The webinar features panelists who are industry and academic leaders in materials and energy research. Prof. Sir Kostya Novoselov, recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics, Member of the VinFuture Prize Council, will chair the October webinar’s discussion. He is best known for producing graphene at The University of Manchester in 2004 and is an expert in condensed matter physics, mesoscopic physics, and nanotechnology. Every year since 2014, Professor Novoselov has been included in the list of the most highly cited researchers in the world. The Queen of England also knighted Professor Novoselov in 2012 during the New Year Honors ceremony. The Nicholas Kurti Award (2007), the Basic Science Award and International Applications (2008), the MIT Technology Review young innovator (2008), and the Europhysics Prize (2008) are among the numerous honors he has received.
Prof. Antonio H. Castro Neto is a Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Material Science Engineering and Physics and Director of the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials at National University of Singapore. In 2003, Prof. Neto was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), and in 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Prof. Neto is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Science of Singapore and of the Brazilian Academy of Science.
Prof. Neto will speak about the future of battery technology, one of today’s hottest topics. With valuable information and important knowledge promised to be shared during the webinar, this is an excellent opportunity for interested audiences to gain a better understanding of the progress and development of battery technology, especially in solid-state batteries, laying the foundation for a sustainable energy future.
Dr. Hieu Nguyen, Top 10 Outstanding Young Faces of Vietnam in 2021, will be the special guest at the webinar. Dr. Nguyen completed his PhD in solar photovoltaics at the Australian National University (ANU) in 2016. He subsequently worked as a visiting scientist at the United States’ National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 2017. Currently, he holds the position of Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the ANU, as well as serving as Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices.
Dr. Nguyen has received several awards for his teaching and supervision, including the ANU Dean’s Award for Excellence in Supervision, ANU Supervisor of the Month, and Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Nguyen was awarded The 2021 Vietnam Golden Globe Awards in Science and Technology for Young Scientists, and was selected as one of The Ten Outstanding Young Faces of Vietnam 2021.
Speakers and guests discussed the feasibility of developing smart materials for energy storage in order to achieve a more sustainable future. Furthermore, the distinguished speaker, Professor Neto, provided a fresh viewpoint on the future of energy, notably solid-state batteries. Professor Neto also contributes his viewpoints through electrochemistry research and advances in solid state physics.
The webinar drew nearly 200 attendees who were experts in materials and energy from over 20 nations, including South Korea, Singapore, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and others.