The opening keynote speaker of ISCC’18 will be: prof.dr.ing. Dave Blank. He is Chief Scientific Ambassador and professor at University of Twente. After his masters in Applied Physics, he received in 1991 his PhD in Physics from the University of Twente, Netherlands for his dissertation on High-Tc thin films
prepared by laser ablation: an experimental study. In 1998, he was appointed as associate professor and programme director on
the materials science of interfaces in the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente. Since October 2002
he is full professor in Inorganic Materials Science at the same university. He has author of more than 300 scientific publications.