ICNST 2021 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Zikang TANG 汤子康教授
Director of Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering
University of Macau (UM), China 澳门大学

Zikang Tang, currently is Chair Professor and Director of Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, University of Macau. Before he joined to University of Macau in Jan 2016, he has been working for Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as professor in the Department of Physics. Prof. Tang is a pioneer in research on wide bandgap semiconductor photo-electronic physics and devices. With outstanding achievements in the field of zinc oxide ultraviolet lasing materials and devices, he won a State Natural Science Award (2nd class) in 2003. In 2000, he developed a unique technique to produce the world’s smallest single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), with diameter of only 0.4 nm, which has been hailed as a revolutionary epoch-making material. Later, he observed novel one-dimensional superconductivity in these ultra-small SWNTs, causing a stir in the global scientific community. He was among the first group of professors recruited under China’s “Thousand Talent Scheme” and he is recipient of "China Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award" (2020). He has published more than 300 papers in prestigious international journals, with citation frequency of over 12100 times. His pioneer research work on zinc oxide ultraviolet laser emission published on Applied Physics Letters is among the top 50 most cited papers in the past 50 years listed in the special 50th Anniversary edition of Applied Physics Letters. His research interest includes Nano structured electronic materials, Carbon nanotubes, graphene and 2D materials, ZnO crystal thin films, wide-gap semiconductors and their photo-electronic devices.

Prof. William C. Tang (FInstP, FAIMBE)
University of California, Irvine, USA

William C. Tang received his BS (1980), MS (1982), and PhD (1990) degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. His seminal thesis and invention of the electrostatic comb drive has been internationally recognized as one of the key building blocks of Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors and actuators, and is the most widely-cited work in the field for over two decades. Since his graduation, Dr. Tang contributed to the automotive industry at Ford Motor Company and space exploration at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Subsequently, he served as the DARPA Program Manager for various MEMS programs, the single largest federal funding source for MEMS at the time. In 2002, he was appointed a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. Later, he was also jointly appointed with the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering Departments. He was the first Associate Dean for Research in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering from 2008 to 2013. His research interests include micro- and nano-scale biomedical engineering, neural engineering, neuropathology and clinical applications. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Fellow and Chartered Physicist with the Institute of Physics, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

ICNST 2021 Invited Speakers


Dr. Wenan Zhong 钟文安博士
Chief Engineer, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China 西昌卫星发射中心总工程师

Dr. Wenan Zhong is the current chief engineer of Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC). He graduated from the National University of Defense Technology in 1991. He is a panelist of Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), Chang'e Project and other major special projects. Dr. Zhong is the deputy designer-in-chief of launch sites for China’s Lunar Exploration Program, Mars Exploration Program, and Manned Space Engineering Program. He was honored with one first prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, one first prize of the Ministry of Education Science and Technology Progress Award, two second prizes and three third prizes for Army Science and Technology Progress Award.

Prof. Junsong Chen 陈俊松教授
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China 电子科技大学

Professor Jun Song CHEN received his Ph.D. at Nanyang Technological University in 2012. After that, he worked at the Max Plank Institute of Colloids and Interfaces as an Alexander von Humboldt researcher from 2013 to 2014. He is now a Professor at the School of Materials and Energy, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He was one of the “Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers” and “Elsevier Chinese Highly Cited Researchers”. His research interests include the design of nanostructured materials for energy-related applications, such as supercapacitors, lithium batteries, and water splitting.

Prof. Dewei Zhao 赵德威教授
Sichuan University, China 四川大学

Dewei Zhao received his Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. From 2012–2018, he worked as a Postdoc Associate at University of Michigan and University of Florida and a Research Assistant Professor at The University of Toledo. Currently, he has been a professor in Institute of Solar Energy Materials and Devices, College of Materials Science and Engineering at Sichuan University, China. He has been awarded “Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Finance Students Abroad” (2011, China), and “Green Talents Competition 2010” (BMBF, Germany). He has contributed over 100 publications in journals of Nat. Energy (2), Science (3), Adv. Mater. (2), Adv. Energy Mater. (3), etc. He has also been serving as referee in journals of Nat. Energy, Energy & Environ. Sci., Adv. Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc., etc. His recent research interest focuses on organic/inorganic hybrid optoelectronic devices and characterizations, such as thin-film solar cells, light-emitting diodes, and photodetectors.


Assoc. Prof. Jianwen Jiang (FRSC)
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Jianwen Jiang is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS), also in NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, and a fellow in Membrane Science and Technology Consortium, Singapore. His research expertise is computational materials modeling, currently focused on metal-organic frameworks and polymer membranes for energy, environmental and pharmaceutical applications such as carbon capture, water desalination and drug delivery. The modeling research is in the multidisciplinary field of materials, chemistry, engineering and physics, in close collaboration with experimental groups. He has published over 250 technical manuscripts, as well as over 10 invited reviews and book chapters. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).