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Keynotes & Plenary Talks        

ICANM is pleased to present world-class keynote speakers at our 2018 Conference in Quebec City. These outstanding  keynote speakers  will enlighten and engage attendees and  will ensure you leave the event inspired.

The Keynote Lecture "The Crisis of Modern Physics and Nanotechnology" will be given by Dr.Alexi Gerasimov.  

Dr.Alexi Gerasimov  has  been working in materials research for about 60 years, Prof. Alexi Gerasimov started his career as a Researcher and then became Chair and Head of Department and Scientific-Research Laboratory of Semiconductor Microelectronics at the TSU and was head of Laboratory at the Scientific Institute of Microelectronics.
Prof. Alexi Gerasimov worked not only in academia, but also in microelectronic industry of the former Soviet Union: he was Deputy Director & Chief Engineer of the Industrial-Scientific Association ‘Mion’.
In recent years, he was Scientific Director of the Gerasimov Research Laboratory, the Representative office in Georgia of the Liquid Light Inc. (Seattle, USA).
Prof. Alexi Gerasimov has developed his expertise in the fields of Solid State Physics, Semiconductors, Microelectronics, Nanophysics, and Nanotechnology. He has (co)authored more than 240 publications, among them 2 monographs, obtained up to 10 invention patents. In 1998, the International Committee on Scientific Discovers recognized his work “Exoelectronic emission of solids” as a scientific discovery.
He is Member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Georgia and the Academy of Engineering of Georgia, and Laureate of the Ilia Vekua Award of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences.

The Keynote Lecture "Genomics and Epigenetics with 2D Material Nano-Electronics" will be given by Dr.Jean-Pierre Leburton.  
Dr.Leburton joined the University of Illinois in 1981 from Germany, where he worked as a research scientist with the Siemens A.G. Research Laboratory in Munich. In 1992, he held the Hitachi LTD Chair on Quantum Materials at the University of Tokyo, and was a Visiting Professor in the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2000. He is involved with research in nanostructures modeling and in quantum device simulation. His present research interest encompasses non-linear transport in quantum wires and carbon nanotubes, and molecular and bio-nanoelectronics. He is author and co-author of more than 300 technical papers in international journals and books.


The Keynote Lecture "Prepare Students to utilize virtual technology and empower them with a well-rounded STEM set" will be given by Dr.Simon Obeid.

Dr. Simon Obeid is a professor and department chair of the College of Engineering & Information Sciences at DeVry University in Orlando, Florida. Previously, he served as an Associate Dean of the College of Engineering & Information in Columbus, Ohio. He holds MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has worked in the industry as a test engineer for Albany Instruments Incorporated. He has published and presented numerous scholarly articles. His areas of interest are Non-destructive testing, GMR magnetic sensors and STEM education. He has over 16 years of teaching experience in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNC-Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith University, University of Phoenix, ITT Technical Institute and DeVry University. He is an ETAC- ABET Program Evaluator. His teaching philosophy is to create intellectually appropriate activities, an exciting environment in the classroom to stimulate student creativity, and to engage students to help them reach their academic and career goals.


The Keynote Lecture " Nanocomposites and their 3D architecture structure development for additive manufacturing) " will be given by Dr.Gobinda Saha .

Dr. Gobinda Saha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UNB. Before, he led the R&D at two successive Nanocomposites manufacturing companies in Calgary, AB in conjunction with academic appointment at the University of Calgary. His work served as the bridge divulging theoretical knowledge in nanocomposite materials into the design, synthesis, testing, and commercialization of two nanostructured coatings systems developed on the HVOF thermal spraying methodology. Simultaneously, his research in design, fabrication, processing, and characterization/testing of smart optical sensor reinforced FRP composites and modeling has contributed to the dissemination of knowledge through peer-review publication in over 50 papers, has patent protection application in process. Dr. Saha has given numerous keynote talks on the topic of Nanostructured Composites and Biocomposites. He has served as the Chair of ASME Composites & Heterogeneous Materials Technical Committee, as well the founding member of the Joint Canada USA Regulatory Cooperation Council on developing strategies for nanomaterials including risk assessment and management and uses of industrial nanomaterials.  

