Keynote Speakers

Join us in Victoria to hear the exciting work and developments from the following keynote speakers.

Hatice Altug

Hatice Altug

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Hatice Altug has been an associate professor in the Bioengineering Department at EPFL since 2013. Between 2007 and 2013 she was a professor at Boston University Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering Departments. She received her Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Stanford University. Her research focuses on nanoplasmonics, metamaterials and micro/nanofluidic systems for lab-on-chip biosensing, spectroscopy and photonic applications. Dr. Altug is the recipient of the United States (US) Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Award, US Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Massachusetts Life Science Center New Investigator Award and the IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award. Dr. Altug is the recipient of the Optical Society of America Adolph Lomb Medal and Popular Science Magazine Brilliant 10 Award. She received the Intel Graduate Student Fellowship during her PhD. She was the winner of the Inventors’ Challenge competition of Silicon Valley in 2005, Best Paper and Research Excellence award in IEEE Photonics Society Annual Conference in 2005.

Mischa Bonn

Mischa Bonn

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Mischa Bonn received his PhD in 1996 for research using time-resolved infrared spectroscopy performed at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, AMOLF. After post-doctoral work at the Fritz-Haber Institute in Berlin and Columbia University in New York, Mischa worked at the Chemistry Department of Leiden University (1999-2004), before moving to AMOLF (in 2004) as head of the “Biosurface Spectroscopy” group. Mischa received the 2009 Gold Medal from the Royal Dutch Chemical Society. In 2011 Mischa was appointed Director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. His research is centered around laser-based vibrational spectroscopies, specifically surface- and THz spectroscopies and CARS microscopy, with emphasis on understanding interfacial water.

Karen Faulds

Karen Faulds

University of Strathclyde

Multiplexed and Quantitative Bioanalysis using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)

Karen Faulds is a Professor in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry and an expert in the development of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and other spectroscopic techniques for novel analytical detection strategies and in particular multiplexed bioanalytical applications. She gained her PhD from the University of Strathclyde in 2003. She was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in 2006 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2010, Reader in 2012 and Professor in 2015. She has published over 100 peer reviewed publications and has filed 5 patents. She has been awarded over £10M in funding as principal and co-investigator from EPSRC, charities, industry and governmental bodies. In 2009 she was presented with the Nexxus Young Life Scientist of the Year award and in 2011 was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland, the first such Academy amongst the national academies in the UK and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2012. She was recently awarded the 2013 RSC Joseph Black Award and was the 2016 recipient of the Craver Award from the Coblentz Society. She has given over 50 invited talks at national and international conferences. She is a cofounder of the spin out company Renishaw Diagnostics Ltd, Strathclyde Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging, serves on the editorial advisory board for Analyst and is the Chair of the Infrared and Raman Discussion Group.

Ying Jiang

Ying Jiang

Peking University

Probing molecular vibration at single-molecule level by tip-enhanced inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy

Ying Jiang received his Bachelor’s degree from Beijing Normal University in 2003 and his PhD from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2008. He has been a visiting scientist in Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH in Germany (2006-2007). After working as a Postdoctoral Associate in University of California, Irvine (2008-2010), he joined International Center for Quantum Materials, Peking University as a tenure-track assistant professor and was promoted to associated professor with tenure in 2015. Among his publications, seven have been in Science and Nature. His main experimental tool is scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy, which can be coupled with various external fields. He is currently interested in the electronic, magnetic, vibrational, and optical properties of single molecules and nanostructures, as well as the related ultrafast dynamics processes.

 

 

Young Mee Jung

Young Mee Jung

Kangwon National University

Applications of two-dimensional correlation analysis in vibrational spectroscopy

Young Mee Jung graduated from Kyungpook National University, Korea in 1984 with B.S. degree in Chemistry. She also received her M.S. as well as Ph.D in Chemistry from Kyungpook National University, Korea in 1996. During her Ph.D. thesis, she studied surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). She joined Prof. Yukihiro Ozaki’s group in Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan as a postdoctoral fellow in 1998-2000. Her research interest is in the area of spectroscopy, especially 2D correlation spectroscopy and SERS. She was awarded the Young Physical Chemistry Scientist Award of Korean Chemical Society (KCS) in 2007 and the KCS/Sigma-Aldrich Excellent Chemist Award in KCS in 2014. She has published many papers on 2D correlation spectroscopy, SERS and vibrational spectroscopy. In 2013, she chaired 2DCOS-7 (the 7th International Symposium on Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy) in Seoul, Korea. She is currently on the international steering committee of ICORS (International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy), program committee of ICAVS-9 and (International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy) and 2DCOS-9. She will be a chair of ICORS in 2018 Jeju, Korea. Currently she is a professor of Department of Chemistry, Kangwon National University, Korea.

Yukihiro Ozaki

Yukihiro Ozaki

Kwansei Gakuin University

Yukihiro Ozaki received his Ph.D. from Osaka University. He spent two and a half years at the National Research Council, Canada as a research associate. He joined Kwansei Gakuin University in 1989, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Chemistry. Prof. Ozaki has been internationally recognized for molecular spectroscopy studies including vibrational and electronic spectroscopy. He has also been active in application of quantum chemistry to molecular spectroscopy. He received several international awards such as the Tomas Hirschfield Award, Gerald Birth Award and Bomen-Michelson Award. In 2013, Prof. Ozaki was the chair of ICAVS-7 in Kobe, Japan.

Stewart Parker

Stewart Parker

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Stewart Parker is the Pulsed Neutron and Muon Facility Facility Catalysis Scientist. After earning his PhD at the University of California at Santa Barbara, USA, he carried out postdoctoral research on reflection absorption infrared spectroscopy of adsorbates on metal single crystal surfaces at the University of East Anglia, UK, before joining the Analytical Division of the BP Research Centre at Sunbury-on-Thames, UK. In 1993 he moved to the Pulsed Neutron and Muon Facility Facility. He is currently responsible for promoting the use of neutrons in catalysis research. He interacts with a wide range of scientists from academia and industry studying areas that range from Fischer-Tropsch catalysis to methanol-to-hydrocarbons to selective hydrogenation catalysts using a variety of structural and spectroscopic neutron methods. He has published over 300 papers that have involved several different forms vibrational spectroscopy, in areas that range from catalysis to hydrogen storage to inorganic chemistry and materials science.

Bin Ren

Bin Ren

Xiamen University

Nanospectroscopy for control and characterization surface reactions

Bin Ren is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Deputy Director of the State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen University. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University. He was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow and worked in the Fritz-Haber Institute on tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. He was awarded the Distinguished Young Scholar Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He is currently an associate editor of ACS Analytical Chemistry. His research interests are in the area of tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and electrochemistry, and their application in studying fundamental aspects of surface and interfaces of energy and bio-related systems.

 

Nick Stone

Nick Stone

University of Exeter

Nick Stone holds the position of Professor of Biomedical Imaging and Biosensing and Head of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Exeter. Nick has worked to pioneer the field of novel optical diagnostics within the clinical environment, recently moving from the NHS (Gloucestershire Hospitals), after almost 20 years of working closely at the clinical/academic/commercial interface to pull-through novel technologies to be used where they have most clinical need. He is an internationally recognised leader in biomedical applications of vibrational spectroscopy (Raman and IR). Nick has received numerous awards for his research both personally and within his research group. He recently won the International Raman Award for ‘Most Innovative Technological Development’ 2014 and was runner up in the 2013 NHS Innovation Challenge Prize. He won the Chief Scientific Officer’s National R&D Award for 2009. He has published over 150 papers and book chapters.

 

Gilbert Walker

Gilbert Walker

University of Toronto

Gilbert Walker received his PhD in Paul Barbara’s group at the University of Minnesota, and was a postdoctoral fellow with Robin Hochstrasser at the University of Pennsylvania. He started his independent academic career at the University of Pittsburg, and then moved to the University of Toronto in 1993. He is currently Canada Research Chair of BioInterfaces, Chief Technical Officer of Sylleta Inc, and Director of the NSERC Strategic Network BiopSys. His research interests include nanoscale energy transduction, infrared imaging, creating materials for aquaculture and biomedical diagnostics, and understanding hydrophobic hydration.