2018 Invited Speakers

Dr. Dong Qiu

Dr. Dong Qiu

Symposium - Additive & Advanced Manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

RMIT University
Dr Qiu turned over a new leaf in his career after joining RMIT University in January 2015. His primary role as a VC’s Senior Research Fellow is to conduct cutting-edge research in the field of materials and manufacturing engineering, which is aligned with RMIT’s strategic plan on innovative manufacturing.
Abstract: Developing high performance titanium-copper alloys enabled by additive manufacturing

Dr. Elena Juan Pardo

Dr. Elena Juan Pardo

Symposium - Additive & Advanced manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

Queensland University of Technology
Dr.-Ing. De-Juan-Pardo is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre in Regenerative Medicine at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) (Brisbane, Australia). She graduated as a Materials Engineer from the University of Navarra (San Sebastian, Spain) in 2001. She completed her doctoral work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics (Garching b. Munich, Germany) and received her PhD from the Technical University of Munich in 2004. Later, she joined the University of California, Berkeley as a Postdoctoral Fellow to start building up her research capacity in bioengineering. Between 2008 and 2012 she established the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Group in CEIT (San Sebastian, Spain) and served as Director of the Master in Biomedical Engineering (University of Navarra, Spain). In 2013 she joined the Centre in Regenerative Medicine led by D/Prof. Hutmacher at IHBI to further expand her interdisciplinary research skills in the area of biofabrication. During her years at QUT, she has contributed to the development of melt electrowriting (MEW), a pioneering 3D printing technology that enables the production of highly controlled scaffolds for a variety of applications, including tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and cancer modelling. Dr.-Ing. De-Juan-Pardo has more than 40 publications, including articles in top journals such as Advanced Materials, Nature Protocols, PNAS and Biomaterials. She has secured more than one million euros in research funding as Chief Investigator and received multiple prestigious awards including the Spanish National Prize in Materials Engineering (3rd Place) in 2001, the Otto-Hahn-Medal of the Max-Planck Society in 2005 and the Stem Cells Young Investigator Award in 2012 (co-first author of winning article).
Abstract: Melt electrowriting: An emerging additive biomanufacturing technique for soft tissue engineering applications
  

Prof. Dong Ruan

Prof. Dong Ruan

Symposium - Additive & Advanced manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

Swinburne University of Technology
Professor Dong Ruan's research interests are impact engineering and additive manufacturing. Her primary research fields include the characterisation of solid and cellular materials, energy absorption of advanced structures, impact mechanics, and advanced manufacturing techniques.
Dong has secured research grants from the Australian Research Council, Defence Materials and Technology Centre, Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology, CAST CRC and Rail Manufacturing CRC, among others. She published over 110 journal papers and 70 conference papers. Dong received the 2013 Eureka Prize as a team member of DMTC's Armour Applications Program in the Safeguarding Australia category.
Abstract:  Mechanical Response of Auxetic Structures Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing

Jeff Lang

Jeff Lang

Symposium - Additive & Advanced manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

Titomic Ltd
Jeff has 30+ years’ experience in advanced manufacturing and material technologies in Australia, Europe and Asia. Jeff is Titomic’s founder, current Chief Technology Officer & Director and is experienced in research & design of new materials and manufacturing processes across several industry sectors. He has received awards in Europe, China and Australia for his work in composite technology and commercialisation of new manufacturing systems. Jeff has developed and commercialised IP for new material science & manufacturing technologies in collaboration with scientific & research organisations. He has also done R&D collaborations with international brands, manufacturers, universities and government agencies
Abstract: Industrial Scale Additive Manufacturing by Titomic Kinetic FusionTM

Dr. Kate Fox

Dr. Kate Fox

Symposium - Additive & Advanced Manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

RMIT University
Dr Fox is a Senior Lecturer . Her research is focussed on developing diamond as an orthopaedic biomaterial. Further she is focussed on introducing the world of Intellectual Property to engineering students. Dr Fox is an honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne as part of the Bionic Eye Project.
Dr Kate is a biomedical engineer with significant experience and expertise in hydroxyapatite coatings and implant design for orthopaedic applications. She has experience in hybrid material design, surface science characterisation techniques and implants. Prior to joining RMIT, she was part of the Bionic Eye Project working to develop a high acuity diamond electrode capable of electrically stimulating retinal tissue.
Kate is experienced in working in highly complex, transdisciplinary projects, coordinating research teams and providing the surgical integration necessary to transition an engineered product into a surgically feasible product. She has successfully attained over A$125k direct and in kind funding.
She is a reformed patent attorney and can advise on the patentability of research and teach design/patent law.
Abstract: Does diamond improve the SLM titanium implant interface?
  

