Tim Cheng

Tim Cheng received his Ph.D. in EECS from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been serving as Dean of Engineering and Chair Professor of ECE and CSE at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) since May 2016. Before joining HKUST, he worked at Bell Laboratories from 1988 to 1993 and joined the faculty at Univ. of California, Santa Barbara in 1993 where he served as the founding director of UCSB’s Computer Engineering Program, Chair of the ECE Department and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research. His current research interests include design and design automation for flexible hybrid circuits, photonics IC, and system chips, as well as computer vision and medical image analysis. He has published more than 500 technical papers, co-authored five books, held 12 US patents, supervised more than 60 PhD dissertations, and transferred several of his inventions into successful commercial products.

Cheng, an IEEE fellow, received 10+ Best Paper Awards from various IEEE and ACM conferences and journals. He has also received 2020 Pan Wen Yuan Outstanding Research Award, Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, UCSB College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, and Fellow of School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Design and Test of Computers and was a board member of IEEE Council of Electronic Design Automation’s Board of Governors and IEEE Computer Society’s Publication Board.


Yong-Young Noh

Prof. Yong-Young Noh has been working in the field of materials and device for the development of
organic electronics and printed electronics for last 20 years after his undergraduate studies. He
developed a high-resolution patterning process with inkjet printing called “Self-Aligned Printing” and
reported the result from Nature Nanotechnology, 2(12) 784 (2007) and transfer the technology to the
company (Plastic Logics co. ltd.). He has published more than 300 papers in various international
journals including Nature, Nature Nanotech., Nature Mater., Adv. Mater., IEEE EDL and JACS. In
addition, he holds more than 50 domestic and oversea patents. With these efforts, he has been
honored with various awards including IEEE George E. Smith Award (2014), Korea President Award
(2014) and Universal Display Corporation (UDC) Pioneer Award for Organic Electronics (2020) from
various organizations.


Pooi See LEE

Prof. Lee received her Ph.D. degree from National University of Singapore in 2002. She joined Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd (now Globalfoundries) in research and technology development department from 2002-2003. She is a recipient of the 2001 Norman Hackerman Young Author award presented by the Electrochemical Society, USA. In January 2004, she joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor. She was promoted to tenured Associate Professor in 2009. In Sept 2015, she was promoted to Full Professor.

Pooi See has authored and co-authored many publications in the field of nanomaterials for energy and electronics applications. She holds more than 30 patents filed/provisional applications at present. She served as the Sub-Dean/Asst. Chair (undergraduate) in MSE from July 2004-2008, Associate Chair (Research) in June 2012-2014, and Associate Chair (Faculty) in March 2014. She was awarded the National Day Awards, Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2014. Pooi See is a recipient of the prestigious NRF Investigatorship, Class 2015. From 2016 to 2019, she served as the Associate Dean in College of Engineering. She is appointed as the Dean of Graduate College in 2020.

Pooi See is a member of Materials Research Society and she serves as the editorial board member of Advanced Energy Materials, Account of Materials Research, Advanced Intelligent Systems, Batteries & Supercaps, NPG Asia Materials, PLOS One, Scientific Reports and Frontier. She is the Senior Editor of ACS Energy Letters and Associate Editor of STAM. She is interested in synthesizing innovative nanomaterials, and harnessing its multi-functionality through understanding the structural-property characteristics. She has developed high energy capacitors, energy saving electrochromic coatings, novel transparent conductors, flexible and stretchable devices. She is keen in advancing the frontier of green nanotechnology and to translate research outcomes into real solutions. She is elected as the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow in 2020, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.


Iain McCulloch

Iain McCulloch is a Professor of Polymer Chemistry, in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, UK. He also holds a joint position as Professor of Polymer Materials within the Program of Chemical Sciences at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, and serves as Director of the KAUST Solar Center . He is also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London.  He obtained his BSc and PhD in Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde.


Aaron Franklin

Dr. Aaron Franklin received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2008 and then spent six years on the research staff at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. In 2014, he joined the faculty at Duke University where his group has three primary research thrusts: 1) nanomaterials in high-performance nanoelectronic devices, 2) nanomaterial inks for low-cost printed electronics, and 3) harnessing nanomaterial sensitivity in biomedical sensing systems. He is most widely known for his work on low-dimensional nanoelectronics with specific emphasis on carbon nanotube (CNT) transistors, including device scaling, transport studies, and advanced integration approaches. Sponsored research in the Franklin lab includes projects involving high-performance transistors, printed electronics, thin-film transistors, and biomedical assays. In addition to leading a successful scientific research group, Dr. Franklin has been actively involved in the translation of inventions out of the lab, holding more than 50 issued patents and being engaged in two start-up companies.


Sungjune Jung

Dr. Sungjune Jung is an associate professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering and at Department of Convergence IT Engineering in Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). He received his PhD degree in Manufacturing Engineering from University of Cambridge in 2007 and subsequently joined the Cavendish Laboratory of University of Cambridge.  Before his PhD, he worked for Samsung Electronics, Digital Printing Division for 3 years. He has been leading the bio-printing and printed electronics laboratory since he joined POSTECH in 2013. His research focuses on 3D bioprinting and biofabrication as well as flexible printed electronics and circuits.


Gael Depres

Dr. Gael Depres received his MS Degree in Pulp and Paper in 1996 from PAGORA and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from INPG in France. He entered the group Arjowiggins in 1999 as a research Engineer and worked mainly on new products developments in the area of specialty papers, Fine Papers and Innovation. He is now Central R&D manager for Arjowiggins, working especially on printing electronics and connected papers.

Gael Depres wrote several articles and participate in many conferences in the area of intelligent paper and holds more than 18 patents in the field of specialty papers, especially on printing electronics on paper.


Robert Reuss

Dr. Robert Reuss has consulted for technical organizations since 2006. As a DARPA Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office from 2001 to 2006, he was responsible for several research thrusts into fabrication of flexible, large area electronics including high mobility TFTs for digital and RF applications and organic photovoltaics, as well as conventional microelectronics efforts that included exploiting mainstream semiconductor processes for high performance analog, mixed signal RF and MMW applications, reconfigurable, multi-core processor design, asynchronous logic design methodology, and sub-threshold, ultra-low power operation. Since September 2006, he has been an independent consultant. Prior to joining DARPA, Dr. Reuss spent twenty years in various technology and research management positions with Motorola. Earlier, he worked for the U.S. government as a research and development manager for seven years and was a Research Faculty member at the University of Colorado for three years. Dr. Reuss received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Drexel University in 1971. He has published over 50 papers and has been awarded 13 U.S. patents. His technology interests lie in the area of application of materials and electrochemistry technologies for advanced microelectronic applications and microsystems integration as well as large area electronics.

Most recently he was the recipient of the 2018 FLEXI Awards Innovation and Leadership in Flexible Hybrid Electronics Technology Champion –for his extraordinary dedication to growing the flexible electronics industry, early recognition of the impact of large area electronics and strong contributions to helping build the FLEX Conference.


Prof. Thomas D. Anthopoulos

Thomas D. Anthopoulos is a Professor of Material Science & Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. He joined KAUST in 2017 from Imperial College London (UK) where he held various faculty positions since 2006. His research interests are in the fundamental studies and chemistry of functional materials and their applications in emerging areas of science and technology. In particular, he studies the chemical, optical, electronic and structural properties of new materials grown via innovative paradigms with atomic precision. This involves materials synthesis, characterization via advanced analytical techniques and development of nanostructured devices for energy generation, energy harvesting, biosensors and information & communication technologies of the future.

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