Aldo Felix Craievich is Senior Professor at the Institute of Physics of University of Sao Paulo (IFUSP), CNPq 1A Research Fellow and Co-Editor of Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Chester, UK).
At IFUSP he has been appointed as Head of Department of Applied Physics (2002-2006) and as President of the Research Committee (2007-2008).
From 1981 until 1986, Craievich was Full-Researcher at the Brazilian Center of Physical Research (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, and from 1987 until 1997 at the National Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), Campinas-SP.
At CBPF he was also Coordinator of the Executive Committee of the Synchrotron Radiation Project (PRS/CNPq) and at LNLS he was appointed as Adjoint Director and Head of the Scientific Department.
While working at LNLS, he supervised the planning and construction of the first seven synchrotron beam lines and organized an intense and fruitful program for formation of the Brazilian community of LNLS users.
From 1965 until 1972 Craievich worked at the Institute of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics of the National University of Cordoba, Argentina.
In 1973 he started his research and teaching activities in Brazil, at the Institute of Physics and Chemistry of São Carlos (IFQSC, now IFSC).
At IFQSC (1973-1980) he conducted the first pioneering investigations on glass science in Brazil (1973-1978) and put in operation the first Brazilian small-angle X-ray scattering setup (1973).
Craievich received his Bachelor (1964) and PhD (1969) degrees from Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina.
He performed his PhD work (1966-1969) and his first post-doctoral leave (1976) at Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, University Paris-Sud, Orsay, France; and his second post-doctoral leave at the synchrotron laboratory LURE (1981), at the same University.
The main fields of the research conducted by Craievich are condensed matter physics and crystallography. His investigations include in situ studies of structural transformations in crystalline and vitreous solids, and determinations of mechanisms of transformation and phase transitions in nanoscopic materials.
Since 1981 the experimental parts of most of his investigations were carried out at synchrotron laboratories, from 1981 until 1996 at LURE, France, and since 1997 at LNLS.
Craievich is author of 260 articles and nine book chapters, and editor of four books, which received 4000 citations circa, with an h index=32.
He supervised eighteen PhD (9) and MS (9) theses. He has been elected in 1980 as member of the Academy of Sciences of Sao Paulo State (ACIESP) and, in 2015, as member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC). He received formal recognitions/distinctions from LNLS staff and users community (1997 and 2010), Brazilian Society of Crystallography (2000), Instituto Balseiro (2011), and Argentinian Association of Crystallography (2014).
He was also co-recipient of the prizes Science and Technology for Mercosul 2004 (Energy) and 2010 (Nanotechnology), awarded by RECYT/UNESCO, MCT (Brazil) and MCTI (Argentina).
Paul S. Weiss
September 28th - 16:45 - 17:45
Cooperative Function in Atomically Precise Nanoscale Assemblies
Paul S. Weiss holds a UC Presidential Chair and is a distinguished professor of chemistry & biochemistry and of materials science & engineering at UCLA.
He received his S.B. and S.M. degrees in chemistry from MIT in 1980 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986.
He was a postdoctoral member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories from 1986-88 and a visiting scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center from 1988-89.
He served as the director of the California NanoSystems Institute and held the Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences at UCLA from 2009-2014.
Before coming to UCLA, he was a distinguished professor of chemistry and physics at the Pennsylvania State University, where he began his academic career in 1989.
His interdisciplinary research group includes chemists, physicists, biologists, materials scientists, mathematicians, electrical and mechanical engineers, and computer scientists.
Their work focuses on the ultimate limits of miniaturization, exploring the atomic-scale chemical, physical, optical, mechanical, and electronic properties of surfaces and supramolecular assemblies.
He and his students have developed new techniques to expand the applicability and chemical specificity of scanning probe microscopies.
They have applied these and other tools to the study of catalysis, self- and directed assembly, and molecular and nanoscale devices.
They work to advance nanofabrication down to ever smaller scales and greater chemical specificity in order to operate and to test functional molecular assemblies, and to connect these to the biological and chemical worlds.
Two current major themes in his laboratory are cooperativity in functional molecules and single-molecule biological structural and functional measurements.
He has written over 300 publications, holds over 20 patents, and has given over 600 invited, plenary, keynote, and named lectures.
Weiss has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Young Investigator Award (1991-96), the Scanning Microscopy International Presidential Scholarship (1994), the B. F. Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Award (1994), an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship (1995-97), the American Chemical Society (ACS) Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry (1996), a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1997), a NSF Creativity Award (1997-99), and the ACS Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry (2015), among others.
He was elected a fellow of: the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2000), the American Physical Society (2002), the American Vacuum Society (2007), the ACS (2010), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2014), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2016), and an honorary fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society (2010).
He was also elected a senior member of the IEEE (2009).
He received Penn State’s University Teaching Award from the Schreyer Honors College (2004), was named one of two nanofabrication fellows at Penn State (2005), and won the Alpha Chi Sigma Outstanding Professor Award (2007).
