2nd Materials Chemistry Frontiers International Symposium

20 November 2017 08:15-16:00, Hangzhou, China

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Materials chemists are welcome to the 2nd Materials Chemistry Frontiers International Symposium to be held on 20 November 2017 in Zhejiang University (Yuquan campus), Hangzhou, China.

This symposium will feature 12 invited lectures from distinguished editorial board members of Materials Chemistry Frontiers and renowned scientists from local institutions to showcase the exceptionally high quality and exciting work across of a broad scope of materials chemistry, including inorganic materials, hybrid materials, nanomaterials and polymers.
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Xun Wang, Tsinghua University, China
  • Ullrich Scherf, University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • Zhen Li, Wuhan University, China
  • Guillaume Wantz, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Shu Seki, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Chao Gao, Zhejiang University, China
  • Jian Ji, Zhejiang University, China
  • Youqing Shen, Zhejiang University, China
  • Hanying Li, Zhejiang University, China
  • Zhikang Xu, Zhejiang University, China
  • Tao Xie, Zhejiang University, China 
Materials Chemistry Frontiers International Symposia are a series of conferences sponsored by Materials Chemistry Frontiers, a collaborative journal developed by the Chinese Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Meeting this year is hosted by Professor Feihe Huang of Zhejiang University.

We hope that this symposium can provide an ideal forum for exchange of ideas and experiences, fostering new research collaborations between leading Chinese and international experts.

This meeting is freely open to all delegates – register early to guarantee your place!
Ji Jian, Zhejiang University, China

Ji Jian became a full professor in Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University in 2004. Since 2008, he is vice director of Institute of Biomedical Macromolecule in Zhejiang University. In 2010, he received the Distinguished Young Scholars Award of the National Science Foundation of China. And in 2015,he was award as Cheung Kong Scholars by Ministry of Education. He is the fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry. His research focuses on interfacial phenomena for biomedical implant, tissue engineering and nanomedicine. Based on the biomimic strategy, several supramolecular self-assemble methods were explored to develop biocompatible and biofunctional surface for biomedical application. Several innovative techniques have been applied to biomedical devices including cardiovascular stent and catheter, etc.

Hanying Li, Zhejiang University, China

Hanying Li is the Qiushi Distinguished Professor in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University, China. In Dec. 2009, he completed his Ph.D. degree at Cornell University in the field of materials science and engineering (advisor: Prof. Lara A. Estroff). Subsequently, he did his postdoc work on organic electronics at Stanford University with Prof. Zhenan Bao. He got the MRS graduate student silver award for his Ph. D. research on polymer/single-crystal composites. And after the postdoc work, he won the award of “National 1000 Young Talents Program” from the Chinese government and became a full professor in Zhejiang University. In 2013, he won the “PAT 2013 Life-Time Achievement Award (Junior)” in 12th Polymers for Advanced Technologies (PAT) conference at Berlin. In 2016, he won “The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars” and became the Qiushi Distinguished Professor. His current research focuses on bio-inspired single-crystal growth and organic-single-crystal-based electronic and optoelectronic devices such as transistors and solar cells.

Zhen Li, Wuhan University, China

Zhen Li received his BSc and PhD degrees from Wuhan University (WHU) in China in 1997 and 2002, respectively, under the supervision of Professor Jingui Qin. In 2003-2004, he worked in the Hongkong University of Science and Technology as Research Associate in the group of Professor Ben Zhong Tang. In 2010, he worked in Georgia Institute of Technology in the group of Professor Seth Marder. He is currently a Full Professor at Wuhan University.  He has published more than 230 papers, with an h-index of 50. His research interests are in the development of organic molecules and polymers with new structure and new functions for organic electronics and photonics.

Ullrich Scherf, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Ullrich Scherf studied chemistry at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, and received his PhD degree in 1988 under supervision of Hans-Heinrich Hörhold. He spent one postdoctoral year at Institut für Tierphysiologie, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig in the group of Heinz Penzlin. In 1990 he joined the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany (Klaus Müllen group) and obtained his habilitation from the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in 1996. From 2000-2002 he worked as Associate Professor for Polymer Chemistry at Universität Potsdam, and since 2002 as Full Professor for Macromolecular Chemistry at Bergische Universität Wuppertal, both in Germany. He published ca. 650 papers in the field of functional polymer materials; his current H-index is 75 (WoS). In 1998 he received the Meyer-Struckmann Research Award, in 2011 the Odysseus Senior Award, FWO, Flanders.

Shu Seki, Kyoto University, Japan

Shu Seki graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1993, and received his PhD degree in 2001 from Osaka University.  He joined Argonne National Laboratory, USA in 1993, and Delft University of Technology in 2001.  He was appointed as Professor of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University in 2009.  He was appointed as Professor of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University in 2015.  His research is primarily focused on the physical chemistry of condensed matters, functional organic materials, and nanomaterials.

