Denis Garoli is associate professor at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and senior researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology where he works on the fabrication of plasmonic nanopores for enhanced spectroscopies. Prof. Garoli obtained his PhD degree from the University of Padova (2008). His main interests are nanophotonics, plasmonics, DNA nanotechnology, nanoscopy, single-molecule techniques and sensing. During the period 2016-2019, he co-coordinated the FET-Open ProseqO project on Single-molecule sequencing by means of the plasmonic nanopore. Now, he is the co-coordinator of the H2020-FET Open DNA-Fairylight project and coordinator of Horizon EU Marie-Curie Network "DYNAMO". He is the coordinator of 3D-BRICKS.
Since 2018 Guillermo Pedro Acuna is a Full Professor at the Physics department of the University of Fribourg where he leads the Photonic Nanosystems group. He has pioneered the use of the DNA origami technique for nanophotonics focusing on the fabrication of optical antennas for enhanced spectroscopies. Prof. Acuna obtained his Physics diploma at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (2005) and his PhD degree at the LMU München (2010) under the supervision of Prof. Roland Kersting. He has done a Post-Doc at Prof. Hermann Gaub´s chair for Bio-physics at the LMU München (2010). From 2011 till 2017 he was group leader at Prof. Philip Tinnefeld´s chair at the Technical University of Braunschweig. In 2018, Prof. Acuna obtained a Full Professor (W3) position at the University of Rostock. His main interests are nanophotonics, plasmonics, DNA nanotechnology, nanoscopy, single molecule techniques and sensing.
Sofie Cambré received her PhD in Physics at the University of Antwerp in Belgium in 2008. Afterwards she conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Antwerp, the University of Bordeaux (France) and the Center of Integrated Nanotechnologies at the Los alamos National Laboratory (USA). She is currently an associate research professor at the University of Antwerp. Together with colleague S. van Doorslaer she manages the UAntwerp EPR facility. My research focuses on optical and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (combined with optical and electrical detection in ODMR resp. EDMR) of a wide range of materials, in particular SiC and carbon nanotubes. She in particular focuses on the development of new nanohybrids of carbon nanotubes by filling them with a wide range of materials, which was the topic of her 2016 ERC Starting Grant.
Roland Wiesendanger is professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Hamburg since 1993. His scientific interests are focused on nanoscience and nanotechnology. He has published more than 650 scientific articles, review papers and book chapters which have been cited more than 40.000 times. He is author of two textbooks and editor of nine books and eight conference proceedings. He has presented 600 invited talks at international conferences, universities, and research institutes. He is a member of numerous scientific societies and has received numerous prizes and awards.
Benjamin S. Flavel obtained both a B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. in Nanotechnology at the Flinders University of South Australia and completed a Habilitation in Materials Science at the Technical University Darmstadt. He has received research fellowships from the Australian Government’s Endeavour Program, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is the recipient of both the Emmy Noether and Heisenberg programs from the German Research Foundation (DFG). He is currently a Group Leader at the Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology where he pursues his research interests of carbon nanotube separation and their integration into devices for optics, electronics and energy.
Dr Marianna Sledzinska
Dr. Marianna Sledzinska is a Research Engineer in the groupof Thermal Properties of Nanoscale Materials in ICN2. She received her PhD in Physics from Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona in 2012. She has more than 10 years of cleanroom experience in fabricating 2D material-structures and photonic/phononic crystals, structural and optical characterization and thermal and electrical transport on the nanoscale. She was involved in several EU and national projects linked to thermal properties of nanomaterials. She is currently involved in the research related to 2D materials thermal and sensing applications, monitoring strain and defects on the nanoscale and development of novel fabrication techniques.
Dr Bojan Boskovic is the Founder, Managing Director and Principal Consultant of CNT Innovation and the sister company, Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd (CNT Ltd). He has more than 20 years of hands-on experience with carbon nanomaterials and composites from industry and academia in the UK and Europe. Previously, he worked as a R&D Manager at Nanocyl, one of leading carbon nanotube manufacturing companies in Belgium. He also worked on carbon nanotube synthesis and applications as a Principal Engineer-Carbon Scientist at Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, and as a Senior Specialist at Morgan Advanced Materials in the UK. During his PhD studies at the University of Surrey he invented low temperature synthesis method for production of carbon nanomaterials that has been used as a foundation patent for the start-up company Surrey Nanosystems. Dr Boskovic was working as an advisor for the European Commission (EC) on different clusters. He has experience in exploitation and dissemination management on a number of FP7, H2020 and Horizon Europe projects, and also in UK Government Innovate UK funded projects. He is also a leader of a private Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM) consortium and Advanced Materials for Additive Manufacturing (AMAM) consortium. Dr Boskovic has experience of advising VC investors with their investments of over $20M to nanomaterials-based product development companies.