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Young Professionals

IEEE Nanotechnology Council  – Young Professionals Committee

The Young Professionals (YP) Committee organizes regional and conference activities to engage early career professionals and to introduce them to the Nanotechnology Council community in the promotion of the NTC mission. The Committee consists of the Chair and other Regional members appointed by the Council President.

 

Rafal Sliz
Chair, NTC Young Professionals & NTC Global YP Representative

Email: rafal.sliz@ieee.org

Rafal Sliz is an Assistant Professor (Tenure), perusing his research in the field of nanotechnology at the Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Unit, University of Oulu, Finland. His research focuses on printed electronics, photovoltaics, and development of sustainable energy storage systems. He completed his B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication at Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland. For his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, Rafal moved to Oulu, Finland, where he conducted research in wireless sensor networks and printed electronics at the Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Unit, University of Oulu. Throughout his scientific career, he was awarded with several grants and awards that allowed him to conduct research abroad, gaining a global understanding of the process of advancing science and technology. He conducted long-term research at the Flexible Display Center, Arizona State University (USA), London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London (UK), and Sargent Group, University of Toronto (Canada).
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Yi Li
Region 4 YP Representative

Email: yili@anlmail.anl.gov

Dr. Yi Li is currently a postdoc in the Superconductivity and Magnetism Group at Argonne National Laboratory. He has obtained his B.S. degree in Physics from Peking University (2009) and his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Columbia University (2015). Prior to Argonne he has been a postdoc at CEA Saclay in France for two years (2015-2017). Yi Li's research focuses on building hybrid quantum magnonic circuits based on microwave superconducting circuits and magnetic devices for their applications in quantum information processing. Yi was the recipient of the Postdoctoral Performance Awards (2020) at Argonne National Laboratory and the IEEE Chicago "Distinguished R&D" Award (2020). He is also the treasurer and Young Professional Chair of IEEE Magnetics Society, Chicago Chapter.
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Umanath Kamath
Region 6 YP Representative

Email: umanathkamath@gmail.com

Umanath Kamath holds degrees from M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru (B.E) in 2009, Delft University of Technology, Delft (M.Sc) in 2012 and University College Dublin, Dublin (Ph.D) in 2021 all in Electrical Engineering. From 2012-15, he was analog/mixed signal IC designer at Cypress Semiconductors,Ireland working on capacitive touch screen interface circuits and between 2015-18 at Xilinx, Ireland where he focussed on design of high precision references and thermal sensors in FinFET technology. Dr.Kamath is currently Staff Engineer at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA working on analog circuits for photon science instrumentation. He has held visiting research positions at IMEC, CMOSIS and Honeywell Labs. Dr.Kamath holds 6 issued US patents. He is a reviewer for IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits and Transaction on Circuits and Systems.
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José Berkenbrock
Region 7 YP Representative

Email: berkenbrock@ieee.org

YP Linked-In for Region 7

José A. Berkenbrock received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, in 2013 and 2016, respectively. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. degree in the same field at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. His research work involves the design, modeling, and fabrication of microfluidics detectors for biomolecules. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (Altera-Intel and Xilinx) for about two years. Mr. Berkenbrock worked on the project of the new Brazilian Synchrotron (Sirius) between 2012 and 2013 and he currently develops research at the Synchrotron Laboratory for Micro and Nano Devices at the Canadian Light Source. His research interests include electropermeabilization of biological cells and tissues, functionalized microdevices, and synchrotron sciences. He has served as a reviewer for different journals and conferences in the field of nanotechnology, microfabrication, and biomedical engineering. Mr. Berkenbrock has been appointed the Young Professionals Representative of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council in Region 7.
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Matteo Lodi
Region 8 YP Representative

Email: matteobrunolodi@ieee.org

YP Linked-In for Region 8

Matteo B. Lodi received the bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Cagliari, Cagliari, in 2016, and the master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 2018. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering and computer science at the University of Cagliari. His research activity deals with the modeling of bioelectromagnetic phenomena, especially hyperthermia treatment; the study, manufacturing, and synthesis of magnetic biomaterials for tissue engineering applications; and the use of microwaves for biotechnology and environmental applications. He was awarded as Young Scientists at General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of URSI 2020 and 2021. He has been appointed as Representative for the Young Professionals of IEEE Region 8 Nanotechnology Council. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Future Directions Technology Policy and Ethics newsletter.
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Guilherme Pintarelli
Region 9 YP Representative

Email: gbpintarelli@ieee.org

YP Linked-In for Region 9

Guilherme B. Pintarelli received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, in 2016 and 2018, respectively, where his B.S. degree was supported by CNPq in Brunel University London, U.K., from 2014 to 2015. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, UFSC. Since 2016, he has been a Researcher with the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina (IEB-UFSC). He has experience with hardware development, signal processing, and modeling. He is also a specialist in electronic product development with IFSC, Brazil. His research interest includes the development of innovative electrical-based treatment and sensing techniques for the medical and food industries.
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Santhosh Sivasubramani
Region 10 YP Representative

Email: ee15m16p100001@iith.ac.in

YP Linked-In for Region 10

Dr. Santhosh Sivasubramani received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad, India. His PhD thesis work on “Rebooting Computing: Nanomagnetic Logic based Computing Architecture Design” was funded by Redpine Signals Inc., fellowship in the EE Department. MTech Thesis is on “Simulation and Experimental Investigation on Graphene”. SS also possesses experience as an INUP Visiting Research Scholar at the Centre of Excellence in NanoElectronics, IIT Bombay and as a Project Assistant - on "IOT for Smarter Healthcare" Center for Cyber Physical Systems & IoT, IIT Hyderabad. SS also reports for India Science Wire and also possess IEEE volunteer positions as IEEE NTC YP Representative India, IEEE NTC YP R10 Representative, IEEE NTC TC12 Nanomagnetics Member, IEEE NTC Hyderabad Section Chapter Founding Chair, IEEE Magnetics Society AtC-AtG Conference Pro-Com member, IEEE Communications Society Data Storage Technical Committee member, IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Rebooting Computing Member.
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