Keynote Speakers


Prof. Hui XIE
Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Prof. Hui Xie is a full professor in the State Key Laboratory of Robotics and Systems, School of Mechatronics Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China. His current research interests include microrobotics/nanorobotics, nanomanipulation/characterization, AFM three-dimensional micro/nano CD metrology, AFM multiparametric imaging and characterization of complex cellular and biomolecular systems under physiological conditions, and micro/nano swimming robots (swarms).
Xie’s work was partly supported by the China National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars (2012) and the Program for New Century Excellent Talents by the Ministry of Education of China (2012). He won two Technological Invention Awards (1st Prize, 2005/2007) and one Natural Science Award (2nd Prize, 2017) of Heilongjiang Province. He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Access and IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.


Prof. Ting ZHANG
Professor, Suzhou Institute of Nanotech and Nanobionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Ting Zhang is leading a research group at Suzhou Institute of Nanotech, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research mainly focuses on the development of electronic micro/nanosensing devices and smart microsystems, including Flexible/Stretchable and MEMS devices. He has published more than 50 peer-review papers in journals like Advanced Materials, Science Advances, Nano Letters, etc. The papers have been cited by others for over 2500 times. He has also applied more than 30 Chinese patents (10 were authorized, including 2 international patents). 4 patents have been licensed and successfully applied in Industry.
Prof. Zhang serves as the associate editor for Nature-Microsystems& Nanoengineering, and the reviewer for more than 10 peer-reviewed journals such as Advanced Materials, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, etc. He also serves as the committee member in China Electronic Society, committee in China micron/nano-robot society, committee in National Technical Committee 279 on Nanotechnology of Standardization Administration of China, etc.  He was invited over 30 times by international conferences in the fields of flexible electronics, micro/nanotechnology, and MEMS technology as the invited speaker, and served as the executive chair of 7th China Wearable Computing Conference (2017), session chair of IEEE-NEMS (2013) and ICFPE2014.


Prof. Han WANG
Robert G. and Mary G. Lane Endowed Early Career Chair and Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California, USA

Prof. Han Wang is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holder of the Robert G. and Mary G. Lane Early Career Chair at University of Southern California (USC). From 2013 to 2014, he was with the Nanoscale Science and Technology group at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. His research interests include the fundamental study and device innovation in electronics and photonics technology based on emerging nanomaterials for computing, communication and sensing applications.  Dr. Wang has authored or coauthored more than 80 publications in distinguished journals and conferences.


Prof. Xiuling LI
Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Following post-doctoral positions at California Institute of Technology and University of Illinois, as well as industry experience at EpiWorks, Inc., Prof. Xiuling Li joined the faculty of the University of Illinois in 2007 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
She is a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Physics Society. Her other honors and awards include NSF CAREER award, DARPA Young Faculty Award, and ONR Young Investigator Award. She currently serves as a Deputy Editor of Applied Physics Letters and Vice President for Finance and Administration of the IEEE Photonics Society.


Prof. Walter HU
Professor, the University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Prof. Walter Hu is currently a full Professor of The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Texas at Dallas. His research has focused on developing nanolithographic techniques to fabricate useful nanostructures in functional materials such as Si, 2D semiconductor, organic polymer, and Perovskite. Using these nanostructures as a platform, his group explores practical applications in biosensing, optoelectronics, and nanomedicine.
He has received the NSF Career award (2010), Outstanding Oversea Researcher Award from Chinese National Science Foundation (2016), and Senior Faculty Research Award of UT Dallas (2013), etc. In 2016 and 2017, he served as IEEE NanoTechnology Counsel (NTC) Distinguished Lecturer. He also served as Chair for Nanofabrication TPC of IEEE Nano (2014~2016), guest editor of IEEE Access currently, and associate editor and committee member for various conferences.


Prof. Haixia ZHANG
Senior Member, IEEE
Professor, Peking University, China

Prof. Haixia Zhang is a professor in the Department of Microelectronics, School of EECS, Peking University. From 2004 to 2006, she was a visiting professor at the Univ. of California, Davis/Berkeley and the Case Western Reserve Univ.She is a pioneer and world leader for her outstanding research achievements and creativity in micro/nanotechnology, especially in high efficiency energy harvesting and self-powering devices & systems.
She has published 300+ peer-reviewed scientific publications and 8 books/book chapters, co-invented 32 patents (include 5 US patents). She is Associated Editor of IEEE TNANO, editor of IEEE-JMEMS, Microsystems & Nanoengineering, IET MNL, etc. She served on the program committees of numbers international conferences, such as, IEEE NEMS, IEEE Nano, Transducers and MNE conferences, etc. In particular she was General Chair for the IEEE NEMS 2013, Suzhou, and organizing chair of Transducers2011 Beijing. She is the chairs of IEEE NTC Beijing Chapter. She won National Invention Award of Science & Technology at 2006, Teaching Award at 2013, Geneva Invention Gold Medal at 2014. She is the board members of Scientific Advisory Board of Université Paris-Est (France), Piaget Award for miniaturization (Switzerland).


Prof. Yang Lu
Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Prof. Yang Lu is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. Before joining CityU, he did postdoctoral research in the Nanomechanics Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for about two years. Prof.. Lu has extensive experiences in nanomechanics and nanomanufacturing, and contributed to the discoveries of “cold welding” of ultrathin metallic nanowires and “ultralarge elasticity” in nanoscale covalent crystals, respectively. As the first or corresponding author, Prof. Lu has published more than 60 research papers in leading academic journals including Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Science Advances, etc. He serves as Managing Editor for Materials Today and Editorial Board Member for SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences and Scientific Reports. Prof. Lu is a recipient of “Early Career Award 2013/2014” awarded by Hong Kong University Grants Committee and The President’s Award 2017 of City University of Hong Kong.