SPEAKER PROFILES


PLENARY SPEAKER

Prof. Drs. H. Muhammad Nasir, M.Si, Ak, Ph.D, CA
Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of Republic Indonesia

Prof. Muhammad Nasir received his Ph.D. from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2004. His expertise are behavioral and management accounting and also he hold the professional certificate accountant. He was an auditor on his early career. He started in Duta Karya Audit service in 1986 and moved to Drs. Tahrir Hidayat public accountant office. In 1990, he started his academics career as lecturer in Faculty of Economy, Diponegoro University until 2014. Currently, he is an associate lecture for management master program in Riau Pekanbaru University. He has given a lecture in management control systems, management accounting, strategic management, organizational behaviour, behavioural accounting, and property management.

Prior to his position as Minister, Prof. Muhammad Nasir have been positioned in some important roles. Between 1996 and 1998 he was appointed as secretary for department of accountancy, Diponegoro University. Then, he was elected as Chief of accountancy master program, Diponegoro University. In 2011 – 2014, he held the position of dean of faculty of economics and bussiness, Diponegoro University.


Prof. Soo Wohn Lee
Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering,
Sun Moon University, Korea

Professor Lee received his PhD degree in materials engineering from the University of Illinois— Chicago in 1986. After postdoctoral training, he had researched the development of wear maps in advanced structural ceramics at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).He then joined Sun Moon University as an assistant professor in 1993 and became a full professor in 2000. In 1999, Lee was an invited professor at ISIR (the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research) within Osaka University in Japan.

Prof. Soo Wohn Lee was a professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at Sun Moon University in Korea. Now he belongs to the Department of Environment and Chemical Engineering. His current research interests include using microstructure design of Sialon Ceramics for multi-functional properties such as high thermal conductivity and high transparency, the development of photocatalysts by using nanocrystalline oxide ceramic powders, low friction of graphene coatings, and electroplating of Ni-nano ceramic composites.

In 2015-2016 he served the  first vice president of the IUMRS (International Union of materials Research Society). For two years of 2017-2018 he is the president of the IUMRS.


Dr. Jamie Schulz
Australian Center for Neutron Scattering,
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Jamie Schulz is the Leader of the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).
Upon completion of his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2000 he joined the Small-Angle Neutron Scattering group at the NIST Centre for Neutron Research. In 2002 he joined ANSTO as an instrument scientist on the AUSANS instrument at the HIFAR reactor and subsequently in 2005 took up the role of Operations Manager for the Bragg Institute at ANSTO before taking up his current role of the Leader of ACNS in 2016.


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Evvy Kartini
President of MRS – INA,
Indonesian National Nuclear Energy Agency

Evvy Kartini is an expert on the neutron scattering and respected internationally. Her international reputation in the field of neutron scattering and solid state ionics, has been well established. She began her research on Superionic glasses early 1990, at Hahn Meitner Institute, Berlin, Germany and supervised by well known scientists Prof. Dr. Ferenc Mezei. In 1994-1995, during her PhD work, she joint McMaster University, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Malcolm F. Collins. The existence of Boson peaks in ZnCl2 and CKN, glasses were an interesting phenomena, therefore she conducted experiment inelastic neutron scattering at Nuclear Research Reactor, Chalk River Laboratory, Canada. In 1995-1996, she returned to Germany, and finished her PhD at the Technical University (TU), Berlin, Germany.

She has been performing international collaborations with prominent International scientists from Bragg Institute, Australia Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), Australia; Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-Parc), Japan; High Energy Accelerator Research Complex (KEK), Japan; Ibaraki University, Japan; Tohoku University, Japan etc; McMaster University, Canada; and former Hahn Meitner Institute, Berlin, Germany. She has been represented as a leader (President) of the Indonesian Neutron Scattering Society (INSS) since 2013.

Since 2012, Evvy Kartini has been appointed as one of referee members of the National Accreditation Journal of the Indonesian Institute of Science. She has been evaluating and reviewing various national journals and contributing on their quality improvements. She has been an editor of several national journals, such as Makara Science (University of Indonesia), Indonesian Journal of Mathematic and Science (ITB), Indonesian Journal of Materials Science (BATAN), etc.


