Editorial Board ::: Recent Patents on Engineering

ISSN: 2212-4047 (Online)
ISSN: 1872-2121 (Print)


Volume 10, 3 Issues, 2016


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Editor-in-Chief:
Togay Ozbakkaloglu
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, SA
Australia


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Editor-in-Chief:

Togay Ozbakkaloglu (Biography
Togay Ozbakkaloglu

Dr. Togay Ozbakkaloglu is a Senior Lecturer of Structural Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He received his PhD from the University of Ottawa, Canada in 2005.

Dr Ozbakkaloglu's research focuses on the development of new technologies to improve reliability and performance of civil infrastructure. His specific expertise concerns the development and constitutive modelling of special concretes and development of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP)–concrete composite structural systems. Dr Ozbakkaloglu is a leading contributor to the develop innovative construction materials and their applications to enhance sustainability and resilience of structures.

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School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, SA
Australia



Co-Editor(s):

M.A. Meireles (Biography
M.A. Meireles

Angela A. Meireles is the Coordinator of Food Science of CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) and a professor of Food Engineering at UNICAMP (University of Campinas), Brazil. She published over 260 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and has made more than 500 presentations at scientific conferences. Dr. Meireles has supervised 44 PhD dissertations, 30 MSc theses, and 68 undergraduate research projects. Her research is in the field of the production of extracts/bioactive compounds using green technologies, including the determination of process parameters, process integration and optimization, extraction fractionation, and technic and economic analysis.

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State University of Campinas
Campinas
Brazil


Associate Editor(s):

Zhitao Kang (Biography
Zhitao Kang

Dr. Zhitao Kang is a Senior Research Engineer in Georgia Tech Research Institute and an Adjunct Professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His current research interest focuses on optic and electronic materials development, thin film growth and processing, photonic/optoelectronic devices fabrication. He developed and worked on various phosphor and scintillator materials and luminescent nanocrystals for lighting, display, scintillation and biological applications. He has over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings and holds a few patents.

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Georgia Tech Research Institute
1473 Willow Lake Dr, Apt C
Atlanta, GA
USA

Cengiz kahraman (Biography
Cengiz kahraman

Cengiz Kahraman is a full Professor at Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU). His research areas are engineering economics, quality management, statistical decision making, multiple criteria decision making, and fuzzy decision making. He published about 200 journal papers, about 160 conference papers and 70 book chapters. He is in the editorial boards of 20 international journals and edited 10 international books from Springer. He guest-edited many special issues of international journals and organized international conferences. He was the vice dean of ITU Management Faculty between the years 2004-2007 and the head of ITU Industrial Engineering Department between the years 2010-2013.

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Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul
Turkey

Xingying Li
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
USA

Zeshui Xu (Biography
Zeshui Xu

Zeshui Xu received the Ph.D. degree in management science and engineering from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2003. He is a Distinguished Young Scholar of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Chang Jiang Scholar of the Ministry of Education of China. He is currently a Professor with the Business School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. He has contributed more than 500 journal articles to professional journals. His current research interests include information fusion, decision making, and fuzzy sets.

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Sichuan University
Chengdu
China


Regional Editor(s):

Tounsi Abdelouahed
University of Sidi Bel Abbes
Sidi Bel Abbes
Algeria

Hongli Dong (Biography
Hongli Dong

Dr. Dong received the Ph.D. degree in Control Science and Engineering in 2012 from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. From January 2011 to January 2012, she was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, London, U.K. From November 2012 to October 2014, she was an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany. She is currently a professor with the College of Electrical and Information Engineering, Northeast Petroleum University, Daqing, China. She has published more than 40 papers in refereed international journals.

Dr. Dong is serving as a Regional Editor of this journal and an Associate Editor for four international journals, including Systems Science and Control Engineering, Journal of The Franklin Institute, Neurocomputing and Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing.

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School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Northeast Petroleum University
Daqing
P. R. China

Jinde Cao (Biography
Jinde Cao

Jinde Cao (M’07-SM’07-F’16) is a Distinguished Professor, the Dean of Department of Mathematics and the Director of the Research Center for Complex Systems and Network Sciences at Southeast University. From July 2001 to June 2002, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Professor Cao was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Journal of the Franklin Institute and Neurocomputing. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, and Neural Networks. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and a Member of the Academy of Europe. He has been named as Highly-Cited Researcher in Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering by Thomson Reuters.

