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Murni Ali (NanoMalaysia Berhad, Malaysia)
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Ms. Murni has more than 10 years' experience in the field of Business Development and Marketing, she is currently heading the National Graphene Action Plan 2020 Office. Ms. Murni brings diversified experiences in operations and managerial functions of the Business Development and Marketing fields. Well defined understanding of the business-technology interface and capacity to identify and align clients' emerging technology needs with products and services, she has been involved in various business-development disciplines underscores expertise in engaging decision makers and devising winning sales strategies and solutions exercises.
Academic Qualification
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biomedical Degree, UPM, Malaysia.
Master of Business Administration International Business, University of East London, United Kingdom
Eva Andrei (The State University of New Jersey, USA)
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Laura Armiento (Grafoid Inc., Canada)
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Katayun Barmak (Columbia University, USA)
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Barmak obtained her B.A. (First Class Honours) and M.A. degrees in Natural Sciences, Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Cambridge, England in 1983. She completed her M.S. in Metallurgy and Ph.D. in Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985 and 1989, respectively. She received an AT&T Foundation Fellowship during her doctoral studies. Prior to her appointment to the Faculty at Lehigh University in 1992, she spent three years at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and IBM East Fishkill development laboratory working on materials, structures and processes for field effect and bipolar junction transistors. She joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 1999 and was promoted to the rank of Full Professor in 2002. She received the National Young Investigator (NYI) award in 1994 and the Creativity Award in 2001, both from the National Science Foundation. She was a Meeting Chair for the Spring 1999 meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS) and served as a member of the MRS Council from 1998-2000. She was a Meeting Co-Chair of the 13th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials and International Magnetics Conference in 2016. She has co-edited and authored three chapters in a book on Metallic Films. Barmak joined Columbia University in 2011 as the Philips Electronics Chair of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, and Materials Science and Engineering. She has been the Director of the Materials Science and Engineering Program since 2013.
Norbert Fabricius (KIT, Germany)
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Dr. Norbert Fabricius is responsible for standardization of nanotechnology at the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Germany.
In his industrial career between 1986 and 2002 he developed materials and processes for the manufacturing of integrated optical components used in telecommunication networks. His last industrial position was director operations at JDS Uniphase in Germany. In 2003 he joined the KIT and headed the Helmholtz programs “Microsystem Technologies” and “Nanotechnology” until 2008. After 2008 his main focus was on the standardization aspect in nanotechnology.
He has experience in standardization on the national (DKE, DIN) and international (IEC, ISO) level for 30 years in different technology areas as well as in industrial and academic environments. He acts as the secretary for the IEC technical committee 113 “Nanotechnology for electrotechnical products and systems” and is a member of several other IEC and ISO technical committees. On the national level he is member of the steering committee of the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE) and head of the German mirror committee to IEC/TC 113. In 2015 he established the GFSC (Graphene Flagship Standardization Committee) within the EU FET Flagship Graphene. Since that time the GFSC cooperates closely with IEC/TC 113.
In 2016 he established the privately held company ISC (International Standards Consulting). ISC is intended to support companies and research organizations, as well as governmental institutions to develop their own standardization strategies. That includes the initiation of new standardization projects and guidance through the whole standardization process from NWIP (New Work Item Proposal) to publication.
Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
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Dr. Yury Gogotsi is Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Chair Professor and Distinguished University Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA. He also serves as Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute. His research group works on nanostructured carbons, 2D carbides and nitrides, as well as other nanomaterials for energy, water and biomedical applications. He has co-authored 2 books, 16 book chapters, more than 600 journal papers, edited 14 books, and obtained more than 50 patents. He was recognized as Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science and Chemistry (Web of Science) in 2014-2018. He has received numerous national and international awards for his research. He also serves on the MRS Board of Directors and acts as Associate Editor of ACS Nano
Avetik Harutyunyan (Honda Research institute USA Inc., USA)
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Philip Kim (Harvard University, USA)
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Philip Kim is Professor of Physics and Professor Applied Physics at Harvard University. Professor Kim is a world leading scientist in the area of materials research. His research area is experimental condensed matter physics with an emphasis on physical properties and applications of nanoscale low-dimensional materials. The focus of Prof. Kim’s group research is the mesoscopic investigation of transport phenomena, particularly, electric, thermal and thermoelectrical properties of low dimensional nanoscale materials.
