Information about the ICAPMOT 2022 Speakers

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Dr. Laura Lechuga

Dr. Laura Lechuga is a Full-Time Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Head of the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) in Barcelona (Spain) and at the Networking Biomedical Research Center (CIBER-BBN). The focus of her research is the development of novel nano-biosensor devices based on nanoplasmonics and silicon-based photonics principles for clinical and environmental applications. She has published over 300 articles, book chapters and proceedings, has 8 families of patents, and has presented her work worldwide in more than 430 invited talks. She has co-founded two spin-off companies: SENSIA and BIOD. Prof. Lechuga is the Associate Editor of Analyst, Physics and Engineering journals is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of several national and international high-level research centres and has taken part in numerous international evaluation panels. Dr. Laura Lechuga is a recipient of several prizes, recognitions and awards from physics and optical societies.

The title of her talk was “Nanoplasmonics biosensors platforms for clinical diagnostics at the point-of-care.”

Dr. Paolo Vavassori

Dr. Vavassori is an Ikerbasque Research Professor and Co-leader of the Nanomagnetism Group at CIC nanoGUNE, Spain. He obtained a Ph.D. in Physics in 1994 from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and has previously worked in research centers in Italy, USA and France. Dr Vavassori’s research interests include: magnetic nanostructures, magnetic microscopy, magneto-optics, and magnetization dynamics. Prof. Vavassori is an Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Physics, USA. He has filed more than 5 patents were filed in Japan, Europe and the USA. Research accomplishments include the novel technique of MOKE from the light diffracted by sub-micron arrays (diffracted-MOKE) as well as the leading data analysis model. 

The title of his presentation was “Amplification of magneto-optical activity via hybridization with dark plasmons.”

Dr. Daria Ignatyeva

Dr. Daria Ignatyeva is a research associate at the Russian Quantum Center and Lomonosov Moscow State University: Moscow, Russian Federation.

The title of her presentation was “Metasurfaces: Magneto-optical effects by design.”

Anuj Kumar Roniyar

Mr Anuj is a graduate of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and an Electrical Engineer in Nepal. His research interest include sensing, bio-implant and bioimaging.

The title of his presentation was “Atmospheric gas and humidity detection by means of nanoplasmonics surface plasmon resonance”.

Dr. Alexander Ramm

Alexander G. Ramm is an American mathematician and professor at Kansas State University. His research focuses on differential and integral equations, operator theory, ill-posed and inverse problems, scattering theory, functional analysis, spectral theory, numerical analysis, theoretical electrical engineering, signal estimation, and tomography. Ramm obtained a B.S. degree in mathematics and an M.S. degree at Leningrad State University. He received a Ph.D. degree from Moscow State University and Dr. Sci. at the Mathematics Institute Academy of Science, Minsk. Research Focus: Dr. Ramm taught at Leningrad Institute of Precision Mechanics and Optics and was a visiting professor and research scientist at the University of Michigan. Dr.Ramm received the Distinguished Graduate faculty award and received the Khwarizmi International Award for mathematical research. Along with this, he is a distinguished professor at multiple institutions, including the Academy of Science of Mexico, University of Cairo, and UK Royal Academy of Engineering. He has been an associated editor of many professional journals.

The title of presentation was “Wave scattering by many small particles and applications”.

Dr. Warwick Bowen

Professor Warwick Bowen is a nanotechnologist and quantum physicist at the University of Queensland. He leads the Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory there. Along with that, he is the Director of the UQ Precision Sensing Initiative which is determined on enhancing real-world outcomes of quantum and precision technologies research; and is one of the Theme Leaders of the Australian Center for Engineered Quantum Systems. Bowen’s research is primarily based on the interface of nanotechnology and quantum science, including nanophotonics, nanomechanics, quantum optomechanics and photonic/quantum sensing. His work spans from addressing very fundamental questions about the application of quantum physics in our everyday world, to the development of novel applications on a global scale. He has been part of over 253 articles and Journals based on the same. Professor Bowen has bagged several accolades for his contributions in quantum optomechanics, precision measurement, and the translation of quantum technologies. Including 2020 John Love Award from Australian and New Zealand Optical Society, 2004 Bragg Medal from the Australian Institute of Physics, and many more Excellence Awards from the University of Queensland.

His talk was titled “Driving motion with light: new technology for magnetometry and biological imaging”.

