Dr. Ram Gupta is an Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University. Before joining to Pittsburg State University, he worked as an Assistant Research Professor at Missouri State University, Springfield, MO then as a Senior Research Scientist at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on green energy production and storage using conducting polymers and composites, electrocatalysts, fuel cells, supercapacitors, batteries, nanomaterials, optoelectronics and photovoltaics devices, organic-inorganic hetero-junctions for sensors, nanomagnetism, bio-based polymers, bio-compatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold and antibacterial applications, bio-degradable metallic implants. Dr. Gupta published over 200 peer- reviewed articles, made over 275 national/international/regional presentations, chaired many sessions at national/international meetings, wrote several book chapters, and received over two million dollars for research and educational activities from external agencies. He is serving as Associate Editor, Guest editor, and editorial board member for various journals.
Prof Manoj Gupta is currently associated with Materials Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department of National University of Singapore. He did his Ph.D. (Materials Science) from University of California, Irvine, USA (1992), and postdoctoral research at University of Alberta, Canada in the same year. Previously, he served as Director designate of Materials Science and Engineering Initiative at NUS and as Head of Materials Division of Department of Mechanical Engineering. His current research interests include processing, microstructure and properties evaluation of advanced light weight structural materials. He has published over 425 peer reviewed research papers in various international journals and owns two US patents related to development of processing techniques and advanced materials. His current h-index is 54, RG index is 46 and citations are ~ 10000. He has also co-authored four books published by John Wiley and Springer. Dr Gupta has the working experience in various countries such as USA, Canada and India besides Singapore. For his research excellence he was invited by IIT-Chennai, India, University of Lille, France, Kobe University, Japan and King Saud University, Saudi Arabia in recent past in the capacity of invited researcher and visiting professor.
Dr. M.A. Quraishi is Ph.D. in chemistry from Kurukshetra University. He was awarded D.Sc. in the field of corrosion inhibition from Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. Quraishi was a founder head and professor of department of chemistry IIT (BHU) Varanasi and presently serving as Institute Professor in the same Institute. He is working in the field of Corrosion Inhibition of Metals and Alloys and Green Chemistry. He has published >300 research papers, h-index: 47, Citation: 6389. He has received several awards including: Life Time Achievement Award International Science Congress Association (ISCA), NIGIS Excellence Award, Meritorious Contribution Award Indian Section of NACE International USA, Vigyan Ratna Award CST, U.P., MASCOT National Award Electrochemical Society, IISC Bangalore. Dr. Quraishi is a Fellow Royal Society Chemistry UK and member of Editorial Board of several International Journals of repute.
Dr. Suib received his doctorate degree in Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is a coauthor of over 600 peer reviewed journal articles. He is a co-inventor on over 50 patents. His research interests are solid state inorganic chemistry including studies of zeolites and microporous materials; physical chemistry; environmental chemistry including green syntheses, heterogeneous catalysis; plasma chemistry and catalysis; semiconductors; inorganic photochemistry; photocatalysis; batteries; ceramics. Preparation and characterization of these systems using structural, crystallographic, surface, electrochemical, luminescence, microscopic and EPR techniques.
Pr M.S. Aida received from university of Constantine his Ms degree in 1984, on grain boundaries in polycrystalline silicon and his PhD degree in 1994 on amorphous silicon thin films. He has published around 100 papers related to amorphous silicon thin film, plasma characterization, II-VI thin films semiconductors in peer reviewed journals. He has driven and contributed in several national and international projects dealing with materials for thin films solar cells . His actual research and interest is on thin film deposition and characterization for thin films based solar cells and sensors applications.
Dr. Yoke Khin Yap earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Osaka University, Japan. He is a professor of physics, and the director of applied physics program at Michigan Technological University (MTU). Dr. Yap was a Monbusho scholar for his Ph.D program, a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) during his postdoctoral tenure, and a recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award. In 2015 Dr. Yap is honored as an Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow. Dr. Yap has published a series book and encyclopedia chapters in the area of nanoscale materials, organized a series of symposia in the Materials Research Society Meetings, and served as an advisory board member in conferences and journals.
Md. Ahmaruzzaman is currently working as a senior associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India. He received his postgraduate degree in M.Sc. (Chemistry) from North Bengal University after his graduation from the same University. He also received his postgraduate degree in M.Tech. (Energy Science & Technology) from Jadavpur University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has published more than 150 research papers in international journals as well as in various national and international conferences. He has more than 7500 Citations in International Journals. He is a reviewer of various peer- reviewed reputed International and National journals.
Dr. Navendu Goswami is an Associate Professor in Department of Physics & Materials Science & Engineering. Dr. Goswami earned Ph.D. from, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He had been Investigator-Post Doctoral Fellow in Solid State Electronics Section, CINVESTAV-Mexico D.F. As a Visiting Fellow he pursued research work in International Centre for Materials Science (ICMS), Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore. He is recipient of various academic and teaching awards. He has supervised diverse Nanotechnology theses and projects at Ph.D., M.Tech. and B.Tech. levels. He published and presented several research papers in international journals and conferences. He is Editorial board member, referee for several prestigious journals and member of scientific and academic societies like MRS-USA, MRS India, ISCA, IPA, IAPT, EMSI etc.
Dr. Ray completed his undergraduate studies from IIT Kanpur, India and PhD from University of St. Andrews, UK. He worked at CEA Grenoble, France and TU Darmstadt, Germany before joining his current position as an Assistant Professor at IIT Patna, India. His current research team includes 9 PhD students and 2 Masters students, working in various areas in condensed matter and nanoscale physics using various experimental and computational methodologies. He has received several research grants/awards from India, UK, France and Germany.
Associate Professor Yongqian Shi is currently interested in synthesis of nanomaterials, fabrication and applications of halogen-free flame retardant polymer composites and fire safety evaluation of materials. To date, he has published more than 80 papers in the peer-reviewed international journals, which have received a total citation of >2800, with an H index of 28 (https://sci-hub.org.cn//scholar?hl=zh-TW&as_sdt=0,5&q=shi+yongqian&btnG=). In addition, he has been invited to become a peer-reviewer for more than twenty journals, including Journal of Hazardous Materials, Chemical Engineering Journal, Composites Part B, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Polymer Degradation and Stability, and so on.
Dr. Yongbing Tang is a professor at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, a doctoral supervisor and the director of Functional Thin Films Research Center from Sep. 2013. He is a recipient of the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, director of the Engineering Center of Guangdong Province and the Engineering Laboratory of Shenzhen, Leading Talents of Guangdong Special Support Program. His current research interests focus on new energy storage materials and devices, and functional thin film materials’ research and application. He has published more than 150 SCI papers, including 72 papers with IF>10. He also has 413 patents, including 273 invention patents, 12 US/EU/Japan/South Korea patents, 52 PCT patents, and 141 patents have been granted, in which 23 patents have been transferred for industrialization with a price of 65 million RMB.
Dr. Menandro obtained a degree of Ph.D. in Wood Preservation and Bio deterioration in 1995 from the Department of Forest Products Oregon State University, USA. He is currently serving as a professor at the department of Forest Products and Paper Science in the University of the Philippines Los Banos. He has been recognized with many national and international awards and honors such as The Asian Scientist 100 (2017 Edition), The Philippines Promising Star Award (Material Science), Thomson Reuters (2016), UNESCO Fellowship, Oslo Norway (2006), NAST Outstanding Scientific Paper Award (2010) and One UP Professorial Chair Award (2016). His research interest areas are Bio-based Composites, Bioenergy from Woody Biomass, Termite Biology and Control.
Dr. Francesco Aggogeri is currently Professor of Applied Mechanics at University of Brescia. He received his M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from University of Brescia. His main research interests include Robotics, Mechatronic Devices, Innovative Materials for machine tool structures, Vibration controlling and Mechanical Systems diagnostics and prognostics. He regularly teaches “Design of Mechanical Functions” at Faculty of Engineering, University of Brescia. He is the author of a number of papers (ISI-Scopus) and peer-review conference proceedings papers.
Dr. G. Ajithkumar is currently a faculty at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Texas at San Antonio,Texas,USA. He has over 20 years of experience in the area of optical materials research and development. Previously he worked with many leading academic institutions including: Rutgers University of New Jersey, Institute for Laser Science at the University of Electro-Communications in Japan; the Center for Investigations in Optics in Mexico; International School of Photonics at CUSAT, India. He has authored six patents and over 120 research publications, and is on the editorial advisory board two international journals. Dr. Kumar holds B.Sc, MSc and Ph.D. in Physics. He was also the recipient of the SPIE green photonics award in 2012.
Dr. Akbarpour has received Ph.D. in Materials engineering from Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC), Iran, and works at University of Maragheh, Iran as a faculty member. Currently Dr. Akbarpour is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Director of Material Engineering department, University of Maragheh. He has published over 60 journal papers. Dr. Akbarpour does research in Materials Engineering. His current projects are Nanostructured Coatings and Nanocomposites.
Dr. Dinesh Amalnerkar is currently Professor Emeritus at SP Pune University. Previously, he served as the Director General of Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology, Pune (CMET, Government of India) from February 2009 till his superannuation in November 2014. He has long-standing research experience in multi-institutional and multi-country settings. At CMET, he held long-term visiting assignments in Gifu University, Japan & Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology and short-term assignments in Singapore, Switzerland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Japan and Saudi Arabia. More recently, he worked as Brain-Pool Invited Scientist at Sungkyunkwan University and Hanyang University, South Korea. His versatile research contributions in Functional Electronic and Nanostructured Materials and Nano-bioscience include 230 peer-reviewed research papers, 24 Indian Patents, 3 US Patents, 1 Book Chapter and 3 Technology Transfers. He is an elected Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences and Indian Chemical Society. He is a recipient of the Materials Research Society of India's prestigious Medal Award for the year 2008.
