First Round of Abstract Submission Ends: Dec 28, 2023
Extended Early Bird Ends: Jan 28, 2024

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Xuanhui Qu
University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Title: Sintering Behavior of Nano-size Tungsten Powders
Dr. Xuanhui Qu is the Cheung Kong Scholars Program Professor in Materials, Director of Beijing Key Laboratory for Advance Particulate Materials and Powder Metallurgy,as well as former Dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Science and Technology Beijing. He obtained his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Central South University(China) in 1992. He is the standing committee member of Chinese Society for Metals and the President of its Powder Metallurgy Branch. He has published more than 500 papers in reputed journals, co-authored 5 books and got over 200 patents. His main research interests include metal materials, powder metallurgy and particulate materials.
Prof. Jin-Ho Choy
Chair Professor, Dankook University, Republic of Korea
Title: 2D van der Waals nanohybrids for antiviral and chemotherapy
Prof. Jin-Ho Choy received his B.S. (1970) in Chemical Engineering from Yonsei University, Korea, and his Ph.D. (1979) in Inorganic Solid-State Chemistry from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany. He was a post doc fellow at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford, England(1980), and a professor in the department of chemistry at Seoul National University (1981-2004), and a distinguished professor and director of the Center for Intelligent Nano-Bio Materials (CINBM) at Ewha Womans University (2004-2019), and is currently a chair professor at Dankook University (2019-present), and an appointed professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (2019-present). He was also a visiting professor of Universite de Bordeaux I, France (1985-1986), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA (2003), Kumamoto University, Japan (2008), and an honorary professor of the University of Queensland, Australia (2013-2015), and Qingdao University, China (2020-present), and a distinguished professor of Weikang Medical University, China (2023-present) and other various laboratories in the world.

He received an Academic Award from the Korean Chemical Society (2000), a National Science Award in Chemistry from the Korean Government (2003), a Distinguished Service Knight Medal from the French Government (Palmes Academiques ; Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques (2003), a 1st Class National Science Medal from the Korean Government (2006), a Korean Best Scientist Award from the President of Korea (2007), an Award of Role Models in Science from the Korean Government(2007), a Culture Award in Science from Seoul City (2010), an Academic Award from Ewha Womans University (2012), a Proud Yonsei Engineer Award from Yonsei University (2012), and an Academic Award (SungOk) from Korean Ceramic Society (2015). He became a Fellow from the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (2008), and was also elected as an Academician from the World Academy of Ceramics, Italy (2017), and from the National Academy of Science in Korea (2018) as well, and Marilyn and Sturges W. Bailey Distinguished Member Award, the highest honor of the Clay Mineral Society (US)-International Clay Conference, Istanbul, Turkey (2022)

His research interests include various clay intercalation compounds with theranostic functions. 2D intelligent materials with imaging and drug delivery functions for gene-, chemo- and radiation therapies. Inorganic-inorganic, organic-inorganic, and bio-inorganic nanohybrids for nanomedicine. He has published more than 650 papers and 33 patents registered.
Dr. Jun Chen
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Title: Smart Textiles for Personalized Health Care
Dr. Jun Chen is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on nanotechnology and bioelectronics for energy, sensing, and therapeutic applications in the form of smart textiles, wearables, and body area networks. He has published two books and 260 journal articles, with 160 of them being corresponding authors in Chemical Reviews (2), Chemical Society Reviews (2), Nature Materials, Nature Electronics (4), Nature Communications (3), Science Advances, Joule (3), Matter (10), Advanced Materials (12), and many others. His works were selected as Research Highlights by Nature and Science 7 times and covered by world mainstream media over 1,200 times in total, including NPR, ABC, NBC, Reuters, CNN, The Wall Street Journal‎, and Scientific American. He also filed 14 US patents, including one licensed. With a current h-index of 100 and 50 ESI Highly Cited Papers, Dr. Chen was identified to be one of the world’s most influential researchers in the field of Materials Science in Web of Science. Beyond research, he is an associate editor of Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Med-X, and Textiles, Advisory/ Editorial Board Members of Matter, Nano-Micro Letters, Materials Today Energy, Cell Reports Physical Science, Nano Trends, and The Innovation.

Among his many accolades are the V. M. Watanabe Excellence in Research Award, UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows Award, BBRF Young Investigator Award, ACS PMSE Young Investigator Award, Okawa Foundation Research Award, Advanced Materials Rising Star, Materials Today Rising Star Award, ACS Nano Rising Stars Lectureship Award, Chem. Soc. Rev. Emerging Investigator Award, Nano Research Young Innovator Award, Microsystems & Nanoengineering Young Scientist Award, Highly Cited Researchers 2019/2020/2021/2022 in Web of Science, and many others.
Prof. Yoon-Bong Hahn
Regents Professor, Jeonbuk National University, Republic of Korea
Title: Graphene and Metal Oxides Based Nanomaterials for High Performance Perovskite Solar Cells and Multicomponent-Detecting Sensors
Professor Hahn is Regents Professor of Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), Fellows of the Korea Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) and the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). He joined JBNU in 1991, prior to which he worked for LG Metals Research Center for 1988-1991 after he received his Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Utah in 1988. His research interest is synthesis of metal and metal oxide nanostructures and graphene and its derivatives for optoelectronic devices and chemical and biological sensors. He holds 19 patents, published over 340 SCI papers (over 16,100 citations, h-index over 65 in Google scholar), made two technology transfers to industry, and edited and/or co-authored 7 books including Metal Oxide Nanostructures and Their Applications (American Scientific Publishers, 2010) and NextGeneration Solar Cells: Principles and Materials (Jenny Stanford Publishing, 2023). He received MCARE Best Research Award 2019 and Woo SeongIl Materials Awards 2018 by KIChE, Asian Energy Technology Award 2017 by International Association of Advanced Materials, Rudolf A. Marcus Award for outstanding research in the area of chemical science in 2016, the American Ceramic Society Global Ambassador Award 2016, the Scientist of the Month Award in 2011 by Korea Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the CBNU’s Best Research Professor Award consecutively in 2008-2010, and Top 100 Scientists Award four times in 2005, 2011, 2014 and 2015 accredited by International Biographical Center, Cambridge, UK.
Prof. Donald A. Tomalia
CEO/Founder, NanoSynthons LLC, USA
Title: The Use of Dendrimers for Important Unmet Needs in Nanobiology and Nanomedicine
Dr. Tomalia is the CEO/Founder of NanoSynthons LLC and the National Dendrimer & Nanotechnology Center, Adjunct Professor (Chemistry) University of Pennsylvania, PA and Affiliate Professor (Physics) Virginia Commonwealth University, VA. He received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan, M.S. in Chemistry from Bucknell University and Ph.D. in Physical-Organic Chemistry from Michigan State University while working at The Dow Chemical Company. After 28 years in Dow R&D, Tomalia founded three dendrimer/ nanomedicine/ nanotechnology based start-up companies, namely: NanoSynthons LLC (2010-present), Dendritic Nanotechnologies, Inc. (2001-2006) (acquired by Starpharma, Melbourne AU) and Dendritech, Inc. (1992-98) (acquired by Dow Chemical Company, Midland MI). Other positions currently held by Tomalia include: Advisory Board CLINAM, European Foundation for Clinical Nanomedicine; Faculty Member, Faculty Opinions, Biology; Associate Editor, Journal of Nanoparticle Research (Nature/Springer); Editorial Advisory Board, Nanomedicine (Elsevier); Biomolecules (MPDI) and Biomedicines (MDPI); Scientific Advisory Board Member, Tiba Biotech, Cambridge, MA; Scientific Advisory Board Member, S.M. Discovery Group, UK.

Tomalia is the pioneering scientist/inventor credited with the discovery of living cationic polymerizations of 2-oxazolines leading to poly(oxazolines) (Industrial Research-100 Awards in 1978 & 1986) and the first synthesis of dendrimers. His 1979 discovery of poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers (dendritic polymer architecture) led to a third R&D-100 Award in 1991 and the Leonardo da Vinci Award (Paris, France) in 1996. He received the International Award of The Society of Polymer Science Japan (SPSJ) (2003) which recognized his discovery of the fourth major macromolecular architectural class; namely, dendritic polymers. Tomalia has been granted >155 U.S. patents, authored over 275 peer-reviewed publications with more than >52,942 citations and an h-index=102 (Google Scholar, 6-1-23), he was inducted into the Thomson Reuters Hall of Citation Laureates in Chemistry (2011) (i.e., top 40 most highly cited scientists in the field of chemistry) and inducted as a Fellow (2016) in the AAAS (American Association for Advancement of Science).

Representative Publications

1.D.A. Tomalia, W.A. Goddard, Starburst Dendrimers: Molecular Level Control of Size, Shape, Surface Chemistry, Topology and Flexibility from Atoms to Macroscopic Matter, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., (1990), 29(2), 138.

2. D.A. Tomalia, S.N. Khanna, A Systematic Framework and Nanoperiodic Concept for Unifying Nanoscience: Hard/Soft Nanoelements, Superatoms, Meta-Atoms, Periodic Property Patterns, and Predictive Mendeleev-like Nanoperiodic Tables, Chem. Rev., (2016), 16, 2705.

3. D.A. Tomalia, et al, Non-traditional Intrinsic Luminescence: Inexplicable Blue Fluorescence Observed for Dendrimers, Macromolecules and Small Molecular Structures Lacking Traditional/Conventional Luminophores, Prog. Polym. Sci., (2019), 90, 35.

4. D.A. Tomalia, et al., The Role of Branch Cell Symmetry and Other Critical Nanoscale Design Parameters in Determining Dendrimer Encapsulation Properties, Biomolecules, (2020), 10, 642.
Prof. Vladimir Torchilin
Northeastern University, USA
Title: Stimuli-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Nanocarriers for Site-Specific Drug Delivery
Vladimir Torchilin got his M.S, Ph.D., and D.Sc. degrees from the Moscow State University and currently serves as a University Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, Boston. He has published more than 450 original papers, more than 200 reviews and book chapters, wrote and edited 15 books, and holds more than 40 patents. Google Scholar shows more than 80,000 citations of his papers with H-index of 127. He is Editor-in-Chief of Current Drug Discovery Technologies and Drug Delivery, Co-Editor of Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and on the Editorial Boards of many other journals. He received more than $20 M from the governmental and industrial sources in research funding. He has multiple honors and awards and in 2011, Times Higher Education ranked him number 2 among top world scientists in pharmacology for the period of 2000-2010. In 2021 Elsevier/Stanford analysis ranked him as a single highest-cited researcher among more than 130,000 ranked researches in the area of Pharmacology/Pharmacy.
Prof. Zhongwei Chen
University of Waterloo, Canada
Title: Sustainable Battery Materials and Technologies in the Context of Carbon Neutrality
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Prof. Suk-Ho Choi
Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea
Title: Will update soon
Suk-Ho Choi is a professor in Department of Applied Physics at Kyung Hee University. He received BS degree from Seoul National Univ. and MS/PhD degrees from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He spent sabbatical years at National Institute of Standards and Technology in USA, Australian National University, and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. He worked as a director at Institute of Natural Sciences at Kyung Hee University for 10 years, and was appointed as Fellow Professor from 2009. Prof. Choi has been involved in areas of fabrication and characterization of semiconductors over the last 4 decades. During this time, he has designed, developed, and constructed various chemical vapor deposition (CVD) systems including graphene/2D materials CVD, and PL/EL, I-V, C-V, dark- and photo-conductivity systems. In recent years, Prof. Choi has established two major areas of research, one on the optical and electrical properties of low-dimensional materials such as quantum dots/nanowires/graphene/2D materials and their heterostructures, and the other on fabrication/characterization of the low-dimensional-materials-based electronic and optical devices including LEDs, solar cells, piezoelectric cells, photodetectors, non-volatile memories, and sensors. He has published over 235 papers in the relevant research area.
Prof. X. Nancy Xu
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA
Title: New Nanobiotechnology for Real-time Imaging of Single Live Cells: From Fundamental Discoveries to Biomedical Innovations
Dr. X. Nancy Xu is an elected AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Fellow and Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering at Old Dominion University (ODU). During her tenure at ODU, Dr. Xu has built a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research laboratory, and successfully developed a nationally and internationally recognized and well-funded interdisciplinary research program at the intersection of chemistry, biology, engineering, and medicine. Dr. Xu has successfully directed NSF and NIH funded interdisciplinary research programs.

Dr. Xu has pioneered the development of a suite of powerful new nanobiotechnology for biomedical applications, and she has made distinguished contributions to the fields of nanobiotechnology, nanobiomaterials, and ultrasensitive bioanalysis. She is especially well recognized for her pioneering work in single nanoparticle optics, nano optical biosensors, single molecule detection, and single live cell imaging. Dr. Xu holds a world-wide patent on DNA Biosensors and has consistently published her work in high impact peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Xu has received several prestigious national awards, including Tech Briefs’ Nano50 Innovator Award and Nano50 Technology Award, NSF BRAIN Initiative EAGER Award, Finalist of NIH Follow That Cell Challenge, ACS Roland F. Hirsch Award, and AAAS Mentor Award. Dr. Xu was elected as an AAAS Fellow for her distinguished contributions to the fields of nanobiotechnology and ultrasensitive bioanalysis, including single nanoparticle optics, nano biosensors, single molecule detection and single living cell imaging. Dr. Xu has also received several university distinguished awards, including Distinguished Research Award and Faculty Research Achievement Award (the highest university honor in research bestowed to faculty), and multiple student-nominated awards, including University Presidential Diversity Champion Award, Shining Star Recognitions, and Most Inspired Faculty Member Designation.

Dr. Xu earned her B.S. degree from Xiamen University and her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and Ames Lab-Iowa State University. Her profile is at www.odu.edu/~xhxu.
Prof. Kwang Leong Choy
Duke Kunshan University, China
Title: Empowering Sustainability: Earth abundant Nanostructured Materials and eco-friendly Process Innovation
Kwang Leong Choy is a Professor of Materials Science and the Acting Co-Director of the Environment Research Center at Duke Kunshan University (DKU). She earned her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford and a Doctor of Science from the University of Nottingham. Before joining DKU, she served as a Reader at Imperial College London, Chair Professor at the University of Nottingham, and Professor of Materials Discovery at University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. Additionally, she was the founding Director of the Institute for Materials Discovery at UCL. Recognized for her contributions, Professor Choy has been awarded the Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals (FIMMM) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). She has received various research accolades, including the Grunfeld Medal Prize and Kroll Medal & Prize from the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals (UK). She has authored over 300 publications, including four books and 20 patents, and has delivered over 150 keynote papers/invited lectures. Her published work has garnered recognition with the Award of Excellence from the Association of American Publishers. Professor Choy currently serves as the Section Editor-in-Chief of Nanomaterials and Associate Editor of Nano-Micro Letters. Before joining DKU, she played a crucial role in leading and participating in numerous interdisciplinary research projects, with close collaborations with academia and industry on research related to novel and earth-abundant materials, eco-friendly processes for renewable energy, environmental sustainability, healthcare, and biomedical applications. She brings extensive experience in technology translation for real-world applications, especially in the realm of sustainability, her profile can be found at https://faculty.dukekunshan.edu.cn/faculty_profiles/kwang-leong-choy
Dr. Radha Narayanan
Designer Nanocrystals LLC, United States
Title: Recent Advances in the Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Metal Nanoparticles of Different Shapes
Dr. Radha Narayanan was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She obtained her BS in chemistry from Georgia Southern University and her PhD in analytical chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology under the direction of Dr. Mostafa A. El-Sayed. She then did a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Marc D. Porter for three years. She then became an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Rhode Island for five years. Then she dived into the patent world and became a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office and then worked as a patent agent at a law firm and two companies. She then found a start-up company called Designer Nanocrystals LLC and is the Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Prof. Raman Singh
Monash University, Australia
Title: Circumventing Challenges in Developing CVD Graphene Coating on Mild Steel: A Disruptive Approach to Remarkable/Durable Corrosion Resistance
Professor Raman Singh’s primary research interests are in the relationship of Nano-/microstructure and Environment-assisted degradation and fracture of metallic and composite materials, and Nanotechnology for Advanced Mitigation of such Degradations. He has also worked extensively on use of advanced materials (e.g., graphene) for corrosion mitigation, stress corrosion cracking, and corrosion and corrosion-mitigation of magnesium alloys (including for the use of magnesium alloys for aerospace, defence and bioimplant applications).
Prof Singh is a senior professor at Monash University, Australia. He is a Guest Professor at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2020, 2023, 2024), US Naval Research Lab, Indian Institute of Science, and University of Connecticut. He worked as a scientist at Indian Atomic Energy and as a post-doc fellow at University of New South Wales, Australia. Prof Singh’s professional distinctions and recognitions include: Guest Professor of ETH Zurich, Editor of a book on Cracking of Welds (CRC Press), Lead Editor of a book on Non-destructive Evaluation of Corrosion (Wiley), Editor-in-Chief of an Elsevier and an MDPI journals, leader/chairperson of a few international conferences and numerous plenary/keynote lectures at international conferences, over 275 peer-reviewed international journal publications and 15 book chapter, and several competitive research grants (that includes 4 Discovery, 7 Linkage and one ITRH grants of Australian Research Council).
Prof Singh has supervised 60 PhD students. His vibrant research group at Monash University comprises of PhD students from different disciplines (Mechanical, Chemical, Materials and Mining Engineering, and Science) as well as from different cultural backgrounds (Australian, Middle-eastern, Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, African, North American and Israeli).