Dr. Helmut Schift (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)

Research Interests: Development of novel methods for topological and chemical surface patterns, in particular using nanoimprint lithography and other molding techniques.

Professor Placid Ferreira (University of Illinois, USA)

Research Interests: Exploring and developing novel scalable and non-lithographic processes that exploit chemical, mechanical, and electronic phenomena for manufacturing at the micro- and nanoscale.

Professor Ole Sigmund (Technical University of Denmark)

Research Interests: Investigating theoretical extensions and applications of topology optimization methods to the design of extremal materials, smart materials, compliant mechanisms, Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems, crashworthiness, fluid systems and wave-propagation problems in acoustics, elasticity, nano-optics, meta-materials and antennas.