He was a visiting professor at the University of Washington, Department of Molecular Biotechnology (1996-97) and Kyoto University, Electronic Science and Engineering Department and Venture Business Laboratory (1998 and 2000), and a distinguished visiting professor at the Kavli Nanoscience Institute and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at Caltech (2015).
He is a visiting scholar at the Kavli Institute for Bionano Science & Technology and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University (2015-16).
He has been named the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) Chaire d'excellence JacquesBeaulieu at the Centre for Energy, Materials and Telecommunications (2016-17).
Weiss was a member of the U.S. National Committee to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (2000-05).
He has been the technical co-chair of the Foundations of Nanoscience Meetings, thematic chair of the Spring 2009 ACS National Meeting, and the chair of the 2009 International Meeting on Molecular Electronics.
He was the senior editor of IEEE Electron Device Letters for molecular and organic electronics (2005-07), and is the founding editor-in-chief of ACS Nano (2007-).
At ACS Nano, he won the Association of American Publishers, Professional Scholarly Publishing PROSE Award for 2008, Best New Journal in Science, Technology, and Medicine, and ISI’s Rising Star Award a record ten times.
University of Lisbon, Portugal
September 26th - 08:30 - 09:30
Green electronics: a technology for a sustainable future
Elvira Fortunato is full professor in Materials Science Department of Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon, a Fellow of the Portuguese Engineering Academy since 2009 and decorated with the grade of Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator by the President of the Republic in 2010, due to her scientific achievements worldwide.
In 2015 she was appointed by the Portuguese President Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Celebrations of the National Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities.
She was also a member of the Portuguese National Scientific and Technological Council between 2012-2015 and a member of the advisory board of DG CONNECT (2014-2015).
Since November 2015 she become Deputy Adviser of the High Level Group of Scientific Advice Mechanism from DG Research & Innovation European Commission.
Currently she is the director of the Institute of Nanomaterials, Nanofabrication and Nanomodeling and of CENIMAT.
She is member of the board of trustees of Luso-American Foundation (Portugal/USA, 2013-2020).
Fortunato pioneered European research on transparent electronics, namely thin-film transistors based on oxide semiconductors, demonstrating that oxide materials can be used as true semiconductors. In 2008, she earns in the 1st ERC edition an AdG for the project “Invisible”, considered a success story.
In the same year she demonstrated with her colleagues the possibility to make the first paper transistor, starting a new field in the area of paper electronics.
Fortunato published over 500 papers and during the last 10 years got more than 16 International prizes and distinctions for her work (e.g: IDTechEx USA 2009 (paper transistor); European Woman Innovation prize, Finland 2011).
Chinese Academy of Science, China
September 26th - 16:45 - 17:45
Smart Interfacial Materials from Super-Wettability to Binary Cooperative Complementary Systems
Ph.D. Physical chemistry, Jilin University of China & Tokyo University of Japan, 1994
M.S. Physical chemistry, Jilin University of China, 1990
B.S. Solid state physics, Jilin University of China, 1987
1999-Present Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science
2004-2006 Chief Scientist of The National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China
1996-1999 Researcher, Kanagawa Academy of Sciences and Technology, Hashimoto's Project
1994-1996 Postdoctoral fellow, Akira Fujishima's Group in Tokyo University
Dr. Lei Jiang has authored one scientific textbook, published over 240 peer reviewed journal articles (including 1 in Nature, 1 in Nature Nanotechnology, 16 in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 12 in J. Am. Chem. Soc., 25 in Adv. Mater.), 8 review papers and book chapters, and held more than 30 patents. His entire publications have been cited for over 5,000 times, highlighted by Nature, Science 8 times. The H-index of his publications is 36. He is the Asian Editor of Solid State Sciences and the Member of the Editorial Board of 6 scientific journals (including Advanced Functional Materials, Small, Biomicrofluidics, Nano Research, Asia Material, Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry).
He received National Natural Science Award (2nd grade, 2005), National Thousands of Experts Project in the New Century (2004), and other honors and awards. He is the Visiting Professor of Drexel University (USA), Part-time Professor of Peking University (China) and Jilin University (China). His main research field is Bio-Inspired, Smart Interfacial Materials
Ifor Samuel is Professor of Physics at the University of St Andrews.
He received his MA and PhD from the University of Cambridge, working on optical spectroscopy of organic semiconductors.
He was a Research Fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge and also performed postdoctoral work at CNET-France Telecom in Paris, before setting his own research group on light-emitting polymers at the University of Durham.
In 2000 he moved to the University of St Andrews where he founded and leads the Organic Semiconductor Centre.
His current work concerns the photophysics of organic semiconductor materials and devices including organic light-emitting diodes, solar cells, lasers and their applications, and he has published more than 400 journal papers.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Institute of Physics, SPIE and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
September 27th - 16:45 - 17:45
Innelastic light scattering in carbon nanostructures: from the micro to the nanoscale
Professor in the Department of Physics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Ado Jorio works in research and development of scientific instrumentation in optics for the study of nanostrucutres, with applications to novel materials and biomedicine.
He teaches introductory physics courses at the Basic Cycle of Exact Sciences and Solid State Physics, Group Theory, Quantum Mechanics and Raman spectroscopy in the Physics Graduate level.
He received his PhD in physics at the same institution in 1999, working with phase transitions in incommensurate systems.
Jorio did postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA (2000-2001), working with optical properties of nanomaterials, focusing on Raman spectroscopy and optical properties of carbon nanomaterials.
He held the position of Coordinator for Strategic Studies and Information Technology Division o f INMETRO (2008-2009), for the development of nanometrology, and the position of Director of the Coordination of Technological Innovation and Transfer of UFMG (2010-2012).
He was the Scientific Coordinator of the Brazilian Network for Scanning Probe Microscopy, of the Brazilian-Mexican Nanotechnology Center and of the Research Center for Biotechnological Applications of Carbon Nanomaterials.
Currently he is the Coordinator of the Brazilian Research Network in Optical NanoSpectroscopy and Instrumentation, and a member of the Harvard&MIT Center for Integrated Quantum Materials (CIQM), of the Steering Committee of the National Institute of Science and Technology of Molecular Medicine, and of the Scientific and Technological Committee of Fundep Participações SA (Fundepar).
He is the author of 170 scientific articles and 3 books, "Carbon Nanotubes: Advanced Topics in the Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications", "Group Theory: Application to the Physics of Condensed Matter" and "Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene Related Systems".
Jorio was as Visiting Professor at ETH Zurich in 2013, where he worked with nano-optics and time-resolved spectroscopy, and taught electromagnetism and group theory.
Jorio was awarded in 2009 by the International Union of Materials Reserach Societies for the collaborative work on Carbon nanostructured materials (Somiya Award) and by Elseviar&CAPES (Scopus Brasil), in 2012 by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP Prize) for his contribution to the elucidation of electronic and vibrational properties of carbon nanotubes, and in 2015 he received the Georg Forster Research Award, from the Humboldt Foundation.
He became a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2013.
In 2015 Ado Jorio received the membership award to the American Chemical Society.
In 2016 was included in the "Highly Cited Researchers" list from Thomson Reuters
Anders Hagfeldt is Professor in Physical Chemistry at EPFL, Switzerland.
He obtained his Ph.D. at Uppsala University in 1993 and was a post-docwith Prof. Michael Grätzel (1993-1994) at EPFL, Switzerland. His research
focuses on the fields of dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells and
solar fuels. From web of science March 10, 2016, he has published more
than 380 scientific papers that have received over 34,000 citations (with an h-index of 91), and has 9 patent applications. He was ranked number 46 on a list of the top 100 material scientists of the past decade by Times Higher
Education. In 2014 and 2015 he was on the list of Thomson Reuter’s Highly Cited
Researchers, i.e. among the top 1% most cited in chemistry. He is a member of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala, and the
Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in Stockholm. He is a visiting professor at
Uppsala University, Sweden and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Susan B. Sinnott
The Pennsylvania State University, USA
September 27th - 08:30 - 09:30
Role of Atomic-Scale Modeling in Materials Design and Discovery
SUSAN B. SINNOTT received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Iowa State University. She was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory and was on the faculty at the University of Kentucky prior to joining the University of Florida in 2000. In 2015 Susan joined the Pennsylvania State University as Professor and Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering. Research in the Sinnott Group is focused on the application of computational methods at the electronic-structure and atomic scales to examine a variety of materials and processes. These include the design of new materials and the investigation of the influence of grain boundaries, point defects, dopants, and heterogeneous interfaces on material properties.
A major area of emphasis is the development of inventive methods to enable the modeling of new material systems at the atomic level. Susan is the author of over 220 technical publications, including over 200 refereed journal publications and 8 book chapters. She is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, American Ceramic Society, American Vacuum Society, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Susan is a past President of the American Vacuum Society and is the Editor-in-Chief of Computational Materials Science.
XV Brazil-MRS Meeting - publication of contributed manuscripts
The Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) and the Institute of
Physics (IOP) have extended the collaboration from previous years. In
2016, authors of contributions presented at the XV Brazil-MRS Meeting will
be able to submit manuscripts to peer review evaluation in a longer list
of IOP scientific journals, which now includes nine titles.
After undergoing the standard IOP review process, papers accepted for
publication will be posted in an online compilation dedicated to SBPMat.
Today 13 papers presented at the XIV B-MRS meeting, in 2015, have
been published and feature now in this collection.
More information on the submissions will be announced soon on the website
of the XV Brazil-MRS Meeting and SBPMat newsletter.
List of IOP journals included in 2016:
Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express
Journals of Physics: Condensed Matter
Journals of Physics D: Applied Physics
Materials Research Express
Semiconductor Science and Technology
Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering