Graphene Korea 2021 International Conference

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Won-Chun Oh

Hanseo University, Rep. of Korea

Won-Chun Oh is a Professor in the Department of Advanced materials and engineering at Hanseo University in Korea. He received his B.S. (1986), MS (1988) from Dankook University in Seoul, Korea. He obtained a Ph.D. degree at same University in 1995 with his thesis titled, ‘A Study on the Deintercalation Mechanism for Stage 1, 2 of H2SO4-Graphite Intercalation Compounds’. And, he worked as senior researcher first in Seoul National University of Education during 1990-1998. He started his current faculty position as full Professor at Hanseo University in 1998. And, he is guest professor in Anhui University of Architecture, Hefei University and Anhui University of Science and Technology in China. He obtained the ‘Research Front’ award from Korean Carbon Society in 2004, for his pioneering work on ordered ACF electrodes, and obtained the ‘Yangsong’ award from Korea Ceramic Society in 2009, the “Excellent Paper Award” from Korea Journal of Material Research in 2010, and the Best Paper Award” from Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry in 2011 and 2012 for his pioneering work on ordered metal combining nanomaterials and photocatalysts, and Award of appreciation from ICMMA2011 in China. He is ICMMA committee board member and, was appointed as one of the “Conference Chairman and Local Chairman” from 2007 to 2014.

His research focusses on  synthesis of nanostructured materials such as metal/nanocomposite, graphene materials and metal nanoparticles, and their catalytic applications for future energy sources and green chemical technologies.


Prof. Aldo Di Carlo

Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Aldo Di Carlo is Full Professor of Optoelectronics and Nanoelectronics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Department of Electronics Engineering. In 1991 he graduated (summa cum laude) at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and obtained in 1995 the Ph.D. at Technical University of Munich (Germany). In 1996 he became research assistant at the Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and in 2001 Associated professor. Since December 2012 he is Full Professor in the same University. Di Carlo is author/coauthor of more than 300 scientific publications in international journals (h-factor = 33), several reviews on the microscopic description of nanostructures (on Semiconductor Science and Technology and on Report Progress in Physics), several book chapters and coauthor of two books (in Italian language) "Appunti di Optoelettronica: I materiali semiconduttori" e "Appunti di Optoelettronica: fibre ottiche e componenti a semiconduttore" (Aracne ed.). He is co-inventor of 13 patents and was developing the ECOLUCE system for zero-emission music events.

The research activity concerns the study of electronic and optical properties of nanostructured devices, their analysis and optimization and the fabrication of organic electronic devices. In the last years, his research activities focussed on the charge trasport in nanostructured devices, HEMT, organic TFT, molecular devices and CNT-FET. The development of the non-equilibrium theory for the microscopic description of the transport process in nanostructured devices has been the subject of invited talks at international conferences and University seminars. Recently, was involved in the realization of the "Polo Solare Organico della Regione Lazio" (Center for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy) CHOSE and he is currently co-director of the center.

Aldo Di Carlo is local principal investigator of one H2020 project and 4 FP7 project. He was European coordinator of the FP7 EU project OPTHER dedicated to the THz amplifiers based on vacuum nanoelectronics components and is node coordinator for the EU FP7 Project SMASH devoted to Nanowire LEDs with Osram as European Coordinator. He has been/is local scientific coordinator of several National and International projects: Two European Marie Curie Project (CLERMONT and CLERMONT II on Microcavities), European STREP Project (STIMSCAT on Polariton Lasers), MADESS II Project, (Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers), INFM-PRA Project (Experimental and theoretical investigation of optical and transport phenomena in superlattice long-wavelength infrared quantum cascade lasers), Progetto Finalizzato Nanoelettronica PF22 (Organic Semiconductor Light Emitters).


Prof. Inhwa Jung

Kyung Hee University, Korea

Dr. Jung was born in 1974, educated in Seoul Science High School, and graduated from Seoul National University in 1997. In 1999, he received master's degree in research on elastic porous materials at the graduate school. At LG electronics, he has conducted research on developing air conditioning systems and reduced the noise of the product over five years. He led research about characterization and applications graphene and its derivatives under Prof. Rodney S. Ruoff and received Ph.D degree in 2007. After that, he conducted research on flexible devices in Rogers Research Lab until 2011. Since then, he is continuing education and research at Mechanical Engineering Department of Kyung Hee University. In particular, he is concentrating on applying graphene and carbon nanomaterials to real applications such as flexible device, composites, and 3D printers.


