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Prof. Pulickel M. AJAYAN
Rice University, USA

*Lecture Title :
Engineered Nanocarbon Materials
* Prof. Pulickel M. AJAYAN (Rice University, USA)

Benjamin M. and Mary greenwood Anderson Professor of Engineering, Founding Chair, Departmant of Materials Science an NanoEngineering at Rice University Rice University,
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1989; B. Tech., IIT-BHU, 1985

Henry Burlage Chair Professor in Engineering (September 2004-2007); Director, RPI Interconnect Focus Center New York (2004-2007); Professor (2001-2007); Associate Professor with tenure (1999-2001); Assistant Professor, tenure track (1997-1999)-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Materials Sci. and Engineering Department, Troy, NY; Visiting Professor, Sabbatical Leave (2003)-ISIS, Uni. Louis Pasteaur, Strasbourg, France; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (1995-1996)-Max-Planck-Institut fur Metallfors-chung, Stuttgart, Germany; Researcher au CNRS (1993-1995)-Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France; Post-doctoral Fellow (1990-1993)-Fundamental Research Labor-atory, NEC Corporation, Tsukuba, Japan

Docteur Honoris Causa Universite Catholique de Louvain (2014); Distinguished Alumni Award, Depar-tment of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (2013), Elected to the National Academy of Science India, Foreign Fellow (2011), Helmoltz-Humboldt Senior Award (2007); Distinguished Guest Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2008); Elected Honorary Member of Materials Research Society of India (2008); Elected Fellow of AAAS (2007); Selected Nano50TM Innovator by Nanotech Briefs (2007); Selected by Scientific American Magazine as one of 2006 Scientific American 50; MRS Medal (2006): Distinguished Alumnus Award, Metallurgy, Banaras Hindu University (2005); RPI School of Engineering Research Award, 2003; National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1998; Burton Award, Microscopy Society of America, 1997; Alexander Humboldt Research Fellowship, 1995

The PI has nearly 20 years of record in the development of nanomaterials for various applications. He has been a pioneer in the research and development of carbon nanotubes and has contributed to this field greatly. He is an experimentalist and has also contributed to research areas of graphene, 2D layered materials, nanocomposites, electrical interconnects, nanostructured materials in energy storage and conversion and energetic materials. He has a strong record in materials characterization, microscopy and spectroscopy.

INVITED TALKS: ~300; PUBLICATIONS: ~500; Total Citations: ~35,000; H-INDEX: 95 (ISI DATA)
Select Publications: Zheng Liu, Lulu Ma, Gang Shi, Wu Zhou, Yongji Gong, Sidong Lei, Xuebei Yang, Jiangnan Zhang, Jingjiang Yu, Ken P. Hackenberg, Aydin Babakhani, Juan-Carlos Idrobo, Robert Vajtai, Jun Lou and Pulickel M. Ajayan, "In-plane heterostructures of graphene and hexagonal boron nitride with controlled domain sizes", Nature Nanotech., 8, 119 (2013); J. Rafiee, X. Mi, H. Gullapalli, A. V. Thomas, F. Yavari, Y. Shi, P. M. Ajayan & N. A. Koratkar, "Wetting transparency of graphene", Nature Materials, doi:10.1038/nmat3228 (2012); Pulickel M. Ajayan & Boris I. Yakobson, "Graphene: Pushing the boundaries", Nature Materials, 10, 415-417 (2011); W. Gao, N. Singh, L. Song, Z. Liu, A. L. M. Reddy, L. Ci, R. Vajtai, Q. Zhang, B. Q. Wei, and P. M. Ajayan, "Direct laser writing of micro-supercapacitors on hydrated graphite oxide films", Nature Nanotech., 6, 496-500 (2011); L. Ci, L. Song, C. H. Jin, D. Jariwala, D. X. Wu, Y. J. Li, A. Srivastava, Z. F. Wang, K. Storr, L. Balicas, F. Liu and P. M. Ajayan, "Atomic layers of hybridized boron nitride and graphene domains", Nature Materials, 9, 430-435 (2010); W. Gao, L. B. Alemany, L. Ci and P. M. Ajayan, "New insights into the structure and reduction of graphite oxide", Nature Chemistry, 1, 403-408 (2009); A. Kumar, P. K. Vemula, P. M. Ajayan and G. John, "Silver-nanoparticleembedded antimicrobial paints based on vegetable oil" Nature Materials, 7, 3 (2008); V. L. Pushparaj, M. M. Shaijumon, A. Kumar, S. Murugesan, L. Ci, R. Vajtai, R. J. Linhardt, O. Nalamasu, and P. M. Ajayan, "Flexible energy storage devices based on nanocomposite paper", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 104, 13574 (2007); J. Suhr, P. Victor, L. Ci, S. Sreekala, X. Zhang, O. Nalamasu, and P. M. Ajayan, "Fatigue resistance of aligned carbon nanotube arrays under cyclic compression", Nature Nanotechnology, 2, 417 (2007) ; P. M. Ajayan and J. Tour, "Nanotube composites", Nature, 447, 1066 (2007) ; L. Sun, F. Banhart, A. V. Kraseninnikov, J. A. Rodriguez-Manzo, M. Terrones and P. M. Ajayan, "Carbon Nanotubes as High Pressure Cylinders and Nanoextruders", Science, 312, 1199 (2006).
Prof. Jonathan N. COLEMAN
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

*Lecture Title :
Tiny but Mighty : How Liquid Processing of Carbon-based Nanomaterials will Lead to Future Applications
* Prof. Jonathan N. COLEMAN (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Jonathan Coleman is the Professor of Chemical Physics in the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin and is a Principle Investigator in the CRANN nanoscience centre. He received both his BA in physics and his PhD from Trinity College. The theme of his research is the processing of nano-materials in liquids. The main focus is liquid exfoliation of layered crystals such as graphite and inorganic layered compounds. This produces liquid suspensions of 2-dimensional materials such as graphene, BN, MoS2 or MoO3. Such liquid processing allows the production of coatings, thin films and composites. These structures are useful in a range of applications in areas such as: reinforced composites, transparent conductors, sensors, optoelectronic devices and electrodes for batteries, solar cells, supercapacitors etc.
He has co-authored ~180 peer reviewed papers in International journals and 40 conference proceedings. These journal papers have been cited a total of ~13000 times to date and over 2400 times in 2012 alone. He has a research H-index of 52. Over the last five years he has presented over 25 invited talks at international conferences, and departmental seminars. He is an inventor on three patents and has a Research Group of 10 postdocs and 10 postgrads.

"Liquid Exfoliation of Layered Materials", Nicolosi, Coleman et al, Science, 340, 1420
"Two-Dimensional Nanosheets Produced by Liquid Exfoliation of Layered Materials", Coleman et al, Science, 331, 568, 2011
"High-yield production of graphene by liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite", Hernandez, Coleman et al, Nature Nanotechnology, 3, 563, 2008
"Super-tough carbon-nanotube fibres", Dalton, Coleman et al, Nature, 423, 703-703, 2003

Awarded the Kroll Medal from the Institute of Materials in 2012.
Named Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the year in 2011.
In 2011, he was named among the top 100 Materials Scientists of the previous decade by Thompson Reuters.
Recently been awarded a European Research Council starting grant and an ERC Proof of Concept grant.
Mr. Makoto ENDO
General Manager, Composite Materials Research Laboratories Toray Industries, Inc, Japan
*Lecture Title :
Carbon Fiber Composite Materials -Developments, Commercializations and Applications
* Mr. Makoto ENDO
(General Manager, Composite Materials Research Laboratories Toray Industries, Inc, Japan)

Work Experience
"1990-Present Toray Industries, Inc." (Position: General manager / Composite Materials Reserch Lab-oratories)

Master of Science in Osaka City University, March 1989

Seni to Kogyo, Vol. 67, No. 8 (2011)
Kinouseiseni no Saishingijyutu (2009)
Plastic Age (2009)
Settyaku, Vol. 44, No. 10 (2008)
Kogyozairyo, Vol. 56, No. 8 (2008)

JP5141591 (23/2/2009)
JP5141598 (5/3/2009)
JP5146394 (12/4/2009)
JP5146004 (22/2/2008)
JP4360233 (5/9/2005)
JP4677862 (11/3/2004)
Dr. Heui Jae PAHK
Office of Strategic R&D Planning, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Korea

*Lecture Title :
Korean R&D Strategies for Carbon Industries
* Dr. Heui Jae PAHK
(Office of Strategic R&D Planning, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Korea)

Ph.D, University of Manchester, UK(Dept. of Mechanical Eng)
MSc, Seoul National University(Dept. of Mechanical Eng)
BSc, Seoul National University(Dept. of Mechanical Design and Production Eng)
High School Graduation Diploma, Seoul Wooshin High School

Work Experiences
President and National CTO, Office of Strategic R&D Planning, Ministry of Trade Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea
Founder and CEO, SNU Precision Co.
Director of University-Industry Research Center, Seoul National University
Professor, Seoul National University
Assistant Professor, POSTECH(Pohang University of Science and Technology)
Research Associate, Univ. of Manchester, UK, 1990-1991

IR52 Jang Young Sil Award, Korea,2013
Grand Award for 100 Innovations for Korea, National Academy of Engineering, Korea, 2010
Award of Role Model for Scientist/Engineer, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2006
Award of Young Scientist/Engineer, National Academy of Engineering, Korea, 2006
Tower of 30 Million Dollars Export, 2006
Award of Contribution, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, 2005
Kwanak Grand Prix Award, Alumni Association of Seoul National University, 2005
Award of Excellence (5 times), Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, Korea
IR52 Jang Young Sil Award, Korea, 2004
Prof. Lianmao PENG
Peking University, China

*Lecture Title :
Carbon Nanotube Electronics - Extending Moore's Law to the End of the Roadmap
* Prof. Lianmao PENG (Peking University, China)

Yangtze Professor and Head, Department of Electronics, Peking University;
Director, Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices;
Director, Peking Nanofab
Chair, Commission on Electron Crystallography, IUCr
Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Physics

1978 ~ 1983Peking University, Beijing, PRC; B.Sc in Electron Physics (1982)
1983 ~ 1988Arizona State University, Tempe AZ, USA; Ph.D in Physics (1988)

1999 ~ presentProfessor, Department of Electronics, Peking University
2004 ~ 2010Director, Institute of Physical Electronics, Peking University
1995 ~ 1999Senior Research Scientist and Deputy Director, Beijing Laboratory of Electron
Microscopy, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1992 ~ 1994Violette and Samuel Glasstone Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Member, Sub-Faculty of Materials, University of Oxford
1989 ~ 1993Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
1989 ~ 1992Post doctoral Research Assistant (with Professor M.J. Whelan, FRS)
Department of Materials, University of Oxford
1988 ~ 1989Guest Scientist (with Professor J.K. Gjonnes)
Department of Physics, University of Oslo
1983 ~ 1988Research Assistant (with Professor J.M. Cowley, FRS)
Department of Physics, Arizona State University

19901990 IFSEM (International Federation of Societies for
Electron Microscopy) Presidential Scholar
1997Second Prize for Young Scientists (Physics)
Chinese Academy of Science
1998Qiu Shi Prize for Outstanding Young Scientist (Physics)
Qiu Shi Science and Technologies Foundation, Hong Kong
2003Lee Hsun Lecture Award, Institute of Metal
2009Lin Zhao Qian Award, Chinese Electron Microscopy Society
2010The State National Science Award, P.R. China
2011Top 10 Science Advances, China' 2011