Invited Speakers

Prof. Kenji OGINO
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Dr. Kenji Ogino is a full professor of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. His research has concentrated on synthesis of semiconducting polymers and applications to photorefractive, electroluminescent, and photovoltaic devices. Especially he is interested in block copolymers, which can form microphase separated nanostructures in thin films.
Dr. Ogino received his B.S. degree from Department of Reaction Chemistry, the University of Tokyo in 1986. His Ph.D. degree was given from the University of Tokyo in 1995. He started his carrier at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology as a research associate in 1986, and was appointed to current position in 2005. In 1997, he spent one year at C. K. Ober research group in Cornell University as a visiting scientist. He is also a vice-president of the Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan.


Assoc. Prof. Pan Jisheng
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Dr. Jisheng Pan received his B. Sc in Physics from Zhejiang University in 1985 and his M. Sc in Nuclear Physics in 1988 from Shanghai Institute of applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he worked for 6 years in nuclear technology. He graduated in 1998 with his PhD in surface science from National University of Singapore. Currently, he is a senior scientist and photoemission spectroscopy (PES) group leader in Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), Singapore. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, National University of Singapore. His areas of research interest are photoemission technique development, 2D materials for nanodevice application, surface nanostructure formation, characterization and application on catalysis, growth and characterization of thin films for microelectronic device fabrication, Ion beam pattern of semiconductor surfaces. Dr. Pan has authored or co-authored more than 250 refereed journal articles, one patent, two know-hows and given more than 80 presentations at international conferences. He has also provided surface analysis and consulting service to many local and international companies in Singapore. In the past 10 years his research team has studied many material system interfaces such as metal/semiconductor, semiconductor/semiconductor, high-k insulator/semiconductor using PES technique. In addition, His team developed various models for different interfaces to eliminate possible photoemission charge effect in affecting the data analysis to obtain accurate band alignment information. The knowledge in this area can significantly contribute to the understanding of the mechanisms governing the properties of semiconductor interface. Dr. Pan has received many awards including achievement award from A*Star Aerospace Programme, 2015; Assessor Award (Silver) from Singapore Accreditation Council, 2015; “Best of session” paper accreditation at Semicon West Exhibition (San Jose, USA) in 2002; the Natural Science Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1991. He is a technical assessor of Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC); a technical committee member of ISO/TC 201 surface chemical analysis, Singapore; an associate editor of Surface and Interface Analysis; an editorial board member of Journal of Spectroscopy. He is also a member of many professional societies such as AVS (USA), MRS (Singapore), IPS (Singapore) and NSC (China).