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Southeast University
Department of Mathematics
China

Evangelos J. Sapountzakis (Biography
Evangelos J. Sapountzakis

Dr. Evangelos Sapountzakis is Civil Engineer, Professor at the Institute of Structural Analysis and Antiseismic Research of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Diploma from NTUA (1984), MSc and DIC degrees from Imperial College, London (1985), PhD degree from NTUA (1991).

Apart from NTUA, he is also Professor of Structural Analysis at the School of Corps of Engineers of the Hellenic Army and the Hellenic Open University. His published research comprises 105 original papers in international journals, 143 papers in international conference proceedings, 12 Chapters in books and 5 educational books, while he is the editor of 4 Books or Conference Proceedings. Honorary Editor, Editor-in-Chief, Academic Editor, Regional Editor and Associate Editor of international journals.

He has extensive experience (30 years) in the design and analysis of bridge and other large scale structural projects.

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University of Athens
Athens
Greece

J. D. Clayton (Biography
J. D. Clayton

Dr. Clayton obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002. Dr. Clayton is now a Research Team Leader and Fellow of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (Maryland, USA) and an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has served as a visiting scholar at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Columbia University (New York, USA). He has published over 60 journal articles and two books dealing with topics in solid mechanics, condensed matter physics, applied mathematics, and materials science.

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Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
New York
USA


Editorial Board Members:

Tofigh Allahviranloo (Biography
Tofigh Allahviranloo

Tofigh Allahviranloo obtained a B.S. in Mathematics from University of Tabriz, Iran and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Numerical analysis from IAU Science and Research Branch, Tehran Iran. He works at IAU Science and Research Branch in Iran, and has taught at Izmir University, Turkey and was a research professor in UPEI Canada. Prof. Allahviranloo has published 190 papers and 9 books in the areas of Fuzzy numerical analysis, Fuzzy support decision system and the Intelligent decision science.

He is the editor in chief of two journals and associate editor of some other journals.

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Daneshgahe Azad Eslami, Science and Research Branch
Tehran
Iran

Roberto Capozucca (Biography
Roberto Capozucca

Confirmed Associate Professor of Structural Engineering – Vice Director Dept. DICEA Faculty of Engineering, University Polytechnic of Marche, Ancona, Italy Author of approximately 140 scientific publications in the following main fields of research: masonry structures; damage in reinforced concrete beams; composite materials in civil structures.

Participation of scientific committees of Conferences and Organizer of sessions.

Member of Int. Council Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) as masonry structure expert in Commission W023 - Wall Structures. Elected Convenor of Seismic Work Group in 2013 – CIB Commission W023 - Wall Structures.

Reviewer of international scientific journals and Editorial board member.

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Polytechnic of Marche
Ancona
Italy

C.H. Chen (Biography
C.H. Chen

Chun-Hsien Chen is Associate Professor and Director of the Design Stream in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his BS degree in Industrial Design from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. He has several years of product design & development experience in the industry. His teaching and research interests are in collaborative/humancentric/ consumer-oriented product design and development, knowledge engineering, design sciences, engineering informatics and artificial intelligence in product/engineering design. He has more than 150 publications in these areas.

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Nanyang Technol. University
Singapore
Singapore

W. Chu
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon
Hong Kong

T.N. Dantas (Biography
T.N. Dantas

She holds a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Federal University of Ceará (1975), master's degree in organic chemistry for the same UFC (1979), Doctorate third cycle (1981) and “Docteur D’État” in Chemistry (1983), both by the Institut National Polytechnique of Toulouse, France. Member of the European Academy of Sciences, arts and literature. He is currently a Voluntary Teacher at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, working in teaching and research. Scholarship in research productivity B 1 CNPq. She is a teacher at UNI-RN. Was Executive Coordinator of Primary processing core and Waste water-NUPPRAR of UFRN. He exercised the function of President of the Regional Council of chemistry-XV region until February 2015 and is currently a Counselor of the Federal Council of chemistry and FUNPEC Director. He is a member of the editorial board of the Brazilian Journal of Petroleum and Gas-BJPG. Has experience in the areas of chemical technology and chemistry of natural products, working in the areas of oil, gas and the environment, involving applications of plant oils, surfactant and microemulsioned and nanoemulsioned systems.

