NANO KOREA 2019 July 2 ~ 5, 2019 KINTEX, Ilsan, Korea NANO KOREA 2019 July 2 ~ 5, 2019 KINTEX, Ilsan, Korea
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Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Date & Time 19/07/03 14:00~14:45 Place Grand Ballroom (3F)
Speaker Soon-Kook Hong  CV
AffiliationLG Electronics / Materials & Production engineering Research Institute
TitleThe Role of Nano Technology for the Future Electronics Industry
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Date & Time 19/07/03 14:45~15:30 Place Grand Ballroom (3F)
Speaker Yury Gogotsi  CV
AffiliationDrexel University, USA
TitleTwo-Dimensional Building Blocks for the Future Materials and Devices
The assembly of new materials, structures and devices from nanoscale building blocks may offer combinations of properties and functions that are impossible in conventional materials [1]. Assembly from nanoparticles will allow integration of electronics, energy harvesting and storage into many items surrounding us, creating self-powered internet of things and wearable internet. 2D materials, like graphene, dozens of which are available nowadays and thousands more expected in the near future, provide very attractive building blocks, because they can easily assemble and self-assemble into dense structures, just like bricks in the wall.
There are currently many insulating and semiconducting 2D materials available, which can be used as single sheets in devices, or as building blocks in more complex micro- and macro-scale objects. In addition to graphene and its derivatives, BN, transition metal dichalcogenides, 2D oxides and transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes) are widely researched. MXenes have been expanding rapidly since their discovery at Drexel University in 2011 [2]. They added metallically conductive 2D building blocks to the available list of materials. More than 30 different MXenes have been synthesized, and the structure and properties of numerous other MXenes have been predicted using DFT calculations. Moreover, the availability of solid solutions on M (transition metal) and X (carbon or nitrogen) sites, control of surface terminations, and the discovery of ordered double-M MXenes offer the potential for synthesis of dozens of new materials. This presentation will address the synthesis of MXenes by selective etching of layered ceramic precursors as well as delamination into single-layer 2D sheets and assembly into films and 3D structures. Their properties and applications in energy storage, optoelectronics, plasmonics, electromagnetic interference shielding, antennas, electrocatalysis, medicine, sensors, water purification/desalination and other fields will be discussed [3-5]. Integration of MXenes with graphene and polymers will also be described. Many applications of MXenes have become possible as a result of collaboration between the US and Korean scientists [3,4] and the focus of the presentation will be on those applications.
The author is particularly thankful to his Korean collaborators from KAIST, NNFC, KIST and SKKU and acknowledges support from Korean NRF via the NNFC-KAIST-Drexel-SMU FIRST Nano Co-op Center.

Plenary Speakers

Date & Time 19/07/04 13:00~13:45 Place Room 306 + 307
Speaker Arjun G. Yodh  CV
AffiliationUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA
TitleBiophotonics with Diffuse Light: Basic Ideas, Status, and Opportunities
Non-invasive diffuse optical tissue monitoring and imaging is growing in impact because of its demonstrated potential for probing brain function/injury and for characterization of cancer/cancer-response-to-therapy, among other clinical applications. Using examples from my lab, I will review the key diffuse optical methods [1] and describe progress applying diffuse optics to measure hemodynamics, metabolism, and autoregulation in brain and breast tissues. Brain studies demonstrate potential for bedside treatment management in the neuro-ICU; breast studies demonstrate potential for cancer therapy monitoring. I will also discuss opportunities for nanoscience and nanotechnology in this context.

Date & Time 19/07/04 17:30~18:15 Place Room 306 + 307
Speaker Yang Shao-Horn  CV
AffiliationMassachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
TitleEnergy Storage : Current and Future
Electrochemistry is used widely today, spanning from production of hydrogen and metals such as aluminum, and Li-ion batteries. We will discuss challenges and opportunities in using electrochemistry to store cheap electrons in materials and molecules with energy from the Sun. Recent learnings towards establishing design principles in controlling electrocatalysis, and ion mobility, central to the functions of electrochemical devices, will be presented.