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Prof. Jong-Beom BAEK
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea

*Lecture Title :
Mass Production of Edge-Selectively Functionalized Graphene Nanoplatelets as Efficient Electrocatalysts
* Prof. Jong-Beom BAEK
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea)

Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea, Industrial Chemistry, B. En., 1991.
Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea, Polymer Science and Engineering, M. En., 1993.
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, Polymer Science, Ph. D. 1998.

2010-04Director, Low-Dimensional Carbon Materials Center
2008-08 Professor, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Interdisciplinary School of Green Energy
2008-08Visiting Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
2007-08Associate Professor, Chungbuk National University, Department of Industrial Chemistry
2003-07Assistant Professor, Chungbuk National University, Department of Industrial Chemistry
1999-03Research Chemist, US Air Force Research Lab/UDRI, WPAFB, OH
1998-09Research Associate, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Honors and Awards
2013Minister Award for Outstanding Researchers, Ministry of Economy and Knowledge (MEK)
2011Associate Editor of Carbon Letters
2008Editorial Board Member of the Macromolecular Research
2011Selected Top 50 Outstanding Research Award, National Research Foundation (NRF), Korea
2011Selected Top 100 Outstanding Research Award, National Science & Technology Commission (NSTC), Korea
2011Minister Award for Outstanding Teachers, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
2007Top 51 Outstanding Research Award, Korea Research Foundation
1999National Research Council (NRC) Research Fellowship Award, NASA-Langley Research Center
1993Korean Government Overseas Scholarship Award (Polymer Chemistry), Ministry of Education
Prof. Francois BEGUIN
Poznan University of Technology, Poland

*Lecture Title :
Optimal Porous Carbons for Supercapacitors in Aqueous and Ionic Liquid Electrolytes
* Prof. Francois BEGUIN
(Poznan University of Technology, Poland)

Francois Beguin was Professor and leader of the Energy & Environment Group in Orleans University (France) till 2011, and he is now Professor in Poznan University of Technology (Poland), where he has been awarded the WELCOME stipend from the Foundation for Polish Science. His research activities are devoted to chemical and electrochemical applications of carbon materials, with a special attention to the development of nano-carbons with controlled porosity and surface functionality for applications to energy conversion/storage and environment protection. The main topics investigated in his research group are lithium batteries, supercapacitors, electrochemical hydrogen storage, reversible electrosorption of pollutants. He owns several patents related with the synthesis of nano-structured carbon materials (nanotubes, carbons from biomass, …) and their use for electrochemical systems. He published over 250 publications in high rank international journals and his works are cited in 10700 papers. His Hirsch index is H = 51. He is also involved in several books dealing with carbon materials and energy storage. Recently, he edited the book "Supercapacitors - Materials, Systems and Applications. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Carbon Conferences and he launched the international conferences on Carbon for Energy Storage and Environment Protection (CESEP). He is member of the editorial board of the journal Carbon. In the French Agency for Research (ANR), he was Director of national programmes on Energy Storage and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.
Prof. Kuei-Hsien CHEN
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

*Lecture Title :
Graphene Oxides and its Hybrids as Photocatalyst for Solar Fuels
* Prof. Kuei-Hsien CHEN
(National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

1984-1989 Ph.D. and M.S. in Applied Science, Harvard University
1983-1984 M.S. study in Applied Physics, Columbia University
1977-1981 B.S. in Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University

1993-present Research Fellow, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica
2002-present Adjunct Research Fellow, Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, NTU
1989-1990 Senior Researcher, Science Research Laboratory, Somerville, MA

Awards and Honors
2012 Ho Chin Tui Outstanding Honorary Award in Materials Science
2008-2013 Outstanding Scholar Awards of the Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship
2008 First Prize in Science as Art Contest, MRS-2008, Boston
2007 First Prize Award in the Art Contest of the Annual Meeting of American Vacuum Society, Seattle
2005 Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council, Taiwan
2004 Outstanding Publication Award, IAMS, Academia Sinica
2000 Young Scholar Research Award, Academia Sinica
1999 Chemistry Lectureship, Damkang University
1994-2000 National Science Council Research Award
Dr. Se-Hwan CHI
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Korea

*Lecture Title :
Graphite Small Specimen Testing for Nuclear Application
* Dr. Se-Hwan Chi
(Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Korea)

Doctor of Philosophy, 1994 - Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, KAIST
Master of Science, 1990 - Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, KAIST
Bachelor of Science, 1980 - Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
Title of Ph. D thesis:
A Study on the Radiation Damage and Recovery Characteristics of Reactor Structural Steels (Advisor: In-Sup Kim)

Honors and Awards
1. Chairman and Host, 12th International Nuclear Graphite Specialist Meeting (INGSM-12) (Sept. 20-23, 2011)
2. Korean Organizer for 2001 Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing (PRICM-4) (Dec. 11-15, 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii) in [I] Radiation-induced Effects by High Energy Particle/Solid Interaction).
3. International Technical Committee Member: International workshop on Materials for Hybrid Reactors and Related Technologies (18-19, April, 2001, Brasimone ENEA Research Center, Italy).
4. The 4th Nuclear Safety Technology Awards, Ministry of Science and Technology, Sept. 9, 1998
5. Marquis Who'sWho in the World (15th Edition), 1998, and Who's Who in the Science and Engineering, 1999.
6. STA(Japan) Fellowship, 1990.
7. IAEA Fellowship, 1984.

Professional History:
Aug. 1980present Principal Researcher, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute.
Feb. 2007 present Member, ASME Section III, Working group on Graphite and Composites Materials, Subgroup on Graphite Core Components.
July. 2005 July 2009, Steering committee member, International Database on Irradiated Nuclear Graphite Properties, IAEA Steering Committee Member/Korea Liaison Officer
Sept. 20-23, 2011, Chairman, 12th International Nuclear Graphite Specialist Meeting - INGSM-12
March 2007 present, Member, Gen. IV VHTR Materials PMB, Graphite Working Group (GWG)
Sept. 1996 - Mar. 2001 Project Manager, Korea-Czech International Collaboration Project.
Oct. 1984Dec. 1984 Testing and Evaluation of KORI-1 the 2nd Reactor Pressure Vessel Surveillance Capsule.
South West Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
July 1985 ~ Jan. 1986IAEA fellowship on the in-reactor characteristics (Creep/Hydriding) of CANDU pressure tube materials.
Atomic Energy Canada Limited (AECL) (Chalk River National Laboratory: CRNL and CANDU-OP), Canada.
Jan. 1990 July. 1990 Science and Technology Agency(STA) Scientist Exchange Program on
low cycle fatigue properties of a 2.25Cr-1Mo steel, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI), Japan.
June 1995 (6. 4 - 6. 10) IAEA Consultants Meeting on The Review of Safety Draft Reports on Assessment and Management of Ageing of Major CANDU Components, Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Canada.
July 1995 July 1996 Visiting Scientist, University of California Santa Barbara, Dept. of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, USA. Research Topic: Neutron Irradiation Embrittlemen of Reactor Pressure Vessel Steel (Prof. G. Lucas/G. R. Odette).
July 2007 July 2008 Visiting Scientist., Carbon group, Oak Ridge National Lab., Oak Ridge, TN, USA (Research Topic: Oxidation of Nuclear Graphite)
Prof. Morinobu ENDO
Shinshu University, Japan

