VTTProf. Jouni Ahopelto

VTT Technical Centre of Finland

Jouni AhopeltoProfessor Ahopelto received his doctoral degree in 1995 on fabrication of nanoscale semiconductor structures from Helsinki University of Technology. The topic of the thesis was fabrication and characterisation of self-organising quantum dots and quantum wires based on 3-5 materials. In 1991-1993 he was a visiting scientist in Japan in Sakaki Quantum Wave Project. He established Nanoelectronics group at VTT in late 90's and has hold the position of Research Professor with main focus on nanoelectronics since 2002. Current research topics, in addition to nanoelectronics, include nanophotonics, phononics and nanofabrication.
Professor Ahopelto has published over 100 journal papers and has about 200 conference contributions. He has participated in 20 European Union funded projects in different fields of nanoscience. He was a Coordinator of NaPa, a large scale project focusing on emerging nanopatterning methods and is currently coordinating the NaPANIL project which concentrates on nanoimprinting and pilot production.

EM2CProf. Sebastian Volz

CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Sebastian VolzSebastian Volz is a Senior Research Fellow of the CNRS at the Laboratoire d'Energétique Moléculaire et Macroscopique, Combustion of Ecole Centrale Paris and he has been leading the CNRS network 'Thermal Nanosciences and NanoEngineering' for 10 years. His expertise addresses the physical modeling and the characterization of nanoscale heat transfer related to microcomponent thermal management and energy conversion.

KTHProf. Mamoun Muhammed

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Mamoun MuhammedMamoun Muhammed is the Chair Professor and the Head of the Division of Functional Materials and the Director of the Nano-Characterization Centre, at School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
He received his B.Sc. from Cairo University and his Ph.D. and D.Sc. from KTH. He has initiated and has been the Director of the International Master's Programme "Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology" at KTH, and the Director of graduate Studies for Materials Science and Engineering programme.
He is the Coordinator, ARNANO; Arab Network on Nanotechnology. Member, International Advisory Board, YS Centre for Science and Technology, American University in Cairo and member of the International Advisory board, Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility, Sydney. He was the Chairman of the Steering Committee for Nordic Nanotechnology Programme, (Nordic Industrial Foundation), and Chairman of Egypt's National Committee on Advanced Materials and has been the Chairman of the International Committee on Nanostructured Materials, Dr. Muhammed has supervised over 40 graduate students
Dr. Muhammed has extensive scientific activities. He published over 200 papers, edited one book, authored seven book-chapters, and has been guest editor to two special volumes in Nanostructured Materials Journal. He has more than 250+ conference and seminars presentations, more than 100+ Plenary, Keynote and invited lectures. He also has more than 25 patents and patent applications where several of them have been filed at different European countries and USA.
Dr. Muhammed leads an active research group of approximately 25 persons. His areas of interest concern:

  • Nanomaterials for Energy: Thermoelectrics, Fuel Cells, Nanofluids.
  • Nano-bio-medicine: Drug delivery, Bio-diagnostics, MR imaging.
  • Green nano and Environment: Water and Soil treatment, Catalysis.

UAMProf. Félix Yndurain

UAM Universidad Anutónoma de Madrid

Félix YndurainFélix Yndurain is an expert in theory of condensed matter physics, mostly on semiconductors, surface physics and superconductors, optical, electronic and magnetic properties. He has conducted research in several world-renowned institutions such as the University of Cambridge, UC Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or the Max Plank Institute. He has published more than 120 papers in international research journals and acts as referee in Physical review, Physical Review Letter, Surface Science among others.
His scientific managing activities include being Coordinator of physics and mathematics for the Spanish National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective (1987-1990), member of the ESRF council (1987-1993), General Director of Ciemat (1995-2002) and General Secretary for Science at the Ministry of Science and Technology (2002).
Prof. Yndurain received the Alexander von Humboldt Award in 1988.