Organizing Committee
OCM Member
Head of Institute for Chemical Technology of Organic Materials
Johannes Kepler University , Austria
Biography :

Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Christian Paulik, is head of the Institute for Chemical Technology of Organic Materials at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz Austria. He earned his master and PhD in technical chemistry at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in the field of polymer science. In 1995 he started his career at Borealis, a major company in the area of Polyolefins, in the central R&D department. After various positions in the global R&D organization of Borealis he moved back to academia in 2010 accepting the offer by the Johannes Kepler University. In his actual research he is focusing on polymerization and structure property relations of Polyolefins and special polymers, e.g. melamine based materials and antimicrobial polymers, 3D printing of polymers and high-pressure biotechnology.

Research Interest :

Nanostructures Si (Ge), Self assembly, Nanostructuring, Doping type n (Sb) and type p (B), Instability of growth and ionic erosion, Relaxation of constraints

OCM Member
Senior Engineer
Intel Corporation , USA
Biography :

Shaestagir Chowdhury is a Principal Engineer in Logic Technology Department at Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, USA. He guided more than 50 multi-disciplinary engineers and technicians in solving existing product problems, improving yield and performance, and delivering next-generation product technologies. He is the key contributor in Strain Si-based transistor manufacturing which was a major milestone for maintaining Moor’s Law in semiconductor Industry. He has awarded with Intel Corporation Research Quality Award for Logic Technology Development, Intel Corporation Excellence Award for Technology Manufacturing Division, Intel Corporation Instructor Award for training Logic Technology Development employee on CMP process and Intel Corporation Divisional Recognition Award.

Research Interest :

Electronic, photonic and energy materials and devices, applications of PVD, CVD, and ALD for semiconductor devices, nano-scale electronics, and sensors. Low-cost atomic layer electroless deposition, advanced electrodeposition for metals and alloys for interconnect and metallization technology. Integration of electronics and biology for bio-sensors

OCM Member
Director of Research CNRS
Institute for Materials, Microelectronic and Nanosciences of Provence , France
Research Interest :

Nanostructures Si (Ge), Self assembly, Nanostructuring, Doping type n (Sb) and type p (B), Instability of growth and ionic erosion, Relaxation of constraints

OCM Member
Special Advisor, Japan Advanced Chemicals
Gifu University , Japan
Research Interest :

Oxide Thin Films, Multifunctional Oxide Composites and Heterostructures, Plasma Effects on Polymer Films and Tight Bonding

OCM Member
Director of Diamond Development Operations
Lake Diamond , Switzerland
OCM Member
Center of Innovation for Green and High Technologies (CIGHTECH) , Iran
Biography :

Dr. Bahari is founder and director of a private innovation center, CIGHTECH, focuses on generating innovative ideas, integrating collaborative research projects, high-tech project management, professional consultancy, discovering and mentoring new talents, commercialization of more developed ideas. He has held several positions such as guest assistant professor of physics at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Marie Curie Research Fellow at Institute of Materials Research (IMR) at Leeds University, UK, postdoc at Department of Physics, and Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications (GÜNAM) at Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey, Postdoctoral research fellow at Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN) at National University of Malaysia (UKM), researcher at Integrated Ligthwave Research Group (ILRG) at University of Malaya. He was awarded his PhD (photonic and plasmonic glasses) from Physics department of University Putra Malaysia (UPM), and also MSc (Superconductor ceramics with nanoparticles) and BSc on solid state physics from university of Tehran.

Research Interest :

Physics, Nanoelectronics, Solar Energy, Materials

OCM Member
Cranfield University , United Kingdom
Biography :

Dr Qi Zhang (PI) has a BSc in the field of Electrochemistry, an MSc in Inorganic Materials and a PhD in Sol-Gel Chemistry. He joined the Nanotechnology Centre at Cranfield University as a post-doctoral Research Officer in January 1996 following the completion of his PhD at Monash University. His first projects at Cranfield involved the development of sol-gel ferroelectric thin and thick films for the pyroelectric applications. In 1998 he was promoted to the position of senior research fellow, and then to Senior Lecturer in January 2007. Dr Zhang has been responsible for the growth of the materials on Microsystems and Nanotechnology and runs a research group that focuses on materials fabrication and the applications of nanoengineered materials to devices. He has over 15 years experience in the fabrication of nanostructured materials through sol-gel techniques, particularly in the fabrication of nano- or micro-particles with core-shell structure and thin and thick films. Recently he has been leading a group working in the fabrication of metal or metal oxide nanoparticles for their applications in micro engineering and nanotechnology. He is a Fellow in IOM3 and a chartered scientist in the Science Council. He has published more than 90 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He is a PI on current grant Exploring Giant Electrocaloric Effect and a CoI on current grant Integrated functional materials for system-in-package à applications He is also a Recognized Researcher on current grant PLATFORM GRANT RENEWAL: Nanoscale Multifunctional Ferroic Materials and Devices

OCM Member
The University of Strathclyde , United Kingdom
Biography :

Professor Jorn Mehnen is passionate about Advanced Digital Manufacturing. His research aims to deliver new and exciting scientific insights as well as practical technological solutions that help industry and academia alike. Advanced Digital Manufacturing encompasses Industry 4.0 technology, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and utilises latest developments in Cloud Manufacturing and Big Data Analytics. His work around Design for Industry 4.0 and Digital Manufacturing is aiming to improve existing Manufacturing Systems to make them smarter, more autonomous and agile, cost efficient, better connected and well informed Through-Life. These efforts are supported by research into Additive Manufacturing, Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence and Visualisation. Jorn’s national and international projects aim at high value industrial applications with impact.

OCM Member
University of Strathclyde , United Kingdom
Biography :

Tatyana Konkova, is a Lecturer in Materials and Manufacturing in the Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (DMEM) at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Tatyana’s international experiences and her background in materials science and engineering combined with a strong interest in materials processing provide her with key qualifications to lead and contribute to a wide spectrum of research projects in materials science and engineering. Tatyana has excellent experience and expertise in advanced materials characterisation techniques, and materials thermo-mechanical behaviours. Tatyana’s research portfolio is very well established and recognised internationally. Tatyana has a significant number of journal papers (82 in total) published in high impact factor journals that are well cited, as well as authored several industrial reports and technical notes.

OCM Member
Amar Telidji University of Laghouat , Algeria
Biography :

Ali CHEKNANE is a full-Professor at the Amar Telidji University of Laghouat-Algeria. He has completed his PhD in physics. Ali is having 20 years teaching graduate and post-graduate teaching experience at the university as temporary, associated and permanent position. He has published many papers in various journals and conference proceedings on renewable energy subjects. He published more than 50 journal papers, did more than 40 conference presentations and served as an editorial board member for several technical and organizing committees for international conferences. He has many years’ experience of supervising several postgraduate and graduate students. He got an incentive award from “Centre de Development des Energies Renouvelables- CDER”. He was awarded for the best publication in physics in Algeria from the ANDRU agency in 2008. He is the Head of the research team: “Photovoltaic Systems & Devices” at the Laboratory of Semiconductors and Functional Materials. Ali CHEKNANE is the Dean of the Faculty of Technology at Amar Telidji University of Laghouat- Algeria.

Research Interest :

Solar Energy, Conversion of Energy, Renewable Energy

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