January 31, 2019
Special Symposium: Graphene Special
Physics and applications of 2D materials
12:00-12:20 Simultaneous interpretation
Prof. Kostya Novoselov
Professor Sir Konstantin 'Kostya' Novoselov FRS was born in Russia in August 1974. He is best known for isolating graphene at The University of Manchester in 2004, and is an expert in condensed matter physics, mesoscopic physics and nanotechnology. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for his achievements with graphene. Kostya is Langworthy Professor of Physics and Royal Society Research Professor at The University of Manchester.
He graduated from The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and undertook his PhD studies at The University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands before moving to The University of Manchester in 2001. Professor Novoselov has published more than 250 peer-reviewed research papers.
He has been awarded with numerous prizes, including the Nicholas Kurti Prize (2007), International Union of Pure and Applied Science Prize (2008), MIT Technology Review young innovator (2008), Europhysics Prize (2008), Bragg Lecture Prize from the Union of Crystallography (2011), the Kohn Award Lecture (2012), Leverhulme Medal from the Royal Society (2013), Onsager medal (2014), Carbon medal (2016) and Dalton medal (2016), among many others.
12:20-12:35 Simultaneous interpretation
National University of Singapore
Prof. Antonio Castro-Neto
Prof. Antonio H. Castro Neto got his Ph.D. in Physics at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1994. In 1994, he moved to the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara as a postdoctoral fellow. In 1995, he became an Assistant Professor at University of California at Riverside. In 2000, he moved to Boston University as Professor of Physics. At Boston, Prof. Castro Neto became one of the leading theorists in the study of graphene and other two-dimensional materials. Since 2010, Prof. Castro Neto is the Director of the Graphene Research Center and in 2014 he became Director of the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials funded by the National Research Foundation of Singapore.
In 2014, established Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM), led by Prof. Castro Nero explores 2D crystals beyond graphene and their industrial applications in several different industrial sectors such as energy, water, food, and environment. In 2016, Prof. Castro Neto founded 2D Materials (2DM) Pte Ltd in Singapore for the development of high-quality graphene, and in 2017 he founded MADE Advanced Materials Pte Ltd for the development of graphene composites with carbon and glass fibres.
Prof. Castro Neto has authored more than 300 manuscripts and has published in prestigious journals incl. Science, Nature Materials, Nature Physics, and Physical Review Letters, and has over 50,000 citations; Hirsch Index: 87.
Graflow: Process Technology for High Performance Graphene Composites
12:35-12:50 Simultaneous interpretation
Mr. Andy Zhou
Andy joined Grafoid in June 2017 to serve as the Company’s technical bridge between customers and our engineering and research teams.
In this role, he supports Grafoid’s sales and marketing team by delivering technical presentations to prospective customers and through collaboration with customers’ technologists in matching end user application needs and requirements with our graphene technologies.
Andy earned his M.Sc in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto and his B.Sc in Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo.