NN17 Invited Speakers

Plenary Speakers

yoonProf. Seth Marder, Georgia Tech IEN, USA
The Use of Dopants to Modulate the Properties of Organic Semiconductors, 2D Materials and Electrodes

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Seth Marder is currently the Georgia Power Chair of Energy Efficiency and Regents’ Professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (courtesy) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Dr. Marder received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985. After completing his postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford from 1985–1987, he moved to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
Marder has serves on numerous advisory boards for journals and is the Founding Chair of the Editorial Board for the Royal Society of Chemistry flagship materials journal, Materials Horizons.
He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003), the Optical Society of America (2004), SPIE (2006), the Royal Society of Chemistry (2007), the American Physical Society (2009) the Materials Research Society (2014) and The National Academy of Inventors (2016). He received a American Chemical Society A.C. Cope Scholar Award, and the MRS Mid-Career Award.
seiradakisProf. John Seiradakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
The Antikythera Mechanism: Decoding an astonishing 2nd century BCE astronomical computer

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John Seiradakis was born in Chania, Crete. He obtained his degree in Physics (1971) from the University of Athens and his M.Sc. (1973) and Ph.D. (1975) from the Victoria University of Manchester.
From 1975 to 1985 he worked as a Post Doc researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, at the University of Hamburg and at the University of California, San Diego. In 1985 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in 1996 full Professor. In 2011 he was elected Director of the Laboratory of Astronomy of the Aristotle University, a position that he held until his retirement in August 2015. In December 2015, he was appointed Professor Emeritus.
His major scientific interests in Astronomy, focus on neutron stars, neutral hydrogen in nearby galaxies, the galactic centre, flare stars, the Sun, the Moon and Archaeoastronomy. He has written 3 course books and has published more than 100 articles in refereed (mainly) and other scientific journals, volumes or conference proceedings. He has also written popular astronomy books and published several tens of articles in newspapers or popular magazines.
He has represented Greece in large European networks (OPTICON, ILIAS, CRAF, etc) and in international resolutions.
In December 2005, the highest EU prize “Descartes” was awarded to the neutron stars research network, PULSE, in which he is a founding member.
He is a member of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Group. Since 2007, he has given more than 200 lectures, public or scientific, in Greece and around the world for the Antikythera Mechanism.
Finally, he has served as Member, Chairman or Director in several national or international scientific Committees or Organizations, including the Greek National Committee for Astronomy and the Hellenic Astronomical Society.
snaithProf. Henry J. Snaith, University of Oxford, UK
Metal halide perovskites: a new class of semiconductors for photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices

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Prof. Henry J. Snaith FRS is a professor of physics at Oxford University and is CSO and Founder of Oxford PV Ltd. His research is focussed on developing new materials for photovoltaics and understanding and controlling the optoelectronic processes occurring within the devices and at heterojunctions. He has made a number of significant contributions to the field of photovolatics research, with the most notable being the discovery of the remarkable PV properties of metal halide perovskites.
He was awarded the institute of Physics Patterson Medal in 2012, named as one of "natures ten" people who mattered in 2013, received the Materials Research Society Outstanding Young Investigator award in 2014, elected as a member of the Royal Society in 2015 , assessed to be the 2nd "most influential scientific mind" in 2016 and will be awarded the Royal Society Kavli Medal and Lecture in 2017.

Keynote Speakers

kaifantisProf. Katerina E. Aifantis, Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona, USA
Introducing new interface energies for modeling nanomaterials
How USA institutions can collaborate with EU partners
broekeDr. Ronald Broeke, Bright Photonics BV, The Netherlands
Photonic Integration: bridging technology push with industry needs... with technology transparent layout and functional design
crantonProf. Wayne Cranton, Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Deposition and photonic processing of metal oxide thin films for low temperature electronics
damnjanovicProf. Milan Damnjanovic, NanoLab Group, Department of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Raman and Infra-red rigid-layer modes in multilayered structures
evansProf. Evan Evans, The University of British Columbia & Boston Unversity, USA
Adding a “Raleigh-size” nano-particle to a laser-trapped microsphere yields three trapping forces plus two lateral traction forces when targeted against a surface
giakoumakisMr. George Giakoumakis, European Investment Fund (EIF), Luxembourg
Financial Instruments in Greece: Facilitating access to finance to support technology transfer and entrepreneurship acceleration
katalagarianakisDr. Georgios Katalagarianakis, European Commission, Belgium
EU Research Strategy for Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials
2018-2020 Draft Program in H2020 (NMBP, ICT, PILOTS, FoF)
piersonProf. Jean Francois Pierson, University of Lorraine, France
Strategies to improve the functional properties of Cu2O thin films
pintoProf. Fabrizio Pinto, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
The Casimir effect and its role in nanotechnology applications

