Invited Speakers

Prof. Yasuhiko HAYASHI
Okayama University, Japan

Yasuhiko HAYASHI received the B.E., M.E. and D.E., degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 1990, 1992, and 1999, respectively. From 1992 to 1996, he was engaged in research on semiconductor device modeling in Motorola Japan Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. He was appointed a Research Associate and an Associated Professor in the Department of Environmental Technology and Urban Planning at Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1999 and 2007, respectively, and then he was an Associated Professor in Department of Frontier Materials at Nagoya Institute of Technology in 2008. He has been a full Professor in Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology at Okayama University since October 2012. Since December 2016, Visiting Professor at Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology.
From June to November in 2005, he was with the University of Cambridge, as a Visiting Scientists, during which time he explored the metal filled carbon nanotubes.
His research interests are fundamental physics, low-cost production and applications of various types of carbon nano materials, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and carbon nanohorns. And also interests are CNT yarn and senseors, Perovskite solar cells & Thermoelectric devices, Organic solar cells & FETs, New nanoscale devices and systems, Spintronics.


Prof. Sotirios Grammatikos
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

S. Grammatikos is a Professor in Polymers and Composites at NTNU in Norway, Director of the ASEM lab and Leader of the Research Group Sustainable Composites. Sotirios is also an Affiliated Professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. He is specialized in the area of product development, characterization, assessment and structural health monitoring of advanced composite materials and structures. His main research interests are smart features of composites, non-destructive evaluation, recycling and durability. Before joining NTNU, he worked at Chalmers, the University of Bath, UK and the University of Ioannina, Greece. Sotirios holds a PhD in Materials Engineering specialized in Structural Integrity of Aerostructures (2009-2013) and has received training in lightweight aerospace composites from the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI). He is author/co-author of approximately 40 publications with 11 h-index. Currently supervises 20 graduate and post-graduate students, part of 15 research and innovation projects of which 4 he is coordinator.