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Carolina Aguilar
INBRAIN Neuroelectronics, Spain
Invited - Industrial Forum

Neuroscientist and Business Executive with 15+ years of Medtech experience managing complex environments from acquisitions to consolidated businesses with P&Ls up to $140M all with high single to double digit growth % YOY. Head of Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation for 10 years both as the European sales director and Global commercialization lead. Lover of value-based healthcare innovation leading to healthcare sustainability.
WORKSHOP 1
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Milan Allan
Leiden University, The Netherlands
Invited – Workshop 1: Large scale growth of 2DM and applications

Milan Allan is an associate professor at Leiden University, where he and his group study quantum matter on the atomic scale using novel scanning probe techniques. He received his "Diplom" from ETH Zurich (cum laude), and his PhD from the University of St Andrews. After postdocs at Cornell (as a PhD+ fellow) and ETH Zurich (as an ETH fellow), he joined Leiden University in 2015. Milan won the Bryan R. Coles prize in 2017.
WORKSHOP 1
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Andrea Alu
CUNY, USA
Invited – Workshop 1: Large scale growth of 2DM and applications

Alù, an engineer and photonics researcher, is best known for his breakthroughs in invisibility cloaking, or making objects transparent to incoming microwave signals. He was previously the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor #3 in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. He was also a member of the Cockrell School’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group and the head of the Metamaterials and Plasmonic Research Laboratory. He holds more than a dozen patents and patent applications and has co-authored more than 500 contributions to scientific literature. He is a recent recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award (2015) from the National Science Foundation — one of the top prizes for scientists and engineers in the United States.
WORKSHOP 5
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Sanna Arpiainen
VTT, Finland
Invited – Workshop 5: Advances in hBN growth, characterization and device integration

Dr. Sanna Arpiainen a principal scientist and team leader at VTT Ltd. Her focus in graphene and 2D materials is mainly on wafer-scale integration for applications in biosensing, photonics and electronics. Her background is in optical MEMS, photonics integration, nanotechnology and materials research. She is the PI of several national and international research projects on graphene sensors, photonics and integration, and acted as the chair of the Graphene Week 2019 in Helsinki, Finland.
KEYNOTE
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Mete Atature
University of Cambridge, UK
Keynote – Plenary Session

Mete Atature received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1996 from Bilkent University Physics Department in Turkey. Then, he joined the Quantum Imaging Laboratory at Boston University for his PhD studies. From 2002 to 2007, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Quantum Photonics Group at ETH Zurich. He joined the Cavendish Laboratory in June 2007 as a University Lecturer, was promoted to a Readership in 2011 and to a Professorship in 2015.
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Gerd Bacher
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Invited - Industrial Forum

Gerd Bacher studied physics and received his PhD at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He continued his career as senior scientist at Würzburg University and joined Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, as a guest professor 1996/1997. In 2003, Gerd Bacher got a full professorship for electronic materials and devices at the faculty of engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where he co-founded the center of nanointegration (CENIDE) and established the studying program NanoEngineering. His research activities cover nanomaterials and nanodevices for optoelectronic, electronic and spintronic applications, with a main focus on 2D materials and nanocrystals. He published > 250 scientific papers, delivered more than 80 invited talks, and acts as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and funding agencies
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Claudia Backes
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Invited – Plenary Session

Claudia has received her Ph.D with honors in 2011 from the University of Erlangen, Germany. After some time as deputy executive director in the Erlangen Cluster of Excellence “Engineering of Advanced Materials” Claudia received a fellowship grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2012 and moved to Jonathan Coleman’s groups at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. In 2015, she returned to Germany and started her independent research at the Chair of Applied Physical Chemistry at the Heidelberg University funded through the prestigious Emmy Noether funding from the German Research Foundation from 2016. Currently, her team comprises five PhD students, one postdoc and several undergraduate students. Claudia’s research interests are in liquid exfoliation, nanosheet size control and size-dependent properties, chemical modification and production of composites and hybrid structures.
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Mira Baraket
General Graphene, USA
Invited - Industrial Forum

Mira works as a lead scientist of application development at General Graphene Corp. Mira's background is in Materials Science with more than 10-years experience in Graphene spent at US and international research laboratories. After a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Mira started working on graphene at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC. Her graphene-related experience was further extended during her tenure at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and the Néel Institute in Grenoble (France). Her interest include graphene growth, modification and integration in devices for biomedical, energy, sensing and electronic applications.
WORKSHOP 4
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Salvador Barraza-Lopez
University of Arkansas, USA
Invited – Workshop 4: Topological and Exotic Physics in van Der Waals Heterostructures

Salvador Barraza-Lopez received a PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2006, and was a postdoctoral associate at Virginia Tech (2006-2008) and Georgia Tech (2008-2011). He became an Assistant Professor of Physics in 2011, became a DOE Early Career Awardee in 2016, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. He was a Resident Associate at the Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, in the Summer of 2018.
WORKSHOP 6
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Nedjma Bendiab
Institut Néel, France
Invited – Workshop 6: Advanced Characterization of 2DM and heterostructures

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Claire C Berger
Georgia Tech, USA
Invited – Plenary Session

Claire Berger is Director of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Research - Néel Institute working at the Georgia Institute of Technology in W. A. de Heer’s group. She obtained the PhD in Physics from the University of Grenoble, France, with a dissertation on the electronic properties of AlMn quasicrystals. She then moved to a postdoc position at the Centre d’Etudes Atomiques, where she produced and studied amorphous films, and was hired as a researcher at the CNRS ‘s Laboratory for Study of Electronic Properties of Solids (LEPES), in Grenoble. She focused the first part of her carrier on electronic properties of quasicrystalline materials grown and characterized at LEPES. She contributed to the experimental evidence for a metal-insulator transition in these metal- based compounds.
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Marcello Binetti
LayTec AG, Germany
Invited - Industrial Forum

After graduating in Physics at the University of Bari, Marcello Binetti gained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Essen in 2001 and joined the Fritz-Haber-Institut of the Max Planck Society as postdoc. He joined LayTec in 2004, where he gained a broad experience in semiconductor metrology product support and management, contributing to establish LayTec as a leading provider of effective metrology solutions both in research and production environments. LayTec Manager for Si-SEMI activities (2016 – 2020), he is now senior scientist for novel applications.
WORKSHOP 3
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Ageeth Bol
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Invited – Workshop 3: Theory of 2D Materials and Devices Simulation

Ageeth Bol received her MSc and PhD in Chemistry from Utrecht University. After obtaining her PhD in 2001 she worked for Philips Electronics and at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in the USA. In 2011 she joined TU/e. In 2012, Ageeth received a prestigious VIDI grant from the NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) and in 2014 she was awarded a Consolidator Grant by the ERC (European Research Council).
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Paolo Bondavalli
Thales Research & Technology, France
Invited - Industrial Forum

