BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nanotechnology World Association
Marine Le Bouar
Marine spent 20 years in International Sales & Business Development before founding NWA. Over the past few years, she has built a solid network of professionals in the industry, and is now bringing them together in this resourceful association. She is regularly called upon by governmental agencies or large investment funds across the world to provide them with her unique take on the pulse of this industry, and to provide her vision of the next few years as the nanotechnology future unfolds.
NUS, Centre for Advanced 2D Materials
Director, Centre for Advanced 2D Materials
Prof. Antonio H. Castro Neto
Prof. Castro Neto is a world expert in graphene and 2D materials. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received several international awards: Kramers Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Lee Hsun Award, Distinguished Visiting Chair Professor, Graphene Innovation Award, Gordon Godfrey Professor, Miller Professor, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, University of California Regents Fellow, 11 th Ross J. Martin Award
Giles lived and worked in UK, France, Belgium, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong and Dubai. He has 23 years experience in the Financial Services Industry working for Baring's, ING Barings and Macquarie in London, Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong. Giles last position at Macquarie was Head of Broking for Asia and The Middle East. Giles is a Master of Finance (Strathclyde University), Certified Cyber Security Risk Consultant (IBITG, London), holds a diploma in Marketing and a degree in Hotel and Catering Management (Surrey University).
Zurich Instruments AG
Nanotechnology Applications and Product Manager
Jelena Trbovic PhD
Jelena Trbovic is an Application Scientist at Zurich Instruments, where she manages nanotechnology and magnetism applications and the MFLI Lock-in Amplifier. She received her PhD from Florida State University for research on semiconductor spintronics. As a postdoc at the University of Basel, she studied quantum transport in carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, graphene, and superconducting wires. Jelena enjoys interacting with researchers, discussing the fundamentals of lock-in detection and the importance of good measurement practice.
Digital currency & Blockchain entrepreneur
Joni is a strategic advisor & technology entrepreneur who has an infinite thirst for information. Joni is a self-proclaimed ‘digital explorer’ since he discovered the Internet in 1995. This exploration has included entrepreneurship, university lectures, public speaking, technology ventures, authoring a book, consultancy, a radio show, marketing for MNCs and architecting corporations (corporate culture, business strategy, trading agreements, talent strategy etc.) and much more. Originally from Espoo (Finland), Joni moved to the Netherlands in 2014 and created AdCoin, an ad technology that powers micro-transactions with engagement.
FinTech Entrepreneur & Blockchain Architect
Fabien Bouhier is Digital Architect by day working on algorithms and technology, and a Quantum Physics enthusiast by night. After 10 years across Asia within the media industry, Fabien left his job at Google to become an social entrepreneur focused on building digital ecosystem. After receiving a Certificate of Completion in Quantum Mechanics and Computation from BerkeleyX,, Fabien won the “Try Zero G” contest. His experiment titled “Growing Bubble in a Glass of Water” has been performed in the International Space Station by JAXA’s astronaut, Koichi Wakata, in zero gravity conditions and was presented at TEDxKL in 2014.
Senior Executive in Data Management and Analytics
JS Cardinal started his career in Marketing Research & Business Intelligence, during which he specialized in data mining, customer behaviour analytics and predictive modeling. He obtained several government grants over the years for his work in developing new analysis techniques, and was a guest speaker at various industry conferences and tradeshows. He has joined Axiata Digital in 2015 as Director of Data Management, to set up Big Data and Analytics capabilities which empower Axiata's ADA, Asia's largest integrated digital marketing agency.
Advisor and Strategic Counselor of the Nanotechnology World Association since 2012
Senior Executive in Strategy, Marketing, Brand & Communication
Frederic Le Bouar
Frederic specializes in the conception and implementation of integrated marketing strategies, brand awareness programs and global multichannel marketing campaigns that are based on market data, customer insights, competitive environment, and technology innovations. He worked as a leading member of companies such as Harris, CGI and IBM. He developed and taught four lectures (“Global Market Dynamics”, “International Market Environment”, “International Management” and “International Finance”) for 15 years at HEC Montreal.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE)
Head of Advanced Optical Technologies Department
Dr. Arseniy Kuznetsov
One of the world’s leading pioneers in nanophotonics, Dr Arseniy Kuznetsov is a recipient of the IET’s Harvey Engineering Research Prize. He holds two PhD degrees in processes engineering (France) and laser physics (Russia) currently heading a research department and managing two large-scale interdisciplinary programs. Arseniy's specialties includes Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, Nanoparticles, Light Scattering, Laser, Metamaterials, Optics, Nanostructures, Femtosecond Lasers and Photonics.
