B. M. Azizur Rahman received the B.Sc.Eng and M.Sc.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering with distinctions from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1976 and 1979, respectively. He also received two gold medals for being the best undergraduate and graduate students of the university in 1976 and 1979, respectively. In 1979, he was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to study for a Ph.D. degree in the UK and subsequently in 1982 received his Ph.D. degree in Electronics from University College London. In 1988, he joined City University, London, as a lecturer, and became a full Professor in June 2000. At City University, he leads a large research group on Photonics Modelling, specialized in the use of rigorous and full-vectorial numerical approaches to design, analyze and optimize a wide range of photonic devices. He has published more than 550 journal and conference papers, and his journal papers have been cited more than 5000 times and h-index of 34. He has supervised 31 students to complete their Ph.D. degrees as their first supervisor and received more than £11 M in research grants. Prof. Rahman is Life Fellow of the IEEE, and Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the SPIE.
Setsuhisa Tanabe received his PhD from Kyoto University, Japan. He is now a full Professor of Kyoto University. He has published more than 200 papers in reputed journals, 25 book chapters and 37 review papers on rare-earth doped luminescent materials for upconversion, fiber amplifier for optical telecommunication and LED phosphors. He has served as a plenary, keynote or invited speaker at more than 100 international conferences. He was the chair of Technical Committee of Optoelectronic Glasses (TC20) of International Commission on Glass (ICG) and now a member of Steering Committee of ICG since 2013. He has been serving as a vice Editor of Journal of Luminescence since 2015.
Zeev Zalevsky received his B.Sc. and direct Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Zeev is currently a full Professor in the faculty of engineering in Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His major fields of research are optical super resolution, biomedical optics, nano-photonics and electro-optical devices. By April 2015 Zeev has published more than 380 refereed journal papers, more than 200 conference proceeding papers, more than 335 international presentations out of which more than 110 were invited or plenary, 38 issued patents and more than 15 patents pending, 6 authored books, 3 books as an editor, 27 book chapters and 4 papers in SPIE Milestone series. In 2007 Zeev has received the Krill prize given by the Wolf foundation (Wolf prize for young scientists) and in 2008 the International Commission of Optics (ICO) prize and Abbe medal for his contribution to the field of optical super resolution. In 2009 he won the Juludan prize for advancing technology in medicine and in 2010 he was selected to be a fellow of the SPIE for his significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics and imaging. In 2011 Zeev received the international SAOT (School for Advanced Optical Technologies) Young Researcher Prize for his pioneering contributions in the development of optical techniques for enhanced imaging resolution and its use for biomedical applications. In 2011 he also received the Lean and Maria Taubenblatt Prize for Excellence in Medical Research for the development of a "Multi-functional bio-medical micro probe". In 2012 Zeev was selected to be a fellow of OSA for his significant scientific contribution to the field optical super resolution and extended depth of focus imaging. He was also selected to be IEEE senior member for his significant contribution in electro-optics. In 2012 Zeev also received the young investigator award in nanoscience and nanotechnology given by the Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI) together with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Labor and was the winner of the international Wearable Technologies (WT) Innovation World Cup 2012 Prize. In 2013 Zeev has received the Tesla Award for Outstanding Technical Communication in Electro-Optics. In 2014 Zeev received the Best paper award for paper presented in the 2013 Information Optics Workshop, he was the first and the second place winner in ICIS'2014 startup competition and received OSA Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2013. In 2014 Zeev also received the EOS fellow award for his significant contribution to the field of super resolved imaging and biomedical sensing. In 2015 Zeev received Image Engineering Innovation Award of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) for the invention of the Kinect as breaking through 3-D sensing technologies and products. His paper on optical realization of the Radon transform received the best poster paper award in OASIS which is the largest conference on optics and electro optics in Israel organized every second year. In 2015 Zeev also received the "Christians for Israel Chair in Medical Research" awarded for the academic year of 2013/2014 for his research on Non-Contact Photonic Biomedical Diagnostics and Sensing of Diseases.
Prof.Monalisa Mukherjee has completed her PhD and postdoctoral studies from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. She is the Director of Amity Institute of Click Chemistry Research and Studies(AICCRS) and Professor of Amity Institute of Biotechnology (AIB) at Amity University, Noida, India. She received Distinguished Visiting Scientist Award for the year 2011 from University of Nottingham,United Kingdom. She has published more than 17 papers in reputed journals including ACS, RSC and Nature group and three granted patents out of 9 filed patents. She has been serving as an editorial and reviewer board member of Nature, ACS, and RSC journals, respectively.
