General (Ret.) Luhut B. Panjaitan
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia

General (Ret.) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan is an Indonesian politician and former military officer. He is the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia. He previously held positions as Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs and Presidential Chief of Staff to President Joko Widodo.
Pandjaitan was Minister of Trade and Industry for Indonesia during President Abdurrahman Wahid’s administration and Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Singapore during the crucial era of Reformasi from 1999 to 2000.
During his military career, he held Various battlefield and important positions, from Commander of Group 3 Kopassus, Commander of Infantry Weaponry (Pussenif), to the Commander of Army Education and Training (Kodiklat). In military circles, Luhut is known as the founder and first commander of Detachment 81 (now Sat-81 / Gultor) of the red beret Kopassus.
After retiring from military, in 2004 he founded Toba Sejahtra Group, a fast-growing group with three core activities: natural resources (oil, gas and mining), electricity generation (coal, gas and geothermal) and agriculture. A four-star general, he has diverse experience in the military, diplomacy, government, business and in what he defines as most important: social development.
Pandjaitan is also chairman of the DEL Foundation, which has created schools including a technology college for underprivileged students, a bilingual high school for gifted children, a kindergarten and an elementary school. In addition, the foundation awards scholarships and funds education infrastructure development and construction. Pandjaitan is also founder of the Luhur Bakti Pertiwi Foundation, whose purpose is to nurture young Indonesian talents. His Kader Bangsa leadership program today has 250 alumni. In 2011 Pandjaitan received Ernst & Young’s – Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Social Development category.

*Source from wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luhut_Binsar_Pandjaitan

Prof. Sri Adiningsih
Chair of Presidential Advisory Board,

Prof. Dr. Sri Adiningsih, M.Sc. is an economist and lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, Gadjah Mada University who served as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council since January 19, 2015. He was appointed as a member of the MPR Ad Hoc Committee Expert Team in 2001 and later was elected Secretary of the Constitutional Commission. Sri Adiningsih is an alumnus of the Faculty of Economics, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta.

*Source from wikipedia https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Adiningsih

Prof. Soo Wohn Lee
President of IUMRS,
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.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Evvy Kartini
President of MRS – Indonesia,
Indonesian National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)

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.

*Source from http://www.batan.go.id/index.php/en/staff-profile-evvy

Prof. Djarot Sulistio Wisnubroto
Director of Indonesian National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)

Professor Djarot Wisnubroto received his  Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from University of tokyo in 1993. In 1993 he work as postdoctoral in quantum energy and system science in university of Tokyo.

Previously he is the Deputy Head of BATAN for Development of Cycle Technology of Nuclear and Engineering Materials (2010 – 2012), Director of Radioactive Waste Technology BATAN (2006-o 2010), Head of Radioactof Waste – Center of Radioactif Waste Technology BATAN (2001- 2006) and Head of Radioactif Waste Treatment Technologies – Center of Radioctif Waste Tecnology BATAN (1999 – 2001).

He is active in several international organizations, especially in radioactive waste handling such as Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) (2006 – 2010), Asian Nuclear Safety Work (ANSN) (2006 – 2010),  IAEA project on radioactive waste management security since 2006 and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for International Radioactive Waste Technical Committee (WATEC) since 2010.

*Source from http://www.batan.go.id/index.php/id/djarot-sulistio-wisnubroto

Prof. Robert McGreevy
Director of ISIS – Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL),
Science and Technology Facility Council (STFC), UK

Professor Robert McGreevy will be the new Director of ISIS. He returns to ISIS in September, moving from his current position as Deputy Associate Laboratory Director at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Robert takes over from Uschi Steigenberger who has been the acting Director following the move of long-time ISIS Director Andrew Taylor to the newly created position of Executive Director for National Laboratories for the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

“Robert has a wealth of experience in managing neutron scattering research centres and is very familiar with ISIS and the community,” said ISIS Director Uschi Steigenberger. “As the first coordinator of the highly successful EU NMI3 consortium he has also well established contacts to European neutron centres. It will be a pleasure to welcome Robert back to ISIS, and know that the ongoing success of ISIS will be in excellent hands.”

