Dr. Raul Arenal received his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from U. Paris-Sud (Orsay, France, 2005) and in 2013, he obtained his Habilitation (HDR). From 2005 to 2007, he joined the Electron Microscopy Center in Argonne National Lab. (ANL, USA) as post doctoral fellow. In 2007, he became research scientist (Chargé de Recherches) at the CNRS (France). From 2010 to 2011, he was visiting scientist (sabbatical position) at the Lab. de Microscopias Avanzadas (LMA) at the Inst. de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA) of the U. Zaragoza (Spain). Since 2012, Dr. Arenal is on leave from the CNRS, and he is currently ARAID research scientist at the LMA-INA-U. Zaragoza. Since 2018, he is the Director of the TEM area of the LMA-INA. In addition, since 2008 he is visiting researcher at the ANL (USA). In 2017, Dr. Arenal has been elected member of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) and also at the board of the YAE. He is also member of the board of the Spanish Microscopy Soc. (SME; 2013-2021). Dr. Arenal’s (http://www.raularenal.com) broad area of research interest lies in electron microscopy focused on materials science and nanoscience. These studies are mainly focused on the growth mechanism, structural and physical properties of nanomaterials based on carbon, boron and nitrogen as well as other nano-structures (in particular, metallic nano-objects for photonic interest). Among his scientific activities, Dr. Arenal is the chair of the HeteroNanoCarb conference series (http://heteronanocarb.org).
BS, Chemistry/Mathematics, KSU, 2004. PhD, University of Georgia, 2010. (Locklin) NRC Postdoctoral Associate, NOAA, 2011-2013. Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, Berea College, 2013-2015. Currently Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, USC Aiken. Editor of RSC's ChemSpider Synthetic Pages. Our interdisciplinary research group develops new reactions and techniques for modifying materials, solving problems in energy, sensing, and consumer-facing products.
Eduardo Rosa-Molinar, Ph.D. is the Director of the Microscopy and Analytical Imaging Research Resource Core Laboratory and a tenured Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Bi-Campus Neuroscience Graduate Program. He holds additional affiliations/appointments as a Professor in the Bioengineering Graduate Program, School of Engineering and in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Medical Center, respectively. Until June 2015, he was a tenured Professor of Integrative Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, San Juan Puerto Rico. He holds memberships and fellowships in numerous societies and serves or served in various leadership positions, committees, and boards, including Society for Integrative Biology, Histochemical Society, Royal Microscopical Society, Optical Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society for Neuroscience, Association of Biomolecular Facilities, and the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology. He also serves or served as associate editor and or as an editorial board member for “IEEE Access”,”PEERJ Computer Science”, Biotechnic and Histochemistry”, "Integrative and Comparative Biology", and “Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution”.
Corrado Spinella has been Head of the Italian Micro– Nanosystems Technological District, Director of the Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystems, and presently he is Head of the Physics of Matter Department of the National Research Council. His research activity is focused on materials science and technology for microelectronics applications. A common feature characterizing all his scientific work is the investigation of the fundamental properties of materials and the finalization of results to concrete technological advances, through collaborations with the Microelectronics Industry. He is co-author of 250 scientific papers (h-index 34).
Sreeprasad Sreenivasan is an Asst. Professor in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso. After completing his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Kansas State University and Rice University. Before joining UTEP, Dr. Sreenivasan was a faculty member at Clemson University (Research Scientist) and University of Toledo (Research Asst. Professor). His research interest is in two-dimensional quantum materials. In addition to probing the fundamental properties, his lab also applies quantum structures with engineered properties for electronics, energy, sensing, and biomedical applications.
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Lehigh University. Science Advisor, Nanoptek. Research involves i) application of scanning force microscopy to direct measurements and imaging of intermolecular forces between organic functional groups, bio-molecules, and nano-materials (such as carbon nanotubes); ii) development of new techniques for direct manipulation of single molecules (force spectroscopy, such as magnetic or dielectrophoretic tweezers) to understand and exploit intermolecular interactions in soft matter; iii) probing nano-mechanics of thin films; iv) next-generation DNA sequencing technology.
Robert Winkler is Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Biochemical and Instrumental Analysis at the CINVESTAV Unidad Irapuato and faculty member for the postgraduate programs Plant Biotechnology and Integrative Biology. His research topics include novel mass spectrometry techniques such as low-temperature plasma ionization and covalent protein staining, new approaches in the high-throughput metabolomic profiling of plants, computational mass spectrometry and proteomics.
Dr. Mingxu You received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Peking University in 2008, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 2012. Dr. You joined the University of Massachusetts at Amherst as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in September 2016. He is now also a faculty member of Institute for Applied Life Sciences, Chemistry-Biology Interface Program, Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Program, Center for Biological Physics, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, and Center for Autonomous Materials at UMass. Dr. You has co-authored over 55 journal articles and 2 book chapters. Most of his work has been published in top journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Chemistry, PNAS, JACS, Angewandte Chemie, Nano Lett, ACS Nano, Anal Chem, and Chem Sci. His work has been highly recognized with over 3000 citations.