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Anthony R Flambard Project Management Organisation Juelich - PtJ, Juelich Research Centre Germany Anthony R Flambard studied chemistry with physiology & biochemistry at the University of Reading in the UK and received his doctorate in surface chemistry and catalysis in 1982. Following actinide research at the Free University of Berlin (1992 – 1987), he joined the Chemistry Information Centre (CIC) in Berlin (1987) where his interests widened to include the electronic storage and retrieval of scientific information. Whilst at the CIC he was Editor-in-Chief of a large editorial office and was permanent member of the BMBF’s Specialist Information Delegation to the Russian Federation. In 2005, Dr Flambard moved to PtJ where his position as senior scientist includes the administration of national and international R&D activities in chemistry, materials and nanotechnology. Currently, he is also the Chair of the Materials, Physics and Nanosciences (MPNS) Domain of COST, Europe’s oldest intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology. His interests include materials and energy research, nanoscience, environmental health and safety and international R&D management. materials, nanoscience, nanotechnology, energy, interfacial phenomena, physics ditto ditto
Alice McKenna University of Surrey United Kingdom Third year of PhD MPhys 2:1 University of Sussex graphite, grain boundaries, AIMPRO, EDIP graphite, grain boundaries, AIMPRO, EDIP graphite, grain boundaries, AIMPRO, EDIP
Andrea Oyarzun University of Concepcion/Surrey University PhD student at the University of Concepción (Chile), currently in the Department of Chemistry of Surrey University (UK). Use of computational chemistry for analyzing graphene with NO, O2, H2O and CO2 reactions. . . .
Amanda Vuong . United Kingdom . . . .
Abdelaziz El Mel . Australia . . . .
Arkady Krasheninnikov University of Helsinki Finland Senior Scientist, Docent, PhD 1995, over 120 publications. Areas of expertise: Mostly theory--atomistic computer simulations, electronic structure calculations, density-functional theory, molecular dynamics, simulations of effects of ion and electron irradiation on nanostructured and bulk materials, defects in carbon nanotubes, graphene. Graphene, 2D transition metal dichalcogenides. Also heavily involved in ion-irradiation experiments. Previous experience: High-temperature superconductivity, electronic transport in nanostructures, quantum cascade lasers. electronic structure calculations, density-functional theory, molecular dynamics, graphene, carbon nanotubes, electron irradiation, ion irradiation, defects effects of ion and electron irradiaition on carbon and inorganic nanostructures, electronic structure calculations Electronic transport in nanostructures, time-dependent density-functional theory
Ozgur Aktas Bilkent University Turkey My expertise is on the design and fabrication of semiconductor devices. I have worked with GaN, carbon nanotubes, ZnO nanowires, and more recently hexagonal BN. My group can fabricate TFTs and HEMTs. cnt, graphene, tft, sensors materials and devices for wide area electronics devices for new age systems.
Albert Fert . Australia . . . .
Alberto Zobelli Univ. Paris Sud/ CNRS France 2008-present: lecturer at the University Paris-Sud 2007-2008: post-doc at the Ecole Polytechnique in the group of theoretical spectroscopy 2004-2007: PhD between the group of electron microscopy of the Laboratoire de Physique de Solides (Orsay, France) and the groupe of Theoretical Chemistry at the TU-Dresden (Dresden, Germany) Competences: first principle simulation of defects on nanostructured materials: structure, termal stability, electronic properties, spectroscopic signatures. Theory and experiments of electron irradiation of carbon based nanostructures. Materials: carbon and boron nitride nanotubes and mono layers. Transition metal dichalcogenides MoS2, WS2. DFT, nanotubes, TEM, EELS defects on nanosystems: structure and electronic properties TDDFT, defects in layered systems
Aleksandra Szkudlarek . Switzerland . . . .
Anna Bialous The Szewalski Institute of Fluid - Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences Poland . thin films, TiO2, PLD, photoconversion CO2 . .
Antal Koos Univ Oxford United Kingdom . . CVD graphene and carbon nanotubes .
Ali Kemal Okyay Bilkent University Turkey Expertise Materials, Physical and Nanosciences Nanotechnology nanoscience nanomaterials (nanocrystals nanocompoistes nanorods metal nanoparticles nanowires metaloxide nanoparticles polymer nanoparticles) Information and Communication Technologies Nanophotonics (molecular optoelectronic devices and sensors plasmonic devices) optoelectronics (white LEDs photovoltaics termoelectrics modulators sensors) Si, Ge, LED, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, high TCR materials, plazmonic devices, biosensors Photovoltaics, Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, Thermoelectri Devices, Biosensors Organic optoelectronics, metal oxide nanoparticles, magnetic nanoparticles
Aristea Maniadaki . Greece . . . .
Arnaud Magrez Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland Professional Experience 2003 - Now: Researcher at the Laboratoire de Nanostructures et Nouveaux Matériaux Electroniques LNNME, group of Prof. Laszlo Forro. Since 2006, Project leader of the group "Functional Nanostructures" with 2 postdocs, 5 PhD students. 2002 - 2003: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Research Centre Jülich. European Project: “Investigation of high temperature solid proton conductors of relevance to fuel processing and energy conversion applications, n° HPRN-2000-00042. 1999 - 2002: Ph.D. in Materials Science at University of Nantes Ph.D. thesis at the Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel de Nantes under supervision of Prof. M. Ganne "New Solid Oxides Electrolytes: Correlation between Microstructure and Ionic Conductivity" Research interests - Synthesis and growth mechanism study of inorganic and carbon nanostructures. - Manipulation and functionalisation of nanostructures. - Toxicity study of carbon and inorganic nanostructures. - Mechanical properties of nanotubes and nanowires. - Applications of nanostructures (composites, energy related devices) - Ionic conductivity in oxides. Carbon and Inorganic Nanostructures Growth, Functionalisation, Manipulation Application and devices
Anabela Rolo Physics Center of University of Minho Portugal . metalic nanoparticles, semiconductor nanocrystals, quantum-dots, clusters, thin films, self-assembled growth Condensed matter physics, optical physics Plasmonics
Artur Sucena . Australia . . . .
Dr Ben Hourahine Dept. of Physics, The University of Strathclyde, SUPA United Kingdom Areas of Expertise * Theoretical and computational semiconductor defects (point and some extended defects) * III-V nitrides * Hydrogen and muons in semiconductors, particularly group IV * Rare-earth impurities in semiconductors, particularly nitrides * Nanomagnetic clusters * Nanoscale optics and photonics Prior experience 2006 - SUPA lectureship in optoelectronic materials. Physics, Strathclyde 2004 - 2007 Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellowship "Modern theory for optoelectronic materials". SSD group Strathclyde 2002 - 2004 PDRA TMR network "Rare Earth doped Nitrides for high Brightness Electroluminescent emitters". Frauenheim group, Paderborn Theoretical Physics 2000 - 2002 PDRA "First-principles study of hydrogen and hydrogen related defects in silicon". Jones group, Exeter Physics 1996 - 2000 PhD "A First Principles Study of Hydrogen Related Defects in Silicon". Jones group, Exeter Physics Guest Professor, Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science, May 2008. Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, Duke University, May 2007. Co-chair, meeting "Emerging trends in Nano Structures and NanoPhotonics", April 2007. Main Techniques * Electronic structure including density functional theory * Co-developer of the semi-empirical method * Surface Green's function electromagnetic scattering for nanoscale structures * Modern statistical mechanics Materials * Hydrogen in Si, Ge and SiGe * Radiation damage in silicon * GaN, InN, AlN and alloy systems * Dielectric and metallic nanostructures Theory, Semiconductor Defects, Nitrides, Si, Nano-optics, Nano-magnetism Semiconductor physics, nano-photonics, plasmonics, Methodology Multiscale, Multiphysics, Devices, Excited State Processes
Bernard Capraro Intel Ireland Ltd Ireland Bernie received a Masters Degree in Engineering (MEng) from Newcastle Polytechnic and has been working at Intel for the past 13 years holding various Engineering and Management roles across all four wafer fabrication facilities. Bernie is currently responsible for all silicon nanotechnology EU projects involving Intel Ireland, delivering potential solutions for materials and processing techniques required for the future technology nodes. Bernie’s semiconductor career spans 23 years, with other Process and Equipment Engineering positions held at Telefunken GmbH, Nortel/Bell Northern Research, Applied Materials and Newport Wafer Fab. Carbon nanotubes, nano contacting Semiconductor process and devicetechnology Semiconductor process and device technology
Bernard Humbert .Univ Nantes France .Professor Humbert Bernard, 45 years old, h index of 22, 80 papers, 1400 citations. Vibrational spectroscoy: * Raman scattering, * absorption in Near-mid-far -Infrared, Sum Frequency generation, * Optical Near field, Interface nano-solids/environment Molecular probes : water for instance Chemical-physics of interfaces .Vibrational spectroscopy, Raman, Infrared, Optical near field, Enhancement of electric field .Nano-objects and interfaces .Localized enhancement of electric field by nano-structures
Bernd Eggen . United Kingdom . .Science Outreach . .
László P. BIRÓ Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science Hungary LP Biró is the head of the Nanostructures Dept in the MFA. He received his PhD degree in 1997 from the Techn. Univ. of Budapest after contributing to STM/AFM investigation of nanostructures produced by ion irradiation. In 2005, he became a Dr. of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for his work on carbon nanotube-type nanostructures. Currently, he is interested in graphene and its crystallographically oriented nanolithography, photonic nanoarchitectures of biological origin and bioinspiration. ResearcherID: A-3057-2010 nanoarchitectures; nanosciences and nanotechnology; graphene; crystallographically controled nanolithography of graphene; photonic nanoarchitectures of biologic origin; photonic crystals; bioinspired photonic nanoarchitectures; STM/AFM Nanoscale materials science, graphene, bioispired materials graphene lithography & device; biologic nanoarchitectures & bioinspiration
Lyubov Bulusheva Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry Russian Federation Education at the Chemical Department of the Novosibirsk State University 1981- 1986 PhD in physical chemistry 1998 D.Sc. in chemistry 2006 Research interests: Quantum-chemical calculation, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, electronic structure of molecules and solids, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes electronic structure, X-ray spectroscopy, quantum chemistry carbon nanomaterials hybrid nanomaterials
Costas Galiotis . Australia . . . .
Carla Bittencourt Université de Mons Belgium Dr. Carla Bittencourt has a PhD in Physics; working under the direction of Prof D. P. Woodruff (University of Warwick –UK) she extended her expertise to Surface Science. She has broad experience in surface analysis, surface modification and film deposition. She joined the LCIA (Laboratory of Analytic and Inorganic Chemistry –University of Mons - Belgium) in November 2006, she is responsible for supervising, directing and contributing to all scientific and technical activities of the LCIA related to optimization of nanostructured materials. She has been involved in several EU and regional projects bridging applied and basic science to device development. Research fields 2007 - Research programme developed at the “Laboratoire of Chimie Inorganique and Analyses (LCIA)” of the University of Mons-Hainaut and aimed at: a) A deeper understanding of irradiation effect on electronic properties of nanostructures; b) The functionalisation of surfaces; c) The band gap engineering of nanostructures through functionalisation; d) The development of nano-tools and strategies to study single nano-objects; e) Atomic-scale metal-nanostructure interface design. 2003 - 2006 Present research focused on metal clusters and their interaction with nanoscale structures, in particular pristine and plasma-treated carbon nanotubes. This has led to a wide range of new hybrid nanostructured materials and new perspectives on the mechanism of nanosensors. 2001 - 2002 The observation of metal atom diffusion towards the surface of metal-oxide films during annealing inspired the research on the electronic structure of bimetallic surface alloys. The use of synchrotron radiation facilities allowed investigation of hybridization between electronic states of Pt and Sn, as well as Sb and In. 2000 – 2001 The addition of noble metals such as Pt, Pd, and Ag at the surface of metal-oxide films proved to decrease the operating temperature of sensors significantly, to enhance their sensitivity to some gases of interest, and to reduce their response time. Due to the improvement found, the use of metal oxides as active material for gas sensing is widely related to their use with catalytic metals. The addition of noble metals results in changes in the electronic states of the active layer. The mechanisms by which a metal atom interacts with the metal-oxide matrix are extremely varied and complex. The use of advanced characterization techniques (e.g. AFM, SEM, XPS, and UPS) to study doped metal oxides films, as grown and annealed, allowed determining growth parameters that improve gas-sensing selectivity towards selected gases. 1998 – 1999 Research focused on the use of low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) and normal incidence x-ray standing-wave spectroscopy (NIXSWS) to study the interaction of molecules and atoms with the surface of metal substrates. This study showed that surfactant-mediated growth is influenced by the surface reconstruction of the substrate. 1994 - 1997 Study of Electronic States and Valence band discontinuities in heterojunctions. i) Investigation of the influence of growth parameter on the formation of Si/SiC heterojunctions – samples were prepared using PA-CVD. ii) Raman spectroscopy of intermolecular interactions, iii) Atomic force microscopy to follow interface formation and iii) Photoelectron Spectroscopy for valence band discontinuity determination. In particular the use of Low-Energy Yield Spectroscopy was a pioneering study that initiated the use of photoemission spectroscopy as a novel technique for determining band-offsets in heterojunctions with Stranski- Krastanov growth. XPS, NEXAFS, graphene based nanostructures, oxides surfaces and interfaces new tools for nanotechnology
Caroline Whelan .COST-ESF Belgium .. . . .
Paola Castrucci Universita' Roma Tor Vergata Italy Since 2003 researcher at the Department of Physics, University of Rome Tor Vergata. Her research has focused on the semiconductor and metallic systems and since 2000, on nanostructures such as nanoparticles, quantum dots and nanotubes. Her expertise goes from the growth of these systems to their structural and electronic characterization through different spectroscopies, microscopies and diffraction techniques such as scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, transmission and reflection electron energy loss spectroscopy including EELNES and EXELFS, transmission electron microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and diffraction. Recently her research field has expanded to solar cell characterization. She has participated and has been the coordinator of several beam time requests at synchrotron radiation facilities. She has participated in several national and international research projects funded ( PRA-INFM, PAIS-INFM, COFIN, PRIN, projects INFN, bilateral projects of great importance in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health projects, Italy-France Galileo projects, a project of the Government of Queensland (Australia), EOARD). Referee for national projects in the UK, in Romania. Member of the editorial board of "Advances in Nano Research, An International Journal " published by TECNOPRESS since 2013. It's regular referee in his field of expertise for 15 prestigious international journals. She presented the results of her scientific work at about 40 conferences, presenting over 60 communications (including invited, oral and poster). Member of the organizing committee of 5 international conferences. She is co-author of 103 publications in international ISI journals. Cited more than 1070 times, h-index 16. Twelve of her works have been selected to be published in the " Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology ", published by APS and AIP . carbon nanotubes, silicon nanotubes, solar cells, EELNES, EXELFS, STM-STS, Carbon nanotube based solar cells Silicon nanowire based solar cells, hydrophobicity of carbon nanotube films
Ashok Chauhan University of Bath, UK United Kingdom .Areas of expertise: Nanoscience, Electronics. Specialist techniques: CVD, ICP etching, Sputtering, SEM. Prior Experience: Technical Officer Trainee, Production department, Continental Device India LTD., INDIA. Production Engineer, Moser Baer India Ltd. Greater Noida, INDIA. Associate Lecturer, Electronics & Computing Science Section, Bridgwater College, Somerset, U.K. .Carbon nanotubes .Carbon Nanotubes, Piezoresistance, Microfluidics .Nanoelectronics, Carbon Nanotube based Sensors, Study and Application of different nanoparticles.
Chris Ewels CNRS / Universite de Nantes France Specialist in DFT modelling of defective/functionalised nanoscale materials, also audiovisual science communication. Currently CNRS researcher in Nantes modelling carbon materials, irradiation induced defects, doping, impurities and dislocations. 2006 EU Marie Curie Excellence Award, vice-chairman of NanoTP. ========== Since 1/10/2005 : Full Time Researcher : CNRS CR1, France At the Institute of Materials (CNRS UMR6502) in Nantes Computational Nanotechnology (atomic scale modeling) Trustee : The Vega Science Trust (science TV charity) Refereed Publications to date : 55 Total Publications to date : 80 Book Chapters : 5 H-index (WoS) : 17 Previous Experience: (9.2003-6.2005) Marie Curie Individual Fellowship Solid State Physics Laboratory, Group of Christian Colliex, Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France New carbon nanostructures combining theoretical modelling and electron energy loss spectroscopy. Study of intrinsic defects, irradiation defects in graphite and nanotubes, doping and chemical functionalisation of nanotubes, fullerenes and oxide nanostructures (TiOx). (9.2002-8.2003) TMR Postdoc, Composite Materials, ONERA, Paris, France Synthesis of new composite materials using epoxide resins and carbon nanotubes. Mechanical testing, extrusion, optical and electron microscopy. (10.97-9.2002, 2 days/week) CPES, Sussex University, UK Computer modelling carbon materials (diamond, graphite, nanotubes, fullerenes). Irradiation induced defects in graphite, impurities and dislocations in materials. (5.99-9.2002, 3 days/week) The Vega Science Trust Charity created by Sir Harry Kroto NL to communicate science in the media. Developed Europe’s first science TV channel broadcast over Internet. Researched programmes (broadcast on BBC), production public relations. Credited in production for 12 TV programmes. (9.93-8.97) PhD « Research Assistant », Physics Department, Exeter University Computer modelling of impurities and defects in semiconductors (notably silicon and oxygen). defects, interfaces, nanoscale carbons, functionalisation, modelling, DFT, nanotube, graphene, fullerene, nanocone, molecular magnets doping, irradiation damage, chemical functionalisation, surface interaction, metallisation of carbon nanomaterials, structure nanoscale oxides, interaction nanomaterials (e.g. fullerenes+nanotubes), chemistry of graphene nanoscale oxides, combining DFT with larger scale simulations, defects and interfaces, novel nanocarbons
Chris Lippard . Australia . . . .
Christian Fauteux Empa Switzerland I specialize in materials science and nanotechnology with a background in applied physics and chemistry. My main expertise lies in laser processing, gas and liquid-phase synthesis of nanostructured materials, zinc oxide and carbon-based materials. I also have extensive experience in materials characterization. Micro- and Nanofabrication processes: Chemical vapour deposition (CVD), plasma-enhanced CVD, laser-induced CVD, Metalorganic CVD, pulsed laser deposition (PLD), laser-induced chemical liquid deposition (LCLD), laser pyrolysis, photolithography, solution and sol-gel hemical synthesis. Characterization techniques: Raman spectroscopy, scanning (SEM) and transmission (TEM) electron microscopy, X-ray (XRD) and electron (SAED) diffraction, X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), Infrared absorption (FT-IR), Photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL), Atomic force microscopy (AFM). Carbon nanostructures, Zinc oxide, Laser processing Carbon nanotubes, joining and interface technologies Nanojoining, interface engineering
Calvin Davidson University of Sussex United Kingdom BSc, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology. Currently researching for a DPhil at Sussex, employing Density Functional Theory to model components within Scanning Tunnelling Microscopes and the self-organisation of organic layers on metallic surfaces. Other interests include carbon nanostructures and nuclear graphite. Matter Compiler STM, Copper surfaces Carbon nanoscience
Carlos J R Silva University of Minho Portugal Associate Professor PhD Thesis in Sciences (1996) focused on the synthesis of polymer electrolytes based on lithium and lanthanide salts.and characterization of electrical and termal properties During the last years research work was focused in the following reseach areas: Synthesis of metal (Au andAg) and semiconductor (CdS, CdSe, ZnS, and alloy and core-shell cadmium and zinc based chacolgenides) nanoparticles using colloidal chemistry methods. Synthesis, by sol-gel method, of organic-imorganic gel composites with embedded metal and semiconductor nanoparticles. Characterization of spectroscopic (UV-vis and FTIR absorption and photololuminescence), electrochemical (electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry) and termal (DSC, TGA and DMA) properties of functionalized OIH gel composites Caracterization of surface properties (metal adsorption kinetics and pHpzc) of Carbon Naofibres and carbon nanotubes functionalized by chemical methods. Application of Atomic Absoprtion Spectroscopy to analytical determinations of heavy metals in diferente matrices (residula water, synthesized nanoparticles, etc). Sol-gel science, organic-inorganic hybrid (OIH) gels, metal nanoparticles, semiconductor nanoparticles, Synthesis of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles and functionalized hybrid gel with embedded nanoparticles and photchromic materials. Characterization of optical, termal and electrical properties of functionalized OIH gel composites. Development of optical and electrochemical sensor devices based on OIH gel containning semiconductor ans metal nanoparticles. Development of OIH gels for mettallic corrosion protection.
Davide Mariotti University of Ulster United Kingdom NON-EQULIBRIUM PROCESSES & NANOSCALE ENGINEERING: Nanoscale engineering by self-organization mechanisms Plasma reaction kinetics Science and technology of atmospheric-pressure microplasma Silicon nanocrystals synthesis, properties and applications APPLICATIONS: Drug delivery & bio-imaging Energy storage Nanoelectronics & memory devices Nanofabrication & nanomanufacturing Photovoltaics silicon nanocrystals, plasma, self-organization, nano-art non-equilibrium processes and nanoscale engineering photovoltaics
Damian Markowski Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences. Poland Since 2005 I graduated chemistry at Chemistry Faculty in University of Wrocław. Area of my researches was preparation of synthesis the Re(IV) complexes with paramagnetic centers and described their magnetic and electron properties used: SQUID, IR, UV-Vis, AAS methods. At present I’m at third year Phd study in Institute of Molecular Physics Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań Division of Low Temperature Physics in Odolanow. Theme of my researches is characterization of electrical transport in porous carbon materials like ACF’s, modification their electrical properties by guest molecules. EPR, Raman spectroscopy, STM Characterization of carbon materials, ACFs Systems of quantum dots
Thiry Damien CNRS France - Master in Chemistry in 2009 -PhD in sciences in 2013 ("Experimental and theoritical study on the synthesis of thiol-based plasma polymers")at the University of Mons (Belgium) -Post Doc position at the "Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Nantes, France Plasma Polymer, gold nanoparticles, thiol Plasma Processes
Denis Arcon University of Ljubljana Slovenia Biography Denis Arcon Born: 12.11.1968 (Ljubljana) EDUCATION: Diploma: Faculty of mathematics and physics, University of Ljubljana, october 1992; Title "13C NMR in solid C60", mentor prof. dr. Robert Blinc PhD Thesis: Faculty of mathematics and physics, University of Ljubljana, December 1998; Title: "Magnetic resonance measurements of organic ferromagnet TDAE-C60", mentor prof. dr. Robert Blinc. POSITIONS: 1992-1998: Young researcher at Institute Jožef Stefan, Department for solid state physics. 1998-1999: Postdoctoral fellow at University of Sussex, Brighton, Great Britain. 2000-2001: Research position at Institute Jožef Stefan, Deparment for solid state physics. 2001-2008: Assistant professor at Faculty for mathematics and physics, University of Ljubljana and part time position at the Institute Jožef Stefan. 2008-...: Professor at Faculty for mathematics and physics, University of Ljubljana and part time position at the Institute Jožef Stefan. RESEARCH FIELDS: Experimental solid state physics: Experimental techniques: Electron paramagnetic resonance (pulsed and cw, X-band, EPR in high magnetic fields), nuclear magnetic resonance, muon spin relaxation Materials: fullerenes, low-dimensional magnetic systems, inorganic nanostructures (titania-derived nanotubes), LiMn(Fe)PO4 systems, amorphous carbon, composite materials, unconventional superconductors including pnictides Selected publications: 1. LAPPAS, A., PRASSIDES, K., VAVEKIS, K., ARČON, Denis, BLINC, Robert, CEVC, Pavel, AMATO, A., FEYERHERM, R., GYGAX, F. N., SCHENCK, A. Spontaneous magnetic ordering in the fullerene charge-transfer salt (TDAE)C60. Science (Wash. D.C.), 1995, vol. 267, str. 1799-1802. [COBISS.SI-ID 9787943] 2. MIHAILOVIĆ, Dragan, ARČON, Denis, VENTURINI, Peter, BLINC, Robert, OMERZU, Aleš, CEVC, Pavel. Orientational and magnetic ordering buckyballs in TDAE-C60. Science (Wash. D.C.), 1995, 268, str. 400-402. [COBISS.SI-ID 369508] 3. TAKABAYASHI, Yasuhiro, JEGLIČ, Peter, ARČON, Denis. The disorder-free non-BCS superconductor Cs[sub]3C[sub](60) emerges from an antiferromagnetic insulator parent state. Science (Wash. D.C.), 2009, vol. 323, no. 5921, str. 1585-1590. [COBISS.SI-ID 22509351] 4. ARČON, Denis, CEVC, Pavel, OMERZU, Aleš, BLINC, Robert. Ferromagnetic resonance in TDAE-C[sub]60. Phys. rev. lett., 1998, vol. 80, str. 1529-1532. [COBISS.SI-ID 13164583] 5. MIHAILOVIĆ, Dragan, JAGLIČIĆ, Zvonko, ARČON, Denis, MRZEL, Aleš, ZORKO, Andrej, REMŠKAR, Maja, KABANOV, Viktor V., DOMINKO, Robert, GABERŠČEK, Miran, GÓMEZ-GARCÍA, C. J., MARTÍNEZ-AGUDO, J. M., CORONADO, E. Unusual magnetic state in lithium-doped MoS[sub]2 nanotubes. Phys. rev. lett., 2003, vol. 90, p. 146401-1-146401-4. [COBISS.SI-ID 17424167] 6. DOMINKO, Robert, ARČON, Denis, MRZEL, Aleš, ZORKO, Andrej, CEVC, Pavel, VENTURINI, Peter, GABERŠČEK, Miran, REMŠKAR, Maja, MIHAILOVIĆ, Dragan. Dichalcogenide nanotube electrodes for Li-ion batteries. Adv. mater. (Weinh.), 2003, vol. 14, str. 1531-1534. [COBISS.SI-ID 17127463] 7. PREGELJ, Matej, ZAHARKO, Oksana, ZORKO, Andrej, KUTNJAK, Zdravko, JEGLIČ, Peter, BROWN, P. J., JAGODIČ, Marko, JAGLIČIĆ, Zvonko, BERGER, Helmuth, ARČON, Denis. Spin amplitude modulation driven magnetoelectric coupling in the new multiferroic FeTe[sub]2O[sub]5Br. Phys. rev. lett., 2009, vol. 103, no. 14, str. 147202-1-147202-4. 8. JEGLIČ, Peter, BOS, J.-W. G., ZORKO, Andrej, BRUNELLI, M., KOCH, K., ROSNER, H., MARGADONNA, Serena, ARČON, Denis. Influence of the Nd 4f states on the magnetic behavior and the electric field gradient of the oxypnictides superconductors NdFeAsO[sub](1-x)F[sub]x. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2009, vol. 79, no. 9, str. 094515-1-094515-7. [COBISS.SI-ID 22492199] 9. ARČON, Denis, PREGELJ, Matej, CEVC, Pavel, ROTAS, Georgios, PAGONA, Georgia, TAGMATARCHIS, Nikos, EWELS, Christopher Paul. Stability, thermal homolysis and intermediate phases of solid hydroazafullerene C[sub](59)NH. Chem. commun. (Lond., 1996), 2007, no. 32, str. 3386-3388. [COBISS.SI-ID 20940327] 10. ARČON, Denis, ZORKO, Andrej, MAZZANI, M., BELLI, Maria, PONTIROLI, D., RICCO, M., MARGADONNA, Serena. The structural and electronic evolution of Li[sub]4C[sub](60) through the polymer-monomer transformation. New journal of physics. [Online ed.], 2008, vol. 10, str. 033021-1-033021-17. [COBISS.SI-ID 21529383] ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC EVENTS: 1. 3rd Slovenian workshop on nanoscience and nanotechnology [also] SLONANO 2004. Ljubljana: Institute "Jozef Stefan", October 21-22, 2004. 2. 5th Symposium of Science and Technology of Nanomaterials in Slovenia, September 20-21, 2006, Ljubljana, Slovenia. SLONANO 2006 : Organic, inorganic and biomolecular nanostructures: from fundamental science to applications 3. Physics: Opportunity for Slovenian economy, Ljubljana, May 10, 2005. 4. Magnetic resonance in highly frustrated magnets, Kranjska Gora, 1.-4. februar 2010. 5. Organization of Josef Stefan Institute Colloquia since 1.1.2007 AWARDS: 2008 – Zois award: Slovenian national award for outstanding research achievements 1998 – Golden emblem of Inštituta Jožef Stefan 1997 – International Union for Materials Research (IUMRS), Tokyo magnetic resonance, fullerenes, innorganic nanotubes fullerenes, innorganic nanotubes, superconductors correlated electron systems
Dogan Erbahar Gebze Institute of Technology Turkey BS. Bogazici University Physics Dept. MS. Gebze Institute of Technology Physics Dept. PhD. Gebze Institute of Technology Physics Department. (Advisor: Asc. Prof. Savas Berber) We make simulations and modelling of nanostructures using first principle calculations (mainly DFT). My thesis was about defective nanostructures. Specifically I work on pristine, defective and doped diamondoids, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, nanopeapods. Nanostructures, Nanotubes, Fullerenes, Nanopeapods, Diamondoids Computational Physics, Nanotubes, Nanopeapods .
Dimitris Petridis . Australia . . . .
Duncan Johnstone . Australia . . . .
Duncan McArthur University of Strathclyde United Kingdom . nanoparticles nanophotonics . .
Jean Luc Duvail Université de Nantes - CNRS France I am involved in materials science and nanotechnology with a background in applied physics and electrochemistry for 22 years. Main expertise in physics of nanowires, nanotubes and synthesis by the template strategies. Particular interest in (conjugated) polymer and metal-based nanowires and nanotubes as well as nanocarbon (SWNT,graphene) based composite nanowires/nanotubes. Characterization by electrical, optical (steady-state and time-resolved) photoluminescence, magnetic properties and Raman spectroscopy of nanowires/nanotubes (individual and arrays) Also expertise in Spintronics (10 years) Hybrid nanotubes. Nanocarbons. Photoluminescence. Electrical properties Materials Science. .
Evgeniya Volkova University of Nottingham United Kingdom Evgeniya Volkova was awarded her M.Sci. degree (Hons 1st Class) in Applied Mathematics from Izhevsk State Technical University (Russia) in 2010. In 2010, she began her PhD study at the University of Nottingham with Drs. Arthur Jones and Richard Brooks (Faculty of Engineering) and Dr. Elena Bichoutskaia (School of Chemistry) working on computations of elastic properties of inorganic fullerenes (IF) nanoparticles and shock absorbing propreties of IFs in the SiC/Al nanocomposites. DFT studies of elastic properties of IF nanoparticles; FEM modelling of ceramic/metal nanocomposites under static loading conditions; Failure mechanisms in nanocompositeis; Dynamic loading conditions; Shock wave propagation through nanocomposites. theoretical chemistry, composite modelling Concurrent multiscale modelling of composite materials
Eduard Llobet University Rovira i Virgili Spain Materials for sensors: Growth of thin films by r.f. sputtering. Growth of metal oxide nanodots and nanorods by r.f. sputtering of metals and smart anodisation. Growth of metal oxide nanowires and nanoribbons by AA-CVD. Design of gas sensor substrates employing microsystems technology (silicon based) or screen-printing (alumina based). Design of room temperature gas sensors based on CNT and metal or metal oxide nanoparticle hybrids. Signal processing for sensor arrays: Sensor array chemometrics, statistical and neural pattern recognition, response feature selection. In-lab available fabrication techniques: Multitarget r.f. sputtering with e-beam, nanolithography, laser excimer, screen-printing machine. In-lab available characterisation techniques: ESEM, AFM, TEM, XRD, micro-analysis. smart anodization; metal oxide: nanowires, nanoribbons, nanodots, nanorods; CNT-metal hybrids; CNT-metal oxide hybrids; gas sensors Materials for sensors; nanotechnology Optical nanotech-based gas sensors. Multiparameter (optical/ electrical) nanotech based sensors
Ed Goldwyn Goldwyn Productions Ltd United Kingdom Science Communication Specialist. Science Communication, video, TV, film Science Communication Specialist. Science Communication Specialist.
Edward McRae . Australia . . . .
Dr Elena Bichoutskaia University of Nottingham United Kingdom Dr. Elena Bichoutskaia obtained her M.Sc. in Physics in 1993, and Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics in 2000 from St.Petersburg State University, Russia. In 1997, she spent one year as a postgraduate student at the Queen's University of Belfast, as a recipient of a Russian President Research Scholarship. In 2000, she returned to the Queen's University of Belfast as a Royal Society NATO postdoctoral research fellow. There followed postdoctoral research in Chemistry at the Universities of Nottingham, Sussex and Cambridge. In 2007, she was awarded a Royal Society UK Relocation Fellowship and moved back to Nottingham. In 2007, she was a Visiting Academic Research Fellow at the Australian National University. In 2008, Dr. Bichoutskaia was awarded an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship for the period 2008-2013, and in 2011, she was appointed a Lecturer in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry at Nottingham. theoretical and computational modelling of the behaviour, properties and manipulation of nanomaterials theoretical chemistry, materials modelling gas storage
Estelina Lora da Silva University of Coimbra, FCT Portugal Publications A. Carvalho, J. Coutinho, R. Jones, E. Silva, S. Öberg, P.R. Briddon, Density-Functional Theory Study of Au, Ag and Cu defects in Germanium, Mat. Sci. Semicond. Process (2008), doi:10.1016/j.mssp.2008.10.007 Communications E.L. Silva, J. Coutinho, A. Carvalho, V.J.B. Torres, M. Barroso, R. Jones and P.R. Briddon, Zn, Cu and Ni metal impurities in Ge, AIMPRO 08, Nantes, França Poster Presentation E.L. Silva, J. Coutinho, F. Nogueira, Electronic Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals, Benasque 2010: Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory: Prospects and Applications, Benasque, Spain Germanium, Silicon, Electronic Properties, Functional Density Theory Modelling Silicon Nanostructures within DFT Modelling Silicon and or Graphene Nanostructures, within DFT and TDDFT (Optical Properties) framework
Eric Faulques CNRS/University of Nantes France CURRICULUM VITAE SURNAME FAULQUES First name Eric Married 1 child Address : Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, 2 rue de la Houssinière, BP32229, F-44322 Nantes, France . email : Tel : +33 240373977 Nationality: French Studies Master 2 (DEA Cristallographie) 1980 Université de Paris XI Doctorat es Sciences Physiques 1986 Université de Nantes Diplôme d’Université de Gemmologie (UDG) 1998 Université de Nantes Carrier Université de Paris Assistant d’enseignement 1981 Université de Paris Contractuel CNRS (AR) 1982 Université de Nantes Chercheur CNRS (CR2) 1984 Université de Vienne – Institut für Festkörperphysik – Autriche Superviseur Hans KUZMANY Post-doctorat (Physique) 1987-1988 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Etats Unis Groupe de Rick RUSSO Visiting academic (Physique) 1990-1991 Université de Poitiers-PHYMAT Chercheur CNRS –vacataire enseignement 1999-2008 Université de Nantes-IMN Chercheur CNRS - vacataire enseignement 1988, 2001-2008 Université de Nantes-IMN Director de Recherche CNRS 2001- Université de Warwick-Département de physique-Royaume Uni Visiting academic 2010 Université de Nottingham-School of Chemistry-Royaume Uni Chercheur 2011 Université de Warwick-Département de physique-Royaume Uni Visiting academic 2011 Scientific Fields Spectroscopies and models applied to nanomaterials (i) main field Optical Spectroscopy of condensed matter (ii) subfields Interactions photons-matter an electron-phonon, low dimensional systems, time-resolved spectroscopy Honours, Awards, Fellowships, Memberships of Professional societies: NATO Fellowhip- Fulbright Fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA, 1990-1991. Member of the French Physical Society. Member of the American Chemical Society (1996-2000). Award Petroleum Research Fund 1998. Award of the American Chemical Society (1998). Elected 1997 Who’s Who in the World , elected 2001 Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. • Number of peer-reviewed papers: 160 • LBooks: 2 (Editor) • Number of communications peer-reviewed: ~ 38 • Participation to conferences: ~ 100 • Book chapters peer-reviewed : 12 Contracts: NATO CLG (1999-2005), 2 NASU-CNRS-PRI (2005-2011), 2 PHC (2002-2009), Science&Technology Center in Ukraine STCU#2276/3268 (2001-2007). Chair, workshop, conference organisation: Symposium ACS Meeting “Spectroscopy of superconducting materials”, Dallas, USA, (1998), NATO Advanced Research Workshop “Spectroscopy of Emerging Materials”, Sudak, Ukraine (2003). Referee for: PRB-PRL (more than 70 reports), Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, Physica Status Solidi, Rapid Research Letters, MSE C, Applied Physics Letters, Optics Commun., Spectrochim. Acta, Optical Materials, Synthetic Metals and others. Languages: English (fluent), German (good), Russian (basic). Fortran, Matlab, Maple, Latex. Calculations with: QChem, Molden, GULP, MOPAC, CASTEP Selected publications Superconductivity and electron-phonon coupling 1. Raman line shapes from sputtered thin films of Y(Pr)Ba2Cu3O7: fine structures and oxygen ordering, E. Faulques and V.G. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. B 55, 3974 (1997). 2. Phonon Self-Energy Effects in -(BEDT-TTF)2Cu[N(CN)2]Br, E. Faulques, V.G. Ivanov, C. Mézière, P. Batail, Phys. Rev. B 62, 14, R9291-9294 (2000). Magnetism 3. Electronic and magnetic dynamic properties of imidazolate complexes, Ragot F., Belin S., Ivanov V.G., Perry D.L., Ortega M., Ignatova T.V., Kolobov I.G., Masalitin E.S., Kamarchuk G.V., Yeremenko A.V., Molinié P., Wéry J., Faulques E., Materials Science 20, 3, pp.14-27 (2002). Spectroscopy 4. Transient photoluminescence from highly disordered silica-rich natural phases with and without nanostructures, E. Fritsch, J. Wéry, G. Jonusauskas, E. Faulques, Phys. Chem. Minerals 30, 393-400 (2003) 5. Characterization of chemical bonding in ion-implanted polymers by means of mid-infrared reflectivity, V.G. Ivanov, G. Hadjichristov, E. Faulques, Appl. Spectr. 63, 1022 (2009). Nanostructures- nanosensors 6. Point-contact sensors: New prospects for a nanoscale sensitive technique G. V. Kamarchuk, A. P. Pospelov, A. V. Yeremenko, E. C. Faulques and I. K. Yanson, Europhys. Lett. 76, 575 (2006). 7. Coaxial nickel/poly(p-phenylene vinylene) nanowires as luminescent building blocks manipulated magnetically, J.M. Lorcy, F. Massuyeau, P. Moreau, O. Chauvet, E. Faulques, J. Wéry, J.L. Duvail, Nanotechnology 20, 405601 (2009). 8. Temperature and size dependence of time-resolved exciton recombination in ZnO quantum dots, Ish. Musa, F. Massuyeau, L. Cario, J. L. Duvail, S. Jobic, P. Deniard, and E. Faulques, Applied Physics Letters 99, 243107 (2011). Books Spectroscopy of Superconducting Materials, Ed. E. Faulques, ACS Symposium Series No730, Oxford University Press (Washington D.C.), 1999, 309 pages. ISBN 0-8412-3607-7 Spectroscopy of Emerging Materials, Eds. E. Faulques, D.L. Perry, A.V. Yeremenko, Kluwer Academic Publishers (Dordrecht), NATO Science Series II Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry- vol.165 , 2004, 424 pages. ISBN 1-4020-2394-4 . . .
Fabiana Da Pieve .VUB, Free University of Brussels Belgium -DFT, Many Body Perturbation Theory. Defects, semiconductors, magnetic systems, photocatalysis, optical properties. -Multiple scattering theory for description of UV and X-ray spectroscopies (core level photoemission, photoelectron diffraction, angle resolved photoemission-ARPES- and resonant photoemission, all with dichroism and spin polarized response). Simple semiconductors, ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic systems - Auger spectroscopy (in particular in coincidence with photoelectrons) in both atomic and solid state physics . . .
Fathi Elfituri University Of .Strathclyde United Kingdom . . . .
Mauro Ferreira Trinity College Dublin Ireland Name: Mauro Ferreira Address: School of Physics Trinity College Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland Education: 1994-1998 PhD in Mathematical Physics Department of Mathematics Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine London, UK 1991-1993 MSc in Solid State Physics Department of Physics Universidade Federal Fluminense Niterói, Brazil 1987-1991 BSc in Physics Department of Physics Universidade Federal Fluminense Niterói, Brazil Professional experience: Associate Investigator Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) Trinity College Dublin Dublin, Ireland Lecturer / Researcher Department of Physics Trinity College Dublin Dublin, Ireland 2000-2002 Post-doctoral research assistant Department of Applied Physics Delft University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands 1998-2000 Post-doctoral research assistant Department of Physics Universidade Federal Fluminense Niterói, Brazil Areas of expertise: Condensed Matter Theory; Modeling of physical properties of low-dimensional structures; Magnetic properties of materials; Quantum transport, Electronic structure calculations; spintronics Theory; transport; magnetic properties; nanotubes; graphene, low-dimensional structures Condensed Matter Theory; Spintronics; Modeling of physical properties of low-dimensional structures; Magnetic properties of materials; Quantum transport, Electronic structure calculations Magnetic properties of graphene
Filiberto Ricciardella ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development Italy graphene, Raman Spectroscopy, photolithography, SEM, TEM, AFM, sensors, electromagnetic waves graphene, sensors, materials characterization nanotechnology, nanodevices nanotechnology, electronics
Frédéric Joucken FUNDP Belgium Synthesis and nitrogen-doping of graphene studied by STM Graphene STM
Francisco Martin-Martinez Massachusets Institute of Technology Carbon nanotubes, graphene, aromaticity. Theoretical Chemistry Nanoparticles, nanocomposites, energy storage, sollar cells.
Antonella Fontana Università Gabriele d'Annunzio Italy Antonella Fontana has been active in the field of Physical Organic Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry and is author of more than 60 papers published in International Journals. During her PhD she worked with R. M. O'Ferrall in Dublin. On study-leave from the University of Chieti in 1998,1999 and 2000 she worked with prof. B. H. Robinson and prof. D. Needham at UEA in Norwich (UK) and at Duke University in Durham (US), respectively and maintained these collaborations over the years. Her main fields of interest are thermodynamics and kinetics of proton-transfer reactions in water, in organic solvents and ionic liquids; the metal and micellar catalysis. Particular attention has been recently addressed to various aspects of supramolecular chemistry such as (i) kinetics of formation and breakdown of vesicles from natural (liposomes) and synthetic surfactants; (ii) effects of the inclusion of different guests in the liposomal bilayer: from an increase of membrane stability to formation of channels; (iii) thermodynamics and kinetics of aggregates from block copolymers;(iv) physico-chemical characterization of amphiphilic fullerene derivatives and their aggregation properties in water and in organic solvent/water mixtures; (v) dispersion of carbon nanotubes with ionic liquids, newly synthesized ionic surfactants or block copolymers and preparation of composite materials used for the covalent funzionalization of carbon nanotubes and/or the preparation of biosensors; (vi) preparation of carbon nanotube-based drug delivery systems; (vii) formation of nanocapsules through Layer by Layer deposition of carbon nanotubes onto liposomes. She is now associate-professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Chieti. disaggregation of carbon nanotubes, UV/vis/IR spectroscopy, supramolecular aggregation supramolecular chemistry, carbon nanotubes, amphiphilic molecules sensors and energy research
Frank Dillon .Department of Materials, Oxford University United Kingdom . Frank Dillon graduated in Chemistry from the National University of Ireland, Cork in 2002. He obtained an Innovation Partnership Grant from Enterprise Ireland and Intel Ireland in order to carry out his PhD research in Materials Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Trevor Spalding. His work centred on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes as thermal conductors and reinforcing materials in mesoporous silica based composites and resulted in the award of his PhD in 2006 for the Development of carbon nanotube reinforced ceramic materials. Subsequently, he worked in the Tyndall National Institute, Cork with the Advanced Materials and Surfaces group as a post-doctoral fellow with Professor Martyn Pemble. The group is primarily concerned with the growth, characterisation and infiltration of photonic crystal based systems and, as part of this effort, Frank was invited to the Physics Department in Macquarie University, Sydney as a visiting fellow for a month in spring 2008. He joined the Nanomaterials Group in the Department of Materials, Oxford University in July 2008. Frank’s work in Oxford has involved the production of nanotubes using aerosol assisted CVD which can be used to produce large quantities of clean nanotubes. These nanotubes were then coated with ceramic precursors and were characterised by XRD, HRSEM, Raman, HRTEM and TGA and their mechanical strength and thermal conductivity were also measured. Recent work has concentrated on the formation of transition metal based nanoparticles (NiP, CoO and Fe3O4) as catalysts for carbon nanototube growth. Also, he has worked to find a correlation between the magnetic properties and the synthesis parameters of iron-filled carbon nanotubes. This should enable one to optimise and tune the magnetic properties according to a specific application. Frank is also working on novel, fast and facile methods for the controlled synthesis of tungsten disulphide and other chalcogenide nanomaterials. Frank is very interested in the promotion of science and has staffed the UCC stand at the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition on numerous occasions and has also staffed the chemistry department stand for open days at UCC. He was also involved in the “Chemistry Magic Show” for visiting primary and second level students at UCC and Tyndall. He has hosted numerous visits for secondary level students to the labs in Oxford and has demonstrated the use of SEM to the public during the Oxford Science Festival 2011. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the British Carbon Group. Specialties .Nanomaterials, Carbon Nanotubes, Nanoparticles, Layered materials, .Nanomaterials, Chemistry, Microscopy, .Hybrid Inorganic/nanocarbon materials
Gregory Schneider . Australia . . . .
giovanni pennelli Department of Information engineering, University of Pisa Italy Ph. D. University of Pisa on materials for optoelectronics (1997). 1997-2000. Research Assistant University of Glasgow (UK); Molecular Beam Epitaxy on III-V semiconductors of heterostructures for nano and high speed electronic devices; low temperature transport characterization. 2000-actual. Professor, Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa. In charge of the nanofabrication and nanocharacterization laboratory; electron beam lithography and other nanoprocesses, nanodevice fabrication and characterization; top down silicon nanowire electrical transport characterization and modelling; metal and silicon nanocrystals deposition and characterization. nanotechnology, nanowires, electron beam lithography nanofabrication and nanocharacterization nanostructure growth
Gabriele Ilari EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Switzerland . . . .
George Lane .University of Oxford United Kingdom . . . .
Crina Georgeta Ungureanu University of Aveiro Portugal I carried out my PhD studies in Sciences and High Technology: Earth Sciences Mineralogy at the University of Turin, Italy, and my thesis was entitled "Ab initio modeling: Mechanical, Thermo - Elastic and Thermodynamic properties of Calcium Carbonates Polymorphs". My research activity has involves the study and application of quantum mechanical methods to solid-state problems. I acquired extensive experience in the use of the CRYSTAL package, a code developed by the Theoretical Chemistry Group of the University of Torino, together with the Computational Materials Science Group of the Daresbury Laboratory, and used it in the Study of crystalline materials and their related properties as mechanical, structural and thermo-elastic, in particular with regard to minerals, especially Calcium Carbonate Polymorphs [1, 2]. During my PhD, I also investigated several exchange-correlation functional methods (LDA, PBE, PBE sol, B3LYP, B3PW, PBE0 and WC1LYP). More recently, I have been hired by the University of Aveiro to look at the unzipping process of carbon nanotubes. These activities are being carried out by using the density functional packages CRYSTAL and AIMPRO, in collaboration with Prof. Vitor Torres and Dr. Luís Almeida. Ab initio, Density Functional Theory, Crystals, Silicon, Nanoparticles, Electronic structure First principles atomistic methods to study electronic, structural, mechanical and thermo-elastic properties of materials. Testing of different approximations to the exchange-correlation functional within density functional theory: LDA, PBE, B3LYP, WC1LYP First principles methods to model defects in materials and nanostructures, as well as adsorbents and grafted functionals in surfaces and fullerenes.
Gerard Sliwinski Polish Academy of Sciences, The Szewalski Institute F-FM Poland . . . .
Gemma Haffenden University of Sussex United Kingdom . . . .
Gotthard Seifert TU Dresden Germany Gotthard Seifert studied Chemistry at the TU Dresden, where he received his diploma in 1975 and graduated also to a Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in 1979. 1979 to 1992 research assistant at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the TU Dresden. 1988 habilitation in Theoretical physics. 1989 and 1990 visiting scientist and visiting professor at the International School for Advanced Studies(SISSA) in Trieste and at the EPFL. 1991 visiting scientist at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. 1992 to 1998 lecturer/professor at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the TU Dresden 1998 to 2001 Universität Paderborn (Theoretical Physics) 2001until now professor of Physical Chemistry at the TU Dresden. The research interests are in the areas of quantum chemistry, physics and chemistry of nanostructures, and computational materials research. Nanostructures . .
Vassilev Plovdiv University, Bulgaria Bulgaria D. SC. THESIS: Phase diagrams of systems based on elements of fourth (Ti, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Se) and fifth (Ag, In, Sn) periods” wet-chemistry synthesis of nanoparticles electrochemica synthesis of nanoparticles Raman microscopy; ICP and chemical analyzes phase equilibria, thermodinamic modeling phase diagrams, chemical thermodinamics nanoparticles synthesis and characterization
Guy Louarn . Australia . . . .
Miro Haluska ETH Zurich Switzerland Miro Haluška received his Electrical Engineering diploma from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. He gained a doctor degree in physics from the University of Vienna with a thesis entitled "Analysis of the growth process and characterization of fullerite single crystals prepared from the vapor phase". He worked as a postdoc and visiting researcher at Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and Max Planck Institute for Metal Research, both in Stuttgart, and at the Laboratory for Nanotechnology at the Department of Material Science and Engineering of the Clemson University in South Carolina mostly on topics of hydrogen storage in carbon nanostructures and the growth of carbon nanotubes. From 2007 to 2009, he worked in the Micro and Nano Scale Engineering group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His research activities were connected to the local growth of carbon nanotube assemblies utilizing a laser activated chemical vapor deposition method as well as characterization of carbon nanostructures. In May 2009, he joined the Group of Micro and Nanosystems of Professor Dr. Christofer Hierold at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering of ETH Zurich. His current research activities are focused on targeted growth of SWCNTs for their application in sensors and improvements of nanotube-metal contacts. Materials: - carbon nanostructures Techniques: - - Raman spectroscopy - scanning electron microscopy - thermal gravimetric analysis - temperature desorption spectroscopy - volumetry - differential scanning calorimetry - microhardness and dynamical nanoindentation - continuous-wave ultrasound resonant technique - atomic force microscopy - deep level transient/charge transient spectroscopy carbon nanotube, CVD, gas sensors growth of carbon nanotubes utilization of CNTs in sensors
Hermann A. Wegner University of Basel Switzerland Hermann began his studies in chemistry at the University of Goettingen. In 1999/2000 he worked for one year in the research group of Prof. L. T. Scott at Boston College on bowl shaped polycyclic aromatics and was awarded the Diplom in 2001 under the supervision of Prof. A. de Meijere with his thesis "Synthesis of Extended Aromatic Systems by Palladium Catalyzed Cross-coupling Reactions and Lewis Acid Promoted Cyclizations". Hermann continued his Ph.D. on "Transition-metal catalyzed [5+2] Cycloaddition: Exploration of Vinylbicyclopropanes and Allenes" in the group of Prof. A. de Meijere, spending one year (2003) in the group of Prof. P. A. Wender. After completion of his Ph.D. in 2004 ("summa cum laude") he moved to the laboratory of Sir Prof. J. E. Baldwin (FRS) for his postdoc working on "A New Biomimetic Modular Approach for the Synthesis of GKK1032". During this time he also taught as a stipendiary lecturer at Merton College, Oxford. In December 2006 he started his Habilitation at the University of Basel as a Liebig fellow. His research focuses on the development of new methods in the area of aromatic chemistry and their application for the synthesis of functional materials. Organic synthesis, Polycyclic aromatics, Catalysis, Molecular functional materials Development of new methods in the area of aromatic chemistry and their application for the synthesis of functional materials Development of a nanotube synthesizer
Iain Crowe . Australia . . . .
Ismail Hakki Boyaci Hacettepe University Turkey CURRICULUM VITAE PERSONAL DATA Name and Surname : İsmail Hakkı BOYACI Date of Birth : September 21, 1972 Place of Birth : Kastamonu, Turkey Sex : Male Nationality : Republic of Turkey Marital Status : Married Mailing Address : Hacettepe University, Department of Food Engineering Beytepe, 06800 Ankara, Turkey Telefon : 90 - 312 - 297 61 46 Fax : 90 - 312 - 299 21 23 E-mail : EDUCATION Ph.D. in Food Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, May 2001 M.Sc. in Food Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Feb.1998 B.Sc. in Food Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, June 1995 CAREER 2011/12-2012/02, Deputy Dean, Engineering Faculty, Hacettepe University. 2009-, Full Professor in Food Technology Division, Food Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Hacettepe University. 2004-2009, Associate Professor in Food Technology Division, Food Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Hacettepe University. 3/2003-9/2003, Chemistry Department, Cincinnati University, Cincinnati Ohio, USA. 2001-2004, Lecturer in Food Technology Division, Food Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Hacettepe University. 1998-2001, Research Assistant, Food Technology Division, Food Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Hacettepe University. 7/1997-10/1997, Research Fellow, Faculty of Math. and Physics, Charles University, Czech Rep. PRESENT POSITION Full professor in Food Technology Division, Hacettepe University, Engineering Faculty, Food Engineering Department, Beytepe, 06800 Ankara, Turkey RESEARCH INTEREST Nanotechnology Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Rapid method determination of pathogen micro-organism Enzyme and enzyme technology Mathematical modeling of biochemical reaction Biosensors, enzymatic and immunologic sensors Nanoparticles, SERS, bioassay Nanotechnology, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Rapid analytical metod development Development homogen bioassay for detection of targets
Dr Jeremy Sloan . Australia . . . .
Julian Gardner Warwick University United Kingdom Julian Gardner BSc PhD DSc FREng FIEE FInstP SMIEEE is Professor of Electronic Engineering in the School of Engineering at Warwick University. He is author or co-author of over 400 technical papers and patents as well as six technical books in the area of microsensors and machine olfaction. He is Series Editor for a books series by Wiley-VCH. He is a fellow of the IEE and senior member of the IEEE and has served on many advisory panels on sensors, e.g. for EPSRC, DTI and IEE Professional Network on Microsystems and Nanotechnology. His research interests include the modelling of silicon microsensors, chemical sensor array devices, biomimetic MEMS devices and electronic noses. He has worked with over 20 companies in the past 15 years developing commercial e-nose instruments and a consultant for various companies. He is also Head of the Sensors Research Laboratory and Director of the Centre for Cognitive & Neural Systems. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2006 and awarded the JJ Thomson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Electronics by the Institute of Engineering & Technology in 2007. Microsensors, Electronic noses, CMOS sensors Chemical and Biological Microsensors Healthcare, biomedical engineering
Ghijsen Jacques U. Namur (FUNDP) Belgium PhD in 1983 at FUNDP. One year at Institute for Transuranium Elements from the JRC of the European Commission; three years at MPI for Solid State Physics, Stuttgart, detached to Hasylab; two years at Material Research Center of Groningen University; one year at Hiroshima University. Research performed using photoelectron spectroscopy and related techniques, both in the lab and at synchrotron radiation facilities. photoelectron spectroscopy, synchrotron radiation, surfaces, interfaces photoelectron spectroscopy, synchrotron radiation, surfaces, interfaces photoelectron spectroscopy, synchrotron radiation, surfaces, interfaces
John Boland .Trinity College Dublin Ireland . . .... .
Jeremy Rio . France Master 2 student interns on the subject: Fluorination of graphene by DFT calculation. . . .
Jim Greer Tyndall National Institute Ireland Head of Electronics Theory Group and Head of Graduate Studies, Tyndall National Institute previously was Lecturer in High Performance Computing at Trinity College Dublin, and worked for United Technologies Mostek, Texas Instruments, and Hitachi Central Research Laboratory Calculation of Electron Correlations, Semiconductor and Molecular Electronic Structure Theory Applied to Technology Design and Molecular Spectroscopy Nanowire sensors for molecular detection, Nanoscale circuit design
JinBo BAI Ecole Centrale Paris, CNRS UMR8579 France Carbon nanotubes nano/microcomposites carbon nanotubes, multi-functionel composites Materials Science, nanoscience ..
Jonathan Hare . United Kingdom . . . .
Jose Coutinho University of Aveiro Portugal Jose Coutinho, Academic record: 2007, Auxiliary Researcher, i3N - University of Aveiro, Portugal 2005, Auxiliary Professor, University of Aveiro, Portugal 2002, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Aveiro, Portugal 2001, PhD in Physics, University of Exeter, United Kingdom Research interests: * Electronic structure calculations of defects in group IV semiconductors; * Electronic structure calculations of Si nanoparticles * Electronic and optical properties of hybrid polymer/Si-Nanocrystal blends; Publications (6 among 80): 1. First-principles study of Fe and FeAl defects in SiGe alloys, A. Carvalho, J. Coutinho, R. Jones, J. Goss, M. Barroso, and P. R. Briddon, Phys. Rev. B 78, 125208 (2008). 2. The self-interstitial in germanium, A. Carvalho, R. Jones, C. Janke, J. P. Goss, P. R. Briddon, J. Coutinho and S. Oberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 175502 (2007). 3. First-principles investigation of a bi-stable boron-oxygen interstitial pair in Si, A. Carvalho, R. Jones, M. Sanati, S.K. Estreicher, J. Coutinho, and P. R. Briddon, Phys. Rev. B. 73, 245210 (2006). 4. Donor-vacancy complexes in Ge: cluster and supercell calculations, J. Coutinho, S. Oberg, V. J. B. Torres, M. Barroso, R. Jones, and P. R. Briddon, Phys. Rev. B 73, 235213 (2006). 5. Ab-initio calculation of the local vibrational modes of the interstitial boron-oxygen defect in Si, A. Carvalho, R. Jones, J. Coutinho, P. R. Briddon, J. Phys. C: Cond. Matter 17, L155 (2005). 6. Thermal double donors and quantum dots, J. Coutinho , R. Jones, L. I. Murin, V. P. Markevich, J. L. Lindstrom, P. R. Briddon, S. Oberg, Phys. Rev. Lett 87, 235501 (2001). Silicon, Nanoparticles, Electronic structure, Density Functional Theory Energy and charge transfer in Si nanoparticles; Defects in group IV semiconductors Electronic structure of hybrid Polymer/Si-Nanoparticle systems
Dr. Maria Kandyla National Hellenic Research Foundation Greece Areas of expertise: 1. Pulsed laser deposition 2. Laser nanostructuring 3. Laser printing 4. Thin-film optoelectronic devices 5. Nanocomposite materials Prior experience: * 2010 - present: Assistant Researcher, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece * 2008 - 2010: Postdoctoral Researcher (Marie Curie), School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece * 2006 - 2008: Postdoctoral Associate, Chemistry Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA * 2002 - 2006: Research Assistant (PhD Candidate), School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA optoelectronic devices, laser deposition, nanostructuring, nanocomposite materials laser deposition, laser nanostructuring, thin-film devices, nanocomposite materials Thin-film devices, nanocomposite materials
Karoliina Honkala University of Jyväskylä Finland I have a long-standing experience on density functional theory calculations on chemical reactions (eg. O2 dissociation CO oxidation, ammonia synthesis, ethylene decompostion, trichloroethylene hydrodechlorination, acrolein hydrosilylation) over metal surfaces (usually mimicing metal nanoparticles). I have also studies oxide supported Au clusters and chemical properties bare oxide surfaces. For ammonia synthesis I have employed multiscale modeling framework (DFT +microkinetics + Metropolis Monte Carlo) to study ammonia production under industrially relevant conditions. acrolein hydrosilylation, trichloroethyelene hydrodehalogneation, propane selective conversion, Au nanosrtuctures on metal supported ultrathin oxide films and on metal-doped bulk oxides, carbon oxide chemistry on ZrO2 CO2 reduction, ....
Katarzyna Grochowska The Szewalski Institute of Fluid - Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences Poland . . . .
Christian Klinke University of Hamburg Germany In our group we investigate phenomena emerging in novel solid state materials with dimensions in the nanometer range. Such materials are generated by colloidal synthesis, chemical vapor deposition, and electron-beam lithography. We characterize them by means of electrical transport measurements, spectroscopic methods, and electron microscopy. Of special interest are the electrical properties of inorganic nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, and composites. Chemical vapor deposition, Colloidal chemistry, Electron microscopy, Electrical transport Synthesis of nanostructures, their characterization and devices Synthesis of nanostructures, their characterization and devices
Zoltán Kónya University of Szeged Hungary Curriculum Vitae Personal data Name: Zoltán KÓNYA Date of Birth: 10th January, 1971. Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary Nationality: Hungarian Marital status: married, 3 children Affiliation: Full professor, Dept. of Applied and Environmental Chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary. H 6720, Rerrich B. tér 1. Contact data: Email: Phone: +36-62-544-620 Fax: +36-62-544-619 Degrees: 2005: habilitation in chemistry at the University of Szeged 1998: Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary 1997: European Degree in Ecotechnics, University of Szeged, Hungary 1997 M.Sc. in Environmental Science, University of Szeged, Hungary 1994: M.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary Education: 1994 – 1998: Doctoral studies in the School of Chemistry, University of Szeged 1989 – 1994: Chemistry major, Attila József University Language skills: Hungarian (native), English (fluent) Research activities 2004–: Nanocomposites 2003–: Synthesis, characterization, modification and application of Inorganic Nanotubes 2003–: Synthesis, characterization and catalytic application of supported noble metal nanoparticles 1998–: Synthesis, characterization, modification and application of Carbon Nanotubes 1994–1998: Adsorption and reaction of freons (CFCs) on zeotype materials (zeolites, mesoporous materials) 1990 – 1994 : Theoretical chemistry, Molecular Mechanics, Molecular Dynamics, Semiempirical calculations Publications Published 1 book, 5 book chapters and more than 150 peer-reviewed papers. The cumulative impact factor of the papers is more than 250 and so far they received more than 2000 independent citations. H-index: 25 (WoS) Lecturing activities 2006 – : Safety in the process industries 2005 – : Separation technologies in the chemical industry lectures and practical courses 2004 – : Nanotechnology lectures 2000 – : Unit operations practical courses 1996 – : Differential equations, Probability theory and Statistics practical courses 1994 – 1995 : Analytical chemistry laboratory courses International experience 1995 : Unicam Ltd., Cambridge, United Kingdom: FT-IR (Fourier-transform IR-spectroscopy) training course 1996 : Laboratoire de RMN, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium: Solid state MAS-NMR spectroscopy 1997 : Laboratoire de RMN, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium: Preparation and characterization of carbon nanotubes (Hungarian State Eötvös Fellowship, 3+3 months) 1998 : Laboratoire de RMN, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium: Preparation and characterization of carbon nanotubes (PAI fellowship, 1 year) 1999 : Laboratoire de RMN, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium: Preparation and characterization of carbon nanotubes (Hungarian State Eötvös Fellowship, 5 months) 2001- University California Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, Berkeley; Synthetic insertion of controlled size and shape nanoparticles into various mesoporous materials Awards: 1994 : Prize of the Association of Hungarian Chemists for an excellent M.Sc. thesis 1998–2001 : Hungarian Research Fellowship (OTKA) 2000–2003 : János Bolyai research fellowship 2001–2004 : FKFP pályázat (216/2001.) 2001–2004 : Hungarian Research Fellowship (OTKA) 2003–2004 : Zoltán Magyary postdoctoral fellowship 2004 : Mihály Polányi prize (junior) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 2004–2007 : János Bolyai research fellowship Expertise - NMR (liquid and solid-state), FT-IR, UV-VIS spectroscopy - Electron microscopy (TEM, SEM) - Gas chromatography, thermo gravimetric methods (DTG, TGA), kinetic methods in the gas phase (circulation reactor and associated vacuum systems), BET method - preparation and structural modification methods of zeolites and zeo-types materials (in air and under inert atmosphere) - preparation and structural modification methods of nanostructured materials (in air and under inert atmosphere) - computations (Windows, LINUX and UNIX-based systems, familiarity with different software packages) Memberships - Hungarian Chemical Society - Hungarian Zeolite Association, president - Catalysis Club of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Environmental Chemistry Club of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences nanotechnology, catalysis, carbon nanostructures nanotechnology, catalysis, carbon nanostructures nanotechnology, catalysis, carbon nanostructures
George Kopidakis University of Crete Greece Associate Professor at the Dept. of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece, working in the area of theoretical and computational condensed matter and materials physics.Current activities include atomistic simulations for the structural, vibrational, mechanical, electronic, optical properties of amorphous and nanostructured materials, fundamentals and applications of localization and transfer of nonlinear excitations. atomic scale theory and simulation of materials, amorphous and nanostructured materials, carbon based nanostructures, nonlinear phenomena. low dimensional systems theoretical and computational condensed matter and materials physics amorphous and nanostructured materials, two-dimensional materials,
Vojislav Krstic Trinity College Dublin Ireland Research activity in nano-electronics/-devices and -spintronics in the School of Physics and at the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) at the Trinity College Dublin. Main focus of research is transport phenomena in low-dimensional inorganic and organic nano-structured materials and single nano-objects in magnetic fields and down to low temperatures. Investigation of intrinsic charge- and spin-transport properties of one-dimensional (1D) organic and inorganic semiconductor nanowires (germanium and silicon nanowires, carbon nanotubes), graphene, thin organic films (contactless conductivity measurements), nano-ferromagnets and nano-superconductors. Within this research area, special focus on interface- and contact-properties of 1D nanowires with higher-dimensional electrodes, organic and inorganic contact electrode material, novel approaches to nano-device designs (contact-determined, two-terminal devices, light-interaction), impact of mechanical strain and confinement on magneto- and spin-transport, (local) doping of nanowire systems, and magnetochiral and magnetoelectric transport effects in nano-structures. Side projects: Impact of magnetic fields on the mortality of cancer cells for drug optimisation. Development of DC electrical measurement technique for nanostructured materials in high magnetic fields up to 70 T and 2D voltage-pick-up micro-systems for ultrafast transient magnetic fields up to 300 T. low-dimensional nano-objects, nanostructured materials, nanowires, inorganic and molecular materials nanoelectronics, nanospintronics energy, nanobio
Emmanuel Kymakis TEI of Crete Greece Emmanuel Kymakis is an Asssociate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete, Greece. He is also a technical consultant in the design and installation of grid-connected photovoltaic and solar thermal power plants. He obtained his B.Eng (First Class) in Electrical Engineering & Electronics from Liverpool University in 1999, and his Ph.D. in Engineering from Cambridge University in 2003. His Ph.D. dissertation (under the direction of Prof. Gehan A.J. Amaratunga) was titled "Organic Photovoltaic Devices Based on Conjugated Polymers and Carbon Nanotubes". He was the first worldwide to suggest that carbon nanotubes can be used as electron acceptors in organic photovoltaic devices. His research interests lie predominantly in the areas of novel materials and nanostructured composites and their incorporation in optoelectronic devices, such as photovoltaic devices and field emission displays. Furthermore, his recent research efforts are concentrated in the investigation of nanotubes and graphene, and their unique interactions with polymers for energy conversion systems. Prof. Kymakis is the Greek national representative in the Cost action 'MP0902: Composites of Inorganic Nanotubes and Polymers (COINAPO) and a member of the steering committee of the European Science Foundation program OrganiSolar"New Generation of organic solar cells". graphene, polymer composites, organic photovoltaic
Laura Lancellotti . Australia . . . .
Luis Almeida University of Aveiro Portugal . . . .
Luc Lajaunie Université de Nantes, CNRS France Transmission Electron Microscopy and Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (TEM/EELS) specialist. Also using Density Functionnal Theory calculations of optical and dielectric properties to model and interpret the VEELS spectra. Working currently on molybdenum oxides and materials for Li-battery. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Electron Energy-Loss Spectrsocopy (EELS), Material Characterization, oxides, DFT, optical and dielectric properties Electron Energy-Loss Spectrsocopy (EELS) application and development, low-losses, optical and dielectric properties of oxides Photochromism, hybrid organic-inorganic oxides
Dr. Luis Martin-Gomis Instituto de Bioinigeniería, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche Spain Luis Martín-Gomis was born in Elche, Spain, in 1974. He obtained his degree in Chemistry at the University of Alicante (UA, Spain) in 2000. After that, he moved to Madrid (October 2001-July 2002) to attend the Official Doctorate Course in Plastics and Rubbers, at Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros-CSIC (ICTP-CSIC, Madrid, Spain), and joined the research group of Prof. Enrique López-Madruga, working on Atom Transfer Radical Polimerization (ATRP) of methacrylate and acrylate Monomers under the supervision of Dr. Marta Fernández-García. In May 2003 he joined the research group of Prof. Fernando Fernández-Lázaro and Prof. Ángela Sastre-Santos at the Instituto de Bioingeniería in the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (IB-UMH, Elche, Spain) where he obtained his Master Degree in October 2004 and his PhD (cum laude) in October 2009 with a thesis titled “Molecular and Supramolecular Electroactive Systems Based on [60]Fullerene, Trinitrofluorene and Phthalocyanine Derivatives with Photoinduced Electron Transfer and Photorefractive Properties”. During this period he spent two months working at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de la Universidad de Valladolid (ETSI-UVA, Valladolid, Spain) under the supervision of Prof. Mª Luz Rodríguez-Méndez, and three months working at Institute for Fysik og Kemi in Siddansk Universitet, (IFK-SDU, Odense, Denmark) under the supervision of Prof. Jan O. Jeppesen and Dr. Kent A. Nielsen. Starting in 2010, he spent two months working at Department of Material and Life Science in University of Osaka (Japan) under the supervision of Prof Shunichi Fukuzumi His current research interests focuses on the chemistry of fullerenes, trinitrofluorene and silicon phthalocyanines, their assembly into electro- or photoactive systems and the study of their electronic properties for applications in materials science . . .
