Silvana Andreescu

Silvana Andreescu is the Egon Matijević Chair in Chemistry and Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.  She has received a PhD in Chemistry, specializing in biosensors from the University of Perpignan, France, and University of Bucharest, Romania in 2002, and has been a member of the Clarkson faculty since 2005. Between 2003 and 2005 she was a NSF-NATO postdoctoral fellow at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Her research interests are in analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, bioelectrochemistry, bionanotechnology and the development of practical biosensors for clinical and environmental monitoring. Recent work involves the use of oxygen rich, redox active nanomaterials for biosensing design, and the use of electrochemical nano-impact methods to characterize surface properties and reactivity of nanoparticles.She is the recipient of a French Government Graduate Fellowship, a NATO-NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, the NSF-CAREER award, the John W. Graham Faculty Research Award, the Research Excellence Award and a Member of the Million Dollars Club at Clarkson University.

Trisha Andrew

Trisha L. Andrew is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She directs the Wearable Electronics Lab, a multi-disciplinary research team that produces garment-integrated technologies using reactive vapor deposition. Trisha started her career as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, after receiving her Ph.D. from MIT in 2011. She is a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellow, a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow, a L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellow, and was named as one Forbes’ magazine “30 Under 30” Innovators in Energy.

Nicolae Barsan

Dr Barsan’s  is a senior researcher at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the Univeristy of Tubingen, Germany. His research focuses on the understanding and application of surface interactions of materials with gases. Since 1984, when he started his scientific carrier at the Institute of Materials Physics and Technology in Bucharest, he was interested in the basic understanding of phenomena taking place at the surface of metal oxides operated in realistic conditions for gas sensing applications. Besides that, he also explored different technologies for devising better gas sensing materials and innovative sensors based on them as well as solving practical applications. Currently, he is still holding a Research Professorship (since December 2005) position at the institute, which was renamed National Institute of Materials Physics and he is a Supervisor for Doctoral Theses at the University of Bucharest (since November 2008). Since 1995 he is a senior researcher at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Tübingen where, since 1999, is leading together with Prof. Udo Weimar the Gas Sensor research group. Since 2010 he is allowed to supervise PhD research. Dr Barsan had published over 200 papers and contributions to international conferences, given 24 invited lectures at international conferences, and authored 9 book chapters and holds 13 patents.

Deepa Bhagat

Dr Deepa Bhagat is working as Principal Scientist at ICAR-NBAIR. She acquired Ph.D in Organic Chemistry in 2005. She joined as Scientist in ICAR-ARS 18.11.1999. She received Prestigious Gandhian Young Technology Innovation award in 2017. She had used state-of-the-art technology to evolve gel-based carriers known as nanogels that carry pheromones.  New innovation, slow release formulations of pheromones adsorbed in nanogel, are practical, thermostable and low-cost environment-friendly method of pest management.  The nanogels dramatically extend the field-life of various adsorbed pheromones effective in disrupting the lifecycle of harmful crop pests, such as Bactrocera dorsalis, Helicoverpa armigera, Scirphophaga incertulas, Leucinodes orbonalis, Xylotrechus quadripes, Holotrichia consanguinea, Dasylepida ishigakiensis, Hypothenemus hampei and others. Synthesized pesticide sensors, pheromone sensors and virus sensors which can be accepted by wide across farmers for detection. First report on nanosensor for early stage detection of Bactrocera olea and Helicoverpa armigera infestation by reading pheromones in femtograms. After the detection of the pheromone in femtogram, the user may be alerted of an impending pest attack and the user can then take appropriate pest control measures. These nanosensors will help in localized applications of pesticides / biopesticides thereby reducing input cost of agriculture. She has authored more than 25 papers in National and International journals and delivered more than 150 talks in various International and National conferences and seminars. She has more than 15 National and International patents.

Anja Boisen

Anja Boisen is professor and head of section at department of Health Tech, Technical University of Denmark. She is heading a DNRF and Villum Centre of Excellence named ‘IDUN – Intelligent Drug Delivery and Sensing Using Microcontainers and Nanomechanics’. She has thorough knowledge on micromechanics and nanotechnology. Her research group focuses on development and application of micro and nano mechanical sensors and microfabricated systems for oral drug delivery. Anja has held and ERC Advanced grant & two ERC POC grants and is cofounder of companies Cantion, Silmeco and BluSense. She is among others member of; the board of the Danish Innovation Foundation (vice chair), the board of Villum Foundation, The Leo Foundation, the Danish Academy of the Technical Sciences and the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences. In 2008 she was awarded the largest research prize in Denmark, the Villum Kann Rasmussen award, and in 2012 she was awarded the EliteForsk Award from the Danish ministry of Research, Innovation and Higher Education. In 2013 she received the ‘Sapere Aude – top researcher award’ from the Danish Council for Independent Research and in 2017 the Alexander Foss gold medal.

Elisabetta Comini

Elisabetta Comini received her degree in physics at the University of Pisa in 1996. She received her Ph.D. degree in material science at the University of Brescia. In 2001 she has been appointed assistant professor of physics of matter at Brescia University. In 2016 she became full professor. She has been organizer of several symposia in the sensing field for MRS and E-MRS. She was chair of MRS fall meeting 2013. She has a high productivity confirmed by the numerous publications on international journals (more than 350) and the high number of invited presentations at conferences. EC is a researcher specialist in the growth of metal oxides, particularly nanowires, thin films and the measurement of their electronic, functional and structural properties. EC is the director of SENSOR laboratory (Brescia University, and is a co-founder of NASYS.Her Hirsch index (h-index) is 51 (Web of Science), 53 (Scopus),  61 (Google scholar).Researcher ID scholar:

Hua Cui

Prof. Hua Cui is a professor of Department of Chemistry at University of Science & Technology of China. She is an Editor of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry and a member of Editorial Boards of Analytical Chemistry and ACS sensor. She is also a member of the Council of the International Society of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence. She received Liang Shuquan Award for Basic Research in Analytical Chemistry from Chinese Chemical Society in 2012 and Outstanding Women Analytical Chemist Award from Analytical Chemistry Division of Chinese Chemical Society in 2015. Her research interests are nano-chemiluminescence/nano-electrochemiluminescence and their applications in interdisciplinary fields including clinical diagnosis, food safety, and environmental monitoring. She has authored and co-authored over 145 publications on reputed international journals. She has been invited to deliver plenary lectures at international conferences.

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Raed A. Dweik

Raed A. Dweik, MD, MBA is the Chairman of the Respiratory Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine. Dr. Dweik’s clinical interests are in pulmonary hypertension and asthma. He has a joint appointment in the department of Pathobiology in the Lerner Research Institute (LRI) and is a Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Dweik’s research interests are in exhaled breath analysis and the role of nitric oxide (NO) in cardiopulmonary physiology and disease especially pulmonary hypertension and asthma. He has been conducting translational research in NO biology for the last 22 years.  His studies in exhaled NO provided major insights into the regulation of NO production in asthma and pulmonary hypertension and has contributed to our understanding of the different roles of NO in the pathobiology of both diseases. Dr. Dweik chaired the committee that published the official American Thoracic Society clinical practice guidelines for the interpretation of exhaled nitric oxide levels (FENO) for clinical applications.

Frequently featured in the national media (NPR, CNN, the NY Times and Time magazine, etc.), Dr. Dweik’s pioneering work in exhaled breath analysis spans medicine, biomedical engineering, chemistry, and physiology.  His work identified several volatile molecules in exhaled breath that can be used to monitor lung and systemic diseases including heart, liver, and kidney failure among others.  By providing novel, non-invasive methods to identify and monitor disease, the goal of Dr. Dweik’s innovative work is to revolutionize medical testing and allow for personalized care for each individual patient based on his or her own unique “breath-print”. 

Kasper Eersels

Doctor Kasper Eersels is an assistant professor at the Sensor Engineering department of Maastricht University (the Netherlands). He holds a master degree in Bio-electronics and Nanotechnology and succesfully defended his PhD in Science in 2014. During and after his PhD he worked under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Patrick Wagner at Hasselt University and the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), focusing on the detection of whole cells and disease markers by means of thermal biomimetic sensors. 
 In 2017, Kasper switched to Maastricht University, where he currently holds the position of assistant professor Sensor Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Thomas Cleij, dean of the faculty of Science and Engineering at UM. Dr. Eersels mainly focuses on the development of biomimetic sensor platforms based on molecularly imprinted polymers for application in medical diagnostics, food safety or drug detection. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and is a co-inventor of a patent-protected thermal read-out platform for bio(mimetic) sensing. 

Jordi Fonollosa

Dr. Jordi Fonollosa joined the Department of Automatic Control, at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in September 2017, as a tenure-lecturer under the Serra Húnter program. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Fonollosa had research positions at the Universitat de Barcelona, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, and University of California San Diego. Briefly, the research career of Dr. Fonollosa has been focused on chemical sensing applications. In particular, he has been developing systems that combine different sensing technologies along with Machine Learning solutions for sensor data processing. He applied his research to a large variety of applications, such as food control, air quality monitoring, early fire detection, human activity monitoring, among others. Dr. Fonollosa also explored different methodologies to reduce calibration costs or increase the lifetime of chemical-based sensing systems. As a result of his research, Dr. Fonollosa co-authored 25 papers in international journals. Dr. Fonollosa has also been very active sharing resources with the research community. In this line, he has made a total of 7 datasets publicly available. Combined, the public datasets have been used 140+ times in other research works/publications.

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Alan Le Goff

Alan Le Goff is Chargé de Recherche CNRS at the Department of Molecular Chemistry of the University of Grenoble Alpes. His research interests focus on molecular electrochemistry, bioelectrochemistry, bioinorganic chemistry and functionalisation of surfaces and nanomaterials. He works on the synthesis and electrochemistry of redox-active nanostructured materials for activation of small molecules by metalloenzymes and bioinspired complexes, for biosensors and enzymatic or bioinspired fuel cells. In these fields, he authored more than 90 publications, 7 patents and 6 book chapters.

Ilona Grabowska-Jadach

Ilona Grabowska-Jadach, PhD, DSc, is an assistant professor at the Chair of Medical Biotechnology at Faculty of Chemistry (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland). She holds a master degree in chemistry. During her PhD she worked under the supervision of Prof. Zbigniew Brzózka at the Faculty of Chemistry (WUT) focusing on the application of miniaturized analytical systems for metabolites determination in biological samples. Her current research interests are: nanoparticles’ (e.g. quantum dots, gold nanoparticles, MXenes) cytotoxicity evaluation, nanoparticles application in anticancer therapies: photothermal therapy (PTT) and electrochemotherapy, designing and manufacturing of microfluidic Lab‑on-a-Chip systems (using various technologies and materials), developing new analytical methods for medical and bioanalytical application, in vitro studies (2D and 3D cell cultures models) using Lab-on-a-Chip systems.

Amanda Haes

Dr. Amanda J. Haes is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Collegiate Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Co-Director of the REU Program in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology at the University of Iowa. She joined the faculty in the Chemistry Department at the University of Iowa in 2006, after earning a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University and serving as a National Research Council Research Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory. Her research group combines both experimental and computational methods to predict and exploit the size dependent properties of metal and metal oxide nanomaterials in both fundamental and applied studies in the areas of Raman spectroscopy, plasmonics, and surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Professor Haes focuses on a number of key issues related to nanoscience and nanotechnology including quality control of nanomaterials and surface chemistry, impacts of intermolecular interactions and surface selection rules on vibrational features of molecules, as well as quantitative sensor development for applications in biology, chemistry, dentistry, and environmental science. These studies are and/or have been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Office of Naval Research, and Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. Recently, Professor Haes was selected as a “Must See” presenter at a National American Chemical Society Conference and serves as a standing member of the National Institutes of Health Instrumentation and Systems Development Study Section. In addition to her research, Professor Haes serves as PI and Co-Director of a National Science Foundation funded Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology. She and her group have also hosted over 1000 elementary and middle school students, teachers, and parents from local communities to the University of Iowa campus for various STEM activities.

Mina Hoorfar

Dr. Mina Hoorfar is a Professor and Director of the School of Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Canada. She is known nationally and internationally for her research and innovation in the area of flow in microstructures straddling the fields of fluid mechanics, biochemistry, computational modeling, and fabrication of biosensors and gas sensors for point-of-care devices, and portable platforms for environmental, agricultural and safety/security applications.

Yanyi Huang

Professor Yanyi Huang received his BS (Chemistry) and ScD (Inorganic Chemistry) degrees from Peking University in 1997 and 2002, respectively. He then conducted his postdoc research at Caltech (Applied Physics, 2002-2005) and Stanford (Bioengineering, 2005-2006). He started his independent career at Peking University in 2006 as a Principal Investigator and then promoted to Associate Professor in 2009, and Professor in 2013. He is Principal Investigator in Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics (ICG), Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Principal Investigator in Biomedical Pioneering Innovation Center (BIOPIC), Principal Investigator in Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Analytical Chemistry, and Cooperative Principal Investigator of Chinese Institute for Brain Research, Beijing. Huang group is working on technology development for integrative biology researches, especially the new methods for single cell analysis, genomic sequencing and large scale mirofluidics, as well as the bioanalytical instrumentation.

Gary Hunter

Dr. Gary W. Hunter is the Technical Lead for the Chemical Species Gas Sensors Team and Lead for Intelligent System Hardware in the Smart Sensors and Electronics Systems Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center. Since his arrival at NASA Glenn, he has been involved with the design, fabrication, and testing of sensors. He has worked closely with academia and industry in developing a range of sensor technologies and sensor systems using a number of different sensor materials and sensing approaches. This work has included the use of micro/nano technology as well as the integration of sensor technology into smart systems. Dr. Hunter’s contributions range from research to technical management in fields of research including: high temperature wireless sensors, engine emissions, environmental monitoring, fire detection, and leak detection. He has been involved with projects ranging from environmental monitoring/fire detection; a Venus surface lander; a flight sensor for detecting leaks on launch vehicles; and fabrication methods for nanotechnology based sensors. Technology he has led the development of has been chosen, demonstrated, or applied in applications such as the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Jet Engine Test Stands, and the Ford Assembly line. In 2009 and 2017, his group’s patented work was nominated for NASA Invention of the Year. In 2010, he was highlighted in the Who’s Who at NASA by NASA Tech Briefs magazine. In 2013, he became a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and is former Chair of the Sensors Division. Dr. Hunter has 11 patents; 2 R&D 100 Awards, and a significant number of papers and invited talks.

Takeo Hyodo

Takeo Hyodo received B. Eng. Degree in Applied Chemistry and M. Eng. Degree in Materials Science and Technology in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and Dr. Eng. Degree in 1997 from Kyushu University. He is then served as a research associate from 1997 to 2006, an assistant professor from 2006 to 2010 at Nagasaki University, and now an associate professor from 2010 at Nagasaki University. He has received some awards, such as Sano Award of the Electrochemical Society of Japan for a young distinguished researcher in 2002, Distinguished Paper Awards of the Electrochemical Society of Japan in 2001 and 2005, and Seiyama Award of Japanese Association of Chemical Sensors from Electrochemical Society of Japan in 2010. In addition, he was awarded with best paper presentation in 9th Asian Conference on Chemical Sensors (ACCS 2011). He published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and holds 24 domestic and international patents.

He has currently interested on development of various electrochemical devices such as chemical sensors (mainly, gas sensors) and secondary lithium-ion batteries and design of the related mesoporous and macroporous materials.

Ho Won Jang

Ho Won Jang is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Seoul Nation University. He received his Ph.D degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from the Pohang University of Science and Engineering (POSTECH) in 2004. From 2004 to 2005, he developed the fabrication process of vertical GaN LEDs with reflective p-contacts on conducting substrates such as Ni using a laser lift-off process as a post-doc researcher in POSTECH. From 2006 to 2009, he worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a research associate. He had been in charge of synthesizing epitaxial perovskite oxide thin films for electronics. Dr. Jang was a senior research scientist of the Electronic Materials Center at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), where he worked on the oxide nanostructures for gas sensors from 2009 to 2012. He joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Seoul National University in 2012. Prof. Jang has published more 250 technical papers in the area of Materials Science. His research has focused on synthesis and applications of oxides, 2D materials, and halide perovskites for chemical sensors, solar water splitting, and nanoelectronics. He is serving as an editor for the journals, Electronic Materials Letters and Current Applied Physics.

Howard Katz

Howard Katz is a synthetic/physical organic chemist with research interests in organic, hybrid, and interfacial electronics.  He has published close to 300 papers and obtained 56 United States patents, with an H-index above 70.  He was one of the early pioneers in organic electronics and electro-optic polymers, is a Fellow of four scientific societies, received two R&D100 Awards, and served as MRS President in 2004.  He works on materials systems in thin film form, ranging from self-assembled molecular-scale monolayers and nanowire networks to spincoated and cast polymer films.  His most recent publications include demonstrations of mechanism-based enhancements to biosensor and vapor sensor performance, uses of static charged polymers in semiconductor device control, and relationships between dopants and conjugated polymer structures leading to increased conductivity and thermoelectric activity.  His current research applications are in the areas of chemical vapor and biomolecule sensors, static electric fields in dielectric heterostructures, self-assembled nanostructures, thermoelectric and thermomechanical energy conversion, and cancer detection. 

Tomohiro Kawaguchi

Tomohiro Kawaguchi is a senior manager in the R&D department of Figaro Engineering Inc. in Japan.  He received his MS degrees in material science at Nagasaki University in 1996.  During and after his MS, he was involved in the development of gas sensors and their application products, mainly for home appliances.  From 2012 to 2015, he worked at Figaro USA, Inc. in Illinois, USA for sales/marketing of metal oxide semiconductor type, electrochemical type, catalytic type and NDIR type gas sensors.  His current research interest is in miniaturization of practical gas sensors based on MEMS and ASIC technologies.

Max C. Lemme

Prof. Max Lemme is Full Professor at RWTH Aachen University and Scientific Director of AMO GmbH, a nanotechnology company in Aachen, Germany. He obtained his PhD degree from RWTH Aachen in 2004. He has worked in the field of nano-CMOS devices, including FinFET and SOI-MOSFETs, novel high-k /metal gate stacks and graphene and 2D materials. The latter includes the world’s first top-gated graphene MOSFET, a novel graphene-based non-volatile memory, vertical graphene transistors and graphene NEMS. He received the “NanoFutur” young researchers’ award from the German Ministry for Education and Research in 2006 and a Lynen Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2007. From 1998 to 2008, he worked at AMO, where his last position was as Head of the Technology Department. In 2008, he joined Harvard University in Cambridge, USA, where he pioneered a helium ion-based nanolithography method for graphene and investigated graphene photodetectors. In September 2010, he became Guest Professor at KTH, where he initiated the graphene activities within the School of ICT. He received an ERC Starting Grant in 2012 and became Heisenberg Professor at the University of Siegen in Germany in the same year. In February 2017, Prof. Lemme was appointed Full Professor at RWTH Aachen University and Scientific Director of AMO GmbH. In 2018, he received an ERC Proof of Concept grant. He has managed several national and international research projects with academic and industrial partners.

Leanna M. Levine

Dr. Leanna M. Levine, founder of ALine, Inc., is an entrepreneur, technologist, and inventor. She has a unique blend of technical expertise in both bioanalytical science and manufacturing process development. Her founding vision for ALine was to offer high quality rapid prototyping and manufacture of microfluidics to facilitate product development . Prior to founding ALine, Dr. Levine developed bioanalytical technology to support life science research. While at Monsanto, her lab led the industry in the application of fluorescence polarization for high throughput screening for novel therapeutics. In 1998 she joined Spectrum Laboratories as Director of Hollow Fiber Manufacture and Product Development. Dr. Levine earned her Ph.D. at Washington University, St. Louis, MO , and her B.S. in Biochemistry and BA in German from the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. In 2003 she was a visiting scholar at the UCLA Anderson School of Business. In 2000 she was the chair of the Gordon Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors. She is the co-author on a dozen publications, and several patents.

Jinghong Li

Cheung Kong Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Tsinghua University, China. He is the Head of Analysis Center, Tsinghua University. He received his B.Sc. from University of Science and Technology of China in 1991, and Ph.D. from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1996. Post doc or research scientist at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of California at Santa Barbara, Clemson University, and Evonyx Inc., USA. A Professor at CIAC from May 2001 and Tsinghua University from July 2004. His current research interests include electroanalytical chemistry and bioanalysis, nanoanalysis and biosensing, physical electrochemistry and interfacial electrochemistry, material electrochemistry and nanoscopic electrochemistry, energy conversion and storage. Associate Editors and Advisory Board: Chem Soc Rev (RSC), ACS Sensors (ACS), RSC Adv. (RSC), and Small Methods (Wiley-VCH) etc.. He has published over 350 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals with >43,000 citations, giving him an h-index of 104(Google Scholar). He is RSC fellow and Highly Cited Researchers 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 in Chemistry, Materials (Thomson Reuters).

Roya Maboudian

Roya Maboudian is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) at the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently serving as editor to the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), and as associate editor to IEEE/SPIE Journal on Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS and MOEMS (JM3).Prof. Maboudian received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.  Her research interest is in the surface/interface and materials science and engineering of micro/nanosystems, with applications in harsh-environment sensing, health and environmental monitoring, and energy technologies. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House, NSF Young Investigator award, and the Beckman Young Investigator award.  She is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society.

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Jean-François Masson

Jean-François Masson is full professor of Chemistry at the Université de Montréal. He studied chemistry at the Université de Sherbrooke (BSc), Arizona State University (PhD) and Georgia Tech (postdoc). His expertise in biosensing integrates the concepts of plasmonic materials, instrument development, surface chemistry for the detection of broad range of molecules directly in crude samples. He has published more than 100 research articles and his research has led to filing more than 10 patents on various instrumental, materials or surface chemistry innovations for biosensing. He is an Associate Editor for the Analyst of RSC publishing. In 2015, he co-founded Affinité Instruments, a Canadian start-up company commercializing SPR instrumentation. Jean-Francois received several awards including the Tomas Hirschfeld award (2005), a NSERC discovery accelerator (2011), the Fred Beamish award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (2013), and an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, Germany (2013-2014) for research at the Max-Planck Institute. In 2017, he was named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry – UK and more recently, he was named in the 2018 power list of the top 40 under 40 analytical scientists from The Analytical Scientist – UK.

Kohji Mitsubayashi

Kohji Mitsubayashi received his B.S. (1983) and M.S. (1985) from Toyohashi University of Technology, and Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo in 1994. He was an associate Professor at Tokai University. Since 2003, he has been a full Professor at Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University. His research interests include wearable biosensors, gas sensors for non-invasive bio-monitoring, and novel battery-free artificial organs (pancreas, muscles) with “Organic Engine (chemo-mechanical energy converter with biosensing technology).”

He has proposed a new device category “Cavitas sensor” in human body cavities for real-time biomonitoring such as “Soft contact lens glucose sensors” (1995, 2008, 2009, 2011), “Telemetric mouthguard sensors with a Bluetooth transmitter” (2016), “Optic pharyngeal manometric sensor for deglutition analysis” (2007), etc. In 1988, he also started to develop several types of the gas phase biosensors (bio-sniffer, sniff-cam). They allow to real-time sensing and imaging of target volatiles in exhaled air, skin gas (and food & drink) with good sensitivity, gas-selectivity and in-sensitivity to humidity. In particular, the sniff-cam has succeeded in realizing a unique ring-shape imaging of ethanol vapor from a wine glass (RIEDEL), thus showing an egg-shape effect of the glass. This topic was published in “The Analyst” (2015) and introduced in many news-media (CNN, National Geographic, Scientific American, etc). He has published more than 220 peer-reviewed research articles in international journals and 20 books including “Chemical, Gas, and Biosensors for Internet of Things and Related Applications” (co-editor) on Elsevier publisher in 2019.

