Prof. Rahul R. Nair

University of Manchester, UK

Rahul Raveendran Nair is a Professor of Materials Physics at University of Manchester and hold a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

The main scope of his research is the science and application of two-dimensional crystals and their modifications. His current research projects are studying molecular properties at extreme confinement, 2D materials functionalization, developing novel 2D materials-based membranes for water filtration, nanofiltration, gas separation and barrier coating, and proton conducting membranes for fuel cells.

His awards include a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, a Young Scientist Award (2014) from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, and the Moseley Medal and Prize (2015) from the Institute of Physics. Thomson Reuters also selected him as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2016.

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 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. 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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 Dr. René Musters

VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dr. René Musters received a Master degree in Molecular Cell Biology & Electron Microscopy at the Utrecht University in 1990, where he also completed his PhD in 1994 (Thesis: "Ischemia and Phospholipid Reorganization in the Sarcolemma"). After his first post-doc position at the Department of Physiology at the ICaR-VU in Amsterdam (1994-1998) he specialized further in setting-up translational research in the field of cardiac adaptation at the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory (Department of Surgery) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) in Denver (CO, USA).
He returned to Amsterdam in 2000 where he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Physiology of the VU University Medical Center in 2001. In 2002 he set-up the ICaR-VU 3D live-cell imaging facility at the Department of Physiology and continued to set-up multiple lines of translational research in collaboration with several clinical and pre-clinical departments and research groups. In 2016 he became Head of the Advanced Optical Microscopy Core Facility in O|2 (AO|2M) at the VU University Medical Center. In the same year he also introduced the first course on Nanomedicine in the Personalised Medicine Minor for third-year medical students at the VUmc School of Medical Sciences (Amsterdam UMC - location VUmc).
Dr. René Musters currently participates as scientist, mentor and consultant in multiple research projects involving nanoscopy and development of micro- and nanosized drug delivery vehicles.


 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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