Keynote Speakers of ICMIM 2017

1st 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.



2nd Keynote Speaker


Prof. Yoshihiro Sugi


Professor Emeritus, Gifu University, Japan


Keynote Speech Title: Zeolite as Molecular Reactor. The Isopropylation of Biphenyl over H-Mordenite


Dr. Yoshihiro Sugi was born in Japan and obtained both his Master in Engineering and PhD from Tohoku University, Japan. He was in National Institute of Material Chemical Research from 1971 to 1994 and worked as a Professor of Chemistry in the Engineering Faculty at Gifu University from 1994 to 2009. He joined National Chemical Laboratory, Japan, where he worked till 1995. Professor Sugi joined Prof Ajayan Vinu’s research group as a Visiting Professor at AIBN (Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology).

Research Interests


Synthesis, characterisation and application of micro- and meso-porous materials as catalyst for organic reactions.



3rd Keynote Speaker


Prof. Lei Jiang


Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R.China


Dr. Lei Jiang received his B.S. degree in solid state physics (1987), and M.S. degree in physical chemistry (1990) from Jilin University in China. From 1992 to 1994, he studied in the University of Tokyo in Japan as a China-Japan joint course Ph.D. student and received his Ph.D. degree from Jilin University of China with Prof. Tiejin Li. Then, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Akira Fujishima’s group in the University of Tokyo. In 1996, he worked as researcher in Kanagawa Academy of Sciences and Technology, Prof. Hashimoto’s project. In 1999, he joined Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). In 2015, he moved to the Technoligical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS. Since 2008, he also served as the dean of School of Chemistry and Environment in Beihang University. He was elected as members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and The World Academy of Sciences in 2009 and 2012. In 2016, he also elected as a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering.


Research Interests


1. Structural Effect on Wettabilitys of Natural Materials
To reveal the relationship between the special wettability and the unique micro- or nanostructures of organism surfaces in nature (lotus leaves, rice leaves, water-strider’s legs, cicada wings, butterfly wings, et al.).
2. Design and Fabrication of Bio-Inspired Surfaces with Special Wettability To construct hierarchical micro- and nanostructures through physical or chemical method, and adjust the surface free energy, reach the special wettability (superhydrophilicity, superoleophilicity, superhydrophobicity, or
3. Bio-Inspired, Smart Interfacial Materials
To focus on the design and fabrication of smart interfacial materials (thermo-, photo-, electro-, pH-, solvent-, or stress-responsive, et al). For example, under certain circumstances, a surface wettability can switch between superhydrophilicity and superhydrophobicity, just like in Chinese ancient Taiji philosophy that “Yin” and “Yang”, the two opposing fundamental properties of nature, are switchable.
4. Ion Channels
To construct responsive nanopore channels and nanocompartment through the assembly of functional DNA molecules. This may be used to develop remotely tunable controlled release of small molecules through DNA channels, which has great potential in drug delivery and nanomedicine.



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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