Prof Jacques Jupille is Leader of the group “Oxides in small dimensions” at Institut des Nanosciences de Paris. He’s since 2003 Senior scientist CNRS of 1st class. He’s working on the following research areas: Physical and chemical properties of surfaces and interfaces, from ultra-high-vacuum to ambient conditions, crystallographic and electronic structures, reactivity, catalytic activity, adhesion, wetting, hydration. Tools – Electron spectroscopies, near field microscopies (tunnel and atomic forces), vibrational spectroscopies (high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy and Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy), vacuum related techniques, synchrotron based techniques (x-ray diffraction and absorption edges), transmission electron microscopy.
Since 1979, he has been actively involved in the management and support of many societies and institutions including:
Prof. James M. Hill has received two five year fellowships from the Australian Research Council; an ARC Senior Research Fellowship in 1997 to work on Granular Materials, and an ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship in 2004 to work on Nanomechanics. Since 1983 he has received 13 major research awards, including ARC Large Grants, ARC Discovery Projects, National Research Fellowship, National Teaching Company Scheme. He has published five books, and almost 300 research publications in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Mechanics. He is the recipient of the 2008 ANZIAM medal for contributions to research and the Applied Mathematics discipline.
Prof. James M. Hill is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He has been an Associate Editor since 1982 of the ANZIAM Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, which is published by the Australian Mathematical Society. His work has received international recognition through his appointment to the Editorial Boards of four international journals: Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Journal of Applied Mathematics and the Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, both published by Oxford University Press, Journal of Engineering Mathematics published by Kluwer Academic Press and Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids published by Sage Science Press.
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:
Rodrigo Martins was decorated with the gold medal of merit and distinction by the Almada Municipality for his R&D achievements. ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1997-7669: Webpage: https://cemop.uninova.pt/ Click here for more details.
Dr. Vo-Dinh is R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics at Duke University. After high school in Vietnam, he pursued studies in Europe, receiving a B.S. in physics at EPFL-Lausanne, Switzerland (1970) and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland (1975). Before joining Duke University in 2006, he was Director of the Center for Advanced Biomedical Photonics and a Corporate Fellow, one of the highest honors for distinguished scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His main research goal is focused on developing advanced technologies to protect the environment and human health. His research has centered on the development, integration, and application of nanophotonics, biophotonics, molecular spectroscopy, molecular biology, and nanotechnology for medical diagnostics and treatment, photoimmunotherapy, precision medicine, and global health.
Dr. Vo-Dinh has received seven R&D 100 Awards for Most Significant Advance in Research and Development; the Gold Medal Award, Society for Applied Spectroscopy (1988); the Languedoc-Roussillon Award (France) (1989); the Scientist of the Year Award, ORNL (1992); the Thomas Jefferson Award, Martin Marietta Corporation (1992); two Awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium (1995, 1986); the Lockheed Martin Technology Commercialization Award (1998); the Distinguished Inventors Award, UT-Battelle (2003); the Distinguished Scientist of the Year Award, ORNL (2003); the Exceptional Services Award, U.S. Department of Energy (1997); the Award for Spectrochemical Analysis, American Chemical Society (2011); the Sir George Stokes Award, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom (2019); and the SPIE’s President Award, SPIE The International Society for Optics and Photonics (2022). He has authored over 500 publications, is a Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors, and holds over 65 patents.
Ulla Vogel is professor at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark and at the Technical University of Denmark. She is European Registered Toxicologist and Honorary Doctor at Lund University, Sweden. Her research is focused on nanoparticle toxicity with focus on cancer and cardiovascular disease. She was PI of Danish Centre for Nanosafety 1 and 2 and currently PI of FFIKA and FFIKA2. She acts as advisor to the Danish Working Environment Authority and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.
Josep Samitier Martí is director of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Barcelona (Spain). Full professor at the Department of Electronic and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona (UB). Background in Physics (M.S. Degree in Physics, University of Barcelona and Ph.D. in Physics, University of Barcelona). Group leader of the Nanobioengineering group at IBEC and group leader in the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBERBBN).His main research areas are Biosensors, Microfluidics and Organ-on-chip.
