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The Int'l Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces Conference

SURFCOAT KOREA 2019
27 Mar - 29 Mar 2019 | Incheon, Korea
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Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM), Germany

CEO / General Manager at Abalonyx AS Worked as researcher at SINTEF in Oslo from 1988 - 2005. Worked with preparation and characterization of catalysts and adsorbents in SINTEF. Established Abalonyx in 2005 and Graphene Batteries in 2012.

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CEO / General Manager at Abalonyx AS Worked as researcher at SINTEF in Oslo from 1988 - 2005. Worked with preparation and characterization of catalysts and adsorbents in SINTEF. Established Abalonyx in 2005 and Graphene Batteries in 2012.

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RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan

Koji Sugioka received his B. S., Ms. Eng., and Dr. Eng. Degrees in electronics from Waseda University (Japan) in 1984, 1986, 1993, respectively. He Joined RIKEN in 1986 and is currently a Unit Leader of RIKEN-SIOM Joint Research Unit at RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics. He is also a guest professor at Tokyo University of Science since 2006 and Tokyo Denki University since 2004. Dr. Sugioka has achieved numerous significant research and development results, and is...

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Koji Sugioka received his B. S., Ms. Eng., and Dr. Eng. Degrees in electronics from Waseda University (Japan) in 1984, 1986, 1993, respectively. He Joined RIKEN in 1986 and is currently a Unit Leader of RIKEN-SIOM Joint Research Unit at RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics. He is also a guest professor at Tokyo University of Science since 2006 and Tokyo Denki University since 2004. Dr. Sugioka has achieved numerous significant research and development results, and is worldwide recognized as one of the most distinguished and influential scientists in the area of laser micro and nano processing. He has made important contribution to both fundamental researches on laser-matter interactions and diverse applications including practical use in the said area. He is internationally renowned for his works on laser doping, laser etching, laser surface modification, laser-induced selective metallization, microfabrication of transparent materials, VUV laser processing, laser surface nanostructuring, and 3D micro and nano fabrication. In particular, he is known as a leading scientist in the ultrafast laser processing technology. His current research interests include ultrafast laser processing for microfluidic, optofluidic, microelectronic and optoelectronic applications. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Laser Institute of America (LIA) and Japanese Laser Processing Society (JLPS), and an SPIE Fellow. He is an author and co-author of 14 invited papers in international journals with referee system and over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles. He also published 2 books and 8 chapters in English and 24 chapters in Japanese and edited 2 international books and 4 Japanese books. He holds 16 licensed patents in the field of optics and laser applications. He received 11 awards for his achievements in laser materials processing, and gave 8 plenary talks, 3 keynote talks, 9 tutorial lectures and more than 110 invited talks at the international conferences. He was also invited to give lectures at a large number of academic and industrial organizations. He served as a chair, co-chair, and committee member of numerous international conferences related to lasers and laser applications. In particular, he is known as one of founders of International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM). He is also editor-in-chief of Journal of the Laser Micro/Nanoengineering (JLMN).

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Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Germany

Dr. Arnold Gillner, studied Physics at the University of Darmstadt and made his PHD in Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen in 1994. Since 1985 he works as a scientist at the Fraunhofer-Institut for Laser Technology. Starting in 1992 he developed the department for Micro Technology at the ILT and from 2010 he is heading the department of Ablation and Joining. Together with more than 55 scientists he is developing industrial laser processes for macro and...

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Dr. Arnold Gillner, studied Physics at the University of Darmstadt and made his PHD in Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen in 1994. Since 1985 he works as a scientist at the Fraunhofer-Institut for Laser Technology. Starting in 1992 he developed the department for Micro Technology at the ILT and from 2010 he is heading the department of Ablation and Joining. Together with more than 55 scientists he is developing industrial laser processes for macro and micro joining, packaging, micro and nano structuring, polymer applications and Life Science applications. He is heading the board of the Aachen Competence Center for Medical Technology and head of the advisory board of LifeTec Aachen Jülich. He has published more than 150 papers and book chapters in scientific journals and other scientific contributions and holds more than 20 patents on laser processes.

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Microsystems Technology, TU Wien Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems, Austria

Prof. Ulrich Schmid started studies in physics and mathematics at the University of Kassel in 1992. In 1995, he spent 6 months at the Transport Group in the Physics Department, University of Nottingham, UK, to gain experience in wide band gap semiconductor physics. He performed his diploma work at the research laboratories of the Daimler-Benz AG (now Daimler AG) on the electrical characterization of silicon carbide (6H-SiC) microelectronic devices for high ...

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Prof. Ulrich Schmid started studies in physics and mathematics at the University of Kassel in 1992. In 1995, he spent 6 months at the Transport Group in the Physics Department, University of Nottingham, UK, to gain experience in wide band gap semiconductor physics. He performed his diploma work at the research laboratories of the Daimler-Benz AG (now Daimler AG) on the electrical characterization of silicon carbide (6H-SiC) microelectronic devices for high temperature applications. He finished his studies in 1998 at the University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany. In 1999, he joined the research laboratories of DaimlerChrysler AG (now Airbus Group) in Ottobrunn/Munich, Germany. He developed a robust MEMS flow sensor for high-pressure automotive applications and received his Ph.D. degree in 2003 from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. From 2003 to 2008, he was post-doc at the Chair of Micromechanics, Microfluidics/ Microactuators at Saarland University. Since October 2008, he is full professor for Microsystems Technology at the Vienna University of Technology serving since 2012 as director at the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems. U. Schmid holds more than 35 different patent families and has authored or co-authored more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

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Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, University Kiel, Germany

Holger Kersten is a Professor at the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics at University of Kiel, Germany since 2006. Prior Professor Kersten was the head of the plasma processes group at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald) in Greifswald, Germany. The focus of his research includes basic studies on the interaction of plasmas with surfaces, complex plasmas and their applications in plasma technology. In 1999, he received the...

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Holger Kersten is a Professor at the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics at University of Kiel, Germany since 2006. Prior Professor Kersten was the head of the plasma processes group at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald) in Greifswald, Germany. The focus of his research includes basic studies on the interaction of plasmas with surfaces, complex plasmas and their applications in plasma technology. In 1999, he received the Greifswald Plasma Physics Prize in recognition of his research. Professor Kersten was furthermore the president of the German Society for Plasma Technology from 2009 to 2013. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the European Physical Journal D (EPJD).

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Robert Bosch GmbH, Automotive Electronics, Engineering Sensor Process Technology (EPT), Germany (to be confirmed soon)
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Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering- Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Li, Hua, Ph.D. Professor. Enrolled in the 100 Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Li pursued his undergraduate and M.Eng. study in Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and obtained his B.Eng. and M.Eng. in 1994 and 1997, respectively. Following Dr. Li’s M.Eng. study, he joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from where he earned his PhD degree in 2002. Prior to moving to Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York in 2006, Dr....

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Li, Hua, Ph.D. Professor. Enrolled in the 100 Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Li pursued his undergraduate and M.Eng. study in Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and obtained his B.Eng. and M.Eng. in 1994 and 1997, respectively. Following Dr. Li’s M.Eng. study, he joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from where he earned his PhD degree in 2002. Prior to moving to Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York in 2006, Dr. Li was a research fellow (2002-2005) and Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) research fellow (2005-2006) in Nanyang Technological University. During his postdoctoral training in the Biology Department of Brookhaven National Laboratory (2006-2010), Dr. Li was devoted to conducting multiple research projects pertaining to three-dimensional structure reconstruction of cellular molecular assemblies using single particle cryo- electron microscopy. In late April of 2010, Dr. Li returned back to China as a full professor in Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering of CAS. Dr. Li has 36 scientific papers published in refereed international journals like PNAS, EMBO Journal, Biomaterials, Acta Materialia, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research–A, Structure, Journal of Molecular Biology, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Surface and Coatings Technology and Journal of Thermal Spray Technology. He was invited to give talks in over 10 international conferences. Dr. Li’s research group has close collaboration with overseas/domestic research laboratories from Nanyang Technological University, National Research Council of Canada, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Northwestern Polytechnical University. Dr. Li’s research interest is surface coatings technology and biomedical imaging. In particular, Dr. Li’s research group works on fundamental and applied research of thermal spray and nanobiotechnology with an emphasis on biomedical imaging, biomaterials, and biomaterial-cell interactions.

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Institut des Matériaux de Nantes, France
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Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan

Prof. Jyh-Wei Lee is currently the Professor of Department of Materials Engineering at Ming Chi University of Technology (MCUT), Taiwan and Joint Appointment Professor, College of Engineering at Chang Gung University, Taiwan. He is also the Group Leader of the Center for Thin Film Technologies and Applications, MCUT since 2010. Prof. Lee is the Member of the Editorial Board of Surface & Coatings Technology. He is also the Vice President of Taiwan Association for...

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Prof. Jyh-Wei Lee is currently the Professor of Department of Materials Engineering at Ming Chi University of Technology (MCUT), Taiwan and Joint Appointment Professor, College of Engineering at Chang Gung University, Taiwan. He is also the Group Leader of the Center for Thin Film Technologies and Applications, MCUT since 2010. Prof. Lee is the Member of the Editorial Board of Surface & Coatings Technology. He is also the Vice President of Taiwan Association for Coating and Thin Film Technology (TACT) since 2016. Prof. Lee was the Dean, College of Engineering, Tungnan University (TNU) during 2007~2010, and Director, Research Center for Micro/Nanotechnologies, TNU during 2005~2010. His research focuses on development of plasma based thin film technologies to enhance the property and performance of coatings used for cutting tools, molding dies, surgical instruments, antibacterial and pollution treatments. He also investigates the nanocomposite and nanolaminated nitride/carbide hard coatings for tribological applications, corrosion and oxidation protection in related industries. Recently, he focused on the research and development of thin film metallic glass materials applied in the biomedical fields. He is skilled in the high power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS), pulsed dc magnetron sputtering, cathodic arc evaporation deposition and plasma electrolytic oxidation techniques, plasma diagnosis, nanoindentation, AFM and related nanomechanical testing methods. In addition, he has done some research work on chromizing and aluminizing processes for the Fe, Ni and Co based alloys to prolong their surface life at high temperature in the past ten years. Prof. Lee is an author of more than 100 publications and over 40 invited lectures in the field of PVD and related surface engineering technologies.

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Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania

Deputy Director and the head of the Department of Electrochemical Materials Sciences of the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (Vilnius), Professor (part-time) of the Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences at Vilnius University. Ph.D. since 1980 and habilitated Doctor of science since 1999. Professional history: 1987-1989 the member of the International Metal Corrosion Testing laboratory, Havana, Cuba, 1994-1998 research associate at the Research and Advanced...

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Deputy Director and the head of the Department of Electrochemical Materials Sciences of the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (Vilnius), Professor (part-time) of the Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences at Vilnius University. Ph.D. since 1980 and habilitated Doctor of science since 1999. Professional history: 1987-1989 the member of the International Metal Corrosion Testing laboratory, Havana, Cuba, 1994-1998 research associate at the Research and Advanced Study Center in Merida, Mexico. Research interests embrace metal passivity and corrosion, electroless and electroplating of metals and alloys, electrocatalysis, electrochemical materials sciences. Co-authors of more than 100 scientific papers. Full member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (since 2014), Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), Regional representative of Lithuania in (ISE) and member of ISE council (2009-2014), Fellow of The Institute of Materials Finishing (since 2012), Lithuanian lead delegate of the Board of Funders of the FET Flagships in European Commission (since 2015), Steakholder of the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry “SusChem” (since 2014), Member of the Editorial boards of the journals Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing (Maney Publishing) and Chemija (Lithuanian Academy of Sciences).

