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Committees List

Leading scientists will give approximately 50 plenary and invited presentations on the latest developments in nanoscale science and technology. We expect 600-700 attendees from around the globe to present their latest research.

ICN+T 2014 Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. Klaus Müllen, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, "From Benzene to Carbon Nanomaterials – Precision in Synthesis, Structure, and Function"

  • Prof. John Rogers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Injectable' Electronics That Can Dissolve Inside Your Body"

  • Prof. Gabor Somorjai, University of California, Berkeley, "Molecular Catalysis Science. Nanoparticle Synthesis and Instrument Development for Characterization under Reaction Condition. Conquering Catalytic Complexity"

  • Prof. Zhong Lin Wang,  Georgia Institute of Technology, "Nanogenerators as New Energy Technology and Piezotronics for Functional Systems"

  • Prof. Dr. Roland Wiesendanger, University of Hamburg, Germany, "25 Years of Spin-Polarized STM: From Single-Atom Magnetism to Complex Spin Textures in Nanostructures"

Klaus Müllen Biography
"From Benzene to Carbon Nanomaterials – Precision in Synthesis, Structure, and Function"
Klaus Müllen is director of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. His broad research interests range from the development of new polymer-forming reactions, to the chemistry and physics of single molecules as well as graphenes, dendrimers and biosynthetic hybrids.

He published about 1500 papers. He received many awards such as the Max Planck Forschungspreis, the Philip Morris Forschungspreis, the Nozoe-Award, the Science Award of the “Stifterverband”, the Innovation Award, the Nikolaus August Otto Award and the Society of Polymer Science Japan International Award, ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry, Tsungming Tu Award, Taiwan; BASF-Award for Organic Electronics; Franco-German Award of the Sociéte Chimique de France; Adolf-von-Baeyer-Medal, GDCh, Utz-Hellmuth-Felcht Award, SGL Carbon and China Nano Award. From 2008-2009 he served as president of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). Since 2013 he is president of the German Association for the Advancement of Science and Medicine. He is member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, member of the North-Rhine-Westphalian Academy for Sciences and Art, and of the National Academy Leopoldina. In 2010 he received an Advanced ERC Grant for his work on nanographenes. He is associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.


John Rogers Biography:
 "Injectable' Electronics That Can Dissolve Inside Your Body"
Professor John A. Rogers obtained BA and BS degrees in chemistry and in physics from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1989.  From MIT, he received SM degrees in physics and in chemistry in 1992 and the PhD degree in physical chemistry in 1995.  From 1995 to 1997, Rogers was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard University Society of Fellows.  He joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff in the Condensed Matter Physics Research Department in 1997, and served as Director of this department from the end of 2000 to 2002.  He is currently Swanlund Chair Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, with a primary appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  He is also Director of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory.

Rogers' research includes fundamental and applied aspects of materials and patterning techniques for unusual electronic and photonic devices, with an emphasis on bio-integrated and bio-inspired systems.  He has published more than 400 papers and is inventor on over 80 patents, more than 50 of which are licensed or in active use.  Rogers is a Fellow of the IEEE, APS, MRS and AAAS, and he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.  His research has been recognized with many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship in 2009, the Lemelson-MIT Prize in 2011, and the Mid-Career Researcher Award (MRS), the Robert Henry Thurston Award (ASME), and the Smithsonian Ingenuity Award for the Physical Sciences, in 2013.


Gabor A. Somorjai Biography:
Gabor A. Somorjai has been a leader in the field of Catalysis for more than 45 years.  He has published more than 1100 papers and 4 books.  Somorjai received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1960 and he was appointed to the faculty there in 1964.  Since then, he has won just about every honor in his field, among them the NAS Award in Chemical Sciences (2013), the ENI New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Prize and the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences (2011), the Priestley Medal (2008), the National Medal of Science (2002) and the Wolf Prize (1998).  He became a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1979 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1983.


Dr. Zhong Lin (ZL) Wang Biography:
"Nanogenerators as New Energy Technology and Piezotronics for Functional Systems"
Dr. Zhong Lin (ZL) Wang received his PhD from Arizona State University in 1987. He now is the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering and Regents' Professor at Georgia Tech. Dr. Wang has made original and innovative contributions to the synthesis, discovery, characterization and understanding of fundamental physical properties of oxide nanobelts and nanowires, as well as applications of nanowires in energy sciences, electronics, optoelectronics and biological science. His discovery and breakthroughs in developing nanogenerators establish the principle and technological road map for harvesting mechanical energy from environment and biological systems for powering a personal electronics. His research on self-powered nanosystems has inspired the worldwide effort in academia and industry for studying energy for micro-nano-systems, which is now a distinct disciplinary in energy research and future sensor networks. He coined and pioneered the field of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics by introducing piezoelectric potential gated charge transport process in fabricating new electronic and optoelectronic devices. This breakthrough by redesign CMOS transistor has important applications in smart MEMS/NEMS, nanorobotics, human-electronics interface and sensors. Dr. Wang’s publications have been cited for over 65,000 times. The H-index of his citations is 124. Dr. Wang was elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009, member of European Academy of Sciences in 2002, fellow of American Physical Society in 2005, fellow of AAAS in 2006, fellow of Materials Research Society in 2008, fellow of Microscopy Society of America in 2010, and fellow of the World Innovation Foundation in 2002. He received 2014 the James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials from America Physical Society, 2013 ACS Nano Lectureship award, 2012 Edward Orton Memorial Lecture Award and 2009 Purdy Award from American Ceramic Society, 2011 MRS Medal from the Materials Research Society, 1999 Burton Medal from Microscopy Society of America. Details can be found at: http://www.nanoscience.gatech.edu.