*Lecture Title :
Deformation-induced Conductance Improvement in Cup-stacked Carbon Nanotube
* Prof. Morinobu ENDO
(Shinshu University, Japan)

Morinobu Endo studied electrical engineering at Shinshu University in Nagano, Japan, and obtained Ph.D. in Engineering in 1978 from Nagoya University. In his doctor thesis, he developed the synthesis method of carbon nanotubes, and showed a tubular structure of carbon for the first time in 1976. In 1990, he became a professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Shinshu University. His present posts are a Distinguished Professor of Shinshu University and the Director of Endo Special Laboratory at The Institute of Carbon Science and Technology. His current interests are science and technology of nanocarbons such as carbon nanotubes, the development of high-performance energy storage devices (e.g., lithium ion battery, electric double layer capacitor, and fuel cell) and multifunctional composites.
Prof. Toshiaki ENOKI
Emeritus Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Program Officer, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
*Lecture Title :
Electronic Structure of Graphene Nanostructures; Interplay of Geometry and Chemistry of Graphene Edges
* Prof. Toshiaki ENOKI
(Emeritus Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Program Officer, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST))

Position: Emeritus Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
1974: PhD, Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan
1977-1987: Research Associate, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
1984: Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
1987-1991: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
1991-2012: Professor, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
1999, 2002-2004: Visiting Professor, Universite de Rennes 1, France
2003-2004: Visiting Professor, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
2010- : Honorary Professor, University of Durham, UK
2012- : Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

2004: The Carbon Society of Japan Award
2008: The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
2009: The Award of the Molecular Science Society of Japan
2011: The Chemical Society of Japan Award
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

*Lecture Title :
Production of Characterization of Lignin-based Activated Carbon Fibers
* Dr. Nidia GALLEGO
(Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)

Dr. Nidia C. Gallego is a Senior Research Staff Member in the Carbon and Composites Group within the Materials Science and Technology Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Her research interests include: thermal physical properties of carbon materials; development and characterization of porous carbon materials for gas separation and energy storage applications, low-cost carbon fibers; high-performance carbon fibers and graphite foams for thermal management applications; and the effects of neutron damage on the structure and properties of carbon materials; Dr. Gallego is the author of over 50 publications on the subject of high-performance carbon fibers, graphite foams for thermal management, nanoporous carbons for hydrogen storage, and effect of neutron damage on graphite foams. She is an active member of the American Carbon Society, where she served as the Secretary/Treasurer (July 2004-July 2010), and now serves in the Advisory Board since July 2010. She has organized several workshops on behalf of the American Carbon Society, and served on the organizing and technical committees of the International Carbon Conferences. She has been active in the Oak Ridge Chapter of ASM international, where she served as Chapter Chair 2004-2005. In 2004 she received the UT-Battelle Science and Technology, Early Career Award, "For exceptional potential for leadership in applied materials engineering and for exemplary early career accomplishments". In 2009 she received the Outstanding Mentor Award from the US DOE Office of Science. In 2011 Dr. Gallego was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Grant that allow her to be a visiting scholar for two months at the Universidad del Valle in Colombia. She is a member of the team that received the 2012 UT-Battelle Engineering Research & Development Award. She is an active member of the Hispanic Latino American Committee and the Committee for Women at ORNL.
Prof. Hiroaki HATORI
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

*Lecture Title :
Carbon Fibers from Aromatic Polymer Precursors
* Prof. Hiroaki HATORI
(The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan)

Hiroaki Hatori is currently Principal Researcher of Energy Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). He received his PhD from the Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University in 1996. He was awarded the Carbon Society of Japan Award in 2008. He has studied the synthesis, characterization and application of carbon materials for gas separation/storage systems and energy devices such as supercapacitors and batteries. His research interests mainly focus on the structure control of polymer-derived carbons and their application in the field of energy and environment. He is the Editor of Carbon since 2014.
Mr. Toshihito ISHIDA
Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd., Japan

*Lecture Title :
Research and Development of Carbon Separator for PEFC
* Mr. Toshihito ISHIDA
(Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd., Japan)

2000~2005 Kumamoto University
2006~Present Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd.
Dr. Bor JANG
Angstron Materials, Inc., USA

*Lecture Title :
Graphene for Electrochemical Energy Storage.
* Dr. Bor JANG
(Angstron Materials, Inc., USA)

Dr. Bor Z. Jang, currently a professor of materials engineering at Wright State University (WSU), is also a co-founder and CEO of Nanotek Instruments, Inc. and Angstron Materials, Inc. (AMI). Nanotek's business focus includes the development of nano materials and energy technologies. AMI, a spin-off from Nanotek, is widely considered a leader in the production of graphene materials. Dr. Jang received his M.S. (1979) and PhD degree (1982), both in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT. He is a former professor at Auburn University, former Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at North Dakota State University, and former Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University. He was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor in Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, England, UK.
Dr. Jang is a pioneer in graphene science and technology, discovering single-layer pristine graphene in 2002. Dr. Jang is recognized as world's No. 1 graphene inventor (>150 graphene-related patents) according to a recent IP report on graphene. He is a co-inventor of 80+ patents on battery, fuel cell, and supercapacitor. He is an author or co-author for 150+ scientific papers, 240+ patent applications. Dr. Jang's areas of research interest include mass production of graphene materials, applications of graphene (particularly for energy storage), high energy batteries, high-power batteries, fuel cells, and supercapacitors.
Prof. Feiyu KANG
Tsinghua University, China

*Lecture Title :
Carbon Materials with High Thermal Conductivity
* Prof. Feiyu KANG
(Tsinghua University, China)