Dr. Paolo Bondavalli is in charge of the transverse topic on nanomaterials at Thales Research and Technology. Presently his work is focused on discovering potentialities for new 2D materials for the next generation of electronics, energy storage devices, memristor, electromagnetic shielding, quantum computing. Dr Bondavalli has received his Hdr in 2011, at Paris-Sud on a work on "devices based on random network of carbon nanotubes". During the last five years, he has participated, also as coordinator, in several EU projects (concerning CNTs, graphene, spintronics, energy) and ANR projects. He is involved in the Graphene Flagship initiative. He recently issued a book on Graphene ("Graphene and Related Materials: Properties and Applications" Ed Elsevier, pp 192, 2017).
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Vincent Bouchiat
Grapheal, France
Invited - Industrial Forum

Vincent Bouchiat is the CEO of Grapheal, a company spin-off from Neel Institute focusing on bioelectronic and healthcare applications of graphene. He is on leave from the French National Research Center (CNRS) at Grenoble, where he has a permanent position since 1997. He received an engineer degree from ESPCI in 1993 and a Master Degree from the University of Paris, Pierre & Marie Curie the same year. He has completed his Ph.D. on quantum devices at CEA-Saclay in 1997 under supervision of Michel Devoret and Daniel Estève. He got the Visiting Miller Professorship Award from University of California, Berkeley in 2007, and the Lee Hsun Research Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2017). He co-authored more than 100 publications with over 4000 citations and hold 9 international patents.
WORKSHOP 2
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Ivan Brihuega
UAM, Spain
Invited – Workshop 2: Chemistry of 2DM, Medical and Energy Applications

Ivan Brihuega’s research is focused in understanding the properties of nanoscale systems at an atomic level. He received his PhD from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 2005. From 2006 to December 2008 he was Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow and Group Leader in the group of Prof. K. Kern at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research. During 2009/2013 he was a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the UAM. Since 2014, he is a permanent professor in the Department of Physics of Condensed Matter at the UAM, directing the Atom by Atom research group. At present, he is particularly interested in exploring and manipulating graphene physics with atomic precision. Using STM as main experimental technique, he investigates the possibility of selectively incorporating to specific regions of the graphene layers, electronic band gaps, magnetism and superconductivity.
WORKSHOP 3
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Mariana Caldeira Ferraz Da Costa
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Invited – Workshop 3: Theory of 2D Materials and Devices Simulation

Mariana Costa is a Materials Science Engineer currently working at the National University of Singapore (NUS) at the Centre of Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM) and at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Her research is focused on the development of new intelligent functional materials (FIMs) and micro and nano-electronic devices based on those.
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Antonio H. Castro Neto
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Keynote - Industrial Forum

Prof. Antonio H. Castro Neto is the Director of the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Physics and Materials Science Engineering, and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering. Besides his many academic activities, Prof. Castro Neto is the founder of several start-ups in the area of graphene and 2D materials including: 2D Materials (2DM) which produces high quality, high performance, graphene; MADE Advanced Materials which works in the development of graphene composites; Graphene Watts which works on the development of graphene-based batteries; Aquastricta which focuses on the use of nano-materials such as graphene in civil engineering.
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Marc Chaigneau
HORIBA FRANCE SAS, France
Invited - Industrial Forum

AFM-Raman Product Manager Oversee development, applications, worldwide marketing and sales of Raman spectroscopy products coupled with Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) for Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS). Survey new technologies and suggest ideas for new developments that could give us an edge on the market. Support Sales teams worldwide. Evaluate client special requirements feasibility, cost and time frame with R&D in our French and US offices. Business development including marketing, web advertising and sales. Development of technical documents to help Sales People quote, calculate specifications, answer bid requests etc...
WORKSHOP 4
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Mairbek Chshiev
CEA, France
Invited – Workshop 4: Topological and Exotic Physics in van Der Waals Heterostructures

Prof. M. Chshiev is a theoretical physicist specializing on theory of spintronic phenomena in magnetic nanostructures and electronic structure of materials for spintronics. His background comprises methods in condensed matter theory and computational material science including ab-initio, tight binding, free electron and diffusive approaches. He received his Ph.D. degree from Moscow Lomonosov State University (Russia) in 1997 and his Habilitation Degree from University Joseph Fourier (France) in 2008. After several postdoctoral stays in France and USA between 1998 and 2004, he joined the Center for Materials for Information Technology at the University of Alabama where he stayed as a research scientist until his arrival to Grenoble (France) in 2008 where he joined Spintec Laboratory holding one of the Chairs of Excellence supported by the Nanosciences Foundation. He was an invited researcher at Univ. of Lorraine and CNRS/Thales (France) as well as adjunct associate professor at University of Alabama (USA).of. M. Chshiev is the Head of Theory and Modeling Group at SPINTEC and carries out research using advanced theoretical approaches in order to understand fundamental physical mechanisms required for the developments of future spintronic devices.
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Lucie Chupin
Carbon Waters, France
Invited - Industrial Forum

WORKSHOP 6
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Sonia Conesa Boj
TU Delft, The Netherlands
Invited – Workshop 6: Advanced Characterization of 2DM and heterostructures

Prof. Sonia Conesa-Boj obtained her Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2011. Afterwards she moved to a postdoctoral research position at EPFL Lausanne, funded by a Marie-Heim Vogtlin personal fellowship awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. After a second postdoc in The Netherlands, in 2016 Dr. Conesa-Boj became Assistant Professor at the Department of Quantum Nanoscience and the Kavli Instiuture of Nanoscience at TU Delft, and since 2020 she's tenured Associate Professor there. The focus of her research is developing novel approaches for the growth and characterisation of low-dimensional nanoscale materials, from nanowires to van der Waals layered materials. She has demonstrated how the exploitation of state-of-the-art Transmission Electron Microscopy techniques provide a unique window to unravel the physical properties of novel nanomaterials. Dr. Sonia Conesa-Boj is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and her research has been supported, among others, by the award of an ERC Starting Grant and a Dutch "Top Kennis en Innovatie" Consortium grant.
WORKSHOP 3
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Eugenio Coronado
ICMOL - Universidad de Valencia, Spain
Invited – Workshop 3: Theory of 2D Materials and Devices Simulation

Eugenio Coronado is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Universidad de Valencia and Director of the Institute for Molecular Science (ICMol) and of the European Institute of Molecular Magnetism (EIMM). Expert in Molecular Magnetism, his recent research interests lie in the areas of Molecular Spintronics, quantum computing and 2D materials. In this last topic his research focuses on the design of 2D molecular magnets and hybrid molecular/2D heterostructures combining functional molecules with 2D superconductors and magnets, as well as in the use of these materials for applications in spintronics. To develop these research lines he has been financed by the European Research Council (ERC) with the Advanced grants SPINMOL and MOL-2D.
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Silvano de Franceschi
CEA, France
Invited – Plenary Session

Dr. S. De Franceschi is an expert in quantum nanoelectronics. His experimental research focuses on silicon-based quantum spintronics and hybrid superconductor-semiconductor systems. He received his PhD in 1999 at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and, since 2007, he has a position of staff scientist at CEA-INAC. In 2005, he was awarded the Kurti European prize for his sustained achievements in the field of quantum transport and, in particular, his works on the Kondo effect in quantum dots and on hybrid normal/superconductor nanostructures. He has obtained several research grants, including a Junior Chair of Excellence Grant from the French Agency for Research (2007-2011), and a European Starting Grant (2012-2017).
WORKSHOP 5
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Lucia Gemma Delogu
University of Padua, Italy
Invited – Workshop 5: Advances in hBN growth, characterization and device integration

Lucia Gemma Delogu, Ph.D., is the head of the ImmuneNano-Lab at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Padua (UNIPD, Padua, Italy) www.delogulab.eu. After acquiring her experience in Immunology and Material Science at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA) and at Sanford-Burnham Institute (San Diego, USA), she served as Assistant Professor at the University of Sassari (Italy) and as Visiting Professor at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD; Dresden, Germany). Dr. Delogu has been the Scientific Coordinator of two interdisciplinary EU projects, under HORIZON2020, on nanomedicine and immune interactions of nanomaterials. In this field, she has received several awards, including the “Marie S. Curie Individual Fellow”, the “200 Young Best Talents of Italy 2011” from the Italian Ministry of Youth, and “Bedside to Bench & Back Award” from the National Institutes of Health, USA. Since 2020, Dr. Delogu is in charge of the Italian chapter and a member of the road map working group of the Advanced Material Global Pandemic & Future Preparedness Taskforce (AMPT) www.amptnetwork.com.She introduced the “NanoImmunity-by-design” concept for the design of nanomaterials based not solely on their physicochemical characteristics but also on their immunomodulatory properties.She pioneered the use of systems immunology approach by high-dimensional single-cell strategies in the context of nanomaterial applications.
WORKSHOP 1
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Dmitri Efetov
ICFO, Spain
Invited – Workshop 1: Large scale growth of 2DM and applications

Prof. Dmitri K. Efetov (M) received a Diploma (M.Sc.) in Physics from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2007, and a M.A., M. Ph. and a Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University (USA) in 2014, under supervision of one of the pioneers of graphene Prof. Philip Kim. Prior to joining ICFO in 2017, he had worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA). Since 2017 Dmitri is a professor and group leader at ICFO, whose research program concentrates on the development of novel composite materials known as “van der Waals (vdW) hetero-structures”, which consist of graphene and other 2D materials. Dmitri received the Charles H. Towns Award for his outstanding research achievements during his PhD, and the Obra Social ”la Caixa” Junior Leader Fellowship and an ERC starting grant to start his independent research group at ICFO. Prof. Efetov is leader of the 2D-SIPC project in the Quantum Flagship (1B€ project for 10 years), as well as a member of its Science and Engineering board
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Johan Ek Weis
SIO Grafen, Sweden
Invited - Industrial Forum

After having been an academic researcher concentrating on graphene and carbon nanotubes for 10 years, Johan shifted focus 5 years ago and is now focusing on helping the industry use graphene to develop new products. Johan works both directly with companies on specific projects developing products, and more strategically with the Swedish national innovation programme SIO Grafen.
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Salim El Kazzi
NUS-AMAT Corp Lab, Singapore
Invited - Industrial Forum

Salim El Kazzi joined the NUS-AMAT Corp Lab in 2019 as a senior research fellow leading the large-scale integration of 2D Materials for different CMOS applications. He received his Ph.D. degree from IEMN-Lille 1 in 2012 on the growth of III-V on commercial substrates. After his postdoc at the MIT-Singapore alliance SMART, he joined IMEC in 2013 as a research scientist to lead the activities of III-V epitaxy and gate stack deposition by MBE for steep tunneling devices. In 2015, he pioneered the growth of 2D-MX2 semiconductors by plasma-source MBE and later led the TMDCs lab and fab MOCVD growth for the beyond CMOS program.
WORKSHOP 4
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Jaroslav Fabian
University of Regensburg, Germany
Invited – Workshop 4: Topological and Exotic Physics in van Der Waals Heterostructures

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Clement Faugeras
LNCMI/CNRS, France
Invited – Plenary Session

Clement Faugeras obtained a PhD in 2003 for his work on electron-phonon interaction in semiconductor quantum wells studied by infrared spectroscopy, and then moved to University Paris 7 to study infrared laser sources, the quantum cascade lasers. Since 2006, he is a staff scientist at the Grenoble High Magnetic Field laboratory-CNRS where he investigates in extreme environments of low temperature and high magnetic fields, the properties of 2D materials and of their heterostructures by optical means. He is particularly interested in the effects of interactions (electron-electron or electron-phonon) and in developping new original experimental setups dedicated to optical investigations of low dimensional systems. Recent studies concern moiré excitons in heterobilayers and magnetic layered antiferromagnets.
WORKSHOP 3
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Xinliang Feng
TU Dresden, Germany
Invited – Workshop 3: Theory of 2D Materials and Devices Simulation

Prof. Feng is a full professor and the head of the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials at Technische Universität Dresden. He has published more than 510 research articles which have attracted more than 62700 citations with H-index of 119 (Google Scholar). He has been awarded several prestigious prizes such as IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists (2009), European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant Award (2012), Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship Award (2013), ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship (2014), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2014), Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson Reuters, 2014-2019), Small Young Innovator Award (2017), Hamburg Science Award (2017), EU-40 Materials Prize (2018), ERC Consolidator Grant Award (2018). He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences (2019) and member of the Academia Europaea (2019). He is an Advisory Board Member for Advanced Materials, Chemical Science, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ChemNanoMat, Energy Storage Materials, Small Methods, Chemistry -An Asian Journal, Trends in Chemistry, etc. He is the Head of ESF Young Research Group "Graphene Center Dresden", Working Package Leader of WP Functional Foams & Coatings for European Commission’s pilot project “Graphene Flagship”, and spokesperson for the DFG Collaborative Research Center for the Chemistry of Synthetic 2D Materials.
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Andrea Ferrari
Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, UK
Keynote - Industrial Forum

Andrea C. Ferrari earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Cambridge University, after a Laurea in nuclear engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is Professor of Nanotechnology and the Director of the Cambridge Graphene Centre and of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. He is Fellow of Pembroke College, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics and the Materials Research Society. His research interests include nanomaterials growth, modelling, characterization, and devices. He was awarded the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation, the Marie Curie Excellence Award, the Philip Leverhulme Prize, The EU-40 Materials Prize, The Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. He is also the Chairman of the Executive Board of the EU Graphene Flagship
WORKSHOP 6
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Laura Fumagalli
University of Manchester, UK
Invited – Workshop 6: Advanced Characterization of 2DM and heterostructures

Laura Fumagalli is Reader in Condensed Matter Physics at the Department of Physics & Astronomy and staff researcher of the National Graphene Institute. She received her M.S. in Electronic Engineering in 2002 (Polytechnic University of Milan - Italy and École Superior d’Electricité - France) and her PhD in Information Technology in 2006 with a doctoral thesis on low-noise wide-bandwidth amplifiers at the Department of Electronics of Polytechnic University of Milan. She then worked at the Department of Electronics of the University of Barcelona (Spain) as post-doctoral researcher (2006-2010) and lecturer (2010-2014), developing novel instrumentation and methods that measure the dielectric properties of matter on the atomic scale using a scanning probe, referred to as Scanning Dielectric Microscopy (SDM). She joined the Condensed Matter Physics group of the University of Manchester (UK) in 2015. She was awarded the Ramon y Cajal fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science in 2014 and the ERC Consolidator grant "Two-dimensional liquid-cell dielectric microscopy (Liquid2DM)" by the European Research Council in 2018. She currently sits in the scanning probe microscopy committee of the Royal Microscopical Society. Her research focuses on the study of electric and dielectric properties of bio and non-bio materials on the nanoscale.
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Tatiana Gabriela Rappoport
UFRJ, Brazil
Invited – Plenary Session