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Prof Andreas Gerdes was born in 1962, studied Chemistry at the TU Clausthal from 1983-1990. He was the Head of the Laboratory for Construction Chemistry in the Institute for Building Materials of the ETH Zürich from 1990 to 2001. In November 2001, He started a position as Head of the Division “Chemistry of Mineral Surfaces” in the Institute for Functional Surfaces (IFG) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Since October 2002 also Professor for...

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Prof Andreas Gerdes was born in 1962, studied Chemistry at the TU Clausthal from 1983-1990. He was the Head of the Laboratory for Construction Chemistry in the Institute for Building Materials of the ETH Zürich from 1990 to 2001. In November 2001, He started a position as Head of the Division “Chemistry of Mineral Surfaces” in the Institute for Functional Surfaces (IFG) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Since October 2002 also Professor for Construction Chemistry (W3) at the University of Applied Science Karlsruhe. Head of the Institute for Prevention in Construction at the University of Applied Science Karlsruhe since August 2009. Co-founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of IONYS AG (2008), a spin-off company of KIT and the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe. Since 2016 Scientific Director of the KIT Innovation Hub “Prevention in Construction”, an Innovation Lab of the Helmholtz Association. His Research Activities include: Prevention in Construction, Polymer-based and mineral-based Surface Protection Systems, Durability of cement-based materials and Computer-based development of construction chemicals.

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University of Maribor, Slovenija

Karin Stana Kleinschek, born in Maribor, Slovenia, obtained her undergraduate degree from the Technical Faculty of the University of Maribor. Her undergraduate thesis focused on “Textile Chemistry”. In 1992, she was awarded a master’s degree by the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Maribor. In 1996, she obtained a PhD degree from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Graz, Austria. Her special field of work was Surface...

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Karin Stana Kleinschek, born in Maribor, Slovenia, obtained her undergraduate degree from the Technical Faculty of the University of Maribor. Her undergraduate thesis focused on “Textile Chemistry”. In 1992, she was awarded a master’s degree by the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Maribor. In 1996, she obtained a PhD degree from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Graz, Austria. Her special field of work was Surface characterisation and modification of polymeric materials with special attention on polysaccharides. Since 2004 she is the Head of the Institute of Engineering Materials and Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor and Head of the Laboratory for Processing and Testing of Polymeric Materials, which is a part of the institute. Since 2007, she works as Full Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Maribor, where she teaches various courses on Polymer chemistry and Materials, Surface characterisation of Polymeric Martials and Textile chemistry and Finishing. Karin Stana Kleinschek is a member of various scientific organizations and participates in numerous national as well as international projects. In addition, she acts as thesis adviser and member of organizing committees. Her bibliography consists of more than 800 units.

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University of Genova, Italy

Born in Genoa (Italy) on June 27th 1956. Master in physics at the University of Genoa on Dec 1981. PhD studies at the Forschungsanlage Juelich (Germany). Doctor Rerum Naturae at the Technische Hochschule of Aachen (Germany) in June 1985. Since March 1984 he is Research staff member and since November 2001 Full Professor in Condensed Matter Physics at the Department of Physics of the University of Genoa (Italy). His research interest is in experimental surface physics...

