Organizing Committee

Prof. Vladimir Falko

Research Director of the NGI

Dept. of Theoretical Physics

University of Manchester, UK.

Prof. Falko is one of the UK's leading condensed matter theorists, who has made substantial contributions towards the understanding of electronic and optical properties of graphene, including the discovery of bilayer graphene.

He has played a pivotal role in shaping the European research community in graphene and other two-dimensional materials, establishing the 'Graphene Week' conference series and leading the European Graphene Flagship work package: 'Fundamental Science of Graphene and 2D Materials Beyond Graphene'. He is also Co-Director for the Graphene NOWNANO Centre for Doctoral Training programme, based at The University of Manchester.

Vladimir's research interests include:

• Graphene and related two-dimensional atomic atomic crystals: electronic transport and optical properties;

• Heterostructures of two-dimensional atomic materials (grapheen-hBN, etc);

• Strongly correlated states of electrons in two-dimensional materials, quantum Hall effect;

• Fundamentals of nanoelectronics, spintronics, and nano-electro-mechanical systems;

• Quantum optics and optical properties of semiconductor quantum dots.

Prof. Norbert Klein

Director of Imperial’s Centre for Terahertz Science and Engineering

Dept. of Materials

Imperial College U.K.

Norbert Klein received his Diploma and PhD in Physics from University of Wuppertal in Germany. In 1990, he joined Juelich Research Center in Germany and worked there as division leader for electromagnetic sensors till September 2009. From 1998 till 2009, Norbert  was lecturer for Physics at the Technical University of Aachen (Habilitation) and Technical University of Dortmund in Germany.

In October 2009, Norbert  joined the Department of Materials as full professor and Chair in Electromagnetic Materials.  His work is linked with different teams at the National Physical Laboratory, where he holds a part time distinguished research fellow position. At Imperial, he launched the Centre of Terahertz Science and Engineering (CTSE), and he holds the position of the director of the CTSE. The CTSE, which is jointly operated with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, is one of the top UK facilities for THz research, the equipment include top benchmark vector network analyzers for frequencies up to 500 GHz and a picosecond time domain spectrometer for 0.1 - 3 THz.

Norbert's main scientific activities are in the area of electromagnetic material characterization and sensor applications, but also on microwave and terahertz devices for communciation and sensing. One current focus is on graphene and related 2D materials, where Norbert is currently establishing a cluster system for 4" graphene growth by chemical vapour deposition. The other focus is on microwave-to-terahertz biosensing, in particular blood analysis by microfluidic-resonator assemblies and single cell detecion in biological liquids.

Norbert  has developed practical sensors for security applications - based on earlier work on microwave filters and oscillators for mobile communication, and he holds more than 15 patents. In 2007, he spun out a company (EMISENS), which successfully commercializes a microwave based bottle scanner for airport checkpoints.

Prof. Jing Shi

Director of Shines (EFRC)

Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

University of California, U.S.A.

Current Research:

Prof. Jing Shi's research program focuses on the physics of nanostructures and nanodevices. Specifically Prof. Shi's group is studying nanoscale magnetism and spin transport properties in organic and inorganic semiconductors; synthesis, magnetism and transport of oxide quantum structures and devices; electrical and thermoelectric transport properties of graphene and graphene/magnetic insulator hybrid devices.

SHINES is a new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) funded in 2014 by the US Department of Energy. SHINES consists of 14 PIs from 7 institutions (UC Riverside, UCLA, UC Irvine, Johns Hopkins University, Colorado State University, Arizona State University, and University of Texas at Austin) plus two UCR PIs on two seed projects. By engaging strong interaction and collaboration among the graduate and undergraduate students, junior and principal investigators, SHINES aims to develop a fundamental understanding of electron spin and heat transport as well as the interplay between them in nanoscale electronic materials and devices.

Prof. Hiroshi Mizuta

Mizuta Laboratory, School of Materials Science,

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan.

