Keynote Speakers of ICMIM 2018

1st Keynote Speaker

Prof. Vasudevanpillai Biju


Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


Vasudevan P. Biju studied chemistry at Kerala University and received his PhD degree with Dr K. George Thomas. Then, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institute of Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Japan, a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Nanotechnology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Fundamental Science Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA. His postdoctoral research included spectroscopy and microscopy of single-molecules and nanoparticles. Following this, he was invited to National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, in 2004 as a tenure track scientist, becoming a tenured scientist in 2008 and a chief scientist in 2009. He is also taking (2007) a Visiting Scientist position at Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the University of Texas at Austin, and a Visiting Professor position (2007~) at center for arthropod bioresources and biotechnology, Kerala University. His current research interests include development of nanoparticles and bioconjugated nanoparticles, and exploitation the optical properties of nanobioconjugates towards unraveling of biophysical functions and structures of biomolecules in cells. He is the recipient of 14th Hiraga Gennai Award by the Ozaki Foundation, Japan, and the Young Asian Chemist Award by the Chemical Society of Japan.

2nd Keynote Speaker


Prof. Jun Ding


National University of Singapore, Singapore


Dr Jun DING obtained his Diplom Physics from University of Wuppertal in 1986, and PhD degree from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany in 1990. He has been working on magnetic and nanostructured materials for more than 25 years. He is currently working as Professor at Department of Materials Science & Engineering, National University of Singapore. He has published over 350 journal papers with a total citation > 9000 and H-Index = 52.


Research Interests

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing): Recently, Prof Ding Jun’s research has been concentrated on additive manufacturing. His research has been focused on the development of starting mateirals for fabrication of multi-functioanal devices/structures of metal, ceramics, polymer and composite.

Nanomagnetics/spintronics and their applications: Prof Ding Jun has been working in the area of nanomagnetics and spintronics for many years. Recently, he has paid a particular attention on these materials and devices in different applications, including spintronic structures in information storage, nanoparticles in biomedical and environmental applications, magnetic sensors, magnetic energy harvesters and metamaterials. 3D printing will be used in the device fabrication.


3rd Keynote Speaker

Prof. Shen-Ming Chen


National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan


Prof. Shen-Ming Chen (h-index > 60) received his PhD degrees in chemistry from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He was a visiting postdoctoral fellow with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1997. He joined Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan in 1985. He had been an associate professor of Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan from 1991 to 1997. Since August 1997, he has been a full professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology. He has been the Dean (Curator) of library, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 2000 to 2006 and the Director of Extracurricular Activity, office of student affairs, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 1995 to 2000.
Prof. Shen-Ming Chen has published over 500 research and review papers in internationalSCI journals. Some of their papers have been selected as the most cited papers in theJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Biosensor & Bioelectronics. He received threetimes Distinguish Professor awards. He also received three times Outstanding Research Award from National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan. He have edited or attended two books for NOVA publications titled “Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Biosensors” and “Biosensors: Properties, Materials and Applications” and contributed four book chapters.
His research interest includes nanocomposites, bionanomaterials, bionanotechnology, electrochemical biosensor, biosensors, bioelectrochemistry,, chemical materials, electroanalytical Chemistry, electrocatalysis and electroanalysis, photoelectrochemistry, metalloproteins, metalloporphyrins, nanotechnology, spectroscopic techniques, scanning probe techniques, quartz crystal microbalance, materials research, fuel cells, solar cell and photovoltaic cells.


4th Keynote Speaker

Assoc. Prof. Pan Jisheng

Institute of Materials Research and Engineering/ National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Dr. Jisheng Pan received his B. Sc in Physics from Zhejiang University in 1985 and his M. Sc in Nuclear Physics in 1988 from Shanghai Institute of applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he worked for 6 years in nuclear technology. He graduated in 1998 with his PhD in surface science from National University of Singapore. Currently, he is a senior scientist and photoemission spectroscopy (PES) group leader in Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), Singapore. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, National University of Singapore. His areas of research interest are photoemission technique development, 2D materials for nanodevice application, surface nanostructure formation, characterization and application on catalysis, growth and characterization of thin films for microelectronic device fabrication, Ion beam pattern of semiconductor surfaces. Dr. Pan has authored or co-authored more than 250 refereed journal articles, one patent, two know-hows and given more than 80 presentations at international conferences. He has also provided surface analysis and consulting service to many local and international companies in Singapore. In the past 10 years his research team has studied many material system interfaces such as metal/semiconductor, semiconductor/semiconductor, high-k insulator/semiconductor using PES technique. In addition, His team developed various models for different interfaces to eliminate possible photoemission charge effect in affecting the data analysis to obtain accurate band alignment information. The knowledge in this area can significantly contribute to the understanding of the mechanisms governing the properties of semiconductor interface. Dr. Pan has received many awards including achievement award from A*Star Aerospace Programme, 2015; Assessor Award (Silver) from Singapore Accreditation Council, 2015; “Best of session” paper accreditation at Semicon West Exhibition (San Jose, USA) in 2002; the Natural Science Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1991. He is a technical assessor of Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC); a technical committee member of ISO/TC 201 surface chemical analysis, Singapore; an associate editor of Surface and Interface Analysis; an editorial board member of Journal of Spectroscopy. He is also a member of many professional societies such as AVS (USA), MRS (Singapore), IPS (Singapore) and NSC (China).


Research Interests

  • 2D materials for nanodevice application

  • Surface nanostructure growth and characterization

  • Growth and characterization of thin film for microelectronic device fabrication

  • Low energy ion beam modification and patterning of semiconductor and polymer surfaces

  • Gas absorption on metal and semiconductor single crystals as well as on surfaces of catalyst

  • Industry surface analysis and consulting service

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