Keynote Speakers


 Prof. Stephen John Pennycook
National University of Singapore

Stephen J. Pennycook is a Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Dept., National University of Singapore, an Adjunct Professor in the University of Tennessee and Adjoint Professor in Vanderbilt University, USA. Previously, he was Corporate Fellow in the Materials Science and Technology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and leader of the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy Group. He completed his PhD in physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge in 1978. Pennycook is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Microscopy Society of America, the Institute of Physics and the Materials Research Society. He has received the Microbeam Analysis Society Heinrich Award, the Materials Research Society Medal, the Institute of Physics Thomas J. Young Medal and Award and the Materials Research Society Innovation in Characterization Award. He has 38 books and book chapters, over 400 publications in refereed journals and has given over 200 invited presentations on the development and application of atomic resolution Z-contrast microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy. His latest book is “Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy.”


 Prof. Jordi Arbiol
ICREA & Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and BIST, Spain

Prof. Jordi Arbiol was born in Molins de Rei (Catalonia) in 1975. Having graduated in Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in 1997, he went on to obtain his PhD (European Doctorate and PhD Extraordinary Award) in 2001 from this same institution in the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) applied to nanostructured materials. He was assistant professor at the UB. From 2009 to 2015 he was a group leader at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), as well as the scientific supervisor of its electron microscopy facilities. He is President of the Spanish Microscopy Society (SME) since 2017 and held the position of vice-president from 2013 to 2017, having been a member of its Executive Board since 2009. 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 has been the leader of the ICN2 Advanced Electron Nanoscopy Group. He was awarded the 2014 EU40 Materials Prize by the E-MRS, the 2014 EMS Outstanding Paper Award and was listed in the Top 40 under 40 Power List (2014) by The Analytical Scientist. He has more than 320 peer-reviewed publications and more than 12200 citations with h-index: 63 WoS (72 GoS).

Plenary Speaker


 Prof. Tjokorda Gde Tirta Nindhia
Udayana University, Indonesia

Tjokorda Gde Tirta Nindhia received Doctor Degree from Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta, Indonesia on August 2003, with major field of study was Material Engineering. He participated in various international research collaborations such as with Muroran Institute of Technology Japan (2004), Toyohashi University of Technology Japan (2006), Leoben Mining University Austria (2008-2009), Technical University of Vienna Austria (2010), Institute Chemical technology of Prague Czech Republic (2012-now) and very recently with Michigan State University (MSU) and University of Hawaii in the USA under Fulbright Scholarship. His current job is as Full Professor in the field of Material Engineering at Engineering Faculty, Udayana University, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia. His research interest covers subjects such as, Biomedical Engineering, biosensor, biomaterial, waste recycle, failure analyses, advance ceramic, metallurgy, composite, renewable energy, and environmental friendly manufacturing.

ICSEM 2019 Speakers


Assoc. Prof. Tim Pasang
Auckland University of Technology, Auckland

Tim Pasang is an Associate Professor at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He received his B.E in metallurgical engineering from Bandung, Indonesia in 1991, and PhD in Materials Engineering of Monash University, Australia in 2001. He spent a number of years as Research Engineer at the Indonesian Aircraft Industry. In 2001-2004 he worked as Senior Consultant at the PSB Corp, Singapore before moving to New Zealand in 2004. He is now the Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand. His research is mainly on welding, machining, metal forming and more recently on metal additive manufacturing.