Youqing Shen, Zhejiang University, China

Youqing Shen is currently a National Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor and Director of Center for Bionanoengineering in Zhejiang University, China. He received his B.S. and D.Sc degrees from Department of Polymer Science of Zhejiang University and PhD degree from McMaster University, Canada in 2002. He was an assistant professor in 2003-2007 and then early promoted to tenured associate professor in 2007 in the Department of Chemical Engineering of University of Wyoming, USA. In 2008 he moved to Zhejiang University as a Qiushi Chair professor. His research interests are functional polymers for bionanomaterials, nanomedicine, and drug/gene delivery. He is a recipient of Distinguished Young Scholar Fund of National Science Foundation of China in 2008, and Leading Young Scientist by Ministry of Science and Technology of China. He is also the chief PI of a nanomedicine project of National Basic Research Program. He has (co)authored 210 scientific papers with an H-index of 54 as well as more than 10 domestic and international patents. He is the vice director of Committee for Nanomedicine in Chinese Pharmaceutical Association, and vice director of Nanomedicine Division in China Medical Biotechnology Society.

Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

Ben Zhong Tang is Stephen K C Cheong Professor of Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He received BS and PhD degrees from South China University of Technology and Kyoto University, respectively, and conducted postdoctoral research at University of Toronto. He joined the Department of Chemistry at HKUST in 1994. He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He has been listed by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in two disciplines: Chemistry and Materials Science. He received a Natural Science Award from the Chinese Government and a Senior Research Fellowship from the Croucher Foundation in 2007. His research interests include materials science, polymer chemistry and biomedical engineering.

Guillaume Wantz, University of Bordeaux, France

Guillaume Wantz obtained his “Ingénieur” degree, i.e. Master, from the Graduate School of Chemistry and Physics of Bordeaux (ENSCPB) in 2001 including a thesis work at Philips Research (Eindhoven, NL) on ink-jet printing. He received his Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bordeaux in 2004 working on Polymer Light Emitting Diodes. He was Assistant Professor at the University of Bordeaux working on Organic Field Effect Transistors with research stays at Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada). He has been appointed as tenure Associate Professor at the Bordeaux Institute of Technology (Bordeaux INP) since 2006. His research interest is on Organic Electronics with a focus on polymer photovoltaic solar cells, light-emitting electrochemical cells and the use of organic semiconducting single crystals. He was invited-professor at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) in Spring 2012 and at Univ. of Massachusetts (Amherst, USA) in Fall 2014. He has been appointed at the “Institut Universitaire de France” (IUF Paris) in 2016. Since 2017, he is Associate Editor for the journal “Materials Chemistry Frontiers” (RSC). To date, he has published 100 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and issued 7 patents (h = 26).

Tao Xie, Zhejiang University, China

Tao Xie is a professor at the College of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Zhejiang University, appointed by the Chinese central movement under the recruitment program of global experts. He obtained his BS degree from Zhejiang University (1993) and Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2001). He had worked at the General Motors Global Research Lab (2001-2012) and HRL Laboratories (2012-2013) prior to his move back to China in July 2013. His work on shape memory polymers has been published in Nature, Sci. Adv., Adv. Mater., and Angew. Chem. and highlighted by Nature, Science, MIT Tech Review, C&EN, and Wall Street Journal. He is the inventor of over 70 patents and his recent awards include 2013 R&D 100 award, 2011 list of technologies that could change the way you manufacture, and 2011 Campbell award. 

Chao Gao , Zhejiang University, China

Chao Gao obtained his Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2001. He was appointed an Associate Professor at SJTU in 2002. He did postdoctoral research at the University of Sussex with Prof. Sir Harry W. Kroto and AvH research at the Bayreuth University with Prof. Axel H. E. Müller. He joined the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University in 2008 and was promoted as a full Professor. In 2013, he received the National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar of China. His research interests focus on graphene chemistry, macroscopic self-assembly, and hyperbranched polymers.

Xun Wang , Tsinghua University, China

Xun Wang obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwest University (Xi`an, China) in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. degree in chemistry at Tsinghua University in 2004. Then he joined the faculty of Department of Chemistry at Tsinghua University as an assistant professor in 2004. He was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 2005 and full professor in 2007. His main awards include National Fund for Outstanding Young Scientists (2007), ChangJiang Professor (2014, Ministry of Education, China),  CCS-BASF Youth Knowledge Innovation Award (2016), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2015), Science and Technology Award for Chinese Youth (2009), CCS-RSC Award for Young Chemists (2009), CCS-Wiley Young Chemist Paper Award (2005) and IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists (2005). He is now the Scientific Editor of Materials Horizons. His current research interests include synthetic methodology and formation mechanism of inorganic nanocrystals. He is also interested in self-assembly of nanocrystals and function-property relationship in inorganic nanocrystals

Zhi-Kang Xu , Zhejiang University , China

Prof. Zhi-Kang Xu is a Qiushi Distinguished Professor of Zhejiang University (ZJU). He studied chemistry at ZJU from 1981 and received his Ph.D. in 1991. Then, he has joined the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering (DPSE) of ZJU, and became a full professor in 1998. In 2006, he received the honor of Distinguished Young Scholars from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has served as the Dean of DPSE of ZJU since 2008. His research interests included polymer membranes and their surface/interface engineering, which include 1) polymer membranes via phase separation (NIPS and TIPS); 2) biomimetic and bioinspired membrane surfaces; 3) membranes with antifouling and biocompatible surfaces; 4) membranes with nanostructured and patterned surfaces; 5) affinity membranes for bioseparation; 6) enzyme immobilized membranes for bioreactors and biosensors; 7) nanofibrous membranes via electrospinning; and 8) membranes with uniform pores for fine separation. He has published more than 320 peer-reviewed papers.

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Zhejiang University (Yuquan Campus), Yifu Building (邵逸夫科学馆), 38, Zheda Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, 310007, China

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