Dr. Hiromasa Shimizu

Hiromasa Shimizu is a Professor in the department of electrical and electronic engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan. He received his BSc degree in 1997 and PhD degree in 2002, both in the department of electronic engineering from University of Tokyo. His research focuses on magneto-optics, waveguide optical isolators, photonic integrated circuits and their optical sensing applications. Dr. Shimizu is affiliated with the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan (IEICE), the Magnetic Society of Japan (MSJ), the IEEE Photonics Society, and American Chemical Society (ACS). He has published over 100 articles, book chapters and proceedings. With over 2 decades of experience in optics and electronics, he is a  recipient of the 9th Young Scientist Award from the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the 2001 Young Scientist Award from MSJ, the Ribbon Award in 2004 by the Material Research Society, and the 2005 Japanese Journal of Applied Physics Award for the most promising young scientist.

His talk was titled “Detection of Ethanol Gas and Study of Signal to Noise Ratio in an Au/Co/Au MOSPR Sensor”.

Chantal Tracey

Passionate about chemistry since a young age, Ms. Chantal Tracey completed her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Later, she moved to Russia to study physics at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and received a Master’s degree. Ms. Tracey is a PhD student and member of the 3D printing of functional nanomaterials group at the Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies institute. Ms. Tracey studies smart materials: how to make them and to understand if they can work or not. Her PhD thesis focuses on Polysaccharides (/ˌpɒliˈsækəraɪd/).

Her talk was titled “Colloidally stable magnetite/nanocellulose hybrid for glucose sensing”.

Mr. Mohan Neupane

With over 15 years of experience in Power Systems, Dr. Mohan Neupane received his Master’s Degree from Kathmandu University, one of the most prestigious institutions in Nepal. He is involved in several local and national power projects. His recent projects include a 162MW hydropower project and the completion of Grid connection. He is also an active visiting faculty member of Kathmandu University and Nepal Engineering College.

His talk was titled Island Operation Mode of Microgrid and impact on stability.

Dr. Adekunle O. Adeyeye

Professor Adekunle Adeyeye is a leading researcher in Nanotechnology & Spintronics and the principal of Trevelyan College, Durham University. Previously, he was an Electrical & Computer Engineering professor at the National University of Singapore. He graduated with a First Class Honors Degree in Physics from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge. He was the first Nigerian elected as a research fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. Prof. Adeyeye is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology, and a Royal Society Wolfson Fellow. Prof. Adeyeye has published over 250 research articles and journals. His research focuses on the fundamental understanding and exploration of nanomagnets in non-volatile memory technologies. In addition, he has conducted pioneering research work in nanomagnetism and magnonics. He has won several awards, including being named one of the top 100 young innovators by TR100. He was also selected as a Distinguished Lecturer at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Magnetics Society.

His talk was titled “Reprogrammable Magnonic Metamaterials”.

Dr. José Miguel García-Martín

Dr. Martin is a Research Scientist at CSIC and co-founder of Nanostine, a spinoff devoted to the development & commercialization of high added value NPs & coatings. He received his Ph.D. from the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain) in 1999 for his work on magnetic nanowires and microtubes. Earlier, he was affiliated with/the leader of the international project “Magnetic antidots” with partners in Chile (USACH), Brazil (UNICAMP) and Greece (Demokritos Institute), the national project entitled “Large-area advanced materials based on nanopillars and nanoparticles” and the project entitled “Nanostructured coatings for orthopedic metallic implants”. He has researched magnetic nanostructures with applications in magnetic storage or magnetic sensors and thin films and nanosystems with interesting optical and plasmonic properties. He also worked in nanostructured coatings for biomedical applications. He is involved in 21 different projects and 139 publications and has almost 4300 citations for his work on ResearchGate. His project Nano implant won the IDEA Madrid Award, and Dr. Martin was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University.

His talk was titled “Advanced magnetic nanomaterials: patterned antidots, T-shaped nanostructures and nanopillars.”

Rasmita Timalsina

Curious by nature, Ms. Rasmita Timalsina secured her Master’s degree in Physics from Tribhuvan University, one of the most prestigious institutions in Nepal. Along with being an avid Physics student, she also has computational skills in Python and C++ and is keen on poetry.

Her talk was titled Sensitivity Measurement of ZnO NPs Prepared With Ixora Coccinea Towards Ammonia Vapor.”

Abrar Hussain

Based in Montreal, Canada, Mr. Abrar Hussain has a Master in Science from Concordia University and has written and co-authored over 2 dozen articles and journals on Google Scholar. 

His talk was titled Feasibility of Using Multilayered Feedforward Deep Neural Network for Predicting Supercontinuum Generation.”

Dr. Atsufumi Hirohata

Dr. Atsufumi Hirohata is a Professor at York University in the Department of Electronic Engineering. He has over 15 years of experience in spintronics, ranging from magnetic-domain imaging to spin-current interference. Currently, he is the President-Elect of the IEEE Magnetics Society. He is also an editor of the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials as well as Frontiers in Physics, and also an editorial board member of the Journal of Physics D, Spin, SciNotes and Magnetochemistry. His research interests include the fabrication of a spin operator and nano-spin motor as well as the growth of a half-metallic film and teaching interests in Nanoelectronics and Information Storage and Spintronics. He has written and co-authored more than 170 publications with about 5,000 citations to his work.

His talk was titled “Spin Current Generation by a Surface Plasmon Polariton and Beyond”

Dr. Bhavin Shastri

Dr. Shastri is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University and a Faculty Affiliate at Vector Institute. He was a Banting and NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University. He is a co-author of the book Neuromorphic Photonics, a term he helped coin. 

Dr. Shastri is the recipient of the 2022 SPIE Early Career Achievement Award and the 2020 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics “for his pioneering contributions to neuromorphic photonics”. He is a Senior Member of Optica and IEEE.

His talk was titled: “Silicon photonic neural networks for computing and AI.”

Dr. Ramesh Pokharel

Ramesh Pokharel is a professor at Kyushu Univeristy, Japan, in the Department of I&E Visionaries. He specializes in developing CMOS Radio-Frequency integrated circuits, systems for microwave and quasi-millimetre waves, low voltage and low power circuits, wireless power transfer, wireless power systems, energy harvesting, and Autonomous Energy system. He is involved in various articles and publications, including co-authoring four books. Dr. Pokharel is a recipient of the Monbu-Kagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship of the Japanese Government from 1997 to 2003, an Excellent Center of Excellence (COE) Research Award from The University of Tokyo in 2003, and the Best ELEX Paper Award in 2017 by the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan.

His talk was titled: “Introduction of Metamaterial and its Application to Enhance the Efficiency of Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer (SWIPT) System to Biomedical Implants.”

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Dr. Maria Grazia Manera

Dr. Maria Grazia Manera is a researcher at the Institute for Microelectronic and Microsystems (IMM) of the Research National Council (CNR), in Italy. Her research activity is mainly carried out in the Micro e Nanoscale optics lab focusing the activity in the field of optical sensors and biosensors. In the research group, theoretical and experimental activities are carried out to expand the understanding of optical phenomena in photonic, plasmonic and magnetoplasmonic (nano)structures as innovative optical transducers for functional biomolecular systems investigations.  She has consolidated her scientific expertise through the management of international and national projects with collaborations at the European level. She is member of the presidency council of Optical and Photonic Italian Society (SIOF).

Her talk was titled: “Plasmonic and  Magneto-Plasmonic functional materials: the challenge of single detection”.

Dr. Lidia Martinez

Dr. Lidia Martinez is a Distinguished Researcher at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC). She obtained her Ph.D. in 2005 at the University Complutense de Madrid.

She works in the fabrication and characterization of low-dimensional materials and is specialized in the gas-phase synthesis of nanoparticles using gas aggregation sources (with three patents licensed on this topic). Co-founder of two spin-offs, she is currently working on the applications of the nanoparticles fabricated with the technology she has co-developed.

Her talk was titled: “How to become an entrepreneur while being a scientist”.

Miss Janaki Gurung

Ms. Janaki Gurung is an active social worker and a successful entrepreneur serving as the General Secretary from Asia for World Humanitarian Drive in Nepal. She received her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Hospitality and Hotel Management with an emphasis in Sales and Marketing. She is the founder of Janaki Global Foundation, a Nepal-based organization working towards the welfare of women, children, the marginalized population of the nation, and their literacy. She is also recognized as one of the most influential women in Nepal. 

Her talk was titled: “Creation of delightful nation with the help of our financial literacy”.

Bimla Kumari Gurung

Dr. Bimla Kumari Gurung is the founding president of Janaki Global Foundation. She has received her M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D. in Sociology and was an assistant professor of Sociology at Guru Nanak Dev University College in Verka Amritsar, India. She has a decade-long experience in Sociology and Humanitarian acts and joined Janaki Global Foundation intending to help children, women, and marginalized communities of Nepal.

Her talk was titled: “Intermarriage and the Challenges of Nepalese Women”.

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