Title of Talk: “Imaging single nanobubbles with advanced optical microscopy”
Bio: Wei Wang is a Professor and vice dean of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University. He received his BS in 2004 and PhD in 2009, both from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He pursued postdoctoral studies at Arizona State University from 2009 to 2013 before joining the faculty of Nanjing University in December 2013. He received support from the Thousand Young Talents Program (2013) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China for Excellent Young Scholars (2015). He also received the Young Chemist Award from the Chinese Chemical Society in 2017. His current researches involve advanced optical microscopy for single-cell imaging, nanoelectrochemistry, nanobubbles and single-molecule detection.
Title of Talk: “Interaction of drops and bubbles with nano- and microstructured surfaces”
Hans-Jürgen Butt studied physics in Hamburg and Göttingen, Germany. Then he went to the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1989 he went as a post-doc to Santa Barbara, California, using the newly developed atomic force microscope. From 1990-95 he spent as a researcher back in Germany at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics. In 1996 he became associate professor for physical chemistry at the University Mainz, three years later full professor at the University of Siegen. In 2002 he joined the Max-Planck-Institute of Polymer Research in Mainz and became director for experimental physics of interfaces.
Tentative title of Talk: "How surface nanobubbles live and die: insights from experiments, theory and simulations"
Short bio: "Beng Hau Tan is a soft matter physicist, with specific interests in micro- and nanoscale fluid dynamics and soft matter, and topics at their intersection. His research is curiosity driven and multi-disciplinary, with contributions in experiments, theory and simulations. After two years' military service, he earned a BSc and a PhD (under the supervision of the esteemed Professor Claus-Dieter Ohl), both in physics, from Nanyang Technological University in 2013 and 2017. In 2018 he was appointed SMART Fellow at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology to pursue independent research. Outside the laboratory, he is a keen swimmer and holds the basic qualification for lifeguards in the 53 countries of the Commonwealth."