Plenary Speakers

The Laureate of the 2022 MRS-Serbia
Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering

Richard W. Siegel foto 0000000220160408154622 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, United States

Plenary lecture during the Opening Ceremony starting at 9.00 on Monday, August 29, 2022.



Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2016 for the design and synthesis of molecular machines
Sir Fraser Stoddart foto 0000000220160408154622
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA


Nobel Laureate in Physics 2010 for his work on graphene

Sir Andre K. Geim foto 0000000220160408154622
The University of Manchester, UK
Two-dimensional emptiness and its unique properties


  1. Pulickel Ajayan 
    RICE University, Houston, TX, USA
    Materials Science with 2D Atomic Layers

  2. Anne M. Andrews 
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  3. Ivan Bozovic (Božović
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY and Yale University, Connecticut, USA
    Electron liquid crystals: a Materials science minefield

  4. Yi Cui 
    Stanford University, USA

  5. Hamish L. Fraser foto 0000000220160408154622
    Center for Accelerated Maturation of Materials, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Optimizing powder metallurgy: Solving problems with Additive Manufacturing of Ti alloys and Hot Isostatic Pressing of Ni-base superalloys


  6. László Forró foto 0000000220160408154622
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

  7. Horst Hahn 
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    Cluster-assembled materials 


  8. Hideo Hosono 
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

  9. Yury Gogotsi 
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
    Two-dimensional carbides and nitrides pave the road to future technologies


  10. Michael Graetzel 
    Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

  11. Nicholas A. Kotov 
    University of Michigan, USA

  12. Xiaoqing Pan google scholar icon 
    Irvine Materials Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    Probing Structure and Dynamic Behaviors of Topological Polar Solitons by Electron Microscopy


  13. Seeram Ramakrishna google scholar icon
    Centre for Nanofibers & Nanotechnology, National University of Singapore

  14. Andrey Rogach google scholar icon
    City University of Hong Kong

  15. John A. Rogers 
    Northwestern University, USA
    Advanced Materials for Health Monitoring and Haptic Interactions

  16. Robert Sinclair foto 0000000220160408154622
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Correlative imaging of mineral deposits in brain tissue of Alzheimer's Disease patients: application to the valence state of iron deposits by STEM-EELS

  17. Samuel I. Stupp foto 0000000220160408154622
    Simpson Querrey Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    Bio-Inspired Bioactive, Robotic, and Photosynthetic Hydrogels

  18. Vladimir Torchilin google scholar icon
    Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology & Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

  19. Paul S. Weiss google scholar icon
    ‪University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  20. Zhong Lin Wang 
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA
    The fundamental science and technology applications of triboelectric nanogenerators

  21. Younan Xia 
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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