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ICAMEM2021 are sincerely inviting Plenary and keynote speakers! If you would like to join us, please send us your CV by email: cfp@icamem.org

Speakers of ICAMEM2021

  • Prof. Zhongfan Liu
    Peking University, China
    Speech title: Pilot-scale Technology & Equipments for CVD Graphene
    Prof. Zhongfan Liu got his PhD in University of Tokyo in 1990. He is now the BOYA Chair Professor of Peking University in chemistry, the Director of Beijing Graphene Institute, and the Vice President of Chinese Chemical Society. His research interest focusses on low dimensional carbon materials, including the CVD growth of graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes and their unique applications. Prof. Liu has published over 630 peer-reviewed articles and over 130 patents. His recent contributions to graphene areas include, superclean graphene, super graphene glass, graphene optical fiber and photochemical band structure engineering of graphene. The major academic awards he received include, National Natural Science Awards (2008, 2017), Chinese Chemical Society-AkzoNobel Chemical Science Award (2012), Baogang Outstanding Teacher Award (2012), the Lectureship Award of 2016 Colloid and Surface Chemistry Annual Meeting of Chemical Society of Japan, Beijing Municipal Excellent Teacher (2017), the 2018 ACS Nano Lectureship Award, and Peking University GUOHUA Excellent Scholar Award (2020). He was elected as the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011 and as one of the six outstanding scientists in Ten-Thousand-Talents Program in 2013. Prof. Liu is the Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK, 2004), the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK, 2014) and the Fellow of TWAS(2015).

  • Prof. Zhong-Qun Tian
    Xiamen University, China
    Speech title
    : Nanostructure-based plasmonic materials: from optical spectroscopy to chemical reaction

    Biography: Zhong-Qun Tian, Professor of Chemistry at Xiamen Univ., China. He obtained his BSc at Xiamen Univ. in 1982 and his PhD under the supervision of M. Fleischmann (FRS) on electrochemical SERS at the Univ. of Southampton in 1987. Then he returned to Xiamen Univ. and was promoted to full professor in 1992. His main research interests include SERS, spectroelectrochemistry, plasmonics, nanochemistry. He was elected as Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and RSC Fellow in 2005, Fellow of International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) in 2010 and Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences in 2014. He received several awards from ISE, USA, UK, France, Japan and China. He currently is the Immediate-Past-President of ISE and advisory board member for over ten international journals (e.g., JACS, Chem., Matter, Chem. Sci. National Science Rev.) and an associate editor for J. Raman Spectroscopy, Science in China: Chemistry and Chem. Soc. Rev.

  • Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal
    Washington University in St. Louis, USA

    Professor Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he was the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. Dr. Agarwal received Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. Over a period of forty years, Professor Agarwal has worked in various areas of Computational Science and Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Materials Science and Manufacturing, Computational Electromagnetics (CEM), Neuro-Computing, Control Theory and Systems, and Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 journal and refereed conference publications. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide in over fifty countries. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many academic, government, and industrial advisory committees. Dr. Agarwal is a Fellow eighteen societies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Royal Aeronautical Society, Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has received many prestigious honors and national/international awards from various professional societies and organizations for his research contributions.

  • Prof. Rodrigo Martins
    Faculty of Sciences and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
    Speech title: Functional materials for a sustainable work

    Rodrigo Martins is a Full Professor with the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal, where he is the Head of Materials Science Department. He is the Co-Chair of the European Energy Materials Industry Research Initiative, EMIRI. He is the Founder and the Director of the Centre of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Processes, Uninova. He is a Leader of the Materials, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies Group, I3N/CENIMAT. Expert in the field of transparent electronics and on the paper electronics, with over 570 papers published in WoK (Google Scholar). He is a member of the Advisory Board of Horizon 2020 (Advanced Materials, Nanotechnologies, Biotechnologies and Manufacturing); International Advisory Board of Strategic Initiative in Materials, a Flanders industry initiative; Steering Committee of EuMat; Alliance for Materials; Joint Innovation Centre for Advanced Material Sino-Portuguese; an Editorial Board of the Journal Progress in Natural Science: Materials International and of Heliyon (Elsevier); Advanced Electronics Materials Journal (Wiley); Administration Board of the nature journal: npj 2D Materials and Applications. He is the President of the European Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering and the Portuguese Order of Engineers.
    He was decorated with the gold medal of merit and distinction by the Almada Municipality for his R&D achievements, in 2016. Rodrigo Martins has been involved in the pioneer European research on amorphous silicon semiconductors and is a pioneer - together with his group - in worldwide activity related to passive and active oxides, the so called transparent electronics and he is one of the inventors of the so-called paper electronics, where paper is exploit not only as a substrate but also as a functional component in active devices. He got more than 17 international and national prizes and distinctions for his work (e.g.: Lisbon Energy Live Expo, Innovation prize, 2012 (Solar tiles); European Patent Office Innovation nomination 2016 (paper electronics); Exame Informática Innovation prize 2016 (paper solar cells).