C. Autret obtained her degree in materials chemistry from the Caen University (France) in 2002; she is an assistant professor with habilitation degree obtained in 2011 at the faculty of sciences in the GREMAN (research group on materials, microelectronics, acoustics & nanotechnology) laboratory of Tours University and CNRS in partnership. She has a strong experiment in the oxides bulk materials research and development and especially in the relationship of the structure, microstructure and dielectric and magnetic properties. She is an active researcher in the area of advanced functional materials (capacitors, transductors, batteries, fuel cells…). Since 2001, she has published 71 papers in journals with impact factors superior than 1.
Eugen Axinte got his PhD in 1998 from “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi-Romania . He is now a full Professor of Machine Manufacturing Department , Director of Doctoral School of Machine Manufacturing and Industrial Management Faculty and member of The Senate of Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania.
His research interests include the applications of new materials (metallic glasses, glass , glass composites, ceramics ) in industrial practice . He has published more than 100 papers in journals, books and conference proceedings, including papers in journals indexed in the Web of Science – Journal Citation Reports such as Materials and Design , Journal of Non Crystalline Solids . He is on the editorial board of several journals including Materials & Design by Elsevier, Recent Patents on Materials Science by Bentham Science Publishers ; Modern Mechanical Engineering by Scientific Research Publishing - SCIRP .
Prof. Indra Bahadur was awarded his D Tech at Durban University of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Durban, South Africa. He has served as a post-doctoral fellow at several institutions for five years. At present he is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, North-West University, South Africa. His research is focused on the influence of ionic liquids on thermo-responsive polymers and the thermodynamic and physicochemical properties of a novel class of liquids, ionic liquids and their mixtures. Phase Equilibria of pure and multi component liquid mixtures. Absorption of gases in ionic liquids/co-solvents, Corrosion Science, Biofuels, Biomass and Cellulose. He is the author of 100 articles in scientifically reputed journals and 35 presentations at national/international conferences.
Educated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, Santanu Basak has been working as a scientist at the Chemical and the Biochemical division of the Central Institute of Research on Cotton technology (CIRCOT), Indian Council of Agricultrural Research (ICAR), Ministry of the Agriculture, Govt. of India. Indeed, his main expertise lies on the exploration of the different wastage plant bio-macromolecule in the field of the fire retardancy of the natural fibre made materials.He also has the expertise on the industrial application of the composite material made from the natural wastage plant products. Very recently he is also working in the field of the exploration of the different nano based metal oxides for the thermal stability of the textile material.
Dr. Aman Bhardwaj is currently an Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc) of Chemistry, Hindu College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. He is a visiting professor in National University of Science and Technology (NUST) MISiS, Moscow, Russia. He obtained his PhD from CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, India. Dr. Bhardwaj has done Postdoctoral research with two most prestigious postdoctoral fellowships including DST-SERB-National Postdoctoral Fellow (NPDF) and UGC- Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral (Higher Fellowship) in the School of Physical Sciences (SPS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, India. He has over 25 research publications in SCI indexed journals along with two book chapters to his credit. His research focuses on synthesis of thermoelectric materials and devices, superconducting materials, carbon based nanomaterials for energy applications. He has received many national and international awards and contributed to more than 20 international and national conferences across the world.
Ashis Bhattacharjee is a Professor of Physics at Visva-Bharati University, India. He obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from North Bengal University, India. He carried out research works at IACS, Kolkata for Ph.D. in Science degree. He received various post-doctoral research fellowships abroad (JSPS-BRIDGE Fellow, JSPS Fellow, Center of Excellence Researcher, Science and Technology Agency Fellow of Japan, Research Associate of University of Mainz, Germany). He was a visiting professor at Hahn-Meitner-Institute (Berlin), Osaka University (Japan) and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kolkata). His research interests lie in the field of experimental condensed matter physics and materials science.
Habib Boughzala University of Carthage Tunis. Tunisia. He is a chemist and crystallographer interested in hybrids, MOF's for optoelectronics, energy storage and conduction. He mainly uses single crystal and powder diffraction for solving new crystal structures and QPA. The powerful spectroscopic techniques (IR, PL, Raman...) and the thermodynamic experiments (DTA, TGA, DCS...) are often unavoidable to validate and prove the structural investigation results. He is teaching crystallography, thermodynamics, chemistry and powder diffraction (Rietveld). Since 2014, he has been organizing the "Spring Tunisian Rietveld Workshop" in the Engineering School of Nabeul, once a year.
Dr. Ricardo Branco received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Coimbra, Portugal. Dr. Branco is currently Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Coimbra. His research interests include fatigue and fracture of engineering materials, multiaxial fatigue life assessment methods, cyclic plastic behaviour of high-strength steels, and numerical modelling of fatigue crack growth. Dr. Branco, as an author/co-author, has published more than 50 articles in various journals.
Wenbo Bu received his Ph.D. degree from Nanjing Tech University (China) in 2002. He has been a Full Professor in SICCAS since 2008. In 2016, he moved from SICCAS to East China Normal University. He has published about 40 peer-reviewed research papers in Nat. Nanotech., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem., Adv. Mater., etc. His research mainly focuses on the design and synthesis of multifunctional rare-earth based nanomaterials for future cancer imaging and therapeutic applications.
Alessandro Buccolieri was born in 1976. He obtained the school-leaving certificate in Chemistry. He achieved the doctor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Bari, Italy, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Salento, Italy. Since April 1, 2003 he works as Chemical Laboratory Technician at the University of Salento. He carries out his research activity in the synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles and analysis in environmental chemistry, cultural heritage, materials science and food chemistry. He performed non-destructive analysis on several works of historical and artistic interest, and in particular on Michelangelo’s David and on the Riace Bronzes.
Ilaria Cacciotti is Professor of Materials Science & Technology and Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering at the University of Rome "Niccolò Cusano". She graduated in Medical Engineering (Master of Science Award ‘Fondazione Raeli’) and got the Ph.D in Materials Engineering (Ph.D Thesis Awards ‘Marco Ramoni’ 2011 and AIMAT 2012). She is expert in the synthesis and characterisation of materials, particularly for biomedical/environmental/agro-industrial sectors. She was awarded with: 8th CCT Award “Best Oral Presentation for Young Researchers”, 10th International Award “Sciacca”, European Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Doctoral Award 2011, “Young Researcher Award Elsevier "Materials Science & Engineering C" 2014, Good Energy Award 2016, “L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Italy for Women & Science Award 2011”.
Luigi Calabrese was born in 1974. He graduated in Material Engineering in 1998 and achieved the PhD in Materials Chemistry and Engineering at University of Messina, in 2002. Currently he is researcher in Material Science and technology at the Department of Engineering of the University of Messina. His main research activities are focused on:
- Structures and materials durability
- Advanced composites and fuctional materials for industrial applications
Up to date, he published over 90 articles in indexed international journals. 5 Chapters on scientific books. 1 Book on Springer Scientific series and 4 patents.
Dr. Siang-Piao Chai received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is currently an Associate Professor and Deputy Head (Research) for School of Engineering, and Head of Nano-Analytical Platform at Monash University Malaysia. He is an active researcher in the areas of catalysis, photocatalysis, reaction engineering, and advanced functional materials. His current research interests are centered on the development of advanced hybrid composites for environmental remediation and renewable fuels in photocatalysis. He has published more than 120 papers with citations of above 3000 and H-index over 30.
Dongdong Chen is an associate professor (HUASHAN Scholar) within the School of Microelectronics at Xidian University. He received the Ph.D degree in mechanical engineering from Central South University in 2018. His current research interests include the piezoelectric materials, 3D integrated microsystems, design and fabrication of complex components, intelligent optimization algorithms and its applications. In addition, he has published more than 60 papers indexed by SCI, and the total citation is over 990 by 2022. Two of his papers were selected as ESI top 1% cited papers, and one paper was selected as the cover paper.
Assistant Professor Ts. Dr. Yew Ming Chian received his B. Eng. (Hons.) and M. EngSc in Materials Engineering in 2008 and 2011 respectively, and Ph.D. in Structural Fire Protection Engineering in 2015 from the same Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya (UM). Dr. Yew joined University of Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) as an Assistant Professor (Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering) after spending 2 years in various industries. Dr. Yew is actively engaging himself in research activities. On professional qualifications, he is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered with the Engineering Council UK, Professional Technologist (T.s) in Materials Engineering discipline.
Dr. Corradi is actually an Aggregate Professor at Perugia University, Italy. With an internationally recognized research profile in the field of structural analysis of historic constructions, he has been invited as a guest speaker at numerous seminars across Europe and USA. In addition, he is a peer reviewer for 10 high impact factor journals and sit on the editorial board of 4 scientific engineering journals. The research component focuses on the use of new materials, masonry and wood constructions. He is author of 174 articles and 4 books. He served as Associate Professor at Northumbria University from 2013 to 2017.
Dr. Ferdinando Costantino appointed the PhD in Chemistry in 2001 at University of Perugia. He is actually assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology of the Perugia University. He works in the field of crystalline materials based on Layered Hydroxides, Metal Phosphonates and Metal-Organic Frameworks for application in catalysis, photochemistry and biomedical purposes. Dr Costantino is co-author of more than 70 original research papers published in international peer-reviewed journals and of more than 50 scientific communications at national and international congresses (h-index = 20).
Prof. P. Davide Cozzoli received his MSc degree in Chemistry in 1999 and his PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2004 from the University of Bari, Italy. His PhD project was partially carried out at the University of Hamburg, Germany. From 2004 to 2005 he worked as post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bari. In 2005 he joined the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (NNL) of CNR Institute Nanoscience, Lecce, Italy. He is head of the Nanochemistry Department of the newly founded CNR Institute of Nanotechnology, Lecce, Italy. So far, he has published about 120 contributions, edited one book (a second book is under preparation) and two conference proceedings. His scientific work has overall attracted over 7500 citations.
