Programme - Invited Speaker

Appropriate Technology
Basic Science
Zero gravity experiments for cooling in Space
University of Cambridge
Dr. Yarjan Abdul Samad is a research associate at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge. His research areas include electromechanical and electro and photo- thermal properties of carbon and two-dimensional materials, as well as flexible and stretchable composites for space, health, environment and energy applications. He is among the team of experimentalists who tested properties of graphene for the first time in Zero Gravity (Zero G) environments.
Dynamic control of optical properties with gated-graphene metamaterials
DR. KIM, Teun-teun
IBS, Sungkyunkwan University
Dr. Teun-Teun Kim is currently a Young Scientist Fellow at Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Sungkyunkwan University. He received his Ph.D. degrees in Department of Physics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2010. He did his post-doctoral work at KAIST (2010-2013) and continues as a Marie Curie Research Fellow (2013-2017) at University of Birmingham. His current research interests are focused on graphene and 2D materials based Metamaterials & Metasurfaces, PT-symmetric (or breaking) Metamaterials, and Topological Metamaterials.
Optical metrology solutions for high-tech industrial applications
DR. GHIM, Young-sik
Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science
Young-Sik Ghim received his MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). From 2009 to 2011, he worked at the Samsung Electro-Mechanics Company. He is currently working as a principal research Scientist in Advanced Instrumentation Institute at Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS). His research interest includes freeform surface metrology, multilayer thin-film metrology, and optical based micro-machining technology.
State-dependent information processing in the brain
University of Strathclyde
Dr Shuzo Sakata is a senior lecturer of Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. After receiving a PhD in 2002 at Kyoto University in Japan, he worked at Rutgers University in the US. Since 2010, he has been working at University of Strathclyde in the UK. Currently his research is supported by BBSRC, Leverhulme Trust, Alzheimer's Research UK, and Action on Hearing Loss.
Built Environment
Urban planning meets the requirement of urban human-biometeorology: urban-planning measures for a local reduction of severe human heat stress
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany
Current position: retired Professor, Chair of Environmental Meteorology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany; Educational Background: Study of Meteorology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany (1966-1971); Research experience since completing studies: Head of Meteorological Institute, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany (October 1992 - September 2015); Habilitation in Forest Meteorology and Climatology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany (July 1985); Research fellow, Chair for Bioclimatology and Applied Meteorology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany (1974-1992); Dr. rer. nat. in Meteorology, Faculty for Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany (February 1974); Research fellow, Meteorological Institute, University of Karlsruhe, Germany (1971-1974); Long-term research activities abroad: August 1997 - March 1998, Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA; University positions: Dean of the Geoscience Faculty, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany (October 1997 - September 1999); Memberships: American Meteorological Society, German Meteorological Society, International Association for Urban Climate, International Society of Biometeorology, Royal Meteorological Society (UK); Chairman of the German Meteorological Society: 2011-2013; Field editor for urban climatology in scientific journals: Climate Research (September 2003 - December 2013), International Journal of Biometeorology (May 2007 - December 2014); Research fields: Urban climatology, urban meteorology, urban human-biometeorology, urban air pollution, forest meteorology, regional climatology
Energy & Environment
[EE7] Nuclear waste management policy in Korea
PROF. CHOI, Sungyeol
Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (Korea)

Professional Experience
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea
2017-Present | Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering
2017-Present | Head, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Laboratory
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Korea
2015-2017 | Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
2015-2017 | Adjunct Professor, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering
2015-2017 | Head, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Laboratory
2016-2017 | Director, Center for Advanced Nuclear Reactor
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon, Korea
2013-2015 | Senior Researcher, Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Process Development
2012-2013 | Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Strategic and International Studies
Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A
2010-2012 | Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2012 | Postdoctoral Researcher, Nuclear Materials Laboratory
2008-2012 | Research Assistant, Nuclear Materials Laboratory
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
2008 | Intern, Nuclear Power Engineering Section, Department of Nuclear Energy

