2016 Invited Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Title of plenary talk: Materials and Concepts for Printed Photovoltaic Technologies

Christoph J. Brabec is holding the chair “materials for electronics and energy technology (i-MEET)” at the materials science of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Further, he is the scientific director of the Erlangen division of the Bavarian research institute for renewable energy (ZAE Bayern, Erlangen), board member of the ZAE Bavaria and board member of the Energy Campus Nurnberg.
He received his PhD (1995) in physical chemistry from Linz university, joined the group of Prof Alan Heeger at UCSB for a sabbatical, and continued to work on all aspects of organic semiconductor spectroscopy as assistant professor at Linz university. He joined the SIEMENS research labs as project leader for organic semiconductor devices in 2001, finished his habilitation in physical chemistry in 2003 at Linz university and joined Konarka in 2004, where he was holding the position of the CTO before joining Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Title of plenary talk: Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering

Antonios G. Mikos is the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University. His research focuses on the synthesis, processing, and evaluation of new biomaterials for use as scaffolds for tissue engineering, as carriers for controlled drug delivery, and as non-viral vectors for gene therapy. His work has led to the development of novel orthopaedic, dental, cardiovascular, neurologic, and ophthalmologic biomaterials. Mikos is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Biomedical Engineering Society, the Controlled Release Society, the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering, the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, and the National Academy of Inventors. He has been recognized by various awards including the Founders Award of the Society For Biomaterials and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-Americas.

Title of plenary talk: Nanoparticles: characterization and applications

Prof. Francesco Stellacci got his degree in Materials Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in 1998 with Prof. Zerbi. He then moved as a post-doc with Prof. J.W. Perry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Arizona. In 2002 he became as assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT (Cambridge, USA). There he became associate professor with tenure in 2009. In 2010, he moved as a full professor to EPFL where he holds the Constellium chair. Stellacci has published more than 130 papers and has more than 15 patent applications. He has won numerous awards, among the the Technology Review TR35 ’top innovator under 35’, the Popular Science Magazine ’Brilliant 10’, and the EMRS EU40. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the Global Young Academy

Keynote Speakers

boltasseva Prof. Alexandra Boltasseva, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, USA
Practical Platform for Nanophotonics with Plasmonic Metal Nitrides and Transparent Conducting Oxides
boschloo Prof. Gerrit Boschloo, Department of Chemistry, Uppsala Univeristy, Sweden
Perovskite solar cells: fundamentals, new materials and improved performance
damnjanovic Prof. Milan Damnjanovic, NanoLab Group, Department of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Electron-phonon interaction anomalies in layers
dimoulas Dr. Athanasios Dimoulas, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Materials for Energy Efficient Nanoelectronic Devices
dyakonov Prof. Vladimir Dyakonov, Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany
Electronic Trap States in Perovskite Solar Cells
giannelis Prof. Emmanuel Giannelis, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Cornell University, USA
Responsive Nanostructured materials for energy applications
giustino Prof. Feliciano Giustino, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK
Computational design and experimental synthesis of novel halide perovskites
grigorian Dr. Souren Grigorian, Department of Physics, University of Siegen, Germany
Characterization of Organic Nanomaterials by Sychrotron Radiation
malliaras Prof. George Malliaras, Department of Bioelectronics, EMSE, France
scharber Prof. Markus Scharber, LIOS, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
On the Efficiency Limit of Conjugated Polymer:Fullerene-Based Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
sekitani Prof. Tsuyoshi Sekitani, Osaka University, Japan
Imperceptible Active Sensors for Cyber–Physical Systems -Wearable and implantable brain wave monitoring systems-
shalaev Prof. Vladimir Shalaev, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, USA
New Material Platforms & Metasurface Designs for Plasmonics and Quantum Photonics
yoon Prof. Christoph Brabec, Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany
Materials and Concepts for Printed Photovoltaic Technologies
ravi silva Prof. Ravi Silva, University of Surrey, UK
The Design Of High Efficiency Solar Cells And Collectors
stelzer Prof. Franz Stelzer, Institute for Chemistry & Technology of Materials, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Biopolymer (Nano)Composites: Thin Films, Characterization and Degradation
yoon Prof. Myung-Han Yoon, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Dielectric Materials for Printable Soft Electronics

