High-ranking keynote speakers from academia participated in EuroCVD 22 – Baltic ALD 16 | 2019.

Invited Speakers

Rob Ameloot obtained his Ph.D. at KU Leuven (Belgium) and was a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley (US). Currently, he is a tenure-track research professor at the KU Leuven Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis. He was awarded an ERC starting grant to work on bringing microporous materials from the chemistry lab into the microelectronics fab by developing vapor phase thin film deposition routes. In general, he is passionate about pushing the envelope in porous materials and process technology, with a healthy disregard for traditional subject boundaries.

Title of the contribution: Chemical vapor deposition of nanoporous metal-organic frameworks (MOF-CVD) and their integration as low-k dielectrics

Dr Simon Elliott is Director of Atomic level process simulation at scientific software company Schrödinger. 

From 2001-2018 he was a researcher at Tyndall National Institute, Ireland, and led the Materials Modelling for Devices group.  He studied chemistry in Trinity College Dublin (B. A. Mod., 1995) and in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Dr. rer. nat., 1999), and carried out postdoctoral research in Trinity College (1999-2001).  He has over 75 publications and is regularly invited to speak at international conferences on how modelling can address problems in materials science. 

He is also active in communicating science to wider audiences on TV, radio, stage and online and is a trainer in the Connect2Communicate Academy.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the Project Management Institute.  He was chair of the European COST Action on atomic layer deposition (2014-2018) and co-chair of the 16th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (2016).

Schrödinger is a leading provider of advanced molecular simulations and enterprise software solutions that accelerate and increase the efficiency of drug discovery and materials design. The company has deep partnerships and collaborations in such fields as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and electronics, and has co-founded leading biotech companies. Through significant long-term investments in basic research, Schrödinger has made scientific breakthroughs across many areas of drug discovery and materials science. Schrödinger’s Materials Science Suite offers state-of-the-art solutions for simulating materials with molecular mechanics or quantum mechanics, with custom solutions for key high-tech industries.

Founded in 1990, Schrödinger has nearly 400 employees and operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, and India, as well as business partners in China and Korea. For more information, please visit www.schrödinger.com.

Title of the contribution: How spectator adsorbates affect surface reactivity: computing the cooperative effect by automated enumeration of reaction pathways


Masataka Hasegawa joined the Electrotechnical Laboratory, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology in 1990.

Currently he is the group leader of Carbon-Based Thin Film Materials Group, Nanomaterials Research Institute, AIST. He has been the chairperson of AIST Graphene Consortium since 2013. He engages in the R&D for electronic conductivity control of diamond semiconductor, CVD growth on monocrystalline diamond film, CVD synthesis of nanocrystal diamond film, and CVD synthesis of graphene.

Title of the contribution:  High-throughput synthesis of graphene by plasma CVD

Yinzhu Jiang was born at Gaoyou, in Jiangsu, China.

He received his Ph.D. degree in Department of Materials Science and Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2007.

He worked as an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellow in Bielefeld University, Germany. Since August 2010, he joined Zhejiang University (ZJU) as an Associate Professor. In 2017, he was promoted to be a Full Professor of Materials Science, Zhejiang University. He has been granted Excellent Young Scholar by National Natural Science Foundation of China and Distinguished Young Scholar by Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province.

His research interests focus mainly on energy-related materials and electrochemistry, including lithium ion batteries (LIBs) & sodium ion batteries (SIBs).

Title of the contribution:  Electrode design through chemical vapor depostion for rechargeable batteries

Thomas Kallstenius has been Chief Executive Officer at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology since 1 February 2019.

Prior to this, he was program director for the Belgian research institute imec’s research & innovation program related to security and privacy. He was also in charge of imec’s strategic orientation of distributed artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. This strategy was preceded by imec’s vertical market strategy, which Thomas was also in charge of. 

Before joining imec, Thomas was vice president for research and innovation at iMinds, the research institute that merged with imec in 2016. His responsibilities in this role included iMinds’ strategic and applied research programs with academic and industrial partners. 

Thomas has more than 15 years of experience with industrial research and strategic marketing. He worked as a director at Bell Labs on video communication related topics, and prior to this, he was strategic marketing director at Alcatel-Lucent, responsible for its fixed access portfolio. He has also been a researcher on broadband access within Ericsson Research, and on reliability of semiconductor components within Ericsson Microelectronics. 

Thomas holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), a PhD in semiconductor materials science from Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden) and an MBA from Vlerick Management School (Leuven, Belgium). He has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the FTTH Council Europe, and as vice-chair of the Working Group on Wearables in the European Commission’s Alliance of Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI).

Lisa McElwee-White is the Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida.  She received a B.S. degree from the University of Kansas and completed her Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology.  After two years of postdoctoral work at Stanford University, she joined the Stanford faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1985.  She moved to the University of Florida as an Associate Professor in 1993 and was promoted to Professor in 1997.  Following a term as Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, she returned to the Department of Chemistry, where she became Chair in 2017.  She has also served as Director of the UF Beckman Scholars Program and Director of the NSF-CCI Center for Nanostructured Electronic Materials. 

