Invited speakers

  • Prof. Mikko Ritala
    Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
    University of Helsinki, Finland

Mikko Ritala was appointed as a professor of inorganic materials chemistry at the University of Helsinki in 2003. His main research activity is in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of thin films for microelectronics and various other applications. He has published over 400 papers and holds several patents. In 2007 he was named as ISI Highly Cited Author in the field of materials science.

  • Prof. Claire J. Carmalt
    Head of Inorganic & Materials Chemistry Section, Department of Chemistry
    University College London, UK

Claire Carmalt is Professor and Head of the Inorganic & Materials Chemistry Section at UCL. Her B.Sc. and Ph.D. were obtained from University of Newcastle. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Austin and then held a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin fellowship at UCL. She was awarded the RSC 2000 Meldola Medal and has published >170 research papers. Her groups research is focused on developing innovative new routes to inorganic materials via CVD.

  • Prof. Christophe Detavernier
    Department of Solid State Sciences, COCOON research group,
    Ghent University, Belgium

Christophe Detavernier obtained his PhD in Physics at Ghent University
in 2001. Following a postdoctoral position at IBM's T.J. Watson Research
Center, he joined the Department of Solid State Sciences at Ghent
University in 2005. His research interests include atomic layer
deposition, in situ characterization during deposition and annealing of
thin films, and combinatorial thin film based approaches for material
screening. Within the framework of an ERC Starting Grant, he is
currently focusing on conformal coating of nanoporous materials by means
of atomic layer deposition. He has co-authored more than 200
publications and is co-inventor of 14 patent applications.

  • Dr Simon Elliott
    Materials Modelling for Devices, Tyndall National Institute,
    University College Cork, Ireland

Dr Simon Elliott is head of a materials modelling group at Tyndall National Institute, Ireland.  Before joining Tyndall in 2001, he studied chemistry in Trinity College Dublin (B. A. Mod., 1995) and theoretical chemistry in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Dr. rer. nat., 1999). He is interested in communicating science to all audiences. He has 60 publications and has been an invited speaker at meetings of the American Vacuum Society, Electrochemical Society, European Materials Research Society and American, Canadian and Finnish chemical societies.  He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the Project Management Institute.