1st PLENARY SPEAKER
Prof. Masayoshi Tonouchi
Osaka University, Japan
Masayoshi Tonouchi received the B.S. and M.S. and Dr. E. degrees form Osaka University, Japan, in 1983, 1985 and 1988, respectively. From 1988 to 1989 he worked at the Faculty of Engineering Science of the same university. From 1989 to 1994 he joined the Faculty of Computer Science and System Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. In 1994, he moved to Kansai Advanced Research Center, Communications Research Laboratory, Japan. From 1996 to 2000, he was an associate professor at the Research Center for Superconducting Materials and Electronics, Osaka University. Currently he is a professor in Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University and a concurrent professor of Nanjing University. His current research interests include ultrafast optical and terahertz science of strongly correlated electron systems and nanomaterials, and development-and-applications of terahertz systems such as the laser terahertz emission microscope, compact THz time-domain spectroscopy systems, and others. He is a member of the Optical Society of America, Materials Research Society, the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Physical Society of Japan, and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers. He is an associate editor for Journal of Applied Physics, AIP since Jan.1st, 2015. He chaired many international conferences such as OTST 2013.
2nd PLENARY SPEAKER
Prof. Takashige Omatsu
Chiba University, Japan
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.
3rd PLENARY SPEAKER
Prof. Der-Jang Liaw
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Professor Der-Jang LIAW, Polymer Science Doctor (Ph.D. Polymer), is currently a Chair professor of Chemical Engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST). He holds his Master and Ph.D degrees in polymer science at Osaka University (Japan) and published about 360 SCI papers (h-index = 44 from ISI Web of Knowledge), 180 conference papers and 60 patents. In 2009, he was a recipient of the International Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan along with Prof. J. M. J. Frechet (USA) and Prof. K. Muellen (Germany). He received the Outstanding Polymer Academic Research Prize in 2012 and Lifetime Achievement Prize from The Polymer Society of Taiwan in 2013. He has been a fellow of The Polymer Society of Taiwan since 2014 and has been Academician of the Russian Academy of Engineering since 2011.
4th PLENARY SPEAKER
Prof. Hongwei Zhu
Tsinghua University, China
Vice Dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering
Prof. Zhu is a Professor, Vice Dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (1998) and Ph.D. degree in Materials Processing Engineering (2003) at Tsinghua University. After Post Doc. studies in Japan and USA, he began his independent career as a faculty member at Tsinghua University (2008~present). He is well-known internationally for his work on carbon nanomaterials. His current research involves multi-scale synthesis and assembly, characterizations and applications of materials. He has authored 3 books and 8 invited book chapters, received 20+ patents and published 200+ journal papers including Science, Chem. Soc. Rev., Sci. Adv., Adv. Mater. and Nano Lett., with >12000 citations (H-index: 55). He received several awards including National Natural Science Award of China, Natural Science Award for Outstanding Scientific Research Achievements (Ministry of Education), Graphene Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Award (China Innovation Alliance of the Graphene Industry). The group he has put together is a world leader in graphene materials production and applications.
Graphene-on-surfaces for Multifunctional Applications
Abstract- Graphene has the potential for creating
thin film devices, owing to its two-dimensionality and
structural flatness. Assembling graphene-based building
blocks into hybrid structures or composites with diverse
targeted structures has attracted considerable interests for
generating new properties and expanding its potential
applications. The integration of graphene into a device
always involves its interaction with supporting substrates,
making this interaction critical to its real-life
applications. This presentation will focus on three
"graphene-on-surfaces" hybrid structures: I)
Graphene-on-semiconductor: Graphene-on-Si can function as a
quality Schottky junction with high photoelectric
conversion. Graphene serves multiple functions as
transparent electrode, active junction layer, hole collector
and anti-reflection layer in graphene-on-semiconductor
heterojunction photo-devices, such as solar cells and
photodetectors, and could be extended to other
optoelectronics; II) Graphene-on-polymer: Tiling structures
are designed in graphene, composing overlapped graphene
plates and realize high sensitivity strain sensing, which
can measure either tiny or large strains with record high
gauge factors. By combining artificial intelligence with
digital signal processing, the graphene based sensing system
represents a new smart tool to classify and analyze signals
in fields of vital signs monitoring, robotics, fatigue
detection, and in vitro diagnostics; III)
Graphene-on-ceramic: Graphene oxide (GO)-based membranes are
developed for highly efficient ion separation and water
desalination. Due to the narrow dimension of
nano-capillaries and the co-existence of sp2 aromatic
channels with various oxygen functionalities, GO membranes
can afford excellent selectivity towards various ions based
on molecular sieving effect and diverse chemical
interactions, showing promises in filtration and separation
for water treatment applications.
Keywords- Graphene; Heterostructure; Sensor; Optoelectronics; Water treatment
5th PLENARY SPEAKER
Prof. Zhenyang Zhong
Fudan University, China
Zhenyang Zhong received the B.S degree from Peking University in 1995 and the Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China in 2001. From April 2001 to December 2003 and from May 2005 to December 2005, he worked in Institute for Semiconductor Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria. From April 2004 to April 2005, he worked in Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany, as a post-doctoral research fellow. Since 2006, he worked in Physics Department of Fudan University, Shanghai, China, as a professor (2012- so far). His research interest focus on controlled formation of varieties of nanostructures on Si substrates, including nanowires and nanodots of GeSi, compound semiconductor and diluted magnetic semiconductor, and on exploration of the unique properties and the applications of those nanostructures. He has authored or coauthored 47 journal articles and 2 book chapters.