Prof. Tim Sercombe

Prof. Tim Sercombe

Symposium - Additive & Advanced Manufacturing (Future Manufacturing, Processes and Products)

University of Western Australia
I have been working in additive manufacturing since 1996 and have seen a large change in the industry. After graduating with a PhD in Materials Engineering from The University of Queensland in 1998 I then spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at The University of Birmingham, UK, working under Prof Michael Loretto. During this time, I developed a number of new materials that were able to be processed using Selective Laser Sintering and then post sintered to high density. I then returned to The University of Queensland in 2001 to take up a research position, where I was responsible for creating a totally new manufacturing method for aluminium components that used additive manufacturing technologies. This work was published in Science . In 2006, I moved to the University of Western Australia in 2006. Since then, I have been working on developing new materials for Selective Laser Melting. I currently have projects covering a number of different aspects of 3D Printing. 
Abstract:Anti-bacterial Titanium produced using Selective Laser Melting

Dr. Anna Paradowska

Dr. Anna Paradowska

Symposium - Advances in Steel Technology

ANSTO
Dr Anna Paradowska has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University (2008) and an MSc degree in Materials Science Engineering from Wroclaw University of Technology (2001), Poland. She specialised in residual-stress analysis using neutron and synchrotron diffraction with particular focus on welding and advanced manufacturing processes. The primary goal of her research is to relate residual-stresses, mechanical and metallurgical properties to manufacturing procedures and integrity requirements of engineering components.Currently, Anna is an Industrial Liaison Manager at ACNS, ANSTO. Her goal is to support Australian and global industry through building long-term collaborations and partnerships with universities, other research organisations, and businesses.
She has excellent publication record a book, 2 book chapters and over 150 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Anna has received several publication awards and is involved in several industry focus ARC funded research collaborations. She is passionate about building bridges between science and industry; proactively focus on promotion of science. Anna participates in various STEM programs and is an enthusiastic supporter and mentor of women in science and engineering.
Abstract: Review of residual stresses measurements techniques and their influence on steel performance in civil applications 

Chris Killmore

Chris Killmore

Symposium - Advances in Steel Technology

Bluescope Steel
Manager Hot Rolled Product Development
Abstract: Improved Toughness in a 690 MPa Q&T High Strength Structural Grade based Upon a New Low Mn Alloy Design

Dr Debalay Chakrabarti

Dr Debalay Chakrabarti

Symposium - Advances in Steel Technology

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
After completing undergraduate from Indian Institute of Science and Technology (IIEST) Shibpur and Masters from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, I moved to UK to pursue Ph.D. from the School of Metallurgy and Materials, The University of Birmingham in UK. Completed Ph.D. on the evolution of Bimodal Grain structures during processing of HSLA steel under the supervision of Prof Claire L Davis and Dr Martin Strangwood. After Ph.D. working in Swinden Lab of RD&T Division of Corus Steel (taken over as Tata Steel in Europe) for about two-years.
Returned to India in 2008 to join the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur as a faculty in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Research areas include fracture micro-mechanism, evolution of microstructure and crystallographic texture during thermomechanical processing, ductile-brittle transition phenomenon, and structure-properly correlation in steels. Have 80 publications in peer-reviewed Journals mostly on the Steel Metallurgy. Investigated important Government funded projects in India on Steel used in Structural, Automotive, Naval and Energy applications.
Abstract:  Combined effect of microstructure, particles and crystallographic texture on the impact transition behaviour of low-C ferritic steels

Dr. Mayorkinos Papaelias

Dr. Mayorkinos Papaelias

Symposium - Advances in Steel Technology

School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, UK
Dr Mayorkinos Papaelias is Senior Lecturer currently leading the NDT and Condition Monitoring group at the School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, UK. His research focusing primarily on railway, maritime and renewable energy topics is funded by EPSRC, the EU, TSB, the British Council, RSSB, National Structural Integrity Research Centre, Network Rail, TWI and other industrial companies. His total research grant income since joining UoB in 2006 is in excess of £4M. He has been involved as technical coordinator or scientific consultant in several FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020 collaborative research projects. He has published over 150 papers. He is also the co-editor of three books on fault tree analysis and NDT. He is Chartered Engineer (Greece) and Member of the International Society for Condition Monitoring and the Technical Chamber of Greece. He is also a member of the Acoustic Emission Working Group of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT).

A/Prof. Turbadrakh Chuluunbat

A/Prof. Turbadrakh Chuluunbat

Symposium - Advances in Steel Technology

Mandakh University, Mongolia 
Turbadrakh Chuluunbat obtained his Master degree from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic, University of Sydney in 2007 and his PhD from the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wollongong, in 2015. He was involved in the Energy Pipelines CRC Program 3 project RP3-02J (Fracture simulation for gas pipelines – Phase II), supported through the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centers Program for 5 years. He is currently an associate professor at the Department of Science and Engineering, Mandakh Unversity, Mongolia, and has been appointed as Vice-President of the university. His research interests comprise application of the acoustic emission technique for condition monitoring of various materials, fracture mechanics, correlation of AE signal features to the fracture propagation parameters in various test conditions, numerical modelling, mechanical testing. He has received a number of awards and published many research papers in national and international journals.
Abstract:  Investigation of Fracture Initiation in Pipeline Steel Using Acoustic Emission Monitoring

