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.
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 National
Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the United States Department of Energy (US DOE). He
obtained his BS in Chemistry, a MS in Chemical Physics, a PhD in Physics from the University of
Science and Technology of China, and a MS in Computer Engineering from the University of
Minnesota. Before he joined in NETL in 2005, Dr. Duan had worked in the fields of condensed
matter of physics, chemical physics and bioinformatics at several international research groups in
China, Brazil, Switzerland, and the United States. His current research areas include 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. Dr.
Duan’s expertise and interest span both atomistic scale simulations and multi-scale modeling of
materials and processes applied in energy technologies.