Smart NanoMaterials 2019:

Advances, Innovation and Applications

Abstract submission deadline

01 October

Early registration deadline

01 October

10-13 Decembre 2019

From Smart Materials to Smart Things

Internationally known experts, including industry leaders, will join the 2nd European conference on Smart Nanomaterials to discuss the most critical technological advances, innovations and new practical applications in smart technologies. SNAIA2019 will provide a unique platform to meet, share knowledge and establish links between experts from academia and industry in the emerging fields of Wearable and Printed (Opto)Electronics, CMOS Photonics, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, OptoGenetics, Smart Coatings and Thin Films.

List of Emerging Technologies lined up for this event:

  • Wearable and Printed Electronics (E-Textile, Integration with IoT)

  • Flexible Opto-Electronics (LCD, LED, Stretchable Sensing, Heating and Energy Harvesting)

  • Artificial Intelligence (Neural interfaces and Artificial Memory)

  • Coatings and Nanofilms (Protective Textiles, Self-Heating, Anti-microbial)

  • Quantum Computing

  • Nanophotonics

  • Optogenetics 

  • Energy Harvesting Systems

Highlight Sessions of Powerful Talks

Microscopy and Microspectroscopy of Nanomaterials Symposium

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Soft Matter Physics Symposium

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2D Material Symposium

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Optomechanical manipulation: fundamentals and biological applications Symposium

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Explore the library of Nanomaterials

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THz Optoelectronics and Photonics Symposium

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Women in STEMM Special Talks


Andrea C. Ferrari

University of Cambridge

Andrea C. Ferrari earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Cambridge University, after a Laurea in nuclear engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is Professor of nanotechnology and Professorial Fellow of Pembroke College. He founded and directs the Cambridge Graphene Centre and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. He chairs the management panel and is the Science and Technology Officer of the European Graphene Flagship. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Materials Research Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Optical Society and he has been recipient of numerous awards, such as the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation, the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, the Marie Curie Excellence Award, the Philip Leverhulme Prize, The EU-40 Materials Prize. He also received 4 European Research Council Grants.

Pavlos Lagoudakis

University of Southampton/Skoltech

Graduate of the University of Athens, Greece, Professor Pavlos Lagoudakis received his PhD degree in Physics from the University of Southampton, UK in 2003 and conducted his postdoctoral research on optoelectronic properties of organic semiconductors at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany. In 2006, he returned to Southampton as Lecturer at the department of Physics and Astronomy, where he combined his expertise in inorganic and organic semiconductors and set up a new experimental activity on Hybrid Photonics. In 2008, Pavlos was appointed to a personal chair at the University of Southampton. From 2011 to 2014, Pavlos chaired the University’s Nanoscience Research Strategy Group, an interdisciplinary research group of ~100 academics across physics, chemistry, maths, engineering, biology and medicine. From 2012 to 2014, Pavlos was heading the QLM group at the department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton. In 2013 to 2014, Pavlos was visiting professor at EPFL, Switzerland. Since 2015, Pavlos is leading an international research activity on Polariton Simulators with partners at MIT and MIT-Skoltech, IBM Zurich, and the University of Sheffield. Since 2013, Pavlos is the Deputy Head for Research at the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton.

Cliff Jones

University of Leeds

Professor Jones has been awarded the Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize for his innovations in the field of liquid crystal displays and his entrepreneurial success in founding Displaydata Ltd, a leading supplier of graphic labels for the retail sector.

In 1995 he co-invented the Zenithal Bistable Display, an ultra-low power LCD that applies sub-micron gratings to an otherwise standard device. Seeing promise for application in electronic paper, Jones raised venture capital to form ZBD Displays Ltd, which became the UK Civil Service’s first venture-backed spinout in 2000, raising more than £50 million in total.

Now called Displaydata, the company is the world-leading provider of graphic electronic shelf-edge labels, with more than $22 m a year in sales. It was the 2012 recipient of the Institute of Physics Innovation Award, placed fifth in the Sunday Times Techtrack that same year, and was Europe’s second fastest growing technology company according to Deloitte.

Its commercial success is rooted in novel physics associated with confinement of liquid crystals, topological defects and polarity that were unique in LCD but are now of major interest internationally.

Professor Jones is now involved in the commercialisation of Leeds research into switchable contact lenses.

Kurt Kremer

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Prof. Kremer joined the Max-Planck Society in September of 1995 as the sixth director of the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, heading the new theory group. He studied physics at the University of Cologne. In 1983 he received his PhD degree in theoretical physics from the University of Cologne under the supervision of Prof. Binder at the National Research Center KFA Jülich. He performed computer simulations for dynamic and static properties of polymers in bulk and near surfaces. After spending another year at Jülich as a scientific staff member he moved for a post doctoral stay to Exxon Research and Engineering Corporation, Annandale, New Jersey, USA. There, he started working on molecular dynamics simulations of polymers and on charge stabilized colloids in collaboration with Drs. Grest, Pincus, and others. In 1985 he came back to Germany becoming a member of Prof. Binder's group at the University of Mainz as an Assistant Professor of theoretical physics. There he got his Habilitation in 1988. After that he returned to the solid state laboratory of the KFA Jülich as a senior scientific staff member joining the group of Prof. Villain. In 1992 his Habilitation was transferred to the University of Bonn and in fall of 1995 back to Mainz. He spent several extended visits as visiting professor/scientist at Exxon Research (Dr. Grest), UC Santa Barbara (Materials Dept., Prof. Pincus), and University of Minnesota (Dept. Chem. Engineering and Materials Science, Profs. Davis, Bates, Tirell, and others). In spring 1995 he stayed for a period of three months at the central research department of the Bayer AG, Leverkusen, looking into the applicability of current theoretical results to industrial problems.
Prof. Kremer was awarded the ''George T. Piercy Distinguished Professorship of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science'' of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1991 and the ''Walter Schottky Preis der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft'' in 1992. In 1999 he was Whitby Lecturer at Akron University, and in 2006 Nakamura Lecturer at UC Santa Barbara. Since 2006 he is Fellow of the American Physical Society. Together with G. S. Grest he is the 2011 recipient of the Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society.

Anna Baldycheva

Head of STEMM Laboratory, University of Exeter

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Alberto G. Curto

Eindhoven University of Technology

Alberto G. Curto is Assistant Professor in the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is also part of the Institute for Photonic Integration. The goal of Curto's research is to find new and improved ways of making light interact with very small matter, particularly by designing metal and semiconductor nanostructures. His current research interests include the optics and optoelectronics of layered 2D semiconductors and chirality in nano-optics.

Before moving to Eindhoven, Curto was a postdoctoral Marie Curie fellow at Stanford University in the United States working on metal and semiconductor nano-optics and on layered 2D semiconductors. His PhD research at ICFO focused on nano-antennas as optical elements for enhanced interaction of light with nanoscale matter.

Curto is a recipient of one of the first START-UP grants from NWO (2018).

David Carroll

Wake Forest University

David Carroll (born January 13, 1963) is a U.S. physicist, materials scientist and nanotechnologist, Fellow of the American Physical Society, and director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University.`{`1`}` He has contributed to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology through his work in nanoengineered cancer therapeutics, nanocomposite-based display and lighting technologies, high efficiency nanocomposite photovoltaics and thermo/piezo-electric generators.

Carroll's research contributions have been in the areas of: Growth and assembly of novel nanostructures, Optics of nanostructures and Nano-photonics, Quantum-functional properties of nanophase blends, Organic material nanocomposite devices and technologies including organic photovoltaics, lighting systems, and IR sensors, Biomedical-nanotechnology including smart therapeutics, hyperthermia approaches to Cancer, advanced/responsive tissue scaffolding technology, and biological-technology signal transduction.

In 1997, Carroll moved to Clemson University (SC) as an assistant professor where he received early promotion and tenure in the department of physics. While at Clemson he established a program in organic devices based upon carbon nanotube nanocomposites demonstrating enhanced lifetime and performance in organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) for the first time. This work was among the first to establish that nanotube-based nanocomposite systems could be used to enhance a variety of organic device performance metrics.`{`4`}`

In 2003, Carroll's group moved to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC to establish the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials. With this move the research team expanded its work into biomedical nanotechnologies and continued to push the state-of-the-art in performance of organic electronics, announcing the development of highly efficient lighting devices based on field activation of polymers (FIPELs) and fabrics that generate power from body heat in recent years. Carroll's team at the NanoCenter at Wake Forest University was among the first to realize morphology control in organics through the use of heating or multiple solvents setting the world record for the highest efficiency organic solar cells at the time.`{`5`}`

Since becoming faculty, Carroll has published over 240 articles in scholarly journals (h-index = 40). He has published 1 textbook: ``One Dimensional Metals`` and edited two books on nanoelectronics. He holds 44 patents with numerous patent filings. Carroll is a frequent speaker at international conferences with more than 150 invited talks in the past few years. Since 2003, six different spin-off companies have been based on technologies from his labs.

