Keynote Address

Prof. Meyya Meyyappan

NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA 94035 E-mail: meyya@orbit.arc.nasa.gov

Dr. Meyya Meyyappan is chief scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. Until June 2006, he served as the director of the Center for Nanotechnology at Ames. He also is a founding member of the Interagency Working Group on Nanotechnology (IWGN) established by the Office of Science and Technology Policy in Washington, D.C. The IWGN is responsible for developing the National Nanotechnology Initiative.He has authored or co-authored more than 320 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Meyyappan is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Electrochemical Society (ECS), American Vacuum Society (AVS), Materials Research Society (MRS), Institute of Physics (IOP), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Institute of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), National Academy of Inventors, and the California Council of Science and Technology. He is currently the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Distinguished Lecturer, and was the Distinguished Lecturer on Nanotechnology for both the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and ASME.

Prof. Dinesh Aswal

Director, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi E-mail: dkaswal@nplindia.org

Dr. D.K. Aswal has joined as the Director, CSIR- National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, on 15th December 2015.He has served as the Secretary of Atomic Energy Education Society,Mumbai and as Head, Thin Films Devices Section, Technical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai. He joined BARC through the training school batch of the year 1986 (i.e. 30th batch) after completing M.Sc. in Physics (Gold medalist) from Garhwal University in 1985. He obtained Ph.D. in Physics from Mumbai University for his work on "Thin films of high temperature superconductors", and subsequently carried out post doctoral research work at Research Institute of Electronics, Hamamatsu, Japan. His current area of research interests includes physics of organic films and their applications for solar cells, conducting polymer films for flexible electronics, thermoelectric power generators and gas sensors & electronic nose. He has edited three books, contributed 16 book chapters and published over 200 peer reviewed journal papers.

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Ravi Silva

BA MA PhD (Cantab) CEng CPhys FREng FIET FInstP FRSA Head of the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) E-mail: s.silva@surrey.ac.uk Phone: 01483 68 9825

Ravi Silva is the Director of the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and Heads the Nano-Electronics Centre (NEC), which is an interdisciplinary research activity. The ATI has over 150 active researchers working on multidiscipline programmes with the NEC being a major research group within the institute. He was a recipient of Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Fellowship while at Cambridge and member of Clare College.

His research interest encompasses a wide range of activities. Nano-Electronics and renewables being two underlying themes that thread through a plethora of fields that include solar cells, OPV, OLEDs, CNT, graphene, SGT, CFRP, DLC, nano-biotechnology, nano carbons, nanotechnology, water, large area electronics, electronic and photonic devices.

Prof. Vinayak Dravid

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Abraham Harris Professor, Director, Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization (NUANCE) Center, Campus Drive

There is no doubt that properties and performance of materials are dictated by complex atomic and nanoscale features and phenomena. Our research is geared towards not only their understanding but manipulation as well. Such phenomena include nanostructured materials, especially inorganic/organic hybrids, and various defects in materials.

On one front, we are investigating the synthesis, patterning and characterization of nanostructured materials such as metal/alloy nanocrystals, biomolecular nanopatterns (DNA/proteins), interfaces between inorganic nanostructures and biomolecules, etc. These structures possess unique and novel morphologies and chemistry, and their electronic structure alsdepends on size and shape. We are exploring applications of such structures, including drug delivery, bio-diagnostics and bio-chem sensing.

We are also involved in atomic-scale structure-property relationship for internal interfaces, domains and mosaics. In a large number of material systems, such as electroceramics, semiconductors, superlattices, and structural composites, the property and performance of the bulk material are intimately connected to the structure, chemistry, and electronic structure of interfaces.

Prof. Anjali Kshirsagar

Head Of Department of Physics SPPU, Pune

Prof. Ri-ichi Murakami

Department of Materials Science and Engineering National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan

Research Interest: Fatigue Properties of Coating Materials, Wear and Friction Properties of Advance Materials, Development of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics, Electromagnetic Wave Shielding Effects of Advanced Materials, Development of Transparent Conductive Films of ZnO/Ag/ZnO Multilayers, and Diamond thin films.

Prof. Yun Hae Kim

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Director of Idea Factory ex-Acting President of Korea Maritime National University(KMOU) Busan South Korea

Research Area: Development of Environment-friendly Technology, Development of New Fabrication Method in Composite Structure, and Application of Composites to Marine Equipment. Prof. Kim is Editor-in-chief of Journal of Ocean Engineering and Technology, Editing member of the Korean Society of Composite Material, President of Korea Association for Green Campus Initiative.

Prof. Moriga Toshihiro

Department of Applied Chemistry Graduate School of Science and Technology Tokushima University, Tokushim Japan

Dr. Moriga Toshihiro is working as Professor at the Institute of Technology and Science, University of Tokushima, since 2009. His field of research deals with development of novel transparent conducting oxides, Synthesis and structural analysis of metal oxynitrides, Research and Development of materials containing rare-earth metal oxides, Structural chemistry on combustion catalysts, Basic research on electrode materials for lithium ion secondary battery (transparent conducting oxides, metal oxynitrides, Phosphors, superionic conductors, X-ray diffractometry, X-ray spectroscopy.

Dr. Viajayamohanan K. Pillai

Director, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi. India

Dr. S. B. Ogale

Prof. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune. India

Prof. Ahmad Umar

Centre for Advanced Materials and Nano-Research Najran University Saudi Arabia

Professor Ahmad Umar received his B.Sc. in biosciences and M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India, and PhD in Semiconductor and Chemical Engineering from Chonbuk National University, South Korea. He worked as a Research Scientist at Chonbuk National University, South Korea during 2007–2008. Currently, he is the deputy director for the Promising Centre for Sensors and Electronic Devices (PCSED) and Centre for Advanced Materials and Nano-Research (CAMNR), Najran University, Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Professor Umar specializes in growth, properties and versatile applications of semiconductor nanostructures. He is well and focusing on surface science; nanostructures based gas, chemical and biosensors, optoelectronic devices, electronic devices, field effect transistors (FETs) and nanostructures-based energy harvesting devices such as solar cells and photocatalysis. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 publications, has an h-factor of 40 and more than 4,000 citations. He serves as Editor, Scientific Reports, (IF= 5.57), Editor, Journal of Nanosci. and Nanotech. (IF= 1.55), Editor-in-Chief, Science of Advanced Materials, (IF= 2.59) and Editor-in-Chief, J. Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics (IF=0.385).

Prof. Yee-wen Yen

Chairman of Department of Materials Science and Engineering National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan E-mail: ywyen@mail.ntust.edu.tw

His research is focused on the application of Nanotechnology and Biotechnology for the creation of (bio) analytical devices, novel (bio) remediation technologies and nanostructured materials. In the area of (bio) analytical devices we are working on the development of nano-(bio)sensors for detection of biowarfare and chemical warfare agents for homeland security, measurement of exposure to diesel and gasoline exhausts and detection of cardiac markers and cancer markers for health care, monitoring of viruses, toxins and bacteria in water and food and toxic industrial chemicals in the environment. In the area of remediation, we are developing environmentally-friendly (green engineering) techniques for removal of heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead and chromium from water and soil and degradation of pesticides and recalcitrant chemicals.

Prof. Masao NAGASE

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate School of Technology, Industrial and Social Sciences Tokushima University, Tokushima Japan

Prof. Masao Nagase is working as Professor at the Institute of Technology and Science, Tokushima University.His research interest is mainly focused on nanotechnology for future electronic devices. Nanodevice, nanofabrication, and nanometrology based on silicon technologies were his main research field for about 20 years. Now, his research concerns the applications of graphene for post-silicon era. Single crystal graphene on SiC fabricated by thermal decomposition method and its applications, such as gas sensor, bio-sensor, and tunneling device, are the main topics of his present work.

Dr. Juncai SUN

Institute of Materials and Technology Dalian Maritime University Dalian People’s Republic of China

Research Interest: Materials surface modification; Plasma surface diffusion and coating; Energy materials; Nano materials synthesis and evaluation; Materials electhrochemistry; Fuel cell and Lithium ion batterytechnology; Materials performances and evaluation.