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University Fed. do Rio Grande do N
Natal
Brazil

J.A. Dourakopoulos
Institute of Structural Analysis and Antiseismic Research of NTUA
Athens
Greece

R.E. Filman
Google Inc
California, CA
USA

J. Gu (Biography
J. Gu

Junjie Gu, Carleton University (Canada), specialized in energy systems, especially on applied clean energy topics. Prior to joining Carleton in 2002, Dr. Gu received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany, 2000). He has co-authored about 120 publications, including 5 books. He is also a co-inventor of over 60 patents. He is a recipient of Carleton Research Achievement Award (2006), PetroCanada Young Innovator Award (2007), ENN Merit Award (2009), and Global Chinese Innovation and Technology Award (2016). During his sabbatical leave 2008-2011, he served as the Chief Scientist of ENN Group, and elected to the Thousand-Talent Program (China).

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Carleton University
Ottawa
Canada

Q.L Han
Ctr. Queensland University
Rockhampton
Australia

Dušanka Janežič
University of Primorska
Koper
Slovenia

M.D. Ker
National Chiao-Tung University
Taiwan

D. Kujawski
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
USA

A. Leung
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon
Hong Kong

H. Liu
Intel Corporation
Santa Clara, CA
USA

H.D. Mansilla
University of Concepcion
Concepcion
Chile

M. Moszynski
Soltan Inst. for Nuclear Studies
Otwock-Swierk
Poland

C.T. Nguyen
Université de Moncton
Moncton
Canada

Anjali Pal (Biography
Anjali Pal

Professor Anjali pal, M. Sc., Ph. D. was graduated from University of Calcutta, India in Chemistry. At present she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prof. Pal is actively engaged in teaching and research in the field of Environmental Engineering and Science. She has published more than 170 research papers. Dr. Pal has received an International Hall of Fame Award (USA), R & D 100 Award (USA) and Convention Award from the Indian Chemical Society. She has visited many countries as a Visiting Professor. She works in the field of adsolubilization, catalysis and spectroscopy, mainly for environmental remediation.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Kharagpur
India

L. Qin
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

E. Rosenberg (Biography
E. Rosenberg

Dr. Rosenberg obtained a B.A. in Mathematics from Oberlin College, and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Operations Research from Stanford University. He works at AT&T Labs in New Jersey, and has taught at Princeton University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dr. Rosenberg holds 14 patents and has published in the areas of convex analysis and nonlinearly constrained optimization, computer aided design of integrated circuits and printed wire boards, and telecommunications network design and routing.

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AT&T Lab
Middletown, NJ
USA

R. Savino (Biography
R. Savino

Raffaele Savino, Ph.D., is full professor of Aerodynamics at the University of Naples Federico II. He was responsible as of several research programs in collaboration with Research Centers, Industries and Space Agencies (ASI, CIRA, ESA, NASA). His memberships include the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIDAA), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is author of over 220 publications in the fields of Fluid Dynamics, Microgravity and Space Experimentation, Physics of Fluids, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Heat transfer, Aerospace Propulsion Recent research activities include hypersonic numerical and experimental aerodynamics, aerothermochemistry, innovative heat pipes for ground and space applications, hybrid rocket propulsion.

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University of Napoli Federico II
Tecchio, Napoli
Italy

D. Spinellis
AUEB
Athens
Greece

M. Turek
Silesian University of Technol
Gliwice
Poland

Q.-G. Wang
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg
South Africa

S. Wongwises
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
Bangkok
Thailand

Y. Xiao (Biography
Y. Xiao

Dr. Yang Xiao currently is a Professor of Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. His current research interests include networking and computer/network security. He has published over 200 journal papers and over 200 conference papers. Dr. Xiao was a Voting Member of IEEE 802.11 Working Group from 2001 to 2004, involving IEEE 802.11 (WIFI) standardization work. He is a Fellow of IET. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Security and Networks, International Journal of Sensor Networks, and Journal of Communications.

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The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
USA

D.L. Young
National Taiwan University
Taipei
Taiwan

Guoliang Zhang
State Key Lab Base of Green Chemical Synthesis Technology
Hangzhou
China

A. Zouboulis (Biography
A. Zouboulis

Dr. Anastasios I. Zouboulis is (Full) Professor of Chemical & Environmental Technology, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki (GR) since 2007. He is performing research in the field of water and wastewater treatment technologies, including Environmental Biotechnology, wastewater management, reclamation and reuse, as well as in industrial toxic solid wastes stabilization and/or recovery/reuse. He is author/co-author of more than 200 papers, published in refereed scientific journals, and of more than 150 papers published in the Proceedings of National & International conferences, attracting more than 6000 citations (current Scopus H-factor: 47). He has supervised 12 Ph.D. and 18 M.Sc.

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Aristotle University
Thessaloniki
Greece

J.F. Blais (Biography
J.F. Blais

Jean‐François Blais is professor at the Water, Earth and Environment Center of the National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS‐ETE) since 1998 and he was also holder of the Canada Research Chair in environmental decontamination for the period 2001 to 2011. He is also Director of the INRS‐ETE since March 2014. His research expertise is in the development of new physico‐chemical and biological technologies for the treatment of effluents, soils, ashes, treated wood wastes, and metallurgical/mining industry wastes polluted by toxic metals (like As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Sb and Zn) and others types of contaminants (PAH, PCP, PCDD/F, e.g.). He is co‐author of more than 210 research papers and 200 conference presentations, and he is co‐inventor of 18 patents related to new environmental technologies.

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Inst. National de la Recherche Scientifique
Quebec
Canada

P. Chang
Yuan-Ze University
Taoyuan
Taiwan

C.N. Chen
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan
Taiwan

S. Comani (Biography
S. Comani

Silvia Comani is Associate Professor of Applied Physics and Director of the BIND – Behavioral Imaging and Neural Dynamics Center (www.bindcenter.eu) at the University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara (Italy). Prof. Comani is affiliated to the Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences of the University “G. d’Annunzio”, and is Scientific Consultant for Translational and Technological Innovation in Neuroscience at the private hospital “Casa di Cura Villa Serena”, Città S. Angelo (Pescara, Italy). Prof. Comani presently coordinates the ANDREA European Project “Active Nanocoated DRy-electrode for Eeg Applications”.

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University "G. d'Annunzio"
Chieti
Italy

I.E. Dikaros (Biography
I.E. Dikaros

Dr. Ioannis Dikaros is a Civil Engineer specializing in Structural Engineering. He holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computational Mechanics (2016), a M.Sc. (Distinction) in Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures (2011) and a Diploma in Civil Engineering (2009) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Dikaros research is focused on the area of computational mechanics, higher-order structural elements and nonlinear structural dynamics. He is a co-author of 11 publications in international journals, of 17 publications in international conference proceedings and of 2 chapters in books published by international publishing companies.

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School of Civil Engineering NTUA
Athens
Greece

PAOLO FUSCHI (Biography
PAOLO FUSCHI

Full Professor in Structural Mechanics and Engineering at University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria,, Italy.. Post Doctorate fellowship in Structural Engineering,, University of Palermo,, Italy,, Faculty of Engineering,, Department of Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica.. Ph..D in Structural Engineering,, Uniiverrsiitty off Napollii ""Federico II",, Italy;; University of Swansea,, Wales,, U..K.. Member of the National (Italian) Academic Committee of Solids and Structural Mechanics group..The research activity is witnessed by more than 100 publications in international journals,, scientific monographs and proceedings of national and international conferences as well as by the participation and/or organization of international conferences and scientific meetings .

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University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Reggio calabria
Italy

G. Ghinea
Brunel University
London
UK

I. Guler (Biography
I. Guler

İnan Güler graduated from Erciyes University in 1981. He took his M.S. degree from Middle East Technical University in 1985, and his Ph.D. degree from İstanbul Technical University in 1990, all in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He is a Professor at Gazi University where he is Head of Electronics. His interest areas include biomedical systems, biomedical signal processing, biomedical instrumentation, electronic circuit design, neural networks, and artificial intelligence. He has written more than 300 articles on his interest areas. He is Editorial Board member of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence since 2006.

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Gazi University
Ankara
Turkey

W. He (Biography
W. He

Dr. Wangli He (M’10) received the B.S. degree in information and computing science and Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2005 and 2010, respectively.

From January 2010 to January 2012, she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the School of Information Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, China. From July 2010 to July 2011, she was a Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Centre for Intelligent and Networked Systems, Central Queensland University, Australia. From December 2013 to February 2014, she was a Research Associate with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong. From October 2014 to December 2014, she was a Research Fellow with the Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks at the City University of Hong Kong. From January 2015 to February 2014, she was a Research Fellow with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research Institute, Germany.

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East China of Science and Technology University
Shanghai
China

M. Janus (Biography
M. Janus

Dr. Magdalena Janus is an associated professor at West Pomeranian Univeristy of Technology, Szczecin. Dr. Janus has many years of experience in the research area of photocatalysis, photoactive building materials and water and wastewater treatment technologies. She has worked at the project founded by National Science Centre and The National Centre for Research and Development, Poland. Dr Janus has received many awards including First degree award for individual scientific achievements from Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

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Szczecin University of Technology
Szczecin
Poland

M.H. Kim
Kyungpook National University
Daegu
South Korea

A. Kusiak
The University of Iowa
Iowa, IA
USA

Q.S. Li (Biography
Q.S. Li

Prof. Qiusheng Li obtained his PhD and the best PhD thesis award (Professor K.H. Hunt medal) from Monash University, Australia. His main research interests and technical expertise are in wind engineering, structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, computational mechanics. His research in these fields has resulted in over 270 refereed international journal papers. Prof. Li is one of the most cited researchers in civil engineering according to Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 by Elsevier. Prof. Li has received several awards for his academic contributions including National Natural Science Foundation of Chinese Outstanding Oversea Scientist Award in 2004 and The First Class Award of the Scientific and Technological Progress from the Ministry of Education of China in 2010. He was appointed as Cheung Kong Chair Professor by the State Education Ministry of China in 2007. In particular, Prof. Li is the recipient of the 2016 Jack E. Cermak Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the highest honor in wind engineering, in recognition of 'his many contributions to wind engineering that range from fundamental to applied research'.

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City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon
Hong Kong

Z. Ma (Biography
Z. Ma

Dr Zhenjun Ma obtained his BEng and MSc degrees in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 2001 and 2004 respectively, and received his PhD degree in Building Energy Efficiency and Automation from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008. He is now a Senior Lecturer at Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), University of Wollongong, Australia. His has been working extensively on building energy efficiency and sustainable building energy technologies and has published over 60 journal articles and 35 conference papers.

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University of Wollongong
Wollongong
Australia

F. Micelli (Biography
F. Micelli

Francesco Micelli is associate professor of structural design at the University of Salento, Italy. He obtained a Ph.D. in “Composites for Construction” from the University of Lecce, Italy. He was visiting scholar at the University of Missouri Rolla (USA) and Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil (Ecuador). He has published more than 150 scientific publications and is associate member of Scientific international institutions in the field of civil engineering. He is reviewer for more than 15 important journals in the field of structural civil engineering and mechanics of materials. He was part of scientific and organizing committee of international conferences in the field of structural engineering, and received awards for published papers in this research field.

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School of Engineering University of Salento
Dept. of Innovation Engineering
Dept. of Innovation Engineering
Italy

J. Murin
Slovak University of Technology
Trnava
Slovakia

M.A.D. Nobile (Biography
M.A.D. Nobile

Matteo Alessandro Del Nobile, who received the PhD Degree in Material Science from the University of Naples “Federico II”, is now working at the University of Foggia as Full Professor. The main areas of interest include functional foods and food packaging design. This topic has been approached both from a theoretical and from an experimental point of view. He has published over 250 papers on topics related to polymer science and food.

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University of Foggia
Foggia
Italy

J. Pou
University of Vigo
Santiago
Italy

M. Radosz
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
USA

E.J. Sapountzakis
National Technical University of Athens
Athens
Greece

F.Y. Shih
New Jersey Inst. of Technol
New Jersey, NJ
USA

W. Sun
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
USA

G. Vozzi (Biography
G. Vozzi

Giovanni Vozzi was graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1998 at the University of Pisa. In 2002 got the PhD in Bioengineering at Polytechnic of Milan. From 1/05/2006 to 28/12/2014 he was Assistant Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione of University of Pisa. Actually he is Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione of University of Pisa He is member of Directors board of International Society for Biofabrication, of IEEE and Of National Group of Bioengineering. His research interests are: 1)development of new micro and nanofabrication techniques; 2) development of bioreactors; 3) mechanical, chemical and cell characterisation of new biomaterials; 4) development of cell models through the fusion of Automatic Controls principles and of cell biochemical reactions.

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University of Pisa
Pisa
Italy

S. Wang
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon
Hong Kong

C. Wu
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics
Shanghai
China

C. Xu (Biography
C. Xu

Chunchuan (Charles) Xu received his Master degree in Physics from Zhongshan University,Guangzhou, China in 2002 and received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Connecticut in 2007. Dr.Xu joined USi in 2007 as an Electronic Development Engineer.

