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.


Assoc. Prof. DAOUD Walid
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. Daoud is Associate Professor in the School of Energy and Environment at City University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Technology Graz, Austria, with a Dipl-Ing degree (BS and MS) in Chemical Engineering and received his PhD in flexible bilayer photovoltaic cells from the University of Sheffield, UK. Dr Daoud’s current research is mainly focused on the areas of energy harvesting and wearable energy technologies, where his pioneering research on solar self-cleaning and kinetic energy harvesting has received international renown and several awards and has featured in Nature (2004) and Science (2008) and broadcasted through interviews by major international media, such as Reuters (2014), BBC (2015) and SCMP (2017). He has secured over HK$25M funding from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Innovation Technology Commission of Hong Kong, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and Australian Research Council. He has published over 110 journal papers in top journals including Adv Energy Mater, Nano Energy, Adv Funct Mater, ACS Nano, Small, and Solar RRL, 1 book, 2 book chapters, and 6 international patents. He has been invited to present Plenary and Keynote lectures at International conferences and is currently serving as the Chief Editor of Wearable Electronics and Editorial Board member of the Journal of Power Sources Advances.


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.


Assoc. Prof. Christèle Jaillet-Bartholome
University of Bordeaux, France

Dr Christèle Jaillet-Bartholome has completed his PhD in polymers chemistry from University of Lyon in France in 2004. After postdoctoral position in aeronautic field as a part of a European project, in 2009 she joined the CRPP – CNRS at the University of Bordeaux, France, as associate professor. She works in the nanotube and graphene team of this lab and teaches at the Institute of technology of the University of Bordeaux in the field of health, safety and environment. Her research interests include surface modification of various nanoparticles (silica, carbon nanotubes, graphene, ceramics …) for enhance composites properties (mechanical, thermal, electrical, piezoelectric …) in order to obtain efficient sensors and/or actuators.


Dr. Jianhui Xu
Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Jianhui Xu has worked as a materials engineer at Aramco in Saudi Arabia since 2019. Prior to it, he has worked in Schlumberger as a Materials Engineer for 6 years and in CNPC USA Corporation as a Senior Materials Engineer/Group Lead for another 6 years. Jianhui Xu received PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineer from University of Kentucky, USA in 2008. After then, he started his industrial career as materials scientist/engineer in oil and gas industry. His research interests are smart materials, nano technologies, hard materials, coating materials and process. He is also interested in the fit-for-need material and process solutions for applications to work in specialty and hostile environments in oil and gas industry. Dr. Xu published 25 scientific publications and held 12 patents and applications. He has been serving as reviewers for the journal publications submitted to Materials Science and Engineering A, Philosophical Magazine Letters, Sensors and Actuators B, Journal of Materials Science, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Materials Science-Poland and International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering (IJCMSSE).