Prof. Samitier has participated in and coordinated several European and national projects related to integrated microsystems and more recently to Nanobiotechnology devices. He has published more than 350 scientific articles, has directed 39 doctoral theses and is co-inventor of 6 licensed patents. He was deputy director of CIBER-BBN, vice-rector for International Policy at the University of Barcelona (UB), vice-rector for Innovation at the UB, acting rector of the UB, Spanish delegate to the Working Group on Biotechnology (OECD), director of the "Health Campus of Excellence" HUBc (UB), coordinator of the Master in Biomedical Engineering (UB-UPC)and founder member of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology in Health (EIT-HEALTH).
Currently, he is coordinator of the Spanish Nanomedicine Platform (NanomedSpain), scientific coordinator at national level of the Complementary Plan for Biotechnology Applied to Healthcare, which is boosted by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain together with 7 autonomous communities on new tools for precision medicine, president of the Catalan Association of Research Centres (Associació Catalana d'Entitats de Recerca - ACER) and a full member of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC).
He was awarded the City of Barcelona prize in the Technological Innovation category in 2003 and the Narcís Monturiol medal in 2020
Prof. Jordi Arbiol graduated in Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in 1997, he went on to obtain his PhD (European Doctorate and PhD Extraordinary Award) in 2001 from this same institution in the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) applied to nanostructured materials. He was assistant professor at the UB. From 2009 to 2015 he was ICREA Professor and group leader at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC). He was President of the Spanish Microscopy Society (SME) (2017-2021) and held the position of vice-president from 2013 to 2017, having been a member of its Executive Board (2009-2021). In 2018 he was elected as Member of the Executive Board of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) (2019-2026).
Since 2015 he has been ICREA Professor and leader of the Advanced Electron Nanoscopy Group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and BIST. He is Scientific Supervisor of the Electron Microscopy Area at ICN2 and BIST, and also at the Electron Microscopy Center at the ALBA Synchrotron (EMCA). He has been one of the founding members of e-DREAM. He received the FWO Commemorative Medal (Flanders Research Foundation) in 2021, the BIST Ignite Award in 2018, the 2014 EU40 Materials Prize by the E-MRS, the 2014 EMS Outstanding Paper Award and was listed in the Top 40 under 40 Power List (2014) by The Analytical Scientist. As of May 2022 he has more than 415 peer-reviewed publications and more than 24700 citations (GoS) with h-index: 88 GoS (76 WoS).
Prof. Dr. Victor Puntes is ICREA Research Professor with joint appointments in Vall Hebron Institute de Recerca (VHIR) (2014) and at the (ICN2) (2005). He has co-authored of over 175 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, with more than 10.821 citations.
Prof. Dr. Puntes has participated in 29 research projects funded by the by the European Union, the Spanish Government and private companies, launching numerous collaborations with national and international groups, participating in interdisciplinary panels and cooperation projects. He is co-founder of several spin offs, two of them based on licensed patents (2 of 9) of Puntes group: (2013-present) Applied Nanoparticles Co-founder and Scientific Director, spin off company of the ICN2 and UAB sponsored by Fundación Repsol. Prize Top 11 StartUp South Summit 2016.
(2009-2012) Centre for BioNanosafety and Sustainability (CNBSS), Scientific director. Dedicated to the investigation, analysis, co-development and education of nanotechnology with responsibility (following Responsible Research and Innovation –RRI- Principles). (2005-present) Endor technologies, Co-founder a company dedicated at cosmetics and nanobiomedicine. (2007-present) Nanonica, Scientific Advisor, Swiss based company dedicated to invest on nanotechnology. (2009- present) Nanotargeting, Scientific Advisor, start-up company, Spain, dedicated to the development of our patent on cisPt delivered with AuNPs.
José María De Teresa PhD thesis in University of Zaragoza (Spain) focused on the study of the magnetic and transport properties in magnetic oxides with colossal magnetoresistance. He carried out two postdoctoral stays, at IFW (Dresde, Germany) and Thomson-CNRS (Orsay, France, work under the supervision of Nobel Prize winner Prof. Fert). In 2001, he joined the CSIC, where he was promoted to Research Professor in 2010. He has made relevant contributions (more than 10,000 citations) in magnetism and magnetotransport of ferromagnetic oxides (colossal magnetoresistance, spin glass behavior, spin-orbit coupling, anomalous Hall effect), in spintronics (in magnetic tunnel junctions and in conversion of spin current into electric current), nanosuperconductivity (vortices, superconductivity reentrance, electric-field effect, nanoSQUIDs), nanodevices (magnetic biosensors, magnetic force microscopies), and new developments in nanolithography (Cryo-FIBID, irradiation of metal-organic films, ferromagnets by FEBID). He is the current President of the Steering Committee “Condensed Matter Division” of the European Physical Society (EPS), the director of the Dual Beam area of the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory and the director of the Department of Physics of Materials and Nanosystems at the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA). In 2021 he was distinguished as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and in 2023 as a Fellow of the EPS.
Dr. Raul Arenal received his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from Univ. Paris-Sud (Orsay, France, 2005) and in 2013, he obtained his Habilitation (HDR) also at this University (now, Paris-Saclay University). He joined the Electron Microscopy Center in Argonne National Lab. (ANL, USA) as post doctoral fellow. In 2007, he became research scientist (Chargé de Recherches) at the CNRS (France; LEM, ONERA-CNRS). From 2010 to 2011, he was visiting scientist (sabbatical position) at the Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas (LMA) at the Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA) of the Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain). Since 2012, Dr. Arenal is on leave from the CNRS, and he is currently ARAID senior research scientist at the LMA, INMA, CSIC-U. Zaragoza. Since 2018, he is the Director of the TEM area of the LMA-INA. Dr. Arenal has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals (http://www.raularenal.com) and edited one book (Springer).
Arenal’s broad area of research interest lies in electron microscopy focused on materials science and nanoscience: TEM (EELS, HR(S)TEM, electron diffraction, electron tomography). These studies are mainly focused on the growth mechanism, structural and physical properties of low dimensional materials based on carbon, boron and nitrogen as well as other nano-structures (in particular, metallic nano-objects for plasmonic/photonic interest). Among his scientific activities, Dr. Arenal is the chair of the HeteroNanoCarb conference series (http://heteronanocarb.org) focused on graphene, NT and related 1D-2D nanomaterials
Barbara Stella graduated in 1997 with honors in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Turin with experimental research on the preparation and stability study of sterically hindered disulfide cross-linked immunotoxins. She was awarded the prize for the Best Graduation Thesis on Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology of the University of Turin for her graduation academic year. She received her Ph.D. both in Italy and France with a co-tutorial research project between the University of Turin and the University of Paris XI (supervisors: prof. L. Cattel and prof. P. Couvreur), working on the preparation and the active targeting of long-circulating biodegradable nanoparticles for the administration of antitumor drugs. She was awarded the Prix de Thèse de Pharmacotechnie et Pharmaco-chimie from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Paris XI. From 2001 to 2007 she was granted fellowships for continuous full-time research in the Department of Drug Science and Technology of the University of Turin. Moreover, from 1998 she did several internships at the University of Paris XI working on particulate systems for antitumor therapy in the research group led by prof. P. Couvreur.
From 2008 to 2017 she was Assistant Professor in the Department of Drug Science and Technology of the University of Turin. From 2017 she is Associate Professor in the same Department. Her research activity mainly concerns: i) the preparation and characterization of nanocarriers (in particular, lipid and polymer nanoparticles, liposomes) for the delivery of drugs and diagnostic agents; ii) the synthesis and development of squalene bioconjugates for the delivery of active molecules through biocompatible lipid nanoparticles; iii) the association of drugs and nanocarriers to targeting moieties able to specifically recognize antigens expressed on target cell surface to further improve intracellular cell-specific drug delivery; iv) the synthesis and characterization of conjugates of active molecules with proteins and polymers.
She is a member of the Società Italiana di Tecnologia e Legislazione Farmaceutiche (SITELF) and a member of the executive council of the Controlled Release Society (Italy Chapter). She is author of more of 70 papers published in international journals, more of 140 conference abstracts and 4 patents in the field of drug delivery.
Pablo Taboada gained his PhD in 1999 at the Univ. of Santiago of Compostela (USC). His PhD experimental research (almost 3 years) was done at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Manchester under the supervision of Prof. D. Attwood and Prof. M.N. Jones. During this time, he was involved in the analysis of the supramolecular assembly processes of drugs and protein-drug complexes and their biological implications, the seminal topic of the PhD thesis. After the PhD, he does three postdoctoral stays at USC, Univ. Manchester and Univ. College Dublin, where he got familiar (Manchester and USC) with the synthesis and characterization of new block copolymers and their potential as drug/gene delivery nanocarriers. At the end of 2001, he was recipient of a Ramón y Cajal fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation for the reincorporation in the National Science System for bringing new research lines to USC. In 2007, he became Associate Professor and in 2021 Full Professor. He has also been visiting professor in the Organic Materials Innovation Center (U. of Manchester) and in the Univ. of Guadalajara (México). He also collaborated in national and international projects and contracts with companies and institutions as Sanofi-Winthrop, Glaxo-SmithKline Beecham, Fundación Areces, CTAG, etc.
His current main research interests include the development of new hybrid multifunctional nanostructures with capabilities for controlled drug delivery, simultaneous diagnostic imaging and therapy (theranosis), (bio)sensing and energy applications. In parallel, PT research further focuses on the analysis of biological responses to the presence of nanomaterials in complex biological media and the study of self-assembly processes of (bio)polymers and the development of polymeric and hybrid scaffolds for regenerative medicine. PT has co-authored 215 papers included in JCR (h-index 37, >4900 citations) and has participated as PI or team member in more than 44 national/international competitive research projects and contracts with different public and private institutions, and 3 patents. He has imparted more than 35 invited talks in conferences and presented more than 160 works (oral and poster contributions) to different national /international congresses. He has supervised 19 PhD thesis (other 11 on-going), 18 MSc thesis and different Final Year Degree Research Works. He has also imparted seminars in different academic institutions. He is also reviewer of more than 40 journals; referee of different national and international agencies (AEI, ANEP, R&D Agency of Andalucía, Poland, Georgia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Ministries of Science of Argentina and Uruguay); member of the editorial board of several journals (Frontiers of Bioscience, Pharmaceutics, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology); and recipient of the Excellence Emerging Researcher Grant in 2010 from the Galician Government.
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.
Dr. Maria Gimenez is Principal Investigator at CiQUS (University of Santiago de Composterla) and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham.
In 2006 she received her PhD from the University of Valencia working under the supervision of Prof. Eugenio Coronado on multifunctional materials of interest in molecular magnetism. She then joined the Supramolecular Chemistry and Chemical Nanosciences Group of Prof. Neil Champness at the University of Nottingham working as postdoctoral research fellow for almost three years. In 2009 she was awarded with a two-year Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship in the Nanocarbon Group of Prof. Andrei Khlobystov.
In 2011, she started her independent career as Royal Society Research Fellow and in 2015 she became Assistant Professor of Materials Chemistry in Nottingham. In February 2018, she joined the CiQUS, launching her project ERC-STG "NANOCOMP"(link is external). In 2012 she was awarded with a very prestigious prize (Emerging Investigator Award 2012) by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry for outstanding and novel research. In two consecutive years (2016 & 2017) she became Emerging Talent SRUK/CERU Award finalist for the impact of her studies on the development of materials chemistry using carbon nanostructures.
Dr. Gimenez has carried out a number of relevant works with hybrid metal-carbon nanostructures, and her research is focused on the development and functional characterisation of hybrid nanostructures for spintronics and energy-related applications, e.g., assembling magnetic, electrical and electrochemical active nanoswitches within carbon nano-containers, as well as developing a general synthetic methodology for the confinement of molecules, clusters and nanoparticles.
Laurence Masson is full-professor of physics at Aix Marseille Université. Sheobtained her thesis in solid state physics in 1994 (University Paris-Sud – Orsay) and defended her HDR diploma in materials science in 2007 (Aix-Marseille 2 University). She is head of the “Nanomaterials” research department at CINaM and the coordinator of the master’s degree Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, recently implemented at AMU. She is also currently member of the department of physics’ council of Aix Marseille Université.
She is specialist of nanopatterning of templates using bottom-up approaches and scanning probe microscopy for nanoscale structural characterization. Her main field of interest concerns the elaboration of ultrathin films and self-organized nanostructures on metal and semiconductor surfaces with potential original structural, electronic and magnetic properties.