David E. Motaung

David E. Motaung is an Associate Professor at the University of Limpopo. He is also an Affiliated Associate Professor and Extraordinary Associate Professor at the University of the Free State and University of the Western Cape, respectively, South Africa. He is an editorial board member for Journal of Recent Patents on Materials Science. His current research interests include synthesis and characterization of semiconductor metal oxides nanostructured materials and their application in gas sensing devices for indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring. His research also focuses on the preparation of organic-inorganic materials for photovoltaic solar cells application. He has published more than 80 articles in peer reviewed journals (h index ≈23 and i10 index ≈43 according to Scopus data bases), with approximately 1380 citations.

Osamu Niwa

Osamu Niwa received his PhD from the Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu University in 1990. He joined NTT Corporation in 1983. He was a group leader at NTT Lifestyle and Environmental Technology Labs. from 1999 to 2004. From 2004 to 2015, he was group leader at National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and a professor at the Saitama Institute of Technology since 2015. His research interests include new nanocarbon films for biosensing and microdluidic device for biomedical applications, He has authors over 230 research articles published in international journals. From 2018, he has been contributing as an editor of Sensors and Actuators B:Chemical.

Alan O’Riordan

Dr. Alan O’Riordan is a Senior Research Fellow at the Tyndall National Institute.  He received his BSc in Analytical Chemistry in 1995 and a PhD in Chemistry (Nanotechnology) in 2005.  The O’Riordan group is focused on developing Advanced Nanosensor Systems for applications such as Sustainable Agri-food and Environmental applications.  Given the twin threats of climate change and a substantial increase in global population, the strategy is to enhance sustainability in food production through digitisation. As such, real-time analytical data is essential to enable stakeholders to make rapid and informed decisions in the field and inform policy.  In many cases, this requires the creation of new and fit for purpose end-to-end sensing solutions.  A key challenge to providing such solutions, is the need to develop and fabricate sensors that are sensitive, selective and saleable.  Our Group is developing two complementary sensor technologies on silicon chip substrates that employ nanoelectrochemistry and spectroscopy (Surface enhanced Raman Spectroscopy – SERS) detection mechanisms that will address this challenge by providing highly sensitive, selective and reliable measurements. Employing accredited nanofabrication techniques ensures manufacturability and scalability.  The group is active along the entire sensor development chain including: (i) Fundamental Science – theoretical simulations (analyte diffusion, electric fields) to elucidate factors affecting nanosensor performance, (ii) Nanofabrication – design and fabrication of reliable and robust nanostructured sensor devices, (III) Sensor modification –  materials composition and surface chemical and biochemical modification through to (iv) System integration –  combining our advanced nanosensors with  bespoke (or commercial) electronics and software.


Radislav Potyrailo

Dr. Radislav Potyrailo is a Principal Scientist at GE Research, leading the growth of wireless and wearable chem/bio sensors for diverse applications. Radislav has been Principal Investigator on programs funded by GE, AFRL, DARPA, DHS, NETL, NIH, NIOSH, and TSWG. Some of these results Radislav summarized in 125+ granted US Patents and 150+ publications on transducer technologies, sensing materials, and data analytics describing sensing concepts and their implementations. He has delivered 80+ invited lectures and ten keynote/plenary lectures at national and international conferences and coauthored/coedited eight books. Examples of his contributions to scientific community include serving as the Chair of the MEMS and Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) Device Working Group, as the North America Regional Chair of International Society for Olfaction and Chemical Sensing, the initiator and a co-organizer of the First Gordon Research Conference on Combinatorial and High Throughput Materials Science, and as the editor of the Springer-Nature book series Integrated Analytical Systems.  His recent recognitions include SPIE Fellow and Prism Award by Photonics Media/SPIE.  

Carolyn Ren

Dr. Ren received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is currently a professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo (UW) and holds the Canada Research Chair in Droplet Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip Technology. She is directing Waterloo Microfluidics Laboratory focusing on advancing fundamental knowledge of microfluidics and developing Lab-on-a-Chip technologies which have significant impact on a wide range of applications such as material synthesis, protein separation, and water quality sensing. Besides the Canada Research Chair, Dr. Ren has also received several awards from the engineering and research community, including: election as a Member of the College of New Scholars, Scientists and Artists of Royal Society of Canada in 2018, being recognized as one of 20 leading female innovators in Women of Innovation (Dr. Ren is a co-founder of two start-up companies) in 2017, appointment as Fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering in 2014, Engineering Excellence from UW in 2010 and an Early Research Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation in 2007.

Veronica Sberveglieri

Ph.D in Science, Technology, Biotechnology in Agro-Food (2010), from February 2015 to December 2016, She was a Researcher at the SENSOR Lab INO of the National Research Council (CNR), from January 2017 to now, a Researcher at CNR-IBBR Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources at National Research Council, where she deal with innovation and experimentation in the areas of Life Sciences and Health, my research, pure and applied for 10 years, it focuses on the R&D of artificial olfactory systems.