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Jose Antonio Garrido
ICREA/ICN2, Spain
Invited – Plenary Session

Jose A. Garrido is an ICREA Research Professor working at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) in Barcelona, and head of the Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices group, where he explores novel electronic materials, such as graphene and other 2D materials, and their potential in electronic and bioelectronic applications. He has a PhD on Telecommunication Engineering by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a Habilitation degree by the TU München. He has pioneered the use of 2D materials such as graphene for application in bioelectronics and neural implants. He leads several EU and Spanish projects aimed at developing neural interfaces for bidirectional communication with the nervous systems. Jose A Garrido is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of INBRAIN Neuroelectronics, a spin-off of ICN2 and ICREA that develops medical solutions based on innovative graphene technologies.
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Nils Goedecke
Heidelberg Instruments, Switzerland
Invited - Industrial Forum

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Stijn Goossens
Qurv, Spain
Invited - Industrial Forum

Stijn Goossens (CTO and co-founder of Qurv Technologies S.L.) is a pioneer in graphene quantum dot image sensors and inventor of 8 patents in Qurv’s portfolio. He has led in the past multi-million development programs on graphene-based technologies. He obtained his PhD from Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and continued his career as a program manager at ICFO (Barcelona, Spain) before starting Qurv, totalling more than 10 years in the graphene field
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Roman Gorbachev
The University of Manchester, UK
Invited – Plenary Session

Roman has received his PhD in 2009 at the University of Exeter, and worked in the Manchester graphene with Andre Geim for the four following years. In 2014 he has received Royal Society Research Fellowship award and started a his own research group at the National Graphene Institute in Manchester. His research is dedicated to optoelectronic properties of 2D materials, with strong focus on development of novel nanofabrication strategies to understand and improve 2DM quality. His work has covered several 2D materials including InSe, NbSe2, CrBr3, black phosphorus, graphene and TMDs. Recent studies include quantum emission and atomic structure of twisted TMD bilayers, as well as development of a new UHV van der Waals stacking method. Currently he holds Senior Research Fellow position and an ERC Consolidator award to pioneer research in twisted 2D interfaces.
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Tibor Grasser
TU Wien, Austria
Invited – Plenary Session

Tibor Grasser is a professor of microelectronics reliability and an IEEE Fellow. He has been the head of the Institute for Microelectronics since 2016. He has edited various books, e.g. on advanced device modeling (World Scientific), the bias temperature instability (Springer) and hot carrier degradation (Springer), is a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE EDS, is a recipient of the Best and Outstanding Paper Awards at IRPS (2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014), IPFA (2013 and 2014), ESREF (2008) and the IEEE EDS Paul Rappaport Award (2011). He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices following his assignment as Associate Editor for Microelectronics Reliability (Elsevier) and has been involved in various outstanding conferences such as IEDM, IRPS, SISPAD, ESSDERC, and IIRW. Prof. Grasser's current research interests include theoretical modeling of performance aspects of 2D and 3D devices (charge trapping, reliability), starting from the ab initio level over more efficient quantum-mechanical descriptions up to TCAD modeling. The models developed in his group have been made available in the most important commercial TCAD environments.
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Ilka Hermes
Park Systems, Germany
Invited - Industrial Forum

Ilka Hermes is the principle scientist at Park Systems Europe, where she maintains and supports scientific collaborations to establish new research projects. Prior, she worked at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Main Germany) in the group of Stefan Weber to investigate perovskite solarcells with electrical Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) modes, and at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in the group of Angelika Kühnle to characterize liquid-solid interfaces with high resolution AFM. Her primary fields of expertise include Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM), Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KFM), and conductive AFM on functional electronics.
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Atsufumi Hirohata
University of York, UK
Invited - Industrial Forum

Atsufumi Hirohata joined the Department of Electronic Engineering in September 2007. He has over 15 years of experience in spintronics, ranging from magnetic-domain imaging to spin-current interference. He is currently an editorial board member of Journal of Physics D and Spin. He is also a member of both Administrative and Techical Committees of the IEEE Magnetics Society. He holds a visiting associate professorship at Tohoku University and a Royal Society Industry Fellowship in collaboration with Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory. Before coming to York, he was a researcher at RIKEN, a Japanese governmental research institute, for over two years, where he designed a spin-current interference device, which can be used as a spin operation in a spintronic three-terminal transistor. He was before working as a postdoctoral researcher at Tohoku University, and successfully fabricated a perfectly ordered epitaxial full-Heusler alloy films, which was the first report to their knowledge and was acknowledged by several awards. He also worked as a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he demonstrated basic function of a phase-change memory, which has been recently released in a market by Intel. He received his PhD in Physics at the University of Cambridge in 2001 and then served as a research associate at the Cavendish Laboratory in order to complete his study on spin detection of optically pumped spin-polarised electrons in a semiconductor with using a ferromagnetic overlayers, which attracted great interest, resulting a few invited talks and papers. He was originally graduated from Keio University for his BSc and MSc studies in Physics.
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Kari Hjelt
Chalmers Industrial Technic, Sweden
Invited - Industrial Forum

Kari Hjelt, Head of Innovation, Graphene Flagship PhD (Eng.), MBA Kari Hjelt has extensive experience in ICT and over 15 years career in corporate venturing and research. At Nokia he established a number of ventures and two research laboratories. His last tenure at Nokia was Director, Research Innovations. Since then he has been a co-founder and advisor to several high-tech SMEs. He currently works in Graphene Flagship as the Head of Innovation and is a member of the Management Panel and the Executive Board. He received his PhD in 1997 with “Photoluminescence and growth of compound semiconductors” from Helsinki University of Technology. He earned his Executive MBA from London Business School in 2010. Kari holds 10 patents and has published 40+ reviewed publications.
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Cedric Huyghebaert
IMEC, Belgium
Invited - Industrial Forum

Cedric Huyghebaert is currently leading the nano-applications and – material engineering (NAME) group at imec dealing with the integration of nano materials as CNT and graphene and graphene related materials in functional applications. He is deputy of the wafer scale integration work package in the Graphene Flagship. He started as a junior researcher in the materials and component analyses group at imec. He studied the oxygen bean interactions during sputtering profiling of semiconductors. He received his PhD in Physics in 2006 at the KULeuven in Belgium. In 2005 he joined imecs pilot line as an integration engineer, especially dealing with the process contamination control. He was part of the packaging group from 2008 to 2010, working as a senior integration engineer dealing with the journey of bringing 3D-stacked IC integration from lab to fab.
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Deep Jariwala
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Invited - Industrial Forum