NN17 Invited Speakers

agathopoulosProf. Symeon Agathopoulos, University of Ioannina, Greece
From the macroscopic thermodynamics of bio-interfaces to the nano-aspects of regenerative medicine
alemanyMr. Ruben Alemany, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Review on Integrated Microwave Photonic Filters
alexandrouDr. Antigoni Alexandrou, Laboratory for Optics & Biosciences, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) detection with nanosensor particles : in vitro and in vivo applications
aliniProf. Mauro Alini, AO Foundation, Switzerland
Mechanical loading and cell differentiation
arenalDr. Raul Arenal, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Advanced TEM Studies on Different Atomically Thin 1D and 2D Nanomaterials
avnetDr. Sofia Avnet, Lab for Orthopedic pathophysiology and regenerative medicine, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Italy
Strawberry-derived Nanovesicles with nutraceutical potential to improve bone health
baldiniProf. Nicola Baldini, Dept. of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
Selective targeting of bone cancer acidic microenvironment
baptistaProf. Pedro Baptista, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
RNA detection via BioCode spectral codification
benferhatDr. Ramdane Benferhat, HORIBA Trading Co. Ltd., China
berretDr. Jean-Francois Berret, Paris Diderot University/CNRS, France
Magnetic Colloids for Micro-Rheology and Biophysics Applications
biscariniProf. Fabio Biscarini, Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Biorecognition and transduction in ultrasensitive label-free organic biosensors
caerDr .Charles Caër, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
CMOS-compatible hybrid III-V on silicon laser technology
carusoDr. Fabio Caruso, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Towards in-silico plasmonics: electron-plasmon interactions from first-principles
chatzinikolaidouProf. Maria Chatzinikolaidou, Dept. of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece
Biological and mechanical aspects in bone tissue engineering
constantoudisDr. Vassilios Constantoudis, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Nanomathematics: Defining and developing mathematical methods and tools for nanostructure characterization
daskalakisDr. Konstantinos Daskalakis, Aalto University, Finland
Polariton lasing in organic all-dielectric microcavities and ultrafast lasing action in plasmonic lattices
deligeorgisDr. George Deligeorgis, FORTH IESL, Greece
Advances in 2D material electronics
deligiannakisProf. Yannis Deligiannakis, Physics Dept., University of Ioannina, Greece
SubNanoclusters-on-Nanopartilces produced by Flame Spray Pyrolysis: Catalysis and Thermodynamics
dicarloProf. Aldo di Carlo, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Graphene and related materials for perovskite solar cells
dinescuDr. Maria Dinescu, National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering - NIPNE, Romania
Compositional and epitaxial strain dependence of functional properties in perovskite thin films obtained by laser techniques
echtermeyerDr. Tim Echtermeyer, The University of Manchester, UK
Graphene-Silicon Schottky diodes for fast and broadband photodetection
feitshansDr. Ilise Feitshans, Institute for Work and Health University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Global health impacts of nanotechnology law: The legend of asbestos that haunts future innovation in nanotechnology
fountiProf. Maria Founti, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
An innovative concept for energy independent districts exploiting mCHP technologies
fraxedasProf. Jordi Fraxedas, ICN2 – Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain
Determination of nanomechanical properties of surfaces using higher harmonics of AFM cantilevers
froudakisProf. George Froudakis, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Crete, Greece
Chemical Intuited Large-scale Screening of MOFs by Machine Learning Techniques
garciaDr. Cesar Pascual Garcia, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Reversible proton exchange reactions in functionalised electrodes and a prototype strategy to control the pH in Miniaturised environments
gauvinProf. Raynald Gauvin, McGill University, Canada
Characterization of Nano-Materials at High Spatial Resolution in the Electron Microscope, What’s Next?
georgiouDr. Maria Georgiou, BioEmission Technology (BET) Solutions, Greece
Is it possible for a Greek SME to provide products and services in Preclinical Nanomedicine?
giannacciniDr. Martina Giannaccini, University of Pisa, Italy
Magnetic nanoparticles for tissue specific ocular drug delivery
giannoulesDr. Paulos Giannoules, g|t Consulting , Germany
Prerequisites for Novel Technologies Commercialization
Comprehensive Renewable Energy Generation Concepts