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Born in Genoa (Italy) on June 27th 1956. Master in physics at the University of Genoa on Dec 1981. PhD studies at the Forschungsanlage Juelich (Germany). Doctor Rerum Naturae at the Technische Hochschule of Aachen (Germany) in June 1985. Since March 1984 he is Research staff member and since November 2001 Full Professor in Condensed Matter Physics at the Department of Physics of the University of Genoa (Italy). His research interest is in experimental surface physics and nanoscience with emphasis on gas surface interaction, simple chemical reactions, surface plasmons and ultrathin films and has been performed in collaboration with CNR-IMEM. Since 2001 he has been responsible for the Erasmus student exchange programme for physics of the University of Genoa and since 2008 for the Erasmus Mundus International Master Serp+ (www.master-serp.eu) in Material Science and for the International Summer School on Science Management (www.sosmse.eu). From 2002 to 2005 he has been the Deputy Director of the Department of Physics of the University of Genoa. He chaired the conferences Vibrations at Surfaces, European Conference on Surface Science (http://www.fisica.unige.it/ecoss/) and International conference on solid films and surfaces (http://icsfs16.fisica.unige.it/). He has served in the advisory boards of the main conferences in his field. He has published about 185 papers in international scientific journals, (about 20 with impact factor larger than 7, one paper in Nature). His H-index is 34 according to ISI and Scopus. His scientific results were presented in 37 invited talks at international conferences and about 70 invited seminars at universities and research laboratories. He is secretary of the Surface Science Division of IUVSTA and member of the scientific board of the Union of Scientists for Disarmament. The more detailed curriculum vitae can be downloaded from the web page http://www.fisica.unige.it/~rocca

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Paris-Sud University, France
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Universita' degli Studi Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Gianfranco Pacchioni is Vice-Rector for Research at the University of Milano Bicocca. He received the degree in Chemistry at the University of Milano (1978) and the Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the Free University of Berlin (1984). He has been working at the IBM Almaden Research Center in California (1987) and at the Technical University of Munich (1993). Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Milano (1988), he is now Full Professor of Solid...

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Gianfranco Pacchioni is Vice-Rector for Research at the University of Milano Bicocca. He received the degree in Chemistry at the University of Milano (1978) and the Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the Free University of Berlin (1984). He has been working at the IBM Almaden Research Center in California (1987) and at the Technical University of Munich (1993). Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Milano (1988), he is now Full Professor of Solid State Chemistry at the University of Milano Bicocca (since 2000). He received various awards including the Nasini Medal of the Italian Chemical Society (1994), the National Price “Federchimica” (1996), the Alexander von Humboldt Award (2005). He is Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (2009) and of the Academia Europaea (2012). He has been Chairman of the Department of Materials Science at the University of Milano Bicocca (2003-2009); of the COST Action “Inorganic oxide surfaces and interfaces” (2006-2010); of the Panel PE5 of the European Research Council for the Advanced Grants (2008-2012); of the Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society (2011-2013). His main interests are theory and electronic structure of oxides (bulk, surface, thin films, nanostructures), supported metal clusters, materials for catalysis, photocatalysis and energy production. Gianfranco Pacchioni is co-author of more than 400 papers with about 16000 citations (h-index: 68) and has given about 300 invited talks at international conferences and research institutions.

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Shandong University, China

Xiao-Tao Hao is now working as a professor at School of Physics in Shandong University, China. He received his bachelor degree in physics in 1997 and PhD degree in condensed matter physics in 2002 at Shandong University. He was a research associate at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore from 2002 to 2005. He then moved as a JSPS fellow to Chiba University, Japan. He joined School of Chemistry at The University...

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Xiao-Tao Hao is now working as a professor at School of Physics in Shandong University, China. He received his bachelor degree in physics in 1997 and PhD degree in condensed matter physics in 2002 at Shandong University. He was a research associate at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore from 2002 to 2005. He then moved as a JSPS fellow to Chiba University, Japan. He joined School of Chemistry at The University of Melbourne in 2007 and returned to Shandong University in 2012. His research interest include organic semiconductor physics and device physics, time resolved fluorescence spectroscopy/microscopy, and organic solar cells. He has received a number of awards, including JSPS Research Fellowship (2005), CSJ Distinguished Lectureship Award (2011), and the “National Young 1000 Talents ” (2011), etc. He serves as the Regional Vice President of the Thin Films Society. He also serves as the editorial member of Scientific Reports, 3D Research and Chinese Chemical Letters.

