Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Kazushi Kinbara
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Dr. Kazushi Kinbara was born in 1967. He received a B.S. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Tokyo in 1991, and obtained a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1996 under the direction of Professor Kazuhiko Saigo. He then began an academic career at the University of Tokyo, and had been involved until 2001 in the development of optical resolution upon crystallization. In 2001, he moved to Professor Takuzo Aida’s group at School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo as a lecturer and associate professor. In 2008, he was promoted to Professor of the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University. In 2015, he moved to Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research interests include (1) development of biomimetic molecules, (2) supramolecular chemistry of macromolecules, and (3) protein engineering.
Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Takashige Omatsu
Chiba University, Japan
Takashige Omatsu (B.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Tokyo) is
a professor of nano-science division of a faculty of engineering in Chiba
University.His research intersts cover a variety of areas, such as nonlinear
optics, solid-state and fiber lasers, singular optics, and super-resolution
spectroscopy. Recent work has focused on chiral control of nano-structures by
angular momentum of light. Such chiral nano-structures will potentially provide
a new scientific aspect to metamaterials, plasmonics, and silicon photonics, and
they might also enable us to develop nanoscale imaging systems with chiral
He has already published >100 refereed journal articles, and he has performed >20 invited presentations of major international conferences, including CLEO, CLEO Pacific-Rim, CLEO Europe, LEOS, and ICALEO meetings. He has been appointed as an Associate Editor of Optics Express during 2006-2012.
He is also on the editorial board of Applied Physics Express.
He is currently working as a steering committee member of the conference on the laser and optoelectronics pacific-rim (CLEO Pacific-rim).
Professor Omatsu is a Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, and a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America. He is also Visiting Professor, Xinjiang Normal University, China.
Keynote Speaker III
Prof. Hongqi Sun
Edith Cowan University, Australia
Dr. Sun became a Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at ECU in November 2017. Before he joined ECU in 2016 as an Associate Professor through the campaign of Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Research Fellowship, he had worked at Curtin University for over seven years, beginning with a Research Fellow position (2009) to Curtin Research Fellow (2013) and then to Senior Research Fellow (2015). He remains an Adjunct Professor of Curtin University. His research focuses on synthesis of nanostructured catalyst materials, such as shape-controlled metals or oxides, nanocarbons, arrays and quantum dots for solar energy utilization and environmental remediation. So far he has published over 160 refereed journal papers and received over 8200 citations and achieved an h-index of 55 (Data from Google Scholar in October 2018). He has also secured over three million dollars funding including three ARC discovery projects, four CRC projects and two fellowships. He serves as an Associate Editor of RSC Advances and Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, assessor of ARC, committee member of international conferences, and referee of international journals.
Keynote Speaker IV
Prof. Xiaozhong Zhang
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Xiaozhong Zhang, obtained his BSc in Physics from Fudan University (China) in 1982, MSc in Physics from Shanghai Jiaotong University (China) in 1984. He obtained his PhD. in Materials Science from Oxford University (UK) in 1989. He then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at The Royal Institution of Great Britain for three years. During 1992-1999 he worked as a Faculty at Physics department, National University of Singapore. In 1999 he joined Tsinghua University as a professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He was the director of Electron Microscopy Laboratory of Tsinghua University during 1999-2006. He is now serving as deputy director of the Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials (Education Ministry), deputy chief of Chinese national nano-technology standardization committee and co-editor of IUCrJ. His research interests are spintronic materials and devices, carbon materials, nanomaterials and nanostructure, electron microscopy, and computational materials science. He has published more than 190 referred papers and been awarded 23 patents. His silicon magnetoresistance work (Nature 2011) was selected in 2011 as “Top 10 scientific advances in China” and “Top 10 University level scientific and technological advances in China”.