ICMEM2017 Keynote Speakers
Prof. Xiaohong Zhu (朱小红教授)
Sichuan University, China (四川大学)
Biography: Dr. Xiaohong Zhu is currently a full professor at Department of Materials Science, Sichuan University, China. Dr. Zhu received his BSc degree in Materials Physics from Sichuan University in 2000 and PhD degree in Condensed Matter Physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006. After that, he did 3-year postdoctoral research at CNRS and CEA in France, and then joined Sichuan University as a professor in 2009. From April 2012 to April 2013, he was also a research scholar at the Department of Physics & Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA. He was selected as a New Century Excellent Talent in University of China in 2009 and an Outstanding Young Scientific and Technological Leader of Sichuan Province, China in 2011. Dr. Zhu’s research interests include mainly graphene-based electrode materials and novel solid-state electrolytes for energy storage devices (supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries), piezoelectric ceramics, as well as multifunctional oxide thin films and related electronic devices. Until now, he has authored/co-authored more than 80 SCI-indexed papers and 2 scientific books.
Prof. WEN Qiye (文岐业教授)
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China (电子科技大学)
Prof. Sofian M. Kanan
American University of Sharjah (AUS), U.A.E
Biography: Sofian Kanan received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Yarmouk University in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in Inorganic & Material Chemistry from the University of Maine in 2000 and he worked as a Research Associate at the Laboratory for Surface Science & Technology (LASST), University of Maine for two years. He also worked as a Senior Scientist at Sensor Research and Development Corporation (SRD-Corp.) for one year. In 2003, he started his academic career as an Assistant Professor at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) where he was promoted early to the rank of Professor of Chemistry in 2012. Prof. Kanan has received a number of awards and grants for his teaching and research activities. He is an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports and Research on Chemical Intermediates Journals. His research interests fall under the general umbrella of developing material properties through the use of surface chemistry. Specifically, Dr. Kanan’s work is centered on the development and use of different spectroscopic techniques to probe reactions at the solid/liquid and solid/gas interface. The primary goal of his research is to obtain an understanding of the relationship between the molecular surface chemistry and macroscopic properties of materials.