Mike Leibowitz (NEMA, USA)
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Na Li (milliporesigma, USA)
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Na Li is the Global Product Manager for Electronic Materials at MilliporeSigma. She gained her PhD from Nankai University, China. After, she joined the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas for postdoc research, and later became a research scientist at the NanoTech Institute. While there, she developed artificial muscles based on twisted and coiled carbon nanotube yarns, and later used the principles learned to turn low cost, high strength polymer fibers into high performance artificial muscles. She has co-developed an electrochemical-capacitance-change based “twistron” energy harvester that converts mechanical deformations directly into electricity, without requiring an externally applied bias voltage. Her work in polymer artificial muscles was recognized by the R&D 100 magazine as the gold award winner for “Market Disruptor Product” in 2015, and was recognized as the “top breakthrough story of the year 2014” by KERA, NPR. Her work on the twistron energy harvester was recognized as the “top 100 science spinoffs” by spinoff.com in 2017. Na Li joined MilliporeSigma in 2018, and her product line includes carbon nanomaterials, organic electronics and printable electronics.
Liangbo Liang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA)
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Dr. Liangbo Liang is currently a research staff member in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He joined ORNL as a Wigner Fellow in 2015. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2014. Liang’s thesis research is the development and employment of theoretical/computational methods mainly based on density functional theory (DFT) to understand low-dimensional systems. His graduate work was recognized by RPI that awarded him the Hillard B. Huntington Award. After receiving the Wigner Fellowship at ORNL, he has been working on integration of accurate theoretical/computational approaches with experimental characterization techniques for the understanding of nanomaterials and quantum materials, including modeling and simulations of scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/S), Raman scattering, photoluminescence spectroscopy. These techniques can be extended to many other types of materials as well.
Xi Ling (Boston University, USA)
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Xi Ling is an assistant professor of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering at Boston University. She earned a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at Peking University under the guidance of Jin Zhang and Zhongfan Liu, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Lanzhou University. Following her doctoral work, she was a postdoctoral associate with Mildred Dresselhaus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ling group at Boston University specialized in the synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals materials, their characterization through spectroscopy, and their implementation to develop novel nanodevices. Ling’s work has been recognized through the reception of awards including the EECS rising star from MIT, the Materials Science and Engineering Innovation award and the University Provost's Career Development Professorship from Boston University
Arben Merkoci (ICREA-ICN2, Spain)
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Arben Merkoçi is currently ICREA Professor and director of the Nanobioelectronics & Biosensors Group at Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), part of Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). After his PhD (1991) at Tirana University (Albania), in the topic of Ion-Selective-Electrodes (ISEs) Dr. Merkoçi worked as postdoc and senior researcher/invited professor in the field of nanobiosensors and lab-on-a-chip technologies in Italy, Spain, USA and since 2006 at ICN2. Prof. Merkoçi research is focused on the design and application of cutting edge nanotechnology and nanoscience based cost/efficient biosensors. The paper/plastic-based nanobiosensors involve integration of biological molecules (DNA, antibodies, cells and enzymes) and other (bio)receptors with micro- and nanostructures/motors and applied in diagnostics, environmental monitoring or safety and security. He has published around 280 peer review research papers, supervised 27 PhD students and has been invited to give plenary lectures and keynote speeches in around 150 occasions in various countries.
Prof. Merkoçi is Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, the principal international journal devoted to research, design development and application of biosensors and bioelectronics, member of editorial board of Electroanalysis, Microchimica Acta and other journals.
He is also involved in teaching PhD courses in field of nanomaterials based biosensors in several Spanish and international centres, has been member of commission for establishing of the new Nanoscience and Nanotechnology undergraduate academic curricula at UAB, the first one in Spain started during the academic year 2010-2011 and currently acts as coordinator of “Nano for Diagnostics” master module at UAB. He is currently member of the Academics Working Group of BIST. Prof. Merkoçi has supervised 25 PhD students besides several national & international postdoctoral and other researchers in his lab and has been member or head of more than 30 PhD panels in various countries. He has got several national and international grants related to nanomaterials application in biosensors and his group is collaborating with several worldwide leading labs in the field of nanobiosensors. Prof. Merkoçi serves also as scientific evaluator and member of panels of experts of various international governmental and nongovernmental agencies (FP EU, USA, various EU and other countries), member of scientific committee of various international congresses, director of several workshops and other scientific events
He is co-founder of two spin-off companies, PaperDrop dedicated to nanodiagnostics and GraphenicaLab to electronic printing.
Tomas Palacios (MIT, USA)
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Tomás Palacios is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He received his PhD from the University of California - Santa Barbara in 2006, and his undergraduate degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). His current research focuses on demonstrating new electronic devices and applications for novel semiconductor materials such as graphene and gallium nitride. His work has been recognized with multiple awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the IEEE George Smith Award, and the NSF, ONR, and DARPA Young Faculty Awards, among many others. Prof. Palacios is the founder and director of the MIT MTL Center for Graphene Devices and 2D Systems, as well as the Chief Advisor and co-founder of Cambridge Electronics, Inc. He is a Fellow of IEEE.
