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The International Convention Centre
Broad Street
B1 2EA

Delegate Handbook

Information for delegates attending the conference can be found in the
delegate handbook (PDF, 4MB)

Keynote Speakers:

  • Nobel Laureate: Sir Konstantin NovoselovUniversity of Manchester, UK
  • Sir John PendryImperial College London, UK
  • Professor Z L WangGeorgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Professor I Robinson University College London, UK
  • Professor W Zapka XaarJet AB
  • Professor J Lyding University of Illinois, USA

More on the speakers

Key Dates:

  • Abstract Submission:16 April 2012(midnight BST)
  • Acceptance Notification:May 2012
  • Full Paper Submission:20 June 2012
  • Early Registration Deadline31 May 2012

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Nanoscale Physics and Technology Group

12th International Conference on Nanotechnology - Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers

  • Nobel Laureate: Sir Konstantin Novoselov
    University of Manchester, UK.

    Published over 60 peer-refereed research papers (mainly as the principal/corresponding author) including Nature and Science articles and more than 15 papers in Nature Materials, Nature Physics, Nature Nanotechnology, Reviews of Modern Physics, Physical Review Letters, PNAS.(see selected publications)

    • Over 70 invited talks and conferences during the last 5 years.
    • Prizes include:
      • 2010 Nobel Prize "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene"(shared with Andre Geim)
      • 2008 European Research Council, Starting Grant "Physics and Applications of Graphene"
      • 2006 Royal Society Research Fellowship "The scheme by The Royal Society (UK) aims to provide outstanding scientists, who should have the potential to become leaders in their chosen field, with the opportunity to build an independant research career"
      • 2004 The Leverhulme Trust, Early Career Fellowship
    • Novoselov’s two papers in Science 2004 and Nature 2005 are the most cited papers on graphene and “have opened up a fast moving front” (according to ISI’s Essential Science IndicatorsSM). The Science paper has also been acknowledged as “one of the most cited recent papers in the field of Physics” (according to the ISI citation index).
  • Sir John Pendry
    Imperial College London, UK

    John Pendry is a condensed matter theorist. He has worked at the Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, since 1981. He has worked extensively on electronic and structural properties of surfaces developing the theory of low energy diffraction and of electronic surface states. Another interest is transport in disordered systems where he produced a complete theory of the statistics of transport in one dimensional systems. In 1992 he turned his attention to photonic materials and this project culminated in the proposal in 2000 for a OEperfect lens¹ whose resolution is unlimited by wavelength. These concepts have stimulated further theoretical investigations and many experiments which have confirmed the predicted properties. More recently in 2006, in collaboration with David Smith at Duke University, he has proposed a recipe for a cloak that can hide an arbitrary object from electromagnetic fields. Several realisations of this concept have been built some operating at radar and others at visible wavelengths.

  • Professor Z L Wang
    Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

    Zhong Lin (ZL) Wang received his PhD from Arizona State University in physics in 1987. He now is the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering, Regents' Professor, Engineering Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Nanostructure Characterization, at Georgia Tech. Dr. Wang has made original and innovative contributions to the synthesis, discovery, characterization and understanding of fundamental physical properties of oxide nanobelts and nanowires, as well as applications of nanowires in energy sciences, electronics, optoelectronics and biological science. His discovery and breakthroughs in developing nanogenerators establish the principle and technological road map for harvesting mechanical energy from environment and biological systems for powering a personal electronics. His research on self-powered nanosystems has inspired the worldwide effort in academia and industry for studying energy for micro-nano-systems. He coined and pioneered the field of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics by introducing piezoelectric potential gated charge transport process in fabricating new electronic and optoelectronic devices for smart MEMS, active flexible electronics, sensors and human-Si CMOS interfacing. Dr. Wang’s publications have been cited for over 47,000 times, and his H-index is 105. Details can be found at: http://www.nanoscience.gatech.edu

