“Building joint infrastructures between science and business”: Researchers and decision makers from 50 countries gathered at global congress on cruise ship in Sweden

The 24–27th March 2019, International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) held its 25th Advanced Materials Congress onboard Viking Line’s M/S Mariella, that departed from Stockholm heading for Helsinki. During the congress 300 well-known scientists and business executives from 50 countries participated.

–The purpose of the congress was to bring academia and business closer together in order to build joint infrastructures for grants applications, commercial IPRs, high-quality publications and more. With our congress series we provide a global platform for all this to happen, says Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, founder of IAAM. 

The silver jubilee assembly of IAAM Congress offered a coordination of three contemporary research fields: Advanced Functional Materials, Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry to pave the way towards multi-inter-trans-disciplinary translational research and innovations for the market. 

The congress series is hosted by The International Association of Advanced Materials, IAAM, a non-profit organization that aims to create forums for education and spreading of research within the rapidly expanding fields around advanced materials.

Prestigious awards for pioneer research in advanced materials were also handed out during the congress. Prof.M. Ricardo Ibarra, affiliated with University of Zaragoza, Spain and scientific advisor at NanoScale Biomagnetics, Nanoimmunotech and Graphene Nanotech received the Advanced Functional Materials Award for his contributions within advanced functionals materials and innovations. Others who received awards were:

The IAAM Medal
Prof. Greg Sun, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Prof. Maria Mitkova, Boise State University, USA
Prof. Carla Cannas, University of Cagliari, Italy
Prof. Rongshan Qin, The Open University, UK
Prof. Yuri Rostovtsev, University of North Texas, USA
Prof. Bingyang Cao, Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Yizhak Marcus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Prof. Helena Vasconcelos, Azores University, Portugal
Prof. Bahruddin Saad, Petronas University of Technology, Malaysia

IAAM Scientist Medal
Professor Christophe Serra, University of Strasbourg, France
Professor Nicola Daldosso, University of Verona, Italy
Professor Xinhua Zhu, Nanjing University, China
Dr. Hadas Shtrikman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Dr. Nobuyuki Matsuki, Kanagawa University, Japan
Dr. Hong Ngee Lim, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

The Young Scientist Medal
Dr. Ali Nourdine, University of Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
Dr. T.Y. Ng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr. Mao Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Yasushi Kanai, Osaka university, Japan
Dr. Monika Gosecka, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Best Oral Presentation Award
Yun Qian, Shanghai Jiao Tong University affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital, China
Ronny Hanich, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology. 

Best Poster Presentation Award
Dr. Abdul Shakoor from Center for Advanced Materials (CAM), Qatar University, Qatar
Ulrich Schadeck from University of Bayreuth, Germany
Ruixue Xu from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain 

An international consortium on “Functional Materials’ Spin OFF Idea” was also organized during the Silver Jubilee Assembly, with the aim to build a bridge between academia and industry for commercialization of translational research and technology. Professor M. Ricardo Ibarra, Scientific advisor of three nanotech industry NanoScale Biomagnetics, Nanoimmunotech and Graphene Nanotech, and Professor at University of Zaragoza, Spain; Professor Pavel Osmera, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic; Dr. Carlos Semino, Founder and CEO, Hebe Biolab, Spain; Dr. Silvia De Dea, Principal Chemical Engineering Architect at ASML, USA and Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Chairman and Managing Director, Institute of Advanced Materials and VBRI, Sweden participated in panel discussions. The panel discussion ended with the fruitful remarks towards providing the setting for advances in materials’ technology to percolate to the end user.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, founder IAAM, tfn: +46 (0)1313-2424, e-mail: director@iaam.se
Anders Ekhammar, press contact IAAM, tfn: +46 (0)707 46 25 79, e-mail: anders.ekhammar@perspective.se






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The purpose of the congress was to bring academia and business closer together in order to build joint infrastructures for grants applications, commercial IPRs, high-quality publications and more. With our congress series we provide a global platform for all this to happen.
Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, founder of IAAM.