Before moving to the Spallation Neutron Source in Oak Ridge, Robert was Head of the Diffraction Division at ISIS. Prior to this he was Director of the Studsvik Neutron Research Laboratory at Uppsala University, Sweden.  Robert is the author of over 180 research papers in the fields of neutron scattering and computer modelling where his research has specialised in studies of the structures of all types of disordered materials, from high temperature superconductors to liquid metal alloys. He has a special interest in software development and pioneered the now widely used reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) techniques of structural modelling.

*Source from ISIS Neutron and Muon Source website

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

Doctor 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. Toshiji Kanaya
Head of Material and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF),
Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC), Japan

Professor 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. Nicholas M. Harrison
Thomas Young Centre,
Imperial College London, UK

Professor Harrison is co director of the Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering head of the Computational Materials Science Group in the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London.

Professor Harrison’s has worked on the development an efficient computational implementation of quantum mechanical theories of condensed matter for over 20 years. His current research is aimed at the use of computer simulations to aid the discovery and optimisation of advanced materials. Particular areas of interest are a) Molecular and organic magnetic materials for flexible electronics. b) the theory of excited states in condensed matter. c) Materials for solar energy conversion. d) Optimising catalysts for use in solid oxide fuel cells. e) Materials ageing through wear and corrosion.

Prof. Rodrigo FP Martins
President of European Academy of Sciences – EurASc,
Director of CEMOP-UNINOVA,
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Rodrigo Martins, President of the European Academy of Sciences; 2nd Vice President of the International Union of Materials Research Society (IUMRS); Full Professor of Faculty of Sciences and Technology of New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Head of Materials Science Department; member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering and of the Portuguese Order of Engineers.

Co-chair of the European Energy Materials industry Research Initiative, EMIRI. Founder and director of the Centre of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Processes of Uninova; leader of the Materials, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies group of I3N/CENIMAT. Expert in the field of transparent electronics and on the paper electronics, with more than 650 papers published in WoK (ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1997-7669; Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=TSG5_R0AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate). Member of the: advisory board of EU-DG Growth; Steering Committee of EuMat; Alliance for Materials; Joint Innovation Centre for Advanced Material Sino-Portuguese; Editorial Board of the Advanced Electronics Materials Journal; administration board of the nature journal: npj 2D Materials and Applications. As the most recent landmarks we have:

  1. Publishing the first scientific paper aiming to exploit, as proof of concept, paper transistor for multipurpose applications. R. Martins et al, in Papertronics: Multigate paper transistor for multifunction applications, Applied Materials Today 12 (2018) 402–414::
  2. August 2018, Administrator of the first start-up to exploit the paper electronics called NTPE – Research, Development and Commercialization of Transistors, Electronic Biosensors, Paper based Lda”; the official launch of the Collaborative laboratory, Almascience, involving the pioneer labs of paper electronics with the paper industry and product end users, mainly connected to security and exploiting smart diagnostics platform commodities.
  3. In July 2018, the full recognition by the World Academia that elected for the International Physics Olympics, IPhO-2018 hold in Lisbon, July 2018, the paper transistor as the device to be tested in the experiments by more than 450 students worldwide. This was also the editorial of Nature journal of 13 August 2018.
  4. In June 2018, during the Innofest 2018 Innovation context idea competition to boost printing intelligence, organized by PrintoCent from VTT, a team of researchers from Uninova/ FCT-UNL won the first prize with the concept idea of Droplet Runners (see http://ouluhealth.fi/oulu-in-the-centre-of-boosting-printed-intelligence-business-at-innofest-2018/).
  5. Nominated by the European Patent Officer as one of the Inventors of the year 2018 with the paper transistor work (http://www.epo.org/learning-events/european-inventor/finalists/2016/fortunato.ht).
  6. . Awarded with the Gold Medal of merit and distinction by the Almada Municipality.

