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PLENARY SPEAKERS

Prof. Elias Stathatos

Professor Elias Stathatos was born in 1968 in Patras, Greece. He obtained his first degree in Physics from the University of Patras and then, his Ph.D. from Engineering Science Dept. also at the University of Patras. Prof. Stathatos was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cincinnati, USA, at the Civil & Environmental Engineering Dept. In the period 2008-2010, he was Department Head of the Electrical Engineering Dept. in the Technological-Educational Institute of Patras. Today, he is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. at the University of Peloponnese and Head of the Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Laboratory (N&AML). He has more than 150 publications in peer review journals and six chapters in books that are recognized with more than 7100 citations (h-index=41). He is Principal/Co-Principal Investigator in 30 funded proposals, while he is a Co-Investigator in five patents related to solar energy conversion and solar cells. He has participated in more than 60 conferences, giving several plenary and invited lectures. He is a reviewer in numerous International Journals (>40) and an editorial board member of the Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, Materials Science for Semiconductor Processing, International Journal of Photoenergy and Section Editor in Chief of “Optoelectronics” of the Journal “Electronics”. His research interests are focused on third-generation solar cells and their characterization. In particular, Prof. Stathatos is interested in the conversion of solar energy to electricity using dye-sensitized, quantum dot and perovskite solar cells employing nanostructured materials. Furthermore, Prof. Stathatos is also interested in electrochromic nanocomposite materials for smart windows and solar concentrators for enhanced photovoltaic performance after spectral shift.

 

Prof. Mehmet Eyyuphan Yakıncı

Prof. M. Eyyuphan YAKINCI completed his higher education in Malatya İnönü University as a Physics Engineer in 1984. In the same year, he started his academic life by passing assistantship exam at İnönü University Physics Department. He went to the University of Warwick in England with a YÖK scholarship in 1988 for his doctoral studies and successfully completed his doctorate in 1993 and returned to İnönü University.

In 1996, he succeeded in the Associate Professorship exam and became Assoc. Dr. In 2002 he has been appointed the title of Prof. Dr. in Malatya İnönü University.  He has 108 international scientific papers and more than 950 scientific citations have been made of them. During his scientific life, he brought 5 PhD and 26 Master Students to Turkish science. He has worked as a coordinator and researcher in more than 20 national projects. He founded the Scientific and Technological Research Center and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at İnönü University and held administrative positions at various stages of the university for more than 13 years.

He came to Iskenderun Technical University in 2016 and established Biomedical Engineering here. In addition, he established the Scientific and Technological Application and Research Center with a budget from the Ministry of Development. He also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at İskenderun Technical University for 4.5 years. He is currently the head of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engimuneering, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, İskenderun Technical University.

E-mail: meyyuphan.yakinci@iste.edu.tr

 

Prof. Raşit Turan

Raşit Turan completed B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees at the Physics Department of Middle East Technical University (METU), Türkiye. He received his Ph.D degree from University of Oslo, Norway in 1990. His main research interests have been physics and technology of semiconductor materials and devices including solar cells. He has published more than 240 scientific papers.  Raşit Turan has coordinated many national and international projects. He is currently director of the Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications (ODTÜ-GUNAM).

 

 

 

 

Prof. Sezai Elagöz

Sezai Elagöz-1Professor Dr. Sezai ELAGÖZ was born in Sivas in 1963. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Department of Physics of Ankara University Faculty of Science and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the Racham Graduate School of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Michigan in 1993. In between the years 1993-2011, He served as assistant professor, associate professor and professor in Faculty of Sciences at Cumhuriyet University and then in Faculty of Engineering, Department of Nanotechnology Engineering, for which he was one of the founders, at Cumhuriyet University.

He also has served as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Technology, as the chair of the Institute of Science, the Department of Physics, the Department of Nanotechnology Engineering, as a board member of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Cumhuriyet University, member of the Board of various faculties, he also served as a member of the Board of University Senate. Besides being the founder of many postgraduate programs, he was the headof University Ethics Committee, director of 100-2000 doctoral program and has a membership of Türkiye Nanotechnology Working Group.

He is the founder of Cumhuriyet University Nanophotonic Application and Research Center (CÜNAM), Cumhuriyet University Optical Research and Application Center and Cumhuriyet University Advanced Technology Application and Research Center (CÜTAM), which is operating in the advanced technology field. He has served as a board member and head officer since the day CÜNAM was established and served as a board member of CÜTAM. He has actively taken a position in the writing, execution and finalization of the projects of the Ministry of Development for the establishment of these centers.

