TechConnect World 2019
 

2019 Key Speakers Include:

Christina Agapakis

Christina Agapakis

Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks

Deji Akinwande

Deji Akinwande

Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Mansoor M. Amiji

Mansoor M. Amiji

Professor School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University

Samiul Amin

Samiul Amin

Associate Professor, Manhattan College

Alidad Amirfazli

Alidad Amirfazli

Professor, York University, Canada

Thomas Anchordoquy

Thomas Anchordoquy

Professor Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado

Ayse Asatekin

Ayse Asatekin

John A. and Dorothy M. Adams Faculty Development Professor, Tufts University

Debra Auguste

Debra Auguste

Professor, Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University

Wolfgang S. Bacsa

Wolfgang S. Bacsa

Professor, University of Toulouse, France

Scott Barton

Scott Barton

Xenocs, France

Svetlana V. Boriskina

Svetlana V. Boriskina

Research Scientist, MIT

Lynn A. Brickett

Lynn A. Brickett

Technology manager for Carbon Capture and Use R&D, US Department of Energy

Keith Brown

Keith Brown

Assistant Professor, Boston University

Yiwen Bu

Yiwen Bu

Director of Concrete Engineering, Twining, Inc.

Elizabeth Burton

Elizabeth Burton

Program Director, Carbon Sequestration, California Institute for Energy and Environment, UC Berkeley

Christopher Cali

Christopher Cali

CEO, Vital View Technologies

Gulden Camci-Unal

Gulden Camci-Unal

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Matteo Cargnello

Matteo Cargnello

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

Fiona Case

Fiona Case

Program Chair, TechConnect

Vijaya Chalivendra

Vijaya Chalivendra

Professor, UMass Dartmouth

Esther Chang

Esther Chang

Professor, Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center

Chi Chen

Chi Chen

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, San Diego

Wei-Ting Chen

Wei-Ting Chen

Research Associate in Applied Physics, Harvard

Zhaofeng Chen

Zhaofeng Chen

Head of the Department of Materials and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Vincent Chevrier

Vincent Chevrier

Research Specialist, 3M

Yet-Ming Chiang

Yet-Ming Chiang

Professor, MIT, Founder, Form Energy

Matt Clancy

Matt Clancy

Engineering and Manufacturing Director, Ultratech

Heather A. Clark

Heather A. Clark

Professor, Northeastern University

Jeannine M. Coburn

Jeannine M. Coburn

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Denis Cormier

Denis Cormier

Professor, Director of the Functional Printing Center, Rochester Institute of Technology

Ronald A. Coutu

Ronald A. Coutu

Professor and V. Clayton Lafferty Endowed Chair, Marquette University

Jason Cox

Jason Cox

Director; Fiber Device Technology & Integration, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)

Graham Cross

Graham Cross

Professor of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Sefa Dag

Sefa Dag

Principle Research Engineer, Globalfoundries

Valerio De Angelis

Valerio De Angelis

Vice President, Urban Electric Power

Walter de Heer

Walter de Heer

Regents' Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Philip Demokritou

Philip Demokritou

Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology, Harvard School of Public Health

Mircea Dinca

Mircea Dinca

Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dennis Discher

Dennis Discher

Robert D. Bent chaired Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn

Mechanical Engineer, CDC/NIOSH

Wei Fan

Wei Fan

Associate Professor, UMass Amherst

Hicham Fenniri

Hicham Fenniri

Professor, Northeastern University

Kin Chung Fong

Kin Chung Fong

Scientist, Raytheon BBN Technologies; Associate Scientist,, Harvard University

Lisa E. Friedersdorf

Lisa E. Friedersdorf

Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Ric Fulop

Ric Fulop

Founder and CEO, Desktop Metal

Slade H  Gardner

Slade H Gardner

Founder, Big Metal Additive, Inc.