Marc Debliquy received his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Engineering in Mons (Belgium) in 1999. He joined the company Sochinorin2000 and then Materia Novain 2003. SinceOctober 2008, he joined the Material Science Department of University of Mons and worked as a team leader of the sensor group. He was promoted associate professor in September 2013.Hismain research interest is smart coatings for chemical detection. He is (co)author of more than 55 articles in international journals, 10 book chapters and 60 proceedings. He is also co-founder of the company B-Sens active in the field of sensors.
Dr. Bin Chen is now a full professor and vice director in State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University. For more than a decade, Dr. Chen has devoted his efforts to the research of nano material application in bio-medical engineering, especially laser dermatology. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal papers and was invited for more than 20 keynote speeches.
Yong-Ill Lee is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Director of the BK21 Plus Nanobio Research Center at Changwon National University (CWNU), Changwon, Korea. He is an author of over 300 scientific publications,20 patents, two books on laser-induced breakdown spectrometry. He received his M.Sc. in Polymer Science in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1993 from the University of Massachusetts (UMASS), USA. He received several awards including the 2003 Outstanding Scholar Award from the Korean Chemical Society (Analytical Chemistry Division), the 2007 Sunil Scientific Award from the Korean Society for Analytical Sciences, the 2009 A.A. Benedetti-Pichler Award from the American Microchemical Society. He is currently an editor for Asia of Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, editorial board member of the Microchemical Journal, Spectroscopy Letters and also an Advisory Board of Mass Spectrometry Letters.
Prof. Kohei SOGA started his research on rare-earth-doped luminescent materials in 1990 as a graduate student of the University of Tokyo. After obtaining the Ph. D. degree in 1995, he explored his research onto the photonic applications, especially on that relating to optical communication. Since 2004, he has developed biophotonic system under near infrared excitation as an interdisciplinary research by a bio-nano-photonics collaboration. The research is attracting the interests from the researchers in various scientific fields. He has authored and co-authored 190 journal papers and presented totally more than 671 oral and poster presentations including 116 invited presentations.
Satoshi Fujii received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Material Science from Tsukuba University, Ibaragi, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. He received his Ph. D. degree in Material Engineering from Kyoto Institute of Technology in 2007. In 1987, he joined Sumitomo Electric Industries and engaged in research on GaAs ICs and diamond SAW devices. In 2009, he moved to Chiba University as a professor. In 2015, he joined the faculty of the National Institute of Technology, Okinawa and also works for Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo as a professor.
Dr. Tohru Higuchi received his PhD from Tokyo University of Science in 2000. He worked as a research associate in Tokyo University of Science, Japan from 2000 to 2007 and a visiting scientist in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California in Berkeley, U.S.A from 2007 to 2008. From 2009, he is an Associate Professor in Tokyo University of Science. He has published more than 190 papers in reputed journals. His research interests include the nanoionics devices using oxide ionic conductor and strongly correlated oxide thin film.
Alejandro Pérez-Rodríguez is Full Professor of Electronics at the University of Barcelona. Since October 2009 he is ascribed to IREC as Head of the Solar Energy Materials and Systems Group. His research activities are centred in the development and advanced characterisation of thin film chalcogenide devices and processes for next generation cost-efficient sustainable photovoltaic technologies, including the development of Raman scattering methodologies for the advanced characterisation of these processes. He is co-author of 385 scientific publications, including 225 papers published in ISI international journals, with an h-index of 42 (Scopus January 2019), and has supervised 15 Doctoral thesis.
He has completed his Ph.D. and doctoral thesis in Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the head of laboratory of microwave spectroscopy of crystals, professor in Ioffe Institute. He is the supervisor of more than ten Ph.D. theses. He has about 400 publications and conferences, 20 patients (see http://www.ioffe.ru/labmsc/en/main.html ) Book: “Magnetic Resonance of Semiconductors and Their Nanostructures: Basic and Advanced Applications”: P. G. Baranov, H. J. von Bardeleben, F. Jelezko, J. Wrachtrup, Springer Series in Materials Science, Volume 253, Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria 2017. Head of more 20 projects, including the international projects.
Erdni Batyrev graduated in exciton spectroscopy from Saint Petersburg State University, where he was working at the Solid State Physics department headed by Prof. Boris Vladimirovich Novikov. In 2001, he moved to Amsterdam to work on a Ph.D. project entitled “Cu/ZnO interaction in model catalysts for methanol synthesis” at University of Amsterdam. In 2006, he started his Postdoc at the Condensed Matter Physics group of Prof. Ronald Griessen, Free University Amsterdam, where he studied hydrogen storage in the intermetallics by hydrogenography. Since 2008, he is working as a scientist at Tata Steel Europe R&D in the Netherlands; leading collaboration projects with academic institutions on gas-metal reactions, initiating new product development projects and managing surface science facilities. His research interests focus on physical properties of new materials and surfaces, functional coatings, surface engineering and hydrogen interaction with solids.
