals and alloys, particularly ultrafine grained ones. A further area central to his research is geometry-inspired design of novel materials. Prof. Estrin has authored over 500 peer-reviewed papers. His work has received international recognition through numerous awards, including an Alexander von Humboldt Award, an honorary doctorate of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an International Helmholtz Fellow Award, and a Thomson Reuters Citation Award. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences.


Keynote Speaker: Dr Shirley Shen, CSIRO

Dr Shirley Shen, CSIRO

Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO. She is the Manager of Asia Engagement, CSIRO Manufacturing; the Lead of China Community of Practice, CSIRO; and the Acting Group leader of Design Surfaces and Functionality, Metal Industries (MI), CSIRO Manufacturing.

Dr. Shen obtained her PhD at Monash University in 2000 in Nano-composites and joined CSIRO in 2001 after one year at CRC for Polymers.  She has been working on multifunctional/smart nanocomposites and surface designs for a broad range of industrial applications (with more than 100 journal papers), such as, cure on demand sealant, fire performance cable, and heavy metal ions sensing and multi-functional nanocomposites materials and devices, recently expending to nano-particles for metal 3D printing and embedded functionality. She has initiated and led to sign total AU$14M intention agreements and more than AU$3M contracts with Chinese partners, including CAS Foshan, Jiangsu Industrial Technology and Research Institute (JITRI) as well as Chinese companies. She has extended her collaborations to some other Asia companies and universities.

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

Dr Damon Kent, University of the Sunshine Coast

Damon Kent is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at The University of Queensland from where he obtained his PhD in 2008. He currently serves as Project Leader on the ARC Research Hub for the Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices and is a Guest Editor for a special issue of the journal, Metals, on “Titanium Alloys for Biomedical Implants and Devices”. His research is focussed on manufacture and processing of light alloys and composites using advanced characterisation to study fundamental links between structure, processing, properties and performance. He works on new generation titanium alloys for biomedical applications and has interests in alloy development, net-shape and additive manufacturing, porous materials for bone replacement, and heat and deformation induced precipitation phenomena.


Invited Speakers:

Prof Xin Lu, University of Science and Technology Beijing

Dr Gui Wang, University of Queensland

Dr Mingyuan Lu, University of Queensland

C3. Biomaterials for Device Applications

Invited Speakers:

A/Prof Kate Fox, RMIT

Prof Yuri Estrin, Monash University

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

Keynote Speaker: Prof Hui Yang, Northwestern Polytechnical University

Prof Hui Yang, Northwestern Polytechnical University

Dr. Yang is now a Professor at School of Life Sciences in Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) of China. She received her Bachelor and Doctor degrees of Science from Ocean University of China. She has been a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biology at Stanford University. Dr. Yang is currently the Deputy Director of Key Laboratory of Space Bioscience & Biotechnology, the members of Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering (CSBE) and Chinese Society of Material (CMRS). She is in charge of some grants including those from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province and the General Equipment Department Advanced Research Project. And her interested research areas focus on Cell & Molecular Biomechanics, Stem Cell & Immune Engineering and Caner Immunotherapy. 

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

Cellular and Molecular Neurodegeneration, Mental Health Program, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

Anthony White obtained a PhD in neuroscience from Murdoch University in 1996, then undertook a post-doctoral position at University of Melbourne investigating Alzheimer’s and prion diseases. He then worked at Imperial College of Medicine, UK, in 2001 studying immunotherapeutic approaches to prion diseases. He obtained an RD Wright Fellowship (2004-2008) and established a research group at the Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne investigating the role of biometals in neurodegeneration and development of metal-based drugs for treatment of these disorders. He received an ARC Future Fellowship in 2011, was recruited to QIMR Berghofer in 2016, and is currently an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. His research has led to the development of first-in-class metal-drugs as a potential new therapeutic approach to treat motor neuron disease. He is currently developing new human patient-based models of neurodegeneration including microglia, 3D cultures, and organoids to improve translational outcomes for neurotherapeutics.


Invited Speakers:

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

Vijay Rajagopal is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Dr. Rajagopal received his PhD in 2007 from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He subsequently continued as a PostDoctoral trainee until 2012 and developed a new programme of research into the development of computational models of cardiac cell architecture and function to investigate the role of cell architecture remodelling on cell function in diabetes induced heart disease. He received training in microfluidics and cellular mechanobiology at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology between 2012 and 2014 before taking up his academic position at the University of Melbourne. His lab, the Cell Structure and Mechanobiology Group, aims to define the biophysical principles that drive function-altering changes in cell and tissue architecture in health and disease. This initiative brings together advanced microscopy techniques, machine learning and computational modelling of mechanical and chemical processes within cells in order to develop predictive models of cellular systems that can be used as in-silico platforms for testing and developing new disease interventions.


Invited Speakers:

Dr Saeed Miramini, University of Melbourne

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)

       Symposia Program Chairs of D1-D6:

Chair:  Joe Shapter (University of Queensland, Australia)


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)

       Symposia Program Chairs of D7:

Chair: Satoru Kaneko (KISTEC, Ebina, Japan)


Francesca Iacopi (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

       Symposia Program Chairs of D8:

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


Jin Zou, (University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia)
Hanae K-Aoki (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)

 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

 Professor Emily Hilder is the Director of the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute (FII). Emily is an analytical chemist and her research focuses on the design and application of new materials that can be used to improve analytical measurements including the application of these new technologies for separations, bio-analysis and disease diagnosis. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and has been recognized by a number of awards including the Jubilee Medal (ChromSoc, UK), LCGC (North America) Emerging Leader in Chromatography and has been included in the Analytical Scientist Power Lists from 2013-2017. She is an Associate Editor of Analytical Chemistry (ACS).

 Emily was born and raised in Tasmania and is a graduate of the University of Tasmania where she completed her PhD in analytical chemistry in 2000. Following postdoctoral positions at Johannes Kepler University (Austria) and the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA) she returned to Australia and the University of Tasmania in 2004 as part of the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) where she held an ARC APD Fellowship from 2004-2007 and ARC Future Fellowship from 2010-2014. She was Director of the ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies (ASTech) and Head of Chemistry from 2014-2015 before relocating to the University of South Australia in 2016.

Invited Speakers:

Shujun Zhang, University of Woollongong

D3. Advanced Polymeric Materials

Invited Speakers:

Prof David Lewis, Flinders University

Dr Wei Lin Leong, 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

Dr Sumeet Walia, RMIT

D6. Smart Materials

Keynote Speaker: Pooi See Lee, Nanyang Technological University

Pooi See Lee, Nanyang Technological University

Pooi See Lee is a Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Her research interests focus on the syntheses of nanomaterials and their composites for electronic and energy devices, flexible and stretchable devices for human-machine interfaces. She was awarded the Nanyang Research Award in 2015, National Research Foundation Investigatorship in 2016., and received the Nanyang Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2017. She is the program co-leader in the SHARE-CREATE with Hebrew University of Jerusalem on nanomaterials for energy and energy-water nexus program. She currently serves as the Associate Dean in the College of Engineering, NTU.


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:

Dr Inge Asselberghs, Materials and Components Analysis

Invited Speakers:

Olga Shimoni,University of Technology Sydney

Dr. Michael Seo, CSIRO

Mr.T.Goto, University of Tokyo

Yoshiyuki Nonoguchi, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Mariana Ionita, University Pol. Bucharest

Hirofumi Takikawa, Toyohashi University Technology

Kate Fox, RMIT

Mario Hofmann, National Taiwan University

Ya–Ping Hsieh, Academia Sinica

Jiri Cervenka, Institute of Physics

Dr. Alina Pruna, Polytechnic University Of Bucharest Romania

Saratchandra Babu, GITAM


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

Prof. Hitoshi Tabata, The University of Tokyo

Hitoshi Tabata, PhD, Professor
Head of the Department of Bioengineering
Head of the International Center for Nano Electron and Photon Technology
Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

 Htoshi TABATA graduated from Kyoto University in 1988. He worked at Technical Institute of Kawasaki Heavy Industries from 1988 to 1994 and moved to Osaka University, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research as a Research Associate.  He was a professor of Nano-science and Nano-technology Center at Osaka University from 2002 to 2006.  After 2006, He is currently professor at The University of Tokyo and a fellow of Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP). He received a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Prize in 2008 and outstanding paper award of JSAP in 2013. And he is JSAP fellow form 2014.


