Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Evvy Kartini is a founder of National Battery Research Institute (NBRI), President of Indonesian Neutron Scattering Society (INSS), President of Material Research Society Indonesia (MRS-INA), and Research Professor of National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN). Evvy Kartini holds the title of Prof. Dr. rer. nat. She is an expert on the neutron scattering and respected internationally. Her international reputation in the field of neutron scattering and solid state ionics, has been well established. She has been represented as a leader (president) of the Indonesian Neutron Scattering Society (INSS) since 2013. She is one of the executive committee of the Asian Oceania Neutron Scattering Soceity (AONSA). Besides neutron scattering, Evvy Kartini has expertise on the materials science, especially on lithium ion battery research. Evvy Kartini, has became one of the International Board Member of the Asian Socety of Solid State Ionics and International Society of Solid State Ionics. Recently, Evvy Kartini has attended the 20th International Conference on Solid State Ionics (ICSSI) in Keystone, Colorado, USA 2015. She was there not only for presenting her research work on battery researchers, but also represented Asia-Australia region as councilor of the International Society of Solid State Ionics. She was one of the International Advisory Board, and also chaired the session of Research on Battery Materials. She also presented her recent topic on development of new lithium solid electrolyte, which is explored by the inelastic spectrometer instrument at Japan Proton Accelerator Research Compex (J-PARC), the foremost leading spallation neutron source in the world.
Prof. Chowdary is a Head officer of International Union of Material Research Society (IUMRS), Singapore. Prof. Chowdari has established research laboratory, first of its kind in NUS and the region, for carrying out research on synthesis and characterisation of materials for potential applications in solid state batteries. The laboratory is instrumental in developing several research groups in Singapore and the region. His current research interest lie in the area of materials science, specialising in the synthesis of materials using different methods, characterising them by variety of techniwues, and finding applications in energy storage devices more specifically Lithium ion batteries.
Prof. Alan Drew was appointed Leverhulme Fellow in the Centre of Condensed Matter & Materials Physics in 2008. He was rapidly promoted to Senior Lecturer (2011) and then Reader (2012), and in 2018 was promoted to Professor. Prof. Drew has been awarded a number of prestigious fellowships and awards over his career, starting with a Fellowship of the Royal Commission of the Exhibition of of 1851 (2014), Leverhulme Fellow (2008), European Research Council (ERC) fellow (2012), Talent 1000 Scholar of the Chinese Ministry of Education (2014) and Changjiang Distinguished Professor at Sichuan University (2015). He is currently Head of the CCMMP Research Centre, and Director of the Materials Research Institute. His main research interests are using spin sensitive and structural probes situated at central facilities to characterize and understand the fundamental properties of materials, backed up with laboratory-based techniques (e.g. magnetic, structural and electrical characterization, thin film growth, Raman/IR spectroscopy, electro/photo luminescence). His main interests are understanding spin and charge carrier dynamics in organic and biological materials, the properties of materials with novel quantum mechanical states, structure function relationship in biomass derived conductors.
Commissioner General of Police (Ret) Nanan Soekarna is a Chairman of Indonesian Nickel Mining Association (APNI), Indonesia. He is a retired Indonesian National Police officer with the last rank as Commissioner General of Police. Graduated from the Police Academy in 1978, the College of Police Science (PTIK) in 1986, SESPIMPOL in 1995, SESKOGAB in 1999 and LEMHANNAS in 2005. He started his career as Dan Unit Patko Sabhara Polda Metro Jaya in 1979 and was later assigned to several police units in several parts of Indonesia. Previously served as Wakapolda Metro Jaya (2003-2004), Kapolda West Kalimantan (2004-2006), Kapolri Social Political Expert Staff (2006-2008), Kapolda North Sumatra (2008-2009), Inspector General Supervision of Police (2009-2011) and Deputy Chief of Police of the Republic of Indonesia (2011-2013). Also, part of UN peacekeeping forces, including UNTAG in Namibia, South Africa, in 1990 and UNTAC in Cambodia in 1992; as well as attending various police training and seminars abroad.