Dr. Robert Acres

Dr. Robert Acres

Symposium - Advances in Materials Characterisation

Australian Synchrotron
An industry support scientist at the Australian Synchrotron, Dr Robert Acres collaborates with industry partners to improve products and processes within small to large enterprises and across sectors. Dr Acres helps Australian industries innovate by tailoring the uniquely specialised analytical capabilities of the Australian Synchrotron to meet the specific needs of clients.
Before joining the Australian Synchrotron, Dr Acres worked as a beamline scientist at the Elettra synchrotron facility in Trieste, Italy, and a Postdoctoral researcher at Flinders University, South Australia. Originally from Adelaide, he completed his PhD in Applied Science at The University of South Australia in 2010 and his honours degree in Nanotechnology at Flinders University in 2005.
Abstract: ANSTO and the Australian Synchrotron: Product Development, Process Improvement and Problem Solving for Materials Science and Industry

Dr. Magnus Garbrecht

Dr. Magnus Garbrecht

Symposium - Advances in Materials Characterisation

University of Sydney
Dr. Garbrecht is specialized in aberration-corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging and spectroscopy techniques in the field of materials science. In his role as Senior TEM Manager at Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis core user facility he manages and operates the double-corrected and monochromated FEI Themis-Z laboratory hosted in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub. He is responsible for coordinating and undertaking the training of users for that purpose.
Abstract: Aberration-corrected S/TEM methods as ultra-precise tools in materials characterisation at the atomic scale

Dr. Adam Best

Dr. Adam Best

Symposium - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage

CSIRO
Dr Adam Best received his Ph.D. from Monash University, Australia in 2002 before being awarded a Senior Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (2002 - 03). In 2004 Dr. Best returned to Australia to join the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Division of Energy Technology, to work on ionic liquid electrolytes for lithium metal batteries. In 2013, Dr. Best moved to the Manufacturing Business Unit and is now a Research Group Leader in the Metal Industries Program. Adam leads a number of battery research programs utilising ionic liquid electrolytes including to enabling high voltage battery cathodes and lithium-sulfur batteries. Adam’s other research interests include additive manufacturing, energy harvesting and wearable technologies. In 2017, Dr. Best was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship to study battery electrolytes and how to develop a battery industry in Australia. He has 65 publications and 11 patents, with a H index of 28 and over 3500 lifetime citations. Adam was Co-Chair of the International Battery Association (IBA) meeting held in Brisbane, Australia, in 2014 and is the Co-Chair of the International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB) to be held in Sydney in 2022.
Abstract:  From Lithium Metal Powder to High Energy Electrodes

Dr. Avi Bendavid

Dr. Avi Bendavid

Symposium - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage

CSIRO
Dr. Avi Bendavid is a senior principal research scientist leading the nanostructured and thin films materials group in the manufacturing business unit. Avi has an extensive expertise in the field of thin film deposition technologies, surface analysis, analytical techniques and microfabrication methods. He has worked on developing advanced thin film deposition processes, producing commercial quality coatings and nanostructures for a range of applications including biomedical, optical, display technology and wear resistance. He has been responsible in the commercialisation of advanced coating technology for manufacturing and other industries.
AbstractSurface Engineering Research at CSIRO Manufacturing Business Unit

Dr. Danielle Kennedy

Dr. Danielle Kennedy

Symposium - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage

CSIRO 
Dr Danielle Kennedy is the director of the Active Integrated Matter Future Science Platform known as AIM www.research.csiro.au/aim. AIM is sponsored by CSIRO Manufacturing but spans all of CSIRO with 54FTE coming from all of CSIROs business units.
Dr Kennedy obtained her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemistry from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia 2007. In 2008 Dr Kennedy joined CSIRO as a postdoctoral fellow, Dr Kennedy became a Research Scientist in 2013, Senior Research Scientist and Team Leader in 2015 and is currently the director of the Active Integrated Matter Future Science Platform.

Prof. Maria Forsyth

Prof. Maria Forsyth

Symposium - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage

Deakin University
Professor Maria Forsyth (FAA) is an Australian Laureate Fellow, an Alfred Deakin Professorial Fellow at Deakin University. She is the Associate Director in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science (ACES) and Deputy Director of the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) at Deakin University in Australia. Specifically, her work has focused on understanding the phenomenon of charge transport at metal/electrolyte interfaces and within novel electrolyte materials. Such materials have included a range of novel ionic liquids, polymer electrolytes and plastic crystals. NMR techniques have featured strongly in Professor Forsyth’s research where she has applied pulsed field gradient NMR to measure diffusion of ionic species in electrolytes, variable temperature solid state wide line NMR and MAS to investigate structure and dynamics in solids and, most recently, NMR imaging of electrochemical processes. She leads collaborative projects in lithium and sodium battery technologies funded through recent Australian Research Council grants. Her team collaborates very productively with colleagues within academia, CSIRO, DSTO as well as industry to design new materials and processes to control and optimise these phenomena in two key areas - corrosion (e.g. Corrosion Science 2006, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2007) and electrochemical devices (eg., Nature 1999, Science 2002, Science 2008, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 2008). Specifically, her work has focused on understanding the phenomenon of charge transport at metal/electrolyte interfaces and within novel electrolyte materials. Such materials have included a range of novel ionic liquids, polymer electrolytes and plastic crystals. Professor Forsyth is a co-author of over 450 journal and conference publications attracted more then 17000 citations with hi-index of 71. She has delivered more than 25 invited and plenary talks in the past 5 years.

