Cheng Zhong Tianjin University Tianjin China Biography
Biography of Cheng Zhong
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.
Ramaswamy Murugan Department of Physics Pondicherry University Pondicherry India Biography
Biography of Ramaswamy Murugan
Dr. Ramaswamy Murugan is Professor and Head of the Department of Physics in the School of Physical Chemical and Applied Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India. He received his master’s degree in Physics from University of Madras in 1988 and Ph.D. from Pondicherry University, India in 1994. He has 25 years of research experience. From 1998 to 2000, he was at NTHU, Taiwan as a postdoctoral fellow and then as Guest researcher at University of Kiel, Germany during 2005-2007. He was a visiting scientist at Shizuoka University Japan (2009), University of Texas Austin USA (2011) and Nagoya University, Japan (2013). His research focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of functional materials in particular for applications in energy storage, with an emphasis on understanding their intimate structure-property interplay. His major contribution is the invention of zirconium containing lithium garnet oxide as electrolyte for the all solid state lithium battery. He has authored more than 85 manuscripts and 3 patents. He is the founding president of Energy Science Society of India (ESSI).
Ecaterina S. Dragan N"Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry Iasi Romania Biography
Biography of Ecaterina S. Dragan
Dr. Ecaterina Stela Dragan (email@example.com) is senior scientist at the “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania. Her research interests were focused on ionic polymers, porous ionic nano- and microstructured composites. She has co-authored more than 150 articles in the international journals, 14 book chapters, seven books, 38 national patents, and over 150 lectures at international conferences and symposia. Her present interest is focused on smart composite hydrogels and their applications, composite biosorbents and controlled drug delivery. She has collaborated with colleagues from Republic of Moldova, Great Britain, Poland, Turkey, Germany, and Czech Republic.
Jun-Jue Zhu Nanjing University Nanjing China
Dinesh Amalnerkar Hanyang University Seoul South Korea Biography
Biography of Dinesh Amalnerkar
Dr. Dinesh Amalnerkar is currently Brain-Pool Visiting Scientist at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea. Previously, he served as CEO of Center for Materials for Electronics Technology (CMET) in India till his superannuation in 2014. While placed at CMET, he had taken assignments in Gifu University, Japan & Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Daejon and short-term assignments at various universities/institutes in Singapore, Switzerland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Japan and Saudi Arabia. His versatile research contributions include 200 papers in International Journals, 20 Indian Patents, 3 US Patents, 1 Book Chapter as well as 2 Technology Transfers. He is recipient of the Materials Research Society of India’s prestigious Medal Award for his significant contributions in Materials Science and Engineering.
Sabu Thomas Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam India Biography
Biography of Sabu Thomas
Prof. Sabu Thomas is the Director of International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India has more than 30 years of experience in research and is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work. He is in the list of most productive researchers of India and has 720 research papers, 5 patents, and have co-edited 54 books with an H index of 77 and 26049 citations. He has received a number of awards including, FRSC London, MRSI medal, Nano-Tech Medal, CRSI medal, Distinguished Faculty Award, Sukumar Maithy Award, Loyalty Award in IMTCE in May 2016 and has also been conferred Honoris Causa (D.Sc) by University of South Brittany, France. He has supervised 74 Ph.D thesis and has delivered over 300 lectures as a visiting faculty and as an invited speaker.
Jianbo Yin Department of Applied Physics Northwestern Polytechnical University Xi'an China Biography
Biography of Jianbo Yin
Dr. Jianbo Yin is currently a full professor in Smart Materials Laboratory of Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. He received his Ph. D in materials physics and chemistry and B. S. in chemical engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University. He has published over 80 peer review papers (including 25 papers in Chinese), 15 Chinese patents, two book chapters and one book. He has awarded Young Scientist in Chinese Rheology Society, Education Ministry's New Century Excellent Talents of China and Science-Technology Award for Young Scientist in Shaanxi Province. His research interests are focused on smart electrorheological fluids, magnetorheological suspensions, and active metamaterials.
Section: Magnetocaloric and Magnetostrictive materials
Anis Biswas Department of Energy Iowa State University Ames, IA United States Biography
Biography of Anis Biswas
Dr. Anis Biswas is currently working as a staff scientist in the Ames laboratory of the U.S Department of Energy. He completed his Ph.D degree in the area of experimental condensed matter physics from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India in 2009, his degree was awarded by Jadavpur University, India. He was a post-doctoral research associate at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden for two years (2009-2011) and also completed another postdoctoral tenure from the University of South Florida, USA (2011-2013). Dr. Biswas’s research areas include colossal magnetoresistive manganites, nanostructured materials, rare-earth intermetallics, magnetocaloric effect and magnetic refrigeration, permanent magnetic materials, and spintronics. At Ames Laboratory, he has also been actively taking part in different research projects under the Critical Material Institute (CMI) established by the U.S Department of Energy.
Su Chen Nanjing Tech University Nanjing China Biography
Biography of Su Chen
Prof. Su Chen is the deputy dean of College of Chemical Engineering and a full professor of State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering at Nanjing Tech University. His research interests include inorganic-organic/polymeric nanocomposites, functional polymers, quantum dots, photonic crystals and supercapacitors, as well as microfluidic technique, microfluidic spinning technique and frontal polymerization. Till now Prof. Chen has presided over 15 national projects. He has published more than 240 research papers in famous international journals (e.g. Nat. Commun., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.). He is included among TOP 1% Highly-cited Chinese researchers of 2018 and 2019.