Professor Dr. Sezai ELAGÖZ has served as an advisor of many doctoral and master thesis programmes, published many national and international articles, he worked as a publication editor and served in several national/international projects (SSM-ASELSAN, COST, TÜBİTAK 1007, 1003, 1001, SANTEZ). He has served as a consultant in ERMAKSAN between 2013-2018, where he has been responsible of the establishment of the optoelectronic infrastructure for the production of highpower laser diodes and participated in various scientific panels

Professor Dr. Sezai ELAGÖZ had served as the Microelectronics, Guidance and Electro- Optics (MGEO) Business Sector President and the Vice President, between 13th June 2018 to 2nd November 2020. He was assigned as an advisor on 2nd November 2020. He was appointed as the Vice President of R&D Management with the Board Resolution starting from the beginning of 2021.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Ali Abdolahzadeh Ziabari

Ali Abdolahzadeh Ziabari-1Ali Abdolahzadeh Ziabari received his B.Sc. degree in nuclear physics from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran in 2002, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Solid State Physics from the University of Guilan, Iran. His expertise is in the field of condensed matter physics, solid-state device, optoelectronics, first principle study and molecular dynamics. Currently, as a visiting scholar, works in The University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Hamid Reza Mashayekhi

He received the B.Sc. degree in Applied Physics from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, in 1990 and the M.Sc. degree in “The Physics of Laser Communication Systems” in 1994, and PhD degree in “Theoretical and Experimental studies of Back-Gated Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Photodetectors” in 2000 both from the University of Essex, UK. Both his MSc and PhD studies were founded by the ministry of Culture and Higher Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He is currently a Professor of Physics at the University of Guilan, Iran. His current research interests include numerical modeling of semiconductor devices and numerical simulation of magnetic field of Helmholts coils.

 

 

 

 

Prof. Husam El-Nasser

Husam El-Nasser-1Prof. Dr. Husam El-Nasser has finished his undergraduate and Ph.D studies in Physics from Belarussian State University. He is now working in the Dept. of Physics at Al al-Bayt University in Mafraq, Jordan.  He is working on the Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometer (VASE), one of main research labs in Jordan for investigation the optical properties of thin films.  Prof. El-Nasser has contributed to some experimental important aspects particularly in this field and to the field of Materials Science in general; in terms of construction, testing, installation, analysis and preparation of results.

He is playing a major role in teaching physics courses, and in the field of his research interest in spectroscopy and thin films. He has a variety of technical skills that help him to perform accurate experimental work professionally, seriously. He always makes positive contribution, both to the scientific life of the university and to the Physics community in general.

Prof. El-Nasser had several administrative positions as Department Chairman of the Physics Department, Deputy Dean of the Academic and Scientific Research, Deputy Dean of faculty of Science, University Officer for European Project SRTD as well as committees member in the field of higher education in Jordan.

 

Prof. Izzat M. Afandiyeva

Doctor of physical science, 2019- leading researcher of the Scientific Institute for Physics Problems, professor (0,5 ) of Physical Electronics Department of Baku State University. 2012-2019- Head of scientific department of Baku State University; 1992-1998-Executive Secretary of the Head Editorial Board of the scientific Journals “Baku University news”; 1991-1992: Deputy of first Vice-President of Baku State University. Her main research interests have been physics of semiconductor materials, contact structures and nanoelectronics. She has supervised 2 Ph.D. and 3 M.Sc. and published about 120 scientific papers (h=7).

 

 

 

 

Prof. Marco Antonio Schiavon

Dr. Marco Antonio Schiavon got his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in the field of nanostructured materials at the University of Campinas - Brazil in 2002. Since 2004 he is Professor at Federal University of São João del-Rei, and since 2020 Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. He is also Researcher at National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq Brazil). He is interested in the application of carbon dots, colloidal semiconductor quantum dots and perovskite nanocrystals in energy conversion involving solar cells and photoelectrochemical systems.

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Mustafa Muradov

Keynote- Prof. Mustafa Muradov-1Mustafa Muradov gets his Master’s degree in Solid State Physics, from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (1981), and a Ph.D. in Physical Electronics, from the Institute of Photoelectronics, Baku, Azerbaijan (1996). His research topics are focused on the development technology of preparation nanostructures,  methods for the synthesis of ternary semiconductor nanomaterials, studying of influence technology conditions on the structure and physical properties of nanomaterials, improvement of the understanding of the basic physical processes in nanomaterials, growth and physical properties of functional and hybrid nanomaterials, investigating structural and physical properties, then using this knowledge to develop new materials for applications in sensors, energy storage devices, photocatalyst.  Prof. Mustafa Muradov is a Deputy Director in the Excellent Center at Baku State University, Azerbaijan.

