Plenary Speakers

Qi-Kun Xue (Tsinghua University, China)

"On the pairing mechanism of unconventional high temperature superconductivity"

Anders Nilsson (Stockholm University, Sweden)

"Probing Surface Catalysis in Real Time"

Andreas Offenhäusser (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)

"Mind the Gap - Investigation of the Neuroelectronic Interface"

Joseph A. Stroscio (National Institute of Standard Technology, USA)

"Quantized States, Berry Phases, and Coulomb Charging in Graphene Super Atoms"

Invited Speakers

Surface and Interface Structures

Theodore L. Einstein (University of Maryland, USA)

"Patterns of Organics on Substrates with Metallic Surface States: Why?, So??"

Yuki Fukaya (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan)

"Surface Structure Analysis by Positron Diffraction"

Michael Horn-von Hoegen (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

"Ultrafast Electron Diffraction at Surfaces: Optically Excited Structural Transition in Si(111)-In(8×2)↔(4×1) Atomic Wires at the Quantum Limit"

Wolf Widdra (Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

"Perfect Order without Periodicity: Monolayer Quasicrystals on Pt(111)"

Surface Dynamics

Rainer Beck (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

"Gas/Surface Reaction Dynamics Probed by Quantum State Resolved Molecular Beam Experiments"

Oleg Malyshev (Daresbury Laboratory, UK)

"Reduction of Photon and Secondary Electron Yields from Metal Surfaces by Laser Ablation Surface Engineering"

Hiroshi Okuyama (Kyoto University, Japan)

"Controlled Switching of Single-Molecule Junctions by Mechanical Motion of a Phenyl Ring"

Sascha Schäfer (University of Göttingen, Germany)

"Time-resolved Transmission Electron Microscopy: Probing Ultrafast Processes on Nanometer Length Scales"

Nanomaterials and Fabrication

Rainer Hillenbrand (CIC nanogune in San Sebastian, Spain)

"Nanoimaging and Control of Polaritons in 2D Materials"

Tetsuya Narushima (Institute for Malecular Science, Japan)

"Microscopic Study on Optical Activity Localized in Materials to Explore Hierarchical Chirality in Various Scales"

Willie J. Padilla (Duke University, USA)

"Control of Electromagnetic Radiation with Dynamic Metasurfaces"

Din Ping Tsai (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

"Fabrication and Application of Flat Optical Metadevices"

Physical Properties

Phil D. C. King (University of St Andrews, UK)

"Spin-Orbit Coupled d-Electron Surface States of Delafossite Oxides"

Vidya Madhavan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

"STM Studies of Strain and Lattice Effects in Topological Crystalline Insulators"

Dimitri Roditchev (Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (UPMC), France)

"Superconducting Parity Effect in Ultra-Small Pb-Islands: Crossing the Anderson Limit of Superconductivity"

Han Woong Yeom (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea)

"Chiral Solitons and Their Fusion for Topological Informatics"

Characterization Methods

Shangjr (Felix) Gwo (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

"Status and Opportunities of Emergent Synchrotron Light Sources "

Mutsuko Hatano (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

"Diamond Quantum Sensor"

Pavel Jelinek (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic)

"Perspectives of AFM/STM Measurements of Single Molecules on Surfaces"

Alfred J. Weymouth (University of Regensburg, Germany)

"Advances in AFM: From Watching a Single Molecule Bend to Seeing Atoms in Liquid"

Surface Chemistry

Axel Knop-Gericke (Fritz-Haber Institute, Germany)

"The Electronic Structure of Iridium Oxide Anodes Used in the Oxygen Evolution Reaction"

Edvin Lundgren (Lund University, Sweden)

"In situ Structural Studies and Gas Phase Visualization of Model Catalysts at Work"

Junji Nakamura (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

"Kinetics, Dynamics and Mechanism of Methanol Synthesis on Cu Catalysts"

Hans-Peter Steinrück (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

"Surface Chemistry of Complex Molecular Systems"

Biosurfaces and Biointerfaces

Hsien-Yeh Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

"Directed Cell Growth Activities Based on Vapor-Deposited Polymer Coatings"

Sang-Joon Cho (Seoul National Univ. and Park Systems Corp.)

"On-Chip Lipid Microfluidics: Controlled Self-Assembly to Form Biomembranes"

Joon Won Park (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea)

"Mapping Biomolecules on Surface with Force-Based AFM"

Yukio Nagasaki (Tsukuba University, Japan)

"Design of Antioxidative Biointerface"

Green Technologies

Ellen Backus (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)

"Towards Understanding the Mechanism of Water Splitting on TiO2"

Ethan J. Crumlin (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)

"In Situ and Operando Investigations of Electrochemical Interfaces Using Ambient Pressure XPS"

Yoshitaka Tateyama (National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan)

"Solid-Liquid and Solid-Solid Interfaces in Batteries and Catalysts: Computational Explorations"

Christof Wöll (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

"Polarons in Photoactive Oxides: New Insights Provided by IR-Spectroscopy"

Advanced 2D Materials

Guy Le Lay (Aix Marseille Université, France)

"Silicene and Beyond: Advanced Artificial Elemental 2D Materials"

Yi-Hsien Lee (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

"Heterojunction and Applications of Monolayer Semiconductors"

Markus Morgenstern (RWTH-Aachen University, Germany)

"Giant Tuning of Graphene's Pseudospin Polarization and Valley Splitting by a Scanning Tunneling Microscope"

Barbaros Özyilmaz (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

"Spin Orbit Engineering and Spin Transport in Graphene and Black Phosphorus"

Yuanbo Zhang (Fudan University, China)

"Emerging Opportunities in Two-dimensional Material Research"

Single Molecular Imaging and Manipulation

Zhenchao Dong (University of Science and Technology of China, China)

"STM-Based Single-Molecule Electroluminescence and Beyond"

Thomas Jung (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)

"Programming Electronic and Spin States in 2D Supramolecular Architectures by Modifications on the Single Atomic or Molecular Level"

Shigeki Kawai (National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan)

"Direct Quantitative Force Measurement with a Molecular Tip"

Jan M. van Ruitenbeek (Leiden University, the Netherlands)

"High Current-Bias Effects in Atomic and Molecular Junctions"

Surfaces and Interfaces in Green Technologies

Shinichi Komaba (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)

"Surface Chemistry of Rechargeable Li-, Na- and K-ion Batteries"

Mizuki Tada (Nagoya University, Japan)

"Operando Time/Space-Resolved XAFS Imaging of PEFC Electrocatalysts"