Dr. Feiyu KANG currently is a dean of Graduate School at Shenzhen,Tsinghua University and a professor of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China.
He was born in Inner Mogolia in 1962. He received his bachelor degree and master degree from Depertment of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University in 1986 and 1988, then got his Ph.D. from Depertment of Mechnical Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1997. He was also working in Hokaido University, Japan as a research associate in 1997.
Prof. Kang's research interests are focused on nano-carbon materials; graphite process and intercalation compounds; lithium ion battery; super-capacitors; electric vehicles, porous carbon and adsorption, indoor air clearing and water purification, and so on.
Up to now, Prof. Kang had published more than 300 scientific papers and 3 books, and more than 50 China patents and 3 US patents had been issued. On the social activities, now Prof. Kang is Associate Editor in Chief of Journal of New Carbon Materials, Advisory Board member of Journal of Carbon; International Advisory Board member of International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds; a member of Asia Carbon Association; and so on.
Prof. Kisuk KANG
Seoul National University, Korea

*Lecture Title :
Graphene-derivatives for High Performance Li and Na Rechargeable Batteries
* Prof. Kisuk KANG
(Seoul National University, Korea)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA - Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, June 2006
Advisor: Prof. Gerbrand Ceder
Thesis Title : Designing New Electrode Materials for Energy Devices by Integrating Ab Initio Computations with Experiments

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea - B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, February 2001 (Honors)

Associate Professor, March, 2013 - present (Tenured)
Assistant Professor, February, 2011 - February, 2013 - Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University

Assistant Professor, February, 2008 - February, 2011 - Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST Graduate School of EEWS (Energy, Environment, Water and Sustainability), WCU (World Class University), KAIST Institute for Eco-Energy, NanoCentury

Postdoctoral Research Associate, June 2006 - December 2007 - Team leader of Nano battery material project.
Prof. Gerbrand Ceder and Prof. Angie Belcher group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, Cambridge MA, USA

Consultant, June 2006 - December 2007
with Prof. Gerbrand Ceder on the optimization of battery materials

Research Assistant, August 2001 - June 2006
Prof. Gerbrand Ceder group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, Cambridge MA, USA

Visiting Graduate Student, September 2002
Prof. Claud Delmas group

Universite´ Bordeaux I, Institut de Chimie de la Matie`re Condense'e de Bordeaux-CNRS and Ecole Nationale Supe´rieure de Chimie et Physique de Bordeaux, Cedex, France Honors and Awards
Gold Medal, 18th Samsung Human Tech. (2012)
Energy and Environmental Science Lectureship Award, Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom), 2012
International Society of Electrochemistry Young Investigator Award, 2012
Selected as Korean delegate of Young Researchers in Japan-Korea-China Summit 2010
KINC fusion research award, KAIST Institute for NanoCentury (2011)
Bronze Medal, 16th Samsung Human Tech. (2010)
Battery Division Student Research Award (Awarded to only one person annually) Electrochemical Society, 2006
Gold Medal Winner, MRS Graduate Student Awards
Materials Research Society, November 2005, Boston
Honors Scholarships - Alumni Association of Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1999-2001
Aalto University, Finland

*Lecture Title :
Dry Manufacturing of SWNT Thin Films for Flexible Electronics Applications
* Prof. Esko I. KAUPPINEN
(Aalto University, Finland)

M.Sc. (1985) and (PhD) (1992), University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, Finland
Major Positions
* Professor, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Applied Physics, 2005 - present
* Leader, Nanomaterials Group, University School of Science, Department of Applied Physics; 2002-pres.
* VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) Research professor on nanotechnology, 2000-2010
* Chief scientist and leader of Aerosol Technology Group at VTT, 1993-2000
* Junior scientist, scientist and senior scientist at VTT, 1983-1993
Skills, expertise, scientific and innovation achievements.
Early research years in the field of aerosol science and technology: developed inertial aerosol size spectroscopy into nanoparticle size regime (Aerosol Sci. Technol. 1991) and applied to combustion-generated nanoparticle formation mechanism studies (Environ. Sci. Technol. 1990). During 1990's: continued to study ash nanoparticle formation and control in industrial scale combustion processes (Fuel, 1996; Environ. Sci. Technol. 1999) as well as materials science research i.e. the synthesis of nanoparticles, including fullerene (J. Chem. Physics Letter 1994), TiO2 (J. Material Research 1999) and metallic Cu (J. Nanoparticle Res. 2001) using an aerosol flow reactor method, both via vapor condensation as well as via droplet-to-particle conversion. Adapted the latter method to produce nanostructured microparticles for inhalation drug delivery applications leading to several patents utilized by Orion, a Finnish pharmaceutical company funding this research. Later the foundation of spin-off Teicos Pharma Ltd ( Early 2000's: inventing the novel, combined method for the single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) synthesis and dry deposition for device manufacturing (Chemical Physics Letters 2005, Chemical Engineering Science 2006). 2004 founded Canatu Ltd ( to scale-up the SWCNT thin film manufacturing process and to bring SWCNT thin film based products into the market. Canatu employs 15 persons currently and has received total of 7 M € investment funding from both private investors and government organisations. Invention of novel hybrid nanomaterial - carbon nanobud - combining SWCNTs with fullerene molecules covalently bonded onto an SWCNT outer surface (Nature Nanotechnology 2007); also developed unambiguous atomic structural determination method by electron diffraction (Carbon 2007). World highest conductivity SWCNT transparent electrode (NanoLetters 2010, ACS Nano 2011) as well as the world's fastest flexible SWCNT network thin film transistor based integrated circuit (Nature Nanotechnology 2011)
Prof. Sang Ouk KIM
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

*Lecture Title :
Chemical Modification and Nanoscale Assembly of Graphene Based Materials for Optimized Nanostructures and Nanodevices.
* Prof. Sang Ouk KIM
(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea)

Educational Background :
1996 ~ 2000Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, KAIST
1994 ~ 1996M.S., Chemical Engineering, KAIST
1990 ~ 1994Doctor of Engineering, Nagoya University

Professional Carriers
2012 - presentGroup Leader, Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, Institute for Basic Science (IBS)
2012 - presentFull Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST
2007 ~ 2012Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST
2004 ~ 2007Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST/td>
2004 ~ 2004Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2003 ~ 2004Senior Consultant, Samsung SDS CO. LTD.
2001 ~ 2002Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2000 ~ 2001Postdoctoral Research Associate, KAIST

