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Nanomaterials Webinar | Advanced Materials for Energy Applications - Nanomaterials 2023 Young Investigator Award Ceremony

17 Jun 2024, 10:00 (CEST)


Energy Storage, Energy Conversion, Energy Efficiency, Emerging Technologies, Nanogenerator, Energy Harvesting, Self-powered Sensing, Light Detection
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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to invite you to the Nanomaterials 2023 Young Investigator Award Ceremony that will be held online at 10 am CST on June 17, 2024.

The Nanomaterials Young Investigator Award was established in 2018 to acknowledge the achievements of young investigators in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The Award Committee selected the 2023 winners from a high number of highly qualified candidates, based on the candidates’ academic background/potential, their research’s relevance to the topics covered by Nanomaterials, the innovative aspects of their research, and the strength of their references.

In this ceremony, we will have the opportunity to learn more about the two winners and listen to their presentations on their latest outstanding research achievements on the topic of “Advanced Materials for Energy Applications”.

The growing demand for sustainable and efficient energy solutions has propelled research and development in advanced materials, which play a crucial role in the transformation of energy technologies. These materials, designed at the atomic and molecular levels, offer innovative solutions to improve energy storage, conversion, and efficiency. Here, we explore some of the key advancements in materials science that are driving progress in energy applications.

I look forward to welcoming you and “meeting” with you online at the webinar.

Prof. Dr. Sotirios Baskoutas
Section Editor-in-Chief, Nanomaterials

Date
: 17 June 2024 at 10.00 a.m. CEST | 4:00 a.m. EDT | 4:00 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 864 8497 3004
Webinar Secretariat: journal.webinar@mdpi.com

Nanomaterials 2023 Young Investigator Award

The Nanomaterials Young Investigator Award was established in 2018 to acknowledge the achievements of young investigators in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The winners of the Nanomaterials 2023 Young Investigator Award were chosen by a selection committee chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Shirley Chiang. Following a review process by the Award Evaluation Committee, three winners were selected.

The First Award is presented to Dr. Robert Hoye, Associate Professor of Materials Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK. His main research interest is the use of optoelectronic nanomaterials for renewable energy applications, including photovoltaic, LEDs, energy harvesting, and photocatalysis.

The Second Awards are presented to Dr. Deblina Sarkar and Dr. Zhen Wen. Dr. Deblina Sarkar is an Assistant Professor at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Her research interests involve integrating nanomaterials, applied physics, and biology to develop nano-electronic devices for sustainable Artificial Intelligence and exploring their integration with biological systems to transform healthcare.

Dr. Zhen Wen is a Full Professor at the Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, China. His research focuses on nanomaterials and nanogenerators for micro-nano devices, encompassing flexible energy harvesting, energy storage devices, smart sensors, and selfpowered sensing systems.

More information can be read here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/awards/2242

Event Chair

Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Introduction
Bio
Prof. Dr. Sotirios Baskoutas obtained his Ph.D. from the Physics Department of the University of Patras, Greece. He joined the Materials Science Department of the University of Patras in 2001, where he is currently Professor (Full). His research interests are focused mainly on theoretical and experimental studies in semiconductor nanostructures, with an emphasis on their electronic and optical properties. He has published more than 300 research and review papers in reputed journals with h-index of 48 and total citations of ~9000.

Keynote Speakers

Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials, Soochow University, China

Introduction
Talk
Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Energy Harvesting and Self-powered Sensing
Bio
Dr. Zhen Wen is a professor at the Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, China. He received his B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the China University of Mining and Technology, China, in 2011 and his Ph.D. degree in Materials Physics and Chemistry from Zhejiang University, China, in 2016. He joined Soochow University, China, in September 2016. He has published 147 peer reviewed papers, 16 of which were selected as the front/back cover articles. His number of citations has reached 13000, with an h-index of 62. He also has submitted 36 invention patents, 10 of which have achieved technology transfer. He has been awarded the Microsystem & Nanoengineer Summit 2022 Young Scientist Award, the 2023 Nanoenergy Advances Award, the Nanomaterials 2023 Young Investigator Award, etc. He current work is focused on the fabrication of nanomaterials for smart sensors (e.g., pressure sensors, gas sensors, and tactile sensors) to realize high-accuracy sensing information recognition.

Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK

Introduction
Talk
Bismuth-based Semiconductors for Highly Effective Light Detections and Clean Energy Conversion
Bio
Dr. Robert Hoye is an Associate Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Oxford, UK, and he is also a fellow of St. John’s College. Previously, he was a research fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK (2016-2019), and lecturer at Imperial College London, UK (2020-2022). He has had the privilege of supervising Ph.D. students at Cambridge, Imperial College, and Oxford, and he has also overseen ten Ph.D. students as well as two postdocs, who are now working in both academia and industry. His current group comprises four postdoc and six Ph.D. students, and they are working on developing novel optoelectronic materials for energy conversion.

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Prof.Dr. Sotirios Baskoutas
Opening Remarks by Chair
2023 Young Investigator Award Ceremony
10:00 am - 10:20 am
Dr. Zhen Wen
Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Energy Harvesting and Self-powered Sensing
10:20 am - 10:45 am
Dr. Robert Hoye
Bismuth-based Semiconductors for Highly Effective Light Detections and Clean Energy Conversion
10:45 am - 11:05 am
Q&A Session 11:05 am - 11:30 am
Prof.Dr. Sotirios Baskoutas
Closing of Webinar
11:30 am - 11:40 am

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