Prof. Kwang Leong Choy
University College London, UK

Kwang Leong Choy [D.Phil (oxon)., DSc, FIMMM, FRSC] is the Professor of Materials Discovery and the Director of the UCL Institute for Materials Discovery at University College London (UCL) since 2014. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) in Materials Science from the University of Oxford and Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Materials from the University of Nottingham. She has been employed at University of Oxford, Imperial College London and University of Nottingham before joining UCL. She has extensive experience in in materials creation, discovery and exploitation of eco-friendly, cost-effective and sustainable high performance thin films and nanomaterials processing technologies, especially for clean energy and engineering applications. She has authored over 230 peer-reviewed publications, including 5 books and 20 patents in nanomaterials, thin films and coatings for structural, functional and biomedical applications. She is the recipient of Grunfeld Medal Prize and has given over 150 keynote papers/invited lectures and conference session Chairman. She is leading a multidisciplinary research team ranging from material scientists, chemists, physics, coating specialists, bioengineering, nanobiotechnology, and engineers. Her team is conducting cutting edge research and technology exploitation of high performance, eco-friendly and cost-effective processing of new nanostructured materials, nanocomposites and superthin/thin/thick films coated products for thin film solar cells, clean energy, energy storage, electrical, optoelectronics, environment, health care, and biomedical applications. She has been elected to several prestigious fellowships such as Fellow of the Institute of Materials (2007-present), Royal Society of Chemistry (2010 - present), European Science Foundation NANO network (2008-2014), Chartered of Science, CSi (2007- present), as well as on editorials boards (Editorial Board of Nano-Micro Letters, Journal of Nanomaterials, and Guest Editor of “Surface Engineering” and “Chemical Vapour Deposition”). She has been the Founder, Inventor and Director of Innovative Materials Processing Technologies Ltd and Co-Founder of Southside Thermal Sensing (spin-out companies from Imperial College London). She was awarded a Visiting Professorship (2001/03) by the Swedish Engineering Research Council at the University of Uppsala, Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientist at Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE, 2010/2012), and Chinese Academy of Sciences (2011/2013). She has secured and managed numerous multimillion pounds national and European flagship research programmes with extensive collaboration with academia and industry. She has also established multi-million pound state-of-the art nanomaterials, innovative thin/thick films processing and characterisation facilities.


 Prof. Jordi Arbiol
ICREA & Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and BIST, Spain

Prof. Jordi Arbiol was born in Molins de Rei (Catalonia) in 1975. Having graduated in Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in 1997, he went on to obtain his PhD (European Doctorate and PhD Extraordinary Award) in 2001 from this same institution in the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) applied to nanostructured materials. He was assistant professor at the UB. From 2009 to 2015 he was a group leader at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), as well as the scientific supervisor of its electron microscopy facilities. He is President of the Spanish Microscopy Society (SME) since 2017 and held the position of vice-president from 2013 to 2017, having been a member of its Executive Board since 2009. 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 has been the leader of the ICN2 Advanced Electron Nanoscopy Group. He was awarded the 2014 EU40 Materials Prize by the E-MRS, the 2014 EMS Outstanding Paper Award and was listed in the Top 40 under 40 Power List (2014) by The Analytical Scientist. He has more than 320 peer-reviewed publications and more than 12200 citations with h-index: 63 WoS (72 GoS).


Prof. Maria Tomoaia-Cotisel
Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

University professor Maria Tomoaia-Cotisel completed PhD at Babes-Bolyai University (BBU, 1979) of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and postdoctoral studies from London University, King’s College (1981, 1986, 1989), UK. She was the visiting scientist at Philipps University of Marburg, (1989/1990), Germany, State University of New York at Buffalo (1990/1991), US, National Institutes of Health, (1991-1993) and Molecular/Structural Biotech., Inc., (1994-1997), Bethesda, MD, USA. She is the founder and director of Research Center in Physical Chemistry (2007- ) at BBU. She published over 250 original research papers, 5 patents, and 10 books in physical chemistry, including thermodynamics, chemical structure, biophysics, bionanomaterials, colloids and interfaces. She got awards, e.g., Gheorghe Spacu Award (1983, from the Academy of Sciences in Romania), Alexander von Humboldt Award (1986, Germany), Japan Society for Promotion of Science and Technology Award (1986, Japan) and Fogarty Award (1991, USA) for science and technology. Research Interests: Nanomaterials, advanced nanotechnology for biomedical applications, nanostructured advanced biomaterials, multi-substituted hydroxyapatite based bioceramics for osteoporotic bone remodeling and regeneration, nanomaterials for tissue engineering, nanomicrobials, biocomposites, biomimetic self-assembled scaffolds, porous bioresorbable scaffolds, regenerative medicine, cancer cellular therapy, nanoparticles of gold and silver for cancer therapy, nanoscale materials for drug delivery, Biomolecular immobilization and surface modification strategies.


Prof. Masahiro Tsukamoto
Osaka University, Japan

Masahiro Tsukamoto got PhD from the Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering in 1994. His research field was nonlinear scattering of high intensity laser in expanding plasmas from fuel shell of laser nuclear fusion. Assistant professor of Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University from 1994. From 1996 to 1998, he stayed in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA as a visiting scientist and was also postdoctral fellowship for research abroad of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Associate professor of Osaka University from 2006. Professor of Osaka University from 2017. Project leader of “Research and development of the laser coating technology to realize high value-added design and fabrication” in “Innovative Design/Manufacturing Technologies" of Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (2014-2018). Research and development manager of “Development of high intensity blue diode laser for next-generation additive manufacturing” in new energy and industrial technology development organization (NEDO) project “Research and development of next generation laser processing technology (2016-2020).