The 3rd Materials Chemistry Frontiers International Symposium

5 November 2018, Singapore, Singapore

Materials Chemistry Frontiers International Symposia are a series of meetings sponsored by the journal Materials Chemistry Frontiers. Speakers at each year's symposium consist of editorial board members of the journal and renowned scientists from local institutions. These symposia are devoted to the recent advance and new trends in the broad materials chemistry. We hope that Materials Chemistry Frontiers and this series of symposia named after it can facilitate each other's success, gradually establishing themselves as ideal places for disseminating and communicating advanced studies in the broad materials chemistry.
Following the success of the 1st Materials Chemistry Frontiers International Symposium in Wuhan University (2016) and the 2nd symposium in Zhejiang University (2017), this year's meeting will bring together leading Chinese and international experts to communicate and discuss advancing research in materials chemistry.

Organized and financially supported by the journal Materials Chemistry Frontiers and National University of Singapore, this one-day symposium will remain free for all attendees – please register in advance to secure your place!


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Feihe Huang, Zhejiang University, China

Feihe Huang, born in 1973, obtained his PhD from Virginia Tech under the guidance of Professor Harry W Gibson in March 2005. Then he joined Professor Peter J Stang’s group at University of Utah as a postdoctor. He is currently Qiushi Chair Professor of Zhejiang University. Awards and honors he has received include: Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Chinese Chemical Society AkzoNobel Chemical Sciences Award and Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize in Supramolecular Chemistry. His publications have been cited 10724 times with an h-index of 56.

His current research interests are supramolecular polymers and pillararene supramolecular chemistry.

Pooi See Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Pooi See Lee is a full professor in the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She received B. Sc.(Hons) and Ph.D. degrees from the National University of Singapore. She joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering, NTU, in 2004. She was awarded the Nanyang Research Award in 2015 and National Research Foundation Investigatorship Award in 2016.
Her research interests include nanomaterials for energy and electronics, energy conversion and storage, flexible and stretchable devices for human-machine interface.

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.

Xian Jun Loh, Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR, Singapore

Xian Jun Loh is a polymer chemist working in the inter-disciplinary field of biomaterials. He is the Head of the Soft Materials Department at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (A*STAR's IMRE). He has published more than 190 papers and has been highly cited with a total of over 9800 citations, h-index of 59, and i-10 index of 139. He has over 20 patents and 6 books and has given numerous keynote and plenary lectures globally. He has received various awards including the Materials Science and Engineering C Young Researcher Award, Public Service Manager of the Year Award, Outstanding Mentor Award, Young Inventor Award, GSK Gold Medal, Lijen Industry Medal. He sits on the editorial board of numerous editorial boards of journals. His primary research interest is in applying thermogelling polymers for clinical applications.

Xiaogang Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Xiaogang Liu earned his B.E. degree (1996) in Chemical Engineering from Beijing Technology and Business University, P. R. China. He received his M. S. degree (1999) in Chemistry from East Carolina University under the direction of Prof. John Sibert and completed his PhD (2004) at Northwestern University under the supervision of Prof. Chad Mirkin. He then became a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Francesco Stellacci at MIT. He joined the faculty of the National University of Singapore in 2006. He holds a joint appointment with the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research. Currently, he sits as an Associate Editor for Nanoscale and serves on the editorial boards of Chemistry - An Asian Journal, Advanced Optical Materials, and Journal of Luminescence. His research encompasses optical nanomaterials and energy transfer and explores the use of luminescent nanocrystals for photocatalysis, sensing and biomedical applications.

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.

Ling-Dong Sun, Peking University, China

Ling-Dong Sun, Professor of Chemsitry, obtained her PhD from Changchun Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1996. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Peking University, she joined the faculty at the College of Molecular Science and Engineering, Peking University, in 1998. She worked as a visiting professor at Keio University (2001) and Kyoto University (2007). Her current research focuses on the the materials chemistry and light-matter interaction studies of rare earth nanomaterials, plasmonic nanostructures, and the applications in bio-detection and imaging.

Ling-Dong Sun was awared a Research Prize for Youth Scientists, and the 10th National Award for Youth in Science and Technology, and the 2nd Grade National Award of Natural Science. And she was supported by the Distinguished Youth Funds  to carry out research on lanthanide luminescent nanoamterials.

Kazuo Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan

Kazuo Tanaka received his PhD degree in 2004 from Kyoto University, and worked at Stanford University, Kyoto University, and RIKEN as a postdoctoral fellow.  In 2007, he moved to the Department of Polymer Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, and in 2018, he was promoted to a Professor.

His research projects especially focus on design of new functional materials based on the heteroatom-containing polymers and organic−inorganic polymer hybrids for developing optoelectronic devices and bio-related materials.

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.

Chen-Ho Tung, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS, China

Chen-Ho Tung is a full Professor and Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He graduated from the Department of Polymer Chemistry of University of Science and Technology of China in 1963 and received his Ph.D from the Department of Chemistry of Columbia University in 1983. He is chiefly engaged in the research on organic photochemistry, particularly on photoinduced electron transfer, energy transfer and photochemical conversion in supramolecular assemblies. By using molecular aggregates, cavities and surfaces of microporous solids as “microreactors”, he successfully synthesized large-ring compounds in high yields even at high substrate concentrations. He could direct the photosensitized oxidation of alkenes selectively toward either the singlet oxygen mediated or the superoxide anion mediated products by controlling the status and location of the substrate and sensitizer molecules in the reaction media. He could photocatalyze hydrogen production from organic and inorganic protic solutions. He is the Board Member of Photochem. and Photobiol., J. Phtochem. Photobiol. C: Photochem. Rev., and J. Phys. Org. Chem.. In 1992, he won a second prize of the CAS Natural Science Award. In 2003, he was granted the award of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation for Scientific and Technological Progress. In 2005, he received the second Prize of the National Natural Science Award. In 2008, he was granted the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association Award. In 2010, he won Chinese Chemical Society - China Petroleum Chemical Co Chemical Contribution Award.

John Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professor John Wang is Professor and Head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore. He has more than 30 years of experience in education and research of functional materials and materials chemistry. His current research focuses include: energy materials and devices, 2D materials chemistry, and nanostructured materials for sustainable energy. Professor John Wang has published >400 papers in prestigious, top international refereed journals.

Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Hua Zhang obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Nanjing University in China in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and completed his Ph.D. with Prof. Zhongfan Liu at Peking University in China in July 1998. He joined Prof. Frans C. De Schryver’s group at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) in Belgium as a Research Associate in January 1999. Then he moved to Prof. Chad A. Mirkin’s group at Northwestern University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in July 2001. He started to work at NanoInk Inc. (USA) as a Research Scientist/Chemist in August 2003. After that, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore from November 2005 to July 2006. Then he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to a tenured Associate Professor on March 1, 2011, and Full Professor on Sept. 1, 2013.

Dr. Zhang’s current research interests focus on the (crystal-)phase engineering of nanomaterials and controlled epitaxial growth of heterostructures, including the synthesis of ultrathin two-dimensional nanomaterials (e.g. metal nanosheets, graphene, metal dichalcogenides, metal-organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks, etc.), novel metallic and semiconducting nanomaterials, novel amorphous nanomaterials and their hybrid composites, for various applications such as catalysis, clean energy, (opto-)electronic devices, nano- and biosensors, and water remediation.

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