Deep grew up in Mumbai, India and received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in 2010 and went on to pursue his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Deep made contributions to the study of charge transport and electronic applications of two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors and pioneering the study of gate-tunable, mixed-dimensional, van der Waals heterostructures at Northwestern. After finishing his Ph.D. in August 2015, Deep joined Caltech as a Resnick Prize Postdoctoral Fellow with the goal of investigating strategies for enhancing light-matter interactions in 2D systems for efficient, ultra-thin, opto-electronic devices. Deep’s research lies at the intersection of solid-state opto-electronics and emerging low-dimensional materials. Specifically, he combines new techniques to assemble, grow and integrate nanostructured materials, including molecular materials with state-of-the-art nano-fabrication methods to create novel electronic and photonic devices. He uses spatially and spectrally resolved current and photon spectroscopy as well as scanning probe techniques to understand charge and energy transport mechanisms across atomically-abrupt and hybrid interfaces which lie at the core of modern semiconductor opto-electronics.
WORKSHOP 6
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Ute Kaiser
Ulm University, Germany
Invited – Workshop 6: Advanced Characterization of 2DM and heterostructures

Ute Kaiser is head of the Materials Science Electron Microscopy Facility at Ulm University, Germany. She received her doctoral degree from the Institute of Physics at Humboldt University Berlin, in 1993 and her habilitation in experimental physics from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, in 2002, working on thin SiC films and low-dimensional structures in SiC using advanced transmission electron microscopy. Since 2004 she is a full professor at Ulm University. Currently, her main focus is the development of high-resolution low-voltage transmission electron microscopy for understanding properties of low-dimensional materials from the scale of single atoms.
PLENARY
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Philip Kim
Harvard University, USA
Plenary Talk

Professor Philip Kim was born in Seoul, Korea in 1967. He received his B.S in physics at Seoul National University in 1990 and received his Ph. D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 1999. He was Miller Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics from University of California, Berkeley during 1999-2001. In 2002, he joined in Department of Physics at Columbia University as a faculty member, where he is now Professor of Physics. Starting from summer of 2014, he moves to Harvard as Professor of Physics. Professor Kim is a world leading scientist in the area of materials research. His research area is experimental condensed matter physics with an emphasis on physical properties and applications of nanoscale low-dimensional materials. The focus of Prof. Kim’s group research is the mesoscopic investigation of transport phenomena, particularly, electric, thermal and thermoelectrical properties of low dimensional nanoscale materials. These materials include carbon nanotubes, organic and inorganic nanowires, 2-dimensional mesoscopic single crystals, and single organic molecules. The use of modern state-of-the-art semiconductor device fabrication techniques and the development of new methods of material synthesis/manipulation are essential parts of this research. He has initiated these efforts very successfully, and is continuously making innovations in microscopic experimental tools and methods in order to investigate the electric, thermal/thermoelectric transport properties of the nanoscale materials. Professor Kim published more than 120 papers in professional journals which are well cited. Many of his papers are published in high impact journals such as Nature, Science and Physical Review Letters. Professor Kim received numerous honors and award including Oliver E. Buckley Prize (2014), Loeb Lectureship, Harvard (2012); Dresden Barkhausen Award (2011); Yunker Lectureship, Oregon State University, (2011); Chapman Lectureship, Rice University, (2009); IBM Faculty Award (2009); Ho-Am Science Prize (2008); American Physical Society Fellow (2007); Columbia University Distinguished Faculty Award (2007); Recipient Scientific American 50 (2006); National Science Foundation Faculty Career Award (2004). In addition, He has given more than 300 invited presentations as keynote speaker, plenary speakers, and invited speakers in international and domestic conferences, colloquiums and department seminars.
WORKSHOP 2
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Angelika Knothe
The University of Manchester, UK
Invited – Workshop 2: Chemistry of 2DM, Medical and Energy Applications

Dr. Angelika Knothe is currently a post-doctoral research associate at the National Graphene Institute in Manchester, UK. She joined the theory group of Prof. Fal'ko at the NGI in 2017, after obtaining her Ph.D. in a binational collaboration between the Unversité Paris-Sud/Paris Saclay in France and the University of Freiburg i.Br., Germany. As a specialist in the theory of two-dimensional materials, Dr. Knothe's work is primarily concerned with the theoretical description of nanostructures in such materials and their potential use in future quantum information and quantum computing applications.
INVITED
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Frank Koppens
ICREA/ICFO, Spain
Invited – Plenary Session

Frank Koppens (Dutch, 1976) obtained his PhD (Cum Laude, 2007) in experimental nanoscience and quantum computation at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University, The Netherlands. His PhD work includes several breakthroughs on coherent control of single spins in semiconductor quantum dots.
As an IQSE postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University he worked on quantum plasmonics with single quantum dots and diamond color centers, with a major breakthrough on the electrical detection surface plasmon polaritons and single plasmon sources. Since August 2010, Frank is a group leader at ICFO.
Frank Koppens is author of 32 refereed papers (H-index 22), amongst which Nature (2x), Science (2x), Nature Physics (3x), Nature Nanotech. (2x), Phys.Rev.Lett.(6x) and NanoLetters (2x). Total number of citations: >3700. Dr. Koppens is specialized in graphene opto-electronics and nano-photonics and reported the first real-space images of propagating and gate-tunable optical plasmons in graphene. Recently, Dr. Koppens has received the prestigious Huygens award for his work on quantum information processing and nano-technology. Frank Koppens has recently been awarded an ERC Grant.
WORKSHOP 2
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Annika Kurzmann
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Invited – Workshop 2: Chemistry of 2DM, Medical and Energy Applications

Annika Kurzmann is a Junior Principle Investigator at the 2nd Institute of Physics at RWTH Aachen. She earned a PhD degree in Physics from the University of Duisburg-Essen under supervision of Prof. A. Lorke in 2017. Her research on high-resolution optical spectroscopy on self-assemble quantum dots was awarded as outstanding PhD thesis by the University of Duisburg-Essen. 2017 – 2021 she was a postdoctoral fellow in the nanophysics group from Klaus Ensslin at ETH Zurich and worked on the fabrication and characterization of quantum dots in bilayer graphene.
WORKSHOP 4
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Jose Lado
Aalto University, Finland
Invited – Workshop 4: Topological and Exotic Physics in van Der Waals Heterostructures

I am an assistant professor in theoretical physics at Aalto University, in Finland, since 2019. I was an ETH Fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at ETH Zurich, with Prof. Manfred Sigrist and Prof. Oded ZIlberberg from 2017-2019. I got my Ph.D. between 2013-2016 working in the Theory of Nanostructures group at INL, Portugal, led by Prof. Joaquin Fernandez Rossier. My research focuses on the theory of emergent phenomena in topological and correlated quantum materials.
KEYNOTE
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Mario Lanza
KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Keynote – Plenary Session