Professor Paul K Chu is Chair Professor of Materials Engineering in the Department of Physics & Materials Science in City University of Hong Kong. He received his BS in mathematics from The Ohio State University and MS and PhD in chemistry from Cornell University. He is Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES), American Physical Society (APS), American Vacuum Society (AVS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Materials Research Society (MRS), and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). His research interests are quite diverse spanning plasma and surface engineering of different types of functional materials. He has been granted 13 US, 10 Chinese, and 1 European patents, written 1 book, edited 8 books, published over 35 book chapters and 1,400 journal papers, and given over 150 plenary/keynote/invited talks.
Professor Dalai holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan where he is currently employed as a Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioenergy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical Processing. His research focus is the novel catalyst development for gas to liquid (GTL) technologies, biodiesel production, hydrogen/syngas production, hydroprocessing of gas oil, and value added products from biomass. Dr. Dalai holds several patents and has published over 300 research papers mostly in heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic processes in international journals and conference proceedings. His ground-breaking research in environmentally-friendly processing and the conversion of bio-mass to bio-energy have made him highly sought after as a guest lecturer/speaker at many National and International conferences. He has received several national and international awards. He served as Chair of Catalysis Division of Chemical Institute of Canada and and served as Chair of Canadian Catalysis Foundation. Professor Dalai has become fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), and more recently Royal Society of Canada (RSC). He has served in Editorial Board of Can. J. Chem. Eng., and serves on Editorial Board of J. Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, J. of Engineering Chemistry and Fuel, and Recent Patents on Materials Science.
Dr. Stan A. David has obtained Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh. He is presently serving as a Corporate Fellow Emeritus, Consultant. His research Interests are Materials Engineering, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Processes including Friction Stir Welding and Processing, Joining of Ceramics-to-Metals, Solidification Processing, Composites, Alloy Design, Metallography. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his extensive contributions to welding science and solidification through innovative experimental techniques and associated theories. He has contributed more than 340 publications, having citations around 8298.
Dr. S.K. Dhawan, Ex-Chief Scientist, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi is presently working as Sr. Vice President (R & D), Vikas Lifecare Limited, New Delhi. Dr. Dhawan has worked in the areas of conducting polymers nanoferromagnetic composites for EMI shielding, self-healing smart coatings for corrosion protection, fly-ash composites for antistatic and EMI shielding applications, and waste plastic management. Dr. Dhawan has published 180 papers, 8 US patents and 8 Indian Patents. Under his guidance, 25 students have done their Ph.D. and 55 students have done their M.Tech. Project. Dr. Dhawan has contributed 11 chapters in books and published three books. He has received Outstanding Scientist Award in 2009 and DST-Lockheed Innovation Award in 2014 for his contribution in Self-healing coatings. His technology on “Utilization of Waste Plastics for designing Tiles for Societal Usage” has been selected in top Smart 50 Innovations by DST & IIM in 2018. In 2019, Dr. Dhawan has received NRDC innovation award. He is included in the list of the top 2% scientists in the world ranking as published by Stanford University and Elsevier Foundation.
Abraham J. Domb, is a Professor for Medicinal Chemistry and Biopolymers at the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He earned Bachelors degrees in Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Law from Bar-Ilan and Hebrew University and PhD degree in Chemistry from Hebrew University. He did his postdoctoral training at MIT/Harvard and was R&D manager at Nova Pharm. Co. Baltimore US from 1988-1992. Since 1992 he is a faculty member at the Hebrew University with interests on Biopolymer synthesis and applications, Biodegradable polymers, Drug delivery systems, Medicinal Chemistry and Forensic sciences. During 2007-2012 he served as Head of the Division of Identification and Forensic Sciences (DIFS), Israel Police. Since April 2014 he is also president of the Jerusalem College of Engineering.
Dario De Domenico received his M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Messina, Italy, in 2010, and his PhD in Materials and Structural Engineering from the University of Reggio Calabria, Italy, in 2014. He was also visiting researcher at the Dept of Civil and Structural Engineering of the University of Sheffield, UK, and at the Laboratory of Mechanics and Materials of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. After one year spent in industry as research project engineer, he came back to academia. Author of more than 70 publications, he currently serves as post-doctoral research fellow at the Dept of Engineering, University of Messina, Italy.
Dr. Yu Dong is a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University, Australia. He has extensive research expertise in polymer nanocomposites, electrospun nanofibres, green composites, micromechanical modelling, nanomanufacturing and design of experiments. He is a lead editor for "Manufacturing, Characterisation and Properties of Advanced Nanocomposites", MDPI, Switzerland , and "Fillers and Reinforcements for Advanced Nanocomposites", Elsevier, UK, and a sole editor for "Nanostructures: Properties, Production Methods and Applications", NOVA Science Publishers, USA. Dr. Dong is an associate editor for Journals of Frontiers in Materials (Polymeric and Composite Materials section) and Applied Nanoscience. He was invited as a keynote speaker at the 10th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM-10), Busan, South Korea, in 2016. Dr Dong was presented the Best Paper Award at the 20th International Conference on Frontiers of Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles and Nanocomposite Materials (ICFNNNM 2018), Rome, Italy in 2018
Dr. Duday is working at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) as researcher and then project leader on processing of nanomaterials & plasma-assisted surface treatments since 2003. His topics of interest concern the design, synthesis and up-scaling of hybrid nanoparticles and nanocomposite materials for biomedical applications. His skills concern materials physics & chemistry, sol-gel synthesis, advanced material processing and process up-scaling. Concerning his background, he has worked firstly in academic research (University of La Rochelle-France, University Complutense of Madrid-Spain, University of Paris 5 & 6-France), and then in a Research & Technology Organization called LIST (formerly CRP Gabriel Lippmann).
Dr. Ahmed El-Fiqi is associate professor in Materials Science and Engineering. He got his phD in 2015 in biomaterials and tissue regeneration engineering from department of nanobiomedical sciences, Institute of Tissue Regeneration Engineering (ITREN), Dankook University South Korea. He then got 2 years post-doctoral research fellowship at the same institute and then got 6 months post-doctoral visit to Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Department (BTE), Eastman Dental institute (EDI), University college London (UCL), UK . Dr. Ahmed has a wide experience in nanobiomaterials science and engineering. His research area is mainly focused on design, fabrication, characterization and biomedical application of novel mesoporous inorganic nanomaterials and their hybrids. Dr. Ahmed has published over 40 research papers in high impact factor international journals e.g. Biomaterials, Acta Biomaterialia, Nanoscale, ACS Applied Materials & interfaces and he has over 9 international Korean patents.
Dr. Jie-Ping Fan obtained a Master degree in Analytical Chemistry, East China Institute of Technology in 2003 and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2006. Since 2013, he is working as a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Nanchang University, China. He has a number of scientific contributions and publications to his credit.
Mariana Amorim Fraga obtained her PhD in Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering (with concentration on Materials Science) from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics and Master degree in Electrical Engineering (with concentration in Microelectronics) from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has been actively working in the materials science and engineering areas, mainly in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for the development of sensors, electronic devices and energy technologies. She has authored 35 articles in SCI journals and 13 book chapters. She is serving as a reviewer of more than 40 referred journals and Member of Editorial Advisory Board of 5 international journals.
Dr Chris D. Geddes, Ph.D., FRSC, Professor, has extensive experience in fluorescence spectroscopy, particularly in fluorescence sensing and metal-fluorophore interactions, publishing over 275 peer-reviewed papers (h-index: 46), > 35 books; his work being cited approximately 10,000 times to date in the research literature.Dr Geddes is internationally known in fluorescence and plasmonics and his laboratory is widely attributed to the development of the Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence (MEF) and related plasmon-fluorescence technologies, securing in excess of $25 million in recent years to persue his research aspirations. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Fluorescence and founding editor-in-chief of the Who’s Who in Fluorescence, Annual Reviews in Fluorescence and the Annual Reviews in Plasmonics volumes. In addition, due to the labs’ pioneering efforts in the fields of metallic nanoparticle-fluorophore interactions, Dr Geddes launched a Springer Journal “Plasmonics” in 2005, which is a leading journal in the field today.
Dr. Sandip P. Harimkar obtained his Ph.D. degree (2007) in Materials Science & Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. Dr. Harimkar is currently working as Associate Professor, in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA. His research interests mainly lie in the subject areas of Laser Additive Manufacturing, Spark Plasma Sintering of Materials, Laser Processing of Materials, Pulse Electrodeposition, Surface Engineering, etc. Dr. Harimkar, as an author/co-author, has published more than 75 articles in various journals, having over 1,390 total citations.
Qianjun HE, PhD, Full Professor, Marie Curie Fellow, focuses on the scientific research on biomedical applications of mesoporous nanomaterials, making a series of achievement in anti-cancer nanomedicines and nano-biological effects. He has finished several projects, including NSFC and EU 7th Framework Programme, as a PI. He has published more than 60 SCI papers in international leading journals as ESI “Highly Cited Papers”. He has 4 authorized patents and one of which has been transferred to industry. He has received many awards, including Overseas High-Caliber Personnel (2015), Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (2012), "LU JiaXi" Youth Talent Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012), Top-Class President Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2011), Top 100 Excellent PhD Thesis Award of CAS (2011).