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

Prof. Rodrigo Martins, New University of Lisbon

Rodrigo Martins, President of the European Academy of Sciences; Nominated President of the International Union of Materials Research Societies for the period 2021-2023; Full Professor of Faculty of Sciences and Technology of New University of Lisbon, Portugal; Head of Materials Science Department; member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering and of the Portuguese Order of Engineers. Founder and director of the Centre of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Processes of Uninova; leader of the Materials, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies group of I3N/CENIMAT. Expert in the field of advanced functional materials, nanotechnologies, microelectronics, transparent electronics and paper electronics, with more than 560 papers published in WoK (ORCID:; Google Scholar: Member of the Steering Committee of EuMat; Alliance for Materials; Joint Innovation Centre for Advanced Material Sino-Portuguese; Editorial Board of the Journal Progress in Natural Science: Materials International and of Heliyon (Elsevier Journal); Advanced Electronics Materials Journal, from Wiley; administration board of the nature journal: npj 2D Materials and Applications. Chair of the International advisory board of the BMC Materilas Journal, from Nature Spring editors; editor in: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics from;  IOPscience; MDPI Materials

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 Gutierrez, University of Zaragoza

Prof. Hiroaki Matsui, The University of Tokyo

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

Prof. Takumi Ikenoue, Kyoto University

Prof. Cathy Mcnamee, Shinshu University

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

Prof. Alicja Klimkowicz, Shibaura Institute of Technology

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

Prof. Daisuke Kan, Kyoto University

Prof. Anderson Janotti, University of Delware

Dr. Shunichi Arisawa, National Institute for Materials Science.

Prof Rita John, Madras 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) 

Professor Bertrand Vilquin, Ecole Centrale de Lyon

Professor Yutaka Yoshida, Nagoya Univeristy

Prof. Chaoyang Li, Kochi University of Technology

E. Advanced Structured Materials

E1. High-Entropy Alloys and Metallic Glass Materials

E2. Advanced metallurgy

E3. 3D Additive Manufacturing Materials and Technology



      Symposia Program Chairs of E:

Chair: Chris Hutchinson (Monash University)

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

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

F1. Modelling of materials structure, defects, and properties

F2. Data-driven material discovery and design

F3. Simulation of disordered and amorphous material, and assemblies



      Symposia Program Chairs of F:

Chair:  Amanda Barnard (CSIRO)

Raffaella Demichelis (Curtin)
Peter Harrowell (University of Sydney)



F1. Modelling of materials structure, defects, and properties

Keynote Speaker: Paul Kent, Ridge National Laboratory

Paul Kent, Ridge National Laboratory

Dr. Kent is a distinguished research & development staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Computational Sciences & Engineering Division and Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1999. His main research focus is predicting and explaining the properties of materials using computer simulation and the efficient execution of these calculations on high performance computers. Currently he directs the Center for Predictive Simulation of Functional Materials and an Exascale Computing Project applications development project for Quantum Monte Carlo methods at Exascale. He has published >150 papers, won the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in 2008, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.


Invited Speakers:

Prof Aijun Du, University of Queensland

Prof Mike Ford, University of Technology Sydney

A/Prof Michelle Spencer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Argonne National Laboratory

F2. Data-driven material discovery and design

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.

Invited Speakers:

A/Prof Paul Pigram, La Trobe University

Takeshi Onishi, Toyota Technological Institute

 Prof Massimo Ciamarra, Nanyang Technology University

Gerd Schroeder-Turk,  Murdoch University

Nikhil Medhekar, Murdoch University

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

F3. Simulation of disordered and amorphous material, and assemblies

Invited Speakers:

A/Prof David Huang, University of Adelaide

Nigel Marks, Curtin University

Dr Elke Pahl, University of Auckland

Wenbo Sun, Chongqing University

Sean Smith, ANU

G. Advanced Fabrication, Characterisation & Devices

G1. Synchrotron and Neutron scattering, and electron microscopy

G2. Advanced Device Fabrication

G3. Advanced Material/Device Characterization

G4. Advanced Material/Device Manufacturing technology



      Symposia Program Chairs of G:

Chair: Neeraj Sharma (University of New South Wales)





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. Synchrotron and Neutron scattering, and electron microscopy

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

Invited Speakers:

Sophie Primig, University of New South Wales

Jennifer Wong-Leuong, Australian National University


G2. Advanced Device Fabrication

Invited Speakers:

Rosalie Hocking, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr. Mark Paskevicius, Curtin University


G3. Advanced Material/Device Characterization

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.

Invited Speakers:

A/Prof. Prabeer Barpanda, Indian Institute of Science

 Christian Nijhuis, National University of Singapore

G4. Advanced Material/Device Manufacturing technology

Invited Speakers:

Prof Evvy Kartini,  Science and Technology Centre for Advanced Materials

Prof Achitya Dhar, Indian Institute of Technology

Prof. Tsong-Pyng Perng, National Tsing Hua University