ICMDA 2019 | Keynote Speakers

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 selectivity.
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. 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”.