Plenary and Invited Speakers

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Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. Zhaofeng ChenNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
    Talk title: Vacuum insulation panel and its application in the field of building

  • Prof. Ian Gilmore, National Physical Laboratory, UK
    EPS Invited Lecture
    Talk title: OrbiSIMS – high resolution mass spectrometry imaging with simultaneous chemical identification and localisation with high confidence

  • Prof. Bjørk Hammer, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Talk title: Machine learning in structure determination

  • Prof. Mark J. Kushner, University of Michigan, USA
    Talk title: Progress towards the digital twin for plasma microelectronics fabrication

  • Prof. Alfred Ludwig, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
    Talk title: Combinatorial synthesis and high-throughput characterisation of thin film materials libraries for the accelerated discovery of materials 

  • Prof. Jascha Repp, University of Regensburg, Germany
    Talk title: Accessing non-equilibrium at the intrinsic scales of molecules

Opening Talk

  • Prof. Jim Clarke, Director of ASTeC, UKRI/STFC Daresbury Laboratory, UK
    Talk title: Particle Accelerators at Daresbury Laboratory: A colourful past and a bright future

Invited Speakers

Applied Surface Science, Surface Engineering and Surface Science

  • Dr. Rebecca Clulow, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Talk title: High entropy proton conducting perovskites for solid oxide fuel cells 
  • Dr. David Duncan, University of Nottingham, UK
    Talk title: Understanding the structure of two dimensional films using X-ray standing waves
  • Prof. Roberto Hiroki Miwa, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
    Talk title: PtSe2/metal interfaces: electronic and eletronic transport properties, and the access to the topological gap in PtSe2[VSe] monolayer
  • Prof. Norbert KochInstitut für Physik & IRIS Adlershof, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany  
    Talk title: Energy level alignment and fundamental processes at interfaces between monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides and organic semiconductors
  • Dr. Federico Mazzola, University of Venice and CNR IOM, Italy
    Talk title: Hide and seek in the electron’s world
  • Dr. Jenny Noble, Aix-Marseille University, France 
    Talk title: 
    Amorphous solid water: from the laboratory to the interstellar medium
  • Dr. László Óvári, Extreme Light Infrastructure ALPS, Szeged, Hungary
    Talk title: Hexagonal boron nitride monolayers on metals and alloys: relevance for templating and model catalysis
  • Prof. Amalia Patane, University of Nottingham, UK 
    Talk title: A new facility for growth and study in UHV of two-dimensional semiconductors
  • Dr. Maciej Rogala, University of Lodz, Poland
    Talk title: Electrical properties of crystalline MoO3 monolayers
  • Dr. Anna Rosławska, MPI Stuttgart, Germany
    Talk title: Light-matter interaction probed at the atomic scale
  • Dr. Letizia Savio, CNR-IMEM, Italy
    Talk title: Pd-cyclometallated complexes at Ag(110): from self-assembly to the synthesis of new compounds
  • Prof. Martin Setvin, Charles University, Czechia
    Talk title: 
    Imaging and tracking polarons in Fe2O3 and SrTiO3 by atomic force microscopy
  • Dr. Nina Schalk, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria 
    Talk title: 
    Unprecedented insights into microstructure-property relations of Ti(Al)SiN coatings by combinatorially applied advanced characterization methods 
  • Prof. Alastair Stacey, RMIT University, Australia
    Talk title: Diamond surface science for quantum and electronics applications
  • Prof. Hans-Peter SteinrückFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    Talk title: Modification of the surface properties of a Pt(111) surface by ionic liquids
  • Prof. Charles Sykes, Tufts University, USA 
    Talk title: Single-atom alloy catalysts: born in a vacuum, tested in reactors, and understood in silico

