Hidenori Mimura, Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, Japan

Fabrication and applications of drawable CNT

Professor Hidenori Mimura graduated from the Graduate School of Electronic Science and Technology, Shizuoka University in 1987. He received Dr. Engineering Degree. He joined Nippon Steel Corporation in 1987, and the ATR optical Radio Communications Research Laboratories in 1994. From 1996 to 2003, he was an associate professor in the Research Institute of Electrical Communications, Tohoku University. Since 2003, he has been a professor in the Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University. He also has been a director of the Research Institute of Electronics since 2007. He has been engaged in research of vision science and nanotechnology. His research group performs research and development on devices and systems for Nanovision-Science and its applications (nanofibers, detectors, light sources, electron sources, etc.). He published 310 articles in peer-reviewed journals and over 500 conference papers in his research field.

Rainer Adelung, Institute for Materials Science, Kiel University, Germany

Applying the negligible mass of graphene Aeromaterials: Repeatable air explosions and instant sterilization

Rainer Adelung is full professor and Chairholder of the Functional Nanomaterials established in 2007 at the Institute for Materials Science, Kiel University, Germany. He received his Ph.D. (rer. nat.) in physics in 2000 from the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Kiel University, and during 2001–2002 he was at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (USA) as Feodor Lynen (Alexander von Humboldt) research fellow. In 2006 he finished his Habilitation at the Institute for Materials Science in Kiel and then continued as Heisenberg Professor (DFG grant) with his own Functional Nanomaterials group in 2012. More information is available at http://fnano. matwis.tf.uni-kiel.de/.

Ion TIGINYANU, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Republic of Moldova

Nanotechnological platforms for biomedical applications

Ion Tiginyanu received his Ph.D. degree in Semiconductor Physics from Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow, in 1982. Starting from 2001, he serves as the founding Director of the National Center for Materials Study and Testing, Technical University of Moldova. In 2019 he was elected president of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Professor Tiginyanu’s research interests are related to nanotechnologies, smart nanomaterials and development of photonic and electronic novel device structures for multifunctional applications. He has more than 400 international journal publications and 52 technological patents. He is SPIE Fellow, senior member of OSA, and member of AAAS, MRS, IEEE, and the Electrochemical Society.

Boris Gorshunov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University), Russia

Terahertz spectroscopy as an effective tool of experimental nanophysics

Prof. Boris Gorshunov graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1978. He received PhD degree in 1989 and doctoral degree in 2007. During scientific activity professor Gorshunov was working as visiting scientist and research associate at the universities of Europe and USA. Since 2013 he is the head of the Laboratory of terahertz spectroscopy at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National research university). His research interests are related to the studies of electronically correlated systems, to the fields of nanophysics and biophysics. He has published more than 280 papers.

Yuri Dekhtyar, Riga Technical University, Latvia

Near threshold electron emission spectroscopy to characterize nanoobjects for biomedical applications

Professor Yuri Dekhtyar, PhD, DSc. Head of the Biomedical Engineering and Nanotechnologies Institute of the Riga Technical University, Latvia. Full member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvian State prize winner. Leader of the number of the National and International projects. Working on the research in the fields of electron spectroscopy, solid state surface physics, characterization and functionalization of biomaterials and nanoobjects. More than 500 publications.

Vladimir M. Fomin, Principal Researcher at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN), Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden. Member of APS, German Physical Society, European Physical Society, IEEE, MRS, Nanoscale Superconductivity COST Action (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics

Spin-Dependent Phenomena in Semiconductor Micro-and Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

