Biography: Prof. Zhengtang Tom Luo is currently an associate professor with tenure at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has obtained his bachelor degree from South China University of Technology and PhD degree (in Polymer Science) from University of Connecticut, followed by postdoctoral training (Physics) at University of Pennsylvania. His research focus on materials chemistry and physics, and product development for applications in chemical industry. He is co-inventor of the two US patents. He serves as associate editor for ACS applied materials and interfaces, AIP advances (2012-2019), and Editorial Board member for Journal of Macromolecule Science, Functional Materials Letters, Scientific reports, ACSsensors. In 2010, he founded Graphene Frontiers LLC, a Pennsylvania-based company, which has attracted ~US $2M investments. His current research interest focuses on chemistry of graphene and 2D materials.
Dr. Shih-Chieh Lin is Full Professor of the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Scientific Instrument Center, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US, in Aug 1989.
Dr. Lin's research interests include Monitoring and Control of Manufacturing Process such as Drilling, Face Milling, and Turing, Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Process, such as Face Milling, Turning, Drilling, and Chemical Mechanical Polishing, Machine Vision, Methodology of X-ray Computer Tomography, Inspection and Measurement of Transparent objects, 3-D surface metrology, Analysis and Design of Hydrostatic Devices. Dr. Lin has published more than 200 journal and conference papers and currently cooperated with several companies.
Biography: Bo Tan is a Full Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University and an Affiliate Scientist at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Technology (iBEST), Canada. She graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with a Ph.D degree in 2002 and earned her Master's degree and Bachelor's degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. She worked as Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, then as Research Engineer at Xsil Ltd., Ireland before join Ryerson University as a faculty. Her research focuses on ultrashort laser material processing and its applications. Currently, she is actively involved in ultrashort laser synthesis of quantum materials and its applications in biochemical detection /biomedical diagnosis and therapy. She has published more than 130 journal papers.
Title of Speech: Quantum dots for SERS biosensing
Biography: Dr. Venkatakrishnan (PhD, Nanyang technological university, Singapore) is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial engineering, Ryerson University and Affiliate Scientist at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Technology (iBEST), Toronto, Canada. He has been working on fundamental and applied research in the area of pulsed laser Nano/Quntum material processing and its applications (Nano/Quantum sensing, photovoltaic energy conversion (Nano energy) and Nano/Quantum medicine) for more than 20 years. The applicant’s research work during these years has resulted in over 150 high impact factor journal publications, over 1500 citation, H-index of 23 and 8 US/worldwide granted patents. He is currently working in the field of Nano/Quantum Bio-medicine. Two main focus of his current research are in the field of Quantum/nanomedicine for Cancer diagnosis/therapy (Quantum/Nano theronostics) and Nano/quantum energy. He is a recipient of Early Researcher Award, Twice Recipient of Ryerson FEAS Research Excellence Award. Served in several Canadian and international agency for review of program and funding applications for awards, infrastructure, project based etc. He has supervised/supervising over 30 graduate students.