Yung Woo Park (Seoul National University, Korea)
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Professor Yung Woo Park is currently a Principal Investigator at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Seoul National University. He also holds a dual appointment as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. U.S.A. He received his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. From 1980 to 2017, he was a Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Seoul National University and has become an Emeritus Professor of the Seoul National University since 2017. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Foreign Member of the Göteborg Royal Academy of Science and Art in Sweden. His research interests are Synthesis and Transport of Conducting Polymers, Carbon Nanotube, Graphene & 2D Materials, Organic Crystals and Highly Correlated Materials including High Tc Superconductors.
Abhay Narayan Pasupathy (Columbia University, USA)
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Joan M. Redwing (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
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Joan M. Redwing received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University in 1999. She holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and serves as the director of the 2D Crystal Consortium – Materials Innovation Platform. Her research focuses on crystal growth and epitaxy of electronic materials, with a particular emphasis on thin film and nanomaterial synthesis by chemical vapor deposition. Dr. Redwing currently serves as vice president of the American Association for Crystal Growth and is an associate editor for the Journal of Crystal Growth and a regional editor of 2D Materials. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a senior member of IEEE. She is an author or co-author on over 270 publications in refereed journals with over 13,000 citations and holds 8 U.S. patents.
Li-Xian Sun (Guilin Univ. of Electronic Technology, China)
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Professor Dr. of Chemistry; Dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Electronic
Technology (GUET); Director of Key Laboratory of Information Materials, Guangxi Province, China; Professor of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics(DICP)
Research interests:
1. Thermochemistry study for design and preparation of new materials such as nano materials, functional materials, catalysts, etc.;
2. Development of new energy including hydrogen storage/production material, fuel cells such as biofuel cells, proton exchange membrane fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cells, clean combustion of coal, etc.;
3. Bio/chemical sensors based on quartz crystal microbalance, slab optical waveguide and electrochemistry for hydrogen, glucose, etc.;
4. Bio-microcalorimetry for drug design, and Chemometrics algorithms (ANNs, QSAR) and applications in Bioinfomatics and material science
Humberto Terrones (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA)
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Humberto Terrones is Rayleigh Endowed Chair Professor in Physics at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. He obtained his BSc from Iberoamericana University, Mexico, his PhD from University of London (Birkbeck) and carried out a postdoctoral stay in Cambridge (UK). He has been visiting professor in Brazil, US, Japan and Belgium. He has around 260 papers in refereed journals with an h-index of 88 according to Google Scholar. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in the Developing World (TWAS) and Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Robert Wallace (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
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Robert M. Wallace received his B.S. in Physics and Applied Mathematics in 1982 at the University of Pittsburgh where he also earned his M.S. (1984) and Ph.D. (1988) in Physics. From 1988 to 1990, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry at the Pittsburgh Surface Science Center. In 1990, he joined Texas Instruments Central Research Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff (MTS) in the Materials Characterization Branch of the Materials Science Laboratory, and was elected as a Senior MTS in 1996. He was then appointed in 1997 to manage the Advanced Technology branch in TI’s R&D which focused on advanced device concepts and the associated material integration issues. In 2003, he joined the faculty in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas as Professor and holds the Erik Jonsson Distinguished Chair in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. Research interests include the study of surfaces and interfaces, particularly with applications to electronic materials and the resultant devices fabricated from them. These most recently include the study of compound semiconductor systems including arsenides (e.g. InGaAs), nitrides (e.g. GaN), phosphides (e.g. InP), as well as antimondies (e.g. GaSb), and 2D materials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides. He was named Fellow of the AVS in 2007 and an IEEE Fellow in 2009 for his contributions to the field of high-k dielectrics in integrated circuits.
Xiaodong Xu (University of Washington, USA)
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Won Jong Yoo (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)
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Jun Zhu (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
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Professor Jun Zhu received her PhD from Columbia University in 2003. She was a postdoc fellow in Cornell University from 2003-2005 before joining Penn State University in 2006. She is currently a Professor of Physics at Penn State. Her research interest focuses on the understanding of new physics and device functionalities arising from reduced dimensionality and the control of new electronic degrees of freedom in nanoscale materials and devices. Her recent projects explore the electronic properties of van der Waals materials and interfaces, with a particular emphasis on valleytronic, topological, and quantum Hall phenomena.
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