Dr. Neeraj Sharma

Dr. Neeraj Sharma

Symposium - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage

UNSW Sydney
Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours Class 1), The University of Sydney, 2002-2005. Ph.D. in Chemistry, The University of Sydney, 2006-2009. Postdoctoral researcher, The Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation 2009-2012. Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Research Fellowship and appointed Lecturer in Chemistry, UNSW, 2012.
Abstract: Elucidating the phase, composition and structural evolution of layered positive electrodes for battery applications using in situ diffraction

Prof. Shujun Zhang

Prof. Shujun Zhang

Symposiums - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage | Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

University of Wollongong
Shujun Zhang received Ph.D. from Shandong University, China, in 2000. He is Professor at ISEM, Australian Institute of Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong, Australia. Prior to which, he was Senior Scientist at Materials Research Institute and Professor at Materials Science and Engineering Department of The Pennsylvania State University. He is associate editor for IEEE Transaction Ultrasound, Ferroelectric and Frequency Control, Journal of the American Ceramic Society and Journal of Electronic Materials. He is senior member of IEEE and member of ACerS, he is the elected AdCom member of IEEE- UFFC. He was a recipient of the Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award of IEEE UFFC Society in 2011. He holds five patents and has authored/coauthored more than 360 papers in refereed journals, with SCI H index of 43. He is now focusing on the structure- property- performance relationship of high temperature and high performance dielectric/piezoelectric crystals and ceramics, for sensor and transducer applications and energy storage applications.
Abstract: Impact of local structural heterogeneity on the piezoelectric properties of perovskite ferroelectrics
Abstract: Development of lead free dielectrics for energy storage application

Prof. Udo Bach

Prof. Udo Bach

Symposium - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage

Monash University
Udo Bach is a full professor at Monash University in the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science and an ANFF-VIC Technology Fellow at the Melbourne Centre of Nanofabrication (MCN). He received his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Switzerland) working in the research group of Prof Michael Grätzel and worked for 3 years in a technology start-up company in Dublin (Ireland). Subsequently he spent 15 months as a postdoc in the group of Prof. Paul Alivisatos in UC Berkeley (USA) before moving to Monash University in November 2005 to establish his own research group.
Prof Bach has a strong background in the area of photovoltaics and nanofabrication. He is involved in fundamental and applied research in the area of perovskite and dye-sensitized solar cells. He has additional research activities in the area of nanofabrication, DNA-directed self-assembly, nanoprinting, plasmonics for sensing, photovoltaic applications and combinatorial photovoltaic materials discovery.
Abstract: Back-Contact Perovskite Solar Cells

Dr Qinfen Gu

Dr Qinfen Gu

Symposium - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage

ANSTO
Dr Qinfen Gu is a beamline scientist at Australian Synchrotron. He was awarded a PhD from department of materials at ETH Zurich. In addition to his beamline development and user support, Dr Gu has great interest in following research areas: energy storage solutions (Li-ion batteries, hydrogen storage materials), Pb-free solder materials, MOFs and zeolites, novel material under extreme conditions.
Abstract: Effective Gas Separation/Storage Performance Enhancement Obtained by Constructing Advanced Porous Materials

Dr. Zhaojun Han

Dr. Zhaojun Han

Symposium - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage

CSIRO
Zhaojun Han is currently Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO Manufacturing. He received his B.Eng and PhD from School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He joined CSIRO as an OCE Postdoctoral Fellow in 2009. He was then moved progressively to positions of Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist in 2012 and 2015, respectively.
Abstract: Vertical Graphene-based Nanostructures for Energy Storage Applications  

Assoc. Prof M. Akbar Rhamdhani

Assoc. Prof M. Akbar Rhamdhani

Symposium - Metal Casting & Liquid Metal Processing

Swinburne University
Associate Professor M Akbar Rhamdhani obtained his PhD from McMaster University Canada in Materials Science and Engineering. He has been a teaching-research academic at Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) and the University of Queensland, before joining Swinburne in the Dept of Mechanical and Product Design Engineering. Akbar was also a Visiting Professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium and University of Indonesia.
Akbar's research focuses on advanced metal/material refining and impurities removal (e.g. in steel, aluminium, magnesium, silicon, nickel, and minerals); development of new processes for metal production; thermodynamics and kinetics of high temperature metal and chemical processes; and physical chemistry of interface. Akbar's recent research projects include: Thermodynamic behaviour of valuable trace elements during e-waste processing in copper smelting; Oxidation behaviour of rare-earth elements in permanent magnet scrap; Electrically enhanced silicon refining; Development of novel high temperature aluminium production process; Impurities control in electronic conductor grade aluminium; Removal of impurities from Titanium ore.
Abstract: Chemically and Electrically Assisted Impurities Control in Liquid Melt