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National Fusion Research Institute, Rep of Korea

Jung-Sik Yoon, Ph.D. has been Deputy Director position at Plasma Technology Research Center in National Fusion Research Institute for 4 years (or since 2014) with responsible for plasma application technology R&D project and responsibility of Atomic and Molecular data research for low temperature plasma. Prior to joining National Fusion Research Institute, YOON was Guest Scientist for Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics....

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Jung-Sik Yoon, Ph.D. has been Deputy Director position at Plasma Technology Research Center in National Fusion Research Institute for 4 years (or since 2014) with responsible for plasma application technology R&D project and responsibility of Atomic and Molecular data research for low temperature plasma. Prior to joining National Fusion Research Institute, YOON was Guest Scientist for Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics. During his 4 years at Max-Planck Institute, Yoon spent time doing responsibility Bayesian data analysis for optical diagnostic systems. YOON received a Ph.D. degree in Atomic and Molecular Physics field from Hanyang University, Ansan, Kyungi-Do, Rep. of Korea, and a Post. Doc. in Atomic collisions in plasma from the Max-Planck Institute for Complex System, Dresden, Germany. YOON also a passionate fan of Hanwha Eagles, a professional baseball team in Korea.

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University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Alessandro Pezzella: Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1997 at the University of Naples “Federico II”. He has carried out research mainly in the field of 5,6-dihydroxyindole polymerization, melanin pigment characterization, and oxidative behaviour of phenolic compounds associated with molecular mechanisms underlying degenerative pathologies. molecular mechanisms underlying degenerative pathologies. In recent years his research activity also focused on the exploitation...

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Alessandro Pezzella: Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1997 at the University of Naples “Federico II”. He has carried out research mainly in the field of 5,6-dihydroxyindole polymerization, melanin pigment characterization, and oxidative behaviour of phenolic compounds associated with molecular mechanisms underlying degenerative pathologies. molecular mechanisms underlying degenerative pathologies. In recent years his research activity also focused on the exploitation of bioinspired polymers and heterocyclic compounds in organic electronics and bioelectronics. Main research results are represented by the disclosure of endogenous neurotoxin formation paths of relevance to biological environments, the definition of open issues in melanin research (solubility; structure; morphology), the design and developing of ad hoc protocols for the fabrication eumelanin based electronic and optoelectronic devices. Since 2008, he coordinates in Naples one of the world lading groups addressing the exploitation of the natural pigment eumelanin in organic electronics. Research activities in this field are disclosing major potentialities of eumelanin as biocompatible active interface between electronic devices and cell cultures. A pioneer study on this topic lead to development and fabrication of eumelanin substrates (eumelanin thin films: ETFs) for stem cell growth and differentiation. This technology also opened to 3D modelling of eumelanin substrates and to the fabrication of microtubular architectures. Parallel studies are addressing the improvement e and modulation of electrical properties of the ETFs. He was visiting scientist at the Daresbury Synchrotron Laboratory of CCRC (Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils, UK); the Lund Laser Centre (LLC) Lund Se; École Polytechnique de Montréal, CAN; The University of California, Santa Cruz, US. Author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed (h-Index: 31 (Scopus), Citations total: over 2900) publications in the fields of organic and bioorganic chemistry, organic electronics and bioelectronics, material science; two patents; a book chapter for the book: Organic Electronics - Emerging Concepts and Technologies (Publisher: Wiley-VCH); two chapters for the Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry -III book series (Alan Katritzky, Ed.).

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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Rep. of Korea

Byeong-Soo Bae is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He received his B. Eng. of Inorganic Materials Engineering from Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea), M.S. of Materials Engineering from Drexel University (Pennsylvania, USA), and Ph.D. of Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA) in1986, 1988, and 1993, respectively.

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Byeong-Soo Bae is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He received his B. Eng. of Inorganic Materials Engineering from Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea), M.S. of Materials Engineering from Drexel University (Pennsylvania, USA), and Ph.D. of Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA) in1986, 1988, and 1993, respectively.

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