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Kyoto University Japan
Dr. Yasuhiko Tabata is the Professor and Chairman of the Laboratory of Biomaterials at the Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University and a Professor of the Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, and guest professors at the Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Engineering of 17 different universities. He received his BD in Polymer Chemistry (1981), Ph.D. (1988) in Technology, D.Med.Sc. (2002), and D.Pharm. (2003) all at Kyoto University. He was a Visiting Scientist at the MIT (Professor Robert Langer) (1991-92). He has published 1,710 scientific papers including 146 book chapters and review articles, and has 130 patents. He received the Young Investigator Award (1990), the Scientific Award from the Japanese Society for Biomaterials (2002), the Scientific Award from the Japan Society of Drug Delivery System (2011), Chandra P. Sharma Award of the International Society of Biomaterials & Artificial Organs (2011), the Scientific Award from the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine (2014), Merit Award Winners for Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, President of Science Council of Japan Award (2016), Outstanding Scientist Award of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society - Asian-Pacific Chapter (TERMIS-AP) (2018), and several awards.
Vice DirectorPolytechnic Institute of LeiriaPortugal
Geoffrey Mitchell is Professor and Vice-Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development at the Polytechnic of Leiria in Portugal. He is Adjunct Professor at the Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering in Mysore India and Visiting Medical Physicist Oxford Univeristy Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford UK. Geoffrey Mitchell carried out his doctoral work at the University of Cambridge in the UK and subsequently held a post-doctoral fellowship at Cambridge and a JSPS Fellowship at Hokkaido University in Japan. Prior to his current position he was Professor of Polymer Physics at the University of Reading, UK and from 2005 the founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Microscopy at Reading. His research work bridges physics, biology, chemistry and technology and he is a Fellow of both the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry as well as the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and a Member of the Institute for Physics and Engineering of Medicine.
Head-Materials EngineeringCzech Technical UniversityPrague
Petr Spatenka received the M.Sc. degree in physics and mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in plasma physics from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, the Charles University in Prague in 1978 and 1986, respectively. He is head of the Department of Materials Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, and professor at the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of South Bohemia in ČeskéBudějovice. His research interests include functional plastics, composite materials, plasma chemical processes and their application for surface treatment, and plasma treatment for biological applications and deposition of functional coatings. He is an author or coauthor of over 80 peer-reviewed articles, several patents, numerous conference contributions and three book chapters. He is the founder of the Plasma Tech Ltd. and the president of the Surface Treat Inc. companies.
DirectorHive Composites Ltd UK
After studying Metallurgy and Materials Science at the University of Nottingham, Gerry completed a Master’s degree in Polymer Technology at Loughborough University. He joined British Industrial Plastics in 1982, as a Materials Scientist, and then joined the Advanced Composites Group as a project engineer designing and developing carbon fibre Formula 1 racing cars. Gerry subsequently went on to set up the Advanced Composites division at PERA, an independent R&D organisation, and led major UK and European initiatives to design, develop, test and certify new materials technologies in a variety of sectors. In 1992, Gerry launched his own company, EPL Composite Solutions Ltd (EPL), and pioneered a number of commercial applications, including crash friendly sign posts, electrically-resistant cross arms for pylons, composite rebars, in-situ lining of water mains pipes andspoolable thermoplastic composite pipelines. Gerry sold EPL to Haydale Graphene Industries Plc in 2014 and worked for a further 3 years on the development of graphene enhanced composite materials with major blue chip companies. Gerry is currently a director Hive Composites Ltd specialising in materials selection, process development, testing and application of composite materials. Throughout his career Gerry has specialised in the commercial application of both thermosetting and thermoplastic composite materials primarily in the energy, infrastructure and transportation markets. He is an innovator and has filed numerous patents in the application of composite materials.
Alessandro Dulli, graduate in Chemical Engineering at University of Padova, Italy and earn a IDIC in Advanced Chemical Engineering at the Imperial College of London, UK. Acquire a broad experience in additives for plastics, performing in product management, innovation and strategic marketing. In his carrier fulfill senior roles in specialty chemicals world class organizations such as Milliken Chemicals and Clariant. Following his interest for accelerating the growth of sustainability in the industry, is now working as Vice-President marketing for Polymateria, Advanced-Tech London scale up, developing technologies for biodegrading polyolefins in open air environment.
Senior ScientistLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryUSA
Dr. Gao Liu is a Senior Scientist and Group Leader of the Applied Energy Materials Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, with over 20 years of R&D experiences in developing materials and system engineering for electrical energy storage. Dr. Liu’s lab combines synthetic chemistry, composite engineering and electrochemistry to solve interdisciplinary problems in energy generation, storage and usage. The research team uses advanced diagnostics to understand fundamental and critical issues in energy systems, and synthetic techniques to develop new materials that improve overall system performance. Dr. Liu has over 170 peer-reviewed publications and over 20 granted patents.
Universiti Sains MalaysiaMalaysia
Dr. Zuhailawati Hussain is a professor in Materials Engineering Programme specialized in metallurgy and the Dean of School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She completed B.Eng in Materials Engineering (1997), MSc (1998) and PhD (2004) in Materials Engineering (Metallurgy) from USM. Her research on new alloys and nano composite materials, modification of microstructure of light weight alloys and advanced welding techniques including spot, friction stir and laser welding are published in more than 100 scientific articles in international and local journals, 4 book chapters and 2 books with 3 intellectual property rights registered locally and internationally. Because of her achievement in research on metallurgy, she is being appointed as a technical expert by MOSTI, Chilean Government Commission for Scientific and Technological Development and the Qatar National Priorities Research Program for grant assessor.
Member of Academia Europaea University College LondonUK
Prof. Junwang Tang is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Chemistry and Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London. His research interests encompass photocatalytic small molecule activation (eg. CH4, N2, H2O, and CO2) and microwave catalysis, together with the investigation of the underlying charge dynamics and kinetics by state-of-the-art spectroscopies,resulting in>170 papers published in Nature Catalysis, Nature Energy, Nature Rev Mater., Chemical Reviews, Chem. Soc. Rev. Materials Today, Nature Commu., JACS, AngewChemie. Prof. Tang has also received many awards, the latest of which is the RSC Corday-Morgan Prize2021, besides the Runner-up of IChemE Research Project 2020, IChemE Business Start-Up Award 2019 and the 2018 IPS Scientist Award. He also sits on the Editorial Board of four international journals, eg. the Editor of Applied Catalysis B.
The University of Queensland Australia
Professor Yusuke Yamauchi received his Bachelor's degree (2003), Master's degree (2004), and Ph.D. degree (2007) from Waseda University, Japan. After receiving his Ph.D., he joined the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, to start his own research group. At the same time, he started to serve as a professor to supervise Ph.D. students at the Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Waseda University. After being granted the ARC Future Fellowship, in May 2016, he joined the Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM), Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM), The University of Wollongong (UOW) as a full professor. In 2018, he moved to The University of Queensland (UQ). Presently, he is a senior group leader at AIBN (on secondment from the School of Chemical Engineering until 2022) and a full professor at the School of Chemical Engineering. He concurrently serves as an ERATO Research Director at JST-ERATO Yamauchi Materials Space-Tectonics, a Group Leader at Mesoscale Materials Chemistry Group, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), a visiting professor at Waseda University, an advisory board member of prestigious journals (Small, Small Structures, ChemCatChem, J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater., etc.) and an associate editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier). He has published more than 850 papers in international refereed journals (>10 Nature's and Science's sister journals, >20 J Am Chem Soc, >10 ACS Nano, >10 Chem Sci, >30 Angew Chem Int Ed, >25 Chem Mater, >10 Mater Hor, etc.) with > 50,000 citations (h-index > 115, Google Scholar; h-index > 100 Web-of-Science). He is selected as one of the Highly-Cited Researchers in Chemistry in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 and in Materials Science in 2020. He has received many outstanding awards, such as the NISTEP Award by the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (2016), the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Young Chemists (2014), the Young Scientists' Prize of the Commendation for Science and Technology by MEXT (2013), the PCCP Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry (2013), the Tsukuba Encouragement Prize (2012), the Ceramic Society of Japan (CerSJ) Award (2010), and the Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists (2010). Recently, he was selected as one of Australia's Top 40 Researchers of Research Report published by The Australian in 2019 and 2020.
Associate Dean Texas A&M UniversityUSA
Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi is the associate dean for research and advancement and professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University at Qatar, a branch campus of Texas A&M University. Dr. Bazzi is also professor of materials science & engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Bazzi oversees research administration and services, quality assurance, research instrumentation, research computing, development, academic outreach, and continuing education. He leads an extensive research operation with almost $40 million (12/2020) in active external research funding and an annual expenditure of more than $6 million.Dr. Bazzi was previously the interim chair of the science program (09/2019 to 08/2020), the assistant dean for research (09/2014 to 02/2017),the interim chair of the Petroleum Engineering Program from 09/2014 to 09/2015, and before that the chair of the Science Program from 09/2006 to 08/2014 where he oversaw the growth and expansion of the chemistry, physics and mathematics programs. He is the recipient of the Dean’s Leadership Award in 2018 for his administrative leadership; the Dean’s Achievement Award in 2014 for outstanding service; the Dean’s Leadership Award in 2012 for his performance as chair of the Science Program; and the Faculty Excellence Award in 2011 for excellence in teaching, research and service. He also holds the Shield of H.E. President Emile Lahoud of Lebanon (2003). Dr. Bazzi received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry and organic chemistry, respectively, from the American University of Beirut (1996 and 1998), and his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry with Dean’s Honor List from McGill University (2003). He worked briefly with the United Nations as a chemical weapons inspector in Iraq before doing a postdoctoral research fellowship at Université de Montréal. He joined Texas A&M at Qatar as assistant professor in 2004, was promoted to associate professor (2009), and then to full professor (2014). Dr. Bazzi completed the Management Development Program (June 2014)and the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (June 2018) at Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Federal University of Rio Grande do NorteBrazil
Liana Padilha received her Chemical Engineer graduated from UFSM and PhD in Separation Processes with Membranes from COPPE / UFRJ. She has 13 years of experience in research projects developing laboratory products, pilot plant and industrial stages. She has extensive knowledge in the field of Chemical Engineering, with an emphasis on Separation Processes with Polymeric Membranes, acting on the following topics: synthesis and characterization of membranes, research projects with new separation routes and basic engineering of effluent treatment plants. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at UFRN in the area of transport phenomena. In addition, she collaborates with Startup Vitaltec Engenharia since its foundation in 2016 and actively participates in the project to develop ultrafiltration modules in Brazil in partnership with INMETRO and SENAI".
University of CaliforniaUSA
Professor Gibou is a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, in the Department of Computer Science and in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He served as Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering for 4 years from 2017 to 2021. He received his PhD from the Applied Mathematics Department at UCLA, and did his post-doctoral research in the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science at Stanford University. He was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Mathematics, the Regent’s Junior Faculty Fellowship, an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Robert Sorgenfrey Distinguished Teaching award. Professor Gibou is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Computational Physics. The research of Professor Gibou is at the interface between Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering Sciences. It is focused on the design of a novel paradigm for high resolution computational methods for large scale computations and their use for a variety of applications including Computational Materials Science, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computational Image Analysis. The main commonality in these applications is that they are described by complex/free boundaries and similar classes of nonlinear partial differential equations. In addition, the multiscale nature of most interesting phenomena in the physical and life sciences motivate the development and use of versatile computational strategies on spatially adaptive grids and on massively parallel environments. Professor Gibou leads a multidisciplinary research group, named Computational Applied Science Laboratory (CASL). Strong collaborations exist between CASL and other research groups at UCSB and worldwide, especially with experimentalists. It is therefore standard that researchers in CASL benefit from a truly interdisciplinary training in modern science and engineering.
Dr. Shahram Karimi is a tenured professor and the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies at Lambton College and an adjunct research professor at Western University in Canada. He obtained his B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., and Ph.D., all in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Toronto. Since joining Lambton College in 2006, he has established a highly active and multi-disciplinary research group working on synthesis, characterization and optimization of micro- and nano-materials for electrochemical power sources, industrial sensors, protective coatings and wastewater treatment processes. A major focus of his research group has been the development and optimization of nanocomposites with specific properties for use in primary and secondary batteries, PEM and alkaline fuel cells and electrolyzers, supercapacitors, and hybrid solar cells with emphasis on electro-synthesis, electro-catalysis, and pulsed electrodeposition of metals and alloys with unique chemical, mechanical, electrical and optical properties. Professor Karimi’s research activities extend to include corrosion science and protection, evaluation, simulation and optimization of energy flow and management of hybrid energy systems in industrial and commercial settings, and development of membrane-based processes for industrial wastewater treatment applications.
DirectorWaikato Centre for Advanced Materials and ManufactureNew Zealand
Professor Kim Pickering has been involved in materials related research for over 30 years, specializing in composite materials. Prior to her current role, she was an industrial researcher at Plessey in the UK. She is the director of the Waikato Centre for Advanced Materials and Manufacture and has been leader of the Polymers and Composites Research Group, University of Waikato since 2000. Professor Pickering was elected as Fellow of Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) in 2008, awarded Chartered Engineer Status and certified on the International Professional Engineers register (IPENZ) in 2005 and has been a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Communities (IoM3) since 2005. She has written more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, 6 patents and has more than 8,500 citations. She received her BSc(Eng) with Honours from Imperial College, London, and her PhD at Surrey University in the UK. Professor Pickering has participated in MBIE's National Science Challenge (Science for Technological Innovation) as a co-leader of a spearhead project on the 3D printing of biomaterials and is the principal researcher and leader of the MBIE funded "Āmiomio Aotearoa – A circular economy for the wellbeing of New Zealand" project. She is currently the Associate Dean of Research for the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science at the University of Waikato.
Siracusa Valentina took her degree in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Catania (Italy), at 23 years old. She completed her PhD and post-PhD study working on the synthesis and characterization of innovative polyesters, used in the engineering field. From 2006 she is Associate Professor on Chemistry for Engineering at Catania University. She collaborates to several research projects, both for academic than industrial interest, on topic such as recycle, ambient, food packaging, graphene for innovative application. Actually she collaborates with national and international research groups on biopolymers used in the field of food packaging used for modified atmosphere packaging for fresh foods, with also Life Cycle Assessment study (with SimaPro8). She is author of more than 100 papers in high impact factor scientific journals, author of 5 book chapters and guest editor and Editorial member of several International Journals. Research interest Synthesis and characterization of biodegradable and bio-based polyesters; gas barrier behavior and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study of polymers for food packaging applications; thermal and photo degradation behavior of packaging materials during food shelf-life study.
DirectorBuilding Research EstablishmentUK
Deborah is an experienced leader and champion across the private, public and charitable sectors with particular experience in the construction, defence, aerospace and engineering sectors. She has over 25 years’ experience in leading complex research programmes, research teams and R&D businesses focused on advanced materials, particularly polymer composites as both a qualified engineer and scientist. She set up and led the National Composites Networks and then the Built Environment KTN and was awarded an MBE in the 2015 Queen’s New Year’s Honours for her achievements in Innovation and Knowledge Transfer. She is a trustee and technical advisor to a number of educational charities and also supports the development and mentoring of young professionals.
Clausthal University of TechnologyGermany
Dieter E. Kaufmann is full professor of organicchemistry at the Clausthal University of Technology, Germany. He received his diploma and PhD in chemistry at the University of Göttingen,first working in the field of synthetic organic chemistry, then physical organic chemistry.For a postdoctoral fellowship he moved to the silicon valley, working on material science in the IBM research centre in San Jose, Ca, US.Following his habilitation on organoboron chemistry at the University of Hamburg, the BAYER Company in Leverkusen offered him to build up a group on homogenous catalysis within its research and develop- mentcenter. Afterwards, he accepted a chair in organicchemistry at Clausthal. His fields of competence are synthetic and catalytic organic chemistry, boronchemistry, modification of lignocellulosic materials and recycling of polymers and composite materials.
University of Puerto RicoUSA
Lesly Carmona-Sarabia was born in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia. In 2008 she was admitted to the Universidad del Atlántico (UA), Barranquilla, Colombia. She started her Bachelor´s degree in chemistry in January 2008. Later, in 2013 she defended her thesis research project related to wastewater purification processes in the field of analytical chemistry. In 2014 she was selected to be one of the “young researchers” in the UA for one year as part of the Colciencias fellows. After this period, she moved to Puerto Rico, where she was admitted to the graduate program of chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She started her Ph. D program in 2015, currently, she is part of the Crystallization Design Institute, she works at the Molecular Science Research Center in her research projects. She belongs to the Center for the Advancement of Wearable Technologies (CAWT), under the mentoring of Dr. Vilmalí LópezMejías. Her research project is related to the investigation of the degradation of standard polymers employed in the manufacture of wearable medical devices, and how this degradation process can generate adverse skin effects. She is expecting to graduate in August 2022 and continue her career as a professor and investigator in the University of Puerto Rico.
International University of CataloniaSpain
Alberto T. Estevez, architect, with a professional office of architecture and design in Barcelona since 1983. Chairman-professor, founder and first director of ESARQ, the School of Architecture of UIC Barcelona (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya). Founder and first director of UIC Architecture PhD and Masters. Director of iBAG-UIC Barcelona (Institute for BioDigital Architecture & Genetics), that includes the Genetic Architectures Research Group & Office, and the Master’s Degree in Biodigital Architecture. He has written more than 200 publications, participating in a large number of exhibitions, and invited lectures around the world, presenting his ideas, projects and works.
International University of CataloniaSpain
Yomna K. Abdallah, architect, assistant professor of ESARQ, the School of Architecture of UIC Barcelona (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya). Deputy director of iBAG-UIC Barcelona (Institute for BioDigital Architecture & Genetics), that includes the Genetic Architectures Research Group & Office, and the Master’s Degree in Biodigital Architecture. Member of Bioengineering Institute of Technology at UIC. She is also a lecturer at Helwan University, Egypt, Faculty of Applied Arts, and leaded multidisciplinary research projects in numerous universities. While receiving multiple grants, funds and fellowships, and having numerous published papers in indexed journals and editorials.
University of LisbonPortugal
João Carlos Silva is a PhD associate researcher at the Stem Cell Engineering Research Group (SCERG)-Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences (iBB) from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)– Universidade de Lisboa and at the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP) from Politécnico of Leiria. He developed his PhD studies (2015-2019) under aninternational collaborative project between iBB and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY-USA, which focused on the development of novel biomaterial scaffold-based bioengineering strategies for osteochondral regeneration. João holds a Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering from IST - Universidade de Lisboa and worked one year as a research assistant in 3B’s Research Group – Universidade do Minho. João Silva is author and co-author of 18 original research articles published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, 1 book chapter and 1 patent, and presented his work in over 20 international scientific conference meetings.He has also supervised/mentored more than 15 BSc, MSc and PhD students and is currently reviewer for more than 20 international scientific journals.
Polytechnic University of CataloniaSpain
Manuel Jose Lis Arias received his Bachelor on Chemical Engineering, and Master in Industrial Engineering (specialized on Textile Chemistry), PhD on Industrial Engineering about the mathematical approach to the kinetics of dyeing cellulosic fibres with direct dyes. Since 1984 he is teaching Chemical Reaction Engineering, Mass and Heat transfer Phenomena, Biochemical Engineering, Polymerization Technology, Physico-Chemistry in the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering in UPC and in Master Degree on Biochemical Engineering in ETSEIB. Also collaborating in the Master on Textile Technology of ETSEIAAT Since 2001, until now, he is the member of INTEXTER, as researcher in the Laboratory of Textile Chemistry Technology. He has developed more than ten projects with companies and has participated in more than one thousand reports for industry.He is the Supervisor of more than 100 Degree Projects of Bachelor and Master Thesis and five PhD Thesis.
Polytechnic University of TimisoaraRomania
Emanoil LINUL is an experienced researcher in Mechanical Engineering, being specialized in the development and testing of advanced lightweight materials. He has coordinated and participated in numerous studies regarding the mechanical properties of polymeric/metallic/ceramic foams, foambased composites and 3D-printed components. The research interests are Mechanics of Materials, Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue.
Jozef Stefan InstituteSlovenia
Assist Prof Dr Marija Vukomanovic is a senior research associate at Advanced Materials Department of Jozef Stefan Institute, a leader of Biomaterials team and an associated professor at International Postgraduate School Jozef Stefan. She is holding PhD titles in physical chemistry as well as nanoscience and nanotechnology. Her expertise is in biomaterials science and antimicrobial nanotechnology. As a project PI she has been leading seven national and international research projectson piezostimulation, tissue engineering and designing novel antimicrobials. She serves as Editorial board member in Scientific Reports, Guest associated editor in Frontiers in Materials, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Frontiers in Analytical Science as well as Guess associated editor in Polymers. So far she has been presenting her work in different national and international conferences including several presentations as invited lecturer. She is presenting Slovenia as a Member of the Management Committee for COST action NANO2CLINIC. She is also a member of European Biomaterials Society (International Advisory Committee Member) and Cells and tissue engineering society of Slovenia. For her work she received several national and international awards including Special Price for Innovation with Economical Potential, 13th International Technology Transfer Conference, CTT IJS, 2020, Slovenia, Silver medal for invention, 16th International Exhibition of Inventions, ARCA, Croatia, 2018; Mothers of Science supportive grants, Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, BIST, Spain, 2018; Achievement of the year 2011 for the research field of Technique, ARRS, SAZU, Slovenia, 2013 and Award for the best oral presentation, Materials Research Society of Serbia, Serbia, 2011. She is an author of 42 full length articles, two book chapters and two patents.
Polytechnic of Leiria Portugal
Sara Biscaia is a research intern in the Research Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP) of Polytechnic of Leiria and PhD Student at University of Porto in the doctoral program of Biomedical Sciences. She holds a degree in Biomechanics (2008) and Masters in Engineering Design and Product Development (2011), both from Polytechnic of Leiria. During the master degree, she developed a strong interest in Biomaterials and 3D Printing technologies, with a dissertation entitled “Production and characterization of Laminaria hyperborean alginate matrices for Tissue Engineering applications”. She is involved in the development of research projects with industries and national and international research centres and writing project applicationsfor the development of new 3D printing systems, biomaterials and tissue engineering. Additionally, she accomplishes tasks as laboratory technician of the Bio fabrication Laboratory at CDRSP. She has published 1 book chapter, authored and co-authored more than 20 articles in international journals and international conferences and 2 patents.
Institute of Polymer Science and TechnologySpain
Juan Carlos Martínez López finished his Chemical Degree at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain in 2020. His final degree project about “Molecular recognition and NMR” was carried out in the Biological Research Centre (CIB) of CSIC. Then, in 2021, he got his Master´s Course in High Specialization in Plastics and Rubber from the Menéndez Pelayo International University, Spain. His final master's project about Smart polymers for sustainable energy storage was carried out within the Polymer Composite group at the ICTP. Currently he is doing his PhD about “Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) for energy storage” at the ICTP (CSIC), Madrid, Spain. His PhD is under supervision of Dr. Javier Carretero Gonzalez. His main scientific interests include the development of advanced and sustainable polymer systems for electrochemical applications.
Universiti Sains MalaysiaMalaysia
Ahmad Baharuddin Abdullah is a Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia in year 1999 and Master in year 2002. He pursues his study in metal forming research obtained his PhD in year 2013 from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. His research interest is on sheet metal forming, tool and die, friction stir welding and recently wire additive additive manufacturing. Invented a new method on hole making on composite panel and published more than 10 papers in reputed journal and 1 edited book published by Woodhead Publishing in year 2019 related to the invention. He is actively involved as reviewer for several journals including International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing, Journal of Material Processing Technology and many more. To date, more 150 papers had been reviewed. He is a graduate member of Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) since 2003 and obtained his Professional Engineer (PE) status in year 2018.
Technological University of the ShannonIreland
Lynn Louis is a second year PhD student with the Technological University of the Shannon, Materials Research Institute. She holds a Bachelors (Hons) Degree in Pharmaceutical science with over 6 years experience working in the pharmaceutical industry as a Senior Quality Chemist, in certified cGMP laboratories. Lynn is trained in various analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, ICP-MS/OES as well as Method Development. She is also trained on various characterisation techniques such as DSC, SEM, and FTIR etc. Her research interest lies in the field of Polymer Science, where her focus in on thedevelopment of novel polymer-based drug-delivery system using nanotechnology in the treatment of brain tumours. Currently her work focuses on production of microspheres embedded with a chemotherapeutic agent Everolimus in the treatment of Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma (SEGA) secondary to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex ( TSC ) by employing the electro spraying technique . The main aim is to develop a polymer- based drug delivery system for the delivery of Everolimus for a sustained release in the treatment of SEGA tumours.
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Poland
Filippo Pierini is a Professor and the head of the Pierini Research Group at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research (IPPT PAN). He received his M.Sc. in Advanced Chemical Methodologies with the highest grades and honors (110/110 summa cum laude) in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2013. His research interests include biomaterials, drug delivery, light-matter interaction, and the development of functional fibrous nanomaterials.
University of Beira InteriorPortugal
Joao Carlos Velosa Pereira, woks in Process Management and Cost Tracking at Bosch Car Multimedia SA in Portugal. He is a PhD student in Fibrous Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Beira Interior in Portugal. He received the M.Sc degree in Human Engineering at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho in 2018 and M.Sc degree in Material Processing and Characterization at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho in 2007. And degree in Polymer Engineering at the at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho (EEUM) in 2003. He was a researcher at the University of Minho in Portugal, in plastics, composite materials and textiles. He is an author or coauthor of over 17 articles, several conferences contributions.
Dr. Mamta Saiyad works as an Associate Professor at Nirma University has expertise in Radiation Hardened Polymer Composites. She works at the university-industry interface, where she is recognized nationally and internationally for her research contributions and achievements in Polymer Technology, Rad hard Composites, Polymer technologies, and product developments. This has led to the no. of research projects and publications contributions. She and her team are working on promising projects and start-ups for commercialization.
Advanced Technology and New Material Research Institute Egypt
Norhan Nady is Assoc. Professor at Polymeric Material Research Department, Advanced Technology and New Material Research Institute (ATNMRI), the City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications (SRTA-city), Alexandria, Egypt. She got her Ph.D. from Wageningen University from the cooperation of two groups (Food Process Engineering group and Organic chemistry group) on Enzyme-catalyzed modification of membranes and the output from her theses is four international papers and an international patent. Dr. Nady Joined Egyptian-Japan University for Science and Technology (E-JUST), Alexandria as Assist. Professor at the School of Energy, Environment and Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering from 2013 to 2019 and she taught different undergraduate and post-graduate courses. Dr. Nady focuses her research on membrane science and surface modification for desalination, water treatment, and hydrogels. She has been the principal investigator for different projects focused on membrane biofouling (2014-2017), photocatalysis (2015-2016), gas separation (2020-2022), hydrogels (2021-2022), She has been presenting her work at different national and international conferences and workshops.
Kunming University of Science and TechnologyChina
Prof. Dr. Chao Zhang got his BA degree of Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Railway University in 1983, MS degree of Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Internal Combustion Engine Research Institute in 1989, and Ph.D degree of Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai University in 1997. From 1997 to 2002 as a senior research associate working with Profs. H. S. Cheng and Qian Wang in Northwestern University. From 2003 to 2011, he was a professor at School of Automobile in Tongji University, and a director of Tongji-Leadrun jointed Institute of Surface Engineering and Tribology. From 2011 to 2018, he was a professor at School of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation in Shanghai University.From 2016 to 2020, he was an independent director at Zhejiang changsheng sliding bearing Co. Ltd. From 2019 to now, he is an adjunct professor at School of Transportation Engineering in Kunming University of Science and Technology. He is a technical committee member for Engines and Power trains of International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUSA
Mithil is a final year PhD candidate as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. He received masters from the University of Cincinnati and bachelors from Mumbai University prior to joining doctoral program. Mithil’s work lies at the intersection of experimental and computational investigation of fatigue and fracture in polymer networks. Most recently he has been working with self-healing polymers which may pave way for composites with ultrahigh fatigue life.
R&D Director,Bostik India -ARKEMA GroupIndia
Arun Kumar Awasthi has been involved in material related research for over 24 years, specializing in Adhesives,Sealants, Coatings and Constriction Chemicals. Arun is currently R&D Director of the Bostik, India –ARKEMA Group. He is member of Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, London, UK, awarded Chartered Chemist status. He has published papers on adhesive sealants, tapes and utilization of waste plastics. He received his Master Degree in Chemistry from Kanpur University and pursuing his PhD from VIT University, Vellore, India. He has worked in 3M, Avery Dennison and Pidilite, India.
Dr. Pasha W. Sayyad received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Dr. B.A.M. University, Aurangabad (India). Recently he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, Deogiri College, Aurangabad, India. His research interest includes developing 1D and 2D carbon nanomaterials with organic conducting polymers composites and their applicability in sensors. Moreover, he has also explored various functional materials viz. metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIFs) for sensor (gas and heavy metal ions) in Chemirestive, ChemFET, and electrochemical sensing modality.
Basaveshwar Engineering CollegeIndia
Jayachandra S. Yaradoddi, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkote, Karnataka- India. He obtained his master's and doctoral degree from Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi. His area of research are Bioplastics, Microbial Ecology, Industrial Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, and Bionanotechnology. As a research credit, he has received grants from Karnataka IT, BT and Science and Technology, Govt. of Karnataka, India. He has done Post Doc. at Dept. of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Niemenkatu, Lahti. Received funding from Päijät-Hämeen Rahasto, Finland, to work on“Recent trends in actinomycetes diversity of the environment and their potential bioactive molecules”. He is a member of the Ph.D. research review committee constituted by the KLE Technological University, Hubli. Received the award of Hargobhind Khorana Young Scientist award by the BSS, TNSRO in 2015. He has published more than 35 articles in various national and international journals of repute, edited a book on actinobacteria (Springer Nature publisher’s), and filed an Indian patent. He is also a life member of the Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) and a Fellow of Bose Science Society (FBSS) India.
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