2008-2012 | Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, August 2012
2004-2008 | Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
B.S in Nuclear Engineering, summa cum laude, February 2008
Collaborative research to underpin radioactive waste management in the United Kingdom and Republic of Korea
University of Sheffield
Neil Hyatt was appointed to academic staff in 2003 as Lecturer in Materials Chemistry. He obtained his BSc and PhD in Chemistry at The University of Birmingham and held research appointments in industry and academia, before joining the Department in 2001 as Senior Research Fellow in the BNFL Immobilisation Science Laboratory. Neil is a recognised authority on radioactive waste management and was appointed to a Royal Academy of Engineering research chair in 2011, supported by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Research interests
Radioactive waste management and disposal
Our focus is on developing strategy, materials, processes and policy to support the safe, timely and efficient clean up of the UK radioactive waste legacy. A key aspect of our research is the design, manufacture and performance assessment of glass and ceramic materials for the immobilisation of plutonium residues, legacy intermediate level wastes, and high level wastes from reprocessing operations.
We work closely with industrial organisations, including Sellafield Ltd., the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory to address real world challenges of radioactive waste management.
Our work has supported development of thermal treatment strategy by Sellafield Ltd. and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the acceptance of vitrified intermediate level wastes wastes in conceptual designs for the UK Geological Disposal Facility.
Advanced nuclear materials
Research is focused on the development of new materials and processes for application in future nuclear fission and fusion fuel cycles. We are currently developing novel processing methods for advanced cermet fuels with application in naval reactor concepts, ceramic clad materials for accident tolerant nuclear fuels, and the application of molten salts technology to reprocessing of nuclear fuels. We are also working on new waste management strategies for future fuel cycles, to reduce the ultimate geological disposal footprint.
Structure-property relations in mixed metal oxides
Research is focused on the study of structure-property relationships in perovskite related oxides showing a range of useful physical properties such as high temperature superconductivity, colossal magnetoresistance and anisotropic magnetic exchange. Recent work has investigated structure-property relationships in layered perovskite ferroelectrric oxides and oxide-fluorides.
[EE7] Licensing and construction of geological disposal of spent nuclear fuel in Sweden and Finland - lesson learned for Korea
KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden), Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ Germany Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)

Research Interests:
Rock Fracture Mechanics
Stress Field of the Earth’s Crust and Stress Measurements
Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

1972 Habilitation (Docent) Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Uppsala, Sweden
1972 Disseratation Structural Geology and Tectonics, University of Uppsala, Sweden
1967 Phil Licentiate Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Uppsala, Sweden
1965 Phil Candidate, Uppsala University

1963 - 1974, Research Assistant at Hans Ramberg Tectonic Laboratory, University of Uppsala
1974 - 1975, Research Fellow, Division of Mineral Physics, CSIRO, North Ryde, Australia
1974 - 1990, Professor in Rock Mechanics, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
1978, Guest researcher, Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada
1982, 1985 Guest professor, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, U.S.
1991 - 2002, Professor in Engineering Geology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
1992 - 2007, Head of the Secretariat of the international DECOVALEX project at KTH
1993-1997, Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, KTH, Stockholm
1998, Guest professor, Department of Engineering Geology, Technical University of Berlin
2000 - 2001, Visiting scientist, GeoForschungsZentrum, Section 3.2. Potsdam, German
2003 - 2010, Visiting professor GeoForschungsZentrum, Section 3.2 Potsdam, Germany
2011 on, Visiting professor GeoForschungsZentrum, Section 2.6 Seismic Hazard & Risk Dynamics, Potsdam, Germany

Professional Activities
2013 International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) Fellow inducted in 2013 in Wroklaw, Poland
2011 Invitation ISRM Suggested Methods for Rock Stress Estimation and Fracture Toughness in Shear
2011 Member of the SONEX group at the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Finland for overlooking the underground works for the underground research facility ONKALO, Olkiluoto, Finland
2011 Rock inspections of CLAB and SFR underground facilities for the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority
2011 Review of selected chapters of the SKB R&D Program 2010 for The Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste

Course Taught
2011 Stress Course, Aalto University, Espoo Finland (enrolled 58)
2011 MGPW10, Stress Field of the Earth’s Crust, Potsdam University (enrolled 4)
2010 European Stress Course, Ostrava, Czech Republic (enrolled 44)
2010 Rock Stress Models for Underground Site Characterization of Geological Repository of Nuclear Waste Meiringen, School of Underground Waste Storage and Disposal

WSM – World Stress Map Project
Development of Fully Coupled T-H-M-F Processes for Geological Materials
Site Investigation and Evaluation for Underground Construction
Rock Fracture Mechanics Modelling of Underground Constructions
Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel
Information Technology & Machine Learning
Real-Time Microwave Imaging of Moving Anomaly from Scattering Matrix
PROF. PARK, Won-kwang
Kookmin University
Won-Kwang Park received his B.S. degree in Mathematical Education from Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea in 2000, M.S. degree in Mathematics from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 2004, and Ph. D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France in 2009. After graduation, he joined the institute for mathematics and scientific computing, University of Graz, Austria, as a post doctoral researcher in 2009. From 2010, he joined to the Kookmin University to work first as a full-time lecturer and as an assistant professor at the department of mathematics. Currently, he is an associate professor of Department of Information Security, Cryptology, and Mathematics in Kookmin University. His main research area includes Inverse scattering problem, inverse conductivity problem, microwave imaging, non-destructive evaluations, electromagnetics, scientific computing, and deep learning. In 2008, he received the best paper award from the Mechatronics & Mechanical Engineering symposium in EKC (EU-Korea Conference on Science and Technology) 2009 conference for his remarkable contributions to the level-set method in inverse scattering problem. He was awarded the best paper/poster award with his colleagues from 2013 KSIAM (Korean Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) spring conference, 2013 KSIAM annual meeting, 2015 KIEES (Korean Institute of Electromagnetic Engineering Science) summer conference, and 2016 KIEES summer conference. He has published various peer-reviewed articles about mathematical theories of various non-iterative algorithms for reconstructing crack-like defects in inverse problems, level-set method in inverse scattering problems, and microwave imaging techniques for detecting anomalies.
Network Science from a Mathematician's Perspective
University of Strathclyde
Des Higham is an applied mathematician with interests in computational biology, technological/sociological/security networks and mathematical finance. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He has been awarded the SIAM Dahlquist Prize, an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. He is Editor-in-Chief of SIAM Review.
Introduction to Finance•Fishery•Manufacture Industrial Mathematics Center on Big Data(FFMIMC)
PROF. KIM, Hyun-min
Pusan National University
Education and Degrees Ph.D. (1997.09 - 2000.12) Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester, U.K. M.Sc. (1996.04 - 1997.09) Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester, U.K. B.Sc. (1985.03 - 1992.02) Department of Mathematics, Pusan National University, Korea Professional Experiences Direct of Finance Fishery Manufacture Industrial Mathematics Center on Big Data (2017. 06 – present) Dean of Admissions Office, Pusan National University (2016. 02 – 2017. 08)
Deep learning and Mathematical Approach for Defect Inspection
PROF. KANG, Myungjoo
Seoul National University
Myungjoo Kang received the B.S. degree in mathematics from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea [1986] and the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, in 1996. He was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD, and the Department of Mathematics, UCLA as a Researcher from 1996 to 2002. Since 2003 , he has been a faculty member of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Seoul National University, Korea. His research interests are in mathematical image processing, as well as deep learning, numerical schemes and computational fluid dynamics.
Single-Photon Detectors for Next-Generation Biomedical Applications
DR. LEE, Myung-jae
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Myung-Jae Lee received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Yonsei University/South Korea, in 2013, and then joined TU Delft/The Netherlands as a postdoctoral researcher. Since 2017, he has worked in EPFL/Switzerland, where he is a scientist working on advanced single-photon detectors and applications as well as coordinating and managing research projects. He has published over 60 papers in international journals and conferences, and he has 2 patents and 10 awards.
Digital Solutions for Manufacturing Industry
DR. AHMAD, Bilal
WMG, University of Warwick
Dr Bilal Ahmad is working as a Senior Research Fellow at WMG, University of Warwick. He received his MSc in Mechatronics and PhD in Automation Systems from Loughborough University, UK. He has over 13 years of experience in applied industrial research in the manufacturing sector. His specialisation areas include digital modelling, validation and deployment of cyber-physical systems, smart manufacturing, IT/OT integration, edge analytics and Internet of Things. He led development of a number of digital engineering tools and methods to support lifecycle engineering of automation systems in collaboration with automotive manufacturers, machine builders and control vendors. These include tools for offline validation of productivity and quality data of manufacturing systems, virtual commissioning / offline programming of manufacturing systems, and automatic code generation for PLCs and HMIs. Dr Ahmad has worked on a number of EPSRC, Innovate UK, FP7 and ARTEMIS funded research projects. He is actively contributing to IEEE technical and standardisation committees on Industrial Agents and Cyber Physical Systems, and is on the technical committees of a number of IEEE international conferences. He is also a reviewer for a large number of international journals and conferences. Prior to joining University of Warwick, he has worked as a Research Associate and University Teacher at Loughborough University, UK.
Digital Evolution in Manufacturing Systems for Industry 4.0
DR. VERA, Daniel
WMG, University of Warwick
Daniel Vera received a M.Sc. degree in mechanical and Manufacturing engineering from E.N.I. Tarbes, France, in 2000 and a Ph.D. in manufacturing engineering from Loughborough University, U.K. in 2004. D. Vera has been developing methods and software solutions to support digital engineering for over ten years as a Research Associate at Loughborough University, U.K. and now as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Warwick. His research interests are primarily focused on the design and development of data-driven collaborative engineering solutions to support key phases of manufacturing systems’ lifecycle, which formed the focus of his Ph.D. dissertation. Throughout his carrier he has developed expert-level knowledge regarding tools and solutions deployed in manufacturing, from computational models and simulation (DES, agent based modelling), the development of virtual systems’ engineering and simulation solutions (virtual process planning and validation), data analytics and machine learning (supervised/unsupervised learning, Deep learning and CNN), information visualisation (AR/VR interface development), cloud infrastructures deployment (Service oriented Architecture, Platforms as a Service). D. Vera has been involved both at technical and management level in numerous U.K. and European funded projects focusing on Digital Industry and Industry 4.0 oriented solutions. He is currently occupying a leading role in the Automation Systems Group at WMG, university of Warwick and focuses his research on the integration of IT-level and industrial control technologies into next generation Cyber Physical system engineering solutions. D. Vera is actively contributing to the Future Digital Need (FDN) and Digital Manufacturing strategy groups at WMG, is Leading Digital Acquisition and Analytics (DAA) CATAPULT forum+ projects and is actively involved in supporting national strategies for Digital Industry (D4I, IDR) through his involvement in HVMC funded Digital Manufacturing Large Scale Projects (LSP).
Life Sciences & Health
A study of in vivo rat brain tumour model using a flexible multinuclear MR-PET system
DR. CHOI, Chang-hoon
Forschungszentrum Juelich
Dr. Chang-Hoon Choi obtained his PhD in MRI Physics at the University of Aberdeen, UK in 2010 and worked for MR Solutions, UK until 2014. He is an MRI expert and has been working in Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany as a staff scientist since 2014. His research interests are MRI, MR-PET hardware, and applications using the systems.
Towards cellulose nanocrystal films with controlled selective reflection
University of Luxembourg
Jan Lagerwall (M.Sc. Physics 1997; Ph.D. Materials Science, 2002) is professor in physics at University of Luxembourg. His research focuses on soft matter physics, chemistry and materials science, connecting liquid crystals with many other fields, from fiber spinning and microfluidics to art, architecture and security. The motivation ranges from the scientific beauty to the diverse application opportunities arising through cross fertilization with other disciplines. As postdoctoral researcher Jan worked with N. Clark (Boulder), G. Heppke (Berlin) and F. Giesselmann (Stuttgart). He previously held group leader positions at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) and Seoul National University (Korea).
Direct contact imaging device for Live cell monitoring & IVD
MR. LEE, Jongmuk
SOL Inc.
Jongmuk Lee is a CEO and founder of company, SOL Inc. The R&D focus of company is on developing direct contact imaging system capable of live cell monitoring, Point-of-Care(POC), and In-vitro Diagnostics(IVDs). He joined KAIST KEPSI, Korea in 1996 as a senior researcher, where he worked until he joined Siliconfiles, Korea in 2006 as a principal researcher. Mr. Lee received the Minister award from Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Korea in 2015. He received IEC 1906 award from International Electrotechnical Commision(IEC) in 2017 and in same year, He received the Minister award from Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Korea.
