NN15 Invited Speakers

2015 Plenary Speakers

Prof. Donal Bradley is the Lee-Lucas Professor of Experimental Physics, Director of the Centre for Plastic Electronics and Vice-Provost (Research) at Imperial College London. He is a co-inventor of conjugated polymer electroluminescence (1989) and a co-founder of Cambridge Display Technology Ltd (1992). He also co-founded Molecular Vision Ltd (2001) and sits on the Board of Solar Press (UK) Ltd. He is a named co-inventor for 25 patent families. Professor Bradley has published 563 ISI journal papers with > 48,800 citations (h-index = 95) and is a 2014 ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science. His contributions have been recognized by the award of a CBE (2010), Fellowship of the Royal Society (2004) and many prizes including the Royal Society Bakerian Lecture (2010), the Institute of Engineering and Technology Faraday Medal (2010), the Institute of Physics Faraday Medal (2009), The European Latsis Prize for Nanoengineering (2005), The Society for Information Display Jan Rachman Prize (2005) and the EU Descartes Prize (2003).


Prof. Mercouri Kanatzidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1957. After obtaining a B. Sc from Aristotle University in Greece, he received his Ph D. in chemistry from the University of Iowa in 1984. He was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University from 1985 to 1987 and is currently the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University. Mercouri moved to Northwestern in the fall of 2006 from Michigan State University where he was a University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry since 1987.His Research Interests are: Inorganic chemistry, solid state and coordination chemistry of chalcogenide compounds. Design of new materials, exploratory synthesis, thermoelectric materials, nanostructured materials, intermetallics, mesoporous semiconductors, phase-change materials, conducting polymers, intercalation chemistry applications of new materials. He has an h-index of 80, having thus far published some 548 ISI listed publications with > 25000 citations (ISI Web of Knowledge).

2015 Keynote Speakers

damnjanovic Prof. Milan Damnjanović, NanoLab Group, Dept. of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
"Controllable magnetic phases in 13C nanotubes"
darwish Prof. Abdalla Darwish, Physics and Pre-Engineering Dept., Dillard University, USA
"Nanocomposite polymer-inorganic upconversion phosphor films made by the multiple-beam pulsed laser deposition method for photonic applications"

Prof. George Hadziioannou, LCPO, CNRS, France

kanatzidis Prof. Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern University, USA
"Understanding perovskites and their solar cells"
kaxiras Prof. Efthimios Kaxiras, Department of Physics and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA
"Properties of 2D layered heterostructures: theory and applications"
guy le lay Prof. Guy Le Lay, Aix-Marseille Université, France
"Silicene and germanene: emergent synthetic graphene-like electronic materials"
malliaras Prof. George Malliaras, EMSE, France

NN15 Invited Speakers (Preliminary list, updated daily)

aifantis Prof. Elias Aifantis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
"Gradient Nanomechanics Across Scales and Disciplines: From Nanotechnology and Nanoenergy to Nanoneurology"
baldini Prof. Nicola Baldini, University of Bologna and Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Italy
"Acid tumor microenvironment as a target for nanotherapies"
barthelemy Prof. Philippe Barthélémy, University of Bordeaux & INSERM, France
"Nucleoside-lipids as novel hybrid materials for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications"
bonnassieux Prof. Yvan Bonnassieux, Ecole polytechnique, LPICM, France
cavaleiro Prof. Albano Cavaleiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
"Stability of Ag-containing nanocomposite coatings"
ehiasarian Prof. Arutiun Ehiasarian, Materials & Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
"High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering"
yanglong hou Prof. Yanglong Hou, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, China
"High Performance Electrodes for Advanced Energy Storage Systems: Lithium Ion Battery and Supercapacitors"
hovsepian Prof. Papken Hovsepian, Nanotechnology Centre for PVD Research, HIPIMS Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
"Wear mechanism of nanostructured Mo-W doped Carbon coatings in dry and boundary lubrication conditions"
ioannou Prof. Dimitris Ioannou, George Mason University, USA
"On the Physical Origin of the Memory Mechanism in Floating Body Memory Cells"
komvopoulos Prof. Kyriakos Komvopoulos, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, USA
"Cell Membrane-Cytoskeleton Elasticity"
konstantatos Prof. Gerasimos Konstantatos, The Institute of Photonic Sciences, ICFO, Spain
"Colloidal Quantum Dot Optoelectronics: Photodetectors and Solar Cells"
koruga Prof. Djuro Koruga, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering University of Belgrade, Serbia
"Water based Nanomedicine: Unthinkable ideas today, received wisdom tomorrow"
kousoulas Prof. Gus Kousoulas, Louisiana State University-Tulane NIH Center for Biomedical Research, USA
leszek Prof. Jerzy Leszek, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
"Nanotechnology for Alzheimer's deasease detection"
aihua liu Prof. Aihua Liu, Qingdao Inst. of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology, China
"Bio-mimetic Nanostructures Self-assembled from Genetically Engineered Phage or Fusion Proteins: Towards Applications in Biosensing and Biomedicine"
meunier Prof. Michel Meunier, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
"Plasmonics enhanced ultrafast laser nanosurgery of living cells"
missirlis Prof. Yannis Missirlis, Lab of Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece
mitsiadis Prof. Thimios Mitsiadis, University of Zurich, Switzerland
"Stem cell niches and their innervation: use of microfluidic devices"
papantonakis Prof. George A. Papadantonakis, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
"When Good Cells Go Bad: the Role of p53"
pfleger Prof. Jiri Pfleger, Inst. of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, Czech Rep.
"Exciton relaxation dynamics in poly(3-hexylthiophene) thin films with plasmonic nanoparticles"
rustichelli Prof. Franco Rustichelli, Department Di.S.C.O., Polytechnical University of Marches, Italy
"From Synchrotron Radiation to the most recent breakthrougs in Clinical Regenerative Dentistry"
santamaria Prof. Jesus Santamaria, Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Zaragosa & Aragon Nanoscience Institute, Spain
selviaridis Prof. Panagiotis Selviaridis, Dept. of Neurosurgery AHEPA Hospital, AUTh, Greece
singh Prof. Raman Singh, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Australia
"Graphene Coating for Remarkable Corrosion Resistance: Current State and Challenges"
tanaka Prof. Masaru Tanaka, Dept. of Biochemical Engineering, Yamagata University, Japan
teshima Prof. Katsuya Teshima, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Shinshu Universiy, Japan
"Flux method as new approaches to material fabrication and interface design for lithium ion rechargeable batteries"
ullanski Prof. Jacek Ulanski, Lodz University of Technology, Department of Molecular Physics, Poland
"Relationship between morphology and charge carrier transport in ultrathin layers of conjugated polymers"
vasilopoulos Prof. Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Concordia University, Canada
"Polarized spin and valley transport across ferromagnetic silicene junctions"
limin wu Prof. Li-Min Wu, Dept. of Materials Science, Advanced Coatings Research Center of Ministry of Education of China, Fudan University, China
"Hollow Colloidal Spheres and Their Self-assembly and Properties"
zhao Prof. Yusheng Zhao, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
"High P-T nanoMechanics and Diamond Deformations"
aifantis k Assoc. Prof. Katerina Aifantis, Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona, USA
lidorikis Assoc. Prof. Elefterios Lidorikis, Computational Materials Science, Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece
orsini Assoc. Prof. Giovanna Orsini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
"In vivo administration of dental epithelial stem cells in mouse incisor"
owens Assoc. Prof. Roisin Owens, Ecole des Mines de St. Etienne, France
"Multi parameter monitoring of live cells using organic electronics"
vizirianakis Assoc. Prof. Ioannis Vizirianakis, Lab of Pharmacology, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, AUTh, Greece
"Toward balancing cellular toxicity and selectivity upon developing innovative bifunctional anticancer therapeutics"
ting xu Assoc. Prof. Ting Xu, Dept. Chemistry & Material Sciences and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA
feng yan Assoc. Prof. Feng Yan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
"High performance biosensors based on solution-gated flexible transistors with functionalized gate electrodes"
amassian Ass. Prof. Aram Amassian, Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics (OEPV) Lab, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
"Solution Processing of Light Absorbers for Emerging Photovoltaics: Organic Bulk Heterojunction and Perovskite Photovoltaics"
carvalho Ass. Prof. Sandra Carvalho, University of Minho, Portugal
"MC3T3-E1 cell response of PVD-grown antibacterial thin films on piezoelectric PVDF Substrates for sensor applications"
chatzinikolaidou Ass. Prof. Maria Chatzinikolaidou, Dept. of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete & IESL-FORTH, Greece
"Microfluidics in biomaterials for bone tissue engineering"
papagelis Ass. Prof. Konstantinos Papagelis, Dept. of Materials Science, University of Patras, Greece
"Mechanical performance of a prototype graphene-based touch panel display"
polini Ass. Prof. Marco Polini, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
"Loss mechanisms in graphene plasmonics"
stefanidou Ass. Prof. Maria Stefanidou, Laboratory of Building Materials, Civil engineering Department AUTH, Greece
"Correlating mechanical properties in cement mortars in macro and nano scale"
tsetseris Ass. Prof. Leonidas Tsetseris, Dept. of Physics, NTUA, Greece
"Emerging electronic materials: insights from first-principles studies"
adamovic Dr. Nadja Adamovic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
"Custom Designed Thin Film PV Modules"
bludov Dr. Yuliy Bludov, University of Minho, Portugal
"Linear and nonlinear graphene plasmonics"
bonaccorso Dr. Francesco Bonaccorso, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Graphene Labs, Italy
brennan fournet Dr. Margaret Brennan Fournet, Dept. of Bioelectronics Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines, CMP-EMSE, France
"Biomolecular detection via plasmonic nanoplates integrated with OECTs"
chatzisotiriou Dr. Athanasios Chatzisotiriou, Laboratory of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
"Nanotechnology in Neurosurgery"
constantoudis Dr. Vassilios Constantoudis, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
"Hybrid nanometrology"
curri Dr. M. Lucia Curri, CNR IPCF, Italy
"Nanocomposite Materials for Photocatalytic Degradation of Pollutants"
daskalakis Dr. Konstantinos Daskalakis, Imperial College London, UK
"Organic polariton condensates in all-dielectric microcavities: Polariton interactions and coherence properties"
deligiorgis Dr. George Deligeorgis, FORTH - IESL, Greece
"Graphene ballistic high frequency integrated circuits"
glynos Dr. Emmanouil Glynos, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, USA
"Glass Transition Behavior of Thin Polymer Films: The Effect of Molecular Architecture"
noimage Dr. Frank Güell, University of Barcelona, Spain
"Spatially controlled growth of highly crystalline ZnO nanowires by an inkjet-printing catalyst-free method"
jimenez Dr. Isaac Ojea Jimenez, Joint Research Centre, Institute of Health and Consumer Protection, Italy
"Luminescent engineered nanomaterials for combined therapy and bio-labelling applications"
kusko Dr. Mihaela Kusko, National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies, Romania
"Reliable nanostructured silicon based substrates for detection and diagnosis in molecular medicine"
kymakis Dr. Emmanuel Kymakis, Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I) of Crete, Greece
"Solution processable graphene derivatives and related 2D crystals for high efficient organic and perovskite solar cells"
lisziewicz Dr. Julianna Lisziewicz, eMMUNITY, Hungary
"Characterization of DNA/polymer Nanoparticles and Application for Cancer Immunotherapy"
longo Dr. Massimo Longo, Laboratorio MDM, IMM-CNR, Italy
"Synthesis and functional analysis of Ge- and In-based nanowires for phase change memories"
magliulo Dr. Maria Magliulo, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
"Organic electronics biosensors for point of care applications"
mclachlan Dr. Martyn A. McLachlan, Faculty of Engineering, Dept. of Materials, Imperial College London, UK
"Nanostructured oxide electrodes for improved organic photovoltaics and organic light emitting diodes"
moya Dr. Sergio Moya, CIC biomaGUNE, Spain
"Design of hybid poly (lactide co glycolic) nanoparticles and in vivo fate studies for the assessment of nanoparticle degradation"
parthenios Dr. John Parthenios, FORTH/ ICE-HT, Greece
"Strain Engineering in two dimensional atomic crystals"
penicaud Dr. Alain Penicaud, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal - CNRS Université de Bordeaux, France
"Fully exfoliated graphenide solutions, Few Layer Graphene from Food Waste and Applications"
peyrade Dr. David Peyrade, MicroTech for Health, LTM CEA - LETI, France
"Microfluidic colloidal technologies:From ICT to health applications"
popa Dr. Daniel Popa, Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, UK
"Ultrafast photonics with graphene and related materials"
re Dr. Francesca Re, Dept. of Health Sciences University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
"The potential use of multi-functional nanoliposomes in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease"
shahzada Dr. Ahmad Shahzada, ABENGOA Research, Spain
"Novel hole transporters for perovskite pigmented Solar Cells"
stergiopoulos Dr. Thomas Stergiopoulos, Dept. of Physics, University of Oxford, UK
"How fast-controlled perovskite crystallization kinetics reduce the recombination in thin film solar cells"
szcytko Dr. Jacek Szczytko, Institute of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Poland
"Dressed states of polaritons in microcavities - nanoengineering of quasiparticles"
volonakis Dr. George Volonakis, Dept. of Materials, University of Oxford, UK
"Perovskite/Graphene interfaces: A first-principles study"
falk Mr. Andreas Falk, BioNanonet, Austria
"Safety strategy for market implementation in nanotechnologies"
gasco Mr. Paolo Gasco, Nanovector, Italy
ikonomidou Ms Athina Ikonomidou, Business Development & Tech Transfer Consultant, Greece
"SME Instrument and Fast Track to Innovation funding tools"
noimage Ms. Arhondula Papapanagiotou, LLM -Attorney at Law, Greece
"IPRs for Business success"

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