Vladimir Fal’ko is condensed matter theorist responsible for many advances in the theory of electronic and optical properties of two-dimensional materials, in particular, graphene, theory of localisation and theory of quantum transport in mesoscopic systems. His current research interests include modelling of graphene-based electronic and optoelectronic systems and development of theories of electronic and optical properties of various atomically thin two-dimensional crystals and their heterostructures. His career has been marked by Humboldt Fellowship, EPSC Advanced Fellowship, ERC Advanced Investigator and Synergy Grants, and Royal Society Wolfson Foundation Research Merit Award. Falko played a pivotal role in building up the European research community in graphene and two-dimensional materials by setting the ‘Graphene Week’ conference series and by organising numerous international conference in this field, and he is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IoP Journal ‘2D Materials’. Falko is, currently Director of the National Graphene Institute and Professor of Condensed Matter Theory at the University of Manchester, and he is one of the leaders of the European Graphene Flagship Project.
Theory of the physical properties of graphene and 2D materials; Nanoelectronics
Prof. Dr. Edward Y. Chang received his B.S. degree from Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1977, and his Ph.D. degree from Materials Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN in 1985 Dr. Chang was with Unisys Corporation GaAs Component Group, Eagan, MN, 1985 to 1988 and Comsat Labs Microelectronic Group from 1988 to 1992. He worked on the GaAs MMIC programs on both groups. He joined National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1992. In 1994, he helped set up the first GaAs MMIC production line in Taiwan, and become president of Hexawave Inc., Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1995. He returned to the teaching position at NCTU in 1999. Dr. Chang is currently the Dean of Research and Development and professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Dept of Elecrical Engineering at NCTU. He is also the director of Diamond Lab and the director of NCTU-TSMC research center.
Process and packaging technologies of III-V high-speed and high-frequency electronic devices GaN epitaxy and device technologies III-V(GaN, GaAs, InAs)/Ge/Si heterogeneous materials Integration.
Anita Sagadevan Ethiraj has completed her PhD from Department of Physics, University of Pune, India in 2006. She was a visiting scientist and BK21 postdoctoral researcher for the year 2006-2008 in POSTECH and SKKU, South Korea. She also worked on US defense sponsored project from 2010-2013 at North Carolina, USA. Dr. Anita is presently working as an Associate Professor in the Physics Department, VIT-AP University, India. Her research area of interest includes core-shell nanoparticles, quantum dots in diodes and LED’s, thin film technology, photovoltaics, green chemistry, Graphene/metal oxide based nanocomposites for environmental and energy applications. She has delivered several Invited talks in National and International Conferences, served as Convenor, National Advisor Committee member, Technical Committee Member and session chairs, holds membership in many professional organizations, reviewer for Elsevier & Springer Publisher journals and has numerous peer reviewed impact factor papers to her credit.