Invited Talk

Prof. Abhay Shukla

Prof, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris

Prof. Aniruddha Sumant

Argonne National Lab USA

Dr. Antonio NAKAGAITO

Associate Professor Graduate School of Science and Technology Tokushima University Japan

He got his BS in physics and MS in materials science and engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and a doctorate in agriculture from Kyoto University, Japan. Due to the growing demand for more sustainable forms of energy and materials, there is a special interest in utilizing bio-based resources to produce new materials. Cellulose is a substance photosynthesized by plants that abounds in nature and is always present in the form of tiny nanofibers possessing some compelling properties. His research interest is focused on alternative low cost processes to extract cellulose nanofibers from plant fibers and their use as reinforcement in environmentally friendly nanocomposites.

Associate Prof. Chunhui Chung

Department of Mechanical Engineering National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan E-mail: chunhui.chung@mail.ntust.edu.tw

Research Interest: Grain boundary engineering, Synthesis and characterization of oxide particles, Ceramic process, Paste process etc

Prof. Daisuke YONEKURA

Professor Department of Mechanical Science Graduate School of Science and Technology Tokushima University, Tokushima Japan

Dr. Yonekura Daisuke is working as Professor at the Institute of Technology and Science, University of Tokushima, since 2016. His research field concerns fatigue and tribological properties of PVD coatings, bonding method of lead-free solder and glass by ultrasonic assisted soldering method, surface properties of metals treated by electron beam alloying method, development of anti- powder adhesion surface treatment by mechanical polishing.

Prof. Dharmadasa

Sheffield, UK

Prof. Furube Akihiro

Department of Optical Science Graduate School of Science and Technology Tokushima University, Tokushima Japan

Akihiro Furube has been a professor in the Department of Optical Science, Tokushima University, since 2015. He earned his PhD degree in applied physics from Osaka University in 1999. As postdoctoral research positions from 1999 to 2001, he worked at Osaka University, University of Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology and Tokyo institute of Technology. In 2001, he became a Research Scientist in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and in 2006 was promoted as a Senior Research Scientist.

In 2008, he was appointed as an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Tsukuba. His research theme is ultrafast charge transfer dynamics in nanomaterials using femtosecond spectroscopy.

Associate Prof. Jean-Hong Chen

Kun Shan University Taiwan E-mail: kelvench@mail.ksu.edu.tw

Associate Prof. Keh-Moh Lin

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan E-mail: kemo@stust.edu.tw

Research Interest: Transparent conductive oxides, Analysis of thin films, Photovoltaic engineering, Computational material science, Crystal growth etc

Dr. Kei-ichiro MURAI

Associate Professor Department of Applied Chemistry Graduate School of Science and Technology Tokushima University, Tokushima Japan

Dr. Murai Kei-ichiro is working as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Technology and Science, University of Tokushima, since 2011. His field of research deals with development of novel thermoelectric conversion oxides, synthesis and structural analysis of metal oxides in which thermal expansion is controlled, research and development of photocatalysts of titanium oxynitrides, structural chemistry on combustion catalysts, X-ray diffractometry, X-ray spectroscopy including synchrotron radiation.

Associate Prof. Kevin CM Wu

Department of Materials Science and Engineering National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan E-mail: cmwu@mail.ntust.edu.tw

Research Interest: Green Composite Materials, Melting, Electrospinning Techniques, Development and Applications of ES Organic and Inorganic Nanofibers etc

Dr. M. D. Shirsat

Prof. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University India

Dr. Masashi KURASHINA

Assistant Professor Department of Applied Chemistry Graduate School of Science and Technology Tokushima University, Tokushima Japan

Research Interest: Syntheses and Properties of Layered Materials and Exfoliated Nanosheets, Removal of Hazardous Materials using Eco-friendly Adsorbe.

Prof. Mikito YASUZAWA

Research Interest: Preparation of Minimally Invasive Biosensor for Real-Tme Glucose Monitoring, Development of Antibody Sensors, Development of Biocompatible Materials, Development of Eco-Friendly Polymer Flocculant for Water Purification.