Hiroshi Mizuta CPhys FInstP, is currently Professor at School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). He holds a joint appointment, as Professor of Nanoelectronics, with the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, University of Southampton (since 2011) and served as head of the NANO Group from 2009 - 2011. Previously he led a number of large projects on single-electron devices and other quantum devices as the Laboratory Manager and Senior Researcher at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, Cambridge, UK for 1997 - 2003. He has a strong research interest in silicon- and graphene-based nanoelectronic devices and nano-electro-mechanical-systems (NEMS) and has led a number of large research projects in the UK and Japan, including PI of the UKRC EPSRC project SISSQIT (2010-2013) on electron spins in Si quantum dots (SiQDs), the EPSRC-JST UK-Japan project NOVTLOS (2011 - 2014) in which his team developed a new Si-based NEMS nonvolatile switch, and PI of the Japan MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research project (KIBAN S), ‘Development of graphene NEMS hybrid functional devices for autonomous and ultrasensitive integrated sensors’ (2013-2018). He has published more than 480 peer-reviewed scientific papers and filed over 50 patents. Professor Mizuta is a member of the Physical Society of Japan, the Japan Society of Applied Physics, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a member of the Electron Device Society of the IEEE. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, New Zealand Centres of Research Excellences (CoREs).

Prof. Shen-Ming Chen
Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
National Taipei University of Technology,Taiwan.

Shen-Ming Chen received his PhD degrees in chemistry from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He was a visiting postdoctoral fellow with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1997. He had been an associate professor of Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan from 1991 to 1997. Since August 1997, he has been a professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. From 2010, he has been a Distinguished professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He has been the Dean(Curator) of library, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 2000 to 2006 and the Director of Extracurricular Activity, office of student affairs, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 1995 to 2000.

His research interest includes Nanocomposite materials research, organic electrochemistry, bioelectrochemistry, conducting polymer Electrochemistry, Nanoelectrochemistry, chemical sensors, biosensors, electrocatalysis and electroanalysis.

Prof. Dong Ha Kim

Dept. of Chemistry and Nano Science

Ewha Womans University, Korea.

Prof. Dong Ha Kim received his B.S. in the Department of Textile Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Fiber and Polymer Science at Seoul National University in Korea. He carried out his postdoctoral research activities in the Polymer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (from 2000 to 2003) with Prof. Thomas P. Russell and in the Materials Science Department at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (from 2003 to 2005) with Prof. Wolfgang Knoll. After postdoctoral work, he joined the Samsung Electronics Co. in the Memory Division of Semiconductor R & D Center as a senior scientist. Then he moved to Ewha Womans University in 2006 and assumed a faculty position in the Department of Chemistry and Nano Science of School of Natural Sciences. Currently he is a Full Professor and Ewha Fellow at Ewha Womans University. His research interests include development of multi-functional hybrid nanostructures for applications in energy storage and conversion, environmental remediation, memory devices, display devices, and biomedical diagnosis/therapy. Surface plasmon resonance mediated theranostics, photovoltaics, photocatalysis and light emission are also his lasting interests. He has authored or coauthored 128 peer-reviewed SCI publications. He holds 45 issued Korean (25 registered) and 4PCT patents (1 registered US patent). As for the professional offices and services, he is serving as Associate Editor of Science of Advanced Materials (American Scientific Publishers), Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Groups) and Advisory Board Member of Nanoscale (Royal Society of Chemistry).

Prof. Ali A. Ensafi

Dept. of Chemistry

Isfahan University of Technology, Iran.

Research Fields :

Chemical (Optodes) and Electrochemical Sensors, Microsensors & Nanosensors, Especially Based on DNA and Antigen Interaction.

• Development of New Energy Source Materials Based on Nanomaterials for Fuel Cell and Storage of Energy.

• Introduction of New Modified Voltammetric & Amperometric Sensors Based on Nanoparticles Using DNA and Antibody/Antigen to Construction of Biosensors and Pharmaceutical Sensors.

• Environmental Chemistry, Trace Analysis.

Dr. Abdel Isakovic

Dept. of Physics, Applied Mathematics and Sciences

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research

Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Prof. Abdel F. Isakovic (PhD, University of Minnesota, 2003) is a professor of physics at Khalifa University, where he founded and runs the laboratory for Nanophotonics, Spintronics and Complex Systems, winning support from Mubadala-SRC, ADEC and other agencies. Prior to joining KU, Prof. Isakovic has made major research contributions to semiconductor spintronics, charge and spin density wave systems and synchrotron X-ray optics. His X-ray synchrotron work has been carried at ANL-APS and BNL-NSLS-CFN. Since joining KU, he and his collaborators have activated more than a dozen synchrotron and nanotechnology projects. A portion of his research portfolio is focused on understanding properties of graphene oxide for device physics applications. In parallel, he has led Khalifa University effort to set up local Core Nanocharacterization Facilities.

Prof. Darminto

Dept. of Physics

Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), Indonesia.

Doctor of Physics, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia 2001; Professor of Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia, 2011 - present.

Specialist Trainee on Materials Science, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria, 1997; research visit on single crystal growing of oxide materials, University of Amsterdam, 1998; internship on high-Tc superconductivity, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 1998–1999; postdoctoral research on superconducting interfaces and devices, University Twente, The Netherlands, 2002–2003; Workshop on condensed matter physics, The Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 2006. Collaborative researches on : quantum devices with MIMOS, Malaysia, 2007–2010; muon based science with RIKEN Nishina Center, Japan, 2007–present; superconducting and magnetic materials with Chiba University, Japan, 2009–2012; materials processing and corrosion with Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing (BAM) Berlin, Germany, 2013–present; neutron scattering and diffraction based experiements with National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN), Indonesia, 2005–; synchrotron X-ray experiments with Synchrotron Light Reserach Institute (SRLI), Thailand, 2015–present.

Research interests : magneto-electronic materials, superconductivity,  2D material system

Member of : International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM); Executive Committee (EC) of Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association (AONSA), 2016 – 2017; Board of Indonesian Neutron Scattering Society (INNS); Indonesian Physical Society; Materials Research Society (MRS) – Indonesia.

Prof. V. K. Gupta

Dept. of Chemistry

University of Johannesburg,South Africa.

Field of Research:

1. Environmental Engineering 2. Electro-analytical Chemistry 3. Chemical sensors  4. Waste Management

Research Experience:

Thirty four years research experience (a) Ph.D. Thesis supervised – 36 (b) Ph.D. Thesis in progress – 07 (c) M. Phil Thesis supervised – 10 (d) M.Sc. Dissertation supervised –35



1.Nano Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis: Pharmaceutical and Environmental Analyses, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2009).

2.Environmental Water: Advances in Treatment, Remediation and Recycling, Elsevier, UK (2012).

Books Chapters: 13 Invited chapters in books and encyclopedias

Research Papers/Reviews: 400 Papers in International Peer Reviewed Journals with high Impact Factors (Indian Journals - 28 Foreign Journals – 372);

 27 reviews in highly cited Journals (Citations: More than 24500 with h index = 106).

Ongoing Major Sponsored Research Projects

1. Development of effective adsorbents from waste rubber tires for waste water treatment, DST, Approved from August 2012 for 3 years with outlay of more them 23 Lac.

2. Modification, Characterization and application of naturally occurring biomaterials for the removal of toxic contaminants from industrial wastewater, DST, Approved from April 2014 for 3 years with outlay of more them 30 Lac.

Prof. A.S.Khanna

Dept. of Corrosion Science and Engg.

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.

A. S. Khanna is Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India with responsibility for teaching, research and consultancy in the field of corrosion, coatings, surface engineering and corrosion management. Prior to joining IIT Bombay in 1991, he worked in Atomic Energy and carried out R & D work at several International Labs/universities/Institutions, including Forschungszentrum Juelich (as Humboldt Fellow), Oslo University (Royal Norwegian Fellow), University de Provence, Marseille France and IHI Heavy Industry, Japan ( Fellow Japan Key Centre). Notable is his 23 years as Professor for IIT Bombay. He has guided 22 Ph.D’s and more than hundred Masters and Bachelors’ projects. He has published more than 275 papers in various National and International Journals. He is widely travelled and participated in umpteen number of conferences and meetings. He has written two books and edited 4 books. One of the book is High Performance Coatings, Woodhead publications, U.K. His professional interests focus on Coatings, Industrial corrosion prevention, surface engineering, high temperature materials. His current projects include development of smart coatings and nano-technology for enhancing paint coatings, development of grapheme and its applications in protective coatings. He is consultant / Advisor to many oil & Gas industries such as ONGC, GAIL, Reliance. In addition, he serves as Chairman for SSPC India, and is a member of NACE and ASM. He was awarded NACE Fellow in 2002 and ASM Fellow in 2005, for his contributions to the work in corrosion and coatings.Abstract:

Prof. Tinku Basu

Dept. of Amity Institute of Nanotechnology

Amity University, India.

Prof. Tinku Basu is Dy. Director in Amity Institute of Nanotechnology. She has done Graduation in chemistry from Presidency College and Int. M.Tech in Polymer Science and Engineering from Calcutta University. She did her Ph.D from IIT, Kharagpur in the year 1993. She has done her Post DOC in National Physical Laboratory, Pusa in Delhi. She has got 6 years research experience in National Laboratories. She has got 28 National and International Publications and she has attended more than 50 National and International Conferences. She has filed 6 complete patents. She has delivered number of invited talks in different National and International Conferences. Dr. Basu has received the Best Paper Award from From King Abulaziz City for Science and technology in 2012. She has been awarded as a Visiting Researcher from Global Center of Excellence Programme from Japan Government in 2011. She has developed a very special transducer for glucose and cholesterol detection which can be reused for 30 times. She is a Member of Indian Biosensor Society, Polymer Science Society and Material and Research Division Society. She has completed 3 Govt Sponsored Projects. Her research area is Nanocomposites for Industrial Applications, self assembled monolayers, surface modification of nano materials cyto toxicity of nano materials and biosensors. She has got 5 years Industrial experience for the development of specialty packaging from Paharpur Flexible as a Product development Manager. Two students (Ms. Deepshikha Saini and Mr. Kanunendra Singh) has got Ph.D Degree under her supervision in 2012. Two more students are pursuing PhD under her supervision. She has guided 4 M.Tech students and 2 M.Sc students for their Master Thesis. One student Mr. Karunendra Singh has received M. Phil degree from Maharishi Markendeshwar. University, Haryana. She has done e-Commerce Diploma Programme from NIIT. She has written a book on Text Book of Engineering Chemistry . She has reviewed 2 books. Her area of teaching is Polymer Science and Technology, Functionalization of Nano Materials, Industrial Application of Nano Materials Molecular Nanotechnology, Biosensors, Nano Materials in Theruptic and diagnosis .

Prof. Alok Shukla

Department of Physics

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay/ Bennett University, India.

Research Experience

My research is primarily concerned with the theory of the electronic structure of atoms, molecules, clusters, and solids. I obtained my Ph. D. in the field of theoretical atomic many-body physics by calculating the electric dipole moment of Rb atom due to various possible parity and time-reversal violating interactions. For the purpose, first principles Dirac-equation-based many-electron calculations were carried out employing state-of-the-art many-body techniques. Furthermore, for my Ph. D. thesis I also developed a coupled-cluster method based linear-response formalism to compute the expectation values of one-electron operators. For my first post-doctoral position at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, I worked towards developing relativistic effective core potentials for Dirac equation-based many-electron calculations on atoms. During my post-doctoral years in Max-Planck Institutes in Stuttgart and Dresden, I worked on developing an ab initio formalism for performing many-particle calculations on solids, employing the Wannier functions. During my final post-doctoral position in the University of Arizona during 1998-99, I worked in the field of calculation of the optical properties of conjugated polymers. Ever since I became a faculty member in the Physics Department of I.I.T. Bombay, I have been active in various fields including the electronic structure of solids, polymers, clusters, and graphene, along with studying the properties of dilute trapped atomic gases. The methodology used for the purpose are computational, and several computer codes for the purpose have been developed in our group.

Dr. S. N. Pandey

Dept. of Physics

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, India.

Dr. S. N. Pandey has completed his Ph.D. from Avadh University, India. He is working as a Professor (Associate) in the Department of Physics, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India. He has published more than 40 research papers in reputed international journals like Physical Review Letters, Chemical Physics Lettrs, Materials Letters, Journal of Mathematical Physics, etc. He presented more than 60 reserach papers in international/ national conferences. He is reviewer of many international journals. He is receipent of University Grants Commission research award  and many prestigious visiting fellowships. He is associate with many academic bodies/ socities as a life member/ member. He has supervised four Ph. D. candidates. Presently, he is supervisor of two Ph. D. candidates and one post-doctoral candidate. His area of research includes

Experimental: Nanostructured Thin Films, Functional Oxide Nanomaterials, Carrier Transport in Thin Films, Gas Sensors, Supercapacitor and Graphene.

Theoretical: Dynamics of Nonlinear and Damped Systems, Symmetry and Integrability, Fractal and Multi-Fractal Analysis, Quantum Computing: Entanglement Dynamics.