Invited Speakers

anthopoulos Prof. Thomas Anthopoulos, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, UK
3rd Generation organic blend semiconductors for thin-film transistor applications
babonneau Dr. David Babonneau, University of Poitiers, France
Fabrication and plasmonic properties of metal nanoparticles grown on nanoripple patterns
baranovski Prof. Sergei Baranovski, Department of Physics, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Theoretical description of charge transport in disordered organic semiconductors
basaran Prof. Zeynep Basaran, School of Engineering, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Alternative Applications of nano-engineering in cement-based systems
beaujuge Prof. Pierre M. Beaujuge, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
High-Performing Polymer Solar Cells and Tandems: Materials Selection, Concurrent Modeling and Device Optimizations
bengston Dr. Stefan Bengtson, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
Sustained inflammation and genotoxicity following pulmonary exposure to graphene and graphene oxide in mice
berger Dr. Francois Berger, INSERM, France
biscarini Prof. Fabio Biscarini, Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Capacitive Coupling in electrolyte-gated organic field effect transistors
blums Prof. Juris Blums, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Human motion energy harvesters for wearables
boeffel Dr. Christine Boeffel, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, Germany
Solution processing of organic light emitting diodes
bonnassieux Prof. Yvan Bonnassieux, LPCIM, Ecole Polytechnique CNRS, Paris, France
Modelling of Organic Solar cell: Finite element simulation and compact model
booth Prof. Tim Booth, DTU Nanotech, Denmark
The hot pick-up technique for batch assembly of van der Waals heterostructures
brown Prof. Thomas Brown, Nano&Optoelectronics group (OLAB), University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules on Flexible Substrates
buljan Dr. Maja Buljan, Division of Materials Physics, Ruder Boskovic Institute, Croatia
Self-ordered Ge-based nanostructures in glasses: fabrication, properties and application
caruntu Prof. Gabriel Caruntu, Central Michigan University, USA
Solution Processing of Ferroelectric Colloidal Nanocrystals for Energy Storage and Transistor Applications
casiraghi Dr. Cinzia Casiraghi, School of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
Water-based 2D-crystal Inks: from Production to Devices
cellesi Prof. Francesco Cellesi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Nanomedicines for overcoming biological barriers in kidneys and treating proteinuric diseases
chatzinikolaidou Prof. Maria Chatzinikolaidou, IESL-FORTH and University of Crete, Greece
Engineering nanomaterials for tissue engineering with controlled immunomodulation
choulis Prof. Stelios Choulis, Molecular Electronics & Photonics Laboratory, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Solution Processed Photovoltaics: Interfaces, Electrodes, Processing and Devices
christou Prof. Aris Christou, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, USA
Nanotechnology of Graphene Interconnects on Flexible Substrates
colsmann Dr. Alexander Colsmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Eco-friendly fabrication of organic solar cells
constantoudis Dr. Vassilios Constantoudis, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Sidewall Roughness of Nanoelectronic and Nanophotonic Structures: Metrological Challenges and their Critical Role in Applications
cros Dr. Stephane Cros, CEA, France
CEA’s design-on-demand printed photovoltaics: performances and reliability
deferme Prof. Wim Deferme, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Hasselt University, Belgium
Printing of Light Emitting Devices on Textiles
delgado simao Dr. Claudia Delgado Simao, Eurecat, Spain
Conformable Printed Electronics: Recent developments towards robust smart devices
delgado Prof. Juan Luis Delgado, Polymat, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain
Prisitine C60 and C70 fullerenes As Electron Transport Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells
deligeorgis Dr. George Deligeorgis, FORTH IESL, Greece
Graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides for flexible high frequency electronics
djenizian Prof. Thierry Djenizian, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, France
Improved electrochemical performance of porous electrodes for all-solid-state Li-ion microbatteries
echtermeyer Dr. Tim Echtermeyer, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, UK
Photodetection and Sensing with Graphene
nikoloussi Prof. Elpida-Niki Emmanouil-Nikoloussi, European University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Bio-Distribution of Nanoparticles and Developmental Toxicity
falk Mr. Andreas Falk, BioNanonet, Austria
Bringing nano-enabled developments closer to the market, facilitated by a semi-holistic approach in nanosafety
feitshans Dr. Ilise Feitshans, Institute for Work and Health University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Ten Years After: Ethical Legal And Social Impacts Of Emerging Nanotechnology Laws