Professional Awards and Honors
2013100 Frontier Technologies for 2020 Korean Industry (National Academy Engineers of Korea)
2013National Science & Technology Council Committee Member
2012National Excellent Basic Research Achievements (MEST)
2012Young Scientist Award (The Korean Institute of Metals and Materials)
2012100 Future Leaders in Korea (Dong-A daily news paper)
2011The Distinguished Lectureship Award (The Chemical Society of Japan)
2011100 Future Leaders in Korea (Dong-A daily news paper)
201013th Young Scientist Awards (Presidential Award, Korean Government)
2010National Excellent Research & Development Achievements (MEST)
2010Academic Excellence Award (KAIST)
2010Invited Lecturer of Asian Excellence, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan.
2009Technology Innovation Award (College of Engineering, KAIST)
2009Academic Advancement Award (Polymer Subdivision, Korean Chemical Society)
2009Research Innovation Grand Award (NanoKorea2009, Minister Award, MEST)
2009National Excellent Research & Development Achievements (MEST)
2008Young Scientist Award (The Polymer Society of Korea/Wiley & Blackwell)
2008National Excellent Research & Development Achievements (KRF)
2007National Excellent Research & Development Achievements (MEST)
2007National Excellent Research & Development Achievements (KRF)
2006Young Scientist Lecture Award (The Society of Polymer Science, Japan)
2005Inventor Recognition Award (Semiconductor Research Corp., USA)
Prof. Woong KIM
Korea University, Korea

*Lecture Title :
Flexible/stretchable Electrochemical Capacitors based on Carbon Nanotubes
* Prof. Woong KIM
(Korea University, Korea)

Dr. Woong Kim is an associate professor in department of materials science & engineering, and department of nano-semiconductor engineering in Korea University. He received a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Stanford University in 2005, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Molecular Foundry in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In 2008, he joined the faculty of Department of Materials Science & Engineering in Korea University. Professor Kim's research is mainly focused on the development of high performance flexible/stretchable electrochemical capacitors based on carbon nanomaterials and on the synthesis and characterization of inorganic nanomaterials for optical device applications. He has been co-authored over 50 SCI papers on nanotechnology, which have been cited more than 4,000 times.
Head of Department of Functional Materials, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany

*Lecture Title :
Graphene Silver Bullet or Soap Bubble: Chances, Risks and Potential Applications of this New Material Class
* Mr. Ivica KOLARIC
(Head of Department of Functional Materials, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany)

Head of department for "Functional Materials" and Head of business unit "Automotive" at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart, Germany. After his graduation at the University of Applied Scienes in Esslingen in the field of mechatronics, he gained his first work experience in an automotive environment before joining the Fraunhofer- TEG as a research assistant. In his first years at Fraunhofer, he has been working in the field of construction and methodical test planning as well as the execution. In a short time, he qualified for tasks and duties with higher responsibility. In the field of nano scaled carbon (CNT), Mr. Kolaric has done important pioneering work and opened up this future technology for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
In 2002, Mr. Kolaric has taken over the group and expanded it to a new department, which has been integrated into the Fraunhofer IPA in 2008. In the same year, he has started work on the hot topic "graphene". To this day, the department "Functional Materials" from Mr. Kolaric is one of the biggest groups worldwide dealing with the application-oriented research of nano scaled carbon.

After graduating from the University of Bradford with an MBA, Mr. Kolaric has developed the interest as well as the competencies for the technology transfer of cooperation models according to the open innovation principle. He has developed numerous novel and successful business models for the implementation of nano technology in industrial products and global markets.
At a very early stage, Mr. Kolaric has already realized the meaning and the opportunities of global markets as well as Japan's dominating position in the fields of nano technology. He took the initiative and opened the Fraunhofer Office for Process Engineering of Functional Materials and Robotics OPER to build up a strategic network on this high technology market. Through numerous seminars and projects, a close relationship between the University of Osaka as well as the leading research organization in Japan, AIST, has been formed. Mr. Kolaric is in charge of the intensification of the cooperation between AIST and Fraunhofer IPA in order to institutionalize this cooperation.

Besides his function as head of department, Mr. Kolaric consults decision makers from industry and politics worldwide due to his longtime experience and expertise. He is also a formative member of the German Innovation Alliance Carbon Nanotubes.
Since 2012, Mr. Kolaric is also Head of Business Unit Automotive at the Fraunhofer IPA und is currently working on his dissertations on "Hybrid sheets based on nano scaled carbon for electronic applications". Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof. E.h. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. mult. Engelbert Westkamper is the academic supervisor.
Prof. Hyoyoung LEE
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

*Lecture Title :
Graphene Flakes and Graphene Quantum Dots and their Possible Applications.
* Prof. Hyoyoung LEE
(Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)

1992 ~ 1997Ph.D. University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, USA
Organic Chemistry
1989 ~ 1991MS Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
Analytical Chemistry
1982 ~ 1989Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, South Korea (military service for 3 years)

2009.03 - presentProfessor of Chemistry Department, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
2006.04 - presentDirector of National Creative Research Initiative, Center for Smart Molecular Memory, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
2007 ~ 2009.02Adjunct Professor, University of Science and Technology, Korea
2000 ~ 2009.02Principal Researcher, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, Korea
1999 ~ 2000Senior Researcher at Chemistry Department, POSTEC, Korea
1997 ~ 1999Postdoctoral Research Associate, North Carolina State University, USA
Dr. Young Sil LEE
Cheil Industries INC., Korea

*Lecture Title :
Recent Progress on Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composite.
* Dr. Young Sil LEE
(Cheil Industries INC., Korea)

1985 - 1989 KOREA UNIVERSITY, Seoul, Korea
B. S. in Chemical Engineering, Feb. 1989
1989 - 1991 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea
Masters in Chemical Engineering, Feb. 1991
1991 - 1995 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,Taejon, Korea
Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, Aug. 1995

Professional Carriers
2004 - Current CHEIL INDUSTRIES INC., Uiwang, Korea, Principle Research Scientist
2001 - 2004 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, Newark, DE, Postdoctoral Fellow
1999 - 2001 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, Tuscaloosa, AL, Postdoctoral Fellow
1998 - 1999 CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, PA , Postdoctoral Fellow
1995 - 1998 (SAMSUNG GENERAL CHEMICAL CO.), Taejon, Korea, Project Engineer

Professional Awards and Honors
- Samsung General Chemicals Research Award (1995)
- Samsung Group Technical Award (1998)
- Paul A. Siple Memorial Award as the best paper at the 23rd Army Research Conference (2002)
- Samsung Cheil Industries Inc. Value Innovation Award (2006)
- 100 Frontier Technologies for 2020 Korean Industry (National Academy Engineers of Korea (2013)
Prof. Hejun LI
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

*Lecture Title :
Research on the Carbon/carbon Composites Rainforced by Carbon Nanotube
* Prof. Hejun LI
(Northwestern Polytechnical University, China)

Dr. He-Jun Li is a professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. He got his Ph.D degree in Harbin Institute of Technology in 1991, and he was employed as a professor in 1994. His research interesting is mainly in carbon/carbon composites and surface coating for anti-oxidation. He now is the member of the board of directors in both Chinese Material Research Society and Chinese Society for Composite Materials.
Prof. Ya-Li LI
Tianjin University, China

*Lecture Title :
From CVD Synthesis to CNT Yarns
* Prof. Ya-Li LI
(Tianjin University, China)

Dr. Ya-Li Li is a Professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, China. He received his B. S. in Physics from Dalian University of Science and Technology in 1986, and PhD in Materials Science from Chinese Academy of Science (IMR, Shengyang) in 1994. He worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Germany (AvH), Japan (STA) and University of Cambridge, UK, from 1997-2005. His major research interests are CVD synthesis of carbon nanotubes and assemblies, polymer-derived high-temperature ceramics, and structural and functional nanocomposites. He has published 80 research papers in nanomaterials and ceramics. He was awarded as Distinguished Scholar of National Natural Science Foundation in 2006.

