Invited Speakers

Prof. Austen Angell
School of Molecular Sciences, Arizona State University, USA
A new anion for ionic liquids and a new alkali cation conductor for lithium batteries

Prof. Alexei Sokolov
Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, USA
Mechanisms of Ionic Conductivity in Polymer Electrolytes

Prof. Jean Le Bideau
University of Nantes, France
UV-cured ionogels’ host networks: effects of mesh size and ethylene oxide content.

Prof. Claudio Margulis
Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, USA

Prof. Kyoko Fujita
Department of Pathophysiology and School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University, Japan
Hydrated Ionic Liquid for the Re-naturation of Aggregated Proteins

Prof. Mario Romero-Ortega
Department of Bioengineering, UTDALLAS USA
Bioelectronic Applications of Graphene Fiber electrodes

Prof. Richard Kaner
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Conducting Polyaniline and Oligoanilines: Morphologies and Emergent Applications

Prof. Robert Cowan
The University of Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Buzz Palmer
MedTech Innovator, Melbourne Australia
Entrepreneurship – the Great Australian Hippopotamus

Prof. Dermot Diamond
National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Ireland
Materials Based Sensing and Control

Prof. Ray Baughman
The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Energy Harvesting, Energy Storing, and Actuating Yarns and Textiles

Prof Mauricio Isaacs Casanova
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Copper (i) oxide and copper nanostructures modified electrodes for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide

Prof. Sampath Srinivasan
Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, India

Prof. Melanie Britton
School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, UK
In Operando Visualization of Battery Chemistry by Magnetic Resonance Imaging…
…Turning the heroic into routine.

Prof Zaiping Guo
Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, Australia
Advanced Electrode Materials for Metal-ion Batteries

Prof. Mia Woodruff
Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Prof Min Gu
Research and Innovation, RMIT University, Melbourne Australia
Laser patterning in nanomaterials for nanophotonics

Prof. Lianzhou Wang
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Australia
Designing Semiconductor Photoelectrodes for Integrated Photo-electrochemical Water Splitting

Prof. Christian Masquelier
Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France

Prof. Aninda Jiban Bhattacharyya
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
Influence of Confinement on Molecular Properties and Function

A/Prof Leigh Johnston
Biomedical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Efficient magnetic resonance imaging of sodium in the brain

Prof. Dan Li
Chemical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
When graphene meets electrolytes—From colloidal processing, energy storage to nanoionics

A/Prof. Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou
Materials Research Laboratory in Nanaoscale, University of New South Wales, Australia
Designing better hydrogen storage materials

A/Prof. Drew Evans
Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, SA
Anion interactions with vapour deposited PEDOT

Dr. Cara Doherty
CSIRO, Melbourne Australia
Porous Materials for Energy Applications and Sensing Devices

Dr. Nerea Casado Perez
POLYMAT, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Poly(3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene)Materials For Electrochemical Energy Storage

Dr. Nikhil Medhekar
Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Australia
In Silico Materials Design for Next Generation Batteries

Dr. Tamar Greaves
School of Science Cluster, Department of Physics, RMIT University, Australia
High throughput and machine learning approaches in the characterisation of neat ionic liquids and their mixtures

Dr. John Chiefari
CSIRO, Australia
The use of controlled free radical polymerisation to prepare novel polymerised ionic liquid block copolymers as solid polymer electrolytes

Prof. Hwan Kyu Kim
Department of Advanced Materials Chemistry, Korea University
Carbon-based Nanomaterials for Superior Performance Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Dr. Kyle Wedgwood
Centre of Biomedical Modelling and Analysis, University of Exeter, UK
Blueprints for islets: using mathematics to design islets

Dr. Anthony Burrell
Electrochemical Energy Storage, Oklahoma State University
Silicon Anodes: Where to Next?

Dr. Adrian Panow
Director of Energy Deakin University, Australia
The Deakin Waurn Ponds Microgrid

Dr. Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo
Deakin University Australia
Carbon-based materials for air cathodes in Na-O2 batteries

Dr. Ben Sherlock
University of Exeter, UK
Translating microscopy from bench-to-bedside: developing multiphoton microscopes for in vivo assessment.

Dr. Fangfang Chen
Deakin University Australia