22- 26th February 2010
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour

ICONN 2010 Plenary Speaker

John J. Boland

Prof. Boland received his BSc degree from University College Dublin and PhD from the California Institute of Technology where he was the recipient of the Newby-McKoy for graduate excellence. Prof. Boland was previously a researcher at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre where he received an outstanding innovation award, and then went on to become the J.J. Hermans Chair Professor of Chemistry and Applied and Materials Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently Professor in the School of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin and Director of the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN). Professor Boland is a Fellow of Trinity College and the AVS.

Prof. Boland is an internationally recognized expert in the area of surface chemistry and passivation of semiconductors, particularly the interaction of hydrogen and halogens on Si(100) and the role of stress in surface chemical reactivity. Most recently, he has focused on nanoscale transport, both in terms of contact formation and connectivity in carbon nanotube networks, and the opportunity for new kinds of devices based on nanoscale confinement and transport phenomena.