Malcolm Heggie University of Surrey United Kingdom Theory and Computational Science of mostly covalent materials, especially carbon (diamond, graphite, graphene and nanoforms). Dislocations and radiation damage. Experience with minerals and semiconductors too. carbon, graphite, diamond, graphene, nanotubes, semiconductors, minerals, dislocations radiation damage in graphite mostly nano-assembly
Mads Brandbyge Technical University of Denmark Denmark Research activities: Nanoelectronics based on nanomaterials such as molecules, nanowires, nanotubes, graphene. Theory of nano-scale electronic conduction. First principles methods. Current-induced nonequilibrium atomic processes. Heat dissipation and heat transport at the nanoscale. Education and academic degrees: • Cand. Scient, Physics (Mathematics) University of Copenhagen (1994) • PhD in Theoretical Physics, Technical University of Denmark (1997) Employment track & research affiliations: • Group leader, (04 – present) • Associate Professor (tenure), Dept. of Micro and Nanotechnology, DTU (04 – present) • Associate Professor, Dept. of Micro and Nanotechnology, DTU (Mar. 01 - Jun. 04) • Assistant professor, MIC, DTU, Denmark (98 – 01) • Post doc. position, Tsukada lab., University of Tokyo, Japan (97-98) • Research assistant, CAMP, DTU, April 97 – Sept 97 Nanoelectronics, Molecular electronics, Theory, First principles calculations. Nanoelectronics based on nanomaterials such as molecules, nanowires, nanotubes, graphene. Mlecular dynamics
Manuel Dossot . Australia . . . .
Manuela Scarselli University of Rome Tor Vergata- Physics department Italy Areas of expertise: Ultra – High – Vacuum Technology; Electron spectroscopies: EELS (Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy), AES (Auger Electron Spectroscopy),LEED (Low Energy Electron Diffraction);STM (Scanning Tunneling Microscopy) in air and in UHV; AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy) in air and in UHV; Epitaxial Growth Techniques: Si and Ge PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) Molecular self-assembly on metal surfaces. STM and spectroscopy studies. Carbon nanotube (CNT) synthesis by chemical vapour deposition (CVD). Application of CNTs in: solar cells, photo-electrochemistry. CNTs decoration with metal nanoparticles: first principle studies and applications in solar energy conversion devices. Carbon nanotube 3D sponge-like systems. Applications: mechanical transducers, water and organic solvent purification process. Hydrophobicity studies. scanning tunneling microsocpy; carbon nanotubes, spectroscopy, photocurrent, solar cells, carbon nanotube networks, hydrophobicity carbon nanotubes, photocurrent, solar cells, carbon nanotube networks, hydrophobicity, metal nanoparticles and applications metal nanoparticles, carbon nanotube networks, water purification
Manuel Melle Franco University of Minho Portugal . Carbon nanotubes, graphene, fullerenes, nanomaterials Theory and experiment in solids and nanomaterials .
Marcella Bonchio University of Padova Italy The Padova team (ITM/UNITS) has established a highly interdisciplinary research program, where the interplay of synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry, material science and physical organic methods are applied to the design of innovative nano-structured catalysts and functional materials. The current research activity focusses on novel synthetic protocols for the functionalization of carbon nanostructures, by a supramolecular or a covalent approach as well as catalytic oxidation mediated by multi-transition metal complexes. Dr Marcella Bonchio has a PhD in Physical Organic chemistry. Her research activities cover the broad area of catalysis and functional materials. nanocatalysis, carbon nanostructures, polyoxometalates homogeneous catalysis, molecular materials material/surface chemistry
Marcin Wróblewski Institute of Molecular Physics Polish Academy of Sciences Poland . STM, AFM, XPS surface science, superconductivity, graphene
Geza I. Mark .Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, Research Centre for Natural Sciences Hungary STM, AFM, graphene, nanotubes, tunneling theory, wave packet dynamics, photonic crystals . . .
Mathieu Kociak . Australia . . . .
Masahiko Matsubara University of Antwerp Belgium . . . .
Mateusz Kempinski Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 85, 61-614 Poznan Poland . . . .
Matthias Krause Helmholtz - Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf Germany Current research topics: Carbon - based nanocomposites (synthesis, structure, properties, applications), Carbon nanotubes, Chalcogenid based nanomaterials, Transparent conductive oxides Prior experience: Synthesis, structure, and dynamics of fullerenes, in particular metallo and clusterfullerens Specialist techniques: Analysis: Raman spectroscopy, TEM, Ion beam analysis; Synthesis: PVD, ion assisted film deposition and nanostructuring Nanostructures, PVD, Raman spectroscopy, TEM, Ion beams Synthesis, Nanocomposites, Thin films, Structure analysis Functional nanostructures
Maureen Lagos University of Antwerp Belgium . . . .
Mustafa Culha Yeditepe University Turkey Areas of Experties: Characterization of biomacromolecules and biological organizations using Raman and Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Synthesis of noble metal nanoparticle based nanomaterials for imaging, detection and diagnosis, Self-asembly of nanopartiles into higher organizations at interfaces, chemical modifications of SWCNTs and its influence on thier physicochemical properties. Prior Experience: 2005- Present Associate Professor, Yeditepe University, Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, Istanbul, Turkey 2004- 2005 Assistant Professor, Yeditepe University, Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, Istanbul, Turkey 2003-2004 Investigator, Schering-Plough Corporation, Global Quality Services-Analytical Sciences, Implementation of New Technology Department, Union, NJ, USA 2002-2003 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Advanced Biomedical Science & Technology Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA 1997-2002 Research/ Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA 1995-1997 Research Assistant, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA Specialist Techniques: Raman Spectroscopy and SERS; AFM, SEM, DLS, CE, HPLC Materials: AgNPs, AuNPs, CNTs, oligonucleotides, DNA, peptides, propteins, and charbohydrates SERS, silver nanoparticles, gold ananoparticles, bacteria, yeast, self-assembly Biological Applications of SERS and Raman Spectroscopy; Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Nanomaterials; Sellf-Assembly of Nanomaterials at Interfaces Influence of chemical modifications of nanomaterials such as CNTs on their physicochemical properties; Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials at Interfaces into Higher Structures
Frysali Melina . Australia . . . .
Jin Wang Swiss Federal institute of Technology(EPFL) Switzerland Synthesis of various inorganic nanostructures by chemical vapor deposition/wet chemical processing Characterization of one-dimensional nanostructures: •Measurements of the electromechanical properties of single nano-object with atomic & piezoresponse force microscope •Raman spectroscopy on single nano-object piezoelectric nanowires ferroelectricity size effect nanoferroelectrics ferroelectrics and inorganic nanomaterials
Mihai Gabureac EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Switzerland Nanofabrication: E-beam lithography - below 100 nm structures on insulator (kapton) substrates ; Focused Electron and Ion Beam Induced Deposition; Focused Ion Beam 3D patterning; RIE, chemical and Ar ion etching ; UV lithography. Thin Film growth: Sputtering and e-beam evaporation of thin magnetic films in Ultra High Vacuum(MBE), co-deposition. Oxides growth by plasma oxidation or using an Atom source;reactive and RF sputtering of alumina. 3D stacks for devices (Magnetic and HybridTunnel Junctions) Characterization : XRD, AFM, MFM, VSM, MOKE, SEM, EDX, TOF-SIMS. Electromagnetic Measurements : He4 & He3 refrigeration for Superconducting Proximity eect measurements and Tunnelling Spectroscopy of S-I-F hybrid junctions ; High resolution dynamic conductance for Hall Voltage, Magnetoresistance and 4-point IV characterization ; Piezoresistivity, superparamagnetism, Giant Hall Efect ; Single bead detection for bio-applications Soldering/Joining : Low temperature joining of electronic chips, self alignment, 3D integration nanocomposite Co-C, Focused Electron Beam induced deposition, nano Hall sensors, magetic tunnel junctions nanao magnetism, magnetic sensors carbon devices
Maria de Jesus Matos Gomes University of Minho Portugal Solid State Physics and Materials Physics: 1)Growth of semiconductor and metalic nanoparticles dispersed on several matrices by wet-chemistry (sol-gel techniques) and PVD techniques (rf-sputtering, PLD-Pulsed Laser Ablation, IBAD-EB/ion beam assisted com electron-beam); 2)Growth of ceramic films based on perovskite structures using sol-gel, Laser Ablation (PLD), Magnettron Sputtering and Ion Beam Assisted by Electron Beam (IBAD-EB); 3)Study of structural, electronic and vibrational properties of semiconductors nanostructures (nanoparticles and Quantum Dots of Ge, SiGe, CdTe, CdSe, CdS)dispersed in inorganic (SiO2, Al2O3,TiO2), polymeric and hybrid organic-inorganic matrices(Di-Ureasil Hybrids); 4) Study of structural and optical properties of metallic nano-particles (Ag, Au) dispersed in hybrid organic-inorganic matrices and inorganic matrix (SiO2, Al2O3,TiO2); (5) Study of structural, optical, photo-electrical, electrical properties of Magnetic Tunneling Junction Structures based on doped-ZnO ferromagnetic Nanocrystals; (6) Study of dielectric, ferroelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties of ceramic materials based on BST and PZT and modified ones like PZTN, PLZT, and graded structures based on PZTN-PZT and BST ceramics monophase and compositionnally grades multilayer structures; nanocrystals and quantum-dots; thin films; PVD materials processing;multilayer nanostructured materials Solid State Physics and Materials Physics Growth and study of ZnO:Mn, Co multilayer structures
Molina-Luna Leopoldo Technische Universität Darmstadt Germany Since 2012- Research Fellow Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) Department of Material- and Geosciences Post-doctoral Research Fellow Electron Microscopy for Materials Science (EMAT), University of Antwerp 2010 – 2012 Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen PhD. (Dr. rer. nat.), Physics, 2010 Universität Stuttgart MSc., Solid State Physics, 2003 Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for Solid State Research Oxides Quantitative electron microscopy Oxides
Vittorio Morandi CNR - National Research Council Italy . TEM, SEM, nanostructures, graphene Electron Microscopy, characterization of nanostrucures, graphene and low-dimensional carbon Graphene based devices
Maria Zaharescu Ilie Murgulescu Institute of Physical Chemsitry of the Romanian Academy Romania ADRESS: “Ilie Murgulescu”, Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy Splaiul Independenţei 202, 060021 Bucharest, Telefon: 638-53-70/26; Fax: 312-11-47 E-mail: EDUCATION: Faculty of Chemistry, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1954-1959 Ph.D, Institute of Chemistry, Cluj-Napoca, 1066-1971 SPECIALISATIONS; 1973 – Institute of Silicates Chemistry Leningrad, Soviet Union 1974 – Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby POSITIONS 1959-1964: "Charbochim" Factory, Cluj-Napoca 1964-1969: researcher, Center of Inorganic Chemistry of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest 1969-1971: researcher, Center of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy 1971 - 1990: senior researcher, Head of Laboratory, Center of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy 1990 - present: senior researcher, Head of Laboratory, Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy 2001 - present: Corresponding member of the Romanian Academy 2006 - 2009: Coordinator of the Chemical Science Section of the Romanian Academy, SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES: • 384 scientific published papers of which 254 in referred journals and 130 in proceedings of conferences • 3 book chapters, published in Editura Academiei, Romania • co-editor of 2 books published in Editura Academiei, Romania • 3 patents • 3 processes approved TEACHING: 1990 - present: PhD supervisor - specialty of Physical Chemistry at "Ilie Murgulescu" Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy and University of Bucharest 35 doctoral students enrroled between 1990-2009, 17 doctoral students have obtained their Ph.D. in the period 1997-2008 1993-1999: teaching at the University "Politehnica" Bucharest, Romania 2004-2006: teaching at the University of Bucharest, Romania 1995-2009: member of international doctoral commissions: France (2) South Africa (1) RESEARCH AREAS OF INTEREST: • Physical Chemistry of oxide systems (reaction mechanisms, equilibrium thermal phase, correlation structure-properties) • Sol-Gel Science, topic initiated in Romania through her own research (sol-gel chemistry, the structure of oxide materials from gel phase, films, powders, membranes, hybrid inorganic-organic nanocomposites, nanotubes oxide) • oxide materials with special properties (magnetic, optical and electrical) • vitreous oxide systems with special properties (chemical and thermal resistant, emails) oxides, sol-gel, structural characterization physical chemistry of oxide systems, innovative methods of preparation structure-properties correlations of nanostructured oxide materials
Natalia Martsinovich University of Sheffield United Kingdom Expertise: DFT, molecular dynamics, electron transfer Research: University of Warwick - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2008 until present - Microscopic Modelling of Excitonic Solar Cells, - Modelling Molecular Self-Organisation King's College London - Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2004-2008 - Ab initio simulations of supramolecular assemblies of organic molecules on crystal surfaces - Atomistic Simulations of AFM-Assisted Manipulation of Molecules on Crystal Surfaces University of Sussex - Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, fixed-term 2003-04 University of Sussex - PhD student, 2000-2004 - Theory of Defects Arising from Hydrogen in Silicon and Diamond dye-sensitised solar cells, TiO2, surfaces, adsorption, self-assembly electron transfer in dye-sensitized solar cells photocatalysis
Navaratnarajah Kuganathan University of Nottingham United Kingdom Navaratnarajah Kuganthan was awarded his BSc (1st Class Hons) from the University of Jaffna, Srilanka in 2001. He subsequently had a teaching position in the Department of Chemistry, University of Jaffna for three years while he was trained in teaching and research skills under the guidance of Prof. Rajeswary Mageswaran. In 2004, he was awarded a Felix Scholarship to read for a D. Phil degree at the University of Oxford. His D. Phil study, under the supervision of Prof. Jennifer Green, was concerned with the electronic structure calculations of filled carbon nanotubes. Having obtained his D. Phil degree in 2008, he took up a postdoctoral research associate position at the University of Bath under the supervision of Prof. Saiful Islam, where he was modelling silicate based cathode materials for Lithium ion batteries. In October 2010, he joined the group of Dr. Elena Bichoutskaia at the School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, as a postdoctoral research associate. His research centers on the study of the interactions between molecules and carbon nanotubes as well as adsorption of molecules on surfaces. DFT, Computational Nanotechnology, Li battery, Atomistic Simulation Interactions of single functional groups and metals with carbon nanotubes, Interactions of Polyoxometalate (POMs) ions with carbon nanotubes and surfaces DFT study of the electronic properties of filled nanotubes, and interaction of molecules with carbon nanotubes and graphite; Theoretical methods for structure prediction of 1D crystals encapsulated in carbon nanotubes;
Piotr Warszynski J.Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, PAS Poland . . . .
Nicola Pugno . Australia . . . .
Nikolaos Karousis National Hellenic Research Foundation Greece Received my PhD in 2003 in organic chemistry working on the synthesis of 1-aroyl- and 1-aroylmethylenepyrroles as potential intermediates of the pyrrolobenzodiazepine and pyrrolobenzodiazocin group of antitumor antibiotics. Current research interests lie on the chemical functionalization of carbon nanotubes, nanohorns and graphene sheets, the characterization of the new hybrid materials with complementary spectroscopic (UV-Vis-NIR, IR, Raman), thermal (TGA) and microscopic (AFM, TEM) techniques and their potential nanotechnological applications from biology to nanoelectronics. fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, carbon nanohorns, graphene hybrid materials materials, nanotechnology, synthesis and characterization of carbon nanostructured materials carbon nanostructured materials: Synthesis, characterization, potentials applications in nanotechnology
Nuria Lopez ICIQ - Institute of Chemical research of Catalonia Spain Areas of expertise: Heterogeneous Catalysis, simulations, materials structures with catalytic and energy applications, multiscale modelling. Short CV: Núria López (Barcelona, 1972) graduated in Chemistry with honours at the University of Barcelona, Spain (1995) and got her PhD degree in Theoretical Chemistry “cum laude” at the same university (1999), in the group of Prof. F. Illas. She then moved to the Center for Atomic-scale Materials Physics for her post-doc in the group of Prof. Jens K. Nørskov (Denmark). In 2001 she moved back to the University of Barcelona as a Ramón y Cajal fellow. In 2004 she was appointed Distinguished Professor by the DURSI in the Junior category (under 41 years old). In November 2005 she took a position at ICIQ, where she currently leads a research group with focus on the theoretical research heterogeneous catalysis. She is also a part-time professor at the Department of Physical Chemistry of the URV. Prof. López has co-authored over 70 scientific publications. In September 2010 her "Tenure Track" period was sucessfully evaluated by an experts committee and she became a "Senior Group Leader" at ICIQ. Prof. López was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2010 to carry out the 5-year project “Bio2chem-d: Biomass to chemicals: Catalysis design from first principles for a sustainable chemical industry", which is funded by the European Research Council. .Heterogeneous Catalysis, simulations, materials structures with catalytic and energy applications, multiscale modelling, biomass, hydrogen storage, nanotechnology . .
Olivia Pulci .University of Rome Tor Vergata Italy I am a theoretical physicist with a long-standing experience in the ab-initio computational study of the electronic and optical properties of surfaces. In the last few years, my research interests have expanded to the study of nanocrystals and nanodots and, more recently, also to water and biological molecules. In particular, the optical spectrum of liquid water (pure and as a solvent) has been for the first time calculated with the inclusion of excitonic effects. The inclusion of environment on the optical properties of biological systems is another topic that I am developing. A multiscale approach has been for the first time applied within the Many-Body Perturbation Theory to study the optical spectra of indole in water. I am also studying the electronic and optical properties of graphene and other 2-D systems (graphene, silicene and polygermine with adsorbates for opening a gap). Another research topic is related to cellulose, for the understanding of optical degradation of paper for cultural heritage preservation. .ab-initio calculations, DFT, TDDFT, GW, BSE, electronic and optical properties, excitons .graphene and other 2D materials, surfaces, cultural heritage, nanoclusters, water excitons, biexcitons, indirect excitons
Olle Eriksson Uppsala University Sweden Curriculum Vitae, Olle Eriksson, Born 1960 Current position 2008- Chair Professor, Head of the Division of Materials Theory, Physics Department, UU Earlier appointments 2002-2008: Chair Professor, Head of Theoretical Magnetism 1999- 02: Promoted Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden 1997-1999 Associate Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden 1996-1997: Long term visiting staff member, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA 1993-96: Associate Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden 1991-93: Assistant Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden, Post Doc 1989-1991 Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA PhD 1989 PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden Awards • Awarded the Aron Svenssons premium for skilful work in electronic structure and magnetic properties of actinides, lanthanides, and transition metal systems, 1989. • Awarded the Bjurzons premium for excellent thesis 1988/1989. • Awarded the Ångströms premium in Physics 13/1 1993. • Awarded the 1994 Swedish governments price for young researchers, which annually is given to ``each years most merited research talent'. • Awarded "Wallmarkska priset" 2001, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The price was handed over by His Majesty the King Karl-Gustaf XVI. • Awarded "Göran Gustafsson priset" 2002, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. • Awarded “Thureus priset" 2002, from the Royal Society of Sciences. • Recipient of ERC senior research grant 2009. Supervision of graduate students (and current affiliation, if in academia) • 1990-1994: Per Söderlind, Livermore National Lab., USA • 1989-1993: Anders Hjelm , • 1992-1995: Joakim Trygg, • 1993-1996: Marek Pajda, • 1992-1998: Lars Fast, • 1993-1997: Olof Hjortstam, • 1993-1998: Anna Delin, Department of Materials Science, KTH • 1994-1999: Peter James, • 1995-2001: Per Andersson, Swedish Defence Institute (FOI) • 1995-2000: Urban Lundin, Department of Engineering Science, Uppsala Univ. • 1995-2001: Håkan Hugosson, Department of Quantum Chemistry, KTH • 1997-2002: Jonas Fransson, Department of Physics, Uppsala University • 1998-2003: Erik Holmström, Universidad Austral, Chile • 1998-2003: Daniel Åberg, Livermore National Lab., USA • 1998-2004: Mamo Collarietti-Tosti, KTH, Sweden • 1999-2005: Alexei Grechnev, Academy of Science, Kharkov Ukraine • 2002-2005: Till Burkert, • 2001-2005: Lars Bergqvist, Juelich Forschungzentrum, Germany • 2002-2006 Raquel Lizarraga, Universidad Austral, Chile • 2002-2006 Ola Wessely, Imperial Colleague, UK • 2002-2006 Anders Bergman, Department of Materials Science, KTH • 2003-2007 Björn Skubic, • 2003-2007 Petros Souvatzis, Los Alamos National Lab. • 2002-2009 Carlos Ortiz • 2002-2009 Torbjörn Björkman, Helsinkfors Univ. PhD degrees from the Division for Materials Theory, Physics Department, UU (since 2008) Tomas Dziekan (2008) (main supervisor Susanne Mirbt) Carlos Moyses Graca-Araujo (2008) (main supervisor Rajeev Ahuja) Love Koci (2008) (main supervisor Rajeev Ahuja), Oleg Peil (main supervisor Börje Johansson), Fredrik Bultmark (main supervisor Lars Nordström), Peter Larsson (main supervisor Lars Nordström), Current and past post docs in Theoretical Magnetism/ Materials Theory (since 2002) • Ravindran Ponniah, Olivier Lebacque, Olivier Bengonne, Biplab Sanyal, Sebastiene Lebegue, Dominique Legute, Jan Rusz, Pooja Panchmatia, Mitziku Suzuki, Younsuk Yun, Ehesan Ali Docents obtained in Theoretical Magnetism/Materials Theory (since 2002) • Natalia Skorodumova, 2007, Biplab Sanyal, 2007, Levente Vitos, 2007 Commissions of trust (from 2000) • 2009, member of evaluation committee for the Helmholz association for JARA (budget 300 MEuro) • 2009, Coordinator of EU project MONAMI (930 KEuro) • 2008, member of the Royal Society of Sciences (Kungliga Vetenskapssociteten) • 2006-2007, member of the SSF strategy group for materials science in Sweden. • 2000-2007, director of materials science program, FRAM • Since 2005, board member of Center for Dynamical Processes, CDP • Since 2003, board member of Swedish National Supercomputer Center, NSC • Since 2010, board member of the Swedish Research Council, Division of Natural Science. • 2010, member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Other relevant qualifications including scientific • 66 Invited talks at international conferences and international colloquia • Organizer of 21 scientific conferences and workshops • Number of papers published or accepted for publication: 430 (approximately half in The Physical Review), 5 book chapters and 3 popular scientific articles • Number of papers published or accepted for publication in top quality journals: 55 (3 in Nature, 1 in Nature Materials, 1 in Science, 1 in PNAS, 1 in Advanced Functional Materials, 2 in Advanced Materials and 46 in The Physical Review Letters). • One Swedish patent on perpendicular magnetic recording. • Number of times my papers have been quoted: ~ 8000. • My annual citation-rate is currently ~900 citations per year. • H-index: 47 Appointments as reviewer for international journals, books, proposals, licentiate and thesis work • Reviewer for journals such as Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. B, J.Phys. Cond. Matt., Physica, Physica Scripta, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, J.Appl. Phys. and Nature Publishing Group. • Reviewer for Scientific Applications for the Department of Energy, USA (~1 annually), NSF (USA), the Austrian Science Foundation (several times), the Science Foundation Ireland, the Norwegian Science Council, the South African Research Foundation, The Czech Academy of Science, The Foundation for Strategic Research, the Swedish Research Council and the Wallenberg foundation. • Reviewer of the PhD thesis of Michel Freyss, Strassbourg 1998; Iosif Galanakis, Strassbourg 1998; Oleksandr Ney, University of Halle-Wittenberg, 2003; Lulu Chionel University of Nijmegen, 2004, Ersoy Sasioglu Halle 2006, Fabrizio Cossu Cagliari 2008. • Reviewer of Associate Professor appointments at the Universities of Västerås and Linköping and reviewer of a Professorship at Högskolan i Gävle, 2000. • Faculty opponent of Vladimir A. Froltsov, University of Lund, 19 december 2000. • Licenciate opponent of Stefan Olsson, KTH, 2001 and Francois Liot, Linköping 2006. • Since 2004 member of the board of the Swedish National Supercomputer Center (NSC). • International expert in evaluating the promotion of Slava Dobrovitsky from Associate Scientist to Scientist, 2004, Ames Lab. and for Anders Nicklasson, Los Alamos National Lab. 2004, and for Per Söderlind, Livermore Lab. 2008. • Reviewer of Associate Professor appointment at Chalmers, 2006. • Reviewer of the reappointment of Prof. Stefan Blugel as head of Institute of Solid State Research, Forschungzentrum Julich, 2006. • Reviewer of Dr.Gueorguiev to become ‘Docent’ at Linköping University, 2007. • Faculty opponent of Tor Olof Strandberg, University of Lund, 11 december 2009. materials theory, density functional theory, electronic structure magnetism, cohesion, electronics, elasticity, electronic structure magnetism, cohesion, electronics, elasticity, electronic structure
Philippa Young University of Surrey United Kingdom I am a 1st year DPhil student working in the TCCM group, lead by Malcolm Heggie, at Surrey University. My research involves a 2 dimensional dislocation dynamic model of irradiation damage in nuclear graphite. My work relies heavily on programming skills and I currently use C++ with graphical interfaces based on the Qt libraries. Prior to my DPhil placement I graduated from the University of Sussex with a first class MPhys degree in Physics with Forensic Science. dislocation dynamics, irradiated graphite, Irradiated graphite unknown
Vincenzo Palermo National Research Council Italy Vincenzo Palermo obtained his Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 2003 at the University of Bologna, after working at the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) and at Steacie Institute, National Research Council (NRC Canada). He is now group leader of the Nanochemistry lab in the Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity of National Research Council (CNR Italy). His main research interests are in the self-assembly of innovative materials and their nanoscale electrical characterization with Scanning Probe Microscopy. He is coordinator of two EU projects dedicated to the development of new graphene-organic composites for microelectronics using supramolecular chemistry. He is member of the scientific committee of EUROGRAPHENE project, and one of the nine proposers of the GRAPHENE FLAGSHIP initiative. He is author of more than 60 papers and several reviews on ISI journals (Advanced Materials, JACS, etc.), and has been referee for several ISI journals in the fields of supramolecular chemistry and materials science (Acs-Nano, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nanoscale, Soft Matter, Synthetic Metals, Surface Science, J. Phys. Chem., Physica E). Aside from his scientific activity, Vincenzo Palermo is involved in science dissemination and communication, giving seminars on science and history for high-school students and public audience. Graphene Organic Semiconductors Scanning Probe Microscopy Kelvin Probe Nanotechnology Surface Science Materials Science Organic Electronics .
Maurizia . Italy Personal Data Present position: researcher at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" 2004-1999: INFM Researcher at the University of Rome Tor Vergata 1998-1996: Post-doc at the University of Rome Tor Vergata 1996-1995: Associated Researcher at the ENEA Casaccia research center 1995-1994: INFM Associated Researcher at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" 1994-1991: PhD fellow in Physics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" December 1989: "Laurea cum laude" in Physics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" Overview Research activity since 1990 in CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS. Author of more than 80 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. Since many years I am referee for Phys. Rev. B, Phys. Rev. Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Chem Phys. Letters and other Elsevier and ACS journals; I have been "project reviewer" for the American National Science Foundation, for the Estonian National Science Fundation, and for ISCRA-Cineca supercomputing projects. Research Activity After a stage in experimental Condensed Matter Physics on the optical properties of defects and color centers in isolant matrices, I am working, since 1991, in the field of first-principles calculations of the structural and electronic properties of materials. During my PhD thesis, I started to focus on ab-initio calculations, within the density functional theory and many-body perturbation theory, studying of the electronic properties of bulk wide band-gap semiconducting compounds, including self-energy corrections. After 1996 I worked on the electronic, linear and non linear optical properties of several semiconducting and metal surfaces, clean or covered with atomic and molecular adsorbates. In particular I am expert of reflectance anisotropy and surface differential reflectivity spectra calculations. In the last ten years I focused my research on nanomaterials and organic compounds for PV applications. Trough my work, I earned expertise in computational physics and became familiar with the most modern theories and computational tools of first--principles electronic structure calculations (Car Parrinello, GW method, exciton calculation BSE, parallelization). ab-initio excited states electronic optical properties nanomaterials nanomaterials surfaces 2d, 1d materials
Pascal Ruffieux Empa Switzerland Synthesis and characterization of graphene nanostructures. Graphene nanostructures, Graphene nanoribbons, surface-chemistry, nanostructured surfaces, scanning tunneling microscopy, scanning tunneling spectroscopy bottom-up fabrication of atomically precise graphene nanostructures designing electronic properties by tailoring atomic configurations of graphene nanostructures
Patrizia Demarco . Australia . . . .
Paul Vanderschoot . Australia . . . .
Ziemann Ulm University Germany see our webpage given below nanostructures, STS, STM, ion bombardment Nanoscience Nanoscience
Paulo Andr University of Minho Portugal I am doing my graduation in Physics at University of Minho and doing research in graphene nanoribbons using density functional theory. DFT graphene nanoribbons defects Density functional theory studies of defects in graphene nanoribbons Graphene, nanotechnology, particle physics, astrophysics, quantum theory
Paulo Santos . Australia . . . .
Adriano Santana University of Nottingham United Kingdom ... .. .. ..
