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CAMS 2024

CAMS2024 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Xiaozhou Liao

Prof. Xiaozhou Liao

University of Sydney

Professor Xiaozhou Liao received his PhD degree from the University of Sydney in 2000. In 2001, he relocated to the United States taking up a Director Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2001 and was a research scientist in the University of Chicago from 2004 to 2006. He is now a professor in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, at the University of Sydney.
Abstract: Additive manufacturing of metallic materials with unique microstructures and mechanical properties

Prof. Benny Freeman

Prof. Benny Freeman

Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

My research program explores the relationship between polymer structure, processing and properties. More specifically, we study the effect of polymer structure on the solubility, diffusivity, and permeability of small molecules in polymers and polymer-based materials. These fundamental studies bear directly upon membranes for liquid, gas, and vapor separations; controlled drug delivery devices and techniques; barrier plastics for food and specialty packaging; monomer and solvent removal from formed polymers; and physical aging of glassy polymeric materials and membranes..

Dr Amy Clarke Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

Dr. Amy Clarke

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

Amy J. Clarke is a Distinguished Scientist in the Sigma Manufacturing Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory and holds a faculty joint appointment with the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines). Previously, she was the John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in MME at Mines. Amy currently serves as Director of a multi-university, National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Center of Excellence on Advanced Characterization of Metals under Extreme Environments. Her research focuses on physical metallurgy; making, measuring, and modeling metallic alloys during processing to realize advanced manufacturing; and processing-structure-properties-performance relationships in metals and alloys. Amy received her MS and PhD degrees from Mines and her BS degree at Michigan Technological University in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. She serves on The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Foundation Board of Trustees, as an Editor for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, and has served on the TMS and Association for Iron & Steel Technology Boards of Directors. She is a past recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (nominated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NNSA Defense Programs), U.S. DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program award, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program, and Mines Excellence in Research Award (Senior). She is also a TMS Brimacombe Medalist and Fellow of ASM International.

Prof. Jordi Arbiol

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain

Prof. Jordi Arbiol graduated in Physics at Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in 1997, where he also obtained his PhD (European Doctorate and PhD Extraordinary Award) in 2001 in the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) applied to nanostructured materials. He also worked as Assistant Professor at UB. In 2009 he was appointed as ICREA Professor and holds this position since then. From 2009 to 2015 he was Group Leader at Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC. He was the President of the Spanish Microscopy Society (SME) from 2017 to 2021, was Vice-President from 2013 to 2017 and from 2009 to 2021 he was Member of its Executive Board. In 2018 he was elected as Member of the Executive Board of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) (2019-2026). Since 2015 he is the leader of the Group of Advanced Electron Nanoscopy at Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), CSIC and BIST. He is Scientific Supervisor of the Electron Microscopy Area at ICN2 and BIST and the Scientific Coordinator of the Joint Electron Microscopy Center at ALBA Synchrotron (JEMCA). He has been one of the founder members of the European Distributed REsearch Infrastructure for Advanced Electron Microscopy (e-DREAM). Since 2023 he is Associate Editor of Nano Letters (American Chemical Society).
Abstract: Quantum nanostructures at atomic scale: From vertical hybrid nanowires to planar nanowire networks and 2DEG/2DHG systems

Prof. Jennifer Young, National University of Singapore

Assistant Prof. Jennifer Young

Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

Jennifer Young was trained as a bioengineer at the University of California Davis (B.S.) and the University of California San Diego (Ph.D.). During her Ph.D. with Prof. Adam Engler, she studied the role of mechanics in cardiac development, and created a hydrogel system capable of mimicking dynamic tissue properties in vitro. Inspired by the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) in dictating cell behavior and fate, she joined Prof. Joachim Spatz’s Cellular Biophysics group at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (Heidelberg, Germany) to study the contribution of nanoscale ECM cues to cellular function. Here, she discovered that variations in nanoscale ligand presentation alone affect chemoresistance in breast cancer cells, which has great implications in cancer treatment strategies. Her work at the MBI and NUS BME will continue to identify nanoscale ECM properties and unravel their contribution to cellular behavior in a diverse set of biological environments.

Prof. Michael Moody, University of Oxford

Prof. Michael Moody

University of Oxford, UK

My interests are focused upon enabling materials research at the nanoscale via the microscopy techniques of atom probe tomography (APT) and field ion microscopy (FIM). APT is a technique capable of material characterisations at the atomic-scale, in which each atom is identified chemically and located in three-dimensions with very high accuracy. In particular, I am developing a variety of new analytical techniques to improve the three dimensional reconstructions generated by APT and the subsequent atom-by-atom analysis of the resulting data. I am interested in applying these techniques to the characterisation of a variety of systems to inform the development of the next generation of high performance materials.
I am head of the Atom Probe Research Group in the Department of Materials. The group currently leads and supports research into a wide range of materials topics including: superalloys for aerospace applications, structural materials for fusion and fission power, Si and GaN semiconductors and catalysis. We collaborate with scientists and engineers from around the world on our projects. A key focus of our recent research has been the design of new analytical techniques to improve the accuracy of the reconstruction of atom probe data and to increase the information obtainable from subsequent analysis of the results. The group has active interests in all aspects of atom probe research and places emphasis on developing advanced techniques and applications.
Abstract: Atom Probe Tomography to Underpin Characterisation of Materials for Nuclear Energy Applications

Prof. Paul Dastoor

Prof. Paul Dastoor

University of Newcastle

Addressing global issues as diverse as the energy crisis, diabetes and mining safety, Professor Paul Dastoor and his team are at the forefront of the emerging field of organic electronics.
Prof Dastoor is a Professor in Physics in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the director of the Centre for Organic Electronics at the University of Newcastle in Australia. He received his B.A. degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1990 and his PhD in Surface Physics, also from the University of Cambridge, in 1995. After completing his doctorate he joined the Surface Chemistry Department at British Steel in 1994 before taking up his present appointment at the University of Newcastle in 1995. He was an EPSRC Visiting Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK in 2002 and a CCLRC Visiting Research Fellow at the Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, UK in 2004-05.

Prof. Paul Dastoor

Prof. Debra Bernhardt

The University of Queensland

Professor Debra Bernhardt is internationally recognised for her contributions to the development of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and thermodynamics including far-from-equilibrium fluids and confined fluids. She is a Fellow of Australian Academy of Science and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow. Professor Bernhardt’s 30 years of research experience includes appointments at the University of Basel, Switzerland; the Australian National University; and Griffith University, where she was founding director of the Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre. Professor Bernhardt's research interests focus on the use of a range of theoretical and computational approaches to develop a fundamental understanding of the behaviour of matter, and application of these approaches to a wide range of problems including transport in nanopores, fluctuation phenomena, design of materials, gas separation, energy storage and conversion.

Arash Tahmasebi

Dr. ArashTahmasebi

University of Newcastle

Dr Arash Tahmasebi is the Co-Director of the Centre for Ironmaking Materials Research (CIMR) at the University of Newcastle. His research interests are in metallurgical cokemaking, bio-coke production, low-carbon ironmaking technologies, biomass utilisation, hydrogen production, and thermochemical conversion of solid fuels. He is actively engaged with the Australian and international resources, steel, and power sectors, developing solutions to industry challenges in addressing greenhouse gas emissions. Arash is a highly cited researcher and has published over 100 papers in reputable international journals.
Abstract: Reactivity and degradation of metallurgical coke in H2-enriched blast furnace ironmaking

Distinguished Professor Zhengyi Jiang, University of Wollongong

Distinguished Prof. Zhengyi Jiang

University of Wollongong

Zhengyi Jiang received the Ph.D. degree from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, in 1996. He is currently a Distinguished Professor and Leader of the Advanced Micro Manufacturing Centre, University of Wollongong (UOW), Wollongong, NSW, Australia. He has been carrying out research on rolling mechanics with extensive expertise in rolling theory and technology, tribology in metal manufacturing, contact mechanics and computational mechanics in metal manufacturing, numerical simulation of metal manufacturing, advanced micro manufacturing, development of novel composites, and artificial intelligence applications in rolling process. He was promoted a Full Professor with Northeastern University in 1998, and UOW in 2010. He has over 630 publications (more than 435 journal articles) and three monographs in the area of advanced metal manufacturing.,Dr. Jiang has been awarded over 38 prizes and awards from Australia, Japan, Romania, and China, including ARC Future Fellowship (FT3), Australian Research Fellowship (twice), Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship, and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship.

Prof Raman Singh Monash University

Prof. Raman Singh

Monash University

Professor Raman Singh’s primary research interests are in the relationship of Nano-/microstructure and Environment-assisted degradation and fracture of metallic and composite materials, and Nanotechnology for Advanced Mitigation of such Degradations. He has also worked extensively on use of advanced materials (e.g., graphene) for corrosion mitigation, and stress corrosion cracking, and corrosion and corrosion-mitigation of magnesium alloys (including for the use of magnesium alloys for aerospace, defence and bioimplant applications). Prof Singh’s professional distinctions and recognitions include: Guest Professorships at ETH Zurich (2020, 2023, 2024), editor of a unique book on non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of corrosion, editor of a book on cracking of welds, editor-in-chief of an Elsevier journal and two MDPI journals, member the Editorial Boards of a few journals,  leader/chairperson of a few international conferences and over 60 plenary/keynote lectures at international conferences, over 265 peer-reviewed international journal publications, 15 book chapters/books and over 100 reviewed conference publications, and several competitive research grants (that include 4 Discovery, 7 Linkage and one ITRH grants of Australian Research Council).
Abstract: Circumventing Challenges in Developing CVD Graphene Coating on Mild Steel: A Disruptive Approach to Remarkable/Durable Corrosion Resistance

Prof. Tuan Ngo

Prof. Tuan Ngo

University of Melbourne

Prof Tuan Ngo is the Research Program Leader-Building Transformation of the Building 4.0 CRC, a $130m initiative to transform the building industry in Australia. He also coordinated the bid to establish of the ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (ARC-CAMPH), a $10m centre focusing on prefabricated buildings on off-site construction where he has worked as the Research Director. Prof Ngo leads the Advanced Protective Technologies of Engineering Structures (APTES) Research Group, which has been recognised as one of the leading centres in advanced materials and structural systems, and physical infrastructure protection in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.