Prof. Soon-Gil Yoon

Chungnam National University, Rep. of Korea

Soon-Gil Yoon received his Ph.D. from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea in 1988. He is a professor in materials science and Engineering, Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea. He is a current director of Brain-Korea (BK) plus in School of Advanced Materials. His current research interests are thin film capacitor, thin film thermoelectric and piezoelectric for energy harvesting, Photo conductor, TCO, DSSC (Perovskite solar cell), Graphene growth by RTP-CVD, and Antibacterial using nanoparticles and thin films.


Prof. Litao Sun

Southeast University, China

Prof. Litao Sun received his PhD from the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005. He worked as a research fellow at University of Mainz, Germany from 2005 to 2008, and a visiting professor at University of Strasbourg, France from 2009 to 2010. Since 2008, he joined SEU and honored as a Distinguished Professor. He currently serves as the head of School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Southeast University (SEU),the director of SEU-FEI Nano-Pico center, the director of Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacture, Joint Research Institute of Southeast University and Monash University. He is the founding chairman of IEEE Nanotechnology Council Nanjing Chapter. He is the author and co-author of around 200 papers on international journals including 2 in Science, 13 in Nature and Nature series journals, etc. He holds around 80 patents and has given more than 160 invited presentations. He is the Review Panel member of Graphene Flagship, European Union and Member of European Science Foundation College of Expert Reviewers. He has obtained National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China, New Century Excellent Talents in University, Young Leading Talent in Science and Technology Innovation, Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor from Ministry of Education etc.


Research Interests

1. Dynamic in-situ experimentation in the electron microscope (a Nanolab inside a TEM for nanodevices);

2. Novel behaviors/properties from sub-10nm structures;

3. Applications of nanomaterials in environment, renewable energy and nanoelectromechanical systems.


Prof. Cecilia Mattevi

Imperial College London, UK

Cecilia Mattevi is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London since October 1, 2012. Her research interests centre on science and engineering of novel 2D atomically thin  materials to enable applications in energy conversion and storage.  Mattevi’s research group focuses on the synthesis of 2D materials with tailored properties, and their three-dimensional structuring in the form of miniaturized devices.


Prof. Adrian Bachtold

ICFO- The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology , Spain

Adrian Bachtold is a professor at The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona. He obtained his PhD from the university of Basel. The activities of his group focus on mechanical resonators based on carbon nanotubes, graphene, and semiconductor monolayers. The aim of the group is to take advantage of the exceptional sensing capabilities of these resonators to study physical phenomena in extreme regimes that have not been explored thus far, because conventional measurement methods lack sensitivity. The work is highly interdisciplinary with possible implications in quantum science, optomechanics, nanoscience, condensed matter, and low-temperature physics. Adrian Bachtold is fellow of the American Physical Society.



Prof. Grégory F. Schneider

Leiden University, The Netherlands

Prof. Grégory F. Schneider holds a tenured associate professor position at the Institute of Chemistry of Leiden University in the Netherlands. Prior starting his group as a principal investigator, Dr. Schneider was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University with Professor George Whitesides (2006-2009) where he carried research in bioanalytical chemistry, microfluidics and self-assembly. Next, he joined the group of Professor Cees Dekker (2009-2013) at the Delft University of Technology where he discovered in 2010 that nanopores in graphene can be used for single molecule DNA detection and screening. Dr. Schneider received his PhD in chemistry in 2005 in the group of Professor Gero Decher at the University of Strasbourg where he developed a versatile platform for the design of functional nanoparticles. His current research interests focus on harvesting the chemical properties of graphene and other two dimensional materials to design (bio)sensors with ultimate detection resolution. In 2013 he was awarded an ERC starting grant (BIOGRAPHENE) from the European Research Council to explore new bio sensing routes by exploiting the unique surface and edge chemistry of graphene. In 2014 he was a VIDI grantee of NWO-CW to perform research on protein detection with graphene. From 2019 he coordinates an Open Technology Program from NWO-TTW on single molecule detection with graphene.


Dr. Anna Motta

Talga Resources Ltd, Australia

Dr Motta’s appointment as Talga’s Research and Development Manager will see her based in Cambridge with responsibilities including management of the Company’s wholly owned UK subsidiary, Talga Technologies Limited and Talga’s graphene product research and development projects globally. In this she joins Talga’s internationally renowned team of graphene technologists Dr Siva Bohm, Dr Mallika Bohm and Dr Sai Shivareddy. Dr Motta will also oversee the delivery of scale up product developments at Talga’s test facility in Germany.

Dr. Motta is an experienced nanomaterial program and technology manager. Her career includes science and management roles in carbon nanomaterial programs at the Helsinki University of Technology and, since 2005, the University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy (UK). Since 2014, Dr Motta has held the position of Project Manager and Technology Transfer Officer for the Cambridge Graphene Centre (“CGC”) where her responsibilities included oversight of academic and industry collaborations with more than 100 institutions and companies across a large portfolio of UK-EU graphene projects and funding programs. Dr Motta holds a Master of Science (Chemistry) and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry.