Prof. Yuan-Hua LIN
Tsinghua University, China

*Lecture Title :
Design and Preparation of High Energy Density Polymer-based Composites
* Prof. Yuan-Hua LIN
(Tsinghua University, China)

Professor Yuan-Hua Lin received his PhD in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2001. Now he is the Professor Cheung Kong Scholars and vice dean of school of Materials Science & Engineering. He joined University of Tokyo in 2004 as a postdoc. Prof. Lin's research interests are focused on High κ nanocomposites for high energy density capacitors applications, high-temperature Oxides thermoelectric materials and devices for energy conversion, and photolum-inescence and photo-catalytic oxide nanostructured materials. Prof. Lin has authored/ co-authored over 150 publications, and h index is 40. He was awarded as Distinguished Scholar of National Natural Science Foundation in 2010.
Prof. William (Bill) MILNE
University of Cambridge, UK

*Lecture Title :
CNTs and Graphene for Field Emission Applications.
* Prof. William (Bill) MILNE
(University of Cambridge, UK)

Bill Milne FREng. FIET,FIMMM has been Head of Electrical Engineering at Cambridge University since 1999 and Director of the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) since 2005. In 1996 he was appointed to the ''1944 Chair in Electrical Engineering''. He obtained his BSc from St Andrews University in Scotland in 1970 and then went on to read for a PhD in Electronic Materials at Imperial College London. He was awarded his PhD and DIC in 1973 and, in 2003, a D.Eng (Honoris Causa) from University of Waterloo, Canada. He was elected a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering in 2006. He was awarded the J.J. Thomson medal from the IET in 2008 and the NANOSMAT prize in 2010 for excellence in nanotechnology. His research interests include carbon based electronics inc. graphene and carbon nanotubes. He has published/presented ~ 800 papers in these areas, of which ~ 150 were invited. He recently co-founded Cambridge X-Ray Systems with Matthew Cole, Richard Parmee and Jonathan Cameron to investigate structured nanocarbon surfaces for advanced x-ray sources.
University of Belgrade, Serbia

*Lecture Title :
Electrochemical Biocomposite Graphene/Hydroxyapatite Coatings on Titanium Aimed for Medical Applications
(University of Belgrade, Serbia)

1981 -BSc, Polymer Chemistry and Technology, University of Belgrade
1984 -MSc, Chemical engineering, University of Belgrade
1990 -PhD, Chemical engineering, University of Belgrade

1992, 1993Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento, Italy

Professional Carriers
Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade
1983Teaching Assistant
1992Assistant Professor
1997Associate Professor
2002 - presentProfessor
2006 - 2012Head of Department

Awards and Honors
Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade
2008Member of the Serbian Scientific Society
2010Meritorious Member of the Serbian Chemical Society
2011Member of the Committe of Physical Chemistry of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts
2011Award Gold Medal, 31. International Exhibition of Inventions, New Technologies and Design, Belgrade, Serbia
2011I Award in category Health (medicine and materials) and I Award in category Innovation ideas, Competition for the best technological innovation in Serbia
2012Award Gold Medal, 32. International Exhibition of Inventions, New Technologies and Design, Belgrade, Serbia.
2012The best women team Award, Competition for the best technological innovation in Serbia
2013Grant "NanoAktiv Wound Dressings", EU IPA I 2011 and World Bank
2013Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Annual Award for the best innovation, 2013
Dr. Jean-Paul MOULIN
Product Lines Director, Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior, France

*Lecture Title :
Hybrid Composites Materials for Automotive Applications Today Solutions and Future Challenges
* Dr. Jean-Paul MOULIN
(Product Lines Director, Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior, France)

48 years old, Jean-Paul MOULIN is product lines director of Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior division. Beyond traditional automotive exterior application like bumpers, new products developments, like closures and structural parts, are aiming at developing solutions to decrease the weight of car bodies thanks to breakthrough plastic and composite solutions. Jean-Paul MOULIN has been at the head of Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior Research and Innovation for 10 years. He entered Plastic Omnium group 15 years ago as Research Project Manager and has worked on process for body panels as well as architecture for front-end and fender modules. He formerly worked for Elf Atochem as Research Engineer and Project Manager on computer aided simulation for plastic materials and development of automotive parts. Jean-Paul MOULIN is graduated in Polymer Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Industries and Ecole d'Application des Hauts Polymeres in Strasbourg. He's got a specialised degree in Composites and Macromolecular Materials from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines in Saint-Etienne.
Dr. Kun'ichi MIYAZAWA
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan

*Lecture Title :
Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Application of Fullerene Nanowhiskers
* Dr. Kun'ichi MIYAZAWA
(National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan)

Dr. Kun'ichi Miyazawa received his Master of Engineering degree from The University of Tokyo in 1983. He was promoted to a research associate of the Department of Precision Engineering in 1986 and received the DE degree in 1987 from The University of Tokyo. In 1989, he became a lecturer of the Department of Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo and promoted to a Principal Researcher of National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in 2002 and has been a Group Leader of Fullerene Engineering Group of NIMS since 2007.
He started to study fullerenes from 1994, and has been engaged in the fabrication and application of various fullerene nanomaterials such as fullerene nanowhiskers, fullerene nanotubes and fullerene nanosheets, developing a simple synthetic method called liquid-liquid interfacial precipitation (LLIP) method. In 2011, he and his collaborators succeeded in the synthesis of superconducting C60 nano-whiskers.
Prof. Shin MUKAI
Hokkaido University, Japan

*Lecture Title :
Introduction of Ordered Macropores into Carbon Gels and Controlling the Structure of the Established Hierarchical Pore System of Micro-meso-Macropores
* Prof. Shin MUKAI
(Hokkaido University, Japan)

Entered Kyoto University in April, 1985
Received B. Eng. Degree in Chemical Engineering in March, 1989
Entered the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University in April, 1989
Received M. Eng. Degree in March, 1991
Received Dr. Eng. Degree in November, 1997

Appointed Research Instructor of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University on July 1, 1992
Appointed Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University on December 1, 2000
Appointed Professor of Chemical Process Engineering, Hokkaido University on April 1, 2006

Learned Societies
Member of The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan
Member of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member of The Japan Society of Adsorption
Member of The Carbon Society of Japan
Member of The American Carbon Society
Member of The Catalysis Society of Japan
Member of The Society of Separation Process Engineers
Prof. Yutaka OHNO
Nagoya University, Japan

*Lecture Title :
Flexible Electronics Applications of Carbon Nanotube Thin Films
* Prof. Yutaka OHNO
(Nagoya University, Japan)

Prof. Yutaka OHNO received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya University in 1995, 1997, and 2000, respectively. His Ph.D. dissertation investigated resonant-tunneling phenomena and the optoelectronic-functional devices in 2-D and 0-D semiconductors heterostructures.
He worked for one year as a Research Scientist of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science when he was a graduate student. He became a research associate in 2000, an assistant professor in 2002, and an associate professor in 2008 of the Department of Quantum Engineering, Nagoya University in 2000. He was also a Research Scientist of Japan Science and Technology Agency from 2004 to 2007, and a visiting professor of Aalto University, Finland from 2012 to 2013.
He worked on GaN-HEMT devices from 2000 to 2004. Currently, he is involved in flexible electronics based on carbon nanotube thin films. He recently reported the first carbon nanotube ICs on a transparent plastic film (Nature Nanotech. 2011), the first all-carbon ICs (Nature Commn. 2013), etc.
He is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Physical Society of Japan, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, the Fullerenes and Nanotubes Research Society, and American Chemical Society.
SGL Group - The Carbon Company, Germany

*Lecture Title :
Graphite - The Anode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries: Some Industrial Perspectives
* Dr. Oswin OTTINGER
(SGL Group - The Carbon Company, Germany)

Education / Doctoral Studies
1991Completion of Material Science Degree at University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Major: General Material Properties (Prof. Mugrabi)
Minor: Plastics and Physical Chemistry
Student Research Project: Creep Behavior of ODS Nickel Based Superalloys (MA 754)
Diploma Thesis:
Cyclic Stress Strain Behavior and Microstructure of Metals with Wavy (Copper) and Planar (- Brass) Dislocation Gliding Properties
1992 ~ 1996Assistant Professorship University Erlangen-Nuremberg; Material Science and Technology of Metals
1995Young Professional Prize from the German Society of Material Science (DGM)
Field of Work: Metal Matrix Composites
1996Doctoral Studies at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg:
"Manufacturing, Microstructure and Properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Magnesium Alloys"

Work Activities at SGL Group
1996 ~ 2001Business Line Graphite Foil - Development Group Leader
2001Business Unit Graphite Specialties - Development Group Leader:
Expanded Graphite, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Carbon and Carbon Felt
2002 ~ 2004Business Unit SGL Technologies - Director of Development:
Expanded Graphite, Carbon Fiber Fabrics, Prepreg, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Silicon-Carbide, Fuel Cell Components
since 2005 Central Research and Development Organization "Technology & Innovation"
Vice President Technology & Innovation - Material Development
Dr. Cheol PARK
NASA Langley Research Center, USA

*Lecture Title :
BxCyNz Nanotubes: Synthesis and Applications
* Dr. Cheol PARK
(NASA Langley Research Center, USA)

PhD in Macromolecular Science & Engineering, The University of Michigan, Feb. 1997.
BS/MS in Textile Engineering, Seoul National University, Feb. 1987/1989

Professional Experience:
2/2014- Senior Research Materials Engineer NASA Langley Research Center
1/2008- Research Associate Professor UVA (Dept. Mech &Aero Eng)
6/2007 - 2/2014 Research Fellow NIA
1/2003 - 5/2007 Senior Research Scientist NIA
11/2000 - 12/2002 Staff/Senior Staff Scientist ICASE
3/1998 - 10/2000 Research Associate NRC/NASA Langley
3/1997 - 2/1998 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Michigan

Principal Research Interests
The research activities include synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes/carbon nanotubes using laser system and development of intelligent multifunctional nanocomposites with nano-scale inclusions for aerospace applications. Expertise in nanotube dispersion, sensing/actuation of smart materials, electrical/dielectric properties of nanocomposites, solar absorption/thermal emission control materials, supercritical fluid metal infusion, radiation shielding materials.
Prof. Jason Jieshan QIU
Dalian University of Technology, China

*Lecture Title :
Functional Carbon Materials for Supercapacitors and Dye-sensitized Solar Cells
* Prof. Jason Jieshan QIU
(Dalian University of Technology, China)

Dr. Jason Jieshan Qiu is CheungKong Distinguished Professor, Director of Liaoning Key Lab for Energy Materials & Chemical Engineering, Director of Center for Nano Materials and Science, Co-Director of the PSU-DUT Joint Center for Energy Research, Executive Director of the Institute for Energy Science and Technology; Dean for Research and International Collaboration, Faculty of Chemical, Environmental & Biological Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China. His research interests have been focused on the development of new methodologies for synthesis of functional carbon materials, and their uses in catalysis, energy conversion/storage and environment protection. He received his first degree in chemical engineering from Anhui University of Technology of China in 1984, MEng degree and PhD degree both in chemical engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 1987 and in 1990, respectively. He has received a number of awards, including the NSFC Outstanding Young Scientist Award; First Class Award for achievements in basic research from the Education Ministry of China; Runners-up Award for achievements in basic research from Liaoning Province of China; Runners-up Award for achievements in applied research from the Education Ministry of China; and the Young Teacher's Award from the Education Ministry of China. He has co-authored over 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has served as an Editor of the CARBON journal from 2006-2010.
Prof. Vilas G. POL
Purdue University, USA

*Lecture Title :
Emerging Carbon Architectures for Energy Storage Devices
* Prof. Vilas G. POL
(Purdue University, USA)