Ursula Wurstbauer

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität

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Monica Craciun

University of Exeter

Prof Monica Craciun is Professor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the Engineering Department at the University of Exeter, UK. She has over 15 years of research expertise in the areas of Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. She currently holds one of the 5-year EPSRC Engineering Fellowships for Growth awarded to only 8 UK leading academics for maintaining UK’s research leadership the area of Advanced Materials (identified as one of the Great British Technologies). Prof Craciun is/was investigator on more than 30 EPSRC, Royal Society, Innovate UK, EU and industrial research grants with a total funding of over £9.25million. At Exeter she is full-time staff of the Centre for Graphene Science and of the Nano Engineering Science and Technology Group. Prof Craciun gained a PhD in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), an MSc in Materials Physics (Joseph Fourier University, Grenobe, France), an MSc in Applied Physics (University of Bucharest, Romania) and an MSc in Materials Engineering (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium). Before joining Exeter she was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and at the University of Tokyo were she was awarded a prestigious fellowship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Prof Craciun joined the University of Exeter in January 2010 as research fellow and took up the position of Professor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in April 2017.

Her academic work spans from applied research in nanotechnology, electronic and optoelectronic devices to fundamental research in nanoscience (quantum phenomena, molecular electronics, nano electronics, spintronics) and materials science. She has over 100 publications in leading international journals (e.g. Nature & Science family journals, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters), with many papers ranked in the top 1% in Materials Science, Engineering and Physics, which have attracted an h-index of 27. Prof Craciun leads a group of 30 researchers currently focusing on two-dimensional materials with the aim of harnessing their novel properties for scopes as broad as electronics, photonics, energy and sensing.

Oleg Yazyev

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Prof. Oleg Yazyev was born in Simferopol, Crimean peninsula. He obtained his degree in chemistry from Moscow State University in 2003. He then joined Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) completing his PhD thesis in 2007. Next two years he has spent as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP) and the Institute for Numerical Research in the Physics of Materials (IRRMA) of the same institution. In 2009-2011 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Physics of the University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In September 2011 he started an independent research group supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation professorship grant. In 2012 he was awarded an ERC Starting grant. His current research focuses on the theoretical and computational physics of two-dimensional and topoloigical materials with strong emphasis on their prospective technological applications.

Igor Meglinski

University of Oulu

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Pavel Ginzburg

Tel Aviv University

Coscun Kocabas

University of Manchester

Coskun completed his BSc (2001) and MSc in Physics (2003) at Bilkent University (Turkey). He received his PhD in Physics (2007) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). After receiving his PhD, he worked at Harvard University as Postdoctoral Researcher, in Deapartment of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Between 2009 and 2017, Coskun worked as assistant and associate professor at Bilkent University where he led the group of Smart Materials and Devices. His main research interest includes optoelectronic applications of graphene and other 2D materials. His research aims to understand and engineer electronic and optical responses of emerging 2D materials to fabricate new devices which cannot be realized by conventional semiconducting materials.

Torsten Fritz

Friedrich Schiller University

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Jérôme Tignon

Sorbonne University École Normale Supérieure

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Ana Neves

University of Exeter

Dr Ana Neves has a background in Chemistry, with a PhD awarded in 2013 by Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, for work carried out at the Solid State Group of ITN (Technical and Nuclear Institute), focusing on the molecular engineering of organic and organometallic materials with magnetic and electric properties. Pursuing the path of applications, she then joined the Organic Electronics group at INESC – Microsystems and Nanotechnology in Lisbon in as a postdoctoral researcher.

Previously a Visiting Researcher at Exeter, Dr Ana Neves joined the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences in October 2014 as an Associate Research Fellow under the project ``Wearable light emitting transistors for future communication devices`` working on graphene for flexible and wearable applications.

Since October 2016 she is a Lecturer in Engineering. She has previously been on research-only duties related to her Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with project E-TEX ``All-organic devices in textiles for wearable electronics``. Ana currently teaches in the Engineering and Natural Sciences programmes. She is also a member of the Nano-Engineering, Science and Technology Group (NEST).

Dr Ana Neves research interests include fabrication and processing of organic and molecular materials, graphene and 2D materials for applications in flexible and wearable electronics, including sensing and communication devices.

Mahn-Soo Choi

Korea University

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Jonas Johansson

Lund University

Jonas Johansson is Associate Professor at the Division of Solid State Physics and NanoLund at Lund University in Sweden, where he also received his M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 1996 and his Ph.D. degree in Solid State Physics in 2000. During 2003 he worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In the beginning of 2004 he returned to Lund University and started his research on nanowires. He teaches thermodynamics and epitaxy and his research is focused on modeling various aspects on formation of nanowires. Other research interests include thermodynamic assessments of materials promising for nanowire synthesis and thermodynamics of small systems in general.

Mikhail Glazov

Ioffe institute

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S.-R. Eric Yang

Korea University

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Alexander Gummenik

Indiana University

Dr. Alexander Gumennik is the Director of Fibers & Additive Manufacturing Enabled Systems Laboratory at the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering (ISE FAMES Lab) at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Indiana University.

The vision of the ISE FAMES Lab is to provide an efficient interface, linking the cyberspace with the physical world. This is done by an engineering of fibers and fabrics, embedding ensembles of nano-transducers and sensors, that would listen, watch, smell, and palp their surroundings and communicate their sensations to a computer.

Fiber devices integrate metals, semiconductors, and insulators arranged in a complex geometry, defining the device functionality. Rapidly developing additive manufacturing is capable of revolutionizing the way fiber preforms are made, providing a monolithic, precise and versatile fabrication approach. Taking a ``Recursive Manufacturing`` path, the fiber device, thermally drawn from a 3D printed preform, would itself later be used as a feedstock for 3D printing of fiber constructs with active sensing, transducing, and energy harvesting / storing functionalities. Such constructs can be applied for pervasive detection, environmental sensing, bio-synthetic interfacing, self-monitoring medical implanting etc.. Spanning long distances and covering large areas in the form of net fiber devices would provide a cyber-physical interface for the Internet of Things.

Prior to joining ISE, Dr. Gumennik worked as a Lead Photonics Process Engineer at Formlabs Inc, a Boston-based startup company developing a desktop stereolithographic 3D printer, following his postdoctoral research at MIT in the area of multi-material fiber devices.

Dr. Gumennik interests include photonic circuits, fiber-based and integrated nano-photonics and nano-devices, fabrics with active functionalities, distributed and remote environmental sensing, and nano-to-macro integration using additive manufacturing.

Antonio Di Bartolomeo

Università di Salerno

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Andrea Picone

Politecnico Milano

Andrea Picone received his doctor degree in Physics on March 2012 from Politecnico of Milano. During his Ph.D. he mostly focused on the characterization of the structural and electronic properties of transition metal oxides, by means of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy. During 2011, he spent seven months at the Karl Franzens University, Graz (Austria), in the research group of Prof. Falko Netzer, where he investigated the electronic and structural properties of oxide low-dimensional model systems by means of low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy.
Since 2019 he is tenure track professor of experimental physics at the Politecnico of Milano. Currently, his main scientific interest is towards the study of layered systems formed by ultra-thin oxides and ferromagnetic metals. He is author of about 40 scientific papers on international peer-reviewed journals. He received about 20 oral contributions and two invited talks in international conferences. He participated to international projects founded by the European Research Council (e.g. GREEN Silicon FP7-FET-OPEN X-TRACK No. 257750, GEMINI FP7-FET-OPENX-TRACK No.2013-0623, COST Action CA15128 Molecular Spintronics) as well as Italian projects (e.g. FIRB project “Ossidi Nanostrutturati: multi-funzionalità e applicazioni”, RBA-P115AYN). In 2017, he was granted by Italian minister of higher education (MIUR) with FFABR (Fund for the Financing of Basic Research Activities). He is co-proposer of 10 granted beamtime on the base of competitive calls with peer review at international synchrotron facilities.
In June 2016, he was appointed as editorial board member of “Scanning” (Hindawi and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), indexed in Scopus and ISI web of Science. He is also member of the editorial board of Journal of Coating Science and Technology (publisher Lifescience Global).

Mineo Hiramatsu

Meijo University

Prof. Mineo Hiramatsu received Ph.D. from Nagoya University and is a Full Professor of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Meijo University, Japan. He served as the Director of Research Institute, Meijo University in 2017-2018. His main fields of research are plasma diagnostics and plasma processing for the synthesis of thin films and nanostructured materials. Author of more than 150 scientific papers and patents on plasma processes for materials science. He served as chairman and member of organizing and scientific committees of international conferences on plasma chemistry and plasma processing. He was awarded the Japan Society of Applied Physics Fellow in 2017.