Geoff Geise

Geoff Geise

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia School

Chuck Geraci

Chuck Geraci

Associate Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Ray Gibbs

Ray Gibbs

President, Business Development, Haydale Graphene

Ernest Mendoza Gómez

Ernest Mendoza Gómez

General Manager, Astrea Materials in Barcelona, Spain

Imre Gyuk

Imre Gyuk

Program Manager, Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy

Nate Hafer

Nate Hafer

Director of Operations, University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS)

Kim Hamad-Schifferli

Kim Hamad-Schifferli

Associate Professor, Department of Engineering, UMass Boston

Monjid Hamdan

Monjid Hamdan

VP of Engineering, Giner ELX, Inc.

Nathan Hancock

Nathan Hancock

Director of Strategic Product Planning, Pall Corporation

Tequila A. L. Harris, Ph.D.

Tequila A. L. Harris, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Georgia Tech

T. Alan Hatton

T. Alan Hatton

Ralph Landau Professor of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Greg  Haugstad

Greg Haugstad

Technical Staff Member & Director, Characterization Facility (CharFac), University of Minnesota

Lili He

Lili He

Assistant Professor, UMass Amherst

Mark C. Hersam

Mark C. Hersam

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

Cyrus Hirjibehedin

Cyrus Hirjibehedin

Technical Staff, MIT, Lincoln Labs


Yatao Hu

Director, Silica Catalyst Product Development, PQ Corporation

Sean Ireland

Sean Ireland

Vice President Business Development, Fiberlean Technologies Ltd.

Philip Jessop

Philip Jessop

Research Chair of Green Chemistry, Queen’s University, Technical Director, GreenCentre Canada

Xiaocheng Jiang

Xiaocheng Jiang

Assistant Professor, Tufts University

Jim Johnston

Jim Johnston

Professor, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Steven Jons

Steven Jons

R&D Fellow, Dupont

Larry Judovits

Larry Judovits

Principal Scientist, Arkema

Paul Juodawlkis

Paul Juodawlkis

Assistant Group Leader, MIT Lincoln Labs

Mandakini Kanungo

Mandakini Kanungo

Senior Research Scientist, Corning, Inc.

Matthew Kapelewski

Matthew Kapelewski

Advanced Researcher, ExxonMobil

Ioannis (Yanni) Karampelas

Ioannis (Yanni) Karampelas

Researcher, FLOW-3D

Rohit Karnik

Rohit Karnik

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jeff Karp

Jeff Karp

Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Trevor Keel

Trevor Keel

Consultant, World Gold Council, UK, Technical Director, Silver Institute, USA

Alan J Kennedy

Alan J Kennedy

Research Biologist, Engineer Research and Development Center - U.S. Army

Sadia Afrin Khan

Sadia Afrin Khan

Staff Fellow Chemist, US FDA

Marjorie (Austero) Kiechel

Marjorie (Austero) Kiechel

Associate Scientist, Ingredion Incorporated

Matthias Koebel

Matthias Koebel

Group Leader, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa)

Peter Koenig

Peter Koenig

Group Head, Procter & Gamble

Joachim Kohn

Joachim Kohn

Director of the NJ Center for Biomaterials, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Jing Kong

Jing Kong

Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT

John P. Kopasz

John P. Kopasz

Chemist/Group Leader, Argonne National Laboratory

Jan Kośny

Jan Kośny

Director, Building Enclosures and Materials, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE

Kock-Yee  Law

Kock-Yee Law

Founder and CEO, Research and Innovative Solutions

Marina S. Leite

Marina S. Leite

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

Melbs LeMieux

Melbs LeMieux

Co-founder and President, Electroninks Incorporated

Martin E. Leser

Martin E. Leser

Expert in Colloid & Interface Science, Nestlé Research Center Lausanne, Switzerland

Nicholas Leventis

Nicholas Leventis

Professor of Chemistry, Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology

Tian Li

Tian Li

Research Associate, University of Maryland

Huinan Liu

Huinan Liu

Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside

Rebecca Locker

Rebecca Locker

Sustainability Champion, .

