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Dr. Alberto BIANCO
The French National Center for Research (CNRS), France

*Lecture Title :
Graphene Family Nanomaterials: from Chemical Modifications to Biomedical Applications and Health Impact
* Prof. Alberto BIANCO
(Graphene Family Nanomaterials :from Chemical Modifications to Biomedical Applications and Health Impact)

Doctor Alberto Bianco received his "Laurea" (Master) degree in Chemistry in 1992 and his PhD in 1995 from the University of Padova (Italy), under the supervision of Professor Claudio Toniolo. As a visiting scientist, he worked at the University of Lausanne during 1992 (with Professor Manfred Mutter), at the University of Tubingen in 1996-1997 (with Professor Gunther Jung, as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow) and at the University of Padova in 1997-1998 (with Professor Gianfranco Scorrano). He is currently Research Director at the CNRS in Strasbourg (France). His research interests focus on the design and functionalisation of carbon-based nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, graphene and adamantane) and their use for therapeutic, diagnostic and imaging applications; the development of functionalised carbon nanotubes and graphene in nanomedicine and the study of their impact on health and environment. He is author and co-author of over 170 papers. He is member of the American Chemical Society, the French Group of Peptides and Proteins, and the European Peptide Society. He is also in the Advisory Board of Nanomedicine (Lond.), Nanotechnology Reviews and the Journal of Peptide Science. In 2011 he has been appointed as Editor of Carbon. Website: http://www-ibmc.u-strasbg.fr/ict/article82.html?lang=en
Prof. Hui-Ming CHENG
Institute of Metal Research, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

*Lecture Title :
The Roles of Graphene in Lithium-ion Batteries.
* Prof. Hui-Ming CHENG
(Institute of Metal Research, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Dr. Hui-Ming Cheng is Professor and Director of Advanced Carbon Materials Division of Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He graduated from Hunan University in 1984 and received his Master and Ph. D degree in 1987 and 1992 from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He worked at Kyushu National Industrial Research Institute, AIST, and Nagasaki University in Japan from 1990 to 1993, and MIT, USA from 1997 to 1998.
Dr. Cheng is mainly working on carbon nanotubes, graphene, energy storage materials, photocatalytic semiconducting materials, and high-performance bulk carbon materials. He edited the first book on carbon nanotubes in Chinese, published over 400 peer-reviewed papers on Nature, Nature Mater., Nature Commun., PNAS, Adv. Mater., JACS, Angew. Chemie, Adv. Funct. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., ACS Nano, J. Mater. Chem., Carbon, etc, with about 20,000 citations and an H-factor of 64. He has received several international and national awards, including National Natural Science Award (2nd class) in 2006, the Charles E. Pettinos Award (American Carbon Society, USA) in 2010, and the Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation in 2010. He is the Editor of Carbon since 2000 and the Editor-in-Chief of New Carbon Materials since 1998. Prof. Cheng was the co-chairman of the World Conference on Carbon in 2002 (Beijing) and 2011 (Shanghai), and he has given more than 70 plenary/keynote/invited talks in international conferences and symposia. Dr. Cheng was a recipient of TCT Fellowship at Nanyang Technological Univ. in 2002, is honorary professor of the University of Queensland, Australia, and guest professor of a few Chinese universities. He was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013.
(English website: http://carbon.imr.ac.cn/index1.jsp)
Prof. Soon Hyung HONG
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

*Lecture Title :
Status and Prospect of Carbon Nanomaterials Filled Nanocomposites
* Prof. Soon Hyung HONG
(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea)

Dr. Hong joined the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as a professor in 1986, where he has carried out researches and developments on composite materials, especially focused on nanocomposites. Dr. Hong had worked as a research associate at Stanford University after receiving Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University in 1984. Prof. Hong presently serves as a Director of Directorate for Basic Research at National Research Foundation (NRF). He is also serving as editor-in-chief of Nano Convergence and editorial board members of international journals, such as Composite Science and Technology as well as NPG Asia Materials, and is a council member of Asian-Australasian Association for Composite Materials (AACM). He had served as a Managing Director of the Office of Strategic R&D Planning (OSP) in Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE), and the Presidents of Korean Society for Composite Materials (KSCM) and Korean Powder Metallurgy Institute (KPMI). Prof. Hong is currently members of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology and the National Academy of Engineering in Korea.
Prof. Robert HURT
Brown University, USA

*Lecture Title :
Soft Matter Behavior and Biological Interactions of Graphene Materials
* Prof. Robert HURT
(Brown University, USA)

Education:
1982B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological Univ.
1987Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Tech.


Professional History:
1987 ~ 1990Central R&D, Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany
1990 ~ 1994Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California
1994 ~ 1999Associate Professor of Engineering, Brown University
1999 ~ present Professor of Engineering, Brown University
2002 ~ Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
2003 ~ 2009Editorial Board, Combustion and Flame
2003 ~ present Editorial board, Prog. Energy and Combustion Science
2004 ~ 2010Editor, Carbon
2007 ~ 2013Director, Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation, Brown University
2013 ~ Editor-in-Chief, Carbon


Honors and Awards
119961990 IFSEM (International Federation of Societies for
Electron Microscopy) Presidential Scholar
1996Second Prize for Young Scientists (Physics)
Chinese Academy of Science
2004Qiu Shi Prize for Outstanding Young Scientist (Physics)
Qiu Shi Science and Technologies Foundation, Hong Kong
2010Lee Hsun Lecture Award, Institute of Metal
2012Lin Zhao Qian Award, Chinese Electron Microscopy Society
2013The State National Science Award, P.R. China
Prof. Kian Ping LOH
National University of Singapore, Singapore

*Lecture Title :
Interesting Properties of Strained and Defective Graphene
* Prof. Kian Ping LOH
(National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Academic/Professional Qualifications:
- BSc(Hons) (1994), National University of Singapore
- PhD (1996), University of Oxford, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

Professional History:
Postdoctoral (1996-98), Research fellow, Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, Japan. (October 1998 onwards)
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore
Associate Professor- from 2006 onwards
Full Professor of Chemistry - Jan 2012 onwards

Administrative Leadership:
Head, Chemistry Department, NUS, from 1st July 2012
Vice Dean of Research, NUS (July 2009 onwards)
Deputy Head of Department of Chemistry (2006- 2008), Assistant Dean (Feb 2008 -)
Co-director NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative
NUS HIGH SCHOOL curriculum accreditation committee.
Adjunct Senior scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE)
Faculty Associate, Institute of Microelectronics (IME)
Founding member of Graphene Research Centre, NUS
World Class University Program Visiting Professor and Honorary director of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST), Graphene Center, Korea

Editorial Boards
Associate Editor of Chemistry of Materials (ACS journal, impact factor > 8.5)
Scientific Editor of Materials Horizon (Royal Society of chemistry)
Editorial Board of 2-D materials (Elsevier Science)
Associate Editor of Diamond and Related Materials (Elsevier Science)

International advisory boards of all major diamond and graphene research conferences

Awards
American Chemical Society Nano Lecture Award 2013
University Outstanding Researcher Award 2012
Faculty Outstanding Scientist Award 2011
Dean's Chair Professorship Award 2010
University Young Scientist Award 2008
Faculty Young Scientist Award 2007
NRF-CRP inaugural grant award as PI, Graphene Related Materials and Devices (2007)
Outstanding Chemist Award (2009)
Relevance of outcome from previous grants

Graphene Related Materials and Devices R-143-000-360-281 (NRF-CRP, $9936225, 01.2008-12.2012)
Prof. Sergey MIKHALOVSKY
Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

*Lecture Title :
Porous Activated Carbons as Global Healthcare Solutions for the 21st Century
* Prof. Sergey MIKHALOVSKY
(Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan)

Titles
Professor, Vice-Dean (Research), School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
Professor of Materials Chemistry, Biomaterials and Medical Devices Research Group Leader, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Chartered Chemist (CChem), Member of the American Chemical Society, British Carbon Group and European Society for Artificial Organs

Education
MSc with Distinction (Chemistry) from Shevcheko University of Kiev, Ukraine (1973), PhD (Physical Chemistry), Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev (1978), Certificate of Postgraduate programme in environmental sciences and policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (1992)

Senior Fulbright Fellow, Kent State University, OH, USA (1995-1996)

Main research interests
porous biomaterials for tissue regeneration, medical and environmental applications of activated carbon, nanostructured carbon materials.
Dr. Marc MONTHIOUX
The French National Center for Research (CNRS), France

*Lecture Title :
Measuring Domain Sizes in Graphene-Based Carbons
* Dr. Marc MONTHIOUX
(The French National Center for Research (CNRS), France)

Dr. Marc Monthioux has worked in various academic research laboratories in France (Universities of Orleans, Pau, and Toulouse) and in the USA (University of Pennsylvania, with J. Fischer and D. Luzzi), and industrial research institutes (French Institute of Petroleum in Paris, France, Dupont Experimental Station, Wilmington, Delaware, USA). He is tenured from the French National Research Institute (CNRS) since 1982, currently working as Research Director at CEMES (Toulouse, France).
Since 1979, he has been working on carbon-related materials of any kind, including natural carbons (peats, coals, kerogens, oils and derivatives), industrial, advanced carbons (cokes, carbon fibers, pyrolytic carbons, composites), carbon-containing ceramics (Si-C-N-O-based), and nanocarbons (carbon blacks, fullerenes, nanotubes, nanocones, graphene). His interest and field of expertise are to increase the understanding and knowledge on carbon materials regarding structure, texture, nanotexture, and properties (thermal, mechanical, chemical, electrical, electronic, hydrogen storage) with a focus on the physical events at nanoscale and relating them to bulk properties if appropriate.
Among his scientific achievements are the demonstration of the existence of a graphitizability continuum between the formerly known 'hard' (non-graphitizable) carbons and 'soft' (fully graphitizable) carbons; the most complete and successful experimental duplication of the natural coalification processes ever, which has revealed the leading role of the pressurized confinement of the effluents; the discovery of the ability of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in being filled with molecules, starting with the example of nanopeapods; and the fabrication of the world smallest and most sensitive SQUID device for magnetic measurements, based on a single SWCNT.
Marc Monthioux has authored more than 220 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and has co-authored and/or (co)edited more than 15 books and topical journal special issues. He has presented more than 220 other communications in conferences and meetings, including 65 invitations in seminars, plenary lectures, and keynotes. His most cited article has ~1000 citations, and his current H-factor scores ~28 (Web of Science). He is a former Chairman of the French Carbon Group (GFEC), a former Chairman of the European Carbon Association, hosted the World Conference on Carbon in 2009 (Biarritz) and is currently co-editor of CARBON journal (Elsevier) since 2003.
Prof. Rodney S. RUOFF
Director, CMCM (UNIST IBS), UNIST, Korea

*Lecture Title :
Carbon Materials for the Future
* Prof. Rodney S. RUOFF
(Director, CMCM (UNIST IBS), UNIST, Korea)

Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM)
Institute for Basic Science (IBS) Center on the UNIST Campus
Department of Chemistry and School of Materials Science
Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), Korea

Rodney S. Ruoff is director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), an IBS center located on the UNIST campus. He is a UNIST Distinguished Professor, and a member of the Department of Chemistry and the School of Materials Science. Prior to joining UNIST he was the Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair Professor at the University of Texas at Austin from September, 2007. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1988, and was a Fulbright Fellow in 1988-89 at the Max Planck Institute fur Stromungsforschung in Gottingen, Germany. He was at Northwestern University from January 2000 to August 2007, where he was the John Evans Professor of Nanoengineering and director of NU's Biologically Inspired Materials Institute. He has co-authored about 375 peer-reviewed publications devoted to chemistry, physics, materials science, mechanics, and biomedical science, and is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Ruoff is on the editorial board of Composites, Science, and Technology; Carbon; Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems; and is a Managing Editor and Editorial Board Member of NANO.
Prof. Hisanori SHINOHARA
Nagoya University, Japan

*Lecture Title :
Carbon Nanotube's Nanospace for Nanotechnology
* Prof. Hisanori SHINOHARA
(Nagoya University, Japan)

Education:
1977 - B.Sc. in Chemistry, Shinshu University.
1979 - M.Sc. in Chemical Physics, Kyoto University.
1983 - Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, Kyoto University.

Professional Career:
1979 -           Research Associate, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS) at Okazaki, Japan.
1983 -           Assistant Professor, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS).
1986 -           Visiting Researcher, Department of Chemistry, Edinburgh University (UK).
1988 -           Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mie University.
1993 -           Professor, Department of Chemistry, Nagoya University.
2003 -           Adjunct Professor, Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University
2003 -           Distinguished Professor of Nagoya University
2005 - 2007  Head of Chemistry Department, Nagoya University.
2009 - 2012  Vice Dean of the Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
2012 -           Dean of the Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
2012 -           Dean of the School of Science, Nagoya University
2012 -           Fellow of Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University

Prizes and Awards:
- Japan Mass Spectrometry Society Prize (1991)
- Metallic Materials Science Award (1994)
- Japan IBM Science Prize (1996)
- The Molecular Science Forum Lectureship at Chinese Academy of Science (Beijing) (2002)
- Ishikawa Carbon Prize (2006)
- The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award (2010)
- Chunichi Cultural Award (2011)
- Visiting Lectureship of the Chemistry Research Promotion Center (CRPC) (2012)
  [The National Science Council (NSC) of Republic of China]
- JSAP (Japan Society of Applied Physics) Outstanding Paper Award (2012)
Prof. Anthony WICKHAM
Visiting Professor, The University of Manchester, UK

*Lecture Title :
The Nuclear Graphite Lifecycle: Planning for Disposal
* Prof. Anthony WICKHAM
(The Nuclear Graphite Lifecycle: Planning for Disposal)

Tony Wickham is a Visiting Professor in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester, where he teaches 'Nuclear Systems' and participates in the work of a number of Ph.D. students in the Nuclear Graphite Research Group. He has also been involved with the university in joint research with TU Delft (The Netherlands) on designs of small unattended reactor systems for small communities.

Tony holds a first-class degree in Chemistry from Imperial College London and a Ph D from The Councilf or National Academic Awards, and worked with the nuclear power industry (CEGB, Nuclear Electric and Magnox Electric) for 27 years at the Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories in Gloucestershire, specialising in graphite irradiation behaviour and gas-cooled reactor systems. Since 1995 he has worked independently in this field for numerous national and international organisations, branching out into nuclear safeguards and, most recently, into the issues surrounding the disposal of graphite from decommissioned reactors. Clients include The International Atomic Energy Agency, USDoE, ONR, EdF Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute (California) for whom he has completed extensive studies of the decommissioning issues, focussing upon dust-explosibility risk assessment and upon the impact of the weak long-lived beta-emitting isotopes present in irradiated graphite, seeking to rationalise the several conflicting views and positions adopted by different waste organisations internationally.

Tony chairs the IAEA Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) on Treatment Options for Irradiated Graphite Waste, and also the Technical Steering Committee for the IAEA Knowledge Base on Nuclear Graphite. He is also technical secretary for a second CRP on Irradiation Creep in Nuclear Graphite and represents the UK government on the IAEA Working Group on Gas-Cooled Reactors.

He was awarded the Royal Society Esso Energy Award jointly with colleagues from Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories in 1997, and the first European Carbon Association award in 2009. He is currently Honorary Treasurer of The British Carbon Group.