She was involved in many National and International Project, where she was chief of scientist.Hirsch-index (H-index) is 20 with about 70 publications in peer reviewed journals, with more than 800 citations . V.S. She has always dealt with new technologies applied to the food field in particular, studies, grows and develops nanowire chemical sensors for food control from  farm to  form.In October 2016 she also founded a spin-off NANO SENSOR SYSTEMS (NASYS) with which she won numerous awards and who is responsible for creating a strong link between research and industrial applications.

Emmanuel Scorsone

Dr. Emmanuel Scorsone studied chemistry at the Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland and graduated with a PhD in Instrumentation and Analytical Science from UMIST, Manchester, UK (2002). He gained expertise in gas sensors and artificial olfaction while working as an academic researcher at the University of Manchester (2002-2004) and then as R&D Scientist at Alphasense Ltd (2004-2006), UK. He integrated the French Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA) in 2006 where he leads applied research activities related to synthetic diamond based chemical sensors, analytical micro/nano-systems and implantable devices at the CEA-LIST Institute. He is involved in many EU and national – funded projects related to smart diamond based systems for various applications ranging from health to security. He also leads numerous research activities with industrial contractors. He has supervised a number of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows (7 PhD theses defended from 2007 to present). In 2015 he received the Wolfgang Göpel memorial award for his work on a bio-electronic nose combining olfactory proteins and synthetic diamond transducers, and he was awarded the Fellowship of Eurosensors 2018. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and of the International Society for Olfaction and Artificial Sensing. He is inventor/co-inventor of 15 patents in the area of chemical sensors, implantable medical devices, and energy storage and co-author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles. He was appointed Local Scientific Chair of the Eurosensors 2017 edition in Paris, and Treasurer in 2018 and Program Chair in 2019 of the Diamond Symposium at the MRS Fall meeting in Boston USA.

Debbie S. Silvester

Assoc. Prof. Debbie Silvester is an electrochemist and Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow in the School of Molecular and Life Sciences at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. She completed her DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford, UK, followed by an internship for Schumberger Cambridge Research. She arrived at Curtin University in 2009 as a Curtin Research Fellow. In 2012, she was awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) and in 2017, an ARC Future Fellowship. Her research areas include ionic liquids, electrochemical sensors, mechanistic studies, gas detection, modified electrodes, miniaturized devices, and explosives detection in ionic liquids.

She has published more than 75 papers, 2 book chapters and a patent. Her work has been cited >3,200 times, with a H-index of 29 (Google Scholar). She has won various awards: a 2019 Young Tall Poppy Award, the 2017 Peter W. Alexander Medal from the Analytical & Environmental Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), the 2013 AM Bond medal from the Electrochemistry Division of the RACI, 2013 finalist for the Woodside Early Career Researcher of the Year (Western Australia Science Awards), the 2012 Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Researcher of the Year Award (Early Career), Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University and the 2011 Electrochimica Acta Travel Award for Young Electrochemists. Currently, she is the secretary for the Electrochemistry Division of the RACI, the Australia/New Zealand representative for the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), and she is a member of the editorial board for Scientific Reports and Frontiers in Chemistry.

Neso Sojic

Neso Sojic is Professor at the Institute of Molecular Sciences, University of Bordeaux – Bordeaux INP. He obtained his PhD degree in 1997 from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. After a postdoc at the University of Texas at Dallas, he has been appointed assistant professor of electrochemistry at the University of Bordeaux. In 2006 he became Full Professor. He was Head of the Analytical Nanosystems Group. His current research interests include electroanalytical chemistry, electrogenerated chemiluminescence, spectroelectrochemistry and bioelectrochemistry. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles.

Andrew Steckl

Andrew Steckl is Ohio Eminent Scholar, Gieringer Professor and Distinguished University Research Professor at the University of Cincinnati in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Materials Science and Engineering. Dr. Steckl obtained his BS degree from Princeton University and his MS and PhD degrees from University of Rochester. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) “For Distinguished Contributions to Optoelectronics”. After several years in industrial R&D, Dr. Steckl joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1976 as a faculty member in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, where he founded the Center for Integrated Electronics, a multidisciplinary campus-wide activity. At the University of Cincinnati since 1988, Dr. Steckl’s current research activities are in: (1) biosensors; (2) microfluidic lab-on-chip devices; (3) electrospinning of complex nanofibers and related membrane chem/bio/med applications. To date,  Prof. Steckl has graduated 47 Ph. D. students and has supervised 13 post-doctoral fellows. Together with his students, he has published ~ 440 papers, which have received over 13,000 citations to date. This has resulted in a current citation h-index of 61. Prof. Steckl has also obtained 26 patents on various electronic materials and devices.

Praveen K. Thallapally

Dr. Praveen K. Thallapally is chief scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory working on novel materials energy and environmental applications, including gas separation, metal extraction, sensing, and catalysis. He published more than 50 DOE technical reports and ~130 manuscripts in international peer-reviewed journals with an H-index of 51 (Google Scholar). He is also have five US patents in the area of materials and separation. He was recognized through PNNL’s “Ronald L. Brodzinski” award for early career exceptional achievement (2008) and a nominated for the 2010 Popular Science Award. His work on materials, membranes, sensors and noble gas adsorption and separation were highlighted within PNNL and external press including 2013 presidential budget report, Chemical Engineering News, DOE Office of Science and Nuclear Energy etc. He is one of the top 25 highly published scientists within PNNL from CY’10-CY’14. Currently he is an advisory board member for CrystEngComm.