giourkaDr. Paraskevi Giourka, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Understanding the components of a comprehensive entrepreneurial support system: How to know the right kind of support?
glynosDr. Emmanouil Glynos, FORTH-IESL, Greece
Designing Nanostructured Polymer Particles for High Modulus and High Conductivity Polymer Electrolytes
goumaProf. Perena Gouma, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Single-Exhale Diagnostic Breathalyzer
sahikaProf. Sahika Inal, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Tailoring Conducting Polymer Scaffolds for Bioelectronics
ioannouProf. Dimitris Ioannou, George Mason University, USA
Retention Study of Novel Class of Organic Ferroelectric Memories
kaldellisProf. Ioannis Kaldellis, Head of the Soft Energy Application Lab, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece
Tilos Project - Technology Innovation for the Local Scale Optimum Integration of Battery Energy Storage
kaousiasMr. Konstantinos Kaousias, Head of Power Control Systems' Operation Section, HEDNO, Greece
Running the autonomous island networks - From the point of view of the operation company
katsikogianniDr. Maria Katsikogianni, University of Bradford, UK
Next Generation Antimicrobial Devices and Efficacy Testing in the Scope of iPROMEDAI COST Action TD1305
kempDr. Neil T. Kemp, University of Hull, UK
Nanocomposite materials for low cost resistive switching memories
keramiotisDr. Christos Keramiotis, Public Power Company Renewables S.A., Greece
The Greek RES market. Current status and perspectives
kioseoglouProf. George Kioseoglou, University of Crete, Greece
Control of Exciton States and Valley Polarization in Single Layers of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
kiparissidesProf. Costas Kiparissides, CPERI-CERTH, Greece
Nose to Brain Delivery of Biomolecules for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
Engineering Responsive and Biomimetic Hydrogels for Biomedical Therapeutic and Diagnostic Applications (BIOGEL)
komvopoulosProf. Kyriakos Komvopoulos, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Intersection of Nanotechnology and Cell Mechanics
Fostering EU-USA Research Cooperation in Nanomanufacturing
korossisDr. Sotiris Korossis, Dept. of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Endothelialisation of Gas Exchange Membranes Coated with TiO2 Nanoparticles for the Development of a Biohybrid Lung
kouloumentasDr. Christos Kouloumentas, PCRL, National Technical University of Athens - NTUA, Greece
High performance biosensors based on low Q-factor micro-ring resonators on a silicon nitride platform and signal processing of wavelength scanning data
kousoulasProf. Konstantin Gus Kousoulas, Louisiana State University, USA
A Syngeneic Immunocompetent Mouse Model System for Oncolytic Virotherapy of Metastatic Melanoma Using the HSV-1 VC2 Live-attenuated Vaccine Strain
Developing an Entrepreneurial Environment in Academic Settings
kraftDr. Jochen Kraft, AMS AG, Austria
Photonics Sensor Applications: from vertical to horizontal light paths
lawniczukDr. Katarzyna Lawniczuk, JePPIX, Photonic Integration Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Open access to Photonic IC development
lombardoDr. Antonio Lombardo, Cambridge Graphene Center, University of Cambridge, UK
High-mobility Graphene for High frequency and THz electronics
magrezDr. Arnaud Magrez, EPFL, Switzerland
Epoxy - C Nanostructures Composites: From Synthesis to Electrical Conduction Mechanism
manickamProf. Sivakumar Manickam, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia
Greener energy-efficient cavitation technology for the generation of nanomaterials and nanoemulsions
martinsProf. Rodrigo Martins, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
matskosMr. Vasileios Matskos, Organic Electronic Technologies (OET), Greece
3rd Generation Photovoltaics, OPVs and Organic Electronics
mesquidaMr. David de Felipe Mesquida, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Germany
Polymer-based Hybrid Photonic Components for Next-Generation Data Center and Wireless Networks
mikosProf. Antonios Mikos, Rice University, USA
Development of a Tissue-Engineered Tumor Model
milosevicProf. Ivanka Milosevic, Department of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Jahn-Teller effect and electron-phonon coupling in diperiodic systems
mitsiadisProf. Thimios Mitsiadis, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Advances in dental regenerative approaches through mathematical modelling, bioengineering, stem cells and nanotechnology
nastacProf. Laurentiu Nastac, University of Alabama, USA
The Role of Ultrasonic Cavitation in the Microstructure Formation of Aluminum Based Nanocomposites during the Solidification Process
niarchosDr. Dimitris Niarchos, Dept. of Materials Science, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Nanomagnetic materials for energy needs
nikolopoulouDr. Lina Nikolopoulou, Mindwork Business Solutions, Greece
Raising funds: Is it art or science?
nikoloussiProf. Elpida-Niki Emmanouil-Nikoloussi, European University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Nanoparticles , environmental pollutants and pregnancy outcomes
orsiniProf. Giovanna Orsini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Advances in Dental Materials through Nanotechnology and Tissue Engineering
panProf. Genhua Pan, Wolfson Nanomaterials & Devices Laboratory, Plymouth University, UK
Graphene Biosensors for Ultrasensitive and Reproducible Detection of Disease Biomarkers
papadopoulosProf. Georgios Papadopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Dielectric properties and non thermal effects of microwaves on lysozyme studied with molecular dynamics simulations
pechlivaniDr. Eleftheria-Maria Pechlivani, Organic Electronics Technologies (OET), Greece
Progress and Challenges in Commercialization of Organic and Printed Electronics
pembleProf. Martyn Pemble, Chemistry and Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland
Metal Oxide Thin Films Grown by Atomic Layer Deposition and Chemical Solution Deposition for Advanced Energy Applications
perraudDr. Simon Perraud, CEA, FRANCE
Nanotechnologies and advanced materials for low-carbon energy technologies: Research and innovation at CEA
petridisProf. Konstantinos Petridis, Electrical Engineering Dept., TEI of Crete, Greece
2D materials as building blocks in solution processable hybrid solar cells
petropoulosProf. Periklis Petropoulos, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
Silicon Photonic Transmitters for Short-Reach Communication Applications
biskinProf. Erhan Piskin, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Bacteriophages with or without plasmonic nanoparticles are potential active agents for diagnosis and therapy of bacterial infections/contaminations
pitsalidisDr. Charalampos Pitsalidis, Ecole Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Interfacing Organic Electrochemical Devices with Biological Systems
pitwonDr. Richard Pitwon, Seagate Systems Ltd, UK
From Fabric to Chip Advances in system embedded photonics in modern data centre environments
plerosProf. Nikos Pleros, Dept. of Informatics (CSD), AUTh, Greece
CMOS Plasmonics co-integrated with photonics for biosensing and on-chip communication applications
popovicProf. Zoran V. Popovic, Center for Solid State Physics and New Materials, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Far-infrared spectroscopic study of CeO2 and TiO2
rajeswaranDr. G. Rajeswaran, Grantwood Technologies Inc, USA
The First Commercialization of AMOLED Displays Lessons Learned in the Journey from Invention to Industry
repanasDr. Alexandros Repanas, Institute of Pharmacy, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Cell instructive surfaces for implantable devices
schmidProf. Helmut Schmid, Fraunhofer-Institue for Chemical Technology (ICT), Germany
Nanoparticle Systems in Medicine - Review of 15 Years of Practical Experience and Prospect of New Developments
sendemir urkmezProf. Aylin Sendemir-Urkmez, Department of Bioengineering, Ege University, Turkey
Effects of magnetic nanoparticles and graphene derivatives on regulation of neuronal cell behaviour in vitro
Guiding neural cell behaviour in vitro through chemical and mechanical signals
stamboulisDr. Artemis Stamboulis, University of Birmingham, UK
Effect of surface chemistry and morphology on electrostatic interactions between peptides and inorganic surfaces
styliosProf. George Stylios, Heriot-Watt University, UK
The Electrocarding of nanoyarns
tausteDr. David Gutiérrez Tauste, LEITAT, Spain
Materials for energy storage at Leitat: energy challenges-driven innovations and cross-sectorial impact
teshimaProf. Katsuya Teshima, Department of Enviromental Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Japan
A Challenge for Super-Ion Conduction Path in All-Solid-State LIBs: Flux Crystal Growth Concept as New Approaches to Material Fabrication & Design
vizirianakisProf. Ioannis S. Vizirianakis, Laboratory of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, AUTH, Greece
Enabling personalized cancer medicine through the advancement of nanotherapeutics-focused PBPK models
voelckerProf. Nicolas Voelcker, Monash University, Australia
Targeted Drug Delivery to Brain Tumours Using Porous Silicon Nanoparticles
voutetakisDr. Spyros Voutetakis, Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece
Smart Hybrid Systems Utilizing Renewable Energy
wilsonProf. Lee Wilson, Department of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
yongProf. James Kah Chen Yong, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Protein Corona around Gold Nanorods as a Drug Carrier for Combined Photodynamic and Photothermal Therapy in Small Animals in vivo
yoshimuraProf. Masahiro Yoshimura, National Cheng Kung university,Taiwan
Importance of Soft Processing (Low-Energy Production) of Advanced Inorganic Nano-Materials for Sustainable Society

EU Projects Presentations

castagnolaDr. Valentina Castagnola, Center for Bionano Interactions (CBNI), Ireland
Towards a classification strategy for complex nanostructures
constantoudisDr. Vassilios Constantoudis, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Traceable three-dimensional nanometrology
georgiouDr. Maria Georgiou, BioEmission Technology (BET) Solutions, Greece
The nano-revolution reaches the heart: the EU-funded project CUPIDO
gouzeMr. Nicolas Gouze, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Germany
ENATRANS - Enabling Nanomedicine Translation
gouzeMr. Nicolas Gouze, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Germany
Featuring Smart Systems Integration: Value for Users and Innovation Opportunities for Industry
grozdanovProf. Anita Grozdanov, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, SS Cyril and Methodius University, FYROM
MWCNT/Polyaniline nanocomposites used for pH Nanosensors
kaldellisProf. Ioannis Kaldellis, Head of the Soft Energy Application Lab, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece
Tilos Project - Technology Innovation for the Local Scale Optimum Integration of Battery Energy Storage
katsikogianniDr. Maria Katsikogianni, University of Bradford, UK
Next Generation Antimicrobial Devices and Efficacy Testing in the Scope of iPROMEDAI COST Action TD1305
levinsonMs. Olga Levinson, Ray Techniques Ltd., Israel
Production of Advanced Nano-Diamond Additives
lobaskinDr. Vladimir Lobaskin, University College Dublin, Ireland
SmartNanoTox: Smart Tools for Gauging Nano Hazards
loudosMr. George Loudos, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
VIVOIMAG MSCA-RISE-2014 project: Multimodal Imaging for Early Assessment of Bone Regeneration
marcoulakiDr. Effie Marcoulaki, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Designing a Sustainable European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies (EC4SafeNano)
parissisMr. Thomas Parissis, Center for Technology Research and Innovation, Cyprus
Assembly of miniaturized PCBs by using low cost hyper-Fine Solder powders (FineSol)
pagkozidisDr. Alexios Pagkozidis, FORTH IESL,Greece
NFFA Europe
NFFA-­Europe: enhancing European competitiveness in nanoscience research and innovation
plerosProf. Nikos Pleros, Dept. of Informatics (CSD), AUTh, Greece
Photonics and Plasmonics in Computing, Interconnect, Networking and Sensing
progiouDr. Athena Progiou, AXON ENVIRO-GROUP Ltd., Greece
NanoMONITOR LIFE Project: Development of a real-time information and monitoring system to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials under REACH
skouloudisDr Andreas Skouloudis, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Belgium
iSCAPE Project
The Reliable Measurement of Air Pollutants with Metal Oxide Nanostructured Sensors - Regardless of their Cost
noimageDr Souzanna Sofou, Innovation Management Division, Center for Technology Research and Innovation, Cyprus
PROtective composite Coatings via Electrodeposition & Thermal Spraying (PROCETS) HORIZON 2020 project


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