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Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen is the Director of the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids (CPOS) and the professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Professor Nguyen received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a research associate in the Department of Chemistry and the Nanocenter at Columbia University working with Professors Louis Brus and Colin Nuckolls on molecular self-assembly, nanoscale characterization and devices. She also spent time at IBM Research Center at T. J. Watson (Yorktown Heights, NY) working with Richard Martel and Phaedon Avouris on molecular electronics. She joined the faculty of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at UCSB in July 2004.

She is co-authored 271 publications and 3 book chapters that received over 30,000 citations and gave over 270 invited talks at national and international conferences, universities, and companies. Recognition for her research includes the 2005 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the 2006 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2007 Harold Plous Award, the 2008 Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, the 2009 Alfred Sloan Research Fellows, the 2010 National Science Foundation American Competitiveness and Innovation Fellows, the 2015 Alexander von Humboldt Senior Research Award, the 2016 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the 2019 Hall of Fame – Advanced Materials, the 2019 Beaufort Visiting Scholar, St John’s College, Cambridge University, the 2015-2019 World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds; Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science by Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics, the 2019 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Stanford University’s 2020 list of the World Top 2% Highly Cited Scientists, the 2020 UCSB Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award, and the 2021 Women in Materials Science by Advanced Materials.

Her current research interests are doping in organic semiconductors, charge transport in organic semiconductors, bioelectronics, and device physics of organic solar cells, ratchets, transistors, and photodetectors.

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Tsuyoshi Sekitani

Professor Tsuyoshi Sekitani received his B.S. from Osaka University in 1999, and Ph.D. from the Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering, at the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2003. From 2003 to 2010, he was an Assistant Professor, and in 2011, he was an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. In 2014, he was made a Full Professor in The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research at Osaka University. In 2017, he was awarded as the title of Osaka University Distinguished Professor. From 2019, he is playing a leading role in the research intensification of Osaka University as an Executive Assistant to the President of Osaka University. As the chairperson of the Young Researcher Committee of the Engineering Academy of Japan, he has been providing recommendations on science and technology policies to government organizations and related ministries and agencies. He was awarded as “Highly Cited Researchers” (The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds) from Thomson Reuters in 2014, and from Clarivate Analytics in 2018, IEEE Paul Rappaport Award in 2009 and 2010.

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Eric MacDonald

Eric MacDonald, Ph.D. is a professor of mechanical at the University of Texas at El Paso and engaged in the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation.  Dr. MacDonald received his doctoral (2002) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He worked in industry for 12 years at IBM and Motorola and subsequently co-founded a start-up specializing in CAD software and the startup was acquired by a firm in Silicon Valley. Dr. MacDonald held faculty fellowships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, US Navy Research and was awarded a US State Department Fulbright Fellowship in South America. His research interests include 3D printed multi-functional applications and process monitoring in additive manufacturing with instrumentation and computer vision for improved quality and yield. As a co-founding editor of the Elsevier journal Additive Manufacturing, MacDonald has help direct the journal to have the highest impact factor among all academic journals worldwide in manufacturing. Recent projects include 3D printing of structures such as nano satellites with structurally-embedded electronics (one of which was launched into Low Earth Orbit in 2013 and a replica of which was on display at the London Museum of Science). He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, dozens of patents (one of which was licensed by Sony and Toshiba from IBM).  He is a member of ASME, ASEE, senior member of IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer in the USA state of Texas.

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Thomas M. Brown

Thomas M. Brown investigated OLEDs for his PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. From 2001-2005 he developed OTFTs and E-paper as Senior Engineer at Plastic Logic Ltd. In 2005 he was recipient of a “Re-entry” Fellowship awarded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. He is author of over 150 publications and 15 patents and Associate Editor of Solar Energy. Founder and current director of the Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy, at the University of Rome-Tor Vergata, where he is Associate Professor, his current research focus is in perovskite solar cells on flexible substrates and for indoor light harvesting, and in bio-hybrid devices.