  • Prof. Katsuyuki Kida
    University of Toyama, Japan
    Speech title
    : Some topics in engineering road map (2010-2030) and Fracture mechanics in Tribology field

    Professor Katsuyuki Kida was born in 1968 in Osaka, where he studied mechanical engineering at Osaka University from 1988. Apart from course work, he studied rolling contact fatigue (RCF) occurring in TiC and TiN coated steels using both X-ray diffraction and scanning acoustic microscopy. After graduation he pursued his academic career and obtained a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics in 2000, investigating RCF problems of all-Si3N4 bearings. By observing cracking and flaking failure under RCF, he succeeded in explaining the material`s features from the viewpoint of fracture mechanics. From 2000 he focused his work on investigating the contact problems of several materials used in machine elements. He has also continued fundamental research on contact problems, for which he received ‘The Best Paper Prize (FFEMS PRIZE)’ from ‘Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures’ journal in 2005. The awarded papers reported establishing a crack growth mechanism under contact pressure, a problem previously unsolved for over 70 years since S. Way’s proposed theory. His research interests now include the development of three dimensional scanning Hall-probe microscope technologies, fatigue phenomena in polymer bearing, crack growth mechanism under contact stresses and refinement of high-carbon steels. He holds and has held a number of prestigious leadership roles in academy-industry corroboration programs: refinement of steels, new joint system in humanoid robots and fatigue of polymer bearings in "Strategic Fundamental Technologies Strengthening Assistance Programs" (Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry, Japan, 2009-2013); scanning Hall-probe microscopy in "Fundamental Studies on Technologies for Steel Materials with Enhanced Strength and Functions" (Consortium of the JRCM, Japan, 2008-2012); and ceramic bearing elements in the project supported by "Japanese Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization" (NEDO, Japan, 2007-2011).” As a chairperson of department of mechanical engineering in University of Toyama, Professor Kida is heading education and research projects (2019-)..

  • Prof. Pierre-Eymeric Janolin
    Physics Department of CentaleSupelec, Université Paris-Saclay, France
    Speech title: Immiscibility in miscible liquids

    Prof. Pierre-Eymeric Janolin in the Physics Department of CentaleSupelec, Université Paris-Saclay, France; director of the Physics and Nanotechnology major. He obtained his PhD at Ecole Centrale Paris in 06 and after two-years of postdoc in the US (University of Arkansas and Carnegie Institution for Science of Washington) He got tenured at Ecole Centrale Paris now CentraleSupelec. His research focuses on the relationship between the crystalline structure and the functional properties, with a strong emphasis on ferroic properties (ferroelectrics, multiferroics, electromechanical materials).

  • Prof. Marino Quaresimin
    Department of Management and Engineering - University of Padova, Italy
    Speech title: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO DESIGN AND MONITOR COMPOSITE STRUCTURES UNDER IN-SERVICE FATIGUE LOADINGS

    Prof. Marino Quaresimin born in 1965 in Vicenza (Italy), Marino Quaresimin received the Master degree summa cum laude in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 from the University of Padova and the PhD degree in Machine Design in 1994 from University of Florence. Since January 2011 he is full Professor of Machine Design and Head of the Department of Management and Engineering - University of Padova, where teaches Stress Analysis and Mechanics of Materials at the Undergraduate course and Design of Composite Structures at the Master course in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests are on polymeric composites and nanocomposites, with particular reference to the study of the structural response and the damage mechanics and the development of predictive models. Understanding and description of the behaviour of composite materials and structures under cyclic (fatigue) loading are of actual interest as well as modelling of the toughening mechanisms and multifunctional response in composites and nanocomposites. He is also interested in bonded connections and in the development and optimisation of composite structures. He is author of more than 350 scientific publications.