Biointerfaces and Materials Engineering

  • Prof. Michael Bryant, University of Birmingham, UK
    Talk title: Engineered surfaces for biotribological applications: a soft solution for a hard problem?
  • Prof. Suwan Jayasinghe, University College London, UK
    Talk title: Cell electrospinning: revolutionising tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Dr. Marcus Rohnke, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Center for Materials Research, Germany
  • Talk title: Characterisation of sodium ion batteries - from post-mortem to operando analysis
  • Prof. Sebastiaan van Nuffel, Maastricht University, Netherlands
    Talk title: Investigating biointerfaces using integrative ToF-SIMS imaging

Electronic materials, Energy Reduction and Carbon Reduction

  • Prof. Katsura Takao, Hokkaido University, Japan
    Talk title: Development of new structured-core transparent vacuum insulation panels contributing to insulation retrofit of existing buildings

Nanometer Structures

  • Prof. Pedro Alpuim, Braga, Portugal
    Talk title: Advantages and challenges of graphene transistors for biosensing
  • Dr. Grażyna Antczak, Wroclaw, Poland
    Talk title: Identification of chirality of the organic molecular domains in the reciprocal space
  • Dr.Giada FranceschiTechnical University of Vienna, Austria
    Talk title: Surfaces of cleaved aluminosilicates at the atomic scale
  • Prof. Yukiko Yamada-Takamura, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
    Talk title: 
    Novel 2D materials stabilized on surfaces

Plasma Science and Technologies

  • Dr. Julian Held, University of Minnesota, USA
    Talk title: Ionization of sputtered material in high power impulse magnetron sputtering plasmas
  • Dr. Zdeněk Hubička, Department of Low-Temperature Plasma, Institute of Physics Academy of  Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czechia
    Talk title: Plasma diagnostics in various configurations of reactive pulse magnetron sputtering systems used for thin film deposition of semiconductors
  • Prof. Sedina Tsikata, Georgia Institute Of Technology, USA
    Talk title: Understanding complex features of partially-magnetized deposition plasmas

Thin Films Deposition, Characterisation and Applications

  • Prof. Rafael Alvarez, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, Spain
    Talk title: Porous nanocolumnar thin films deposited at glancing angles: fundamentals and applications
  • Prof. Silvia Maria Deambrosis, National Research Council of Italy - Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry and Technologies for Energy, Italy
    Talk title: High entropy alloy protective coatings via magnetron sputtering technology
  • Prof. Maarit Karppinen, Aalto University, Finland
    Talk title: Novel inorganic-organic materials through ALD/MLD as enablers of next-generation energy and nanotechnology applications
  • Prof. Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
    Talk title: 
    Functional coatings for aerospace applications

Vacuum Science and Applications

  • Dr. Vincent Baglin, CERN, Switzerland
    Talk title: The high-luminosity large hadron collider vacuum system
  • Dr. Matthias Bernien, PTB, Germany
    Talk title: 
    Advances in traceable vacuum and outgassing rate measurements
  • Dr. Valentine Petit, CERN, Switzerland
    Talk title: Surface technology for electron multipacting mitigation in the Large Hadron Collider vacuum system: developments towards in-situ implementation
  • Dr. Reza Valizadeh, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UK
    Talk title: NEG as an multifunctional coating: pro and cons, present limitations and possible developments/applications for future machines
  • Dr. Stylianos Varoutis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    Talk title: The role of vacuum gas dynamics in the particle exhaust of tokamak and stellarator fusion devices
Mini-Symposia Invited (Keynote) Speakers
  • Dr. Andrew Pollard, NPL, UK
    MS-1: talk title: The importance, challenges and solutions for measuring 2D materials
  • Dr. Pablo Merino, Icmm, Spain
    MS-2 talk title: Scanning probe microscopy as a tool for nano-optical measurements
  • Dr. Markus Lackinger, Technical University of Munich, Germany 
    MS-3 talk title: On the Utility of Spectroscopy for On-Surface Synthesis
  • Prof. Richard FuFaculty of Engineering and Environment, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK
    MS-5 talk title: Smart thin film materials for MEMS and microsystem applications
  • Dr. Farnoush Salarzaei, MKS, USA
    MS-6: talk title: Remote RGA operation up to 100m, with a novel radiation resistant extender cable

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