Presently, he holds a position of senior research engineer. Prior to joining USi, he did research in the areas of solid dielectric cables and nonlinear grading materials. Dr. Xu has authored and co-authored numerous papers in these fields. Currently, his research interests are mechanical and thermal property study of Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced cables, development of dynamic line rating systems and wireless intelligent devices, ovherhead line and underground cable real-time monitoring. He is a senior member of IEEE, and Editorial Board of the Journal, “Recent Patents on Engineering”.

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Underground System, Inc
Armonk, NY
USA

Y. Yu (Biography
Y. Yu

Dr. Yu obtained the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore, Singapore. He was a Research Fellow with the National University of Singapore and is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Communication Engineering, Chongqing University, China. He has published more than 50 scientific publications. His research interests include analysis and design of antennas, compact antenna arrays and multiple antenna systems.

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Chongqing University
Chongqing
China

Z.W. Zhong (Biography
Z.W. Zhong

Dr. ZhaoWei Zhong (Z.W. Zhong) has over 20 years research and development experience in Japan and Singapore. He teaches Ultraprecision & Micromachining Processes, Advanced Metrology and Sensing Systems, and Theory of Mechanisms in the School of MAE, NTU, Singapore. He has published over 460 journal and conference papers, books and book chapters. His Hirsch Index in Oct 2016 was 32 (SCI) or 33 (Scopus) with total citations over 3500 (SCI) and 3700 (Scopus). His research interests include mechatronics and design for advanced manufacturing, AI, optimization, advanced industrial informatics, data mining for decision making, modelling and analyses, UAVs, automation and control, FEA, air traffic management, etc. A number of journal and conference papers authored or co-authored by him received best paper awards. He has served the Editorial Boards for several international journals, conducted short courses/workshops, and served dozens of international conferences as conference chairs, international program committees, or keynote speakers in various countries.

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Nanyang Technol. University
Nanyang
Singapore

W. Budzianowski (Biography
W. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski is an Associate Professor at Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wrocław, Poland. He received his PhD in chemical engineering with specialty energy (1998) and DSc in mechanical engineering with specialty energy (2014). Involved in consultancies for national and international R&D agencies, various organisations and industries. A specialist in energy, process engineering as well as in innovative business development. Editor (area Bioenergy) on scientific journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier). Founder of Renewable Energy Sources - Research and Business (RESRB) conference.

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Wroclaw University of Technology
Wroclaw
Poland

K.W. Chau (Biography
K.W. Chau

Prof. K.W. Chau was awarded the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree with First Class Honours by the University of Hong Kong, the Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree with Distinction by the University of Hong Kong, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree by University of Queensland in Australia. He is currently Professor in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is very active in undertaking research works and the scope of his research interest is very broad, covering numerical flow modeling, water quality modeling, hydrological modeling, knowledge-based system development and artificial intelligence applications. Prof. Chau has published over 160 Science Citation Index journal papers and the total number of non-self citations is over 7,000.

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hunghom
Hong Kong

L.W.H. Cheung (Biography
L.W.H. Cheung

Professor Cheung is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of Musculoskeletal Laboratories, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, CUHK. He is also a Programme Committee Member of Biomedical Engineering Programme, Faculty of Engineering, CUHK. His research interest is tissue regeneration using biophysical intervention or mechanical stimulation. He serves as reviewers for professional societies; meanwhile, he is editorial board members of a few international journals and ad hoc reviewers of >20 professional journals. He has published >80 peer-reviewed international articles, 7 book chapters, >250 conference abstracts, 1 book editor and obtained 4 patents (1 PCT and 3 US/China).

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin
Hong Kong

P. Dagaut (Biography
P. Dagaut

Philippe Dagaut, Research Director at CNRS Orleans (France). Combustion group leader. Editor of Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2008-2011. Editor of Combustion and Flame, 2010-2016. Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris (1986). Habilitation, University of Orleans (2000). Ph.D. Thesis Prize ‘Paul Laffitte’, French Section of the Combustion Institute (1987). CNRS Silver Medal (2016). A.C. Egerton Gold Medal, the Combustion Institute (2016).