Mamatha Nagaraj

University of Leeds

``I am an experimental physicist and the theme of my research has been to understand fundamental soft matter physics underpinning novel functional and and responsive materials. The main focus is to combine the remarkable features of soft matter self-assembly with nanoscience and technology; to design and invent new materials and exploit them for technological applications.

Current research topics include; (i) surface modification of polymers using liquid crystals as imprinting media, (ii) liquid crystals for beam steering applications, (iii) fabrication of novel colloidal particles and soft matter topology, (iv) aggregation induced emission, (v) liquid crystals of novel architechtures and exotic mesophases. I use experimental techniques including optical and fluorescent microscopy, super-reolution microscopy such as SIM, STED and STORM.``

Giacomo Scalari

ETH Zürich

Dr. Giacomo Scalari has studied physics at the University of Pisa, Italy. He then moved to Switzerland for his PhD at the University of Neuchâtel. In 2007 he joined the Institute for Quantum Electronics at ETH Zürich as a Post-Doc. After becoming Oberassistant he was hired permanently in 2011 as a Senior Research Scientist.
Dr. Scalari’s research interests span both applied and fundamental experimental physics, particularly in the field of THz photonics with the development of new THz laser sources based on semiconductor heterostructures and in the field of strong light-matter coupling with the realization of new platforms for THz quantum optics.

Martijn Wubs

Technical University of Denmark

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Stanislav Leesment

NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments

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Sergey M Novikov

University of Southern Denmark

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Søren Stobbe

Technical University of Denmark

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Stefano Barbieri

Laboratoire IEMN

Stefano Barbieri received his PhD in Physics in 2000 at Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) In 2000, he joined as a Research Scientist Orbisphere SA (Geneva, Switzerland), where he focused on the development of gas-sensing systems based on laser photo-acoustic spectroscopy. In 2002, he joined TeraView Ltd. (Cambridge, UK) where he coordinated an R&D activity focused on THz QCLs in collaboration with the Cavendish Laboratory, of Cambridge University of Cambridge. In 2004, he was awarded a three year Industry-fellowship from the Royal Society aimed at promoting technology transfer between industry and academic institutions. In December 2005, he was recruited by CNRS in France. From 2005 to 2016 he has been in charge of THz research at the MPQ Laboratory at the University of Paris Diderot (Paris, France). He is presently a member of the THz-Photonics group at IEMN (Lille, France).

Frank Setzpfandt

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Dr. Frank Setzpfandt obtained his PhD from Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in 2012. After a Post-Doc with the Australian National University he returned to Jena where he is currently leading a junior research group at the Institute of Applied Physics. His research interests comprise from nonlinear and quantum optics in waveguides and nanostructures as well as classical and quantum imaging.

Andrey Somov


Dr. Andrey Somov is an Assistant Professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia. He graduated from the Russian State Aviation Technological University (MATI), Russia, with an honours degree in Electronic Engineering (2006). It was followed by employment as an Electronics Engineer in space technologies at the VNIIEM Corporation, Russia. After acquiring industrial experience Andrey focused on applied research and in 2006 was awarded a PhD scholarship at the University of Trento, Italy. In 2008 he was invited by the University of California, Berkeley, as a visiting scholar to join Prof. Jan Rabaey’s team dealing with energy efficient sensor networks. Dr. Somov received his PhD in Electronic Engineering (2009) from the University of Trento, Italy, having specialized in power management in wireless sensor networks (WSN) under the supervision of Prof. Roberto Passerone.

During his PhD course at the University of Trento Dr. Somov was leading an independent research project on energy harvesting for sensor networks as a principal investigator of the research grant funded by Caritro Foundation, Italy (2009).

Before joining Skoltech (2017), he had worked as a Senior Researcher for CREATE-NET Research Center, Italy (2010-2015) and as a Research Fellow for the University of Exeter, UK (2016-2017). His research interests covered power management for WSN and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cognitive IoT and associated proof-of-concept implementation.

Dr. Somov has published more than 60 papers for peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. He has delivered a number of invited talks at Berkeley Wireless Research Center, IDTechEx event, Luxembourg SnT Interdisciplinary Centre. He has been General Chair of the 6th International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software (S-Cube’15), the ‘IoT360’ Summer School on the Internet of Things in 2014 and 2015. Andrey holds some awards in the fields of WSN and IoT including the Google IoT Technology Research Award (2016).