Section: Electronic Materials
Matjaz Valant University of Nova Gorica Ajdovscina Slovenia Biography
Biography of Matjaz Valant
Professor Matjaz Valant is Head of Materials Research Laboratory and Dean of School for Environmental Sciences at University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia. He is Academic Visitor at Imperial College London, UK and Adjunct Professor at Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. His main research interests are oxide semiconductors, dielectrics, magnetelectric, topological insulators and electrocaloric materials as well as synthesis of new nanostructured functional materials. During his 25-years of research in the field of functional materials, he has authored >140 scientific papers and 10 patents.
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Parag V. Adhyapak Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) Pune India Biography
Biography of Parag V. Adhyapak
Dr. Parag Adhyapak received his Ph. D. degree in Chemistry from University of Pune. He is presently working as Scientist in Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Pune, India. His current research interests include functional nanomaterials, polymer nanocomposites, ceramic oxides, renewable energy materials and sensors. He has around 20 years of Research Experience. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and 6 Indian patents. He has been invited to give numerous lectures at national/ international conferences. He is a Member of American Nano Society and Indian Council of Chemists. He is recipient of the Indian Council of Chemist’s prestigious Young Scientist Award for the year 2005 and Dr. Arvind Kumar memorial Award- 2017.
Omid Akhavan Department of Physics Sharif University of Technology Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Omid Akhavan
Omid Akhavan received his PhD in Physics from Sharif University
of Technology (SUT) in 2003. He was immediately invited to join
the Physics Department of SUT where he is currently the Elite
Professor (based on the selection of the National Federation of
Scientific Elites). His research interests include physics of
nanomaterials, graphene and its bioapplications in stem cell-based
tissue engineering, photothermal therapy of cancer, biosensing,
and antibacterial nanomaterials. The first national Iranian
activity on the fabrication of graphene and one of the first studies
on cyto- and geno-toxicity of graphene were guided by him. He is
co-author of ~150 publications with ~9000 citations.
Rouholah Ashiri Islamic Azad University Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Rouholah Ashiri
Rouholah Ashiri received his PhD degree (2017) from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran. Rouholah uses sound experiments, analytical theory and simulations aided by in-depth discussions to disclose the processing-structure-property relationships in materials. Rouholah thinks the engineering materials and components are not in their ideal state and thus their performances can be upgraded, so materials reengineering skills should be used in a good way to upgrade them. He has published more than 50 ISI (WoS) papers mostly in Q 1 categorized journals. He is member of the editorial board of four scientific journals. Rouholah has been recognized and outstanding reviewer of more than 27 international scientific journals. He has been supervisor/advisor of MSc and PhD students. Rouholah Ashiri is now an Assistant Professor in the department of Science and Engineering of Materials, Islamic Azad University (Dezful Branch; Dezful, Iran).
Anil K. Bajpai Department of Chemistry Government Autonomous Science College Jabalpur India Biography
Biography of Anil K. Bajpai
Prof. A. K. Bajpai is currently working as a senior Professor of Chemistry in Bose Memorial Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Government Autonomous Science College, Jabalpur (India). Prof. Bajpai has expertise in research areas like biomedical polymers, drug delivery through nanostructure materials and polymer nanocomposites. He has worked on several major research projects funded by premier national agencies. Prof. Bajpai has published more than 200 papers in leading international journals and 20 chapters in several Encyclopedias published by reputed publications of global repute.
Patrice Berthod University of Lorraine Nancy France Biography
Biography of Patrice Berthod
Dr. Berthod is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technologies of the University of Lorraine (France). He is a mechanical engineer graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lille (1987), and he obtained his Ph.D. (1993) and his Habilitation to supervise researches (2010) in the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine and the University Nancy 1, respectively. His teaching and research activities concern metallurgy and the mechanical/oxidation/corrosion properties at low and high temperature of metallic alloys (mainly superalloys and cast irons). He is author or co-author of 4 international patents and of close to 300 articles and conference proceedings.
Ashish Bhattacharjee Visva-Bharati University Santiniketan India Biography
Biography of Ashish Bhattacharjee
Dr. Bhattacharjee is a Professor in Visva-Bharati University, India. He received Ph.D. (Sc.) degree in Physics in 1992 after carrying out doctoral research on Organic Semiconductors at IACS, Kolkata. In 1993, he joined National Institute of Bioscience and Human Technology, Tsukuba, Japan to work in the field of Molecular Magnetism with Dr. S. Iijima as STA Fellow and later as Center of Excellence Researcher. In 1995, he joined St. Joseph’s College (University Section), Darjeeling as Lecturer in Physics. In 1998, he visited Hahn-Meitner Institut, Berlin as Guest Scientist. At the end of 1998, he left for Japan as JSPS Fellow for two years for carrying out research at Research Center for Molecular Thermodynamics, Osaka University. From 2003 to 2010 he visited Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany couple of times as a Research Associate to carry out DFG sponsored research work with Prof. P. Gütlich. In 2004 he moved to Visva-Bharati University. He has published 100 research papers and two book chapters. Presently, his major research interests are Molecular Functional Materials, Nanocomposites and Solid State Reaction Kinetics.
