Plenary Lectures

Plenary Lectures
Herbert Shea
EPFL, Swiss
John Rogers
Northwestern Univ., USA
Zhiyong (Richard) Liang
High-Performance Materials Institute,
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering,
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering,
Florida State University


Education: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA)
Professional Activities:
– Professor, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
– Professor, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Materials Science and Engineering
– Director, High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI)
– Deputy Director, Institute for Ultra-Strong Composites by Computational Design
(US- COMP: NASA Space Technology Research Institute-STRI)
Awards/Honors
– NASA Group Achievement Award, NASA, 2016
– INNOVATORS Award, Florida State University 2018, 2012
– Engineering Invention Award, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, 2010.
– Faculty Graduate Mentor Award, Florida State University, 2009
Research Interests:
– Advanced composites and nanocomposites, Composite manufacturing processes, Multifunctional composites, Advanced manufacturing

Zhenan Bao
Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University


Education: Ph.D, University of Chicago
Professional Activities:
– Department Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
– Founder and director, Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiative (eWEAR)
– Member, National Academy of Engineering
– Member, National Academy of Inventors
Awards/Honors
– Wilhelm Exner Medal presented by Austrian Federal Minister of Science, 2018
– American Chemical Society (ACS) Applied Polymer Science Award, 2017.
– L’Oreal UNESCO Women in Science Award in Physical Science, 2017.
– Nature’s 10, “Master of Materials”, top ten people who mattered in 2015.
– Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 2014.
Research Interests:
– skin-inspired electronics, stretchable, self-healing and biodegradable electronic materials and devices

Zhong Lin Wang
Georgia Tech, USA


Dr. Zhong Lin (ZL) Wang is the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering and Regents’ Professor at Georgia Tech,and Founding Director and Chief Scientist at Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems. Dr. Wang pioneered the nanogenerators from fundamental principle to technological applications. His research on self-powered nanosystems has inspired the worldwide effort in academia and industry for studying energy for micro-nano-systems. He coined and pioneered the fields of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics for the third generation semiconductors. Wang is ranked No. 1 in Google Scholar public profiles in Nanotechnology & Nanoscience both in total citations and h-index impacts: http://www.webometrics.info/en/node/198. His google scholar citation is over 200,000 with an h-index of over 227.

Dr. Wang has received the Albert Einstein World Award of Science (2019); Diels-Planck lecture award (2019); ENI award in Energy Frontiers (2018); Global Nanoenergy Prize, The NANOSMAT Society, UK (2017); Distinguished Research Award, Pan Wen Yuan foundation (2017); Distinguished Scientist Award from (US) Southeastern Universities Research Association (2016); Thomas Router Citation Laureate in Physics (2015); World Technology Award (Materials) (2014); Distinguished Professor Award (Highest faculty honor at Georgia Tech) (2014); NANOSMAT prize (United Kingdom) (2014); The James C. McGroddy Prize in New Materials from American Physical Society (2014); MRS Medal from Materials Research Soci. (2011).

Dr. Wang was elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009, member of European Academy of Sciences in 2002, academician of Academia of Sinica 2018; International fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering 2019; fellow of American Physical Society in 2005, fellow of AAAS in 2006, fellow of Materials Research Society in 2008, fellow of Microscopy Society of America in 2010, fellow of the World Innovation Foundation in 2002, fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, and fellow of World Technology Network 2014. Dr. Wang is the founding editor and chief editor of an international journal Nano Energy, which now has an impact factor of 15.5. Details can be found at: http://www.nanoscience.gatech.edu