Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 10th International Conference on Emerging Materials and Nanotechnology Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Carlo Montemagno

University of Alberta, Canada

Keynote: Small things offer big promise

Time : 10:00-10:25

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Driven by the principles of excellence, honor and responsibility and an unwavering commitment to education as an engine of economic prosperity, Carlo Montemagno, PhD has become a world-renowned expert in nanotechnology and is responsible for creating groundbreaking innovations which solve complex challenges in the areas of informatics, agriculture, chemical refining, transportation, energy, and healthcare. He was Founding Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at University of Cincinnati; received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Bio Engineering from Cornell University; a Master’s Degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State and a PhD in Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences from Notre Dame. He is now in Alberta as the Director of Ingenuity Lab, professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta, AITF Strategic Chair of Bionanotechnology, Program Lead of the Biomaterials Program at the National Institute for Nanotechnology and Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Nanosystems. “Research and education are critical to success because the transfer of knowledge creates economic prosperity.” — C. Montemagno Carlo Montemagno has been recognized with prestigious awards including the Feynman Prize (for creating single molecule biological motors with nano-scale silicon devices); the Earth Award Grand Prize (for cell-free artificial photosynthesis with over 95% efficiency); the CNBC Business Top 10 Green Innovator award (for Aquaporin Membrane water purification and desalination technology); and named a Bill & Melinda Gates Grand Challenge Winner (for a pH sensing active microcapsule oral vaccine delivery system which increased vaccine stability and demonstrated rapid uptake in the lower GI tract.)


The ability to use machines to manipulate matter a single molecule at a time renders many things possible that were impossible before. Living systems do this on a regular basis. The core challenge to accessing life function is transforming the labile molecules that exist in a fragile living organism into a stable engineered system that is economically scalable. The most significant difficulties revolve around environmental stability and the inherent structural limitations of these molecules. The solution to these difficulties is at hand.
Presented is the generic solution methodology used to solve these limiting challenges to produce a new class of materials and devices. By introducing “metabolism” into engineered devices and materials, solutions to grand societal challenges in Medicine, Environment, and Agriculture now appear to be attainable. Furthermore this new technology does not rely on $100’s of millions of infrastructure making it globally assessable to developing nations. It offers a global promise of economic opportunity and prosperity.
Exemplars of the application of this new technology will be shown. We will elucidate the design, engineering and assembly of a complex closed system that uses a highly modified photosynthetic process to transform carbon waste into valuable drop-in specialty chemicals.  Enabled by the synthesis of a new class of printable “inks” that have stabilized active biological molecules as integrated elements of synthesized polymer constructs, we will present a technology that transitions additive manufacturing from 3D space to a four-dimensional, functional space creating a whole new class of materials and devices. The application of this technology to medicine, in particular the treatment of type 1 diabetes, glaucoma and other medical conditions will also be illustrated.  

Keynote Forum

Beng S. Ong

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Keynote: Progress in semiconductor materials and processes for printed transistors

Time : 10:25-10:50

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Beng Ong is presently Director of Research Centre of Excellence for Organic Electronics and Chair Professor of Materials Science at Hong Kong Baptist University. He was formerly a Nanyang Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, who also held joint appointments as Director at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology. Prior to his relocation to Asia in 2007, Prof. Ong was a Senior Xerox Fellow and 21st-Century Materials Strategist at Xerox Corporation as well as Area Manager at Xerox Research Centre of Canada. Over the years, he had had held adjunct professorships at various universities including McMaster University and University of Waterloo in Canada, and Honorary Professorship at Shanghai East China University of Science and Technology in China. Prof. Ong publishes extensively in advanced materials, organic electronics, nanotechnology, etc. and currently has a patent portfolio of 230 US patents and many foreign equivalent patents.  


In recent years, significant advances have been made in organic semiconductor materials and process development for printed electronics. The field-effect mobility of organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) has progressed from gross performance deficiency over a decade ago to meeting electronic application requirements today. This quantum leap in OTFT performance has been propelled by both creative semiconductor design and process innovation. Notwithstanding these achievements, there remain significant technical challenges for transitioning printed transistors from laboratory to marketplace.
This presentation discusses the issues and challenges of printed transistors and potential approaches to circumventing these technical difficulties.  Particular emphasis will focus on materials design and process strategies directed to promoting ad facilitating molecular self-assembly of polymer semiconductors to enhance charge carrier transport efficacy. Through simple solution processes under appropriate conditions, we have been able to drive molecular self-assembly of polymer semiconductors to significantly higher molecular orders, leading to greatly enhanced field-effect mobility and current modulation. 