Doctoral studies in Kishinev at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the State University of Moldova. Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1978. Work in the Lab. “Physics of Multi-Layer Structures” at the State University of Moldova (from scientific researcher to director). Research interests: non-linear optical properties and transport due to the charge-vibrational interaction in semiconductors and in multi-layer structures, including derivation of the phonon spectra and the electron–phonon interaction; classification of polaritons and phonons; polaronic, bipolaronic and excitonic effects in arbitrary multi-layer structures. State Prize of Moldova 1987. Dr. habilitat in physical and mathematical sciences (Academy of Sciences of Moldova, 1990). University Professor in Theoretical Physics (State University of Moldova, since 1995). Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Martin-Luther-University of Halle, 1993–1994). Research at the Lab. Theoretical Solid State Physics (University of Antwerp, 1995–2008) and the Group Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics (Eindhoven University of Technology, 1998–1999, 2003–2007), Division Quantum and Physical Chemistry (Catholic University of Leuven, 2008), Faculty of Physics (University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, 2008–2009), IIN IFW-Dresden (since 2009). Diploma of a Scientific Discovery of the Phenomenon of the Propagation of Spatially-Extended Interface Phonon Polaritons in Composite Superlattices (Academy of Natural Sciences of Russia, 1999). Medal “Academician P. L. Kapitsa” (Academy of Natural Sciences of Russia, 2000). Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2007). Scientific interests in nanophysics: theory of strain-induced self-rolled nano-architectures, in particular, physical properties of self-assembled nano- and microstructures (quantum rings, superlattices of quantum dots, rolled-up semiconductor and superconductor membranes), optical properties of quantum dots, persistent currents and magnetization of quantum rings; topological defects, phase boundaries and vortex matter in meso-, nanoscopic and patterned superconductors; superconducting properties of metallic nanograins; surface-induced magnetic anisotropy in mesoscopic systems of dilute magnetic alloys; quantum transport in sub-0.1 micron semiconductor devices; vibrational excitations and polaronic effects in nanostructures; thermoelectric properties of semiconductor nanostructures. 6 monographs, including “Self-rolled micro- and nanoarchitectures: Effects of topology and geometry”, De Gruyter, 2021; “Physics of Quantum Rings” (Editor), Springer, 2014; 2nd edition, Springer International Publishing, 2018, 3 textbooks, 13 review papers, 10 patents and more than 200 scientific articles.

Nicolas Pallikarakis, Emeritus Professor of the University of Patras

Clinical Engineering: Invaluable contribution in modern hospital management

Emeritus Professor of the University of Patras, Greece, Director of the Postgraduate Program on Biomedical Engineering for 25 years and Chairman of the Institute of Biomedical Technology – INBIT. Coordinator of more than 30 European and Greek R&D projects. Amongst them the BME ENA project on Biomedical Engineering Education. Ex. Chairman of the Clinical Engineering and the HTA Divisions of the IFMBE. Founding member of EAMBES Fellows and Elected Member of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE), since 2005. Professor Honoris Causa of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Cluj-Napoca, Doctor Honoris Causa of the Technical University of Moldova. Received the Erasmus+ 30 Years Award, by the EU Parliament

Professor Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf. Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, USA

Surface Modifications of Biomedical Devices

Professor Makhlouf is an internationally recognized leader in the field of materials science and engineering. He has been included in Stanford University’s List of World’s Top 2% of Scientists, USA, 2020. He has a blend of both industrial and academic leadership as a President of EMC3, Full Professor at Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Egypt, and a Former Full Professor of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering at the University of Texas, USA. He is the recipient of numerous national and international prizes and awards including the Humboldt Research Award for Experienced Scientists, at Max Planck Institute, Germany; Fulbright Scholar, NSF, and Dept. of Energy Fellowships, USA; Shoman Award in Engineering Science; and the State Prize of Egypt in Advanced Science and Technology. Prof. Makhlouf is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, 19 books and handbooks, 30 book-chapters, as well as +100 technical reports. The h-index is 38, with > 4928 citations. Many of his publications have been ranked among the World’s Best in the fields of Nanostructures, Nanomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, Coatings, Environmental Science, Nuclear Materials

Mircea Dragoman, National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies, Bucharest, Romania

The rediscovery of ferroelectricity at the nanoscale

Mircea Dragoman is a senior researcher I at the National Research Institute in Microtechnologies, since 1996. He is among the first in the world which has designed and fabricated carbon nanotube and graphene circuits at high frequencies and DNA biosensors based carbon nanotubes with RF readout. He is working in the area of carbon nanotubes and graphene devices applied in electronics, biology and energy harvesting. In the period 1992-1994 he was the recipient of the Humbold Fellowship award and he has followed postdoctoral studies at Duisburg University, Germany.He was invited professor at : CNR- Istituto di Electtronica dello Stato Solido-Roma (1996), Univ. Saint-Etienne –Franta (1997), Univ. Mannheim (1998-1999, 2001-2002), Univ. Frankfurt (2003), Univ. Darmstadt (2004); in the period 2005-2006 he was nominated directeur de recherche at CNRS LAAS Toulouse. He had more than 30 invited papers. He has published more than 300 scientific papers

Ratko Magjarević, Professor, Ph.D. IFMBE, President-Elect, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Improving lifestyle of elderly through wearable devices and IoMT

Ratko Magjarević received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1994 from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering. After his appointment in industry at the Institute of Electrical Engineering “Koncar,“ he joined the Electronic Measurement and Biomedical Engineering Group at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. He is full professor teaching several courses in Electronic Instrumentation and Biomedical Engineering at undergraduate, graduate and at postgraduate studies. His scientific and professional interest is in fields of electronic and biomedical instrumentation and health informatics, in particular in cardiac potentials analysis and pacing, in research of new methods for drug delivery based on electropermeabilisation and recently in research of personalised intelligent mobile health and wellness systems. He is author or co-author of numerous journal and conference papers, several text books and book chapters. R. Magjarevic is the President-Elect of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE).

Apurba Dev, Department of Electrical Engineering, Uppsala University

Characterization of nanoscale extracellular vesicles: Opportunities and challenges

Apurba Dev is a researcher jointly affiliated to the Department of Electrical Engineering, Uppsala University, and the Department of Applied Physics, KTH, Sweden. Dr. Dev received his PhD in Physics from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Sciences in 2009. After graduation, he assumed postdoctoral positions first at the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Bremen, Germany and then at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Dr. Dev has a broad research experience related to the fabrication and characterization of semiconductor nanostructures. Currently, Dr. Dev is leading a research group to develop optical and electrical sensors for biomedical applications. More information can be found at: https://elektroteknik.uu.se/research/solid-state-electronics/research/ionics-and-optoelectronics.

Jan Linnros, Professor in Solid State Electronics, Dept of Applied Physics, Royal Institute of Technology – KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Silicon quantum dots - physics and emerging applications

Jan Linnros received his Ph.D. in Physics from Chalmers University of Technology (Göteborg, Sweden) in 1986. After a post-doc at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, he joined the Swedish Institute of Microelectronics in Stockholm. In 1993 he accepted a research position at Royal Institute of Technology and was appointed full professor in 2001 where he has been heading the Photonics research unit. He is an active teacher in Nanoelectronics/Nanotechnology and has supervised some 15 PhD students. He has published ~250 scientific papers and has given ~50 invited and plenary talks. He was also a cofounder of a company ‘Scint-X’ developing an imaging X-ray detector and of the company ‘Spin-Y’ developing an electron-spin filter. Current research interests include: Silicon nanostructures such as Si quantum dots, nanowires for biomolecule sensing, nanopores for studies of single-molecule translocation etc. A main scientific break-through has been PL spectroscopy of individual silicon quantum dots.

OLEG LUPAN, Head of the of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering department, Faculty of Computers, Informatics and Microelectronics, TUM, MOLDOVA, university professor, doctor

3D-Printed Sensors of Nanostructured Semiconducting Oxides

Lupan Oleg received his engineer degree in microelectronics and semiconductor devices from the Technical University of Moldova (TUM) in 1993. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Applied Physics, Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM) in 2005. He then held post-doctoral research positions at the CNRS, France and at the University of Central Florida, USA. Prof Lupan received his habilitation from the Institute of Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnologies, ASM in 2011 and then became a Professor in Solid State Electronics and Nanoelectronics at the Technical University of Moldova (TUM). His post-habilitation activities were performed at the University of Central Florida, USA, the University of Paris-IRCP-ENSCP-CNRS, Paris, France, and the Institute for Materials Science, Kiel University, Germany. He is a Professor and research scientist in solid state electronics and nanoelectronics at TUM. He started a new research group “Nanotechnology and nanosensors” at TUM in 2015. Starting from 2018, he serves as the Director of the Nanotechnology and nanosensors Center, Technical University of Moldova. He received an AvH Humboldt Fellow for experienced researchers at University of Kiel CAU, Germany, period 2013-2015. He has more than 185 ISI publications and 12 technological patents, including in the USA. His current research interests include sensors, nanosensors, optoelectronic devices, LEDs, nanotechnologies and nanodevices. E-mail: oleg.lupan@mib.utm.md ollu@tf.uni-kiel.de