Associate Professor Buyung Kosasih

Associate Professor Buyung Kosasih

Symposium - Metal casting and liquid metal processing

University of Wollongong
Dr. Buyung Kosasih is an Associate Professor in the school of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wollongong.
He is actively conducting research in: lubrication with green aqueous lubricant, wind and river current-based renewable energy, and fluid dynamics of jet stripping in coating process. He has received more than $1.5 million research funding including ARC Discovery grants, LIEF grant and several UOW grants. He published three books and since 2005 and 70 journal articles. He received an Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award in 2013 from the University of Wollongong recognising his teaching excellence and dedication in engineering education. In the Steel Research Hub, he leads a team working on understanding the fluid dynamics of jet wiping and coating aimed at improving the quality of the metal coating.
Abstract: Jet Wiping Process in Continuous Galvanising Line: Fluid Dynamics Perspective

Dr. Suk-Chun Moon

Dr. Suk-Chun Moon

Symposium - Metal casting and liquid metal processing

University of Wollongong
Research interest
• Casting and hot-rolling technologies
• Peritectic phase transition in materials of industrial importance
• In-situ observations of high temperature phenomena and thermal analysis
• Development of novel experimental facilities and techniques
Abstract: Assessment of Cracking Susceptibility of Steel in Continuous Casting Process Employing High-Temperature Laser-Scanning Confocal Microscopy  

Dr. Yansong Shen

Dr. Yansong Shen

Symposium - Metal Casting and Liquid Metal Processing

UNSW Sydney
Dr Yansong Shen obtained BEng and MEng degrees at Northeastern University and PhD degree at UNSW. He initiated and leads a vibrant research group - Process Modelling and Optimisation of Reactive Flows "ProMO Group", with applications to a range of complex processes in traditional and emerging industries particularly resource and energy sectors, including process metallurgy, solid fuel preparation/utilization, water treatment, biology processes, and renewable energy processes e.g. solar cell/biomass/hydrogen/battery. His research interests range from understanding fundamentals to optimising & developing new, cleaner and more efficient technologies, powered by advanced numerical and experimental approaches.
His research contributions are reflected by strong track record in terms of publication, research grant and synergistic activities. 
Abstract: Computational Fluid Dynamics StudyofThermochemical Behavior in a Blast Furnace with Respective Chemical Reactionsin Coke and Ore Burden Layers

Dr. Daniel Sando

Dr. Daniel Sando

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

UNSW 
Dr. Daniel Sando is a research fellow in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney. After completing undergraduate and a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane), Dr. Sando spent three years at Unite Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, near Paris, France and then one year as a post-doc in Seoul National University, before joining UNSW Sydney. His research interests include multiferroics, in particular BiFeO3, strain engineering, nonlinear optics, and thin film oxide epitaxy.
Abstract: Tuning functional properties of BiFeO3 films using strain and growth chemistry

Prof. Han Huang

Prof. Han Huang

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

University of Queensland
Professor Han Huang currently leads a group of researchers, working on mechanical characterization of nanostructures and advanced manufacturing at The University of Queensland.He obtained his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees at Huazhong University of Science and Technology and PhD at The University of Western Australia. Prof Huang published over 200 refereed journal papers, received a number of research accolades, including Australia Research Council Future Fellow, Australia Research Fellow and Queensland International Fellow, and won the prestigious Singapore National Technology Award. He has editorial roles in several international journals on manufacturing and is a steering member of a number of nanotechnology conferences.
Abstract: Characterisation of interfacial forces of nanowires

Prof Jan Seidel

Prof Jan Seidel

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

UNSW Sydney
Prof. Jan Seidel at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney is working in the field of transition metal oxides, nanomaterials, and advanced scanning probe microscopy development, with a focus on fundamental electronic, optical and magnetic properties of interfaces and topological structures. He received his doctorate in physics from the University of Technology Dresden, Germany and was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory before joining UNSW Sydney. He has held various fellowships throughout his career, including an ARC Future Fellowship, a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, an Endeavour Executive Fellowship from the Australian Government, and Visiting Fellowships at the University of Oxford’s Materials Department and St. Catherine’s College.
Abstract: Domain walls and phase boundaries as nanoscale functional elements

A/Prof Jennifer Wong-Leung

A/Prof Jennifer Wong-Leung

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

Australian National University
Jenny Wong-Leung is currently an associate professor in the department of Electronic Materials Engineering at the Australian National University. She has a BSc Hons in Physics (University of Bristol, UK) and a PhD (ANU, Australia). She was awarded an ARC postdoctoral fellowship (1998-2001) and an ARC QEII fellowship (2002-2007). She has 20 years post-PhD experience and have collaborated extensively with research groups in the US, Sweden, Norway and the UK as well in Australia. Her research interests and expertise are in the electron microscopy of semiconductors processing, III-V nanowires, semiconductor heterostructures and nanostructures as well as electrical characterisation techniques.
Abstract: III-V Semiconductor Nanowire Heterostructures grown by metal organic chemical vapour deposition

