Project Management Board membership
Themis Prodromakis

Themis is Professor of Nanotechnology and an EPSRC Fellow affliated with the Zepler Institute and the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre at University of Southampton. His background is in Electron Devices and micro/nano-electronics processing techniques, with his research spanning across beyond-CMOS electronics, point-of-care diagnostics and synthetic biology. 

He previously held a Corrigan Fellowship in Nanoscale Technology and Science, funded by the Corrigan Foundation and LSI Inc., within the Centre for Bio-inspired Technology at Imperial College and a Lindemann Trust Visiting Fellowship in EECS UC Berkeley. Themis is a Honorary Research Fellow within Imperial College London. He is also a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Member of the INE and the IET, and also serves as member of the BioCAS, Nanoelectronics  and Gigascale Systems and the Sensory Systems Technical Committees of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society, and is a member of the ITRS Emerging Research Devices Working Group. He is an Associate Editor for Nature's Scientific Reports, IEEE Sensors and the Frontiers in Neuromorphic Engineering. 

Rainer Waser

Professor Rainer Waser is an outstanding researcher in both the natural sciences and engineering. His research is unusually broad, ranging from pure solid-state chemistry and defect chemistry to electronic properties and modelling, the technology of new materials and the physical properties of construction components. 

His early investigations into the electrical degradation of oxides were pioneering, and still serve as a foundation for the development of ferroelectric materials (an increasingly important field), as do his investigations into ferroelectric thin films. One extremely important area of his research is the use of resistive switches as memories in information technology. Initial efforts were made in this field by other researchers from the 1960s onwards, but failed to achieve scientific breakthroughs or technological prospects. It was Waser who, in 2006, discovered the basic mechanism controlling the switching characteristic. This opened up new possibilities in the miniaturisation of memory components and offers enormous potential for energy-saving, as resistive memories use three times less energy than their conventional counterparts.

Jamie Phillips

Dr Jamie Phillips is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. His expertise is in the growth, characterization, and device applications of compound semiconductor and oxide-based materials for optoelectronics and electronics where he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. 

His current research activities are in the areas of infrared detectors and sub-wavelength optics for imaging, and next-generation photovoltaics for solar energy conversion and energy harvesting in low-power wireless sensors. Prof. Phillips is a member of ASEE, AVS, MRS, and a senior member of IEEE.

He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Electronic Materials, the Program Chair of the Electronic Materials Conference, and has served on numerous conference committees including as Program Chair of the 2014 International Workshop on ZnO and Related Materials. He received an NSF CAREER award, DARPA MTO Young Faculty Award, IEEE Paul Rappaport Award, EECS Outstanding Achievement Award, and University Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Norani Mohamed

Norani Muti is a professor at the Department of Fundamental & Applied Sciences at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). Currently she is holding the position as a Director for UTP Centre of Innovative Nanostructures & Nanodevices (COINN). She obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD in Physics from University of Essex, UK.

She specializes in the area of thin film technology, Semiconductor technology and Nanotechnology. 

She began her career as a lecturer at the School of Physics, University Science Malaysia (USM) and later moved to the School of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering at the engineering branch campus in Ipoh.  During her tenure, she was appointed the Deputy Dean where she managed the welfare of engineering distance learning program with major achievement for the largest intake and successful graduation of all students, and then as the program chairman for postgraduate studies where she had developed MSc by taught course in Engineering Materials.  The last appointment in USM was the program chairman for Advanced Materials where she initiated new research area and also developed strong university-industry links resulting in industry postgraduate sponsorship and placements for industrial internship program for engineering students. She was appointed as associate professor by USM in 2000. Later in May 2001, she joined Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and appointed as associate professor at the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department.  In 2002, she established Nanotechnology research group to develop the capability to produce and characterize nanostructured materials namely carbon nanotubes and titania nanotubes for various applications in functional devices and alternative smart materials.  In 2009, she moved to Fundamental & Applied Sciences Department and a year later, appointed as professor in the area of nanotechnology. She had conducted and completed >18 research projects in areas ranging from thin film technology, semiconductor processing to nanomaterials and nanodevices. Currently, the nanotechnology group boasts a strong team of 25 faculty members of interdisplinary background with a number of ongoing projects in nanotechnology area for application as gas sensor, hydrogen sensor, pressure sensor, solar cell, electrochromic device to smart materials such as nanolubricant, photocatalyst. She had successfully completed the biggest funded project (RM15 Million) from petroleum research funding (PRF) for dye solar cell, with the capability to produce dye solar modules using in-house photoelectrode nanostructured material that show better performance in real solar conditions

She established “Centre of Innovative Nanostructures and Nanodevices (COINN)” at UTP with the objective of establishing a library of nanomaterials and synthesis techniques for accelerated production of innovative and beneficial commercialized products. In 2011, COINN had been recognized as NanoMalaysia Centre of Excellence based on its continuous effort on R&D on nanotechnology, focusing on alternative and renewable energy. Research works undertaken are very much focused on cutting edge research areas ranging from novel materials with innovative nanostructures to novel nanodevices.  She has maintained a strong research relationship to technological applications that resulted in patents for new nanotechnology based invention which can be commercialized.  Some of her achievements in research have been awarded medals at various local and international exhibitions.  She has published extensively and participated in international and national conferences.

She is also actively involved in International Organization of Standardization in Nanotechnologies (ISO/TC229) as the technical expert and as the chairman of working group 2 (measurement and characterization) in Malaysia. Currently, she is heading two national research funding namely TechnoFund (RM2.0 Million) to develop power generating windows based on dye solar cells and LRGS-NanoMITe (RM1.6 Million) for the development of flexible dye solar cells for printed electronics.  She is also the fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM).

Jan Przydatek

Dr Jan Przydatek is currently a Program Manager at Lloyd’s Register Foundation whose portfolio includes the Foundation’s grants to the Structural Integrity Research Foundation and ICON.

Jan has worked in Lloyd’s Register Group since 1998 with roles in operations, research, Rules and Standards development, management and technical governance, currently holds the title of Technology Leader – Materials, Welding and Non-Destructive Testing. Jan has been a member of TWI’s Research Board for a number of years and is currently Chair of their Metals and Weldability Research Committee

Angela Westley

Angela Westley is the ICoN Project Manager, based at the University of Southampton.  

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