Prof. Cristiane Morais Smith

University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

C. Morais Smith works on condensed matter physics, more specifically on strongly correlated systems. Her research spans a large variety of lowdimensional quantum systems, ranging from high-temperature superconductors to quantum Hall systems, graphene, and carbon nanotubes. More recently, she became interested also in cold atoms physics. When loaded into optical lattices, ultracold quantum gases allow us to emulate condensed matter systems. The research done in her group involves mostly analytical techniques, such as field theory, renormalization group, Chern-Simons theory, bosonization, etc. The emphasis of her research resides in the connections between different physical systems, and how the knowledge of one system can be used to help the understanding of a more complex one.


Dr. Richard Collins

IDTechEx, United Kingdom

Richard Collins, PhD, is a senior technology analyst at IDTechEx where he leads their research on lightweight technologies. This research focuses on advanced materials including composites, advanced porous materials, lightweight metals, and nanomaterials. Richard's work has included authorship of several IDTechEx reports with granular market forecasts and technology benchmarking, interview-based company profiles for companies spanning the entire value chain, keynote and masterclass presentations at international conferences, and delivering custom consulting projects for billion-dollar companies. Richard was awarded his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford. He worked on the design and synthesis of organometallic catalysts as part of an industrial collaboration concerning the production of elastomers.


Dr. Mindaugas Lukosius

IHP, Institute for High Performance Microelectronics, Germany

Dr. Mindaugas Lukosius received M.Sc degree in Inorganic Chemistry in 2006 from the University of Vilnius, Lithuania. The Ph.D degree in Chemistry was obtained from the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany in 2010, in the field of CVD depositions and developments of high-k MIM capacitors. Since 2006 he has been with the IHP, Germany, where, in 2012, he joined the group of graphene research team. At the moment he is leading several graphene projects and focuses on the integration of novel, 200mm wafer scale graphene modules into the BiCMOS technology. He authored and co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal papers and held ~50 talks on national and international conferences.


Prof. Elena Polyakova

Graphene Laboratories Inc, NY, USA

Dr. Elena Polyakova is the CEO of Graphene Laboratories Inc, NY, USA. Dr Polyakova served as Co-Chief Executive Officer at Graphene 3D Lab. Previously Dr. Polyakova had served for two and a half years as the company's Chief Operating Officer. She was instrumental in bringing the first graphene filament to market. Dr. Polyakova is also the co-founder of Graphene Laboratories, Inc. where she has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President since 2009. The company pioneered the commercial graphene production market. Dr. Polyakova has grown the company's client base substantially in the past six years. Her expertise in 2D materials has been covered by prestigious news publishers such as BBC and Bloomberg. Dr. Polyakova has co-authored papers with Nobel and Kavli prize winners, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences. She previously was one of the first graphene researchers in the Flynn Group at Columbia University. She received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California and a Master's degree in Physical Chemistry from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.


Dr. Jun Jiao

Portland State University, USA

Dr. Jun Jiao is a Professor in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University. Dr. Jiao's principal research interests are focused on the synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials and devices toward their technological applications. Current research in the Jiao lab is concentrated on the development of nanofabrication techniques for various applications. These include the property-controlled growth of graphene and its metal and metal oxide hybrids for use in nanoelectronics and spintronic devices; the development of fabrication techniques to hybridize metal nanoparticle and nanocrystals with industrial catalysts for groundwater treatments; as well as the application of nanoscale materials and devices for cancer therapy and cancer vaccine. The results of her research are documented in more than 250 publications and five issued patents.

Through her research, Dr. Jiao has collaborated with many local high-tech companies such as Intel, Thermo Fisher Scientific (former FEI Company), On Semiconductor (former LSI Logic in Gresham), and local research institutions including Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Oregon Health and Sciences University, and Washington State University. Since she joined PSU in 1999, Dr. Jiao has allocated more than $15 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Murdock Foundation, the Keck Foundation, Intel Corporation, Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies (ONAMI), Oregon Metal Initiative (OMI) and PSU for the establishment of an integrated research, education, and outreach program in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Dr. Jiao has been invited to national and international conferences and various workshops to give keynote speeches. She frequently serves as a panelist for the NSF. In May 2003, she was invited by the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to testify in front of the full Committee in Washington, D.C., on “The 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act.”.

On June 13, 2005, Dr. Jiao was honored by United States President George W. Bush in the White House with the 2004 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers the nation’s highest honor for professionals at the outset of their research careers whose work shows exceptional promise for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Dr. Jiao is also the key founder of the Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication (CEMN), who served as Director for 17 years.


