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Christofer Leygraf, Prof.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

Christofer Leygraf received his Master of Science in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm (1969) and completed a Doctoral Thesis in Solid State Physics at KTH (1973). After postdoctoral stays in Moscow with Prof. Kolotyrkin and at the University of California in Berkeley with Prof. Somorjai, and an employment as deputy research leader at the Swedish Corrosion Institute (1981-87) Christofer Leygraf was appointed Professor of Corrosion Science at KTH in Stockholm in 1987.

During the almost 30 years that have passed since his appointment as professor, Christofer Leygraf has founded a large research group at KTH that deals with fundamental aspects of aqueous, atmospheric and high temperature corrosion.  Together with co-workers he has built up sustainable activities to develop and establish a more molecular foundation of the probably most common, costly and complex form of corrosion: atmospheric corrosion. The results were summarized in a book entitled Atmospheric Corrosion (John Wiley & Sons, 2000) together with professor Tom Graedel from US. This book has found world-wide distribution, was later translated into Chinese, and is currently updated to appear 2016 in a second edition.

Over the years Professor Leygraf′s scientific and teaching efforts in Corrosion Science have resulted in several international awards and distinctions including the 2013 European Corrosion Medal,  the 2009 U.R. Evans Award (UK), the 2007 Willis Rodney Whitney Award (NACE, USA) and the 2003 Herbert Uhlig Award (Electrochemical Society, USA). Professor Leygraf has published more than 300 papers in peer-review journals and supervised more than 30 graduate students to a completed DSc-degree. Professor Leygraf is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (2003). In 2014 he was appointed Honorary professor at the University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China, where he currently goes every 6 months for shorter visits.

More information on https://www.kth.se/profile/chrisl/.

Federico Capasso, Prof.

Harvard University

Federico Capasso (born 1949, Rome, Italy), a prominent applied physicist, was one of the inventors of the quantum cascade laser during his work at Bell Laboratories.[1] He is currently on the faculty ofHarvard University. He has co-authored over 450 papers, edited four volumes, and holds over 60 US patents.

Federico Capasso received the doctor of Physics degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Rome, Italy, in 1973 and after doing research in fiber optics at Fondazione Bordoni in Rome, joined Bell Labs in 1976. In 1984, he was made a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and in 1997 a Bell Labs Fellow. In addition to his research activity Capasso has held several management positions at Bell Labs including Head of the Quantum Phenomena and Device Research Department and the Semiconductor Physics Research Department (1987–2000) and Vice President of Physical Research (2000–2002). He joined Harvard on January 1, 2003.

He and his collaborators made many wide ranging contributions to semiconductor devices, pioneering the design technique known as band-structure engineering. He applied it to novel low noise quantum well avalanche photodiodes, hetero-junction transistors, memory devices and lasers.

Capassos current research in quantum electronics deals with very high power cw QCLs, the design of new light sources based on giant optical nonlinearities in quantum wells such as widely tunable sources of terahertz radiation based on difference frequency generation and with plasmonics. He and his group at Harvard have demonstrated a new class of optical antennas and plasmonic collimators that they have used to design the near-field and far-field of semiconductor lasers, achieving ultrahigh intensity deep sub-wavelength size laser spots, laser beams with greatly reduced divergence and multi-beam lasers. His group showed that suitably designed plasmonic interfaces consisting of optically thin arrays of optical antennas lead to a powerful generalization of the centuries-old laws of reflection and refraction. They form the basis of "flat optics" based on metasurfaces.

Federico Capasso has made major contributions to the study of quantum electro dynamical forces known as Casimir forces. He used the Casimir effect (the attraction between metal surfaces in vacuum due to its zero point energy) to control the motion of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). He demonstrated novel devices (Casmir actuators and oscillators), setting limits to the scaling of MEMs technology and with his collaborators Jeremy Munday and Adrian Parsegian was the first to measure a repulsive Casmir force.

More information on https://www.seas.harvard.edu/capasso/.

