Dr. Chun-Da Liao was a Research Scientist in both Material Science Center and National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, carrying out several industrial projects on the massive production of graphene using chemical vapor deposition, followed by joining BGT Materials (Industrial Partner of National Graphene Institute) as a senior Research Scientist/Project Leader. He received the Ph. D. degree in optoelectronic engineering from National Taiwan University in 2010. His research interests mainly focus on the design of microcantilever sensors and optical MEMS. From September 2010 to December 2013, he was working for his substitute military service at Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academic Sinica based in National Taiwan University. During this period of time, he was involved in the research of graphene synthesis and the applications of 2D materials.
Dr. Sebastian Calderon graduated in Physics engineering from the National University of Colombia in 2006, with a Master in Engineering from the same University. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, from the University of Minho – Portugal in 2016, with a special European Mention due to the partial development of his thesis at the University of Groningen – Netherlands. He has conduct research worldwide, including the University of Groningen - Netherland, University of Coimbra – Portugal, Materials Science Institute of Sevilla - Spain, Materials Science Institute of Madrid - Spain, Institute for Material Research at Autonoma University of Mexico, Institute of Nuclear Research in Toluca-Mexico and National University of Colombia, enhancing his ability to work in a variety of interdisciplinary groups, with scientists from very different cultural and scientific backgrounds. He work is focused on material science and solid state physics, with emphasis in development of nanostructured materials by physical vapour deposition methods and advance chemical and structural characterization using electron microscopy including HR-TEM/STEM imaging and spectroscopy techniques. Recently, he joined the INL as a Marie-curie co-fund research fellow to develop his project related with the production and characterization of nanostructures able to reduce the amount of oxygen in food packaging, produce an antibacterial agent and promote a chromatic response to inform users about the amount of oxygen absorbed by the packaging. He has published 23 articles in international journals peer-reviewed journals and participated in more than 20 international conferences.
The Cofund project
The basic concept of this research project originates from conventional electromagnetic power generators converting mechanical energy to electrical energy, which have been extensively utilized in a variety of power plants. The core technique is the design of ultra-thin flexible polyimide/graphene micro-spiral coils, which is utilized for miniature and high-throughput power generators. The configuration of transparent polyimide/graphene micro-spiral coils is also able to be applied in ultra-thin wireless charging devices, solar/wind hybrid power system and wireless communication system. The graphene-based micro-spiral coil is flexible, lightweight and ultra-sensitive to the change of the magnetic field. Through integration of tiny multipole magnets, this project aims to charge/power portable electronic devices through daily human movement such as vibration, walk and run.