Invited Lecturers

Invited presentations at universities, industries, and technical conferences.

  1. “Real-time Detection of Heavy Metals and Bacteria in Water Using a Graphene-based Field-Effect Transistor Sensing Platform,” ACS Fall National Meeting, Washington DC, August 20-24, 2017.
  2. “Real-time, Selective Detection of Lead Ions in Water Using a Graphene-based Field-Effect Transistor Sensing Platform,” The 231 ECS Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 28-June 2, 2017.
  3. “Real-time Detection of Water Contaminants Using a Graphene-based Field-Effect Transistor Sensing Platform,” The 64th Annual AVS International Symposium and Exhibition (AVS64), Tampa, FL, October 29-November 3, 2017.
  4. “Graphene-Based Real-Time Water Sensors – from Concept to Product,” The Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference (MERC), Milwaukee, WI, May 10-11, 2017.
  5. “Graphene-Based Real-Time Water Sensors – from Concept to Product,” Khalifa University of Science, Technology, and Research (KUSTAR), Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2016.
  6. “Graphene-Based Sensing Platform for Rapid Detection of Water Contaminants – from Concept to Product,” The 4th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 5-7, 2016.
  7. “Real-time Sensor-Enabled Intelligent, Safe, and Robust Drinking Water System,” The 2016 US-China Forum: “Water and Urban Development: Addressing Challenges through Policy and Innovation, Chicago, IL, October 13-14, 2016.
  8. “Graphene-Based Real-Time Water Sensors – from Concept to Product,” Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, WI, October 11, 2016.
  9. “Graphene Sensor – Enabled Intelligent Water Distribution System,” The 8th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE 2016), Milwaukee, WI, September 18-22, 2016.
  10. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications,” The Huawei Innovation Day, Shenzhen, China, September 1-2, 2016.
  11. “Biosensors Based on Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials,” The European Advanced Materials Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, August 23-25, 2016.
  12. “Real-Time Wireless Sensors for Water Quality Data Collection and Delivery,” The Wisconsin DNR Water Use Data Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, May 24, 2016.
  13. “Ultrasensitive Phosphorene-based Gas Sensors,” The Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference (MERC), Milwaukee, WI, May 5-6, 2016.
  14. “Ultrasensitive Phosphorene-based Gas Sensors,” The International Forum of Graphene, Shenzhen, China, April 14-16, 2016.
  15. “Water Equipment and Policy (WEP) I/UCRC and Energy-Water Nexus (EWN) Initiative,” The Food-Energy-Water Nexus, 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment, Washington, DC, January 19-21, 2016.
  16. “Nanotechnology for Energy-Water Nexus,” The 2015 ASME IMCE, Houston, TX, November 13-19, 2015.
  17. “Graphene-based Nanomaterials for Versatile Biosensors,” The 2015 International Graphene Innovation Conference (GRAPCHINA2015), Qingdao, China, Oct. 28-30, 2015.
  18. “Graphene-based Nanomaterials for Versatile Biosensors,” University of British Columbia, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, August 2015.
  19. “Graphene-based Nanomaterials for Versatile Biosensors,” University of Washington, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Seattle, WA, August 2015.
  20. “Smart Phone-Supported Sensors for Real-time Monitoring Heavy Metal Ions in Water,” Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium, River Falls, WI, July 27-28, 2015.
  21. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing and Energy Applications,” Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an, China, June 2015.
  22. “Hierarchical Sn/C Composite as an Anode for Long-cycle-life Lithium-ion Batteries,” The 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015.
  23. “Hierarchical Nanohybrids with Porous CNT-networks Decorated Crumpled Graphene Balls for Supercapacitors,” TMS 2015 144rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, March 15-19, 2015.
  24. “Graphene-based Nanomaterials for Versatile Biosensors,” Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, February 2015.
  25. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications,” MSOE, Milwaukee, WI, February 2015.
  26. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications,” Fudan University, Shanghai, China, February 2015.
  27. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications,” 1st International Workshop on Engineering and Applications of Nanocarbon Materials, Jinan, China, January 31-February 2, 2015. (Keynote Speaker)
  28. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications,” Jinan University, Jinan, China, February 2015.
  29. “Graphene-based Nanomaterials for Versatile Biosensors,” MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, November 30-December 5, 2014.
  30. “Graphene-based Nanomaterials for Versatile Biosensors,” Aldrich Materials Science Webinars, Sigma Aldrich, Milwaukee, WI, September 2014.
  31. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing and Energy Applications,” Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, August 2014.
  32. “Graphene-based Nanomaterials for Versatile Biosensing,” Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, July 2014.
  33. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing and Energy Applications,” Huawei Corporation, Shenzhen, China, June 2014.
  34. “Vertically-oriented Graphene: Plasma Synthesis and Applications,” Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, June 2014.
  35. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing and Energy Applications,” Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, June 2014.
  36. “Vertically-oriented Graphene: Plasma Synthesis and Applications,” The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America (ESA), Notre Dame, IN, June 17-19, 2014. (Keynote speaker)
  37. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing and Energy Applications,” University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 2014.
  38. “Rational Design of Si-based Anodes for High-Performance Lithium-ion Batteries,” TMS 2014 143rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Diego, CA, February 16-20, 2014.
  39. “Graphene-based Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications,” A.O. Smith, Milwaukee, WI, December 2013.
  40. “Atmospheric Plasma Synthesis of Vertically-oriented Graphene for Sensing and Energy,” International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications (ICPSA2013), Singapore, December 4-6, 2013.
  41. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing and Energy Applications,” Sigma-Aldrich, Milwaukee, WI, September 2013.
  42. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing and Energy Applications,” International Conference on Nanoscience & Technology (ChinaNANO 2013), Beijing, China, September 5-7, 2013.
  43. “Vertically-oriented Graphene: Plasma Synthesis and Applications,” Fourth International Symposium on Plasma Nanoscience (iPlasma-Nano-IV), Monterey, CA, August 25-29, 2013.
  44. “Environmental and Energy Nanomaterials,” Tongji University, Shanghai, China, July 2013.
  45. “Graphene-based Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing and Energy Applications,” Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, July 2013.
  46. “Vertically-oriented Graphene: Atmospheric Synthesis and Applications,” International Symposium of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene: Synthesis, Functionalisation and Applications, The 7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT2013), Singapore, June 30-July 5, 2013.
  47. “Graphene-based Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing and Energy Applications,” Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi’an, China, June 2013.
  48. “Graphene-based Nanomaterials as a Catalytic Counter Electrode in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells,” ELECTRIC POWER 2013 Conference and Exhibition, Chicago, IL, May 14-16, 2013.
  49. “Graphene-based Hybrid Nanomaterials for Gas Sensing,” Argonne Center for Nanoscaled Materials (CNM) User Meeting, Argonne, IL, May 6-9, 2013.
  50. “Graphene-based FET Platform for Low-cost Detection of Chemicals and Bacteria in Water,” School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, April 2013.
  51. “Carbon Cross-Linked Si/SiC Nanosphere as Advanced Anode of Lithium-Ion Batteries,” Presented at the 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.
  52. “Hierarchical Nickel Oxide Microflower for High-Performance Supercapacitors,” Presented at the 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.
  53. “Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Nanomaterials and Their Device Applications,” Presented at the MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 1-5, 2013.
  54. “Graphene-based Hybrid Structures for Sensing and Energy Applications,” University of Texas-Dallas, Dallas, TX, March 2013.
  55. “Graphene-based Hybrid Structures for Sensing and Energy Applications,” State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY, February 2013.
  56. “Graphene-based Hybrid Structures for Sensing and Energy Applications,” Boston University, Boston, MA, October 2012.
  57. “Graphene-based Hybrid Nanomaterials and Their Applications,” Crystal & Graphene Science Symposium-2012, Waltham, MA, September 5-6, 2012.
  58. “Nanomaterials-based Chemical and Biological Sensors” Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, August 2012.
  59. “Hybrid Nanomaterials Gas Sensors,” The 20th Annual International Conference on Composites or Nano Engineering (ICCE-20), Beijing, China, July 22-28, 2012.
  60. “Nanocarbon-based Hybrid Structures for Sensing and Energy Applications” Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Electronics, Beijing, China, July 2012.
  61. “Nanomaterials-based Chemical Sensors” SC Johnson, Racine, WI, March 2012.
  62. “Nanocarbon-based Hybrid Structures for Sensing and Energy Applications,” Boston University, Boston, MA, December 2011.
  63. “Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications,” ASM International Milwaukee Chapter 53rd Annual H. R. Bergmann Memorial Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, May 2011.
  64. “Hybrid Nanomaterials for Chemical and Biological Sensing,” University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Department of Chemistry, Stevens Point, WI, April 2011.
  65. “Advanced Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications,” A. O. Smith Corporation, Milwaukee, WI, April 2011.
  66. “Hybrid Nanomaterials for Chemical and Biological Sensing,” University of Georgia, Department of Physics, Athens, GA, January 2011.
  67. “Hybrid Nanomaterials for Chemical and Biological Sensing,” University of British Columbia, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, November 2010.
  68. “Hybrid Nanomaterials for Chemical and Biological Sensing,” University of Delaware, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Newark, DE, October 2010.
  69. “Hybrid Nanomaterials for Chemical and Biological Sensing,” Shanghai Nanotechnology Promotion Center, Shanghai, China, June 2010.
  70. “Hybrid Nanomaterials for Chemical and Biological Sensing,” University of Duisburg, Center for Nanointegration, Duisburg, Germany, May 2010.
  71. “Hybrid Nanomaterials for Chemical and Biological Sensing,” Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Suzhou, China, May 2010.
  72. “Hybrid Nanomaterials for Chemical and Biological Sensing,” Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chicago, IL, April 2010.
  73. “Synthesis and Application of Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials,” Peking University, College of Engineering, Beijing, China, Beijing, China, January 2010.
  74. “Synthesis and Application of Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials,” Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metal Research, Shenyang, China, Shenyang, China, January 2010.
  75. “Synthesis and Application of Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials,” Beijing University of Chemical Technology, College of Chemical Engineering, Beijing, China, Beijing, China, January 2010.
  76. “Synthesis and Application of Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials,” Fudan University, Chemistry Department, Shanghai, China, January 2010.
  77. “Hybrid Nanomaterials for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation,” The 2nd International Symposium on Aqua Science, Water Resource and Low Carbon Energy (ISASWR.LCE), Sanya, China, December 7-10, 2009.
  78. “Hybrid Nanomaterials for Chemical and Biological Sensing,” The IUPAC 5th International Symposium on Novel Materials and Synthesis (NMS-V) and 3rd Symposium on Power Sources for Energy Storage and their Key Materials (PS-III), Shanghai, China, October 18-22, 2009
  79. “Room-Temperature Gas Sensors Based on Hybrid Nanostructures,” Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, WI, February 2009.
  80. “Hybrid Nanocrystal-Carbon Nanotube Structures for Nanodevices,” Tongji University, School of Materials Science, Shanghai, China, June 2008.
  81. “Corona Wire Ozone Production and Silicon Dioxide Deposition,” Xerox Corporation, Webster, NY, April 2008.
  82. “Controlled Assembly of Nanoparticles onto Carbon Nanotubes,” University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, May 2007.
  83. “Manufacture of Nanoparticle-Carbon Nanotube Hybrids,” Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Nanomanufacturing Conference, March 14, 2007.
  84. “Aerosol Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly for Device Fabrication,” College of Mechanical Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, January 2007.
  85. “Aerosol Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly for Device Fabrication,” Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, December 2006.
  86. “Controlled Assembly of Nanoparticles onto Carbon Nanotubes,” Nanotechnology Group Seminar, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, October 2006.
  87. “Controlled Assembly of Nanoparticles onto Carbon Nanotubes,” IGERT Nanoparticle Science and Engineering Seminar Series, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, September 2006.
  88. “Synthesis and Assembly of Nanoparticles for Functional Nanodevices,” Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, April 2006.
  89. “Physics and Chemistry of Microscale and Nanoscale Corona Discharges,” Xerox Corporation, Webster, NY, February 2005.
  90. “Plasma Synthesis of Nanoparticles,” Brown Bag Lunch Talks on Condensed Matter Physics, Optics, and Surface Science, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, April 2004.
  91. “Corona-Enhanced Chemical Reactions,” TSI Inc., St. Paul, MN, May 2002.
  92. “Numerical Modeling of Ozone Production in the DC Corona Discharge,” Air Pollution and Aerosol Seminar, Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, October 2002.
  93. “Numerical Modeling of Ozone Production in the DC Corona Discharge,” Center for Filtration Research 21st Review Meeting, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, April 2002.
  94. “Numerical Simulation of Ozone Generation in the Positive DC Corona Discharge,” Particle Technology Laboratory Seminar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, December 2001.
  95. “Deposition of Silicon Dioxide in the Corona Discharge of Indoor Electrostatic Air Cleaners,” Particle Technology Laboratory Seminar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, December 1999.