Luca Magagnin, Associate professor

Politecnico di Milano

Associate professor of Surface Engineering and Materials for Electronics at Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy). Born in 1970 in Vicenza (Italy), holds a M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering and a PhD in Electrochemical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Visiting scientist in 2001 at Chem. Eng. Department, University of California at Berkeley, and visiting professor in 2015 at Keio University, Tokyo.

His main research areas include electrodeposition and electroless plating, surface science and engineering, corrosion, MEMS and development, fabrication and testing of innovative functional materials and coatings. More than 70 publications (papers, patents, book chapters): h-index = 13. Editorial staff member and reviewer for national and international journals. Since 2012 he is President of the Italian Association of Metal Finishing and after being Vice president IUSF International Union of Surface Finishing (2010-2014), he serves as General Secretary of IUSF.

He is the recipient of Johnson Matthey Silver Medal 2013 from The Institute of Materials Finishing, Hans-Jürgen Engell Prize 2003 from International Society of Electrochemistry and 2003 A.B. Campbell Award from NACE. ISE and ECS member; as member of the ECS Electrodeposition division, he is co-organizer of the Electroless Plating: Principles and Applications and Surface Treatments for Biomedical Applications symposia, and leader organizer of the Metallization of Flexible Electronics symposium at the 227th ECS Meeting in Chicago (2015). Since 2015 he is member at large of the ECS Electrodeposition division.

Professor Paul K Chu, PhD

City University of Hong Kong

Paul K Chu received his BS in mathematics from The Ohio State University (USA) in 1977 and MS and PhD in chemistry from Cornell University (USA) in 1979 and 1982, respectively.

He is Chair Professor of Materials Engineering in City University of Hong Kong.  He is Chairman of the International Plasma-Based Ion Implantation and Deposition (PBII&D) International Committee and a member of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society Fellow Evaluation Committee and Ion Implantation Technology (IIT) International Committee.  He is guiding senior editor of IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, associate editor of Materials Science and Engineering Reports, and an editorial board member of 8 international journals including Biomaterials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, and Surface & Coatings Technology.

His research activities are quite diverse spanning plasma science and engineering, surface science and engineering, as well as functional materials and his works have been cited over 27,000 times. He is Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), American Vacuum Society (AVS), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Materials Research Society (MRS), Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES), and HKIE (Hong Kong Institution of Engineers).

More information on http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/appkchu/plasma/Paul%20Chu/paul_chu.htm.

Soo Wohn Lee, Prof.

Professor of Sun Moon University, General Secretary of ISO/TC107

Soo Wohn Lee was a professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at Sun Moon University in Korea. Now he belongs to the Department of Environment and Chemical Engineering. His current research interests include using microstructure design of Sialon Ceramics for electroplating of Ni-nano ceramic composites and low friction coefficient of grapheme coating.

Professor Lee received his PhD degree in materials engineering from the University of Illinois— Chicago in 1986. After postdoctoral training, he researched the development of wear maps in advanced structural ceramics at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He then joined Sun Moon University as an assistant professor in 1993 and became a full professor in 2000. In 1999, Lee was an invited professor at ISIR (the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research) within Osaka University in Japan. He had carried out the A3 foresight program among the Sun Moon University (Korea), the Nagaoka University of Technology (Japan) and the Wuhan University of Technology, (China). Also he has been working the Global Research Laboratory (GRL) Program with the Osaka University since 2010 year. He received a Chime Bell Prize of the Hubei Province, China in October, 2014.

He organized the first Korean - American international symposium on tribology in 1995 and served as secretariat for the second Korean - Japanese symposium on plasma-coating technology in 1997. He has organized the first, second, and third international symposia on Eco-materials design and processes (ISEPD) from 2000 to 2015 and plans to organize the seventeenth international symposium in January 2016 in Haikou, China. From 2005, he has been serving the general secretary of ISO/TC107. Currently he is serving the first vice president of the IUMRS (International Union of materials Research Society).  Also he had served the president of Korea Institute of Surface Engineering in 2010.

Mr. Ma Jie

Vice-President & Secretary General of China Surface Engineering Association

President of International Union for Surface Finishing

Ma Jie, Secretary General of China Surface Engineering Association, participates in drafting up standard for electroplating industry clean production, regulation on electroplating industry enterprise pollution control and other national standard policy or regulation file. Participating and leading research projects in electroplating industry every year, he is the earliest advocates in the electroplating industry to carry out the cleaner production work and action. On behalf of the industry association, he participate in domestic, conferences, technical forum for many times, published more than 30 papers or reports. The main research direction for Ma Jie is industry planning and management, policies, regulations and standards, clean production, heavy metal pollution prevention and control in surface treatment.

Prof. Lin An

Professor of Wuhan University

Vice-President of International Union for Surface Finishing

Topic: Development of the application of surface technologies in manufacturing

Lin An received his PhD of Environment Science from Wuhan University and he is a Professor and Doctorial Tutor at here now. He worked in Wuhan Research Institute of Materials Protection as the director before came to Wuhan University.
His main research area is relationship between environment and materials, corrosion behavior and protection technologies. He chaired a project of the 7th Five Year Plan for Science and Technology Development of China, and participated in the 8th Five Year Plan. He had carried out sub-project of National Natural Science Foundation Major Projects and the State High-Tech Development Plan. Prof. Lin has published over 80 papers in international journals, and owned 7 patents.
He is the recipient of several national prizes of the State Council and the former Ministry of Machinery and Electronics Industry of China. Prof. Lin is the Vice-president of the International Union for Surface Finishing, Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection, and China Surface Engineering Association.

Mr. Rainer Venz

President, German Society for Electroplating and Surface Engineering

Managing Director, Coventya GmbH, Gütersloh

Topic: Surface technology in Germany with special emphasis on electroplating and the requirements for environmental technologies

Before he started at COVENTYA Germany in 2003, Rainer Venz was globally responsible for surface treatment standards, layout of new plating lines, auditing and approval job shops, design engineering and the development of new surface treatment systems at INA Schaeffler for 13 years.
As Managing Director of COVENTYA Germany and Global Director for KIM (Key Industry Management) Automotive program his main activities today include the examination of the requirements from automobile industry and the standardization of processes all over the world.
Since 2011 he is the President of the German Electroplater Association (DGO) and Vice President of the Central Association for Surface Treatment in Germany (ZVO).

Dr. Ryoichi Kimizuka

Vice-President of the Surface Finishing Society of Japan, Chairman of JCU Corporation

Topic: An introduction to latest research and development content on surface treatment technology

Ryoichi Kimizuka has been focusing on zinc alloy and copper sulfate plating for years. He has made a worldwide contribution to surface finishing field on researching the copper plating on PCB process. He and his team are authors of more than 50 papers, patents and speeches at international conferences.
Dr. Kimizuka was member of Circuit Board Manufacturing Technology Committee of the Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging and the Surface Finishing Society of Japan. He earned his PhD degree from the Kanto Gakuin University in 2016 and he is the Vice-president of SFSJ now.

Dr. Simone Dill

Head of Application Development, Helmut Fischer GmbH

Nondestructive measurement of thin multilayer coatings and their composition with X-ray fluorescence

Simone Dill studied chemistry at the University of Tübingen, Germany. She received her PhD in 2006 in Inorganic Chemistry for the synthesis of new oxide nitrates and their characterization with X-ray diffraction. She started to work at Helmut Fischer GmbH- Institut für Elektronik und Messtechnik- in 2006, in the XRF Research and Development Department. Since 2014 she is responsible for application development with focus on the investigation of new XRF applications, also including characterization of new certified reference materials.

Dr. Werner Richtering

R&D Manager General Metal Finishing, Atotech Germany

Topic: Sustainable Surface Finishing Technologies

Werner Richtering studied chemistry at the universities of Bochum and Heidelberg and received his Diploma degree in the field metal-organic complex electrochemistry in 1983. In 1989 he received his PhD in GaAs semiconductor photo-electrochemistry and surface science at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin.
He joined one of the predecessor companies of Atotech and works here since the foundation of the company in 1993.
He held various positions in R&D for electroless Nickel, Zinc and Zinc-alloy electroplating, corrosion resistant Coatings and in Corporate R&D.


-112 Days



September 20, 2016

Submission of Abstract

February 29, 2016

March 31, 2016

Submission of Papers

June 15, 2016