Mario Lanza is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in Saudi Arabia since October 2020. Dr. Lanza got his PhD in Electronic Engineering with honors in 2010 at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. During the PhD he was a visiting scholar at The University of Manchester (UK) and Infineon Technologies (Germany). In 2010-2011 he was NSFC postdoc at Peking University, and in 2012-2013 he was Marie Curie postdoc at Stanford University. On October 2013 he joined Soochow University as Associate Professor, and in March 2017 he was promoted to Full Professor. Prof. Lanza has published over 120 research papers, including Science, Nature Electronics, Nature Chemistry, and IEDM, edited a book for Wiley-VCH, and registered four patents (one of them granted with 5.6 Million CNY). Prof. Lanza has received the 2017 Young Investigator Award from Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier), and the 2015 Young 1000 Talent award (among others), and in 2019 he was appointed as Distinguished Lecturer of the Electron Devices Society (IEEE-EDS). Prof. Lanza is Associate Editor of Scientific Reports (Nature) and Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier), and serves in the board of many others, like Advanced Electronic Materials (Wiley-VCH), Nanotechnology and Nano Futures (IOP). He is also an active member of the technical committee of several world-class international conferences, including IEEE-IEDM, IEEE-IRPS, IEEE-IPFA and APS. Prof. Lanza leads a research group formed by 10-15 PhD students and postdocs, and they investigate how to improve electronic devices using 2D materials, with special emphasis on two-dimensional (layered) dielectrics and memristors for non-volatile digital information storage and artificial intelligence computing systems.
KEYNOTE
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Jeanie Lau
The Ohio State University, USA
Keynote – Plenary Session

B.A., Physics - University of Chicago - 1994
M.S., Physics - Harvard University -1997
Ph.D., Physics - Harvard University - 2001
Research Associate - Hewlett-Packard Laboratory - 2002-2004
Professor - University of California–Riverside -2004–2016
Professor - The Ohio State University - 2017 – present
Associate Editor - 2D Materials - 2014 – 2015
Associate Editor - Nano Letters - 2015 – present
INVITED
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Adina Luican-Mayer
University of Ottawa, Canada
Invited – Plenary Session

Adina Luican-Mayer is an assistant professor in the Physics Department at uOttawa since January 2016. She received her undergraduate degree from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany (2006) and her PhD in Physics from Rutgers University (2012) in the US. Prior to joining uOttawa, she was the Alexei Abrikosov postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory. Her research group focuses on uncovering the novel electronic properties of low-dimensional quantum systems using scanning probe microscopy and supporting spectroscopic techniques.
WORKSHOP 3
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Manuela Melucci
ISOF-CNR, Italy
Invited – Workshop 3: Theory of 2D Materials and Devices Simulation

Research Scientist at ISOF-CNR (Bologna, Italy), Ph.D. in Chemistry (2005, Alma Mater Studiorum). Group Leader of the Laboratory of synthesis of Advanced Materials (ISOF) aiming at the design and synthesis of functional organic materials and graphene composites for water purification and biomedical filtration applications. Coordinator of EU Flagera 2019 Project GO-FOR-WATER and Deputy Leader of the Graphene Flagship Spearhead project GRAPHIL. PI of National projects (Nano-Carbo-Cat, MEDFil, MEDAIR) and of several industrial research contracts (i.e. Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions S.P.A., Medica S.P.A). Author of over 90 papers (perspectives, review, book chapters, H-index 27 WoS) and inventor of 11 international patents on optoelectronic materials and porous composites in partnerships with leading industries in those fields.
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Arben Merkoci
ICREA-ICN2, Spain
Invited - Industrial Forum

Arben Merkoçi is currently ICREA Professor and director of the Nanobioelectronics & Biosensors Group at Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), a BIST centre situated at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) campus (Bellaterra, Barcelona). After his PhD (1991) at Tirana University, in the topic of Ion-Selective-Electrodes (ISEs) designs and applications in clinical and environmental analysis, Dr. Merkoçi worked as postdoc at other European research centres and USA in the field of nanobiosensors and lab-on-a-chip technologies. His postdoc periods were followed by leading positions in several laboratories: (1997-2006) at Autonomous University of Barcelona and since 2006 in ICN2.
WORKSHOP 6
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Florie Mesple
CEA/IRIG/PHELIQS, France
Invited – Workshop 6: Advanced Characterization of 2DM and heterostructures

WORKSHOP 1
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Vincent Meunier
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Invited – Workshop 1: Large scale growth of 2DM and applications

Vincent Meunier is the Head of the Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he holds the Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ’70 Constellation Chair. Meunier earned a PhD from the University of Namur in Belgium in 1999 under the supervision of Professor Philippe Lambin. He was a Senior R&D staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory until 2010 when he joined Rensselaer as an Associate Professor. He became Full Professor in 2015, shortly before being appointed as Head of Department.
KEYNOTE
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Alberto Morpurgo
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Keynote – Plenary Session

Prof. Alberto Morpurgo is an expert in the investigation of the electronic properties of materials through the study of transport in nano-fabricated devices. He received his PhD in 1998 from the University of Groningen, where he worked on mesoscopic superconducting proximity effect and other aspects of mesoscopic physics (for which he was awarded the Miedema Prize for the best Dutch PhD thesis in condensed matter physics). After a two-year postdoctoral stay at Stanford University –where he mainly worked on carbon nanotubes- he moved to Delft University where he remained nearly nine years and became Associate Professor. In this period, next from starting his research on organic semiconductors, he worked on different aspects of quantum transport (Cooper pair splitting, Rashba two-dimensional electron gases, spintronics with carbon nanotubes) and started a successful research line on graphene electronics in 2006, just after the discovery of this material. Since Septembber 2008, Prof. Morpurgo is Professeur Ordinaire at the University of Geneva, where he is continuing his work on organic semiconductors and graphene, and starting new activities in the areas of topological insulators, oxide heterostructures, and ionic liquid gating. - nanocomposites.
PLENARY
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Klaus Müllen
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
Plenary Talk

Klaus Müllen joined the Max Planck Society in 1989 as one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. His PhD degree was granted by the University of Basel in 1972. He received his habilitation in 1977 at ETH, Zürich. In 1979 he became a Professor at the University of Cologne, and in 1983 at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz. He owns about 60 patents, published over 1700 papers and has a h-index of 125.
WORKSHOP 1
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Stevan Nadj-Perge
Caltech, USA
Invited – Workshop 1: Large scale growth of 2DM and applications

Stevan Nadj-Perge is Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He received his PhD in 2010 from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and was Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University before moving to Caltech in 2016. His interests include a broad range of quantum electronic phenomena occurring at nanometer length scales such as quantum spin Hall effect, topological superconductivity and variety of highly correlated electronic states. His lab uses scanning tunneling probe microscopy and spectroscopy combined with electronic transport measurements to investigate novel materials and nano-devices at cryogenic temperatures.
WORKSHOP 2
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Jana B. Nieder
INL, Portugal
Invited – Workshop 2: Chemistry of 2DM, Medical and Energy Applications

Jana Nieder joined INL in October 2014 after working as a postdoctoral fellow in the field of super-resolution microscopy at IGC – Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Portugal) (04/2014 – 09/2014), and in ultrafast single-molecule spectroscopy at ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Spain) (04/2011- 03/2014) in the group of Niek van Hulst, where she was involved in the development and application of pulse shaping experiments suited to probe quantum coherent energy transfer processes in light-harvesting systems. She received her summa com laude PhD degree from the physic department of the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) in 2011, where her doctoral research (11/2005 – 03/2011) contributed to a better understanding of pigment-protein and plasmonic interaction effects and based on experiments that she performed at low temperature and on the single-molecule level. Jana Nieder is currently the Ultrafast Bio- and Nanophotonics Research Group Leader at INL.
PLENARY
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Kostya Novoselov
NUS, Singapore
Plenary Talk