Victor TIMOSHENKO, Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Semiconductor and Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

Prof. Victor Timoshenko graduated from the Physics Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1986. He received his Ph.D. degree in Semiconductor Physics in 1991 and degree of the Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences in 2002 from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Now he is a Professor at the Faculty of Physics of Lomonosov Moscow State University and a Head of the Nanotheranostics Lab at the Institute of Engineering Physics for Biomedicine, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI. Prof. Timoshenko’s research expertise is related to solid state nanoparticles for applications in biophotonics and biomedicine. He published more than 400 scientific articles and 10 review papers. H-index: 37 (WoS), 38 (Scopus), 46 (Google Scholar).

Dr. Bettina Wiegmann, Deputy head of the Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering

Towards the development of a biohybrid lung

Dr. Bettina Wiegmann started her medical education in 2008 as resident in the Department for Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery at the Hannover Medical School. Since 2017 she is consultant for cardiac surgery, since 2018 emergency physician. With respect to her scientific career, she started in 2008 as research fellow at the Leibniz Research Laboratory for Biotechnology and Artificial Organs. Since 2017 Dr. Wiegmann is working group leader of the research groups “biohybrid lung” and “ex-vivo organ perfusion” at the Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development. Since 2019 she is deputy head of the Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Develpoment (NIFE), Area “Tissue Engineering”. Selected additional professional activities include the positions as Principal Investigator in the German Centre for Lung Research, the member of the Editorial Board of the ASAIO Journal, Section Editor “Biohybrid”, also Member of the scientific advisory board of the Integrated Research and Treatment Centre Transplantation at the Hannover Medical School, the member of the Scientific advisory board and the Management Board of the Transplantation-Center at the Hannover Medical School. Furthermore, she is Representative of the German Centre of Lung Research in the steering group of the German Centers for Health Research and member of the „European Commission Experts Panels on Medical Devices”. Besides reviewer function in several journals, she is also project leader in different funded projects, inter alia in the Priority program 2014, „Towards an implantable lung“, funded by the German Research foundation.

Annela Seddon, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TD, UK

Understanding the structure of gels using x-ray scattering methods

Many commonly used pharmaceutical and healthcare products are based on hydrogels, where an extremely small amount of a 3D fibre network supports a large volume of solvent leading to solid- like properties. Designing new hydrogel materials for specific applications such as tissue engineering is challenging; there is no definitive way of telling what systems will successfully form a gel, and many of the traditional methods for analysing nanoscale structure such as TEM and AFM mean that the native gel structure cannot be properly elucidated in 3D. We have developed a number of tools using x-ray and neutron scattering to fully characterise novel hydrogel materials made from small molecules based on peptides, and in this talk will demonstrate how scattering techniques can be used to better understand how gels are formed, the structural transitions which occur during gelation, and ultimately lead to the design of better biologically relevant gels for applications such as tissue engineering.

Victor Sontea, Head of the National Center of Biomedical Engineering, President of Moldovan Society of Biomedical Engineering, University professor, Technical University, PHD, MOLDOVA

The Role of Medical Technology Management as a Basic Component in Ensuring the Safety, Efficiency and Quality of Medical Services

Graduated: high school in Balti (1968), Polytechnic Institute of Chisinau, Faculty of Electrophysics, specialty "Semiconductor Devices" (1973), PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Chisinau (1982). 1973 - 1995 - Chisinau Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Electrophysics, Department of Microelectronics and Semiconductor Devices: lower scientific researcher, senior scientific researcher, associate professor, university professor. 1997 - 2020 - Technical University of Moldova, Director of the Francophone Informatics Department, Head of the Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering Department. Mentions: Eminent of public education (1994), Diploma of the Government of the Republic of Moldova (2004), Diploma of Merit of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2006), Silver Medal of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2011), Medal of Labor Glory (2014), gold, silver, bronze medals at international invention fairs. Publications: about 300 articles, theses at conferences, 8 certificates of inventions, 8 manuals and edited collections. He is the founder of university education and doctoral studies and scientific research in the field of BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING IN THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA