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.
National University of Singapore
Director, Centre for Advanced 2D Materials
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.
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 NWA 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.
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.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Purdue School of Engineering & Technology
Babak Anasori, Ph.D.
Dr. Anasori's current research focuses on the synthesis and characterizations of novel MXenes and their metal and ceramic composites. He is one of the top five trending authors in the field of Materials Science and Nanotechnology in the world (Microsoft Academic) and among the Global Highly Cited Researchers 2019, 2020, and 2021 recognized by the Web of Science.
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.