The keynote information for the World Congress on Recent Advances in Nanotechnology (RAN'16) is as follows:
University of Southampton, UK
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munchen, Germany
Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Aalto Univeristy, Finland
University of Oslo, Norway
University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic
University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic
ICNNFC'16 Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Dmitry Bavykin
Dr Dmitry Bavykin is Associate Professor Energy Technology within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.
Dr. Dmitry Bavykin is a specialist in the area of nanomaterials and photocatalysis with more than 20 years experience of research and problem solving using a variety of scientific techniques. He was awarded a one year Royal Society/NATO Fellowship for posdoctoral studies in 2002 for undertaking research in Bath University. These studies, which were supervised by Professor Frank C. Walsh and Dr Alexei Lapkin, explored the synthesis, characterization and application of nanotubular titanates and TiO2, which have applications in electrochemistry and catalysis. During this time he started to work on the compact reactor systems under supervision of Dr. Pawel Plucinski and Dr Alexei Lapkin.
His ambition is to use his background in material chemistry and physical chemistry to develop TiO2 (or other) nanotubular based self-assembled systems (thin film electrodes, catalyst coatings) having desired location of different functionalities and use of such system for different energy related modern challenges (hydrogen storage, lithium batteries, solar and fuel cells).
Topic of Keynote: Multiscale Hierarchical Micro- and Nanostructures: Nanotubes and Micro-AssemblyKeynote Abstract
Dr. Dina Fattakhova-Rohlfing
Dina Fattakhova-Rohlfing has obtained her education in chemistry at the Kazan State University, and has completed her Ph.D. degree in electrochemistry at the A. Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry in Kazan, Russian Federation in 1994. She worked afterward as a research scientist in academic institutes in Prague (J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry), Bordeaux (National School of Chemistry and Physics), and Hannover (University of Hannover). Since 2006 she works as a lecturer and since 2012 as a professor for the international master’s program Advanced Materials Science (AMS) at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (LMU), Germany. She works in an interdisciplinary field combining electrochemistry and materials chemistry. Her present research is devoted to the development of functional nanostructured materials for electrochemical and photoelectrochemical applications. The developed systems include novel morphologies of transparent conducting oxides, synthesis approaches to fabricate ultrasmall metal oxide nanoparticles for efficient energy conversion and storage, and hierarchical titania morphologies for solar cells, photocatalysis, and electrochemical energy storage.
Topic of Keynote: Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical ApplicationsKeynote Abstract
ICNB'16 Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Petr Skládal
Petr Skladal joined Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic) in 1988 after receiving the MSc degree, he completed the PhD degree in 1992, and in 1999 he was appointed as the Associated Professor at the Department of Biochemistry where he heads the Laboratory of Biosensors. In 2006, he founded also the Nanobiotechnology Laboratory at the National Center of Biomolecular Research, now providing servisces as Nanobiotechnology Core Facility withing Central European Institute of Technology in Brno. His research interests include bioanalytical application of piezoelectric sensors, development of electrochemical immunosensors and bioaffinity studies using biosensors, applications of nanoparticles in bioanalysis and scanning probe microscopies. Number of scientific papers 120, H-index 33.
Topic of Keynote: Biosensing with AFMKeynote Abstract
ICNMS'16 Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Tapio Ala-Nissilä
Tapio Ala-Nissila is a Professor of Physics at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science (Aalto SCI), Espoo, Finland, and Adjunct professor of Physics at the Depart-ment of Physics, Brown University, Providence, USA. He is the head of the Multiscale Statistical Physics (MSP) group of about 15 researchers, which is part of the Computational Nanoscience Center of Excellence at Aalto SCI. The MSP group focuses on multiscale theoretical and computational modeling of nanoscale phenomena in condensed and soft matter physics, including modeling of two-dimensional materials, nanoplasmonics, polymer dynamics, escape and translocation, and stochastic thermodynamics in small classical and quantum systems.
Topic of Keynote: Multiscale Modelling of Graphene from Nano to Micron ScalesKeynote Abstract
NDDTE'16 Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Marianne Hiorth
Prof. Hiorth has 15 years of experience working within the field of drug delivery and has a special interest in the use of biopolymers such as chitosan, pectin and alginate. She is the leader of the SiteDel Group at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Oslo in Norway. The SiteDel group is an interdisciplinary research group working within the field of formulation, pharmaceutical technology and polymer chemistry. She is also the project leader of the project “Development of advanced nanoparticulate drug delivery systems for protective functions of the teeth” granted by the Research Council of Norway (2013). This project aims for new advanced nanodrug delivery systems for dental delivery and important collaborators in the project are researchers in the area of clinical dentistry and physicians working with bioimpedance. She has extended experience both in physico-chemical characterization of the biopolymers used for producing different formulations such as gels, coatings, pellets and nanoparticles and for the development and production of the formulations. Important parameters for characterizing the products, especially the nanoparticles spans from size determinations, zeta potential, compactness and the bioadhesive properties of the particles. Her field of interest has developed from colon drug delivery towards drug delivery to the oral cavity and especially by the use of nanoparticles; both polymer- and lipid based (primarily liposomes).
Topic of Keynote: Can Locally Administered Nanoparticles Revolutionize the Treatment of the Oral Cavity?Keynote Abstract
Prof. Josef Jampilek
Prof. Jampilek has 17 years of experience in the field of drug design and discovery of especially potential antibacterial/antimycobacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal drugs and also potential pesticides. During 7-year period of working in expert and managerial posts in the R&D division of a pharmaceutical company, he also obtained experience in the field of drug polymorphism, solid-state analytical techniques, evaluation of physicochemical properties of drugs, ADME and drug bioavailability as well as in design of new intestinal absorption promoters, transdermal permeation enhancers and synthesis of nanoparticles. Now he is a leader of the research group dealing with design of new antimicrobials and investigation/modifications of bioavailability of drugs at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno, Czech Republic. This is an interdisciplinary research group working in the fields of design of original compounds, organic synthesis, screening of biological effects, investigation of physicochemical properties and permeability through skin, PAMPA and BBB, structure-activity relationships and preparation and characterization of nanoparticles/nanoformulations of drugs. This research group cooperates with many external teams not only from the Czech Republic, but also, for example, from Slovakia, Poland, Ireland, UK, USA, Argentina, Australia, India and China.
Topic of Keynote: Nanoformulations of Antimicrobial ChemotherapeuticsKeynote Abstract
ICNEI'16 Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Zdenek Sofer
University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (UCT Prague)
Position: Associated professor at the UCT Prague, Dept. of Inorganic Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic
Specialization: two-dimensional nanomaterials and nanostructures, nanotubes, chemical modifications, electrochemical, structural and electronic properties.
Education and professional experience:
Z. Sofer (born 1981 in Plzen, Czech Republic) received his MSc (Ing.) in Technology of Advanced Inorganic Materials, UCT Prague in 2004.
Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, UCT Prague in 2008.
Assoc. Prof. of Inorganic Chemistry, UCT Prague in 2013.
Visiting scientist in Forschungszentrum Jülich (PGI-9; 2004-2005; 10 month) and Universitat Duisburg-Essen (Dept. of Semiconductor Technology; 2008-2009; 3 month).
Currently he led a research group concerning on 2D nanomaterials (6 Ph.D., 2 MSc.). His laboratory is equipped for synthesis and characterization of graphene and other 2D nanomaterials like transition metal dichalcogenides.
CVD of carbon based nanomaterials. Deposition and characterization of carbon nanotubes and graphene based materials. Characterization of carbon nanomaterials – AFM, Raman spectroscopy, SEM, TEM, electrochemistry, thermal analysis.
Synthesis, characterization and chemical modification of 2D nanomaterials - graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides based nanomaterials. Electrochemistry of 2D nanomaterials and their applications for electrocatalysis.
Publications and awards:
More than 190 publications (more than 10 papers with IF>10; ACS Nano, PNAS, Angw. Ch. Int. Ed., Adv. Funct. Mater.), more than 2150 citations, h-index=24, i10-index=61. Rector award for young researcher in 2013. (https://scholar.google.cz/citations?user=uF5Lf8sAAAAJ&hl=cs)
Topic of Keynote: Graphene and Its Derivates, Applications and Environmental IssuesKeynote Abstract