Prof. Dr Paul Li obtained his Ph.D in the University of Toronto in 1995. Then he developed the microfluidic lab-on-a-chip at the University of Alberta and City University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Li joined Simon Fraser University in 1999, and became full professor in 2010. Dr Li conducted microfluidic single-cell analysis for analyzing the effects of chemical compounds on individual cancer cells. He has also developed the nanobioarray chip to detect single base-pair cancer gene mutation.

Prof. Li has published a monograph: Fundamentals of lab on a chip for biological analysis and discovery. He is associate editor of the international journal called “Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences”. Dr Li is the inventor of 4 granted patents and 5 pending patents, and he is the founder of ZellChip Technologies Inc. specializing in microfluidic-based instrument for cellular and DNA analysis.

Prof. Dr. Uda Hashim is a Senior Professor (VK6-B) in UniMAP. He has 14 years of working experience in the CMOS wafer fabrication foundry before joining Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) in February, 2002 as a lecturer and principle researcher in the School of Microelectronic Engineering. His currently serve as a Director to The Institute of Nano Electronic Engineering (INEE), UniMAP since 2008 until now. He actively involved in research and development activities especially in the area of microelectronics and nanoelectronics engineering leading to nano biosensor, DNA Chips, Microfluidic and Nano Lab-On-Chip devices for medical, food and agriculture applications. At present, he published more than 450 peer-reviewed international articles. His current H-Index is 16 which 1,500 citation. He also successfully supervised 2 Post-Doctoral students, 20 PhD students and 35 MSc students. While 10 PhD and 12 MSc are still working towards completion.

Title of the talk: Nanotechnology in Medical Diagnostics: INEE Experiences

Prof. Dr. Uda Hashim

Universiti Malaysia Perlis

(Keynote Speaker)

Prof. Dr. Paul C. H. Li

Simon Fraser University

(Plenary Speaker)

Prof. Dr. Der-Jang Liaw

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

(Keynote Speaker)

Dr. Chiu Wee Siong received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. He is currently a senior lecturer at Department of Physics in University Malaya. His research interests mainly focus on the synthesis and characterization of nanostructural materials, which consisted of semiconductor- and magnetic-nanomaterials as well as photocatalyst nanocomposite. His current research work mainly focuses on the processing of value-added nanostructural photocatalyst materials for hydrogen gas production and water splitting reaction. He has published more than 60 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His inventions have been recognized by a series of innovation awards for the outstanding accomplishments in the field of advanced materials.

Dr. Wee-Siong CHIU

University Malaya

(Keynote Speaker)

Prof. Dr. Mitsumasa Iwamoto

Tokyo Institute of Technology

(Plenary Speaker)

Professor Der-Jang LIAW, Polymer Science Doctor (Ph.D. Polymer), is currently a Chair professor of Chemical Engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST). He holds his Master and Ph.D. degrees in polymer science at Osaka University (Japan) and published about 360 SCI papers (h-index = 44 from ISI Web of Knowledge), 180 conference papers and 60 patents. In 2009, he was a recipient of the International Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan along with Prof. J. M. J. Frechet (USA) and Prof. K. Muellen (Germany). He received the Outstanding Polymer Academic Research Prize in 2012 and Lifetime Achievement Prize from The Polymer Society of Taiwan in 2013. He has been a fellow of The Polymer Society of Taiwan since 2014 and has been an Academician of the Russian Academy of Engineering since 2011. Prof. LIAW is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Polymer (Elsevier, UK), Polymer Journal (Nature Publishing Groups, NPG, Japan), Polymer International (Wiley, UK), Journal of Polymer Research (Springer, 1994~2001), High Performance Polymers (Sage, UK) (NASA Editor-in- Chief), Materials (MDPI, Switzerland) and Soft Nanoscience Letters (Scientific Research Publishing, SCIRP, USA). He has also served on the International Advisory Board for Polycondensation 2014 (Tokyo) and Polycondensation 2016 (Moscow), IUPAC Macro2008 (Polymer Synthesis, Session Chairman), International Advisory Board of European Polymer Congress 2009 (Graz, Austria), International Advisory Committee of Pacific Polymer Federation (PPF), International Advisory Board of International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis (ISOM 19 [France], ISOM20 [Japan] and ISOM21 [Austria]), International Advisory Board of 10th International Materials Technology Conference & Exhibition (IMTCE2016) (Malaysia), Federation of Asian Polymer Societies Polymer Congress, 4FAPS-IPC 2015 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); member of Asia Polymer Association, APA-2015 (India) and on the Organizing Committee of Nanotechnology and Material Science, Nanotechnology-2016 (Dubai, UAE), Global Congress & Expo On Materials Science and Nanoscience-2016 (Dubai, UAE). He was an honorable guest at Nanotechnology-2015 (Dubai, UAE) and Global Nanotechnology Congress and Expo 2016 (Dubai, UAE).

Currently, Prof. LIAW’s research includes 1) synthesis of conjugated polymers used for carrier transporting materials of solar cells, 2) nanographenes-containing polymers, 3) selective dispersion of carbon nanotubes by conjugated polymer wrapping, and 4) synthesis and characterization of high performance polyimides (PIs) and polyamides (PAs) with organo-soluble, thermally stable and favorable optoelectronic properties. He studies the synthesis of all possible functional polymers via precision polymerization techniques including free radical polymerization, ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), UV curing and moisture curing polymerizations for adhesives and coatings, and polycondensation or polymer reaction for optoelectronic devices, biomaterials, next-generation semiconductor materials and solar energy applications.

Title of the talk: Advanced Polymeric Materials and Nanotechnology: Synthesis and Applications for Optoelectronics, Electrochromism, Highly Selective Dispersion of SWCNTs, Photovoltaics and Solar Energy

Prof. Dr Mitsumasa Iwamoto graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology and obtained B.E in 1975. He obtained M.E and D.E. from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1977 and 1981, respectively. Now, he is a professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology. He was awarded the best papers awards from Institute of Electrical Engineers in Japan (IEEJ), the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan, the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), etc. Due to this contribution, he received a society award from IEICE, and fellow awards from IEICE society and also from JSAP.

His current interests focus on organic and molecular materials electronics, and on the electrical, optical, physical and dielectric properties of thin films, monolayers, liquid crystals and molecules, and soft matter physics for electronics. He has published about 500 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, such as Nature, Nature photonics, PRL, PRB, PRE, APL, JCP, IEEE, JAP, CPL, TSF, JJAP, JPC, etc. He has published more than 10 English books as authors and co-authors, e.g., The Physical Properties of Organic Monolayers, World Scientific, Singapore, 2001, Nanoscale interface for Organic Electronics, World Scientific, Singapore, 2011. He organized international conferences more than 10 times as a conference chair, and also made a contribution as the guest Editors of international Journals such as THIN SOLID FILMS, and Japanese Journal of Applied physics more than 10 times. He has also been invited to many international conferences as invited, key-note, and plenary speakers.

International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (ICAMN) 2016
23 - 24 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur