Programme - Invited Speaker

Basic Science
Zero gravity experiments for cooling in Space
DR. ABDUL SAMAD, Yarjan
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
DR. SAKATA, Shuzo
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.