Accepted Speakers (as at 10 January 2013)

Plenary
           
Prof David Cahen
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
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    Dr Terunori Fujita
Mitsui Chemicals R&D Centre, Singapore
Title of talk: The Power of Molecules; Molecule-Controlled Electronics     Title of talk: Forging A New Path: FI Catalysts And The Creation of Value-added Olefin-based Materials 
 
           
Prof Wolfgang Knoll
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
    Prof Vivian Yam Wing-Wah
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Title of talk: Nano-Structured Polymeric/Hybrid Materials for Advanced Biosensing     Title of talk: Photofunctional Materials - From Design To Assembly and Functions
           
Prof Hua Chun Zeng
National University of Singapore and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
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Title of talk: Synthesis and Integration of Nanocatalysts        
   
Keynote
           
  Prof Chang Young Tae
National University of Singapore and Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, A*STAR, Singapore
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    Prof Chen Hongyu
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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Title of talk: Diversity Oriented Sensor Development     Title of talk: Active Motions in Colloidal Nanostructures
           
Prof Karen Kavanagh
Simon Fraser University, Canada
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    Prof Andries Meijerink
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
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Title of talk: Probing The Stability of Gold-Silicon Contacts     Title of talk: Rare Earths For A Sustainable Earth
           
Prof Takaaki Tsurumi
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
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    Prof. dr. ir. W. Steenbergen
University of Twente
MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, The Netherlands
Title of talk: Recent Progress of Piezoelectric Theory and Sensor/Actuator Applications in Japan     Title of talk: Light and Sound for Tissue Imaging and Therapy Monitoring: Detection Challenges
           
  Prof Erik Reimhult
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
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    Prof Peter Ho
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Title of talk: Bioinspired Assembly of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticle Membranes     Title of talk: Contact Energetics and Engineering in Plastic Organic Electronic Devices
           
Prof Alexandrova Anastassia
University of California Los Angeles
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    Prof Paul Burn
The University of Queensland, Australia
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Title of talk: Theory of catalytic interfaces based on sub-nano surface-deposited clusters     Title of talk: Fluorescent Sensors for Detecting Explosives
       
  Dr Zhang Jie
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
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      Dr Chi Dongzhi
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
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Title of talk: Organic and Printed Electronics Development     Title of talk: Developing New Inorganic Materials for Solar Energy Harvesting
 
Guest Speaker
           
Professor Curt Wentrup FAA
Editor-in-Chief, Australian Journal of Chemistry
The University of Queensland
Australia
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Title of talk: 3rd Molecular Materials Research Front In The Australian Journal Of Chemistry        
           
Invited
           
New Catalysts and Catalytic Science
           
Prof Xu Zhengtao
City University of Hong Kong
    Prof Yu Wing-Yiu, Michael
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
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Title of talk: Porous Polymer and Sulfur-Functionalized Metal-Organic Frameworks for Catalysis     Title of talk: Catalytic C-H Bond Cross Coupling Reactions for C-C and C-N Bond Formations
           
Prof Masamichi Ogasawara
Hokkaido University, Japan
    Prof Toyoshi Shimada
Nara National College of Technology, Japan
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 Title of talk: Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Planar-Chiral Ferrocenes and Their Applications in Optically Active Metallocene-Polymers      Title of talk: New Sol-Gel Polycondensation and Recyclable Palladium Catalyst on Silica Gel
           
Prof Xue Long Hou
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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    Prof Naohiko Yoshikai
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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Title of talk: Some Advances in PD-Catalyzed Asummetric Allylic Alkylation with "Hard" Carbanions     Title of talk: C-H Bond Functionalization Reactions Catalyzed by Cobalt Complexes
           
Prof Zhao Yu
National University of Singapore, Singapore
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    Prof Steve Zhou
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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Title of talk: New Strategy for Tertiary Alcohol Kinetic Resolution     Title of talk: Organic Synthesis using New Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions
           
Prof F. Ekkehardt Hahn
University of Munster, Germany
       
Title of talk: Coordination Chemistry with Poly-NHC Ligands      
           
Soft Materials for Cosmetic and Health Care
           
Prof Cleo Choong
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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    Dr Michael Sullivan
Insitute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore
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Title of talk: Scaffold-Based Approaches for Tissue Engineering Applications     Title of talk: Insights into Biomaterials Through Molecular Simulations
           
Prof Ganapathy Ayyappa
Indian Institute of Science, India
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    Dr Matsuoka Nobuaki
P&G, Singapore
Title of Talk: Molecular Simulations of the Melting and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Grafted Bilayer Membranes     Title of talk: Co-Polymer Blend Technology For Aging Hair
           
Dr Yen Peng Kong
University of Michigan, USA
    Prof Tom Davis
The University of New South Wales, Australia
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Title of talk: The Role Of Matrix Identity And Traction Forces In Direct Cardiac Reprogramming        
           