Roland Wiesendanger Biography:
"25 Years of Spin-Polarized STM: From Single-Atom Magnetism to Complex Spin Textures in Nanostructures"
Roland Wiesendanger studied physics at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where he received his Ph.D. in 1987 and his Habilitation degree in 1990, working in the field of scanning tunnelling microscopy and related techniques. In 1992 he received an offer for a full professor position from the University of Hamburg related with the launch of the Microstructure Advanced Research Center Hamburg. In Hamburg, Roland Wiesendanger has initiated the Center of Competence in Nano-scale Analysis, the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center Hamburg, the Collaborative Research Center of the German Research Foundation entitled “Magnetism from the single atom to the nanostructure”, and the Cluster of Excellence “Nanospintronics” of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Since end of the eighties, Roland Wiesendanger pioneered the technique of Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy and Spectroscopy which allowed the first real-space observation of magnetic structures at the atomic level. Roland Wiesendanger also contributed significantly to the development of Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM) and Magnetic Exchange Force Microscopy.

Roland Wiesendanger is author or co-author of 500 scientific publications and 2 textbooks, and editor or co-editor of 7 monographs and 7 conference proceedings. He already presented 450 invited talks worldwide. For his outstanding research contributions, Roland Wiesendanger has received several scientific awards, including the Gaede-Prize of the German Vacuum Society in 1992, the Max Auwärter Prize in 1992, the Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize in 1999, the Philip Morris Research Prize in 2003, two Advanced Grant Awards of the European Research Council in 2008 and 2013, and the Nanotechnology Recognition Award of the American Vacuum Society in 2010. He is an elected member of the German Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”, the Hamburg Academy of Sciences, the German Academy of Technical Sciences “acatech”, and foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 2012, he is Honorary Professor of the Harbin Institute of Technology, China, and Fellow of the American Vacuum Society.

ICN+T 2014 Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Andrea Armani, University of Southern California (USA)
  • Prof. Wilhelm Auwärter, Technische Universität München (Germany)
  • Susanne Baumann, IBM Almaden (USA)
  • Prof. Karl Berggren, MIT (USA)
  • Dr. Nigel Browning, Pacific Northwest National Lab (USA)
  • Prof. Zhihai Cheng, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing (China)
  • Prof. Christophe Coperet, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Prof. Alexa Courty, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France)
  • Prof. Peter Crozier, Arizona State University (USA)
  • Dr. James DeYoreo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA)
  • Prof. Christos Dimitrakopoulos, University of Massachusetts Amherts (USA)
  • Prof. Zhenchao Dong, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei (China)
  • Prof. Hans Elemans, Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials (The Netherlands)
  • Prof. Randall M. Feenstra, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
  • Dr. Joost Frenken, Leiden University (The Netherlands)
  • Prof. Hong-Jun Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
  • Prof. Michael Gershenson, Rutgers University (USA)
  • Prof. Franz Giessibl, University of Regensburg (Germany)
  • Prof. Ying Jiang , Peking University (China)
  • Prof. Frank Zu Heringdorf, Universität Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
  • Dr. Stefan Heun, NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy)
  • Prof. Saw Wai Hla, Argonne National Laboratory and Ohio University (USA)
  • Dr. Stephen Jesse, Oakridge National Laboratory (USA)
  • Prof. Ernesto Joselevich, Weizmann Institute (Israel)
  • Prof. Andras Kis, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Prof. Bruce Koel, Princeton University (USA)
  • Prof. Roman Krahne, Istituto Italiano di Technologia (Italy)
  • Dr. Arkady Krasheninnikov, Aalto University (Finland)
  • Prof. Young Kuk, Seoul National University (Korea)
  • Dr. Sebastian Loth, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg (Germany)
  • Prof. Valeria Molinero, University of Utah (USA)
  • Dr. Fabian Natterer, NIST (USA)
  • Dr. Sang-il Park, Park Systems Corp. (Korea)
  • Dr. Herbert Pfnur, Institut für Festkörperphysik, Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany)
  • Prof. Dong Qin, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
  • Dr. Frances Ross, IBM Watson Research Center (USA)
  • Dr. Sylvie Rousset, Université Paris Diderot (France)
  • Prof. Joachim Schnadt, Lund University (Sweden)
  • Prof. Jan Schroers, Yale University (USA)
  • Dr. Matt Sfeir, Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA)
  • Prof. Vivek Shenoy, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • Prof. Jeffrey Shield, University of Nebraska Lincoln (USA)
  • Dr. Joseph Stroscio, National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)
  • Prof. Tse-Chien Sum, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • Prof. Thomas Truskett, University of Texas at Austin (USA)
  • Dr. Miguel M. Ugeda, University of California, Berkeley, (USA)
  • Prof. Latha Venkatamaran, Columbia University (USA)
  • Prof. Robert Wolkow, University of Alberta (Canada)



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