Keynote Speaker


Prof. Nguyen Quang Liem
Institute Materials Sciences, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Bio: Nguyen Quang Liem is a Professor of physics. He served as Director of Institute of Materials Science (IMS), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) over the period 2009–2017. He has rich experiences in optoelectronic materials and has published more than 100 papers on international journals, one book and some patents. His research interests are in optoelectronic materials (film and quantum dots/nanocrystals) and devices (luminescent materials for light emitting diode and for biolabeling/sensors, photocatalysts for photo-reactivity and for photoreactor), development of scientific instruments and spectroscopic measuring techniques, especially some related ones like Raman scattering and photoluminescence spectroscopy enhanced with surface plasmon resonance for fast/non-destructive and sensitive analysis/detection of residual pesticides, chemical radicals, characterizations of the ancient art/cultural products. He is the Vice-President of the Vietnam Physical Society (VPS) and a Council Member of the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS). He is Editor-in-Chief of Advances Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IOP Publishing), editorial member of Heliyon (Elsevier) and of Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices (Elsevier).

Tutorial Speakers


Prof. Takashige Omatsu (Fellow of JSAP, OSA, SPIE)
Chiba University, Japan

Bio: Takashige Omatsu (B.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Tokyo) is a professor of nano-science division of a faculty of engineering in Chiba University.His research intersts cover a variety of areas, such as nonlinear optics, solid-state and fiber lasers, singular optics, and super-resolution spectroscopy. Recent work has focused on chiral control of nano-structures by angular momentum of light. Such chiral nano-structures will potentially provide a new scientific aspect to metamaterials, plasmonics, and silicon photonics, and they might also enable us to develop nanoscale imaging systems with chiral selectivity. He has already published >100 refereed journal articles, and he has performed >20 invited presentations of major international conferences, including CLEO, CLEO Pacific-Rim, CLEO Europe, LEOS, and ICALEO meetings. He has been appointed as an Associate Editor of Optics Express during 2006-2012. He is also on the editorial board of Applied Physics Express. He is currently working as a steering committee member of the conference on the laser and optoelectronics pacific-rim (CLEO Pacific-rim). Professor Omatsu is a Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, and a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America. He is also Visiting Professor, Xinjiang Normal University, China.


Prof. Jae-Jin Shim
Yeungnam University, South Korea

Bio: Jae-Jin Shim received his BS degree from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1980, MS degree from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1982, and PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, in 1990. He worked as a research scientist (1982-1986) and as a senior research scientist (1991-1994) at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). He has been a professor in Yeungnam University since 1994 and served as Vice-Dean of Engineering. He also served as the President of the Korean Society of Clean Technology and Vice President of the Korean Society of Engineering Education. He is now the Directors of the Institute of Clean Technology and the Clean Energy Priority Research Center supported by Ministry of Education of Korea. He has published more than 160 papers in reputed journals and served as the Chief Editor of “Clean Technology” and Editor of “Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering.”
His current research interests are synthesis and applications of graphene (or carbon nanotube)-based nanomaterials for supercapacitors, catalysts, and sensors; syntheses of polymers and organic materials using supercritical fluids and ionic liquids; living polymerization in supercritical fluids and ionic liquids; and clean technology.

Invited Speakers


Prof. David Kisailus
University of California at Irvine, USA

Bio: Kisailus comes to UCI from UC Riverside where he was the Winston Chung Endowed Chair of Energy Innovation. He is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and a member of the UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage network. Kisailus earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University in 1993, his master’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida in 1999 and a doctorate in materials science from UC Santa Barbara in 2002. After graduating, he served as a postdoctoral researcher in molecular biology at UC Santa Barbara, then went to HRL Laboratories as a research scientist. His research focuses on investigating biomineralized composites in order to derive not only structure-functional relationships (for development of lightweight and tough materials), but also in interpreting mineralization pathways that dictate resulting ultra structures. The ultimate goal is to be able to leverage lessons from nature to develop next-generation materials for energy conversion and storage as well as for environmental applications.
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Prof. Anja Pfennig
HTW-Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Bio: Prof. Anja Pfennig was born in Büdelsdorf, Germany in 1970. She studied Minerology at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn, Germany, where she graduated in 1997. Her Ph.-D. in the field of ceramic moulds for liquid metal casting was earned in 2001 from the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen, Germany. She then worked for Siemens Energy in charge of ceramic shields for stationary gas turbines and transferred to Berlin in 2008 where she conducted scientific research on the oxidation of high temperature materials and corrosion behavior of steels used in Carbon Capture Techniques. 2009 she became full professor at the Applied University Berlin, HTW where she currently teaches material science for engineering students. Anja Pfennigs research interest and expertise is in the field of corrosion fatigue of materials at high temperature and high pressure simulating geothermal environments.


Prof. Dae-Eun Kim
Yonsei University, Korea

Bio: Dae-Eun Kim is a Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. Prof. Kim received his B.S. from Tufts Univ., and M.S. and Ph.D. from M.I.T. He was an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University before joining Yonsei University in 1993. Prof. Kim is currently the President of the Korean Society for Precision Engineeering, Vice President of the International Tribology Council, and Vice President of the Asian Tribology Council. He has also served as the President of the Korean Tribology Society, Chair of the Tribology Technical Committee of IFToMM, Editor-in-Chief of IJPEM, Senior Editor of JMST and Associate Editor of ASME J. of Tribology. He has received various awards from KSME, KSPE, KSTLE, including the ASME Best Paper Award in Journal of Tribology and the Minister Award from Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. He has organized several international conferences and delivered numerous plenary and keynote talks at major conferences. Prof. Kim’s research interests are tribology, coatings and micro-fabrication.