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IAP Young Scientists 2011
IAP Young Scientists 2011 nominated by their National Science Academies, who participated in the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions (Dalian, China), September 2011.
Tel Aviv University
Attended: 2009, 2010
I received the BSc degree in Physics from Tel Aviv University, Israel and MSc and PhD degrees in Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. In 2003 I completed a four-year position as a Research Associate in Electrical Engineering and Physics at the University of Washington, Seattle. Currently, I am an associate Professor, at the School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University and a VP with Nano Retina, an Israeli start-up company developing an artificial retina. My current research interests include: nano-materials and electronic devices designed to interface with brain cells, implantable electronic brain chips, and nano-electronic devices. I participated in the second ...
Universidad de Chile
José Correa is an Associate professor of Industrial Engineering at Universidad de Chile. He graduated as a Mathematical Engineer from Universidad de Chile in 1999 and obtained a PhD in Operations Research from MIT in 2004. Then, he was a postdoc at the Computer Science Department at Universidad de Chile and later an assistant professor at the School of Business at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. His research, focusing in combinatorial optimization and network economics, has been rewarded with the TSL best paper award in 2002 and Tucker prize finalist in 2006. He has given invited talks at several institutions, has been in the program committee of international ...
Dr Patience Mthunzi
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Patience Mthunzi holds a PhD (2010) in Physics (Biophotonics – Optical Tweezers Area) from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK. She is the first known person in South Africa to qualify for a PhD in this field of study. She started employment with the
National Laser Centre (NLC) in the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)in the Biophotonics group in October 2004. During November 2005 to April 2006 she set up a fully functional cell culture facility at the NLC before commencing her PhD (May 2006) in the UK. She is currently a senior scientist researcher at the NLC in the Biophotonics group, leading single cell and/or molecule projects. Her work is pretty varied. The ...
Alexander M. Clark is Associate Dean (Research) and Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing in Canada. His international research program draws on complexity theory to understand outcomes in populations with coronary heart disease. His special interests are in: secondary prevention / cardiac rehabilitation, disease management and self-care. This work has directly influenced practice, policy and guidelines on both sides of the Atlantic and Australasia. It has been published in some of the world’s most impactful journals in medicine, cardiology, social science, nursing, and rehabilitation. He also works locally, nationally and internationally as a mentor to promote academic ...
Konstantin Luzyanin (born in Russian Federation, studied Chemistry at St. Petersburg State University (1997–2002), where he obtained his Diploma with Distinction. Konstantin got his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Technical University of Lisbon (under joint supervision by Profs. A.J.L. Pombeiro and V.Yu. Kukushkin) in 2007. After postdoctoral studies in organometallic chemistry with Prof. A.J.L. Pombeiro (Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon), Konstantin won a position as the Research Associate (Ciência-2008 program) at the Centro de Química Estrutural – a research center at IST. In addition, he was appointed as the Manager of IST-UTL Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center ...
Prof. Fergal O’Brien currently heads one the largest tissue engineering research groups in Europe (over 30 researchers). He is a graduate in mechanical engineering and his PhD research was in the area of bone mechanobiology (both from Trinity College Dublin). He subsequently carried out postdoctoral research in orthopaedic tissue engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with Harvard Medical School before his appointment, in 2003, as a Lecturer in Anatomy in RCSI. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer (2006) and Associate Professor (2007). He holds an adjunct appointment as Associate Professor in Bioengineering in TCD. Since his faculty appointment, he has acquired ...
2002, PhD, School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University; postdoctoral research, MIT. With Seoul National University: 2004, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; since 2008, current position. Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing. Author of journal papers and patents. Research interests include integration of polymeric micro/nanostructures with microfluidic platforms for single cell analysis and organ chips using renal tubular cells and cardiomyocytes. Recipient of several awards including: Korean Biochip Society's Young Researcher (2008; Korea Academy of Science and Technology's ...