The Keynote Lecture " Application and potential of Ultrafine Bubble  " will be given by Dr. Tetsuji   Okuda .

Dr. Tetsuji   Okuda is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science & Technology, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan. He obtained his PhD from Hiroshima university in 2000 and since then has been working at Hiroshima university before joining Ryukoku University in 2016. Author of many outstanding papers he has received multiple awards including Phoenix Outstanding Researcher Award, Research Prize from Japan Water Environment Society etc .
The Keynote Lecture " Multifunctional materials for emerging technologies  " will be given by Dr. Federico Rosei.

Dr. Federico Rosei holds the Canada Research Chair (Senior) in Nanostructured Materials. He is Professor and Director of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Université du Québec, Varennes (QC) Canada. Since January 2014 he holds the UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage  . He received MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1996 and 2001, respectively.
Dr. Rosei’s research interests focus on the properties of nanostructured materials, and on how to control their size, shape, composition, stability and positioning when grown on suitable substrates. He has extensive experience in fabricating, processing and characterizing inorganic, organic and biocompatible nanomaterials. His research has been supported by multiple funding sources from the Province of Quebec, the Federal Government of Canada as well as international agencies, for a total in excess of M$ 16. He has worked in partnership with over twenty Canadian R&D companies. He is co-inventor of three patents and has published over 275 articles in prestigious international journals (including Science, Nature Photonics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Nanoletters, ACS Nano, Biomaterials, Small, Physical Review Letters, Nanoscale, Chem. Comm., Applied Physics Letters, Physical Review B, etc.), has been invited to speak at over 290 international conferences and has given over 225 seminars and colloquia, over 50 professional development lectures and 40 public lectures in 44 countries on all inhabited continents. His publications have been cited over 10,000 times and his H index is 53.
He is Fellow of numerous prestigious national and international societies and academies, including: the Royal Society of Canada, the European Academy of Science, the African Academy of Sciences, the World Academy of Art and Science, the World Academy of Ceramics, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Optical Society of America, SPIE, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, ASM International, the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Materials, Metallurgy and Mining, the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Australian Institute of Physics, Honorary Fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society, Foreign Member of the Mexican Academy of Engineering, Senior Member of IEEE, Member of the Global Young Academy and Member of the Sigma Xi Society.
He has received several awards and honours, including the FQRNT Strategic Professorship (2002–2007), the Tan Chin Tuan visiting Fellowship (NTU 2008), the Senior Gledden Visiting Fellowship (UWA 2009), Professor at Large at UWA (2010–2012), a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the European Union (2001), a junior Canada Research Chair (2003–2013), a senior Canada Research Chair (2016–2023) a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation (2011), the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry (Royal Society of Canada 2011), the Herzberg Medal (Canadian Association of Physics 2013), the Brian Ives lectureship award (ASM international / Canada Council 2013), the Award for Excellence in Materials Chemistry (Canadian Society for Chemistry 2014), the NSERC EWR Steacie Memorial Fellowship (2014), the José Vasconcelos Award for Education (World Cultural Council 2014), the IEEE NTC Distinguished Lectureship 2015–2016, the Lash Miller Award (Electrochemical Society 2015), the Chang Jiang Scholar Award (Government of China), the Khwarizmi International Award from the Iran Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), the Recognition for Excellence in Leadership from the American Vacuum Society (2015), the Selby Fellowship from the Australian Academy of Sciences (2016), the John C. Polanyi Award (Canadian Society for Chemistry 2016), the Outstanding Engineer Award (IEEE Canada 2017), the President’s Visiting Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists (Chinese Academy of Sciences 2017), the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectureship (2018–2020) and the Lee Hsun Lecture Award (2018).