Hans L. HARTNAGEL, Institute of Microwave Engineering and Photonics, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

The Use of Metal Oxide Semiconductors for THz Spectroscopy of Biological Application

Hans L. Hartnagel received the Ph.D. and the Dr. Eng. degrees from the University of Sheffield, England. After having worked for a short period with Telefunken in Ulm, W. Germany, he joined the Institute National des Sciences Appliquées, Villeurbanne, Rhône, France, and then the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering of the University of Sheffield as a member of staff. In January 1971, he became Professor of Electronic Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Since October 1978, he has been the Professor of High Frequency Electronics at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He is the author of several books and numerous scientific papers on microwave semiconductor devices, and their technology and circuits. He has held many consulting positions, partly while on temporary leave of absence from his University positions. 1994 he received the Dr. h.c. from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in Italy, and in 1999 the Dr. h.c. from the Technical University of Moldova, Kishinev.

Hidenori Mimura, Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, Japan

Recent progress of cold cathodes: volcano-structured field emitters and GOS tunneling cathodes

Prof. Hidenori Mimura graduated from the Graduate School of Electronic Science and Technology, Shizuoka University in 1987. He received Dr. Engineering Degree. He joined Nippon Steel Corporation in 1987, and the ATR Optical Radio Communications Research Laboratories in 1994. From 1996 to 2003, he was an associate professor in the Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University. From 1998 to 1999, he was a visiting researcher of Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. In 2003 he moved the Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, and since then he has been a professor in the Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University. Since 2007 he has been a director of the Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University. He is an honorary professor of St. Petersburg State Institute of Technology, an adjunct professor of University Indonesia, and a vising professor of Kaunas Institute of Technology and Tokyo Medical and Dental University. He is an honorary member of Academy of Science of Moldova. He has published more than 240 papers. He is a leading researcher of Shizuoka University. He has been engaged in nanomaterials and nanodevices for imaging science.
Nicolas PALLIKARAKIS, University of Patras, Greece

Medical Devices Regulations, Management and Assessment; New trends new needs.

Emeritus Professor of the University of Patras, Greece, Director of the Postgraduate Program on Biomedical Engineering for 25 years and Chairman of the Institute of Biomedical Technology – INBIT. Coordinator of more than 30 European and Greek R&D projects. Amongst them the BME ENA project on Biomedical Engineering Education. Ex. Chairman of the Clinical Engineering and the HTA Divisions of the IFMBE. Founding member of EAMBES Fellows and Elected Member of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE), since 2005. Professor Honoris Causa of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Cluj-Napoca, Doctor Honoris Causa of the Technical University of Moldova. Received the Erasmus+ 30 Years Award, by the EU Parliament.
Rainer Adelung, Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Institute for Material Science, Germany

Unique properties of Aeromaterials and their Applications in Medicine, Optics, Sensors, and Energy

Rainer Adelung is full professor and Chairholder of the Functional Nanomaterials group established in 2007 at the Institute for Materials Science, Kiel University, Germany. He received his Ph.D. (rer. nat) in Physics in 2000 from Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Kiel University and during 2001–2002 he was at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (USA) as Feodor Lynen (Alexander von Humboldt) Research Fellow. In 2006 he finished his Habilitation at Institute for Materials Science in Kiel and then continued as Heisenberg Professor (DFG grant) with his own Functional Nanomaterials group in 2012. Since 2010 he serves as a Professor (W3) for Functional Nanomaterials at the Faculty of Engineering, Institute for Materials Science, Kiel University, Germany.
BOGDAN C. SIMIONESCU Academician Vice-President of Romanian Academy

Macromolecular Nanovectors for Gene Delivery

The scientific career of Bogdan C. Simionescu began when he graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry of the Polytechnic Institute of Iasi, in 1971. He obtained his PhD degree at KU Leuwen, Belgium in 1975.
The same year he started his teaching career in organic and polymer chemistry in the Department of Natural and Synthetic Polymers of the Polytechnic Institute of Iasi, where he became full professor in 1992.
In his early years, Professor Simionescu initiated a very productive cooperation with the “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Romanian Academy, where he became Director in 2000, holding this position until 2014. He proved to be an exceptional organizer and manager of scientific activity, skills that brought this research institute to the “excellence” level in Romania and abroad.
The scientific activity of Professor Bogdan C. Simionescu is illustrated in more than 400 scientific papers, books and book chapters and more than 250 plenary/invited lectures in Europe, USA, Canada and Japan.
Since 2014, he has been Vice-President of the Romanian Academy and has been actively involved in optimizing research in the institutes/centres of the Romanian Academy and establishing Romanian research strategies.
Ion TIGINYANU, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Republic of Moldova

New areas of research and applications for GaN

Ion Tiginyanu received his Ph.D. degree in Semiconductor Physics from Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow, in 1982. Starting from 2001, he serves as the founding Director of the National Center for Materials Study and Testing, Technical University of Moldova. In 2013 he was elected first vice-president, while in April 2019 – president of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Professor Tiginyanu’s research interests are related to nanotechnologies, smart nanomaterials and development of photonic and electronic novel device structures for multifunctional applications. He has 350 international journal publications and 52 technological patents. He is SPIE Fellow, senior member of OSA, and member of AAAS, MRS, IEEE, and the Electrochemical Society.
Vladimir FOMIN, Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, Germany

Topology- and Geometry-Induced Properties of Advanced Nanoarchitectures

Vladimir Fomin received his Ph.D. degree in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics from MSU, Chisinau, in 1978 a degree of Doctor habilitat in the phys. and math. sciences from the ASM in 1990. In 1999, he got a title of University Professor in Theoretical Physics from the
Higher Attestation Commission of the Republic of Moldova and Diploma of a Scientific Discovery of the Phenomenon Propagation of Spatially Extended Interface Phonon Polaritons in Composite Superlattices from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Russia. In 2007, he was elected Honorary Member of the ASM. Since 2009, he serves as Research
Professor at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden. Professor Fomin’s research expertise in nanophysics is related to topological effects in quantum rings and strain-induced micro- and nanoarchitectures, phase
boundaries and vortex matter in micro- and nanoarchitectures and patterned superconductors, phonons, plasmons, plaritons and polaronic effects in nanostructures, topological states of light and spin-orbit coupling in microcavities, optical properties of quantum dots, phonons,
transport and thermoelectric properties of semiconductor nanodevices. He published 4 monographs, including Physics of Quantum Rings, Springer, 2014 and 2018 (Editor), 3 textbooks, 11 review papers, 200 scientific articles. h-index: 32 according to Google Scholar.
Member of APS, EPS, DPG, IEEE, MIFP.
Ashok Vaseashta, International Clean Water Institute and NJCU – A State University of New Jersey, USA

Cyber-Physical Systems – Nanomaterial Sensors Based Unmanned Aerial Platforms for Real-time Monitoring and Analysis

Ashok Vaseashta received the PhD from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA followed by Kobe post-doctoral fellowship. He served as Full Professor of Physics and Physical Sciences at Marshall University and Director of Nanomaterials Processing and Characterization Laboratories. In 2007, he was detailed as a William C. Foster fellow to the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the US Department of State followed by another appointment in 2009 as a Franklin Fellow and strategic S&T advisor in the office of Verification and Transparency Technologies/Arms Verification and Control. Concurrently, he served as the Director of Research at the Institute for Advanced Sciences Convergence and International Clean Water Institute for Norwich University’s Applied Research Institutes and currently serves as strategic advisor. Currently, he serves as the Chief Research Officer, Executive Director of Research and Chair of Institution Review Board and Office of Research Integrity at NJCU. Concurrently, he serves as Chaired Professor of Nanotechnology at the Ghitu Institute of Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnologies, Academician at Euro-Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences and Senior Strategic Research Advisor to several Government and Non-Government organizations. He also served in several roles such as Vice Provost for Research, Visiting Professor at the 3 Nano-SAE Research Centre, University of Bucharest, Romania and Visiting Scientist at the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center of Nanoscale Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. He is a scholar and thought leader who provides strategic leadership to promote and advance research initiatives and priorities in support of international defense, safety and security. Much of his research has been on improving the understanding, design, and performance of nanofibers and sensors/detectors, mainly for applications such as wearable electronics, target drug delivery, detection of biomarkers and toxicity of nano and xenobiotic materials. In the security arena, he has worked on counterterrorism, countering unconventional warfare and hybrid threats, critical-Infrastructure protection, biosecurity, dual-use research concerns, and mitigating hybrid threats including fake-news. In addition, he has made numerous contributions in environmental/ecological science including directing research for International Clean Water Institute, pollution monitoring, contamination detection and remediation, and sustainability through green nanotechnology. He has authored over 250 research publications, edited/authored seven books on nanotechnology, and presented many keynote and invited lectures worldwide. Two books and a special edition of an international journal are currently under contract. He serves on the editorial board of Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, Digest Journal of Nano-bio structures and International Journal of Green Nanotechnology. He is an active member of several national and international professional organizations. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society (FAPS), Institute of Nanotechnology (FIoN), and the New York Academy of Sciences (FNYAS). He was awarded a Gold medal by the State Engineering University of Armenia for his contribution to Nanotechnology. In addition, he has earned several other fellowships and awards for his meritorious service including 2004/2005 Distinguished Artist and Scholar award.
Oleg LUPAN, Technical University of Moldova, Republic of Moldova

Nanosensors: Current Status and Perspectives

Oleg Lupan received his engineer degree in microelectronics and semiconductor devices from the Technical University of Moldova (TUM) in 1993. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Applied Physics, Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM) in 2005. His post-doctorate research activities were carried out at the French CNRS, Paris, France and the University of Central Florida, USA. He received his doctor habilitate degree (Dr. Hab. Eng.) in solid state electronics, microelectronics and nanoelectronics from the Institute of Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnologies of ASM in 2011. His post-habilitation activities were performed at the University of Paris-PSL-IRCP-ENSCP-CNRS, Paris, France and the Institute for Materials Science, University of Kiel CAU, Germany. He is a Professor and research scientist in solid state electronics and nanoelectronics at TUM. He started a new research group “Nanotechnology and nanosensors” at TUM in 2015. Starting from 2018, he serves as the Director of the Nanotechnology and nanosensors, Technical University of Moldova. He received an AvH Humboldt Fellow for experienced researchers at University of Kiel CAU, Germany, period 2013-2015. He has more than 165 ISI publications and 10 technological patents, including in the USA. His current research interests include sensors, nanosensors, optoelectronic devices, LEDs, nanotechnologies and nanodevices.
Lorenz KIENLE, Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Institute for Material Science, Germany

Complex nanostructured materials

Lorenz Kienle studied Chemistry at the Universities of Stuttgart and Siegen. He received PhD in 1998 and Habilitation in 2004 at University of Siegen. From 1999 to 2006 he worked as scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (Stuttgart). 2004 he was awarded the Heisenberg Grant and 2006 the Heisenberg Professorship of the German Research Foundation. Today, he is Professor for Synthesis and Real Structure at the Department of Engineering of the Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany. Moreover he is heading the center for transmission electron microscopy at the Department of Engineering. Presently, he is Vice Dean of the Department of Engineering and Director of the Institute for Material Science. His research focuses on the synthesis of novel bulk- and nanomaterials by chemical approaches and thin film deposition techniques as well as their characterization by state of the art nanoanalytical methods, including transmission electron microscopy, Synchrotron-based X-ray diffraction and others. The materials under investigation are sensor materials, thermoelectrics, battery materials, complex alloy nanoparticles, piezoelectrics and superlattice nanostructures. He is contributing as principle investigator to a cluster of excellence, collaborative research centers and research units of the German Research Foundation. He authored and co-authored more than 240 papers in peer-review journals.
Toru Aoki, Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, Japan

Photon and Charge counting X-ray imager based on nanovision science

Prof. Toru Aoki got his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Electronics and Technology, Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Japan in March 1996. He was promoted as Associate Professor of Shizuoka University in November 2003, and in April 2014 as Full Professor. In April 2011 he established the ANSeeN Inc. Currently he serves as Special Advisor to the President (Research, University-Industry Relations and International Exchange in Hamamatsu) and as Vice-Director of the Organization for Innovation and Social Collaboration.