- Speaker I: Professor Vladimir Fal'ko, University of Manchester, UK
Vladimir Fal'ko is condensed matter theorist responsible for many advances in understanding of structural, electronic and optical properties of two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures (graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, post-transitionmetal chalcogenides) and for various aspects of theory of quantum transport and fundamentals of nanoelectronics (ORCID 0000-0003-0828-0310). Humboldt Fellowship, EPSRC Advanced Fellowship, ERC Advanced Investigator Grant, ERC Synergy Grant, and Royal Society Wolfson Foundation Research Merit Award have marked his career; Clarivate Analytics identified him as Highly Cited Researcher in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Falko was the initiator of 'Graphene Week' conference series and a Chair-organiser more than 30 other international meetings; he is founding Editor-in-Chief of the IoP Journal '2D Materials'. Currently, Falko is Director of National Graphene Institute and Professor of Theoretical Physics and Head of Theory Division in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the Universityof Manchester.
Keynote Title: Heterostructures of 2D Materials for Optoelectronics
- Speaker 2: Professor Hyun-Joong Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea
Hyun-Joong Kim has completed his PhD from the University of Tokyo, Japan and Postdoctoral studies from Center for Adhesives & Sealant Science (CASS), Department of Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Research Scientist at Center for Engineered Interface at Polymers, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, and Visiting Professor at Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, and Department of Physics, Queens College, City University of New York, USA.
He is the Lifetime Member from International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS), the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), and International Congress of Chemistry and Environment (ICCE).
Currently, he also holds editor activities such as Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment (Honorary Associate Editor-in-Chief), Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials (Editor-in-Chief), Journal of Renewable Materials (Associate Editor), Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy (Editorial Board Member), Open Journal of Composites Materials (Editorial Board Member), Polymers (Editorial Board Member) . And also, he working as a Vice President of the Society of Adhesion and Interface of Korea, Vice President of the Korea Polyurethane Society and IOC Member of World Congress on Adhesion related Phenomena (WCARP).
Keynote Title: Application of 3D Printing of Nano Composite Materials.
- Speaker 1: Professor Ming Zheng, China University of Mining and Technology, China
Prof. Ming Zheng obtained his PhD degree from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015. He was awarded Japan Society for The Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship in 2018. In 2019, he was invited to join China University of Mining and Technology as a faculty member. His current research interests include functional thin-film materials and devices. He has authored or co-authored 30 papers published in international reputed journals including NPG Asia Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., Nano Energy, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (2), Appl. Phys. Lett. (8), Phys. Rev. Applied (2), Phys. Rev. B. The paper published on Phys. Rev. Applied (2018) was selected as key scientific article by Advanced in Engineering (AIE), a famous global science and technology media organization. He also served as the referee for well-known journals, such as ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, J. Mater. Chem. C, Adv. Electron. Mater., etc.
Title: Nonvolatile Converse Magnetoelectric Effect in Multiferroic Heterostructures.
- Speaker 2: Professor Guosong Wu, Hohai University, China
Prof. Guosong Wu is presently a full professor of Hohai University (Nanjing, China). He received his PhD in materials processing engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China) in 2007. Before he joined Hohai University, he has worked as a researcher in Chinese Academy of Sciences, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China) and Kwangwoon University (Seoul, South Korea) for about ten years. His research interests include surface engineering, corrosion science and plasma related technologies. He has published more than 80 international journal papers that have been cited over 3000 times (H-index = 35) according to Google Scholar Citation. Now, he is Regional Editor of Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering (EI) and Review Editor of Frontiers in Materials (SCI). He served Scanning (SCI) as Lead Guest Editor in 2017 and 2020, respectively.
Title: Surface Engineering of Magnesium Alloys for Corrosion Mitigation.
- Speaker 3: Associate Professor Jiangtao Cheng, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Dr. Jiangtao Cheng received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Purdue University in 2002. He also has a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University and a B.S. degree in Applied Physics from Peking University. Prior to joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2015 as Associate Professor, Dr. Cheng was a research associate at the Pennsylvania State University and a research scientist at Teledyne Scientific Company (formerly Rockwell Science Center). He has served as the principal investigator of quite a few of research projects. He has authored/co‐authored more than 70 papers in journals and proceedings of conferences. Dr. Cheng has been on the editorial boards of four international journals. He has won numerous awards during his career including five times of Best Paper/Best Poster Awards in various international conferences and 2013 Outstanding Overseas Young Scholar Award from China NSF. In 2010, Dr. Cheng’s project “Optofluidic Solar Concentrators” was announced by the U.S. Department of Energy as one of the “six transformational energy research and development projects that could revolutionize how the country uses, stores, and produces energy”. In 2019, Dr. Cheng was elected as Virginia Tech Engineering Faculty Fellow. He has extensive experience in renewable energy, optofluidics, thermal-fluid sciences, micro/nano-fluidics, multiphase fluid flow, nano-fabrications and CFD numerical simulation.
Title: Partial Leidenfrost evaporation-assisted ultrasensitive surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy in a Janus water droplet on hierarchical plasmonic micro/nanostructures.
- Speaker 4: Associate Professor Jinglin Fu, Rutgers University-Camden, USA
Jinglin Fu was graduated with Bachelor’s (2003) and Master’s degree (2006) in Chemistry from Zhejiang University. He received his Ph.D degree in Chemistry (2010) from Arizona State University with the thesis focused on peptides modulating enzyme functions. After the three-year postdoc at the Biodesign Institute, Dr. Fu was appointed as an assistant professor in Biochemistry at Rutgers University-Camden in 2013, and was promoted to an associate professor in 2019. Dr. Fu is also a full member of Center for Computational and Integrative Biology at Rutgers University. Dr. Fu has established a research group in bio-mimetic assembly and biomolecular systems. His research focuses on the self-assembly of biomolecular complexes with precise control of components on nanometer-scale, and their applications in biochemical pathways organization, bioreactors and molecular sensing. Dr. Fu has received several early-career awards, including the Cottrell College Science Award, Army Research Office Young Investigator and Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
Title: DNA-Scaffolded Proximity Assembly and Confinement of Biochemical Reactions.