Prof Chen Xuesi
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, China
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    Prof Hsing-Wen Sung
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
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Title of talk: Nano-sized polypeptide carriers for controlled release of anti-cancer drug with multi responsive properties     Title of talk: Absorption enhancement and protease inhibition by functional nanoparticles for oral protein delivery
           
Prof Suresh Valiyaveettil
National University of Singapore, Singapore
      Prof Mary Chan
Nanyang Technological University
Title of talk: Biomass Derived Materials and Their Applications     Title of talk: A new class of contact active antimicrobial polymer and coating
         
A/Prof Li Jun
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore and National University of Singapore, Singapore
     
Title of talk: Supramolecular Self-Assembled Polymeric Systems for Delivery of Bioactives      
   
Electrochemical Energy Conversion, Storage Materials & Technology
           
Dr Kirt Page
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
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    Prof Yu Aishui
Fudan University, China
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Title of talk:Interfacial Structure, Dynamics, And Transport In Polyelectrolyte Membrane Materials For Fuel Cells     Title of talk: High Specific Capacity Anode Materials For Lithium Ion Batteries
           
Prof Liu Hong
Shandong University, China
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    Dr Chen Xiaodong
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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Title of talk: TiO2 Nanobelt Surface Heterostructures, Design, Synthesis, And Applications     Title of talk: Bio-inspired Architected Nanomaterials for Energy Storage
           
Dr Garche Juergen
FCBAT Ulm, Germany
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Title of talk: Growth of SEI and its Influence on Capacity and Power      
           
Materials for Advanced Sensors and Transducers
           
Prof Toshihiro Itoh
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
    Prof Masayoshi Tonouchi
Osaka University, Japan
 Title of talk: Polymer Materials for Weaving-integrated Large Area Sensors and Transducers     Title of talk: Terahertz Science Of Ferroelectrics
           
Prof Yang Yang Li
City University of Hong Kong
    Prof Jeffrey C. Bamber
Institute of Cancer Research & Royal Marsden Hospital, UK
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Title of talk: Functional Nanomaterials Enabled by Convenient Electrochemical Methods for Sensing And Other Applications     Title of talk: Medical Ultrasound Trends and Transducer Requirements
           
Prof Kodo Kawase
Nagoya University, Japan
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    Prof Voeroes Janos
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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 Title of talk: Nonlinear optical THz-wave sources and applications     Title of talk: Electronic Control Of Biomolecules And Cells
           
Prof Liu Bin
National University of Singapore and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
    Dr Su Xiaodi
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
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Title of talk: Fluorescence Bioimaging with Conjugated Polyelectrolytes     Title of talk:  Metal Nanoparticles and Nanostructures for Biosensing
         
           
Lanthanide-doped Luminescence Nanomaterials
           
Prof Hao Jianhua
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
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    Prof Stéphane Petoud
CNRS - Centre national de la recherche scientifique
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Title of talk: Multifunctional properties of metal-ion-doped luminescence materials with nanoscale and thin-film structures     Title of talk: Polymetallic Near-Infrared Emitting Lanthanide Nanomaterials Designed for Bioanalytical Applications and Biological Imaging
           
Prof Chen Xueyan
Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, China
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    Asst Prof Tan Mei Chee
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
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Title of talk: Lanthanide-Doped Luminescent Nano-Biolabels: Controlled Synthesis, Optical Spectroscopy And Bioapplications     Title of talk: Solvothermal Synthesis of Optical Ceramic-Polymer Nanocomposites
           
Prof Zhang Yong
National University of Singapore, Singapore
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    Dr Su Liap Tat
Singapore Polytechnic
Title of talk: Upconverting Fluorescent Nanoparticles for light based detection, disease diagnostics and therapy      
           
Prof John A. Capobianco
Concordia University, Canada
      Prof Xing Bengang
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Title of talk: Functionalization of Luminescent Upconversion Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications     Title of talk: Near-Infrared Light Responsive Carrier Systems Towards Real-Time Bioluminescent Imaging and Effective Cellular Transport of Bioactive Payload Molecules
           
           
Interface Engineering for Devices
           
Prof Hsien-Hung Wei
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
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    Prof Shinichi Takagi
The University of Tokyo, Japan
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 Title of talk: Dynamic Trapping and Directional Assembly of DNA Molecules for Enhancing Molecular Sensing at the Nanoliter Scale     Title of talk: MOS Interface Control of High Mobility Channel Materials for Advanced CMOS Applications
           
Dr. Sophie Guézo
Institute of Physics of Rennes, University of Rennes I, France
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    Dr Joel Yang
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
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Title of tallk: Ballistic Electron Emission Microscopy (BEEM): local probe of electronic properties at buried interfaces     Title of talk: Sharpening Plasmon Resonances in Lithographically-Defined Gold Nanostructures While Preserving Their Geometries
           
Dr Teng Jinghua
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
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    Prof Srinivasan Madapusi P
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Title of talk: Surface Plasmon and Metamaterials at Mid-Far-Infrared by INSB and Graphene     Title of talk: Surface Modification by Molecular Assembly in Supercritical Media
           
Dr Johnson Goh
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
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