Ph. D. (Chemistry), Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, University of Bar-Ilan, Ramat-Gan-52900, Israel, 2005. Advisor: Emer. Prof. Aharon Gedanken
M. Phil., (Chemistry), University of Pune, India, 1999.
M. Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry), University of Pune, India, 1996.
B. Sc. (Chemistry), University of Pune, India, 1994. Professional Experience
Jan. 2014 Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Oct. 2013 - Dec. 2013Visiting Faculty, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan
July 2010 -Sept. 2013Materials Scientist, Lithium Battery Materials Group, Electrochemical Energy Storage Department, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), IL, USA
July 2008 - June 2010Argonne Scholar (Advisor: Dr. M. M. Thackeray), ANL, USA
Jan. 2007 - June 2008Postdoctoral Appointee (Advisor: Dr. P. Thiyagarajan), Intense Pulsed Neutron Source, ANL, USA
Jan. 2005 - Dec. 2006Postdoctoral Fellow in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (Advisor: Prof. Arie Zaban), Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Israel
Brian Kelly Award, British Carbon Society, World Carbon Conference, Rio-Brazil, (2013)
First Place, Science as Art competition, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston (2012)
People's Choice Award, Art of Science contest, Argonne National Laboratory (2012)
Second Prize, International Year of Chemistry, ChemistryViews video contest, Wiley (2011)
First Prize, Art of Science contest, Argonne National Laboratory (2011)
Winner of 365: Chemistry for Life Contest, organized by ACS, IYC (2011)
Grand Prize, worldwide 'How Does Chemistry Help YOU Be Green?' video contest (2010)
Near Hit Safety Award, Argonne National Laboratory (2010)
Argonne Scholar (Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship), Argonne National Lab. (2008)
Intel Prize, Outstanding poster, 25th Israel Vacuum Society Conference (2006)
Best Student Award, All Maharashtra State Student Welfare Association, India (2000)
Gold Medal, Kabaddi, DRDO Sports Board, Government of India (2000)
Prof. Yahachi SAITO
Nagoya University, Japan

*Lecture Title :
Field Emission from Nanocarbon Materials and Their Applications to Electron Beam Devices
* Prof. Yahachi SAITO
(Nagoya University, Japan)

March, 1975Bachelor of Engineering, Nagoya University
March, 1977Master of Engineering, Nagoya University
March, 1980Doctor of Engineering, Nagoya University

Professional Career:
April, 1980Research Scholar of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
January, 1981Assistant Professor of Toyohashi University of Technology
November, 1985Assistant Professor of Nagoya University (Faculty of Engineering)
February, 1990 Associate Professor of Mie University (Faculty of Engineering)
April, 2000Professor of Mie University
April, 2004present Professor of Nagoya University
2003 ~ present Editorial board, Prog. Energy and Combustion Science
2004 ~ 2010Editor, Carbon
2007 ~ 2013Director, Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation, Brown University

Academic and Professional Awards:
2000Award for best original paper, Japan Society of Applied Physics
2001Vacuum Technology Award, Vacuum Society of Japan
2004Yazaki Arts and Science Award, Meritorious Achievement Award
2006Prize for Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
2007Distinguished Paper Award, 2007 International Symposium of Society for Information Display
2008Applied Physics Society Fellowship Award
2009Top Reviewer in 2008 of Carbon
Head of Automotive Lightweight Composite Research, BASF SE, Germany

*Lecture Title :
From Chemistry to Tailored Automotive Composite Parts
* Mr. Joerg SCHNORR
(Head of Automotive Lightweight Composite Research, BASF SE, Germany)

1989Degree Dipl.- Ing. in Mechanical Engineering at University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Start in BASF Ludwigshafen, Germany, Application Development Thermoplastic Materials, simulation of plastic processing
1995 - 2000Technical service blow molding
1999VDI-K-Innovation award for blowmolding simulation in interdisciplinary team
2000 - 2006Basell Polyolefine GmbH, global technical marketing plastic fuel tanks
2006BASF SE Ludwigshafen, Engineering Plastics, team leader Business Development Automotive
2014BASF SE Ludwigshafen, Materials & System Research, head of automotive lightweight composite research

Universidad de Alicante, Spain

*Lecture Title :
New Carbon Materials for Energy Storage and Environmental Applications
(Universidad de Alicante, Spain)

Education background:
- Chemistry B.Sc. 1998, University of Alicante
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2003, University of Alicante.

Actual Position:
Junior Professor at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante, Alicante (Spain)

Education and Professional Experiences
07/2008-09/2008 Visiting Researcher at the Technical University of Vienna (Austria) (Prof. Gunther Rupprechter)
07/2007-09/2007Visiting Researcher at the Technical University of Vienna (Austria) (Prof. Gunther Rupprechter)
Since 12/2006Ramon y Cajal Junior Researcher at the University of Alicante (Spain)
01/2004-03/2006Post-doctoral Fellow at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Berlin-Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Hans-Joachim Freund
01/2004-12/2003Post-doctoral Fellow at the Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica (ITQ) (Valencia-Spain) under the supervision of Prof. Avelino Corma
10/2002-12/2002 Visiting Student at the Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica (ITQ) (Valencia-Spain) under the supervision of Prof. Avelino Corma
07/2001-09/2001Visiting Scientist at the University of Dundee (Scotland) under the supervision of Prof. James A. Anderson
07/2000-09/2000Visiting Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) under the supervision of Prof. James A. Dumesic
09/1998-12/2002Ph.D. Student at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante (Spain) under the supervision of Prof. Francisco Rodriguez Reinoso and Prof. Antonio Sepulveda Escribano

1999Extraordinary Award in Chemistry, University of Alicante (Spain)
1999Extraordinary Award to the best students in the Valencian Region
2003XI Research Award "San Alberto Magno", Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry
2004Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
Dr. Yoon-Ho Song
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea

*Lecture Title :
Carbon Nanotube Field Emitter-based Digital X-ray Tubes
* Dr. Yoon-Ho Song
(Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea)

Yoon-Ho Song received the B. S. degree from Kyungpook National University in 1986 and the Ph. D degree from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1991, both in physics. Since he joined ETRI in 1991, he has been involved in flat panel display research, such as active-matrix liquid crystal display and active-controlled field emission display using carbon nanotube field emitters and amorphous silicon thin-film transistor. His research interests include carbon nanotube material and field emission physics, and their applications including field emission digital X-ray sources. He has published over 100 papers in journals and conference meetings and had over 80 patents in carbon nanotube field emitter and its device applications. He is currently Director of Nano Electron-Source Creative Research Center in ETRI and Professor of School of Advanced Device Engineering in University of Science and Technology.
Prof. Juan M. D. TASCON
Instituto Nacional del Carbon, CSIC, Spain

*Lecture Title :
Bimodal Micro-mesoporous Carbons Prepared by Nanocasting
* Prof. Juan M. D. TASCON
(Instituto Nacional del Carbon, CSIC, Spain)