fernandez Dr. Federica Fernandez, Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, University San Raffaele, Italy
Products innovation and sustainability: the contribution of nanotechnologies to the building construction sector
fillon Dr. Bertrand Fillon, European affairs VP, CEA/LITEN, France
Advanced manufacturing Technology Integration in Industry: Barrier and success levers
fostiropoulos Dr. Konstantinos Fostiropoulos, Institute for Heterogeneous Material Systems, HZB, Germany
gaston Dr. Jean-Paul Gaston, HORIBA Scientific, France
Optical characterization of organic materials using Spectroscopic Ellipsometer & Raman Spectrometer on Roll-to-Roll Pilot line
giuliani Prof. Guido Giuliani, University of Pavia, Italy
Development of integrated large-area electronics/photonics with ceramic materials, within the EU H2020 Project "LUMENTILE"
golias Dr. Evangelos Golias, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Ground state and out-of-equilibrium phenomena in prototypical topological insulators using time-, spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy
gondikas Dr. Andreas Gondikas, Univeristy of Vienna, Austria
Nanometrology in support of regulatory efforts for the nanotechnology industry
gorbachev Dr. Roman Gorbachev, Scholl of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, UK
New materials for van der Waals heterostructures
gorodetsky Prof. Alon Gorodetsky, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, USA
gournis Prof. Dimitrios Gournis, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece
Graphene pillaring: Towards novel multifunctional materials
goykhman Dr. Ilya Goykhman, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, UK
Two-dimensional materials and van der Waals heterostructures as a platform for integrated optoelectronic devices
ioannou Prof. Dimitris Ioannou, George Mason University, USA
Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) nano-CMOS for Mobile Communications and the Internet of Things (IoT)
janietz Dr. Silvia Janietz, Fraunhofer -IAP, Germany
Thermal Stabilization of the Bulk-Heterojunction Morphology in Polymer-Fullerene Solar Cells
kanaras Prof. Antonios Kanaras, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, UK
Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles in Biomedical Applications
katritsis Dr. Demosthenes Katritsis, Athens Euroclinic, Greece
keivanidis Prof. Panagiotis E. Keivanidis, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
On the role of intermolecular states and polymorphs in the optimization of solution-processed organic electronics
chang hyun kim Dr. Chang-Hyun Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Macroscopic computational modeling for organic electronic devices
ikjinkim Prof. Ik Jin Kim, Department of Material Science Engineering, Hanseo University, Korea
Carbon nanotubes grown on molecular sieve coated biomorphic carbon membrane by CCVD method
hyeok kim Dr. Hyeok Kim, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea
Interlayer for high performance organic solar cells
yun hi kim Prof. Yun-Hi Kim, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
Development of Organic Semiconducting Materials for OTFT
komvopoulos Prof. Kyriakos Komvopoulos, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, USA
Control of Nanofiber Conformity and Scaffold Structure by Micropattern Geometry and Electrospinning Condition for Cell Regulation
noimage Dr. Esra Kucukpinar, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Germany
High Barrier Films for Flexible Photovoltaic Applications
kymakis Dr. Emmanuel Kymakis, School of Applied Technology, Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I) of Crete, Greece
Graphene-related materials for organic and perovskite solar cells
kyratsi Prof. Theodora Kyratsi, Powder Technology Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Highly Efficient Mg2Si-based Thermoelectric Materials
letourneur Prof. Didier Letourneur, INSERM, Hopital Bichat, Paris, France
NanoAthero – An EU Programme Nanomedicine for target-specific imaging and treatment of atherothrombosis
lidorikis Prof. Eleftherios Lidorikis, Dept. of Materials Science & Eng., Uni of Ioannina, Greece
Modeling and design of novel plasmonic optoelectronic devices
lisziewicz Dr. Julianna Lisziewicz, eMMUNITY, Hungary
Precision Immunotherapy for Melanoma
ludwigs Prof. Sabine Ludwigs, IPOC, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Controlled Structure Formation of Semiconducting Polymer Films for Organic Electronic Devices
maiocchi Dr. Alessandro Maiocchi, Bracco Group, Bracco Research Centre, Italy
Perspectives and challenges on the clinical translation of nano- & micro-sized systems for medical imaging applications
mclachlan Dr. Martyn McLachlan, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, UK
Processing routes for charge selective interlayers in organic electronics
mendes Dr. Manuel J. Mendes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Optimal high-index spheroidal structures for nanophotonic-enhanced thin film solar cells
