Plenary Talk

The gemstone to semiconductor transformation of diamond

Prof. Christoph E. Nebel (Diamond and Carbon Applications GmbH, Germany / Kanazawa University, Japan )

Christoph E. Nebel graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart with a PhD degree in 1989. He became a post-doc at the Xerox Research Center, Palo Alto, USA between 1990 and 1992 funded by the Lynen Program of the Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation, Germany and focusing on the research and development of amorphous Silicon and related composites. Returning back to Germany in 1992, he joined the team of Martin Stutzmann at the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technical University Munich in 1993, starting diamond research in 1995. In 1998 he habilitated at the Physics Department of the TUM on the solid-state properties of CVD diamond. In 2004 he joined the Diamond Research Center of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, where he was heading the „Bio-Functionalized Device Team“ until 2008, when he went back to Germany to become head of the Micro- and Nano-Sensor Department of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) in Freiburg. Between 2008 and 2012 he was Visiting Professor at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. In 2016 he became head of the newly founded business unit “Sensors” at the IAF until 2020. In 2016 he founded the consulting company “Diamond and Carbon Applications (DiaCarA)” where he is CEO until today. In 2018 he became Research Professor at the Nanomaterials Research Institute, Kanazawa University, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Since 2022 he is visiting professor at Kanazawa University. At the center of his scientific activities are diamond and graphene, both are new and challenging materials in technological applications, which are currently developed for cutting edge devices, ranging from heat-spreaders in 5G communication (hetero-integration), bio-electrochemistry, to power electronics and quantum devices. He published more than 350 papers in international journals and has edited 7 books. During the last 20 years he gave numerous presentations, invited and plenary talks on international workshops and conferences. He managed various research projects on topics ranging from diamond optics, cold cathode emission, to power and quantum devices in Germany, and on the European level.
Keynote Talk

Heteroepitaxial Growth of Diamond on Ir (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow)

Prof. Atsuhito Sawabe (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)

Atsuhito Sawabe was born in Yokohama city, Japan in 1956. He received his doctor degree in 1986 from Aoyama Gakuin University under the direction of Prof. Tadao Inuzuka. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Aoyama Gakuin University as an assistant professor in 1986. In 1988, he moved to Toshiba corporation Research and Development Center as a researcher. In 1995, he was joined to Aoyama Gakuin University (Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics) as an Associate Professor. In 1999, he promoted to Full Professor. During Toshiba Corporation, he received Imperial Invention Prize for his superior work on the development of GMR head for HDD. In 2017, he awarded to JSAP Paper award. He is strongly interested in hetroepitaxial growth of diamond on Ir. In Toshiba Corporation, he worked on metallization of LSIs and GMR head for ultra-high density magnetic recording.

Current status and prospects of diamond quantum sensors

Prof. Mutsuko Hatano (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Mutsuko Hatano received a Ph.D. degree from Keio University. She joined Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, and was engaged in research and development on the superconducting devices, mobile displays, and power electronics. She was a chief researcher at the CRL and the project manager of the environment electronics. She was a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley from 1998 to 2000. In 2010, she joined Tokyo Institute of Technology as a professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She is also a Section Manager of National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology. Her main research field is wide-gap semiconductor devices for power electronics and quantum sensing. She is an executive member of Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, a member of the Science Council of Japan, a fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, and a Senior Aide to the President of Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Invited Talk

Self-formation of Nanointerface to Promote Super-low Friction of Carbon-based Coatings

Prof. Koshi Adachi (Tohoku University, Japan)

Koshi Adachi graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Tohoku University in 1988 and obtained his Ph. D for research in Tribology from Tohoku University, Japan in 1998. He is currently full professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University. He is the head of “Laboratory of Tribology and Nanointerface Engineering”. His research interests span a wide range of tribology, including fundamental and application of tribology, with a particular interest in friction and wear mechanisms of advanced materials, and technology for super-low friction such as surface texturing and new coatings. He is currently challenging to establish new concept named as “Tribologically-based Machine Design” and “Science of Running-in”.

The future of semiconducting diamond for electronic components

Dr. Manpuneet Kaur Benipal (Advent Diamond, Inc., USA)

Dr. Benipal is co-founder and CEO of Advent Diamond. She is leading the innovation and implementation of new ideas to develop diamond devices and to bring diamond electronic components to commercial market. She has a PhD in materials science and engineering with over 11 years of experience in developing solid state materials and devices including diamond device design & fabrication process development. In addition, she has experience as a Senior Process Engineer at ASM America and a Research Engineer at Ambature LLC.

Diamond Integration for Thermal Management in III-Nitrides

Prof. Srabanti Chowdhury (Stanford University, USA)

Prof. Srabanti Chowdhury of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University focuses on the wideband gap (WBG) and ultra-wide bandgap (UWBG) materials for energy-efficient and compact system architecture for power electronics and RF applications. She leads the WBG-lab @ Stanford and serves as the Science Collaboration Director of the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), ULTRA, supported by the US Department of Energy. She received her M.S and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCSB. She has received multiple early career awards, including the Young Scientist award at the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS) and the Alfred P. Sloan fellowship in Physics.

Frontiers of Superlubricious Carbon Tribofilms Towards a Sustainable and Carbon Neutral Future

Prof. Ali Erdemir (Texas A&M University, USA)

Dr. ALI ERDEMIR is a Professor and Halliburton Chair in the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Departments of the Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1983 and 1986, respectively. In recognition of his research accomplishments, Dr. Erdemir has received numerous coveted awards and such honors as being elected to the US National Academy of Engineering, World Academy of Ceramics, the presidency of the International Tribology Council and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. He has authored/co-authored more than 300 research articles, co-edited four books, presented more than 200 invited/keynote/plenary talks, and holds 32 U.S. patents. His current research focuses on bridging scientific principles with engineering innovations towards the development of new materials, diamond and diamondlike carbon coatings, and eco-friendly lubricants for a broad range of cross-cutting industrial applications in transportation and manufacturing fields.

Coherent approaches to magnetometry with diamond

Prof. Andrew Greentree (RMIT University, Australia)

Andy Greentree is Professor of Quantum Physics at RMIT University, a member of the Australian Institute of Physics and Fellow of the Institute of Physics. He is a Chief Investigator for the ARC Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, a former Future Fellow, QEII Fellow, and JSPS Invitation Fellow. His research interests span diamond for quantum sensing, biomaterials, imaging, and the evolution of neurocognition.

Diamond electron emission for energy-intensive chemical reactions

Prof. Robert J. Hamers (Univeristy of Wisconsin‐Madison, USA)

Robert Hamers received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Cornell University. He was a Visiting Scientist and then Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. His current research program focuses on surface and interface chemistry of materials, with particular focus on photochemistry and electrochemistry of diamond and other wide-bandgap materials.

Oxidized Si terminated (C-Si-O) diamond and ultra highly boron doped diamond for industrial device application

Prof. Hiroshi Kawarada (Waseda University, Japan)

Professor Hiroshi Kawarada received Doctor of Engineering from Waseda University (1985) and joined Osaka University as Assistant Professor (1986) where he started diamond research. Later, he worked in Waseda University as Associate Professor (1990) and Professor (1995-), where he developed C-H diamond FET in 1994. As Visiting Researcher he stayed in Fraunhofer Institute (IAF) by Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1995-1996). As an organizer he served for European Conference on Diamond and Related Materials (1998-2008). In Japan, he also served for Japan Applied Physics Society as Board Member, New Diamond Forum as Chairman (2009-2014) and Science Council of Japan as Member. His research field is nanoelectronics, bioelectronics and power electronics using diamond, where he has 360 articles with 9500 citations.

Two-Inch High Quality Diamond Heteroepitaxial Growth on Sapphire for Power Devices

Dr. Kim Seongwoo (Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co., Ltd. , Japan)

Dr. Seong Woo Kim moved to Japan after military service in Korea. He has been in Japan for 27 years. During his exchange program, he attended Nippon Institute of Technology to obtain Ph-D degree on the subject of MOCVD growth on GaN device. After graduate, He joined Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co., Ltd. He worked in R&D division for 7 years to develop GaN wafer production technologies, such as bulk GaN growth by HVPE, CMP process of GaN. Recently he is tackling novel Hetero Epitaxial growth of Diamond with Micro Wave Plasma CVD.

Carbon-Based Nanoparticles for Cancer Theranostics: From Fundamental Chemistry to Advanced Biomedicine

Prof. Naoki Komatsu (Kyoto University, Japan)

Naoki Komatsu received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctor’s degrees from Kyoto University in 1986, 1988 and 1993, respectively. He joined Okayama University in 1993 and moved to Kyoto University as Assistant Professor in 1994. In 1997, he worked at Florida State University as a visiting scholar for one year. In 2003, he moved from Kyoto University to Shiga University of Medical Science as Associate Professor. He promoted to Professor at Kyoto University in 2015. His research concept is to “apply organic chemistry to nanomaterials” including supramolecular chemistry for structural separation of nanocarbons and synthetic organic chemistry on nanomaterials for cancer nanomedicin

Thermal interface materials composed of vertically-aligned carbon nanotube bundles with high thermal conductivity

Dr. Daiyu Kondo (Fujitsu, Japan)

Dr. Daiyu Kondo received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. He joined Nanoelectronics Research Center, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Atsugi, Japan in 2003. He was engaged in research on synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene for future carbon electronics including large scale integration interconnects and transistor channels. From 2009 to 2010, he was a visiting researcher, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, in which he studied graphene synthesis. From 2011 to 2014, he was seconded to Collaborative Research Team Green Nanoelectronics Center (GNC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan. He focused on research of nanocarbon interconnects at AIST. Currently, he is a research manager in Devices & Materials Research Center of Fujitsu Limited.

Controlled growth of single crystal graphene on single crystal metal foil substrates by chemical vapor deposition

Dr. Da Luo (Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Republic of Korea)

Da Luo received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Shandong University in 2009 and his Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry from Peking University in 2014. After a postdoctoral experience in Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (a branch of Institute for Basic Science in Republic of Korea), he became a tenure-track research fellow in the same center from 2019. His research interests focus on the controlled synthesis of low-dimensional carbon materials including single walled carbon nanotubes, graphene, and nanodiamonds, together with exploration on their electronic and optoelectronic properties. He has published over 35 peer reviewed articles.

Stretchable and transparent triboelectric nanogenerators based on carbon nanotubes

Prof. Yutaka Ohno (Nagoya University, Japan)

Yutaka Ohno is a professor of Center for Integrated Research of Future Electronics, Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability, Nagoya University, Japan. He received Ph. D from Nagoya University in 2000. He became an assistant professor in 2000, an associate professor in 2008, and a professor in 2015 at Nagoya University. He was also a visiting professor of Aalto University, Finland from 2012 to 2013, and a visiting professor of Kyoto University in 2015. He is currently involved in the research of flexible electronics applications of nano-carbon materials.

Non-volatile photo-switch using a diamond pn junction diamond

Prof. Julien Pernot (CNRS, France)

Julien Pernot is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Engineering at the University of Grenoble Alpes. Since 2003, his research at the NEEL Institute/CNRS (France) is engaged on wide band gap (GaN, SiC and ZnO) and currently mainly on ultra-wide band gap (diamond, AlN and alloys) semiconductors. He develops advanced electrical characterization tools and microscopic methods for the study of bulk materials, thin films, micro- and nanowires in order to propose and fabricate innovative devices in the field of power electronics, light emitting diodes and detectors. He is co-founder of a start-up company since 2019 (DiamFab) that exploits some of the patents he has filed on diamond technology.

Colour defects in diamond for widefield magnetometry

Prof. Kasturi Saha (IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay, India)

High-Mobility Normally-Off Transistors Based on Hydrogen-Terminated Diamond/h-BN Heterostructures

Dr. Yosuke Sasama (NIMS, Japan)

Yosuke Sasama is a postdoctoral researcher at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA) of National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. He graduated from University of Tsukuba-NIMS Joint Graduate School and received his Ph.D. in Engineering from University of Tsukuba in 2020. Then, he became a postdoctoral researcher at NIMS. His recent research focuses on h-BN/diamond heterostructures for high performance field-effect transistors.

Impurity control for diamond and boron nitride single crystals growth under high pressure

Dr. Takashi Taniguchi (National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan)

Takashi Taniguchi is Fellow and Director of International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) of National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba Japan. He received his PhD from Tokyo Institute of technology in 1987. His current research interests concern materials synthesis under high pressure and high temperature by using belt-type high pressure apparatus. Especially studies for boron nitride crystals as superhard and wideband gap materials are major topics in his research. He is a former president of the Japan society of High Pressure Science and Technology and is Vice president of International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology.

Quantum Sensing of Quantum Materials

Prof. Amir Yacoby (Harvard University, USA / Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Amir Yacoby is a Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University. He graduated from the Israeli Institute of Technology Suma Cum Laude in the field of Aerospace engineering. He then transitioned into theoretical physics and received a Master’s degree from the Weizmann Institute of Science. While remaining at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Professor Yacoby transitioned once again into experimental Physics and received his PhD in 1994. After a three-year post-doc at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, Professor Yacoby returned to the Weizmann institute of Science as an assistant professor and was tenured in 2002. In 2006 Professor Yacoby joined Harvard University. Professor Yacoby works to develop new experimental techniques to explore quantum matter and uses these techniques to obtain new insights into their underlying quantum mechanical properties. His current interests are in understanding the behavior of low-dimensional systems and their applications to quantum information technology. Professor Yacoby is a member of the National Academy of Science, The American Academy of Arts and Science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the Aspen Center of Physics, and a member of the Quantum Materials Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He has been a “Highly Cited Researcher” in Clarivate Analytics since 2015. His awards include: the Kavli Chair from Delft University in the Netherlands, The Lazaridis Chair in Physics from the University of Waterloo, the Moore Experimental Award, the Newcomb Cleveland Prize, The William L. McMillan Award, and the Alon young investigator award.

Highly-efficient damage-free finishing of diamond substrate by plasma-assisted polishing

Prof. Kazuya Yamamura (Osaka University, Japan)

Dr. Yamamura is a professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University. Since 2021, he has been the director of the Research Center for Precision Engineering. His specialty is the development of unconventional ultraprecision manufacturing process and its application. He developed several unique ultra-precision figuring and finishing techniques, which utilize plasma or electrochemical phenomena. Plasma chemical vaporization machining: PCVM is a noncontact chemical figuring technique for fabrication of ultraprecision optical components and the substrate for electronic device use. Plasma-assisted polishing: PAP is a damage-free finishing technique for wide gap semiconductor materials, such as SiC, GaN, diamond. Slurryless electrochemical mechanical polishing: ECMP is a highly efficient polishing technique for SiC wafers. He has also conducted joint research with many companies and has contributed to the practical application of new processes developed by him.