Dr. Razeghi, currently serving as the Director of the Center for Quantum Devices, Northwestern University. She created the Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in Solid State Engineering (SSE) in the ECE Department at Northwestern University, a 12 .course curriculum and also supervised 50 PhD dissertations, 19 MS theses while at Northwestern. Currently supervises approximately 15 PhD students, Post-Docs, Visiting Researchers, and Faculty. Dr. Razeghi is a pioneer in the area of III-V compound semiconductors and optoelectronic devices from the deep ultraviolet to the far infrared spectral bands, including in particular InP and GaAs based semiconductors and devices, which were at the heart of the optical fiber telecommunication revolution of the late 20th Century and the rise of the information age. She is also an expert in quantum devices operating in the deep ultraviolet spectral band, with the demonstration of novel light-emitting diodes, photo detectors and focal plane arrays with world record characteristics. Based on her scientific research work, Dr. Razeghi is the author of 18 books and the author of 31 book chapters. She is the author or co-author of more than 1000 papers and has given more than 1000 invited and plenary talks. She holds 55 patents.
Theo van de Ven obtained the equivalent of a B.Sc and M.Sc. (in physical and colloid chemistry with a minor in theoretical physics) from the University of Utrecht, Holland, and obtained his PhD from McGill University. After a 2 year postdoc at the University of Sydney, Australia, he returned to McGill, where he is now a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry, where he holds the Sir William C. Macdonald Chair in Chemistry. He is an expert in colloid and surface chemistry, both in fundamental aspects and applied to papermaking and cellulosic materials. He has published over 400 papers in the scientific literature, among which a book (“Colloidal Hydrodynamics”, Acad. Press 1989) and several book chapters. He was awarded the ACS Award in Colloid and Surface Science and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Materials Chemistry, Synthesis/ Catalysis
Ennio gained his PhD in Applied Physics at Cranfield University (UK). In his research career he has worked on the development of nanobiosensors and on nanocomposites. In 2011 Ennio joined Elettra where he worked on manufacturing of optoelectronic devices and particularly their characterisation with synchrotron light. In 2013 Ennio joined ESRF as the IRT NanoElec Industrial Liaison Engineer and in 2016 became the Deputy Head of the BDO.
Materials Chemistry, Synthesis/ Catalysis
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.
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 Ã applications He is also a Recognized Researcher on current grant PLATFORM GRANT RENEWAL: Nanoscale Multifunctional Ferroic Materials and Devices