E-mail: mbmuradov@gmail.com

 

 

Prof. Nicola Morley

Prof Nicola Morley is a Professor of Materials Physics within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her main research is on functional magnetic materials, investigating how the fabrication processes influence the structural and functional properties, then using this knowledge to develop new materials for applications. Her research highlights include the development of highly magnetostrictive Fe-based thin films for sensors and electric-field controllable ferroelectric/ferromagnetic structures, along with the exploration of functional high entropy alloy films as the next big thing in soft magnetic materials. Also she has used novel process techniques (SPS, ALM) to produce magnetocaloric materials for commercial applications and developed magnetostrictive actuators and sensors for structural health monitoring of aerospace components.

 

 

 

Prof. Nouredine Sengouga

Nouredine Sengouga was born in Seggana (Batna, Algeria) in 1962. He has obtained his bachelor in Physical Electronics from in 1985 from Batna University and obtained his PhD in Physical Electronics in 1991 from Lancaster University (UK). In 1992, he joined Biskra University as an Assistant Lecturer in the area of Semiconductor devices. He spent one year on leave at the University of Manchester (UK). In 2003, he has become a full Professor of Semiconductor devices. His main research interests are in the area of solar cells and other semiconductor devices (diodes and transistors). Professor Nouredine Sengouga has supervised tens of MSc and PhD theses and produced more than 100 publications and conference presentations. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals

 

 

 

 

Prof. Ramin Yousefi

Ph.D (Solid State Physics), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2007- 2011. Ph.D Thesis Title: Morphological, Structural and Optical Studies of Undoped and Doped ZnO Nanostructures (Supervisor: Prof. Muhamad Rasat Muhamad). M.Sc. (Atomic and Molecular Physics, (Plasma Physics)), Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran, 1995- 1997. B.Sc. (Solid State Physics), Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran, 1990- 1994. He is interested to research about Metal-Oxide and Metal-Chalcogenide nanostructures such as ZnO, Zn-Chalcogenides, Cd-Chalcogenides, PbO, Pb-Chalcogenides, Cu- Chalcogenides, and Sn-Chalcogenides as well as semiconducting/graphene and semiconducting/g-C3N4 nanocomposites for different applications such as photocatalyst, photosensors, solar-cells, and gas-sensor.

 

 

 

Prof. Serap Şentürk Dalgıç

Keynote-Serap Şentürk Dalgıç-1Professor Serap Şentürk Dalgıç is a Professor in the Atomic and Molecular Physics of the Physics Department at Trakya University in Edirne, Türkiye. She has received BS (1984), MS (1987) and PhD (1992) degrees in Physics. She was in the post-doctoral position at East Anglia University in Norwich-England. She visited ICTP-Italy many times. She was in the Physics Department of the University of Valladolid, Spain, for long and short periods to give courses and participated in projects. She became Professor in 2003 at Trakya University. She was a director/a member of various Academic and administrative units of Trakya University.

She is the author of over 48 scientific articles published in SCI journals and more than 150 conference studies at national and international conferences. Her publications received more citations (h-index 12). She was also the researcher or director of some international and national projects.

She has studied modelling and atomistic simulations on Molten Salts, Liquid Metals, Nano surfaces, Nanomaterials, Nano-Biomaterials, and Carbon-based nanomaterials. Recently, she has focused on DFT studies on molecules, atomic clusters, drug delivery systems, and molecular interactions in ionic liquids. 

She has done 20 master’s/10 doctorate studies in Physics. She won the Turkish Physical Society 2021 Honorary Award.

 

Prof. Shadia Ikhmayies

Shadia J. Ikhmayies is an associate professor in physics. Her research is focused on producing and characterizing semiconductor thin films, and thin film CdS/CdTe solar cells. Besides, she works in characterizing materials by computation. She published 59 research papers in international scientific journals, 85 research papers in conference proceedings, and 3 chapters in books. She is the founder and editor of the book series “Advances in Material Research and Technology” published by Springer, and the editor in chief/editor of several books. Shadia is a member of the minerals, metals, and materials society (TMS) where she was the chair of the characterization committee of TMS 2016, 2017, and the leading organizer of three symposiums. Shadia is also a member of the World Renewable Energy Network/Congress (WREN/WREC), the international organizing committee and the international scientific committee in the European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES). She is a guest editor and a member of the editorial board of several journals including JOM and the Journal of Electronic Materials. Shadia is a reviewer in 24 international journals and conferences. She got several international awards from which are the TMS Frank Crossley Diversity Award 2018, and World Renewable Energy Congress 2018 Pioneering Award.

 

Prof. Süleyman Özçelik

Süleyman Özçelik is a Professor in Photonics Department at Gazi University in Ankara, Türkiye. He is also the founding Director of Gazi Photonics Application & Research Center (fotonik.gazi.edu.tr) and the founding Head of Department of Photonics (ubf-fotonik.gazi.edu.tr). He received B.Sc degree in physics from Karadeniz Technical University and PhD degrees in physics from Gazi University. As the Director of Gazi Photonics Research Center, Prof Özçelik with a team of around 65 national and international researchers leads prestigious national and international R&D collaborations with academic and industry partners. His research expertise includes the development of photonic crystals, epitaxial growth, bulk single-crystal growth, growth of 2D nanomaterials, modeling, designing and fabrication of opto-electronic devices. Prof Özçelik’s team has established Türkiye’s first epitaxial growth (MBE) and bulk Germanium and Sapphire crystal growth systems, as well as pioneering the production of space-qualified solar cells. He has led more than 45 projects in the fields of advanced materials, semiconductor and optics-photonics technologies funded by national and international agencies. He has authored or co-authored over 600 scientific contributions including over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of several education boards and civil society organizations, supporting and promoting R&D, researcher training, research and industry collaborations, and academia-public engagement. He has also given keynote/invited talks in national and international conferences. In 2019, he has received an Honor Award from the Turkish Physical Society for his distinct contributions to the discipline of physics.

 

Prof. Wazirzada Aslam Farooq

Wazirzada Aslam Farooq-1

Dr. W. Aslam Farooq did his Ph.D from Imerial College London in 1992 in the field of Magneto Optical Spectroscopy using tunable dye laser and VUV laser beam. Presently he is working as Director for Research American Association for Advances in Functional Materials (AAAFM). Dr Farooq has published more than 200 papers in ISI journals.

He has completed several projects regarding Quantum Dot Solar Cell, Laser Spectroscopy, Synthesis and Characterization of nano-materials, application of lasers in early diagnosis of cancer and Red Palm Weevil. Dr Farooq has vast experience in laser applications and nano technology. He is co-founder of Pakistan Institute of Laser and Optics, Islamabad Pakistan. Currently he is working in laser applications, synthesis and characterization of nano-structured materials and polymer nano composites. He is collaborating with the following universities

1. Firat University Elazig TÜRKİYE

2. Mississippi State University USA

3. G C University Lahore Pakistan

4. Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Science , University of Electronics Science and Technology, China, 610054

Chengdu, Sichuan, China

5. GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

6. Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, SE-60174 Norrköping, Sweden

7. King Khalid Unversity Abba Saudi Arabia

 

Prof. Yousef Sobouti

Yousef Sobouti was born in 1932 in Zanjan. He received his primary and secondary education in his hometown, and studied physics in the University of Tehran. Upon obtaining his B.Sc. degree, he became a high school physics teacher in Tabriz. In 1958, he went to the University of Toronto for an M.Sc. degree, and later in 1960 to the University of Chicago for a Ph.D. degree in astronomy and astrophysics under the supervision of renowned physicists, including Subramanian Chandrasekar and Joseph Chamberlain. In 1963, He took up a lecturer position in Newcastle University in England.

In 1964, he returned to Iran and was appointed as an associate professor in Shiraz University. His employment in Shiraz coincided with some major developments in higher education in Iran, and Sobouti had a significant contribution to the formation of modern university system in Shiraz. He was instrumental in the establishment of M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Shiraz University. In 1972, he laid the foundations for the creation of the Biruni Observatory in Shiraz. The observatory was launched in 1977 and to date is the only functional center of its kind in the whole of the country. Sobouti’s commitment to education and research in basic sciences led him in 1991 to establish the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences in Zanjan (IASBS). Today, IASBS is one of Iran’s leading institutions in higher education and academic research, with more than 1000 graduates at M.Sc. and Ph.D. level.

In the past 15 years, Sobouti has involved himself in the topic of climate change and global warming. He engages in public education and teaches university courses on climate change and has written manuscripts and books on the topic.

Professor Sobouti has published more than 100 research articles in peer-reviewed international journals, and has authored and translated six books. He has supervised more than 50 graduate students. He is a fellow of the Iranian Academy of Sciences, as well as The World Academies of Sciences (TWAS), and is a member of numerous Iranian and international scientific societies. He previously served as the president of the Physical Society and of the astronomical Society of Iran. He has received numerous scientific awards, among them a book-of-the-year award, research awards from the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology of Iran, the special medal lecture in physics of TWAS, and the award of the Regional TWAS for institution building.

E-mail: sobouti@iasbs.ac.ir
Web: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4356-1460  https://iasbs.ac.ir/~sobouti/

 

Assoc. Prof. Yashar Azizian-Kalandaragh