Sliding Tethered Ligands: lock and key interactions with a topological twist
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Microparticles as a new platform of cell based assays
Kyung Hee University
Prof. Park Wook earned a 2011 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering (Biophotonics and nanoengineering), Seoul National University and he received Feb, 2012 President’s post-doctoral fellow at Seoul National University for 5 years. He became an Assistant professor at Kyung Hee University in 2012. His recent highlighted research topic is self-organization of maze-like structures via guided wrinkling (in Science advances (2017), where sophisticated three-dimensional (3D) structures found in nature as self-organized by bottom-up processes. He is particularly interested in a localized interface between micro-surfaces and cells using Microstructures. He uses 3D printers to fabricate 3D hydrogel microstructures, as well as hybridizes from the nanostructures to microstructure to mimic cellular environments.
A Study on Early Detection of Diseases Using Machine Learning
DR. AHN, Insung
Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information
Insung Ahn took her first Ph.D. (Biotechnology) from Korea University in 2002, and earned her second Ph.D. (Public Health) from Seoul National University in 2007. Since she joined to the KISTI in 2002, she has been developing various kinds of bioinformatics tools for predicting future outbreak of disease. Dr. Ahn is also a team leader of governmental project named CEVI(Center for Convergent Research of Emerging Virus Infection).
Detecting emerging infectious diseases and outbreaks by the application of statistical algorithms to surveillance data
Public Health England
Andre Charlett has worked in the Statistics, Modelling, and Economics Department of the National Infection Service for the past 25 years, being the Department Head for the past 17 years. His research interests include the evaluation of interventions to control infectious diseases, development of statistical algorithms to detect the emergence of outbreaks, and the role of the gastric microbiome in neurological diseases.
Marine & Ocean
Material Science & Technology
Photochemical Enzyme Models for Solar Energy Utilization, Artificial Photosynthesis and bottom-up Synthetic Biology
PROF. KNöR, Günther
Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU)
Günther Knör is full professor of Inorganic Chemistry and director of the Photochemistry Center at Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) in Austria. His research topics are covering various transdisciplinary aspects of coordination chemistry, excited state reactivity and catalysis including the development of smart bio-inspired processes and functional materials for artificial photosynthesis, green synthetic chemistry and enzyme-like substrate conversion applied in the fields of solar energy utilization and life sciences.
Non-fullerene acceptor – a new material class for highly efficient organic solar cells?
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Markus Scharber is currently Associate Professor at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He studied physics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and at the Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2002 he received a PhD from the Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells. From 2002 until early 2012 he was working at Konarka Technologies Inc. heading among other responsibilities the Material and Device Development Group. His research interests lie in the area of fundamental processes in novel semiconductor materials focusing on applications for energy harvesting and detection.
Mechatronics & Aerospace
Optimising Future Aircraft Engines
Rolls Royce plc
Nuclear Energy
Historical Context, Recent Developments and Prospects of Nuclear R&D and Education in the UK
University of Cambridge
Dr Eugene Shwageraus is a Senior Lecturer at Cambridge University Engineering Department and he is currently the Course Director for the MPhil in Nuclear Energy. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, he was the Head of Nuclear Engineering Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Dr Shwageraus’s research is focussed on physics and engineering of nuclear power reactors as well as modelling of nuclear systems to assist policy decision making.
UK nuclear energy policy
Open University
William James Nuttall is Professor of Energy having joined the Open University in October 2012. Much of his work has focussed on technology and policy issues of energy. He has had a leading role in studies devoted to particular energy-related materials including plutonium, helium, uranium, thorium and hydrogen and much of that work is on-going. He has extensive experience of matters relating to civil nuclear energy.
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