milosevic Prof. Ivanka Milosevic, Department of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Raman Spectra and Electronic Properties of Deformed Carbon Nanotubes
missirlis Prof. Yannis Missirlis, Lab of Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece
Morphogenesis – epigenetic functions in cells : the role of biointerfacial mechanical signals
mitsiadis Prof. Thimios Mitsiadis, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Tooth on a chip: generation of stem cell niches using microfluidic devices
moschera Prof. Maria J. Mosquera, Physical-Chemistry Department, University of Cadiz, Spain
Nanomaterials for Preserving Buildings by an Inverse Micelle Mechanism: Consolidants, Superhydropobic Agents and Self-cleaning photocatalysts
moya Dr. Sergio Enrique Moya, CIC biomaGUNE, Spain
Translocation, biological fate, stability and effective dose of engineered NMs for safety studies and nanomedicine
muller Prof. Christian Muller, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Fullerene Mixtures for FETs and Polymer Solar Cells
oikonomou Dr. Antonios Oikonomou, University of Manchester, UK
2D materials for energy
orsini Prof. Giovanna Orsini, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Differentiation potential of dental epithelial stem cells: an in vivo study
owens Prof. Roisin Owens, Ecole des Mines de St. Etienne, France
Organic electronics for in vitro toxicology: tuning the interface
petritz Dr. Andreas Petritz, Joanneum Research, Austria
Photopatternable dielectrics for low voltage digital and analog organic circuits used for addressing of large area flexible ferroelectric sensors
pierson Prof. Jean Francois Pierson, University of Lorraine, France
Local epitaxial growth in reactively sputtered oxide thin films
pioletti Prof. Dominique Pioletti, Laboratory of Biomechanical Orthopedics, EPFL, Switzerland
Development of a photopolymerized composite hydrogel and surgical implanting tool for a nucleus pulposus replacement
Pitsalidis Dr. Charalambos Pitsalidis, Institut Fresnel, France
Novel approaches for the deposition and the patterning of materials toward the fabrication of organic electronic devices
Porfyrakis Prof. Kyriakos Porfyrakis, University of Oxford, UK
Advanced electron acceptors for organic solar cells
prassas Dr. Michel Prassas, Corning Inc., USA
Advanced Glass Technologies for next generation displays and flexible glass devices
quesnel Dr. Etienne Quesnel, CEA, France
Graphene for energy applications: an update on running activities within the Graphene Flagship European project
jimenez Prof. Maria Eugenia Rabanal Jimenez, University Carlos III, Spain
Ag/Pt-ZnO nanocomposites: synthesis, characterization, and their enhanced photocatalytic activity
noimage Dr. Nobuya Sakai, Oxford University, UK
Controlling of Nucleation and Crystal growth on mix-halide perovskite precursor for high efficiency perovskite solar cells
noimage Dr. Michael Saliba, EPFL, Switzerland
Perovskite solar cells – opportunities and challenges
santos Dr. Lidia Santos, CENIMAT/I3N, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, CEMOP/UNINOVA, Portugal
Sensing properties of WO3 nanoparticles
schmid Dr. Helmut Schmid, Fraunhofer-Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT), Germany
Hygiene Improvements by Nanosilver System Technology in Medical Environments
sevcik Dr. Radek Sevcik, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
The investigation of CaCO3 polymorphs formation during the carbonation of nanolime dispersion in ethanol
stelzer Prof. Franz Stelzer, Institute for Chemistry & Technology of Materials, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Biopolymers in electronics
tavman Prof. Ismail Hakki Tavman, Mechanical Engineering Department, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
Preparation and Characterization of Thermally Conductive Polymer Nanocomposites
teshima Prof. Katsuya Teshima, Department of Enviromental Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Japan
Novel Fabrication Route for High Quality Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalysts ~ Flux Growth of Idiomorphic Oxynitride and Nitride Crystals
tesic Prof. Zivoslav Tesic, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Nanomaterials in Food Chemistry
vanlangenhove Prof. Lieva Van Langenhove, Ghent University, Belgium
Smart Textiles & Wearables
vizirianakis Prof. Ioannis S. Vizirianakis, Laboratory of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, AUTH, Greece
Pharmacological development of target-specific, delocalized lipophilic cation-functionalized carboranes for cancer therapy
volonakis Dr. George Volonakis, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK
Mixed halide and lead-free double perovskites from first-principles
walker Prof. Alison B. Walker, University of Bath, UK
Mesoscale Modelling of Doped Organic Semiconductors
zeidabadi Dr. Maziar Zeibadabi, LEITAT, Spain
3D printed energy storage device
zhang Dr. Wei Zhang, University of Lincoln, UK
High-quality Metal Halide Perovskite Thin Films through Lead Acetate Route: Fabrication, Crystallization Kinetics and Optoelectronic Applications

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