Robert B. Heimann is professor emeritus of applied mineralogy and materials science. He obtained his academic degrees from FU Berlin in 1963 (M.Sc.) and 1966 (Ph.D.), and subsequently served as a faculty member at FU Berlin (1966-1977) and Universität Karlsruhe (1977-1979). From 1979 on he worked in Canada as a research associate (McMaster University; 1979-1981), visiting professor (University of Toronto; 1979-1981), staff geochemist (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, 1982-1986), and research manager (Alberta Research Council, Edmonton; 1987-1993). From 1993 to 2004, he was a full professor at Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany. He has authored and coauthored about 300 scientific publications including six books and several book chapters. In 1992, he received the Distinguished Service Award of the Canadian University-Industry Council of Advanced Ceramics, CUICAC, and in 2001 the Georgius-Agricola-Medal of the German Mineralogical Society (DMG) for his lifelong achievements in applied mineralogy. Research activities and interests are in advanced ceramics, single crystal growth, thermal spraying of environmental and biomedical coatings, as well as archaeometallurgy and archaeoceramics.
Dr Yang Hou received his PhD degree from the School of Environmental Science & Technology of Dalian University of Technology in 2011, and then did 3.5 years of postdoctoral research in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Now he is a research associate in the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden, Technische Universitaet Dresden. His current research focuses on the design and synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications. He has published more than 60 papers.
Professor Hsueh received PhD from Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of California, Berkeley in 1981. Before joining National Taiwan University in 2010 as a Distinguished Professor, he was a Distinguished R&D Staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Professor Hsueh’s formal training was analytical modeling and he was listed as ISI highly cited researcher in Materials Science. Since joining National Taiwan University, his work has been extended to applied research. His current research work includes metallic glasses, shape memory alloys, high entropy alloys, nanoindentation, surface-enhanced Raman scattering, and plasmonics nanodevices, etc. He has authored or coauthored more than 250 scientific journal papers. Professor Hsueh is a Fellow of the American Society for Metals, the American Ceramic Society, and the World Innovation Foundation.
Dr. Shengliang Hu, is a full professor, the vice director of School of Energy and Power Engineering and the leader of Innovation Team in New Energy Materials area at North University of China. Distinguished Professor of Shanxi Sanjin Scholar, Science and Technology leader of Shanxi Province, Outstanding Innovative Scholars of Higher Learning Institutions of Shanxi. He received Ph.D. degree from Tianjin University in 2008, was a visiting scholar from 2013 to 2014 at CSIRO of Australia. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal papers and is an inventor of 14 granted patents.
Professor Ishida obtained his BS in Chemical Engineering and MS in Industrial Chemistry from Doshisha University, Kyoto, and his Ph. D. degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, in Polymer Science. He has nearly 500 papers, 35 patents and 11 books to his credit. He is Fellow of SAMPE, SPE, and ACS (PMSE). He is Editor-in-Chief of Composite Interfaces, and Associate Editor of Polymers & Polymer Composites, and Frontier of Materials (Composites).
Dr. Bo Jin obtained M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with Professor Hal-Bon Gu at Chonnam National University in South Korea in 2003 and 2008, respectively. Since 2003, he is an Assistant Professor, an Associate Professor, and a Full Professor at School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, China. Dr. Bo Jin has published 89 refereed international journal papers, including Advanced Energy Materials, 2 invited book chapters, and 11 issued Chinese patents. He is a Guest Editor of Materials Letters and Sustainability.
Professor C. Robert Kao received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1994. He currently is a distinguished professor of Materials Science & Engineering at National Taiwan University. His main research interests include electronic, optical, and MEMS packaging. He has authored over 140 technical papers, five of which are classified as Highly Cited Papers by Essential Science Indicators, and holds 5 ROC patents and 3 US patents. He is a Principal Editor for Journal of Materials Research and Editor for Journal of Materials Science – Materials in Electronics.
Prof. Kamal K. Kar, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science is Umang Gupta Chair Professor from July 2014 to till date. He pursued higher studies from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, and Iowa State University, USA before joining as a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials science at IIT Kanpur in 2001. He was a BOYSCAST Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 2003 (May-December).
Prof. Kar has published more than 160 papers in international referred journals, 110 conference papers, 06 books on nanomaterials and their nanocomposites, 30 review articles/book chapters and more than 55 national and international patents.
Dr. Yung-Chih Kuo is a professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University. His research interests are focused on biomaterials, nanomedicine, drug delivery system, tissue engineering, blood–brain barrier, cancer therapy, stem cell differentiation, nerve regeneration, spinal cord injury treatment, stroke treatment, and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease therapy, biophysics, and colloid and interface science. In these fields, he has authored or coauthored more than 140 SCI journal papers, more than 10 book chapters and several patents. He is a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), an honourable member of Phi Tau Phi Society.
Dr. Jonathan Lao is an Associate Professor at the Université Clermont Auvergne, Polytech school of engineering and Laboratoire de Physique de Clermont. At the same university he leads research on new biomaterials for bone repair. He currently focuses on bioactive glasses and organic–inorganic hybrids obtained at ambient temperature, and has started related programs on additive manufacturing and industrial translation of these materials. His research also includes characterization of the bone interface using nuclear microprobes, with a special focus on trace elements and their role on osteogenesis. He is the author of 30 papers, 5 patents and has raised >1.5 M€ in research funds.
Dr. Leblanc received his B. S. in chemistry in 1964 from Université Laval, Canada, and Ph. D. in physical chemistry in1968 from the same university. From 1968 to 1970, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. George Porter, FRS, in Davy Faraday Research Lab, the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Currently Dr. Leblanc is Professor and Chair of Department of Chemistry at University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, United States. He has published more than 500 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. As a professor, he has supervised more than 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students.
Dr. Hab. B. Lesiak obtained the PhD degree in physical and theoretical chemistry at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland in 1991. She performed a post-doctorate at Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (Prof. D.A. King). Her interest is devoted towards chemical and structural properties of carbon hybrid nanomaterials for medical applications investigated using electron spectroscopic methods. She is the coauthor of 119 publications at international journals, 148 international conference contributions, 15 invited contributions (including 1 invited lecture at ECOSS-33, Szeged, Hungary) with number of citations of 1600 and H-index of 21.
Dr. Ningbo Liao is a full professor of Wenzhou University. His research interests include multi-scale computation for micro/nano structures & materials, MEMS design, gas sensor, anode materials for LIBs, evolutionary computation for optimization of materials. He has published over 80 papers in SCI journals including Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Applied Materials Today, Acta Materialia. He was lead guest editor of Advances in Mechanical Engineering and is currently editorial board member of International Journal of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry and Journal of Chemistry (SCIREA).
Dr. Karen Lozano, Julia Beecherl Endowed Professor and Director of the UTRGV Nanotechnology Center. Lozano focuses mostly on the development of nano-reinforced polymer composites and development of nanofiber systems through Forcespinning® (centrifugal spinning). She is a prolific inventor, co-founded an industry focused on the industrial production of nanofibers. She has received several national/international awards for this invention such as the R&D 100. Lozano enjoys instilling in k-12 students a passion for engineering careers, she has developed numerous summer camps, workshops and presentations and more recently launched a YouTube Channel, “Karen’s Lab” to promote STEM based innovation.
L. A. Majewski was born in Lublin, Poland, in 1974. He received the M.S. degree in biophysics from the University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska, Lublin, Poland, in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Sheffield, UK, in 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of EEE, the University of Manchester. From 2007 to 2012, he was an RCUK Research Fellow, and since 2012, he has been a Lecturer in the same school. He is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings. His research interests include high-k/low-k dielectric systems, self-assembled monolayers, ferroelectric-like polymeric insulators and organic/inorganic nanocomposites for thin film capacitors and transistors. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Universal Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and holds 2 patents. Dr. Majewski is involved in the standardization work of IEC as a convener of Technical Committee 119 (Printed Electronics), as well as an expert member of Technical Committee 124 (Wearable electronic devices and technologies). Also, he is a Senior Member (SM) of IEEE and Fellow of Institute of Physics (FInstP) (UK).
After completion of Ph.D. degree Dr. Mandal spent 2 years (2000-02) in Chiba University-Japan (as JSPS Fellow) and another 2 years (2002-2004) in National Institute of Radiological Sciences- Chiba, Japan (as STA cum JSPS Fellow). Before coming to VIT Dr. Mandal worked in University of Texas at San Antonio as research scientist for 1 year (2005-06). Dr. Mandal has published 105 research articles in international and 30 in national journals. Now, Dr. Mandal is concentrating research works on metal and metal oxide nanoparticles, carbon-based nanomaterials, and environmental remediation of hazardous substances using nanomaterials as well as their cytotoxic activity to different cell lines.
Dr. A. Manikandan is currently working as an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Chemistry, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Bharath University, Chennai, India. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry under the guidance of Dr. S. Arul Antony (Associate Professor and Head of Department of Chemistry, Presidency College Chennai). Dr. Manikandan has published 120 articles in various reputed peer reviewed International Journals (Google scholar citations 1782, h-index 27 and i10-index 49).
Dr. Michał Mosiałek research focus is towards Corrosion and corrosion protection of metals and metal alloys, electro-less and electrolytic deposition of metal alloys and metal/ceramic composites on metal surface, kinetics and mechanism of the oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells, new materials for the solid oxide fuel cells. He obtained his PhD from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) in 2002. He has around 39 scientific publications with an overall 39 h-index to his credit.
Prof. David E. Motaung is a Principal Research Scientist at the DST/CSIR National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria, South Africa. He is also an Affiliated Associate Professor at the University of the Free State. He received his MSc and PhD degrees from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa in 2008 and 2010, respectively. He has published more than 70 articles in peer reviewed journals. His current research interests include synthesis and characterization of nanostructured metal oxides materials and their application in organic-inorganic photovoltaic solar cells and gas sensing devices.
Dr. Prabir Kumar Mukherjee , currently an Associate Professor of Physics, Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Sermapore, India. He did his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Calcutta, India in 1996 and D.Sc. in Physics from Berhampur University, India in 2017. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Germany. The field of his research interest is Liquid Crystals, Rotator Phases, Superconductivity, Nanoscience, Ferrofluids and Biophysics. He has published 119 research papers in peer reviewed journals. He is the reviewer of 32 peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Marta Maria Natile obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences in 2004 from the Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy. She is presently serving as a full time Researcher at Italian National Research Council. She has contributed more than 100 publications, having citations around 1409. Her skills and expertise are in Material Characterization, Materials, Nanomaterials, Thin Films and Nanotechnology, X-ray Diffraction, Synthesis, Nanomaterials Synthesis, Materials Chemistry and Spectroscopy.
Dr. Nader Nezafati is an Assistant Professor for biomedical engineering at Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC). Dr.Nezafati graduated and completed his Ph.D. thesis from Amirkabir University of Technology (May 2012). He is the author or co-author of more than 30 scientiﬁc ISI papers. He focuses on synthesis and characterization of calcium phosphate-based nanocomposites, bioactive glass and hybrid scaffolds as biomaterials for hard tissue engineering application. The other research interests are as follows: Antibacterial Materials (self-cleaning materials), Bioactive glass, Biocomposite Fabrication, Bone and Dental cements, Drug Delivery systems, Scaffold Fabrication (for Tissue Engineering).
Leonardo Pagnotta is a Full Professor in Machine Design and Experimental Mechanics at the University of Calabria (UNICAL). Currently, he is the head of both the Laboratories of Mechanical Engineering and the Laboratory of Mechanical Characterization of Materials of UNICAL. He was the head of the Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, member of university's Academic Senate, Chair of the PhD Program of Mechanical Engineering and Chair of the Council of the Unified Mechanical Engineering Courses (Bachelor's and Master's degree) of the University of Calabria.
Dr. Dinesh Pathak completed his Master's and then Ph. D. from the Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. For the completion of his thesis he also worked at Functional Nanomaterial laboratory IIT, Roorkee and at Inter University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi. During his work, he handled various equipment like thin film coating unit with Thermal evaporation, Hot wall and Laser ablation set up, XRD, FESEM, AFM, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, FTIR, and other related instruments. He also visited a number of National Laboratories /Universities in connection to the research work. Dinesh Pathak has published and presented his work in national and International conferences and journals of high repute. He also holds more than five year teaching experience to teach UG and PG students. He reviewed scientific articles of different scientific publishers. He received various awards such as IUCr award and Rising Star award at AsCA'09 organised by Asian Crystallographic Association and Chinese Crystallography Society at Beijing, China in 2009. He has published 54 research papers in SCI indexed journals on materials science, with around 1000 citations and H index 16, iH29 with ResearchGate profile in top 10 percent worldwide. He has guided various Ph D, M Phil and M Tech thesis. Recently, he has also been selected and participated in Lindau Council of Nobel prize winners' meetings for the subject category physics in 2012 along with the DST-DFG Program to visit the various research laboratories of Germany to explore the research opportunities in Germany. He is also a visiting scientist at Queen's University Kingston, Canada.
Prof. Dr. Roshan Paul is a Doctorate in Chemical Technology from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. He has previously worked in the Spanish National Research Council, Spain; Clariant, India; LEITAT Technological Center, Spain and Hohenstein Institute, Germany. Since 2015, he is an Invited Professor in the University of Beira Interior, Portugal.
He has several patents to his credit and recently published two books with Elsevier. He is a Fellow of the Textile Association (India), a Chartered Colourist (CCol FSDC) and a Fellow of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, UK, and a Chartered Textile Technologist (CText FTI) and a Fellow of The Textile Institute, UK.
Dr Jai Prakash is an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh since 2015. He worked as an Assistant Professor in the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda for more than two years. He received his M. Sc. degree from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 2003 and Ph. D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi in 2010. During his doctoral studies, he investigated the effect of Nano-materials on the electro-optical properties of ferroelectric liquid crystals. In 2010, he began Postdoctoral studies at Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA. During his postdoctoral fellowship, he worked on nonlinear optical effects in colloidal suspensions. He has 50 publications in highly reputed international journals and holds two patents in the area of liquid crystal devices. His current activities include research on liquid crystal based electro-optical devices, nonlinear effects in colloidal suspensions and liquid crystals.
Dr. Teng Qiu received his B.S. in chemistry from Nanjing University, China in 2002 and Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from Nanjing University in 2007. In 2010, he was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow in the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in Dresden, Germany. He is currently a full professor of physics at Southeast University, China. His current research focuses on surface-enhanced spectroscopy. He has authored and co-authored about 100 refereed journal publications.
Dr. Qu gained his Bachelor’s degree from Anhui Normal University in 1994. He studied in place at Institute of Metals, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999-2002 and stayed there on undertaking research in atmospheric corrosion of metals, he graduated with a pH. D in 2002. Later that year, he works as an associate professor of chemistry in the Yunnan University. In 2008-2009, he pursued his research on the corrosion of light alloy in the University of Manchester of the United Kingdom as a visiting scholar. His research interests are quite varied and cover: Microbial synthesis of nanomaterials and their applications, Microbiological corrosion including natural and oral environments and Multifunctional catalytic materials and their applications.
Prof Dr Susai Rajendran has been serving the Student Community for the past 43 years as Professor of Chemistry. He is still continuing his research activities in the field of Corrosion and its control, Green Inhibitors, Concrete Corrosion, Corrosion resistance of metals and alloys in various body fluids, Synthesis and Characterization nano particles, Electro organic synthesis …He has received National Meritorious Award in the field of Corrosion, twice, from NACE, India Section. He has authored 3 Books and 1 Patent. He has published more than 300 papers in reputed Journals and produced 30+ PhD Degree Holders. Previously he has worked at GTN Arts College, Dindigul, Servite College of Education for Women, Thogamalai, RVS School of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, Indial. Presently he is Serving as Professor of Chemistry and Research Director at St Antony’s College of Arts and Sciences for Women, Dindigul. Being a Student and Product of Jesuit Fathers , he feels that his students are his strength and wealth. He is standing on the shoulders of his Students. He is taking Research towards The Down Trodden and The Youngest.
Dr. Rao obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in experimental Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Kentucky, and post-doctoral training in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published more than 270 scientific publications and is presently the R. A. Bowen Professor of Physics, and the Director of Clemson Nanomaterials Center, Clemson University.
Dr. Tie-Zhen REN is a professor in School of Chemical Engineering, Hebei University of Technology. She received PhD degree in Inorganic Materials Chemistry from The University of Namur in 2005. She then joined Department of Structural Chemistry, The University of Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Dr. Ren also worked as a visiting researcher in Chemistry Department, City college of New York from 2016-2017. Her research involves preparation of the compound spice and catalysts for special chemicals. She was awarded China National Scholarship Award for Excellent Self-financed Students Abroad in 2016.
L. Rico received his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1989 from the Slovak Technical University, under the supervision of P. Rajniak and J. Ilavsky. He was a postdoctoral research fellow with R. Prins at ETH Zurich; a research fellow with M. Ichikawa at the Hokkaido University; a research fellow with E. Derouane at the University of Liverpool, and an honorary research fellow with J. Hargreaves in 2010 and 2016 at the University of Glasgow. He is actually a member of the Department of Chemical Engineering, at Michoacan University, Mexico.
Aleksandra Rybak is an Assistant Professor at The Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland. She received her Master degree in Chemistry from The Silesian University of Technology in 1998. In 2003, she pursued her Ph. D degree in Chemistry on “X-ray fluorescence spectrometry in speciation analysis of environmental samples” at The Silesian University of Technology. From 2003 to 2009, she worked as an Assistant and in 2009 was promoted to Associate Professor at The Silesian University of Technology. Her expertise is related to polymer and hybrid inorganic-organic membrane application in gaseous mixtures separation and characterization of their chemical, magnetic, mechanical and rheological properties, as well as issues related to the speciation of elements and environmental protection. Dr. Aleksandra Rybak has more than 19 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Analytical and Polymer Chemistry. She has published in more than 40 journals given in Scopus and indexed, chapters in 3 books. She received also 10 awards and secured 8 research grants. She has supervised 10 Engineering Students and 16 Master Students.
Dr. Sahiner obtained his PhD in 2005 from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA and did postdoctoral studies at University of Delaware at Materials Science and Engineering, and at Tulane University School of Medicine, Biochemistry. Dr. Sahiner is the director of Nanoscience and Technology Research and Application Center. He has published more than 170 papers in and inventor of several issued patents. Dr Sahiner has been serving as an editorial board member for few journals.
Dr. Ranjan K. Sahu obtained his Ph. D degree in chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India in 2002. Currently, he is a senior principal scientist in CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur, India. Dr. Sahu received CSIR-Young Scientist Award in 2008 for his significant contributions in the area of magnetic materials and Tata Innovista Award-2015 from Tata Sons for his pioneering work on the production of graphene derived from natural carbon sources. His current research focuses on magnetic material, graphene, corrosion protective paint, synthesis of nanomaterial and XPS studies of materials. Dr. Sahu is the author / co-author in more than 70 peer-reviewed international journals and 15 patents.
Dr. A. Sakthivel is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, India. Dr. Sakthivel received his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), India, in 2002. Dr. Sakthivel has published over 95 research articles and 3 book chapters, having more than 2500 citations, and he has also received 4 patents. Dr. Sakthivel received a prestigious Dr. Sistala Kameshwari Young Scientist Award (in 2015) by Catalysis Society of India, for his development of molecular sieve composite based heterogeneous catalysts for various organic transformations.
Dr. Tawfik A. Saleh is a faculty member in the Chemistry Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He has published books and several papers in international refereed journals and conference proceedings, authored and edited several books and book chapters, and he is a member of several local and international scientific societies. He has supervised many graduate students. His expertise includes the synthesis, design, and preparation of materials, nanomaterials, nanocomposites, and hybrid materials and their applications. His expertise also includes materials characterization using various techniques.
