Keynote Speakers

The keynote speakers information of ICMDM 2016 is as below:


Dr. Seok-Keun Koh

GL Materials Inc., Korea

Biography: Dr. S. K. Koh received his Ph.D. at Department of Mechanics & materials Science, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, U.S.A, in 1989, and served as Research Associate at High Pressure Materials Research Lab. At Rutgers Univ. in 1989. He worked at Ion Beam Engineering Laboratory, Kyoto Univ, Japan as a foreign Professor and Head of Lab. in 1991, and served at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) as a Principal Researcher and adjunct Professor of Yonsei Univ. and Korea Univ. in Korea until 2000. He has been worked on surface modification and thin film growth by ion beam from his Ph.D. thesis” Enhancing adhesion between Cu thin films and Polyimide by 100keV Ar+ ion irradiation” for 30 years. He has many awards” One in hundred outstanding men in Korea” in 1995, “An Award of New Scientist in Korea” in 2000, “A Best scientist in KIST”, in 2000, etc. His surface modification technology was nominated to “Best Seven technologies in Asia, Asiaweek, in 2001 and his inventions relating to surface modification technologies were broadcasted many times from Discovery News and ABC News in the U.S.A., NHK in Japan, and all Newspapers & Broadcast in Korea. He licensed and commercialized the technologies that were invented by him and his colleagues in surface modification by ion beam to more than 15 companies such as LG electronics, Samsung Electro - Mechanics, Plaworks, etc., and he managed companies” P&I Corp.” funded by KIST as a CEO from 2002- 2007 and “GL Materials Inc.” mainly focused on nano particles formation technology, namely “Nanoparticles on Powder: NPP” as a CEO from 2009- to now. The applications by the NPP technologies has been transferred to various Korean, Chinese and Japanese companies. He has 159 articles and 69 patents.  

Title of Speech: Stable and cost effective noble metal colloids (Ag, Au, Pt, Pd, alloys, etc.) formation by nontoxic ecofriendly PVD process 

Abstract: Stable, cost effective, high purity noble metal (Ag, Au, Pt, Pd, alloys, etc.) colloid in liquid or solid was fabricated by nontoxic ecofriendly PVD process. The metal colloid were formed on the various solid powder such as functional fine ceramics: Al2O3, TiO2, SiO2, etc., soluble powder in polar or non-polar solvents; glucose, vitamin C, Vitamin B3, NaCl, NaHCO3, etc. and thermoplastics: PC, PE, PP, PTFE, etc. Vaporized metal from bulk raw metal were nucleated on the powder substrate in which the powder in vessel were stirred in a physical vapor deposition system, and the nano sized metal nuclei were fabricated and accumulated on the powder without coarsened and grown to thin films. The fabricated solid state metal colloids were very stable, and easily disperse in polar solvent( water, ethanol ,etc.) to form a liquid colloids and stable colloids in polymer by hot melting process without using any special dispersive agents. Functional colloids (Ag: antibacterial preservative, Au: anti-aging additives and thermotherapy effect, and Pt: antioxidant) were singly or simultaneously added into various cosmetics, and characteristic colors of cosmetic compounds were not changed at high concentrations of 100’s ppm, at high temperature and with long term periods. The colloids were analyzed by TEM, SEM, ICP-AES and UV-Vis spectroscopy, etc. More than 95% of the particles have sized 3-10 nm for Au, 2-3 nm for Pt, 3-5nm for Pd, and 5-15 nm for Ag. Colors of Ag colloid on various powders are changed from yellow to dark yellow with concentration, but colors of Au colloid are varied from violet to red due to surface plasmon resonance of nano size particles with interaction of powder substrate. The characteristic colors of the solid state colloid on the powders were not changed at all at various reservation environments. The SPR peak of Au on the glucose were changed near 550 nm and the peak of Ag 400 nm, respectively, by analyzing UV-Vis spectra. Because of stability, low cost, fine dispersion, high purity, simple process, etc., the process was expanded to synthesize various mineral colloids such as Zn, Fe, Cu, etc. and mixtures with the noble metal colloids have been applied to minerals for livestock and horticulture crop in agriculture products and adopted to produce various bio products of silkworms in entomology. Productivities, taste, residual amount of nanoparticles in the final products, and future directions were discussed in terms of toxicology, efficiency of minerals, comparison with conventional chemicals, etc. 




Prof. Hiroaki USUI

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, JAPAN

Biography: Professor Hiroaki Usui graduated and finished PhD course of Electrical Engineering at Kyoto University in 1985. He worked as a research associate in Kyoto University from 1985 to 1991 and was involved in the research of material processing by ion beams, especially by using cluster ion beam. Since 1991, he worked as an associate professor and then as a full professor (since 2007) in the Department of Organic and Polymer Materials Chemistry in the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. His research area includes vapor deposition of organic thin films and deposition of metallic films by a unique electroplating technique. He has been steering the committees related to organic electronics in The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, and The Japan Society of Applied Physics. He also chairs The University-Industry Cooperative Research Committee for the Applications of Charged Particles in The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 

Title of Speech: Formation and Interface Control of Polymer Films by Physical Vapor Deposition 

Abstract: Organic materials are drawing attentions to hold the key for developing electronic devices in the next generation. Above all, polymers have advantages in thermal and mechanical stability as well as in flexibility. Thin films of polymers have been conventionally prepared by wet-processes using solutions of polymer materials. However, the wet processes frequently encounter problems in controlling multilayer structures of sub-micron-thick films. In this presentation, we propose several processes to form polymeric thin films by vapor deposition techniques. Normal polymers cannot be vaporized by thermal evaporation. Our strategy is based on synthesizing polymer thin films on the substrate by vapor-depositing small molecules.
On the other hand, it is also important to control the interface at organic/inorganic junctions due to incommensurate nature of these materials. We propose to alleviate the problems of organic/inorganic junctions by tethering the interface via covalent chemical bonds. This was achieved by use of self-assembled monolayers combined with the vapor-deposition polymerization technique. It is also possible to improve the interface with the aid of ion irradiation effect in the film deposition process. The covalent tethering is effective in improving charge injection at the organic/inorganic junction as well as in improving the adhesion strength and morphology of the organic layer. The ion irradiation can also be utilized to form functionally-graded polymer thin films.  