Dr. Jaime A Fernandez-Baca
Materials Research At The Neutron Scattering Facillities at ORNL

Dr. Jaime Fernandez-Baca was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where he received a BSc in Physics at the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria. He joined the Peruvian Institute of Nuclear Energy, where he was awarded the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fellowship which brought him to the US to receive training in neutron scattering at the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and at the University of Maryland-College Park. He received his Ph.D in Physics at Maryland in 1986 with a dissertation on neutron scattering studies in amorphous ferromagnets. He joined ORNL as a postdoctoral fellow and then as Research Staff. Currently he is a Distinguished Research Staff member in ORNL’s Quantum Condensed Matter Division, and the Leader of the Triple Axis Spectroscopy group at the High Flux Isotope Reactor – one of the US Department of Energy major scientific user facilities for neutron scattering. Fernandez-Baca’s expertise is in the study of the magnetic ordering and spin dynamics of complex oxides and related alloys utilizing neutron scattering techniques. His most recent interest is in the study of colossal magnetoresistive oxides and multiferroic materials. He is the author or coauthor of over 150 technical articles, and has presented numerous invited lectures at national and international technical conferences, as well as many technical seminars and tutorials at national and international academic institutions. Dr. Fernandez-Baca is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Neutron Scattering Society of America.


Prof. Dr. Ir. Muhammad Anis, M. Met.
Rector of Universitas Indonesia

Prof. Anis is the rector of Universitas indonesia for period of 2014 – 2019. Prior to being appointed rector, he was a Vice-Rector (2013 -2014). He obtained his Master of Metallurgy (M.Met) in 1988 and his Ph.D. in 1991 from School of Materials, University of Sheffield, UK. He began his career in Universitas indonesia in faculty level as  Assistant Dean of Academics. He was appointed as Director of Extension Program for 2 periods in 1993 – 1997 and 1997 – 2000. He served as member of Faculty of engineering of Universitas Indonesia for 4 periods from 1993 until 2006.
On the university leve, he was listed as Members of academics senate ( 2000 – 2007 ). In 2003 – 2007, he was appointed as director of education of Universitas Indonesia.


 Prof. Toshiji Kanaya  
Current Status of J-PARC MLF

Toshiji Kanaya obtained his Ph.D. in Department of Polymer Chemistry from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1981and was a professor in Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University sicne 2003. He moved to Division of Materials and Life Science Experimental Facily (MLF) at J-PARC in June, 2015 as a leader of MLF. His research interests are in soft matter science, in particular polymer science, using quantum beams such as neutron, SR X-ray and muon.


Prof. B.V.R Chowdari
Materials for Sustainable Development

Prof. B.V.R Chowdari has obtaining Ph.D degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) from the Mangalore University, India. He has worked at IIT Madras, University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of Pennsylvania, USA; University of Stuttgart, Germany; and Nagoya University, Japan, in different capacities at different times. Currently he is a Professor in the Scholl of Materials Science and Engineering and also Senior Executive Director in the President’s Office, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China.

Prof. Chowdari has served as President of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) and the Asian Society for Solid State Ionics, and Chairman of the 15th Asian Pysics Olympiad (AphO 2014).

His research Interest lie in developing electrode and electrolyte materials for energy storage application including Lithium Ion Batteries. He has published about 300 papers and trained more than 20 students for PhD degree. He has ~ 15.000 citations with h-index of 65. He is on the Editorial Board of a number of International Journals.


Prof. Sung-Min Choi
Head of Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Professor Sung-Min Choi is currently President of AONSA, President of Korea Neutron Beam Users Association (KNBUA),  Head of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering Department at KAIST.  He studied at Seoul National University for his BS and MS, and received his PhD at MIT in 1998. His career and activities include: SANS instrument scientist at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (1998-2001);Professor of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering (NQE), KAIST (2001-current); Joint Professor of  Physics (2010-current) at KAIST; Visiting Professor of NSE at MIT (2014); Director of the BAERI (2005-2011);Director of Advanced Center for Nuclear Excellence (2012-2016); Member of HANARO Steering Committee (2006-current); PI of 40m SANS Development at HANARO (2003-2010); Chair of the 1st AONSA Neutron School held at KAIST (2008); Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee for ICNS2017. His research interests have been focused on the molecular self-assembling phenomena in soft matter to develop new nanostructured functional materials including nanoparticle superlattices for catalytic, plasmonic, and molecular sensing applications, for which SANS, Neutron Spin Echo, SAXS, and GISAXS techniques are used as main tools together with others.


Dr. Ian Swainson
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),
Vienna, Austria

In 1997, Dr. Ian Swainson served as Senior research Officer in National Research Council Canada – Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) until February 2014. Upon his duty in in CNBC, in 2010, he became Special advisor and Interim Assocoate Director in University of Saskatchewan for designing the accelerator and hot facility, research planning, and the capital project activities, including nuclear licensing. Currently, He is enlisted in International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications as Nuclear Physiscist. He responsible for development and management of contracts in Coordinated Research Projects in field of neutron scattering and ion beam accelerators.

Dr. Ian Swainson is an expert in the field of neutron scattering, neutron diffraction, crystallography, materials characterization and solid state physiscs. His current topic focuses are materials chemistry, inorganic chemistry, mineralogy, organometallic chemistry, solid state physiscs and material physiscs.


Prof. Dr.-Eng. Eniya Listiani Dewi, B.Eng., M.Eng.
Deputy for Agroindustrial Technology and Biotechnology
Agency For The Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT)

Prof. Dr.-Eng. Eniya Listiani Dewi completed her PhD in Engineering at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 2003. She currently works at the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) as senior researcher since 2004 and went on to become a Professor in 2015. She was the Division Head of the New and Renewable Technology and the Director for Materials Technology Center in 2014-2015 and has been active since 2013 as one of the Board Directors for the International Association Hydrogen Energy (IAHE), as well as the Chair for Indonesian Association for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy (INAFHE) that runs the consortium of fuel cell and hydrogen of Indonesia since 2014. She has also served as the Deputy Chairperson for Agro-industrial Technology and Biotechnology-BPPT since 2015. Her interests are on electron transfer phenomenon on the nanocatalyst, hydrocarbon polymer materials, PEM-fuel cell, zinc-air fuel cell batteries, as well as hydrogen production from biomass and PEM-electrolyser. She has published many scientific journal articles and received numerous awards, such as the Mizuno Award, Koukenkai Award, Asia Excellent Award, Best Scientist Award, Engineering Award, Medco-Energy Research Award, Patent Innovation Award, The Habibie Award, and Indonesia Satyalancana Development Award.


Dr. Astrid Schneidewind
Julich Centre for Neutron Science at MLZ, Germany

Dr. Astrid Schneidewind obtained her  PhD degree in physics by the thesis of Analysis of The Magnetic Structures od Rare-Earth-CU2 Compounds Using Magnetic X-ray and Neutron Diffraction. She received her PhD from Max Planck Institut fur Chemische Physisk fester Stoffe and Institut fur Festkorperphysik , Dresden. After her PhD completion, she conducted the postdoctoral research in Institut fur Kristallographie, Ludwigs-Maxmilian-Universitat Munchen.

Since 2004, She has been a responsible scientist for instrument of Cold Three-Axis Neutron Spectrometer PANDA, MLZ/FRM II Garching. She is also a principal investigator in the Transregio SFB TRR80 “ from electronic correlations to functionality” and senior scientist at JCNS, FZ Julich.

Currently, Dr. Astrid Schneidewind join communities relevant to his professional works. She serves as Member of Scientific Council of ILL since April 2017, Chair of German Committee Research with Neutrons, Secretary of Magnetism and Spectroscopy – Inelastic, MLZ Review Panel and Advisory Committee of WINS.


Dr. Shane Kennedy
Australian Center for Neutron Scattering, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Dr. Shane Kenedy achieved his Ph.D. in Condensed matter physiscs from Monash Univerity in 1987. He has over 30 years of experience in the application of neutron scattering techniques to condensed matter research and has been a regular user at world leading facilities in Europe and Japan. His technical expertise spans the design, construction and commissioning of neutron beam instrumentation, neutron optics and transport systems, as well as diffraction, diffuse scattering, polarization analysis and small angle scattering. He also has extensive experience in the application of these methods to the study of magnetism, superconductivity, renewable energy materials and process engineering for physics, materials science and radiopharmaceuticals.

Shane Kennedy’s responsibilities lie primarily in scientific infrastructure development for the OPAL reactor. He was project leader of the Neutron Beam Instrument Project, with responsibility for building eight world leading neutron beam instruments at OPAL at a cost of $35 M, by mid 2007. He was also project leader for Bragg Institute contribution to the Replacement Research Reactor Project, including design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of neutron-beam facilities and neutron-beam transport systems. More recently, as Technical Director of the Bragg Institute, he supervised design and construction of OPALs second suite of neutron beam instruments and expansion of the cold neutron transport system (2009-2015).


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Shahidan Radiman
School of Applied Physics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Shahidan Radiman academic career started during his Ph.D. studies at Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge studying complex fluids (microemulsion and liquid crystals) using Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS). He joined the Department of Nuclear Science in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) since 1990. In past 10 years, his interest grew in the areas related to the nuclear structure studies, quantum cosmology, and black hole physics. More recently, he draws his interest in open quantum systems application in biology (molecular motor) and quantum plasmas where Bohmian mechanics is used.
He was elected as a tutor in UKM in 1988 and became the Head of Nuclear Science department until 2004. Then in 2009-2011 as Chairman of the School of Applied Physics and became Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology from 2011 to 2013. He has been graduating more than 90 Master and Ph.D. students in the rea of Nanomaterials, Nuclear Physics and quantum Cosmology including blackholes science.


Suzanne Smith
R&D Commercialization of Radioisotopes and Radiopharmaceuticals, Sweden

Dr. Suzanne Smith is an internationally recognized for pioneering a number of novel theranostic technologies which have been licensed to companies for commercialization. She currently resides in Sweden and consults with a number of USA, Europe and Australia companies in the R & D and commercialization of radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. She has developed patent technology for the production of Cu-64 PET and Cu-67 radiotherapeutic agents and Pt-195m agents for monitoring response to chemotherapy. She has over 25 years experience in the development of radioisotopes using accelerators (up to 200 MeV protons) and reactors. She has developed novel targets for radioisotopes production and technology for incorporation of radioisotopes into peptides, protein, and nanoparticles.
As a Node Director and National Materials Theme Leader of the Centre of Excellence in Antimatter-Matter Studies in Australia, she led a multidisciplinary team in the application of positrons and radioisotopes in the study of the structure and functional properties of novel nanomaterials. As the Production Manager of the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer, USA, she developed novel targets and methods of production of radioisotopes using high-energy protons and led the production team in the highest yield (in a 30-year operation) and most reliable production of cGMP Sr-82 used for cardiac imaging. Today her expertise is sort for the design of strategic programs for commercialization of technology and facilities for the large-scale cGMP production of radioisotopes such as Sr-82/Rb-82, Ge-68/Ga-68 and Cu-67.


Shinji Tokonami
Institute of Radiation Emergency Medicine, Hirosaki University, Japan
Vice President of Japan Health Physics Society

Shinji Tokonami, Ph.D. is a full professor at Hirosaki University in the Department of Radiation Physics and specializes in radiation measurements and measurement procedures. In 1995 Dr. Tokonami earned his Ph.D. in engineering from Waseda University. Throughout his career he has been involved with radiation research at Waseda University, the National Institute of Radiological Sciences, and Hirosaki University. In addition, he is also a member of several International Organizations for Standards’ committees regarding radon and radiation measurements. He is currently a vice president of Japan Health Physics Society.
Dr. Tokonami also has developed multiple measurement techniques and equipment related to his field. In particular, he developed a special algorithm for determining airborne radon decay products with continuous air sampling and established a passive measurement technique for determining two radon isotopes (radon-222 & -220) separately. Based on this measurement technique, the ISO 16641 has been issued as one of international standards. After the Fukushima nuclear accident, he is currently working on a quick and effective technique to measure radioactivity in the thyroid to determine the dose and quantify the radiological impact due to a nuclear accident.


Prof. Dr. Zaki Suud
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science
Bandung Institute of Technology
Prof. Su’ud obtained his bachelor degree from Department of Physics, Bandung Institute of Technology in 1986. After the completion of his Bachelor, he joined the team of lecturer in Department of Physics, Bandung Institute of Technology. Then, he considered continuing his study to Tokyo Institute of Technology. He received Doctor of Engineering from Department of Nuclear Engineering in 1995. Currently, prof Su’ud served as chairman of Nuclear physics and Biophysics research groups.
His current research interests focus on nuclear reactor design and safety, development, and analysis of nuclear reactor simulation/coding and nuclear instrumentation and control system.


Dr. Yukinobu Kawakita
Mechanism on Function Expression of Energy Materials Induced by Randomness

Dr. Yukinobu Kawakita is Board Member of Japanese Society for Neutron Source. In 1997, he obtained his Doctor of Science from Kyoto University by studying Electronic and Atomic Structure of Liquid Tellurium Containing Alkali Elements. His academic career started in 1994 when he join Department of Physiscs, Faculty of Science, in  Kyushu University. Then, he became an assistant professor until March 2010. After his duty on Kyushu University, on April 2010 he joined J-PARC Center, Japan Atomic energy Agency as Senior post doctoral and became a Sub-Leader of Neutron Science Section unti March 2017.


Prof. Takashi Sakuma
Ibaraki University, Japan

Professor Takashi Sakuma completed his doctoral degree from The Universty of Tokyo Graduate School in Division of Science in 1978. He started his professional career as research associate in Ibaraki University until 1985. Currently, he is a professor of Graduate school od Science and Technology in Ibaraki University.

Professor Sakuma focus on solid state physisc field including his subject,  correlaton effect between therm vibrations of atoms and Structure of superionic conductors. Recently, He focus on the ionic solid with high conductivity far below its melting point. The studies aim to extract the microscopic structure and the dynamic characteristic of solid state ionics by X-ray and neutron scattering measurement, and to solve the mechanism of conduction.

Professor Takashi Sakuma hold a membership on various professional organization including International Society for Solid-State Ionics, The Physical Society of Japan, The Crystallographic Society of Japan and The Japanese Society for Neutron Science.


Christine Rehm
Australian Center for Neutron Scattering,
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Dr. Christine Rehm received her Ph.D. in 1999 from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, as research scientist of Hahn-Meitner Institute, where she investigated hydrogen-induced changes of structural and magnetic properties of metallic thin films. After her Ph.D. completion, she joined the U.S. Spallation Neutro Source (SNS) project in Oak Ridge worked on neutron instrumentation design and optimisation by means of Monte Carlo simulation calculations for a variety of instruments including neutron macromolecular crystallography diffractometer, a time-of-flight ultra-small-angle neutron scattering instrument, and a neutron optics test station.
Currently, she works as an instrument scientist for the KOOKABURRA Ultra-Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (USANS) instrument at the OPAL reactor of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO). Her fields of expertise include neutron science (polarised reflectometry and magnetic thin films) as well as neutron instrumentation (neutron optics, instrument simulation, and neutron guides).


Dr. Stefan Adams
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
National University of Singapore

After his Ph.D. from U. Saarbrücken/Germany  in 1992, Stefan Adams worked as Post-Doc at Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart and as Lecturer at Göttingen University, before joining National University of Singapore in 2005, where he is now Assoc. Professor for Materials Science and Engineering  as well as Adjunct Researcher at the A*Star Institute for Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), the Solar Energy Research Institute Singapore (SERIS) and the NUS Centre for Advanced 2D Materials. Adams serves the Asian Society for Solid State Ionics as their Secretary, as well as the Materials Research Society of Singapore as Joint Secretary and is a member of the Singapore National Committee for Crystallography. He is Editorial Board member of several journals incl. ActaCrystallographica B, Solid State Ionics, Ionics etc. . His research interest focuses on the effect of structure and interface variations in nanostructured oxides and chalcogenides for sustainable energy applications incl. rechargeable batteries.


Prof. Taku J Sato
Institute for Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, Japan

Prof. Taku Sato received his Ph.D from University of Tokyo , Japan in 1996.upon the completion of his Ph.D, he became the staff researcher in National research Institute for Metals, , Tsukuba, Japan until 2001. During 2004 – 2012, he became an Associate Professor in Institute for Solid State Physisc, University of Tokyo. He responsible for one triple axis spectrometer (GPTAS) and succesfully teaching three Ph.D student and more Masters at Department of Applied Physiscs. Currently, he become Professor for Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials in Tohoku University, Japan.

Prof. Taku J Sato has expertise in Neutron scattering technique and neutron ineastic scattering analysis as well as single crystal growth and their bulk property characterizations. He has worked on the neutron scattering for more than 20 years using both the reactor- and accelerator-based neutron sources, which include research reactors at JAEA, NIST, ORNL, ILL etc, as well as accelerators such as J-PARC and SNS. His main objectives are to eluciidate novel many-body states in condensed matters such as heavy fermions, frustrated magnets, and quasicrystals.

Currently, He also serve as committee member for several scientific society or institutions, such as International Union of Crystallography (commission member for magnetic structures) and European Spallation Source (neutron optics panel member).


Prof. Kazuyoshi Yamada
Director of Institute of Materials Structure Science(IMSS), High Energy Accelerator Research Organization( KEK), Japan

Prof. Kazuyoshi Yamada is a Director of Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan. Currently, he serves as a member in different professional organization including The physical Society of Japan, The Japanese Society for Neutron Science, The Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research, and The Society of Muon and Meson Science of Japan.

Prof. Yamada received his Doctoral degree from Tohoku University, Faculty of Science, with thesis title “ A Study On The Interplay Between Transport and Strucutral Properties of Amorphous Fe-Ge and Ni-Ge Alloys”. He conducted the post doctoral research in Japan Society for Promotion of Science. After the the completion of his post doctoral in 1980, he bocame the research associate in Tohoku University and became a professor of Institute for Chemical Research in Kyoto Universiity until 2003.  Prior to his position of KEK director, Prof. Yamada serves as professor of advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University. Prof. Yamada main research focuses are on solid state physics, and neutron scattering.


Dr. Santi Maensiri
Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
President of Materials Research Society of Thailand

Prof. Dr. Santi Maensiri is the Director of SUT Center of Excellence in Advanced Functional Materials (SUT-AFM) and Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Internationalization, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. He is the author of over225 papers with citations over 3400 times and h-index of 31 in ISI journals. His research of interest is in the fields of materials physics and nanostructured materials, which focus mainly on the fabrication, properties, and applications of materials. The materials of interest include: 1) functional nanostructured materials, 2) diluted magnetic semiconductors and magnetic nanoparticles, 3) giant dielectric ceramics and nanocomposites, and 4) electrospun nanofibers of ceramics, polymers, and nanocomposites for electronic device, environmental, and energy applications. Prof. Maensiri received his BSc. Degree (Physics) from Khon Kaen University, Thailand, M.Sc. degree (Ceramic Processing) from Leeds University, and D.Phil. degree (Materials) from Oxford University, U.K. He received many research awards including Thai Young Scientist Award 2007 (Physics), TWAS Prize 2009 for Young Scientists in Thailand in Physics, TRF-CHE-SCOPUS Researcher Award 2010 (Physical Sciences), Thailand Research Fund (TRF) Senior Research Scholar 2013,  and Thailand National Outstanding Researcher Awards 2013 (NRCT).Prof. Maensiri is the President of Materials Research Society of Thailand (MRS-Thailand).