Juan M. D. Tascon graduated in Chemistry from University of Oviedo, Spain and in 1981 received a Doctor degree from Complutense University, Madrid, Spain. With the only exception of two postdoctoral stays, one in Belgium (Univ. of Louvain) and the other in the USA (New York University), he has spent his entire career at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), first at the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (Madrid), and, from 1985 on, at the National Carbon Institute (Oviedo) where he is now a Research Professor and Director. His work has been mainly focused on the surface properties of carbon materials such as carbon fibers, activated carbons (and porous carbons in general) and, lately, graphene. He has published over 240 papers in refereed journals and has edited three books. He is currently one of the editors of Carbon and forms part of the advisory editorial boards of Fuel, Journal of the Argentine Chemical Society and Recent Patents on Materials Science.
Prof. Mauricio TERRONES
The Pennsylvania State University, USA

*Lecture Title :
Large Area Doped Graphene Layers and Hybrid Graphene/Nanotube Films: Control Synthesis, Characterization and Applications.
* Prof. Mauricio TERRONES
(The Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Mauricio Terrones obtained his B.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics with first class honours at Universidad Iberoamericana, and was distinguished as the Best Student of Mexico in Engineering Physics in 1992. In 1994 he started his doctorate degree with Sir Prof. Harold W. Kroto (Nobel Laureate, FRS) and received his D.Phil. degree from University of Sussex in 1997. He has co-authored more than 320 publications in international journals, and counts with more than 15,000 citations to his work (His H index is 69). He has numerous awards including: the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, the Mexican National Prize for Chemistry, the Javed Husain Prize and the Albert Einstein medal from UNESCO, the TWAS Prize in Engineering Physics, the Carbon Prize given by the Japanese Carbon Society, the Somiya Award by the International Union of Materials Research Societies, fellowship of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), among others. Aged 45, he is currently Professor of Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Engineering at Penn State University. He is also distinguished Professor at Shinshu University (Japan) and director of the Center for 2-Dimensional and Layered Materials at Penn State.
Prof. Masahiro TOYODA
Oita University, Japan

*Lecture Title :
Factors Influencing High Electric Double Layer Capacitance of BCN Material Synthesized from Melamine Resin
* Prof. Masahiro TOYODA
(Oita University, Japan)

Masahiro Toyoda is dean and Professor of Faculty of Engineering in Oita University. He received Ph. D degree from the graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University in 1995. He was awarded the Carbon Society of Japan Award in 2006. He was also awarded research paper Award from Carbon Society of Japan in 2006 and 2010. He studies the preparation, and estimation of nano- and porous- carbon materials for energy storage and energy devices such as capacitor, Lithium ion battery, Li-air battery etc. He interests the synthesis, estimation and mechanism of Intercalation compounds for the carbon materials such as graphite and carbon fibers.
The University of Manchester, UK

*Lecture Title :
Covalent and Non-covalent Functionalization of Graphene by Dip-pen Nanolithography
(The University of Manchester, UK)

Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan is a Lecturer in Nanomaterials at The University of Manchester. His research involves the science and technology of graphene and carbon nanotubes, particularly for applications in electronics, sensors and biotechnology. He was previously a post-doctoral research fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He obtained his MEng (2002) and PhD (2006) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA and his BTech (2000) from the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, India. He has published over 40 papers in international peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Jamie WARNER
University of Oxford, UK

*Lecture Title :
The Atomic Structure of Defects and Dopants in Graphene
* Dr. Jamie WARNER
(University of Oxford, UK)

Dr Warner holds a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and is a Research Lecturer in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford. He leads a research group of ~15 on the topic of carbon nanomaterials and 2D crystals with particular focus on the synthesis by CVD, atomic structure studies by TEM and the application in electronics. He is a visiting Professor at the Department of Energy Science at Sungkyunkwan University and a member of the Global Young Academy. He has over 125 publications in peer-reviewed journals and a h-index of 27, with more than 2400 citations since 2004. He has first/corresponding author publications in Science, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications (x2), Nano Letters (x7), Physical Review Letters, Advanced Materials (x2), Angewandte Chemie, ACS Nano (x15), primarily on the topic of carbon nanomaterials and their characterization. He was one of four co-editor's for a new book, 'Graphene: Fundamentals to Applications', published in 2013 by Elsevier.
Prof. Weilin XU
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS, China

*Lecture Title :
A Class of High Performance non-platinum Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts based on Cheap Carbon Blacks for Fuel Cells
* Prof. Weilin XU
(Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS, China)

Dr. Weilin Xu is a Professor from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), Chinese Academy of Science. He received his BSc in 2001 and PhD in 2006 from Jilin University, and Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, respectively. He did postdoc research at Cornell University, UC Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, respectively. Prof. Xu was selected as a member of "one hundred talented program" of Chinese Academy of Science and "youth one thousand Plan" of the organization department of the central committee of the CPC in 2012. His research group is currently focusing on energy-related basic (from single molecule level) and practical (based on cheap and sustainable materials) research
Prof. Ying YANG
Tsinghua University, China

*Lecture Title :
Coaxial MnO2@carbon Nanofibers Nanocomposites as Freestanding Electrodes for High-performance Electrochemical Capacitors
* Prof. Ying YANG
(Tsinghua University, China)

2007: Ph D. Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Advisor: Prof. Zhicheng Guan
2003: B. Sc. Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Advisor: Prof. Qingzhong Bai

Academic Appointments
2011-present: Associate Professor, Department of electrical engineering, Tsinghua University (Beijing).
2010-2011: Assistant Professor, Department of electrical engineering, Tsinghua University (Beijing).
2008-2010: Post-doctoral associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. Seong-Ho YOON
Kyushu University, Japan

*Lecture Title :
Pitch based Carbon Fiber for Car Body Application
* Prof. Seong-Ho YOON
(Kyushu University, Japan)

Dr. Seong-Ho Yoon is a material scientist and a Professor at Kyushu University of Japan. He earned a B.A. and a M.A. in applied chemistry from Seoul National University at South Korea and a Ph.D. in carbon materials from Kyushu University at Japan. He had a postdoctoral fellowship at Northeastern University (U.S.A.). He awarded Pergamon award from American Carbon Society. His current research interests include high utilization of low rank coals and developments of high functional and performance carbon materials from coal and petroleum residues and their useful applications to energy and environmental devices.
Prof. Jin ZHANG
Peking University, China

*Lecture Title :
CVD Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Controlled Structures for Nanodevice Applications.
* Prof. Jin ZHANG
(Peking University, China)

Professor Jin Zhang received his PhD from Peking University and Lanzhou University in 1997. After a two year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Leeds, UK, he returned to Peking University where he was appointed Associate Professor (2000) and promoted to Full Professor in 2006. In 2013, he was appointed as Changjiang professor. His research focuses on the controlled synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of carbon nano-materials. Dr. Zhang has received the National Science Foundation of China for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2007 and 2nd grade of the State Natural Science Award in 2008 (2nd contributor). Dr. Zhang has published over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles. And he now is the editor of Carbon