K. Dragnevski Department of Engineering Science University of Oxford Oxford (UK)
Dr Kalin Dragnevski obtained his MSc from the University of Chemical Technology & Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria & his PhD from the Institute of Materials at Leeds University. Following a short spell in industry, he took a research position in the Cavendish Laboratory at University of Cambridge. He is now in the Engineering Science Department at the University of Oxford, where he leads the Laboratory for In-situ Microscopy & Analysis (LIMA). His research is aimed at developing methodologies for better understanding the structure-property-composition relationship in advanced materials systems on a micro- & nano-scale using novel in-situ micromechanical testing techniques. His work recently received the prestigious DR Harting Award for best paper of the year, given by the Society of Experimental Mechanics.
Y. Ren University of Nottingham Ningbo (China)
Dr. Yong Ren is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. He received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He had worked as a Research Assistant at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Hong Kong. He has a broad range of research interests including microscale fluid dynamics, heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling, multiphase flow, microfabrication, biomaterial synthesis, and biomedical applications using droplet microfluidics.
Yuhua Duan Research & Innovation Center National Energy Technology Laboratory United States Department of Energy Pittsburgh, PA (USA)
Dr. Yuhua Duan is a Physical Scientist within the Research & Innovation Center at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the United States Department of Energy (US DOE). He obtained his BS in Chemistry, an MS in Chemical Physics, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China, and an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Before he joined in NETL in 2005, he had worked in the fields of condensed matter physics, chemical physics and bioinformatics at several international research groups in China, Brazil, Switzerland, and the United States. His current research areas include the development of sorbents for gas separation technologies and energetic materials for novel batteries, fuel cells, and gas sensors with quantum information, and multi-scale modeling of energy systems. His expertise and interest span both include atomistic scale simulations and multi-scale modeling of materials and processes applied in energy technologies.