Plenary Speakers 


Prof. Taha Mohamed Taha Mattar

Acting President

Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, CMRDI Cairo, Egypt

Biography: Prof. Taha Mattar, who is the winner of State Prize in Egypt 2002 in Advanced Technological Sciences, is working as a Professor at the Central Metallurgical R&D Institute and President of Metals Technology Division at CMRDI. Mattar worked as Advisor of International Cooperation in Misr El-Kheir Foundation since July 2012 till June 2013. Since 2010, Prof. Mattar was nominated as member of the scientific committee of the Calabrian Institute of international politics (ISCAPI), Italy and was selected by ISCAPI board as the scientific coordinator of the first version of the Med Pol Summer School, to be held in San Lucido, Calabria, Italy in the period 10-23 September 2012. Prof. Mattar is also the Academic Affairs and International Cooperation Advisor in the knowledge Innovation Academy (KIAc), Alexandria Egypt since February 2012. From Feb. 2009 till July 2012, Prof. Mattar was nominated as the Egyptian Cultural and Scientific Attaché in the Egyptian Embassy in Italy. He occupied in the same period the position of the director of Egyptian educational mission in Italy. He founded, organized and supervised more than 150 cultural, scientific and social initiatives among them was the Egyptian Italian Year of Science and technology 2009, The annual EG-It Scientific Forum and the unique initiative of funding 340 scholarships for Egyptian students to study technical education in Calabria, Italy for a course of study lasts for 5 years with fund of about 10 million euros. Prof. Mattar has been awarded the Egypt State Prize in Advanced Technological Science in 2002 for his highly ranked Research work, R&D projects and peer journal published articles in the field of materials Science. Prof. Mattar is the PI, coordinator and team leader in previous Tempus projects as well as many ASTF, NSF, AICED, BMBF, ASRT and other national projects. The number of projects exceeds 52. He has longstanding experience in managing Tempus, regional, bilateral, industrial and national projects as well as the distinguished experience in materials evaluation, manufacturing and characterization and sustainable development. He focused in his research and project activities on linking research and academic activities with the industrial applications and society. Through his R&D work he within his research group invented new materials for special application with certain features and properties. Prof. Mattar has a large experience in establishment of international cooperation in the R&D as well as research- education- innovation linkage through more than 44 national, industrial and international projects and 70 publications. He was a member in the coordination team in the Egyptian German Year of Science and Technology and currently in the supervisory team of the Italian Egyptian Year of Science as the Egyptian representative in Italy. He had many awards from different countries beside Egypt as NSF- USA, BMBF- Germany, DAAD- Germany, ASTF and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Italy. He has more than 80 published articles in international journals and conferences.  

Title of Speech: Nanotechnology and Nanoinocculant in Steel Metallurgy 

Abstract: The scientific, technological and industrial revolution leads to a strong need for a parallel advanced processes and materials that can satisfy the fast development overall the world. Among the different areas of development come the engineering science and technologies as a tool for manufacturing, processing and a source for producing new and advanced innovated materials. In the recent years much advancements in the field of materials science and technology have been recognized and supported the development plans in most of the sectors and thematic areas, where there is no area without need of specific and special materials .Among these materials that are of great importance for the human been life and a main parameter in the human civilization comes metallic materials in general and steel alloys in particular. From the above mentioned we can conclude that the development strategy and plan depend to large extent on the materials properties and qualifications. Severe working conditions, complicated needs and properties, which are required from the specific materials, forced the researchers and scientists to modify currently used alloys and to invent new alloys and manufacturing techniques to obtain the required materials properties. Overall the world, in Bulgaria and particularly in Egypt the metal and steel industries are growing fast to meetthe technological requirements. Most of the industrial and scientific firms and institutions work hard to produce new innovative and advanced steel materials using multiple alloying techniques. These techniques depend on the alloying of steel using specific alloying elements as chromium, nickel, molybdenum, tungsten etc. to obtain specific properties to the produced alloys. These metals are very expensive and lead to increase of the price of the produced alloys in addition to the technical problem, raised from the difficulty at their further processing as forming and heat treatment. Another technical problem comes from the increased strength of the produced alloys (which is required for the applications) as increasing the strength results in a parallel decrease in the ductility and toughness of the alloys. These problems lead to lowering the quality and productivity of the industrial firms which will be reflected on the future of this industry in Egypt and Bulgaria. Many small and medium foundries face many of these problems especially at production of high alloyed expensive grades of steel (as Mn highchromium high-nickel alloyed steel).A new trend in this field is to improve the properties of steel alloys through grain refinement by receiving of new crystallization centres. This method involvesso-called in-situ formation of crystallization centres as well as introduction of crystallization centres, which are nanosized particles of refractory compounds. In-situ technique uses micro additions of specific alloying elements that have the power to produce fine nitride, carbide and carbonitride precipitates in the nano size as titanium (Ti), vanadium (V) and/ or niobium (Nb). This technique was applied in many steel plants for all production scale; the results were not as expected for steel castings which form the main production of foundries. Large amount of the added alloying elements (Ti, V and/ or Nb) is lost by oxidation or form a sold solution within the metallic matrix. Formation of non metallic inclusions forms one of the expected problems that lead to quality problem in the produced parts.