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Uli Lemmer

Uli Lemmer received the Diploma degree in Physics from RWTH Aachen University in 1990 and a Ph.D. from the University of Marburg in 1995. From 1995 to 1996, he held a postdoctoral position with the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was heading the Organic Optoelectronics group at the University of Munich from 1996 to 2002. In 2002 he was appointed a full Professor for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Director of the Light Technology Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He is the coordinator of the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) (founded in 2006). He is furthermore heading the device physics competence center within the InnovationLab in Heidelberg since 2011. Since 2013 he is also a co-director of the Institute of Microstructure Technology at KIT.  His research interests are in the field of optoelectronics and the technology and the applications of printable organic and inorganic semiconductors. He has published more than 400 journal papers. He has also contributed to more than 15 patents and patent applications as a co-inventor.

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Eric MacDonald

Eric MacDonald, Ph.D. is a professor of mechanical at the University of Texas at El Paso and engaged in the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation.  Dr. MacDonald received his doctoral (2002) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He worked in industry for 12 years at IBM and Motorola and subsequently co-founded a start-up specializing in CAD software and the startup was acquired by a firm in Silicon Valley. Dr. MacDonald held faculty fellowships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, US Navy Research and was awarded a US State Department Fulbright Fellowship in South America. His research interests include 3D printed multi-functional applications and process monitoring in additive manufacturing with instrumentation and computer vision for improved quality and yield. As a co-founding editor of the Elsevier journal Additive Manufacturing, MacDonald has help direct the journal to have the highest impact factor among all academic journals worldwide in manufacturing. Recent projects include 3D printing of structures such as nano satellites with structurally-embedded electronics (one of which was launched into Low Earth Orbit in 2013 and a replica of which was on display at the London Museum of Science). He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, dozens of patents (one of which was licensed by Sony and Toshiba from IBM).  He is a member of ASME, ASEE, senior member of IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer in the USA state of Texas.

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Shweta Agarwala

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Invited Speaker Presenter TRACK 1: EMERGING MATERIALS

Clara Santato

Clara Santato (PhD, Geneva U, 2001), Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Organic Electronics: Materials, Processes Devices, is Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics at Polytechnique Montreal.

Dr Santato’s key achievements include: seminal work on WO3-catalysed water photoelectrolysis for hydrogen (H2) production; groundbreaking work on organic (carbon-based) electronics, specifically on Organic Thin Film Transistors. She has conducted and led research projects in both European and North American institutions (including Purdue U and Cornell U). For her research on solar energy conversion and light-emitting devices, she has been elevated, in 2016, to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior membership.

She demonstrated the first melanin biopigment-based supercapacitor. For this work, she was awarded the 2018 Materials Research Society (MRS) Communications Lecture Award.

Clara serves as Editor of the Journal of Power Sources and member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances (Royal Society of Chemistry) as well as NanoExpress (Institute of Physics).

Clara is the PI of a Canada-wide Collaborative Research and Training Experience in Sustainable Electronics and Eco-Design (CREATE SEED, 2020-2026) initiative, funded by NSERC, bringing together some 20 universities and industrial partners in Canada and abroad.

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Abhishek S. Dahiya

Dr Abhishek S. Dahiya is a research associate at the BEST group in the School of Engineering at University of Glasgow. He has received his Ph.D. from the GREMAN laboratory, Université François Rabelais de Tours, France in 2016. He performed his postdoctoral work at the GREMAN laboratory (2016-2017), the University of Bordeaux (ICMCB/CNRS) (2018-2019), and at the IES CNRS/Université de Montpellier (2019-2020) in France. He has published 42 high-impact research articles in leading journals/conferences and 1 US patent. His research interest covers synthesis of nanomaterials, printed and flexible electronics, energy harvesting, and semiconductor device physics.

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Presenter TRACK 10: EMERGING APPLICATIONS

Jia Liu

Dr. Jia Liu received his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry with Professor Charles M. Lieber from Harvard University in 2014. He then worked with Professors Zhenan Bao and Karl Deisseroth as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. His laboratory at Harvard University is primarily focusing on the development of new soft bioelectronics, cyborg engineering, genetic/genomic engineering and computational tools to address questions in brain-machine interface, neuroscience, cardiac diseases, and developmental disorders. Dr. Liu’s independent career has been recognized by recent awards, including a 2022 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), a 2021 NIH/NIDDK DP1 Catalyst Award, a 2020 William F. Milton Award, and a 2019 Aramont Award for Emerging Science Research Fellowship.