Bing-Yang Cao Tsinghua University Beijing China Biography
Biography of Bing-Yang Cao
Bing-yang Cao received his Ph.D. in power engineering and engineering thermophysics from Tsinghua University, and he is currently a full professor and vice dean in the School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University, China. He also worked in Kyushu University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The University of Brighton as a visiting professor. He is serving as chairman of the Young Scholar Committee of Heat Transfer Society of China, executive board member of Asian Union of Thermal Science and Engineering, and general secretary of 2018 International Heat Transfer Conference. His current research interests include thermal smart materials, micro/nanoscale heat-mass transfer and advanced heat management technologies.
Joaquim Carneiro Department of Physics University of Minho Guimarães Portugal Biography
Biography of Joaquim Carneiro
Prof. Joaquim Carneiro holds a Ph.D. (Doctorate) from University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal. His academic career started from the University of Minho in 1991 where he continues to maintain his teaching activities and scientific research. Prof. Carneiro served as the Head of Functional Coatings Group at the University of Minho and since January 2015, he is the Director of the Department for Research Policy and Post-graduation at Academy of Angola National Combustible Society (SONANGOL/ISPTEC). Since May 2013, he is also Associate Professor at the Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, China. Prof. Carneiro has authored /or co-authored more than 60 articles published in scientific journals with peer review and impact factor, 1 book, 6 book chapters, 2 patents, and guest-editor of Special Issue "Recent Aspects of Thin Films Deposited by Magnetron Sputtering and Emerging Applications".
Fang-Chung Chen Department of Photonics National Chiao Tung University Hsinchu Taiwan Biography
Biography of Fang-Chung Chen
Prof. Fang-Chung Chen is a professor in Department of Photonics at National Chiao
Tung University (NCTU). He received the B.S. and master degree in Chemistry from
National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D.
degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of California, Los
Angeles (UCLA), USA, in 2003. He was a postdoctoral research associate in
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA, in 2003. He joined
Department of Photonics and Display Institute at NCTU since Feb. 2004. He was also
the chairman of Degree Program of Flat Panel Display Technology in NCTU. Prof.
Chen is the recipient of Award for Junior Research Investigators of Academia Sinica
2008. His research interests include flexible solar cells, organic electronics and
materials, and low-dimentional nanomaterials.
Changxin Chen Department of Micro/Nano Electronics Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Changxin Chen
Prof. Changxin Chen is affiliated with Department of Micro/Nano Electronics in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He got his Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and completed his postdoctoral research at Stanford University. His main research direction is nano electronic and optoelectronic device and technology based on one- or two- dimensional materials. He had authored or co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, which were published on the journal Nature, NPG Asia Materials, Advanced Materials, Nature Photonics, Nano Energy, Nature Communications, Small, Applied Physics Letters, IEEE Electron Device Letters, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, etc. He is the associate editor or editorial board member for 4 international journals and the reviewer for more than 20 journals.
L.P. Da Silva University of Brasilia Brasilia Brazil
Zhenhua Dan Nanjing Tech University Nanjing China Biography
Biography of Zhenhua Dan
Dr. Zhenhua Dan is a full professor in the College of Materials Science and Engineering
at Nanjing Tech University. He received his B. Eng, from Northeastern University (China)
in 2000, M. Eng. from Pohang University of Science and Technology (Korea) in 2005 and
his Ph.D. from Tohoku University in Materials Science in 2009. He has been working in
the fields of the Materials Electrochemistry, Nanoporous functional Materials, Materials
Corrosion and Protection for many years and contributed more than 60 technical papers
S.K. Dhawan CSIR-National Physical Laboratory New Delhi India Biography
Biography of S.K. Dhawan
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 nanoferromagnetic 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.
Sanjay J. Dhoble Department of Physics Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University Nagpur India Biography
Biography of Sanjay J. Dhoble
Dr. S.J. Dhoble is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur-440033, India. He has nearly 25 years of experience in teaching and research. During his research career, he is involved in the synthesis and characterization of solid state lighting nanomaterials as well as development of radiation dosimetry phosphors using thermoluminescence, mechanoluminescence and lyoluminescence techniques. Dr. Dhoble published more than 503 research papers in peer reviewed journals on solid-state lighting, LEDs, radiation dosimetry and laser materials and has one international patent at his name. He has authored 23 books/Chapters. He received Outstanding Scientist-2015 award in outstanding research contribution in Solid State Physics at Chennai form Venus International Foundation and he has received Advanced Materials Scientist Letter Awards-2011.
Corneliu Doroftei Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Iasi Romania Biography
Biography of Corneliu Doroftei
C. Doroftei received his Ph.D. degree in solid state physics from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania, in 2008. His post-graduate research involves the study onthe structure, morphology, electrical and magnetic properties of oxide compounds (type structure: spinel, perovskite and hexagonal). He was also studying humidity sensors, gas sensors and catalysts. Currently he is researcher at National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics and at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania.
Kaveh Edalati Kyushu University Fukuoka Japan Biography
Biography of Kaveh Edalati
Kaveh Edalati obtained a Ph.D. degree in materials physics and chemistry from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 2010. He is currently an assistant professor in the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER), Kyushu University. He is an author of over 90 journal papers and his main research interests are hydrogen storage, severe plastic deformation (SPD), nanostructured materials and phase transformation.
