Plenary Lectures

Plenary Lectures
Yury Gogotsi
Drexel Univ., USA
“MXenes – 2D Materials for Epidermal Electronics, Sensors, Actuators and Soft Robotics”
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Yury Georgievich Gogotsi is a Ukrainian scientist in the field of material chemistry, professor at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA since the year 2000 in the fields of Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology. Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor of materials science at Drexel University — director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (since 2014 – A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute).

Presently, Professor Y. Gogotsi leads a scientific research group that develops new nanostructured carbon materials (nanotubes, graphene, nanodiamonds, carbide-derived carbon, onion-like carbon) and works on the hydrothermal synthesis of carbon nanostructures and ceramics. He also contributed to development of effective water desalination and capacitive deionization techniques, electrical energy storage — batteries and supercapacitors, as well as applications of carbon nanomaterials for energy and biomedicine.

For more details, please visit the following website.
https://drexel.edu/engineering/about/faculty-staff/G/gogotsi-yury/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yury_Gogotsi

Daniel Goldman
Georgia Tech, USA
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Daniel Goldman is a Professor in the School of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he holds a Dunn Family Professorship. Professor Goldman’s research program investigates the interaction of biological and physical systems with complex materials like granular media. He received his B.S. in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994. He received his PhD in 2002 from the University of Texas at Austin, studying nonlinear dynamics and granular media. He did postdoctoral work in locomotion biomechanics at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Goldman became a faculty member at Georgia Tech in January 2007. Professor Goldman is an adjunct member of the School of Biology and a member of the Bioengineering Graduate Program. Prof. Goldman is a Georgia Power Professor of Excellence, a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2014), and has received an NSF CAREER/PECASE award, a DARPA Young Faculty Award, a Sigma Xi Young Faculty award, and a Burroughs Welcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface.

For more details, please visit the following website.
https://physics.gatech.edu/user/daniel-goldman

Rashid Bashir
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
“Forward Engineering of Multi-cellular Living Biological Machines”
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Rashid Bashir is currently the Dean of Grainger College of Engineering, the Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering, and Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has also been the Department Head of Bioengineering and the Director of the Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was member of the core founding team and co-chair of the inaugural curriculum committee for the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has previously been at Purdue University and at National Semiconductor Corporation as Sr. Engineering Manager. He has held a visiting Scientist position at Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital for Children and was Visiting Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA. He was the recipient of the Joel and Spira teaching Award, the NSF Faculty Early Career Award, and the IEEE EMBS Technical Achievement award. In 2018, he received the Pritzker Distinguished Lectureship Award from BMES. His research group is interested in 3D bio-fabrication of multi-cellular engineered living systems and developing new diagnostic technologies for precision and personalized medicine. He has authored or co-authored over 300 journal papers and has been granted 50 patents. He is fellow of IEEE, BMES, AIMBE, APS, IAMBE, NAI, RSC, and AAAS. Technology from his group has been licensed to multiple startup companies.

For more details, please visit the following website.
https://ece.illinois.edu/about/directory/faculty/rbashir

Jaehwan Kim
Inha Univ, Korea
“Nanocellulose and Its Application for Smart Actuators and Optics”
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Dr. Jaehwan Kim earned his Ph.D. from Penn State University, USA 1995. Dr. Kim is a fellow of The Korean Academy of Science and Technology, the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and the Institute of Physics. He has been the director of the Creative Research Center for Nanocellulose Future Composites, sponsored by the National Research Foundation of Korea, since 2003. He first discovered cellulose as a smart material, which can be used for sensors, actuators, and electronic materials. His research interests are renewable smart materials and devices, including electroactive polymers, energy harvesting, soft actuators, haptic actuators, biosensors, flexible electronics, nanocellulose multifunctional composites, smart optics, and smart food packaging.

https://kr.linkedin.com/in/jaehwan-kim-688b4492