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CNRS, Lab of Combustion and Systems Reactive
Orleans
France

H. Djojodihardjo (Biography
H. Djojodihardjo

Prof. Harijono Djojodihardjo (Sarjana Teknik Mesin, Institut Teknologi Bandung, 1962; M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1964; Mech.E. 1965, S.M. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 1966 and Sc.D. in Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics, 1968, all from Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Insinyur Professional Utama (IPU, Prime Professional Engineer) certification was conferred by the Indonesian Institution of Engineers (PII) in 2009 and ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer in September 2010 by the ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer. He is an Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (since 2008). In 2009 he was appointed as the AIROD Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra. Formerly he was Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Universiti Sains Malaysia (2004-2008), Universitas Al-Azhar Indonesia (2005-2010) and Institut Teknologi Bandung (1989-2005), and Visiting Professor at Technische Unversitaet Muenchen (2002) and Toyohashi University of Technology (2002 - 2003), Chairman, Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional – LAPAN), and Secretary, Indonesian National Council for Aeronautics and Space (DEPANRI - Feb.1999-June.2000), Adviser for Aerospace Affairs to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, April-June 1998, Inspector General for Development, Technology and Strategic Industries, at the Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia (June 1998 – January 1999), Deputy Chairman for Technology Development, The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology/ Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (1991-1998). He has devoted a combined teaching, research, industrial and management experience totaling of 51 years since, which is a manifestation of his career objectives, strong interest, dedication and commitments in education, science and technology.

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Universiti Putra Malaysia
Selangor
Malaysia

M. Fatemi
Mayo Clinic College of Med
Rochester, MN
USA

R. Goncalves (Biography
R. Goncalves

Dr. Rodrigo Gonçalves is an Assistant Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University Lisbon. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering (2007), a MSc degree in Structural Engineering (2000) and a “Licenciatura” Diploma (5-year pre-Bologna course, 1996) from the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal. His research interests lie in the field of steel and steel-concrete composite structures, structural stability and thin-walled beams, focusing on Generalised Beam Theory methods and geometrically exact beam finite elements. He has over 40 publications in Scopus, over 400 citations and an h-index of 12.

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Nova University Lisbon
Caparica
Portugal

V.K. Gupta
Indian Inst. of Technology
Roorkee
India

R.R. Hussain
King Saud University
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

A.E. Kampitsis (Biography
A.E. Kampitsis

Dr. Andreas Kampitsis is a Structural Engineer specializing in Computational Mechanics. He holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computational Mechanics (2014), a M.Sc. (Distinction) in Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures (2011) and a Diploma (Honours 1st) in Civil Engineering (2009) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Kampitsis obtained a post-doctoral Research Fellow at The University of Nottingham, UK (2015-16) holding the Dean of Engineering Award. Currently, he is a Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK. Dr. Kampitsis research is focused on the area of nonlinear structural dynamics and multiscale computational methods for structures and materials.

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School of Civil Engineering NTUA
Athens
Greece

V. Kosarev
Khristianovich Inst. of Theoretical and Appl. Mech
Novosibirsk
Russia

J.H. Lee
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
USA

C.W. Lim
National Taiwan University
Taipei
Taiwan

P.-C. Ma (Biography
P.-C. Ma

Professor Ma graduated with BSc in Chemistry and MSc in Polymer Chemistry and Physics, both from Lanzhou University, China. He obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). From 2010 to 2012, he was working in Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden in Germany. Professor Ma joined the Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (XJIPC-CAS) in May, 2012.

Professor Ma has been active in materials with hierarchical structures for engineering and environmental applications. He authored a monograph, 2 book chapters and published more than 40 papers in the broad field of science and engineering. He was a holder of 10 patents, and 3 of them have been transferred to industry. Professor Ma’s other research achievements include two Best Paper Awards in international conferences, Humboldt Research Fellowship, Composites Part A--Editor's Top Reviewer Award 2015, and so on. He was an awardee of the National 1000-Talent Scheme (Recruitment Program of Global Expert).

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The Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry
Beijing
China

A.R. Mohamed
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia

M.G. Na (Biography
M.G. Na

Dr. Man Gyun Na has received BS (1986) in Nuclear Engineering from Seoul National University, and MS (1988) and Ph.D. (1992) in Nuclear Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is a professor at the Nuclear Engineering Department of Chosun University, Republic of Korea. Also, he is a “nuclear I&C, human factors, and automatic remote systems” division chair of the Korean Nuclear Society (KNS). In addition, he is serving as an Editorin- Chief of Nuclear Engineering and Technology journal.

Dr. Na has about 30 years of experience in nuclear power plant (NPP) dynamics and control, artificial intelligence application, NPP protection and monitoring, fault detection and diagnostic, NPP maintenance, and signal processing.

