Mingda completed his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from MIT in 2015. Before joining the department as a faculty, he carried out research as a postdoc associate at Mechanical Engineering Department of MIT. His research is to study the quantum and functional properties of materials using spectroscopic methods and many-body theory, particularly interplay with materials defects.
Artem Mishchenko is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, the University of Manchester. His research interests are in the fields of condensed matter physics and nanotechnology, with the emphasis on quantum transport in van der Waals materials; in addition, he has strong expertise in electronics, nanoelectromechanical systems, and instrumentation development. The major contributions to these fields have been published in over 70 peer-referred papers, many in Science and Nature journals, leading to more than 12000 citations and h-index of 33. He is regularly invited to present his results on international conferences; he also leads the collaboration between Manchester and High Magnetic Field Facilities in Europe. He has initiated several new research directions, such as a tunnelling and capacitance spectroscopy of van der Waals heterostructures, and nanoelectromechanics in 2D materials; his works led to the development of many new functional devices, including nanoscale transistors and photovoltaic sensors. As a recognition of his achievements, he has received several prestigious awards including SNSF Fellowship, EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, and EMFL Prize 2018. He is also named in 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics.
Dr. António Pereira Gonçalves is a Coordinator Researcher of the Department of Engineering and Nuclear Sciences of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon University. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 1996 at IST, on intermetallic uranium compounds. His research interests are in the fields of Solid State Chemistry, Materials Science, Exploratory synthesis, Phase diagram studies, Design of new materials, Nanostructured materials, Actinide and Rare Earth Intermetallics, Pnictide and Chalcogenide compounds, Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems, Thermoelectric materials and Nuclear materials for peaceful applications. Currently, he is working on uranium compounds for fundamental and applied studies and on compounds and thermoelectric systems for waste heat recovery. Dr. António Pereira Gonçalves has authored or co-authored more than 240 publications in peer review journals, having more than 350 conference presentations (22 invited). Since 2017 he is the Coordinator of the Platform for Nanotechnology and Materials of IST.
Professor of Physics, head of the nanomat group, quantum materials center (Q-MAT) of the CESAM research unit.
Chair of Steering Committee, European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility. Elected Fellow APS, Young Academy of Europe.