Prof. Mady Elbahri, Aalto University, Finland.

Prof. Mady Elbahri is a professor and group leader (Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering) at Aalto University, Finland. His research interests are in the fields of nano-synthesis, nanopatterning, nanocomposites, and bio-nano applications along with the development of several devices using chemical and physical methods.

Conference’s Scientific Organizer

Prof. Stefan Schwarzer, LMU Munich, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schwarzer is a professor for chemistry education at LMU Munich. His research interests are the Development of theoretical problems and practical tasks in the area of natural sciences, Communication of an authentic image of (nano)research in school and out-of-school settings through different media, and Educational impact of out-of-school learning opportunities, e.g. student labs.

Talk’s Title: “Bridging gaps: From science (nano)research to learning perspectives.”

Dr. Ali K. Yetisen, Imperial College London, UK.

Dr. Ali K. Yetisen is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London and researches nanoart, bio-art, medical tattoos, biophotonics, and personalized medicine. He was previously the Tosteson postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the Technical University of Munich. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Cambridge.

Talk’s Title: “Art on the Nanoscale and Beyond.”

Prof. Maarit Salolainen, Aalto University, Finland.

Prof. Maarit Salolainen is Adjunct Professor for Textile Design at Aalto University. She is an experienced international textile design professional with passion for bringing textile knowledge to multidisciplinary platforms. Salolainen has been developing higher education studies in the field of textile and surface design, focusing on renewing textile studio pedagogy and linking textiles studies to fashion education. She has been developing experimental pedagogy for multidisciplinary courses exposing engineering students to design processes.

Prof. Franz Faupel, University of Kiel, Germany.

Prof. Franz Faupel is a professor for Multicomponent Materials at Kiel University, Germany since 1994. His research interests are in the fields of Functional nanocomposites, Metal-polymer interfaces, Metallic glasses, Plasma nanoscience, and Magnetoelectric sensors .

Talk’s Title: “Elementary introduction into nanoparticles and nanocomposites.”

Prof. Paolo Milani, University of Milano, Italy.

Prof. Paolo Milani is a Full Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Milano. He founded in 1992 the Molecular Beams and Nanocrystalline Materials Laboratory at the University of Milano. His research focuses on cluster-assembled nanostructured materials for neuromorphic systems, stretchable electronics, biomedicine, soft robotics.

Talk’s Title: “Gold nanoparticles: from the Lycurgus cup to neuromorphic systems.”

Prof. Antti Karttunen, Aalto University, Finland.

Prof. Antti Karttunen is an assistant professor of inorganic materials chemistry at Aalto University, Finland. His Inorganic Materials Modelling research group uses quantum chemical methods to investigate functional inorganic materials such as thermoelectric metal oxides, novel main group materials, and organometallic luminophores. His group is also actively developing new digital learning environments for chemical education.

Talk’s Title: “Virtual and augmented reality learning environments in the laboratory scale and at the atomic level.”

Prof. Dr. Timm Wilke, TU Braunschweig, Germany.

Prof. Timm Wilke, born in 1988, works as an assistant professor for chemistry education at the University of Brunswick and as a visiting professor in Graz/Austria. His research is located in the intersection between chemistry and chemistry didactics where he mainly focuses on the reconstruction of current research fields for K-12 chemistry education. Two current fields of his interest are nanotechnology and green chemistry. The second focus of his research is the digitization of STEM education.

Talk’s Title: “Small particles, big impact: Synthesis of nanocomposites with tailor-made properties through nano-additives.”

Dr. Janne Halme, Aalto University, Finland.

Dr. Janne Halme is a university lecturer with a title of Docent on new energy technologies and solar energy at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University, Finland. His multidisciplinary research interests are in between physics, engineering, biology, design, and architecture. Additionally his current research is on coloured photovoltaics for aesthetic building- and product-integration.

Talk’s Title: “Weaving solar cell physics with art, design and architecture”

Dr. Shahin Homaeigohar, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg , Germany.

Dr. Shahin Homaeigohar is a research scientist at Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He is a Marie Curie Fellow, mainly working on nanofibrous biomaterials for wound dressing and tissue engineering. Before his joining to Institute of Biomaterials, he researched nanostructured membranes for water treatment and nanocomposite biomaterials for tissue engineering at Helmholtz Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG), Germany, Aalto University, Finland, and National Taiwan University, Taiwan, respectively.

Talk’s Title: “Synthesis of Nanofibers in Different Architectures, Configurations and Compositions via Electrospinning”

Luka Piškorec , Aalto University, Finland.

Luka Piškorec is a lecturer in Design of Structures group at the Department of Architecture, Aalto University. He holds a master’s degree in architecture from ETH Zürich and is currently a PhD candidate at Aalto University. His research focuses on computational design methods and digital fabrication applied to architectural scale. His current PhD topic is related to application of machine learning techniques for form finding in the field of generative design. Together with Zürich based TEN Association he is involved in design practice and development of cultural projects.

Talk’s Title: “Computational design and digital fabrication – new creation paradigms for architects and designers”