Atsuko Sekiguchi has completed herPh.D at the age of 27 years from Tohoku University and postdoctoral studies from IMEC(Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre, in Belgium) and from Tohoku University in JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) fellowship.She has worked in Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. She is the senior researcher of AIST, National Institutes of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. She has published more than 23 papers in reputed journals.
Fathy Salman completed his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics at the Polish Academy of Science –institute of physics at Poznan- Poland. He is Prof. of solid state physic at Benha Faculty of science, Benha University. He worked Demonstrator- Assistant Lecturer-, lecturer Assistant prof. at Banha faculty of science.
Satoshi Kokado received his Ph. D degree in condensed matter theory from Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Japan in 1999. He was a researcher at Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Limited and a postdoctoral fellow at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. He is now a Professor of Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Japan. His research interests are theoretical studies on spin-dependent transport (e.g., anisotropic magnetoresistance effect), spin-atomic vibration interaction, magnetic phase transition, magnetic resonance, and magnetic excitation.
Dr. Olga V. Naumova received the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Semiconductor Physics in Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, Novosibirsk, Russia, in 1992. Her thesis was related to impact electric fields on the radiation defects in silicon. In 2013, she defended her doctoral dissertation on nanoscale Si/SiO2 structures and sensors based on them. She is the head of Laboratory of technology of silicon microelectronics. She has published more than 100 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings. Her current interest areas are the nanowire based sensors and transport phenomena in multilayered nanoscaled heterostructures.
Bart Roose obtained his PhD from the Adolphe Merkle Institute, Switzerland and is now a Newton International Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK. His research focuses on understanding aging processes in perovskite solar cells. He has published more than 15 peer-reviewed papers in highly respected journals, that are cited over 800 times.
Sławomir P. Łepkowski has received his MSc degree in electronics from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland in 1991. He has completed PhD in optoelectronics from the Institute of Electron Technology in Warsaw, Poland in 1999 and DSc in solid state physics from the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences in 2010. He is a professor of theoretical solid state physics at the Institute of High Pressure Physics - Unipress, Polish Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 65 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an referee in many highly regarded journals.
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Vaccinium myrtillus L. leaves extract and their effect on antioxidative enzymes on environmental microorganismsBiography
LACRAMIOARA OPRICA obtained her PhD degree at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Iasi where she works, in present, as lecturer at Biochemistry Department, Biology Faculty. Her researches are focuses on quantification of physiological and biochemical parameters involved in oxidative stress (enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants) occurring in plants and microorganisms under abiotic stress conditions. The dissemination of the obtained results was done by publishing over 150 peer-reviewed journal papers (as author or co-author) in the areas of Plant Environmental Stress Physiology, Natural Product Chemistry, Cellulolitytic Fungi Biotechnology and Green Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles. She has acted as a scientific referee for national and international journals in the fields of biochemistry.Abstract
The present study reports the use of Vaccinium myrtillus leaves extract for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The aqueous 10mM AgNO3 solution when subjected to V. myrtillus extract were bio-reduced and ensued in green synthesis of AgNPs. The aqueous bilberry leaf extract was enriched with polyphenols (14.17mg/g gallic acid equivalent) and flavonoids (3.066 mg/g catechin equivalent). The AgNPs synthesis was manifested by a colour change from colourless to yellow brown after the introduction of extract of V. myrtillus. The characterizations of synthesized AgNPs were done using UV/Vis spectroscopy. This green procedure has high yields without application of toxic reagents or surfactant template. As methods of study the AgNPs interactions with environmental microorganisms, like Phanerochaete chrysosporium, the biochemical assays of defense systems of antioxidative activity and proteins contents were applied. The lipid peroxidation, expressed as malondialdehyde content has been also evaluated. Overall, results showed a variation of activity of superoxide dismutase and catalase in fungus mycelium depending on the concentration of AgNPs and the age of fungus after inoculation.
Modulation of some functional biomolecules activities in crop plant cells after graphene oxide applicationBiography
GABRIELA VOCHITA is a senior researcher at the Institute of Biological Research Iasi. She has completed her PhD at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Faculty of Biology. Her thesis title is: “Cytogenetic and physiological effects induced by pesticides treatments at barley, two row barley and rye”. Her research activity includes studies in animal and plant cytogenetics field (karyotype, idiogram, physical and chemical mutagenesis, in situ hybridization, electrophoresis), molecular biology, biochemistry, in vitro cell cultures. She has written many scientific papers, participated in national and international congresses/conferences. The managerial activity was carried out as a leader of national and international projects.Abstract
This study is focused on evaluation of the interaction between graphene oxide (GO) and Triticum aestivum L. seedling. The wheat caryopses were exposed to 500, 1000 and 2000 mg/L of GO for 48 h and 7 days, according to the assessed parameter. Our results revealed a decrease of germination rate in dose-response relationship, and a slight increase of the shoot length. The root elongation was lower than control, except for 1000 mg/L GO sample. Regarding photosynthetic system, the chlorophyll a content was significantly decreased at 2000 mg/L GO (p<0.05). The carotenoids content, with homeostasis role, was affected at 500 mg/L GO, proving a response of the plant to the stress induced by GO treatment. The genotoxic effect of GO was evaluated by establishing the mitotic index (MI), the progression of division phases, and the rate of chromosome aberrations in root meristem cells. At 1000 and 2000 mg/mL of GO, the MI is higher than control, especially by accumulation of the prophase cells. The frequency of the cells with aberrations increased about 5.3 times (1000 mg/mL GO), exhibiting an increase in the type of the aberrations, correlated with increasing of GO concentration. The most frequent aberrations were simple or multiple bridges, followed by fragments, lagging chromosomes and multipolar ana-telophases. The micronuclei, as expression of chromatid and/or chromosome deletion, were observed in all GO samples. These mitosis alterations are expression of clastogenic, as well as aneugenic effect of GO treatment. Our results provide information that allows a better understanding of plant-nanoparticle interactions.
The non-linear current-dependent low frequency noise in InGaAs two dimensional electron gas Hall sensorsBiography
Assistant Professor Department of Physics, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan B.S.,Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, JUN 2002 B.S: Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, JUN 2002 M.S:Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, JUN 2004 Advisor: Prof. Dr. Minn-Tsong Lin Title: Capping effect of Cu overlayer on Co/FeMn/Cu(001) exchange bias system Ph.D,Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei,Taiwan, OCT 2009 Advisor: Prof. Dr. Minn-Tsong Lin Title:Magnetic domain imaging from ultrathin film to nanostructureAbstract
The Hall sensor is an important magnetometer in research as well as in industry. Among various kinds of Hall sensor design, we focused on the two dimensional electron gas (2DEG) Hall sensors which are expected to have ultrahigh field sensitivity. We dedicated to investigate the device performance on sensitivity and the minimum detectable Hall voltage by measuring the noise level of the magnetic sensor itself (Spectral density approximate to 10-15 V2rms/Hz for frequency higher than 1 kHz). The low frequency noise exhibits 1/f feature, following the Hooge¡¦s model. However, the current-dependent study revealed a non-linear relation between the noise level at 1 Hz and the quadratic current. This was attributed to the generation-recombination noise, resulted from the carrier capture-release process around the defects near the conducting channels. This result provides information to find a better operation current window for the 2DEG Hall sensors.
Optical properties of the polystyrene/graphene oxide compositesBiography
Dr. Malvina Stroe has completed his PhD from Bucharest University, Romania. She has published 10 papers in journals ISI. At the present time activity is carried out on composite carbon based materials.Abstract
Optical properties of the composites based on polystyrene (PS) and graphene oxide (GO), synthetized by the styrene radical polymerization in the presence of benzoyl peroxide, pentane and GO, are reported. A change of PS spheres size from 3.5 m to 250 nm, when the GO sheets concentration increases from 0 to 5 wt.% is reported by scanning electron microscopy. Using IR spectroscopy, a progressive increase in the absorbance of the IR band at 1743 cm-1 that is accompanied of an absorbance diminution of IR bands situated in the spectral ranges 1028-1070, 1450-1492 and 2922-3026 cm-1, when the GO sheets concentration in the PS/GO composites mass increases from 0 wt.% to 5 wt.%, take place. The Raman scattering studies indicate a diminution in the relative intensities of the D and G Raman bands of the GO sheets simultaneous with a down-shift of the D band from 1351 to 1322 cm-1 when a decrease of the GO sheets concentration in the PS/GO composites mass from 5 wt.% to 0.5 wt.% occur. In the absence of the GO sheets, the PS spheres are characterized by a photoluminescence (PL) band with the maximum at 397 nm. As increasing of the GO sheets concentration in the PS/GO composite mass, from 0.5 wt.% to 5 wt.%, a PS PL quenching process is reported. Besides, in the presence of the UVA light, a photo-degradation process of the PS/GO composite having the GO concentration equal to 5 wt.% is also demonstrated by the PL studies