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Speakers | Plenary Talk

Dieter M. Gruen

Dr. Gruen’s scientific work has dealt with fundamental materials problems underlying the sources of alternative energy: fission, fusion and solar.
His contributions to science have been recognized by the Materials Research Society 2000 Medal for the development and characterization of ultra-nanocrystalline diamond films from fullerene precursors; the Department of Energy Award given for the 308nm excimer laser biological tissue removal system as one of DOE’s 100 most significant achievements; the University of Chicago Award for Distinguished Performance at Argonne and the Northwestern University Career Merit Award; R&D 100 Awards for surface analysis by resonance ionization of sputtered atoms, for in-situ studies of growing films by ion scattering and recoil mass spectroscopy and for large area microwave deposition of ultra-nanocrystalline diamond films.
His work has led to the publication of more than 400 peer reviewed journal papers as well as more than 60 patents of which several have been licensed. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Annual Reviews of Materials Science, the Journal of Applied Physics and Applied Physics letters. Dr. Gruen has served on many scientific committees and organized numerous national and international conferences. He has been a frequent lecturer at scientific meetings and academic seminars.

TALK TITLE: High Temperature Solar Cells 


Etienne Bouyer

Dr. Etienne Bouyer joined the CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) at Grenoble in 2004 and served as head of the Processes and Components for Energy Laboratory (2006-2011), and then adjunct director of the New Technology for Energy Program (2011-2016). He holds the position of European Affairs Officer on the Material resource efficiency topic. Prior to that, he was from 1997-2003 research scientist within the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at DLR (German Aerospace Center) in Stuttgart, Germany. Before moving to CEA, Dr. Bouyer spent two years for the SOPREMA group within its R&D Central Laboratory in Strasbourg, France.
He received his Bachelor in Ceramic Science and Engineering from Limoges University (1990) France, M.A.Sc in Material Science & Engineering from both Paris XI/Orsay University and National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (1991) France, and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Sherbrooke University (1997) Canada, respectively.
Dr. Bouyer‘s research centers on inorganic material synthesis and processing mainly directed to new technology for energy applications (hydrogen technologies, renewable energy systems,…). Over the last five years, the overall topic of material resource efficiency in the field of Energy becomes one of its main subject of interest.
TALK TITLE: Materials for Energy transition: paths towards sustainability


Sean Hearne

Sean J. Hearne, Ph.D. – Is the Director of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an Invited Review Editor of the Journal of Materials Science, a Springer-Nature publication. The CNMS user facility is one of five DOE office of Science funded Nanoscience Research Centers whose mission is to advance the frontiers of nanotechnology. Research efforts span from advanced electron microscopy to quantum materials and nanofabrication. Prior to directing CNMS, Sean was co-Director at Sandia National Laboratories’ Center for Integrated Nanotechnology and he also previously led the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Energy Storage at Sandia. Sean received his bachelors’ degree in 1991 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he was trained and licensed as a commercial pilot. He then went on to receive his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from Arizona State University in 2000, where his dissertation research emphasized the mechanical properties of materials. Sean worked from 2000 to 2001 at Intel Corporation where he was a Senior Process Engineer in the Components Research Group in Hillsboro, OR and was at Sandia from 2001 until 2018, when he joined Oak Ridge National Lab. Sean holds multiple patents in microfabrication and has over 50 publications in topics ranging from fundamental material science through electroplating and energy storage for the electric grid.

TALK TITLE: Energy Storage for the Electric Grid – MegaWatts from picoWatts


Xinliang Feng

Prof. Feng is a full professor and the head of the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials at Technische Universität Dresden. He has published more than 430 research articles which have attracted more than 43000 citations with H-index of 99 (Google Scholar). He has been awarded several prestigious prizes such as IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists (2009), European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant Award (2012), Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship Award (2013), ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship (2014), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2014), Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson Reuters, 2014-2018), Small Young Innovator Award (2017), Hamburg Science Award (2017), EU-40 Materials Prize (2018), ERC Consolidator Grant (2018). He is an Advisory Board Member for Advanced Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ChemNanoMat, Energy Storage Materials, Small Methods, Chemistry -An Asian Journal, etc. He is the Head of ESF Young Research Group “Graphene Center Dresden”, and Working Package Leader of WP Functional Foams & Coatings for European Commission’s pilot project “Graphene Flagship”.

TALK TITLE: Polymer Synthesis Enabled by Interfaces: Towards a world of organic 2D materials