The 8th Ed. of the NanoMaterials for Energy and Environment 2023

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Rodrigo Ferrão de Paiva Martins

Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal

Rodrigo Martins is full professor at FCT-NOVA- Portugal, President of the European Academy of Sciences; President of the International Union of Materials Research Societies; Full Professor at FCT-NOVA. Member of the:

Rodrigo Martins is the founder and director of the Centre of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Processes of Uninova; leader of the Materials, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies group of I3N/CENIMAT and its sub-director; member of the nomination committee of the EIT KIC Raw Materials, Editor in Chief of the journal Discover Materials. He is expert in the field of advanced functional materials, nanotechnologies, microelectronics, transparent electronics (pioneer) and paper electronics (inventor), with more than:

- 1050 papers, from which 677 in the WoK

- 2 books; editing 8 books; 1 pedagogic text book in Portuguese (900 pages); book chapters 28.

- Patents: granted patents 43; 16 pending.
- Talks: about 600 talks, from which 100 as plenary/key note speakers, 200 as invited and 200 as regular in main international and national conferences, symposia and workshops.
- Posters: about 300 in main international and national conferences, symposia and workshops

He is Member of the:

  • Steering Committee of European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies, EuMat.
  • Joint Innovation Centre for Advanced Material Sino-Portuguese.

Rodrigo Martins was decorated with the gold medal of merit and distinction by the Almada Municipality for his R&D achievements. ORCID: Webpage:   Click here for more details. 


Prof. Santiago Gomez-Ruiz

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Santiago Gómez-Ruiz (1978, Toledo, Spain) received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (Spain) (1996-2001). Then, he joined the Rey Juan Carlos University as Assistant Professor (Profesor Ayudante de Escuela Universitaria) at ESCET.  


In 2003, he did a predoctoral stay at laboratory of Prof. Hey-Hawkins at Leipzig University (Germany) as "Marie Curie Training Site Fellow" and in December 2004, he finished his Ph.D. thesis focused on the synthesis and catalytic properties of novel metallocene complexes "Design and Applications of Novel Group 4 and 5 Metallocene Complexes" with the highest qualification ("Summa Cum Laude") and the European Diploma. He was awarded a new position in the URJC (Profesor Ayudante Doctor) in 2005. He has also worked in a project for knowledge transfer with the company Repsol.


He obtained one of the most prestigious postdoctoral research fellowship from the renowned Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (2006-2007). During that time he worked in the field of P-Chemistry publishing several articles of high impact.


In December 2007 got back to URJC and started a new research topic based on the design and preparation of novel metallodrugs and nanostructured materials with biological applications against cancer. In August 2009 he was awarded as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (Profesor Titular de Universidad)  and since February 2020 he is Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (Catedrático de Universidad).


He is currently leading other different research topics focused on the synthesis of nanostructured materials with angiogenic, antibacterial or antineurodegenerative applications and the preparation of novel advanced materials with catalytic and photocatalytic applications in environment or energy. He has published important contributions in journals of high impact and has contributed as plenary or invited speaker in prestigious international conferences. 

Starting from 2001, he has published over 175 research papers, 2 patents, has participated in more than 20 research projects and has been principal investigator of a competitive Exchange Research Project with University of Leipzig funded by DAAD and IP of 3 projects of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICIN-AEI, Spain).

He has also supervised 6 PhD students, 6 MSc. students and several exchange predoctoral or postdoct researchers. He collaborates with several groups worldwide. In addition, he has been principal investigator of several research projects for knowledge transfer with Chevron Phillips Chemical.


Prof. Oliver Schmidt

Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany

Oliver G. Schmidt received the Dr.rer.nat. degree from TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, in 1999. From 2007 to 2021, he was the Director of the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, Leibniz IFW Dresden, Dresden, Germany. He holds a Full Professorship for Materials Systems for Nanoelectronics at Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany. He is an Adjunct Professor for Nanophysics at Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, and holds an Honorary Professorship at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. His interdisciplinary activities bridge across several research fields, ranging from flexible electronics and microrobotics to energy storage and nanophotonics.


Prof. Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Ibrahim Abdulhalim is a professor in the Department of Electrooptic Engineering at Ben Gurion University. He has worked in research and development in a variety of academic institutions and industrial companies. From August 1988 till May 1991, he was a research associate within the Optoelectronic Computing Systems Center in the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA where he worked on ferroelectric liquid crystal spatial light modulators. During July 1991 till July 1993 he was a research fellow in the Optoelectronics Research Center of Southampton University, England, working on fiber acousto-optic modulators for Q-switching and Mode-locking of fiber lasers. During 2000-2001 he was with the Thin Films Center of the University of Western Scotland as a researcher and lecturer. Among the companies he worked for are KLA-Tencor and Nova measuring instruments working in optical metrology systems for the inspection of the fabrication processes in the microelectronics industry and in GWS-Photonics working on guided wave liquid crystal devices for the optical telecommunications. Since October 2005 he joined the Department of Electrooptic Engineering at Ben Gurion University. His current research activities involve liquid crystal devices, nanophotonic and plasmonic structures for biosensing, improved biomedical optical imaging techniques such as spectropolarimetric imaging and full field optical coherence tomography using liquid crystal devices. Prof. Abdulhalim has published over 120 journal articles, 60 conference proceedings papers, 10 book chapters, coauthored 1 book titled Integrated Nanophotonic Devices (Micro and Nano Technologies), and has 10 patents. He became a fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK in 2004 and SPIE fellow in 2010. He is an associate editor of the SPIE Journal of NanoPhotonics and for the Journal of Physics Express. Prof. Abdulhalim is acting as the head of Department of Electrooptic Engineering since 2007.