  • Prof. Mirosław Rucki
    University of Technology and Humanities in Radom, Poland
    Speech title: ENHANCED PROPERTIES OF SINTERED NANOCOMPOSITES ZrO2–WC OBTAINED WITH FIELD ASSISTED HOT PRESSING

    Prof. Miroslaw Rucki cooperates with several scientific societies, such as euspen (European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology), IAAM (International Association of Advanced Materials) or PNTTE (Polish Scientific and Technical Society on Maintenance). He is a member of scientific committee of several conferences, eg. In-Tech and euspen (international) or TYGIEL (Polish) and MicroCAD (Ukrainian). In 2005-2010 he participated in the international exchange program for university studies CEEPUS, having speeches in Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania, and in 2018-2019 in frames of Erasmus+ program he gave lectures in Lithuania and Latvia. In 2019-2020 he took part in the European Social Fund project Improvement of LLU Academic Staff at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Jelgava (Latvia). Since 1998 he cooperates with Ukrainian scientists from National Technical University – «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute», Ukrainian State University of Railway Transport, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, and Ukrainian National Academy of Science. The keynote speech is among the results of this fruitful cooperation.

  • Prof. Benoit H. Lessard
    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering-University of Ottawa,Canada
    Speech title: From low voltage operation of flexible transistors to highly selective cannabinoid sensors: interfacial engineering is key

    Prof. Lessard Research Group focuses on the development of novel carbon based electronic devices through material design and synthesis and device prototype engineering. The group has projects in the development of flexible solar cells, organic light emitting diodes (OLED) for highly efficient displays and ultra-selective biosensors. In 2015, Prof. Benoit H. Lessard joined the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at University of Ottawa as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor in May 2019. He was awarded the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Advanced Polymer Materials and Organic Electronics (renewed in 2020), 2018 Ontario Early Researcher Award and the 2015 Charles Polanyi Prize in Chemistry. Prof. Lessard was also awarded one of the 2017 and 2019 Emerging Leaders of Chemical Engineering Plenary Presentation at Canadian Chemical Engineering Society (CCEC2017 & CCEC2019) and named a 2018 J. Mater. Chem. C Emerging Researcher. Since 2008, Prof. Lessard has published 89 peer reviewed journal articles, 14 patent applications, 1 book chapter and presented his work over 80 times at international and national conferences. Prof. Lessard is co-founder of Ekidna Sensing inc, which is a spinoff company based on cannabinoid sensors. Prior to joining uOttawa, Prof. Lessard completed an NSERC Banting Fellowship at the University of Toronto studying crystal engineering and OPV/OLED fabrication and obtained his PhD (2012) from McGill University in Polymer reaction engineering.

  • Dr. Paolo Andrea Carraro
    Department of Management and Engineering - University of Padova, Italy
    Speech Title: MODELLING THE INFLUENCE OF MICROSTRUCTURAL FEATURES ON THE FATIGUE CRACK INITIATION IF SHORT-FIBRE REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS

    Dr. Paolo Andrea Carraro was born in Vicenza in 1985. In 2009 he got the Master Thesis in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Padova, with a score of 110/110 cum laude and in 2014 he obtained the Ph.D. title in Mechatronics and Product Innovation Engineering at the same University. Since 2015 he is assistant professor at the Department of Management and Engineering of the University of Padova, where he teaches Machine Design at the Undergraduate course of Mechatronics Engineering and Finite Element Method at the Master course in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests are on the mechanical and multifunctional properties of polymeric composites, with particular reference to the study of the structural response and the damage mechanics under cyclic loadings, the development of predictive models and health monitoring methods. He is also interested in bonded joints and the stress analysis of notched composite structures.

  • Dr. Olivier Félix
    Institut Charles Sadron(CNRS)
    Speech Title: Anisotropic properties of bio-inspired nanocomposite materials

    Dr. Olivier Félix completed in 1999 his PhD degree in Chemistry at Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg, France). After a post‐doctoral fellowship at University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands), he has integrated in 2000 the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) as researcher in the team of Professor G. Decher at Institut Charles Sadron (Strasbourg, France) and he has developed researches on the fabrication and characterization of thin films, especially polyelectrolytes multilayers, the main research area of his home lab. His research activities are mainly devoted to the use and the development of a molecular coating technology, the so‐called Layer‐by‐Layer (LbL) technique. He has already prepared and characterized numerous LbL films possessing various properties (photocatalysis, fire‐retardancy, water filtration, bio‐compatibility, mechanical resistance, …) in which the composition and the architecture were adapted to the objectives of each project. Since 2010, he has developed a new research activity in the team on the fabrication of multifunctional multimaterial coatings with exceptional mechanical properties and interesting optical properties. In the meantime, he has contributed to the development of a new and versatile method, grazing incidence spraying (GIS), for the controlled in-plane alignment of anisotropic objects at solid interfaces. The latter combined with the LbL‐assembly technique is used to prepare bio‐inspired nanocomposites with complex superstructures.