Chemical and Material Engineering

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Prof. WANG John
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Speech Title : 2D Materials: 2D Atomic, 2D Molecular and 2D Morphological, Which One?

Professor Wang’s research focuses on new functional ceramics, electroceramic and composite materials that are inevitably required for the next generation of energy generation and storage, electronics and healthcare. His research group has been working on novel fabrication techniques for these materials and understanding of the correlations between their structural parameters, at various length scales ranging from molecular, nanometer to micrometer ranges, and their functional properties.
More recently, Professor Wang’s research is concentrating on carbon-based materials, nanohybrids and mesoporous materials for energy generation, energy storage and biomedical applications. He and his research group have successfully developed several types of new nanohybrids and mesoporous materials for applications in energy generation storage and drug delivery.
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Prof. Zhang Hua
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Speech Title : Phase Engineering of Novel Nanomaterials

Dr. Hua Zhang obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Nanjing University in China in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and completed his Ph.D. with Prof. Zhongfan Liu at Peking University in China in July 1998. He joined Prof. Frans C. De Schryver’s group at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) in Belgium as a Research Associate in January 1999. Then he moved to Prof. Chad A. Mirkin’s group at Northwestern University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in July 2001. He started to work at NanoInk Inc. (USA) as a Research Scientist/Chemist in August 2003. After that, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore from November 2005 to July 2006. Then he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an Assistant Professor. On March 1, 2011, he was promoted to a tenured Associate Professor. On Sept. 1, 2013, he was promoted to Full Professor. Until 01 Jan. 2019, he has filed 73 patent applications and 460+ papers with total citation of over 55,000 and H-index of 117. He is one of the Chairmen of the Editorial Board of ChemNanoMat (2015-), sits on the Advisory Board of Chemical Society Reviews (2012-), Materials Chemistry Frontiers (2016-), Matter (2019-), Nanoscale (2012-), Nanoscale Horizons (2015-), and NPG Asia Materials (2018-); the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano (2014-), Advanced Functional Materials (2018-), Chemistry of Materials (2014-), ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2014-), Small (2012-) and Nanofabrication (Versita, 2012-); the Editorial Board of ACS Omega (2016-), Applied Materials Today (2015-), Carbon (2013-), CHEM (2016-), Chinese Science Bulletin (2014-), Energy Storage Materials (2015-), EnergyChem (2018-), Graphene Technology (2016-), Materials Today Energy (2016-), npj 2D Materials and Applications (2016-), Science China Materials (2014-), and NANO (2007-); the International Advisory Board of Chemistry – An Asian Journal (2018-); the International Advisory Panel of Materials Research Express (2014-2016); the International Editorial Board of ChemPlusChem (2012-2015); and the Scientific Advisory Board of Small Methods (2017-). He is an Associate Editor of International Journal of Nanoscience (2007-) and was one of the members of the Advisory Committee of IOP Asia-Pacific (2010-2013). In 2015, he was elected as an Academician of the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM). In Nov. 2014, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Moreover, he received the 2015 ACS Nano Lectureship Award (2015), the World Cultural Council (WCC) Special Recognition Award (2013), SMALL Young Innovator Award (2012) and Nanyang Award for Research Excellence (2011). In 2016, he was listed in the top 300 most cited researchers in the field of materials science and engineering by Elsevier Scopus. In 2017, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2017" in Chemistry and Materials Science. In 2016, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2016" in Chemistry and Materials Science. In 2015, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2015" in Chemistry and Materials Science, and also listed as one of 19 “Hottest Researchers of Today” in the world (please see the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015 by Thomson Reuters, 2015). In 2014, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2014" in Materials Science, and also listed as one of 17 “Hottest Researchers of Today” and No. 1 in Materials and More in the world (please see the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 by Thomson Reuters, 2014).

Prof. Jun Song CHEN
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Speech Title : Rationally designed nanomaterials for high-performance energy storage

Professor Jun Song CHEN received his Ph.D. at Nanyang Technological University in 2012. After that, he worked at the Max Plank Institute of Colloids and Interfaces as an Alexander von Humboldt researcher from 2013 to 2014. He is now a Professor at the School of Materials and Energy, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He was one of the “Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers” in 2015 and 2016, and “Elsevier Chinese Highly Cited Researchers” in 2017. His research interests include the design of nanostructured materials for energy-related applications, such as supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, and water splitting.

Prof. Yoshimi Watanabe
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Speech Title: Grain Refining Performance of Cast Aluminum by L12 Modified (AlxMe1-x)3Ti Heterogeneous Nucleation Site Particles

Yoshimi Watanabe is currently a Professor of Engineering in the Department of Physical Science and Engineering at Nagoya Institute of Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgical Engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1985, Master of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987, and a Ph. D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1990. After that, he worked at Kagoshima University as a research associate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1990 to 1992, at Hokkaido University as a research associate at the Department of Metallurgical Engineering from 1992 to 1995, at Shinshu University as an associate professor at the Department of Functional Machinery and Mechanics from 1995 to 2005. In 2005, he moved to Nagoya Institute of Technology as a full professor. He was worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a visiting scientist from 1997 to 1998. His current research interests are functionally graded materials (FGMs), grain refiner of cast aluminum, metallic 3D printing, severe plastic deformation, Fe based shape memory alloy.