Dr. Neha Dhanajirao Desai is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, R.B.N.B. College Shrirampur. She received her PhD from the Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India. She has published more than 20 articles in well-reputed journals. Besides, she is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Nanoarchitectonics (NAT) – Universal Wiser Publisher, Singapore, International Journal of Material Science and Applications- Science Publishing Group, and Universal Journal of Chemistry, Horizon Research Publishing USA. Also, she is currently working on the project ‘Bipolar Resistive Switching Characteristics of TiO 2 Thin Films.
S.K. Dhawan CSIR-National Physical Laboratory New Delhi (India)
Dr S.K. Dhawan is working as Emeritus Scientist in the Director Advisory Group of National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. He has worked in the area of Conducting polymers nano ferromagnetic composites for EMI shielding and self-healing smart conducting polymer coatings for corrosion protection. He has published 180 papers, 8 US patents, and 8 Indian Patents. He has also contributed 11 chapters in books and has published one book on “Low Bandgap Random Copolymers for Photovoltaic Applications.” He has received the Outstanding Scientist Award in 2009 and DST-Lockheed Innovation Award in 2014 for his contribution to Self-healing coatings and ASDF Global Award in 2015. His field of expertise includes Conducting Polymers, EMI shielding, Smart Coatings, and Waste Plastic Management.
A.S. Verma Bansthali Vidyapith Rajasthan (India)
Dr. Ajay Singh Verma obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2006) in Physics from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra, India. Dr. Verma is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Banasthali Vidyapith (Banasthali University), Vanasthali, India. His research interests mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Solid State Physics, Thermal Conductivity, Condensed Matter Physics, Material Characterization, Nanomaterials, and Thermal Properties. Dr. Verma, as an author/co-author, has published more than 90 articles in various journals, having over 795 total citations.
J. Xiong Southwest Jiaotong University Chengdu (China)
Jun Xiong received his PhD in materials processing engineering from Harbin Institute of
Technology, China, in 2014. He is currently an associate professor of materials science and
engineering at the Southwest Jiaotong University, China. His research interests include metal
additive manufacturing, robotic welding, welding sensing and control. He has published more
than 40 international journal papers. He was selected as a youth talent of Sichuan Association for
science and technology
J. Xu Tianjin University Tianjin (China)
Dr. Jason Xu is presently serving as a Professor and Chief Engineer at the Test Center of Civil Engineering of Tianjin University, China. He completed his MS. from Tianjin University, China in 2008. He further obtained a Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy in 2012. His research interests include fractural mechanics and structural health monitoring. He has also been recognized with awards and honors such as the First Prize for Tianjin Scientific and Technological Progress Award in 2014 and “131” Innovative Talents Training Programmes Foundation by Tianjin Municipal Government, 2015.
R. Yang Western Sydney University Penrith (Australia)
Prof Richard (Chunhui) Yang is Lead Director Academic Programs (DAP), Engineering and Industrial Design and the Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures in the Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia. Richard received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2002. His fields of research include multi-scale modelling of advanced engineering materials and structures, structural health monitoring (SHM) and smart structures, advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0, metal forming, and metal surface treatment, etc. He has been awarded 1 ARC DP grant in composites, 2 ARC Linkage grants in roll forming of metal sheets, and 5 ARC LIEF grants as well as 4 competitive overseas research grants, including 1 Beijing Natural Science Foundation Grant (BNSF) on roll forming and 3 National Natural Science Foundation of China Grants (NFSC) on advanced engineering materials from China. In scientific publication, he has published more than 180 journal/conference papers and confidential reports for industrial partners in his main fields of research - Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering, etc.
P. Zhang Shanghai University of Engineering Science Shanghai (China)
Dr. Peilei Zhang is an Associate Professor of Materials Processing and the Director of equipment/project at the Department of Materials Engineering Science, Shanghai University of Engineering Science (SUES), Shanghai, China. He graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University and got his doctor's degree in 2010. Since that time, he has been working for SUES. He worked at Central South University as a senior visiting scholar focusing on selective laser melting from 2014 to 2015. His current research focuses on (1) Additive Manufacturing for Metal: Selective laser melting (SLM), Electron Beam Melting (EBM); (2) Laser Materials Processing: Laser precision microfabrication, Laser cladding, and welding; (3) Thermomechanical Processing: New material welding and physical metallurgy. In the scientific publication, he has published more than 100 journal/conference papers and confidential reports for industrial partners in his main fields of research - Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, etc. He has been awarded the first prize of the Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award in 2015.
Dr. Cheng Zhong is a Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Tianjin University, a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), a Board Committee Member of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES). He is the winner of both the National “Ten Thousand Plan” Youth Talent and the National Science Foundation for Excellent Young Scholars. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Fudan University in 2004 and 2009, respectively.