Prof. Maki Kawai

Director General, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan

Member, Science Council of Japan

Director, President Elect, Chemical Society of Japan



1996Saruhashi Award, for Woman Scientist, Japan.
2005Japanese Surface Science Society Award, Japan.
2008The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category), Japan.
2008The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award.
2010American Physical Society (APS) Fellow: For pioneering work on single-molecule spectroscopy on surfaces.
2010Surface Science Society of Japan Fellow: For Single molecule spectroscopy at surfaces.
2012Mukai Award, Japan.
2015The IUPAC 2015 Distinguished Women in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering.
2015Gerhard Ertl Lecture award, Fritz-Haber Institute der Max Plank Society.
2016AVS Medard W. Welch Award 2016.
2017Humboldt Research Award.



Title:Novel Feature of Molecules Induced by the Interaction with Substrate


Prof. Ci-Ling Pan 潘犀靈教授

National Tsing Hua University

Hsinchu, Taiwan



Prof. Pan is a Fellow of APS, IEEE, OSA, PSROC and SPIE, an Academian of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials. He is a Traveling Lecturer of OSA (2008 to date), a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Device Society (2015 to date), a member of Commission C17 (Quantum Electronics) of IUPAP (2011-2014) and Commission D (Electronics and Photonics) of URSI (2013 to date). Prof. Pan has published more than 250 refereed journal papers to date. He also holds 20 Taiwan patents and 13 US patents.



Title:Fiber-laser-generated Noise-like-pulses and their applications


Prof. Chih-Kang (Ken) Shih

Professor, Department of Physics

The University of Texas at Austin



9/14 – current Arnold Romberg Endowed Chair in Physics.

9/04 – 8/14 Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin.

9/01 – current Professor of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin.

9/96 – 8/01 Associate Professor of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin.

9/92 - 8/94 Trull Centennial Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin.

1/90 - 8/96 Assistant Professor of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin.

5/88 - 12/89 Postdoctoral Research, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY.

6/82 - 4/88 Research Assistant, Stanford Electronics Lab, Stanford University.

Fellow, American Physical Society (2007).

Distinguished Alumni Award, 2011, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan.



Title:Atomic and electronic structures of 2D electronic materials and their heterostructures


Prof. Sir Tejinder Singh Virdee

Professor of Physics at Imperial College, London.



2007Awarded the Institute of Physics High Energy Physics Prize.
2009Awarded the Institute of Physics Chadwick Medal and Prize.
2012Awarded the 2013 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
2013Awarded Doctor of Science (honoris causa) by Queen Mary University of London, his alma mater.
2013Awarded Doctor of Science (honoris causa) by University of Lyon.
2013Awarded the European Physical Society High Energy Physics Prize.
2015Awarded the Institute of Physics Glazebrook Medal and Prize.



Title:Exploring Nature Moments after the Big Bang