Dr. Artem Mishchenko

Manchester University, United Kingdom

Artem Mishchenko is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, the University of Manchester. His research interests are in the fields of condensed matter physics and nanotechnology, with the emphasis on quantum transport in van der Waals materials; in addition, he has strong expertise in electronics, nanoelectromechanical systems, and instrumentation development. The major contributions to these fields have been published in over 70 peer-referred papers, many in Science and Nature journals, leading to more than 11000 citations and h-index of 33. He is regularly invited to present his results on international conferences; he also leads the collaboration between Manchester and High Magnetic Field Facilities in Europe. He has initiated several new research directions, such as a tunnelling and capacitance spectroscopy of van der Waals heterostructures, and nanoelectromechanics in 2D materials; his works led to the development of many new functional devices, including nanoscale transistors and photovoltaic sensors. As a recognition of his achievements, he has received several prestigious awards including SNSF Fellowship, EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, and EMFL Prize 2018. He is also named in 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics.


Prof. Philip Feng

University of Florida, USA

Philip Feng currently Professor at Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida, USA. His group’s research is primarily focused on advanced semiconductors (including 2D crystals and wide bandgap materials), emerging nanoscale devices, quantum engineering, and integrated micro/nanoscale systems. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech. He was one of the 81 young engineers selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2013 U.S. Frontier of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium. Subsequently, he was selected to receive the NAE Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Award in 2014. His recent awards include the NSF CAREER Award, several Best Paper Awards (with his advisees, at IEEE and American Vacuum Society (AVS) conferences), a university-wide T. Keith Glennan Fellowship, the Case School of Engineering Graduate Teaching Award (2014) and the Case School of Engineering Research Award (2015). A Senior Member of IEEE, he has served on the Technical Program Committees (TPC) and as Track/Session Chairs for IEEE IEDM, IEEE MEMS, Transducers, IEEE IFCS, IEEE SENSORS, IEEE NANO, etc., and as the MEMS/NEMS Chair for American Vacuum Society (AVS) 61st to 63rd International Symposia


Prof. Kuan Eng Johnson Goh

Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore

Kuan Eng Johnson Goh is Head of Department for Quantum Technologies for Engineering, and Principal Investigator for Spin-valley Qubits at IMRE A*STAR (Singapore). Trained as Physicist (VUW, New Zealand), Engineer (Sheffield, UK) and Educator (NIE/NTU, Singapore), he went on to obtain his PhD in 2007 from the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology in the University of New South Wales (Sydney). He joined A*STAR in 2006 and contributed to materials science and engineering research ranging from atomic-scale 3D printing with silicon atoms, to highly conductive 3D printable thermoplastics, to 2D semiconductors and to quantum devices. His current endeavour is to meld his multidisciplinary research expertise in quantum information technologies, nanoelectronics, machine learning. additive manufacturing towards disruptive quantum technologies.


Invited Speakers

Dr. Debananda Mohapatra

School of Chemical Engineering, Yeungnam University, South Korea

Dr. Debananda Mohapatra received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India, in 2017. Soon after his Ph.D., he joined as Research Scientist (2017-2018) in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India. He is currently working as Assistant Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, Yeungnam University, South Korea. His current research interests are novel carbon nano-onion (CNO), heteroatoms engineered CNO, MXene heterostructures with binary/ternary (metal oxides, metal sulfides), MOF, and LDH for future clean energy conversion, storage technology, and environmental sensing. He already participated in several national and international conferences with more than 20 high-impact factor internationally peer-reviewed SCI publications. His novel functional materials’ idea was awarded a Basic Research Project Grant by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), National Research Foundation (NRF) of the Republic of Korea.


Prof. T. Daniel Thangadurai

Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, India

Daniel Thangadurai obtained his doctoral degree in Chemistry from Bharathiar University, India, in the year 2001. He has six Post-Doctoral experiences in various countries (2001-2010). During his Post-Doctoral tenure, he carried out research on Chemical Sensor, Ruthenium Capped Derivatives as Nonlinear Optics and Identification of Chiral compounds using Chromatography techniques. Subsequently, he has joined as Assistant Professor at Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea (2010 - 2013). Later, he joined as a Professor in Department of Nanotechnology with research interest includes Preparation of Nanomaterials and their Applications; Designing and Synthesis of Fluorescent Sensors for harmful agents. He has published more than 70 research articles (Total IF > 200) in high impact journals resulting ~1100 citations with h-index of 17 (Scopus) and counting. He is the reviewer and an editorial board member for various journals in renowned publishing groups. He is an arbitrator in various international project funding agencies. He has been invited and honored as Chairperson, Resource Person and Technical Committee Member in National and International conferences around the globe.