Javad Foroughi University of Wollongong Wollongong Australia Biography
Biography of Javad Foroughi
Dr. Javad Foroughi is currently serving as Senior Research Fellow at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia. Dr. Foroughi obtained his Ph.D. in Material Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia, in 2009. To date, Dr. Foroughi has published over 20 publications in top international journals, including Science, ACS Nano And RSC Advances. His research interests include nanomaterial processing, conducting organic polymers, carbon nanotubes, artificial muscles and smart textiles. Dr. Foroughi has received several awards in recognition of his scientific expertise.
Yen-Pei Fu Department of Materials Science and Engineering National Dong Hwa University Hualien Taiwan Biography
Biography of Yen-Pei Fu
Dr. Fu received his PhD. degree from Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University in 2003. Now he is a full professor working in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan. Recently, his research interest is focused on materials applied to solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and photocatalysts applied to organic pollutants treatment.
Gang HE received his B.S. degree from Anhui University in 2001 and obtained his M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree from Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Now he is a special Professor of Anhui University at School of physics and materials science. His research interests cover the areas of ALD-derived high-k gate dielectrics; integration of III-V channel materials with high-k gate dielectrics; fabrication and performance investigation of thin film transistors based on flexible substrate and so on. By now, he has authored and co-authored more than 150 SCI papers.
Chiradeeep Ghosh Tata Steel Limited Mumbai India Biography
Biography of Chiradeeep Ghosh
Dr. Chiradeep Ghosh graduated from IIEST, Shibpur in 2010 and did Ph.D. from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. After completing his Ph.D. joined the Tata Steel. His areas of research broadly include thermomechanical controlled processes and phase transformation and related phenomenon. Till date, he has published around 39 papers in the international peer reviewed journals which include Progress in Materials Science, International Materials Review, Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, ISIJ International etc. He was the recipient of Leon and Suzanne Fattal Graduate Fellowships from McGill University for carrying out Ph.D. research.
Renato Grillo Federal University of ABC Sao Paulo Brazil Biography
Biography of Renato Grillo
Renato Grillo received his Ph.D. degree in 2014 from the State University of Campinas (Brazil). Then he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (Portugal), and now he is a post-doctoral researcher at the Federal University of ABC (Brazil). His research interest is focused on the development of smart micro/nanostructures for controlled drug and pesticides release systems; synthesis of hybrid nano materials; and interactions of nanomaterials with the environment. He is author of more than 40 publications, including patents and scientific publications.
Manoj Gupta Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering National University of Singapore Singapore Biography
Biography of Manoj Gupta
Prof Manoj Gupta is currently associated with National University of Singapore. He did his Ph.D. (Materials Science) from University of California, Irvine, USA (1992), and postdoctoral research from University of Alberta, Canada in the same year. Previously, he served as designated Director of Materials Science and Engineering Initiative at NUS. 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. He has also co-authored four books published by John Wiley and Springer. 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.
Weihua Han School of Physical Science and Technology Lanzhou University Lanzhou China Biography
Biography of Weihua Han
Dr. Weihua Han is an Associate Professor of School of Physical Science & Technology at Lanzhou University. He
received his PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from Lanzhou University in 2008. Then he joined the School of
Physical Science & Technology at Lanzhou University. He has visited Professor Zhonglin Wang’s group at Georgia
Tech in 2011-2012, Professor Christian Falconi’s group at University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in 2013 and Oak
Ridge National Lab (CNMS) in 2014. His current research mainly focuses on Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting
and Storage. He also has an interest in Force Sensors based on Piezotronic Effect.
Maxime Harnois Microelectronic and MicroSensors Department University of Rennes Rennes France Biography
Biography of Maxime Harnois
Maxime HARNOIS received his Ph.D. degree in 2008 from the University of Rennes (IETR Microelectronics and Microsensors group). He has joined CNRS in 2009 in BioMEMS group of the University of Lille (IEMN BioMEMS group). He is currently working at CNRS in Microelectronic and Microsensors group (IETR RENNES). Recently, he specialized in additive manufacturing. He is focusing on inkjet printing technology and has developed new additive manufacturing concepts such as Water Transfer Printing for 3D electronics. He is author of more than 40 publications in the international journals and conferences.
Michele Iafisco Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics (ISTEC-CNR) Faenza Italy Biography
Biography of Michele Iafisco
Dr. Michele Iafisco is researcher at Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics (ISTEC) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Faenza (RA), Italy. His research interests include biomaterials, biomineralization, nanomedicine, calcium phosphates and bioceramics. He has authored more than 60 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 12 book chapters and 3 patents and co-edited one book entitled “Apatite: Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Biomedical Applications” and one journal special issue. He is member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals in the field of chemistry, materials science and biomaterials.
Yongdong Jin Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Changchun China Biography
Biography of Yongdong Jin
Prof. Yongdong Jin obtained his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China in 2004. He did his postdoctoral work at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel in 2004-2006, at UCLA in 2006-2007, and at Department of Bioengineering of the University of Washington, Seattle in 2007-2010. He is presently Professor of Chemistry at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His present research interests include plasmonic nanostructures, bio/nanointerface and nanomedicine, energy/nano interface and catalysis, and nanopore-based analytics.
RAM H. Kadam Shrikrishna Mahavidyalaya Gunjoti India
Changhong Ke Department of Mechanical Engineering State University of New York New York, NY USA Biography
Biography of Changhong Ke
Dr. Changhong Ke is currently an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the State
University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton. He received his BS and MS degrees from Beijing Institute of
Technology, and his PhD degree from Northwestern University. After finishing his PhD, he worked as a
postdoctoral fellow at Duke University. He joined the SUNY Binghamton as an assistant professor in 2007. Dr.
Ke is a recipient of the AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award. His current research interests include
experimental mechanics, nanocomposites, nanoscale adhesion and interfaces, bio-inspired hybrid nano-systems,
and nanoelectromechanical systems.
Maria Lezanska Faculty of Chemistry Torun Poland Biography
Biography of Maria Lezanska
Dr. Maria Lezanska obtained her Ph. D. degree from the Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, in 2003. Her research interests include porous solids, mainly mesoporouscarbons, silicas, and metal oxides. She focuses on synthesis, surface modification, e.g., functionalisation, and application of those porous adsorbents. Currently, she is working on the syntheses of temlated nitrogen-containing carbon materials, using synthetic polymers and biomaterials (gelatin and chitosan) as precursors and mesostructured silica or colloidal silicas as templates. Recently, her scientific interests include modification of woods raw materials.
Chunsheng Lu Department of Mechanical Engineering Curtin University Perth Australia Biography
Biography of Chunsheng Lu
Dr. Lu is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University, Australia. He received his PhD in solid mechanics from the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and subsequently worked at Tohoku University, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Leoben, The University of Sydney, and Curtin University. His research activities are mainly on multiscale modelling and size effects in materials. He has authored more than 120 papers in referred journals such as Physical Review Letters, Nano Letters, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Journal of Geophysical Research, and Acta Materialia.
Xiu-Liang Ma Institute of Metal Research Shenyang China Biography
Biography of Xiu-Liang Ma
Dr. Ma is the head of Solids Atomic Imaging Division, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has nearly 30 years of experience in transmission electron microscopy of advanced functional materials and structural materials. Dr. Ma has published over 150 papers in well-known journals and co-authored 2 books. Dr. Ma also serves as the vice-president of Chinese Electron Microscopy Society.
Lluis F. Marsal Department of Electronic Engineering Universitat Rovira I Virgili Tarragona Spain Biography
Biography of Lluis F. Marsal
Dr. Lluís F. Marsal is a full professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering of the Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain. He is a URV Distinguished Professor and a winner of the 2014 ICREA Academia Award holder or winner. He was postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada. He is a senior member of the IEEE and OSA and serves as a member of the Distinguished Lecturer program of the Electron Devices Society (EDS-IEEE). He is a member of advisory and technical committees in several international conferences.
Changki Mo Washington State University Tri-Cities Richland, WA USA Biography
Biography of Changki Mo
Dr. Changki Mo is Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University Tri-Cities. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1996. His research interest includes vehicular and structural vibration control, smart materials and structures: vibration-based piezoelectric energy harvesting, MEMS actuators and sensors, and adaptive structures using shape memory polymers, and agricultural robotics and automation. Much of his current research focuses on robotic system design for precision agriculture and thermal characterization of nanomaterials. He has published about 70 peer reviewed journal and conference articles, and one book chapter.
Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay University of Oxford Oxford United Kingdom Biography
Biography of Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay obtained PhD from Swansea University, United Kingdom in 2017. He is presently serving as a Post-Doctoral fellow in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford UK. His academic interests include Mechanic, structural Analysis and Design. Presently, he is also involved in the development of generalized and multi-functional software in MATLAB environment for surrogate modeling (SurGen) to deal with computationally intensive problems in science and engineering. He has also contributed more than 100 publications in different national and international journals, having citations around 800.
Hemin Nie College of Life Sciences Changsha China Biography
Biography of Hemin Nie
Dr. Nie received Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore in 2009. He is a professor of biomedical engineering and currently serves as the director of institute of bionanotechnology and tissue engineering in Hunan University. His research interests focus on biomaterials, cell therapy, and regenerative medicine. Besides, he has more than 20 publications in high-level journals, Prof. Nie has been involved in the preparation of 5 biomedical engineering books.
George Palasantzas Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences University of Groningen Groningen The Netherlands Biography
Biography of George Palasantzas
George Palasantzas studied Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece from 1984-1988. He obtained Fulbright fellowship and completed his PhD at Northeastern University in USA in 1994. From 1994-1996, he did military service in Greece, and after PostDoc at TUDelft. Since 2001, he has been working at the University of Groningen. His current research interests are in Nanoscale roughness, Casimir effect and surface interactions, and Nanoparticle Physics (Energy storage, wetting, solar cells). From 2010-2013, he was the chairman of the ESF Research Network CASIMIR. He is the author/co-author of more than 200 research papers, and he teaches Mathematical Physics and Electronics.
Satya P. Pati Nagoya University Chikusa-ku Japan Biography
Biography of Satya P. Pati
Dr. Satya Prakash Pati has obtained his PhD degree from UGC- DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Kolkata centre and awarded from Jadavpur University, India in 2013 on the topic of “investigation of magnetic and hyperfine properties of iron-based nanocomposites”. He subsequently worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Tohoku University, Japan in ImPACT project (CSTI, Govt. of Japan) before joining as a JSPS postdoc researcher at the same university. Now he is working as a researcher in the department of physics, Nagoya University, Japan. His research interests are multiferroics, magnetoelectronics, magnetization dynamics and voltage controlled magnetic phenomena. He has published more than 50 papers in the internationally reputed journals.
Andrea Picone Politecnico di Milano Milan Italy Biography
Biography of Andrea Picone
Andrea Picone received his doctor degree in Physics on March 2012 at the Politecnico di Milano. After 4 years of post doc in the department of Physics of Politecnico di Milano, since 2016, he has been working as assistant professor. Currently, his main scientific interest is the study of layered systems formed by ultra-thin oxides and ferromagnetic metals, with particular emphasis on the interplay between the interface chemistry and the magnetic coupling. He is author of 27 scientific papers on international peer-reviewed journals.
Simona C. Pinzaru Biomolecular Physics Department Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca Romania
Swapan K. Pradhan Department of Physics The University of Burdwan Burdwan India Biography
Biography of Swapan K. Pradhan
Dr. S.K. Pradhan is a full Professor in the Dept. of Physics of the University of Burdwan, India. He has more than 32 years of research experience in the fields of synthesis of nanomaterials of different kinds both by physical and chemical routes, structure and microstructure characterization of nanomaterials employing Rietveld refinement method using XRD data, HRTEM and SEM. He measures optical, magnetic, electrical, mechanical and thermal properties of the synthesized materials and establish correlations among microstructure parameters and different physical properties. Previously, he served as the Head of the Dept. of Physics of the University of Burdwan, Visiting Professor in the University of Trento, Italy and Central Michigan University, USA. So far, 12 students have obtained Ph.D. and about 10more scholars are working under his research guidance. He has authored more than 156 research articles including a book and four book chapters. At present, his scopus h-index is 26 with more than 1800 citations.
Haisheng Qian Hefei University of Technology Hefei China Biography
Biography of Haisheng Qian
Prof. Qian received his BSc in chemistry from Anhui University (2000), and PhD from the University of Science and Technology of China under the direction of Prof. Shu-Hong Yu (2006). Currently, he is a full professor at Hefei University of Technology since Dec. 2012. He has authored and co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed international journal papers (4 highly cited papers) and 20 Chinese patents, which have received more than 4700 citations. His H-index is 38. Prof. Qian’s research interests include synthesis of multi-functional nanomaterials for catalysis, cancer therapy and bioimaging probes.
Prabhakar Rai Department of Chemical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur India Biography
Biography of Prabhakar Rai
Prabhakar Rai is INSPIRE Faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He received his Doctoral degree in Informatic Electronic Materials Engineering, in 2012, from Chonbuk National University, South Korea and M.Sc. degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Allahabad, India. He has worked as postdoctoral fellow at Korea University and Chonbuk National University, South Korea. His research is mainly focused on synthesis of functional nanomaterials for several applications, such as gas sensor, biosensors, supercapacitor, dye-sensitized solar cell, etc.
Biswajit Saha National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela India Biography
Biography of Biswajit Saha
Dr. Biswajit Saha is Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the National Institute of Technology –Rourkela, India. He received his PhD in nanomaterial from Nanyang Technological University - Singapore and Massachusetts Institute of Technology - USA (Singapore-MIT Alliance). He worked for Procter & Gamble - Japan on formulation. Also, he worked as Assistant Professor at Seoul National University - South Korea for smart materials. His research interest is on fabrication, investigation and application of smart-materials/architectures. Dr. Saha developed smart-material based wearable sensors that are capable of measuring body movements, physical condition. In addition, he has developed bio-sensors for spontaneous detection of pathogen in aqueous medium. He is author of various articles published in reputed journals and book chapters.
J. W. Sohn Kumoh National Institute of Technology Gyeongbuk Korea Biography
Biography of J. W. Sohn
Dr. Sohn received his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from Inha University in 2008. He is now working as an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Design Engineering of Kumoh National Institute of Technology in Korea. He has interest on the design and control of mechanical systems using smart materials, such as electro-rheological fluid, magneto-rheological fluid, piezoelectric material and shape memory alloys.
Ching-Hua Su NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL USA Biography
Biography of Ching-Hua Su
Dr. Su is a research scientist at NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. He has over 30 years of experience in the research and development on the growth and characterization of compound semiconductors. He has served as Principal and Co-Investigator in numerous microgravity flight experiments on Space Shuttle and is the Principal Investigator on an upcoming flight experiment on International Space Station. Dr. Su received a Ph.D. degree in materials science and metallurgy. He has authored or co-authored over 100 papers in peer-reviewed scientific and technical journals and has about 200 invited and contributed presentations, proceeding papers at major scientific meetings/conferences as well as invited book chapters and other technical articles.
Dr. Sun received B. Eng and M.S. in the State Key Lab of Advanced Welding and Joining with best thesis prizes from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in 2002 and 2004, respectively. In 2006, he was offered a research studentship as a Ph.D. candidate by the University of Hong Kong (HKU). During Ph.D. study period, his research activities were mainly concentrated on investigating the biocompatible and bioactive composite coatings on the surface of metallic biomaterials (Ti, Ti-6Al-4V and NiTi shape memory alloys) for stable implant/bone interfaces and their long-term clinical applications. After receiving the Ph. D degree from HKU in 2010, he joined the Institute of Microelectronics, A*STAR, Singapore, as a research scientist, and worked for miniaturized medical device(MMD) program. Since July 2018, he has been serving as a research scientist in MIT Media Lab. His research work there involves designing and developing novel piezoelectric-based sensors and actuators, mechanical energy.
Rodica Turcu National Institute R&D of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies Cluj-Napoca Romania Biography
Biography of Rodica Turcu
Rodica Turcu is a senior researcher and leader of the research team “Multifunctional materials and biologically active compounds” at the National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She received her Ph.D. degree in Physics from University Babes-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca. She has published more than 100 papers, 6 book chapters, 7 patents. Her current research focus is nanostructured polymers and composites, functionalized magnetic nanoparticles and magnetic clusters, magnetic nanofluids, stimuli responsive magnetic nanogels, surface chemistry and physics of nanomaterials.
Jian Wang Mechanical and Materials Engineering University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE USA Biography
Biography of Jian Wang
Dr. Jian Wang is an associate professor in the Department of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He spent 9 years as technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research is focused on quantitatively exploring the structure-properties relationships of structural and nanostructured materials using multi-scale theory, modeling and experimental methods and techniques. He received TMS MPMD Young Leader Award (2013), International Plasticity Young Research Award (2015), and Outstanding Reviewer Awards for Scripta Materialia (2016) and for Modeling and Simulation of Materials Science and Engineering (2016).
Min Wang Department of Mechanical Engineering The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Hong Kong Biography
Biography of Min Wang
Min Wang is a tenured professor and currently Programme Director of the Medical Engineering Programme at The University of Hong Kong. He is also a guest professor or adjunct professor of several universities in mainland China. Prof. Wang has more than 25 years of experience in biomaterials and tissue engineering and has worked in universities in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. He is an elected fellow of professional societies in the UK, Hong Kong, USA and internationally (FIMMM, 2001; FIMechE, 2007; FHKIE, 2010; FBSE, 2011; FAIMBE, 2012; WAC Academician, 2013). He has served in the Editorial Board of many international journals. For more information, visit http://web.hku.hk/~memwang.
Guofu Wang Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter Fujian China Biography
Biography of Guofu Wang
Dr. Wang is Professor of Fujian Institute of the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has over 35 years of experience in research of laser crystal materials and the other optoelectronic crystal materials. Dr. Wang received the Ph. D. degree from the University of Strathclyde, UK in 1996. Dr. Wang has authored more than 170 publications and 40 patents. Previously, Dr Wang served as the vice chairman of crystal growth and materials branch of China Silicate Society, the Vice Chairman of Optical Materials branch of the China Optical Society and Associate Editor of Journal of Synthetic Crystal.
Feng Yan School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Soochow University Suzhou China Biography
Biography of Feng Yan
Prof. Feng Yan received his Ph.D. degree in polymer science at Nanjing University
in 2000, and was appointed as a professor at Soochow University in 2006. His
research interests mainly focused on the synthesis and characterization of
functionalized ionic liquids, poly(ionic liquids), ionic polymers, polyelectrolytes and
carbon materials for electrochemical energy harvesting/generation, and for
antimicrobial applications. He has authored more than 120 publications. He received
the National Natural Science Foundation of China for Outstanding Young Scholars
Kai Yan Sun Yat-Sen University Guangzhou China Biography
Biography of Kai Yan
The group of Prof. Yan concentrates on the environmentally friendly catalysis and the research interests
span in heterogeneous conversion of biomass and biomass-derived monomers into value-added
chemicals and biofuels, electro catalytic energy conversion and storage, catalytic degradation of solid
waste and heavy metals.
Yong-Lai Zhang Jilin University Changchun China Biography
Biography of Yong-Lai Zhang
Yong-Lai Zhang received his BSc (2004) and PhD (2009) from Jilin University, China. He
joined Jilin University in 2010 and is currently a full professor in the State Key Laboratory on
Integrated Optoelectronics, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Jilin University. In
2011, he was awarded a “Hong Kong Scholar” postdoctoral fellow. His research interests include
smart laser processing, graphene-based microdevices, smart robotics, biomimetic surfaces and
Jun Zhang Faculty in Materials Chemistry Inner Mongolia University Hohhot China Biography
Biography of Jun Zhang
Dr. Jun Zhang currently serves as a professor with major in material chemistry as well as the dean
of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Inner Mongolia University. He earned
his Ph.D. from Peking University and was invited to The French Institute of Health and Medical
Research. He was appointed as a senior research scientist by Nomadics Inc. a distinguished hightechnology
company in Oklahoma. Dr. Zhang has authored and co-authored more than 80
scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Zhang’s entire publications have been cited
for over 2500 times, and the one published on Chemistry of Materials.
Ilya Zharov Department of Chemistry University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT USA
Luping Zhu School of Environmental and Materials Engineering Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Luping Zhu
Dr. Luping Zhu received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degree in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and
Physical Chemistry from Hubei Normal University, HuaZhong Normal University, and Technical
Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). In July 2008, he joined
in Shanghai Polytechnic University, School of Environment and Materials Engineering, as an
associate professor. He worked in International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National
Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, as a guest-researcher. His current research interest
includes controlled fabrication of novel semiconductor nanostructures and energy conversion
devices like solar cells and PEC water splitting, etc.
Associate Editorial Board Members
Ivalina Avramova Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia Bulgaria Biography
Biography of Ivalina Avramova
Ivalina Avramova studied Physics in Physical Department at Sofia University, Bulgaria. She received her PhD degree (2003) from the same department for her work on “Transport properties and thermoelectric figure of merit of Ge1-xAgx/2Bix/2Te solid solutions”. She worked in the 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 an Associate Professor. She got research Fellowship at Synchrotron Center, Trieste, Italy (2000-2001). She was a Postdoctoral fellow at ULB, Belgium in frame of program Network of Excellence (EXCELL) (2006-2007) and Postdoctoral fellow at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in the frame of EU FP7 UNAM-REGPOT Project (2009-2011).
Habib Boughzala University of Tunis El Manar Tunis Tunisia Biography
Biography of Habib Boughzala
Dr. Boughzala is a Chemist, and Crystallographer, interested in hybrids, MOF’s for optoelectronics, energy storage and conduction. I’m using mainly 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 proof the structural investigation results. Discovering new smart materials endowed with original behaviour is probably the dream of every researcher team in materials science.
Shangwu Fan Northwestern Polytechnical University Shaanxi China Biography
Biography of Shangwu Fan
Shangwu Fan received his Ph.D. from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2009. He is currently a full professor in Science and Technology on Thermostructural Composite Materials Laboratory, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. His research interests focus on carbon-ceramic brake materials, ultra-high-temperature ceramic matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites brazing technology, laminated ceramics, and T/EBC for ceramic matrix composites. He has published more than 60 refereed international journal papers. In 2016, he was awarded the “State Technological Invention Award second prize”.
Umesh B. Gawas Department of Chemistry Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s College and Research Centre Goa India Biography
Biography of Umesh B. Gawas
Umesh B. Gawas received his M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry in 2003 from Goa University, India. He was awarded a PhD degree in Inorganic Chemistry (worked on synthesis, characterization and properties of multi substituted ferrite nanomaterials) under the guidance of Prof. V. M. S. Verenkar in 2014. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s College and Research Centre, Assagao- Goa since 2004. His current research interest includes the development of metal oxide-based ZnO nanostructures for photocatalytic and gas sensing applications.
Siamak Hoseinzadeh Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Islamic Azad University Tehran Iran
Fuat Kara Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Duzce University Duzce Turkey Biography
Biography of Fuat Kara
Dr. Fuat Kara is an Assistant Professor at the Duzce University, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. He obtained his BSc degree from University of Dumlupınar, Kütahya in 2005 and MSc degree from University of Afyon Kocatepe, Afyonkarahisar in 2010. He received his PhD degree in Mechanical Education from University of Karabük, Karabük, Turkey in 2014. His research interests include machining-metal cutting (surface roughness, tool life, temperature, vibration, sound, turning, milling, drilling, grinding etc.), material science (mechanical properties, retained austenite, residual stress, fatigue life, wear, microstructure, phase analyses etc.), cryogenic treatment, Taguchi method, ANOVA, regression analysis, and Artificial Neural Networks.
Wenwu Li Department of Electronic Engineering East China Normal University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Wenwu Li
Dr. Wenwu Li is a full professor since 2014 in Department of Electronic Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. He received his Ph.D from East China Normal University. Then he worked as a research associate at National Institute for Materials Science, Japan and China Southern Power Grid Corporation. His major research direction is microelectronic device physics and optical properties of semiconductor materials such as organic, twodimensional, and metal oxide materials. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 peerreviewed articles, which were published on the journal Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, IEEE Electron Device Letters, etc and 7 patents.
Suman Nandy FCT-Universidade Nova de Lisboa Caparica Portugal Biography
Biography of Suman Nandy
Dr. Suman Nandy received his M.Sc degree in Physics from University of Calcutta. He completed his PhD degree in the area of materials science and nanotechnology from the Jadavpur University. During PhD, he came across a vast technical knowledge pertaining to thin film materials synthesis and characterizations. From the year 2010-2011, he was working in the experimental condensed matter group at the Institute of Physics (India) as a postdoctoral fellow. Currently, he is working with CENIMAT-i3N research group in Portugal. He is motivated to explore the new electrical phenomena in organic electronics related to memory.
Santanu Panja University of Glasgow Glasgow United Kingdom Biography
Biography of Santanu Panja
Santanu Panja completed his B.Sc with Honours in Chemistry from Asutosh College,
University of Calcutta. He then received an M.Sc. degree specialising in organic
chemistry in 2011. After qualifying for the national eligibility test (NET) jointly
conducted by UGC and CSIR, Govt. of India, successively in 2010 and 2011, he
joined University of Kalyani to pursue doctoral research on supramolecular chemistry
under the supervision of Prof. Kumaresh Ghosh. After completion of his Ph.D in
2017, Santanu joined the Université de Bordeaux as research associate (research
adviser: Prof. Philippe Barthélémy). Presently, he is working at the University of
Glasgow as a Newton Research Fellow under the mentorship of Prof. Dave Adams.
His research interest covers the area of supramolecular chemistry, specifically gel