Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Nguyen Quang Liem
Institute Materials Sciences, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyen Quang Liem is a Professor of physics. He served as Director of Institute of Materials Science (IMS), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) over the period 2009–2017. He has rich experiences in optoelectronic materials and has published more than 100 papers on international journals, one book and some patents. His research interests are in optoelectronic materials (film and quantum dots/nanocrystals) and devices (luminescent materials for light emitting diode and for biolabeling/sensors, photocatalysts for photo-reactivity and for photoreactor), development of scientific instruments and spectroscopic measuring techniques, especially some related ones like Raman scattering and photoluminescence spectroscopy enhanced with surface plasmon resonance for fast/non-destructive and sensitive analysis/detection of residual pesticides, chemical radicals, characterizations of the ancient art/cultural products. He is the Vice-President of the Vietnam Physical Society (VPS) and a Council Member of the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS). He is Editor-in-Chief of Advances Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IOP Publishing), editorial member of Heliyon (Elsevier) and of Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices (Elsevier).



Prof. Frank Otremba
Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing, Germany

Prof. Dr. Frank Otremba is the Head of the BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) division “Tanks for Dangerous Goods and Accidental Mechanics” in Berlin and honorary professor at the technical university of Brandenburg. He graduated as mechanical engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Rostock in the field of numerical methods and fracture mechanics in 1991. He has more than 20 years of experience in the nuclear field and has published numerous papers. He is a member of the German Reactor Safety Commission subgroup “Materials and Pressurized Components” and Nuclear Safety Standards Commission subgroup “Mechanical Components”.



Prof. Jae-Jin Shim
Yeungnam University, South Korea

Jae-Jin Shim received his BS degree from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1980, MS degree from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1982, and PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, in 1990. He worked as a research scientist (1982-1986) and as a senior research scientist (1991-1994) at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). He has been a professor in Yeungnam University since 1994 and served as Vice-Dean of Engineering. He also served as the President of the Korean Society of Clean Technology and Vice President of the Korean Society of Engineering Education. He is now the Directors of the Institute of Clean Technology and the Clean Energy Priority Research Center supported by Ministry of Education of Korea. He has published more than 160 papers in reputed journals and served as the Chief Editor of “Clean Technology” and Editor of “Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering.”
His current research interests are synthesis and applications of graphene (or carbon nanotube)-based nanomaterials for supercapacitors, catalysts, and sensors; syntheses of polymers and organic materials using supercritical fluids and ionic liquids; living polymerization in supercritical fluids and ionic liquids; and clean technology.



Tutorial Speaker


Prof. Takashige Omatsu (Fellow of JSAP, OSA, SPIE)
Chiba University, Japan

Takashige Omatsu (B.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Tokyo) is a professor of nano-science division of a faculty of engineering in Chiba University.His research intersts cover a variety of areas, such as nonlinear optics, solid-state and fiber lasers, singular optics, and super-resolution spectroscopy. Recent work has focused on chiral control of nano-structures by angular momentum of light. Such chiral nano-structures will potentially provide a new scientific aspect to metamaterials, plasmonics, and silicon photonics, and they might also enable us to develop nanoscale imaging systems with chiral selectivity. He has already published >100 refereed journal articles, and he has performed >20 invited presentations of major international conferences, including CLEO, CLEO Pacific-Rim, CLEO Europe, LEOS, and ICALEO meetings. He has been appointed as an Associate Editor of Optics Express during 2006-2012. He is also on the editorial board of Applied Physics Express. He is currently working as a steering committee member of the conference on the laser and optoelectronics pacific-rim (CLEO Pacific-rim). Professor Omatsu is a Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, and a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America. He is also Visiting Professor, Xinjiang Normal University, China.