Tracy Lohr

Tracy Lohr

Research Scientist, CRI Catalysts, Shell Global Solutions

Marko Loncar

Marko Loncar

Harvard University

Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas

Associate Director, Carbontech, Carbon180

Gennaro Maffia

Gennaro Maffia

Professor, Manhattan College

Prithwiraj Maitra

Prithwiraj Maitra

Research Director & Fellow, Johnson and Johnson

Dharik Mallapragada

Dharik Mallapragada

Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Energy Initiative

Geetha Manivasagam

Geetha Manivasagam

Director & Sr. Professor, VIT, India

Raafat R. Mansour

Raafat R. Mansour

Professor – Canada Research Chair, University of Waterloo, Canada

Lisa Mauer

Lisa Mauer

Professor of Food Science, Purdue University

Thomas James McCarthy

Thomas James McCarthy

Distinguished Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Michael McConney

Michael McConney

Materials Research Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB

Jeffrey McCutcheon

Jeffrey McCutcheon

Associate Professor, University of Connecticut

Joey Mead

Joey Mead

Professor; Director of the Nanomanufacturing Center, UMass Lowell

Igor L. Medintz

Igor L. Medintz

Research Biologist, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Samantha A. Meenach

Samantha A. Meenach

Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island

Chris Menzel

Chris Menzel

Principal Scientist, Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc.

Junhong Min

Junhong Min

Professor, Chung-Ang University, Korea

Moein Moghimi

Moein Moghimi

Founder, S.M. Discovery Group, UK; Professor of Pharmaceutics and Nanomedicine, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Ron Munson

Ron Munson

Principal, Cogentiv Solutions LLC

Prakash D. Nallathamby

Prakash D. Nallathamby

Research Assistant Professor, Notre Dame University

World L-S  Nieh

World L-S Nieh

National Program Lead, Forest Products & Wood Utilization Research, U.S. Forest Service

Jan-Steffen Niehaus

Jan-Steffen Niehaus

Head of Department Quantum Materials, Fraunhofer-Center for Applied Nanotechnology CAN, Germany

Alex Norman

Alex Norman

Senior Scientific Associate, Ingredion Incorporated

Kevin OBrien

Kevin OBrien

Director, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC)

Kwang W. Oh

Kwang W. Oh

Professor, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Thomas A. Ohki

Thomas A. Ohki

Physicist, Group Leader of BBN Quantum Engineering and Computing, Raytheon BBN Technologies

Michele Ostraat

Michele Ostraat

Research Center Leader - Downstream, Aramco Services Company

Pierre Panine

Pierre Panine

Senior Scientist, Xenocs SA, France

William P Partridge

William P Partridge

Distinguished Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Anil Patri

Anil Patri

Director, NCTR-ORA Nanotechnology Core Facility, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Bede Pittenger

Bede Pittenger

Application Scientist, Bruker Nano

Johan Pluyter

Johan Pluyter

President and Founder, Pluyter Consulting, LLC

Martin Poitzsch

Martin Poitzsch

Leader Reservoir Engineering Technologies Team, Aramco Services Company

Elena  Polyakova

Elena Polyakova

CEO, Graphene 3D Lab, Inc

N. Rajalakshmi

N. Rajalakshmi

Senior Scientist and Team Leader, Centre for Fuel Cell Technology, IIT Madras, India

Sundara Ramaprabhu

Sundara Ramaprabhu

Professor EG Ramachandran Institute Chair Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Nagesh Rao

Nagesh Rao

Director of Business Technology Solutions & Geek in Residence,, US Small Business Administration

YuanQiao Rao

YuanQiao Rao

Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company

Clara Rivero-Baleine

Clara Rivero-Baleine

Mechanical Engineer Senior Staff, Missiles and Fire Control, Lockheed Martin

Danna Rosenberg

Danna Rosenberg

Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Senior Research Chemist, 3M Company

Bradley Rothenberg

Bradley Rothenberg

Co-Founder, nTopology inc.

Bo Rueda

Bo Rueda

Director, Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor,, Harvard Cancer Center

Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan

Chief Executive Officer/President, Twining, Inc.