Dr. Mohd Sapuan Salit is a professor of composite materials at Universiti Putra Malaysia. He earned his B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1990, MSc from Loughborough University, UK in 1994 and Ph.D from De Montfort University, UK in 1998. His research interests include natural fiber composites, materials selection and concurrent engineering. Till date, he has authored or co-authored more than 1521 publications (730 papers published/accepted in national and international journals, 16 authored books, 25 edited books,153 chapters in books and 597 conference proceedings/seminar papers/presentations. Dr. Sapuan was the recipient of the Rotary Research Gold Medal Award, Khwarizmi International Award.
Milena Salvo, PhD on Materials Engineering at Politecnico di Torino (1997), with a thesis concerning the joining of ceramic matrix composites for high temperature and thermonuclear fusion applications.
In 1998, she became assistant professor at Politecnico di Torino. She is now Associate Professor of Materials Science and Technology. She has considerable experience of international research on advanced materials. Her research activity has been dedicated mostly to advanced ceramic and ceramic matrix composite materials. She is co-author of more than 150 papers on international journals, conference proceedings, book chapters, patents in the field of advanced ceramics (h-index 27).
P. Samaras is Dr. Chemical Engineer, professor of water technology, at the Department of Food Technology, of the Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki, with expertise on the application of physical, chemical and biological methods for water and wastewater treatment. He has participated in more than 40 national and international research and demonstration projects, funded by E.U. and from local sources (ministries, industries, companies etc.). He has over than 80 publications in journals; more than 100 presentations in international conferences; 6 chapters in books; 1 EU patent. Reviewer of research project proposals in EU and Greece; Consulting engineer in public/private enterprises related to the examination of water-wastewater quality, and control/optimization of the operation of WWTPs.
Jag Sankar obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA. Dr. Sankar holds a title of Distinguished University Professor and White House Millennium Researcher at NC A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, USA and is the Director -NSF ERC for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials. Author of > 400 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and scientific papers, Sankar as PI, has generated more than $60 million of competitive research funding, organized and sponsored more than 25 international conferences/symposia and has given more than 25 Plenary/Keynote addresses around the globe in broad-based materials revolution.
Dr. SHA received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2010. He served on Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) as research scientist between 2010 and 2013. He is now working at Xi’an Jiaotong University as Tenure-track PI. He has published around 60 SCI research papers in refereed journals, including Nano Letters, Nanoscale, Scientific Reports, Carbon, Applied Physics Letters, Scripta Materialia, and so on. The total citation is 1000+. In addition, Dr. SHA is the Assistant Editor of Int. J. Comput. Mater. Sci. Eng. (SCI), and serves as the Editorial Board Member for Sci. Rep. (SCI, IF=5.258).
Dr. Vladimir Shevchenko was born 1941 in Ukraine. He graduated from the Faculty of physics of Moscow University (1963). He took a PhD degree in Physics Science in 1969. In 1977 he defended his doctoral theses at Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry. Vladimir Ya. Shevchenko is a member of International Academy of Ceramics (1987). Since 1990 he has been a Director of the Technical Ceramics Center of Russian Academy of Sciences. He is a full member of Russian Academy of Sciences (2000), Fellow of ECerS (2015). Academician V.Ya. Shevchenko is the Director of the Institute of Silicate Chemistry RAS (1998-2017). Now he is the President of Russian Ceramic Society, the President of National Commission on Glass RAS, a member of the Council of the International Commission on Glass, a member of Permanent Executive Committee of the European Ceramic Society. He is a member of the Presidium of St. Petersburg Scientific Center of RAS, chairman of the Scientific Council on ceramics and other non-metallic materials of RAS, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal «Glass Physics and Chemistry», editorial board member of journal Ceramic Science and Technology.
Dr. Singh is working in the area of materials physics for more than a decade including chalcogenide glasses, organic-inorganic composites materials, photovoltaics etc. His landmark work on the chalcogenide glassy materials were published in 2009, 2010, whereas, in 2012 his innovative research on chalcogenide-multiwalled carbon nanotubes and chalcogenide-bilayer graphene has established a new research area of the composite materials under a glassy regime. He has also worked extensively on different forms of the inorganic photovoltaic materials both experimental and simulation.
Dr. Prem Kumar Singh working as Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, GITAM Institute of Technology, GITAM University-Visakhapatnam. His research interests are data analysis and its graphical visualization. In this regard, he has published more than 65 peer reviewed journals and conferences excluding a copyright and a patent. Recently, he is listed as top 2% scientist list as per Stanford University 2020. He served as editor and reviewer of several journals and conferences.
Dr. Saroj Kumar Singh obtained M.Tech. & Ph.D. (Materials Science) from I.I.T., Kharagpur. He retired as Professor in AcSIR , Chief Scientist and Head of Advanced Materials Technology Department of CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar in 2016. His research specialization areas are Materials Science, Thin films, Plasma Processing of ores, minerals, wastes, nano-materials etc. He has published 246 papers (Journals – 160, seminar/symposium proceedings – 86) and 17 patents. Guided 10 students for their Ph. D. theses. He has been adorned with several fellowships and awards including the BOYSCAST Fellowship, Govt. of India, DAAD fellowship, Venus International Research Awards (Lifetime Achievement) -VIRA 2016 (Specialization – Materials Science & Plasma Processing) etc. He is an Editorial member in Elsevier’s editorial system EVISE for Heliyon and reviewer of many scientific journals.
Dr. Satyendra Singh has received his Ph.D. in 2013 from University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India. Currently he is working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Physics, Maharana Pratap Govt. P.G. College, Hardoi (U.P.), India. His research interest is focused on “Synthesis and Characterization of Advanced Functional Materials and their Applications in Gas and Humidity Sensors”. He has published more than 50 research papers/review articles in International Journals of well repute.
Prof. Aimin Song obtained PhD at Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995. He then received fellowships at Glasgow University and Munich University from the Royal Society and Alexander von Humboldt foundation. After working at Lund University as a Guest Lecturer, he moved to Manchester as a Lecturer in 2002 and was promoted to Professor of Nanoelectronics in 2006. He has given over 55 invited conference talks and contributed chapters for five books. He received a Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Award and a Distinguished Achievement Medal for “Researcher of the Year” of the University of Manchester in 2007.
Dr. Guang-Ling Song (Guangling Song) obtained his PhD degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Queensland. He is currently a Professor in Xiamen University and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland. His research interests concern the electrochemistry and degradation of metals in various environments. Prof. Song has published more than 190 journal papers, 3 books, 19 book chapters, 26 patents, and over 60 conference presentations (including keynotes and plenary speeches). His publications have been SCI-cited over 8800 times with an h-index of 44 according to the ISI Web of Science.
Dr. Iis Sopyan is a professor of Materials Engineering at the Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and a fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and the American Institute of Chemists (AIC). His main research activity involves materials development for bone substitutes, polymer composites, and photocatalysis. He obtained his D. Eng. in Applied Chemistry from the University of Tokyo in 1996. In 2001 he performed post-doctoral training on biomaterials development at Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics (ISTEC- CNR), Faenza, Italy.
Reshef Tenne earned his Ph.D. in 1976 in the Hebrew University. He joined the Weizmann Institute in 1979, where he was promoted to a professor in 1995. He reported the first synthesis of inorganic nanotubes and fullerene-like nanoparticles of WS2 (Nature 1992). Among his numerous recognitions are the MRS Medal; the Gold Medal of the Isr. Chem. Soc. and the Rothschild Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Materials Research Society, and is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea.
Dr. Atul Thakur is a Ph.D. from Himachal Pradesh University in collaboration with IIT Delhi. He has published more than 100, research papers in International, Peer reviewed, SCI and Scopus indexed journals with total citation more than 1000, h- index; 19 and i10-index; 30. After PhD, Dr. Atul Thakur was selected for Post Doctorate research position in Electronics Department from the University of Brest, France for two years. Then he did one more post doctorate from the Physics Department located in Taiwan National University-Taiwan. His area of research are: Ferrites for microwave applications, High frequency applications, Radar absorbing materials, Water purification, Antenna miniaturization, Sensor applications, Metamaterials and Agriculture applications etc.
Dr. Tumuluru is a senior scientist in the Biofuels Department at the Idaho National Laboratory. He is the principal investigator for the Biomass Size Reduction, Drying, and Densification project supported by the Bioenergy Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. At INL his research is focused on mechanical and thermal preprocessing of biomass. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journal, and conference proceedings. He received numerous awards, such as outstanding reviewer for American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and INL’s Outstanding Achievement in Scientific and Technical Publication and Asian American Engineer of the Year Award for 2018.
Dr. M. Venkatesan did his B.Sc. Physics in 1992 from Presidency College, University of Madras, India. He completed his M.Sc. Physics in 1994 from School of Physics, University of Madras, India. He further obtained his Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India. Based in School of Physics and CRANN - Magnetism, Spin Electronics and Nanotechnology group, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. More than 20 years of experience in developing several inorganic materials (oxide and metal nanoparticles, thin and thick films of transparent conducting oxides, permanent magnet arrays etc) and advanced characterization tools (structural, electrical, optical and magnetic). His professional experience has grown in the field of materials science in general and magnetic materials and spin electronics in particular and it evolved through the basic research on new kinds of materials, He consider himself as a combinatorial/multifunctional material physicist.
Dr. Umoren is presently a Research Scientist/Associate Professor at the Center of Research Excellence in Corrosion, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He obtained a PhD in Polymer Science from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China. He has authored/co-authored over 120 papers in refereed journals. He is a member of Editorial Board of ten international journals and has been a reviewer to over 80 international reputable journals.