Prof. John Andrews

Prof. John Andrews

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials & Interfaces

RMIT University
AbstractNovel material and manufacturing requirements of the proton battery

Prof. John Bell

Prof. John Bell

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

Queensland University of Technology
John Bell is Professor and Head of School in the School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. He received his PhD at the University of New South Wales in 1986. After a postdoctoral training at Cornell University and CSIRO, he joined the University of Technology, Sydney in 1988 and moved to QUT in 1994. He has published over 190 peer-reviewed papers focusing on materials science, and in particular on mechanical properties of nanomaterials and thin film materials, and materials for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Current research focuses on nanowire mechanics, and characterizing understanding the mechanical behavior of these materials, as well perovskite solar cells, energy storage systems, and integrating renewables into the energy system.
Abstract: Atypical Defect Motions in Brittle Layered Sodium Titanate Nanowires

Prof. Milos Toth

Prof. Milos Toth

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

University of Technology Sydney
Milos received a PhD in Applied Physics from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2001. He spent 4 years as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Cambridge, and 7 years as a research scientist at the imaging and nanofabrication company FEI. He returned to UTS in 2011 where he is currently a professor at the Institute for Biomedical Materials and Devices. His research interests revolve around fabrication, characterisation and processing of nanostructured materials and devices – particularly self-assembly, emergence and chemically-driven nanofabrication directed by electron, ion and laser beams. His recent work is focused on application of these techniques to integrated solid-state quantum photonics, with an emphasis on single photon emitters in diamond, 2D materials and van der Waals crystals.
Abstract: Quantum emitters in hexagonal boron nitride

A/Prof. Qiaoliang Bao

A/Prof. Qiaoliang Bao

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

Monash University
Dr. Qiaoliang Bao received his Bachelor (2000) and Master (2003) degree from School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, and Ph. D degree from Department of Physics, Wuhan University (2007). From 2006 to 2008, he studied at Nanyang Technological University as a visiting student and research associate. From 2008 to 2012, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Graphene Research Centre, National University of Singapore (NUS). He was enrolled into China Thousand Youth Talent Program in 2012. He obtained ARC Future Fellowship in 2016 and is now an Associate Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University, Australia. He has authored or co-authored more than 160 refereed journal articles with more than 18,000 total citations and an H-index of 56 (Google Scholar). His research interests include synthesis and optical characterization of two-dimensional materials as well as their incorporation into photonic and optoelectronic devices.
Abstract:  Photonic and Optoelectronic Device Applications Based on 2D Materials

A/Prof. Rongkun Zheng

A/Prof. Rongkun Zheng

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

University of Sydney
Rongkun Zheng obtained his BSc in Physics from Shandong University in China in 1999 and his PhD in Physics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2004. He joined the University of Sydney in late 2004, and currently is an Associate Professor at the School of Physics. His research interest span from Condensed Matter and Materials Physics to Microscopy and Microanalysis, with a focus on the growth-Structure-Property relationships in functional materials and devices using sophisticated microscopy and microanalysis, particularly atom probe tomography (APT) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). He has published more than 160 papers and has received over 6000 citations. He has received a number of awards, including a prestigious fellowship from the Australian Research Council, and has been regularly invited to national and international conferences in his field.
Abstract:  Atomic-scale tomography of semiconductors, superconductors, and magnetic materials

Dr. Siva Karuturi

Dr. Siva Karuturi

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

Australian National University
Dr. Siva Karuturi is currently a research fellow in the Research School of Engineering at the Australian National University. He was a recipient of Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council (ARC) in 2015. He received PhD degree from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2013. His research interests span energy materials, nanofabrication and solar fuel generation
with extensive experience in the design of semiconductor photoelectrodes, surface engineering using atomic layer deposition and stand-alone devices for photoelectrochemical solar hydrogen production. He has established research facilities at ANU for solar water splitting research and currently supervise 3 PhD students and several Masters by Research and Honours Research students in this research field. 
Abstract: InP Nanopillar Photoelectrodes for Efficient Solar Hydrogen Generation

Prof. Tao (Tom) Wu

Prof. Tao (Tom) Wu

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

UNSW Sydney
Dr. Tao (Tom) Wu is a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney. He received his B.S. degree from Zhejiang University in 1995 and Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Tom worked in Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. He has authored more than 240 peer-reviewed papers with a h-index of 57. His group explores the vapor- and solution-based synthesis and physical properties of novel materials, particularly transition-metal oxides and hybrid halide perovskites, in the forms of thin films, nanomaterials and mixed-dimensional nanocomposites. His research targets at diverse electronic, data storage and energy applications including field effect transistors, spintronics, nonvolatile memories, solar cells and photodetectors. The aim is to find disruptive materials-based solutions via composition-structure-band-interface engineering to address resource and technology challenges. Tom’s group has witnessed the career development of more than 14 PhD students and 25 postdocs who now hold academic and industry positions in China, Singapore, India, Japan, Korea, France, and US. He also serves as Associate Editor for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
Abstract: Heterostructure-Based “Binary Materials” for Photodetection from Mid-Infrared, Visible, to X-ray

Dr. Xianghai An

Dr. Xianghai An

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials & Interfaces

University of Sydney
Dr. Xianghai An received his PhD from Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Sciences, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2012. After receiving his PhD degree, he commenced with the School of Aerospace, Mechatronic and Mechanical Engineering (AMME) at The University of Sydney (USYD) as a research fellow, qualifying as a DVCR Research Fellow (Sydney Society of Fellows) in 2014. He is currently a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) Fellow supported by Australia Research Council (ARC). Dr An was also conferred to the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship by Humboldt Foundation in Germany in 2016 (relinquished) and is one of first recipients of the Robinson Fellowships - named after Sir Robert Robinson, who was the first Nobel Prize winner from the University of Sydney.
Abstract: Hierarchical nanostructures enabling excellent mechanical properties in CoCrFeNiMn high-entropy alloy additively manufactured by selective laser melting

Prof. Ying Chen

Prof. Ying Chen

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

Institute of Frontier Materials - Deakin University
Professor Ying Chen is the Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair of Nanotechnology at the Institute of Frontier Materials of Deakin University, Australia.Professor Chen has invented the ball-milling and annealing method for nanotube production, and used mechano-chemistry to produce a series of nanomaterials.He has been working on nanotechnology research for 25 years and his current research at Deakin University focuses on fundamental research in nanomaterials for new energy storage (batteries and capacitors), environmental protection and medical applications.
Professor Ying Chen obtained his Bs degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and a PhD degree from the University of Paris-Sud, France.He had worked at the Australian National University, Canberra for 15 years before moving to Deakin University in 2009. He has published over 300 publications and is listed by the ISI Web of Knowledge as the top author on two subjects of nanotubes and ball milling.He has contributed to three bestselling books on nanotechnology published by CRC Press. His publications have been cited more than 12000 times over the past 10 years with an H factor of 52.Professor Chen is the Fellow of Institute of Physics, member of American Physics Institute, Materials Research Society, and Australian Materials Union.He has been awarded several prestigious awards, including QEII/ARF fellowships from the Australian Research Council and 1000 talented professorship in 2011.He has been given keynote and invited presentations at international conferences every year.
Abstract: Boron Nitride Nanotube-Metal Composites and Interface Reactions  

Prof. Yuantong Gu

Prof. Yuantong Gu

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

Queensland University of Technology
Prof Gu is a leading researcher in Mechanical and Material Engineering; Computational Mechanics; and Biomechanics. He is the Discipline leader of Mechanical Systems and Asset Management. Prof. Gu is also leading a large research group(Laboratory for Advanced Modelling and Simulation in Engineering and Science) in QUT . The three 3 main research areas are:
1)Advanced numerical modelling and simulation for engineering and science;
2) Experiment and Numerical modelling for Biomechanics and biomedical systems;
3) Nanotechnology and nanodevice.
Abstract: Mechanical Characteristics of Diamond nanothread (DNT)--A new carbon nanotube brother

Dr. ZiBin Chen

Dr. ZiBin Chen

Symposium - Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

Scitek
Zibin's expertise focus on the structure-properties relationship of various materials including metal, non-crystalline materials, semiconductors, and multiferroic materials. He combines scientific method with engineering technics to explore a valuable pathway to increase data storage capacity in current memory devices. He has a solid theoretical background in the structures and mechanical properties of materials and in-depth understanding in different materials. He has extensive knowledge and design experience in memory devices including HDD, SSD, ferroelectric memory devices.
He also has extensive experiences in materials research using various advanced transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) techniques including electron diffraction, diffraction contrast imaging, phase contrast high-resolution imaging, and high-angle annular dark-field STEM imaging. He is expertise in microscopy sample preparation using electro-polishing, tripod-polishing, focused ion-beam (FIB) and nanomanipulation in SEM. He has extensive skills in nanoscale mechanical testing using a Hysitron in-situ Electrical and straining TEM holder.
Abstract: In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Investigation of Ferroelectric Domain Switching

Dr. Alessio Stefani

Dr. Alessio Stefani

Symposium - Photonics, Sensors, Optoelectronics & Ferro Electronics Symposium

University of Sydney
Alessio Stefani is a Marie-Curie fellow at the University of Sydney and at the Technical University of Denmark. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in physical engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2006 and 2008, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Photonics Engineering, DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, in 2012. Before joining the University of Sydney in 2015, he was a postdoc at the Femto-ST institute in Besancon, France, and at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany Abstract:  Elastic optical fibres for sensing and smart wearables

Dr. Peggy Zhang

Dr. Peggy Zhang

Symposium - Photonics, Sensors, Optoelectronics & Ferro Electronics Symposium

UNSW Sydney

Dr Qi Zhang received her Bachelor and Masters degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China), and finished her PhD at the University of New South Wales in 2015. She is currently working as a Research Associate at UNSW and her research interests include chemical solution deposition process, piezoresponse force microscopy, topological domain structures in ferroelectric thin films and, nano-device fabrication.
Abstract: Epitaxial (001) BiFeO3 thin-films with excellent ferroelectric properties by chemical solution deposition

Dr. Rajesh Ramanathan

Dr. Rajesh Ramanathan

Symposium - Photonics, Sensors, Optoelectronics & Ferro Electronics Symposium

RMIT University
Dr Ramanathan is a Senior Research Fellow, Vice Chancellor Fellow and the co-leader of the NanoBiotechnology Research Laboratory (NBRL) at the School of Science, RMIT University. He has cross-disciplinary expertise that spans from chemical and physical sciences (materials chemistry) to biological sciences (microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and bioinformatics); engineering (nanotechnology) and statistics (chemometrics). This expertise has enabled him to lead and contribute to several research projects across disciplinary boundaries. His current research has a strong focus on the development of new nanomaterials for biosensor technologies with commercial potential.
He has received numerous awards including the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence – Early Career Researcher; Hitachi Social Impact Prize for Connected Health; RMIT Global Media Star Award; Kavli Fellow award etc.
The commercial interest of his research has also seen global recognition. His work has been selected as a finalist in internationally recognised events including the INDEX: Design to Improve Life Award (Light-induced wound healing fabric) and Imagine Chemistry, AkzoNobel Chemical Start-up Challenge (large scale aqueous dispersions of magnetic nanoparticles).
Abstract: Enzyme-mimic nanosensors: detection of small molecules to whole cells

Dr. Sumeet Walia

Dr. Sumeet Walia

Symposium - Photonics, Sensors, Optoelectronics & Ferro Electronics Symposium

RMIT University
Dr Sumeet Walia is a Senior Lecturer and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in the School of Engineering at RMIT University. He leads a diverse team of young researchers that focuses on engineering small scale materials and deploying them for applications in next-generation electronics and sensors for healthcare and environmental monitoring. Sumeet's research is highly multidisciplinary in nature and he has published over 50 journal articles, holds four patents and edited two books. His work has been recognised through several awards for innovation and impact which include being named one of the Top 10 Young Innovators in APAC, Victorian Young Achiever for Research Impact, Australia’s most Innovative Engineers, Top 100 Innovations list of 2016 released by UNESCO and the Young Tall Poppy Award for Excellence in Science and Communication awarded by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Victoria Fellowship.
Abstract: Black Phosphorus: An electronic and optoelectronic elemental analog of graphene  

Dr. Agus Muhamad Hatta

Dr. Agus Muhamad Hatta

Symposium - Photonics, Sensors, Optoelectronics & Ferro Electronics Symposium

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Agus Muhamad Hatta is an associate professor at the Department of Engineering Physics, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya, Indonesia. He received a PhD from Photonics Research Centre at Dublin Institute of Technology in 2010. He spent two years as a research fellow at the Theoretical Physics Group, Department of Physics – Jazan University. Agus was a visiting professor at Harbin Engineering University. He was a co-founder of Ibn al Haytham LHiSA (Light: History, Science and Applications) International Society. His research interests include optical fiber sensors, integrated optics, and quantum optics.
Abstract: All-fiber multimode-interference based sensors: principles and applications 

Brianna Knowles

Brianna Knowles

Symposium - Surfaces, Thin Films and Coatings

ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing/University of Wollongong/BlueScope Steel
Brianna is a PhD candidate studying within the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute at the University of Wollongong. This work is in collaboration with BlueScope as an affiliate of the Australian Steel Manufacturing Research Hub. Her research is focused on developing thin film coatings for the protection of surfaces from biological fouling. She is involved in the synthesis of polymeric and nanocomposite materials, development of coating method applications, coating characterization and assessment of biological fouling resistance.
Abstract: Hydrophilic Antifouling Surface Coatings
  

A/Prof Huiliang Cao

A/Prof Huiliang Cao

Symposium - Surfaces, Thin Films and Coatings

Chinese Academy of Sciences
A/Prof Cao is an Associate Professor at the Shanghai Insitute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Abstract:  Surface Modification of Biomaterials by Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation and Deposition

Dr. Sina Jamali

Dr. Sina Jamali

Symposium - Surfaces Thin Films & Coatings

University of Wollongong
Sina previously worked For BASF, Coatings group, as technical officer and also co-founded a paint company specialized on anti-graffiti coatings. His research interests are micro-electrochemical analysis and smart surface coatings with application in sensors and materials testing. He is currently working on surface engineering and passivation of active metal coatings. He has published over 60 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. 
Abstract: Silane organic-inorganic thin film as tie layer for excellent adhesion between galvanized steel surface and UV curable organic coating

A/Prof Krishnan Kannoorpatti

A/Prof Krishnan Kannoorpatti

Symposium - Surfaces Thin Films & Coatings

Charles Darwin University
Discipline Leader - Mechanical Engineering
Abstract: Investigation of Differential Aeration Cells in Soil Corrosion