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.
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.
Seung-Bok Choi Department of Mechanical Engineering Inha University Incheon Korea
Professor Seung-Bok Choi received the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees from the Michigan State University, U.S.A in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He is currently a dean of graduate school of Inha University and a distinguished fellow professor at Inha University, Incheon, South Korea. He is serving as a chief-editor of Frontiers in Materials – Smart Materials, and also serving as an associate editor for many international journals including Smart Materials and Structures, and Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. He has received numerous awards including 2015 ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Award. His research interests are control applications using smart materials such as electrorheological (ER) fluids, magnetorheological (MR) fluids, piezoelectric materials and shape memory alloys. He has published more than 430 refereed international journal papers and two books in the area of smart materials and their applications.