Andreas Saar

Andreas Saar

VP Manufacturing Engineering Solutions - Additive Manufacturing Program Lead, Siemens PLM Software

Jyrki Saarinen

Jyrki Saarinen

Professor, Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland

Paul Sander

Paul Sander

Engineering Supervisor, Ultratech

Alan Schwartzman

Alan Schwartzman

Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Anna Schwendeman

Anna Schwendeman

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Models and Translational Sciences and Therapeutics (CAMTraST), University of Michigan


Tony Scott

Managing Director, Kingspan

Maggie Scully

Maggie Scully

Sr. Strategic Business Development Analyst, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Brent M  Segal

Brent M Segal

Director of Research Science and Chief Technologist, Lockheed Martin

Hasan Shahariar

Hasan Shahariar

Co-Founder, Funxion

Jo Anne Shatkin

Jo Anne Shatkin

President, Vireo Advisors

Wu-Sheng  Shih

Wu-Sheng Shih

Project Manager, Brewer Science Inc

Nitin Shukla

Nitin Shukla

Senior Technical Staff, Building Enclosures and Materials, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE

Joana Sipe

Joana Sipe

Research Student, Duke University


David Skuse

VP Technology, FiberLean Technologies Limited, United Kingdom

Daniel Slep

Daniel Slep

Chief Technology Officer, ChemCubed

Zachary P. Smith

Zachary P. Smith

Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT

Igor Sokolov

Igor Sokolov

Professor, Tufts University

Sameer R Sonkusale

Sameer R Sonkusale

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University

Jacob Spendelow

Jacob Spendelow

Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Andrew J. Steinbach

Andrew J. Steinbach

Advanced Research Specialist, 3M

Anirudha V. Sumant

Anirudha V. Sumant

Scientist, Argonne National Labs


Ganesh Sundaram

VP Applied Technology, Veeco Compound Semiconductor

Ben Sundell

Ben Sundell

Laboratory Scientist, Aramco Services Company

Tim Swager

Tim Swager

John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry, MIT, Co-founder, C2Sense

Esther Takeuchi

Esther Takeuchi

Distinguished Professor, Stony Brook University

Jianshi Tang

Jianshi Tang

Research Staff Member, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Eldon Tate

Eldon Tate

Chief Executive Officer, Inhibit Coatings, New Zealand

Mauricio Terrones

Mauricio Terrones

Professor, Director, Center for 2-Dimensional and Layered Materials, Penn State University

Thomas Thundat

Thomas Thundat

Professor of Empire Innovation, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Sally  Tinkle

Sally Tinkle

Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor, IDA/Science and Technology Policy Institute

Aphrodite Tomou

Aphrodite Tomou

Technical Specialist, Goodfellow Cambridge Ltd.

Mehmet Toner

Mehmet Toner

Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital

Huan Tran

Huan Tran

Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology

Loucas Tsakalakos

Loucas Tsakalakos

Technology Platform Leader, GE Global Research

Thomas E. Twardowski

Thomas E. Twardowski

Founder, Twardowski Scientific

Scott Twary

Scott Twary

Research Scientist/ Team Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Hasan Uludag

Hasan Uludag

Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

Krassimir Velikov

Krassimir Velikov

Program Director at NanoNextNL, Science Leader at Unilever, Netherlands

Tim Walsh

Tim Walsh

Applications Engineer, Asylum Research

YuHuang Wang

YuHuang Wang

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland

Newell Washburn

Newell Washburn

Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University; President, Ansatz AI

Thomas J. Webster

Thomas J. Webster

Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University

Jason C. White

Jason C. White

Vice Director, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES)

William (Cy) Wilson

William (Cy) Wilson

Electronics Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center

William L. Wilson

William L. Wilson

Executive Director, Center for Nanoscale Systems, Harvard University

Wendel Wohlleben

Wendel Wohlleben

Senior Scientist, BASF SE, Germany

Yiliang Wu

Yiliang Wu

Principal Scientist, TE Connectivity

Hang Xiao

Hang Xiao

Professor, Department of Food Science, UMass Amherst

Dalia Yablon

Dalia Yablon

Technical Program Chair, TechConnect World Innovation Conference

Leslie Yeo

Leslie Yeo

Distinguished Professor, RMIT University, Australia

Steven Zullo

Steven Zullo

Program Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)/NIH

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