Dr. Wolfgang Richard Tress

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Dr. Wolfgang Tress is currently working as an Ambizione fellow at LSPM, EPFL in Switzerland, with general interests in developing and studying novel photovoltaic concepts and technologies. His research focuses on the device physics of perovskite solar cells; most recently, investigating recombination and hysteresis phenomena in this emerging material system. Previously, he was analyzing and modeling performance limiting processes in organic solar cells. In 2016, he was awarded the Zeno Karl Schindler award and received the EES Reader's Choice Lectureship for the most influential article in EES in 2015 published by a young researcher.

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 Dr. Tayebeh Ameri

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

Research Interests

Optoelectronics based on perovskite, organic, and organic-inorganic hybrid material systems

Charge carrier dynamics and recombination mechanisms

Fundamental study of Nanomaterials (organic colloidal NPs and Perovskite NCs)

Short CV

Since 2018           Research Group Leader at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (LMU, Physical Chemistry), Munich, Germany

2013 – 2017         Habilitation at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU, Materials Science and Engineering), Erlangen, Germany

2010 – 2013         Postdoc at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU, Materials Science and Engineering), Erlangen, Germany

2006 – 2010         Ph.D. at Johannes Kepler University (JKU, Physics / Engineering Science), Linz, Austria

Ph.D. candidate at Konarka GmbH Austria, Linz, Austria

2003 – 2006          M.Sc. at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM, Solid State Physics), Mashhad, Iran

1999 – 2003         B.Sc. at Isfahan University of Technology (IUT, Physics), Isfahan, Iran

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 Prof. Esmaiel Jabbari

University of South Carolina, USA

Experience and Education

 Visiting Professor of Medicine, Harvard Clinical and Translational Center, 2012

 GI3 Visiting Professor, WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Japan, 2010

 Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2009


Tissue engineering involves the triad of biomaterial science, growth factor delivery, and molecular biology to engineer devices for cell immobilization and tissue regeneration. Jabbari’s research draws upon chemistry, biology, macromolecular science and exploits biomimetic strategies to engineer cellular constructs for regeneration of skeletal tissues. Biologically-inspired materials combined with micro/nanoscale technologies can potentially create constructs to support delivery, differentiation, and maturation of progenitor cells to multiple lineages to regenerate complex tissues like bone and cartilage. Current projects include (1) bio-inspired multiscale constructs for regeneration of load-bearing large bone segments, (2) micro-patterned cellular constructs with gradient of growth factors for concurrent induction of osteogenesis and vasculogenesis, (3) multilayer gradient constructs for the regeneration of articular cartilage, (4) cancer stem cell mechanotransduction in an engineered matrix, and (4) synthesis of self-assembled nanogels for the delivery of multiple growth factors in regenerative medicine.

Honors and Awards

Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2013

Berton Rahn Award in Orthopedic Research, AO Foundation, 2012

Stephen B. Milam Research Award, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, 2008

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  Dr. Angelo Homayoun All

 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

 The focus of Dr Angelo Homayoun All’s research is on nervous system injury, repair and regeneration. His laboratory has pioneered the monitoring and quantitative analysis of multi-channel somatosensory and motor-evoked potentials in order to assess the electrical integrity of the nervous system at various stages, both pre- and post-injury. His translational research projects involve hypothermia treatment as well as stem cell replacement therapy derived from human embryonic stem cells, human iPS cells, and direct conversion by trans-differentiation of human adult cells. These stem cells are also modified to induce overexpression of neurotrophic factors in order to modulate the lesion microenvironment and stimulate endogenous regenerative responses post-injury.

 A part of Dr All’s laboratory is also investigating the application of upconversion nanoparticles in conjunction with near infrared illumination systems for the neuromodulation applications both in vitro and in vivo. The goal is to develop a semi-invasive tool for stimulating or inhibiting, with spatio-temporal precision, neuropathways situated deep in the nervous system (the spinal cord, motor cortex, vagus nerve, etc) selectively. In addition, his laboratory is studying the adult central nervous system’s capabilities of adaptive changes enabling reorganisation and plasticity in spared neuropathways following neuro-trauma. In his projects, Dr All has also integrated different imaging techniques to monitor anatomical changes in contused spinal cord architectures at various time points enabling him to identify spared fibres (anatomically intact but non-functional neuropathways post-injury) and tracking the extent of secondary injury to determine the therapeutic benefits of the various treatment strategies.