Break: Networking & Refreshments Break 10:50-11:05 @ Tivoli’s

Keynote Forum

Jas Pal Badyal

Durham University, United Kingdom

Keynote: Scalable functional nanocoatings

Time : 11:05-11:30

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Jas Pal Badyal FRS was awarded BA/MA and PhD degrees from Cambridge University; where he subsequently held King’s College and Oppenheimer fellowships.  He is the primary author / inventor on 175 peer reviewed journal publications / 41 patent families.  He has been recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry Harrison Medal; the British Vacuum Council Burch Prize; the International Association of Advanced Materials Medal; and in 2016 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) – UK and Commonwealth National Academy of Sciences.  His research has led to 3 successful start-up companies: Surface Innovations Ltd; Dow Corning Plasma Ltd; and P2i Ltd.


The worldwide market for functional surfaces exceeds $100 billion per annum (US Department of Energy).  A key driver is the added value that can be imparted to commercial products through the molecular engineering of their surface properties. For example, the cleanliness of optical lenses, the feel of fabrics, the resistance of biomedical devices to bacteria, the speed of computer hard disks, and even the wear of car brake pads are all governed by their surface properties. The fabrication of such surfaces requires the incorporation of specific functional groups; for which there exists no shortage of potential methods including: self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), Langmuir-Blodgett films, dip-coating, grafting, chemical vapour deposition, to name just a few. However such techniques suffer from drawbacks including substrate-specificity (cannot be easily adapted to different materials or geometries) and environmental concerns associated with the utilization of solvents, strong acid / base media, or heat.  A range of innovative solutions will be described for the molecular tailoring of solid surfaces.  Applications will include: super-repellency, non-fouling, anti-fogging, thermoresponsive, rewritable bioarrays, opto-chiral, antibacterial, electrical barrier, water harvesting, capture and release, oil-water separation, and nano-actuation.  This research has led to 41 patent families and the establishment of 3 successful start-up companies: Surface Innovations Ltd, Dow Corning Plasma Ltd, and P2i Ltd (2015 International Business Award for 'Most Innovative Company in Europe').

Keynote Forum

Hamed Sadeghian

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, TNO, Netherlands

Keynote: Probing the nano-scale with the use of Nano-Opto-Mechatronics Instruments (NOMI)

Time : 11:30-11:55

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Dr. Hamed Sadeghian received his PhD (Cum Laude) in 2010 from Delft University of Technology. He continued his career as a research associate and developed several nano-opto-mechanical instruments for nano-scale interaction measurement.  He is currently a Principal Scientist at TNO. His research program NOMI focuses on development of instruments based on the interaction of electromagnetic or mechanical/quantum waves with matter, with a focus on industrial and societal applications. Examples are the parallel AFM as a sub-nm, high throughput metrology and inspection solution for Semiconductor industry and the high resolution optical microscopy with metainstrument and 3D nanotomography to resolve invisible nanostructures below the surface. He is the scientific leader of the TNO Early Research Program 3D nanomanufacturing.  In the last 5 years, Hamed has participated in several EU-funded projects such as E450EDL, E450LMDAP, SeNaTe, Value4Nano, 3DAM and TakeMi5. In 2014 he received his MBA degree from Leuven Vlerick Business School, Belgium. He was also a co-founder of Jahesh Poulad Co. (2002), which designs, manufactures and installs mechanical and electrical equipment for steel industries. Hamed holds 40 patents, and has (co-) authored more than 60 technical papers and a book. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of Sensors & Transducers Journal and  a member of the technical committee of SENSORDEVICES conference. In 2012 he received the “TNO excellent researcher” award.


Understanding the interactions of matter at nano-scale has become the key for the success of several applications. In nanoelectronics or semiconductor industry, it helps for better manufacturing (higher resolution towards sub-10 nm  structures, more complex structures) and reliable nanometrology and nano-inspection (for improving the yield of process). One of the NOMI to probe the interactions at nano-scale is scanning probe microscope. The ability to accurately measure critical dimensions in nanometer scale, has made it an important instrument in several industrial applications such as semiconductor, solar and data storage. Single SPM has never been able to compete with other inspection systems in throughput, thus has not fulfilled the industry needs in throughput and cost. Further increase of the speed of the single SPM helps, but it still is far from the required throughput and, therefore, insufficient for high-volume manufacturing.
The first part of my talk presents the development of a concept for a multiple miniaturized SPM (MSPM) heads system (parallel SPM), which can inspect and measure many sites in parallel. The very high speed of miniaturized SPM heads allow the user to scan many area, each with the size of tens of microemeters, in few seconds. 
Various nanoimaging such as subsurface probe microscopy will also be presented.
The second part of my talk is about meta-instrument. Metainstrument is a type of optical nanoinstrument where the core is based on optical metamaterials to go beyond the diffraction limits for high resolution imaging. Advantages of optical techniques compared to SPM is that they provide direct capture imaging which is fast and allow large fields of views to be covered quickly. The development of first generation of metainstrument will be discussed in detail.