First Round of Abstract Submission Ends: Aug 25, 2023
Extended Early Bird Ends: Jul 31, 2023

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Tong Lin
Tiangong University, China
Title: Piezoelectric and Acoustoelectric Properties of Electrospun Nanofibers
Tong Lin received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1998. After working with Deakin University, Australia, as a Professor and Personal Chair, he joined Tiangong University, China, in 2022. He is currently a Professor and Founding Director for the Institute for Nanofiber Intelligent Manufacture and Applications. His research interests cover functional fibers, electrospinning, and polymer materials.
Dr. Jun Chen
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Title: Smart Textiles for Personalized Health Care
Dr. Jun Chen is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on nanotechnology and bioelectronics for energy, sensing, and therapeutic applications in the form of smart textiles, wearables, and body area networks. He has published two books and 250 journal articles, with 150 of them being corresponding authors in Chemical Reviews (2), Chemical Society Reviews (2), Nature Materials, Nature Electronics (4), Nature Communications (3), Science Advances, Joule (3), Matter (10), Advanced Materials (12), and many others. His works were selected as Research Highlights by Nature and Science 7 times and covered by world mainstream media over 1,200 times in total, including NPR, ABC, NBC, Reuters, CNN, The Wall Street Journal‎, and Scientific American. He also filed 14 US patents, including one licensed. With a current h-index of 95 and 50 ESI Highly Cited Papers, Dr. Chen was identified to be one of the world’s most influential researchers in the field of Materials Science in Web of Science. Beyond research, he is an associate editor of Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Med-X, and Textiles, Advisory/ Editorial Board Members of Matter, Nano-Micro Letters, Materials Today Energy, Cell Reports Physical Science, Nano Trends, and The Innovation.

Among his many accolades are the V. M. Watanabe Excellence in Research Award, UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows Award, BBRF Young Investigator Award, ACS PMSE Young Investigator Award, Okawa Foundation Research Award, Advanced Materials Rising Star, Materials Today Rising Star Award, ACS Nano Rising Stars Lectureship Award, Chem. Soc. Rev. Emerging Investigator Award, Nano Research Young Innovator Award, Microsystems & Nanoengineering Young Scientist Award, Highly Cited Researchers 2019/2020/2021/2022 in Web of Science, and many others.
Prof. Thomas J. Webster
Interstellar Therapeutics, Boston, MA USA
Title: Human Nanomedicine: Nanomaterials Helping Humans
Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 117; Google Scholar) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995; USA) and in biomedical engineering from RPI (Ph.D., 2000; USA). He has served as a professor at Purdue (2000-2005), Brown (2005-2012), and Northeastern (2012-2021; serving as Chemical Engineering Department Chair from 2012 - 2019) Universities and has formed over a dozen companies who have numerous FDA approved medical products currently improving human health. He is currently helping those companies and serves as a professor at Hebei University of Technology, Saveetha University, Vellore Institute of Technology, UFPI, and others. Dr. Webster has numerous awards including: 2020, World Top 2% Scientist by Citations (PLOS); 2020, SCOPUS Highly Cited Research (Top 1% Materials Science and Mixed Fields); 2021, Clarivate Top 0.1% Most Influential Researchers (Pharmacology and Toxicology); 2022, Best Materials Science Scientist by Citations (Research.com); and is a fellow of over 8 societies. Prof. Webster is a former President of the U.S. Society For Biomaterials and has over 1,350 publications to his credit with over 53,000 citations. He was recently nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2023).
Prof. Ying-Hao Eddie Chu
National Tsing Hua university, Taiwan
Title: van der Waals epitaxy of oxycompounds for advanced electronics
Professor Chu received his Ph.D. from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at National Tsing-Hua University in 2004. Then, he joined the University of California, Berkeley, as a postdoc. In 2008, he acquired an assistant professorship in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at National Chiao Tung University. He was promoted to associate professor in 2015 and then to professor in 2018. In 2019, he was appointed as a distinguished professor. In 2019, he was appointed as associate editor of ACS Applied Electronic Materials. In 2022, he returned to National Tsing Hua University as a professor. In 2022 summer, he was promoted to a distinguished professor and appointed as the director of the Center for Nanotechnology, Materials Science, and Microsystems. His research focuses on complex functional oxides and strongly correlated electron systems. He has extensive experience using advanced characterization techniques to understand and manipulate functional oxide heterostructures, nanostructures, and interfaces. He aims to create a pathway to use high-quality oxide heteroepitaxy for soft transparent technology. He is a pioneer with the most published in this research direction. He has published 350+ papers (Web of Science: 22000+ citations, h-index=73; Google Scholar: 31000+ citations, h-index=85) in academic journals.
Prof. Dezső L. Beke
University of Debrecen, Hungary
Title: Interdiffusion along grain boundaries – Diffusion induced grain boundary migration, low temperature homogenization and reactions in nanostructured thin films
Conferences, memberships: - organiser of nine international conferences, invited lecturer and member of the scientific boards of numerous conferences on diffusion, nanocrystalline materials and shape memory alloys.
- editor of five conference proceedings (published by the Mat. Sci. Forum or Defect and Diffusion Forum.); author of 18 chapters in books (three of them in Landolt-Börnstein, New Series, Vol. III/33a-b)
- member of the Editorial Board of the “Materials Science Forum” (1996-) “Materials Transactions” (2005-2021), “Diffusion fundamentals.com” (2005-2017), “Defect and Diffusion Forum” (1992-2015) „Materials” (2021-) „Frontiers in Metals and Alloys – Mechanical Properties of Metals” (2022-)
- Doctor honoris causa of National University of Uzgorod, Ukraine, 2002
- Doctor honoris causa of University of Miskolc, Hungary 2017

-1970- member of the R. Eötvös Physical Society, Hungary, 1973- individual member of the European Physical Society, Secretary (1976-80) and chairman (1989-92) of the Metal Physics Group of the R. Eötvös Phys. Soc., Vice president (1995-98) and vice secretary (1992-95) of the Hungarian Physical Society, 1996-2002 secretary and 2003-2008 chairman of the “Committee of Solid State Physics” of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2008-2014 chairman of the “Engineering and Sciences Panel” of the Hungarian Scientific Research Found, 2014-2018 chairman of the Jury for international applications of the Hungarian Scientific Research Found, 2018- member of the Doctoral Council of Miskolc University, 2018- member of the Habilitation Committee for the Faculty of Materials Science, Miskolc University, 2018- Member of the Doctoral Council of “Kerpely Antal “ Materials Science and Technologies Doctoral School, Miskolc University.
Prof. Raman Singh
Monash University, Australia
Title: Graphene Coatings for Remarkable and Durable Corrosion Resistance of Metals
Professor Raman Singh’s primary research interests are in the relationship of Nano-/microstructure and Environment-assisted degradation and fracture of metallic and composite materials, and Nanotechnology for Advanced Mitigation of such Degradations. He has also worked extensively on use of advanced materials (e.g., graphene) for corrosion mitigation, stress corrosion cracking, and corrosion and corrosion-mitigation of magnesium alloys (including for the use of magnesium alloys for aerospace, defence and bioimplant applications).

Prof Singh is a senior professor at Monash University, Australia. He is a Guest Professor at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2020, 2023, 2024), US Naval Research Lab, Indian Institute of Science, and University of Connecticut. He worked as a scientist at Indian Atomic Energy and as a post-doc fellow at University of New South Wales, Australia.

Prof Singh’s professional distinctions and recognitions include: Guest Professor of ETH Zurich, Editor of a book on Cracking of Welds (CRC Press), Lead Editor of a book on Non-destructive Evaluation of Corrosion (Wiley), Editor-in-Chief of an Elsevier and two MDPI journals, leader/chairperson of a few international conferences and numerous plenary/keynote lectures at international conferences, over 265 peer-reviewed international journal publications and 15 book chapter, and several competitive research grants (that includes 4 Discovery, 7 Linkage and one ITRH grants of Australian Research Council).

Prof Singh has supervised 52 PhD students. His vibrant research group at Monash University comprises of PhD students from different disciplines (Mechanical, Chemical, Materials and Mining Engineering, and Science) as well as from different cultural backgrounds (Australian, Middle-eastern, Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, African, North American and Israeli).
Prof. Richard J. Spontak
North Carolina State University, USA
Title: Overcoming Antimicrobial Resistance and Preventing the Next Pandemic with Nanostructured Anionic Block Polymers
Richard J. Spontak, a Distinguished Professor at NC State University, received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and pursued post-doctoral research at Cambridge University before joining P&G in 1990 and NC State in 1992. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed journal papers. He has received numerous research awards including the NC State Holladay Medal for Excellence, the ACS (PMSE) Tess Award, the SPSJ International Award, the IChemE Global Research Project Award and Underwood Medal, the ACS (Rubber) Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award, and the IOM3 Colwyn Medal. An elected APS, IOM3, ACS-PMSE, and RSC fellow, he is a Jefferson Science Fellow and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.
Prof. John Campbell
University of Birmingham, UK
Title: The Fracture Mechanism of Metals
Born and raised in the UK, and educated at the universities of Cambridge, Sheffield and Birmingham he first trained as a physicist, then became a metallurgical engineer, but finally has spent most of his life in foundries where he thinks he has made more cylinder heads than he has had hot dinners.

He developed the Cosworth Casting Process, then a novel process making Al alloy cylinder heads and blocks for the Formula One racing engines, using counter-gravity filling of molds by electromagnetic pumps. The process has been taken up by Ford, Nemak and General Motors for the production of automotive cylinder blocks the USA. This process still has the world record for production rates of sound V6 and V8 blocks.

During his 15 years as Professor of Casting Technology in the University of Birmingham, UK, the nature of turbulence and the generation of casting defects was clarified for the first time. The new concepts included entrainment, the double nature of oxide films causing them to act as cracks (bifilms), and the development of casting techniques to avoid bifilm formation.

He has worked for over ten years with his partner in the USA, John Grassi, to set up a new casting operation, Alotech, helping to develop the new and exciting Ablation Casting Process. Although currently demonstrated for Mg and Al alloy castings, exploratory work is underway to expand the process to steels. Honda have become a major licensee.

He is the author of the foundry text books “CASTINGS” and “CASTINGS PRACTICE”. These 1991 and 2004 publications are much quoted but getting awfully out-of-date. His new “COMPLETE CASTING HANDBOOK” published in 2011 and revised in 2015 is not light bedtime reading, but is a bargain for the determined and fearless reader with an open mind. The “MINI CASTING HANDBOOK” 2018 is a basic text specifically written for the shop floor foundryman.

His invited lecture to the American Foundry Society in 2012, “Stop Pouring; Start Casting”, recommended the industry to move away from all pouring of metal, re-designing their foundries to adopt new melting and counter-gravity techniques for the production of defect-free castings.

His latest book “THE ORIGIN OF FRACTURE – THE MECHANISMS OF METALLURGICAL FAILURE” published in 2020 describes the possible elimination of failure mechanisms such as cracking, creep, fatigue, stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement in steels and high temperature alloys by eliminating turbulent pouring of the liquid metal. These low cost and simple developments promise a revolution in metallurgy and engineering. We shall be able to produce metals which will not fail; metals we can trust.
Prof. Juan M. Feliu
University of Alicante, Spain
Title: Electrocatalysis on Platinum: from single crystals to nanoparticles
Research Interests:

Establishment of relationships between surface structure and composition of metallic electrodes and its electrochemical reactivity, within the framework of Surface Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis. Both aspects are believed to be strongly interconnected, because interfacial properties govern reactivity. To achieve this purpose, single crystal electrodes are prepared and routinely used. The interfacial properties are characterized by using different structure sensitive probes. Determination of interfacial properties and surface stability of well-defined substrates is a key step in this investigation. This methodology has been extended to rationalize the polycrystalline metal/solution interface, including nanoparticles. Surface composition is modified by adsorption of foreign adatoms in a controlled way. The electrocatalytic reactions under scope are those clearly related with the previous, more fundamental approach, and are focused to the surface effects in the kinetics of oxidation/reduction of molecular surface probes, oxidation of potential fuels and small nitrogen-containing molecules, as well as the reduction of oxygen and other green chemistry related species.

Work Experience:

-1993-present, Full Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Alicante, Spain
-2003-2012, Director of the Institute of Electrochemistry
-2005-2006, ISE President
-1999-2002, Chairman of ISE’s Division 1 (Interfacial Electrochemistry).
-2000-2001, Titular Member and Secretary of the Commission I.3 (Electrochemistry) of IUPAC