Professor Sir Konstantin ‘Kostya’ Novoselov FRS was born in Russia in August 1974. He has both British and Russian citizenship. He is best known for isolating graphene at The University of Manchester in 2004, and is an expert in condensed matter physics, mesoscopic physics and nanotechnology. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for his achievements with graphene. Kostya is Langworthy Professor of Physics and Royal Society Research Professor at The University of Manchester.He graduated from The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and undertook his PhD studies at The University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands before moving to The University of Manchester in 2001. Professor Novoselov has published more than 250 peer-reviewed research papers.
KEYNOTE
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Stuart Parkin
Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany
Keynote – Plenary Session

Since 1 April 2014, Prof. Dr. Stuart Parkin is director at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle and professor at the Institute of Physics of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. He is also an IBM Fellow (IBM’s highest technical honor) and a Consulting professor in the Dept. of Applied Physics at Stanford University. Stuart Parkin is well known for his work on the giant magneto-resistance (GMR) effect, for which he shared the 1994 American Physical Society’s James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials and the Hewlett-Packard Europhysics Prize (European Physical Society, 1997) with Peter Grünberg and Albert Fert.
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Vittorio Pellegrini
BeDimensional, Italy
Invited - Industrial Forum

Chief Innovation Officer / Head of Business and Control. Authors of more than 200 scientific publications and 11 patents. Head of Division Energy&Composite&Production of the European Graphene Flagship. Previous experiences includes: Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy), AT&T/Lucent Bell Laboratories (USA), Columbia University (USA), National Research Council (Italy), Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy).
WORKSHOP 1
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Rebeca Ribeiro
Université Paris-Saclay, France
Invited – Workshop 1: Large scale growth of 2DM and applications

Rebeca is an experimental condensed matter physicist and the latest member of the group Phynano. She obtained her bachelor degree from the University of Carabobo in Venezuela her master's degree at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), where she was working in non-centrosymmetric superconductors at the low temperatures laboratory. After this she moved to France where she obtained her PhD in Physics from the Universite Paul Sabatier in Toulouse. Durign this time she worked at the French National High Magnetic Field Lab (LNCMI) in graphene nanoribbons under extreme conditions (high magnetic field and low temperature). Her first postdoc was at the French National Metrology lab (LNE) where they demonstrated the exceptional experimental conditions at wich graphene can be use as a quantum Hall resistance standard. After this Ishemoved to the US where she worked as a MRSEC fellow at Columbia University. Her work at Columbia was directed, among others, towards the in situ band structure manipulation of van der Waals heterostructures.
WORKSHOP 5
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Alberto Saiani
University of Manchester, UK
Invited – Workshop 5: Advances in hBN growth, characterization and device integration

Prof Alberto Saiani was awarded an European PhD in 1997 by the Université Louis Pasteur, (Strasbourg, France). Following his PhD he was awarded a Fellowship by the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), which allowed him to spend one year as postdoctoral research fellow at Osaka University (Japan). In 1998 he was recruited as postdoctoral research associate at Imperial College in the Chemical Engineering department where he staid two years. In September 2000 he was appointed to a lectureship at the Université Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand, France) and in September 2002 he was appointed to a lectureship in Molecular Materials in the School of Materials, The University of Manchester. In 2013 he was awarded an EPSRC Fellowship and founded a company dedicated to the commercialisation of the peptide hydrogel technology developed in his group
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Hyeon-Jin Shin
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Korea
Invited - Industrial Forum

Hyeon-Jin Shin, Ph.D. is a Research Master at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Samsung Electronics. She is a technical leader of Graphene team in SAIT. Graphene team is conducting fundamental and applied research about Graphene & 2D materials (TMD, h-BN) for electronic, opto electronic, and energy applications. Our team has focused on improving the performance of conventional Si devices using Graphene/2D materials as a component material. Our team is also developing new device concepts such as TMD logic transistor and a-BN ultralow-k beyond Si devices.
She received B.S. degree in Chemistry from Kongju National University (2000). She received M.S. degree in Chemistry from Korea University (2002). She joined SAIT (2002) where she developed ultra-low-dielectric materials for back-end of lines based on silsesquoxane polymer. Since 2007, she has been researched nano-carbon based materials such as Carbon Nano Tube and Graphene for electronic device. During working at SAIT, she received Ph.D in Sungkyunkwan Advanced Institute of Nano Technology from Sungkyunkwan University (2010). Her thesis topic was electronic structure modulations of nano-carbon based materials by chemical doping for electronic device. She has published over 75 articles, which received over 6599 citations (h-index of 34). She also has been filled over 200 US patents.
INVITED
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Christoph Stampfer
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Invited – Plenary Session

Christoph Stampfer, born on 24 May 1977 in Bolzano (Italy) studied electrical engineering and technical physics at the Technical University of Vienna in Austria. He completed a doctorate in the field of micro and nano systems technology with Prof. C. Hierold at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). His doctoral thesis in 2008 was awarded the ETH medal. From March 2007, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the nanoscience group of Prof. K. Ensslin in the department of physics at ETH Zurich where he conducted pioneering quantum transport experiments on graphene nanostructures. Since 2009, Mr. Stampfer research as JARA-FIT junior professor at RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich where he deals with the basics of carbon based nanoelectronics. His work on graphene-based quantum electromechanical systems Him 2011 has a highly doped ERC Starting Grant introduced.
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Ravi Sundaram
Oxford Instruments, UK
Invited - Industrial Forum

Dr Ravi Sundaram is the Head of strategic R&D Markets at Oxford Instruments Nanotechnology tools responsible for leading the market strategy and collaborative R&D activity globally. He has been involved in materials research in several institutions such as EPFL, Switzerland, Max Planck Institute Stuttgart, Germany, IBM T.J Watson Research Labs, NY and Cambridge University where he worked on several aspects of 1D and 2D materials-based research from synthesis, fundamental science to prototype applications in sensors, optoelectronics and electronics. He joined Oxford Instruments to lead and coordinate R&D efforts towards 2D materials products. Currently, he is responsible for strategy and business development in key R&D markets such as 2Dmaterials, biomedical devices, integrated photonics, Quantum Technologies among others.
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Richard Van Rijn
Applied Nanolayers B.V., The Netherlands
Invited - Industrial Forum

Richard van Rijn obtained his PhD (2012) and a cum laude MSc (2007) in physics from Leiden University. He performed PhD research in Leiden and at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble. There he developed and implemented an experimental system for surface X-ray diffraction studies of heterogeneous catalysis and surface chemistry. He is (co-)author of 14 peer reviewed scientific articles in applied physics and physical chemistry. He has attended over 10 research conferences, several as invited speaker. Richard helped to commercialise the SXRD reactor via Leiden probe Microscopy BV. After his PhD, he returned to Leiden to work on scaling up graphene production and shortly after co-founded Applied Nanolayers, where he is currently CTO.
INVITED
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Bart van Wees
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Invited – Plenary Session

Prof. B.J. (Bart) van Wees is professor of applied physics at the University of Groningen and the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. He is a worldwide leading physicist in the field of electricity transport by quantum structures. Van Wees is a top researcher in the field of ‘spintronics’. He focuses mainly on its applications in the revolutionary material graphene.
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Sten Vollebregt
TU Delft, The Netherlands
Invited - Industrial Forum