Dr. Tatjana Volkov Husovic is full professor at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy. She is a member of Serbian Chemical Society, International Ceramic Federation Council Member and a member of Scientific Committee for local and international conferences all around the globe. Also, she is a member of Association of metallurgical engineers of Serbia, Yugoslav association for testing and research materials and constructions, Serbian Society for Ceramic Materials. She has published over 89 scientific papers in the SCI journal list.
Dr. Yonghui Wang is an associate professor in the School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China. His current research interests are focused on the protection of structures against impact and blast loadings. Dr. Wang has published more than 60 peer-reviewed international journal papers. He has received 10 research funds, including National Natural Science Foundation of China, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Heilongjiang Postdoctoral Science Foundation, and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, etc. He was conferred the Science and Technology Award of Heilongjiang Province (first class).
Dr. Lai’s main research interests are in the areas of chemically modified metal oxide photocatalysts and carbon graphene materials, especially applied in environmental pollution management and solar energy technology. Lai’s works have been published in more than 180 refereed international top-tier journals, 40 book chapters, and 140 international proceedings in materials science, physics, chemistry, and renewable energy research.
Qi-Hui Wu is a “Min-Jiang Scholar” distinguished professor at Quanzhou Normal University. He obtained PhD degree in 2003 from Darmstadt University of Technology, and then did postdoctorial researches at Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2005, he joined Xiamen University as an Associate Professor, after that he worked at Bonn University as an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellow in 2007, then moved to La Trobe University in 2008 and City University of Hong Kong in 2011 as a Senior Research Fellow. His research interests include surface engineering, nanomaterials, thin films, and energy storage/conversion materials. He has published over 110 journal articles.
Dr. Jinyang Xu is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He received his Ph.D. from Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France, in 2016 and his M.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2013. His current research interests concern composites machining, numerical modeling, and surface texturing. He has published over fifty peer-reviewed articles and edited four special issues in international journals/conferences. He is serving as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Coating Science and Technology and the Editorial Board Members of International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, and Current Materials Science.
Dr.Sc. Victor G. Yarzhemsky has about 40 years of experience of working in atomic and solid state physics and in quantum chemistry of functionalized metal clusters. Ph.D. in chemistry at N.S. Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry. Dr.Sc. in physics at St.Petersburg state University. Author of about 130 papers in scientific journals and one book. Member of editorial boards of journals “Inorganic Materials” ,“Journal of nanotechnology in Diagnostic and Treatment”, “Current Smart Materials” and “Recent Patents on Material Science’”
V.G. Yarzhemsky is a leading research scientist at N.S.Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of RAS (Moscow). V.G.Yarzhemsky is also an adjunct faculty member at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology where he teaches quantum mechanics and group theoretical methods in material science. Member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences of Russian Federation. Awarded by “Nobel price winner academician N.N. Semenov medal” for his researches in engineering sciences.
Prof. Yeap Guan Yeow obtained his Ph.D.in 1992 and Advanced Diploma on Chemical Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1997. He is a full Professor since year 2006. His field(s) of specialization are coordination chemistry and smart materials. Published review article and more than 200 scientific journals. Awards received: Malaysian Young Scientist Award (1994), Japan UNESCO Fellowship (1996), JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (1998), Toray Science & Technology Research Grant Awards (1997 and 2007), British Council – Prime Minister Initiatives PMI2 Award (International Research Cooperation) 2007, Friend of Taiwan Liquid Crystal Society (2011 & 2017), International Collaborative Research Program Award, Japan (2017) and Top Research Scientists Malaysia (2017).
Dr. Zhigang Yin is a Full Professor at Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He received his Ph.D. degree in materials physics and chemistry from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Then he worked in succession as a research scholar and a visiting professor (DAAD fellowship) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany as well as a visiting scientist at Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. His research interests are optoelectronic materials and devices, flexible electronics, surfaces/interfaces, and semiconductor physics. Dr. Yin is also the Editorial Board Member of several international journals.
Yukui Rui is Professor of Environmental Science at College of Resources and Environmental Sciences/China Agricultural University, China, where he has been involved in teaching and research since 2003. He received his M.A. degree in Applied Physics in 2000 and his Ph.D degree in Crop Cultivation and Geoponics in 2003 from the China Agricultural University. In 2014 he was a Visiting Scholar at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he worked on the nanomaterials-plant interactions. Currently, Dr. Rui is teaching 1) Agircultural applications of nanomaterials; 2) Plant physiological effects of nanomaterials. Along with students and colleagues, he has published almost 100 manuscripts including research papers, review papers and book chapters in his field. Dr. Rui’s current research includes environmental impact of engineered nanomaterials,agricultural application of nanomaterials, soil heavy metal pollution and remediation, and agricultural product safety.
Zhao Yue, male, born in Tianjin in 1981. He is a distinguished researcher of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Professor of Special Appointment (Eastern Scholar), a member of the National Superconducting Standardization Committee, a member of IEA WG, a national outstanding doctoral dissertation winner. During the research period, he undertook and participated in more than 20 research international and domestic projects. He undertook 11 scientific research projects as the principle investor, with a total funding amount of more than 20 million RMB. The core technology of preparation of second generation high temperature superconducting tapes has been adopted by Shanghai Superconducting Technology Co., Ltd. The research results have published more than 100 scientific papers (more than 30 first authors and associate authors). In the past five years, the Google citation has reached 440, and the H-index is 15.
Dr Ji Zou received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Shanghai institute of Ceramics, Chinese academy of Science in 2011. He serves on KU Leuven, University of Stockholm as postdoctoral researcher between 2011 and 2014. He is now working at University of Birmingham (2014-now) as a research fellow. He has published 53 research papers in pre-refereed journals, including Materials Today, Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, Journal of the American/ European Ceramic Society, Chemical Engineering Journal and so on. The total citation is ~800 times. He has been the reviewer for Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia from 2012.
Dr. Anastasios I. Zouboulis is a (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. Theses and more than 70 Diploma theses. He has received several prizes and scholarships from national and international organizations.
Lijian Zuo received his bachelor of Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2009. After that, he started his Ph. D. program in department of Polymer Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University, and focused on the solution processable optoelectronic materials and devices, i.e. organic photovoltaics, organic transistors, perovskite solar cells, and light emitting devices. He spent one year in Yang Yang’s group-UCLA, as post-doctor researcher. Currently, he is working as research associate in Materials Science and Engineering. Thus far, Lijian Zuo has published 62 paper, including 27 first author paper on Sci. Adv., JACS, Adv. Mater., EES, Nano Lett. Etc., with citation ~ 2000 and H factor 25.
Dr. Xiaowei Zeng is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his Ph.D. from The George Washington University in 2008. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California at Berkeley. He joined the University of Texas at San Antonio as an Assistant Professor in 2011. His research focuses on computational mechanics and materials and he has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles in computational mechanics and materials science. His research is funded by NSF and NIH.
Prof./Dr. Zhang obtained his Bachelor's degree and Doctor's degree in Xi'an Jiaotong University in 2004 and 2009, respectively. From 2008 to 2009, he was a visiting researcher in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. During 2013-2014, he was a visiting scholar in the University of Western Australia. His research interests mainly include: Composite and Smart Materials, Computational Fracture Mechanics, Numerical Manifold Method and Extended Finite Element Method.
Ivalina Avramova studied Physics in Physical Department at Sofia University, Bulgaria. She received her PhD degree (2003) at the same department for her work on “Transport properties and thermoelectric figure of merit of Ge1-xAgx/2Bix/2Te solid solutions”. She worked in Electron spectroscopy laboratory of solid surfaces at the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 2001. She started as physicist and presently she is Associate Professor. She got research Fellowship at Synchrotron Center, Trieste, Italy (2000-2001). She was Postdoctoral fellow at ULB, Belgium in frame of program Network of Excellence (EXCELL) (2006-2007) and Postdoctoral fellow at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in frame of EU FP7 UNAM-REGPOT Project (2009-2011).
Claudia Casapulla is currently an Associate Professor of Structural Engineering, leading a research group on Masonry Structures at the Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Napoli Federico II (Italy). She has been Principal Investigator of 15 national research projects, focusing on the evaluation and reduction of the seismic vulnerability of masonry buildings and awarded in 2018 the supervision of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship funded within the EU Horizon 2020 programme. She authored over 100 original research papers and is a reviewer for approximately 30 indexed international journals. She has also been an expert peer reviewer for the Italian scientific evaluation since 2013.
Dr. Thanh-Phong Dao is currently assistant professor at the Institute for Computational Science, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. He received Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan in 2015. His interests include Engineering and smart materials, Smart structures, Compliant mechanism, MEMs, Micro/nano sensors and actuators, Biomechanics, Bio-inspired mechanism, High precision positioning stages, Rehabilitation and assistive technology, Prosthetic ankle foot, Evolutionary optimization algorithms, Applied intelligent computing.
Prof. Dr. Adriana Estokova is a full professor at Faculty of Civil Engineering at Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia and she is a head of Department of Material Engineering. Her professional experience is in the field of environmental and material engineering. The research is focused on assessment of environmental safety of building materials (heavy metals, leachability, and radionuclide activity) and environmental impacts of buildings (LCA, indoor air) as well as on durability of cement composites in an aggressive environment (bio-corrosion and chemical corrosion).
Dr Tejendra Kumar Gupta is working as Assistant Professor in Amity Institute of Applied Sciences, Amity University, Noida, India. He obtained his doctoral degree from CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India. Dr Gupta has done Postdoctoral research from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Dr Gupta has over 28 research publications in SCI indexed journals including Invited Lecture and two book chapters to his credit. His research focuses on synthesis of carbon based nanomaterials and fabrication of polymer nanocomposites for various applications such as EMI shielding, mechanical and strain sensing properties.
