Keynote Speakers

Plenary Speakers:

Vladimir Bystrov
Inst. Mathematical Problems of Biology, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics RAS, Pushchino, Moscow region, Russia
Title: Modeling of polymer ferroelectrics/graphene nano-composites.

Vincent BALL
Université de Strasbourg, France
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Strasbourg Cedex, France
Title: Catechol and polyphenol based composite coatings : a versatile method to confer functionality and mechanical properties at interfaces.

Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez
BCMaterials, Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Derio, Spain
IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Spain
Title: Nanoengineering of organic materials for smart and multifunctional application.

Nikolai Sobolev
Department of Physics and I3N, University of Aveiro,  Portugal
Title: Ion irradiation in the technology of perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions.

Pedro Alpuim
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal
Title: Biosensing with graphene.

José M.F. Ferreira
Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering (DEMaC), Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composites, CICECO, University of Aveiro,  Aveiro, Portugal
Title: The big challenges of small scale fabrication of functional lead free piezoelectric ceramics.

Nuno Miguel Machado Reis Peres
Physics Department, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Title: Plasmonics with graphene.

Invited Speakers:

Maciej Wojtaś
Faculty of Chemistry, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Title: Strong piezoelectricity in Pirydyl-Alanine hybrid crystals.

María Teresa Portolés
Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Madrid, Spain
Title: In vitro models for evaluating specific cell responses to graphene oxide and other nanoparticles.

Fábio Gabriel Nazário Figueiras
CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
IFIMUP and IN-Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Departamento de Física da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Title: Thriving Narrow Band Gap Ferroelectric Oxides for Photovoltaic Applications: Bi2ZnTiO6 Thin Films Deposited by RF Sputtering.

Kiryl Yasakau
Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering/CICECO–Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Portugal 
Title: Reflections on localized corrosion of metallic alloys and corrosion protection strategies.

Binay Kumar
Crystal Lab, Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi, India
Title: Synthesis and characterization of pure and doped ZnO nanoparticles for piezoelectric applications.

Svitlana Kopyl
Department of Physics & CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Title: Diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes with different chirality: structures, properties, and applications.

Ermelinda Maçôas
Centro de Química-Física Molecular e Centro de Química Estrutural do Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Title: Selective Two-Photon Absorption in Carbon Dots: an extra piece of the puzzle of photoluminescence emission.

Maxim Silibin
National Research University of Electronic Technology, Moscow, Russia
Title: Preparation, stability and local physical properties of P(VDF-TrFE)/Graphene oxide composite thin films and nanofibers.

Dmitry Karpinsky
National Research University of Electronic Technology, Moscow, Russia
Scientific-Practical Materials Research Centre of NAS of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus 
Title: Improved functional properties of rare-earth doped BiFeO3 compounds.

Anuraag Gaddam
Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Title: Statistical mechanical modeling of the glass structure.

Alexey Sherchenkov
National Research University of Electronic Technology, Moscow, Russia
Title: Mechanical properties and adhesion of the thin films of phase change memory materials.

Sergey Bozhko
Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Science, Chernogolovka, Moscow District, Russia
Title: Scanning tunneling microscopy of surface states in topological insulators.

Denis Alikin
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Department of Physics & CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Title: Nanoscale studies of ionic conductor materials by strain-based scanning probe microscopy.

Cicero R. Cena
UFMS – Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande-MS, Brasil
Title: Synthesis of Nanofibers by Blow-Spinning Technique and their Potential Applications.

María Concepción Serrano López-Terradas
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Title: Reduced graphene oxide-based materials for neural regeneration at the injured spinal cord.

Cristina Freire
REQUIMTE/LAQV, Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Title: Graphene nanocomposites in chemical catalysis and energy-related electrocatalysis.

Ezddin Hutli
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Institute of Nuclear Techniques (NTI), Budapest, Hungary
Centre for Energy Research MTAEK, Budapest, Hungary 

Title: Cavitation as tool to modify and enhance materials surface properties in Nano and Micro level.

Gil Goncalves
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Bellaterra, Spain
Title: Graphene oxide: a basic unit for the controlled self-assembly of 3D carbon macrostructures by supercritical CO2.

Young Researchers:

Magdalena Wypij (PhD student, link to CV)
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology and Protect Environment, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
Title: Synthesis and antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of silver nanoparticles synthesized from Streptomyces palmae OF1 strain.

Marta Pakiet (PhD student, link to CV)
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Faculty of Chemistry, Laboratory of Microbiocides Chemistry, Poznań, Poland
Title: Efficiency of cationic surfactants with polyamine platform as corrosion inhibitors of stainless steel and carbon steel.

Bruno Miguel da Silva Teixeira (PhD student, link to CV)
Physics Department and i3N, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Title: Double MgO/FeCoB interface free-layer for perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions: effect of thickness and metallic spacer.