Sten Vollebregt (IEEE Senior member) received his B.Sc. ('06) and M.Sc. ('09), both cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. For his master thesis, he investigated the growth of carbon nanotubes at NanoLab, Newton, MA, USA and AIXTRON, Cambridge, UK. In 2014 he completed his Ph.D. thesis in the Microelectronics Department of the Delft University of Technology on the low-temperature high-density growth of carbon nanotubes for application as vertical interconnects in 3D monolithic integrated circuits. After obtaining his Ph.D., he held a post-doc position on the wafer-scale integration of graphene for sensing applications together with the faculty of Mechanical Engineering and several industrial partners. During this research, he developed a unique transfer-free wafer-scale CVD graphene process. Since Oct. 2017, he is an assistant professor in the Laboratory of Electronic Components, Technology and Materials of the Delft University of Technology where his research focuses on the integration of emerging electronic materials into semiconductor technology for sensing applications. His research interests are (carbon-based) nanomaterials, 3D monolithic integration, wide-bandgap semiconductors, and (harsh) environmental sensors. He has co-authored over 25 journal publications, 4 book chapters, and holds 3 patents.
PLENARY
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Klaus von Klitzing
Max Planck Institute for Solid State, Germany
Plenary Talk

Prof. Dr. Klaus von Klitzing is heading the department "Low Dimensional Electron Systems" at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. He was born on 28th June 1943 in Schroda. Klaus von Klitzing studied Physics at the Technical University of Braunschweig. He continued his scientific career at the University of Würzburg, receiving his doctorate in 1972 and his habilitation in 1978. Subsequently, he was appointed professor at the Technical University of Munich (1980-1984), before becoming both Honorarprofessor (part-time prof.) at the University of Stuttgart and Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in 1985. During his scientific career, Klaus von Klitzing had research stays at the University of Oxford, England, at the High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Grenoble, France, and at the IBM Research Lab in the Yorktown Heights, USA. In 1985, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Klaus von Klitzing "for the discovery of the quantized Hall effect".
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Han Wang
TSMC, USA
Keynote - Industrial Forum

Han Wang joined the University of Southern California (USC) in 2014 where he is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holder of the Robert G. and Mary G. Lane Early Career Chair. Currently, he also leads the low dimensional materials research at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Corporate Research. He received the B.A. degree in electrical and information science from Cambridge University in 2007 and his PhD degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013. From 2013 to 2014, he was with the Nanoscale Science and Technology group at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. His research interests include the fundamental study and device innovation in electronics and photonics technology based on emerging nanomaterials for computing, communication and sensing applications. His work has been recognized with numerous awards including the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award, the Army Research Office Young Invesitgator Award, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, USC Viterbi Junior Faculty Research Award, USC Zumberge Faculty Research Individual Award, the Roger A. Haken Best Paper Award in IEEE International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM), the Best Paper Award in International Conference on Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (CS MANTECH) and the MIT Jin-Au Kong Best Doctoral Thesis Award. He is the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer 2020-2021. He is also the recipient of the Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC) Outstanding Educator Award for contributions to science and engineering education in the Los Angeles area.
WORKSHOP 1
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Ke Wang
University of Minnesota, USA
Invited – Workshop 1: Large scale growth of 2DM and applications

Ke Wang obtained his undergraduate degree in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China and his Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University working with Prof. Jason R. Petta. After his post-doctoral research with Prof. Philip Kim at Harvard University, he joined University of Minnesota as an assistant Professor in Physics in 2018. His current research interests include correlated electrons at the quantum limit and transport properties of novel 2D functional materials and nanostructures. Ke Wang received NSF career award and International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Young Scientist Prize in 2020.
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Zhenxing Wang
AMO, Germany
Invited - Industrial Forum

Dr. Zhenxing Wang, head of the Graphene Electronics Group at AMO GmbH, is a new member of the Aachen Graphene & 2D Materials Center. Wang’s research activity focuses on the development of graphene-based electronics, especially for high frequency applications, as well as on the wafer scale integration of graphene material. He is leading different German national projects (e.g. DFG project: HiPeDi, MOSTFLEX) as well as EU international projects from AMO side (Graphene Flagship, 2D-EPL, G-Imager, WiPLASH and GreEnergy – starting in Jan. 2021).On his background, Wang has a PhD from Peking University on radio-frequency electronics based on graphene and carbon nanotubes, and a Post-Doc at the University of Erlangen- Nuremberg, where he also worked on graphene and self-assembled monolayers.
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Rune Wendelbo
Abalonyx, Norway
Invited - Industrial Forum

Rune Wendelbo is CEO of Abalonyx AS and Graphene Batteries AS. He holds a PhD from the University of Oslo, 1987, and has previously worked with R&D at Sintefs department for catalysis in Oslo, founded Abalonyx AS in 2005, now a well established producer of graphene oxide and Graphene oxide derivatives. He has worked with graphene oxide production and applications in Abalonyx, specifically with scale-up of a safe production process and development of a range of graphene oxide derivatives as well as a range of applications. In 2012 he established Graphene Batteries AS together with Dr. Rahul Fotedar, a company engaged in the development of new and improved cathode materials for batteries taking advantage of our knowledge and access to graphene derivatives. He has about 30 publications and about 20 patent and received ”SINTEFs prize for excellent research” in 2002.
INVITED
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Zeila Zanolli
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Invited – Plenary Session

Since July 1st, 2020, Zeila Zanolli joined Utrecht University as associate professor in Quantum Chemical Modelling at the Chemistry Department/Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science. Until then (2018 – 2020) she was a Ramon y Cajal Fellow at ICN2, Barcelona (Spain), an excellence program of the Spanish Ministry for Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO). In 2016 – 2018, she leaded the Nanospintronics Group at the Physics Dept of RWTH Aachen University, funded by the DFG. In 2015 – 2012 she was Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany). She is a research group leader and Steering Committee member of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF). Since 2018, Dr. Zanolli serves in the Executive Committee of the MaX (MAterials design at the eXascale) European Centre of Excellence which enables materials modelling, simulations, discovery and design at the frontiers of the current and future High Performance Computing (HPC), High Throughput Computing (HTC) and data analytics technologies. Since 2019 Dr. Zanolli serves in the Editorial College of SciPost Physics, a Free Open Access publication portal. In 2017 she has been elected Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), a pan-European network of scientists active in science policy, and since 2018 she is board member and treasurer of the YAE.
INDUSTRIAL FORUM
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Amaia Zurutuza
Graphenea, Spain
Invited - Industrial Forum

She received her Ph.D. degree in polymer chemistry from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK) in 2002. After two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships working in two European projects related to molecularly imprinted polymers. In 2004, she joined Ferring Pharmaceuticals (previously Controlled Therapeutics) where she worked in the research of new controlled drug delivery systems as a Senior Polymer Scientist. Her contribution led to the granting of three patents in novel biodegradable and biostable polymers for the controlled release of active compounds. In 2010, she became the Scientific Director of Graphenea. At Graphenea, she leads the research and development activities on graphene-based materials. Since joining Graphenea, she has so far filed for ten patents and published in Nature and Science.