Keibock is a highly accomplished business executive with over 25 years of industry experience starting from software R&D, applications engineering, direct and channel sales, industrial and consumer marketing, general management, and founding of companies. He has served in a wide spectrum of industries including pc board and semiconductor test equipments, CAD/CAM peripherals, personal computers, Internet and web services. He was awarded Fairchild Key Technologist while at Fairchild, he has received UK Design Award for the product he had conceived while at Oce (now Canon), and he was the consumer business unit manager for Apple in Japan.
Royal Society Research Fellow, Director of the Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre
Robert J. Young, Ph.D.
Rob is an experimental physicist with a passion for developing practical applications of quantum technologies. The last decade saw the beginning of another new generation of technology, one that is underpinned by the quantum nature of the devices. This technology will have a huge impact on our lives in many ways; the first being to enable truly secure communications. Rob’s contribution in this exciting new field was seeded by a Master’s degree in physics from Oxford University (2002), before moving to Cambridge to complete a PhD in experimental quantum information processing.
Partner at Pinsent Masons
Nicholas Hanna "Nick"
Nick Hanna is Partner at Pinsent Masons MPillay. Recognized as one of Singapore’s Top 100 lawyers on Asia Business Law Journal’s The A-List, Nick has a particular focus on equity capital markets, private equity, joint ventures, Fintech, initial coin offerings, mergers and acquisitions.
Mike is a curisosity driven marketer who is always interested in learning the latest trends in innovative and creative marketing engagements. For over 15 years, Mike has worked with companies big and small on improving their brand equity and marketing initiatives. Most recently, Mike acted as Director of Marketing at Schuberth North America, a technical protection brand based in Germany.
Sapienza Università di Roma
Associate Professor of General Pathology, MD-PhD, Sapienza University School of Medicine, Rome
Roberto Gradini, Ph.D.
Dr. Gradini, an academic from Rome, has spent more than a decade as an associate professor in general pathology and experimental medicine at Sapienza University. He specializes in signal transduction, and has a colourful research history, having conducted studied at 12 different universities throughout Europe and America. His publications have been cited more than 2,000 times, and he continues to make notable headway in this field.
Brasileiro Argentino de Nanotecnologia
Diretor do Centro
Leandro A Berti, PhD
General Manager of Converging & Enabling Technologies (CGTC), of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications of Brazil (MCTIC), responsible for the national public policy, strategy, initiatives for Nanotechnology, Photonics, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing. Previously, API.nano General Manager - the first and only Brazilian National Cluster to Promote Nanotechnology in the Industry (http://www.apinano.org.br/), at CERTI Foundation.
Rich is an executive with more than 25 years’ experience with a record of success in cross-functional team management, strategic business development, sales and marketing management, operations management and product management. He has international channel experience in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life science distribution; flexible electronics; semiconductors; and commercial/industrial products. Rich holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a BA from St. Louis University.
National Graphene Association
Founder and President
Ed Meek Ph.D.
Dr. Ed Meek is an entrepreneur, businessman and educator. He held a top administrative and faculty position at The University of Mississippi for 36 years, retiring to found and serve as CEO of multiple companies. His publishing company launched and managed 14 magazines and established the largest food and beverage trade event held in North America. Ed is also the founder of one of the largest furniture trade show exhibition centers in the U.S.
Biothane is one of the world's leading companies in the field of biological treatment of wastewater. The company offers a range of anaerobic and aerobic treatment technologies to industrial clients. Thierry has more than 20 years of experience in design, build and operation for anaerobic technologies and industrial wastewater treatments.
Advanced Technology Generator
Dr. Zvi Yaniv
Dr. Yaniv, as the former President of Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. and the Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, (1996-2014), has been instrumental in guiding the company to become a pioneer in nanotechnology in a variety of fields, such as electron field emission from carbon films/carbon nanotubes for display applications, nanocomposites, inks and pastes for the printed electronics industry, thermal management materials, sensors, and large outdoor electronic displays.
Materials Research Forum
Thomas Wohlbier (*1974) was still a student at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) when he began to work, on a part time basis, for a strongly materials-oriented Swiss Publishing House. Eight years later, in 2003, he became vice president of the company. At that time