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Aaron Mazzeo

Aaron Mazzeo is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a faculty fellow at the Honors College at Rutgers University. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and he completed his undergraduate (S.B.) and graduate degrees (S.M. and Ph.D.) at MIT in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Mazzeo Research Group focuses on flexible and disposable electronics for mechanical and biological sensing, soft robotics, additive manufacturing, and wireless structural health monitoring. Funding has come through Rutgers University, the National Science Foundation, and NASA. Aaron has received an NSF CAREER Award, NASA MSFC Summer Faculty Fellowships, an A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professorship Award through the School of Engineering, and a Rutgers Engineering Governing Council’s Professor-of-the-Year Award. He and his family have also appreciated living and participating as members of the Rutgers Honors College community.

TALK TITLE: Paper-based Electronics for Sanitization and Skin-like Functionality


Ehrenfried Zschech

Ehrenfried Zschech is Department Head for Microelectronic Materials and Nanoanalysis at the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems in Dresden, Germany, which he joined in 2009. His responsibilities include multi-scale materials characterization and reliability engineering. Ehrenfried Zschech received his Dr. rer. nat. degree from Technische Universität Dresden. After having spent four years as a project leader in the field of metal physics and reliability of microelectronic interconnects at Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals in Freiberg, he was appointed as a university teacher for ceramic materials at Freiberg University of Technology. In 1992, he joined the development department at Airbus in Bremen, where he managed the metal physics group and studied the laser-welding metallurgy of aluminum alloys. From 1997 to 2009, Ehrenfried Zschech managed the Materials Analysis Department and the Center for Complex Analysis at Advanced Micro Devices in Dresden. In this position, he was responsible for the analytical support for process control and technology development in leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing, as well as for physical failure analysis. He holds an adjunct professorship at Faculty of Chemistry of Warsaw University, Poland, as well as honorary professorships for Nanomaterials at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus and for Nanoanalysis at Technische Universität Dresden. Ehrenfried Zschech is Member of the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Member of the Senate oft he European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) and Honorary Member of the Federation of the European Materials Societies (FEMS).

TALK TITLE: Perspectives of Laboratory X-ray Computed Tomography for High Resolution 3D Microstructure Analysis of Materials


Elvira Fortunato

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).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), Vice-Rector of NOVA and Scientific Council for Exact Sciences and Engineering, Coordinator at FCT-MCTES.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 18 International prizes and distinctions for her work (e.g: Elvira Fortunato was awarded with the Blaise Pascal Medal from the European Academy of Sciences (2016); IDTechEx USA 2009 (paper transistor); European Woman Innovation prize, Finland 2011).In 2017 (September 20) Elvira Fortunato received the Czochralski award from E-MRS in recognition of her achievements in the field of the Advanced Materials Science.
Since November 2016 she integrates the High Level Group for the Scientifc Advise Mechanism of the European Commission.

TALK TITLE: Metal oxides: A Family of Materials that is Full of Potentialities


Marine Cotte

Following a PhD thesis carried out at the C2RMF (Centre of Research and Restoration of French Museums, UMR171 CNRS, Paris), on lead-based cosmetics and pharmaceutical compounds used in Antiquity, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility), Marine Cotte obtained a CNRS research scientist position at LAMS (Structural and Molecular archeology laboratory), UMR-8220, Paris. She is currently seconded at the ESRF, as beamline scientist in charge of the ID21 beamline, a beamline dedicated to X-ray and infrared micro-spectroscopy, with various applications in the fields of cultural heritage, biology and environmental sciences as well.

TALK TITLE: Artistic materials for a better life… Using synchrotron-based micro-analysis for the characterization and conservation of cultural heritage


Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin

Prof. Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin current research at EPFL focuses on Perovskite and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells and Light-emitting diodes. He has published more than 600 peer-reviewed papers, ten book chapters, and inventor/co-inventor of over 80 patents. The high impact of his work has been recognized by invitations to speak at several international conferences.
Nazeeruddin has been named Thomson Reuters “Highly Cited Researcher” and one of the 19 scientists identified by Thomson Reuters as The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015, 2017, and 2018 from all scientific domains. He has appeared in the ISI listing of most cited chemists and has more than 87’000 citations with an h-index of 132. He is teaching “Functional Materials” course at EPFL, and Korea University. He was appointed as World Class University (WCU) professor and Adjunct Professor at the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. Elected to the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), and Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry.

TALK TITLE: Dimensionality Engineering of hybrid perovskites for photovoltaics and optoelectronic applications


Xiaoqing Pan

Xiaoqing Pan is the Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Engineering, Professor of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, and Professor of Physics & Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He is also the inaugural Director of the Irvine Materials Research Institute at UCI. Before joining UCI, he was the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Endowed Chair Professor of Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Director of Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Physics at the University of Saarland, Germany. He was elected to be a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the American Physical Society, the Microscopy Society of America, and Materials Research Society. He is recognized internationally for his work on high resolution and in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for understanding the atomic-scale structure-property relationships of advanced materials, including functional oxides, ferroelectrics, multiferroics, and catalysts. He has published over 350 peer-reviewed scientific papers in scholarly high impact factor journals. His work has been cited over 19,000 times and his h-factor is 70. He has given more than 250 invited talks or keynote presentations at conferences, and more than 150 invited seminars.

TALK TITLE: Towards a New Era of Electron Microscopy: Probing the Properties and Dynamic Behaviors of Materials with the Atomic Resolution in Real-Time



Wadood Hamad

Dr. Hamad is an expert in nanomaterials, soft matter physics and the development of sustainable high-tech applications from bio-sourced materials. He holds a PhD in Materials Science from McGill University, and was awarded in 2018 the Tappi Nanotechnology Division’s Distinguished Scientist Award for “Outstanding Achievements if the Field on Nanocellulose.”
Dr Hamad has been a Principal Scientist with FPInnovations since 2003, and is now the Science Manager of the Transformation and Interfaces Group within the Bioproducts Innovation Centre of Excellence, FPInnovations. Wadood also holds an adjunct professorship at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Chemistry.
Prior to joining Paprican, now FPInnovations, Wadood was Senior, then Principal, Scientist at International Paper’s Corporate Research Center (1998-2003), and tenured Lecturer in Materials Science at the University of Manchester, UK (1994-98). During his tenure at the University of Manchester, he pioneered the application of Raman microscopy for studying the micromechanics of cellulosic materials and structures, now a widely adopted tool in academic research. While at IP, Wadood was responsible for the development of key patented technologies for smart packaging materials. At FPInnovations, his research activities focus on interface and colloid science, organic electronics and optoelectronics, as well as the advancement of cellulose nanomaterials in high-tech applications. He currently holds 25 patents in the fields of cellulose nanocrystals applications, polymer composites, organic electronics and bio-inspired photonics, and has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature and Advanced Materials. Wadood has also written seven book chapters and three monographs, most recently on Cellulose Nanocrystals:  Properties, Production and Applications (Wiley 2017). He is a fellow of the Royals Society of Chemistry (UK) and the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals (UK),

TALK TITLE: Cellulose Nanocrystals: Towards New Transformations in Functional Polymers and Optoelectronic Materials