Dr. Pangpang Wang

Assistant Professor Education Center for Global Leaders in Molecular Systems for Devices Kyushu University, Fukuoka Japan

Dr. Pangpang Wang has received his Double-PhD-Degrees (Engineering & Science) from both Tokushima University (Japan) and Xi’an Jiaotong University (China) in 2010. After getting his PhD degrees, he worked as an assistant professor at Center for International Cooperation in Engineering Education of Tokushima University for about 2 years. After that, he moved to Kyushu University (Japan)and worked as a research assistant professor at Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering. From April 2013, he became an assistant professor at Kyushu University.His research interests are mainly focused on low-dimensional nanostructured materials, such as nanoparticles, nanowires and thin films. Recently, he is working on nanofabrication and characterization based on scanning probe microscopy.

Dr. Pankaj KOINKAR

Associate Professor Department of optical Sciences The University of Tokushima, Tokushima Japan

Dr. Pankaj Koinkar has received Ph.D. in Physics (Materials Science) in 2005from North Maharashtra University, India. After getting Ph.D, he moves to the Department of Physics, University of Pune, India to work as a Research Associate from April 2005 to Sept. 2005. He subsequently went to Korea University, Seoul, South Korea for Postdoctoral Study from Oct. 2005 to Sept. 2006. After one year postdoctoral study in South Korea, he joined Center for International Cooperation in Engineering Education (CICEE) at Tokushima University in March 2007as an Assistant Professor. He became an Associate Professor in April 2016 at Tokushima University.

His research area includes 1D and 2D nanostructures, Conducting Polymers, Field Emission Microscopy and Engineering Education. He has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and got awards for oral presentations in the conference. He has been working as a reviewer for more than 45 SCI journals.

Prof. R. O. Dusane

Prof. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra India

Associate Prof. Shao-Ju.Shih

Department of Materials Science and Engineering National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan E-mail: shao-ju.shih@mail.ntust.edu.tw

Research Interest: Grain boundary engineering, Synthesis and characterization of oxide particles, Ceramic process, Paste process etc

Prof. Tae Gyu Kim

College of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Nanomechatronics Engineering Pusan national University, Busan South Korea

Prof. Tomoki Yabutani

Professor Paper Industry Innovation Center, Ehime-University Japan

He received his Bachelor(1996), Master(1998), and Doctor(2000) degrees of Engineering from Nagoya University. He served positions of assistant professor(2000-2005), lecturer(2005-2011), and associate professor(2011-2014) at the Faculty of Engineering of Tokushima University. He moved to his present position in 2014. His current research interests focus on development of recycle method of rare metals, crystal growth of proteins and paper-based analytical devices and plasma spectrometric methods.

Prof. Toyoko Imae

Honorary Chair Professor of Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan E-mail: imae@mail.ntust.edu.tw

Associate Prof. W. C. Ke

Department of Materials Science and Engineering National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan E-mail: wcke@mail.ntust.edu.tw

Dr. Yohei Yamada

Associate professor National Institute of Technology, Anan College, Tokushima Japan E-mail: imae@mail.ntust.edu.tw

He received hisDoctordegrees of Engineering from the University of Tokushima. He is working as Associate professor at the National Institute of Technology, Anan College, since 2014. His research interest is crystal growth of protein and the use of protein crystals for material applications.

Vilas Shelke

Senior Scientific Officer Department of Physics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal

Majid Kazemian Abyaneh

Senior Support Beamline Scientist for the Scanning X-ray Microscopy Beamline, I08 Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire UK

Dr. Ratnam Paskaramoorthy

School of Mechanical, Industrial & Aeronautical Engineering Wits University Johannesburg South Africa

Prof. Gosavi S. W.

Professor Department of Physics, SPPU, Pune

Dr. V. L. Mathe

Asst. Professor Department of Physics, SPPU, Pune

Dr. H. M. Pathan

Asst. Professor Department of Physics, SPPU, Pune

Dr. Mrs. Kanika Malik

Senior Scientist, CSIR-NISCAIR, New Delhi

Dr. Shrinivas Aithal (Manipal)

Department of Physics, Manipal Institute of Technology

Dr. Bharat Bhanudas Kale

Head, Nanocrystalline Materials Centre For Materials For Electronics Technology (C-MET) Panchwati, Off Pashan, Pune 411 008, India