Prof. Antonio H. Castro Neto
Director, Centre for Advanced 2D Materials
Co-Director, Institute for Functional Intelligent Materials
Distinguished Professor, Department of Material Science Engineering
Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National University of Singapore
13th October 2023, 11:00am - 12:30pm (GST)
|Title:||Advanced 2D Materials: from Science to Technology|
|Abstract:||2D materials such as graphene have been around for almost 2 decades. |
While the science of these extraordinary materials has reached a point of great maturity only now their technological applications are being unveiled. I will talk about this fascinating journey in some key technological areas such as sustainable construction, energy, thermal management, hydrogen storage, and bio-sensing.
Prof. Antonio Castro Neto is the Director of the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM) and Co-Director of the Institute for Functional Intelligent Materials (IFIM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Material Science Engineering and Physics, as well as a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS, and member of the Singapore and Brazilian National Academies of Science.
Prof. Antonio H. Castro Neto got his Ph.D. in Physics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1994. His thesis studied the fundamentals of the theory of metals. In 1994, he moved to the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara as a postdoctoral fellow, and in 1995, he became an Assistant Professor at University of California at Riverside. In 2000, he moved to Boston University as Professor of Physics. In 2010, Prof. Castro Neto joined the National University of Singapore and became the Founding Director of the Graphene Research Centre which, in 2014, evolved into CA2DM. In 2021, Prof. Castro Neto became Founding Co-Director of the Institute for Functional Intelligent Materials, NUS.
Prof. Castro Neto is recipient of many awards, including the 11th Ross J. Martin Award by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the University of California Regent Fellowship; the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship; the visiting Miller Professorship by the University of California, Berkeley; the visiting Gordon Godfrey Professorship by the University of New South Wales, Australia; the Distinguished Visiting Chair Professor at the SKKU Advanced Institute of Nano-Technology (SAINT), South Korea; the Hsun Lee Lecture Award by the Institute of Metal Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences; and Kramers Professorship at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Prof. Castro Neto was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in 2003, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2011.
Prof. Castro Neto founded 2D Materials (2DM) Pte Ltd in Singapore for the development of high-quality graphene in 2016, MADE Advanced Materials Pte Ltd for the development of graphene composites with carbon and glass fibre in 2017, and Graphene Watts Pte Ltd for the development and commercialization of graphene-based, Lithium-Sulphur batteries in 2019.