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Chosun University
Gwangju
South Korea

A. PISANO (Biography
A. PISANO

Dr. Aurora Angela Pisano got her M.S. degree in Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering, University of Palermo, Italy and obtained the Ph.D title in Civil Engineering – Structures, from the University of Pavia, Italy. Since 2005 she is Associate Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy.

She is founder member and vice-president of IAdiMe – (International Association on Direct Methods). Germany. http://www.iadime.unirc.it/. Her scientific interests mainly involve: Reinforced concretes, Limit analysis of structures and prototypes, Composite Materials, Non-local elasticity, Structural System Identification.

She is author of about 100 publications both educational and scientific and Co-Editor of the book: Direct Methods for Limit and Shakedown Analysis of Structures: advanced computational algorithms and material modelling – Springer.

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University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Italy

F. Qi
Beijing Forestry University
Beijing
China

S. Ramtani
University of Paris
Paris
France

A.K. Sarma
Tezpur University
Tezpur
India

G.A. Sorial
University of Cincinnati
Ohio, OH
USA

A.-D.G. Tsonos (Biography
A.-D.G. Tsonos

His research interests include the inelastic behaviour of reinforced concrete structures, structural design, fiber-reinforced concrete and especially ultra-high strength fiber reinforced concrete, seismic repair and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete structures especially with new materials (FRPs) and the seismic repair and rehabilitation of monuments.

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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece

R.J. Wai (Biography
R.J. Wai

Dr. Wai obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Electronic Engineering from Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Li, Taiwan. Currently Dr. Wai is a Full Professor in the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He has authored more than 150 conference papers, over 170 international journal papers, and 53 inventive patents. He is also a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (U.K.) and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (U.S.A.).

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National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Taiwan

Z. Wang
Brunel University
Middlesex
UK

S. Wu (Biography
S. Wu

Dr Shaomin Wu received his PhD and MSc in Applied Statistics. His current research interests include Business Data Analysis, Applied Stochastic Processes, and Risk Management.

Dr Wu has co-chaired 3 international conferences, has been invited to act as scientific committee members by 16 international conferences, has edited 3 special issues, has been invited to review research proposals for four countries, and has published over 60 papers in academic journals. Dr Wu has also won research funding from the prestigious funding bodies in the UK.

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The University of Kent
Canterbury
United Kingdom

S. Yaşyerli (Biography
S. Yaşyerli

Prof. Dr. Sena Yaşyerli received a BS in 1991, M.Sc (1994) and PhD (2001) degrees in Chemical Engineering Department from The Gazi University. After completing her doctoral degree, she studied as a postdoctoral researcher between 2001 and 2002 at The University of Michigan in The USA. Prof. Dr. Sena Yasyerli joined The Gazi University Chemical Engineering Department as an assistant professor and then associated professor in 2009. Since 2014, she has been working as a professor at the same department. Her research is on chemical reaction engineering, heterogeneous catalysis, air pollution. Sena Yaşyerli has published over 90 research publications, 2 PhD students and 7 M.Sc. students theses. She is a member of Catalysis Society of Turkey.

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Gazi University
Ankara
Turkey

M. Zarrelli (Biography
M. Zarrelli

Mauro Zarrelli, born in 1974, he received his Master degree cum Laude in Material Engineering at University of Naples in 1998 and his PhD degree in Advanced Materials at Cranfield University in 2004. He was assistant Research at School of industrial and Manufacturing Science at Cranfield University from 1998 to 2002 working on thermo-chemo characterization of novel polymer composite matrix for aerospace application (Cranfield University - EPSRC funded project) and he received an AUDI Foundation grant (2001) as young researcher for the development of new holder jig to measure mechanical modulus during the polymerization reaction of modified thermosetting matrix system.

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CNR – Research National Council of Italy
P.le E. Fermi, Granatello
Naples
Italy

J. Zhu (Biography
J. Zhu

Dr. Jesse Zhu is a Distinguished University Professor and Canada Research Chair in Chemical Engineering, at Western University. Dr. Zhu has many years of experience in the research area of powder handling, fluidized bed and multi-phase flow systems and has worked on a very wide range of R&D projects, many from the industry. In addition to fundamental research, he is particularly active in technology development and transfer, with several inventions commercialized or being commercialized. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Canada and has received many awards including the highest career award from the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering.

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The University of Western Ontario
Ontario
Canada


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