Prof. Takashi Kamiyama
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK),
University for Advance Study, Japan

Takashi Kamiyama is a Professor from the High Energy Accelerator Organization, KEK (2005-present), Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Sokendai (2005-present) and Hokkaido University (2006-present). He is the leader of Neutron Science Section of Materials and Life Science Division in J-PARC (2007-2014) and Dean of School of High Energy Accelerator Science (Graduate University for Advanced Studies), Sokendai (2014-present).

He is a Steering Committee Member – The Crystallographic Society of Japan (2003–2008, 2010-present), Chief Editor of Journal – The Crystallographic Society of Japan (2008-2010), Member of Neutron Scattering Committee – International Union of Crystallography (2005-2011), Steering Committee Member – The Japanese Society for Neutron Science (2003-2007, 2009-2012), , Secretary of Crystallography Committee – Science Council of Japan (2003-2006), Council Member – Asia Crystallography Association (AsCA) (2011-present), Chair of one Committee – JSPS University-Industry Cooperative Research Committees (2010-2012).

His research interest is in Structure-Function Relationship in Advanced Materials such as Li-ion Batteries, Fuel-cell Materials, Hydrogen-absorbing Materials, Multiferroic Materials, Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, and Superconductors, etc. Crystallography, Powder Diffraction, Rietveld Analysis, Software development, Neutron Scattering, Development of Neutron Diffractometers in Pulsed Neutron Facilities

His research projects include Leader of development and science of the Super High Resolution Neutron Diffractometer (SuperHRPD, BL08), Leader of the neutron scattering project in the RISING (Research and Development Initiative for Scientific Innovation of New Generation Batteries) of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Advisor of the neutron materials Diffractometer of Ibaraki prefecture( iMATERIA, BL20) and Leader of development of neutron powder diffraction data analyses software suite, Z-Code

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. B.V.R Chowdari
President of MRS – Singapore,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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. Atsushi Takahara
President of MRS – Japan,
Kyushu University, Japan

Prof. Atsushi Takahara earned his D.Eng. (1983) in the field of polymer science. Since 1999, he is a full professor of Kyushu University. He is a senior editor of Langmuir and EAB member of several international journals. From 2005 to 2008 and 2011-2017, he was a member of Science Council of Japan.  He was a president of Society of Polymer Science (2014-2016).  At present, he is a president of Materials Research Society, Japan (2017-2019). He has published more than 540 peer reviewed papers.  His research interests are focused on advanced soft materials such as polymer ultrathin films, polymer nanocomposites, and novel tough polymers.

Prof. Chennupati Jagadish
President of MRS – Australia,
Australian National University, Australia

Professor Jagadish is a Distinguished Professor and Head of Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group in the Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University.  He has served as Vice-President and Secretary Physical Sciences of the Australian Academy of Science during 2012-2016.  He is currently serving as President of IEEE Photonics Society and President of Australian Materials Research Society.  Prof. Jagadish is an Editor/Associate editor of 6 Journals (EIC-Progress in Quantum Electronics), 3 book series and serves on editorial boards of 20 other journals.  He has published more than 880 research papers (600 journal papers), holds 5 US patents, co-authored a book, co-edited 12 books and edited 12 conference proceedings and 15 special issues of Journals.

He won the 2000 IEEE Millennium Medal and received Distinguished Lecturer awards from IEEE NTC, IEEE LEOS and IEEE EDS. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, The World Academy of Sciences, US National Academy of Inventors, Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Science, IEEE, APS, MRS, OSA, AVS, ECS, SPIE, AAAS, FEMA, APAM, IoP (UK), IET (UK), IoN (UK) and the AIP. He received Peter Baume Award from the ANU in 2006, the Quantum Device Award from ISCS in 2010, IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Service Award in 2010, IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and Electronics and Photonics Division Award of the Electrochemical Society in 2012, 2013 Walter Boas Medal, 2015 IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, 2015 IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award, 2016 MRSI Silver Jubilee Anniversary Medal, 2016 Distinguished Fellow of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2016 OSA Nick Holonyak Jr Award, 2017 Welker Award, 2017 IUMRS Somiya Award and 2017 Nayudamma Award.  He has received Australia’s highest civilian honor, AC, Companion of the Order of Australia, as part of 2016 Australia day honors from the Governor General of Australia for his contributions to physics and engineering, in particular nanotechnology.  He holds honorary appointments in US, Japan, China and India.

Prof. Do Kyung Kim
President of MRS-Korea,
KAIST, Korea



Prof. Brendan Kennedy
President of AONSA,
University of Sydney, Australia

Brendan Kennedy is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sydney.  His research is in the general areas of solid state chemistry and crystallography with a particular interest in in-situ studies of structural phase transitions.  Over his career he has published over 360 articles that have received around 7000 citations, resulting in an H-index of 54. He was a founding board member of the Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association (AONSA), and currently serves as President.

Current research projects include: a) Structural and Electronic Properties of 4d and 5d Oxides. Our discovery of an unexpected high magnetic phase transition temperature in SrTcO3 and CaTcO3 has highlighted the unusual properties of 4d and 5d metals especially those isostructural with TcIV, especially RuV and OsV. We have identified unusual magnetism in a number of double perovskites of the type A2MLnO6 M = Ru, Ir Os, Ln = La or Y and demonstrated the power L-edge X-ray absorption spectra of such oxides.  Our work in this area also focuses on  importance of spin-orbit coupling in Ir containing oxides. b) Coupling of Jahn-Teller and Tilting Distortions in Manganese Oxides. Colossal magnetoresistive materials (i.e. materials which show changes in electrical resistance on placing in a magnetic field) find applications in a variety of magnetic storage media e.g. computer hard drives.  We employ a broad range of synthesis and characterisation methods (including neutron and synchrotron X-ray diffraction) to understand how tilting of the corner sharing octahedra influences long range orbital ordering associated with the Jahn-Teller active Mn3+. c) Structural Phase Transitions in Perovskites. This work is a mixture of pure and applied work aimed at understanding the mechanisms and pathways of the structural phase transitions in both simple ABX3 perovskites, as well as in chemically ordered perovskites such as A2BB’X This work utilizes high resolution diffraction studies as a function of both temperature (4-2000 K) and pressure (0-10 GPa).  Group theory and Landau theory are routinely used in the analysis of the results.

Prof. Matteo Leoni
Chairman of ICDD – USA,
University of Trento – DICAM, Italy

Prof. Matteo Leoni graduated at the University of Trento in 1995 and then obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in 1999.

He is currently a professor at the University of Trento, Italy and he serves as the elected Chair of the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) and consultant of the Commission on Powder Diffraction of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr).

Prof. Leoni is an expert in the field of diffraction using both traditional sources and large scale facilities (synchrotrons, neutron sources). His research focuses on the development and use of novel methods for the non-destructive analysis of the structure and microstructure of materials (distribution of size and shape of the crystallites, type and quantity of line and stacking defects) in static and in situ/operando conditions, mainly using powder diffraction and combined techniques.

Dr. Isao Watanabe
Advanced Meson Science Laboratory, RIKEN
Hokkaido University, Japan

Dr. Isao Watanabe obtain his PhD degree in physics from Hokkaido University in 1992. He is a Senior Research Scientist at  Advanced Meson Science Laboratory, RIKEN  and a core member of μSR material science at the RIKEN-RAL MuonFacility in the UK. He is the visiting Professor at various university and he published more than 300 articles in International Journals.

His research interests are focused on Solid State Physics (Magnetism, Superconducting, Semiconducting, Heavy Fermions, Quantum Spins, etc.), Industrial Applications, First Principal Calculations, Density Functional Theory Calculations, Organic Molecules (Organic Magnets, Organic Superconductors, Biomolecules, Chemical Molecules etc.). His research speciality is NMR, Magnetic Susceptibility, DFT on experimental and theoretical studies on the magnestism, superconductivity, industiral applications, non-distructive element analysis, muon hyperfine interactions in metals, insuators and organic molecules, Muon site and magnetic spin structural analysis by the density functional theory etc.

Dr. Yokinobu Kawakita*
Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC),
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan

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. Elvira Fortunato
Director of Centre of Material Research (CENIMAT),
Vice-Rector for Researcher Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

Elvira Fortunato is full professor in Materials Science Department of Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon, a Fellow of the Portuguese Engineering Academy since 2009 and decorated with the grade of Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator by the President of the Republic in 2010, due to her scientific achievements worldwide. In 2015 she was appointed by the Portuguese President Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Celebrations of the National Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities. She was also a member of the Portuguese National Scientific and Technological Council between 2012-2015 and a member of the advisory board of DG CONNECT (2014-2015). Currently she is the director of the Institute of Nanomaterials, Nanofabrication and Nanomodeling and of CENIMAT. She is member of the board of trustees of Luso-American Foundation (Portugal/USA, 2013-2020), Vice-Rector of NOVA and Scientific Council for Exact Sciences and Engineering, Coordinator at FCT-MCTES.

Fortunato pioneered European research on transparent electronics, namely thin-film transistors based on oxide semiconductors, demonstrating that oxide materials can be used as true semiconductors. In 2008, she earns in the 1st ERC edition an AdG for the project “Invisible”, considered a success story. In the same year she demonstrated with her colleagues the possibility to make the first paper transistor, starting a new field in the area of paper electronics. Fortunato published over 500 papers and during the last 10 years got more than 18 International prizes and distinctions for her work (e.g: Elvira Fortunato was awarded with the Blaise Pascal Medal from the European Academy of Sciences (2016); IDTechEx USA 2009 (paper transistor); European Woman Innovation prize, Finland 2011). Since November 2016 she integrates the High Level Group for the Scientifc Advise Mechanism of the EC.

*Source from CENIMAT website

Prof. Dr. Akhmad Herman Yuwono
Head of Material and Metalurgy (DTMM-FTUI),
Fakultas Teknik, Universitas Indonesia

Dr. Akhmad Herman Yuwono obtained his bachelor degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Universitas Indonesia in 1994. He continued his study for master level at University of Cambridge-UK and received the degree in 1998. His PhD degree was taken from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2007 with specialty on the fabrication and characterization of inorganic-organic nanohybrids for photonic application. For this purpose, Dr. Yuwono has developed a modified technique combining wet chemistry sol-gel technique and post-hydrothermal treatment in order to obtain highly crystalline inorganic nanoparticle embedded in organic matrix, where the results were described in several high impact journals, His current research includes the fabrication of nanostructure inorganic semiconductor oxides for energy applications such as dye sensitized solar cell, as well as self-cleaning and transparent heating windows. Dr. Yuwono is now a full-professor at Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and assigned as Associate Dean for Research and Community Services at Faculty of Engineering Universitas Indonesia.

Dr. Paul Horng
General Secretary of MRS – Taiwan,
Material and Chemical Research Labs., ITRI, Taiwan

Paul Jain-Long Horng received his Ph.D. from Department of Material Science and Engineering Northwestern University in 1983, M.S. from Department of Material Science and Engineering National Tsinghua University in 1978 and B.S. Department of Material Science and Engineering National Tsinghua University in 1976.

Previously he is the General Secretary of Matrerial Research Sociaty (MRS) – Taiwan, Office of The General Director Material and Chemical Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan

Paul Jain-Long Horng has expertise in material characterization (mechanical behavior, microstructure), material reliability/life management of engineering materials and nanomaterials microstructure characterization.

Prof. Yuan Ping Feng
Vice President of MRS – Singapore,
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professor Yuan Ping Feng received his B.Sc.degree from Lanzhou University in 1982 and Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1987. After working as a postdoc for three years at Purdue University, he joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a faculty member in 1990. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Physics, and Head of Theory Group at the Centre for Advanced Two-Dimensional Materials, NUS. His research interest is in computational materials physics, focusing mainly on the understanding of fundamental properties of materials for advanced technologies, and prediction of new materials based on ab-initio electronic structure calculations. Prof. Feng is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a fellow of the Institute of Physics, Singapore, and an Academician of the Asian Pacific Academy of Materials. He served as the Head of Physics Department at NUS from April 2007 to June 2014. He is currently the Secretary of International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS), and a Vice President of Materials Research Society of Singapore.

Prof. Shahidan Radiman
Centre for Frontier Science,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 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.

Prof. Dr. Santi Maensiri
President of MRS – Thailand,
Suranaree University of Technology, 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. Masatomo Yashima
High-Temperature Crystal Structural Science and Technology Group,
Tokyo Insitute of Technology, Japan

Masatomo Yashima has been a full professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology, from April 2011 to the present. Prof. Yashima obtained a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Tokyo Tech. in 1991. He was a Research Associate of Titech and an Associate Professor of Tokyo Tech. He published over 500 papers, including over 212 original research papers (cited over 10697 times (Google Scholar, July 27, 2018). He received over 33 awards including CSJ Award for Creative Work (2018), Award of the Ceramic Society of Japan (2009), the Award of the Crystallographic Society of Japan (2008).

Prof. Tsong-Pyng Perng
Former President of MRS-Taiwan (2008-2012)
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Tsong-Pyng Perng is chair professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He served as the president of Materials Research Society-Taiwan during 2008-2012. He is registered as Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining of UK and Fellow of Australian Institute of Energy. His recent research interests include fabrication and characterization of nanostructured materials, especially by atomic layer deposition, and hydrogen energy materials.

He was President, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan (2005-2012), President, Materials Research Society-Taiwan (MRS-T) (2008-2012), Senate, International Union of Materials Research Societies (2012- ), Advisor, Ministry of Education Advisory Office (2010-2011), Visiting Scientist, University of Cambridge, UK (2005- ), Dean of Academic Affairs, National Tsing Hua University (1998-2004), Chairman, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University (1994-1997), Associate Editor, Acta Materialia/Scripta Materialia (1996-1999)

He received a Distinguished Merit Alumni Award, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012), Lu Chih-Hung Medal, Materials Research Society-Taiwan (2012), Academic Award, Ministry of Education (2009), Far Eastern Chair of Materials Science, Yuan Ze University (2005-2012), Achievement Award in Materials Science, Ho Chin-Tai Foundation (2004), Outstanding Service Award, Materials Research Society-Taiwan (1997), Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council, Taiwan (1993), Outstanding Teaching Award, National Tsing Hua University (1991). He is a fellow of Materials Research Society-Taiwan (2012), Australia Institute of Energy (2010) and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (2008- )

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

Dr. Christine Rehm
Senior Research Scientist,
Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT), China

Dr. Christine Rehm joined the Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) in October 2017 as Senior Research Scientist. She is responsible for managing the research infrastructure in physics and materials science and for teaching lab classes. In her previous position at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) Dr. Rehm was the lead scientist of the ultra-small-angle neutron scattering (USANS) instrument KOOKABURRA of the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering. Her fields of expertise include thin film science (magnetic thin films, polarized neutron and X-ray reflectometry), characterization of microstructures by neutron and X-ray diffraction methods, as well as neutron scattering instrumentation (neutron optics, instrument simulation, neutron guides).

Dr. Rehm received her PhD in physics in 1999 from the Technical University 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 PhD, she joined the U.S. Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) project in Oak Ridge as a postdoc, where she worked on neutron instrumentation design and optimization by means of Monte Carlo simulations. Subsequently, her skills and expertise formed the base of her company American Scientific Instrumentation where she managed various neutron optics related projects, and distributed neutron optical components manufactured by the world-leading company SwissNeutronics within the US and China markets.