Yuko Ueno

Yuko Ueno received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from The University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1995, 1997, and 2002, respectively. She joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in 1997, belonged to NTT Integrated Information & Energy Systems Laboratories from 1997 to 1999, NTT Lifestyle and Environmental Technology Laboratories from 1999 to 2002, NTT Microsystem Integration Laboratories from 2002 to 2014, and joined NTT Basic Research Laboratories in 2014. Since then, she has been engaged in research on molecular interactions in molecular recognition materials and bio-related molecules and research on sensing applications using micro devices. She was a guest researcher at the University of California at Berkeley and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA, from 2004 to 2005. She was appointed as Distinguished Scientist of NTT in 2018. She is currently a Group Leader of Molecular and Bio Science Research Group. She is a member of Japan Society of Analytical Chemistry, The Chemical Society of Japan, The Spectroscopical Society of Japan, The Japan Society of Applied Physics, The Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science, Society for Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems, Japan Association of Chemical Sensors, the Electrochemical Society of Japan, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers. the Electrochemical Society of Japan

Tomoyuki Yasukawa

Tomoyuki YASUKAWA, Professor, Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo, received his PhD degree in applied chemistry from Tohoku University in 2000. He served as Research Fellow from The Royal Society (UK) at University of Glasgow (2000-2003). He joined Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, as an assistant professor (2003 – 2007), and Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo, as associate professor (2007 – 2017). His research interest is in the fields of biosensor and electrokinetics.

Ching-Chou Wu

Ching-Chou Wu is a professor in the Department of Bio-industrial Mechatronics Engineering (BIME), National Chung Hsing University (NCHU). He is also the chair of BIME and the president of Association of Chemical Sensors in Taiwan (ACST). Dr. Wu received his PhD degree (2003) in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan. Then, he served as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Matsue’s group at the Tohoku University in Japan from 2003 to 2005. He accepted an assistant professor position in BIME, NCHU, Taiwan in 2005. The researching interests are the integration of electrochemical microsensors and an electrokinetic microfluidic chip for biomedical and bio-industrial applications, including immunosensing chip, DNA biosensing chip, cell-based chip, copper phosphate-based electrocatalytic chip.

Xueji Zhang

Dr. Xueji Zhang is vice president of Shenzhen University,   Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering at Shenzhen University, P. R. China. He is also professor at Univ of  Sci & Technol Beijing, and executive  president of National Institute of Precision Medicine & Health, Beijing.  He received his BSc. and Ph.D. from Wuhan University in 1989 and 1994, respectively. His postdoctoral work was completed at National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and New Mexico State University, Last Cruces, USA from 1995-1999. He was a research scientist, Sr. scientist, chief scientist, Vice President and Sr. Vice President at World Precision Instruments, Inc. USA until 2010, when he joined USTB as National Chair Professor via “Chinese 1000 Elites Program”. His research interests span the disciplines of chemistry, biology, materials and medicine with an emphasis on studies of biosensing, biomedicine and biomaterials. His lab focuses on the development of novel biosensors, tools and devices to study free radicals, cancer biomarkers, profiling changes in animal or human associated with diseases and exploiting this information for development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. In addition, his group investigates drug delivery, new energy and natural medicines. He serves as the chief editor of Am J of Biomed Sci and has been editorial member of 21 international journals. He has received numerous national and international awards and honors including Member of Russian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of American Institute for Medical & Bioengineering, Fellow of Royal Chemical Society, National Innovation Award, China,  Scientist of Year in China, and Simon Fellow of ICSC-World Lab. He has authored over 400 papers, 8 books and over 100 patents and developed numerous sensors and instruments for commercialization.

Zhang Zhengjun

Dr. Zhang Zhengjun studied Materials Science and Engineering at Tsinghua university, China, and received his BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in 1991, 1993 and 1995, respectively. He then stayed as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow and STA research fellow in Germany and Japan and a postdoctoral researcher in the US from 1996 to 2001. He is now a full professor at School of materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua university.

Jianhua Zhou

Jianhua Joe Zhou is professor of biomedical engineering at Sun Yat-sen University, China and visiting scholar at Harvard medical school, US. He received his PhD degree in 2011 from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is an American Fulbright visiting PhD student in Washington University in St. Louis in 2009. After a postdoc at Tohoku University, Japan, he has been appointed associate professor of engineering at Sun Yat-sen University, and became full professor in 2019. He was a visiting scholar at Queen’s University, Canada in 2017. His lab focuses on focused on microfluidics, rapid diagnosis, high-throughput techniques and precision medicine.