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Section Board for 'Thin Films' (33)

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Prof. Dr. Michael A Morris
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Director of AMER and Professor of Surface and Interface Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Interests: advanced materials and bio-Engineering research; polymer self-assembly; surface engineering; nanoelectronics devices; membrane science and lanthanide oxide solid chemistry
Dr. Angel Barranco
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Senior Scientist, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (CSIC-University of Seville), C/Américo, Vespucio 49, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
Tel. +34 954489596; Fax: +34 954460665
Interests: PECVD, plasma polymerization, plasma polymers, functional films, semiconducting organic thin films, thin film devices, photoluminescence, photonic films, optical multilayers, photonic sensing, nanoporous oxide films, superhydrophobic surfaces, omniphobic surfaces
Dr. Federico Carosio
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Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
Tel. +39 0131 229303; Fax: +39 0131 229399
Interests: nanostructured coatings, layer-by-layer assembly, polymer composites, polymer nanocomposites, nanocellulose-based materials, graphene related materials, flame retardancy, gas barrier properties
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Prof. Oleg Igorevich Lebedev
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Laboratory CRISMAT, UMR 6508, CNRS-ENSICAEN, Université de Caen, 6Bd Marechal Juin 14050 Caen, France
Interests: mesoporous materials, nanoparticles, nanostructures, thin films, novel materials, CMR and multiferoic materials and thin films based on it, In-situ investigation of phase transition in the materials, heteroepitaxial multilayer systems, Electron Microscopy investigation of inorganic materials, atomic structure of interfaces and grain boundaries and correlation with the physical properties
Prof. Dr. Marcus Rose
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Professur für Technische Chemie II, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Straße 8, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: porous materials, organic frameworks, catalysis, green and sustainable chemistry, reaction engineering, adsorption, membranes
Dr. Joe Sakai
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Institut Català de Nanociència I Nanotecnologia (ICN2), UAB Campus, ICN2 Building, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
Interests: oxide thin films (especially vanadium oxides); pulsed laser deposition; insulator-metal phase transition; functionally graded materials; nanocomposites via self-assembly
Prof. Nikolai V. Tkachenko
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Laboratory of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Tampere University of Technology, Korkeakoulunkatu 8, Fi-33720 Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358 40 748 4160
Interests: Photoactive compounds; molecular films; self-assembled monolayers; organic-semiconductor hybrid nanostructures; quantum dots; photopysics and photochemistry; photoinduced electron transfer; organic and hybrid solar cells; ultrafast spectroscopy
Dr. Jerzy T. Sadowski
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Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973, USA
Interests: low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM); photo-emission electron microscopy (PEEM); 2D van der Waals materials; surface structure; thin films growth and morphology
Prof. Noshir S. Pesika
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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, School of Science & Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
Interests: friction; adhesion; tribology; biomimetics
Prof. Dr. Jochen M. Schneider
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Materials Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, 52056 Aachen, Germany
Interests: coating materials design; stability predictions of protective coating; self-healing and self-reporting coating materials; ambient and workpiece interactions with protective coatings
Prof. Dr. Dong-Joo Kim
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Materials Research and Education Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, USA
Interests: thin films; piezoelectric materials; dielectrics; 2D materials; sensing and actuating materials
Dr. Irene Paola De Padova
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(1) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Struttura della Materia, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 00133 Roma, Italy;
(2) INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi , 44, 00044 Frascati , Roma, Italy
Interests: Confined Nanostructures; 2D Materials; MBE growth; LEED/RHEED/AES/STM/; Synchrotron Radiation UPS/XPS/ARPES/X-ray absorption
Prof. Dr. Michael Lorenz
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Universität Leipzig, Felix Bloch Institute for Solid State Physics, Semiconductor Physics Group D-04081 Leipzig, Germany
Interests: materials science; multifunctional thin films; semiconductor physics; oxide thin films; nitride thin films; iodide thin films; multiferroic and magetoelectric thin films; pulsed laser deposition; physical vapour deposition; structural, electrical and optical characterization of thin films; X-ray diffraction of nanostructures, nanowires, microwires
Dr. Mauricio Calvo Roggiani
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Multifunctional Optical Materials Group, Institute of Materials Science of Seville, Spanish National Research Council, c/ Américo Vespucio, 49. 41092 – Sevilla, Spain
Interests: Porous thin films; UV protection; nanomaterials; photonic structures; perovskite ABX_3
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Prof. Plinio Innocenzi
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Dipartimento di Chimica e Farmacia, Università di Sassari, CR-INSTM, Sassari, Italy
Interests: sol-gel chemistry; hybrid organic-inorganic materials; thin films; photonic materials; self-assembly
Prof. Dr. Rainer Hippler
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Institut für Physik, Universität Greifswald, Felix-Hausdorff-Sr. 6, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
Interests: Thin film deposition, magnetron sputtering, dusty plasmas, plasma diagnostics
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Prof. Alexander Vul
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Laboratory "Physics for Cluster Structures", Division of Solid State Electronics, Ioffe Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Interests: new forms of carbon nanostructures (fullerenes, nanodiamonds, graphene, nanotubes, nanoporous carbon); physics of semiconductors and semiconductor photodetectors
Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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1. University of Hamburg; Institute of Physical Chemistry; Martin-Luther-King-Platz 6, 20146 Hamburg, Germany;
2. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH; Institute of Polymer Research; Max-Planck-Straße 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
Tel. +49 40 42838 3460; Fax: +49 40 42838 9542
Interests: self-assembly, block copolymers, polymer blends, nanocomposites, supramolecular polymers, membranes, controlled polymerisations
Dr. Vitalie Stavila
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Sandia National Laboratories, California P.O. Box 969, Livermore, CA 94551-0969, United States
Interests: Development of novel multifunctional materials and nanostructures for energy storage and nanoscale fabrication
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Prof. Aldo Humberto Romero
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Physics and Astronomy Department, West Virginia University, USA
Interests: Computational materials science, electronic structure calculations, materials design and materials data mining
Dr. Carlos Manuel Silva
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CICECO–Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portuga
Interests: adsorption, diffusion, ion exchange, membranes, modeling, separation processes, supercritical fluid technology, thermodynamics, transport properties
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Prof. Dr. Frank A. Müller
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Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research (OSIM), Colloids, Surfaces, and Interfaces (CSI), Löbdergraben 32, 07743 Jena, Germany
Interests: bio-inspired materials; biomaterials; biomineralization; laser materials processing; additive manufacturing; surface modification; nanoparticles
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Prof. Fernão D. Magalhães
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LEPABE, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Interests: synthetic and natural adhesives; lignocellulosic composites; high-performance industrial coatings; graphene-based biomaterials
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Prof. Dr. Dirk Poelman
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Lumilab, Department of Solid State Sciences, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281-S1, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
Interests: lighting, vision, luminescence, displays; thin film optics, photocatalysis, medical imaging, structural characterization
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Prof. Dr. Franz E. Weber
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Center of Dental Medicine, Oral Biotechnology & Bioengineering/MKG, University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 11, , CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 634 3140
Interests: microarchitecture of scaffolds, osteoconduction, osteoinduction, ceramics, titanium, hydrogels; bone substitute materials; additive manufacturing; GTR/GBR membranes; delivery of epigenetically active small chemicals; delivery of BMPs and other factors
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Prof. Jordi Faraudo
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Materials Simulation and Theory Department, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) Campus de la UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra, Spain
Interests: soft matter theory; self-assembly theory; theory of colloidal forces; computer simulations
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Prof. Dr. Silvia Gross
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Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, University of Padova, via Francesco Marzolo 1, 35131 Padova, Italy
Tel. +39-049-8275-736; Fax: +39-049-8275-161
Interests: wet chemistry and colloidal routes for inorganic materials; confined space; crystallisation phenomena
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Prof. Dr. Jun-ichi Anzai
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Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578, Japan
Tel. +81227956841
Interests: biosensor; polymer materials; stimuli-sensitive materials; LbL films
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Prof. Reza Montazami
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2094 Black Engineering Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-2023, USA
Tel. 5152948733
Interests: mechanics and advanced manufacturing of soft, organic, and transient electronics and ionics
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Prof. Dr. Nicola Pugno
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Universita degli Studi di Trento, Department of Civil, Trento, Italy
Tel. +39-0461-282525; Fax: +39 0461 282599
Interests: nanomechanics; nanomaterials; bioinspired materials
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Dr. Giorgio Biasiol
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AMD - Advanced Material and Devices group, CNR-IOM, TASC Laboratory Laboratory, S.S. 14, Km 163.5 in Area Science Park, 34149 Basovizza (Trieste), Italy
Fax: +39 040 226767
Interests: compound semiconductor thin films and nanostructures; crystal growth and epitaxy; kinetics of epitaxial growth; photoemission spectroscopy and microscopy; coherent transport
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Prof. Dr. Erik Reimhult
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Head, Department of Nanobiotechnology, Instititute for Biologocially inspired materials, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Muthgasse 11-II, A-1190 Vienna, Austria
Interests: colloidal science; surface science; liquid interfaces; nanoscience; nanoparticles; lipid membranes; polymer brushes; biointerfaces; biosensors
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Prof. Dr. Luca Malfatti
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Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sassari, Via Vienna 2, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: mesoporous materials, sol-gel, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, thin films, carbon dots, nanocomposites
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