Prof. Hsiung Chou
Department of Physics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan

Prof. Hsiung Chou is a professor in Department of Physics , National Sun  Yat Sen University, Taiwan. He graduated from Columbia University in 1992. After the completion of his study, he started his career as associate professor in National Sun Yat-Sen University. Prof. Chou became a chairman of Department of Physics in NSYSU over 2 periods, 2002 – 2004 and 2008 – 2010. Currently, He is positioned as Chairman of International PhD Program for Synchrotron Radiation and Neutron Beam Application.

Prof. Chou is an expert on magnetic thin fil physics, superconductivity physics and transparent conducting thin film physiscs. His current research interests are mainly focused on giant magnetoresistance multilayer thin film, physical properties on superconductive thin film and magnetoresistance under low magnetic field.


Dr. Shah Nawaz Ahmad

Dr. Shah Nawaz Ahmad is currently Senior Adviser, India Middle East and South-East Asia, World Nuclear Association, London. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering and has post-graduate qualifications in Nuclear Engineering as well as in Systems Management.

Ahmad  has over 50 years’ hand-on experience in the nuclear power sector. He has worked, at national & international levels,  in the areas of Policy & Planning, Management, Safety, Design, EPC contracting & Construction, Commissioning, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain, Public Awareness, Training, Business Development and International Co-operation.
Ahmad has held senior positions with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), &  World Association of Nuclear Operators, (WANO) Tokyo. He has also worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),  Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL) & the Indian Atomic Industrial Forum (IAIF).  Additionally, Mr. Ahmad has provided Consultancy to several National & International Consultants & Infrastructure Businesses.


INVITED

Dr. Maxim Avdeev
Australian Center for Neutron Scattering,
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Dr Max Avdeev is an instrument scientist responsible for the high-resolution neutron powder diffractometer ECHIDNA at the OPAL research reactor operated by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). He received PhD for synthesis and crystal structural studies of superionic conductors in 1999.  Between 2000 and 2005 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher first in the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and then Argonne National Laboratory (USA). In 2005 he moved to Australia to join the Bragg Institute, now Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering, as a full-time researcher. His main research interests are studies of crystal and magnetic structure of inorganic materials using X-ray and neutron diffraction and atomistic modelling and the results were published in over 300 papers in condensed matter physics, solid state chemistry, and materials science journals.


Rayavarapu Prasada Rao
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
National University of Singapore

Dr. Rayavarapu obtained his Master Degree in Physics from Andhra University, India in 2000. He becomes a research fellow at Departement of Materials science and Engineering, the National University of Singapore since 2013. He is an expert on development and materials synthesis of energy storage device. Some of his key research are structural studies of glassy electrolytes like xNa2O-(1-x)P2O5, xLi2O-yP2O5-zLiCl, xLi2S-(1-x)P2S5 using X-ray and molecular dynamics simulations; development of membranes for Li-air batteries and fabrication of all-solid-state battery using Li6PS5Br electrolyte.


Sanghyun Lee
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization,
KEK, Ibaraki, Japan

Dr. Sanghyun Lee received his Master degree and Ph.D. in Department of Physics from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea on August 2013.
Currently, He joins the Pos-Doctoral program at KENS, IMSS, KEK in Japan. His research interests lie in applying crystal and magnetic symmetry to study the complex problem of condensed matter physics and explaining the mechanism using crystallography. Recently, he studied the magnetoelectric coupling of multiferroic BiFeO3, invar effect of itinerant ferromagnetic SrRuO3, Neel-type magnetic ordering of Li2MnO3 with Mn honeycomb lattice, and spin-direction-dependent magnetic phase transition of transition-metal monoxide. His current research focus is in the phase transition mechanism when magnetic order breaks crystal symmetry