Dr. He received her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Central South University (China) in 2012 and 2017, respectively. During her Ph.D. study, she visited the Birck Nanotechnology Center of Purdue University from 2014 to 2017. After that, she was appointed as an associate professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing (China) in 2018. Currently, she is doing her postdoctoral research at the University of California-Santa Cruz, and her research work has been focused on carbon nanostructures/metal oxide nanomaterials, and their applications in electrochemical energy storage and electrocatalysis.
Dr. Sergey Konovalov obtained his degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences (specialty: “Condensed matter physics”) in 2013 from Siberian State Industrial University, Novokuznetsk, Russia. Dr. Konovalov is currently Head of Department of Metals Technology and Aviation Materials at Samara National Research University, Samara, Russia. In addition, he performs the role of Professor at Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan, China. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of solid state physics, external energy effects, physics of strength, and plasticity of metals and alloys. Dr. Konovalov, as an author/co-author, has published more than 165 articles in various journals.
Dr. Rajiv Kumar is presently working as Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Goswami Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College, Hariana, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. He has 20 years of teaching experience and 13 years of research experience. He has published 33 research papers in various International journals (published by Elsevier, Springer, Bentham Science, ICE publishers, i-Manager’s Publishers etc. He has participated and presented papers in more than 40 International and National conferences. He has been a reviewer of various International journals and reviewed 275-Research papers. He won “Publons Peer Review Award 2018” and “Publons Peer Reviewers Award 2017”.
Dr. Kumar completed Master's Degree in Biotechnology from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Thereafter, he started working in genetic engineering at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India. Then he went on to acquire his Ph.D from School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in drug discovery and cell biology field. Currently, he is working as a Scientist at the National Institute of Pathology New Delhi. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed international journals, presented several conference papers on the above field.
Dr. V.I. Lakshmanan is an internationally renowned teacher, scientist and innovator in the area of sustainable development. He has more than 40 years of hands-on experience in technology development, commercialization, and skills development initiatives. He held prominent positions in Canada’s engineering/technology sector, with companies such as Noranda, Eldorado Nuclear, ORTECH Corporation and Process Research ORTECH Inc. (PRO). His professional honours include Fellowship of Canadian Academy of Engineering, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and many others. He also serves as Adjunct Professor in the University of Toronto. He has published more than 150 papers and written several books on science, process engineering and public policy. Dr Lakshmanan’s contributions to science and community service have earned him the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and many other honours.
Dr. Md Nafiujjaman is a as a Research Associate at Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, Michigan State University. He received M.Eng and Ph.D. from Korea National University of Transportation in Chemical & Biological Engineering and Green Bioengineering, respectively. Prior that he completed B.S. in Pharmacy at University of Development Alternative, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Nafiujjaman’s research interest focuses on synthesis, characterization and biological application of nanomaterials including organic, inorganic and polymeric hybrid nanomaterials for imaging guided cancer therapy. His research objective is developing biocompatible and biomimetic tools for theranostic using magnetic particle imaging and photoacoustic imaging.
Truong Khang Nguyen received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Ajou University, Suwon, Korea, in 2013. He is appointed as Assistant Professor in 2017 and currently the Head of Division of Computational Physics, Institute for Computational Science, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City. He has authored and co-authored almost 40 peer-reviewed ISI journals. He has written one book chapter in the area of terahertz antenna and filed one patent on THz stripline antenna. He serves as managing/associate editor for 2 international journals and as an active reviewer for several international journals.
Elif Büyük ÖĞÜT graduated from Trakya University with a BS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Vocational School of Hereke at Kocaeli University. Her research interests include Computational Fluid Dynamic, MHD, Natural and Mixed Convection in Enclosure and Heat Transfer in Nanofluids.
Dr. Saha has extensive expertise in the synthesis and characterisation of polymer based materials. During his PhD in highly advanced institute maned Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India and Post-Doctoral Research in South Korea, Dr Saha has taken the lead role in planning and conducting experiments, as well as reporting and interpretation of the results in most of the research projects. Presently he is working as Inspire Faculty (Tenure Track Assistant Professor) at IIEST-Shibpur. He has been supervising three research projects on advanced polymer and nanocomposites.
Flavio Stochino is currently an Assistant Professor of Theory and Design of Structures at the University of Cagliari, Italy. His scientific research deals with an extreme load on R.C. Structures. In particular, he is interested in blast/impulsive loading and fire design of Structures. Furthermore, he has also worked on reliability and seismic analysis of existing structures, Isogeometrical Analysis, Hybrid-Mixed Finite Elements, Laminate Mechanics, Structural Optimization, Structures Sustainability.
Dr. Sumets did his - Masters and PhD in Physics of Semiconductors and devices from Voronezh State University (Russia). He then taught a wide range of courses (General Physics, Building Physics, Hydraulics, Nuclear Physics etc.) in the rank of an Associate Professor in several Russian Universities. In 2015, he joined the Physics Department of UTRGV. Dr. Sumets serves as a reviewer in the top-ranking Journals such as ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Thin Solid Films, Crystal Growth & Design. Moreover, being an extraordinary person, he has worked as a performer of an original genre for more than 25 years in his home country.
Dr. S. A. Vanalakar is currently working at K. H. College, Gargoti, affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur (India) as Head, Dept. of Physics. Dr. Vanalakar completed his Ph.D (Materials Sciences, 2011) from Shivaji University, Kolhapur (India). He worked as visiting scientist at Iowa State University, Ames (USA) and Chonnam National University, Gwangju (South Korea). He has published more than 60 research papers in various reputed peer reviewed International Journals in aforesaid research interest. He has presented more than 40 research papers in National/International Conferences and edited/published around 10 books on Basic and Applied Sciences.
Dr. Wang is a professor of Chemistry in Inner Mongolia University. He received his Ph. D. degree from Jilin University. He has been funded by over 8 projects including National "863" project of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China. He authored over 50 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. Most of the publications appeared on high quality SCI journals, such as J. Mater. Chem. A., Chem. Eur. J., J. Power Sources., Chem. Comm., Nanoscale., Dalton Trans., J. Catal., Appl Catal B: Environ., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., J. Phys. Chem. C., CrystEngComm etc.
Bülent Zeybek received his PhD degree from Department of Chemistry in Ankara University, Turkey, in 2010. He is currently working as an Associate Professor at Department of Chemistry in the Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey. Dr. Zeybek as an author/co-author has published almost 25 articles in various journals covered by SCI. His research interests include electrochemistry, electrochemical sensors, nanomaterials, conducting polymers, and electrochemical corrosion.
Dr. Yong Jin Zhou, IEEE Member, OSA Member, and Senior Member of Chinese Institute of Electronics. His current research interests include plasmonic metamaterials and applications, millimeter wave and THz functional devices, wireless energy transmission. He was an Associate Professor with School of Communication & Information Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China. He has authored and coauthored over 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is serving as a Reviewer for over 20 peer-reviewed journals, such as Nature Electronics, Photonic Research, Optics Letter, Optics Express, IEEE MTT, IEEE MWCL, etc. He has served as a session chair for several International Symposiums.
Dr. A. Djelloul has completed his HDR (Doctor Habilitatus), PhD and Magister in physics from University of Oran (USTO-MB), Algeria. Currently he is working as a Research professor in Research Center in Semiconductors Technology for Energetic (CRTSE), Algiers, Algeria. He has wide experiences in both Research and Academia concerning "Material Characterization, Nanomaterials, Thin Films and Nanotechnology, Solar cells, Silicon, Laser, Deposition Methods (CBD, SILAR, Spray pyrolysis, Vacuum Evaporation,...)". He has published more than 15 articles and presented many papers in reputed national and international conferences (50 conference proceedings). He is a member in many scientific projects, several academic societies and organizations. He is the Principal Guest Editor of several Special Issues in International Journal of Current Materials Science. He is also an Associate Editorial Board Member and Reviewer of many international journals.
Dr.Vikas Dubey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the Bhilai Institute of Technology, Raipur, India. He received his Master’s degree from Pt.R.S.University, Raipur in 2009 and PhD degree from National Institute of Technology, Raipur in 2015. He then joined MATS University as an Asst. professor in 2013 and served until 2014. Dr. Dubey also worked as a Project Fellow in a Major Research Project at the Govt. V.Y.T.P.G.Auto. College Durg (C.G.), from 2010-2013. His research involves Synthesis and characterization of nanostructure luminescent materials and Thermoluminescence Studies of Geological Materials. He has authored various papers, published in reputed journals.
Dr. Ratnesh Tiwari is Associate Professor at the Bhilai Institute of Technology, Raipur. He received his Master's and PhD degrees in Physics from Rani Durgavati University Jabalpur in 2004 and 2011 respectively. He then joined BRMS Mungeli IGKV Raipur as a guest faculty in 2008 and served until 2013. Dr. Tiwari also worked as Asst. Prof. in the Department of Physics, Raipur Institute of Technology, Raipur, from 2008 to 2009. His research involves Thermoluminescence studies of Geological materials and synthesis and characterization of nanostructure.He has authored various papers, published in reputed journals.
Dr. Long Wan is currently a professor and doctor supervisor in Harbin Institute of Technology. He has published more than 40 patents and 40 science citation index papers. He has won more than 30 honors including National Special Support Program for High-level Personnel Recruitment and Science & Technology Nova Program. Some academic outcomes have been commercialized, and reported by various mass media, such as China Daily. His current research interests focus on friction stir processing machine and technology, microstructure characterization and the evaluation of joint performance.
Chaolong Zhang received a PhD degree from the Hefei University of Technology in 2018. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at Electrical Engineering and Automation, Wuhan University, China. He is also an Associate Professor at School of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Anqing Normal University, China. His current research interests include fault diagnostics and prognostics of analogue and mixed-signal circuits, and battery capacity prognostic. He has published several articles in well-reputed journals.