Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 21st International Conference on Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology Zürich, Switzerland (Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport).

Day 2 :

Keynote Forum

Rodrigo Martins

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

Keynote: Driving flexible electronics by hybrid materials
Conference Series Advanced Materials-2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Rodrigo Martins  photo

Rodrigo Martins is a full time Professor and Head of Materials Science Department, Faculty of Science and Technology at New University of Lisbon. He is the Director of The Centre of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Processes of Institute of New Technologies; President of the European Academy of Science; Head of the Group of Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies of the Research Materials Center of the Institute for Nanostructures, Nano-modeling and Nanofabrication, CENIMAT/I3N; Chair of the European Committee Affairs of European Materials Research Society and the Global Leadership and Service Award Committee of the International Union of Materials Research Societies; Member of the Journal Management Committee for the Journal NPJ 2D Materials and Applications. His area of expertise is related to functional materials for electronics and energy applications. He pioneers worldwide work in the field of Transparent Electronics and is one of the Inventors of Paper Electronics.


Printable electronics and flexible electronics are the key areas of development world-wide once offer the potential to add functionality to everyday objects at very low costs that would be difficult with conventional technologies. This was pushed by the large success of organic electronics over the past few decades due to their attractive features such as low process temperatures, good mechanical flexibility, light weight and the possibility to use a wide range of substrates and being recyclable. Besides that we can prepare these devices using inexpensive solution processes over large areas. These benefits offered by printable and embedded electronics have been recognized in many sectors. Nevertheless the bottle neck here is the low electronic performances so far achieved. On the other hand, metal oxide electronic materials are quite attractive since they are reliable, able to be process at low temperature and present excellent electronic performance at 1-2D scales, providing so a large variety of different and possible applications, going from low costs to high complex systems able to compete with silicon in applications like transparent electronics, optoelectronics, magneto electronics, photonics, spintronics, thermo-electrics, piezoelectrics, power harvesting, hydrogen storage and environmental waste management. In terms of production techniques, RF magnetron sputtering has been well established and has demonstrated high performance devices, as ALD. However, these require complex equipment’s, especially if we are targeting low cost applications. In contrast, the solution process has many advantages such as large-area deposition, roll-to-roll capability and easy control of composition, atmospheric processing and low cost. In parallel, we have been observing a rapid and growing interest concerning the utilization of biological materials for a wide range of applications. One of the most representative example is cellulose, not only in the form of raw material mainly for pulp and paper production, but also in the development of advanced materials/products with tailor-made properties, especially the ones based on nanostructures, for low cost and disposable applications. In this presentation, we will review the main applications of vegetal and bacterial cellulose in electronics, either as substrate (passive) or as a real electronic material (active), taking into account the expertise as well as the major developments already done at CENIMAT|i3N in the area of paper electronics.

Conference Series Advanced Materials-2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Jhinhwan Lee photo

Jhinhwan Lee has completed his Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University (1995). After obtaining his PhD degree from the same institution, he joined Professor J C Davis’ Laboratory at Cornell University as a Postdoctoral Associate and was appointed Research Associate in 2007. He went to Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology as Assistant Professor and began his life-long investigations on magnetism and unconventional superconductivity. He has received Korea Physical Society Bombee Physics award in 2004 and the Albert Nelson Marquis lifetime achievement award in 2018. His works includes bandgap engineering of nanotube published in nature; scanning probe microscope for advanced material research is published as a cover paper in Review of Scientific Instruments (2017) and switching iron-based superconductivity using spin current published in Physical Review Letters with Viewpoint (2017).


We have explored a new mechanism for switching magnetism and superconductivity in a magnetically frustrated iron-based superconductor using spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy (SPSTM). Our SPSTM study on single crystal Sr2VO3FeAs is made up of alternating self-assembled FeAs monolayer and Sr2VO3 bilayers shows that a spin-polarized tunneling current can switch the FeAs-layer magnetism into a non-trivial C4 (2×2) order, which cannot be achieved by thermal excitation with unpolarized current. Our tunneling spectroscopy study shows that the induced C4 (2×2) order has characteristics of plaquette antiferromagnetic order in the Fe layer and strongly suppresses superconductivity. Also, thermal agitation beyond the bulk Fe spin ordering temperature erases the C4 state. These results suggest a new possibility of switching local superconductivity by changing the symmetry of magnetic order with spin-polarized and unpolarized tunneling currents in iron-based superconductors. We have also performed high-resolution quasiparticle interference (QPI) measurements, self-consistent BCS-theory-based QPI simulations and a detailed e-ph coupling analysis to provide direct atomic-scale proofs of enhancement of iron-based superconductivity due to the BCS mechanism based on forward-scattering interfacial phonons.