Mikhail Portnoi

University of Exeter

``I am a theoretical physicist with a broad range of research interests spanning from exactly-solvable problems in quantum and statistical mechanics and anyon excitons in the fractional quantum Hall effect regime to THz applications of carbon-based nanostructures and modelling white light-emitting diodes. My most recent work is related to zero-energy states in graphene and excitons in narrow-gap carbon nanotubes.``

Sergey Tarasenko

Ioffe Institute

2000 Graduated with honors in Solid State Electronics from St Petersburg State Technical University; Diploma thesis: Theory of magnetooscillation effects in quasi-two-dimensional semiconductor structures.
Young Scientist Award at the Ioffe Institute Winter School.

2003 PhD in Semiconductor Physics from Ioffe Institute; PhD thesis: Effects of spin-orbit interaction in two-dimensional electron gas.

Current research interests:
Physics of semiconductors, low-dimensional systems, spin-dependent phenomena, Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations, photo- and spin-galvanic effects in quantum well structures, optical orientation of carriers, spin-dependent tunneling.

Mikko J. Huttunen

Tampere University

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Hugo Aguas

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

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Yong Zhang

UNC Charlotte

Yong Zhang received BS and MS degree in Physics from Xiamen University, and Ph.D degree from Dartmouth College. He spent around 15 years at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) starting as a postdoc then Senior Scientist. In 2009, he moved to UNC-Charlotte as Bissell Distinguished Professor with Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Adjunct Professor with Department of Physics and Optical Science at UNC-Charlotte. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. His research interests include areas such as (1) organic-inorganic hybrid semiconductors, (2) optical and
electrical properties of 2D materials, (3) electron-phonon coupling in semiconductor nanostructures, (4) behaviors of individual defects in semiconductor materials and devices, (5) electronic structures of impurities and defects through first-principles calculations, (6) light-effect transistors (LETs) for electronic and optical applications, (7) mechanism of efficiency droop and p-type doping in LEDs. He has published over 230 papers with an H index of 41.

Rodion Reznik

Saint-Petersburg Academic University

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Feo V Kusmartsev

Loughborough University/ITMO

Prof. F. V. Kusmartsev got PhD in 1983 with E. I. Rashba, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, where he was staying as leading researcher until 1990. Then, he got Humboldt Fellowship in Koln University, Germany(1990-1992), was a Visiting Professor in Tokyo University(1993-1994), University Paris VI(1996), NORDITA(1995), Oulu(1993), University of Roma,ToV(2018). Elected as the Research-Professor of Excellence, ITMO University St. Petersburg (2018). Since 1996 he is Professor of Condensed Matter Theory at LU, IOP and APS Fellow and was HoD from 2001-2013. His expertise lies in theoretical and mathematical physics including quantum and statistical mechanics of low-dimensional systems and physics of optoelectronic nanodevices and carbon-based nanostructures. He is a member of advisory and programme boards of more than 40 international meetings; Chairman of ESF Network-Programme: Arrays of Quantum Dots and Josephson Junctions including 70 Universities from 12 EU countries. Prof. Kusmartsev coordinated received more than £3M funding from various sources as EPSRC, HEFCE, ESF, EU and others, published more than 270 papers in high profile journals, which have over 3800 citations (H >32). FVK has also served as a consultant to various industries in the UK and abroad, holds now six patents. Based on the patents he has founded in 2013 the very successful company, SONOBEX, where modern science has been translated into a series novel technologies. In 2004-2014 FVK secured funding for and organized more than 30 international meetings on nanoscience and nanotechnology. He published Invited Reviews in Physics Report (1989), in Contemporary Physics (2004),(2013) and in book (2015) entitled The road from Topological Insulators to Weyl semimetals.

Sponsors and partners


Program Committee:

Anna Baldycheva – University of Exeter, Conference Chair

Jiang Wu – University College London

Jessica Wade – Imperial College London

Ingo Dierking – University of Manchester

Ventsislav Valev – University of Bath

Evgeniya Kovalska – University of Exeter

Igor Meglinski – University of Oulu

Monika Craciun – University of Exeter

Stanislav Leesment – NT-MDT

Elena Ushakova – ITMO University

Andrey Gorodetskiy – Imperial College London

Pavel Ginzburg – Tel Aviv University

Patrick Mounaix – University of Bordeaux

Organising Committee:

Anna Baldycheva – University of Exeter

Ineta Grikalaite – University of Exeter

Evgeniya Kovalska – University of Exeter

Benjamin Hogan – University of Exeter

Joaquin Faneca – University of Exeter

Emanuele Gemo – University of Exeter

Evgenia Shabalina – Université Rennes 1

Erick Omar Burgos Parra – Unite Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales


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