Plenary Speakers

The Laureate of the 2020 MRS-Serbia
Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering
Prof. Robert Sinclair foto 0000000220160408154622
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, will present his invited plenary lecture
In situ High Resolution Electron Microscopy of Material Reactions, at the Atomic Level
during the Opening Ceremony starting at 9.00 h on Monday, August 30, 2021.

The Laureate of the 2021 MRS-Serbia
Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering

Yury Gogotsi 
Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
during the Opening Ceremony starting on Monday, August 30, 2021.
MXenes -  Two-Dimensional Materials for Future Technologies

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2019 for the development of lithium-ion batteries

Michael Stanley Whittingham   

Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA 
Virtual lecture*

Nobel Laureate in Physics 2010 for his work on graphene

Sir Andre K. Geim foto 0000000220160408154622

The University of Manchester, UK
Two-dimensional empty space and its unique properties


  1. Anne M. Andrews 
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  2. Ivan Bozovic (Božović
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY and Yale University, Connecticut, USA
    Advances in molecular beam epitaxy of superconducting materials

  3. Frank Caruso 
    The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Engineering advanced materials through polyphenol-mediated assembly - Virtual lecture*

  4. Hamish L. Fraser foto 0000000220160408154622
    Center for Accelerated Maturation of Materials, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Exploiting structural and compositional instabilities in titanium alloys to optimize properties of components fabricated by additive manufacuring

  5. Aharon Gedanken 
    Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

  6. Horst Hahn 
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    High Entropy Oxides: Opportunities and Challenges - Virtual lecture*

  7. Dietmar Hutmacher 
    Queensland University Of Technology (QUT), Australia

  8. Lei Jiang 
    Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences,  Beijing, P.R.China
    Bioinspired Super-wettability System and Beyond Quantum-confined Superfluid: Energy Conversion, Chemical Reaction and Biological Information Transfer - Virtual lecture*

  9. Arben Merkoçi 
    The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia ( ICN2), Barcelona, Spain
    Nanobiosensors for diagnostics applications

  10. Milan Mrksich google scholar icon
    McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Il, USA

  11. Tijana Rajh google scholar icon
    Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

  12. Seeram Ramakrishna google scholar icon
    Centre for Nanofibers & Nanotechnology, National University of Singapore
    Intelligent Biomaterials - Virtual lecture*

  13. Peter Franc Rogl foto 0000000220160408154622
    Institute of Materials Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria
    Constitution and Structural Chemistry of T-Mn Systems (T = Sc to Ta) - Virtual lecture*

  14. Mamoru Senna foto 0000000220160408154622
    Department of Applied Chemistry, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan
    Stabilization of metastable states for sustainable functionalization - From molecular dispersion to spintronics - Virtual lecture*

  15. Ruslan Z. Valiev 
    Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Bulk nanostructured metallic materials with multifunctional properties: innovative applications and challenges in commercialization

  16. Gordana Vunjak Novaković 
    Columbia University, New York, USA
    Engineering human tissues for medical impactVirtual lecture*

  17. Paul S. Weiss 
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  18. Michael Zaworotko 
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
    The “Chemistree“ of Porous Solids

  19. Dongyuan Zhao 
    Fudan University, P. R. China

*Virtual lecture

  • The pre-recorded Video Presentations, sent by the plenary speakers that are not able to make a live presentation. 
  • Virtual lecture is visibile to all participants during the Virtual plenary sessions at the conference.
  • Throughout the 5 days of the conference (August 30 - September 3), recordings of the all Virtual lectures will be post on the our website that participants can view them at a later date .
  • Recordings are automatically deleted 20 days after the conference ends.
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