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Dr. Peter Guttmann Helmholtz-Zentrum für Materialien und Energie GmbH Germany - x-ray microscopy - zone plates - x-ray optics - synchrotron radiation - x-ray microscopy applications in biology and material sciences - nano-tomography - spectroscopy (NEXAFS) with high spatial (25 nm) resolution x-ray microscopy, spectroscopy, tomography, NEXAFS, zone plates x-ray microscopy x-ray microscopy
Philippe Dubois University of Mons UMONS Belgium Philippe Dubois, Ph.D. in sciences, is full professor at University of Mons (UMONS, Belgium) and honorary senior research associate of the Belgian FNRS. He is currently director of the Center of Innovation and Research in Materials and Polymers (CIRMAP, ca. 130 persons). Prof. Dubois is Scientific Director at Materia Nova Research Center in Mons and Past-President of the Belgian Royal Chemical Society. His expertise covers organic chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, catalysis in polymer materials, melt (reactive) processing/engineering and physico-chemical and thermo-mechanical characterization of nanocomposite and nanohybrid materials, incl. biodegradable polymers and biosourced polymers. He has authored more than 450 peer-reviewed scientific publications (incl. ca. 40 reviews and book chapters and 80 papers in “Macromolecules”, #1 in polymer science), more than 220 personal communications at conferences and is inventor of 49 patents. He edited 7 books and is member of the editorial board of 8 leading journals in the field of polymers and composites. He is also associate professor at University of Liège, invited professor at University of Namur and adjunct professor at Michigan State University (Faculty of Chemical Engineering, US). Ph. Dubois is currently Vice-Rector of scientific research at UMONS and member of the Royal Academy of Belgium. Ranked in the “Top100 materials scientists of the 2000-2010 decade” by Thomson Reuters(publised in March 2011): world ranking : 18th (over 500,000 scientists), European ranking : 5th, Belgian ranking : 1st. nanocomposites, polymers, bioplastics, catalysis, polymer blends macromolecular chemistry, polymer sciences bioplastics and biocomposites
Hugo Manuel Pinto Aalto University School of Sciences Finland Education 2012: PhD in Physics. Thesis title: Defect and dopants in carbon related materials. University of Exeter, United Kingdom. Supervisor: Professor Robert Jones. 2008: Master of Physics in Advanced Materials , Theoretical and Computational Methods on Condensed Matter, at the University of Minho, Portugal. Thesis title: Optical properties of TiCxOy from ab-initio calculations. Supervisor: Luis Silvino Marques. 2005: BSc in Physics, University of Minho, Portugal. Graduation thesis at the Physics Department of University of Aveiro, Portugal. Thesis title: : Ab-initio studies of defects in germanium. Supervisor: Jose ́ Pedro Coutinho. Previous experience 2011-2012: Research Fellow. Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Wigner Research Centre for Physics Institute for Solid State, Physics and Optics Budapest, Hungary. Study of luminescent defects in diamond using Ab initio techniques. 2007-2008: Researcher in the Computational and Theoretical Physics Group at University of Minho, Portu- gal. 2006-2007: Researcher at Agilus Institute for Innovation in Information Technologies, modelling the optical properties of thermochromic thin films in the framework of the European project TERMOGLAZE. 2005-2006: Graduation thesis at Physics Department of University of Aveiro, Portugal. 2003-2006: Development of 3D model for the simulation of thin film growth using Monte Carlo techniques. The model was developed in Fortran 90 using parallel computing (MPI). This project was carried out in collaboration with CERN and supported by FCT (DeCsI - Degradation of RICH CsI Detectors). Supervisor: Ricardo Mende Ribeiro. 2003: Summer Student in the HMPID group of the ALICE experiment at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). Project title: Study of the quantum efficiency of CsI thin films for photocathodes applications in the UV region. Supervisor: Emile Schyns and Herbert Ho ̈dlmoser. 2001-2003: Characterization of SnO2 thin films produced by DC sputtering for gas sensor applications in the Functional Coatings Group at University of Minho, Portugal. Supervisor: Jose ́ Miguel Correia Pires and Vasco Teixeira. Computer skills and competences Applications – LaTEX, GNUPLOT, VIM, Mathematica, Origin, Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, OpenGL, GNUPLOT and Message Passing Interface. Programming languages – Excellent skills in Fortran and C language. Experience in parallel computing (MPI). Operative Systems – Mac-Os, Linux and Microsoft Windows Experience using AiMPRO and VASP. Awards Author of the paper p-type doping of graphene with F4-TCNQ awarded by the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter for the Highlights of 2009. Honorable mention in the VI National Meeting of Physics Students (2004). Prize for the best presentation in the IV National Meeting of Physics Students (2002). Participation in projects Polifilm Project nr. PTDC/CTM/69362/2006 Funding by Fundac ̧a ̃o para a Cieˆncia e a Tecnologia From September 2007 to August 2008 Termoglaze Project nr. COOP – CT – 2005 -017761 Funding by European Union From September 2006 to August 2007 DeCsI - Degradation of RICH CsI Detectors Project nr. POCI/FP/63442/2005 Funding by Fundac ̧a ̃o para a Cieˆncia e a Tecnologia From October 2005 to December 2006 Diamond, Graphene, Carbon Nanostructures Diamond, Graphene, Carbon Nanostructures Diamond, Graphene, Carbon Nanostructures
Peter Krüger UMR 6303 CNRS-Université de Bourgogne, 9 avenue Alain Savary, F-21078 Dijon France June 1994 Masters degree in Theoretical Physics, University of Grenoble, France Sept. 1994 Masters degree in Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany Jan. 23, 1998 Ph.D. degree in Physics, University of Strasbourg, France. Supervisor: Dr. Jean-Claude Parlebas. Title (in French): Magnetism and photoemission spectroscopy of adsorbed transition metal films 1998 – 1999 Postdoc at The Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), University of Tokyo, Japan, in the group of Prof. Akio Kotani 1999 – 2003 Research Scientist at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France, in the group of Prof. Paolo Carra since 2003 Associate Professor in Physcial Chemistry Dpt, University of Dijon, France Nov. 12, 2010 Habilitation defense at University of Dijon, France. Title (in French): Surfaces and nanostructures of transition metals and their oxides – Quantum mechanical modeling and electronic spectroscopy first principles calculations, theory of x-ray absorption, photoelectron emission and diffraction physics of surfaces and low-dimensional systems, electronic structure theory, electron spectroscopies nanomaterials for energy
Polona Jožef Stefan Institute Slovenia PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES −techniques Spectroscopy -Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (1H and 13C NMR, liquid) -Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) -Vibrational Spectroscopy (infrared (FTIR) and Raman), and UV-Visible Microscopy -Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) -Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) in combination with EDS Synthesis -Organic and inorganic synthesis; synthesis in inert atmosphere, hydrothermal synthesis PROFFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES 2003-present Research – Institute Jožef Stefan, Solid State Physics Department, Ljubljana, Slovenia: synthesis and characterization of one-dimensional titanate and MnO2 nanostructures with interesting adsorption properties (filters, gas sensors). 2002-2003 Postdoc position – Ecole Polytechique Fédérale de Lausanne, Laboratoire des Nanostructures et Nouveaux Materiaux Electronicques, Lausanne, Switzerland: synthesis and functionalization of carbon nanotubes for preparation of polymer composites. 1997-2002 Young scientis– Institute Jožef Stefan, Complex Matter Department, Ljubljana, Slovenia: synthesis of fullerene charge transfer complexes and isolation and characterisation of carbon nanotubes 1997-2002 Student – Faculty for Chemistry and Chemical Technology-Organic Department, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: Study of dipolar cyclo-additions on fullerene C60 1995-1996 Student – Pharmaceutical Company LEK, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Analysis of active substances (High-Persistence Liquid Chromatography and Thin Layer Chromatography), development of new procedures for comparing the quantity of side products in antibiotic Vancomicin MATERIALS Synthesis of prisitne and doped titanate nanotubes and nanoribbons, MnO2 nanorods and nanotubes (also doped ones with transition metal ions), Cu(OH)2 nanowires, nanocomposites titanates, MnO2, magnetic properties hydrothermal synthesis, microwave synthesis self-assembly, ATR-FTIR, synthesis
Maurizio Prato University of Trieste Italy Prof. Maurizio Prato dipartimento di scienze farmaceutiche piazzale europa 1, 34127 trieste Phone 040 - 558-7883 fax 040 - 52572 e-mail place, date of birth Lecce, Italy, 11/10/1953 Internet PROFESSIONAL CAREER laurea degree, University of Padova, Department of Organic Chemistry,1978-82 research fellow: University of Padova, Department di Organic Chemistry, 1982 assistant professor: University of Padova, 1983-92 postdoctoral fellow: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA, 1-2/1980, prof. H. J. Shine visiting fellow: University College, Dublin, Ireland, 7-8/1983, prof. R. A. More O'Ferrall postdoctoral fellow: Yale University, New Haven, USA, 10/1986 - 12/1987, Chemistry Department, prof. Samuel J. Danishefsky visiting scientist: University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, 10/1991 - 9/1992, Institute for Polymers and Organic Solids, prof. Fred Wudl associate professor: University of Trieste, 1992-2000 full professor: University of Trieste, 2000- visiting professor: Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France, June-July 2001 EDITORIAL ACTIVITY Member of the International Advisory Board of the following Journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK): Chemical Communications, 1997- Journal of Materials Chemistry, 1994-2002 Chairman of the Editorial Board, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2003-2006 Member of the Editorial Board of “NANO”, World Scientific Publisher, Singapore, 2006- Member of the Editorial Board of “Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Carbon Nanostructures” Taylor & Francis, Inc., Philadelphia, USA, 2005- Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neuroengineering, Frontiers Research Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2008- AWARDS Federchimica Prize (1995) National Prize for research, Italian Chemical Society (2002) Honor Mention, University of Trieste (2004) Ciamician Gonzalez Prize, sponsored by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and the Italian Chemical Society (2008) Nominee for the Descartes Prize for Excellence in Scientific Collaboration (2006), European Commission Recipient of the ERC Advanced Research Grant (2008), European Research Council Mangini Gold Medal, Italian Chemical Society, 2009 RESEARCH INTERESTS Functionalization of nanocarbons (fullerenes, nanotubes, onions, nanohorns, graphene) Synthesis of compounds with potential biological activity Synthesis of compounds with potential applications in materials science New synthetic methodologies Organic reaction mechanisms functionalization, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, graphene functionalization of fullerenes, nanotubes and graphene who knows?
R Jones University of Exeter United Kingdom I am a theoretician involved with using density functional theory to explore the electronic, optical, mechanical and magnetic properties of nanostructures. A particular interest is the relationship between experimental and theoretical results. Density functional theory graphene, interfaces interfaces, graphene, diamond
Radouane Leghrib . Australia . . . .
Raul Arenal CNRS and U. Zaragoza France Raul Arenal received his M.S. degree in Materials Science from the University of Joseph Fourier (Grenoble, France). He received his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from Paris XI (Orsay, France) University. After he joined the Electron Microscopy Center in Argonne National Laboratory as post doctoral fellow. Dr Arenal is currently research scientist (charge de recherches) at the CNRS (Laboratoire d’Etude des Microstructures, CNRS-ONERA, France) and visiting scientist (sabbatical position) at the Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas (LMA) at the INA. During this time he has been visiting researcher at ANL and at the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) at Tsukuba (Japan). His broad area of research interest lies in electron microscopy focused on materials science and nanoscience. These studies are mainly focused on the growth mechanism, structural and physical (electronic, optical, vibrational, mechanical) properties of nanomaterials based on carbon, boron and nitrogen as well as other nano-structures (gold nanoparticles, titania nano-objets,...), via transmission electron microscopy (TEM), associated spectroscopic techniques (EELS in particular) and other spectroscopic techniques. TEM, EELS, low-losses EELS, energy-filtered TEM (EFTEM), tomography, nanotubes, nanoparticles Advanced TEM techniques (aberrations corrected and monochromated TEMs), heteroatomic nanotubes, nanoparticles .
Rebecca Nicholls University of Oxford United Kingdom I completed my D.Phil. at the Oxford University Department of Materials in 2006 under the supervision of Professor David Cockayne FRS, Dr Duc Nguyen-Manh, and Dr David Pankhurst. My thesis, entitled ‘Electron energy loss spectroscopy of fullerene materials’, combined experimental EELS with DFT simulations to study fullerene crystals. I was then employed as a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford Materials to extend my thesis work to more complex systems including peapod materials. From 2010 to 2012, I was a researcher co-investigator on an EPSRC funded grant ‘Modelling and quantitative interpretation of electron energy-loss spectra using novel density functional theory methods’. My research focuses on the electronic structure and chemical composition of materials. I am interested in using both experiment and theory to solve problems, and have used the approach to study a wide range of materials from yttria nanoparticles to carbon peapods. I am one of the authors of the OptaDOS code. EELS, modelling, OptaDOS Local chemistry, nanomaterials, modelling+experiment
Ioannis Remediakis University of Crete Greece Ioannis N. Remediakis is an Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science at the Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece. Together with G. Kopidakis, he leads a “Materials Theory” group of one adjunct professor, one staff member and four students. His research focuses on atomistic models for nanomaterials and complex processes, including superhard materials and catalysis. Ioannis graduated from the Department of Physics, University of Crete in 1997. He got his masters (1998) and PhD (2002) from the same Department, having performed most of his PhD research at Harvard with Prof. Kaxiras. His thesis was co-supervised by Prof. Kelires from Crete. He has worked for two years with Prof. Nørskov at CAMD in Denmark. He has worked as a visiting Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece and the Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece. His research falls into the broad subject of electronic structure theory, and aims to make the giant leap between quantum states of single electrons to macroscopic physical or chemical properties of complex materials. Employing quantum-mechanical simulations and using simple materials and model processes as probes, we seek to establish universal relations governing the properties of matterials, as well as their response to external fields. Such laws are of crucial importance to the design of new materials that cover specific technological needs. Prof. Remediakis employs computer simulations in the fields of surface chemistry (adsorption, heterogeneous catalysis), nano-chemistry (shape and properties of metal nanoparticles), nano-physics (properties of nanocrystalline solids) and solid-state physics (mechanical properties of superhard ceramics). He has so far (1/2010) published 20 papers that have been cited about 500 times. DFT, catalysis, nanoparticles, carbon, superhard catalysis, shape of nanoparticles, nanotubes, electronic excitations within DFT nanostructured polymers, soft/hard condensed matter interfaces
Remi Longtin Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Switzerland , electronic devices, X-ray sources
Ricardo Mendes Ribeiro Universidade do Minho Portugal 1990 Graduate in Physics, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal 1999 PhD at Universidade do Minho "Theory of Processes in Thin Film Deposition: Primary Processes in Pulsed Laser Deposition" 2013 Habilitation in Sciences - Physics Since November 2013 Assistant Professor with Habilitation, Department of Physics, University of Minho. DFT, Graphene Density Functional Theory, Mesoscopic modelling Density Functional Theory
Nuno Rodrigues Universidade do Minho Portugal Physics student at University of Minho. DFT graphene nanoribbons defects Density functional theory studies of defects in graphene nanoribbons -
Rolf Erni Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research Switzerland Rolf Erni received his doctoral degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) at the Institute of Applied Physics. He carried out postdoctoral studies at the University of California at Davis and at the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He then joined FEI Company as a high-end application specialist and was later in the role of a senior system engineer. Before returning to NCEM as a staff scientist, he spent a period of time as a faculty member at the EMAT institute (Electron Microscopy for Materials Science) of the University of Antwerp. Rolf is now head of the Electron Microscopy Center of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa). His research interests cover various topics in electron microscopy, such as ultra-high resolution and low-voltage electron microscopy imaging as well as valence electron energy-loss spectroscopy. The functionalization of carbon-based nanomaterials (graphene, CNTs) is one particular aspect his research focus onto. There, the detailed characterization of interfaces between carbon nanomaterials and the respective host materials are of decisive importance to warrant any device performance. This is a topic that can be addressed by analytical electron microscopy. TEM, STEM, EELS, VEELS, interfaces, defects, sp2 materials TEM, STEM, aberration correction, CNTs, graphene TEM, STEM, aberration correction, CNTs, graphene, interfaces
Romain Bourrellier . Australia . . . .
Rosanna Larciprete CNR Italy Area of expertise: electronic chemical and structural properties of surfaces, interfaces nanostructued materials and thin films; growth of C nanostructures; doping, oxidation and functionalization of C nanotubes and graphene; organic thin films; surface reactions. Prior experience: laser spectroscopy; pulsed laser deposition and laser CVD. Specialist techniques and materials: photoemission spectroscopy with conventional sources and synchrotron radiation; fast-XPS; LEED; X-ray absorption spectroscopy; photoelectron diffraction. Graphene, carbon nanotubes, organic thin films. graphene, carbon nanotubes, metallic clusters, organic-inorganic interfaces, photoemission spectroscopy electronic, chemicla and structural properties of surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures, surface reactions functionalization of graphene, hybrid interfaces
Saverio Russo . Australia . . . .
Santosh Raghavan EPFL, Lausanne Switzerland Presently working on study of graphene on ferroelectrics graphene, ferroelectric graphene Semiconductors, memories, electronic materials
Alexander Mozalev Brno University of technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Department of Microelectronics Czech Republic QUALIFICATION SUMMARY Over 27-year experience in the formation, characterization and utilization of anodic oxides on valve metals, alloys and multilayers; particular experience in porous alumina formation and application as a template and support for metal, oxide and metal/oxide nanostructure fabrication. Skilled in establishing structure-property-performance relationships for continuous and self-organized nanoporous and nanostructured anodic oxides in the fields of electronics, optoelectronics, micro- and nanotechnology. The current research interests are concerned with electrolytic fabrication of metal-oxide nanostructures for chemical sensors, integral electronic passives (capacitors, resistors, interconnection), prospective light-emitting devices. EDUCATIONAL DEGREES Ph.D. in Engineering (Cand. Eng. Sc.) from Belarusian State University of Informatics & Radioelectronics (formerly Minsk Radio-Engineering Institute), Dec.1992 (Ph.D. Diploma Certificate from the USSR State Certifying Commission). 3-year M.Sc. in Engineering (specialization in Solid State Electronics including Microelectronics) from the Graduate School at the Minsk Radio-Engineering Institute (MREI), 1990. 5-year B.Sc. in Engineering (Design and Technology of Radio-Electronic Devices) from MREI, Faculty of Design & Technology, 1985. WORK CAREER Marie Curie Fellow, SoMoPro project leader (June 2011–present) Laboratory of Microsensors and Nanotechnology (LabSensNano), Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of technology, Brno, Czech Republic (, Head of the Anodizing Research Group (Jan. 005 - May 2011) Research Laboratory of Nanotechnologies, Research and Development Division, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR), Minsk, Belarus ( Senior Researcher (1993-2004) Research Laboratory of Nanotechnologies, BSUIR, Minsk, Belarus Researcher (1990-1992) Laboratory of Electronic and Photonic Processes, BSUIR, Minsk, Belarus Junior Researcher (1987-1989) Microelectronics Department, Minsk Radio-Engineering Institute (MREI), Minsk Belarus Research Engineer (1985-1986) Industrial Research Laboratory, MREI, Minsk, Belarus thin film technology, nanotechnology, electrochemical anodizing, metal oxide films, sensors, electronic passives applied electrochemistry (anodizing, electrodeposition), microfabrication, chemical sensors electrochemistry, nanotechnology
Sebastian Thiess DESY Germany Surface and Interface Science using Synchrotron Radiation Techniques, mainly: - X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) - also in combination with X-ray Standing Waves (XSW) Material systems: - oxides; high k oxides - high TC superconductors Oxides, X-ray Standing Waves XPS XPS
Koppole Chandra Sekhar . Australia . . . .
Stijn Fias Free University Brussels Belgium . . . .
Songül Güryel Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University Brussels (VUB) Belgium . . . .
Sharali Malik Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany Dr Malik is a Chartered Chemist with many years practical experience as a scientist in academia as well as in industry. This includes three years experience of computer modeling of long-range transmission of air pollutants in Europe (EMEP/MSC-W); and ten years experience of physical chemistry research at the Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) working on projects utilizing a variety of physical chemical characterization techniques such as; electron microscopy (TEM, SEM, SEM/FIB) and auxiliary techniques such as EDX and e-beam lithography; optical light microscopy; laser confocal microscopy; UV-vis and Raman spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. SWNT, MWNT, Graphene, TEM, SEM Nanocarbon materials Catalytic nanoparticles
Seyyed Shayan Meysami University of Oxford United Kingdom . Synthesis, carbon nanomaterials, in situ characterisation Synthesis of carbon nanomaterials .
Silvia Giordani Italian Institute of Technology Italy •Design, synthesis and characterization of photoactive molecules for ion sensing and as building blocks of extended supramolecular systems •Functionalization and characterization of carbon nanotubes and carbon nano-onions carbon nanotube, molecular switches chemistry of materials, nanotechnology, organic synthesis, raman spectroscopy graphene
Stuart Moynihan . Australia . . . .
Alexander Okotrub Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry Russian Federation Ph. D. (Candidate of Science in Phys. and Math. on chemical physics), 1989, Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion SB RAS, Novosibirsk D.Sc. (Doctor of Science in Phys. and Math. on physical chemistry), 2000, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SB RAS, Novosibirsk Present research concerns the electronic structure and properties of carbon nanotubes and relative structures. Most investigations are centered on the X-rays scattering and channeling in carbon materials with purpose Synthesis, characterization and properties of fullerene compounds, nanotubes, nanodiamons and onions. developing basis for carbon nanotubes application in X-ray optic devices. carbon nanotubes, X-ray spectroscopy carbon nanomaterials hybrid nanomaterials
Stephan Werner Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin GmbH Germany . X-ray optics, X-ray imaging X-ray microscopy, zone plate development .
SUSANA TRASOBARES Universidad de Cadiz Spain Researcher in Materials Science "Materials Characterization at the atomic and nanometer Scale" at Cadiz University, Spain. She holds a PhD in Material Science (Université Paris Sud, 2001). The experience acquired on the different international laboratories (H.W. Kroto Group, Sussex University-UK, C.Colliex group at Université Paris Sud-France, P.M. Ajayan Group, Rensselaer Polytechnique Institute and Electron Microscopy Division at Argonne National Lab USA, Electron Microscopy Division @ Minatec at CEA Grenoble) has provided her a strong background on advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques and their application on nanostructures as nanocrystalline diamond, nanotubes, hetereogeneous catalysts etc. She is part of the EQnm Group, which directs its effors to push and exploit Transmission Electron Microscopy techniques as tools in Materials Chemistry. In particular, the HREM expertise, as developed in Cadiz, relies on modern transmission electron microscopy equipment for the acquisition of high resolution images operated in combination with the use of image simulation (EMS) and structural model building softwares (RODHIUS program developed at University of Cadiz) for a quantitative interpretation of the image contrasts. HREM imaging capabilities are combined with HAADF imaging and spectroscopy techniques (EDS, EELS) to follow the morphology, structure and chemistry of catalysts at the atomic scale. The combination of the EM techniques (HREM, HAADF, EDS, EELS) available at the Electron Microscopy Facility (equipped with JEOL 2010F, JEOL 2011 TEM microscopes and SIRION and QUANTA FEI scanning microscopes) with the wide variety of textural, chemical characterization techniques and catalytic activity evaluation setups present in the laboratory has provided the UCA team a strong background on hetereogeneous catalysis. In particular, they have combined chemical and structural characterization with catalytic essays to evaluate the metal-support interaction and redox properties of systems made of noble metal nanoparticles dispersed on variety of mixed oxides. She is part of the ESTEEM project and coordinates several bilateral projects between Cadiz University and other European Countries as France, Poland and Greece. As part of the EQnm Team she has organized and participates in several Workshops dedicated to Transmission Electron Microscopy techniques; TEM-UCA Workshops. She is a member of the ES4FUN Innovation Platform. ES4FUN is a science communication project constituted by University Researchers, Lectures and Students as well as Students from different High Schools located at the Andalusia Region in Spain. The main objective of the Innovation Platform is to achieve a perfect environment for a transversal uses of knowledge to create and organise different Science Communication Activities. These activities are based in a methodology which starts from the identification of a relevant universal scientific concept which is further developed in the form of a social game with the aim of achieving knowledge dissemination from the participant experience centred on the concept to be spread. Transmission Electron Microscopy, Catalyst, Electron Energy Loss, Characterization, Nanoparticles Nanoparticle containing materials, mainly in applications related to Heterogeneous Environmental Catalysis, semiconducting materials and devices and metallic materials. Nanomaterials with biochemical applications
Szymon Los Institute of Molecular Physics. Poland I’m specialized at low Temperature physics. However, from more than ten years I’ve interested in characterization of carbons materials with physics method like electron paramagnetic resonance, x-ray diffraction, electrical conductivity, TEM and STM imaging and Raman spectroscopy. magnetic resonance, x-ray diffraction,TEM,STM, Raman spectroscopy . developping and characterisation of carbons materials,energy. photovoltaic cell .
NIKOS TAGMATARCHIS NATIONAL HELLENIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION / THEORETICAL AND PHYSICAL CHSMISTRY INSTITUTE Greece Dr Nikos Tagmatarchis is a senior researcher at the Theoretical and Physical Chemical Institute, at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, in Athens, Greece. His research interests fall in the area of functionalization of carbon-based nanostructured materials with photo- and/or electro-active moieties, donor-acceptor hybrids potentially suitable for photovoltaics, photoelectrochemical cells, field-effect-transistors (FETs) and in molecular electronics. Another research area Dr. N. Tagmatarchis is active, involves the catalysis with metal nanoparticles immobilized onto the skeleton of carbon nanotubes. In addition, he is interested on the modification of CNTs with biologically active molecules, such as peptides, proteins, drugs and genes for biotechnological applications. The research experience of Dr. N. Tagmatarchis is reflected on the high number of publications (>110), invited presentations on international conferences and workshops, and the citations (>2.300) his work has received. functionalization, characterization, properties, applications, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene, hybrids, donor-acceptor, electron-transfer, photovoltaics, FETs, druge delivery, carbon-based nanostructured materials supramolecular chemistry
Thomas Garm Pedersen Aalborg University Denmark Modelling of electronic and optical properties. Semi-empirical, tight-binding and density functional theory. Inorganic and carbon-based nansotructures theory theory, modelling theory, modelling
Tiago José Águeda Oliveira University of Aveiro Portugal . DFT, Si, Ge, SiGe, a-Si defects in semiconductors amorphous Si, graphene
Tiziana Polichetti ENEA -Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. Italy - study and characterization of the physical properties of graphene in a controlled environment - Volatile organic compounds sensors based on polymer nanocomposites graphene, solid state sensors .. ..
David Tomanek . Australia . . .. .
Silviu Balaban . Australia . . . .
Theodosis Skaltsas National Hellenic Research Foundation Greece Graduated from the Materials Science department of University of Patras in 2011, after completing my diploma thesis in Carbon Nanotube based Aerogels. Received Master degree of Graduate student program “Polymer science and its applications” of the Chemistry Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2013. Master thesis: "Graphite exfoliation and synthesis of hybrid materials based on graphene and copolymers". PhD candidate of the Chemistry Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Current research interests lie on the development of novel chimeric materials based on carbon nanostuctures and polymers, and the characterization of these by complementary methods: Spectroscopic(UV-Vis-IR, IR, Raman, Fluorescence, DLS, XPS), thermal analysis(TGA) and microscopy(TEM,AFM). This project takes place in Theoritical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation under the supervision of Dr. N. Tagmatarchis and Dr. S. Pispas. carbon nanostructures, graphene hybrid materials Materials, Nanotechnology, Synthesis and characterization of carbon nanostructured materials Carbon nanostructured materials: Synthesis, characterization, potentials applications in nanotechnology
UGUR TAMER Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy Turkey Uğur Tamer is an associate professor of Pharmacy Faculty at Gazi University in Turkey. He received PhD degree in 2003 at Hacettepe University Department of Analytical Chemistry. He was involved in Prof. Dr. Harry Mark’s electroanalytical research group as a visiting scholar at Cincinnati University and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Auburn University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. His interests are in the field of modified electrodes, micro-extraction, magnetic nanoparticles and surface enhanced Raman scattering of biological interface. modified electrodes, micro-extraction, magnetic nanoparticles electrochemistry, surface enhanced Raman scattering of biological interface Design of nanomaterial for sensor application
Viktoria Ivanovskaya CNRS France First principle studies on the basis of density functional theory of extended and complex systems. Large variety of studied objects (0D-, 1D-, hybrid-nanostructures, surfaces and bulk materials). Understanding of macroscopic properties (mechanic., conduct., magnet.) of materials at the atomic scale. Stability, structural defects, doping of traditional materials (e.g. oxides, sulphides) and new nanostructures (nanotubes, nanowires). Description of out-of-equilibrium processes: mechanical strain, thermal stability, surface reactivity. Expertise in modern high performing computational methods (DFT, DFTB, MD, NEB) and codes. DFT; quantum chemical modelling ; non-equilibrium processes; defects; nanostructures; doping; catalysis; surface chemistry quantum chemistry; computational materials science searches for new materials with exceptional properties
Ricardo Borda Lopes Vieira . Australia . . . .
Vihar Georgiev University of Glasgow United Kingdom My primary interest is in applying quantum mechanical and chemical methods within the field of electron transport calculations in mesoscopic systems. My work aims at understanding the electronic structure of nano materials and establishing a link between structures and properties. With this in mind, I employ tools and methods of theoretical and computational chemistry and physics, such as Density Functional Theory (DFT), Non-Equlibrium Green's Function (NEGF) formalism and numerous ab initio techniques. I am also interested in performing calculations to explore possible new materials for solar cells, batteries and non-CMOS devices. I have a broad interest in drug design and modeling, transition-metal and organometallic chemistry, molecule sensors and electronics. A guiding principle in my work is that theory and calculations should be used in synergy with experiments, addressing topical problems and providing insight that informs experimental practice. Electron transport in mesoscopic systems Molecular sensors Molecular electronics Transition-metal and organometallic chemistry Material science Drug design devices modelling, post-CMOS devices, first-principal calculations, multi-scale modelling, DFT, NEGF Device Modelling, materials modelling, multi-scale modelling more than Moore devices, post Moore devices, biosensors, solar cells, novel materials, lab on a chip
Vítor Torres University of Aveiro Portugal Professor Vitor Torres has worked in modelling of point defects in semiconductors since 1990, when he got his PhD at King's College London. Since then he has studied the physical properties of defects in silicon, diamond and germanium and its alloys, as well in II-V and II-VI semiconductors, including nitrides, using ab-initio techniques. His work has been presented in international conferences and more than 60 papers have been published in international journals. DFT, Si, Ge, SiGe, a-Si defects in semiconductors amorphous Si, nanowires
Volkmar Eichhorn University of Oldenburg, Department of Computing Science Germany Volkmar Eichhorn studied physics at the University of Oldenburg. He worked on photorefractive crystals and wrote his diploma thesis about electronic speckle pattern interferometry in March 2005. Since April 2005 he is employed as research associate at the Division Microrobotics and Control Engineering, University of Oldenburg. He received a doctor’s degree for his work on “Nanorobotic handling and characterization of carbon nanotubes inside the scanning electron microscope” in February 2011. Volkmar Eichhorn was/is the technical leader of the European research projects: NANORAC, NanoHand, FIBLYS and NanoBits. His group is working on the analysis, manipulation, and processing of different nanomaterials such as nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles and graphene. Nanorobotics, Nanomanipulation, Characterization, Assembly, Prototyping Automated Handling and Characterization of nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanowires, particles, etc)) Nanorobotic Analysis and Processing of Graphene, Device Prototyping
Yu Wang CNRS France Synthesis of carbon-based nanomaterials, graphite intercalation compounds and graphene solutions. synthesis,carbon Synthesis of nanocarbons, graphite intercalation compounds, graphene solutions .Carbon materials
Wei Liu ETH Zurich Switzerland 2 years working experience in CMOS process integration(in SMIC) and 3 years working experience in IC design(in Infineon). SWCNT-metal interface Growth of SWCNT; Charaterization of nanostructures ans their nanoscale interface with metal leads; Integration of nanostructures in gas sensor devices Nanotube device and process integration
Wojciech Kempiński Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences Poland Curriculum Vitae Personal Data: Name: Wojciech Kempiński Home address: K. Baczyńskiego 26, 63-400 Ostrów Wielkopolski, POLAND telephone number: (48-62) 735 78 53 Office address: Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznań, POLAND Laboratory: Krotoszyńska 148, 63-430 Odolanów, POLAND telephone number: (48-62) 733 16 61 e-mail: Date of birth: 24.05.1952 Birth place: Ostrów Wielkopolski, POLAND Martial status: Married Education: Habilitation 2001, Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, POLAND, „Kinetics of AxC60 creations and superconductivity of C60 intercalated by alkali metals” Ph.D. (Physics) 1984, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, POLAND Title of thesis: “Pressure study of the conductivity of the dipolar liquids”. 1976 - 1982 post-graduate studies: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, POLAND M.Sc. (Physics) 1976, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, POLAND Employment: Docent, Low Temperature Laboratory (Z14 - Head of the Laboratory in period 2005-2007) Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznań, POLAND Personal experiences: Fields and periods of activities: 1991 – 2006: carbon materials and superconductivity: fullerites and fullerides, graphite and nanographite (ACFs), MWNT and SWNT, shungit, MgB2, YBCO 1989 - 1991: Oxygen effects in HTS 1982 - 1989: Cryocrystals (orientational glass state in argon-nitrogen system) and physics of liquid and solid helium 1975 - 1984: Pressure study of dipolar liquids Since 2007 coordinator of Polish Carbon Network - correlating work of seven Polish Institutes leading in scope of carbon materials Since 2005 governor of Polish Carbon Society Since 2004 lecturer in Academy of Management, Faculty of International Relations & Informatics 109 Kilinskiego Street, Łódź In the period 2004-2006 lecturer at Poznań University of Technology In the period 2005-2007 participant of the Ministry of Education Grant: “Superconducting properties of MgB2 thin films prepared by ion implantation” 1999 – 2001 coordinator of the international project: “Radispectroscopy and electrooptics of homogenous and modified fullerites and fullerides” Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Since 1996 project leader of the KBN (polish) grant: “Dynamics of fullerene molecule and superconducting phases in the MexC60 systems” 1993 - 1995 substantial contribution to KBN (Polish) grant: “Radiospectroscopy of fullerene” In the period 1995 - 2000 an active participant (lectures) of Fullerene Conversatorium organized at the Warsaw University, Department of Chemistry. Since 1985 lectures and demonstrations of different experimental low temperature techniques at “Summer with Helium” student camps hold every year in Odolanów - Polish Helium Center. Scientific career: My scientific career can be divided into four main periods during which I was interested in different topics: - 1975 – 1982: post-graduate studies on pressure effect on dipolar liquids was finished with the thesis entitled: “Pressure study of the conductivity of the dipolar liquids”, - 1982 - 1989: cryophysics - physics of liquid and solid helium and cryocrystals (orientational glass state in argon-nitrogen system). Besides standard research during this period I was also strongly involved in the 3He-cryostat construction – 0.4K was obtained by me in this cryostat in 1994. Simultaneously I organized the liquid helium distribution from the helium plant located in Odolanów, Poland (the only one in Europe) where one of my Institute's lab is located. Liquid helium was distributed to the Polish laboratories and hospitals - the small company still exists. As a result of this activity many Polish laboratories started low temperature measurements. During this period I performed a lot of experiments with liquid helium – besides a few publications the final and also important result is a popular video-film in which my young students demonstrate differences between classical (LN2) and quantum (L4He) liquids with a few sophisticated low temperature effects: solidification of LN2, -transition, fountain effect and Kapica's spider. - 1989 - 1991: in this period I turn the area of my interest to the high temperature superconductors, specially to oxygen effect in HTS - YBa2Cu3O6-. From this path I hit my last targets: first C60 fullerene and its superconducting properties and finally all modern nanocarbon materials as: different fullerites and fullerides, graphite and nanographite (activated carbon fibers - ACFs), MWNTs, SWNTs and shungite - the period from the beginning of 1991 – to this day. I am the author or coauthor of 82 original papers – 52 of them are published in peer review journals well recognized in the international scientific society. I'm also the author or coauthor of 115 conference papers. 10 times I have given conference lectures as invited speaker. Kinetics of doping process described in a few papers was the subject of my habilitation (2001) „Kinetics of AxC60 creations and superconductivity of C60 intercalated by alkali metals”. One of the result obtained - discovering of a new unstable superconducting phase in KxC60 system - was classified as a one of the main Polish achievement in physics "on the threshold of the third millennium" [1]. Two of our last papers [2,3] has been selected for the issues (April 17, 2006 and February 11, 2008) of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology – "The Virtual Journal, which is published by the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society in cooperation with numerous other societies and publishers, is an edited compilation of links to articles from participating publishers, covering a focused area of frontier research." I also actively participate in various scientific communities – one of my last project is the Carbon Net coordinating work of seven leading Polish Institutes in scope of modern carbon materials. I participated also in different local and international conferences as an organizer: Congress Ampere, 1992, a few RAMIS conferences (also as an editor of "Molecular Physics Reports" - Specialized Colloque Ampere/ Ramis'97, vol. 18/19, 1997), some of Torunian Carbon Symposia,and as a main organizer of XIV Krajowa Szkoła Nadprzewodnictwa (13-17.10.2009 Ostrów Wlkp). I was also a member of the Advisory Committee of some international conferences: "The 2nd International Conference CESEP’07 Carbon for Energy Storage and Environment Protection, 2-6 September 2007, Kraków, Poland and The 8th Torunian Carbon Symposium. [1] J. Klamut w „Fizyka Polska u Progu Trzeciego Tysiąclecia”, Toruń (1998) 69 [2] M. Kempiński, W. Kempiński, J. Kaszyński, M. Śliwińska-Bartkowiak, „Model of Spin Localization in Activated Carbon Fibers”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88 (2006) 143103, also selected for April 17, 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of NanoscaleScience & Technology, Magnetizm and Spintronics [3] S. Lijewski, M. Wencka, S. K. Hoffmann, M. Kempiński, W. Kempiński, M. Śliwińska- Bartkowiak “Electron spin echo studies of nanographite: echo detected ESR spectra and electron spin relaxation”, Phys. Rev. B 77 (2008) 014304, also selected for February 11, 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, Surface and Interface Properties nanocarbons, nanowires, quantum dots, spintronics EPR, MMMA, STM, electric conductivity study of nanocarbon materials: fullerenes, fullerides, SWNTs, MWNTs, nanodiamonds, ACFs. quantum dots, spintronics
Noirfalise UMONS Belgium Area of expertise: plasma processing, in particular thin films deposition by pvd methods. Zinc oxide, magnetron plasma processing and engineering plasma technology
Xiaoxing KE University of Antwerp Belgium I've been mostly working on the topic of TEM characterization of nanomaterials, e.g. carbon nanotubes. In addition, Focused Ion Beam sample preparation is also one of my research focus. In the field of TEM characterization, we are specialized in 3D characterization as well as High Resolution analysis of the materials' structure. TEM, nanotubes, carbon, electron tomography Transmission electron microscopy low voltage TEM
Yoeri van de Burgt Eidhoven University of Technology Netherlands . . . .
Yucheng Zhang . Australia . . . .