  • Professor I Robinson
    University College London, UK

    My research interest is X-ray diffraction using synchrotron radiation (SR). During the Bell Labs years, I developed the methods for studying surface structure using X-ray diffraction. These methods, based on crystal truncation rods, have become the definitive technique for the determination of the atomic positions at surfaces and interfaces. These surface methods are still used today at the major SR facilities, NSLS (Brookhaven), ESRF (Grenoble), APS(Chicago) and SLS (Villigen). I was awarded two prizes for the surface structure work, the Warren Prize in 2000 and the Surface Structure Prize in 2011.
    To develop the methodology of X-ray diffraction with SR, I built two beamlines. The first was a dedicated surfaces and interface structure beamline X16A at the National Synchrotron Light Source (Brookhaven). The second was 34-ID for coherent diffraction at the Advanced Phoyon Source(Chicago). More recently I have been developing methods of using the very high coherence of the latest SR sources to enable direct 3D imaging of structure. This is potentially useful for examining strain distributions inside complex materials on the nanometre length scale.
    The coherent X-ray diffraction methods will develop and expand further at the Diamond Light Source (DLS) located at Rutherford Appleton Lab (RAL) near Oxford. I am a founding "Diamond Fellow" of the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH), also located at RAL. This is a meeting place of physical and live scientists interested in the transfer of methodologies from the physical to the life sciences. Materials and biological imaging are the main directions under development there.
    Three major grants are supporting the work of my group, which is now divided between the UCL and RCaH centres. The first, entitled "nanosculpture", looks at strains induced in nanometre-sized crystals either synthesised from atoms in a 'bottom up' procedure, or else carved by lithography from bulk materials in a 'top down' approach. The second is to study the structure of the human chromosome by X-ray imaging methods. The third is to develop new X-ray imaging methods based on deliberate modulation of the phase by suitably developed X-ray optics.

  • Professor W Zapka
    XaarJet AB

    Werner Zapka is manager of the Advanced Application Technology team of Xaar, where inkjet processes are developed specifically with functional fluids for ‘digital fabrication’. In 1980 Werner Zapka earned his Ph.D. in physics at the Max-Planck-Institute in Göttingen, Germany, on design and applications of excimer lasers. He then moved to IBM Research Labs, USA and IBM Germany, engaging himself for 14 years in research and development in semiconductor, electronic packaging and laser technology. In 1995 he joined MIT-inkjet (since 1999 renamed XaarJet AB) to develop inkjet printheads and their manufacturing processes. In addition to his job at Xaar Werner Zapka serves as adjunct professor at KTH, Stockholm, developing ‘smart packaging’ solutions by way of inkjet printing of functional fluids.

  • Professor Joseph Lyding
    University of Illinois, USA

    Joseph W. Lyding is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University in 1983. In 1986 he constructed the first working scanning tunneling microscope (STM) in the Midwestern United States. He subsequently invented an ultra-stable STM that is currently used worldwide. He is also known for developing the atomic resolution hydrogen resist STM patterning method for silicon surfaces. It was during this work that he observed a giant isotope effect when comparing deuterium to hydrogen desorption. He then translated this observation into the discovery of using deuterium to reduce hot carrier degradation effects in silicon chip technology. This invention is currently in use by major chip producers. More recently, he developed a dry contact transfer process for depositing nanostructures including carbon nanotubes and graphene onto atomically clean surfaces. He also invented the field-directed sputter sharpening (FDSS) technique that enables the preparation of STM and AFM probes with sub-5nm tip radii. He serves as the Chief Technical Officer of Tiptek, LLC, a company he co-founded to commercialize the FDSS probe technology. Professor Lyding’s research interests include carbon nanotechnology, nanofabrication on semiconductor surfaces, hot-carrier degradation in CMOS devices and the development of scanned probe technology.

    Professor Lyding’s accomplishments have been recognized with awards including the IEEE NTC Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology (2012); Fellow of the IEEE (2011); Fellow of the American Vacuum Society (2000); DARPA Excellent Performance Citation (1998); University Scholar, University of Illinois (1997); Fellow of the American Physical Society (1997); IBM Partnership Award (1996); and the Arthur K. Doolittle Award, American Chemical Society (1983).