Fundamentals of Wetting, Droplets and related ApplicationsMonday 23/9, 09:00-12:30, Syllabus (durlation 3-3.5 hours)
Part 1: Fundamentals of Wetting (60 min, AMIRFAZLI)
• Bulk versus surface phase
• Surface tension as an energy
• Surface tension as a force
• Surface tension and wetting: spreading or not
Part 2: Contact Angles: Simple but Complicated! (60-90 min, AMIRFAZLI)
• Contact angle a thermodynamic property
• Contact angle hysteresis and its meaning
• Contact angle and adhesion
• Dynamic contact angle
Part 3: Applications (60 min, AMIRFAZLI)
• Off-set printing: droplet transfer, and motion in open or semi-open circuits
Who should attend:
The course objective is to provide the participants with today’s detailed knowledge on the physics of drops, wetting and related applications based on recent research results. Specific attention will be paid to the fundamentals to make the course accessible and interesting for scientists, professionals, company engineers and graduate students in the fields of Engineering, Physics, Biology, and Applied and Fundamental Sciences.
Alidad Amirfazli is a Professor at the York University in Toronto, Canada, where he founded the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2013. He formerly held the Canada Research Chair in Surface Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. Amirfazli has produced exciting results in wetting behavior of surfaces, drop adhesion and shedding, drop impact, icing, direct laser patterning of self- assembled monolayers and super-hydrophobic surfaces. He has had more than 250 scientific contributions, many in prestigious peer reviewed journals; he has also given many invited talks at international level. He is the Editor for the Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Associate Editor for Interfacial Phenomena & Heat Transfer, and an Editorial board member for other journals. Dr. Amirfazli has been the recipient of the Martha Cook Piper Research prize, Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, and Killam Annual Professorship. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute in Canada, and CSME. In 2014 he was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. He also served in the board of Professional Engineers of Alberta, and has been a consultant with various companies in USA, Europe, and Canada.
NanogeneratorsMonday 23/9, 09:00-12:30
Dr. Zhong Lin (ZL) Wang is the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering and Regents' Professor at Georgia Tech，and Founding Director and Chief Scientist at Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems. Dr. Wang pioneered the nanogenerators from fundamental principle to technological applications. His research on self-powered nanosystems has inspired the worldwide effort in academia and industry for studying energy for micro-nano-systems. He coined and pioneered the fields of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics for the third generation semiconductors. Wang is ranked No. 1 in Google Scholar public profiles in Nanotechnology & Nanoscience both in total citations and h-index impacts: http://www.webometrics.info/en/node/198.
Dr. Wang has received 2018 ENI award in Energy Frontiers; Global Nanoenergy Prize, The NANOSMAT Society, UK (2017); Distinguished Research Award, Pan Wen Yuan foundation (2017); Distinguished Scientist Award from (US) Southeastern Universities Research Association (2016); Thomas Router Citation Laureate in Physics (2015); World Technology Award (Materials) (2014); Distinguished Professor Award (Highest faculty honor at Georgia Tech) (2014); NANOSMAT prize (United Kingdom) (2014); The James C. McGroddy Prize in New Materials from American Physical Society (2014); MRS Medal from Materials Research Soci. (2011).
Dr. Wang was elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009, member of European Academy of Sciences in 2002, academician of Academia of Sinica (Taiwan) 2018; fellow of American Physical Society in 2005, fellow of AAAS in 2006, fellow of Materials Research Society in 2008, fellow of Microscopy Society of America in 2010, fellow of the World Innovation Foundation in 2002, fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, and fellow of World Technology Network 2014. Dr. Wang is the founding editor and chief editor of an international journal Nano Energy, which now has an impact factor of 13.12. Details can be found at: http://www.nanoscience.gatech.edu.
Innovation Management MasterclassMonday 23/9, 13:30-16:45, Syllabus (Duration: 3 Hours)
This intensive masterclass introduces breakthrough tools, concepts and practices from a global perspective, on how to address challenges that extend from innovation management and R&D to developing products that people want to buy. In a fast-paced and dynamic format, science and technology entrepreneurs will learn critical insights for significantly increasing the odds of developing and managing a successful technology and product strategy, in the face of changing markets, technologies, and consumer demand. The concepts, tools, and frameworks covered in the masterclass will enable participants to:
Key topics and Takeaways:
• Learn the principles of innovation management the MIT way, consumer behaviour, marketing of innovations and commercialisation strategies for technology entrepreneurs
• Develop a successful technology and product strategy
• Delve deeper into Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship and MIT's 24-step systematic approach to launching a successful new venture known as Disciplined Entrepreneurship.
Who should attend:
The masterclass is essential for senior general and technical executives involved in developing, managing or marketing technology products, or with managing organisations that sell their products in rapidly changing markets. The content is designed to be maximally practical and most beneficial for:
- Science and Technology Entrepreneurs
- Managers in technology-intensive organisations
- Marketing and business development executives in technology organisations
- R&D managers in any organisation
- Executives across all levels of management including C-level professionals
- Head of R&D; Engineering; & Manufacturing
- VP of Marketing & New Venture Development
- Product designers
- Project managers
- STEM students
- Crossovers of a number of these functional areas
Dr. Filippopoulos started his career in 2006 as an intern at the Research & Technological Development (RTD) department of the European Commission, where today he is an advisory consultant on innovation and industrial policy. Additionally, he is a visiting professor at the International Hellenic University. In 2012, he received his PhD from the University of Greenwich with a concentration in consumer behaviour, and also holds an Executive as well as a Teaching Certification in Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from MIT. He often gives talks and presentations in companies, professional groups, and in international fora and summits around the world, and in iconic venues including the European Parliament in Brussels, the MIT Museum in Boston, the Montabaur Castle in Frankfurt and the Memorial JK in Brazil. In October 2018, he founded Curious Inc. school of Science & Technology Entrepreneurship and a lifetime goal to inspire and help science and technology entrepreneurs to bring their innovative products to market. Through a diverse international project portfolio in 11 countries, Dr. Filippopoulos has helped organisations across industries, to generate the intelligence necessary to grow their businesses in the face of changing markets, technologies, and consumer demand. In total, more than 600 senior level executives representing 82 organisations from 37 countries, participated in research projects and sessions of the Shakesteer Innovation Lab, he founded and managed from 2012 to 2018. In February 2017 in Brussels, he was awarded the Mark of Excellence for the Best Provision of Industry Information and Intelligence at the European Association Awards (EAA) for a global research project that was powered and co-branded by Siccob (Brazil), Desjardins (Canada) and DZ Bank (Germany). The study was translated into six languages and presented by Dr. Fotis Filippopoulos at the International Summit of Cooperatives 2016, in Quebec City and the World Credit Union Conference 2017, in Vienna.