Workshop & Young Scientists Forum

Young Scientist Forum

In ICOOPMA14 we will host a special, Young Scientist Forum (YSF) session, which will comprise of oral presentations from young scientists across the conference themes.  We invite younger groups of scientists (PhD students, Early Career Researchers/Academics and Industrialists) to contribute papers in the YSF.  This new initiative within the ICOOPMA conference aims to encourage and support ‘rising stars’ and trend-setters who will impact future ICOOPMA conferences.  The YSF will be aligned with a pre-conference workshop which participants will be encouraged to attend, the details for which will be specified when the conference registration opens.  We encourage you to contribute to the Young Scientists Forum by ticking the YSF box when submitting your abstract so that it may be considered for this special session.  For selected best student abstracts, the first-author student will be offered free bed and breakfast accommodation for the duration of the conference.


Sunday 27 July 2014, 13:00 – 17:30

Introduction to Advanced Photonic Materials

• Graphene – University of Exeter Graphene Centre
• Organic Optoelectronic Complexes – Advanced Technology Institute – University of Surrey
• Amorphous Semiconductors – University of Cambridge
• Metamaterials – Centre for Nanostructured Photonic Metamaterials – University of Southampton


Introduction to Organic Optoelectronic Complexes
Dr Richard Curry, Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey

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Dr Richard Curry

      Dr Richard Curry is a Reader in the Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey.  His research interests are generally based  around the study and development of organic and hybrid organic-inorganic nanocrystal and chalcogenide material systems for applications in optical and electronic devices. In particular his research has included the development and study of organometallic and organolanthanide complexes for applications in near-infrared (NIR) optical devices, and hybrid organic-quantum dots systems for use in NIR emitting, photodetector and photovoltaic devices.  He obtained a BSc in Theoretical Physics at Queen Mary University of London where he went on to complete a PhD in the Luminescence characterisation of AlQ and ErQ in 1999.
Introduction to Metamaterials
Dr Vassili Fedotov, Centre for Nanostructured Photonic Metamaterials, University of Southampton

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Dr Vassili Fedotov

  Dr Vassili Fedotov Dr Vassili Fedotov is currently a Principle Research Fellow in the Optoelectronics Research Centre and a holder of a 5-year Career Acceleration Fellowship of the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). He also sits on the management board of the University’s interdisciplinary EPSRC Programme on Nanostructured Photonic Metamaterials. Vassili graduated the Lomonosov’s Moscow State University (Russia) in 1999 with MSc degree in physics, and received PhD degree in 2003 from University of Southampton’s School of Physics and Astronomy. His research interests include exotic electromagnetic properties of metamaterials, optical manifestation of fundamental symmetry breaking (3D- and 2D-chirality), nanoscale light localization and plasmons, light-matter interaction at nanoscale, and toroidal electrodynamics. Dr. Fedotov sits on the steering committee of Metamaterials Congress; he is a member of the European Physical Society, European Virtual Institute of Metamaterial Research and Nanophotonics Europe Association.
Introduction to Graphene
Dr Monica Craciun, University of Exeter Graphene Centre

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Dr Monica Craciun

  Dr Monica Craciun is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Graphene Science in the University of Exeter. Her expertise lies in the studies of graphene and various organic materials and she has a strong track record of interdisciplinary collaboration with a fundamental research output in the fields of materials science, physics and chemistry. Her current research interests are focused on the electronic properties of graphene and functionalised graphene materials. She held a prestigious Fellowship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science at the University of Tokyo, which enable her to work on electrical transport in graphene. She obtained her PhD in Physics from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in 2006.
Introduction of Amorphous Semiconductors
Dr Jiri Orava, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge and the Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan

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Dr Jiri Orava

  Dr Jiri OravaDr Jiri Orava is a Research Associate in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge and the Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan. His research interests include the synthesis and physical-chemical properties of chalcogenide glasses, photonic structures and the optical and electrical data recording in amorphous semiconducting chalcogenides. He obtained his PhD in 2009 from the University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic.