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 Pondicherry University Pondicherry India Biography
Biography of Ramaswamy Murugan
Dr. Ramaswamy Murugan is Professor and Head, Department of Physics, School of Physical Chemical and Applied Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India. He received his master 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).
E.S. Dragan N"Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry Iasi Romania Biography
Biography of E.S. Dragan
Dr. Ecaterina Stela Dragan (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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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,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 in 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 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, chia. 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.
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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 Environmentaj 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 interest are oxide semiconductors, dielectrics, magnetelectric, topological insulators and electrocaloric materials as well as synthesis of new nanostructured functional materials. During his 25-year research in the field of functional materials he has authored >140 scientific papers and 10 patents.
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P.V. Adhyapak Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) Pune India Biography
Biography of P.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.
I. Ahmed Ibnou Zohr University Agadir Morocco Biography
Biography of I. Ahmed
Dr.Ahmed Ihlal, studied Physics and Chemistry and holds, in 1984, his BSc degree in solid state physics from the University Mohamed V of Rabat (Morocco). He then joined the University Paris VII (France) where he earned, in 1985, MSc. degree in solar energy. He pursued his research on the studies of the electrical properties of polycristalline and bicrystalline silicon and earned, in 1988, a PhD degree from the University of Caen Basse Normandie (France). His research covers the processing, properties and application of materials and nano-materials for photovoltaic, photo catalysis. He is also, member of the doctoral college of the Centre of Doctoral Studies Ibn Zohr.
O. Akhavan Sharif University of Technology Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of O. 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.
D. Aradilla Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) / Institute for Nanoscience and Cryogenics Grenoble France Biography
Biography of D. Aradilla
David Aradilla received his Ph.D. degree in 2013 from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
(Spain). After, he was working as a post-doctoral researcher in the NEST (Nanowires for Energy
Storage) european project at CEA/INAC in Grenoble (France). Since 2015 he has a permanent
researcher position as an electrochemist at CEA/INAC. His research interest is focused on the
development of new nanostructured materials for energy storage devices (supercapacitor and
battery), electrolytes and electrochemical characterization and synthesis of conducting polymers.
He is author of more than 35 publications and holds 3 patents in these fields.
K. Asadi Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz Germany Biography
Biography of K. Asadi
Kamal Asadi received his PhD degree in solid-state physics from University of Groningen, the
Netherlands. His PhD research work and patents contributed to the demonstration of the first
organic ferroelectric memory array and its logic table. Following a Post-Doc period, he joined
Royal Philips Electronics N.V. as a research scientist. His work at Philips was focused on the
investigation of metal-oxides, ferroelectrics and graphene for opto-electronic applications. In
2013 he moved to Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research as a senior scientist. In 2014 he
was awarded the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his
project on organic multi-ferroics. His research at the moment is focused on electronic devices
based on organic/inorganic hybrids. He is co-author of numerous papers and holder of eight
R. Ashiri Islamic Azad University Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of R. 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 with department of Science and Engineering of Materials, Islamic Azad University
(Dezful Branch; Dezful, Iran).
A.K. Bajpai Government Autonomous Science College Jabalpur India Biography
Biography of A.K. Bajpai
Prof. A. K. Bajpai is currently working as a senior Professor in 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.
P. Berthod University of Lorraine Nancy France Biography
Biography of P. 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.
A. Bhattacharjee Visva-Bharati University Santiniketan India Biography
Biography of A. 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.
B.-Y. Cao Tsinghua University Beijing China Biography
Biography of B.-Y. 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.
J. Carneiro University of Minho Guimarães Portugal Biography
Biography of J. Carneiro
Prof. Joaquim Carneiro holds a Ph.D. (Doctorate) from University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal. His academic career started at the University of Minho in 1991 where he continues to maintain its teaching activities and scientific research. Prof. Carneiro served as the Head of Functional Coatings Group at University of Minho and since January 2015, he is 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-author) 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".
C. Chang Feng Chia University Taichung Taiwan Biography
Biography of C. Chang
Dr. Chih-Yu Chang is currently an assistant professor of the Materials Science and Engineering at Feng Chia University (Taiwan, R.O.C.). He had received his Ph.D. degree from National Taiwan University in 2010. Dr. Chang’s research interest is focused on utilizing surface chemistry and molecular engineering to create novel organic and inorganic functional materials for photonics, optoelectronics, nanomedicine, and nanotechnology. He has co-authored more than 36 SCI publications, given over 10 invited presentations. Chang was also invited as Guest Editor in American Journal of Optics and Photonics.
F.C. Chen National Chiao Tung University Hsinchu Taiwan Biography
Biography of F.C. 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.
C. Chen Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of C. 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.
K. Cheng National Central University Taoyuan Taiwan Biography
Biography of K. Cheng
Ko-Ting Cheng was born in Chiayi City, Taiwan, in 1979. Regarding his education, he received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU, Taiwan) in 2001, 2003 and 2006, respectively. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Optics and Photonics at National Central University in Taiwan. In Feb. 2013, he joined the faculty of the DOP at NCU as an assistant professor, and has been promoted to associate professor in Aug. 2017. In 2016, he was awarded the “2016 Young Photonics Engineering Award” by the Taiwan Photonics Society (TPS). Now, he is also serving as a director in council of Taiwan Liquid Crystal Society (TLCS).
V. Compañ Polytechnic University of Valencia València Spain Biography
Biography of V. Compañ
Vicente Compañ is Doctor in Physics. Full Professor of Applied Thermodynamics at Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). Actually is working on ionic exchange membranes to be applied in fuel cells and batteries. Her research supported by more than 20 projects of different topics in the field of dielectric spectroscopy characterization, conductivity, polymer relaxation and gas diffusion through polymers and hydrogels. The result of her scientific activity has given rise more than 130 research papers, 10 books chapters in the field of polymeric membranes, contact lenses and fuel cells and more than 100 communications in different international symposium with 5 invited conferences and key-note speaker.
L.P. Da Silva University of Brasilia Brasilia Brazil
R.S. Devan Indian Institute of Technology Indore India Biography
Biography of R.S. Devan
Dr. Rupesh S. Devan is Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India. He received his
Ph.D. in Physics from Shivaji University. He has worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow at National Fong Hwa
University, Taiwan. After availing ‘INSPIRE Faculty Award’ from Department of Science and Technology
India, he joined University of Pune, and moved to Central University of Punjab as Associate Professor.
His research interest included fabrication and characterization of 1D metal-oxide nanostructures for
engineering applications. He also concentrates on the synthesis of core-shell nanostructures for
fabrication of energy conversion/storage devices, field emission displays, electrochromic smart windows
and resistive switching devices. He also works on Polymers for energy applications, and magnetoelectric
M.A.M Deyab Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute (EPRI) Cairo Egypt Biography
Biography of M.A.M Deyab
Dr. Mohamed Deyab is a full Professor Researcher at Egyptian Petroleum Research
Institute (EPRI). He is also working as Professor Visitor at the department of
engineering for innovation of the University of Salent, Italy. In addition, he was
appointed as Member of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Research Council (Academy
of Scientific Research & Technology). His research interests include: (a)
Electrochemistry and Corrosion, (b) Nanotechnology, (c) Energy production (d)
coating and nano-caoting, (f) Corrosion inhibitors, (g) Petroleum industries. He is a
co-author of 100 scientific papers, 6 books and has participated in 20 scientific
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.
S.J. Dhoble Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University Nagpur India Biography
Biography of S.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 in 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.
C. Doroftei Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Iasi Romania Biography
Biography of C. 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.
K. Edalati Kyushu University Fukuoka Japan Biography
Biography of K. 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.
J. Foroughi University of Wollongong Wollongong Australia Biography
Biography of J. 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.
Y.-P. Fu National Dong Hwa University Hualien Taiwan Biography
Biography of Y.-P. 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 at Department of Materials
Science and Engineering, National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan. Recently, his research
interesting 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.
E. Ghavanloo Shiraz University Shiraz Iran Biography
Biography of E. Ghavanloo
Esmaeal Ghavanloo is an Assistant Professor at Shiraz University, which he joined after receiving his Ph.D. from the same university in 2013. His research at Shiraz University mainly concerns Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics problems; with a particular emphasis on scale effects, Structural mechanics, stability, smart materials, vibrations and mechanics of nanostructures, nano-composite material, cellular biomechanics, and fluid-structure interaction. He has made important contributions to the application of nonlocal elasticity theory to the nanoscopic structures. He is author of more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in various science and engineering journals.
C. Ghosh Tata Steel Limited Mumbai India Biography
Biography of C. Ghosh
Dr. Chiradeeep Ghosh graduated from IIEST, Shibpur then in 2010 and went to McGill
University, Montreal, Canada for pursuing his Ph.D. degree. 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 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.
N. Gogneau Paris-Saclay University Saint-Aubin France Biography
Biography of N. Gogneau
Noelle Gogneau received her Ph.D. degree in Physics in 2004 from the J. Fourier, Grenoble
University. After a post-doctoral position at the Laboratory of Physics of Nanostructures (EPFL,
Switzerland) from 2004 to 2006, she joined the Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies
from the Paris-Saclay University as CNRS scientist in 2006. From 2011, her research activity is
mainly centered on the growth of III-nitrides NWs by Plasma-Assisted Molecular Beam Epitaxy
for nano-energy appications. She currently leads the activities on piezo-generators. She is authors
and co-authors of more than 75 referred scientific publications, GoogleScholar (H=18).
R. Grillo Federal University of ABC Sao Paulo Brazil Biography
Biography of R. Grillo
Renato Grillo received his Ph.D. degree in 2014 from the State University of Campinas (Brazil). After, he
was working as a post-doctoral researcher in the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
(Portugal), and now he is 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
M. Gupta National University of Singapore Singapore Biography
Biography of M. 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 at University of Alberta, Canada in the same year. Previously, he served as Director designate 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.
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.
Y. Han Wuhan University of Technology Wuhan China Biography
Biography of Y. Han
Dr. Han is a researcher of State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials
Synthesis and Processing, Biomedical Materials and Engineering Research Center of Hubei Province,
Wuhan University of Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree of biomaterials science from Wuhan
University of Technology in 2007. He is engaged in the studies of calcium phosphate bioceramic,
nano biomaterials, biomedical composite and nano drug delivery system. He has published about
70 papers in academic journals and got 13 chinese invention patents and 1 USA/Europe invention
M. Harnois University of Rennes Rennes France Biography
Biography of M. 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 specializes 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 authors of more than 40 publications in international journals and conferences.
M. Iafisco Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics (ISTEC-CNR) Faenza Italy Biography
Biography of M. 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.
H. Jiang University of Science and Technology of China Hefei China Biography
Biography of H. Jiang
Hong Jiang took his degree in Chemistry at University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei, China) in
2004. From 1999, he joined University of Science and Technology of China, and is a professor of Chemistry
presently. His recent research interests include preparation of biomass-based renewable fuel and
chemicals, functionalization of biomass materials, and environmentally benign conversion of biomass. He
has authored more than 70 papers in international journals, including Chem. Rev., Green Chem., and
Environ. Sci. Technol., etc.
Y. Jin Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Changchun China Biography
Biography of Y. 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.
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C. Ke State University of New York New York, NY USA Biography
Biography of C. 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.
J.S. Kim Loughborough University Loughborough United Kingdom Biography
Biography of J.S. Kim
Dr. Jung-Sik Kim obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (in 2006) from University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Dr. Kim is a Senior Lecturer of Energy Technologies, in the Department of Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering, at Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Material Characterization, Nanomaterials, Mechanical Properties, Microstructure, SEM Analysis, Thin Film Deposition, XRD Analysis, Thin Films, etc. Dr. Kim, as an author/co-author, has published more than 35 articles in various journals.
S. Kumar University of Coimbra Coimbra Portugal Biography
Biography of S. Kumar
Dr. Santosh Kumar received his D. Phil. from University of Allahabad, India. He worked as a
Research Associate (CSIR) at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India.
He was awarded CAS-TWAS Postdoctoral fellowship and worked at Changchun Institute of
Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Later he joined as a KU Brain Pool
Professor at the Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. He is working in Chemistry Centre,
University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal since 2013. During his career, Dr. Kumar has published
a number of articles and book chapters, attended and participated in local and international
workshops, and conferences.
C.-F. Lai Feng Chia University Taichung Taiwan Biography
Biography of C.-F. Lai
Chun-Feng Lai received the M.S. degree in the Electro-Mechanical Engineering from National
Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan in 2005. He is currently working toward the PhD. degree in
Department of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering at Chiao Tung University,
He joined Feng Chia University as a faculty member of the Department of Photonics in August,
2011. Since 2014, he promoted as a associate professor in Dept. of Photonics, Feng Chia
University. He has several academic achievements and breakthrough on the 2D, and 3D photonic
crystal nanostructues fabricated on optoelectronic devices to increase the efficiency. He had
published more than 40 SCI papers, H-index 16, i10-index 21, and sum of the times cited 714.
His current research interests include 3D photonic crystal characterization, and optical devices
fabrication on III-V Nitride compound semiconductor light emitting diodes.
B. Lei Frontier Institute of Science and Technology China Biography
Biography of B. Lei
Professor Bo Lei got his Ph.D degree in Biomedical Materials from South China University of Technology,
China in 2010. From 2011 to 2013, he worked as a research professor and visiting professor in Korea
University and Seoul National University. Then he became a full Professor at the Frontier Institute of Science
and Technology in Xi’an Jiaotong University. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed SCI papers in the
field of Biomaterials Science including Adv.Funct.Mater. , Biomaterials, Acta Biomater. His research interests
include the fabrication and biomedical applications of multi-functional bioactive nanomaterials and
biodegradable inorganic-organic hybrid biomaterials.
M. Lezanska Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń Torun Poland Biography
Biography of M. 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.
Z. Liu Inner Mongolia University Hohhot China Biography
Biography of Z. Liu
Zhiliang Liu obtained his Ph.D. From Nankai University under the supervision of professor Zhong-
Hui Jiang. After postdoctoral research at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
under the supervision of Professor Deqing Zhang and Daoben Zhu, he joined Professor Jan
Reedijk's group as a Postdoctoral Associate at Leiden University. Since 2006 he has been a
professor of chemistry at Inner Mongolia University. His research interest focuses on
design/synthesis of functional coordination compounds and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)
that are relevant to their application such as molecular based ferromagnetic/ferroelectric materials,
catalysts, chemical sensors, luminescent materials, ion conductivity films, controlled drug delivery
X. Lu Chinese Academy of Sciences Dalian China Biography
Biography of X. Lu
Professor Xianbo Lu is currently a professor at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese
Academy of Sciences (CAS). His current research interests focus on environmental analysis and
detection technology such as sensors, biosensors and analytical nanomaterials for rapid screening
and detection of environmental pollutants and other important targets, environmental mass
spectrometry for trace analysis, etc. As a distingwished professor, Dr. Lu has received many awards.
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.
X.-L. Ma Institute of Metal Research Shenyang China Biography
Biography of X.-L. 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.
L.F. Marsal Universitat Rovira I Virgili Tarragona Spain Biography
Biography of L.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.
Dr. Satyabadi Martha is working as Asst. Professor at Centre for Nano Science
and Nano Technology, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, India.
He received his PhD degree in Chemistry from North Orissa University,
Baripada, India. He worked as Postdoctoral scholar at UNIST, South korea for
one year. He received Young Scientist Award in Chemical Science by Indian
Science Congress Association for the year 2016-2017. His current research focus
on Catalysis, Photocatalysis, Photocatalytic water splitting,
Photoelectrochemical water splitting, Surface Chemistry, Nanomaterials. He is
author of 33 research articles in high impact peer review journals, 2 book chapters
and filed 5 Indian patents.
C. Mo Washington State University Tri-Cities Richland, WA USA Biography
Biography of C. 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.
T. Mukhopadhyay University of Oxford Oxford United Kingdom Biography
Biography of T. Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay obtained PhD from Swansea University, United Kingdom in 2017. He is presently serving as a Post-Doctoral fellow at the Department of Engineering Science in University of Oxford UK. His academic interests include Mechanic, structural Analysis and Design. Presently, he is also involved in 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.
F. Narita Tohoku University Sendai Japan Biography
Biography of F. Narita
Fumio Narita is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Processing at Tohoku University in Japan, which he joined in 1999. From 1998 until 1999 he worked as an Engineer at Tokin Corporation. He is primarily interested in the development of new piezoelectric/magnetostrictive materials for wearable IoT devices, understanding and improving magnetostrictive filler/polymer composites, multi-scale mechanics and physics of ferroelectric materials and multi-energy harvesting, strength evaluation of CFRP composite and multifunctional materials in severe environments, and design and characterization of eco-friendly composite materials. Dr. Narita has authored more than 190 manuscripts.
H. Nie College of Life Sciences Changsha China Biography
Biography of H. 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 his more than 20 of publications in high-level journals, Prof. Nie has participated in the preparation of
5 biomedical engineering books.
G. Palasantzas University of Groningen Groningen The Netherlands Biography
Biography of G. 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. From 2001-present works 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 author/co-author of more than 200 research papers, and he teaches Mathematical Physics and Electronics.
G.P. Pandey Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA USA Biography
Biography of G.P. Pandey
Gaind P. Pandey is a Research Scientist at Department of Chemistry, Xavier University of Louisiana. He
received Ph.D. degree in Physics from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, India in 2010. Before
joining the XULA, he was Research Associate at Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, KS
and Postdoctoral Associate at Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP), Binghamton University, USA.
His research focuses on the developing solid-state LI-Metal batteries, Li-ion batteries and high energy
density supercapacitors using solid polymer electrolytes including ionic liquid gels.
S.P. Pati Nagoya University Chikusa-ku Japan Biography
Biography of S.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 at department of physics, Nagoya University, Japan. His/her
research interests are multiferroics, magnetoelectronics, magnetization dynamics and
voltage controlled magnetic phenomena. He/She has published more than 50 number of
papers in internationally reputed journals.
A. Picone Politecnico di Milano Milan Italy Biography
Biography of A. Picone
Andrea Picone was born in Fano (Italy) in 1979. He received his doctor degree in Physics on March 2012 at the Politecnico di Milano. After 4 years of post doc at the department of Physics of Politecnico di Milano, since 2016 he was appointed as assistant professor Currently, his main scientific interest is towards 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.
S.C. Pinzaru Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca Romania
S.K. Pradhan The University of Burdwan Burdwan India Biography
Biography of S.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.
H. Qian Hefei University of Technology Hefei China Biography
Biography of H. Qian
Prof. Qian received his BSc in chemistry from Anhui University (2000), and PhD at University of Science and Technology of China under direction of Prof. Shu-Hong Yu (2006). Currently, he is a full Professor of Hefei University of Technology (China). Currently, he is a full professor at Hefei University of Technology since Dec. 2012. He has authored and co-authored more than 120 peered international journal papers (4 highly cited papers) and 20 Chinese patents, which have received more than 4700 citations, H-index is 38. Prof. Qian’s research interests include synthesis of multi-functional nanomaterials for catalysis, cancer therapy and bioimaging probes.
J. Qin Chulalongkorn University Bangkok Thailand Biography
Biography of J. Qin
Dr. Qin obtained his PhD in physics from Sichuan University in 2010, and subsequently worked at Ehime
University, Japan and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. His research activities are mainly on
hard/superhard materials, photocatalysts, supercapacitor and lithium ion battery. He has authored
more than 60 papers in scientific journals and 5 patents. He is the editor board member of Scientific
Reports in the field of chemical physics.
P. Rai Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur India Biography
Biography of P. 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, at Chonbuk National University, South Korea and M.Sc. degree in Inorganic Chemistry at 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.
B. Saha National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela India Biography
Biography of B. Saha
Dr. Biswajit Saha is Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering Department at 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 develop 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 article published in reputed journals and book chapter
G.V. Soares Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Porto Alegre Brazil Biography
Biography of G.V. Soares
Gabriel is a professor of Physics in Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and
member of the Surface and Interfaces Laboratory of the same university. His main research
interests lie in the synthesis and doping of 2D materials. He received his PhD in Microelectronics
from the Institute of Physics of UFRGS in 2008 and worked as a Humboldt Research Fellow at
the Paul Drude Institute (Berlim, Germany) from 2014 to 2015.
J. W. Sohn Kumoh National Institute of Technology Gyeongbuk Korea Biography
Biography of J. W. Sohn
Dr. Sohn received his Ph.D degree in the Department of 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.
M. Srivastava University of Delhi Delhi India Biography
Biography of M. Srivastava
Manish Srivastava is working as DST INSPIRE faculty in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, India. He has published 38 research articles in the in peer reviewed journals, authored several book chapters and filed 1 patent. He worked as a post doctorate fellow in the Department of BIN Fusion Technology, Chonbuk National University from August 2012 to August 2013. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, DIT School of Engineering, Greater Noida. He received his Ph. D. in Physics from the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India in 2011.
C.-H. Su NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL USA Biography
Biography of C.-H. 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.
I 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 I was offered a research studentship as a Ph.D. candidate by the University of Hong Kong (HKU). During Ph.D. study period, my research activities were mainly concentrated in investigating into 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, I joined the Institute of Microelectronics, A*STAR, Singapore, as a research scientist, and worked for miniaturized medical device(MMD) program. Since July 2018, I have been serving as a research scientist in MIT Media Lab. My research work there involves designing and developing novel piezoelectric-based sensors and actuators, mechanical energy
R. Turcu National Institute R&D of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies Cluj-Napoca Romania Biography
Biography of R. Turcu
Rodica Turcu is senior researcher I, 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 published more than 100 papers, 6 book chapters, 7 patents. Her current research focus on: nanostructured polymers and composites, functionalized magnetic nanoparticles and magnetic clusters, magnetic nanofluids, stimuli responsive magnetic nanogels, surface chemistry and physics of nanomaterials.
J. Wang University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE USA Biography
Biography of J. Wang
Dr. Jian Wang is an associate professor at the Department of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, after 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 focusing 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).
M. Wang The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Hong Kong Biography
Biography of M. 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.
G. Wang Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter Fujian China Biography
Biography of G. 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.
B. Xiang University of Science and Technology of China Hefei China Biography
Biography of B. Xiang
Bin Xiang received his B.S. in condensed matter physics from Nanjing University in 1999 and his ph.D. degree in
condensed matter physics from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 2005. Dr. Xiang is currently a full professor
in Materials Science and Engineering department, University of Science and Technology of China. He is the
recipients of the Thousand Young Talents Plan, Qing Yuan Scholar chair professor. He has published over 50
peer reviewed papers with more than 3000 citations, 5 Chinese patents and one book. His research interests
mainly focus on 2D materials and their applications, in-situ probing of materials in TEM, diluted magnetic
semiconductors, materials processing for devices.
L.-H. Xie Beijing University of Technology Beijing China Biography
Biography of L.-H. Xie
Dr. Lin-Hua Xie obtained his Ph.D. in 2010 from Sun Yat-Sen University. After postdoctoral research at the Seoul National University from 2010 to 2012, and at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology from 2012 to 2015, he joined Beijing University of Technology as an associated professor. He have published 53 SCI papers and one book chapter, H-index 18, and sum of the times cited 1365 (More detail: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-4546-2011). His research interests include functionalization and separation application of new porous materials, such as metal-organic frameworks and porous organic frameworks.
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
K. Yan Sun Yat-Sen University Guangzhou China Biography
Biography of K. 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.
V.G. Yarzhemsky Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry Moscow Russia Biography
Biography of V.G. Yarzhemsky
Dr.Sc. Victor G. Yarzhemsky has about 40 years of experience of working in atomic and solid state physics and in quantum chemistry of functionalized metal clusters. Ph.D. in chemistry at N.S. Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry. Dr.Sc. in physics at St.Petersburg state University. Author of about 130 papers in scientific journals and one book. Member of editorial boards of journals “Inorganic Materials” ,“Journal of nanotechnology in Diagnostic and Treatment”, “Current Smart Materials” and “Recent Patents on Material Science’”
V.G. Yarzhemsky is a leading research scientist at N.S.Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of RAS (Moscow). V.G.Yarzhemsky is also an adjunct faculty member at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology where he teaches quantum mechanics and group theoretical methods in material science. Member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences of Russian Federation. Awarded by “Nobel price winner academician N.N. Semenov medal” for his researches in engineering sciences.
J. Yin Central China Normal University Wuhan China Biography
Biography of J. Yin
Dr Jun Yin received his Bachelor Degree in 2002 and Ph.D. degree in 2007 from Central
China Normal University (CCNU). He began his postdoctoral research at National University of
Singapore before he joined the College of Chemistry, CCNU in 2010. H alsoe worked at Ewha
Women University as a research professor in 2012-2013. Now he has published more than 140
papers in scientific journals and authorized 5 patents. His research interests focus on organic
fluorescent dyes & bioprobes, smart- sensing fluorescence materials (such as organic
fluorescent dyes, fluorescent probes and bioimaging, supramolecular stimuli-responsive
materials, mechanochromism, thermochromism, photochromism etc).
A. Younis University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney Australia Biography
Biography of A. Younis
Dr. Adnan Younis obtained PhD in Material Science and Engineering from University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is presently serving as a Senior Research Fellow at School of Material Science and Engineering in The University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. He has been recognized with awards and honors such as Fellowship to attend 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Early Career Research Grant Award, Theo Murphy Australian Frontiers of Science travel award, Outstanding Graduate Student Award at University of New South Wales and Graduate Student Award for best oral presentation at European Material Research Society. He has contributed his publications in different national and international journals.
Y-.L. Zhang Jilin University Changchun China Biography
Biography of Y-.L. 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
J. Zhang Inner Mongolia University Hohhot China Biography
Biography of J. 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.
L. Zhang Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications Nanjing China Biography
Biography of L. Zhang
Dr. Lei Zhang is currently serving as Associate Professor at the Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, Nanjing, China. Dr. Zhang obtained his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the East China University of Science and Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Yi-Tao. His area of interest includes Biosensors of trace molecules, including DNA protein and antibody, synthesis and assembly of plasmonic nanostructures and LSPR nanotechnology on the single particle level, and photothermal therapy based on plasmonic nanostructures. Dr. Zhang has published over 40 publications in top international journals, including Chemical Communications, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, and Small and Advanced Materials
I. Zharov University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT USA
L. Zheng Khalifa University Abu Dhabi UAE Biography
Biography of L. Zheng
Dr. Lianxi Zheng is an associate professor in Khalifa University. He received his BE degree on
Electronic Engineering from Southeast University (China), and his Ph.D. on Physics from the
University of Hong Kong. His current research interests are carbon nanomaterials and their
composites & hybrids. The potential applications include artificial muscle, e-textile, nano
mechanics, nano-electronics, energy harvest/storage devices, and nanostructured bio-sensors.
L. Zhu Shanghai Polytechnic University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of L. 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.
A.S. Zuruzi Universiti Teknologi Brunei Brunei Biography
Biography of A.S. Zuruzi
Zuruzi Abu Samah is a professor at Universiti Teknologi Brunei. He earned bachelors and PhD degrees from Nanyang Technological University and University of California, Santa Barbara, respectively. He gained industrial experience at Agilent Laboratories, California and Intel, Arizona, and academic experience at Singapore University of Technology and Design. His honours include a Graduate Student Award from Materials Research Society, International Fellowship from Agency for Science, Technology and Research (Singapore), Outstanding Volunteer Award from Institution of Engineers, Singapore. He holds 3 United States patents and a few Singapore patents. His research interest include smart sustainable and wearable composites.
Associate Editorial Board Members
I. Avramova Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia Bulgaria Biography
Biography of I. Avramova
Ivalina Avramova studied Physics in Physical Department at Sofia University, Bulgaria. She received her PhD degree (2003) at the same department for her work on “Transport properties and thermoelectric figure of merit of Ge1-xAgx/2Bix/2Te solid solutions”. She worked in 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 Associate Professor. She got research Fellowship at Synchrotron Center, Trieste, Italy (2000-2001). She was Postdoctoral fellow at ULB, Belgium in frame of program Network of Excellence (EXCELL) (2006-2007) and Postdoctoral fellow at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in frame of EU FP7 UNAM-REGPOT Project (2009-2011).
H. Boughzala University of Tunis El Manar Tunis Tunisia Biography
Biography of H. Boughzala
I’m Chemist, 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.
S. Fan Northwestern Polytechnical University Shaanxi China Biography
Biography of S. 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”.
U.B. Gawas Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s College and Research Centre Goa India Biography
Biography of U.B. Gawas
Umesh B. Gawas was born in Goa, India in 1980 and received his M.Sc. in Inorganic
Chemistry in 2003 from Goa University, India. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Inorganic
Chemistry (worked on synthesis, characterization and properties of multisubtituted ferrite
nanomaterials) under guidance of Prof. V. M. S. Verenkar in 2014. Currently, he is working
as Assistant Professor at Dnyanprassarak Mandal's College and Research Centre, Assagao-
Goa since 2004. His current research interest includes development of metal oxide based ZnO
nanostructures for photocatalytic and gas sensing applications.
S. Hoseinzadeh Islamic Azad University Tehran Iran
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.
R. Kumar Goswami Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College Hoshiarpur India Biography
Biography of R. Kumar
Dr. Rajiv Kumar presently working as Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Goswami Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College, Hariana, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. He has 20 years teaching experience and 13 years research experience. He has published 33 research papers in various International journals (published by Elsevier, Springer, Bentham Science, ICE publishers, i-Manager’s Publishers etc.He has participated and presented papers in more than 40 International and National conferences. He has been a reviewer of various International journals and reviewed 275-Research papers. He won “Publons Peer Review Award 2018” and “Publons Peer Reviewers Award 2017”.
W. Li East China Normal University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of W. 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.
P. Mallick North Orissa University Baripada India Biography
Biography of P. Mallick
Dr. P. Mallick is working as an Assistant Professor in PG Department of Physics, North Orissa University, Baripada, India. His research interests include synthesis and study of nanoparticle, thin films and bulk materials and evolution of materials under ion irradiation. He has acted as reviewer for many journals published by Elsevier, AIP, IOP, Springer, RSC, World Scientific etc. He is the member of Editorial Board for the journals: Nanosci. Nanotechnol., Int. J. Phys. Res., Universal J. Phys. Appl., Int. J. Solid State Mater., Nanoscience & Technology and Characterization and Application of Nanomaterials. He has also received Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing Award-2013 from the Journal Solid State Sciences, Elsevier and Orissa Physical Society Young Scientist Award for the year 2017.
S. Nandy FCT-Universidade Nova de Lisboa Caparica Portugal Biography
Biography of S. 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 tome of technical knowledge pertaining to thin film
materials synthesis and characterizations. From the year 2010-2011 he was working in the
experimental condensed matter group in 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.
S. Panja University of Glasgow Glasgow United Kingdom Biography
Biography of S. 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
A. Policicchio University of Calabria Cosenza Italy Biography
Biography of A. Policicchio
Dr. Alfonso Policicchio graduated in Physics in 2004 from Università della Calabria. Later in 2007, he did PhD in Physics from the same university. After his PhD, he carried out his teaching activities in the fields of basic and applied physics in various institutions. Since 2004, he is a collaborator in the spin-off company of the CNR DeltaE srl that is responsible for the scientific R & D activities. Dr. Policicchio is currently responsible in the development of innovative systems and procedures for energy raw materials.
T. Ribeiro Centro de Química-Física Molecular Lisboa Portugal Biography
Biography of T. Ribeiro
Tânia Ribeiro received her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 2013. The experimental part was developed at CQFM, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon, Portugal, Institute of Science and Technology of Polymers (ICTP) in CSIC, Madrid, Spain (2011) and University of Victoria, Canada (2012). She is now a post-doctoral researcher in CQFM, IST in Lisbon, Portugal. Her research interests focus on the preparation and characterization of different types of nanoparticles, such as silica, metal, semiconductor and hybrid, mainly to apply in imaging and coatings; application of thermoresponsive hybrid systems in drug delivery; and study of plasmonic nanostructures and their proximity to chromophores.
Zhipeng Wang received his PhD in 2009 at Nagoya Institute of Technology, where he continued
to work as a Research Associate until March 2010. After three-years of postdoctoral research
training at Hosei University, he joined the Institute of Carbon Science and Technology, and worked
with Prof. Morinobu Endo, and then became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical
and Electronic Engineering of Shinshu University. Now he is working as a Project Researcher in
School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. His research interests focus on the design and
synthesis of novel nanocarbons, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, vertical graphene.
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A.S. Verma Bansthali Vidyapith Rajasthan India Biography
Biography of A.S. Verma
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.
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 Biography
Biography of R. Yang
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.
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P. Zhang Shanghai University of Engineering Science Shanghai China Biography
Biography of P. Zhang
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.