Prof. Rodrigo Martins is full professor in Materials Science Department of Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon, a fellow of the Portuguese Engineering Academy since 2009 and a member of the European Academy of Science since 2016. He was decorated with the gold medal of merit and distinction by the Almada Municipality for his R&D achievements. Prof. Rodrigo has been involved in the pioneer European research on Amorphous silicon semiconductors and pioneer with is group worldwide activity related to passive and active oxides, the so called transparent electronics and it is one of the inventors of the so-called paper electronics, where paper is exploit not only as asubstrate but also as a functional component in active devices. He published over 700 papers and during the last 10 years got more than 14 international and national prizes and distinctions for his work (e.g. Lisbon Energy Live Expo, Innovation Prize, 2012 Solar Tiles, European Patent Office Innovation nomination 2016, etc.
Prof. Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Jr. is a training physicist, having completed his doctorate at the University of Wales, Bangor, UK. He is a professor at the Institute of Physics of São Carlos, University of São Paulo. He published about 490 articles in specialized journals, 15 book chapters, 2 scientific books, 1 book on scientific writing in English, and submitted 7 patent applications. These papers received about 9300 citations (factor h = 46, data from January 2017). He directed 41 masters and doctors. He is a founding member of the Inter-Institutional Nucleus of Computational Linguistics (NILC), which developed ReGra grammar reviewer, awarded with 2 awards of technological innovation and available worldwide with Word for Windows word processor. His main areas of activity are in nanostructured organic films, topics of condensed matter physics, and processing of natural languages. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences of the State of São Paulo. He is a member of the editorial board of 4 journals and is also an associate editor of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and the magazine Display and Imaging. He was awarded the 2006 Scopus Award, granted by Elsevier do Brasil and Capes, as one of the 16 Brazilian researchers with the highest scientific production, based on the number of publications, citations and guidelines.
Prof. Tim J White is a President of Material Research Society (MRS) Singapore. Tim White received his PhD from the Australian National University in mineral chemistry and crystallography. He is presently Vice President (International Engagement) and the President's Chair in Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. During his career he has held leadership posts at the Australian National University (Canberra), Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (Singapore), the University of South Australia (Adelaide), University of Queensland (Brisbane), the University of Melbourne, and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (Sydney). Secondments have included the Institute for Trans-uranium Elements (Germany), Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute and The University of New Mexico (US). His research awards include the Cowley-Moodie Award for Electron Microscopy and a Senior Fulbright Fellow, and an Asia Fellowship. He was President of The Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (2010-2013).
Prof. Irwandi Arief is a special staff of Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and Professor of Institute Technology of Bandung. Prof. Irwandy is the leading mining expert in Indonesia and has extensive experience in the mining industry. Since 1992, he has published and presented a multitude of literature domestically and internationally. Irwandy graduated from the Department of Mining Engineering at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 1976. Since then, he has been a senior lecturer in the Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Mineral Technology at ITB, as well as Chairman of the Budget Committee of the Board of Trustees (BoT) at ITB, the highest body at the institute, which represents and acts on behalf of the government as the owner/shareholder and public/community as the stakeholders. Irwandy has extensive experience in the field of productivity improvement, slope stability, and stockpile aspects. He has led several feasibility studies for coal companies.
Professor Neeraj Sharma is a Director of Australian Battery Society (ABS), Australia. He also Associate Professor of University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. Neeraj completed his Ph.D. at the University of Sydney then moved to the Bragg Institute at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) for a postdoc. He started at the School of Chemistry, UNSW on a Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Research Fellowship followed by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA). He is currently an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow. Neeraj has been the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Nyholm Youth Lecturer (2013/2014) and has won the NSW Premier's Prize for Science and Engineering (Early Career Researcher in Physical Sciences, 2019), Australian Synchrotron Research Award (2018), RACI Rennie Memorial Medal for Chemical Science (2018), UNSW Postgraduate Supervisor Award (2017) and a NSW Young Tall Poppy Award (2014). Neeraj has over 165 publications and has been invited to present his work at over 30 conferences. Neeraj’s research interests are based on solid state chemistry, designing new materials and investigating their structure-property relationships. He loves to undertake in situ or operando experiments of materials inside full devices, especially batteries, in order to elucidate the structural subtleties that lead to superior performance parameters. Neeraj’s projects are typically highly collaborative working with colleagues from all over the world with a range of skill sets.