Prof. McElwee-White's current research interests center around the applications of organometallic chemistry in materials science.  Her work has been funded by a variety of federal agencies, foundations, and companies including NSF, DOE, ARO, ONR, NASA, ACS-PRF, the Beckman Foundation, HHMI and FEI.  She is the author of 150 peer reviewed publications and has presented 200 invited lectures.  Her Editorial Board service includes ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Organometallics, the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Letters in Organic Chemistry and Current Organic Chemistry.  She has served as Chair of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and was named as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2010.  Her recent awards include the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal (2019), Florida Award (2015) and the Charles H. Stone Award (2012).

Title of the contribution:  Precursors for focused electron beam induced deposition (FEBID) of nanostructures

Title of the contribution:  Wafer-scale epitaxial growth of single crystal transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition

Title of the contribution: Atomic layer deposited Ta2O5 thin film for the resistive switching memory

Research areas

  • Epitaxy of semiconductors
  • III/V materials (nitrides, phosphides, arsenides)
  • Quantum materials (quantum dots, wells, wires)
  • Physics and growth of semiconductor nanostructures
  • Local epitaxial growth
  • Semiconductor devices (LEDs, laser diodes, quantum light sources, power transistors)
  • Heteroepitaxy (GaN-on Si, III/V-on-Si)

Scientific career

  • 12/2016 W3- Full Professorship for Semiconductor Epitaxy, OvGU Magdeburg
  • 04/2016-11/2016 Chief operating officer of Semiconductor epitaxy department of the Center for Nanophotonics, TU Berlin
  • 04/2014-03/2016 Interims professorship, Semiconductor Epitaxy department, OvGU Magdeburg
  • 11/2012 venia legendi, “Experimental physics”, Technical University of Berlin
  • 06/2012 Habilitation, “Experimental physics”, Technical University of Berlin
  • 03/10-03/14 Chief operating officer of semiconductor epitaxy department of the Center for Nanophotonics, Technical University of Berlin
  • 10/08-02/10 Research fellow at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Palo Alto, CA
    - Green LEDs and LDs on semi-polar GaN(1122) substrates
    - UV lasers”
  • 2007 Senior Academic Counselor, Technical University of Berlin
  • 2001-2008 Chief operating officer of Semiconductor epitaxy department of the Center for Nanophotonics, Technical University of Berlin
  • 2002 Academic Counselor Technical University of Berlin
  • 2002 Ph.D. exam, Dr. rer. nat., Technical University of Berlin
  • Title: „MOCVD growth of (In,Ga,Al)-nitride layers on Si-substrates“
  • 1996 Diploma in Physics, Technical University of Berlin
  • 1990-1996 Physics study, Technical University of Berlin

Publications and inventions/patents ( 01/2017)

  • 3 Book chapters
  • >130 Publications, h-factor: 20
  • >1600 citations
  • >40 inventions/patents

Referee for scientific journals and research organizations (Selection)

  • German Research Society (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
  • Austrian Science Foundation
  • Polish Academy of Science
  • Applied Physics Letters
  • Journal of Applied Physics
  • Journal of Crystal Growth
  • Physica Status Solidi
  • Solid-State Electronics
  • Photonics Technology Letters
  • IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices

Title of the contribution: Concepts for local epitaxial growth

Prof. J. Ruud van Ommen obtained his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 2001.

Currently, he is a full professor, leading the Product & Process Engineering group at Delft University of Technology. He has been visiting professor at Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) and the University of Colorado (Boulder, USA).

Over the years, he expanded his research from chemical reactor engineering to the scalable production of advanced, nanostructured materials. In 2011, he started an ambitious program (funded by an ERC Starting Grant) to investigate the interplay between agglomeration and coating of nanoparticles in the gas phase. This fundamental work is already leading to practical applications, funded by industry and two ERC Proof of Concept grant. It also led to the spin-off company Delft IMP.

Prof. van Ommen (co-) supervised 10 postdoctoral fellows, 18 PhD students, and over 100 MSc and BSc students. The nanostructured materials that his team researches have a variety of relevant applications, ranging from catalysis to controlled-release medicines.

Title of the contribution: Scalable Manufacturing of Nanostructured Particles using Atomic Layer Deposition

Pr. Gerard L. Vignoles graduated in 1988 from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, then obtained his PhD in University of Bordeaux in 1991. He has been appointed Assistant Professor then Professor at this University, always working in the Laboratory for ThermoStructural Composites (LCTS) where he developed from scratch several research projects in the field of physico-chemical modeling applied to thermostructural composites and their processing methods.

He is since 2016 head of this research unit, jointly supported by University of Bordeaux, CNRS, the French Scientific Research National Center, the Safran group and CEA, the French atomic and alternative energy agency.

He has recently founded the French CNRS Research Group on “Ceramic-Matrix Composites: Conception, Modelling, Characterization”. He has already published 111 papers and has a h-index of 22.

Title of the contribution: Chemical Vapor Infiltration for Carbon/Carbon Composites – from industry to research and back

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