   Dr. Mojtaba Abdi jalebi

University Lecturer at the Institute for Materials Discovery,
Wolfson College Research Fellow,
University College London


• May 2018 – Present: Research Fellow, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK

• Oct 2014 – May 2018: PhD Student, Optoelectronics Group,

University of Cambridge, UK

• Mar 2014 – Sept 2014: Research Assistance at Laboratory of

Photonics and Interfaces (LPI) at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

• Sept 2013 – Feb 2014: Independent researcher in the R&D department in Solaronix SA, Aubonne, Switzerland

• Sept 2012 – July 2014: Master of Materials Science and

Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland


 Research Interests

• Hybrid organic-inorganic halide perovskite based devices

• Photothermal deflection optical absorption spectroscopy (PDS)

• Singlet exciton fission to triplet exciton pairs in nanostructured solar cells

• Impact of doping in nanostructured semiconductors

• Integrated back contact (IBC) perovskite solar cells

• Semiconductor nanocrystals and mesoscopic oxide films

• Synthesis of novel functional materials for optoelectronic applications

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 Prof. Hasan Sahin

─░zmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

CENT (Computational & Experimental NanoTechnology) Group led by Dr. Hasan Sahin conducts theoretical and experimental research to identify and understand the fundamental physical mechanisms underlying the surface, interface and transport behavior of crystals and molecular materials. For theoretical investigation of Electronic, Magnetic, Optical, Vibrational and Quantum Transport properties of structures state-of-the-art DFT approaches are used.

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 Dr. Ali Ramazani

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Dr. Ali Ramazani is a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also an affiliated Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and Assistant Professor at Amirkabir University of Technology in Iran. His primary research focuses on the development of a fundamental, integrated and quantitative multi-scale materials modeling approach to design materials with exceptional properties. Multi-scale models resolve interactions of material structure and mechanisms at electronic (ab–initio), atomistic (molecular dynamics), micro (mechanics of slip), meso– and macro– (finite element models) scales. He develops models to address key engineering issues such as manufacturing process optimization to achieve tailored material response and prediction of material performance in moderate to extreme environments using an integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) approach. Developing such approaches enables design of new materials for use in a wide variety of applications including energy, electronic, biomedical, automotive and aircraft structures.

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Dr. Mirabbos Hojamberdiev 

Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany

Dr. Mirabbos Hojamberdiev received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technology, Uzbekistan, where his research was particularly oriented towards the utilization of local ceramic raw materials and industrial wastes in whiteware production. After completing his Ph.D. studies, he has made several short- and long-term research visits to Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology (China), Alfred University (USA), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (Peru) to develop various advanced materials. He is currently a Senior Researcher at the Department of Natural and Mathematic Sciences, Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. His main research activity centers on the fabrication, characterization, and application of visible-light-responsive photocatalytic materials for energy and environmental applications. He has published over 125 research papers in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals and given talks at various international conferences, symposiums, and workshops. As one of the five top young scientists of the year (2004), he was awarded with the President’s Stipendium of the Republic of Uzbekistan. For his outstanding research, he has later received TWAS Prize for Young Scientists in Developing Countries (in Chemistry) in 2010 and Atta-ur-Rahman Prize in Chemistry for Young Scientists in 2015. Also, he is the recipient of Alexander von Humboldt (AvH), J. William Fulbright, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Erasmus-Mundus, TOKYO TECH/UNESCO, TWAS/UNESCO Associateship, TWAS Visiting Expert Programme, and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Presidents International Fellowships. He is the member of the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales, International Sol-Gel Society, Materials Research Society, European Ceramic Society, American Ceramic Society, Ceramic Society of Japan, Japan Society for Flux Growth, World Association of Young Scientist, Association des Professionels de la Céramique, and New York Academy of Sciences.

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 Dr. Alexey V. Akimov

University at Buffalo, USA

Alexey V. Akimov was born in Bryansk oblast, Russia. He received his Diploma in Chemistry in 2007 from Chemistry Department of the M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, under joint supervision of Prof. Alexander Nemukhin (MSU, Russia) and Prof. Anatoly Kolomeisky (Rice University, U.S.A.). He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry under Prof. Anatoly Kolomeisky from Rice University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2011. In 2012 he started his postdoctoral appointment in Prof. Oleg Prezhdo group at University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. In the period of 2012-2014 he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in a joint program between the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Department of Chemistry (Muckerman group) and the University of Rochester (Prezhdo group). In 2014 he moved to the University of Southern California, Chemistry Department together with the Prezhdo group. In 2015 he joined the Chemistry Department at University at Buffalo, SUNY as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Akimov's research is focused on semiclassical and quantum-classical methodologies for accurate and efficient simulation of quantum dynamics in abstract models and in large-scale atomistic systems. Applied scientific interests include photoinduced processes of charge and energy transfer in solar energy materials and in functional nanomaterials.

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