Dr. Zhou is a Senior Business Development Manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific in the APAC region. He obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2010. He started his career in Global Foundries Singapore as a Senior Engineer in the Failure Analysis department. He then moved to Southeast Asia's largest commercial service lab company, Wintech, as the Manager of the Physical Analysis department. Before joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, he worked in Zeiss as Business Development Manager in the APAC region. He has vast experience and knowledge in doing materials analysis and characterization using TEM, FIB, SEM, and other Electron Microscopy products.
Dr. Jamie Schulz is a Director of the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering, ANSTO, which utilises neutrons from Australia’s multi-purpose research reactor, OPAL, to solve complex research and industrial problems; Leading the strategic direction and expansion of the ACNS including the development of plans, goals, targets and priorities; Management of scientific infrastructure, facilities, equipment through an asset management framework and improvement program to ensure high reliability of assets, productivity and availability to users; Ensuring operational safety, security and compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements; Managing and negotiating new and additional sources for funding for research, infrastructure and other programs.
Professor Arief S Budiman is a Director of Oregon Renewable Energy Center), United States of America. He finished his doctoral at Stanford University in 2008, taking material science and engineering as his field. He received several research awards and contributed to several high-impact journal publications, such as the prestigious Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Director's Research Fellow Award in 2009 and received a Science Highlight from the famed Berkeley Lab for the technological breakthrough that has attraced wide industrial reception.
Prof. Adams is an Associate Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore since 2011. His work is to combine in situ characterization by electrochemical, neutron, and x-ray diffraction methods with computational approaches to promote the understanding of charge and mass transport in solids and the underlying structure-property correlations. His studies also encompass a wide range of materials for sustainable energy applications such as fast ion conducting solids and mixed conducting cathode materials for lithium batteries with higher power or energy density, and ceramic fuel cells operating at moderate temperatures, nanocomposites for chemica and electrochemical energy storage.
Alexey M. Glushenkov is an Associate Professor in the Research School of Chemistry and a Research Lead in Battery Materials in ANU Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, a joint initiative with the School of Engineering. He received his Master of Physics degree from Novosibirsk State University in 2003 and his PhD degree (physics, electronic materials engineering) from the Australian National University in 2009. A/Prof Glushenkov had research appointments at Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Russia), Australian National University, Deakin University, Melbourne Centre of Nanofabrication, the University of Melbourne (all - Australia) as well as Drexel University (the US). His research interests are centred on electrochemical energy storage in metal-ion batteries, electrochemical supercapacitors and hybrid metal-ion capacitors as well as materials that enable these energy storage cells. A/Prof Glushenkov was a winner of 2014 Vice-chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence at Deakin University (early career researcher) and was a 2017 Emerging Investigator of Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
Ir. Rizal Kasli, I.P.M., ASEAN Eng. serves as a chairman of The Association of Indonesian Mining Professional (PERHAPI). He completed his bachelor degree on mining and mineral engineering from Institute Technology of Bandung. He experienced as General Manager Geology &Mining of PT. Weda Bay Nickel from 2010 to 2012. Currently, he also becomes a Director of PT. AJB Coal Mining since 2012.
Prof. Satish Patil is a Professor of Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit Indian Institute of Science, India. He obtained his Ph.D of polymer chemistry from Bergische University of Wuppertal, Germany. Professor Patil has a research interest in synthesis of organic semiconductors for singlet fission, thermally allowed delayed emission, organic solar cell, and organic electrochemical transistors. He already published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals.