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Keynote Speakers

Chemical Engineering and Material Science

MXene and hybrid electrodes for high performance energy storage



Prof. PRESSER, Volker 

Leibniz Institute for New Materials

Prof. Volker Presser is the Professor of Energy Materials at Saarland University, Program Division Leader at the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, and Managing Co-Director of the Saarland Center for Energy Materials and Sustainability (saarene) in Saarbrücken (Germany). He obtained his Ph.D. from the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen (Germany) in 2009 and worked as a Humboldt Fellow and Research Assistant Professor in the team of Yury Gogotsi at Drexel University (2010-2012). His research focuses on next-generation materials (incl. MXene and hybrid materials) for energy storage and water remediation (esp. Lithium recovery and seawater desalination).

Basic Science

Force-tuned Avidity of Spike Variant-ACE2 Interactions viewed on the Single-Molecule Level



Univ.-Prof. Dr. HINTERDORFER, Peter

Prof. Hinterdorfer earned a master’s degree in technical physics, study branch biophysics, in 1989 (Dipl. Ing. grade) from the Johannes Kepler Universität (JKU) Linz and received his Ph.D. from the same institution in 1992 (Dr. tech. grade with distinction). Subsequently, He worked as a Post-Doc in USA at the University of Virginia, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics in the lab of Prof. Dr. Lukas Tamm, financed by a Schrödinger research fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), before he returned in 1993 to the Johannes Kepler Universität (JKU) Linz as a University assistant, where he became assistant professor in 2001. In the same year he obtained his Venia Docendi (Habilitation) in Biophysics, with a thesis entitled ‘High Resolution Fluorescence and Atomic Force Microscopy on Proteins and Biological Membranes’ and became associate professor. In 2008, he was preferred candidate at the Trinity College, Dublin, for a professorship in Nanobiophysics and declined the offer. In 2010, he accepted an offer from the Johannes Kepler Universität (JKU) Linz for a full professorship in Applied Experimental Biophysics and established the Department of Applied Experimental Biophysics with the position of a Department Head up to now. From 2011-2016 he was part time CEO of the research company `Center for Advanced Bioanalysis (CBL)`, supported by the State of Upper Austria. Furthermore, he served as institute head of the Institute of Biophysics at the Johannes Kepler Universität (JKU) Linz from (2013-2015), (2017-2019), and 2021 up to now.

Environment and Energy

The unintended human footprint on European river systems



Prof. Dr. LANG, Andreas 

Prof. of Geomorphology

Department Environment and Biodiversity; Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria

Postdoctoral employments (1995-2001) at MPI Nuclear Physics Heidelberg (Germany) and University of Bonn (Germany); Senior Lecturer (2001-03) at University of Leuven (Belgium); Chair of Physical Geography (2003-11) and distinguished Chair of Geography (2011-15) at University of Liverpool (UK); Chair of Geomorphology at University of Salzburg (since 2015)

Various academic leadership roles institutionally (e.g. Head of Department at Liverpool and later Salzburg) and in learned societies (e.g. Chair of the British Society for Geomorphology (2009-10); President, Geomorphology Division (2011-15),Founding Editor, Earth Surface Dynamics (, Founding Editor, Geochronology (

Electrical/Electronics Engineering & Information Technology

Semiconductor Optical Sensors and Applications: A Case Study on Sensor Development through TCAD Simulation



Dr. PARK, Jong Mun

Senior principal engineer,

Technology development, ams-OSRAM AG

Dr. Jong Mun Park was a “President of Korean Scientist Association of Austria”, “Chair of EKC 2019”, “Chair of European Korean Science & Technology Advisory Board (K-TAG, 2014-2022)”, and a “2015-2023 EU Eurostars2&3 IEP (Independent Evaluation Panel) member”. He is a Senior Principal Engineer in the Technology Department of ams-OSRAM AG since 2003 and has 35 years experiences in electronic materials and various semiconductor device fields. Jong Mun received his Ph.D. from the Vienna University of Technology in 2004. From 1988-2001 he worked as Senior Researcher at the Power Semiconductor Group, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), where he had been leading many national projects for developing high-voltage and power semiconductor devices. Dr. Park holds over 25 national/international patents and co-authored over 120 publications in technical journals and a book. In 2009-2011, he was in the IRPS Technical Committee and co-chair in the HV/RF semiconductor device session. Dr. Park was a member of ESSDERC2015 technical committee. He was also involved as work-package/task leader in several European projects like MODERN and SUPERTHEME. He received the Best Research Award (Team) from Steiermark, Austria in 2011, and Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Award in 2022. From 2006-2009 he was a leader of TCAD/Device engineering team within ams/IBM joint project for developing high-voltage IC technology, where he developed the industry best high-voltage p-channel LDMOS transistors. His interests include device engineering/optimization/ for high-voltage CMOS & LDMOS, IoT optical sensors and CMOS integration, CMOS image sensors process integration, and various type of photodiode CMOS integration.

Life Science & Health

Precision Nutrition: Unlocking the Power of Foods for Cancer Prevention



Prof. KIM, Jeongseon

National Cancer Center

Prof. Jeongseon Kim is currently a professor at Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policyin National Cancer Center, Korea. She has dedicated her passion and effort to contribute to the field of nutritional research especially in non-communicable diseases including cancer. She has published over 300 articles, with h-index of 57 and i10-intex of 132. Her recent research endeavors have extended to encompass various health-related areas, such as the association between dietary components, genetic polymorphisms, and cancer risk, as well as the prediction of gastrointestinal cancer risk using machine learning models. In addition, her research interests have included examining the relationship between dietary habits and several cancers, exploring the connection between gut microbial enterotypes and dietary patterns related to metabolic health, and deciphering the cancer genetics through multi-omics analysis. She has also been dedicated to employing state-of-the-art methodologies, conducting rigorous data analysis, and drawing meaningful conclusions to contribute to the field of scientific knowledge. By actively participating in research studies, she has tried to make a positive impact on public health, facilitate evidence-based interventions, and ultimately improve the well-being of individuals and communities.

Life Science & Health

SPARXS: Single-molecule Parallel Analysis for Rapid eXploration of Sequence space



Prof. JOO, Chirlmin

Professor of Single Molecule Biophysics, Delft University of Technology

Prof. Chirlmin Joo is a biophysicist who studied at Seoul National University and obtained his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His PhD research focused on DNA repair using single-molecule fluorescence techniques. He later worked in Narry Kim's lab, where he discovered new proteins in microRNA biogenesis. He then became a research professor, successfully reconstituting functional protein complexes at the single-molecule level. 

In 2011, he joined Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, where he applied single-molecule techniques to study microRNA and CRISPR/Cas systems. His work was supported by various grants, including ERC Starting Grant and ERC Consolidator Grant.
Since 2017, he has been leading a team in developing new techniques for single-molecule protein sequencing. The team aims to determine protein sequences at the single-molecule level using fluorescence. This technology will enable analysis of the entire proteome and has applications in single-cell proteomics and real-time medical diagnostics. The research is supported by NWO Vici and HFSP grants.

Mechanical and Aerospace Technology

Self-sufficiency Project for Medical Rehabilitation Assistance Devices for the socially disadvantaged



Mr. MIN, Noah

Chief Executive Officer 


Mr. Noah Min is the CEO of GONGSAENG, Inc. in Korea, and studied international cooperation at Osaka University in Japan. Since 2019, the Ministry of SMEs and Startups has been operating a makerspace to support technology and manufacturing startups. There are 392 makerspaces in Korea, and his makerspaces specialize in inclusive making involving a wide range of people, including people with disabilities, children, college students and researchers. He is a founding member and co-chair of the 2022 Makerspace Steering Council. Currently, he established the Sustainable Science and Technology Cooperative for cooperation between companies to solve international problems and is serving as the chairman of the board. His main areas of research and development are technology aid and business development in developing countries. He has worked in the field of social welfare since 2008, and worked for two years with multinational staff from France, Germany, the US and the Philippines at a day care center for the severely disabled in Japan. In 2018, we started our business with the development of universal design products that are conveniently used by children, the elderly, and the disabled and non-disabled. He is currently in the process of developing a transfer robot used in nursing care sites, and is conducting technology consulting and ODA business by expanding the business area. Since 2021, as a venture capitalist and technology consultant of the Korea Venture Capital Association, he has been working as an incubator that discovers and nurtures startups.